Biography

Estefania lives out her life’s mission to enable social impact as a philanthropy expert, human rights lawyer, trusted leadership coach, and board member. She is the CEO of Aleph Leadership Corp., a coaching laboratory that allows managers to explore their authentic leadership style and think outside the box. In addition to emerging leaders, Estefania works with non-profit executive directors, lawyers, and startup founders. She builds on her expertise as a recognized social impact leader in the non-profit, diplomatic, and philanthropic sector managing projects in Africa, Latin America, and the U.S.

Her thought leadership has been featured in the Huffington Post, World Economic Forum, Health Affairs Blog, and the Atlantic. Estefania served as an Executive Editor for Georgetown’s Food and Drug Law Journal and throughout her career has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers and opinion pieces. In 2015, she was selected as an Aspen Ideas scholar and as one of the “10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World” by Johnson & Johnson. In 2017, Estefania was one of the 4 nominees in the world for the Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders. Estefania currently serves on the boards of both the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) and the Colombian health startup, Bive.

She is also an expert advisor for Gqual, a campaign to appoint women judges to international courts of law, and for the Gratitude Network, a social enterprise accelerator. Estefania is a recurring judge of the final round of the annual Big Ideas contest hosted by UC Berkeley. Estefania holds a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes, a master’s degree in International Law and Settlement of Disputes from the United Nations University for Peace, an LL.M in Global Health Law from Georgetown Law School, and she is currently pursuing an ALM in Management at Harvard.

*Coach Showcase* Coaching through a Human Rights Lens During the COVID-19 Disruption

2020-09-16T09:00:00-04:00 2020-09-27T09:22:00-04:00 Wednesday, September 16th 9:00 EDT Length: 60 minutes

Estefania Palomino

  • Founder and CEO of Aleph Leadership Corp.
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By becoming human rights advocates during this time of crisis, we will build more effective and inclusive solutions for the tragedy of today and the new world ahead. I believe people — and their rights — must be front and center in our work as coaches and in the future we build together after COVID-19. How do you incorporate a human rights approach into your coaching? During my career as a coach and a human rights practitioner, I’ve learned that incorporating the universal principle of human dignity is essential to coach people and companies towards a better future.

  1. Universality. Human rights are universal. We need to coach companies and individuals in the understanding that everyone is entitled to basic human rights.
  2. Do no harm. Seek to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts on others and their communities. Everything we do has an impact. Carefully assess the impact that you currently have on the world around you.
  3. Own your commitment and be coherent. As coaches we need to empower others to create statements, whether personal or organizational, that reflect commitment towards human dignity and generate positive, life-changing practices.
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