Anna Giraldo Kerr


Shades of Success, Inc.


Anna helps clients and their organizations navigate change by challenging their assumptions, biases, and behaviors. She works with clients spanning industries and geographies, from first-generation college students to senior professionals in technology, financial services, bio-pharma, and higher education institutions such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Her insights on diversity, inclusion, and leadership have been published in El Planeta, Color Magazine, Fox News, The Huffington Post and The Diversity Factor. In 2006, Anna's editorial commentary on immigration and education was awarded national recognition at the First National Ethnic Media Awards in Washington D.C.

Anna’s coaching philosophy and consulting expertise are grounded in 20 years professional experience in the Financial Services, Health Care, Publishing, and Technology industries.  As a technology analyst, Anna’s ability to explain complex topics made her a sought-after expert and thought leader whose commentary was featured on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and other media outlets including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Investor's Business Daily, and Forbes Magazine. Her insights have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, and Japanese.  Anna recently co-authored two peer-reviewed articles: one on Gender Microinequities and another on Bystander Training in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender.

The first in her family to graduate from college, Anna earned a Master's degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on adult and leadership development. She received a Master's degree in Business Administration from the F. W. Olin School of Business at Babson College and a Bachelor’s of Science from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Change Style Indicator and the Intercultural Development Inventory Tool. She is a certified Life Coach from Martha Beck, Inc. and she is an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys an eclectic variety of music (from Flamenco to Stevie Wonder), hopes to one day become a black belt in martial arts (but for now lives vicariously through her son’s karate lessons) and is learning to play the Cajón, a percussion instrument from her native Perú.

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