Anita Sanchez

TEDxManhattanBeach 2016 Speaker
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Anita Sanchez, Ph.D.

Author, Consultant, Trainer, Executive Coach

If Anita ruled the world, she would rejoice in the fact that everyone understands in their hearts and minds that we are all precious relations. Whatever we do to the earth – we do to people and spirit. Whatever we do to the people – we do to the spirit and earth. Whatever we do to the spirit – we do to the earth and the people!

Anita was born into a Midwest family that was economically poor, yet rich in Mexican-American and Aztec Indian heritage. Fortified with the strength of her elders and connection to the earth, she became the first in her family of over one hundred first cousins to earn a doctorate degree.

With four decades of providing training and coaching to tens of thousands of global leaders and their teams in diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and positive change, she is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, John Gray, Lisa Nichols, and Lynne Twist. A passionate board member of Bioneers and of the Pachamama Alliance, Anita also leads an annual summer journey into the Ecuador Amazon Rainforest to learn about our connection to nature from the Achuar and Sapara dream culture tribes.

Having experienced nine years of childhood trauma, Anita understands what it takes to triumph over adversity, choose post-traumatic growth and create a thriving life. Dr. Sanchez is committed to bridging indigenous wisdom with modern life, to support our individual wholeness and collective conscious evolution in partnership with People, Spirit and the Earth. With her loving spirit, presence and skill, Anita inspires people around the world to discover and trust their gifts, to become life-giving connections to all, in service and joy.

Anita is author of “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times”, coming in August 2017. She is co-author of Diversity Management e Societa Multiculturale, 2004; Success University for Women: Wisdom Working for You, 2015; Ecological and Social Healing: Multi-Cultural Women’s Voices, 2016; Success University for Women in Business, 2016.

Anita’s favorite TED Talk is Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability.

2016 Talk

Humanity’s Hope: Connecting People, Earth, and Spirit

Using the learning from her Native American heritage, Anita’s storytelling beseeches us to adopt a new view of our planet and to do away with the illusion that we are somehow separate from the earth. She challenges us to seek out and honor the inter-connectedness between people earth and spirit.