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Amy Kan

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the workplace initiative

Our mission is to make work better — for people, and the companies that employ them. Working with executives and emerging leaders, individually and in teams, our goal is to create a positive ripple effect that permeates organizations, improving the lives of employees and the results of the business.


Using the tenets of emotional intelligence as our foundation, we develop the underlying skills and behaviors that affect how clients see themselves, how they see others, and how they perform. We work with leaders to embrace authenticity and value teammates' unique and diverse perspectives, while supporting these leaders to expand their capabilities to motivate and inspire others, and achieve business results.


Amy Kan founded The Workplace Initiative, (aka Amy Kan Coaching,) in 2018, offering fully customizable services to serve organizations of all sizes. 

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Amy began coaching in 2018, with a focus on advancing women in the workplace, something she remains passionate about today. With more than twenty years of experience leading teams as a marketing and communications executive, Amy understands the power of good communication to influence, motivate and inspire others. Amy's corporate experience in a variety of industries and organization sizes provides context to her leadership coaching and talent optimization consulting.

In addition to coaching and consulting, Amy is a regular contributor to Fast Company as well as other business publications, and she serves on the Advisory Board of UC Santa Barbara's Women in Leadership Extension Program.

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Amy is an MBA graduate of the London Business School, received her BA in Communications from the University of Michigan, and coach training from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She is certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and as a Partner of the The Predictive Index, the world's leading talent optimization platform.

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