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Amelia Gandomi Lewis, owner and coach of Advance Yourself Coaching, assists individuals and groups to realize their full potential by connecting to their core values and developing their personal and professional skills and tools, resulting in greater joy and fulfillment in their lives. Amelia’s clients benefit from the breadth and depth of her education, her professional expertise as an entrepreneur and a corporate organizational effectiveness specialist, as well as, her personal experiences, as a community builder, a performing artist, and a devoted spouse. Amelia brings to her work professionalism, spirituality, a multi-cultural heritage, a joyful spirit, practical warmth, and no-nonsense work ethic.  

For the past 10 years, Amelia has been engaged in employee training and development, organizational change management, and best-in-class relationship management methodologies for diverse workforces in a variety of corporate and coaching environments. As a Sales Administrator at Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Amelia discovered her talent for capacity-building and organizational development when selected to create a training program for her peers. Her passion for training and desire to learn business from the inside out led her to Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), in Integrated Business Solutions and Business Continuity Management. Rapidly promoted to Organizational Effectiveness Specialist, Amelia specialized further in Human Resources services. Learn more about how Amelia helps advance organizations.

Amelia has enjoyed managing her rapidly growing coaching company, Advance Yourself Coaching, since 2009, helping individuals and organizations to generate increased energy, focus, and direction toward realizing their goals. Her corporate client base has included high potentials seeking career planning; mid-career managers desiring improvement in leadership and communication skills; and executive directors, doctors, and soloprenuers seeking to balance personal and career goals. Her private client base has included career professionals from a wide range of fields including information technology, education consulting, interior and fashion design, small business, and health care. Read what Amelia’s clients are saying about Advance Yourself.

In addition to professional endeavors, Amelia has served in a variety of volunteer community leadership roles, from leading adults in grassroots community action surrounding relevant social, spiritual, and educational issues, to providing character education courses for children and facilitating youth groups that voice a healing message of unity in diversity using the performing arts. As a vehicle for community building though the arts, Amelia spent her formative years as an actress, emcee, and dancer, performing from the underground hip hop scene in Brooklyn, NY, all the way to the foremost universities of Siberia, Russia. Read more about her experiences here. In her spare time, Amelia enjoys traveling, working with children and youth, yoga, pilates, cooking, classical music, and quality time with her wonderful husband David and feisty calico cat Kiki.

Education and Certifications:

Master of Science: Organizational Change Management, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York City, 2009

Bachelor of Science: Arts Management, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 2001.

Certified Corporate Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). CEC 2007

Certified Energy Leadership Coach and ELI Index, iPEC. CELC 2008

Qualified to Administer MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and DISC Assessment
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