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Melissa
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Executives, leaders, entrepreneurs & aspiring leaders, I partner with you to get through transitions, in being more inclusive & equitable, aligning w/passion, & daring greatly to reach your goals.

Established by Managing Principal, Melissa Álvarez Mangual, Ed.D., Thriven Partners, LLC is dedicated to using strategies, processes, and approaches to cultivate breakthrough thinking and action that are research-based and context appropriate.

Melissa has been driving and leading learning and organizational development efforts that place inclusion and equity in the center for 20 years. Most of her work has been as an internal coach, consultant, trainer, learning designer and manager, leading people, programs and departments in non-profit cause-driven organizations and educational institutions. She has worked in organizations like The Posse Foundation, Inc., The Pennsylvania State University, Habitat for Humanity International, and The Nature Conservancy. She has been recognized for her innate ability to establish meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships quickly, advancing programs, establishing successful new initiatives, and driving others to achieve personal and organizational success.

Melissa has a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, MA; a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, Chicago; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. She has served as a Fellow for the Intercultural Communication Institute and earned the Intercultural Foundations Certificate. Melissa completed certificates in Executive and Change Leadership through Cornell University. She is a Flow Certified Business Coach, having studied with the ICF Accredited, Flow Coaching Institute. She is also completing the Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching through a partnership between the Howard University School of Business and the award-winning CoachDiversity Institute.

Maripat Abbott
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Nina Abnee
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Catherine Ach
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Michele Aikens
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Michele Aikens, ACC is Lead Coach of Sepia Prime Communications & Coaching. She is a certified professional coach and credentialed member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her areas of specialty include executive women, transitional, non-profit and leadership team coaching. She enjoys particularly working with executives over 50. Aikens consults with non-profits and growing businesses in the areas of leadership, team and change strategies. Aikens has more than 30 years’ experience in training, consulting and team development. She helps individuals and teams navigate challenges with insight and humor. 


She holds a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

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Sonia Ammann
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Raechel Anderson
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Sally Anderson
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Tracey Anderson
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Carol Anthony
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