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Ashley Pinedo-Carlson

Ashley combines coaching and training with her leadership and organizing experience to help others unlock their potential to change the world.

Ashley leads the Coaching practice at The Management Center, a nonprofit that helps social justice leaders build more equitable, sustainable organizations that achieve results. There, she manages a team of coaches who work one-on-one with some of the most accomplished and inspiring nonprofit leaders in the United States, with a particular focus on supporting leaders who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

Before joining The Management Center, Ashley spent eight years training, managing, and organizing in support of President Obama. Starting as a volunteer organizer, she rose through the ranks and served in various roles in Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida, where she led staff and volunteer training and played a key role in designing the voter registration program that delivered Florida’s 29 electoral votes to President Obama in 2012. After the 2012 cycle, Ashley served as National Training Director at Organizing for Action, where she and her team built and led a range of organizing and advocacy training programs that resulted in over 12,000 individuals trained. Through these experiences, Ashley learned how to manage others–oftentimes the hard way–and became a firm believer that in mission-driven organizations, we can manage in ways that treat people well and deliver ambitious results.

Ashley lives in Chicago and loves to get outside in any type of weather with her husband, her two kids, and their dog.