Ina Gjikondi-Cecchetto

Ina Gjikondi-Cecchetto

Title:
Director of Executive Education and Coaching Services, Executive Coach
Office:
2033 K Street, Suite#240

Ina Gjikondi-Cecchetto is an organizational development professional and an integral coach. She offers a variety of approaches and nuances in leadership development, training design and delivery, inspired and grounded by different schools of thought and wisdom in the world.  She has experience working in multicultural environments and believes in the power of the language as an orientation to life, change and growth. Her experience with leadership development and coaching has been primarily within the public sector with leaders across the organization, both at the federal and the local level.

Ina is currently the Director of Executive Education and Coaching Services at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, In this capacity she runs the day to day operations for the Open Enrollment Programs and customized offerings of the government clients which include leadership development work and executive coaching. In addition, she does outreach and develops new strategic partnerships.

Prior to that Ina worked with various international and local nonprofits. Her commitment to community change originated in her home country in Albania where she started her nonprofit engagement and advocacy at the age of 13. She founded the UN Association of Albania and was the Executive Director of the organization for five consecutive years. She was the President of the Citizen’s Youth Commission in the Municipality of Tirana for four years, co-founded The Neighborhood Senior Center in Tirana, assisted in the design of the Albanian National Youth Strategy, lobbied the Albanian Youth MDG Resolution and the Law for Senior Citizens in the Albanian Parliament, co-founded the Y-PEER Center with UNFPA Country Office, monitored elections on behalf of OSCE and helped spread the Model UN Program in the rural Albania.

Ina is a Certified Integral Coach from the New Ventures West Coach Training Program. She holds an MA in Human Resources Development and an MPS in Political Management, both from the George Washington University. She did her BA in Law at the University of Tirana, Albania.

She is fluent in Albanian, English and Italian and has working knowledge of French. She loves working with women groups and especially women entrepreneurs and/or in transition. Her passion is to work individually with people who have openness for learning and are curious. She likes to see herself as an enabler of growth and prosperity.

She envisions a world where people create beauty and sustain safe communities, where the individual is able to live in Henosis (ΕΝΩΣΙΣ), oneness and the society is in full awareness, goodness and gratitude.