Gloria S. Chan

Gloria S. Chan

Gloria S. Chan is a High I.M.P.A.C.T. Leadership Consultant based in Washington, DC. She is an award-winning author of Colorful Leadership: How Women of Color Transform Our World. She offers strategic facilitation, leadership training and assessments, speaking engagements, and individualized coaching. Her clients include senior leaders and organizations in government, corporate, nonprofit, foundations, journalism, and youth and education sectors. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Gloria is the founder of the Asian Pacific Islander Life Coaches Network and a noted expert in the Asian American community.

Previously, Gloria spent seven years in national politics. She served as President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), which trains the political leadership pipeline for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. She facilitated an organizational turnaround, secured President Barack Obama as a keynote speaker for APAICS’s 18th annual gala, and raised $1.5 million to support APAICS leadership programs across the nation. She has also served in the U.S. Congress as executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), as well as legislative counsel to Rep. Michael Honda.

In 1999, she founded Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI), a youth leadership nonprofit for high school students in New York City that has served over 2,000 youth since its founding. Gloria received her law degree from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.

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