Paola Peacock Friedrich has extensive experience in supporting local leaders of color via the design and facilitation of leadership and manager trainings, leading succession planning initiatives with nonprofit executives, and customizing competency models for employees to better achieve local impact with organizations such as Harlem Children’s Zone, Louisiana Public Health Institute, Achieving the Dream, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Global Detroit, and the Native American Community Academy Inspired Schools Network, among others. Her work in talent management, leadership development, and organizational culture focuses on leveraging core values and investing in local community strategies. Prior to joining AchieveMission, Peacock Friedrich held senior positions with the New Mexico Center for School Leadership, Football for Hope 20 Centers for 2010 FIFA’s primary corporate social responsibility project for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative national pediatric program in Lesotho. She holds a doctorate degree in education leadership and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. Peacock Friedrich completed her bachelor’s degree in sociology and pre-medicine at Dartmouth College. She has represented South Africa and the United States as a competitive figure skater.