Eiko Sugano

Education: MPH from UC Berkeley School of Public Health; B.A. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University

Recent projects include: Espacios Abiertos

Personal interests include: Running, meditation, learning new crafts

Eiko is an independent consultant and leadership coach serving the social sector. She combines her consulting and training experience with coaching and facilitation skills to build organizational, leadership, and adaptive capacity in service of creating a more equitable society. Eiko has a proven track record in improving team functioning, developing evaluation plans and conducting evaluations that capture an organization’s story, and helping leaders to be more effective and engaged. Her areas of content expertise include workforce development, youth development, early childhood education, older adults and aging, HIV prevention, and homelessness.

Eiko is passionate about working with leaders and emerging leaders of color who are serving as role models and change agents. As a coach, she empowers and supports them in maximizing their impact while staying in balance with self-care so they can sustain their efforts.

Building on personal experience, Eiko is known for her ability to work with a diverse array of people, from frontline staff to executive leaders and from at-risk populations to people managing projects. For four years, she served as senior consultant and Director of Talent at LFA (Learning for Action), a consulting firm that enhanced the impact and sustainability of social sector organizations through highly customized strategy, evaluation, and research services. Prior to consulting, Eiko managed community collaborative STI/HIV prevention projects at UCSF where she worked with at-risk youth populations, including homeless and LGBTQ youth.

Eiko holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute.