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Ann Vanino
Ann Vanino, Author, Entrepreneur, Coach and Business Consultant
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Author, Entrepreneur, Coach, Business Consultant
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Ann Vanino is an entrepreneur who brings a foundation in the public and private sectors and strong skills as a coach to her work. It took a wide variety of experiences for Ann to reach this point in her career, including working at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC and New York City's Department of Environmental Protection as Assistant Commissioner of Hazardous Materials Programs (managing a hazardous materials emergency response team responding to over 600 chemical emergencies a year), moving from New York City to California where she entered the private sector, becoming an entrepreneur by co-founding an environmental consulting business, transitioning to being a coach and launching Moving Forward

Ann has coached since 1996 and loves her work. Her depth of experience as a manager, understanding of corporate, small business public sector and non profit organizational cultures and her skills as a coach give her an edge in providing results for her clients.

In 1996, Ann Vanino founded Moving Forward Coaching & Consulting. Moving Forward's coaching and consulting guide individuals to career success and fulfillment & organizations to maximum performance.

Moving Forward also specializes in coaching and consulting for workforce development programs. Ann's passion for this work centers on designing youth oriented and market driven workforce development programs and strategies, providing career coaching for young adults and creating collaborative workforce development stakeholder groups.

Leadership on Trial Lessons From The Apprectice by Ann VaninoSince 2000, Ann has written a local, weekly newspaper column, Coaching Corner which guides readers to a fulfilling life. Coaching Corner is also available by email subscription. She is the author of a book, Leadership on Trial: Lessons from The Apprentice, a booklet Achieving Balance in Your Life and two eBooks: Power Stories and Coaching Corner Volume 1. Ann writes The Leadership Blog and a bimonthly eZine, Power at Work. Ann is a member of the Board of Directors of The Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce. She is currently coordinating a Chamber effort to develop a Community Leadership program and from 2003-2006, chaired the Chamber's Business Education and Services Committee.

She is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the South Valley Work Source Center whose mission is to enhance the economic vitality of the Antelope Valley by providing quality career resources and employment services to job seekers and businesses. Ann is a member of the Board of Directors of The Women's Coalition for World Reform, a nonprofit organization working to preserve civilization, tradition and natural resources. The organization is currently drilling wells to bring safe and sufficient drinking water to the Massai Community in Kenya. Ann is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of The International Coach Federation and, in 2002, served on its Founding Board of Directors.