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Partnering with Professionals

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Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson and Michelyne Pinard
Founding Partners

Michelyne and Gaye met at The Thacher School, in Ojai, CA, in the tumultuous summer of 2020. Gaye, an internationally known professor of Black and Chicano Studies at UCLA, was the Anacapa Visiting Scholar in residence for the fall term and Michelyne was the newly appointed Director of Signature Programs, transitioning to secondary school education after 18 years at Williams College where she was the Women’s Soccer Coach and an Assistant Athletic Director–two working Moms at the peak of their professional careers.

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We partner with Heads of Schools, Principals, College Presidents, Senior Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Faculty, Department Chairs, Youth Sports Clubs, and School Boards interested in capacity building and cultural fluency to create high performing teams with the end goal of generating transformative, inclusive and inspiring learning experiences for their students and rewarding and sustainable careers for their institutional team members.

We do so through The Institute for Contemporary Leadership (WYN), WYNin6 Executive Searches, Executive Coaching, Professional Development and Consulting .


Institute for Contemporary Leadership

We recognize that leadership development is always nuanced, layered and time consuming.


Leadership Development with talented individuals for high performing teams in our current landscape is more challenging than ever.


We have created our "WYNin6 Curriculum" that centers the 6 "I"s -  Introspection, Imagination, Intention, Inclusion, Inspiration, and Iteration. This process is transformative for both the individual and the communities, teams organizations, schools or families to which that person is connected and/or leads.


A Modern Twist on Retained Searches

Anacapa is offering a contemporary twist on the Retained Executive Search Model.  Our model marries a traditional retained search and Executive Coaching, that we refer to as the WYNin6 Retained Search Model.

The Retained Search Team will be lead by Dave Johnson and benefit from Anacapa’s extensive and respected coaching network that is established across all NCAA Divisions and Sports, including close ties within NESCAC, UAA, SCIAC, IVY, ACC, SEC, PAC 12 and the Patriot League.


Leverage Your Lived Experience

Executive coaching is a learning approach that creates self-awareness and momentum that helps drive transformational change, and provides critical challenge and support. 

As strategic thought-partners and accountability-partners we help individuals design, reimagine, or explore their leadership style and impact, at various stages in their careers, helping them create both the vision and the action plan to achieve their goals.

Ultimately, we build a collaborative relationship that leverages your lived experience as a leader and is customized to fit your needs.


Collaborative Problem Solving and Capacity Building

Step back and gain clarity with new approaches to long standing challenges. Decrease anxiety around existing barriers  and learn strategies that will enable you to more easily move forward.

Work with us to expand your awareness of your unique professional gifts, in turn creating sharper discernment and proficiency in management and team work.  Discover new ways of thinking and communicating that will have profound effects on your day-to-day management skills.

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"

Maya Angelou

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Get in touch today to learn more about what Anacapa Consulting Group has to offer.

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