Sallena Pool Info

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A few things about me …..

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Sallena Pool

From a very early age, I learned how to steward the relationships and resources of a business so it could thrive.

As a youngster, I participated in the ups, downs, trends, cycles, complexities and the attendant human dynamics of my parents’ successful family-owned businesses. As my job roles expanded, I experimented a lot, was eager for responsibility, and discovered a magical synergy in cross-pollinating problem solving and creative practices between several very different business cultures and genres.

Those early, up-close teachings shaped me like a home-schooled Executive MBA. (Not that MBA’s are awarded to kids!) I learned to be a big-picture systems thinker. The ethos of innovative, gritty, and principle-centered business became woven into my DNA.

Years later, through both formal education (psychology and organizational development) and as I matured into leadership responsibilities, the unparalleled understandings I witnessed and embodied in those formative years came into clear focus. I understood how compassionate leaders tend the hearts, minds, and souls of people; the need for clear communication and nimble business systems; and the essential benefits of keeping work environments inspiring, organized, comfortable, and beautiful. I’ve shared these insights with hundreds of leaders and managers since 1987.

Now my consultancy work focuses on conscious leadership dynamics within nimble privately-held organizations, civic, social enterprise, and passion-project groups—organizations and businesses that are on the leading edge of their field and are wanting to work together in new ways.

Today it’s easy to recognize that “doing business as usual” is not sustainable. My colleagues and I are torchbearers, creating and telling new stories about business-–completely reframing the ideas of what business is and recapturing its sacred, soulful aspects. My specific role is to help birth a new form of leader who is a unifying and integral change agent.

I confess to being an early-wave adopter of technologies, gadgets, and innovation. I also have a creative aesthetics streak as a self-taught designer of beautiful places, things, and experiences. I’m a grandmother of five delicious, charming, and smart kids; a lover of live music, beautiful food, and fine craftsmanship; and an ardent traveler.


an organizational development consultant; a skilled and intuitive facilitator and an agent of change;  my aim is to reveal a group’s innate wisdom, using tools for personal, team, management, leadership, and visionary development.


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Please contact me for more information about coaching and consulting packages. I work on-site at your location and via video conferencing on several popular different platforms.


On a personal note … I’ve lived in 9 western states, in large cities and small towns.  I currently reside  in a small city in the Southwestern US.

Oh yes!  I must remember to mention that I have a creative aesthetics streak — as a natural and self-taught designer of beautiful things, experiences & places — and as a licensed esthetician “of a certain age” who is dedicated to the preservation of youthful vitality, embracing life, learning continuously, and living beautifully — in community, mind, body, and spirit.

CC with Sallena Pool Lead from Your core


My favorite quote is … “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of The Universe.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of the Divine that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

— from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.