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Omar LealCivic Leadership Director

As Civic Leadership Director, Omar works closely with Coro’s Programs Team and leads our Fellows Program in Public Affairs. As an alum of the Fellows Program himself, Omar understands the impact that targeted leadership development and the Coro tools can have. Before joining Coro’s staff, Omar worked across different sectors and organizations, focusing on power building, equity, and organizational leadership.

Omar holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Macalester College in International Studies and Anthropology, and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.

What inspires you to work in leadership development?

I am inspired to build strong and lasting relationships by investing in the potential and aspirations of others. Coro’s leadership development approach allows for this, prioritizing self-awareness and critical thinking, and challenging and supporting leaders to move forward.

What’s your favorite leadership quote?

“Though we tremble before uncertain futures, may we meet illness, death, and adversity with strength, may we dance in the face of our fears.”
– Gloria Anzaldúa

Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at work?

I love to cook, explore new restaurants, and learn interesting food history facts. On a nice day, I like to get outside to be in nature, preferably around mountains and/or the ocean.