Colorado Animal Welfare Conference Session

Leading Through Courageous Conversations


10:45pm – 12:15pm • Day 2 – September 16, 2021

10th Floor


As leaders it is particularly important to understand that humans have an open limbic system, meaning our moods, energy, and motives are detectable and even contagious. When you engage in feedback and coaching focused conversations, it is even more essential to become increasingly agile in your communication approach and adept at the art of both giving and receiving meaningful and substantial feedback.

Elizabeth Waetzig

Anitra Lesser

Anitra Lesser is a certified executive/professional coach, certified mediator, organizational culture and leadership development consultant, licensed human element professional, and lead instructor/facilitator for the past 17 years. She has worked with more than 400 organizations, thousands of leaders and employees, and with a wide variety of industries including Arapahoe Public Library, Denver Public Schools, Martin Marietta, Vail Resorts, and Yampa Valley Medical Center. She is a professional presenter on such topics as emotional intelligence, neuroscience of leadership, stress reduction, and resiliency.