I am a coach, facilitator, and consultant committed to the inner and outer work of transformation for a more just and equitable world.

I am a coach, facilitator, and consultant committed to the inner and outer work of transformation for a more just and equitable world.

Hi, my name is Ja Young and I’m glad you found my page. Officially I’m a coach and an organizational consultant and the work I do comes from a healing and liberation approach.

I work with individuals and organizations that are looking to unlearn and heal from all the ways the system of white supremacy has taken away our wholeness and dignity. When working with me, I engage your body, heart, mind, and spirit to reclaim your power and give voice to the truths you have been longing to name.

I am a native New Yorker, a daughter of Korean immigrants, and a mother of a multiracial child now residing in Oakland. I bring the roots of my identities to bring my no bullshit-honesty along with deep compassion to all my clients.

Currently in my coaching and consulting practice, I work with leaders and organizations that are fighting for social and racial justice. My mission is to help my clients tap into their vision and wisdom to do the difficult and essential work of personal and organizational transformation and healing.

I believe I belong and you belong and we can only thrive in spaces of belonging. Work with me to create the conditions for true belonging within yourself and in your organizations.


Formal Bio:

Ja Young Ahn is the founder and principal consultant of Attunement Coaching and Consulting. She is an organizational development consultant and leadership coach based in the Bay Area. She brings over 18 years of experience working with leaders and organizations in non-profit and education sectors. She designs and delivers experiential leadership development programs, facilitates team retreats, and offers trainings focused on interpersonal communication and group dynamics across race and power. Ja Young believes in the innate wisdom of individuals and groups and uses coaching and facilitation to harness that power for her clients. She supports her clients to face ineffective and harmful behaviors with truth and compassion.    

Ja Young is a certified professional coach, focused on transformational coaching through Leadership That Works. She is an affiliate executive coach through LeaderSpring and the Alvarez Porter Group, and is a part of a network of transformational consultants through the Social Transformation Project. Ja Young is a facilitator and lecturer of interpersonal and group dynamics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley Haas Business School, and The New School. She is a graduate of The New School where she received her MS in Organizational Change Management.


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“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” 

– Brené Brown