Anita Sanchez, PhD
Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., Aztec and Mexican American, is a transformational leadership consultant, trainer, speaker, coach, and author of the international bestselling and award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times (Simon & Schuster). She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers.
Anita was born into a Midwest family that was economically poor, yet rich in Mexican-American and Aztec Indian heritage. Fortified with the strength of her elders and connection to the earth, she became the first in her family of over one hundred first cousins to earn a doctorate degree.
Having experienced nine years of childhood trauma, Anita understands what it takes to triumph over adversity, choose post-traumatic growth and create a thriving life. Dr. Sanchez is committed to bridging indigenous wisdom with modern life, to support our individual wholeness and collective conscious evolution in partnership with People, Spirit and the Earth. With her loving spirit, presence and skill, Anita inspires people around the world to discover and trust their gifts, to become life-giving connections to all, in service and joy.
With four decades of providing training and coaching to tens of thousands of global leaders and their teams in diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and positive change, she is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, John Gray, Lisa Nichols, and Lynne Twist. A passionate board member of Bioneers and of the Pachamama Alliance, Anita also leads an annual summer journey into the Ecuador Amazon Rainforest to learn about our connection to nature from the Achuar and Sapara dream culture tribes.
Anita is author of the international bestselling “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times”, released by Atria/Simon & Schuster in hardback, ebook, paperback and audiobook. She is co-author of Diversity Management e Societa Multiculturale, 2004; Success University for Women: Wisdom Working for You, 2015; Ecological and Social Healing: Multi-Cultural Women’s Voices, 2016; Success University for Women in Business, 2016; and Yo, Tambien: Stories of Healing and Hope, 2019.