Jason Ighani is an accomplished team development specialist who brings over 15 years of (global experience) to KITE. He has worked extensively within the United Nations system in the areas of leadership development and performance management; specializing in assessing, launching and coaching leadership teams in both emergency and development contexts. He has also presented on the topic of team leadership and team effectiveness for a broad array of organizations. Jason’s clients include a wide range of agencies and NGOs including UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNHCR, IOM, The Global Fund for Women, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and the UN Secretariat.
Jason is the founder of The Humanitarian Coaching Network, an organization that enlists coaches worldwide to help humanitarian and development organizations support the engagement and wellbeing of their staff and accelerate organizational change. In this capacity, he is currently working with ICRC, UNFPA, UNOPS, WFP and UNHCR and a wide range of NGOs. He often works with an organization's most senior leadership, and has a strong reputation for combining empathy with a candid, supportive, direct approach to helping teams become more responsive, aware and agile.
Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Development from Centro Universitario de Bienestar Rural, a Master of Arts degree in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology from the University of West Georgia, and is certified in a array of assessments, including the Team Diagnostic Survey, Hogan Assessments and the Needling Brain Inventory (NBI). Jason is based in Costa Rica, and is bilingual in English/Spanish.