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Ian Esquibel

Coach/ Facilitator/ Consultant, Oak Hill Coaching & Consulting, LLC

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Location: Albuquerque, NM
Start Year: 2024
TRHT Pillar: Narrative Change


Born and reared in New Mexico, Ian listens deeply through coaching, consulting, facilitating, and mediating, working primarily with philanthropic, nonprofit, and government teams. Ian loves learning and values education. He grows his self-awareness through experience, coaching, reflections, and teachings—formal and informal.

Ian studied in Arizona before returning home to work with the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Next, Ian worked at the Native American Community Academy, NACA, supporting operations, communications and finance. He learned more about Native communities during his two years with NACA than he had during his entire K–12 experience and began wondering how New Mexican public education would be different if it included more complete narratives. Ian continues to support NACA through his service on the NACA-Inspired School Network Board of Directors.

Ian led Learning Alliance New Mexico, an organization supporting dialogue on education issues at the local and state levels by working in partnership with community and networks. He co-facilitated a statewide process resulting in 4,000 New Mexicans sharing insights on how they wanted their schools to improve under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

After completing the Leadership that Works Coaching for Transformation and Racial Equity program, Ian launched Oak Hill Coaching & Consulting in 2018. Five years later, he has co-facilitated 1,000-plus hours of gatherings and training focused on equity and he’s coached partners (675-plus hours) as they explore pathways to liberation.

One of Ian’s core values is family happiness. He indulges in his time at home with Katie, his wife, and Aurora and Javi, their children.

Future Focus

Ian works with team members of the Equity Support Hub—an effort by the New Mexico Public Education Department to support all districts and charter schools in the state to convene local Equity Councils. Equity Councils develop culturally and linguistically responsive frameworks to better serve students, specifically Native American students, English learners, students with disabilities, and students who are economically disadvantaged.

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