Institute Staff

Alex Arnold, MSHR/OD, MSPsy, ACC
Associate Executive Director

Originally from France, Alexandra (Alex) Arnold joined the Taos Institute in 2018 and is now responsible for the smooth operations of all Taos programs. She has spent over two decades in operations in a variety of settings including: an international tour operator where she designed and managed walking tours around the world; one of the world’s largest professional services firms; and a local nonprofit community service program focused on gleaning surplus food to feed neighbors with limited access to fresh, nutritious meals. Along the way, Alex earned a M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, USA and a M.S. in Human Relations and Organization Development from Champlain College, VT, USA. It is during this time that she discovered strengths-based approaches to change, especially Appreciative Inquiry, which she now uses with individual clients as an ICF-accredited personal development and leadership coach at Alma Coaching. Most recently, she joined the Climate Coaching Alliance and completed a training program through Climate Change Coaches, specifically to help those who want to build resilience, identify value-driven action, and find new ways of living with climate change. She has been a contributor to the International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry for the past few years. In her free time, Alex enjoys the beautiful and quiet outdoors in Vermont, where she lives with her family.