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Ophelia Basgal

Executive Coach & Consultant

Ophelia B. Basgal is an experienced executive who has led large organizations in both the private and public sectors. She is recognized as an effective leader who inspires innovation and a commitment to excellence leading diverseteams in challenging situations.  Her team members have often remarked that Ophelia is the best leader they have ever worked for because she not only expects exemplary performance but also models desired behaviors and makes work rewarding and fun.

Ophelia is a sought after coach in the workplace, particularly with millennials and women.  She values and promotes diversity and inclusion in organizations and has served as an advisor to a number of employee resource groups who appreciate her straightforward approach to addressing the issues and concerns raised.  As a result of her work to promote and develop new leaders from underrepresented groups, she was named the Ultimate Hispanic Executive by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (now Prospanica).

Throughout her career, Ophelia has produced noteworthy results that have been recognized in national settings.  Her communication style and skills have led to frequent speaking invitations from a variety of organizations and the media.  She also has extensive experience facilitating group meetings focused on organizational transformations and strategic planning.

Just prior to joining the InclusionINC coaching and facilitation team, Ophelia was the Regional Administrator for the Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) for the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the outer Pacific Islands and reported to the HUD Secretary.  Prior to this position, she was a Vice President for Community Affairs at PG&E, a Fortune 200 utility company.

Ophelia has a BA with Distinction from Arizona State University and Masters in Social Welfare Administration from the University of California, Berkeley where she is a currently a Visiting Scholar.  She is an active member in the community serving on the Board of the San Francisco Foundation and is current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Alameda County California Employees’ Retirement Association, a $6 billion multiemployer pension fund.

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