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Janeen Antonelli is the Associate Director for Coaching at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders responsible for the planning and delivery of one-on-one and group coaching initiatives for students, faculty, and staff at the Rice University. In partnership with the Associate Director for Leader Development, she designs and implements evidence-based practices used at the Institute and oversees the hiring, training, and managing of professional coaches who support the programs. 

Prior to joining the Institute in 2021, Dr. Antonelli served as the Director of Professional Development for the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Houston Chapter and taught and conducted research in self-regulation, coaching and consulting, and educational leadership as a faculty member in the Department of Psychological, Health and Learning Sciences (PHLS) and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (DELPS) at the University of Houston-Main Campus. 

Dr. Antonelli is a published writer, award-winning educator, and certified Executive Leadership and Systematic Team Coach who uses EQ-i 2.0, CliftonStrengths34, Teams360, and PrinciplesYou to help her clients grow. With her deep background in human development, emotional intelligence, systems change, and improvement/learning sciences, she has educated, coached, and consulted individuals and organizations to transformative change for over 25 years. 

A scholarly practitioner, Janeen has also presented her work at state, national, and international meetings, including the American Psychological Association (APA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association of Leadership Educators (ALE), International Coaching Federation (ICF), International Leadership Association (ILA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and Texas Coaches Coalition (TCC), and enjoys hosting webinars and guest speaking at conferences and podcasts on the importance of developing leaders with the competence and compassion to tackle the world's most pressing problems.