Elena Aguilar

At Bright Morning, we help individuals and organizations remove obstacles to equity, bounce back from adversity, and transform relationships.

One conversation at a time.

You’re committed to building a more just and equitable organization and world, but you need support navigating the path forward.

Our trainings, online courses, coaching, consulting and speaking services will help you turn your aspiration into a reality.

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Onward Book Club 2021-2022VirtualJune 1, 2021 - May 3, 2022Details
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Transformational Leader Membership | January – July 2022VirtualJanuary 1 - July 31, 2022Details
Coaching for Equity 101VirtualJanuary 12-13, 2022Details
The Art of Coaching When You’re the BossVirtualJanuary 19, 2022Details
The Art of Coaching 101VirtualJanuary 27, 2022Details
Transformational Conversations Accelerator MembershipVirtualFebruary 1 - December 31, 2022Details
The Art of Coaching EmotionsVirtualFebruary 9-10, 2022Details
Transformational Conversations AcceleratorVirtualFebruary 16, 2022Details
The Art of Coaching 101VirtualMarch 3, 2022Details
Coaching for Equity Book ClubVirtualMarch 9-30, 2022Details
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Transformational Conversations AcceleratorVirtualMarch 15, 2022Details
Coaching for Equity 101VirtualMarch 21-22, 2022Details

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Episode 98: When it Feels Like it’s Never Enough [a Coaching Conversation]

Today’s coaching conversation provides you with the opportunity to hear how Elena navigated a trifecta of challenges that emerged when a successful instructional coach recently moved into a dean of students role. While her commitment to her work has never waned, the resulting joy it provides her has. Listen in to hear how Elena and Maria’s conversation unleashes Maria’s inner-wisdom and provides a path forward. 

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Episode 97: The Gifting Episode!

Have a hard-to-shop-for person on your list?

Love hearing about gifts that other people love?

Looking for an escape from it all? 

If so, this episode is for you!

Today Elena and Bright Morning COO and podcast producer, LesLee Bickford, are sharing what they hope to receive and plan to give to others this holiday season. We’re covering gifts for friends, families and co-workers, including the perfect gift for your educator friends! 

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Books by Elena

The art of coaching

A how-to for new and experienced coaches

The art of Coaching Workbook

Activities to improve your coaching skills

Coaching for Equity

Strategies for talking about race, power, and systems of oppression

The art of Coaching Teams

Your playbook for leading great teams


A framework to take the burnout out of teaching

The Onward Workbook

Daily activities to cultivate your resilience

Visit Our Sister Site–Onward

This month’s theme:


Our Onward collection supports anyone in fields where burnout and stress are commonplace with practical tools and exercises to increase their resilience and thrive in their personal and work lives.

The book, accompanying workbook, and workshops deeply resonate with a wide array of professionals, including those in education, healthcare, social services, non-profits and corporations. 

Onwardthebook.com is the book’s companion website that explores a monthly theme to support readers in growing their resilience. We invite you to take a journey with us on Onward and consider bringing the text and workshops to your place of employment!