Committed to learning what does work
Ana Karina Smith Cain helps people live more fulfilling and heart-centered lives. She blends methods gathered from the most rigorous scientifically validated science of emotional and heart intelligence.
Ana Karina is a direct student of Dr. Richard Boyatzis, a true pioneer and master in the field of Emotional Intelligence. Boyatzis coauthored Primal Leadership with Daniel Goldman and created the Intentional Change Theory. His coaching model, neuroscience-based approach to change, Coaching with Compassion, is at the core of Ana Karina's Heart-Guided Intentional Change Method.
Ana Karina is also certified in every program developed by the HeartMath Institute, which for over 30 years has conducted scientific research into the Science of the Heart and how to leverage our hearts to live healthier, more harmonious lives. Ana Karina's programs embed heart-intelligence practices every step of the way, yielding powerful benefits in health and wellbeing.
Ana graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Communication Sciences and Political Science.
Ana Karina also completed a Master's degree with the highest honors and a "Distiguished Mastery" badge from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Positive Organizational Change and Development.
Throughout her undergraduate and graduate work, Ana Karina studied with founders of the Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry and Emotional Intelligence fields: Martin Seligman, David Cooperrider , Richard Boyatzis and Ron Fry.
Ana Karina Smith Cain is also a certified BodyTalk Systems practitioner, blending a growing holistic healing modality with her coaching and leadership work. Certified as a Wellness Counselor by Cornell University, the focus on individual flourishing is at the heart of Ana Karina's method.