Francisco A. Gónima


Francisco A. Gónima is an experienced executive coach, community facilitator, and social sector strategist with a passion for supporting innovation and the leaders that dream it into being. Francisco’s own development as a leader came by way of a decade of service with the American Red Cross. His journey began as an administrative professional and eventually led to becoming a disaster management and leadership development “intra-preneur” for the organization in Colorado and then at their National Headquarters in Washington, DC. This provided a unique laboratory for Francisco to build his skills as a community builder and leadership coach. Francisco has grown a successful executive coaching, strategy and leadership development practice by applying his expertise, experience, and innovative “whole-person” approach to empowering other leaders. As a public speaker on leadership in adversity he is a storyteller who brings together the importance of inspiration and big thinking with the necessity of clear planning and decisiveness to achieving the brightness of the future. He is a member of the Leadership San Antonio Class 39 cohort and is an active leader in the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Committee, the Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation and Co-Chairs the SA2020 Voter Turnout Working Group. He was the 2012 Lumina Foundation Coaching Fellow for San Antonio’s DiploMas Latino Student Success Partnership. He is the recipient of several national management excellence and diversity champion awards from American Red Cross. He holds a BA in Latin American Studies/Government from The University of Texas at Austin.