September 2018 Connections

As we begin the third year of Coke Scholar Coaching, a new group of coaches came together for training with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta and CCL offices in San Diego. Read CCL’s case study that measures the impact of the program.

Atlanta Coaches

Atlanta Coaches

San Diego Coaches

Warche Downing (2009) posted on Instagram while at coaching training in Atlanta, GA.

Warche Downing (2009) posted on Instagram while at coaching training in Atlanta, GA.

Courtney Lynn (1996) posed with an appropriately named Coke can during coach training in Atlanta.

Courtney Lynn (1996) posed with an appropriately named Coke can during coach training in Atlanta.

Felicia Michael (2003) posted on Instagram during coaching training in San Diego.

Felicia Michael (2003) posted on Instagram during coaching training in San Diego.

Pamit Surana (1989) and Kiera Peltz (2012) met up during his recent trip to LA. "We’ve both kept in touch ever since we met during her Scholars Weekend when I interviewed her. Her work at her nonprofit Coding School has been going quite well. I’ve been a mentor to her on that and she’s (no surprise) doing amazing things with it!" said Pamit.

Pamit Surana (1989) and Kiera Peltz (2012) met up during his recent trip to LA. “We’ve both kept in touch ever since we met during her Scholars Weekend when I interviewed her. Her work at her nonprofit Coding School has been going quite well. I’ve been a mentor to her on that and she’s (no surprise) doing amazing things with it!” said Pamit.

Greg Melia (1989) connected with Steven Olikara (2008) at a Coke Scholars dinner in Washington, DC, a few years ago, and when Greg was creating a video for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), he reached out to Steven to develop the plan, and film the panel discussion in late June. ASAE will be sharing the video with its community at its Convention in Chicago August 17-22 where the video will be featured in 11 of the conference hotels, and promoted to all 5,000 conference attendees. "I think the Steven’s work epitomizes Scholar leadership, and am proud to have been part of the production team to make the video," said Greg.

Greg Melia (1989) connected with Steven Olikara (2008) at a Coke Scholars dinner in Washington, DC, a few years ago, and when Greg was creating a video for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), he reached out to Steven to develop the plan, and film the panel discussion in late June. ASAE will be sharing the video with its community at its Convention in Chicago August 17-22 where the video will be featured in 11 of the conference hotels, and promoted to all 5,000 conference attendees. “I think the Steven’s work epitomizes Scholar leadership, and am proud to have been part of the production team to make the video,” said Greg.

We ran into Yemi Odugbesan (1995) at The Coca-Cola Company's Multicultural Summit.

We ran into Yemi Odugbesan (1995) at The Coca-Cola Company’s Multicultural Summit.

Quintin Lassiter (2016) visited Coke Headquarters after interviewing at Deloitte for a summer internship.

Quintin Lassiter (2016) visited Coke Headquarters after interviewing at Deloitte for a summer internship.