Ami Desai has spent over twenty years focusing on educational reform and innovation. Her passion for a fair and equitable education for ALL students has included work as a teacher, staff developer, administrator, executive coach, and school design manager in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, South America and Colorado. In 2010 Ami pursued her dream of opening her own consulting business and created Ami Desai and Associates, LLC—a company founded on delivering a holistic approach to executive coaching, professional development, entrepreneurial education and design thinking. In 2011 she published a book entitled, The Educational Secret: Cultivating Entrepreneurial Spirit in Our Youth which focuses on using entrepreneurship to create a transformative experience for youth and school systems resulting in effective culture and discipline, improved self-confidence, and heightened academic performance. Ami is also a Board Director with Dazzle Africa, a non-profit that partners with local organizations in Zambia to provide programs in conservation, education, and community development. Dazzle Africa aims to ensure future generations of all children are self-sufficient and iconic African wildlife thrive. In all of her endeavors, Ami focuses on empowering young people, educational leaders, and communities to leverage their passions in order to actualize their dreams.