About evolve international

Leading transformational change.

We are a mission-driven leadership and consulting firm that develops and supports influential leaders and organizations that are committed to bring about peace, social justice, and collective transformation.

Carolina Castañeda, Founder and President.


Carolina is an executive coach, consultant, and mental health professional specializing in leadership  development with a socially-conscious approach. She holds a BS in Psychology, a Specialty in Family Therapy, and a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from University of Guanajuato, she holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource and a Certificate in Financial Success for Nonprofits from Cornell University. Carolina has worked in healthcare, and diversity, equity and inclusion for over 14 years, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of a community development organization. She has also served as a member of the Health Equity Committee of the Oregon Health Policy Board (2017-2019), the Southern Oregon Health Equity Coalition (2016-2018), the Latino Partnership Program of OCF (2015-2017) and is a member of the Latina Associates for Collaborative Engagement (2017-present).


Her work with communities that live in poverty inspired her understanding and passion on how to impact the structures of inequality. Carolina is passionate about strengthening leaders, systems and structures that support the full development of all individuals, especially those who suffer disparities and social injustice. She enjoys hikes, traveling, reading and smooching her 3 y.o. daughter Yara's cheeks.


Coaching & Accompaniment

Evolve within and discover the world.

Deep-listening sessions for leaders who need to gain perspective and insight about an issue.


Support in management practices, program development, strategic planning, burnout prevention, program evaluation, culturally-relevant programming.

Mutual Resiliency

Facilitated group environments focused on supporting mutual resiliency and hope. Groups are based on collective liberatory practices, traditional healing and emotional health evidence-based approaches.



Interactive sessions for individuals, teams, organizations, and communities who feel stuck and need a space where impactful solutions can be generated.