Ann E. Vanino

Principal, Moving Forward

             PO Box 1372

Littlerock, CA 93543

Tel:  661-944-6329

Fax: 661-944–6529 



1996 – Present   Founder, MOVING FORWARD PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COACHING,                                                  Littlerock, CA             

Working with individuals and organizations as a personal and professional coach.  Focus areas for organizations include: management, leadership, systems, information and communications, cost control, strategic planning, performance measures, efficiency and organizational structuring. Focus areas for individuals include: negotiating skills, self-confidence at work, personal/professional balance, career transition, and understanding the workplace.  Website:

Conduct workshops, trainings, and tele-classes in areas of specialization.

See Ann’s book, Leadership on Trial: Lessons from the Apprentice. What is there to learn from the popular television show The Apprentice? A lot. In Leadership on Trial: Lessons from The Apprentice, professional business coach, Ann Vanino illustrates seven distinct lessons, found in the first season of The Apprentice. Leadership on Trial goes beyond the show itself, giving readers advice on developing leadership skills and providing exercises and resources through which readers can put the lessons into practice.  *Disclaimer: This book is not authorized, prepared, licensed, approved, or endorsed by any entity or person involved in creating, producing, or participating in The Apprentice television series.

1991-1997    Executive Vice President, WILLIAMS & VANINO, INC.

                                    Los Angeles, CA

 Co-founder of environmental consulting firm specializing in the integration of environmental programs with strategic business planning. Supported Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies in legislative and regulatory compliance, strategic planning, and policy and program design related to environmental, health and safety programs.

1988 – 1991        Environmental Manager, ROY F. WESTON, INC.

                                 LEIGHTON AND ASSOCIATES

                                 Los Angeles, CA 

Served government and private sector clients in areas of: asset protection, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, and community relations for their environmental programs.  Specialized in solid and hazardous waste management issues.

1985 – 1987      Assistant Commissioner, Division of Hazardous Materials Programs,


                          New York, NY

Director of Division which included a 24-hour emergency team responding to spills, transportation accidents, fires and other chemical incidents, a policy and program support office developing policy on hazardous materials issues and an analytical laboratory performing chemical analysis in support of Division’s work.

1982 – 1987    Director, Office of Regulatory Review,


                            New York, NY

Created and managed office responsible for monitoring Department-wide regulatory, enforcement and permitting activities including central oversight of regulation development, internal management reviews and public outreach. Reviewed major operational bureaus, including Bureau of Sewers, Bureau of Water Pollution Control, Bureau of Water Supply, and Bureau of Water Register.

 1976 – 1982 Chief, Policy Section, Special Pesticide Review Division

         Project Manager, Toxicology Data Auditing Program

         Program Analyst, Regional Support Branch,


            U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY,                               

            Washington, DC



1996-2003      Advanced Training courses from The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA

1976         Masters Degree in Public Administration                         

                    New York University,

                    New York, New York

1974         Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude

                    State University of New York at Albany,

                   Albany, New York.

                   Double Major in Environmental Studies and History



2001-Present   Columnist, Coaching Corner, a weekly column in The Acton/Agua Dulce Country Journal, Agua Dulce, CA , circulation 15,000

2005             Author, Leadership on Trial: Lessons from The Apprentice, 200 pages,  Spring 2005 

2001-Present Chair, Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Service Education Committee. Conducted  seminar series for Chamber members on Coaching Skills for Managers and Business Owners 

2000 – Present  Member, Acton Chamber of Commerce 

2004 – Present  Member, Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force,   currently developing a high school education program 

1999-2001      “Coaching Live” seminar series at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, West Hollywood, CA 

1999-2001      Founding Board Member and Membership Chair, International Coach Federation, Los Angeles Chapter 

1995-1997      Member, Resource Subcommittee, Minority Business Opportunity Committee Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, City of Los Angeles 

1993-1994      Member, Environmental Crimes Sentencing Task Force, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office 

1993              Member, Enforcement Working Group, Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) Rules Development, South Coast Air Quality Management District 

1990-1995        Member, Valley Industry and Commerce Association, Environment Committee

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