Meet Angela - a globally recognized expert practitioner in speaking, community development and leadership consulting.
Angela's Expertise and Experience
From long-term disaster recovery, to effective integration of immigrants and refugees, Blanchard’s breakthrough strategies have successfully revitalized neighborhoods, while providing a powerful road map for cities across the globe. Angela works with business, civic, nonprofit, and for-profit leaders tackling complex challenges of community transformation.
Her genuine reverence for people and her unique ability to bring them together in unprecedented ways have played a pivotal role in the growth and impact of BakerRipley, formerly known as Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Her innovative, strength-based framework – Appreciative Community Building – has set the new standard for integrating diverse populations into thriving communities. In 2017, she was honored with the 22nd Heinz Award in the Human Condition category for creating a transformative model of community development that recognizes the inherent strengths of the people residing in low-income and immigrant communities.
Under Blanchard’s leadership, BakerRipley has become the largest community development organization in Texas and among the top 1% of charitable groups nationwide. BakerRipley currently serves more than 500,000 people and counting in over 50 countries with an annual budget of over $300 million.
Bringing people together is one of the main pillars of Blanchard’s career. As a practitioner and coach, Blanchard aims to ignite change and connect people through impact, heart, and community.
Her mission now is to coach, speak, and consult on how to build strong teams and communities out of organizations and great leadership.