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Saybrook Alumna Myrna Araneta Honored with Award of Distinction

Saybrook University and the Saybrook Alumni Association are pleased to announce that Organizational Systems Alumna Dr. Myrna Araneta was awarded the 14th Annual Women of Distinction Award in Education by the Southern Nevada Division of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Founded in 1975, NAWBO is known as the voice of America's 10.6 million women-owned businesses.

The award celebrates Dr. Araneta’s commitment and advocacy for improving opportunities and advancement of women through the education of individuals, groups, and companies, with a focus on impacting the systems that help level the playing field for women and minorities. She was recognized as a role model for her peers, for leading by example, and for breaking new ground as an agent for transformational change in organizational systems.

Dr. Araneta was also honored with Certificates of Commendation by United States Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller; United States Congresspersons Shelley Berkley and Joe Heck, D.O.; and the Governor of the State of Nevada, Brian Sandoval.
Dr. Araneta, Founder & Principal Consultant of A Consulting Group Network®, describes her role in organizations as one of “providing value-added partnerships with individuals, groups, and organizations in their pathways to change and transformation, resulting in clarity of insights and effective execution of solutions.” Myrna earned her Doctorate in Organizational Systems at Saybrook University in August of 2009, completing her dissertation, Sustained Personal Transformation During Midlife, with Dr. John Adams as Dissertation Chair.
In 2011, Dr. Araneta published Inspiring Lives: Personal Stories of Sustained Transformation, an inspirational exposition filled with insights about the process of change that can lead to personal transformation.
With a total of 25 years in various roles as leader, manager, and internal consultant in organizational development and effectiveness, Dr. Araneta currently consults as a leadership and business organizational systems coach, and conducts in-depth workshops on Integrated Life Redesign and the use of Labyrinths and Mazes in charting pathways to transformation.
The award was presented at a special celebration at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 20, 2012.

Posted at 09:08 AM

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Congratulations to Myrna for her persistence and commitment to making the world a better place for women. I am honored to have had a significant role in Myrna's academic work. Best wishes for continued success!

Posted by John Adams (not verified) | 04/26/2012 @ 09:34 AM

So pleased that you've been recognized for your awesome contributions by NAWBO. You are to be commended, as I know this work is so vital!  You've been a catalyst for change and impacted so many organizations and individuals.  Brava!

You Go Girl!



Posted by Harriet Tubman Wright (not verified) | 04/29/2012 @ 04:23 PM

Kudos to my amiga.  Always knew you had it in you to get far in your field of discipline.

 Take care of yoiurself and keep the faith.

Posted by Jeanggay (not verified) | 04/29/2012 @ 05:33 PM

Dr. Araneta;

Congratulations!  I knew when you first joined UOP over 10 years ago that some day you will be recognized for your especial talent.  I have not seen you for a long time.  Thank you for sharing this with me.  When you get a chance, let us chat for a minute. 

Posted by Dr. Miah (not verified) | 04/29/2012 @ 11:02 PM

Wonderful news! Your persistence has paid off!

Best wishes,


Posted by Carrie Cohill (not verified) | 05/11/2012 @ 08:05 PM

Dr. Myrna's workshops was one of the best I've ever attended. I loved being with people on the path of discovery of our higher self. I was finally able after many years of trying to carry through and resolve some lifelong issues to name and claim my new path! Dr Myrna has a gift of imparting a clear defined plan of action. She also gave me some helpful tools to make the process painless and even fun!:) Thank you Dr. Myrna!

Posted by Ruth Magreta (not verified) | 06/17/2013 @ 07:56 AM

Dr. Araneta:

Re: Goddesses Workshop – June 12 -13, 2013

I can never thank you enough for allowing me to experience the Goddesses Workshop, held in Las Vegas June 12-13th. It was truly an amazing experience, one that I will never forget. I can honestly say that it has opened up a new dimension in my life. I feel that I am a more enlighten human being and am excited to take this knowledge to the next phase of my life.
You tirelessly and selflessly gave of your time guiding me through each step of the program with patience and love. I learned so much about myself and I will never be the same again. You were definitely the catalyst that I needed to put me on a new path to self-discovery, growth and change.
I will always be eternally grateful. Dr. Myrna, you are an awesome teacher!

Yvonne Perkins
Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted by Yvonne Perkins (not verified) | 06/18/2013 @ 06:36 AM

I want to send a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Araneta. I'm in a period of transition and the information and exercises she led us in we're so helpful. It gave me a firm sense of direction to set a course for the future. I especially appreciated the way she mixed professionalism with a genuine sense of caring about the participants. Another person could not have reached me in the same way.

Best regards,
Karen Cornia

Posted by Karen Cornia (not verified) | 08/07/2013 @ 02:18 PM