Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Itai Eithan Shamir is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) by the Institute of Professional Excellence in  Coaching (iPEC). Prior to entering the coaching world, Itai was the  Senior Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Women’s Health Empowerment Program and the Director and Grant Officer of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Response.

He moved to NYC in September 2000 to peruse a six month  Global Internship Program at the United Nations’ Office of the Secretary General. This program led to a five year term at the Israeli Mission to the United Nations as an Advisor for Economic and Social Affairs and the Mission’s Coordinator and Election Officer for all United Nations bodies. He also started the Mission’s Speakers Bureau.

Itai received his BA in Economics and Management from the Tel Aviv College, and later on, his Masters in Business Administrations from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a certified mediator by the Israeli Mediation Center. 

Itai resides in NYC with his husband Dominic and two mini Dachshunds, Jacob and Abraham. He loves theater, music, and the Eurovision Song Contest that he attends every year!