Over the past 20 years, I’ve built a reputation as an executive coach with an uncanny ability to make soft skills tangible and help leaders figure out what to say and how to say it.
In short? I make it easier to be the boss. (And have more fun.)
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I’ve worked with Silicon Valley startups, Fortune 500 companies, and executives from Singapore to Switzerland to South Africa, helping them manage downturns and the climb back up.
Before starting my executive coaching and leadership development practice, I ran the Learning and Development function at CNET Networks. I’m certified in loads of assessments, including the MBTI, VOICES 360, Center for Creative Leadership Assessment Suite, Tilt, and more. I'm a UC Berkeley grad (English and German) and have a MA in English from The Claremont Colleges.
I created Awesome Leader because every day I saw more and more smart, hard-working people getting promoted to leadership roles without getting the foundational communication and management skills they need to excel. They’re flustered and afraid of getting it wrong. And dealing with the same handful of sticky situations over and over.