About Leadership Development Institute

LDI Principals & Coaches

LDI coaches bring candor, an emphasis on action that leads to results and a toolkit that enhances the leader’s confidence and leadership versatility. Their clients currently include: First Republic Bank, SAP, Hewlett-Packard, Juniper Networks, Gilead Sciences, EMC, Yahoo, Levi Strauss, Specialized Bicycle Components, EMC, Dropcam, Gigamon and Cloudera.

Jeff Lugerner, Principal and Executive Coach

Jeff Lugerner, Principal Jeff has been coaching leaders and executives for more than 20 years. His expertise includes:

  • Helping leaders implement and navigate organizational change.
  • Developing more executive presence.
  • Creating leadership versatility.
  • Building teams that work effectively cross-functionally.
  • Developing and sustaining credibility.

Prior to working as an Executive Coach, Jeff worked with professional athletes on the mental and behavioral aspects of peak performance and incorporates this work into his coaching. Additionally, Jeff was part of a 10 year research project where he led work groups in the behavioral modification of the Type A Behavior Pattern through Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco. Jeff has post graduate degrees and certifications in Counseling/Psychology, Team Coaching, The Leadership Versatility 360 Tool and the Hogan Suite of Assessments. Visit Jeff’s blog at Leadership Coaching by Jeff Lugerner

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Karen Cooley, Principal and Executive Coach

Karen Cooley Principal LDI Executive Coach photo Karen Cooley has over 20 years experience consulting and coaching senior-level executives at both Silicon Valley startups and Fortune 500 companies. Her expertise ranges from employee and team performance to executive leadership assessment and development. Karen’s exceptional understanding of the impact of leadership styles, team dynamics and corporate cultures leads executives of companies to seek out her feedback and trust her perspective. Karen’s primary focus and work currently is centered around being a thought partner to female leaders and executives.

  • Igniting a leader’s ability to generate followership.
  • Developing cross-functional influencing skills.
  • Creating a unique, powerful and credible leadership brand.
  • Developing conflict competence.
  • Helping female leaders find their leadership voice.

Karen has an M.S. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Wisconsin and a certification in Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota. She is certified in Team Coaching through Team Coaching International, as well as being certified in Meyers-Briggs and the Hogan Assessment Tools.


David Cox, Executive Coach

David Cox, Executive Coach Dave leverages his 25 year career in explosive growth, technology companies to help aspiring leaders reach desired higher levels of leadership. In building global operations capabilities for several start-ups and very successful young public companies, Dave differentiated himself as the in-house executive coach for top performing, yet challenged leaders, on his direct teams and cross-functionally. As Dave rose to the senior executive level, he partnered with and coached dozens of co-workers, from Sr Managers to Sr Vice Presidents, to help them achieve the next level of leadership. Across nearly every corporate function Dave has formally and informally coached ambitious co-workers seeking that often elusive promotion. Coaching has been and continues to be the most rewarding aspect of Dave’s career to date.

COACHING APPROACH

Through his own in the trenches, real-world, senior executive leadership experience, Dave helps his coaching clients connect the dots…evolving job requirements, corporate culture, key functional and corporate deliverables, personal strengths and development areas, etc. Dave partners with leaders to help them identify their applicable challenges, both real and perceived, and collaborates with them to find actionable solutions. Getting to authentic self-awareness and acceptance of those blind spots typically limiting success is a significant dependency to achieving leadership breakthroughs. Dave then works with his clients to create goals to achieve the required improvements and coach them to success.

  • External Coach, Leadership Development Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Senior Consultant, On Tap Consulting, Los Gatos, CA
  • Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Gigamon, Santa Clara, CA
  • Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, Lytro, Mt View, CA
  • Senior Vice President of Operations, Blue Coat Systems, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Vice President of Operations, Pluris, Cupertino, CA
  • Director of Manufacturing, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS Solpad, iBeat, Arctic Wolf Networks, Meridian, KBM-Hogue

CREDENTIALS

  • MBA, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
  • BA International Relations, University of California, Davis, CA

Sabrina Horn, LDI Advisory Board Member

Sabrina Horn, LDI Advisory Board Member
Sabrina Horn is an award-winning CEO, author, tech communications expert, and advisor/board member.

Her career is highlighted by her 25 years as Founder, CEO and President of Horn Group, the iconic U.S. tech communications agency she founded in Silicon Valley at age 29. Her firm counselled thousands of tech C-level executives and their companies through their business and marketing challenges including category creation, brand transformation, global expansion, IPOs and acquisitions, pivots, and crisis matters. Horn Group had multiple offices across the U.S, a global partner network, and received numerous awards including Best Employer and Best Tech Agency in the U.S.

Sabrina sold Horn Group in 2015 to Finn Partners, a global marketing communications agency, and was appointed Managing Partner of their Technology Practice. In 2018, she became a Senior Advisor to the firm. She is currently CEO of HORN Strategy, LLC, a bespoke consulting firm focused on helping entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs navigate the early stages of their start-up companies.

Horn currently holds board member and advisory seats for: 4CRisk.ai, Boston University Alumni Council, Dieu Donné, Dogly.com, Illuminate Ventures, KloudGin, and The Jordan Edmiston Group. Horn has a B.A. in American Studies from Hobart/William Smith Colleges and a M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University. She has two amazing daughters Grace and Christina, and two very large golden doodles.


Robert Teed, PCC, CEC

Leadership Development Institute – Executive and Leadership Coach

Robert Teed, ACC, CEC

Robert brings to his coaching a robust three-decades of senior-level corporate and industry leadership experience. He has embraced coaching as part of his management and leadership approach for the better part of a decade, first discovering coaching as a client, then becoming an in-demand coach himself. Today, individual and team coaching is a significant part of Robert’s work.

Robert’s typical client is a successful professional who has a strong interest in becoming a next-level leader, and/or who needs help getting un-stuck. And, most importantly, is one who comes to coaching willingly.

COACHING APPROACH

Robert’s coaching unfolds through a disciplined focus on unlocking what is already inherently in his clients, whether that be strengths, direction, answers and so on. His clients set the destination; Robert helps with the navigation. And while he does focus on coaching the whole person, he does not offer life-coaching, instead focusing on helping his clients be their best professional self.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Coach, Leadership Development Institute, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Founder & Chief Coaching Officer, Integri Group, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Facilitator & Coach, Leadership Development Program, CoreNet Global, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Vice President, Corporate Services, ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA
  • Vice President, Real Estate & Workplace, DocuSign, San Francisco, CA
  • Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Plus, executive/senior-level roles with Polycom, Symantec, Trammell Crow/CBRE, DayOne Group, Cushman & Wakefield, ProBusiness, DataQuest/Gartner Group, and Providian Financial

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

COO, Early-Stage Tech; CEO, Boutique Consulting firm; Project Manager, Fortune 500 Tech; SVP, Top Tier Real Estate Services; Regional Leader, Fortune 500 Tech; Director, Fortune 500 Tech

CREDENTIALS


Nicole Stephen, PhD, Executive Coach

Nicole Stephen image With over 18 years of experience coaching managers and executives, Nicole has worked in a variety of industries, with deep expertise in technology, healthcare, financial services, nonprofit, and energy sectors. While Nicole coaches leaders at all levels, many clients are newly transitioned executives, wanting to make business impact quickly or high potential individuals looking to move into the executive ranks of their current organizations, thus coaching engagements often focus on the behavioral changes needed to obtain and effectively transition into these high profile roles. In addition to coaching, her professional expertise is in succession management and planning, assessment, talent management, and leadership development. Nicole emphasizes partnership, goal setting, and reflection in order to produce the greatest impact. Quick to build trust and identify what the key success factors are for a particular client, she uses a pragmatic, real-world approach to coaching, which enables her clients to find the greatest levers that will have the most profound impact on improving performance. Regardless of whether the topic is related to leadership effectiveness, communication style, improving relationships, prioritization, or having greater impact, specific tangible results can be reached through a strong partnership, motivation, and willingness to think and behave differently.

  • Executive/Leadership Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Director of Talent Performance Engagement and Exec Coach, EA, Redwood City, CA
  • Director of Organizational Development and Exec Coach, Bose, Framingham, MA
  • Executive Consultant and Coach, PDI Ninth House, Boston, MA and the Hague, Netherlands
  • Senior Consultant and Exec Coach, Linkage Inc., Lexington, MA
  • Manager and Consultant, Assessment Solutions, Linkage Inc., Lexington, MA
  • Consultant, American Institutes for Research, Washington DC
  • Instructor, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, VA

American Red Cross, Bose, Canadian Pacific Railway, Dartmouth Hitchcock, EA, IDEXX, Lowe’s, MFS Investments, Reebok, Royal Dutch Shell, UNDP PhD, I/O Psychology, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA; MA, I/O Psychology, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA; BS, Applied Psychology, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA


David Cooley, Executive Coach

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TYPICAL COACHING CLIENTS

With more than 20 years of experience coaching managers, C-level executives and entrepreneurs, David has coached executives in a wide variety of industries, including technology, entertainment, county, state, and federal government, retail, real estate, sports and financial services.

David’s coaching engagements primarily focus on enhancing communication and collaboration skills, improving leadership presence and gravitas, developing strong presentation skills and successfully handling team conflict and organizational change.

COACHING APPROACH

David creates a highly collaborative partnership in all of his coaching engagements. He teams with all clients to create an individualized coaching plan that establishes both individual and organizational goals, identifies opportunities for significant growth and improvement, guiding clients through coaching programs that improve both individual performance and perception within their organizations.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Executive/Leadership Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Director, Alumni Career Services: Career & Executive/Leadership Coach, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA
  • Highly Experienced Public Speaker, Workshop Leader and Facilitator
  • Executive/Leadership Coach,The WhiteWater Group, Long Beach, CA
  • Executive Coach, University of Southern California’s Los Angeles County Executive Leadership Development Program

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Google, LA Metrolink, Los Angeles County, AECOM, CBRE Group, PayPal, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Western Digital, Netflix, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Corporation, IMAX Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, Morrison & Foerster

CREDENTIALS

  • Leadership Versatility Index Certification
  • Certification in Individual and Organizational Coaching, Hudson Institute of Coaching, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Marshall Goldsmith Lead60 Coach
  • Certification in General Management (Mini-MBA), UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA
  • BA – Communications, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jada Black, Executive Coach

Jada Black photo

TYPICAL COACHING CLIENTS

Jada is a seasoned Fortune 100 professional who brings a unique blend of organizational development and executive coaching skills to all of her engagements. She has helped hundreds of individuals from various backgrounds and in different roles in organizations from front-line managers to C-level executives. Her typical client is someone with a track record of success who is looking to enhance who they are and what they do.

COACHING APPROACH

Jada helps clients by examining values, mission, purpose and identifying blockers to goal attainment, which may have been skills or confidence based. Through those engagements, individuals are able to successfully navigate their business or career and derive the outcomes that they are seeking which leads to a more enriched life experience.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Executive/Leadership Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Associate Director, Executive MBA Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA
  • Clients include J&J, Fidelity, Lyft, FaceBook, Deloitte, Disney, MyVest, LogMeI, Tiffany & Co., Warner Brothers

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS/INDUSTRIES

  • From start ups to large companies, she has worked high tech, fintech, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, non-profit and many others

CREDENTIALS

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management with a Minor in Finance and Accounting from California State University Long Beach and graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach

David Motto, Executive Coach

David Motto, Executive Coach With over 25 years performance coaching experience, David has helped business leaders, athletes, and performing artists learn and execute complex skills confidently and successfully. He consistently delivers the means for highly-driven individuals and teams to efficiently and effectively achieve their desired outcomes. David has coached leaders in a diverse set of industries, including finance, nanotechnology, executive recruitment, real estate development, entertainment, and health technology. In addition to leadership development, David coaches individuals and teams on presentation skills, strategic visioning (and effectively communicating that vision), skill mastery, goal achievement, trust and authenticity, and performance optimization. In his coaching David uses experiential learning and the deliberate practice process, enabling clients to translate knowledge into action and drive sustainable success. He customizes his coaching style to the specific needs and expectations of each client and focuses clients on small changes that deliver big results. David’s clients not only deepen their expertise but also develop the requisite mental agility and emotional resilience to use those skills effectively.

  • Executive/Leadership Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Executive Consultant, Performance Coach, and Presentation Coach
  • Workshop Leader, Author, and Public Speaker
  • Leadership Development Institute – Executive and Leadership Coach
  • Performance Coach, Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • Chief Communications Officer, Invincible Wallet, San Francisco, CA
  • Instructor, San Francisco State University, CA
  • Founder, Molto Music Publishing Company, Oakland, CA
  • Leadership Versatility Index Certification

Visa, Softbank, Electronic Arts, Nanosys, Health Innovation for People, California Department of Transportation, Mills College, Pollinator Partnership B.A., University of California Berkeley, interdisciplinary degree: History, Philosophy, Music


Ana Estrada Daniels, Executive Coach

Ana Estrada Daniels, Executive Coach

TYPICAL COACHING CLIENTS

Ana Estrada Daniels has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, teams, and organizations to develop their capacity to lead and influence at all levels through leadership development and coaching. Ana accomplishes this by building relationships with clients to gain an understanding of their challenges, opportunities, and desired impact while looking across their evolving landscape. The drive behind her work is a desire to create equitable environments where all people have the opportunity to belong and thrive. She has experience working with people and organizations within corporations, government, nonprofit, philanthropic and educational sectors.

COACHING APPROACH

Ana specializes in leadership and career development, executive coaching, building human networks, community outreach, program evaluation, research and facilitation. Ana’s commitment to service was sparked during her AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps national service years.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Executive Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Executive Coach, Surge Institute: Oakland Surge Fellowship
  • Executive Coach, National Conference of State Legislators/University of Southern California: Legislative Staff Management Institute
  • Executive Coach and Faculty, University of Southern California’s Los Angeles County Executive Leadership Development Program

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

National Latina Institute For Reproductive Health, USC, CIBHS, Sierra Health Foundation, AICCU, Women Foundation of Minnesota, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Korwin Consulting, Better Together, New Teacher Center, The Women’s Foundation of California

CREDENTIALS

  • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator trained by Dr. Brené Brown
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Co-Active Training Institute
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation fellow from the Social Sector Talent Pipelines Strategy & Learning Lab
  • MA USC, Public Administration
  • BA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics and Spanish

Thomas Matty, Executive Coach

Thomas Matty, Executive Coach

TYPICAL COACHING CLIENTS

With over 25 years of experience working within global and boutique Financial Institutions Tom Matty is a highly regarded and recognized strategic thought leader. Tom’s coaching work leverages his deep experience managing successful teams within Global Corporate, Mid-market, and Non-for-Profit market segments. His coaching expertise focuses on developmental, strategic needs and tactical skill building.

Tom’s clients are seasoned Senior Executives and Mid-Level professionals who may be at some inflection point in their professional career. He has a special passion for coaching emerging leaders on the upswing of their leadership development curve. Given Tom’s strong international background, he has deep expertise coaching executives within cross-cultural, matrixed organizations.

Tom’s developmental coaching engagements help build and expand professional capacity as well as deepen alignment of executive talent with the dynamic needs of the organization. Tactical coaching engagements include expanding capacity to navigate the landscape of a rapidly changing organization, strengthening communication skills and style, building creative problem-solving techniques to improve and enhance day-to-day operations, navigating demands of time and talent, and developing greater professional life balance.

COACHING APPROACH

Tom’s coaching work is mission driven and seeks to bring forth the best professional self of every client. He utilizes an Integral Coaching methodology. Each coaching engagement is guided by collaborative development of a coaching plan including purpose and outcomes, customized to the professional needs of the client and the needs of the organization. Suggested practices and exercises are created for each client to help build and strengthen intended outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Executive Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Executive Development Coach, Thomas D Matty LLC
  • Managing Director Institutional Investments, CBIS
  • Partner and Vice President Business Development, Wilson RMS
  • Director International Products and Strategy, UBS
  • Vice President Global Strategy & Product Development, Deutsche Bank
  • Vice President International Product Strategy, Bank of America

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS/INDUSTRIES

From Startups to Fortune 500 companies, Tom coaches clients within the Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology sectors. Companies include Salesforce, GlaxoSmithKline, Aimmune Theraputics, HSBC, BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley.

CREDENTIALS

  • Professional Coaching Certification, New Ventures West
  • International Coaching Federation, Certified Coach
  • Leadership Circle Profile 360, Certified Practitioner
  • Soul Driven Leadership, Certificate
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Certified Practitioner
  • Series 7 License
  • Series 63 License
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, St. Mary’s University, Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Theology
  • Graduated with Honors, The George Washington University, Master of Arts degree in International Affairs, International Economics

Marcy Alstott, Executive Coach

Marcy Alstott, Executive Coach

Marcy has a 30-year career as an executive in high growth technology companies and used this experience to help aspiring leaders reach their goals, both personally and professionally. Marcy has a proven track record of architecting change by bringing the best out in her direct and indirect teams. While building global operations capabilities for small and large companies, Marcy consistently coached top performing leaders; many of them are women who have now risen to VP and CEO levels in global companies. Coaching has always been a core competency and part of her own formula for personal success. Recently, as Marcy has consulted in the start-up realm, she has coached multiple founders and executives in the medical, industrial, automation and consumer spaces.

Through her own experiences in executive leadership roles and through these coaching experiences, Marcy helps her clients connect the dots: evolving and increasing job requirements, corporate culture, key functional and corporate deliverables, lifestyle priorities, personal strengths and development areas. Marcy partners with leaders to help them identify their applicable challenges, both real and perceived, and collaborates with them to find actionable solutions. Getting to authentic self-awareness and acceptance of blind spots is a path to achieving leadership breakthroughs. Marcy will help her clients identify areas in which to improve and put a measurable action plan together.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Senior Consultant, Coach and Managing Director, On Tap Consulting
  • Vice President of Operations and Customer Service, Grabit, Inc.
  • Vice President of Operations, LaserJet Printers, Hewlett Packard
  • Vice President of Operations, Sun Microsystems
  • Vice President of Operations, Adept Technology
  • Engineering Program Director, 3Com
  • Manufacturing Engineering Director, Chipcom

RECENT CLIENTS

  • Owl Labs, Bodyport, Preemadonna, KOKO, Halter, Lifesync, Britelab, Pax, Matterport

CREDENTIALS

  • Certified, Leadership Versatility Index (leadershipversatilityindex.com)
  • MBA, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • Advisor Emerita for Santa Clara University’s and Purdue University’s Engineering Programs

Norm Arslan, MA, Executive Coach

Norm Arslan Executive Coach
Over the past 10 years, Norm Arslan has provided coaching and training in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, legal firms, financial services, high-tech, non-profit and educational institutions. He has also provided over 100 training seminars on such diverse topics as leadership development, effective management skills, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, stress management, effective communication and motivation. He is skilled at helping executives and managers at many different levels develop their leadership abilities. Norm works in a collaborative style with an emphasis on making both behavioral and mind set changes. He is solution oriented and practical in his approach, looking for the most effective strategies for success in each individual situation. Leaders at all levels find that he is able to quickly assess and to help them develop the best skill sets needed for optimal performance.

  • Executive/Leadership Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Executive Consultant and Coach, MYT Consulting Group, New York City, NY
  • Executive Coach and Consultant, Leadership Development Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Leadership Versatility Index Certification
  • EQ-I Assessment Certification

Abbott Labs, Ameritrade, Revlon, Knighted Ventures, Morgan and Lewis Law Firm, Mezzetta Industries, Vitasoy, Winston and Strawn Law Firm, East Bay Regional Center, San Francisco/San Jose State University

  • MA Chapman University, Counseling Psychology
  • BA University of California, Davis, Psychology

Rebecca Johnson

Leadership Development Institute – Executive/Leadership/Career Coach

Rebecca Johnson Rebecca Johnson is a globally experienced organization development, training and executive coaching professional with a reputation for engaging, aligning and improving the effectiveness of organizations in a wide range of industries. Noted for discovering the core issues, authentically communicating and driving rapid, long-term results through executive leadership, organizational transformation, process improvement and effective change management strategies. She navigates unique company cultures with ease and curiosity including startups and Fortune 500 organizations (ADP, Netflix, Siemens, Nike, Tuality Healthcare, Dolce Consulting).

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beckjohnson/

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategic Planning – Organization Development – Diversity & Inclusion – Leadership Development – Communication Strategy – Training & Curriculum Development – Conflict Management – Process Improvement – Consulting – Project Management – Facilitating Change – Employee Engagement – Organization Effectiveness – Certified Executive Coaching – Certified Career Coaching

COACHING APPROACH

Rebecca collaborates with her clients and utilizes active and appreciative inquiry to skillfully weave together concepts, stories, suggestions, and frameworks to elevate performance and engagement.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership (Fielding Graduate University)
  • B.A. in Communications (Marylhurst University)
  • Certified Executive Coach (Center for Executive Coaching)
  • Certified Career Coach (Center for Executive Coaching)
  • Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Certified in Organizational Consulting (Fielding Graduate University)
  • Certified in Organizational Development and Leadership (Fielding Graduate University)
  • Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Love + Work Leader (Marcus Buckingham & Harvard Business Review)
  • Leadership Versatility Index (LVI) certification forthcoming

Dr. Laura Clapper

Leadership Development Institute – Executive/Leadership/Career Coach

Dr. Laura Clapper Laura Clapper is an experienced C-Suite healthcare executive and executive coaching professional with a reputation for engaging, aligning and improving the effectiveness of organizations. She enjoys working with new executives or executives in new roles. Laura has first-hand experience as a C-Suite executive and understands the complexities of highly matrixed, global organizations, challenges in healthcare, and the pace of agile, fast-paced business environments. Laura’s entrepreneurial approach builds value for her clients and supports them in developing future thinking, practical solutions.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlauraclapper/

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategic Planning – Leadership Development – Communication Strategy – Startup coaching/advising – Conflict Management – Process Improvement – Team coaching – Consulting – Acquisitions – Facilitating Change– Organization Effectiveness – Certified Executive Coach – Certified Healthcare Coach

COACHING APPROACH

Laura collaborates with her clients with curiosity and active and appreciative inquiry to accelerate client, team, and organization success. She combines her passion for developing leaders with experience navigating corporate and startup enterprises. Her positive, engaging style creates a trusted, safe place invoking genuine and growth-oriented conversations. As a coach and thought partner, Laura works with clients to build on their strengths, enhance communication and leadership skills, and take their leadership to the next level.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • M.D. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS)
  • Master’s Public Policy Analysis (Claremont Graduate School)
  • B.A. (Stanford University)
  • Board Certification (American Board of Pediatrics)
  • Certified Executive Coach (Center for Executive Coaching)
  • Certified Healthcare Coach (Center for Executive Coaching)
  • Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Certified Practitioner in Genos Emotional Intelligence
  • Certified Practitioner ProfileXT
  • Leadership Versatility Index (LVI) certification forthcoming

Michelle Florendo

Leadership Development Institute – Executive/Leadership/Career Coach

Michelle Florendo Michelle Florendo is a decision engineer and executive coach for Type-A professionals. She is known for her analytical approach to coaching, where she uses a blend of decision science, systems thinking, and design thinking to help her clients map their path forward. She is passionate about helping people make decisions with intention and clarity, from the small consistent microdecisions over time that govern how you show up as a leader, to the big macrodecisions you make about what strategic direction to take next. Michelle has coached hundreds of professionals over more than a decade and has shown professionals around the world how to use decision sciences to grow their impact in a sustainable way. Prior to coaching, she worked in management consulting, brand management, and at the intersection of education and technology.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Michelle has coached leaders in a number of industries, including tech, healthcare, and financial services, in organizations ranging from pre-IPO startups to major tech companies including Amazon, Salesforce, Google, and Meta.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Coach, Leadership Development Institute
  • Faculty Coach, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute
  • Leadership Coach, Startup Parent
  • Instructor (BUS188 Decision Mapping), Stanford Continuing Studies
  • Senior Coach, Management Leadership for Tomorrow
  • Adjunct Faculty, New Ventures West
  • Founding member, Forbes Coaches Council
  • Inaugural Coach, Seth Godin’s altMBA

CREDENTIALS

  • Certified Executive Coach credential, UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential, International Coaching Federation
  • Integral Coaching certification, New Ventures West
  • Leadership Circle Profile certification
  • LVI certification (forthcoming)
  • MBA, University of California – Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
  • BS in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Nick Egan

Leadership Development Institute – Executive/Leadership/Career Coach

Nick EganNick Egan is an award-winning high performance coach who utilizes his deep understanding of positive psychology and Asian philosophy to encourage personal and organizational growth. Specializing in helping entrepreneurs and tech leaders grow, Nick has been recognized as the top coach in the Austin, Texas area and is certified by the International Coaching Federation. In addition to coaching, he has taught meditation techniques for more than a decade and regularly leads personal growth expeditions to destinations including Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal, Thailand. He holds a BA in psychology, an MA in philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Asian philosophy, and has completed advanced coursework in organizational behavior at Harvard University. Nick is the author of Shift: The Art of Transforming Limitations, which reached #1 on Amazon in Coaching and Organizational Psychology.

NICK’S APPROACH

Nick has worked with senior and mid-level leaders in tech, finance, blockchain/web3, alternative energy, and consumer packaged goods. He also works with entrepreneurs such as healthcare consultants, mortgage brokers, non-profit consultants, real estate agents, and best-selling authors. Nick is known for his insight and clarity in coaching and introduces concepts of mindfulness to give clients the tools to succeed long after the engagement has ended.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • Meta, Imax, Coinbase, AcquireFi, Fusang, SalesForce, Athletic Greens, Nutrabolt, Obsidian

CREDENTIALS

  • ACC – International Federation of Coaching
  • BA – Psychology, Sonoma State University
  • MA – Philosophy, Cal. Inst. of Integral Studies
  • PhD – in Philosophy, Cal. Inst. of Integral Studies
  • Mindfulness/Meditation Teacher – Dharmata Foundation

Terrell Holmes

Leadership Development Institute – Executive/Leadership/Career Coach

Nick Egan Terrell Holmes, MS, is an organizational development consultant who believes that insight and communication are the key drivers of change. He worked with marketing and technology organizations for over a decade, where he observed patterns in problematic communication and challenging relationships. Inspired by the toxic behaviors he witnessed in his previous roles, Terrell committed himself to develop positive workplaces. Now he empowers leaders through coaching, connects teams through facilitation and skill-building, and inspires systemic change through organizational transformation.

Terrell uses the most current evidence-based practices to create real-world impact. He has shared his expertise on change management and behavior with clients such as eBay, Kaiser Permanente, Kongregate, and HTA Consulting. Terrell also works as an Interpersonal Dynamics facilitator at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), a peacebuilding consultant, and volunteers with Contra Costa County Courts as a court mediator.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tkholmes

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Executive Coaching – Leadership Development – Relationship Coaching – Interpersonal Dynamics – Corporate Retreats – Off-Site Facilitation – Thought Partnership – Public Speaking – Conflict Management & Mediation – Organization Development – Consulting – Organizational Change – Group Facilitation – Team Development – Group Development

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • MS, Organization Development – University of San Francisco
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies – Virginia Tech
  • Certified Coach Program – Coach Training Alliance (In Process)
  • LVI Certification (In Process)
  • Group Facilitation Skills – Community at Work
  • Hogan Assessment Certification – Hogan Assessments
  • EQi 2.0 Assessment Certification – The EQ Development Group
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution – University of California Berkeley Extension
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Scrum Alliance

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Sr. Director, Executive Engagement – Microsoft Corporation

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