You don't need to be someone you're not to succeed.


I work with smart, humble people who want to be more effective leaders and do meaningful work they enjoy.

Before taking on senior leadership roles in tech and finance, I used to think that I needed some elusive new quality to succeed at work:

Confidence. Influence. A dynamic personality. A straight white male body. Etc.

Well, I didn't. And neither do you. What I believe now is:

  • Confidence is built by action. You don't need to wait to feel confident. Do it now.

  • Influence is built by intelligence, humility, and dedication. Most of my modest, brilliant, and kind clients are already highly influential - though they may be the last to realize this.

  • Being dynamic isn't about your personality. You become dynamic when you care about something so fiercely that you forget about yourself.

  • Social bias is real. And, it turns out that straight white men wrestle with this stuff too. Humility is a wonderful trait. But, excess humility can make us accept less than we deserve. We can play it too safe. We can shrink back from doing what we really want to do. Social change happens when you have the courage to lead at your full potential.

 
 

Services

 
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Individual coaching

Work with me 1:1 to address a key challenge or opportunity. Common coaching topics include managing difficult conversations, re-designing your career path, and increasing impact and influence. I coach by phone and in person in Oakland, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. 

Get in touch to set up a free intro call to assess fit and learn more.

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group Workshops

Bring your team together for interactive, skill-building workshops. From brown bag lunches to deep dive training programs, workshop topics include:

  • Leadership development for introverts
  • Overcoming impostor syndrome
  • Building influence without authority

Contact me to learn more about scheduling an event at your organization.

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yoga & retreats

Love yoga and meditation? Take a break from everyday life for a few hours (or days) to get clarity on your next steps in work and life. I am passionate about the intersection of leadership development and yoga practice. Once you try it, you will be too!

Join the mailing list to stay in the loop on upcoming yoga classes and retreats.


About

I coach high performing introverts to build a career and leadership style that fits who you really are.

In 2009, I trained as a leadership coach at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Prior to coaching, I had 10+ years of management experience in technology, finance, and consulting. Most recently Senior Director of Product at Visa, I am also a veteran of Amazon, IDEO, Deutsche Bank, and the Federal Reserve.

I hold an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Columbia University.

Since 2014, I am also a yoga teacher, after completing a 200 hour teacher training.