You don't need to be someone you're not to succeed.
Most people in leadership are extroverts. But introversion is not a liability.
We can excel and thrive in an extroverted world. We just need a different approach than much of the standard leadership development wisdom.
As a veteran leader in tech and finance, confirmed introvert, and coach to high performing introverts, I believe:
Introversion is an asset, not an Achilles heel. It's an open secret that many successful executives are introverts.
You don't need to be more 'confident' or 'dynamic.' There is no need to adopt a fake persona.
Introverts often possess leadership advantages like integrity, vision, focus, and - dare I say - gravitas.
There may be a few helpful leadership skills you can build. But this process is simple and straightforward. It's not awkward, stupid, or draining.
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 the San Francisco Bay Area.
Get in touch to set up a free intro call to assess fit and learn more.
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.
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!
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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.