Anything I’ve learned that could be considered transformative — that caused me to experience the world differently and changed my behavior — I have learned in relationships with others. Expressed differently, I have never learned anything transformative by sitting alone, isolated and thinking really hard.
To be a CEO can be a lonely job with tremendous responsibilities. I have been there, done that. With my mentors’ support, I thrived.
As a CEO, you want to grow your business, but like everything else, the seed starts from growing your own capacity first. The best place to plant that seed and nurture its growth is with a trusted and experienced coach.
Prior to becoming a leadership coach in 2015, as a CEO I guided an organization to become the preferred provider of behavioral health services in California for Kaiser Permanente.
Before then, a company was in severe financial and operational turmoil, on the brink of bankruptcy. I led a comprehensive reorganization as its new CEO that resulted in a streamlined operational structure and financial health. To this day the company is still thriving after a merger.
Teaching and helping people to learn and grow is at the core of who I am and what I do. It gives me never ending joy. Prior to being a CEO, I was an educator for 10 years. I inspire leaders to trust their own intuitive intelligence to expand awareness about themselves and the world. The joy of teaching is my source of inspiration and fulfillment.
Since childhood, I have always loved looking through a kaleidoscope: when turned, a whole different field of vision appears. What fascinates me is the movement from a previously hidden possibility to a new reality. From a teaching career to an accomplished CEO, and now as a leadership coach, I spark transformative breakthroughs for business leaders.
We all have internal barriers blocking the path to where we want to be. Similar to a computer’s operating system, the beliefs we each have about ourselves and the world need to be updated and upgraded constantly. By understanding, reframing, and restating these beliefs, we each can achieve new levels of growth.
My life journey is marked by overcoming my own self-doubt, fear, and limiting beliefs, with expert guidance. Anyone can overcome theirs with the right kind of support.
This is just like turning the kaleidoscope and opening ourselves to a new vision with more options to overcome self-limiting beliefs and the status quo.
As a Vistage Chair since 2016, I know how to develop helpful and caring peer groups that yield positive results among the group’s members and their companies.
The group and its members learn to generate growth with collective wisdom and diverse experiences.
I am also part of a larger professional community where I make and receive referrals to and from CPAs, attorneys, other coaches, commercial insurance broker, benefits, HR, marketing, IT professionals, etc., whom I also recommend to my clients.