Devi Cavitt Razo Founding Partner, Leadership Coach San Francisco Bay Area
Devi has been facilitating transformational leadership and human development programs in the US, Europe and Asia for more than two decades. She understands leadership from all sides, having served in an executive capacity as well as facilitating organizational change and leadership development as a consultant and executive coach. Her coaching is ontologically oriented, going beyond strategy and guiding people to deep change at the being level.
In her 17 years at the world-renowned Hoffman Institute and as the former Director of the Hoffman Process, she has taught leadership and led transformational personal development to hundreds of executives and leaders from around the world. She has also headed the personal development program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She holds advanced degrees in psychology and organizational systems, along with a background in theater, family constellation work, meditation and restorative conflict resolution. She has a passion for working with groups and people systems, bringing mindfulness, presence and authenticity to our work lives and organizations. Her programs are dynamic and experiential. Devi understands what it means to be a leader, a professional, a partner, a parent and an evolving human making a powerful difference in the world.
Areas of Expertise:
Leadership training and development
Organizational development, culture change
Program development and facilitation
High-trust teams, communication
NLP and experiential therapies
Personal development and transformative processes
International experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and North America
Deepika Sheleff Founding Partner, Leadership Coach San Francisco Bay Area & Hamburg, Germany
In 15 years as an international trainer and leadership coach, Deepika has guided hundreds of people to find greater wholeness and power, and to transform the way they lead, create and live their lives.
At Aurum, she brings together her years as marketing and business consultant with her expertise as a leadership and personal development coach, to guide others to greater success in their work lives.
She has led workshops, trainings and seminars all over the world, working with people across language, culture and background. She has created programs for organizations around the world to teach leaders to bring their whole selves to their work - heart and mind.
Deepika has a gift for seeing people in their wholeness and nurturing their true brilliance. She has the depth of life experience and creative skills to call forth the full range of who you really are, and help you create a life that is in true alignment with that.
Areas of Expertise:
Authenticity and Leadership
Team building and communication skills
Body-based (somatic) transformation
Creative project management
Training - curriculum design and facilitation
International experience in Europe, Israel, US and India
Dominique Lando Leadership Trainer and Coach San Francisco Bay Area
Dominique has been facilitating, developing and training leaders, coaches and therapists individually and in groups for over 15 years. She has been a licensed psychotherapist as well as co-founder and Executive Director of Anam Cara, a well established therapy center in Berkeley, CA. She is passionate about working with systems, and has worked with start-ups, foundations, co-housing communities, organizations and collectives.
She trains leaders in a mindfulness-based somatic psychology modality called Hakomi, which is known to be extremely effective with individuals and groups. In addition to her training work at the Hakomi Institute, she is also a professor in several graduate schools in the Bay Area.
She integrates years of organizational experience with her expertise in somatic psychology, coaching tools and community development to be an ally to innovative leaders and teams in moving forward with their vision and running their teams skillfully.
Having grown up in France in a multicultural family, she has an affinity for different global cultures, which feeds her commitment to having conversations with diverse perspectives for a common mission.
Areas of expertise:
Team synergy & development
Multiple Stakeholder Management
Designing and delivering custom trainings
Navigating difficult conversations
International experience in Europe, South America, US and Asia
Embodiment practices for transformation, integration, and comfort with uncertainty
Satya Vaidyanathan Leadership and Executive Coach San Francisco Bay Area
Satya is passionate about combining his extensive background in leadership, coaching, team building, change management, long distance running, yoga and music to partner with people in adopting and embracing positive and durable change in their lives.
He works with executives, emerging leaders, managers, people in transition, endurance athletes and individuals who have trouble embracing change or bringing out the best in themselves. He engages with clients through an ongoing partnership to produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients reach deeper self-awareness leading to greater leadership effectiveness and outcomes.
He is an ICF trained Leadership Coach, a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and a trained Yoga teacher. He has also a decade long experience of training new runners to become marathoners and endurance athletes.
Susan Jentzsch Leadership and Executive Coach San Diego, California
With a 20-year career in high tech, Susan is a proven strategist, project manager and trainer. She successfully managed multiple, complex projects simultaneously, and is recognized for her commitment to her clients, her thoughtful follow through, and strategic approach to resolving issues.
Susan was requested to speak at many QWISE, Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering, events during her time at Qualcomm, Inc. Her insight into the company culture provided a valuable lens for mentoring and coaching women engineers. Susan’s coaching provided contributions in advocacy, personal accountability, self-management, collaboration with teammates, and boundaries.
Susan has facilitated many workshops especially designed for women and girls. These workshops leave women more powerfully present, able to live, love and work in a climate of ease and grace, and help women and girls fall deeply in love with and connected to their bodies. Susan is co-author of the Teen Leadership Forum which focuses on developing leadership skills, self-worth and self-advocacy for teens and young adults.
She also trains educators, staff and school administrators in brain-based teaching and understanding the need for and benefits of this type of learning.
Areas of Expertise: Personal Development
Teen Leadership and Development
Training – Curriculum design and facilitation
Body Image Coaching
Social Emotional Learning
Enhanced Educational Experiences though Neuroscience
Carmen Acton Leadership and Executive Coach San Francisco Bay Area
Carmen has deep knowledge of business, leadership and career development, having been the manager of leadership and employee development at a fortune 200 company. She has overseen supervisor and manager training programs and facilitated significant culture change for a company-wide transformation. She currently teaches OD at Sonoma State University
She has a clear, incisive coaching style that enables her clients to unlock their potential and achieve their desired outcomes quickly and with ease.
Carmen holds advanced degrees in organizational development, psychology and human resources, and understands what it means to be a leader at any level - a professional, an entrepreneur, a partner and a fully-engaged human being.
Roxanna Draddy Leadership and Executive Coach San Francisco Bay Area
Roxanna is a creative, experienced Integral Executive Coach and facilitator. She is skilled and intuitive and most passionate about empowering her clients to make a difference in the world. Roxanna focuses on identifying her clients’ areas for development and then designs Integral Coaching Programs to cultivate new skills that create sustainable results and transformation. Roxanna supports each person to engage their lives with their whole self.
Roxanna also facilitates group programs that help organizations develop a collective, clear purpose. Using her training in advanced communication methods she supports teams to improve communication, trust and collaboration skills to achieve desired outcomes.
In addition, Roxanna also has years of experience in business as a logistics specialist and project-based communication consulting in Europe. Having lived on three continents she understands the various cross-cultural challenges and opportunities that arise in the course of a career.
Roxanna’s approach is to inspire and challenge leaders towards authenticity and live in alignment with their purpose, vision and values. She brings experience, education, a love of people and natural talent to her vocation as a Leadership and Life Coach.
Areas of Expertise:
Cultivating authentic and powerful leadership presence
Steve Granville Leadership and Executive Coach San Francisco Bay Area
Steve Granville is a Leadership Coach and entrepreneur. After co-founding, building and selling two successful consumer-facing brands, he now focuses his efforts on supporting people in emotionally charged environments in becoming more skillful at relating to and leading others.
His tools and practices have found the best traction in environments with high emotional stakes. The most stressful workplaces carry the highest emotional charges, and when emotional charge is high the consequences of failing to address it are the most acute. The ability to be grounded and consciously responsive ultimately results in stronger connections, rapid conflict resolution, greater efficiency and better outcomes.
He has enjoyed great success in the business world, especially in the areas of sales, branding and marketing, and has developed multiple businesses, ranging from solar development, digital design, and entertainment to ecurrency spaces.
Steve has a Masters degree in International Management. In addition to his executive coaching practice, Steve is also a faculty member of the Hoffman Institute.
Areas of Expertise:
Neuro-Science based leadership
Psychological safety and organizational dynamics
Somatics (Body-based) learning
Team culture recovery and optimization
Performance in medical and other high-stress environments
Akiko Mega Leadership and Executive Coach Tokyo, Japan
Akiko is a passionate coach with a special focus on the intersection where people, culture, narrative, product, behavior and leadership meet. Starting her career between Tokyo, New York and Paris, she served as an art director for a renowned Japanese design company. Her fluidity to travel between design and business eventually brought her the opportunity to serve as Country manager of a French luxury brand, where she also oversaw the design and delivery of the brand’s global customer experience. Her ability to both advise and midwife her clients’ dormant vision has been sought by independents and Fortune 500 companies alike.
With experience as a leader, a dedicated solo parent, and a woman in Japan, Akiko understands the complexity of leadership and leadership style in cultures and environments that differ from our cultures of origins. In her coaching practice, Akiko enables her clients to access their innate wisdom, and invite their whole selves as allies and a vast resource in building a life, a business, or the communities that they desire- whether it’s to lead in life, in the workplace, or in our communities,
Akiko holds sessions in English and Japanese, and is fluent in French.
Areas of Expertise: • Leadership and culture • Design x business • Feminine leadership • Expatriation • Third Culture Kids and families • Divorce as transformation • Personal development • Mindfulness
Personal Interests: • Holistic wellness • Mentorship for women • Conscious relationships • Walking and dance weditation • Writing
Sue Tsigaros Leadership and Executive Coach Sydney, Australia
Sue has been consulting and coaching business owners and executives for more than 15 years. Her work in Organizational Development is guided by research into the cultural drivers of organizational engagement and performance, as well as the Psychology of leadership and team development. She holds a Masters Degree in Applied Science (Coaching Psychology) and accreditations in the Hogan Personality Inventories, Employee Opinion Surveys, 360 degree feedback and several specialized coaching modalities.
With more than 30 years’ experience and practice Sue is able to help leaders see deeply into the internal and relational systems that make up their leadership and their organization. She holds a safe and powerful space for clients to confront the truth of what they are creating, re-align with the core intent of their mission, make decisions with clarity and confidence and take necessary action, with authenticity and compassion.
Sue works skillfully to facilitate the integration of both the masculine and feminine aspects of being within each person. Her coaching style has been described as ‘rigor with love’, which she brings to her individual clients and her workshops for women leaders. Her mission is to help more women to find and claim their authentic place amongst the highest levels of decision making globally, allowing the voice of feminine wisdom to help create a context where everyone thrives.
Areas of Expertise:
Facilitation for Team Performance
Customized Learning and Development Programs
Career Transition Programs
Deep exploration of personal development processes
Elena Nagorskaya Leadership and Executive Coach Novosibirsk, Russia
Elena specializes in supporting professionals undergoing transitions. This includes navigating the challenge of relocating from one country to another, adapting to new cultures, changing careers, managing stress and balancing life and work. Elena’s diverse professional and educational experiences have provided her a distinctive set of tools for nurturing success across cultures and careers.
Elena spent more than a decade in business management, she analyzed market conditions throughout Europe, managed business relationships with vendors, interpreted at meetings and organized and monitored marketing efforts for such companies as STIHL/VIKING and Mattel. Drawing on these experiences as well as degrees in Psychology and Linguistics, Elena now coaches clients from around the world in Russian as well as English.
She's known for her expertise in personal development that incorporates elements of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching, Elena’s background in psychology deepened her awareness of motives, behaviors and the forces that shape our values and beliefs.
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