“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Meet some of my clients!

I have worked with executives, middle managers, emerging leaders, and individuals just like you!  Here’s what they say…

"I can say with certainty that our weekly check-in’s helped me to grow as a leader. After each discussion, I walked away with actionable steps to solve a problem, gain new perspective, and advance myself. I always appreciated your ability to quickly identify the challenge I was facing—all while offering an empathetic ear—and to offer reasonable solutions. In some cases, you would even guide me into identifying solutions myself…an approach I have replicated with my own team to help them grow."

"As a woman in her late-thirties, who is eager to continue growing as a professional, I have always appreciated receiving this guidance from a fellow smart, strong, and accomplished woman. In my experience, it is important to surround yourself with mentors you respect and admire. I am very grateful that I can count you among those who have helped me along the way."

- Julienne Hadley, Associate Director, Digital Strategy

2018-10-12T11:40:37-04:00

- Julienne Hadley, Associate Director, Digital Strategy

"I can say with certainty that our weekly check-in’s helped me to grow as a leader. After each discussion, I walked away with actionable steps to solve a problem, gain new perspective, and advance myself. I always appreciated your ability to quickly identify the challenge I was facing—all while offering an empathetic ear—and to offer reasonable solutions. In some cases, you would even guide me into identifying solutions myself…an approach I have replicated with my own team to help them grow." "As a woman in her late-thirties, who is eager to continue growing as a professional, I have always appreciated receiving this guidance from a fellow smart, strong, and accomplished woman. In my experience, it is important to surround yourself with mentors you respect and admire. I am very grateful that I can count you among those who have helped me along the way."

“Elena is a consummate professional in whatever endeavor she undertakes. Most recently, I have had the opportunity to witness Elena’s inspiring skills as a coach to two of my direct reports, both of whom are Directors of large and complex organizations here at Yale. The impact that Elena had on each of these individuals was life- and career-changing and the effects of her work with them were almost immediate and are ongoing. I observed this both in the way they began to conduct themselves with their staff and by the way in which they interacted with me. I was astounded at the transformation in each of them because both individuals—smart, ambitious, responsible professionals—had significant managerial challenges that were limiting their own success, holding back the careers and work of their staff, and impeding the impact of their unit within the University. Elena’s coaching talents were deeply empowering for all concerned.”

“The transformations that I witnessed attest to Elena’s exceptional emotional intelligence combined with extensive experience and expertise deployed to achieve honest human connection and inspiration. She demanded hard work of each of those with whom she worked, but she conveyed a non-judgmental, supportive, encouraging, and patient affect that was deeply imbued with honesty and humanity.“

- Emily Bakemeier, Deputy Provost

2018-10-12T11:42:12-04:00

- Emily Bakemeier, Deputy Provost

“Elena is a consummate professional in whatever endeavor she undertakes. Most recently, I have had the opportunity to witness Elena’s inspiring skills as a coach to two of my direct reports, both of whom are Directors of large and complex organizations here at Yale. The impact that Elena had on each of these individuals was life- and career-changing and the effects of her work with them were almost immediate and are ongoing. I observed this both in the way they began to conduct themselves with their staff and by the way in which they interacted with me. I was astounded at the transformation in each of them because both individuals—smart, ambitious, responsible professionals—had significant managerial challenges that were limiting their own success, holding back the careers and work of their staff, and impeding the impact of their unit within the University. Elena’s coaching talents were deeply empowering for all concerned.” “The transformations that I witnessed attest to Elena’s exceptional emotional intelligence combined with extensive experience and expertise deployed to achieve honest human connection and inspiration. She demanded hard work of each of those with whom she worked, but she conveyed a non-judgmental, supportive, encouraging, and patient affect that was deeply imbued with honesty and humanity.“

“Elena’s coaching prompted me to move from angst to action. I was struggling with how to direct the next decade of my career. She asked tough questions, which helped me frame three directions to pursue. She held me to a schedule, which required me to invest the time to put shape around my thinking and to take action. Thanks to the work we did together, I have been given a promotion and expanded responsibilities in my role.”

- Associate Vice President

2018-10-12T11:42:59-04:00

- Associate Vice President

“Elena’s coaching prompted me to move from angst to action. I was struggling with how to direct the next decade of my career. She asked tough questions, which helped me frame three directions to pursue. She held me to a schedule, which required me to invest the time to put shape around my thinking and to take action. Thanks to the work we did together, I have been given a promotion and expanded responsibilities in my role.”

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