Growing up during communism, I had a limited view of what I should do for a living - the only acceptable path was to get as much education as possible and pick a job that would make my parents proud.   Being fulfilled by my job was a totally foreign concept.  I started my professional journey as a Corporate lawyer. That was not only my job, it was my identity, my badge of success I held out to the world. After years of soul-searching, and hiding behind excuses in the safety of a career that was making me miserable, I chose to take a risk and pursue a life I loved. I quit my job in a top NYC law firm and embarked on a trip around the world. Solo. Having no idea what I would do upon return. I have since found my purpose as a leadership coach, helping my clients find solutions and build skills to become the best leaders they can be.

I am passionate about creating positive and lasting change for startup leaders. I’m here to support your overall business and leadership vision so that you don’t play small, so you get the breakthrough needed to get to the next stage in your career, and reach your highest potential as a leader.

Professional Bio:
I started my career as a Corporate attorney and subsequently transitioned into HR leadership with 18+ years of experience working for large international organizations, including Google, Clifford Chance and others.  Having lived in 5 countries and 3 continents, I bring a uniquely diverse, honest and empathetic approach to coaching.

I have a JD from Northwestern University and an Executive MBA in Organizational Development from Oxford University.  I also hold advanced coaching certifications through WBECS and the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology.  

Let’s Get Personal!

  • Have passport will travel! I have lived, worked and traveled all over the world. Let the adventures unfold…
     

  • My two greatest passions are dance (salsa and Brazilian samba) and chocolate in any way, shape or form.
     

  • I push myself out of my comfort zone daily and connect deeply with the transformative aspect of change.
     

  • I meditate and believe in the energizing and restorative power of being in nature daily.
     

  • I believe humor is the universal language that connects people across all cultures.
     

  •  You may see me riding my bike across Austin… look for me on the road!
     

  • I love dogs and elephants, I find their energy calming and healing.
     

  • I am fascinated by people - we all have a unique story, and I cannot wait to hear yours!