Together, We Can Drive Diversity in Leadership
Drawing from my extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience on four continents, I have developed a top Transformational Leadership Practice for Business Women, where I provide Transformational Leadership Coaching & Consulting services with my passion for Inclusive Diversity, Co-Creation and Dance. This work has gained me a reputation as a "Power Shifter" and "Career Accelerator." I am also an International Speaker and Author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine – Speak Powerfully in Any Situation, as seen on The Huffington Post.
With my signature system, Powerful Leadership Transformation (PLT)™, I consult organizations who want to implement strategic diversity programs that create real results, and work with companies to transform top female performers into top leaders. These women can then make a bigger impact and generate more business for companies, clients, and themselves. With my guidance, organizations can unlock the strengths of the talent they already have and cut down on turnover costs. I focus on driving fast results for my coaching clients by emphasizing an empowering mindset and a compelling, confident presence, enabling them to accelerate their careers, while making an outstanding contribution to their organizations.
I speak five languages and have over 18 years of international experience in the corporate business world, including management positions at The Boston Consulting Group in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, where my primary focus was on HR; career & performance management; training & talent development; operations & budgeting; and office build-outs. At BCG, I also had a leading role in opening two new offices in Portugal and Brazil, as well as several international projects throughout Europe and Latin America. As an entrepreneur, I owned two businesses in Argentina and Brazil, and I translated 12 books on dance, culture, politics and science. My eclectic background allowed me to develop a special skill set that flows into my unique transformational approach.
I am a Certified Leadership Ambassador at Take The Lead Women and a C-IQ® Enhanced Skills Practitioner (Conversational Intelligence® by Judith Glaser/CreatingWE Institute) focusing on co-creation and coaching team leaders to navigate successfully through conversation. I serve as Co-Chair of the NYC Financial Women's Association's (FWA) Distinguished Speakers Committee. I am a leading member of Global Women Game Changers, and an Executive Global Mentor at UAMDC (UAE-Africa Mentoring Development Consortium). I am also a Premier member of Women Speakers Association (WSA). In 2017, I supported several initiatives and conferences in Ghana (SOS Jobs4Women Ghana; Africa Internship Academy) and South Africa (WOVSA – Women of Value South Africa), and served as Coach at the Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. I am co-hosting the Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Africa Conference in Cameroon and I am collaborating with several other Africa- and U.S.-based projects that support start-ups and women. I am a Mentor at Galvanize Inc (urban campus and workspace for tech start-ups).
In September 2017, I was featured on Forbes and I have published numerous articles herself, inc. for Take The Lead Women Blog, Diversity Woman Magazine and Evolve Magazine (see links below).
Transformational Leadership Coach & Consultant
International Speaker with a Passion for Dance
Author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine
Advocate for Inclusive Diversity and Co-Creation with Positive Bottom Line Results
READ Articles by/about me & my work:
Diversity Woman Magazine (page 13): Be Your Best Self: Cash out on your Distinctive Uniqueness
Lisa Jendza’s Glow Natural Natural Health Ezine: Are You Connected With Your Power?
Press release November 2017: Ed Bracey’s Making Major Moves in the Marketplace
SpeakerHub: Stand in Your Speaking Power
Evolve Magazine, pages 9-12: Corporate Leadership Patterns that Make the Difference: Secrets to Business Success
Co-Author of article 8 Tips to Perfect Your Business Pitch published by Pooja Krishna
Goldstreet Business, Ghana, July 2017: US human resource expert to begin training for one million Ghanaian women
Letlotlo/WOVSA Magazine, South Africa, August 2017, page 22
Huffington Post Blog Book Review Speak up, Stand out and Shine: Speak Powerfully in Any Situation
Marie Abanga’s blog Sep. 2017, Book Review Speak up, Stand out and Shine: Speak Powerfully in Any Situation
Take The Lead Women blog: UN, Take The Lead Focus on Pay Gap, Gender Equity Strategies Globally
Take The Lead Women blog: Why Take The Lead Training Works Recruiting, Retaining Women Leaders
Take The Lead Women blog: The World Needs Your Power and Your Smile
Take The Lead Women blog: Use Power Tools to Drive Profits with More Women Leadership on Your Board