Together, We Can Drive Diversity in Leadership
Drawing from my extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience on five continents, I have developed a top Transformational Leadership Practice for Business Women (and Men), 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 an International Inspirational Speaker and Author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine – Speak Powerfully in Any Situation, as seen on The Huffington Post, and of the white paper Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Thrive with Maximum Leadership Support. I also contributed a chapter to the book MENTORS Collective Lessons for Success.
With my signature system, Powerful Leadership Transformation (PLT)™, I focus on driving fast results for my coaching clients by emphasizing an Empowering Mindset, Distinctive Uniqueness, and a compelling, confident Body-Conscious Presence, enabling them to accelerate their career or business.
As a multicultural Transformational Leadership Coach & Consultant for Inclusive Diversity, I help companies leverage their diverse talent and transform their Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
I consider myself a Globalist, 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 Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Skills Practitioner (C-IQ® by Judith Glaser/CreatingWE Institute for team leaders at all levels to navigate successfully through conversation), a Certified Leadership Ambassador at Take The Lead Women, a Member of the Circle of Wise Women at Female Wave of Change, a Speaker at Network of Executive Women (NEW), an Expert Contributor at SheSource Women’s Media Center, and a Senior Faculty at the Communication Skills Education Center (CSEC). From May 2016 to May 2019, I was a member of the Financial Women's Association's Leadership Team and served as Co-Chair of its Executive Leaders Committee and Distinguished Speakers Committee. In 2017 and 2018, I coached at the Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference and in 2019, I’m supporting the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative. I am the Secretary General of Board of Directors & Executive Global Mentor at UAMDC (UAE-Africa Mentoring Development Consortium), a Global Collaborator at WAVPH (West Africa Volunteer Project of Humanity as part of theiaheg.com) and a Global Advisor at James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. I am also a Speaker at NEW Network of Executive Women, the Speakers Coalition and a 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, OnCue). In 2018, I co-hosted and was a keynote speaker at the Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Africa Conference as well as the Get Inspired by Regina women’s event in Cameroon, and I am collaborating with several other Africa- and U.S.-based projects that support women and start-ups. As a Mentor at Galvanize Inc (urban campus and workspace for tech start-ups), I support women in Tech. In March 2019, I received the Humanitarian Award by Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA) and was featured on Women2Watch.
Through my consulting services, coaching programs, workshops, roundtables, keynotes and interactive sessions for events, I work with companies to leverage their diverse talent and create more inclusive cultures. My clients include organizations in Financial Services, Management Consulting, Law, Interior Design, Media and more.
Publications: I am the Author of the book Speak up, Stand out and Shine and the Diversity & Inclusion white paper Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Thrive with Maximum Leadership Support. I also contributed a chapter to the book Mentors - Collective Lessons for Success. In September 2017, I was featured on Forbes and I have published numerous articles myself, inc. for Take The Lead Women Blog, Diversity Woman Magazine, Inspire Magazine, and Evolve Magazine (see list of links below).
Transformational Leadership Coach & Consultant
International Inspirational 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:
Blog post for Network of Executive Women (NEW) on March 25: 3 Guidelines for Kicking off or Evaluating Your Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
Featured on Women2Watch
Article on MindMoneyMedia based on my interview with Stacey Tisdale: Getting Middle Managers to Embrace D&I Strategies
My FWA Member of the Month feature on the FWA website
Feature for the FWA’s Walk It, Run It, Sprint It, Dance It Half-Marathon event.
Sharing an article with my thoughts on Diversity & Inclusion by Robin Madell, published on FlexJobs on 2/26/19: What Really Drives Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives? Leadership Support
Bob Lipp’s press release about our D&I white paper Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Thrive with Maximum Leadership Support
Blog post for Network of Executive Women (NEW): January 2019: Is Your Brain in the Right Place?
Interview featured in Inspire Magazine, October 2018 issue, Cameroon
Diversity Woman Magazine (page 13): Be Your Best Self: Cash out on your Distinctive Uniqueness
Evolve Magazine: What's Right with You?
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
LISTEN TO MY MOST RECENT PODCAST, Radio, VIDEO AND TV interviews
Talking Leadership with Biana Kovic on her Armed Radio show on January 7, 2019
Interviews with Carol Kelly on her Making It Happen radio show. Click on "Read more" and scroll to episodes 17 and 18: Stiletto POWER: Critical Success Strategies for Women – Part 1 & 2
Interview with Melinda Wittstock on her WINGS podcast
Interview with Galit Ventura-Rozen on her show Women Empowering Women
Interview with Clarissa Burt on her In the Limelight show on VoiceAmerica
Interview with Kim O'Neill on her Every Day Is a New Day podcast