EXECUTIVE COACHING

Inspiring those with the call to lead

Do you feel that you are moving at such a fast pace that your relationships are transactional, trust has diminished in your relationships, and you and your team at work are feeling burned out or disconnected?
Would you like to work smarter, not harder so you lead from a place of grace and confidence?
Would you like to push re-set and live and lead from greater meaning and purpose?

If so, it is now more important than ever to make your personal well being and professional potential a priority. Work is endless, your life is not. Truly effective teams, and yes, even tight-knit families, place a high degree of importance on slowing down and creating space for presence, reflection, authenticity, and connection. The time is now to make a shift.

I am so glad you are here.  It takes courage to pause and say “No” to what isn’t working ,to look up and reach out for support so you can be the leader and person you were meant to be.

I started my business in 2010.  In the beginning, I did not have the tools nor had I developed a conscious inner game to be the leader I was meant to be.  For the first five years of my business, I was working 60 hour weeks  and I prioritized my clients and work over my personal relationships, rest, play, & sleep.  My inner task master and critic was in full drive.  I am passionate about my work, but I burned the candle too brightly into “burn out”.

I have had the great privilege to serve the executive team and senior stakeholders in HR to solve complex people problems for companies including: Capital One, Pixar, LinkedIn, Bank of Montreal, Advent Health, Asana, Stanford University, Clif Bar, Hopelab, UC Berkely, non profits, and many high growth start ups.  I have had the opportunity to serve hundreds of leaders with the science and application of conscious leadership skills so that we can sustain purpose, inclusion, trust, and innovation in the midst of complexity, volatility, and uncertainty.

Our inner game rules our outer game as I write in my book Shine- Ignite your inner game of conscious leadership.  It can feel daunting to lead from our heart if the challenges we face at work and in the world are more complex than the qualities and resources we have on the inside to meet them. If we can evolve and grow our inner game, and hence our leadership, to be as complex as the challenges we need to solve together, we can flourish.

Conscious and inclusive leadership comes from being connected to the deepest parts of ourselves.  A conscious and inclusive leader is one who takes time to cultivate stillness, self-awareness, gratitude, love, generosity, authenticity, well-being, and wisdom.  A leader who embodies these qualities on the inside, shines on the outside.

As an executive coach and trusted advisor, it is my honor to inspire and awaken conscious & inclusive leaders to be the kind of leaders our world needs now.

Scroll below to see examples of my work with clients and how we can partner together!

I am 100% committed to guiding and
challenging you in the most resourced and
compassionate way.

Over the past 14+ years, I have partnered and coached C Suite and senior leaders at many incredible companies and various industries.

As a coach, I work with leaders and teams in the areas of conscious leadership development, team leadership, influencing skills, effective and inclusive communication, executive presence, change management, career transitions, and clarifying your unique purpose for greater meaning and well being.

I observe my clients accomplishing profound change in our work together.

I am 100% committed to guiding and
supporting you in the most resourced and
loving way possible.

Over the past 14+ years, I have partnered and coached C Suite and senior leaders at many incredible companies and various industries.

As a coach, I work with leaders and teams in the areas of conscious leadership development, team leadership, influencing skills, effective and inclusive communication, executive presence, change management, career transitions, and clarifying your unique purpose for greater meaning and well being.

I observe my clients accomplishing profound change in our work together.

11 things that lead me to this work

  • I have spent almost 20 years of my life practicing and studying Buddhism. I am a graduate of the 4th offering of the Dedicated Practitioners Program by Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 
  • Since 2013, I have been a senior lecturer on 8 different leadership, well being, and management courses at Stanford University and UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
  • I love research. I have been a lead consultant on 5 different NIH approved studies researching the long term benefits of meditation as it relates to weight loss, disease prevention, emotional intelligence, stress resilience, and increasing telomeres with UCSF’s Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. 
  • I have created validated research measures to assess important leadership competencies and team health & trust dimensions.
  • I am deeply driven to support the next level of leadership and business to be a force for good in the world.  My new and acclaimed book- Shine-Ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work and the world will be a wonderful resource for you to become a conscious and inclusive leader.  Shine was voted as one of the top 10 business books to read by Mindful Magazine in 2022.
  • I have developed and scaled conscious leadership & well being programs for purpose driven companies including: LinkedIn, Clif Bar, Pixar, Capital One, and Bank of the West.
  • I work with my clients focusing on the whole person.  I blend my training in mental health counseling with over 3,000 supervised hours as a psychotherapist in CA, my deep meditation and dharma wisdom,   neuroscience research, embodiment, and organizational psychology into my coaching. I have successfully coached hundreds of leaders in how to access the greatest possibility for their leadership and lives.
  • I am certified in the Integrative Enneagram Assessment (IEQ-9).  I love using this tool with leaders and teams. It has the ability to uncover blindspots, show your core motivations, fears and essence while understanding the importance of personality and in the context of business, decision making, conflict, and relationship.
  • I am a certified Team Coach & ACC level coach with the International Coaching Federation.
  • I am a climate activist and I find joy and refuge in nature.  I feel deeply called to be a steward of the earth.  To fuel this calling, you can find me weekly hiking, walking barefoot, trail running, or meditating in beautiful places in nature.
  • I am deeply committed to being an ally and I love working with all types of people and invite my clients to lead from their whole self. All identities and parts are seen, heard, and welcome here.

1:1 EXECUTIVE COACHING

1:1 executive coaching. I partner with leaders and help them identify their biggest challenges and blindspots, while focusing on shifting mindset, leading from heart, and expanding their innate strengths and potential for their life and leadership.

SCALED LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR TEAMS

Learning and development requires self awareness, individual and group practice.  Our evidence based training and development supports greater trust, psychological safety, collaboration, belonging, insight, and innovation.

TEAM COACHING

Leaders share many of the same challenges, one person’s work is everyone’s work.  This group is a place for leaders to practice conscious leadership tools, identify goals, create agreements for trust, interpersonal risk taking, healthy conflict, and build belonging. a>

At your level of success, the next stage of development is to cultivate a strong inner game so that your outer game as a leader and in life has lasting positive impact.  Whether you are leading a major corporate initiative or deeply immersed in a humanitarian or mission driven project, your internal resources will make all the difference for how you show up.

I observe my clients accomplishing profound change in our work together.  A typical coaching engagement can be 6 months to a few years. My clients and I work as a team where we both invest equally to ensure success and growth. Most of my clients call me “a one stop soul coach“.

Examples of what we can collaborate on together:

  • Uplevel your leadership team
  • Strengthen prioritization and decision making
  • Cultivate healthy team dynamics
  • Increase your leadership skills to navigate complexity
  • Lead from empathy and heart
  • Inspire psychological safety and trust with your team and organization
  • Be the calm in the storm when the pressure is on
  • Model emotional intelligence and resilience
  • Communicate with radical candor and influence with confidence
  • Evolve culture by articulating vision/mission/values
  • Ignite your purpose and inspire business to be a force for good

 

My style is inquisitive, compassionate, direct, and fortifying. I will support you to shift your mindset, resource you with the tools you need now, reinforce your unique strengths and genuine brilliance, and encourage your greatest potential and purpose to the world.  You are ready.

Be the light,

Carley

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