Who We Are
Charlene supports her executive clients as they navigate strategic, organizational and interpersonal challenges and turn setbacks into learning opportunities. She is particularly adept at helping senior leaders gain awareness around the blind spots that are holding them back from advancing to the next level.
Charlene is an Executive Coach, Curriculum Designer and Facilitator with 20 years of experience in leadership development. Her clients have included executives from Capital One, M&T Bank, NAVAIR, NASA, and Heron Foundation. Charlene has a Masters of Arts in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of the Pacific. She has trained Ontological Design, Positive Neuroplasticity, Somatic Leadership and Ego Coaching. She is an ICF certified coach.
In addition, Charlene is a 360° Feedback Specialist and has conducted over 2,500 interviews across a wide range of industries for VP and C-level employees of public and private companies; Executive Directors and senior leadership of nonprofits; high-ranking (SES-level) civil servants; and many others. She has coached those same leaders in teams and as individuals.
“I believe deeply in the power of coaching and the change it can bring. I believe that there is deeper, wiser part of ourselves waiting to emerge and all we need is the courage to heed the call. Coaching gives us to space to hear the call and the skills to know what to do next.”
Sarah has been supporting organizations with talent and change management since 2005. She’s worked with burgeoning nonprofits focused on systemic change to tech startups in Silicon Valley. And she is most familiar with the Social Enterprise sector-- nonprofits or for-profits that benefit the common good.
Sarah is a Change Management Professional, Recruiter, and Behavioral Mapper. She has a Masters of Arts in Organization Development, is a certified Career Coach from the Baraka Institute and has her certification in Change Management from Prosci with 3000+ hours of Change Management experience. She routinely stays abreast of best practices in order to follow her credo of ‘listen, learn and adapt.’ And her experience of working in countries around the world has contributed to her motto ‘diversity increases fitness of any system’.
Her commonly used tools to spur organizational learning and growth include the business canvas, org assessments and interest-based problem-solving. Typical deliverables include change management plans, 360 feedback synthesis, feasibility studies, and operating guidelines.
Based in Marin, California
Resilient Leadership’s mission is to support leaders, teams and organizations to embody the skills necessary to consistently reach higher goals, quickly recover from setbacks and face new challenges with wisdom and perseverance.