A life-long explorer of human potential, Dana is on a mission to help leaders and their teams create greater impact. Dana specializes in executive coaching, training and facilitating and works with senior leaders and their teams to help them improve performance and generate greater business results. She has spent 25 years as a trusted advisor helping her clients identify and implement strategic solutions to their leadership development, human capital and communication needs.
In every coaching assignment, Dana focuses not only on the individual, but also on the system within which her clients operate to help create sustainable change. Her ability to spot adaptive leadership challenges enables her to help her clients create transformative solutions that translate into business success.
Dana has worked with hundreds of clients across industry sectors in myriad talent management disciplines, including leadership development, team coaching, relationship coaching, women’s advancement, change management, onboarding, executive assessment, career strategy, career transition, 360 feedback and communication.
Dana has had extensive instruction across domains relevant to high-performance leadership and team effectiveness at leading institutions such as Harvard Kennedy School, Columbia Business School, Ackerman Institute for the Family, Arbinger Institute, and Team Coaching International, among many others. She is trained in Leadership Circle™, Hogan Inventories™, PRINT Survey™, Golden Personality Type Profiler™, and Immunity to Change™. Dana is also trained in improvisational acting, image consulting and storytelling.
Representative assignments include C-Suite executives from Publicis Group, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, NewsCorp, Time Warner, American Express, Shiseido, Deutsche Bank and Frito-Lay as well as senior partners and attorneys from Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis. Additional clients served include Association of Corporate Counsel, AIG, Bain & Co., BlackRock, PepsiCo, Pfizer, IBM, WebMD, NBA, charity: water, Junior League and others.
Dana has also delivered career strategy programs for The S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School. Dana served as an adjunct executive coach for the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and participated on the Corporate Board of ALPFA, a leadership development organization for Latino professionals.
An entrepreneur at heart, Dana has helped launch a number of companies, including Kayak.com as well as talent development firms Defineum and The Imprint Group. Dana was the Head of Communications for the Trickle Up Program, a microfinance organization. Prior to that, Dana held senior roles at leading PR agencies, including Robinson Lerer & Montgomery in New York and the Gable Group, Golin/Harris and Rogers & Cowan in Los Angeles.
Dana has also trained as a certified Image Consultant, co-created and co-produced an animated TV pilot for Nickelodeon, and traveled to more than 41 countries (and counting). In her past, Dana built a successful jewelry company selling her creations in Bloomingdales and other fine stores across the country. She is a grateful to be a loving mom and wife.