With her curious mind and transcendental nature, Amy feeds her soul by empowering others to accomplish goals they never thought possible. Over the past eight years, Amy has successfully coached hundreds of individuals, leaders, entrepreneurs and executives in start-ups, the tech sector, universities, and non-profits.
A mathematics major from UC Berkeley, Amy spent over a decade at Sun Microsystems in various roles ranging from engineering to program management. She then switched gears to obtain her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology. From there, she moved onto IDEO and immersed herself in world of design thinking as an Experience Lead, where she coached their community of designers on feedback, communication, and professional development. Now a full-time executive coach and consultant certified in Conversational Intelligence®, she also instructs at both Stanford Continuing Studies and UC Berkeley Extension. Amy brings a distinctive blend of analytical thinking, leadership and transformative influence to every collaboration she touches.
A native of California, Amy currently resides in Berkeley, California. She truly cherishes her family time and can often be found playing and goofing off with her two young children. When she isn't clearing her mind hiking or meditating, Amy loves to eat, drink and make merry —which makes her and her chef/restaurateur husband a match made in foodie heaven.
"Amy was super animated and brought a lot of energy through out the day. She talked the talk and walked the walk through out her demos which were great reminders for us. A GREAT example of how to be a clear, direct, and competent female speaker."
"Amy is magnetic. She has such an authentic presence and really knows how to do run affective trainings with heart, mind and soul."
Mansi Kakkar, Trainer for Social Innovation Programs, VoLunteers in Asia
"Embodied what she was teaching. Approachable. Good coaching of individuals in front of group. Good engagement with content and ability to take challenges/questions. I really appreciated her willingness to take a question in front of the group during break.”
Genevieve Sheehan, Product Manager, Dropbox
"Amy’s coaching and teaching abilities are outstanding. I’ve been to a lot of workshops and seminars and Amy is among the best I’ve seen. Her stage manner and presence puts audiences at ease and promotes interaction when required and engagement in subject matter. She has made multiple presentations to different work groups in our company and her reviews are always glowing. Amy is always professional, informed, empathetic when necessary and good in small or large group settings. She is an effective lateral thinker and participates meaningfully in creative or brainstorming sessions. She is great at follow up, finding ways for companies to keep conversations alive in order to effect lasting change.”