Why work with me?
At EVA Strategies my team and I coach from experience.
Over 23 years’ international corporate experience across Europe, the Middle East, the USA and throughout Asia.
I have worked at early stage startups, publicly traded companies, for two space billionaires and with customers ranging from the United Nations, many nations’ militaries and civil governments, to large multinational conglomerates such as Mitsubishi Corporation.
I have convinced CEOs to hire me over dinner and been chosen as a SaaS rainmaker by other CEOs in turn. I’ve closed $250M+ contracts and worked with early-stage startup clients.
My prior appointments have included senior roles in Marketing, Product Management, Sales and Business Development. I put this experience to use when I work with my clients’ goals and aspirations. My clients can also expect me to utilize the design thinking, innovation, leadership and finance aspects of my Stanford business training as we work together.
Meaning and Engagement
I elevate my relationships with my clients from well to a state of very high performance.
There is a magical moment, a spark, that happens when a client moves from not being sure about how to solve their problem to elation at a solution well implemented. Being that fulcrum for my clients’ solution moment is my passion.
When I’m in a client facing role time disappears, I am completely absorbed in helping them, and everything moves in a state of Flow. I’ve been doing this in one form or another since I was 13 years old.
I have over 30 years’ experience coaching, mentoring and teaching in various settings, including as a professional action sports instructor, mentor leader, corporate executive, life coach, and a University lecturer. This is how I have the authority to call myself a Coach.
a well-rounded leader
While my education and professional achievements tell a story, they are not the whole story.
I am the woman who taught Latin American millionaires’ families to ski, mapped uncharted dive sites in the Straits of Hormuz, surfed virgin breaks off the coast of Africa and raced motorcycles against men at triple-digit miles per hour.
I have moved multiple times across the planet in pursuit of interesting work. I’ve deliberately taken the job I was least qualified for to ensure I learned more. And the job that scared me the most, for the same reason.
I am comfortable with risk and change, big and small. This doesn’t mean I will insist my clients do the same things; only that they trust I’m still alive after doing them and don’t regret a single one.
Substance and world view
I have spent the majority of my professional life being the only woman or the only Caucasian person in the room.
Often I was both of these at the same time, and often where English is not the primary language.
I have experienced discrimination and have taken Governments to court over discriminatory policies and won.
I have also spent a considerable portion of my working life looking at Earth from above, experiencing what the astronauts refer to as “The Overview Effect”: the feeling of a common humanity where the only line that matters is the thin blue line of the atmosphere.
I draw attention to these experiences because they have shaped me in ways that positively affect my working partnerships with my clients.
It's bigger than just us
At EVA Strategies we believe everyone has a talent, whether they’ve found it yet or not.
We believe kindness and curiosity lead to a well-lived life. We believe that we all desire, and need to, live a meaningful and engaging life.
We believe our oceans are the key to our planet’s survival and as such we must protect them.
We believe women are born leaders. We believe humanity will become a multi-planetary species within our lifetime, and for that to be successful we must improve our ability communicate and interact positively with each other. These are all drivers – causes, bigger than us – for the work we do.
Taking a stand and giving back
At EVA Strategies we stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, and welcome LGBTQIA, Black, Indigenous, People Of Color and gender non-binary folx to our programs. EVA Strategies has pledged to build as an Anti-Racist business.
We have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and hate speech and will immediately remove course access for any individual who violates this policy.
We understand that climate change is real and an existential threat to humanity within our lifetime. We support ocean conservation through Beneath The Waves and Sea Shepherd, and reforestation, carbon sequestration and elimination of generational poverty through Trees For The Future.