MEET THE TEAM
Theresa Garcia, PCC, MSOD, SPHR
Executive NeuroLeadership Coach & Organization Design Specialist
My hope and commitment to support the success of women in leadership, entrepreneurs and next generation thinkers to improve how we work, how we lead accountable business practices, and ultimately improve our society, has guided my career in human resources leadership, employee and labor relations, and the design and development of services organizations. My curiosity about developing leaders and business compelled me to pursue graduate studies at Pepperdine University in adult development theory, applied cognitive neuroscience, and organization behavior. I continued to explore scientific research and and positive disruptions in leadership thinking in an attempt to understand leadership behavior under stress and whether, with commitment, choice, and support, leaders can overcome circumstance, reimagine their future and shift their behavior. This drive led me to study and certify in multiple culture, behavior and personality assessments including, the Birkman Method, DISC, Insights, Harrison, Hogan, and HCI. But, awareness through assessments was not enough. To best help my clients, I continued my own self-discovery including the study of Transformational Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University, completion of over 1000 hours of coaching with NextGen leaders around the globe, and completion of Professional Certified Coach credentialing through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
My partnership with F50 & F100 leaders expands multiple countries including Asia, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, and the UK, and across industries including global management consulting, global aerospace and defense, pulp and paper manufacturing, public and charter schools, and private business.
I often speak on the neuroscience of leadership, teams, and engagement on local radio, and at national and international innovation-focused business forums including, The Conference Board, the International Organization Development Association, the Innovation Research Institute sponsored by Cornell University, and the Technology of Participation. I am a contributing author of the international bestseller, A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger, and, How to Comply With Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, by Michael Ramos, articles in multiple business journals, alumni webinars for Georgetown University and the University of Arizona, and I have enjoyed being a guest speaker on KFNX Independent Talk Radio.
A simple pause to reflect and recharge in the middle of a hectic day can boost brain power so you’re more likely to retain new ideas and won’t feel overwhelmed when the inbox continues to overflow
- The Neuroscience of Effective Leadership, L. Dishman, Fast Company