Shenandoah is passionate about each human’s potential to grow and transform and is on a mission to alleviate suffering and expand imagination in hypergrowth corporate environments. Her coaching style is based in neuroscience, mindfulness, results-oriented communication, and mind-body focused practices and research. She has been a trusted advisor, coach, and development partner to senior executives and their teams and has coached professionals at all levels in their career in a myriad of organization types including technology, finance, entertainment, non-profit, and telecom companies. Shenandoah has over 20 years of experience developing, managing, and leading teams focused on corporate and executive education topics like leadership, innovation, resilience, communication, and change readiness at companies like Uber, UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education, and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education. Her passion for promoting creativity and mindfulness in the workplace led her to found emotional intelligence and mindfulness practice programs at several tech companies where she also partnered with tech leaders and engineers to develop training resources focused on improving team dynamics, people skills, and career wellness. She believes effective leaders attend to the broader social conditions of those they are leading by increasing their capacity to engage across differences, listen to diverse points of view, and be committed to amplifying the dignity, equity, and belonging of those they lead.
In her coaching practice, Shenandoah creates a safe and supportive environment for her clients to discover, be challenged, and grow. She partners with clients to help them deepen into their aliveness in order to navigate the transition between who they presently are and what they are longing to do or become. By stepping into more aliveness, Shenandoah believes we can better unearth who and what matters most to us and make sustainable change in our actions, practices and viewpoints. Shenandoah is certified as a somatic (mind-body) leadership coach from the Strozzi Institute with an emphasis on trauma-informed approaches to mindfulness, behavior change, and navigating change. When she’s not coaching and teaching, you can find Shenandoah making art, seeking advice from nature, and falling down pop culture rabbit holes.