Embodied Leadership Coaching

One-on-one coaching by an experienced Somatic Coach practitioner

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Strozzi Institute offers individuals the unique opportunity to be coached one-on-one by an experienced coach practitioner. This deep, hands-on work extends beyond the theoretical aspects of traditional coaching, routinely delivering significant breakthroughs for our clients.

Coaches are invaluable to all types of performance disciplines because they are able to observe the performer and offer distinctions that the performer cannot see themselves. It is sometimes difficult for individuals to see their own performance, particularly those actions that are habitual.

Traditional Coaching vs. Embodied Leadership Coaching

Coaches are an invaluable ally. How often do we want to reflect on, change, or improve some aspect of our life or performance, yet are not able to accomplish it on our own? Usually if you have been trying to make a change, and have not accomplished it within six months, it is a good time to get some skillful help.

Somatic Coaches are able to support you in crafting a compelling declaration and work with the historical patterns that are in the way of your desired changes. Because Somatic Coaches are skilled at designing new practices, they’ll help you design actions, conversations, and daily practices that are aligned with what you care about.

SI moves beyond verbal coaching (which is what most people think of when they hear “coaching”) to integrate the mind, mood, relationships, and body. Why? Our unique embodied leadership methodology produces fundamental and sustainable change in people. SI Somatic Coaches know they have succeeded in sustainable change when you as the client can stay connected to what matters most to you, even in challenging situations, and act, connect, and choose from there (instead of react). Somatic Coaching is both depthful and pragmatic.

Who Benefits from Embodied Leadership Coaching?

Strozzi Institute offers embodied leadership coaching to individuals from all walks of life and business. We often hear the assumption that coaching is for C-level executives only. However, we find that coaching is relevant for leaders at all levels of an organization, or anyone wanting to accomplish something new in leadership or life. It is an effective partnership to assist leaders in dealing with new challenges and defining personal and business success. Our clients learn to translate challenges into effective leadership opportunities, which transitions into a new path of purpose.


The beauty of a coaching relationship is that you have someone committed to what you are committed to. Though the potential list of skills developed through coaching is extensive, most clients learn to:

  • Develop a clear vision and set of conditions of satisfaction.
  • Communicate and partner effectively.
  • Purposefully engage change and transitions.
  • Manage challenging relationships and resolve conflicts.
  • Incorporate strategic and innovative thinking into everyday decisions.
  • Produce an authentic leadership presence that builds trust and commitment.
  • Coach direct reports to problem-solve and lead effectively.

Coaching Options

There are several customized options for coaching.

Per Session Coaching

Contract with SI for individual hourly sessions.

You can contract with Strozzi Institute for individual hourly sessions, and customize based on your needs. These sessions can be with a Strozzi Institute faculty or an SI Associate.

Six-Session Coaching Package

Commit to seeing change with a six-session package.

Many individuals purchase our Coaching Package with an SI faculty member or an SI Associate. This six-session package is ideal for a deep dive into embodied leadership coaching; and perfect for those who are committed to a substantial shift in their lives or work.

This option is only available for alumni of Strozzi Institute programs.

Transformative Coaching Partnership

Invest in a long-term change for your life or business.

Our Transformative Coaching Partnership includes both in-person and video-call sessions.  We begin with a ½-to-full day, in-person coaching session followed by weekly visits or video calls. The in-person intensives continue every 6-8 weeks or at intervals that support the transformation of the client. The length of this engagement is based upon the outcomes that you set with your coach in your initial in-depth meeting. We work very closely with the client during this time period to ensure success.

Executive Leaders

Coaching specific to executive leadership mastery.

Individuals in the highest levels of leadership are often dealing with complex business and personal issues that require a different degree of coaching. Strozzi Institute’s Senior Teachers and Associates offer this level of coaching. These Somatic Coaches have 20+ years experience and have worked with individuals at the highest levels in business, government, start-ups, and social enterprises. This coaching mastery will produce enormous benefits and sustainable results in many areas of life.


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  • Alejandra Silberman

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Alejandra Silberman

    Location: Chile

    Domains: Leadership, Personal, Corporate/Business

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: alejandra@alejandrasilberman.com

    Phone: +56 9 93206185

    Website: www.alejandrasilberman.com

    Alejandra Silberman (Santiago, Chile) is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organizations in tapping into their own inner wisdom, compassion, purpose, and power for skillful action. She has over 15 years’ experience working with a broad range of leaders and organizations– from grassroots movements to large corporations– as a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. Alejandra has specialized in leadership coaching and development, strategy consulting, and coach training, bringing her diverse background, analytical skills, grounded presence, humor and passion for life to her interactions with clients. Over her career, her primary focus has been integrating the wisdom and generative energy of nature, community and the human body, making these insights and rhythms available to her clients through somatic coaching and embodied, transformational learning experiences.

    Alejandra holds a BA from Bard College and a MSc in Education from Lesley College. She is a certified ontological coach through Newfield Network, certified Somatic Coach through Strozzi Institute, and PCC by the ICF. She is also a Strozzi Institute Teacher in training. She is fully bilingual and works and coaches in Spanish and English.




  • Amy BeberVanzo

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Amy BeberVanzo

    Location: CA

    Domains: Personal, Corporate/Business, Leadership, Executive

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: amy.bebervanzo@gmail.com

    Phone: 707.495.0352

    Website: overcrestcoaching.com

    Amy BeberVanzo (Petaluma/SF Bay Area, CA) believes sustainable growth and change begin with new practices. She blends her study of Aikido with the focus of championship racing to help clients clarify and achieve purposeful goals in their professional and personal lives. Amy’s work is based on her commitment to self­-awareness, accountability and compassion. Training in the Feldenkrais™ Method further informs her work.

    Whether coaching students on the cusp of change, business leaders & teams, or aging adults preserving their independence, she uses proven coaching techniques, simple physical practices and body­-awareness exercises to develop client resilience in times of transition. Her clients achieve clarity in setting priorities and direction.

    Mentor Coaching is available for Somatics and for ICF.

    Amy offers Somatic Bodywork, and strongly recommends it for maximum results.

    She works in person and remotely, and may travel frequently to your area.

  • Andrea Ingrisch

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Andrea Ingrisch

    Location: Germany

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate / Business, Personal

    Email: andrea@andreaingrisch.com

    Phone: +49 160 2166 892 Skype: andreaingrisch

    Andrea Ingrisch (Munich, Germany) is passionate about people, their growth and development. She works with individuals – leaders of organisations or just leaders of their own lives – on building a deep awareness about themselves, on creating an inner stance of resilience and ability to choose how to act and show up in a given moment and with this reaching their objectives and aspirations more effectively. Andrea combines her heart and wisdom with an analytical mind and experience in both highly professional and entrepreneurial environments. Her clients describe her as warm, generous and non judgmental as well as challenging, direct and a relentless warrior for people realizing their potential. Andrea believes in working holistically, her practice roots deeply in values and spirituality.

    Andrea is a certified Somatic Coach (SISC) with the Strozzi Institute, a co-active coach (CCPC) and accredited by the international coach federation (PCC). She holds a diploma in psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany as well as MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. She combines that with more than 20 years of experience in business environments, let it be as project leader with the Boston Consulting Group, as head of an Operations Team with a media organization or as leader of her own company.

    After having lived in France, Singapore, London and Berlin, Andrea is now based in Munich. While her work has her travel around the world, she loves spending her time in the mountains, with her family and friends.

  • Anna Coen

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches

    Anna Coen

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership, Corporate Business

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: anna.coen@acintegration.com

    Phone: +0044.7894466671

    Website: www.acintegration.com

    Anna Coen (London, UK) specialises in helping people develop their leadership presence and confidence.

    Anna is a Certified Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute and has a Certificate in Higher Education in Counselling from Cambridge University. She is currently studying to be a Body Psychotherapist with the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre. Her background is in finance and education and she has spent over 30 years working in and with a variety professional and commercial organisations.

    Through somatic awareness and practice she provides clients with tools, frameworks and exercises to build their leadership confidence, courage and connection. She helps clients to strengthen their resilience and feel comfortable in their own skin.

    Clients have said they find the coaching sessions energizing and empowering. They start to see the connection between how they feel, move and think and their leadership impact.

  • Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Email: Ariana@casariranch.com

    Phone: 707.338.9817

    Website: www.SkyHorseEGE.com

    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi (Sonoma and Mendocino County, CA) is an SI Master Certified Coach, co-founder of Strozzi Institute and founder of Equine Guided Education (SkyHorseEGE™). She specializes in developing leaders and coaches in emotional, somatic and spiritual intelligence with an emphasis on the natural world as a place for learning and healing. With innovative vision, Ariana blends biology, instinct, Somatics and leadership in the natural environment creating a truly unique, transformative and sustainable process. She is a master at getting to the ‘heart of the issue’ through her keen skills of somatic observation, non-linear listening and linguistic distinctions. She incorporates nature, land and equine guided activities to bring forward the intuitive, spiritual underpinnings that are often more important than the words of rational thought. In addition to her own programs at her 532 acre ranch, she collaborates with other coaches and leadership experts to create new ways of expanding consciousness and respectful/balanced relations. She is a mother, rancher, artist and ongoing entrepreneur. She offers spirit retreats for individuals, groups and custom programs for her corporate clients, including UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Development, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Institute of Women’s Leadership, Facebook, Meridian University, Kaiser, and many more.

  • Beverley McMaster

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches

    Beverley McMaster

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: beverley@leaderwise.co.uk

    Phone: +44.0.7793557130

    Website: www.leaderwise.co.uk

    Beverley McMaster (United Kingdom/UK) is a Certified Master Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute and her expertise lies in the domain of leadership, working predominantly with corporate clients. She has trained as an Ontological Coach with the Newfield Network and has an MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management.

    Beverley works with her clients to help them discover and learn how to:

    • Embody and exhibit powerful leadership presence
    • Influence and engage with others more effectively
    • Maintain healthy relationships even in conflict
    • Remain resilient in times of adversity and setback

    Committed to working in such a way that acknowledges self-development as extending way beyond our cognitive understanding and awareness, Beverley ensures that clients are able to embody what they learn.   By paying greater attention to what is usually below the conscious radar (emotions, moods, sensation, biology, language), and integrating new practices, clients learn how to respond more purposefully, both professionally and personally.

    Prior to coaching, Beverley worked in senior HR roles with household names such as Dixon’s Carphone, Nestle Purina, Tesco and Revlon. Additionally, she has worked in professional services and engineering. She has navigated matrix, European and American settings and adjusted to living and working abroad.

  • Billy Strean

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Billy Strean

    Location: Canada

    Domains: Executive, Personal, Leadership

    Other: Somatic Bodywork Available

    Email: billy@billystrean.com

    Phone: 707.320.1208 (USA) 780.905.6571 (Canada)

    Website: www.billystrean.com

    Billy Strean, Ph.D. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a Master Somatic Coach who offers executive, personal, performance, and leadership coaching and dynamic workshops and keynotes. As a former NCAA athlete and coach with a doctorate in sport and performance psychology from the University of Illinois, Billy draws on over 30 years of experience with world-class performers in helping clients to have fun while achieving extraordinary results. Dr. Strean is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and a Certified Professional Co-active Coach. In 2008, he received the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He recently published Alive With Joy. In 2011, Dr. Strean was one of 10 Canadians to receive the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship. He teaches courses in leadership, communication, and teaching/learning at the University of Alberta.

  • Bob Gordon

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches

    Bob Gordon

    Location: NY

    Domains: Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal, Leadership

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: bobgordon@strategichorizons.biz

    Phone: 718.858.6508

    Bob Gordon (Brooklyn, NY) coaches leaders and their teams who are interested in both the success of their organizations and the difference they can make in their communities and families. He has extensive experience coaching leaders in transition to new roles and responsibilities, as well as supporting them and their teams as they face rapidly changing challenges. The coaching process can also enable leaders to more effectively coach and develop others in their organizations.
    Bob’s clients span from New York, across the States, and internationally. Bob began coaching in 1995 and is a certified somatic coach, a certified Newfield coach, a graduate of the OSD organizational program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and has a Masters in Counseling. Bob has a diverse background, having worked in start-up technology companies and on Wall Street. He has also served on Boards in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Bob feels that the coaching space is sacred and is honored to be a coach.

  • Bobby Davis

    • Leadership Coaches
    • Executive Coaches
    • Corporate/Business Coaches
    • Personal Coaches
    • Somatic Bodyworkers

    Bobby Davis

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: bdbobbydavis@gmail.com

    Phone: +44 7523 851127

    Website: Skype: bdbobster

    Bobby Davis (Surrey, UK) is committed to supporting others in lifelong learning, creating awareness with her clients to allow for new stories, new pursuits and new ways of living to unfold. She is a gentle warrior, strong in her beliefs that we can all get unstuck, treat ourselves with love and live our own story rather than that of our history – these are principles she brings to her work in corporate environments, to leaders and to personal clients.

    Bobby is certified as a SI Somatic Coach, an Integral Coach and by the International Coaches Federation (PCC) as well as having a range of life experience from the workplace (British Army, Not for Profits, Human Resources, Organisational Development, Business Change), to the sports field (heptathlon and hockey), to home and hobbies (family, cooking, poetry, music and wine). When she works with you, she brings it all and together you create practices to unlock new possibilities for living a full, heartfelt life. She coaches in person, by Skype (bdbobster)/Zoom and in groups/teams as requested.

    Bobby splits her time between the UK and now Spain, where she is enjoying learning the language and the slower pace of life.