Brenda Goodwin

RECENT CLIENTS

Barclay’s Global Investors
Cisco
Gilead Sciences
Intel
Merck
Salesforce
Stanford University
UC Berkeley
Varian

Education

MBA | Wharton School

ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATIONS

New Ventures West
Clark Wilson 360 Feedback
Enneagram

INSPIRATIONS

Food
Yoga
Hiking
Traveling
Lifelong Learning

Brenda Goodwin

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

San Francisco, CA

SUMMARY

Brenda has over 30 years’ experience as a scientist, executive, consultant, and coach. In her coaching practice her approach is to “meet the client where they are.” She leverages her experience as a manager and consultant, and uses an integral approach to help her clients develop core competencies that enable them to excel not only in their work, but also in all areas of their lives. Using empathetic listening, insight and compassion she helps her clients build the emotional intelligence they need to deliver rapid and long lasting results in people and in intensive business environments.
 
Brenda focuses on enhancing personal effectiveness, self-management, and leadership development. She specializes in executive presence, executives in transition, navigating the political landscape, deepening emotional intelligence, developing others and building sustainable relationships and networks.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND

Prior to becoming an executive coach, Brenda had 20 years of experience working for Fortune 100 companies including DuPont, UGI, Merck & Company Inc., and Sunmark Industries, a division of Sunoco Oil Company. She has held a variety of positions in Research and Development, Management, Marketing, Finance, Training and Development, Sales and Human Resources. As Vice Preseident at a management consulting company, Brenda was responsible for Business Management, Strategy and Product Development.

She has developed and implemented training and conducted coaching on Empowerment, Diversity, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Professional Development and Team Building.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Brenda links a deep understanding of the dynamics of the professional workplace with current research-based approaches that foster deep, practical and sustainable changes in how one deals more effectively and positively with oneself, others and situations. She has a passion for and is skillful at helping people overcome obstacles that impede their happiness and effectiveness; personally and professionally.
– CFO and VP of Strategy, TruMed Systems

Brenda’s coaching was instrumental in assisting me with addressing the challenges brought on by our company’s merger. She helped me to create a satisfying work/life balance at a time of increased pressure, expectations and job stress! Brenda’s astute business perspective and coaching skills set me on a path of strength, confidence and transformed priorities both personally and professionally.
– Vice President of Marketing, Korn Ferry