University of California,
Santa Barbara


The Coaches Institute (CTI)
Integrative Enneagram (iEQ9)
Center for Creative Leadership 360
U.C. Berkeley Certificate Program: Leadership & Management
University of Washington:
Nonprofit Management Instructor


Adventure travel

Megan Prentiss

Career Development | Leadership Coach & Practice Lead

Oakland, CA


Megan is a certified coach who heads up our career coaching practice at Growth Axis with additional responsibility for all executive coaching program staffing, client management and coach relations that collectively delivers high corporate systems impact. In her work as a coach and trainer who works with highly motivated individuals seeking to achieve greater impact, effectiveness, purpose and fulfillment. Megan has earned a reputation for notable areas of expertise:

  • Achieving goals through conscious choice
  • Gaining new skills that unleash new levels of performance & personal effectiveness
  • Undoing self-limited beliefs/ shifting mindsets through teachings of neuroscience, evolutionary psychology & mindfulness
  • Navigating times of change, volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity
  • Building high-performance teams


Megan has more than 20 years of executive corporate experience as the former head of marketing, employee engagement, customer service and sales teams for both small and large corporations, such as Akamai Technologies, Visio Corp. (acquired by Microsoft) and CREDO Mobile in addition to handling Fortune 500 accounts two for global communications firms: Waggener Edstrom (WE) and Weber Shandwick. She’s well versed in the business of varied industries, including technology, biotech, consumer goods, and finance. With her marketing and brand acumen, she’s also particularly adept in helping clients discover their purpose and create what they want with big vision and accelerated action that clients practice as well as perfect to prove most effective, and fulfilling.

Megan has led pro bono client engagements for more than three years at the Taproot Foundation, which aims to build the infrastructure of social change organizations and nonprofits. Megan also is a former mindfulness instructor for the San Francisco Education Fund and service lead for the Mindful Service program at a Bay Area-based corporate learning company.