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Curious question asker. Deep thinker/feeler. Curator of process, tools and structure. Fun. Vibrant. Challenging. Strong. Sensitive. 

A different kind of executive coach. The cool kind. The kind who only works with people she loves and would easily call friends. The kind who makes sure that every coaching session is filled with value.

A different kind of speaker/trainer/facilitator. The kind that goes deep with groups and audiences, and makes sure that they walk out with new insights and more importantly new/better connections. Connections to the people, goals and ideas that they value.

A different kind of consultant. Committed to results and solutions, not just analysis. Custom-tailored programs and projects.

 

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Hi, I’m Irina. And I love helping high-achievers reach greater levels of success. Helping leaders and groups gain clarity, connect more consciously, overcome obstacles and create the change and growth they want is such a privilege. Whether I’m speaking, consulting or coaching, my favorite topics include: Influence, Engagement, Resonant Leadership, Lasting Change, Relationships, Uncertainty, Powerful Communication, BizLove, Brand and Authentic Confidence.

On some level, I’ve been helping people with these issues for most of my life. I have always been the go-to person when someone needed support through a challenge, a transition or simply through the “stuff” that the world throws at them. After a successful career in marketing, I decided to put the pieces together. A personal story full of twists and turns + psychology degree + executive experience + entrepreneurial experience + passion for better business and better living and better loving = the work I do today.

I partner with remarkable leaders and organizations to help them realize their goals (and usually exceed them). I bring all I can, and all I am to the process. I use my education, experience, best business practices, passion for personal development and unshakeable belief that we can all improve the way we work, live and love. My clients have called me a personal trainer for the mind/body/heart/soul, a business strategist, relationship guru, and a shrink/role model/drill sergeant all in one small package.

For over 20 years, I was content to build my career in marketing and executive management. I did well, worked with wonderful people and accomplished big things. It was enough. Until it wasn’t. Until I knew that I wanted – no, needed – to work with people one-on-one, as well as with groups around the world that wanted to reach higher, connect better, influence more significantly and engage more meaningfully. I wanted to combine my passions for good business and good living, to help people succeed both personally and professionally.

And I get to do that. Every day. I bring my whole self – the little girl whose parents brought her to America and told her to quickly learn English, the dedicated student (and rebellious teenager), the ambitious career woman who was determined to juggle it all, the creative and resourceful entrepreneur, the friend, the relationship builder, the mom, the hopeless romantic, the corny joke teller, the football and basketball fan, the writer, the music lover, and the the life-long student of business, leadership and human development. I bring it all. On stage. In small workshops and retreats. In my consulting work. And especially in my coaching relationships.

When I describe my work, I like to say that “I get paid to have life-changing and business-growing conversations that help people achieve more than they ever imagined.” Really… how incredible is that?!

 

But enough about me. Let’s talk about you…

You’re smart. You’re fun. You’re driven.

Success hasn’t been handed to you. You created it. Through hard work, determination, good decisions (and some less-than-good decisions).

When you look back on your life, you realize that the best things weren’t things – they were people, experiences, challenging journeys and lessons learned along the way.

You know that life and work are better with amazing people by your side.

If I can be one of those people, let’s talk…

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Testimonials

Irina has a gift that few have – the ability to truly listen. She has an innate ability to respond to a client’s needs almost imperceptibly. She could tell immediately what kind of mood I was in, where my mind was and what I wanted and needed to focus on.
C.S., Writer
I had no idea how much I would benefit from coaching with Irina. Not only has my business improved, but I am a better husband, father and happier man, as a result of our work together. Her wisdom, support and consistent pushing in the right direction gave me exactly what I needed to reach my goals and create more balance, confidence and success. This is one of the best investments I have ever made. The ROI far exceeded my expectations!
R.F., Management Consultant
Irina is a soul-stirrer. She uses her coaching talents to motivate, inspire and support. She is genuine and generous – pure love. Cannot thank her enough…
A.W., Television News Anchor
Irina has truly helped me change my perspective and my approach to work and life. I have come to fully embrace the reality that I am the captain of my own ship and am now confidently charting a positive course forward. I really appreciated Irina’s warm, supportive, yet honest and assertive approach. I felt I was in very good hands throughout my time with her, and was able to quickly establish a deep level of trust with her. I highly recommend her as a coach!
T.D., Administration Director
Irina completely changed my life. She sets such high expectations for her clients that you won’t want to let her – or yourself – down. She opened me up to new perspectives, challenged me, and held me accountable until I started to take steps to live more intentionally. Thanks to Irina, I have gained such momentum that I will never stop!
J.L., Administrator
Irina’s upbeat personality is contagious. She’s smart and creative with her coaching, and expertly moves from playful to serious, with great results.
L.W., Pharmaceutical Sales Director
I’m finally understanding what I want and going after it! I feel empowered and productive in a way that I haven’t for a really long time. Thank you!!!
K.G., Healthcare executive
The skills I learned with Irina will be invaluable in nearly all aspects of my life, and I wish I had thought to engage in the process before things got out of control. Bottom line: no matter where you are or what’s going on, working with Irina will help you be more deliberate and empower you with the skills of resiliency, compassion and honesty you’ll need when life throws you for a loop.
I.M., Director & VP, Higher Education
More balance, more confidence, more financial success and better relationships… I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!
J.T., VP of Financial Services Firm