Peak performance leadership strategies

Helping Leaders Reach Their Highest Potential

My story


I am a doctoral trained behaviorist, Leadership and Executive Coach, and former leader of a Fortune 500 entertainment/media company with an extensive understanding of peak performance strategies, motivational psychology, resiliency, and cognitive conditioning built from the latest modalities in positive psychology, growth mindset, and neuroscience.

My coaching approach is a blend of my deep understanding of human behavior, behavior modification, and leadership effectiveness along with my over 20 years of leadership experience.

As your Coach, I will take you on a journey that will develop a sense of who you are, what you can do, where you are going coupled with the ability to strengthen your purpose, meaning, influence, and impact.

I have coached hundreds of emerging and senior leaders of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies (e.g., ABC, Bravo Networks, CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Nonprofits, Financial Institutions, Political offices, and entrepreneurial businesses. My clients reside around the globe including from Asia, Australia, Europe, S. America, and N. America.

My EXPERIENCE & Training

Spanning more than twenty years, my leadership experience includes leadership roles for a Fortune 500 entertainment/media company, several healthcare organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses. I have a graduate education in Psychology and Counseling Psychology, post doctoral education in Neuropyschology, and Executive Coaching training from an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited school (International Coach Institute).

providing leadership & executive coaching for…



Stakeholder Influence



Team Building

Multi-generational leading

Leadership Messaging

Leadership Vision


Change Management

Conflict Resolution

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Media + press

A contributor to online magazines and digital information websites including Fast Company, YSF, Thrive Global, Made Magazine, She Owns It, and Geeky Girl Reality, Phyllis provides her expert opinion and thought leadership on a wide variety of evidence-based leadership topics. Her deep knowledge of human behavior and leadership theory makes her an authority in leadership effectiveness. Her insightful and inspiring thinking about relevant and current topics surrounding leadership makes her an effective and interesting contributor to current news stories.

My Speaking

Inspiring others is my passion…

Phyllis was instrumental in helping me understand my leadership style and providing me the tools to be able to navigate and flex my style to address varying situations.

With Phyllis’ perceptive observations, I also was able to gain clarity and perspective on what it truly means to be self aware and understand others.” Aliza Haftvani

Director, DC & Music Royalties, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies

“Phyllis is an exceptional coach I had the pleasure of working with her at Warner Bros in 2014-15 and again when I hired her to guide me as I started my own business last year.

Phyllis helped me put my “why’s” into focus and lay concrete and balanced steps to make huge improvements in my career and in my life. With her guidance, I transformed from being a victim to being a creator, which ultimately led me to starting my own company and doing what I love.

I highly recommend her to executives and high potentials alike.” Francis Morelos

Cyber Security Risk & Third Party Risk Management, University of Southern California

Phyllis is my rock. She provided me with much needed support when it was needed the most. She is truly an insightful and wonderful business coach.

She helped me focus my attention in areas that gave me the best return. She took the time to get to know and relate to the struggles I faced on my team.

Phyllis brought various tools and techniques to my team to helped us become better at managing our conflicts and more efficient in collaboration.

I would highly recommend Phyllis to anyone who is looking to grow their leadership skills and is interested in finding new and innovative ideas to stretch their teams.” Liza Galano

Sr. Director, Enterprise Solution Delivery, CBS Corporation

“Phyllis is an amazing sounding board and idea igniter that allowed me to grow as a leader and entrepreneur.

She excels at getting to the heart of an issue and walking you through the discovery process of finding a solution and moving forward. She is an empathetic listener and excellent communicator.

It’s been a true pleasure working with her.” Denise Muniz

Vice President, Development, Aviva Family and Children's Services

Through Phyllis’ coaching, I gained confidence in driving business, was better able to manage and empower my direct reports, and found my right work-life balance.

Phyllis is a great sounding board and has an intuitive gift for identifying the root of the issue quickly.

Working with Phyllis has been a game-changer!” Anna Ryan

Regional Vice President, Arthritis Foundation

Working with Phyllis has been a game-changer for our organization. The one-on-one coaching provided to our employees to assist them with their professional development has been an added benefit for them while building a stronger, more productive organization. Working with Phyllis has truly exceeded my expectations.” Olivia Diaz-Lapham

CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles