My Story…

I am a doctoral trained behaviorist, certified Leadership and Executive Coach, and former leader of a Fortune 500 entertainment/media company, several healthcare organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses.

I have an extensive understanding of peak performance strategies, motivational psychology, resiliency strategies, and cognitive conditioning built from the latest modalities in positive psychology, growth mindset, and neuroscience.

I have blended my deep understanding of human behavior, behavior modification, and leadership effectiveness and apply it to coaching emerging and senior leaders to reach their highest potential.

Phyllis currently serves as the Founder of At the Coach’s Table, a Leadership & Executive Coaching private practice that provides individual and group coaching for emerging and senior leaders.

Spanning more than 20 years, my professional work has been dedicated to guiding leaders to work and lead with greater effectiveness, meaning, and impact.

I apply evidence-based methods into practice with my clients, focusing on  innovative leadership strategies that stems from the latest research in positive psychology, neuroscience, and motivational psychology.

I have coached hundreds of emerging and senior leaders from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies (e.g., ABC, Bravo Networks, CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. Entertainment), nonprofits, political offices, financial institutions, and entrepreneurial businesses. My clients live across the globe including from Asia, Australia, Europe, S. America, and N. America.

A contributor to online magazines and online news websites outlets, including Fast Company, Thrive Global, YSF Magazine, Made Magazine, She Owns It, and Geeky Reality, I provide my expert opinion and thought leadership on a wide variety of evidence-based coaching topics. I approach these topics with passion and expertise that is relevant to current interest stories.

​My specialization is peak human performance, enabling emerging and senior leaders to effectively lead from their strengths and to develop a growth mindset. I apply my extensive leadership experience as a former leader with Warner Bros. Entertainment, several healthcare organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses along with my graduate education in Psychology and Neuropsychology.

After becoming a widow while 8-months pregnant, I have a deep understanding of what is required to develop a growth mindset to face challenges as an opportunity to redefine oneself and redetermine one’s purpose and impact.

My Credentials


Psy.D, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco

M.A., Psychology, Pepperdine University

B.A., Organizational Communication, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University


International Coaching Federation (ICF), School: International Coach Institute

Postdocotoral Neuropsychology, Fielding Graduate University