Elisa Canova, MBA, PCC

Focus: Women Leaders, Strategic Thinking, Values-Based Leadership

Executive Coach/Facilitator

“Elisa has exceeded my expectations She provides excellent tactical advice, but really excels in giving big-picture strategic guidance that is incredibly impactful and can be applied in a wide variety of situations and environments. ”

— Sam M., Chief Investment Officer, State of Wyoming Retirement System

Elisa enjoys partnering with leaders that are eager to break free from limiting beliefs and habits and that are eager to create new possibilities. Her background includes over 20 years in management consulting with an expertise in strategic analysis, creating competitive advance and maximizing business performance. Elisa has partnered with clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies and brings a uniquely broad perspective to her coaching.

Elisa’s work has a strong bias toward moving from “insight to action” to produce accelerated and measurable individual and organizational impact. Elisa goes beyond the typical focus on “skills and tools”. Elisa has helped leaders get clear on “how they show up in the world” – and how their language, emotions and body presence serve or hinder attaining desired results. Elisa approaches each coaching engagement with great respect for the leader and their talent, with the aim of creating a safe environment for deep insight as well as courageous dialogue and action.

Through her work with clients as diverse as Kaiser Permanente, NIH, Silicon Valley Bank, Universities of Denver and Chicago, restaurant groups, law firms and non-profits, Elisa is known for her integrity and a deep commitment to her clients and their success; quickly creating a coaching relationship that allows executives to dramatically increase their self-awareness and leadership impact.

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Education and Certification

International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

MBA, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

BA, Psychology, Oberlin College

Graduate, Newfield Network Ontological Coaching Program

Graduate, Newfield Network Body and Movement Advanced Coaching & Leadership Program

Certification in multiple assessments: DiSC, Benchmarks 360.