Arden Executive Coaching | Mitzi Short

Mitzi Short


Mitzi Short, MBA, PCC

Executive Coach/Facilitator

Focus: Team Productivity, Organizational Effectiveness, and Workplace Inclusivity

Education and Certification

International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

MBA, University of Oregon

BA, Economics, Davison College

Team and Executive Coaching Credentials from the Coaching & Positive Psychology Institute, the Center for Creative Leadership, the Basadur Center for Applied Creativity, and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Certification in multiple assessments: CCL 360 Benchmarks , Hogan Suite, EQi 2.0, Leadership Profile Inventory (LPI), Leadership Versatility Index (LVI), Conflict Lens, Workplace Mediation, Intercultural Development Inventory, and Trauma Mitigation.

“Mitzi is an incredible coach. She uses her senior executive experience to strategically elevate the way you approach a challenge or situation. Mitzi has a way of making you think outside the box and pushing you to move outside of your comfort zone. She’s also a great motivator; she makes you feel great when you make progress.”

— MW, Managing Director: Head of Client Marketing & Engagement

Mitzi Short specializes in coaching executives, entrepreneurs, and their teams. She works with those seeking to maximize their impact, effectiveness, and influence in regional, national, and global organizations.

As a former C-Suite leader, Mitzi leverages her 25+ years of experience with Fortune 50 Companies to pursue her passion of helping organizational leaders achieve optimal performance and sustainable growth, while living rewarding lives. Having lived and worked in most regions of the U.S., she understands marketplace dynamics, has had significant experience managing P&Ls, and has run large, cross-functional, matrixed, and geographically dispersed teams. Her Advisory Board work with a global franchise company, enables her to provide additional insight and deeper perspective for those working in growth companies and/or more entrepreneurial divisions or businesses.

Mitzi has coached in the public and private sector across a diverse portfolio of industries that include Food & Beverage, Financial Services, Healthcare and Higher Education. She has coached clients at multiple levels. Her clients find value engaging in bold and courageous conversations that are results-focused, empowering, challenging, positive, and fun. Through assessment and inquiry, she excels at helping leaders and teams crystalize what they want and in creating the path to achieve desired outcomes. She leverages her senior executive experience and facilitation expertise to elevate how individuals think—encouraging out-of-the box thinking and out-of-comfort zone experiences. As a certified productivity instructor, Mitzi effectively supports those working to optimize their energy, time, workflow, and resources

Mitzi enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing golf. Mitzi co-authored Teeing Up for Success and You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in The Workplace.

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