“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

What Our Clients Tell Us

So beneficial – just knowing what everyone’s personalities are and how best to communicate with each person was incredibly valuable. I think another interesting part was when most all of us read our results and said to ourselves ‘yup, that is spot on’. And there were 2 that thought ‘well, that isn’t me’. Those 2 are the ones who are at odds often and have had personality/communication difficulties with others. I felt that was invaluable hearing later that they didn’t feel their assessment was accurate, until later when they processed the comments, then they realized quite possibly they are like that.

We are all still talking about this session. Thank you!

C.B. – Executive Vice President, Product Manufacturing

I wanted to drop you a note and express my gratitude for work with me. From the 360-degree assessment, to the Emotional Intelligence assessment, Insight “Discovery Profile and the coaching sessions, it has been a fantastic experience. You made me aware of my weaknesses, strengths and tendencies…it has made me a better person, and my professional career has taken a whole new turn. I only have one regret…why didn’t I get the coaching sooner. I can’t look back, I can only look forward. I value the time we spent together and will never forget our sessions. I feel like a young professional that just received my first promotion to management. I’m excited to come to work every day. Thanks for everything and let me know if I can ever be of assistance.”

K.M. – EVP, Product Engineering of a Manufacturing Firm

“Thank you to my Executive Coach at the San Diego Leadership Institute! I am extremely pleased with the professional coaching, support, and encouragement you have provided. As a result, I’ve changed several approaches to the interpersonal aspects of my work and have numerous lessons learned and helpful tools for the future. I recently completed a re-assessment 360 survey for measured feedback and I am happy to see strong improvement in the most important areas. This gives me the confidence to know I’m on the right track, especially given a recent endorsement by my boss as well. Thanks!”

F.H. – VP of Engineering, Technology Firm

“I recently had an Emotional Intelligence assessment with you. What a serendipitous occurrence! It was just what I needed and it was extremely helpful. I just wanted to thank you for all the information and help you provided me! It really helped boost my confidence, and helped me acknowledge my potential based on previous experiences – factual information. And as promised during our conversation, I am writing to let you know that I passed my qualifying exam, and I am now officially a PhD candidate at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.”

E.M. – Doctoral Candidate

“I recently worked with one of your Executive Coaches, and I appreciated the insights I received during my sessions. The coach challenged my thinking associated with my interactions and communication with other executive team members as well as my own direct team members. The coaching, assessments and reference materials were pertinent to my development needs, and I will be able to use them throughout my career. I have already used several of the techniques I learned to help with the development of my own team. Our time together was well spent, and I look forward to working with your firm again in the near future.”

B.B. – Sales Executive for Electronics Firm

“San Diego Leadership Institute has strong customer orientation, which allows them to build long-term business relationships based on trust and integrity. They are most passionate about improving leadership in organizations. They are ambassadors of ethical behavior in the workplace. With energy and dedication, they support leaders and professionals in addressing inadequate behavior in the workplace. This includes revealing their own personal experiences, which makes their mission even more trustworthy. In that sense, they make a significant contribution in the improvement of leadership ethics.”

S.F. – Senior Leader of Manufacturing Firm

“Expectations exceeded… Tamara was excellent! Awesome content and great collaborative exercises done at each table!” – Guest at Women in Leadership Vistage Event

“Tamara was a great speaker–interesting and engaging and dynamic!” – Guest at Women in Leadership Vistage Event

“One of my senior leaders recently completed a coaching engagement with the San Diego Leadership Institute. In our final meeting with the coach and my senior leader, I characterized the results as an 11 out of 10. The shifts I’ve seen this leader make in the areas of communication, ownership and self-awareness have made tremendous differences in our organization on many levels.”

T.C. – C-Suite Executive of Electronics Communications Firm

“Working with a San Diego Leadership Institute Executive Coach, for a year, positively impacted every relationship in my life, from work and my boss, direct reports, peers and C-Suite executives, to my personal life with my husband, parents and sibling. My general outlook and quality of life has become much more positive since I’m not hung up on mental blocks that used to plague me. I smile more, articulate myself better, feel more confident in my own skin and have better relationships with everyone around me. Even though my coaching engagement has ended, I still have my coach’s voice and checks and balances in the back of my mind, so it’s like he’s still keeping an eye on me. For all this, I am eternally grateful. Thank you!”

L.S. – Leader and Coaching Client of an Electronics Firm

“We were thrilled with the outcome of our investment in professional leadership coaching through San Diego Leadership Institute. The individual leader thought the coaching program provided great insights and a new perspective, which was highly beneficial in building confidence. We thought the program provided the individual leader with a set of tools to utilize in mitigating conflicts and creating more collaborative outcomes.”

D.G. – Partner – Law Firm