Karen Elmhirst is an educator, communications expert and sought-after executive coach. Ask anyone who has worked with her and they will tell you that not only is she dynamic and fun, she regularly inspires and helps them to become their best selves. CEOs, and their teams of all sizes have utilized her coaching, workshops and meeting facilitation to help them achieve their goals. Although the term has become a buzzword recently, Karen has been defining the elements of Executive Presence and teaching it for over a decade. She has expanded that work to help teams grow their presence, as they build trust, gain alignment and lead from every seat.
Leveraging the talents and skills of Karen and other executive coach colleagues, Elmhirst Associates works with senior leaders to build their influence, effectively manage their stakeholder relationships, address strategic priorities, create high-performing teams, and develop their successors. When leaders are preparing for high-stakes meetings and presentations, Elmhirst Associates offers expertise to help them develop and deliver compelling messages that inspire others to take action. When organizations or teams are seeking to develop Shared Values or a Vision, Elmhirst Associates guides them through the process.
Prior to becoming an executive coach, Karen spent twenty years as a sales and marketing leader in companies ranging from large, multinational firms to a small internet start-up. She has a solid foundation of real-world experience, which is incredibly useful in her work with clients.
Sarah Benenson Goldberg is a seasoned leadership consultant, executive coach and communications expert. Her clients are drawn to her positive energy, warmth and conversational style. Leveraging her 18 years of corporate experience, Sarah partners with her clients to develop influential leaders who are inspired to be more agile, communicative, collaborative and innovative. By increasing self-awareness, successful leaders learn to shift their mindset; recognize behavioral habits and deliver persuasive messaging.
Sarah brings a depth of knowledge drawn from her years in advertising sales and marketing. She combines her own experience as a senior leader with her expertise in executive presence and communication training. In addition to Elmhirst Associates, Sarah is a Program Leader for both Decker Communications, a renowned communication training company, and Women Unlimited, a national organization cultivating high potential women managers.
A graduate of Brown University, Sarah holds a degree in Communications and Semiotics. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.