It’s one thing to be a talented leader, but in building great products, you need a leadership team that works great together.

Executive and Team Coaching

Makena Leadership Group is known for a whole-person approach. Founder Dolores Bernardo and her partners inspire clients to find compassion for themselves, their colleagues and stakeholders, while simultaneously pushing them to embrace effective behaviors and skills that are proven to support rapid organizational growth.

We help leaders shift and adapt their leadership style for the demands of ever changing business conditions. Our partners coach and inspire leaders to develop the leadership skills necessary for succeeding in rapid growth and change.


Executive coaching engagements:

Coaching on 1-2 specific goals, such as collaboration with peers or scaling one’s team. 

Developmental coaching focused on helping clients develop insight, motivation and a growth plan to significantly improve their leadership capabilities. This usually includes a 360 stakeholder interview process.

Team coaching:

We work with teams to help people build trust and work more effectively together. This can include any stage in a team’s development towards operating as  “one team.”  A typical team coaching process is about three to nine months and includes:

  • Coaching of team/ team leader on psychological safety, developing shared accountability and org/role clarity for team members
  • Conducting interviews with existing team members
  • Identifying team improvement goals
  • Facilitating team discussions
“Dolores went above and beyond, totally out of her way, to coach me through tricky management situations…people like Dolores, who genuinely live and breathe these [leadership] teachings, will do anything at any time to get Managers the support they need…”
—Fortune 500 Coaching Client
“I worked with Becky on a recent career pivot and she also helped me with improvements in my overall life balance. She is very caring and empathetic, but also helped me stay accountable to my goals. I appreciated how she extended her own network to allow me to gain perspective on my resume, background and experience. I wholeheartedly endorse her as a great coach.”
—Fortune 500 Coaching Client
“Becky does a wonderful job of pushing you to think beyond your perceived limits. When she sees that you’re excited or curious about something, she helps you unravel that idea until you have something concrete and focused to move forward with. Thanks to Becky I feel much more clear and energized about my career path.”
—Career Coaching Client