With over 30 years in the healthcare field, Renee specializes in clinical consulting, teaching, and coaching in the areas of leadership and team development. She is best known for assessing and developing mastery at the leadership level, evaluating team dynamics, and creating a shared vision and team-learning environment among all members of the team as they navigate change. Her clients especially appreciate her equine-assisted teambuilding workshops where members are introduced to a unique way of assessing their self-awareness, leadership presence, communication skills, and team dynamics as they interact with horses.
Renee has worked with senior leaders, executive teams, military and law enforcement teams, non-profit boards, and agency managers in the fields of finance, banking, health care, behavioral health, and clinical research. Renee has provided leadership development and specialized clinical and leadership training and consulting services at Universities, state and county health & human services, corrections and criminal justice departments, and multi-million dollar mental health and drug and alcohol treatment organizations.
Renee is a Certified Master Coach and a Master Equus Facilitator. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Registered Nurse, with advanced certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and HIV/AIDS. Licensed for over 20 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California, she is certified in Gestalt Therapy, Domestic Violence Prevention, and Critical Incident Stress Management.
Renee is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and provides training and coaching in Motivational Interviewing. Renee is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a qualified provider of Gallup’s Strength Based Leadership assessment, the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment, and she is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile(™) 360 assessment tool and the Leadership Circle System of leadership development.
Renee is also a published author. Her 10 Principles of Personal and Professional Resilience are featured in Discover Your Inner Strength (with Blanchard, Tracy, and Covey, by Insight Publishing, 2010). She is also co-author of Feeling Terrific: Four Strategies for Overcoming Depression Using Mood Regulation Therapy (2005).
In addition to her work with the Coaching Center for Excellence, Renee is an instructor on the faculty of San Diego State’s Academy of Professional Excellence, UC Davis’s Northern Training Academy, and a member of the teaching faculty for Martha Beck, Inc.