Renee Sievert’s quiet wisdom and calm energy provide a safety net that allows people to grow. As a Master Equus Facilitator®, executive coach, healthcare consultant, and experienced speaker, she specializes in team building and leadership development. Renee has led hundreds of equine-assisted workshops nationwide. Renee brings more than three decades of experience working with senior leaders, executive teams, military and law enforcement teams, nonprofit boards, and agency managers in the fields of finance, banking, health care, behavioral health, education, and clinical research. Whether in the round pen or the boardroom, Renee’s clients step into their creative strengths, recognize and manage reactivity, listen to their inner wisdom, and lead with intention as positive leaders creating sustainable change.
Her career began as an RN, then a licensed therapist (LMFT), and later a provider of clinical education. This led to requests for team building and leadership/team development, and a natural evolution to becoming a certified coach, working with individuals and teams. She joined pLink Leadership® in its early days and remembers her excitement bringing the first few individuals and teams to the pLink Equus Experience, where participants integrated the clear, honest, and immediate feedback from horses and coaches into their understanding of themselves and their leadership. Her strength is in working with new and emerging leaders who want to increase their self-awareness, step into their strengths with integrity and authenticity, improve their communication skills, find their leadership presence, and develop their teams. Renee firmly believes in pLink Leadership’s Three C’s — competency, character, and consciousness — and loves bringing this to her coaching in both nonprofit and for-profit settings.
Renee holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. A qualified provider of Gallup’s Strengths-Based Leadership assessment and the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment, she is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool and the Leadership Circle System of leadership development. Renee is on the faculty at UC Davis Northern Training Academy as well as an instructor at Martha Beck, Inc., at the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching®, and at the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
One of Renee’s published pieces, “10 Principles of Personal and Professional Resilience,” is featured in Discover Your Inner Strength (with Blanchard, Tracy, and Covey, by Insight Publishing, 2010).
Renee hails from New Mexico, loves country music and extra hot chili (green or red), and can dance a smooth two-step, jitterbug, and electric slide. Renee is grounded, kind, and wise, has a big heart, and gives good hugs. She lives in San Diego, CA, with her husband and can often be found at the ranch with her three horses.