Meet Corena

I’m a communication and leadership coach with deep experience in both global Fortune 100 companies and smaller companies navigating rapid growth and changing culture. I work in an array of industries including financial services, law, management consulting, tech and media. I draw on my career as an actor to help clients develop the mindset, presence and skill required to ensure their messages are convincingly conveyed to the broad audience of stakeholders they want to impact every day. My clients achieve more confidence in their own voices and more courage and comfort in their ability to influence people, decisions and outcomes.

My work with leaders includes deepening the self-awareness and understanding of others that leads to a culture of diverse, empowered voices and perspectives. The skills that will make us better leaders will also make us more inclusive leaders. As a communication and difficult conversations coach I am dedicated to helping equip those with influence to be effective change agents in the service of equity and belonging. To embolden leaders to find the language and resources they need to challenge harmful norms and lean into the conversations they fear most—the ones that will unleash the best in themselves and the people around them.

Please click the video below and/or visit my coaching and facilitation pages to further explore what my services look and feel like.

My Training and Education

I earned my coaching certification through The Columbia Executive Coaching Program and am certified by the International Coaching Federation.

I have an MFA from Yale University, a BA in theater from Connecticut College and have done extensive coursework in psychology.

      “Without Corena this experience would not have been as successful … Very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her.”

      “I felt her presentation was very relevant and tailored to our team.”

      “… amazing presenter and approachable person. Really enjoyed working with and taking in her wisdom.”

      “Corena was thoughtful, kind and insightful. Could literally not ask for anything more …”