Background and Qualifications


A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Leni Wildflower has a Masters degree from the University of Hawaii in Public Health, and a Doctorate from Fielding Graduate University in Human and Organizational Systems. She is qualified, by the International Coach Federation, as a Professional Certified Coach, and is certified in Change Management (William Bridges and Associates), Immunity to Change Process and follow up coaching (Harvard University) and MBTI and Motivational Interviewing.

Knowledge-Based Coaching in the Workplace, an ICF accredited coach training program.
Leni designed and delivers an ICF accredited coach training program which certifies internal coaches and interested individuals at both the ACC and the PCC level of certification. The program has been delivered in companies including:
Whirlpool, Inc, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 2014
Hope 360 Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, 2014
Sony PlayStation, San Diego, California, 2012
WhiteWave Foods, Denver, Colorado, 2010
 
Leni has written extensively on coaching and consulting 
Leni co-edited The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching: From Theory to Practice, published by Jossey-Bass, 2011. The book is used in coaching schools throughout North America. Her latest book, The Hidden History of Coaching, (McGraw Hill, 2013), highlights the theories and movements that formed the basis of coaching. She has also written on online education and adult learning at the graduate level.

She has worked as a coach and consultant with a range of organizations including:
Sony PlayStation, Whirlpool International, Getty Images, Prudential Life Insurance Company, BP, HBO Films, Center for Creative Leadership, First Data Corporation, Walt Disney Productions, CNN, US Investigations Services, Santa Barbara County, Prince of Wales Trust.

She presents regularly at academic and professional conferences. Recent presentations include:
The Power of Skillful Communication
Keynote address: American Cantor’s Assembly, Florida, USA, 2014

Manager as Coach
Fielding Graduate University Management Seminar, 2014
Positivity Coaching Corporation, Athens, Greece, 2013
Coaching Without Borders, Budapest, Hungary, 2013

The Hidden History of Coaching—Understanding our Ancestors
European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Dublin, 2014

Using the Immunity to Change Model to Create Change in Coaching and Professional Engagements

European Mentoring and Coaching Council Annual Meeting, Athens, 2013
ICF Chapter, Sydney, Australia
Association for Coaching Conference Presentation, Edinburgh, 2012
Leadership Mentoring Program, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
Oxford Brookes University Coaching Program, 2012
ICF Chapter, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012
ICF Chapter, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011
ICF Chapters, Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland, 2010
CMS Financial Management Services, Los Angeles, 2005

 

The Advantages of a Multi-Modal Delivery System in Training Coaching and Mentoring
European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Netherlands, 2009

Coaching for Discrete and High Level Leadership Skills 
Society of Consulting Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA, 2009

Using New and Existing Evidence Based Theories in an Executive Coaching Practice
American Psychological Association, Boston MA, USA, 2008

As a faculty member at Fielding Graduate University since 1998 Leni has developed and taught a range of courses including:

Personal and Organizational Leadership
An Overview of Evidence Based Coaching
Personal Coaching: Behavorial Methods and Applications
Coaching Assessment and Intervention Techniques
Distance and Online Coaching and Mentoring
Women and Coaching
Defining Meaningful Work
Designing Organizational Systems
Performance Management Measures
Cross-Cultural and Global Business Perspectives
Conflict Resolution
Virtual Team Development (courses taught online and face-to-face)
Becoming An Effective Online Facilitator
Designing an Evidence Based Coaching Practice