Heidi Townshend Santa Barbara, California
Career Coach, Leadership Coach, Business Coach
BA, MBA, CPCC, ACC
I coach people who desire the new, so that they can live their dreams and have fulfilled lives. Transitions can be overwhelming at times. For example, you might be in a new work position, changing careers or have unexpected circumstances which lead to transitions. The transition may be difficult to navigate. It can be supportive to have an experienced coach co-create your direction with you to the other side of the transition. I co-actively coach with you work to put your career, dreams and aspirations into action. With a strategic perspective on the your vision, I listen attentively, ask powerful questions, and whole heartedly support your agenda, goals and objectives. I am direct and transparent in my coaching style. Clients and I co-create a structure of action steps and accountability. Assessments are available, which provide confidential and insightful data during the coaching engagement.
When I was in executive development in a Fortune 500 company, I learned that the first 30-60-90 days of a transition are critical for success. I am prepared to work with you through these transitions over a period of time.
My coaching experience spans 15 years and includes work with individuals, corporations and academic institutions.
My professional certifications include the following and additional education and certifications are listed on my LinkedIn page.
Co-Active Professional Coach - Coaches Training Institute
Executive Management Program - UCLA Anderson School of Business
Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources - Cornell University
Korn Ferry 360 Leadership Certification - The Hay Group
Masters in Business and Administration - University of Redlands
I look forward to hearing from you!
6 reviews (5.0)
Heidi is an excellent listener and coach. I am glad I got the wonderful opportunity to have her by my side while I was sorting out my priorities. She patiently listens and helps clarify the next steps. She was my biggest cheerleader as I was navigating through quite challenging times both at work and at home. She helped me build my roadmap to growth while ensuring I was taking care of my own well-being. She listens without judgment and has the right amount of skill and compassion to allow me room and space to tune in to what I need most at the time. I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants a better life!Ruchi
The experiences I had with the coach sessions were one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I was able to dive inside myself and realize that my future is in my hands as I was at a major crossroad in my life. Through your coaching I was able to gain the confidence in my ability to move forward in my career and life. I truly am grateful for having such a wonderful experience and believe you have a gift in making people feel good about themselves and purpose in life.H. B. - District Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry
It can be overwhelming stepping into a new company. Heidi provided insight as I was navigating my way into the organization. She asked questions and helped me identify who the key stakeholders were and how to best develop relationships with them. She guided me as I created my strategic plan to integrate into the organization and identify areas where I could make an immediate impact.D. P. - Vice President, Human Resources, Healthcare Industry
My experience with the Leadership Coaching was both insightful and inspiring. The sessions were unique and impactful, guided yet free flowing. I chose the pace however by setting goals for myself, we explored personal and professional growth and possibilities. It allowed me to expand upon my strengths as a leader and assisted me with my on boarding experience. I highly recommend it to anyone; entry level to Executive.M. M. - Human Resources, Retail Management
Heidi is very thorough in understanding your coaching needs to help you achieve a better understanding of your strengths and areas of improvement. She will help you develop a plan to reach the desired results in your professional field. Heidi was able to open my mind to the possibilities by giving me stretch goals.J. S. - Licensing Manager, Energy Industry
Heidi's coaching was invaluable during my transition to a new company. She provided a different perspective and valuable guidance during a challenging period.R. T.+. - Director of eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics and Supply Chain, Retail Industry