Here are a few comments from Executive Coaching Clients and Participants of my Presentations
Peter Schwartz - Startup Specialist now helping business owners grow their business and develop the leadership team
Alicia is the first person I think of when I am working with a senior executive that happens to be a woman. Whose needs at the time can best be met by another woman who can resonate in that special way. Alicia is that kind of woman. Her combination of education, experience and presence are especially valuable when dealing with all the competing commitments that today's executives face.
Paola Moya - Founder and CEO at Moya Design Partners, Washington DC
Alicia blew my mind with a professional coaching session I had with her. I always knew that as entrepreneurs we need help to improve our capacity for vision, leadership, strategy and values, but I didn't know much guidance I needed. Thank you Alicia for being so professional and helpful. Our conversation is shaping me to improve my skills as entrepreneur.
Marsha Wallace - Change Agent, Greenville, So. Carolina
I can’t overstate the value of Alicia’s experience. Working with Alicia has been life-changing. You can count on these things: she is experienced, insightful, creative, intuitive, and committed - an amazing human being.
Leanne Posko - Philanthropy Executive, Baltimore, MD
Alicia is intuitive in a way that defies logic. Alicia infuses me with insight, ideas and perspective that have allowed me to see possibilities for my own success that I would have never before imagined with such clarity.
Susan Collins - Talent Development Branch Chief, USCIS, Washington DC
Working with Alicia helped me to see that what I thought was a way to get to my heart's desire might actually be preventing me from getting there. It was a great wake-up call. Our conversation helped me shift how I'm thinking about where my "edge" is and where to challenge myself next.
Greg Stevens - Career Development Coach/Director, Museum Professions Program, Seton Hall University, Washington DC
I just finished a remarkable three months of career transition coaching with Alicia Rodriguez. To say the experience was transformational would be an understatement. Alicia held me accountable throughout our work together, which was essential in getting me from discovery to commitment to action about my career plans, in particular my own career coaching practice. This is something I’ve long envisioned but hadn’t articulated or taken action on with the level of focused intent that Alicia helped me attain. Alicia is thoughtful, sensitive, intuitive, smart, funny, and above all, authentic. She made having this time and space to wonder a life-changing experience I’ll never forget.
Fernanda Cunha, Entrepreneur, Brazil
Working Alicia was transformational. She was always challenging me to see things in a different way, to open my mind to the business world and see the opportunities around me. She was tough when I needed and kind and positive when I brought better results. The difference of cultures was a major plus in this process as we had different views and markets, which led us to even richer discussions. Her large experience made me think more strategically and work to broaden my skills. She is so high tech and was always sharing all the business solutions with me. The way she conducted me through this process was essential for me to develop new ways of controlling the business, analyze the risks, think outside the box, as well as to expand my business. I fully recommend Alicia as an Executive Coach.
Monique Castillo, Financial Advisor, Philadelphia, PA
Working with Alicia has helped me to ascertain where should I direct my time and energy to propel me most effectively toward my professional goals and personal fulfillment. Defining what my goals are versus external forces trying to define them is definitely a major gain of the discovery process she guides one through. The digging deep process Alicia so aptly directs can easily become one of the greatest gifts of working with her.
Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC, Leadership Coach, Toronto, Canada
Alicia and I have known each other as colleagues in the human development world for many years. Recently I was in the midst of a huge transition and was struggling to make sense of things. I reached out to her and the conversation was extraordinary. As someone who regularly holds space for others, it was a gift to be held by Alicia. She listened, reflected to me what she saw and heard, shared some references that were most helpful, and I felt championed, big time. I know she's doing awesome things in Ecuador and I hope one day to go there and immerse myself in her loving presence and energy!
Linda Strohmeyer - Board Chair: Prosperity Catalyst, Board Director: Vision Trust International, Greater New York City
Alicia provided executive coaching and leadership consultation to our organization and with great success. Alicia is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and was able to provide tactical advice and recommendations for specific challenges, along with thoughtful and insightful guidance for longer term strategy initiatives.
Kimberly Reuter - E-Commerce Growth Strategist, Seattle, WA
Alicia gave the solid support to make the big steps in my life, to step out on my own, both personally and professionally. She’s spiritual, but breaks it down into actionable advice. Alicia taught me how to say no, accept that I am enough and define what it is that matters most. She showed me a bigger view of my world, and turned me into a better leader, a better person and a better partner.
Electa Varnish - Sr. Vice President, Sales, VF Sportswear, Inc. Nautica, NYC
The time I spent with Alicia was an invaluable journey in my career development. She taught me about authentic leadership and how to inspire others to be their best. How to motivate and excite teams and engage on a higher level. Her coaching instilled confidence and reflection in the way I work with others. Her approach is direct and honest, always driving home the core principles of what makes a great leader. My time with Alicia was immensely rewarding, both professionally and personally!
Sarah Degnan Kambou - President, International Center for Research on Women, Washington DC
Alicia is the consummate executive coach. She is deeply supportive yet at the same time skillfully direct, and helps her mentees make courageous decisions about adapting their management style. And she is incredibly creative in helping people learn new skills and competencies. What energy!
Luis Guardia - COO at ONE Campaign, Washington DC
Alicia is everything a coach should be. She pushes you to be your best. As the old saying goes, "you need to do the work in order to cross the moat." In order to really define who you are as a leader and un-tap transformative creativity, there is some work involved. Alicia will help steer you in the right direction and ensure you get it done.
Gerri Mason Hall - Corporate Vice President, Learning and Performance, Sodexo, Gaithersburg, MD
I highly recommend Alicia Rodriguez as a "wisdom partner" for any organization committed to internally developing future leaders. She has been instrumental in cultivating leaders through individual and group coaching. An ideal partner, she is confidential and trustworthy while driving for results.
Carl Benscoter - Senior Vice President at Full Circle Group, Park City, UT
I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia on several occasions. When working with clients I have found her to be professional, confident, articulate, and client-focused. Alicia often brings a fresh point of view to situations. I find her to be outcome driven and someone with whom I can easily collaborate.
Bob Bunshaft - Co-Founder + Principal at Longwave Partners, San Diego, CA
The first thing you recognize in Alicia is that she is authentic. Because of this, there is an immediate trust that she will do what she says and knows what she is doing. She is at once bold, fearless and compassionate. Alicia is a great asset to any organization, team or individual looking to access and develop their leadership potential.
Mary Anne Richman - MARS Productions, Inc. Master at creating inspired meetings and unforgettable experiences
Alicia's amazing insight has helped me to navigate my way through extremely difficult situations. Her deep understanding of human nature, extensive business experience and unique approach to problem solving, have opened my mind to many possibilities and always produce highly successful results. She is an inspiration to me.
The Space In Between: Managing Up While Managing Down
“Alicia gave a talk to the ULI Washington Next 10 group on The Space In Between, which really highlighted what those who manage employees but still have a manager can do to manage both ways. She gave a great talk and really did a great job asking questions of us and giving us information that we all could use. I think we all walked a way feeling more empowered and confident in how we could be better leaders and make a true impact.” ~ Jeremy Hurlbutt, Director of Planning for the Town of La Plata, MD
Integrative Leadership for Women: Leveraging Your Leadership Style to Meet 21st Century Challenges
“When I approached Alicia about speaking at an industry event, we discussed topics that would be relevant to the group. Alicia helped me develop the topic, finding one that would be beneficial to the group than the topics I originally considered. During her presentation, she monitored the audience and adjusted her presentation as needed. This ability enabled her to keep the audience engaged and focused. When one audience member presented a specific issue, Alicia quickly understood the issue. She asked the participant various questions that resulted in the participant identifying the issue herself and then made several suggestions that the participant could easily implement. She has a keen understanding of issues that everyone, especially women, face in life. By the end of the presentation, we left feeling we had learned valuable information and tools that will assist us in our lives, both work and personal. Alicia is a direct communicator, while at the same time very inspirational and engaging. She helps people focus and provides the tools needed to improve and change.” ~ Debra Goldstein, Real Estate Executive
Slaying the Dragon: Fear, Spirituality and Stories
"Ms. Rodriguez shares her wealth of wisdom with simple but profound urgings to do things like “start a new adventure,” or “dance, sing, tell a story, listen to silence,” or “pause, breathe, center and respond”—advice that seems deceptively simple yet yields tangible results if you follow it."
Donna Rodriguez, participant
Building Resiliency in Times of Rapid Change: Keys to Managing Self, Life, Work and Business
“Alicia graciously agreed to give a presentation on leadership to a new group of middle and upper managers from a variety of companies. Her clear advice and succinct explanations for how to handle many difficult work scenarios far surpassed the expectations of the group. Alicia proved she is a keen leader in the areas of workplace management, leadership coaching and interpersonal communication. I highly recommend Alicia to anyone or any organization looking to improve its effectiveness.” ~ Evan Weisman, LEED AP, Director, Development at First Potomac Realty Trust