ABOUT LEILAHelping leaders decide what to say and how to say it
A laser-like ability to get to the heart
of the problem and opportunity–fast.
As the executive’s problem solver, Leila’s techniques emphasize tangible, strategic steps for managing during downturns and the climb back up.
Leila Bulling Towne is an executive coach who specializes in helping leaders decide what to say and how to say it. She coaches executives to speak with authority and authenticity, whether they are communicating to employees, the board, or customers. In other words, she makes it easier to be the boss.
Her clients range from well-funded Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies. Leila’s global facilitation and coaching experience includes working in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, India, South Africa, and China.
Leila has operated her own executive coaching and leadership development practice since 2007. Prior to then, she ran the Learning and Development function at CNET Networks, where she was employed for 11 years. At CNET, Leila coached leaders 1:1 and established coaching circles, created the company’s corporate university, planned the development of the company’s first management and leadership programs, and partnered with executive team members to plan and facilitate executive offsites. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a double major in English and German and has a Master’s in English from Claremont Graduate University at The Claremont Colleges.
Leila is certified in various assessments, including the MBTI®, Lominger LEADERSHIP ARCHITECT® and VOICES® 360, the Center for Creative Leadership Assessment Suite, FIRO-B, CPI 260, Tilt, ESCI.
Leila facilitates executive retreats and offsites and certified workshops for the books The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Lencioni), The Leadership Challenge® (Kouzes and Posner), and The Radical Leap (Farber).