Brenda has spent her career wanting to be more. Achieving success but not quite the success she was hoping for became quite frustrating. Seeing the same frustration in so many other women, she was determined to find out why and how to change it.
Brenda now concentrates on partnering with women and minorities in normally male-dominated industries like STEM, finance and law, to help them become more confident, visible, and influential leaders. It is Brenda’s passion to assist women and minorities in building greater confidence, improving their communication and public speaking, so they can lead with strength and compassion and become a role model for women to follow. Leading them to dream bigger, achieve their goals with or without a female mentor, and blaze a path of leadership combining all of their qualities including the feminine ones.
Brenda is recognized for taking large-scale visions and developing a systematic, step-by-step approach to process creation, performance outcomes and measurable success. She is masterful at researching options, developing detailed strategic plans and then consistently implementing until successful outcomes are achieved. She excels in helping teams re-define old systems or develop new ones to serve their needs at the highest quality level.
Brenda is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF).She is a Certified Professional Coach trained in both Core Energy Leadership™ through IPEC (The Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching) and the Results System™ through Thought/Action. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing from the University of Massachusetts.
For fun, Brenda loves to be outdoors, exploring new hiking trails or looking for adventure. She is very active in her community helping young children, especially girls, have access to high level STEM opportunities out of the classroom. She has a passion for Irish dance and competitively performed in her teens. Brenda can often be found enjoying the activities in which any one of her 6 children are participating.
What really stood out about Brenda, was her well-researched knowledge-base and ease with the presentation. Brenda was engaging, sincere, and relatable, successfully breaking down higher level concepts by offering real-world examples and next steps for creating an action plan.
Jessica Lombardo, CIP
Vice President, Membership and Volunteer Engagement at ASIS International
What was super powerful about her approach, that she started with a discussion on values and personal definition of success. With those in mind, it becomes clear how to create meaningful goals and specific steps to achieve them. To make that process easier, Brenda equips clients with useful tools for setting up development plans and measuring the progress