Meet Our Leadership Team
DeLesa Swanigan, CEO
Hi, I'm DeLesa! I am an award winning Executive Coach, leadership development/culture strategist, and training facilitator with more than 20 years of experience in leadership and executive level roles in California State government and non-profit organizations.
My extensive experience and on-going work with numerous organizations gives me a deep understanding of the challenges leaders face, as well as an appreciation for the pivotal role they play in shaping organizational culture, fostering team dynamics, and driving results. This understanding fuels my passion and dedication to cultivating exceptionally effective leaders, high-performing teams, and cultures of excellence.
I achieve this via coaching and by expertly applying a range of methodologies, including CliftonStrengths, Everything DiSC® (Workplace, Management, Agile EQ, Work of Leaders, and Productive Conflict), Five Behaviors® of a Cohesive Team, Six Types of Working Genius®, and The Leadership Challenge® (Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership). These methodologies provide a plethora of research-validated tools, strategies, and techniques to elevate my clients’ leadership skills and effectiveness, enhance employee engagement, and foster profound culture transformations.
My educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco, complemented by a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from National University. I completed my ICF-approved coach training at the University of California, Davis and Symbiosis Coaching, USA.
I am proud to hold the distinction of being a certified Executive and Career Coach by the Certified Coaches Alliance, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and an Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors® Certified Practitioner and Authorized Partner.
Renee Gibson, COO
Hi, I'm Renee! I am a trailblazing leadership trainer, coach, and consultant who has carved a niche for myself in the professional and leadership development industry.
With nearly three decades of focused leadership experience, I have served in senior and executive-level positions in California State Government and have become an expert in leadership development and organizational culture. With my proven track record, I have empowered countless leaders to enhance their leadership effectiveness and achieve greater success in their roles, resulting in increased influence and impact within their organizations.
I am a strategic thinker who utilizes research-based frameworks and approaches to drive successful transformations in workplaces. My passion for developing extraordinary leaders stems from my belief that every leader has a responsibility to create work environments where employees feel valued, empowered, included, and inspired to deliver their best work.
My dedication to my craft has earned me the respect of my peers in the leadership community. I am a sought-after speaker known for my engaging, insightful, and fun style of delivery. My presentations leave a lasting impact on my listeners, making me a well-respected thought leader in the industry.
My unwavering dedication to developing exceptional leaders has inspired many. Those who work with me praise me for honing their leadership skills and helping them achieve their goals. With a proven track record of surpassing even the loftiest aspirations, I equip individuals with the knowledge and tools to become outstanding leaders and achieve unparalleled success.
As a lifelong learner, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and my thirst for knowledge is insatiable.