Alicia Santamaría, PCC
Executive Coach & Trainer
Alicia provides dynamic and individualized learning and development coaching, consulting, and facilitation to help people, teams, and organizations move forward.
A seasoned coach, facilitator and organizational consultant, Alicia has over 20 years of professional organizational experience cutting across the social, public, and private sectors. Her passion is helping people, teams, and organizations successfully move forward from where they are now to where they aspire to be. She offers her strengths, creativity, strategy and skill thoughtfully; to best serve each client’s unique needs and opportunities.
Her commitment to the strengths-based approach to development is rooted in her own strengths journey and the transformative experiences of her clients. Trying to fix our weaknesses is far less powerful and impactful than identifying and investing in our natural talents. It is from this position of strength that we can most effectively manage our weaknesses. Alicia believes that if we invest in our strengths, intentionally leverage them, and learn how to best partner with the strengths of the people around us …relationships, teams, and organizations “find forward.”
In addition to her work as a coach and consultant, Alicia is adjunct faculty at the Notre Dame de Namur University School of Business and Management, in Belmont, CA. There she develops and teaches courses on leadership and organizational development topics for the Professional Studies Department.
Alicia holds a master’s degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her professional coach training and certification (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute and is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. Alicia is also a proud Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and a Wiley authorized partner, which entails being certified in the suite of Everything DiSC assessments and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team tool.
Alicia’s Clifton StrengthsFinder Top 5: Communication, Individualization, Woo, Learner, and Input.