America's Coach for Design Leaders.

You can have a seat at the leadership table.

America's Coach for Design Leaders.

You can have a seat at the leadership table.

America's Coach for Design Leaders.

You can have a seat at the leadership table.

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I’m fortunate to work with design leaders from these select companies.

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Hi, I'm Sally

In 2018, I completed 50 interviews with design leaders working at leading technology companies asking them about the challenges they faced as they built their careers.

The research collected from that experiment, paired with two decades of product design leadership at Apple, Yahoo!, and Facebook, and my coaching certification, created a foundation for my private one-on-one coaching program “InnerDesign.”

Today, I’m a leadership coach, writer, and advocate for design leaders – dedicated to helping you take and keep your seat at the leadership table.

benefits of coaching

Hi, I'm Sally

In 2018, I completed 50 interviews with design leaders working at leading technology companies asking them about the challenges they faced as they built their careers.

The research collected from that experiment, paired with two decades of product design leadership at Apple, Yahoo!, and Facebook.

And, my coaching certification, created a foundation for my private one-on-one coaching program “InnerDesign.”

Today, I’m a leadership coach, writer, and advocate for design leaders – dedicated to helping you take and keep your seat at the leadership table.

Explore My Coaching Services

Get started by booking a complementary strategy session.

Together we’ll discuss your goals, create an action plan, and see if our services are right for you.

Explore My Coaching Services

Get started by booking a complementary strategy session.

Together we’ll discuss your goals, create an action plan, and see if our services are right for you.

Explore My Coaching Services

Get started by booking a complementary strategy session.

Together we’ll discuss your goals, create an action plan, and see if our services are right for you.

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When a client reached out to me to discuss coaching, I was excited. She’d recently taken an executive role at one of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies. She is at the top of her career and an internationally recognized…

“Our history is on a seemingly inexorable trend toward higher levels of complexity, specialization, and sociopolitical control.” I was reminded of Joseph Tainter's quote whilst coaching an extraordinary leader this week. She has a PhD from an Ivy League school…

The State of Cross Functional Dysfunction in Corporations Today Software development today is a collaborative process across a broad range of groups (XFN), that might include Data Science, User Research, Product Management, Engineering, User Research, UI Design, UX Design, Content…

Have you ever been promoted, taken a new job, or started a business and felt like a fraud? This is called imposter syndrome. Anyone can have it. The comedian Tina Fey said, “The beauty of the impostor syndrome is you…

When my coach suggested I could leave corporate life and be a coach, every cell in my body vibrated with the truth of her suggestion. I was on the top floor of the Nobu Hotel in Palo Alto looking out…

When your time in a leadership role comes to an end, it can be devastating to leave behind the teams you developed and who supported you. You miss the close relationships you developed, the rapport you built, and the joy…

The role of leaders today is to be responsible for the care of the people they lead. But how can you demonstrate care when you can’t take a new hire out for coffee or lunch to introduce them to colleagues?…

Contrary to popular belief, it's not how full your calendar is that leads to your success; it's how you level up your relationships and expand your sphere of influence that leads to your success. During my first six months working…

My executive career was spent leading others, and when I lost my team, I lost myself. Creating product design teams in three countries over four years has been one of my greatest professional achievements. When my position as chief design…

December 2020 and it's been 30 days and I’ve watched the complete series of Bridgerton, Virgin River, The Queen's Gambit, Lupin, and my current guilty pleasure, Lucifer. I wanted to remain immune to subscription TV, but when friends and family…

When a client reached out to me to discuss coaching, I was excited. She’d recently taken an executive role at one of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies. She is at the top of her career and an internationally recognized…

“Our history is on a seemingly inexorable trend toward higher levels of complexity, specialization, and sociopolitical control.” I was reminded of Joseph Tainter's quote whilst coaching an extraordinary leader this week. She has a PhD from an Ivy League school…

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“Sally helped me sort through job options at a time I was feeling dejected in my current role. In 2 months working together, I regained my perspective of what was possible, which set me up to attract an executive role in a company that nurtures my soul.”
Margo

Director of UX at Pepperlane

“The understanding I gained from coaching with Sally helped me through a really tough time, and finding my next role at a later stage startup where I’m the most senior design leader at the company.”
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VP Design at Workrise

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