Leonora helps family businesses navigate challenges including family dynamics, governance, succession planning, next generation transition and education. From a family-owned business herself, Leonora serves on the board of her family’s boat business, Sabre Yachts, and advises families across generations.
As an adjunct professor of Negotiation and ESG at Vanderbilt University, she is particularly passionate about helping families define shared values and investment philosophies across generations. Leonora is a member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, the Harvard Institute of Coaching and the Forbes Coaches Council.
She was ranked Nashville’s #1 Executive Coach by Influence Digest in 2021 and 2022, and named a Nashville Business Journal 2022 Woman of Influences.
B.A., Princeton University
MBA., Harvard Business School
PCC, ICF Certification
iEQ9 certified Enneagram Practitioner
iEQ9 certified Enneagram Team Practitioner
6TV 6 Conditions of a Team Certified Practitioner
EMCC Level 1 certified Team Coach
PSI Psychological Safety Scan Certified Practitioner
The Neuroscience or Change, Coaches Rising
Coaching Mastery with Julio Olalla, Newfield Network
CPD Certification: Art in Coaching, Art in Practice
I’ve lived in nine countries and speak five languages. I am a passionate foodie and my favorite gift for those I love is a huge dinner party. I’m a word game and crossword puzzle addict!
The Great Divide: Collaborating across Generations in Family Business
Strengthening Leadership Teams through the Enneagram
How to Talk to People Who Don’t Want to Listen to You
Negotiate like a Girl: A Smart, Curious, Compassionate Person’s Guide to Getting What They Want
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