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Published On: August 8, 2019, Last Modified On: January 7, 2024, Author: Amy Sanchez

Executive Coaching Bay Area (San Francisco) : How Can It Help Bay Area Leaders To Succeed?

Executives are responsible for driving tangible business results by selecting, inspiring, motivating, and managing high-performing teams. And, in order to succeed, executives need support themselves. As the old saying goes, it can be lonely at the top. But it doesn't have to be.

A Bay Area executive coach can help you:

  • Develop a leadership mantra/philosophy to guide you
  • Manage stress
  • Holistically think through important decisions
  • Be efficient and resourceful
  • Be comfortable building strong relationships
  • Think quickly and act decisively
  • Respond in a professional manner regardless of the circumstance
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills
  • Motivate and inspire your team
  • Establish a healthy work-life balance


In the Bay Area, work is fast-paced, commutes are often long, expectations are high, and the patience for failure is low. All and all, you got to have the right set of leadership skills in order to succeed. As a result, Bay Area executives also need strategies to:

  • Excel as a functional manager who not only does the work right along with members of their teams but must also lead, inspire, motivate, and sometimes discipline while maintaining cohesiveness and cooperation within the group
  • Keep pace with the accelerated and unpredictable demands of a start-up culture that is blazing new trails and constantly navigating uncharted territory
  • Embrace the uncertainties of small- to mid-sized business funding and be able to keep themselves and their team focused on project completion
  • Navigate the intricacies of managing small, culturally diverse teams that are inherently prone to communication mishaps due to language barriers, perceptual differences, and differing cultural norms and biases
  • Exploit the benefits of technology that enhance productivity and performance while minimizing the adverse consequences of hyper-connectivity
  • Chart a successful career in a region where employment cycles aren’t tied to the economy and be able to recognize indicators of change early on

Most Bay Area executives push their brains and bodies to the limit trying to do all this on their own plus juggle the additional demands of family and personal commitments. This is exhausting over time and usually leads to the urge to quit and retire early.


To thwart against the pitfalls of the above, executive coaching increases Bay Area leaders’ success and longevity by helping them to:

  • Develop a leadership vision and a set of values that enhance and expedite decision-making abilities
  • Develop and enhance leadership skills
  • Develop and enhance interpersonal skills (EQ)
  • Manage expectations of key stakeholders
  • Improve time-management skills to boost productivity
  • Manage stress
  • Establish work-life balance


And it’s important to find a Bay Area Executive Coach who has a proven track record as a Bay Area professional, as well as a professionally trained and certified. This ensures you partner with someone who has successfully navigated the waters you are in and is familiar with the local job market, its employers, the technology and other resources available that will help you achieve your career aspirations and build a life that will enable you to thrive. As a professionally certified professional with over 13 years of corporate experience myself, the services that I provide are;

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Is Executive Coaching Worth It?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and some of the nation’s most prestigious universities and employers believe it is.


According to the NIH, “The long-term benefits to NIH for these services are a more productive, efficient and engaged workforce.”


The DOD reports that its top performance improvements as a result of executive coaching are better strategic communication, change implementation, stakeholder relationships, and leadership/people interactions. And its top business results are increased personal and workgroup productivity, customer satisfaction, resources, organizational efficiency, and reduced cycle time.


University of Michigan School of Medicine encourages executive coaching for its faculty and staff in order to “leaders' growth and performance.”


Washington State University indicates that the benefits they have seen from executive coaching include “new outlooks on personal challenges, improved decision-making skills, increased confidence, and greater overall effectiveness. Those who utilize coaching services have seen a substantial improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the accomplishment of significant goals.”


Stanford University’s Business School also recommends executive coaching for their alumni.


And here are a few of the other organizations you might recognize who hire executive coaches to work with their senior leadership.

  • Amazon
  • Catholic Health Services
  • Google
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Salesforce


Here is a sampling of just a few of the companies where Amy’s previous clients have come from:

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Is Executive Coaching Tax Deductible?

Executive coaching may be deductible as a work-related education expense if it meets the IRS requirements:

  1. It is required by your employer or the law to keep your present salary, status, or job OR it maintains or improves skills needed in your present work.
  2. It does not help you meet the minimum educational requirements to qualify for your current role. You must already possess those to qualify for the deduction.
  3. It does not qualify you for a new trade or business.
IRS chart to determine if coaching is tax deductible

You should consult with a qualified tax advisor who is familiar with your unique situation to determine if you can deduct executive coaching expenses when you file your taxes.

What are Other Ways To Fund My Executive Coaching In San Francisco Bay Area?

Many times, companies will foot the bill for executive coaching or enable you to take it out of your annual training budget they have allotted for the year. Amy Sanchez (A Global as well as Bay Area Executive Coach) can provide templates to help you pitch this to your company. Note that if you go this route, you’ll want to be comfortable giving your leadership visibility into what you would like to work on. The self-awareness and willingness to improve have typically been embraced and applauded by past clients' leadership.

How Bay Area Executive Coaching Works?

  1. Private, Confidential, and Convenient
    Private coaching sessions are held by the Bay Area Executive Coach via virtual meetings so you have the flexibility to participate wherever it is most comfortable and convenient for you.
  2. Determine client’s primary goals and motivations and honor those as a part of the coaching curriculum 
  3. Assess Strengths and Weaknesses (360 review included if executed via corporate sponsorship)
  4. Develop a leadership vision and a set of values that enhance and expedite decision-making abilities
  5. Create and implement a personalized plan of action that includes developing/enhancing leadership, interpersonal, and time-management skills, and any other areas the client has identified as important
  6. Identify the best personalized strategies to manage stress and maintain work-life balance
Customer reviews for Amy Sanchez Executive Coach

Working with Amy has made me realize that I never really defined my end goal which is why I wasn’t finding it. She’s helped me identify what I want in life overall. There’s something very powerful about Amy’s style that completely put me at ease and helped me be really honest with myself. I call it “the magic of Amy” and I’m so glad I decided to work with her! She’s truly gifted and one of a kind!


National Accounts Director at Johnson & Johnson
Customer reviews for Amy Sanchez Executive Coach

Amy helped me discover such important lessons about who I am and what I want to achieve. After working with her, I feel confident that I know what I am meant to do, what my career goals are, and how I am going to achieve them. I have a much deeper understanding of the factors of a job that matters most to me, and I even have a vision of what I’d like my ‘retirement’ to look like and a plan to get there.


VP of Marketing at a Tech Company

Executive Coaching Packages for Bay Area Leaders In San Francisco and Beyond

Deep Dive
Executive Coaching

For Bay Area executives seeking to have a greater impact on their organization through a bigger personal transformation.

You will receive:

Partial Plunge
Executive Coaching

For Bay Area executives who want a partner to kick-start their leadership skills or help with a particularly challenging situation.

It includes:

It may seem lonely at the top, but you don’t have to go it alone!

About The Author

Leadership Consultant and Coach Amy Sanchez

Amy Sanchez is a certified executive and career coach located in the Bay Area who specializes in helping mid- to senior-level executives achieve their full potential and build the lives they want.

She has an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business and 13 years of corporate experience.

She is a skilled coach and neutral partner who provides clients with tangible tools and effective guidance to successfully navigate the waters of this fast-paced, hyper-connected, high-stakes job market.