If relationships are the paths that carry your influence,your interpersonal skills draw your map, and your authentic self becomes your compass. The MettaWorks Method teaches you how to cultivate all three by developing your emotional intelligence.
MettaWorks donates 10% of its profits to organizations dedicated to relieving the suffering of all sentient beings, a premise fundamental to Zen Buddhism.
Zen Mountain Monastery offers spiritual seekers a rare refuge to engage the Buddhist teachings through Zen training, cultivating compassion for themselves and the world around them. They have committed to racial justice and diversity.
The Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation allows for the continuance of an ancient wisdom tradition, increasing opportunities for women to pursue education and training as nuns. (Obstacles to practice and survival persist, driving nuns from Tibet into more accommodating countries such as Nepal.)
The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls, where resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation and healing.
Here’s what we stand for…
Alison is a results-oriented leadership coach who partners with leaders in tech to unlock their potential and achieve results through cultivating their emotional intelligence. Alison has extensive experience working with leaders to help them communicate effectively cross functionally, drive alignment and accountability within their teams. She works with leaders to foster buy-in and break down silos through influencing effectively, with or without authority.
In addition to her ICF credential in executive coaching, she has earned certifications in positive psychology and happiness studies which lead her to focus on implementing solutions that address root causes. Alison asks powerful questions that draw out her client’s inherent wisdom while also sharing science-backed strategies that lead to lasting behavioral change. Appreciating that insight alone cannot sustain positive transformation, she marries mindset shifts to actionable plans, behavioral changes and concrete leadership skills resulting in profound results for her clients.
Alison’s coaching is uniquely informed by her professional experiences as a corporate executive and an entrepreneur. Before becoming an Executive Coach, Alison spent 15 years working at IBM and Pepsi-Cola in marketing, strategic planning, and finance. She also has her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
She has coached entrepreneurs and leaders in tech including companies such as Facebook, Workday, Box and Google.
Rachel began her career at Bloomberg as an HR Business Partner, responsible for hiring, terminating, developing, and coaching leaders and teams. From there, she specialized in leadership coaching at AppNexus (since acquired by AT&T), and Digital Ocean, the third-largest hosting company in the world.
This hands-on experience gave Rachel insight into the most pressing issues for leaders at every level. She earned an executive coaching certification from Columbia University and founded MettaWorks LLC, an executive coaching and leadership consulting company.
From a young age, Rachel cultivated a serious meditation practice. Studying under renowned teacher and Zen Mountain Monastery founder John Daido Loori Roshi for 13 years, she continued her studies under Shugen Arnold Roshi, his successor. Based on this experience, mindfulness is a core element of the MettaWorks Method.
Even with deep, consistent meditation, Rachel found that her nervous system remained on high alert and saw that her clients struggled with the same. She studied and integrated Somatic Experiencing into the MettaWorks method, immersing herself in the requisite three-year intensive certification.
Rachel also trained in Polarity Therapy, body and energy work similar to acupressure and Reiki, to help clients balance and restore energy flow to increase their effectiveness as leaders.
Ever improving and deepening the method she brings to her clients, Rachel is currently studying and integrating Inner Relationship Focusing, a psychotherapeutic process for healing one’s inner self to access the positive energy and insights that move our lives forward.
The MettaWorks Method is a synthesis of many different modalities rarely experienced in the professional world. Combined, they are incredibly powerful.
Jennifer is an executive and leadership coach who works with leaders to unlock and embrace their authentic voice. Through their work with Jennifer, leaders become masterful communicators and influencers across their organization.
Jennifer’s integrative approach of working with mindset and neurology allows clients to understand and apply their values to leadership best practices in the midst of disrupting unhelpful patterns of behavior to become effective and powerful leaders. Her work allows leaders to leverage their relationships across the organization to increase their impact in the midst of the rapid change that is standard in the technology industry.
Prior to her work as an Executive coach, Jennifer spent much of her career working at Microsoft, where she built thriving teams and organizations. During her tenure, Jennifer was also responsible for developing the Coaching for Leaders program within the Organization in partnership with SeattleCoach.
In addition to being a MettaWorks coach, Jennifer also is a faculty member of SeattleCoach, a boutique coach training program in Seattle, WA where she resides with her family. She is an Associated Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC).
Jennifer has coached leaders at companies that include Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, and Salesforce.
Sara manages all the behind-the scene details that keep MettaWorks humming, allowing our team to focus on serving our clients.
Sara brings 11+ years’ experience as an office manager, administrative assistant, and conference planner, including 5+ years at the helm of her own company, Triumph VA.