My purpose is and has always been throughout my entire career, to help leaders be their best by finding their greatest strengths and gifts in themselves and in those around them. ”

Margaret Walker Scavo

About Me

I started my own business in January of 2017, because I wanted to be a different firm. I didn’t want to have more clients than I could successfully manage.  I want to have the right number of clients so I can take amazing care of their needs whether it is executive coaching, leadership development, human resource assessment or team alignment.

The relationship I have with my clients comes close to the relationship I have with my family.  I want to be able to do whatever it takes to make an organization and the people in it, the best it can be.

With that, I get to do what I love to do every day… helping people, teams and organizations be their best.   My purpose is and has always been throughout my entire career, to help leaders be their best by finding their greatest strengths and gifts in themselves and in those around them.

I have 28 years experience in human resources and organization development.  I specialize in individual and team coaching, employee development, performance management, and developing customized training programs . I take pride in creating and delivering customized programs that absolutely meet a clients needs.

My History

My personal and professional goal as an executive coach and leadership development trainer is guiding people to their fullest potential.

I bring expertise in 1:1 coaching, team interventions and mentoring, leadership and organization development training, HR assessment and performance management.  I have more than 25 years experience in all areas of human resources, people and organization development.


I received my master’s degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. My career began in human resources with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in Aliso Viejo, CA.  That followed with a consultant role in the performance and rewards practice with Mercer HR Consulting.

I have held executive-level HR positions in both health care and the real estate arena including VP of HR for CHW’s St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, VP of HR for Merit Property Management and Human Capital Partner for PacifiCare Health Systems, a UnitedHealth Group Company, and helped to guide our team through a successful acquisition. I have extensive consulting experience in the entertainment, hi-tech, health care and hospitality industries.  Before going out on my own, I was a Partner with FutureSense, LLC, a management consulting firm.

I am an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University, (a part of the Chapman University System), where I teach in the Organizational Leadership program, teaching graduate and undergraduate organization behavior, organizational development and change management. I am a certified consultant for Harrison Assessments and am a certified executive coach from the College of Executive Coaching.


I am married to an awesome husband, have three daughters, and I live in Costa Mesa, CA. Running is my passion, having run nearly 30 half-marathons and one marathon. One of my greatest thrills is being at the finish line of whatever sport my daughters are competing in. I support Royal Family Kids, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, as well as The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.


My passion lies in the work, teaching and life lessons of the late John Wooden, highly acclaimed head basketball coach, Emeritus at UCLA. His success as a coach, while demonstrated on the court, was always so much more for Coach Wooden. He defined success as…. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self- satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

I also have two organizations that I do volunteer work with and donate my time and financial contributions through my business proceeds. They are Royal Family Kids and The John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

I have been involved with Royal Family Kids for six years. It has been the most amazing journey for me to be side by side with these kids, mostly because they didn’t choose the lives they have, and I’d never experienced (as a child or a parent) many of their situations. I am blessed to be able to be a part of an organization that gives foster children ages 6-12 a week of positive memories, royal treatment and a life-changing camp experience.

Royal Family Kids Camp creates life-changing moments for children of abuse. Their goal is to Treat People Royally, Keep Moving Forward and Make Moments Matter. It’s the best week of the year for me.

For more information or to donate to Royal Family Kids, please go to refugeoc.com/onlinegiving.

Cancer is an ugly word and one that we have all experienced personally through its effect on family and friends and loved ones. I was asked to be a part of Team John Wayne and the OC Marathon. I wondered how I would have time to commit time, energy and resources to this great cause. But my second question to myself was how could I not?

As a runner, I combine my passion for running with those that are fighting their fight with cancer and in memory of family and friends that lost their fight. I believe, that if we fight together, a cure for cancer will happen. Each year, I raise money to support the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and the Team John Wayne OC Marathon.

For more information, please go to johnwayne.org or to donate to my fundraising.

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