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 client’s 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 a former adjunct faculty member at Brandman University, (a part of the Chapman University System), where I taught 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 also a certified purpose coach through Imperative, member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and have received the Six Types of Working Genius Certification.


I am married to an awesome husband, have three daughters, a son-in-law and a granddaughter, 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 So Cal Ride for Parkinson’s, the University of the Incarnate Word, and the University of California, Irvine.


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 So Cal Ride for Parkinson’s.

I have been involved with Royal Family Kids for eleven 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.

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s and nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed every year. A dear friend whose wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s many years ago wanted to raise awareness and do something more, so he started a Southern California Ride for Parkinson’s.

It started as a group of 60 cyclists, funded primarily by our friend and a couple of local sponsors. Today it has grown to a biking/running/walking event of hundreds, all coming together for this beautiful cause. The event supports well-being and fellowship with all who come.

As an athlete, I have learned that exercise is the best medicine for those with Parkinson’s, so I get to combine my passion for running and being outdoors with those that are out there to improve their mobility through exercise.

I am passionate about raising funds in support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to accelerate research and treatments for Parkinson’s disease.  Every penny donated goes straight to the MJFF high-impact research programs to help speed a cure. I believe, that if we fight together, a cure for Parkinson’s will happen.

For more information, please go to www.socalride.net to learn more.

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