Susan Houlihan is a Communications Consultant, Executive Coach, and Electrical Engineer who leverages her 15+ years working in engineering and operations in the high-tech sector to bring a perspective firmly rooted in business applications to her consulting and coaching work. In her previous career, she led global engineering and operations teams in manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain.
Today she is the COO of the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. Susan is a Lecturer in Leadership, Communications & Coaching in the EWMBA, EMBA and UG Programs at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is an Instructor in UC Berkeley Executive Education in “High Impact Leadership”, “Advanced Executive Presence” and has served as Faculty in many of their Custom Programs such as “Engineer as Leader” and “Leadership for Scientists”. She has been a Guest Lecturer at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership in the Executive MBA Program since 2013. She has taught at The Coleman Fung Institute of Engineering and The School of Information at UC Berkeley.
As a coach and workshop lead for Fortune 500 Companies globally, she is particularly interested in helping leaders to become their most authentic selves, build the skills to motivate and inspire their people to their highest potential, as well as reaching their own maximum potential.
She has worked with companies such as Adobe, Bio-Rad, Cisco, Facebook, Ideo, Genentech, Moody’s, Novartis, Peterson Caterpillar, Salesforce.com, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Zendesk.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University College of Cork in Ireland, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and is a certified Executive Coach from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.
A native of Ireland now based in the US, Susan is an experienced cross-cultural communicator passionate about developing people to live their best lives.
Ingrid Gavshon serves as a lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, in the Leadership Communications and Creativity and Leadership and at the UC Berkeley Executive Education organizations course, High Impact Leadership. She also lectures at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership where she was awarded her MBA.
Gavshon is a partner at the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute in charge of Strategy and International Projects and serves as executive coach and senior training consultant.
Gavshon specializes in coaching people who want to bring humanity into the workplace and to discover their authentic leadership. In addition, she coaches her clients to make impactful presentations and to be better communicators. She qualified as a UC Berkeley Certified Coach in 2010 and has a large international practice.
Gavshon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has made several documentary films about Nelson Mandela. She draws on her filmmaking skills integrated with the executive coaching process that helps leaders discover their authentic selves and helps them actualize their vision, dreams and aspirations.
Gavshon facilitates programs at a number of international companies, in the USA, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East. These include Mubadala UAE, The Dusit Hotel Group and Eastwater Group Thailand. In California at Adobe Systems, Salesforce.Com, Cisco Systems, the Peterson /CAT Corporation Bio-Rad Laboratories, Nexius, Qualcomm, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland and San Francisco. She specializes in leading Brand Ambassador programs, which are large-scale culture change projects that empower all employees as they learn to live the company’s Mission, Vision, Values and Culture and become Ambassadors for their brand.
Jennifer Caleshu is a lecturer, facilitator and certified executive coach for programs in leadership, communications, design thinking and innovation. Her coaching work is informed by more than 15 years of leadership in the cultural sector with functional expertise in strategy, marketing and communications, including most recently as Director of Earned Revenue for a museum.
She is a member of the professional faculty at the University of California Haas School of Business where she teaches in MBA and undergraduate programs as a Lecturer for the core design thinking course Problem Finding / Problem Solving, and Building Trust-Based Relationships, Team Coach for applied innovation consulting course, and Assistant Lecturer for leadership and communications courses. She has also facilitated both leadership and innovation programs through the UC Berkeley Executive Education, including KAUST Saudi Leadership Program, High-Impact Leadership, Leading Strategic Growth, Leading and Managing Globally, Accelerating Change Readiness & Agility and Leading Innovative Change.
She is a facilitator and executive coach for the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, where she facilitates leadership, communications and coaching programs with diverse clients in the US, Thailand and in Singapore. As an executive coach, her clients have included individual contributors, managers, directors and vice presidents seeking to empower themselves and their teams through one-on-one coaching for leaders. She also serves as the VP of Marketing and Operations for Berkeley ECI.
Jennifer also coaches individuals on creating and delivering effective presentations, including supporting verbal and non-verbal communication skills, overcoming stage fright, designing impactful PowerPoint presentations, preparing for Q&As and more. Additionally, she has developed and led design thinking workshops for clients including GitHub, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Rotary International.
Jennifer earned an MBA with honors from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor” award. She also holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University with a focus on Issues of Adolescence. She is a certified Executive Coach from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.