About Beata Lewis, JD, MSC
Executive Coach & Change Consultant
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Beata provides guidance for transformational leadership, collaboration and sustainable growth to accomplished business owners, senior leaders and knowledge professionals. Clients - innovators in science, technology, social enterprise and the arts - value Beata’s incisive, pragmatic and holistic approach to facilitating complex, sensitive conversations, strategic engagement and change processes.

Certified since 2004 as a Master Somatic Coach™, Beata takes a presence-centered, multi-disciplinary, and systems-oriented approach to leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable enterprise.

A mediator since 1995 and former attorney, Beata leverages the vital and dynamic nature of agreements, trust, conflict and communication for productive partnering.

Eager to experiment at emerging frontiers, Beata has designed and led a variety of programs. For example, she co-designed emBODY-INg Conflict Transformation (1999), integrating embodied learning and cognitive approaches to mediation. Her unique women’s leadership programs - including Transformational Leadership Circles for Women - leverage results from her 2003 qualitative study, The Feminine Face of Leadership in Science.

Beata's commitment for sustainable growth in business finds expression in various ways. As adjunct faculty and mentor to students with the Green MBA Program at Dominican University of California (2008-2015), Beata taught communication skills and organizational behavior for business transformation. As an Independent Contractor with the Management Communications Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business 2005-2009, Beata coached students in presence, presentation style and related aspects of applied business communication. She has been a guest lecturer for leadership development at the Presidio Graduate School. As a volunteer with the Pachamama Alliance, Beata is a certified Facilitator of the Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium and was a co-developer for the first business-oriented version of that symposium.
Coaching, consulting and seminar clients range from:
  • Individual entrepreneurs
  • Scientific and high-tech companies
  • Professional service providers
  • Boards of directors
  • Non-profit and arts organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Educational institutions
  • Municipalities
  • Federal and state agencies
Specific examples include leaders in organizations such as: BioMarin, Gladstone Institutes, Bayer, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Aerovance, Entelos, Cisco Systems, a National Laboratory located in the Southwest (US), National Science Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Calvert Foundation, Monitor Consulting, DFI - CA Dept. of Financial Institutions, CalSTRS, University of CA-Berkeley, US-EPA, Good Earth Natural Foods, Black Rock Productions LLC, EarthJustice, and Astia (formerly Women’s Technology Cluster).
Professional Coaching Certifications

Certified or qualified to administer a variety of proprietary tools, including:

Professional Affiliations:

Beata graduated from Pomona College with a BA, cum laude, in International Relations, including overseas study at the Institute for Graduate Studies in International Relations in Geneva, Switzerland, and research at the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development. While earning her JD (juris doctor) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Beata studied at Queen Mary College (University of London).

As an attorney, Beata worked with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Palo Alto, CA (1995-2000) and Rädler Raupach Bezzenberger - Munich, Germany (1991-1994). Member of the State Bar of Texas since 1991. Prior to becoming an attorney, Beata served as a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) - 1987-1988.

Beata draws on extensive international experience and her passion for the creative: e.g. painting, music, dance, and healing arts. For example, you’ll find her original art and photography throughout this site. Related to her somatic orientation to personal development, taught Iyengar-style Hatha yoga and alpine downhill skiing in the 1980s.
Collaborative Partnerships ...

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CLIENT REFLECTIONS ...
Beata is unique in her understanding of the next wave for the critical journey into what it means to bring a New Leadership into being, and translating the hidden voices of our genuine inner selves into actionable practices. Her coaching techniques are effective in laying the ground work to shatter the glass ceiling of our professional, personal and spiritual lives.
E. Brownell, PhD, Principal ZephyrBiotech, LLC
At a critical time when I felt "stalled" in terms of inspiration and career vision, your coaching offered two important tools that worked well for me: First, the somatic exercises enabled me to become conscious of the doubt/fear/uncertainty that was acting as a block. I used it to help get a grip on that negativity and put it proper perspective. Second, you reminded me that "...there are no mistakes, there is only what I do." Very powerful. The attitude I came to adopt was - 'choose a path, commit to it and follow it.' To actualize and live that thought is a very different thing. You gave me the awareness and tools that allowed it to happen.
C.N., Attorney & Financial Advisor
Beata stepped in and helped our organization at a critical time. Every time we met, I walked away from the session armed with tangible models, exercises and metaphors to put into immediate practice in my business. It was so easy to implement her recommendations clearly demonstrates her ability to position things in simple and practical ways. I deeply appreciated her creativity and action-oriented approach. She also has a special gift for not only looking after the problem/challenge, but also for looking after the people. Her consultative style is warm, adaptive, innovative and collaborative!
D. McIsaac, Global People Development, Hewlett Packard Consulting
Beata has a meticulous, elegant (and fun!) approach to problem-solving for delicate points of group communication.
D. Feinsmith, President Solomon Foundation
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