“I am passionate about helping people see the value they can bring—and in a way they’ve never done before.” –NN

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I have spent over 25 years advising and coaching business leaders in Fortune 500 companies.  Twelve years as a management consultant spanned strategy development, operations improvement, and leadership development.  In the last few years of my 14-year career at Deloitte, I was on Deloitte’s US HR Executive Committee and led performance management and career planning for 34,000 U.S. Deloitte employees. In 2008, I launched my own company.

I love giving back to the community and serve on the boards of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, Akola Academy, and Texas Women’s Foundation. I am honored to have received the Advocate Volunteer Award from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, to coach digital health startups at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute, and teach as an adjunct professor in executive education at the SMU Cox School of Business.

Awards

  • Dallas Business Journal
    Minority Business Leader Award, 2018

  • Dallas Business Journal
    Women in Business Award, 2016

  • HR.com Leadership Excellence Awards:
    Best Mentoring Program (3rd place)
    Best Executive Coaching (Winner’s Circle) – in partnership with Sysco Corporation, 2016

  • Global Excellence Award:
    2016 Excellence Award for Female Empowerment Initiatives

  • Influential Businesswoman Award:
    Women Helping Women Award, 2016

  • Stevie Awards for Women in Business, 2014

    • Mentor or Coach of the Year
      Business (Gold)

    • Female Entrepreneur of the Year
      Business Products, 10 or Less Employees (Gold)

    • Women Helping Women
      Business (Silver)

    • Female Entrepreneur of the Year
      10 or Less Employees (Bronze)

  • International Coach Federation, North Texas
    Prism Award, 2013 and 2014

Education and Certifications

  • MBA, McCombs School of Business at University of Texas

  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

  • Certified Professional and Executive Coach, College of Executive Coaching

  • Professional in Human Resources, HR Certification Institute


Media Appearances

“Over the years I’ve been approached by the media for advice on business stories related to my expertise and experience. I’ve made over 50 appearances on CBS, ABC, Fox, Fortune and others.” –NN

Fox News
Neena is asked the professional women’s perspective on Under Armour’s controversial TV spot that went viral.

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ABC
Neena’s thoughts about what Microsoft’s CEO said about women asking for raises.

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CBS
Neena discusses her views on businesswomen achieving work/life balance.

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Fortune
In this interview, Neena tells Fortune, “Regardless of the rules, figure out who you want to be and bring it to life in language and appearance.”

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Dallas Business Journal
Neena’s multi-cultural background has given her a perspective on openness and empathy in the workplace, and about an all-too-common situation: Don’t be afraid to ask for a raise.

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The Miami Herald
In this column, Neena discusses how negotiating skills are key to getting sizable raises in pay.

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United Way
Neena speaking as Chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Advocacy Committee.

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