Elina employs a whole-person coaching style that inspires her clients to realize their full potential and generate superior business results. Through a creative and thought-provoking process, she helps them thrive by fostering self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Elina draws on her professional background in law, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy, giving her a unique perspective on the opportunities and issues her clients are facing. Elina’s coaching emphasizes the strengths, values, and competencies of her clients. She challenges her clients to push through boundaries and achieve transformative growth at the individual, team, and organizational levels.
Elina built her executive experience as an investment management attorney at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and the Global Markets Department of Credit Suisse. Her experience working with large clients on complex financial transactions and with private fund investors gives her a first-hand understanding of the complex business topics facing her clients.
Elina is passionate about entrepreneurship and works closely with founders and leadership teams of dynamic growth businesses. She zealously helps visionaries and disrupters to build rocket ships – and do it with personal purpose, authenticity, and balance.
Elina partners closely with female leaders, facilitating inspiring peer coaching conversations and creating impactful women’s leadership programs that foster wisdom, growth, and tangible business results.
Elina’s coaching is rooted in her cross-cultural background, having worked and lived in Russia, New York, Bermuda, and London.
Education, Qualifications, Professional Memberships
• M.A. Psychology, Columbia University, Teachers College
• J.D. Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
• B.A. Economics, New York University, Magna Cum Laude
• Columbia University Executive Coaching Program
• Member of ICF (International Coaching Federation)
• Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI) certified
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