Corporate Coaching

Corporate Coaching



There’s a reason why more Fortune 500 Companies are having corporate coaching, it’s a proven strategy.

Are you a business, and do your leaders need support in improving their performance and hitting their goals? If you have leaders leading a team or a new project initiative, you might need corporate coaching.

Imagine having a dedicated coach who will provide a safe and confidential space for you to share your leadership and decision-making challenges. And picture how you can stand out when everyone else is blending in.

Imagine ticking the corporate box while thinking outside of it.

Your goals have been met, and your team is supported and fulfilled

It starts with an external team member you can trust.

Hi! I’m Elaine Lou Cartas. Business and Executive Career Coach for WOC and Allies! MSN recognized me as the Best Leadership & Executive Coach, Apple News featured me as one of the top 5 business coaches, and LA Weekly awarded me as the #1 thought leader. I am also a LinkedIn Learning Instructor.

My leadership advice has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Money Magazine, LinkedIn News, Huffpost and Yahoo News.

“It was a space I can be free in. You [Elaine] saw me as a woman of color struggling for my footing. I walked away knowing that I’m not crazy and that there is help. Thank you for seeing me. It’s helped me get me to where I am at NOW.”

– Chéla Gage, Starbucks Global Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer

I’m curious:

  • Have challenges with leadership? 
  • Want to create a more collaborative work environment? 
  • Need to improve communication and emotional intelligence?

My coaching program provides a personalized process to improve leadership skills to best support organizational goals, missions, and values. As a trauma-informed and certified executive coach, I help my clients with their leadership by helping them express their voices and redefine their own definition of success.

Picture this… You walk into a contentious meeting assuming the worst, but instead, walk out with action items to move a project forward and, more importantly, a collaborative and transparent team that respects you and one another.

I can support you in taking your leadership to the next level through corporate coaching. I provide individualized executive coaching that focuses on developing the skills and capabilities of senior leaders within an organization.

I want support, let’s talk

“Working with Elaine helped me get a new job where I doubled my income. She has also helped me become more assertive in the workplace. Elaine focuses on the systems that will make your business successful. Those systems have allowed for me to have 80% of my client renewals completed early.”

Lindsey, Market Director

At its core, corporate coaching is a collaborative partnership between a coach and a company’s leadership team.

The goal is to identify areas for improvement, set objectives, and work together to achieve tangible results that benefit the entire organization. For example, my client, Sam, had a challenge managing her team, and now they’ve moved into a bigger office space, and things finally flow.

How Sam went from doing everything by herself to having a team and systems where things flow

“A year ago I was doing everything. I was at a point where we were growing and I needed to create different departments and structure. I also didn’t get any feedback from anyone as a leader, so I wanted to get coaching for myself. In a year, we created different departments, and they all run their own parts of the organization. Now we have an operation. Things flow and work.”


The benefits of corporate coaching are far-reaching. By investing in the development of your senior leaders, companies can:

  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Enhance communication and collaboration
  • Increase productivity and performance
  • Strengthen organizational culture

What Types of Corporate Coaching Do I offer?

Depending on the specific needs of the organization, here are the types of corporate coaching I provide:

  1. One-on-one executive coaching
  2. Group coaching sessions
  3. Leadership coaching and leadership development program
  4. Team-building workshops

No matter the format, it’s important for us to create a safe, supportive environment where leaders can explore their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth.

How Corporate Coaching Helps Senior Leaders

As a senior leader, the demands on a leader’s time and energy are constant. It can be challenging to step back and focus on your own development. Here’s what I help my clients do:

  • Developing Leadership and Management Skills: Together, we will identify your strengths and areas for improvement. Then, we will create a personalized leadership dashboard.
  • Enhancing Communication Skills: We’ll identify how to articulate your vision and clear direction and how to communicate with your team. In doing so, we will strategically understand how to develop key relationships and how to communicate with them based on their communication style.
  • Improving Decision Making: As a leader, you will constantly make decisions that have consequences. During our coaching sessions, I will provide you with frameworks and tools to analyze complex situations, consider perspectives, and make strategic choices.
  • Navigating Organizational Politics: Corporate coaching will help you develop the skills and strategies to build alliances, manage conflicts, and create key stakeholder relationships

My Corporate Coaching Process

So, what does my corporate coaching process actually look like? Each client engagement is individualized as a result of the following:

  • Assessment and Goal Setting: The first step is to understand where you are now and where you want to be. We will work with you to assess your current skills, strengths, and areas for development and help you set specific, measurable goals for the coaching engagement so a person develops into the leader they want to be.
  • Regular Coaching Sessions: Regular, one-on-one sessions with me are at the heart of the corporate coaching process. These confidential meetings provide a safe space to explore challenges, brainstorm solutions, and receive honest, objective feedback.
  • Implementing Action Items: Coaching is not just about talk; it’s about action. Based on your goals and the insights gained during your sessions, we’ll work together to develop concrete action plans to implement new skills and strategies in your daily work.
  • Measuring Progress and Results: To ensure that the coaching engagement is delivering value, it’s important to regularly assess progress and measure results. We will track your development, celebrate your successes, and adjust the plan as needed to keep you moving forward for long-term results. Metrics may include employee engagement, retention, productivity, and leadership bench strength to demonstrate the value of your program and justify continued investment.

Why work with me?

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Masters of Science in Leadership and Management, University of La Verne
  • Trauma-Informed Certified, Radical School of Healing
  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF), In Process at the Center for Executive Coaching, estimate July 2024). I am excited to be one of the certified coaches soon


I am a proud first generation Filipino immigrant. I acknowledge the privilege I have because of all the generational sacrifices made before me. Below is a picture left to right, my dad, my grandma, my grandma holding a pic of my great-grandfather and me.

I was a former grassroots organizer and political fundraiser. I have worked on progressive state wide senate, congressional and local races from 2011 – 2014 throughout the country. I I had my first Director position at 22 years old. Here’s a pic of me in the Capitol when I helped then-Congresswoman Janice Hahn get elected!

 I use to be bullied at work, and learned how to stand up for myself. Below is a pic of me at the first event I hosted June 2018 to help women of color and allies to put themselves first.

I was frustrated with not making my worth, and too scared to ask for a raise. I also sought help through my own career coach, and asked for a $12k raise and successfully got it! And now I teach my own clients to get raises

I had to be honest with myself and realize I no longer loved the industry I spent five years in. I was completely burnt out. I mapped out a successful job search and found a new industry and job making $26k more as a nonprofit fundraiser where I raised over $1.1 million in student scholarships. It was a dream job where I worked with an incredible mentor, colleagues and career success I’ve always wanted. Below is a pic of me, and a couple of scholarship winners doing a phone bank to raise more scholarship money!

In 2024, I celebrated 7 years in business serving 3,000+ students in 58 different countries. I have 2 courses with LinkedIn. I’ve been recognized as a top coach by MSNLA WeeklyLife Coach Magazine and Apple News. I am a Trauma Informed Certified, and a Certified Executive Coach. I am working towards being a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation through the Center for Executive Coaching, which I am estimated to get in July 2024. I’m proud of my business growth, and grateful for all the generational sacrifices before me.

Benefits of Professional Coaching on Organizational Performance

I intend to develop stronger, more effective leaders so companies can drive meaningful improvements in key areas and that leaders are also successful. Results we’ve seen with our clients include:

  • Improved Employee Engagement: Leaders are better equipped to create a positive, supportive work environment that engages and motivates employees. Engaged employees are more productive, committed, and loyal.
  • Enhanced Team Performance: Team coaching helps leaders build stronger, more cohesive team members. By improving communication, fostering collaboration, and resolving conflicts, leaders help their teams achieve better results.
  • Increased Productivity: When leaders are performing at their best, their teams are likely to follow suit. Corporate coaching helps leaders identify opportunities to streamline processes, eliminate bottlenecks, and create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Stronger Organizational Culture: Finally, corporate coaching plays a key role in shaping and strengthening organizational culture. By working with leaders to define and model core values, coaches can help create a culture of trust, innovation, and excellence.

Companies & Leaders of Companies I’ve Worked With