Carina is a leadership coach with over twenty years of experience in higher education. A core assumption of Carina’s approach to leadership coaching is that positive emotional experiences provide academic leaders with the essential resources they need to confront their work challenges. Thus, her approach to coaching focuses equally on strategies for accomplishing goals and helping clients increase the joy and fulfillment they experience while achieving their goals.
Carina uses positive psychology for team building and applied stress management to prevent and combat burnout among academic leaders and the people they supervise. Through close collaboration, academic leaders find ways to change their approach to work so that they spend less time working and are more effective during the time they devote to their work. Carina works with leaders towards maximal engagement while working on expanding opportunities for personal and professional growth overall. She addresses all the interconnected facets of life in the coaching relationships, including personal relationships, physical health, self-care, stress management, and emotional well-being.
Some of the most stressful situations at work involve difficult interpersonal exchanges. Carina’s leadership coaching focuses on building and sustaining strong working alliances, both in terms of interpersonal dynamics and systemic organizational structures. She uses various research-based tools from clinical and organizational psychology to help clients resolve conflicts at work, repair ruptured relationships and build connectivity. Carina provides strong support for clients who encounter a variety of demands and stressors, from direct work negotiations to major systemic problems.
In addition to coaching, Carina teaches psychology courses at SUNY Purchase College and maintains a small clinical and consulting practice.