“I work with teams to help them understand their challenges and to move them past human issues interfering with their success.”
“I support leaders to tap into their inspiration and excitement to build creative, productive, healthy teams.”
“My focus is on helping people to enjoy their work and to find more meaning in what they do.”
Yael C. Sivi is a consultant and executive coach with over twelve years experience working in Fortune 1000 companies and public sector/governmental agencies on projects relating to individual and team effectiveness. Her focus is on helping leaders and teams create environments that promote engagement and growth.
Yael has worked on numerous global and domestic assignments— in the role of executive coach, team coach/facilitator, curriculum designer, trainer, and presenter. Her clients have included American Express, Allianz, Battelle, Boehringer Ingelheim, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Convergys, Deutsche Bank, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, NASA, NYSE/Euronext, Securities Industry Institute, United Nations, US Forest Service, WL Gore, among others.
Yael’s areas of expertise include emotional intelligence, team collaboration, conflict management, virtual teamwork, mentoring, as well as diversity and inclusion. She has spoken publicly about current dynamics related to the changing workforce and workplace, including generational differences and collaboration on teams.
As an executive coach, Yael helps individuals reach higher levels of authenticity, effectiveness, and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. As a team coach, Yael works with teams to understand the multiple realities alive in their unique team dynamic—related to interpersonal issues as well as structural challenges. She works with leaders and team members to find more effective ways of communicating, resolving conflict, and getting work accomplished.
Yael holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with an emphasis in industrial social work. She earned her BA in Urban Studies at Macalester College. She has been trained as a coach through the Coaches Training Institute and has done additional training in team coaching, conflict resolution, and Gestalt psychotherapy. Before co-founding Collaborative Coaching, Yael worked as a senior consultant and executive coach with The FutureWork Institute and Towers Perrin.
Yael is a licensed psychotherapist and has a part-time private psychotherapy practice in New York City.