ROBERTA RIGA

    Roberta is a Silicon Valley based executive coach and leadership development consultant with 25 years experience partnering with leaders to realize their potential and increase their effectiveness. Through a lens of compassion, authenticity and empowerment, and combining elements of mindfulness and EQ, Roberta positions workplace challenges as opportunities for deep internal transformation. Roberta held executive positions at Elevation Partner’s BioWare/Pandemic Studios, Wired, Shopping.com, Interval Research, Media Vision and Zynga. She also served as COO for Humanity United, a human rights firm within the Omidyar Group. Executive coaching engagements include Google, Nest, Rocket Fuel, Kabam, Booyah, Glass Lewis, Impossible Foods and many others. Roberta has consulted for over 75 client organizations spanning multiple industries.     As part of her practice, Roberta also designs and facilitates custom leadership programs. She is the founder of POWER (Power of Women Executives Realized), empowering women in leadership, and is an ambassador to Green Monday, a global sustainability firm dedicated to addressing climate change, natural resource management, food health and animal welfare. Roberta has a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

 

Roberta is a Silicon Valley based executive coach and leadership development consultant with 25 years experience partnering with leaders to realize their potential and increase their effectiveness. Through a lens of compassion, authenticity and empowerment, and combining elements of mindfulness and EQ, Roberta positions workplace challenges as opportunities for deep internal transformation. Roberta held executive positions at Elevation Partner’s BioWare/Pandemic Studios, Wired, Shopping.com, Interval Research, Media Vision and Zynga. She also served as COO for Humanity United, a human rights firm within the Omidyar Group. Executive coaching engagements include Google, Nest, Rocket Fuel, Kabam, Booyah, Glass Lewis, Impossible Foods and many others. Roberta has consulted for over 75 client organizations spanning multiple industries.

 

As part of her practice, Roberta also designs and facilitates custom leadership programs. She is the founder of POWER (Power of Women Executives Realized), empowering women in leadership, and is an ambassador to Green Monday, a global sustainability firm dedicated to addressing climate change, natural resource management, food health and animal welfare. Roberta has a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

 
 

LIAN BLOCH, PH.D.

    Lian is a professor in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Clinical Psychology, where she lectures, advises, and supervises doctoral students. She is also Executive Clinical Director at Two Chairs, a mental health tech start-up that aims to combine expert clinical care with modern technology to reinvent the psychotherapy experience. Lian is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received her BA and MA in psychology. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Lian completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. There, she trained in couples and family therapy and also in sports psychology, working with varsity athletes to enhance performance and psychological functioning. She also served as a member of the clinician resource team for the San Francisco 49ers.     Lian has received specialized training in numerous psychotherapies and approaches to behavior change. She is also skilled in the neuropsychological and psychological assessment of cognitive processes, personality, and emotional functioning. Lian's research expertise complements her clinical practice. Her program of research spans more than a decade and aims to understand how emotional intelligence and communication skills impact the effectiveness of relationship functioning. She continues to publish her research in leading scientific journals in these areas.

 

Lian is a professor in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Clinical Psychology, where she lectures, advises, and supervises doctoral students. She is also Executive Clinical Director at Two Chairs, a mental health tech start-up that aims to combine expert clinical care with modern technology to reinvent the psychotherapy experience. Lian is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received her BA and MA in psychology. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Lian completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. There, she trained in couples and family therapy and also in sports psychology, working with varsity athletes to enhance performance and psychological functioning. She also served as a member of the clinician resource team for the San Francisco 49ers.

 

Lian has received specialized training in numerous psychotherapies and approaches to behavior change. She is also skilled in the neuropsychological and psychological assessment of cognitive processes, personality, and emotional functioning. Lian's research expertise complements her clinical practice. Her program of research spans more than a decade and aims to understand how emotional intelligence and communication skills impact the effectiveness of relationship functioning. She continues to publish her research in leading scientific journals in these areas.