Renata Hodges



“My passion is guiding leaders on the journey from identifying their most compelling purpose to achieving meaningful, sustained results.”

Renata Hodges, Ph.D. partners with senior executives and high potentials who want to elevate their leadership and personal effectiveness and view coaching as an accelerator. Her clients want an impactful coach that appreciates the business challenges they face and the need for rapid, sustainable change. Combining deep inquiry and expertise in adult development, Renata fosters heightened awareness and perspective. Her coaching weaves together assessment, skill building, deliberate practice, metrics-based accountability, key stakeholder involvement, and support to create lasting change. Her coaching expertise includes aligning purpose with impact, navigating transitions, executive presence, women leaders, relationship management, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

Renata has coached and consulted across a breadth of companies and industries, including Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Best Buy, BioMarin, BlackRock, Chevron, Cisco, CoreLogic, eBay, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, NerdWallet, Nike, Ross Stores, Stanford University, and Stryker Corporation.

Renata also spent nine years at Korn Ferry focused on coaching executives, assessing talent for development and selection purposes, and managing and delivering complex global coaching and leadership development projects. Previously, she was a change leadership consultant at McKesson Corporation, Accenture, and Deloitte Consulting, where she advised global Fortune 500 organizations and drove large scale change initiatives.

Renata graduated from UC Berkeley and Duke (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology). Her doctorate on work/life stress continues to define her work. She practices what she preaches and deliberately invests in expanding her coaching toolkit, perspectives, and experiences. With a lifetime spent traveling the globe and now as a parent, Renata loves exploring life’s big questions.