It Takes A Leader To Mold A Leader

Professional development that results in lasting career benefits requires astute guidance from an experienced coach with a track record of achievement.

Turtle Executive Coaching was founded by Irené Turtle, who has built an active and successful career as an in-demand coach, facilitator and public speaker. Irené established her credentials as an executive recruiter before branching out into other areas of Human Resources that allowed her to fine-tune her skills in Project Management, Succession Planning, Leadership Development and Change Management. She has trained for and consulted with companies ranging from tech startups to large, well-established brands in verticals that include the Entertainment, Biotech, Financial Services and Healthcare Industries.

Earlier in her career, Irené acquired a wealth of  experience working in a range of capacities for The Walt Disney Company and  at Acacia Research, a Pasadena-based incubator that was active in the era. During her tenures at Disney and Acacia, Irené developed additional skills in Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations and Training – all of which are critical to the evolution of any organization that values growth.


We’ve Earned Our Stripes

In addition to her role as company founder, Irené oversees all client coaching and facilitating. She also maintains an active schedule as a public speaker. Among the degrees she’s earned and the accreditations she holds are:

ICF credentialed Coach PCC
Advance Certified Personal and Executive Coach
Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology
Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies
Certified in Mediation by the Los Angeles Bar Association
Certified Hypnotherapist

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Thoughts On Leadership

Over the course of her coaching career, Irené Turtle has built a solid reputation for her thought leadership on subjects dealing with leadership challenges. The following are some of Irené’s recent articles on a variety of topics relevant to issues in the workplace.

Why Are Soft Skills So Hard?

Using the 3 AAA’s of Change – AWARENESS, ACTION, ACCOUNTABILITY – let’s start with Awareness. What are soft skills? The very term “soft skills” sounds like these are easy and maybe not that important and really, anyone can pick them up. Some examples are effective listening, sensing what is not being said, and the ability …

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Working on a team or as a team?

If you lead a team or have been part of one, you know that it can be a rewarding experience or one that puts you off ever doing it again, and everything in between. I’ve had both experiences and as a team coach, use the good and the bad to help the teams I coach …

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How do you know when it’s Good or GREAT? How the journey into my Closet Mirrors (no pun intended) the Coaching Work I do…

If you’re a fan of Gallup CliftonStrengths and the CoreClarity methodology as I am – you may be familiar with the Talent of Maximizer, my #3. That’s the one where “good enough is not enough, it has to be great”. It has often felt like a curse and a blessing as I strive to do …

How do you know when it’s Good or GREAT? How the journey into my Closet Mirrors (no pun intended) the Coaching Work I do… Read More »

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