As a long time leadership communications consultant and seasoned executive coach, Arina has provided executive coaching services and programs for: VM Ware, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical Japan and Korea, Baxter, Shanghai, Radix Consulting, Hong Kong, AT&T, The Gap, Adobe, Salesforce, Hot Wire, Peterson Caterpillar, McKinsey, Capital One, Mozilla, Hewlett-Packard, Learning as Leadership San Francisco, Leader Styles International, Shanghai, Panasonic, Visa, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, Pandora, Apple/I Tunes, Levi Strauss & Co., Atic Abu Dhabi, Avis South Africa, Quaker Chemical Corporation, Shanghai, Thailand Management Association, Bangkok, SIS Conference Consulting Shanghai, Leader Styles International Shanghai, Fattal Company Beirut, Societe Generale Paris and San Francisco, Deloitte & Touch International Partners, Amgen Pharmaceuticals, US National Laboratories: Sandia, Livermore and Berkeley Lab.
She is the principal of Arina inc, an executive coaching and consulting practice that specializes in developing authentic presence and creativity through communication, story and speaking coaching. She serves as an executive coach to seasoned senior executives, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs as well as emerging, aspiring young leaders. As a part of Arina’s coaching practice, she works with a select group of corporate and non-profit women leaders focused on accelerating women’s leadership roles from professional success to wide-ranging significance.
Arina creates an interactive environment where she challenges, inspires and coaches participants to identify and transform their communication weaknesses into communication strengths. She is known for her intuitive, dynamic, ‘hands-on’ style of coaching and consulting. She utilizes inclusive, lively, unorthodox, and experiential techniques to create learning experiences that are powerful and transformative. As a result of her rich life experience, Arina is able to focus intensely on a very specific set of interpersonal leadership skills that allow people make authentic connections.
Arina is an internationally recognized director; improvisational actress; master puppeteer, and storyteller in the New Vaudeville and avant-garde theater movements in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia. She founded and was the longtime director of the San Francisco School of Clown and Improvisational Theater. She is a painter, a vision board collage artist, sculptor and creativity coach.
She consults with and coaches individuals and organizations to develop their most natural and renewable resource – The Human Spirit