About Beata Lewis, JD, MSC
Executive Coach & Change Consultant
All coaching (individual and group), meeting design and facilitation, conflict resolution, and collaborative engagement services are currently provided "virtually."
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Beata provides guidance for transformational leadership, collaboration and sustainable growth to accomplished business owners, senior leaders and knowledge professionals. Clients - innovators in science, technology, social enterprise and the arts - value Beata’s incisive, pragmatic and holistic approach to facilitating complex, sensitive conversations, strategic engagement and change processes.

Certified since 2004 as a Master Somatic Coach™, Beata takes a presence-centered, multi-disciplinary, and systems-oriented approach to leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable enterprise.

A mediator since 1995 and former attorney, Beata leverages the vital and dynamic nature of agreements, trust, conflict and communication for productive partnering.

Eager to experiment at emerging frontiers, Beata has designed and led a variety of programs. For example, she co-designed emBODY-INg Conflict Transformation (1999), integrating embodied learning and cognitive approaches to mediation. Her unique women’s leadership programs - including Transformational Leadership Circles for Women - leverage results from her 2003 qualitative study, The Feminine Face of Leadership in Science.

Beata's commitment for sustainable growth in business finds expression in various ways. As adjunct faculty and mentor to students with the Green MBA Program at Dominican University of California (2008-2015), Beata taught communication skills and organizational behavior for business transformation. As an Independent Contractor with the Management Communications Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business 2005-2009, Beata coached students in presence, presentation style and related aspects of applied business communication. She has been a guest lecturer for leadership development at the Presidio Graduate School. As a volunteer with the Pachamama Alliance, Beata is a certified Facilitator of the Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium and was a co-developer for the first business-oriented version of that symposium.
Coaching, consulting and seminar clients range from:
  • Individual entrepreneurs
  • Scientific and high-tech companies
  • Professional service providers
  • Boards of directors
  • Non-profit and arts organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Educational institutions
  • Municipalities
  • Federal and state agencies
Specific examples include leaders in organizations such as: SalesForce, BioMarin, Gladstone Institutes, Blue Shield of CA, Dendreon, Bayer, Glaxo-Smith Kline, Aerovance, Entelos, Cisco Systems, a National Laboratory located in the Southwest (US), National Science Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Calvert Foundation, Monitor Consulting, DFI - CA Dept. of Financial Institutions, CalSTRS, UNM Medical Group, University of CA-Berkeley, Goodwill of the Greater East Bay, State of WA, US-EPA, Astia (formerly Women’s Technology Cluster), Nature's Sunshine, Good Earth Natural Foods, Black Rock Productions LLC, Hewlett Foundation, EarthJustice, and the Santa Fe Opera.
Professional Coaching Certifications

Certified or qualified to administer a variety of proprietary tools, including:

Professional Affiliations:

Beata graduated from Pomona College with a BA, cum laude, in International Relations, including overseas study at the Institute for Graduate Studies in International Relations in Geneva, Switzerland, and research at the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development. While earning her JD (juris doctor) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Beata studied at Queen Mary College (University of London).

As an attorney, Beata worked with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Palo Alto, CA (1995-2000) and Rädler Raupach Bezzenberger - Munich, Germany (1991-1994). Member of the State Bar of Texas since 1991. Prior to becoming an attorney, Beata served as a Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) - 1987-1988.

Beata draws on extensive international experience and her passion for the creative: e.g. painting, music, dance, and healing arts. For example, you’ll find her original art and photography throughout this site. Related to her somatic orientation to personal development, taught Iyengar-style Hatha yoga and alpine downhill skiing in the 1980s.

After 23 years based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bridging Lives LLC is now at home in Santa Fe, NM.

P.O. Box 31115, Santa Fe, NM 87506 USA

Collaborative Partnerships ...

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Lead. Collaborate. Grow. ... to Thrive!