Briana Goldman

Linkage Affiliate Consultant

Briana Goldman is a Linkage Affiliate Consultant with over a decade of experience developing leaders and helping others navigate change within their worlds. As a skilled consultant, facilitator and trainer with deep coaching experience, Briana has worked in many industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing and healthcare.

Briana’s ability to quickly develop trust, her organizational savvy, and commitment to lifelong learning are hallmarks of her coaching engagements. Briana’s clients describe her as a deeply caring and compassionate partner, who listens empathetically and without judgment. She works with her clients to unlock their inner resourcefulness and generate new insights and actions. She offers thoughtful feedback, challenging her clients to expand their perspective, while keeping them accountable to their goals.

Briana has led Leadership Development efforts at tech companies Zendesk and Cisco Meraki, focusing on catalyzing leadership maturity, building critical leadership skills, and driving organizational change. Previously, she was a senior consultant with Linkage, Inc., specializing in change management, systems thinking, diversity and inclusion. Her areas of expertise include facilitating team and leadership off-sites and creating dialogue leading to tangible actions and outcomes.

Briana holds a master’s degree in psychology with concentrations in organizational psychology and counseling from Golden Gate University and is a graduate of California State University Chico. She earned her coaching certification from the Hudson Institute and holds the following certifications from the Association of Talent Management: Integrated Talent Management Certificate, Master Instructional Designer, and Evaluating Learning Impact.

Briana resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Briana's Insights

In Leaders We (Don’t) Trust

We have four major institutions around the world—NGOs, business, media, and government—and we don’t trust any of them. It’s our responsibility, as leaders, to step up and commit to creating trust. Here are four ways to start addressing this daunting topic with your team—to help you create a healthier environment.

3 must-haves for sponsorship success

Sponsorship has become more than just a buzzword for creating workplaces that are inclusive of women, minorities, different generations, and a global workforce—it is a powerful tool that can help us foster workplace equality. And it’s a tool we can leverage starting now.

The need for sponsorship is now. (Here’s why)

The reality is this: from 2012 to 2015, the number of women in the C-suite increased by only 1%. Sponsorship is an essential (and often overlooked) component necessary to reverse this trend. But first, we must break the cycle.

Employee engagement begins at home

Any company that’s looking to improve employee engagement—and bottom-line results—must first understand that work-life balance is a myth. There’s no such thing. Instead, employees have choices, and those choices affect how they engage with their work and their personal lives.

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