A Bit About Me

Renée Dineen

I am an internationally sought after thought leader operating at the nexus of business and psychology. My focus is on defining and executing effective people strategies, particularly in the areas of employee engagement, high-performance leadership, and organizational culture change.

I have been transforming organizations, teams and careers of talented and ambitious professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, changemakers and executives for over 20 years in over 40 countries in the biotech, pharmaceutical, technology, service, consulting and non-profit industries. My own career included a five-year executive expatriate assignment in Switzerland leading the Learning and Organizational Development Organization for Roche-Genentech’s largest division supporting 15,000 employees worldwide.  I am also a coach for students at two prestigious universities--Stanford in Palo Alto, California and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.



My unique combination of pragmatic business experience and extensive behavioral knowledge allows me to help leaders and teams meet the most pressing business challenges without losing sight of their most important opportunity: their people. I have been a coach and strategic advisor to executives at the helm of mergers, acquisitions, leadership transitions, and people strategy revisions. I routinely consult internationally and have extensive experience in industries as diverse as academia, biotech, pharmaceuticals, service and technology, health care, food and dairy, government, internet, consulting, education, and non-profit. My client list includes Roche, Amazon, BCG, Volkswagen, Novartis, HP, and Nestlé, among many other multinational firms.

I am also a recovering workaholic and action junky that left a $1,000,000/year executive role in Biotech to give myself a genuine shot at doing work in the world that mattered most to my heart and do that work without sacrificing the whole of my life. Today I run my own global coaching and consulting practice out of California. I spend 25% of my time working with non-profits and topics related to women and leadership.

What drives me above all is the opportunity to reduce human and organizational suffering and equip people from all walks of life, to live with more purpose, grace, and joy.

Education, Certifications & Faculty Roles

Industry Experience

Academia, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Service and Technology, Health Care, Food and Dairy, Government, Internet, Consulting, Education, and Non-profit.

Specialties & Affiliations

Professional Specialties

  • Executive and Life Coaching, Team Development and Group Facilitation

  • Executive and Leadership Development Program Design

  • Large-scale Leadership Event Design and Program Management ( facilitation as needed)

  • Leadership and Team Retreats, Workshop Design and Facilitation

  • Merger & Acquisition Integration Activities, Transformational Change, Organizational Effectiveness Analysis and Design, Strategic Planning and Communications Consulting

  • High Potential Rotation Programs, Employee Engagement, Staffing and On-boarding

Community  Affiliations

  • Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Small Group Facilitator for Women in Management Program

  • WisdomWomen Founding Member

  • Emerging Women, Power Circle Facilitator

  • Fourthwave Advisor and Coach: Catalyzing the development of best-in-class women-led technology companies in the Sacramento region

  • Women’s Empowerment Volunteer: Educates and empowers women in the Sacramento region, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to secure a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children.

  • WINGs for Growth Advisor: Transforming Aspiring Young Women into the Leaders of the Future

  • International Coaching Federation, Sacramento Chapter

  • Sacramento Waldorf School, Board Coach and Facilitator

  • Speaking Engagements for national and international organizations such as Pharma HR Forum, Process Excellence Network, ASTD, Provant, and National Association of Colleges and Employers

  • Child Abuse Resolved Through Education, Advisory Board Member and Volunteer, 1989–Present

  • Crossroads International Church of Basel, Pastor and Elder Board Coach and Facilitator, 2010 to 2014

Travel is my other passion

Travel Moments with Kids

My family and I are fueled by our passion for travel, which includes 47+ countries and counting. Inspired by these experiences, I have a blog on these experiences that can be found at www.travelmomentswithkids.com.  

I hope my blog and related social media communities can expand some of the limiting paradigms that keep parents from traveling with kids—encouraging more families to travel, explore and connect by seeing the world together and sharing experiences that inspire one another from the inside out

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