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Erica Harrold has more than two decades of experience in communications, strategy and organizational development work. As a transformation coach and consultant, she guides leaders and teams to pragmatic, effective solutions.


She recently worked with a team developing employee engagement programs for the international construction company, DPR and developed to a Best Practices Guide for Large Companies interested in using business "as a force for good" to become B Corp Certified.

She was formerly the Director of Communications for the Ridhwan Foundation and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a world-renowned vipassana retreat center. In her roles she has been a director, brand manager, business strategist and team lead for change management initiatives.

For 10 years she worked within the City of Oakland government as Mayor Jerry Brown’s Press Secretary and then as the City Attorney’s Communications Director.

She is certified as a GBCI TRUE Advisor on zero waste initiatives and has worked in leadership positions for government officials, nonprofits and international businesses. During her career she has had the good fortune to work with people she respects and causes close to her heart.

She has a dedicated mindfulness practice which fundamentally informs her insights into both the human condition and the business world.  See her Linked In profile for details of her work experience.

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