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Elise Boggs, MAOL


I’m Elise, a certified Emotional Intelligence coach, Professor of Leadership, and a leadership coach and consultant. Over the last 15 years, I’ve supported the development of thousands of leaders across many different industries including the military (working with U.S. Navy Seals), medicine, law enforcement, engineering, technology, education, and entertainment – and I’ve seen incredible results.

I started my career in the non-profit sector where I oversaw an unpaid staff of over 300 volunteers. This was my “lab” for learning what drives people to engage and perform at high levels. I tested out different leadership approaches and when my volunteers began to outperform the paid staff, I knew I was on to something!  

Since then, I’ve made it my mission to help bridge the gap in knowledge for intelligent, competent, high-achieving leaders – leaders who are feeling stuck and frustrated because they are not getting the results they know they are capable of from their teams.  No matter your industry, becoming a skilled leader will profoundly impact the team you are able to create and the results you can achieve.

I hold a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development and am a certified coach in: Emotional Intelligence, SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) and Appreciative Inquiry.  I reside in sunny San Diego with my husband Hector.

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Client Endorsements

“I’ve invited over sixty-three different lecturers, faculty, and facilitators to THF over the past three years to work with our Navy Seals and Special Operation Forces. We received some of the highest and most positive survey responses from Elise’s course in our history. Her facilitation expertise and methods are superior and very hard to come by. She is extraordinary even among the extraordinary!”

Joe Musselman, CEO, The Honor Foundation

“Elise has excelled for us in leading both small and large groups through Emotional Intelligence, Inspirational Leadership, and Appreciative Inquiry.  Her style is engaging and compelling.  She believes in what she is teaching, and what she is teaching can and will make a difference for those who learn from her.”

John Gavan, President, KPFF Consulting Engineers 

“Elise is a true professional. She operates with a high level of excellence that inspires those she leads. She has a unique way of building relationships quickly and gaining the trust of the people around her. Her example of hard work, passion for what she does, care for people and commitment to seeing others rise in their sphere of influence makes Elise a leader anyone would want to follow.”

Jon Heinrichs, Director of Development, Pathfinders San Diego

“Elise is a world-class communicator and adds tremendous value to the Pathfinders Team. She has the ability to take a vision and carry it through to full development. Elise is proactive, prepared, and effective at engaging those she leads. She sets the standard and models both excellence and professionalism, inspiring those she leads to operate at their best.”

Colin Higginbottom, Marketplace Coach, Pathfinders San Diego

“As an Education Administrator for a large government hospital I have called on Elise to facilitate ‘Emotional Intelligence’ with our staff as part of our journey to create a ‘Culture of Excellence.’ Elise is an excellent presenter and keeps the audience engaged throughout the session by using adult learning principals. The course critiques by participants rate this offering as outstanding!”

VA Health Care