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Elise Boggs, MAOL

My passion in life is equipping the next generation of marketplace leaders to change the world. I have trained leaders in industries ranging from non-profits and government to medicine and the military. I have taught leadership theory in a classroom setting as a university professor, and I’ve provided hands-on coaching to emerging and established marketplace leaders. I have also personally led effective teams in the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, and Australia.

Since 2009, I have been a leadership professor in southern California-based universities, teaching a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. I have also worked as a consultant and training specialist for a variety of organizations. I have trained medical doctors, military personnel, scientists, non-profit and government sector workers, and many others on how to effectively lead their teams and organizations to new levels of success. As a certified Emotional Intelligence coach, I have worked effectively as a problem solver in organizations experiencing high employee turnover and other leadership-related challenges. I believe in ethical, servant-oriented leadership that effectively fosters a culture of creativity within an organization.

I have a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development, with highest honors, from Chapman University and an undergraduate degree in Communications. I have been certified as a Emotional Intelligence Coach through the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence. Additional certifications include TotalSDI & Core Strengths Accountability through PSP Inc.

I currently reside in the beautiful seaside town of Encinitas, California.


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