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Coach Name:Beata C. Lewis

Location:Sausalito, California, United State of America

Zip Code:94966

Company name:Bridging Lives

Job Title:Executive Coach & Change Consultant

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Professional Experience:Educational Background
-Certified Master Somatic Coach, Strozzi Institute, Petaluma, CA

-JD, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX – included study at Queen Mary College, University of London, London, England

-BA (cum laude), Liberal Arts (Int'l. Relations), Pomona College, Claremont, CA – included study at the Institute for Graduate Studies in International Relations, Geneva, Switzerland

-Master’s Degree Program in Liberal Arts (partial completion), St. John’s College, NM

-1991 – State of Texas – Admission to State Bar – TX Bar #: 12274750

Professional Affiliations
-Member: Strozzi Institute Teacher Training Program (since 2016)

-Member: San Francisco Bay Area Coaches Association – ICF Affiliate

Qualifications and Accreditations:Certifications:
-Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Certified Coach (2016)

-Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Enhanced Skills Coach (2016)

-Certified WindTunneling Facilitator (2016)

-Certified Limbic Coach® (2013)

-TLC Certified Practitioner (2005)

-Certified Master Somatic Coach™ (2004)

-Reina Trust & Betrayal Model® Certified Practitioner (2000)


-Center for Creative Leadership Adjunct Coach (2017) - includes certification for tools, e.g. Workplace Big Five, FIRO-B, FIRO-Business, MBTI, CCL 360-degree tools, etc.

-MBTI - APT Qualification (2002)

-Member - State Bar of Texas (1991)

Languages:English (native fluency), German (fluent), Swiss-German, (fluent) French

Sausalito, California, United State of America

Beata C. Lewis

CIQ Certified Coach

Beata – founder of Bridging Lives – provides guidance for transformational leadership, collaboration and sustainable growth to accomplished business owners, senior leaders and knowledge professionals.


Clients – innovators in science, technology, social enterprise and the arts – value Beata’s incisive, pragmatic and holistic approach to facilitating complex, sensitive conversations, strategic engagement and change processes.


Certified since 2004 as a Master Somatic Coach™, Beata takes a presence-centered, multi-disciplinary, and systems-oriented approach to leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable enterprise.


A mediator since 1995 and former attorney, Beata leverages the vital and dynamic nature of agreements, trust, conflict and communication for productive partnering.


Beata has designed and led a variety of programs, experimenting at new frontiers. For example, she co-designed emBODY-INg Conflict Transformation (1999), integrating embodied learning and cognitive approaches to mediation.


Her unique women’s leadership programs – including Transformational Leadership Circles for Women – leverage results from her 2003 qualitative study, The Feminine Face of Leadership in Science.


Beata’s commitment for sustainable growth in business finds expression in various ways. As Adjunct Faculty and Mentor to students with the Green MBA Program at Dominican University of California (2008-2015), Beata taught communication skills and organizational behavior for business transformation.


As an Independent Contractor with the Management Communications Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business 2005-2009, Beata coached students in presence, presentation style and related aspects of applied business communication. She has been a guest lecturer for leadership development at the Presidio Graduate School.


As a volunteer with the Pachamama Alliance, Beata is a certified Facilitator of the Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream Symposium and was a co-developer for its first business-oriented version.


Coaching, consulting and seminar clients range from:


  • Individual entrepreneurs
  • Scientific and high-tech companies
  • Professional service providers
  • Boards of directors
  • Non-profit and arts organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Educational institutions
  • Municipalities
  • Federal and state agencies


Professional Coaching Certifications


  • Master Somatic Coach™ (2004) & Member of SITT Program (Strozzi Institute Teacher Training Program – Strozzi Institute, Petaluma, CA.
  • Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Certified Coach (2016)
  • Limbic Coaching™ practitioner (2013) – Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching, Palo Alto, CA.


Certified or qualified to administer assessment tools, including:


  • C-IQ Conversational Catalyst Tools, e.g. Trust Index, CreatingWE DNA Index
  • The Leadership Circle™
  • WindTunneling (Certified WindTunneling Facilitator)
  • Reina Trust and Betrayal Model™
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)
  • FIRO-Element-B
  • WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ 4.0
  • various Center for Creative Leadership assessments




  • Center for Creative Leadership – Adjunct Coach (since 2017)
  • Strozzi Institute Associate (since 2004)


Beata graduated from Pomona College with a BA, cum laude, in International Relations, including overseas study at the Institute for Graduate Studies in International Relations in Geneva, Switzerland, and research at the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development.


While earning her JD (juris doctor) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Beata studied at Queen Mary College (University of London).


As an attorney, Beata worked with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati – Palo Alto, CA (1995-2000) and Rädler Raupach Bezzenberger – Munich, Germany (1991-1994). Member of the State Bar of Texas since 1991.