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Masharika MaddisonSenior Director of Training

As Senior Director of Training for Coro Northern California, Masharika facilitates the UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development and Coro’s Women in Leadership program. Before Coro, she founded LightWell Coaching + Consulting, focusing her practice on supporting mission-driven leaders and organizations. Previously, she served as a Presidential Management Fellow and worked with Secretary Condoleezza Rice in the U.S. State Department and as Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco. Masharika has deep professional roots in the public and nonprofit sectors and is civically involved in her community.

What inspires you to work in leadership development?

Leadership development work provides me with an opportunity to be an architect of human potential. I believe in the power of people to create positive and supportive relationships with themselves and each other in service of building equitable, thriving communities.

What’s your favorite leadership quote?

“People will forget what you said and what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou.

Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at work?

I am the primary parent to my two sons (my partner travels a lot for work). We enjoy lots of laughs and are making awesome memories together! I also enjoy spending time running the roads and trails of San Francisco and Marin Counties.