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Executive Coaching 

Westwind's Master-level coaching utilizes state of the art theory, experience and practices to help leaders and teams align aspirations, strengths and actions to achieve purposeful positive change.

Leadership Consulting

Melding Fortune 500 business experience and cutting edge leadership practices, Westwind helps individuals, teams and organizations optimize performance and focus on what they do best.

Virtual Workplace Coaching 

With two decades of experience in the art of virtual communication, Westwind helps individuals and teams optimize collaboration, productivity and creativity.  Westwind helps long-time remote clients and those new to remote workspaces  rise to new challenges and drive sustained performance. 

Collaborative Partners

Collaborative Partners helps organizations maximize performance, workplace satisfaction and social responsibility through comprehensive DEI consulting serves and our executive search and placement division, Westwind Collaborative  Partners Talent.

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Advanced Magnetics

"A key aspect to Westwind's approach is integrity in how they conduct business. This significantly influenced my decision with whom I chose to partner with."


-Director of Human Resources


Oppenheimer Funds


"Monica facilitated a number of team building sessions specifically designed to raise the level of team performance. She designed individualized plans to maximize the performance of the group members as a team. It helped cement the team as a cohesive, interdependent unit, and was instrumental in allowing us to have a highly successful award-winning year."


-Senior Vice President

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GateHouse Media

“Monica is an incredibly talented individual and phenomenal personal coach. She has an amazing ability, in a very short amount of time, to fully understand the inner workings of someone. Monica excels at understanding the necessary dynamics of building a successful team.


-President, GateHouse Ventures


The New York Times

"Monica helped me to build confidence and to develop resilience early in my career. She is insightful, generous and highly trustworthy, a coaching professional of the highest caliber."





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Executive Coach and President

Monica Molina Austin

Monica is an Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant with over 25 years of executive coaching experience and proven results in the corporate, education and not-for-profit sectors. Monica’s approach affirms and builds on strengths and assets to accelerate change and optimize leader and business performance.  


Prior to founding Westwind, Monica served as Executive Director of Human Resources at the Boston Globe Newspaper and Co-Chair of the Diversity Council at The New England Media Group. Before that Monica was a human resources internal consultant and coach at the New York Times , designing and delivering leadership development, employee relations, talent management and succession planning programs.


Monica holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior and Labor & Human Resource Policy from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She received her BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese.


Monica holds a Master Coaching Certification from The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. Monica is a certified instructor in Birkman, The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®), Voices 360 Degree Feedback and Architect, Team Management Systems and Civil Treatment. 

"In addition to being exceptionally talented and experienced, Monica is a compassionate and generous consultant who consistently delivers results by giving me the tools I need to identify and leverage my strengths. She can really bring out the powerhouse in anyone!" 

-Business Development Manager, NewsCred

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