Rena leads Bold Agenda, a firm focused on empowering leaders to embrace change, push bold ideas and build high-performing, diverse, inclusive teams through a range of cycles. She helps facilitate the critical generative and strategic discussions and decisions that help transform an organization, its leaders, and culture. She focuses on the key levers of better governance, courageous leadership, strategic planning, and a more inclusive and equitable approach. Her specialty is coaching Board Chairs and CEOs through growth, leadership transitions, strategic alliances, restructuring, turnaround, and crises.
Since most of Bold Agenda’s work is with boards and executive staff, Rena spends a lot of time understanding and deconstructing power in an organization to encourage and support shared leadership in practice, structures and processes. Also, our collaborative approach to consulting and facilitation has always centered those leaders whose vital voices are frequently not heard.
Previously, Rena spent over 20 years helping scale businesses in the food, real estate, publishing, and investment banking industries. Rena has an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s in Finance from Georgetown University. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, an ICF-certified coach, and an expert facilitator in person and virtually. She serves as Board Development Chair of the Arts Alliance Illinois.