Leda Karabela’s career spans 25 years of experience in international management, public affairs, strategic marketing and corporate philanthropy, with a focus on building alliances with and among institutional stakeholders. The primary focus has been on external audiences, such as opinion leaders, media, customers, and donors.Today, she is bringing her executive experience into the field of leadership coaching, helping clients improve their performance, effectiveness and reach. She is a frequent guest speaker in conferences and you can catch her TEDx talk on The Happiness Advantage here. Coaching/mentoring startup companies is one of her passion points and ways of giving back to the communities in which she conducts business.
She is also part of the coaching team at SupporTED program offering her support to the TED Fellows program designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. Having held responsibilities for global projects and working with virtual teams in multiple countries for Fortune 50 companies such as BP and Microsoft, she has also led the corporate relations program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business raising over fifty million dollars during a major capital campaign. She holds an LL.B from Aristotelian University Law School in Greece, an M.S. from Boston University College of Communication and is a graduate of the Executive and Leadership Coaching Program at the University of Texas, School of Management in Dallas. She has lived in Boston, San Francisco, London and Dubai and currently splits her time between Greece and California.
Leda will be mentoring startups participating at The Accelerator.
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