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Whitney Hess

Whitney Hess helps creative leaders choose empathy to better serve everyone. Her life’s mission is to put humanity back into business.

Since 2013, Whitney has coached more than 75 teams and individuals at leading companies around the world. With her structured guidance and compassionate support, her clients connect with their audience’s needs and their own needs to develop better strategies for long-term success.

She lives this work first-hand. After more than a decade as a high-profile user experience consultant to Fortune 500s, early-stage startups, and world-renowned institutions, Whitney transitioned to coaching to make an even greater impact. Her holistic, multidisciplinary approach combines Integral Coaching, nonviolent communication, social and emotional intelligence, mindful self-compassion, Eastern philosophy, and whatever she learns next.

Whitney writes on her blog Pleasure & Pain, co-hosts the podcast Designing Yourself, and speaks at conferences and corporations worldwide. She holds a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and became a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West in 2014. In 2015, she earned her Professional Certified Coach credentials from the International Coach Federation.

She and her sailor-chef Fredrick live aboard s/v Jenny, their 1980 Endeavour 37′ sloop, currently docked in San Diego, CA. They are in the early stages of planning their circumnavigation.

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