Career Coaches

Linda Amaro
Jordan Goldrich
Sharon Griggs

Linda Amaro, BA

No stranger to guiding others to career success, Linda Amaro has held leadership roles in prominent organizations in the Information Systems and Technology Leadership industry for more than twenty years. Currently serving as a CIO with CUSTOMatrix, Inc., Linda focuses on strategic and tactical planning, financial planning and management, staff development, organizational development, talent management, vendor management, process improvements and much more.

Linda’s educational background includes a major in Industrial Arts and Applied Sciences with a minor in Graphic Communications. She is a certified facilitator for the High Performance Teams of Wilson Learning, a certified trainer for the forum Influence, a trainer for Benchmark’s Feedback from the Center of Creative Leadership, and is trained in the Landmark Education Leadership Series, including the Landmark Forum, Advanced Course and Self Expression Leadership Program. Linda has also completed First Things First, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and the Principled Center Leadership from Franklin/Covey.

In her spare time, Linda lends her strategic thinking to organizations that include the National Association for Female Executives, ExecuNet’s Executive Network, Greater San Diego Retirement Group; Sweetwater Union High School District ROP (Office Automation and the Workforce of Tomorrow; Athena Technology Interest Group, Women in Technology International and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. Linda has also been acknowledged by a number of organizations for her outstanding abilities, including an “Excellence At Work: Six Keys for Inspiring Passion in the Workplace” by WorldAtWork, Excellence in Leadership by U-Excel, MVP Award by Mitchell International and CEO Award by Mitchell International.

Jordan Goldrich, BA, MA

Heading up the Human Resources/Organization Development Practice for CUSTOMatrix, Jordan draws on his background as a chief operations officer, executive coach, licensed therapist and Certified Employee Assistance Professional to help both seasoned and emerging business executives succeed.

Jordan provides consultation and coaching as well as assuming direct responsibility for managing projects. He helps senior leadership teams develop and implement strategy, improve individual and organizational performance and prepare the next generation of leaders. A specialist in resolving workplace conflict, Jordan helps organizations stop the drain of money, people and productivity caused by valuable executives who do not collaborate effectively with customers, peers and direct reports.

As Chief Operating Officer of a Behavioral Healthcare Company, Jordan was instrumental in creating an 800% increase in revenue over seven years, attaining an HMO license and executing an acquisition by Wellpoint Health Networks. He did this by creating a customer driven culture and utilizing cross-functional team problem solving methods rooted in the work of W. Edwards Deming and Kepner and Tregoe. Jordan wrote the strategic plan and executed the strategy that resulted in the successful sale of the company. He facilitated the integration of the firm after the sale, meeting all goals and time tables.

Jordan is adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership and is certified in the Center’s suite of multi-rater assessment tools. He co-designed and is Faculty Advisor for the San Diego State University Professional Certificate Program in “Coaching for Organizational Excellence.” He received the “Outstanding Instructor” award in 2005 for his work in the program. He is certified in DISC, Meyers-Briggs, FIRO-B, California Personality Inventory, Workplace Big Five Profile and others.

Jordan’s clients include PacifiCare, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, The San Diego Superior Court, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego State University, the Navy, the Marines, the San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and several city governments. He has worked with General Dynamics, Costco and the San Diego Padres.

Jordan is Past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association (PCMA). His article, “Coaching: A Map of The Territory” is featured in PCMA’s publication: Coaching For The New Century. He received his Master of Social Work and Master of Arts in Education from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional.

Sharon Griggs, MA, MBA

Sharon Griggs works with diverse business leaders and teams to transform their awareness, increase their impact, and fine-tune their team relationships to get results more quickly, with increased employee engagement and greater all-round satisfaction. The lasting connection Sharon forges with her clients is evident in their success and their continuous referral of colleagues to her. In addition to her private practice, she works as an adjunct coach for Right Management.

Sharon’s coaching clients have included senior leaders in various industries from companies such as Verizon Wireless, HSBC, IBM, Lennar Corporation, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Nova Med Group, ON Networks, Open Energy, International Lottery & Totalizor Systems, SkinRx, Telewest(UK), Dawn Capital(UK), and Active Health Partners(UK). Sharon has led teams and mentored individual managers to success throughout her 25-year career in general management, international business development, strategic planning and marketing with Verizon Wireless and its predecessors, as well as in the banking and publishing industries. She engineered the successful turnarounds of two major Verizon Wireless business units for which she had full P&L responsibility.

Sharon is currently an officer of the National Board of Directors of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association. In addition, she co-chairs the new member committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and is active in the Society for Human Resources Management, the American Society for Training and Development, and the North County Personnel Association. Her community service includes board membership with the National Charity League, San Diego del Norte Chapter. She has been quoted extensively in publications including the Wall Street Journal.

Sharon earned her MBA from Harvard University. In addition she was granted an MA in Sociology from the University of California and she attended Mount Holyoke College.