Anne Liljenstrand, Ph.D.

Dr. Liljenstrand has over the past 10 years guided leaders, teams and organizations in becoming increasingly successful. As Managing Director at The Bader Group her role is multifaceted; including designing and delivering individual, team and organizational services, leading consultants as well as managing client relationships. For the past 6 years she has enjoyed teaching in the Masters of Clinical Research program at the University of California, San Diego, and over the past several years she has provided her services as an Executive Coach at the well-known Center for Creative Leadership. In addition, she is bilingual and serves as a Coach to the United Nations Secretariat, assisting professionals located throughout the world with building leadership and managerial skills.

Anne holds experience working within many different industries, including but not limited to: Financial/ Investment, Biotech, Healthcare, Engineering, Hi-tech, Manufacturing, and Governmental agencies. She has worked with individuals at all levels, from the individual contributor level to the C-suite. Recent Executive Coaching engagements include:

  • EVP Financial industry
  • C-level executives within Healthcare
  • CEO Biopharmaceutical company

Anne’s overall goal as a Coach is to help managers and leaders become increasingly successful in their roles. She meets the individual within their specific leadership context, and she recognizes the potential challenges of managing in large, matrix systems. In her work, she combines her understanding of individual differences and potential with organizational knowledge and business acumen. She is pragmatic, business minded, and capitalizes on the clients’ strengths.

Trained in both Industrial-Organizational and Clinical psychology, she naturally considers organizational cultures, politics and individual dynamics throughout her work. Specifically she has experience assisting individuals, departments and organizations via one-to-one coaching, team building, group coaching/ action learning, workshop facilitation, interviews and survey guided feedback, organizational development, as well as strategic planning.

She is a Board Certified Coach. She holds a minor in Business Administration and a major in Psychology from Western Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Dual Clinical and Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has authored and coauthored research and articles including: Coaching Services: A look at coaches, clients, and practices, published in the peer review Consulting Psychology Journal. Originally from Sweden, she resides with her husband and two daughters in San Diego.