Founder of The Sarkaria group, Coach and Trusted Adviser
With more than 25 years of leadership experience, Phyllis Sarkaria is a certified coach, facilitator, and trusted adviser. She has led multi-million-dollar system implementation and integration initiatives and has worked closely with Commercial and R&D leaders to build capability in their functions and improve individual and organizational outcomes. Before founding The Sarkaria Group, Phyllis served as an internal adviser and coach to C-level executives and other key employees at Quidel Corporation, a leading medical diagnostics manufacturer, in her role as head of HR where she was responsible for the company’s global HR strategy and people programs for more than a dozen years. She has also served on several non-profit boards in both San Diego and San Francisco. A proud Red Raider, Phyllis holds a BBA, Finance and an MBA from Texas Tech University and an MA, Ethical Leadership from Claremont Lincoln University. Her coaching certifications are from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching, and Systemic Team Coaching from Peter Hawkins through the Academy of Executive Coaching. She is also a Master Certified Corporate Coach (MCEC) through the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.