About LDI

Jeff Lugerner and Karen Cooley bring a combined 30 years of leadership development training, executive coaching and business management experience to Leadership Development Institute. Their experience with both high level executives and high-powered teams uniquely positions LDI as a leading executive leadership development firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Karen Cooley, Executive Coach

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Karen has an MS in Counseling and is certified in Team Coaching through Team Coaching International
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Jeff Lugerner, Executive Coach

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Jeff has post graduate degrees and certifications in Counseling Psychology, Team Coaching, Leadership Versatility Index,Hogan Assessments
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Do we deliver on our promises? Take a look at what our clients say about us…


“Karen and Jeff have worked with our company for several years now to provide coaching to individuals and team building for groups. Both Karen and Jeff are excellent at figuring out what individuals or teams need to work on, identifying the best strategies for making improvements, and following through with the coaching or facilitation. They use various feedback…..
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Christine McKinley
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources – Cell Genesys, Inc.

“I’ve worked with LDI quite a bit. We used them for individual development planning and coaching, organizational development, change management and strategic business consulting.
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Marty Robins
Sr. Director, Executive Engagement – Microsoft Corporation

“Karen Cooley and Jeff Lugerner, of LDI, have provided applicable tools that have helped give me the time I needed to make better choices in the moment. Their genuine interest in my growth and unfailing support of my efforts created an atmosphere of trust that bolstered the courage I needed to risk trying methods outside of my comfort zone.
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