Angela Ross, PCC, is a certified Career, Financial and Life Coach. She helps her clients clarify and achieve their personal, financial, and professional goals such as enhanced work-life balance, better interpersonal relationships, financial literacy, and greater career satisfaction, which ultimately leads to truly meaningful personal growth. Angela’s focus is on women and girls heading to adulthood, challenging them to think differently about creating and living meaningful lives. Her straightforward and direct, but gentle approach combined with her creativity and sense of humor makes coaching both challenging and fun.
Previous to starting her coaching practice, Angela was a clinical therapist before joining the corporate ranks, holding senior level Human Resources Management positions for several large and small corporate enterprises, non-profits, and start-ups as both employee and consultant, where her primary responsibilities were hiring, firing, the creation and execution of policies and procedures, employee relations and workplace conflict, diversity training, employee and management coaching, and strategic planning. After many years in the corporate world, Angela joined her father’s thriving financial and small business services consulting firm, where she leveraged her corporate business skills and life experiences and became certified as a Life and Business Coach by both the Coach Training Alliance (CTA) and ICF (International Coaches Federation), and created Business Coaching Services for the benefit of the Firm and its clients.
During this time, when both her and her husband’s careers where going full throttle, Angela was diagnosed with several very serious life threatening auto immune diseases - Systemic Lupus, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Vasculitis, and a rare blood clotting disorder - affecting her heart, lungs, connective tissue, and her brain. Angela was given only 18-24 months to live - that was ten years ago. But then it got worse when, eight years ago, two of the primary diseases moved to her brain. She suffered a seizure, then a stroke fell down a flight of stairs and not only injured her brain, but also lost her memory! Angela had no recollection of her husband nor toddler daughter at the time. She had to learn how to walk and talk all over again. Over the years Angela has endured months and months of hospitalizations, countless rounds of chemotherapy and other specialized treatments, days full of seizures, not knowing her own daughter due to memory loss, having to learning how to use her body all over again…
Angela's life experiences and her ongoing fight to live has taught, and continues to teach her so many valuable life lessons about how to define for yourself what it is that you want, and then fight for it! She’s learned how to identify and then take the necessary steps towards creating the life you truly deserve. Angela's life, and how she fights to live it her way, is so inspiring and serves as motivation for everyone, and she just wants to share with you her skills, experience, and life lessons the best way she can.
Angela brings over 20 years of real life experience and skill in corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial organizations to her ultimate life’s calling as a Consultant, Life Coach, and Motivational Speaker. She lives in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area with her wonderfully supportive husband of 20 years and their young daughter, loving known as ‘Ladybug’.