Ashley Punzalan

Coach and Facilitator

Ashley is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator with over 18 years of experience in the field. Ashley worked for Google and Alphabet for almost 19 years where she nurtured her gift for developing individuals and teams. Over her career, Ashley has coached and developed thousands of leaders and executives, honing their leadership skills to drive results.

Ashley has deep expertise in facilitating organizational and team interventions, and applies a systems-approach lens to understanding and creating behavior change. Ashley specialized as an Organizational Development Consultant and Change Management Practitioner at Google’s Central Center of Excellence - helping countless senior leaders navigate complex, and often constant, change. Ashley worked as a People Partner for one of Alphabet's rapid-growth start-ups where she advised and coached the executive team and drove organizational development and change.

Ashley received her BA in Philosophy from the University of Oregon and received her Masters in Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern University. Ashley is a certified coach through Northwestern's coaching program. Ashley holds certifications for MBTI, Insights Discovery, and Trusted Advisor. When Ashley is not spending time with her clients or in the classroom, you can find her running in Golden Gate Park, or making pottery in her local ceramics studio.

“Ashley, thank you again for a terrific session yesterday. Folks were buzzing about it all day long and I had a number of unsolicited comments about how well it went and how much people enjoyed themselves. I think it was both cathartic and incredibly helpful for the whole team. Great job getting to the heart of how people feel and helping us find our voices to speak out in that room.”

Allyson Savage

Chief of Staff

"I have worked with Elevate Leadership several times in my career and every time I am partnered with an incredible coach who has changed my career and enhanced my leadership capabilities. Most recently I had the pleasure of working with Ashley who is the epitome of what I've grown to expect from Elevate: an empathetic coach full of creativity and actionable game plans. Ashley is incredibly poised, unbelievably versed in executive etiquette and so capable of helping you work through the challenges leaders and evolving leaders face in their day-to-day work. My CEO calls me Jenna 2.0 after applying what I've learned in my work with Ashely and the broader Elevate resources. I know you'll gain as much value if not more in working with Ashley."

Jenna Hermann

VP, Kairos Aerospace