Corena Chase

career background

As an Executive Coach, Corena tailors tools to individual strengths and needs. She has a unique background, starting as an actor. Corena saw this experience as invaluable to supporting her coaching work as her job was to use the study of human behavior, communication, and emotional intelligence to walk in other people’s shoes and make sure their views were convincingly conveyed to audiences. As a facilitator and coach, she sees that her job is to make sure your views are convincingly conveyed to the audience of stakeholders, clients and colleagues that you need to influence and motivate on a daily basis.

Corena also designs and delivers customized courses to facilitate organizational change and learning and to help senior and developing leaders maximize their ability to influence and inspire colleagues and clients. In her facilitation work, she focuses on creating awareness, challenging and supporting through experiential learning among peers.


Specialties include executive presence and influencing others, public speaking, managing difficult conversations, developing effective ways to deliver feedback, recognizing and becoming deliberate about the behaviors that define you as a leader, relationship building, alignment with your company culture and managing your brand, and time and energy management.

industry background & education

Corena works in an array of industries; some recent clients include Goldman Sachs, EY (formerly Ernst & Young), Unilever, Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore, Millennium Management & WEX. She earned her coaching certification through The Columbia Executive Coaching Program and is certified by the International Coaching Federation. She has an MFA from Yale University, a BA in theater from Connecticut College and has done extensive coursework in psychology.

noted accomplishments

  • As a facilitator, consistently receives top ratings from her groups of both up and coming millennials and senior executives (and loves the opportunity to help bridge the gaps between the generations!).
  • Facilitate/lead and design annual leadership event for the top 125 executives of a Fortune 1000 company and coach their top executives in high growth, multiple acquisition environment.
  • Currently very active in financial services, management consulting, media and entertainment and law.
  • Received the top acting award from her graduating class at Yale School of Drama.