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For Professionals and Organizations


The foundation of every healthy organization is trust and trust is built through strong relationships. Conversational Intelligence, C-IQ, plays a key role in strengthening this bond; it encourages positive interactions and can be pivotal in helping leaders align their intentions with their impacts … one conversation at a time.


Energy Leadership is the process that develops a personally effective style of leadership that positively influences and changes not only yourself, but also those with whom you work and interact, as well as your organization as a whole.


Assessments and their related feedback can be invaluable to companies that are committed to bringing lasting change in the workplace. Well-designed assessments offer the opportunity to engage with your staff in ways that matter to them. At Own Your Step, we offer an array of assessments to help identify personalized solutions that will maximize results by leveraging your workforce’s unique skill set.

When we lead – life and work – with intention and purpose, our actions are meaningful and we motivate by example. Finding purpose in us and others deepens our connections and allows us to show up, authentically and unapologetically, in every situation.


Are you ready to Own Your Step?

What my clients have to say …
“Ombretta coached me through a difficult time at work. Her unique way of seeing things helped me to shift my ideas around the emergency fund I’d been building and what I might actually consider to be an emergency. This new perspective has expanded the options available to me and I’m now in the process of making my dream of living and working in abroad a reality! Give yourself the gift of new insights by working with Ombretta. Her thought-provoking questions will uncover your next right moves; her ability to plan and hold clients accountable will have you achieving your dreams.” Patricia B.

Richmond, Virginia

“My coaching session with Ombretta was very helpful. A friend who knew about my struggle with my boss at work had recommended that I take a session Ombretta. It was easy to make an appointment and we discussed my work situation over having a cup of coffee. Through her guidance I was encouraged to have the difficult conversation with my boss about my situation and overall my relationship with him has improved tremendously. I highly recommend a session or more with Ombretta.” Neda

Washington, D.C.

“Ombretta was a fantastic coach. She supported me in my desire to be more purposeful in how I approach my job and my life and continuously challenged me. I was having a difficult time at work and the role that I was in – and was wanting to make a transition. She kept me focused on how to handle things that were within my control and focus on my end goals, rather than getting caught up in the day-to-day obstacles that came up. Because of Ombretta, I was able to focus on how I can make my career transition a reality. By the end of last year, I successfully made the leap! She made the conversations comfortable and easy, which allowed me to open up and be more vulnerable. I always felt better about who I was and what potential I had after a coaching session.” Alison Schuster

Arlington, VA

Food for Thought

We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment

By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEYMAY We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language,...

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What is Intuitive Intelligence?

How many times do we see a business leader make a decision without a lot of data, seemingly without deliberation, and make the right call? Not very often, in the “western” world. But every so often we encounter that rare leader who makes impossible decisions and, time...

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