Bay Area Coaching
Empowering and guiding leaders and individuals to create vibrant, equitable and supportive environments.
Bay Area Coaching
Coaching leaders and managers to help create Vibrant, Equitable and Supportive Workplace, Learning and Playspace Environments.
Encouraging Healthy and Joyful Transitions in Career and Family.
To schedule an individual coaching session:
California College of the Arts
Duck's Nest Preschool
Wu Yee Children's Services
RYSE Youth Center
Youth Leadership Institute
Piedmont Anti-Racism & Diversity Committee
City of Piedmont
Healthy Black Families
Accounting Career Awareness Program-SF
About Cornelia Sylvester
Principal Consultant, Bay Area Coaching
Cornelia Sylvester, MA, is a Certified Professional Coach who works with leaders and stakeholders, facilitating and stewarding teams to develop and employ equity-informed practices and policies. Ultimately, her work is in service of building a world that values and improves the quality of life and livelihood for people furthest from access and opportunity.
Cornelia serves on the Board of Directors of the Izzi Early Education (formerly IHSD), helping to expand early childhood education supports and resources. She has served as a member and co-chair of Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB), a trustee for Park Day School, a member of the Children’s Support League of the East Bay and a mentor and volunteer for Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). With a lifelong passion for both the outdoors and Black History, she now volunteers as a Leader for Outdoor Afro.
Cornelia grew up in the California East Bay and attended local public schools. While pursuing her BA in Ethnic Studies at Mills College, she worked for Upward Bound as residential director, teacher and mentor. It was then that she formed her commitment to supporting children, students and families. She holds a Master’s in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California and has worked in both the public and private sectors. She is a mother of 3 and resides in Oakland.
Harnessing Privilege for Equity and Justice
In this workshop, participants learned to employ strategies to become active allies, to be able to interrupt bias and discrimination in their everyday life experiences.
Facilitated by Laura Goldberger, MFT and Cornelia Sylvester, MA, CPC
Panel Discussion: The Future Sustainability of Independent Schools
Local DEI Practitioners, Britt Anderson, Jules Greene, Jeremiah J. Jackson and & Tamisha Williams discuss the opportunities, challenges and sustainability of the independent school model.
Moderated by Cornelia Sylvester
Financial Literacy for Teens and Young Adults
Priority setting, life planning and financial literacy for teens and young adults.
Facilitated by Elizabeth Husserl, Conversations with Money and Cornelia Sylvester, Bay Area Coaching
66 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607