DA Consulting is an Organizational Behavior Consulting firm founded in 2003 that specializes in Management and Executive Coaching, Organizational Development and Improved Team Performance. The company operates from a strong background in both business strategy and organizational psychology, and partners with clients to find solutions that achieve desired goals while increasing work-life satisfaction.
Deborah Annes, Founder and President
Deborah has over 20 years experience as an executive coach and organizational psychologist. In that time, she has worked across the breadth and depth of her industry, developing tailored performance systems that have helped individuals, teams and organizations move toward their desired goals.
Deborah’s career in leadership development and coaching began in the military where she became an expert in strategy, maneuver, coaching and developing confidence and intuition. She extended that expertise to the corporate world, where she worked her way up to executive management. As an organizational psychologist, she has worked with Marshall Goldsmith, Delta Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting and Oliver Wyman, consulting with organizations of all sizes in various industries and managing projects from family owned entrepreneurial businesses to those in the Fortune 100.
Dr. Annes is also distinguished in the academic side of organizational psychology. She received her PhD and MS in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She has edited two bestselling books for Marshall Goldsmith and has been an award-winning tenure-track professor at Golden Gate University. Prior to focusing exclusively on her practice, she was appointed Chair of Undergraduate Management for the Ageno School of Business. She has developed organizational behavior curriculums for corporations as well as for PhD, Executive MBA, MBA and adult undergraduate programs.
Deborah founded DA Consulting in 2003 to fulfill her own passion: helping business leaders achieve their personal and organizational success. She is known among her clients for her honest and direct approach to coaching and accountability, helping leaders to articulate their desires, and then create plans to achieve them.
Additional Experience and Education
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Jon Kabat Zinn
Brene Brown Methodology: The Power of Vulnerability
Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation: Facilitating Negotiation Training for Sr. Executives
UCLA – Anderson School of Management – Certification in International Human Resources
Stanford – Women’s Leadership California – Performing at Your Peak Under Stress
Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Certification
Founding Fellow, member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Research contributor to the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council
More Experience and Education
Society for Human Resource Management – Certification for International Human Resources
Golden Gate University – Associate Professor of Business and Psychology and Chair of Undergraduate Management at the Ageno School of Business
Coaches Training Institute
Tavistock Human Relations Seminar
Claremont Symposium of Applied Social Psychology
The National Conference: Human Relations Training
Linkage Conference for Change
Certified Project Manager
Large Scale Change Methodology Application at Deloitte Consulting
Hogan Suite of Assessments
MBTI, DISC and other personality and team assessments
360 Degree Assessments from more than 30 organizations.
Tiffany Foo, Researcher
Tiffany Foo joined DA Consulting in February of 2011 as a researcher who analyzes patterns and trends within client surveys and assessments. Her specialization in qualitative analysis provides the information necessary for creating accurate and effective frameworks for change management. This allows DA Consulting to create tailored development plans for individual executives and managers, as well as the teams they lead.
Tiffany received her M.A. in Integral Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Doris Meier, Consultant, Management and Executive Coach
Doris joined DA Consulting in January 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Golden Gate University and received her coaching certification through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael. Doris’ background encompasses business experience in various industries, including internet start-ups. For close to a decade, she directed an English language school for international students and executives. This experience allowed her to gain an in-depth understanding of business management, organizational processes, and staff management from an international perspective. As a management and executive coach and consultant, she advises business owners and executives on improving leadership effectiveness, aligning personal and business values, and creating stress prevention and coping strategies.
Doris is originally from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, has traveled extensively throughout the world, and has lived in the Bay Area for the past 20 years.
Deborah Cichocki, Administrative Assistant
After graduating from UCLA, Deb worked in the film industry as an editor for 12 years. She then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and transitioned into a new career as an administrative assistant, managing the busy schedules of our organizational behavior team. She has been with DA Consulting since May 2012.