About Us

Kadabra catalyzes growth and change for emerging through C-suite leaders.
The Learn Lead Lift Way

The Learn Lead Lift Way

At Kadabra, we appreciate the full complexity of human expression and experience. Following the Learn Lead Lift Way, we take a People First approach in all that we do by working through a lens of curiosity, vulnerability, inclusivity, depth, and impact.

We are genuinely curious about what makes individuals and human systems tick – what inspires change and what causes it to stagnate, what energizes and what calms, what invites people to dream big and what constrains their imaginations. We manifest bold exploration in our endeavors to expand what’s possible.

We model vulnerability, understanding how the dynamics of power and privilege often make it easier for us to be both bold and vulnerable in some spaces than it is for others. For this reason, we consciously construct accessible and supportive spaces for everyone we work with to feel seen, heard, understood and valued.

Furthering social justice and equity are important outcomes of inclusivity. When we partner with clients and our other stakeholders, we co-create opportunities to multiply their success beyond our engagement. We are purposeful in seeking to hire and partner with organizations owned and led by people who identify as womxn, BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+.

We appreciate how depth in people extends further than their identities, personality or job titles. That’s why we venture outside of dominant cultural paradigms to design our products and client experiences. Approaches that don’t welcome the unexpected in human expression, knowledge base, worldview and experiences are fundamentally dehumanizing.

Kadabra is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®

We want our impact to match our intentions – for business to be a powerful force for good. That means we are clear-eyed about our past and present actions. And, we are forward looking when it comes to our responsibility and our partners’ in perpetuating and disrupting systemic inequities. Together, we believe we can enhance human dignity through great leadership – the Learn Lead Lift Way.

Meet Our Team

Gail Finger (she/her/hers)

Wendy Ryan

CEO

Gail Finger (she/her/hers)

Monica Silkwood

Director of Operations and Experience

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Gail Finger

Senior Consultant

Sherri Horan

Sherri Horan

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Johanna Lyman

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Heather Leavitt-Martinez

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Crystal Whiteaker

Senior Consultant

Johanna Lyman

Shawn Bunger

Senior Consultant

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1346 The Alameda, Suite 7, San Jose, CA. 95126
hello@wearekadabra.com
(408) 444-6625