About Esther

Meet Esther Weinberg

Esther Weinberg is a business growth accelerator that equips executives in high-growth media and technology industries to create game-changing breakthroughs, increase profitability in declining markets and create successful and sustainable “portable” virtual cultures with executives, leaders and teams.

As Founder & Chief Leadership Development Officer of The Ready Zone, she moves leaders through change with proven systems to create big pivots, big impact and big returns. Esther’s strategies assist companies through such impactful conditions as planning and executing reorganizations; moving employees from burnout and Zoom exhaustion to empowered, innovative and driven; and implementing clear priorities and strategies for growing a virtual and global workforce.

Esther provides proven, transformative, yet practical tools and systems that help benchmark and measure results. Despite uncertain times, Esther is not afraid to tell eye-opening truths that dives deeply into the impact of change and consolidation. She does so to create the access and opportunity for meaningful dialogue and action to develop workplace cultures of trust, respect and safety. In fact, she rolls-up-her-sleeves, authentically and methodically helping organizations build sustainable company cultures that thrive vs. survive. From the fundamentals behind developing a collective philosophy of readiness to take on any industry challenge, to coaching leaders on how to reframe, refocus, and realign, Esther is a true powerhouse.

With over 20-years experience, her innovative strategies have assisted clients to grow, scale and thrive during the worst and best of times including Netflix, NBCUniversal, Microsoft, ESPN, WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., CNN, DreamWorks Animation, Discovery Communications, Adobe, Disney, IMAX, National Geographic, and Nickelodeon.

A respected thought-leader with first-hand experience, Esther has held executive positions at Disney and Fox, as well as stood in the shoes of C-Suite executives as an interim CEO and leader at numerous organizations. Esther’s drive for developing global leaders stems from her work abroad, including Botswana, Israel and Uganda. She is a graduate of New York University, and a member of Promax, and Harvard’s Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital. Esther is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and a contributor to Forbes. 

Today, more than ever, investing in your people and company culture is NOT optional.

Our Vision

To help create a culture in the workplace where respect, safety and trust are as important and as measured as the bottom line.

Our Promise

Using proven, comprehensive coaching programs and tools, The Ready Zone empowers leaders in the media industry to cultivate an environment built on trust, respect and safety—and ultimately—thrive during times of change.

Our Values

The value of human life is priceless.
People may not remember exactly what we did, or what we said, but they will always remember how we made them feel. Dignity is critical.

There is always a better way.
We will never stop questioning our beliefs or the status quo, why we get up, why we believe, why we do what we do, and how we do it.

We create a positive ripple effect or nothing at all.
Every action, cause or word we cast must create a space that fosters respect, safety and trust. We think before we act and leave every situation better than how we found it.

We are our word. Period.
We are 100% accountable, truthful and honest in everything we do. Every strategy we present we live ourselves. Every principle we stand by and live by.

Curiosity is the key.
Curiosity unlocks potential in ourselves and others. Having a sense of wonderment with inquiry allows us to lead with the mindset of possibility rather than judgment. 

Empathy is critical.  
It’s the ability to hold different perspectives and points of view and still value the other person.

Humor is fundamental to grace, enjoyment and lightness.
Laughter and joy is the key to keeping perspective, approaching situations with lightness and invites others to do the same.

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