Esther is a leadership-training expert that has earned a reputation in the entertainment industry as the secret weapon behind game-changing breakthroughs with executives, leaders and teams.
As Founder & Chief Leadership Development Officer of The Ready Zone, Esther is passionate about helping media organizations understand that in order to drive innovation, be competitive, and ultimately, profitable, it’s imperative that people come first by creating an environment built on trust, respect and safety. And she backs it up with proven, transformative, yet practical tools and systems that help benchmark and measure results.
Despite uncertain times, Esther is not afraid to drop eye-opening truth bombs that dive deep into the ripple effect of change and consolidation. 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 powerhouse.
With over 20 years in the media industry, her innovative strategies have helped clients including Netflix, NBCUniversal, Microsoft, ESPN, WarnerMedia, Sony, 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 Women in Cable Telecommunications, Promax, and Harvard’s Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital.