Esther is a powerhouse game changer who has successfully transformed organizations, executive leaders, and teams for over 20 years. As the founder and CEO of MindLight Group, she empowers high-level executives in the media industry to build sustainable company cultures based on respect, safety and trust. Using The Ready Zone™ framework, Esther coaches and trains leaders through change with proven systems to reframe, refocus and realign – and ultimately rise to lead.
From a Disney and FOX executive to an expert in organizational leadership development, Esther’s unique training and mentorship ability taps into the pulse of the current challenges today’s media and technology companies are facing internally.
Esther creates breakthrough strategies for Netflix, NBCUniversal, Universal Pictures, WarnerMedia, Sony, DreamWorks Animation, Charter Communications, Discovery, Inc., CNN, Imax and Disney. Her organization partners with Promax, the global association for marketing and creative leaders, to deliver the acclaimed creative leadership program, Thrive.
Esther has built a reputation as a thought leader that practices what she shares, standing in the shoes of C-Suite executives as both an interim CEO and leader at numerous organizations. Esther’s passion for developing leaders globally and building cross-cultural solutions stems from her work abroad including in Botswana, Israel and in Uganda. Esther also held executive positions at Disney and Fox.
Esther is a graduate of New York University with a major in Journalism and CoachU. She is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications, PromaxBDA, and Harvard’s Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital as well as an Introductory Leader for Landmark, a worldwide company facilitating personal development programs.