Emily Lily specializes in emotional intelligence, belonging, empowerment, and compassionate leadership. She has worked with leaders and organizations with a focus on redefining leadership and culture and has partnered with mission-driven organizations including ASCETA, Dress for Success Oregon, City of Portland, and Lloyd EcoDistrict.
As Director of Culture, Emily created a “come as you are” environment from the ground up at Fully, a local growing company in Portland, OR. She developed and shaped a culture that placed value on equity, employee opportunities, open communication, radical ideas, and a supportive learning environment. This holistic and progressive workplace model created astounding retention, satisfaction, and engagement among employees and the company was awarded one of Oregon's Top 100 Best Places to Work as well as one of Oregon’s Fastest Growing Companies.
Emily’s approach and educational background includes studies of the physical body, emotional well being, energetic healing, meditation, and emotional intelligence. She acquired a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Leadership Coach, Reiki Master, and facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. She blends her knowledge and techniques into a carefully curated experience for individuals, teams, and organizations.
"I had the pleasure of working with Emily while she was at Fully. Our paths crossed at a time when the company was growing rapidly and holding true to the culture and values that made the company so great was incredibly important. Emily led the Culture team and modeled what it looked like to bring your full self to work every day. She challenged me to lead with vulnerability. She always exuded grace, authenticity, and intentionality. And most importantly, she championed efforts around equity, diversity, and inclusion that helped make Fully a better company because of it. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Emily, and have no doubt she'll succeed in whatever life brings her." Adam P. - CFO
"Emily has a natural gift for the work of coaching. She will prompt you, listen, offer concrete homework and follow up to keep you engaged in your own work. She is a superbly intuitive listener. She will meet you with the same intensity that you bring to your process with her. The combination of hard skills and experience in leadership and professional development and her intuitive and spiritual practice is exactly what I was looking for in a coach. She has helped me be a better mentor, helped me come into my power as a woman in leadership and has helped me find my ways to spiritual practices that enrich my inner life and calm my outer existence." Sarah H. - non-profit Executive Director
"Emily is truly a visionary leader who embodies her core values every step of the way. Through compassion, integrity, and by always prompting those around to her to ask, “what can I do differently?”, she seamlessly integrates personal growth with professional development. Like a true leader, she raises up those around her to reach their full potential. Guiding the way with emotional intelligence, Emily has crafted the most inclusive, engaging, and heart-centered culture that I have ever experienced at any workplace. It is an absolute honor to work with her" Laura W - Recruiting & Engagement Manager
"Emily helped create a really special place to work. Ask anybody what they value most about working here, and you're likely to hear about our strong sense of connection. Emily played a huge role in shaping our company culture of inclusivity with a mantra of "Come as you are." "Culture" isn't just a buzzword we've adopted. It isn't about ping pong tables and nap rooms. With incredible intention, Emily cultivated a community of people committed to both working hard and supporting each other. With the rest of the leadership team, she promoted balance and self-development. She cares deeply about everyone here, and you can feel how genuine it is in every interaction with her." Ben O. - VP of Marketing