Executive Leadership Coach
Charlotte Houston, Ph.D. is an Innolect Executive Coach and a Consulting Psychologist who began a psychology practice over thirty years ago as Vice-President of a network of five mental health clinics across San Diego County. Over this period, she provided regular workshops and seminars focused on team building, communication, self-management and stress reduction strategies designed to increase efficiency in work performance while achieving a healthy work-life balance.
As an Executive Coach, Dr. Houston has provided coaching in collaboration with hundreds of executives and managers across many public and private sector industries. Charlotte helps individuals and teams establish development plans, with a focus on assessment, communication, innovation, vision and strategy. She helps them tailor approaches to motivating and influencing, while developing competencies and catalyzing innovation. Charlotte also assists them in building effective strategy with a focus on updating skills and promoting accountability and efficiency. She places an emphasis on reflection and critical thinking, along with collaboration and effective decision-making, achieving exceptional teamwork and quality while also promoting work-life balance. She is certified in the use of multiple workplace and personality assessment instruments.
Charlotte’s professional background also includes Associate Graduate Faculty in Psychology at Alliant University in San Diego and Adjunct Faculty at California School of Professional Psychology and National University. Dr. Houston was also Director of Counseling at U.S. International University and Mental Health Consultant for Neighborhood House Association. She provided coaching for the Broad Educational Foundation, assisting highly selected professionals in their transition from accomplished business careers into new roles supporting the administration of urban education. She also continues in her role as Testing Psychologist for the National Football League, providing psychological evaluations for professional football players.
Dr. Houston received a B.A. in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College and a Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Alabama. She has been licensed in California as a Psychologist since 1982 and holds certification as an Executive Coach through CCE. She has been an active member of the San Diego Psychological Association since 1982.