About Amber Mayes Consulting

We are here to help you break through to greater brilliance.

Amber Mayes Consulting is a consulting firm specializing in the facilitation of self-reflection, learning, and development for leaders, leadership teams and women. We do this through methods that build your capacity to lead, motivate, inspire and develop teams and individuals. Through group events, retreats, speeches, trainings and one-on-one coaching we support the self-awareness, skill-development and capacity to implement transformative changes. Amber Mayes consultants are not cookie-cutter trainers wielding canned, off-the-shelf tools.

We are experienced individuals who are committed to developing processes and programs tailored to your needs. We do not talk down to you, preach at you or prescribe solutions that do not fit your needs. Instead, results are achieved through working with you to elicit your own unique, authentic, optimal leadership presence. You are the expert of your world. We are here to help you break through to greater brilliance.

Amber L. Mayes

Founder & Principal


Full Bio

Amber L. Mayes (she, her, hers) is an organizational consultant and executive coach with 20 years of experience enabling organizations and individuals to learn and grow to their fullest potential. She specializes in diversity, equity & inclusion, leadership team development, and executive coaching. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and break through to unparalleled performance.

Through experiential coaching and training models, Amber facilitates the individual awareness and skill development necessary for effective leadership in today’s diverse world. Her seminars, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by thousands of leaders in prominent Fortune 100 companies, leading national nonprofits, and universities. Her work is known for its specialized customization and transformational results.

Amber has taught courses on organizational behavior, cross-cultural leadership, and strategic diversity & inclusion at Bentley, Northeastern, and Georgetown Universities respectively. She is a former Director and Finance Committee Chair of the NTL Institute’s Board where she led the Board’s financial oversight and was integral to shaping the organization’s strategic direction during a major period of transformation.

Amber holds an M.S. from the joint program in Organization Development at The American University and NTL Institute and a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She also holds a certificate from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Being an Effective Organizational Intervener program.

Currently, Amber’s passion is supporting people in marginalized groups find their true voices and achieve greater balance, fulfillment and effectiveness in their lives and work. In her work with leaders, Amber authentically shares her personal challenges of navigating the corporate world while holding onto her authentic leadership style as a Mixed Race Woman of Color. This is connected to her strong belief that, as leaders, “people will only go where you will.”

Amber lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Partners & Associates

Our strategic partners and associates include exceptionally skilled consultants and coaches with at least 15 years of experience facilitating the learning and growth of leaders and organizations. They include:

Kathleen Brown
Sukari Pinnock-Fitts
Marcia Hyatt


Marcia Hyatt & Associates

Marcia Hyatt’s Biography

Mark Kaplan

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Officer

The Dagoba Group

Mark Kaplan’s Biography

Anne Litwin & Associates


Anne Litwin & Associates

Anne Litwin’s Biography

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