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Tiffany von Emmel, PhD

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Facilitator, Stanford GSB. Executive Coach. Formerly CEO, Dreamfish. Passion: Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

Facilitator, Stanford GSB. Executive Coach. Formerly CEO, Dreamfish. Passion: Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

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Involved In


Empowerment Place


Lead Facilitator St. Joseph Health October 2015 - present
Facilitator, Graduate School of Business Stanford University 2005 - present
Principal Von Emmel Leadership 1998 - present
Founder & CEO Dreamfish January 2007 - 2013
Founder and President Empowerment Place June 1994 - February 1997
East Asian Medicine Private Practice 1985 - 1995
Media Marketing Manager Dow Harris 1991 - 1993


Fielding Graduate University Human and Organizational Systems 2001 - 2005
University of California, Santa Barbara Cultural Anthropology 1994 - 1996
Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater New York, NY
Ohashi Institute New York, NY

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I serve as a leadership coach for founders and teams. Through partnership, I work with individuals to develop their use of self as leaders, to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders, and to build high-performing teams. Through feedback, coaching, and mentorship, I help entrepreneurs to influence, make better decisions and be resilient.

My next availability for new clients will be in March, 2016.

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Sabine Amend
We worked together  •  Part-Time Faculty, NEU College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University and Founder and President, SAMIKA.
She has already launched several ventures with success. Moreover, she is very resourceful and versatile in her skill-set, including strong l ... eadership and collaboration capacity.
Peter Kaminski
We worked together  •  Technical+product co-founder in networks and social collaboration. Serial entrepreneur. Friendly, helpful, super smart about lots of things.
Tiffany has drive, determination, heart, and soul. She's a great convener, and a great visionary.
Lela Djakovic
We worked together  •  Founder, EQED - Emotional Intelligence Development in Tech. Stanford GSB grad.
Resourceful and persistent. Knows how to enroll others in her vision and is good at communicating her ideas. High emotional intelligence, cu ... riosity and a great sense of humor that helps her bounce back when things don't go well on the early tries. Easy and fun to work with.
Jamila Abass
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder, MFarm LTD(K). Previously developer, SOLARSUD.
Tiffany is the one person I know that has all it takes to get through hard times & entrepreneurship and hard times are synonymous. Not only ... does she enjoy what she does but she also has the patience to see through things. She is driven , organized and has the ability to build a top-notch business team. Tiffany has been a mentor to me and what I love about her is that she is a shameless self-promoter. If you don't buy into your vision, who would right?
Jerry Greer
We worked together  •  CEO, Core Covers. Previously CEO,
Tiffany can do anything. She can coach, lead a start up, turn around, and create. Amazing person with skills to match.
Camille Harris
We worked together  •  Principal, Harris Community Projects and President, The Harris Group.

Gimena Pena Malcampo
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder of Pier2 Marketing, Adjunct Faculty at USF, Board member of Stanford Women in Tech, and Stanford GSB grad.
As an Advisor to the startup I founded, Dreamfish, Gimena was a powerhouse on our team. Gimena is creative, strategic, smart and courageousl ... y-hearted. She is an advisor who not only brings expertise but also rolls up her sleeves. She facilitated our marketing strategy development. She jumped in as a power user and evangelist of our service. She enabled the production of our marketing videos. Instead of just giving advice, Gimena has the ability to really listen, inspire and support entrepreneurs to develop their own thinking and build their capabilities.