Eric Nitzberg, M.T.S.


Experience / Approach

Eric Nitzberg, M.T.S., is the Principal of Sierra Leadership and an Executive Leadership Coach for Mariposa Leadership, Inc. Prior to consulting Eric held leadership and executive positions over a 15 year period which involved coaching and supervising managers and directors; strategic planning, leadership development, board leadership, HR, finance, and operations. Eric also has over two decades of public speaking experience, including being a professional speaker. Finally, with a background in Mandarin and French, Eric is passionate about working with executives who lead in a global context.

Through coaching and group work, his clients:

  • Increase their skill in leadership communication
  • Enhance their level of authenticity, confidence and impact
  • Develop their teams through coaching, delegation and feedback
  • Become more strategic in designing their work and lives

Recent Clients

His most recent clients include Directors to C-level leaders at:

  • Citrix
  • eBay
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Facebook
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • One Kings Lane
  • Pinterest
  • San Francisco Port
  • Recology
  • Sunrun
  • Theravance
  • UC Berkeley


Eric’s educational background includes:

  • M.T.S., Vanderbilt University, full scholarship
  • B.A., Chinese Language and Literature, Magna Cum Laude at University of Oregon Honors College
  • Coaching: Certified, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching; coach training at Strozzi Institute


People describe Eric as authentic, intelligent, articulate, warm and inspiring. When he’s not coaching, Eric spends time outdoors, listens to Dave Brubeck and watches NCIS with his wife and stepson.

Eric coaches in person all over the SF Bay Area, and resides in the peninsula.