As founder and managing partner, Christina Colton is the primary point person for L2. Tina assesses each client’s needs and, when appropriate, builds custom teams made up of trusted colleagues who have a depth and range of expertise in leadership and organizational development.

Dr. Christina Colton

Christina has spent the past 20 years advising organizations on how to effectively drive transformation by focusing on the human dimension of change. Drawing from her doctoral work on adult learning and leadership transitions at Columbia University and her experience as a global executive coach and consultant, Christina has supported clients in effectively addressing the following key questions:

  • How can we more effectively lead others through change by creating the best cultures for learning and innovation?
  • How do we accelerate the development of our internal leadership capability to meet succession needs and market goals?
  • How do we better support women leaders to excel?

Clients report that Christina’s leadership development expertise has enabled them to:

  • Move through changes with better clarity, leadership alignment, and success
  • Improve the quality of thinking, communication, and decision-making.
  • Build their teams’ competence and confidence during transitions.

As a former Director of Learning and Development at Fidelity Investments, Christina brings first-hand management experience to her leadership consulting work with senior executives from around the world. She has served leading firms in financial services, technology, e-commerce, media, marketing, healthcare and public service organizations including Meta, eBay, Nike, PayPal, WPP, McKinsey Consulting, Nielsen and the BBC.

Christina’s educational background includes:

  • Ed.D. in adult learning and leadership, Columbia University
  • MBA, Northeastern University
  • BA in interpersonal and organizational communication, Northeastern University

Volunteer Experience:

  • Executive coach for The Commit Foundation, a nonprofit focused on supporting veterans transitioning to the professional civilian world.
Christina (Tina) Colton

Christina has changed my career trajectory. I went from unsure if I could succeed and almost quitting to dramatically transformed and thriving. Christina propelled me forward and gave me the confidence to ask for and land every role as the scope of my work increased.


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Trusted Colleagues

Orla Castanien

Orla is an executive coach and leadership consultant passionate about empowering leaders to maximize performance, achieve results and bring more of who they truly are to their careers. Twenty years of leadership in finance, operations and strategy allow for a thoughtful and pragmatic approach to navigating organizational change and leadership development.

Orla has become a trusted partner to executives in creating solutions for career and organizational challenges. In addition to individualized coaching Orla is a skilled facilitator working with executive teams to achieve team alignment, resolve conflict and successfully lead their organizations through change. Orla specializes in working with leaders to enhance executive presence, improve communication, navigate inter-personal issues and create followership through building trust and credibility.

Clients range from high profile companies in the tech industry to government agencies and non-profits. As the former CFO of a start-up Orla is passionate about coaching leaders navigating rapid growth, change and uncertainty helping them develop the skills needed to scale as a leader in a constantly changing environment. Clients include:

  • Meta
  • Cisco
  • eBay
  • Cheif
  • JLL
  • MacArthur
  • Udacity
  • Petco
  • ZS Consulting

Orla received her accounting and consulting training at Deloitte and went on to hold leadership positions in finance, strategic planning and non-profits both in Ireland and the U.S. She served as Chief Financial Officer for Unicare Pharmacy Group, growing that organization from three pharmacies to forty-five in under 3 years becoming Ireland’s first branded national pharmacy chain. After moving to the U.S., Orla provided strategic consulting services to US business leaders and Irish Enterprise agencies.

Orla is an adoptive mom active in educating herself in the challenges of being a transracial family, a keen advocate for DEI education to provide leaders with concrete, measurable actions to create a more inclusive culture.

  • B.S. in Commerce, University College Galway, Ireland
  • Master of Accounting, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • MBTI certified
  • Bates 360 Executive Presence Assessment certified
  • Inclusive Leadership Compass 360 Assessment certified
  • The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment certified
  • Strengths Profile Assessment certification
  • Genos Emotional Intelligence (EQ) certification
  • Orla is a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (PCC as certified by ICF) and a
  • Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Jennifer Chow Bevan

As a seasoned executive coach and facilitator, Jennifer partners with leaders to grow their leadership capabilities starting from the inside out – by helping leaders build self-awareness, challenge internal assumptions, experiment with new mindsets and behaviors, and create inclusive and high performing teams that thrive in complexity.

Jennifer has worked with hundreds of senior leaders across diverse industries working with them to scale their leadership capabilities as they scale their teams and businesses. Select clients include Meta, Graphiant, DocuSign, MasterClass, Kite Pharma, Gilead Sciences, NBC Universal, Lionsgate, Murad Corp, Bridgespan, and Bain & Co.

With a blended business and coaching background, Jennifer brings a unique combination of analytical & strategic thinking, keen intuition and curiosity. Jennifer is committed to bringing a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to her coaching to help leaders build teams and cultures that foster trust, inclusivity, and psychological safety. Since 2015 Jennifer has co-facilitated Women LEAD, a senior women’s leadership program at Meta, Inc. and is a Guide & facilitator at, a private network for senior women executives.

Jennifer’s business experience includes roles in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, management consulting at A.T. Kearney, and Bain & Co, and brand management at Neutrogena Corporation. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T., and an MBA from the Wharton School. She is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute and holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation.

A native Bostonian, Jennifer lives in sunny Los Angeles with her husband and two teens and has a healthy obsession with playing tennis.

Paul Leboffe, PCC, JD, MIM

Paul is a trusted advisor who combines more than 25 years of business and legal experience with his talent for connecting individuals and teams to their work in a way that leads to better double bottom-line results: happier people and healthier profits.

Experience and Representative Clients
Through coaching, facilitation, change management, and team-development projects, Paul has partnered with his clients to design and deliver many successful programs across a range of industries from blue-chip organizations such as:

  • British Petroleum
  • JP Morgan/Chase
  • Barclays PLC
  • Novis Pharmaceuticals
  • DLA Piper
  • Seagate Technologies
  • ADT Security Services
  • Cardinal Health
  • Brightstar Corporation
  • World’s Finest Foods

Paul is most effective with teams undergoing change and those with untapped potential that want to increase their level of focus, alignment, and engagement. He has learned that the most effective way to improve performance is to play to your strengths, so he works with teams to understand their DNA and what they do best so they can do more of it. He does this through a proven process that combines increased awareness, simple but powerful tools, and hands-on practice to support you in overcoming the blocks to achieving breakthrough performance. His clients describe his approach as professional, playful, and consummately practical.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University School of Law, with honors. He is also a professional certified coach, a qualified business coach, a court-certified mediator, and holds a master’s degree in Intuition Medicine®. Paul is a member of the professional faculty of British Petroleum, Teleos Leadership Institute, and the Center for Innovation and Transformation, and he is certified to deliver the Strengths Deployment Inventory, Change Styles Inventory, and the FIRO-B assessment tools.

Paul Leboffe

Karen Ericksen

Karen is an executive coach with more than 25 years of business experience in corporate environments and professional services. She has effectively delivered leadership and team-development programs, strategic marketing initiatives, and executive coaching. Karen has spent the past decade coaching individuals, small teams, and large groups in corporate environments and small to medium businesses. She presently works with emerging and senior leaders in a number of Global 100 companies to deliver leadership programs and coaching to multicultural groups around the world. Her highly collaborative style and strength in forging meaningful, insightful connections with others provide a catalyst for encouraging personal and organizational growth and navigating change. Karen’s key focus areas include communication, team leadership, trusted advisorship, leadership strengths, work/life balance, experiential learning, facilitation, and coaching.

Her business acumen reflects Karen’s experience across a broad variety of markets and organizations. She has consulted independently to start-up and rapid-growth companies in Colorado, helping them to develop and expand their markets. Previously, as a senior manager at Apple Computer, she created strategies to strengthen customer focus as well as developed and implemented strategic marketing and communications plans. She spent several years at Apple’s subsidiary in Sydney, Australia, where she directed Apple’s marketing to Australian/New Zealand schools and universities.

Karen received her MBA from Stanford University in California and her BA in economics from Williams College in Massachusetts. She is certified in coactive coaching with the Coach Training Institute (CTI) in California and in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI).

Karen lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two teenage sons. She is an avid hiker, skier, outdoor enthusiast, foodie, and traveler. She is a voracious reader always on the lookout for great travel books and dining recommendations.


Allison Dunn

Allison is an organizational consultant who specializes in coaching individuals, helping them to clarify their goals and achieve their strategic objectives. She also works with teams, facilitating the improvement of their capabilities in both the task and interpersonal realms, and with organizations, enabling them to become more effective and efficient by overcoming the technical, interpersonal, and organizational barriers to change.

In her work, Allison builds on a systems perspective to understand the underlying, interconnected factors that shape outcomes in complex organizations. Before becoming a consultant, Allison spent seven years in the financial services industry at Wachovia and Capital One, working in brokerage, credit services, and online banking, where she focused on marketing, analysis, and operations management. She has been an independent consultant since 2002.

Her educational credentials include:

  • BA in English, College of William and Mary
  • MA with honors in industrial and organizational psychology, New York University
  • Master’s certification in project management, George Washington University
  • Adjunct professor, New York University
Allison Dunn