About Us

Goldin Leadership Group  has been helping organizations get the very best out of their people for the past twelve years. Using proven techniques in the areas of human relations, communication, team building, coaching and mediation, we work with business leaders to identify areas of opportunity, set goals, develop strategies for improvement, and insure accountability. Our clients include top performers from a wide range of industries including hospitality, health care, education and high technology, who face common problems such as low staff morale, team conflict, ineffective leadership styles or failures in communication.

Unlike many organizational development consultants, Goldin Leadership Group recognizes that every business has different needs. After a comprehensive situational assessment, we adopt a customized approach tailored to the challenges facing a particular individual or business. We partner with our clients to create an environment for learning and growth, so that businesses can evolve toward greater productivity, creativity and harmony, and leaders can master the skills they need to excel.

Anita Goldin
Leadership Development

Anita Goldin is the founder and director of Goldin Leadership Group (formerly known as The Coaching Compass, Inc.). She is a leadership coach and team development specialist with over twenty years of hands-on experience as human resource director and executive team member for Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Merrill Corporation. This background has given her deep insight into the practical problems faced by organizations as they work to mold diverse individuals into highly motivated leaders and productive teams. Through targeted assessments, individual coaching, training and group facilitation, she helps both managers and staff members achieve their professional potential.

Anita has earned a reputation as the “Communication Coach.” Her coaching process focuses on the core role of communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to a manager’s effectiveness. Her central message is that skills such as motivation, delegation, direction and conflict resolution all depend on the leader's ability to understand and connect with the people they lead. Through the coaching process she provides direction, encouragement and accountability while motivating her clients toward confidence, competence, action and growth.

Anita is passionate about rebuilding difficult workplace relationships into productive partnerships. Combining her mediation skills with behavioral assessment tools, she has developed a “Relationship Repair” process. Her relationship building sessions have helped many leaders and staff members improve their ability to communicate and collaborate and work together more effectively.   Anita is also renowned for her lively, out-of-the-box approach to addressing interpersonal issues in the workplace. Her customized team building programs offer opportunities for creative problem solving in a group context and receive rave reviews not only for their effectiveness but also for their entertainment value.

Anita received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA.  She holds her SPHR (Senior Human Resources Professional) certification from HRCI which is an affiliate of the SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management). In addition, she holds mediation certifications from the state of Virginia and Orange County, CA. She received her coach training from Coach University and achieved her ACC coaching credential through the ICF.

Chantal Mariotti
HR Development

Chantal Mariotti is our “go to” HR professional for all matters of “Human Resources”, be it creating internal policies and procedures, reviewing employee handbooks, setting up new or existing businesses with sound HR practices or conducting investigations of harassment or discrimination. She has performed hundreds of investigations of harassment and/or discrimination, and is an expert in this field. Her goal is to ensure that Goldin Leadership Group clients are in compliance with the myriad of employment laws, providing guidance and sound best practices.

Chantal’s HR experience spans over 27 years in a variety of industries; from entertainment, hospitality and high tech to medical and non-profit. She has worked in union and non-union environments and throughout her career, has successfully negotiated a number of labor-management agreements and served as Trustee on the Los Angeles Hotel and Restaurant Employer/Union Trust Fund.

Graduating from the Institute Chateaubriand in Cannes (France), Chantal started her professional career in hospitality human resources at the “L’Ermitage Hotel Group”, Beverly Hills California in 1985. In 1987, she joined the Registry Hotel Corporation as Director of Human Resources for their Universal City property and then joined the Hyatt Hotel Corporation in 1990. During her nine-year tenure with Hyatt Hotels, she worked in both union and non-union environments, and successfully implemented the “shared-services” concept, directing two properties simultaneously. In 1999, Chantal joined the luxury 683-room Biltmore Hotel as Director, and Regional Director of Human Resources. She has been assisting Goldin Leadership Group with her human resources expertise since 2005. Chantal is an active member of the California Chamber of Commerce, The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources (PIRA), and The Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

Lance Paul Fisher
Employee Engagement & Workplace Culture Consultant

Lance Paul Fisher partners with Goldin Leadership Group in the areas of employee engagement, workplace culture and corporate effectiveness.  Utilizing state of the art tools and technology, he is able to provide real time information for assessing the workplace climate and employee satisfaction.  Lance is currently chief marketing officer at Avius America, a company that strives to connect service providers with their employees, customers and guests in a variety of industries through the use of award-winning software solutions.  He also led the North American service culture transformation efforts for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Lance is a top hospitality executive with a successful record utilizing effective communication strategies and training/educational resources that drive positive customer perceptions and employee engagement, leading to increased internal and external loyalty, revenue and maximized profit.  Working with such brands as Westin, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suites to name a few; his 25 plus years of experience within the hospitality industry represents every guest contact and operational management area including sales and nearly ten years executive leadership. Mr. Fisher specifically has held positions of Hotel General Manager for a variety of brands and segments. His unique experience also includes adjunct professor at San Francisco State University.


Linda Hodge, PCC
Business Strategist /Coach

Linda Hodge is Goldin Leadership Group’s go-to expert for organizational effectiveness and strategy.  She has a wealth of experience working with the C-level leaders, providing grounding, structure, clarity and direction. As a trusted advisor, confidante and coach, she helps business leaders gain perspective and insight on complex situations, organizational practices, politics, processes and personalities.

With over 20+  years of coaching high-profile clients, Linda has earned an international reputation for helping individuals, companies, and organizations solidify grounding, determine purpose, strengthen courage and confidence, and blast through challenges.  Quite simply … she gets results. Her approach is to work from a perspective that values relationship and collaboration.  By providing a supportive and empowering environment, she helps her clients discern and clarify their vision, overcome obstacles, and strategize a realistic game plan to reach their goals. Her Client’s boast significant sustained improvement, higher-performing people, profitability and the all-important ROI.

Linda holds her PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation through the International Coach Federation.  Her educational and experiential background in Psychology, Business, Organizational Development, and Naturopathic Wellness provides her clients with a unique integrative coaching experience. Having been featured on TV, radio, and numerous publications, her adventurous spirit and creative approach have been welcomed by Fortune 500 Companies such as IBM, as well as high profile personalities in the Sports/Entertainment Industry. She has provided services to a wide array of clients, which  include,  State & Local Government, Hospitality, Universities, small to medium-sized businesses, and numerous Christian Ministries.


Kara Altice-Montes
Franklin Covey Certified Client Consultant

Kara Altice-Montes is excited to partner with Goldin Leadership Group in offering, Stephan R. Covey’s, 25th Anniversary Edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Signature Edition 4.0.   Kara has 25+ years of Executive Leadership experience in the corporate world, and has been a Franklin Covey Certified Client Facilitator since January 2010.  She is passionate about leadership development & training, especially in light of the very strong material that the 7 Habits provide. She has trained and mentored over 150 executive and mid-level leaders in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as in the 7 Habits Maximizer course for Leaders.  Those who have participated in her training classes have raved about Kara’s energetic, engaging, and motivating training style.  Through her involvement as a Facilitator of this material, she has found that The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has the ability to impact and change lives in a lasting and positive way! 

Kara Altice-Montes has a rich hotel leadership background and has had the fortunate opportunity to work with some of the most respected hotel companies in the industry, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.  She has led highly effective teams as a Regional Vice President of Operations, Area General Manager, and Hotel General Manager.  Kara has a BS in Business from the University of Phoenix, Certification in Business Leadership from Loyola Marymount, and Certification in Hotel Real Estate & Asset Management from Cornell University.   She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Pasadena community based foundation Friends in Deed, and is an active member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. 

Nena Carlos-Bautista
Training and Development Coordinator

Nena Carlos-Bautista has a rich background in human resources, hospitality and administration. She has her BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.  During her 6 year tenure with Hyatt Hotels, she gained a broad business perspective working in both operations and in multiple human resources roles.  In 2000, she stepped out of the mainstream workforce to raise & home school her 4 beautiful children while sporadically completing temporary projects in human resources with Hyatt Hotels until 2004.  Goldin Leadership Group is thrilled that she has decided to return to work in the critical role of client relations and business development.  She is well suited for this position as she is a natural service provider with a passion to help.