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.


Linda Hodge
Business Strategist and Executive 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. 


Patricia Ceballos
Senior Human Resources Consultant

Patricia brings to Goldin Leadership Group over 20 years of Human Resources experience working as a Director of Human Resources for several high-end luxury hotels including The Langham Huntington (formerly Ritz Carlton), Four Seasons and Westin Hotels.  In this role she has had the opportunity to hone her HR skills and is knowledgeable in all facets of Human Resources management ranging from recruitment and training to HR audits and investigations. Her bilingual ability (English & Spanish) makes her a tremendous asset and she has translated numerous documents, including employee handbooks and other legal document.  In addition, she is well versed in California labor law and has an extensive background in labor and employee relations in both union and non-union environments.


Patricia attended the “Universidad de San Carlos” in Guatemala obtaining her degree in Business Administration.  Currently she is an active member of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management), the California Chamber of Commerce, the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association). 


We are ecstatic to have someone as talented, bright and personable as Patricia on our team!