Faculty and Executive Coach
Lori Simms is an Associate and Executive Coach with El Camino Group, LLC. Lori is an organizational development professional and master facilitator with over twenty years’ experience working with leaders, teams and individuals to strengthen internal capabilities, navigate complex relationships, and manage organizational processes. Currently, she is a Director at MUFG Union Bank, managing the global performance management process and leading a team of diverse individuals around the world.
She brings with her a wealth of experience, working in leadership and organization development, coaching, facilitation and the management of organizational change across various industries, including entertainment, healthcare and financial services for companies like the Walt Disney Company, Healthcare Partners and Wells Fargo. Throughout her tenure at MUFG Union Bank, she has been involved in several initiatives that support building a culture of excellence which include coaching managers, executive level succession planning, streamlining business processes and managing culture.
Known for her high energy and flexibility in working with diverse audiences, Lori inspires and challenges groups and leaders to review current practices, explore alternatives and move to action. As a coach and a natural problem solver, Lori is often described by her clients as bringing a unique combination of reality, deep personal self-discovery, critical thinking, broad scope understanding, and practical “results” orientation. This combined capability allows them to achieve individual developmental goals, coach team members AND advance broader organizational objectives with clarity, focus and ease.
Lori holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University. She resides in Redondo Beach, CA with her husband, son and Border Collie. She enjoys a good walk, snowboarding, and traveling. Some of her favorite destinations include Ireland, China, New Zealand, Mongolia and Iceland.