In 1989, Marijo Franklin founded the California Leadership Center, Inc., a team of consultants who use coaching as one way to produce change and growth - in individuals, their teams and their organizations.
Marijo created a personal and team development workshop called Leadership Practices© that has been received enthusiastically throughout Silicon Valley, and across the United States, Europe and Asia. From inception, Leadership Practices© participants were asked to pair up so they could coach one another in applying what they learned in Marijo's workshop.
In early 1989 a participant in the Leadership Practices© workshop asked Marijo to be his coach. So began the coaching career of one of Silicon Valley's first (and now legendary) coaches. Marijo has coached many of the Valley's luminaries, through careers that saw them become presidents, CEOs, founders of major Silicon Valley companies, and sometimes, venture capitalists.