Consultant, Speaker, Trainer,
& Best-Selling Author

It first began in 2014 when I suffered my own breaking point and launched my business to empower elite performers to learn how to live the ‘and’ life – have a powerful career with an extraordinary personal life. This quickly expanded into using my 15+ years of corporate leadership and training to show leaders how they can become the leader who chooses people ‘and’ results.

I invite you to discover how YOU can
lead and live for the ‘and’!

“Colleen is such a dynamic and engaging speaker.  We all felt lucky to have her speak at our Panasonic Lean In Circle meeting.  Her message of the need to develop balance between all aspects of our lives resonated with everyone in the room.  We’d have her back anytime so more of our employees could get the opportunity to experience her presentation.”
Alexandra Schrift, Consumer Marketing Manager

“Colleen is one of our event’s top rated speakers.  Her ideas and thinking resonate with the entire audience.  If you’re looking to inspire your audience and provide innovative tips, bring Colleen as a speaker to your event.”
Tricia Washington | Senior Event Producer

“No matter what stage of life you’re in, Colleen teaches things that will apply to you. I always wanted to help others, but it wasn’t until attending these retreats that I knew exactly what that looked like. I am now the proud business owner of Hero Bands and feel like I am making a difference in people’s lives every day. I’m so appreciative of her course and her helping me be a better wife, mom, friend, and business owner!”
Elizabeth Frazier, Creator/Owner

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“This is going to be the year!”

It turned out to be the year all right, but not the way I originally expected.

I entered 2013 in my corporate career with a newly earned promotion as Executive Director of Business Development. I was thrilled and looking forward to an amazing year!

But because I was handling nearly two books of business, I was sleeping only 4 hours every night. My husband and I became roommates during the week, my children stopped laughing when I walked through the door and my personal health suffered as I became sleep deprived and overly stressed. I was all in at my job, but everything else in my life was getting my leftovers.

Thirteen months into my promotion I completely burned out! I thought the only way to survive was to choose one or the other – my career or my personal life. But I would not quit either! I figured out how to have, what I now call, the ‘and’ life.


As I began speaking, training, and consulting I realized that living in the ‘and’ also applied to leadership. There are leaders that still believe you have to choose one or the other – people or results. But it’s not true!

become the leader who chooses people ‘and’ results!

Today I work with organizations, leaders and individuals to lead and live in the ‘and’ by:

*Keeping top people from leaving their positions due to the challenges of balancing career and personal life.

*Making sure good individual contributors don’t turn into bad leaders who cause good employees to leave.

Or as I like to say…



The fun…

I was born, raised and have never lived anywhere other than Southern California.

I’m an only child.

I’m a certified Les Mills BodyCombat instructor.

I sung karaoke with Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell.

I’m afraid of clowns.

the serious…

I spent 15 years in the corporate landscape, specializing in training and leading sales teams in a fast-paced, quota driven environment.  I excelled at aligning business challenges with smart solutions and inspiring others across the organization to impact cultural change.

My leadership and personal development skills were honed during my tenure in the private sector, where I experienced first-hand the negative effects of poor leadership and lack of self-care. I transformed the workplace culture from toxic to thriving and, after suffering my own breaking point, I altered my circumstances and developed successful methods for a healthy, holistic life.

I am now a workplace expert, speaker, trainer, executive coach, and co-author of two books – the bestseller, Women Who Ignite and Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me This Sh!t Before.  I’ve appeared in Forbes and I’ve delivered my keynotes and trainings to Fortune 500 companies and organizations such as Dell, Pfizer, Panasonic, Merck, New York Life, and US Foods.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. You can also find me motivating members as a certified Les Mills BodyCombat instructor.

Married to my supportive husband, Matt, we live in Southern California where we were both born and raised. We enjoy camping with our beautiful children, Jordan, Ethan, and Reese and spending quality time with our nearby extended family.

Audiences and clients describe me as inspirational, passionate, dynamic and relatable as I empower them to expand their mind beyond the expected so that they may lead and live for the ‘and’.

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Colleen brings tremendous experience, insight and authenticity to events. She inspires audiences through powerful stories coupled with real strategies to create significant and meaningful change in their lives.


The ‘And’ Life: Beating Burnout without Quitting Your Job

Women left the workforce at a 27% higher attrition rate than men in 2020 due to the increased challenges of balancing career and personal life. In this session, you will learn to meet life’s demands and beat burnout.

Now What? A ‘Start Where You Are’ Framework for Leading with Impact

With Colleen’s unique “Start Where You Are” Framework for leadership, you will discover how to transform yourself, then your team to create a cohesive culture that delivers results, even when the stakes are high.

Influencing Virtually:  Successfully Pivot from In-Person to On-Camera

As professionals have been forced from their offices to their homes, there remains a tremendous gap in successfully influencing and impacting in this virtual environment.

Why High Performance is Sabotaging Your Growth:  The Secrets Nobody Likes to Talk About

Find out what the average simply don’t like to talk about and why you should leave high performance at the starting gates.  Get inspired & empowered to launch your success to the next level.

Colleen shares-real world leadership solutions and takes time to break things down so that attendees can understand and then build upon. The valuable skills and work experience she shares helps create an action plan that many have put into place immediately upon returning to work.

Marshall Cook | Strategic Planning Manager, Bombshell Productions

Colleen was relatable, funny, and gave everyone practical advice that could be implemented TODAY.  Her passion for helping women be their best selves is real and so inspiring.  Colleen made our event unforgettable!

Lindsay Sherman | Head of HR, Newmark Knight Frank

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The 5-Star Society is a membership program focused on connecting and building a community of executive women who are committed to both their professional and personal performance and success.

By using Colleen’s signature YOU SO NEW process and co-mentoring community, members engage in ongoing monthly meetings that combine training and coaching.  They also have access to small roundtable member discussions, networking events, and 24-7 support to connect with thought leaders, build peer relationships, and continue to hone the skills needed to succeed on their journey.


To be an effective leader, you need to learn how to communicate clearly. In this course, leadership expert Colleen Hauk, shows you how to become a precise and powerful communicator. Colleen first explains how to set yourself up for success by knowing the basics and exploring emotional intelligence. She then provides guidance on creating a connection and tapping into the senses of your audience. She also shows how to engage in dialogue, remain curious, and align your communication to specific goals. Finally, Colleen shares tips on effective communication in different circumstances, from one-on-one meetings, to group discussions, and virtual meetings. Upon completing this course, you’ll feel confident in your ability to communicate effectively as a leader.


Whether you’re looking to improve your overall performance, overcome obstacles or barriers, grow and develop your leadership skills, or amplify your professional trajectory, executive coaching could be for you. This is a space to meet one-on-one in a safe, structured, and trustworthy environment. I will help you assess your current competencies, see how you’re perceived by others, clarify goals, and focus on the appropriate action steps.


Finally gain the clarity you’ve been searching for, whether it’s for advancement in your current career or transitioning to a new one.  We’ll consciously identify life purpose cues and assemble them into an overall picture. We’ll walk through specific ‘destiny experiences’ and uncover common themes throughout your lifetime.  I’ll show you how to eliminate distractions, overcome barriers and uncover true happiness.  You’ll receive the insight, feedback and accountability needed to claim your career.

‘you so new’ foundation

Looking for the foundation to create change in your life? This personalized coaching program will define what ‘having it all’ means to you. We’ll then work together to create well-defined goals and a specific action plan. Plus I’ll show you how to take charge of your schedule to finally get things accomplished. You’ll receive the insight, feedback and accountability needed to build the foundation for change.

‘you so new’ ADVANCED

Let’s face it, you’re awesome in so many ways but you’re ready to advance to that next level in life. This personalized coaching program gives you everything in the ‘Foundation’ plan PLUS we’ll start creating that work-life balance. I’ll also give you the proven strategies needed to begin creating happiness and activating energy. You’ll receive the insight, feedback and accountability needed to advance your life.

‘you so new’ MASTERY

This is a special package reserved only for elite performers who are serious about taking their career and personal life to the mastery level. This personalized coaching program gives you everything in the ‘Foundation’ AND ‘Advanced’ plans but at a profound level. We’ll spend greater time together, diving deeper into the strategies and precisely identifying how these apply and impact your holistic, future life. PLUS I’ll show you how to eliminate distractions, overcome barriers and defeat self-sabotage. You’ll receive comprehensive insight, intensive feedback and demanding accountability needed to catapult you to mastery.

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11 Signs Of Professional Burnout And Ways To Overcome It
While there may be comfort in knowing that you are not alone, when tasks and issues you used to be able to handle with ease start to feel burdensome and overwhelming, the stress you suffer can become chronic. No one is exempt from potentially burning out in any role, whether that’s at work or at home.

Balancing Criticism And Praise: 13 Tips For Company Leaders
Business leaders have a responsibility to deliver both constructive criticism and encouragement to their employees. Skewing too much to one side of this equation can leave employees confused by their leader’s overly positive or negative focus and unable to improve their performance in meaningful ways.

15 Ways Leaders Can Be More Mindful Of Their Communication Styles
It’s commonly accepted that a happy team works more efficiently. One of the most vital components of ensuring that a unit remains happy is open discourse among members—and that includes its manager. Encouraging open communication between team members is a plus, but leaders should also be more self-aware about their own communication style as well.

7 Ways to Stay Productive and Relevant in a Hybrid Work Environment
You might be part of the 74% of U.S. workers who are now working in a hybrid model. How do you stay productive when working between two spaces? How do you stay relevant and visible to stay top of mind for advancement opportunities? Here are seven ways to accomplish these.

Featured in Formidable Woman Magazine
I talk about the importance of opening up in the workplace, cultural change, high performance, and entrepreneurship. I hope you enjoy!

11 Crucial Tips for Workaholics
Ever think that energy invested outside your work could actually increase your energy inside your work? Find out more in my contribution to this Forbes article.

Toxic Company Culture: 11 Signs To Watch Out For
Your team seems unmotivated. People are showing up late, leaving early and pushing off deadlines. Nobody’s talking about their issues to leadership, and yet employees are quitting left and right.

Personal Development: 10 Activities You Actually Have Time To Do
When you’re leading a company, it can be difficult to find the time to get to everything on your to-do list. Even more challenging is carving out time for your own personal development.

I Can’t Believe You Didn’t Leave Me: How a Working Mom Learned to Show Up
Throughout the day, not one person has a clue that I’ve slept only a few hours: not my boss, my coworkers, my direct reports, and certainly not my clients. I walk the halls with an effervescent smile, greet everyone with high energy, deliver a killer presentation, and even offer to travel an extra day for another client meeting.

Leadership in a Virtual World
Lindsay Boccardo and I chatted about how to connect, demonstrate competency, and captivate viewers…even when we are hundreds of miles apart.

How To Live The “And” Life
Listen as I share 1) how picture perfect lives aren’t usually picture perfect; 2) the costs of prioritizing my work over everything else; 3) the impact of my family having to walk on eggshells around me; 4) how to define your own version of “having it all”; 5) how I intentionally integrate my personal and professional life.

The Secrets to Sustaining Business Success
Success, Business, and Sustainability can be daunting words for today’s business owners and in our ever-changing climate, some may think that one of those topics may be left out.  One thing they have in common is that they are all attainable by retaining your top talent.  In today’s episode, Coleen Hauk gives us some insight as to why companies are finding it hard to keep top talent and she gives us a few tips on how to turn it all around.

Maintaining a Successful Career AND an Incredible Personal Life
Most of us probably don’t believe the idea that “you can have it all.” We assume that having a powerful career means your family life suffers, or that spending time with your family means you won’t advance in your career. Colleen Hauk is living proof that you really CAN have it all. She explains the three steps we all need to follow to truly have it all.

How to “Have It All” Without Losing it All
In this episode, Colleen Hauk and I define what “having it all” means. Choice over Blame Being intentional and consistent in defining “What makes me happy?” Defining “What does having it all mean to me?”  After these three steps, Colleen empowers you to then take action on having more health, wealth, and happiness in all areas of your life. Colleen believes you can have it all without losing it all.

Living the ‘and life’ – Can We Have It All?
As entrepreneurs, do you ever feel like your business life and your personal life are constantly in competition with one another? Have you struggled with trying to balance the two, or with finding an appropriate counter-balance? In this episode, find out how to live the “and life”, what it means, and what Colleen did to turn her relationships and her career completely around.

Live the ‘and’ Life – Have It All
Listen as I share 1) stop being delusional about work-life balance; 2) your power of choice; 3) how balance is unique to each individual; 4) that happiness comes before success; 5) focus and consistency are keys to success.

4 Steps to Map Out Your Business Strategy

Slightly overwhelmed with even starting to think about your business goals for 2022? Listen as I talk about creating a clear vision for your business and how to manage your time throughout the process to prevent burnout.