Our Team

Transformational Leadership Partners provides highly experienced and successful leadership consultants who dedicate themselves to helping you and your team succeed.

Our consultants are seasoned business executives from health care and high tech who have chosen to specialize in leadership development because they understand the unique contribution leaders make and the importance of a team who can deliver results.

We are values driven, socially minded, and committed to business results. We believe that while work is purposeful, measurable and intentional, it should also be joyful and satisfying, and it should leave the world a better place. 

We infuse humor, grace, and energy as we work together in full partnership to transform a culture that delivers on very serious business goals.

Debbie King

Principal and Owner

Debbie King is a much-admired consultant, executive coach, and workshop leader. She has specialized for more than 30 years in large-scale culture change, organizational and leadership development, and executive coaching.

After a very successful career as a human resources executive, Debbie founded Transformational Leadership Partners. Her greatest gift is her masterful ability to listen deeply, shoot straight, and deliver the truth in ways that break open the inevitable barriers to communication that arise between human beings. She has a remarkable ability to leave people inspired, acknowledged, and hungry to embrace change in themselves and to lead powerfully in their organizations. She is particularly passionate about working with women and men leaders who have a commitment to change the world while maintaining rewarding personal lives.

Debbie obtained her master’s degree as a family systems therapist. She applies those principles, her long experience leading personal transformational work for Landmark Education, and her lifelong spiritual practice to all of her organizational and one-on-one coaching and consulting.

Debbie is a recipient of the Intel Achievement Award for her work in executive development and strategy execution. She received the Tandem Computers TOPS award for her leading-edge work in educating management to compassionately and effectively deal with employees with substance abuse issues. She was also a founding board member for The CareGivers Renewal Project, created in response to the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s.

When Debbie is not working on transforming the world, she can be found taking long walks on the beach, cooking great meals, or relaxing in her garden with friends, family, and her little dog, Gracie.

Anne Polino

Senior Consultant

Over the last 25 years, Anne has honed her expertise in transformational change, leadership and team development, and breakthrough performance in the high tech, manufacturing and healthcare industries. She has worked with organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies including, Applied Materials, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Blue Shield of California, Chevron, HP, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Symantec. She has served for two years as a member of The Hunger Project Board of Directors, Australia.

Anne’s expertise and passion centers around enabling clients to bring transformational thinking and action to the following organizational concerns:

  • Culture change – developing and implementing strategies that empower leaders, teams and individuals to make the shifts in mindset necessary to surpass incremental improvement and achieve extraordinary and sustainable performance results.
  • Leadership and Team Development – designing and delivering leadership development programs which deliver the strategic context, appreciative leadership and team engagement to achieve and sustain high performance.
  • Leadership Performance – assessment and coaching that produces breakthrough individual, team and organizational results.

With a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Anne enjoyed 15 years at Intel Corporation focused on leadership and organizational development. As a member of an executive-sponsored team of strategic OD specialists, she was a two-time recipient of the Intel Achievement Award for development and delivery of a “Leading the Organization” and a “Grow the Business” leadership conference series. In 1995 she co-founded a consulting firm with Debbie King, then known as King, Polino & Associates. In her free time, Anne and her husband love to travel internationally as often as possible, support the zero-energy home construction movement, ride bikes, create beautiful gardens and host dinner parties.

Sue Murphy

Senior Consultant

Sue Murphy joined Transformational Leadership Partners after a 35-year career as a hospital executive. Most recently, Sue led the transition on behalf of Kaiser Permanente in the formation of Maui Health System, an affiliate of KP. Prior to that Sue held roles as the Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Santa Clara Medical Center and was the Chief Executive Officer at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Sue has held hospital and clinic leadership roles at UCSD Medical Center, San Clemente Hospital, and Ingleside Hospital.

Sue currently serves as a board member of the Santa Clara Family Health Plan, a public, not-for-profit health plan serving the residents of Santa Clara County. She is also a member of Santa Clara County Personnel Board, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. She was a founding board member of Cynosure Health, a quality improvement organization, and continues in the capacity as Chairperson of the Board. She has been in officer roles with the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and as a member of the Executive Committee as well as Board of Trustees of the California Healthcare Association (CHA). Sue has served on the Executive Committee of the South Bay Section of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California (HCNCC). She chaired the Workforce Coalition of the Silicon Valley, a coalition of business, education, and industry leaders working together to build the health workforce, and the California Statewide Health Laboratory Workforce Initiative. Sue also was a member of the NOVA workforce investment board (WIB) serving the northern part of Silicon Valley, the Board of Directors of Breathe California, the Board of Directors of the JW House, and a Director of the VMC Foundation Board.

Sue was a 2002 recipient of both the YWCA “Tribute to Women in Industry” award, and the “Women of Achievement” award for public service. She is a 2013 recipient of the CHA Life Membership Award. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science, both from Duke University. Sue is married and has two daughters. She and her husband live in San Jose, where she enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, gardening, and the three family cats.

Gavriella Delgado

Operations Manager

Gavriella Delgado joined Transformational Leadership Partners after 21 years as an Executive Administrator in the Bay Area in both the Technology and Agriculture sectors. She brings a wealth of experience from her first career as a professional performing artist, choreographer, and director. Gavriella’s interest in becoming a citizen of the world has taken her to nineteen countries and made her a skilled communicator who speaks three languages and continues to pursue her avocation as a writer. As an avid personal growth and development enthusiast, she is passionate in her support of the work delivered by Transformational Leadership Partners. Her love of families is expressed personally with her partner, siblings, children and grandchildren and in her ongoing support of Homeboy & Homegirl Industries in East Los Angeles.

“I’m a huge fan of Transformational Leadership Partners. I worked with them for five years, and the result of our work together has had an impact on me personally and professionally that has well exceeded my expectations. I can’t say enough good things about their approach. The personal power and subsequent organizational power they enable within any company will be one of the best investments you can make.”
Ehren Maedge
Former COO, Scale Computing

The Platinum Executive Leadership Program

Do you have audacious ambitions? Are you up to accomplishing something extraordinary?

Have you been a highly successful executive leader and now you need to take your leadership to a new level in order to make it all happen?

Do you want to lead naturally, effortlessly, and effectively?

The Platinum Executive Leadership Program: Being a Leader & The Effective Exercise of Leadership is for you.

Get in touch

All new possibilities begin with a conversation.

Let’s get on the phone to discuss your specific goals and commitments. We would like to explore the ways our team of world-class consultants can help turn your leadership challenges and cultural conflicts into breakthrough results.

Please email us at [email protected] to schedule your discovery conversation.