Trish Silber


Trish has over 25 years of experience consulting with organizations facing rapid and unprecedented changes in technology, markets, strategy, and leadership.

As a result, her consulting process is nimble. She integrates leading edge research in fields such as systems thinking and its successor, complexity science, with creative design and the realities of her clients’ circumstances. She is known for developing inclusive processes that strengthen the leadership practices and culture of the organization while achieving the task at hand.

Clients frequently contact Trish to facilitate groups facing high-risk and contentious situations, particularly when multiple or competing stakeholders are involved. She designs conversations and meetings that support groups in having the conversations they haven’t been able to have before, in converting seemingly intractable conflicts into productive conversations, and in building their capacity to positively manage difficult business relationships.

As an executive coach, Trish is able to quickly build a candid and trusting context within which executives can address their most critical challenges. Clients report that she provides potent coaching that is flexible in methodology, practical in application, and judicious in use of time. She also has over two decades of experience conducting customized leadership programs for Fortune 500 firms.

Trish consults in all sectors, and has had the privilege to work with organizations as varied as Apple, the African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, Google, Merck & Co, Inc., Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland), the National Institutes of Health, RTI International, the Smithsonian Institution, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Wikimedia Foundation.

Trish has a masters degree in Business and a masters degree in Divinity. She has completed numerous certificate programs in the fields of human resources, organizational development, and coaching. She was a member of the faculty of the George Washington University graduate program on leadership coaching from 2001-2006.

Trish is dedicated to providing pro bono executive coaching for social entrepreneurs through programs such as TED’s TED Fellows program (through SupporTED); the Future Cities Accelerator program of Uncharted; and the Sundance Institute’s Women at Sundance Fellowship program. She has participated in three SupporTED Collaboratiums, providing facilitation for TED Fellow teams in the 2013 and 2015 Collaboratoriums. She most recently provided coaching and facilitation at the 2018 Cultivatorium, the successor to the Collaboratorium.