Pam Fox

Executive Coach and Team Facilitator

Pam Fox Rollin coaches senior executives and top teams in Silicon Valley and globally. Many of her clients have been rockstars in their functions (marketing, technology, ops, finance) who are stepping up to lead more broadly, often at C-levels. Pam also facilitates strategy sessions, business design and innovation retreats, culture development, leadership development cohorts, and teambuilding for companies including Cisco, Genentech/Roche, Charles Schwab, and Stanford Health Care. A Stanford MBA alum, she comes back to facilitate leadership programs and coach executive education. Pam is always up for a good conversation about what matters to you and your organization.

Consulting Experience:

Pam partners with executives at Fortune 50 companies, mid-size firms, and start-ups especially in technology, biopharma, and healthcare.

  • Facilitates top teams through strategic, leadership, and organizational change
  • Coaches C-levels through Senior Directors to deepen their leadership effectiveness
  • Guides operating leaders and internal OD in designing and implementing programs that enable people at all levels to build productive culture and deliver strategic change
  • Helps teams make the most of strengths and differences to achieve high performance
  • Consults with business units and senior teams to onboard new leaders successfully

Pam’s health care clients include Alexion, Blue Shield of CA, Genentech/Roche, McKesson, Partnership Healthcare of CA, Stanford Health Care, Stanford School of Medicine, and Zoll; corporate technology clients include Autodesk, Cisco, Citrix, eBay, LinkedIn, and PayPal; and emerging companies include Medallia, NerdWallet, and Platfora. Earlier in her career, Pam guided executives through major strategic change with Accenture Strategic Services and Bain & Company.

Pam is frequently invited to speak on her research into leadership development across personality types. Her work draws from a range of instruments (Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, etc.) and approaches to help leaders and teams become more effective.

Her book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager (second edition, 2012) is hailed by senior executives, leaders at all levels, HR, and executive coaches as the essential pocket guide for navigating those critical first months.

Relevant Affiliations:

  • Featured lecturer and coach for executive education at UC Berkeley, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USF, and Wharton
  • Learning community member at Institute for Generative Leadership

Education and Training:

  • MBA, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, emphases in Strategy and Leadership
  • BA, University of California, Davis, Organization Studies, Highest Honors
  • Substantial advanced training in executive coaching and facilitation
  • Certified MBTI Master Practitioner® and frequent speaker on psychological types
  • Experienced and qualified with a variety of assessments and 360 instruments

Personal Interest:

  • Community service with at-risk youth, food banking, and environment
  • Lives in Sunnyvale, California, with husband, Keith, and tween sons who are opposites on the Myers-Briggs

An interesting question Pam likes to ask:

What are you ready to let go?
  • I am ready to let go of "good news" and "bad news". Essentially, there is only news. What we see now as bad news may look quite different with more perspective.