Lenore Champagne Beirne

Leadership and Organizational Coach and Consultant

Lenore Champagne Beirne is a leadership and organizational coach and consultant with Seven Stones Leadership Group. She is an executive coach for leaders of startup companies, and works with clients in technology, finance, media, real estate, beauty, retail and the arts. She founded Bright Coaching and is co-founder and Partner at The Kasa Group.

Lenore uses coaching to drive positive transformation in people, companies, industries and communities. She is an expert at working with clients moving from individual contributor to an executive role, assisting them in growing their executive presence. She has expertise in leading through change, using coaching as a management tool, building effective team dynamics, fundraising for young companies, leadership in underrepresented groups and building scalable business systems. Lenore understands how to connect her clients’ personal missions to their career goals, creating greater satisfaction and increased effectiveness.

Having worked as a founder and investor in startups and social enterprises, she draws on her deep understanding of the multifaceted challenges of leadership in these areas. She also draws on experience in venture capital, communications, business strategy and management consulting. In addition to her own operating and investing experience, Lenore is guest lecturer and coach at NYU Stern School of Business and also served as a communications consultant to graduate and undergraduate business students at American University. She reserves a portion of her practice to work with CEOs in The City of New York Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program (M/WBE).

Lenore holds a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU Stern focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from American University with a concentration in Finance and Marketing. She is a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching, an ontological coach and leadership training program. Lenore works from Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. She enjoys spending time exploring Prospect Park and trying new restaurants.


“It was enormously helpful to think through the choices I was making at both a business and personal level with Lenore. It forced me to take a look at the big picture, understand some of the reasons driving me to accept work that was out of sync with my SP, and re-commit to my goals. I found Lenore to be highly professional, patient and rigorous as a coach. This is the sort of support that owners of start-ups and young businesses can truly benefit from.”

“Lenore coached me during a time when I was particularly stuck, and she was astoundingly helpful. Lenore genuinely cares, commits to helping you help yourself, and holds you accountable. Getting un-stuck is rarely a straight line, and the one thing I could count on was a helpful, and sometimes painful examination of my current situation and my progress with Lenore every week or so. I was meh on the whole coaching idea before Lenore, and I’m all for it thanks to our experience together. I recommend any one thinking about coaching give at least one session a try, especially if it’s with Lenore.”

“Working with Lenore has taken my personal life, career and relationships to a new level. Since I’ve started working with her, she has provided me with the tools I need to make truly informed decisions, work smarter instead of harder and tackle obstacles in all parts of my life. I am a more productive person because of the work I continue to do with her and am confident that the tools she has taught me will support my goals, both personal and career related, moving forward. Her coaching is the key to breaking through.”

4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus 6-month Racial Affinity Group Experience

For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:

1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)

2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial

3) People who identify as White

*More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration

We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.

Together we will:

  • Reflect personally and collectively on the impact of embodied trauma, separation, scarcity and disconnection.
  • Work in learning partners and/or small groups for the sake of holding each other accountable and deepening our learning through multiple disciplines.
  • Engage in embodied practices for unwinding from the impact of racism in order to build stamina, capacity, and resilience.

Online Zoom Sessions

Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.

Racial Affinity Group Schedule
Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Kick-off/ Authentic Communication
Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies
Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Self-Compassion
Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET What is Sustainable Abundance?
Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET Inclusive Leadership

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only

These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:

  • Learning Session 1: Why Context Matters
    In session one, we look at our individualist narratives and the impact of not understanding the context in which we exist. 
  • Learning Session 2: Unpacking Trauma
    In session two, we discuss individual and collective trauma. We define trauma and look together about our current systems of inequality and how they evoke trauma-like responses in so many of us.
  • Learning Session 3: Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
    In session three, we get a history lesson like none other: we explore the global slave trade as the foundation for our current economic model.
  • Learning Session 4: Understanding Power
    In our last session, we examine power; power structures, our relationships with personal power; the importance of learning a healthy relationship with power when so many of us have had power abuse in our lives.

Online Zoom Learning Sessions

Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.

Learning Session Schedule
Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ETWhy Context Matters
Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Unpacking Trauma
Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET Understanding Power

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.