Emily Lerner is a leadership coach, people strategist, and founder of skillstruck studio.
Emily has coached leaders and created high-impact people strategy at major corporations like Alphabet and Publicis (and their subsidiaries) for over 20 years. She founded skillstruck studio to reach a more broad and diverse group of leaders, applying her philosophy that leadership is the greatest lever possible to drive exceptional business results.
Emily was part of the founding executive team at Wing, Alphabet’s automated drone delivery subsidiary. She built and led high performance teams, coached founders and C-level execs, and created inspiring company culture.
While at Google, Emily was a member of the research team whose landmark study on team effectiveness was featured in the New York Times – resulting in a diagnostic tool and training for all teams at Google.
Emily had no idea that her lifelong passion for coaching would begin at her college job, where she edited resumes in her pajamas.

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.