Dr. Francine Toder

Consultant, Psychologist, Executive Coach


Francine Toder, Ph.D., is a consultant, psychologist and executive coach.  She provides consultation services to businesses and individuals in her office or at the work site. She has expertise and training in the areas of leadership development, emotional intelligence, workplace trauma and disaster preparedness. She has worked with senior level employees in numerous Silicon Valley companies including: Intuit, Compaq, Netcom, Apple, Sony, Sun, Stanford University, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, several law firms and small businesses.  She is a part-time employee of AON Consulting.

With more than twenty-five years of experience working with individuals and organizations, she is an expert in helping people achieve their professional and personal goals. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and also has a degree in industrial & organizational psychology. Her office is located in Palo Alto, California.  Dr. Toder is an emeritus university faculty member at California State University, Sacramento and also has ten years of management experience.  She served as a university consultant on managing dangerous behavior and follow-up to trauma.

Francine is an American Red Cross disaster mental health provider and disaster response network member. She was a responder to 911 at ground zero in New York.  She also responded to the American Airlines crash in Rockaway Beach, New York in November, 2001.  She represents her county and state psychological association on disaster readiness and response committees and networks.

Francine has had experience with training, seminars and public speaking, most recently about resiliency in the workplace.  She has written two books and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.  She has been widely quoted in the press including Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, USA Today, National Post (Canada) and Red Herring Magazine.  She has been interviewed on CNN, KRON, KGO AM (San Francisco), BBC, German National Television Network and the Phil Donahue show.