Camille Preston, PhD, PCC
Camille Preston is the founder and CEO of AIM Leadership, an organizational development company committed to developing powerful, authentic leaders. She is the author of Rewired: How to Work Smarter, Live Better, and Be Purposefully Productive in an Overwired World.
Camille is a forerunner in the fields of Virtual Effectiveness and Virtual Authenticity, and specializes in training individuals, executives, teams, and organizations how to be effective, productive, and authentic in a virtual world.
She is a psychologist, executive coach, writer, facilitator, and highly sought-after public speaker. For more than twenty years, she has guided leaders, executives, policy makers, professionals, and individuals alike to new heights of leadership, performance, efficiency, and greater happiness and fulfillment.
AIM is one of the country’s premier leadership development firms with a dozen associates and hundreds of blue chip, Fortune 500, government, nonprofit, and private clients around the globe, including NBC, Zappos, MGM Mirage, Citrix, the Corporate Executive Board, Mars, Verizon, GE, Capitol One, the US Army, and others.
Camille’s personalized, results-oriented approach enables her to get at the root of the challenges her clients face, discover what they most want to achieve, and then develop actionable and achievable strategies to get them where they want to be. Whether it’s a development plan for a corporation, a meeting retreat for a board, a speaking engagement to motivate and inspire, or personal coaching for executives, Camille customizes her services to ensure sustained success and lasting achievement for her clients. Camille doesn’t just help her clients become better leaders; she helps them become better people.
She is the author of eight popular e-books, including:
- Leading Virtual Effectiveness: Four Strategies for Effective Communication in a Distributed Workforce
- Virtual Influence: Strategies for Engaging, Inspiring, and Motivating Others, in Your PJs
- The Science of Complexification: The Formula to Frustration and the Solution to Success
- Random Acts of Appreciation: Effective and Economical Ways to Connect with Others
- Rapport: Five Crucial and Easy Ways to Connect with Others
- The Art of Awfulization: Learn from Experience and Embrace the Lessons
- Authentic Encounters: Four Phases to Communicate More Effectively and Efficiently at Work
- Virtual Authenticity: Three Ways to Maintain Authentic Relationships in a Global Economy
Camille serves as an adviser, guest speaker, and mentor for Compass Partners, a nonprofit collegiate organization that helps develop responsible young entrepreneurs. She is an inaugural member of the Boston class of the Pipeline Fellowship, a nonprofit that teaches women philanthropists to become angel investors. She is also a mentor for Women Innovate Mobile and a curator of TEDxBeacon Street. Camille is also an Angel Investor in Qwalify (HR technology solutions), Libboo (a next generation publishing platform), and 1Mind (currently in stealth mode).
In addition to her work with AIM Leadership, Camille works with teams at Harvard and MIT developing leadership skills, and serves as an adjunct faculty member for the MIT Sloan Innovation Period and the Mobius Executive Leadership Program.
Prior to founding AIM Leadership, Camille was a senior research associate at the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, DC; held a public policy fellowship at the American Psychological Association in DC; professionally mediated familial, marital, and court disputes for the Mediation Center in Charlottesville, VA; designed curriculum and delivered trainings for the Virginia Court System; created collaborative leadership initiatives between police departments and minority populations in Virginia; and was a consultant to the University of Virginia where she designed mentoring programs and conducted assessments.
Camille earned her undergraduate degree from Williams College and her master’s and doctorate in psychology from the University of Virginia. She received her executive coaching certificate from Georgetown University and is certified by Synergetic Results International in Neurolinguistics Programming and Neurostrategies. She received advanced leadership training from the Center for Creative Leadership and is certified to administer CCL 360 assessments, Baron EQ-I and EQ-I 360, ESCI, Hogan – MVPI, MBTI, FIRO-B, HPT, Job Challenges Profile, Learning Tactics Inventory, and other assessment tests.
In 2000, her dissertation was named International Best Dissertation of the Year by the American Psychological Association. In 2003 and 2004, she was identified as a Future Leader and awarded three scholarships by the international organization Center for Creative Leadership. In 2009, she was recognized for her leadership work by the Washington, DC-based Compass Fellows, after her e-books were used by Georgetown University to teach social entrepreneurship and communication. She serves as an adviser, guest speaker, and mentor for Compass Partners, a nonprofit collegiate organization that helps develop responsible young entrepreneurs.
Camille is an avid runner, a lover of yoga, and an enthusiastic and adventurous traveler, having worked on five continents and traveled to 35+ countries. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband.