Dominique Mas Lead With A TWist

Through Lead With A Twist, Dominique challenges you to put together the puzzle of your life as you find clarity around your next steps. Her mission is to support you as you dig deep and acquire the tools to embark on your new journey with confidence.

In individual and small group coaching sessions as well as workshops, Dominique uses brain-based coaching techniques, yoga nidra (a deep relaxation technique), self-reflection and discussions to help you step into the rebel you know you are and create positive change for yourself and others.


More about Dominique

 I am a surfer.

I am a surfer.

 I am an adventurer. Can you see me?

I am an adventurer. Can you see me?

 I am a thinker.

I am a thinker.

 Dominique Mas - Lead With A Twist Founder



I grew up in the south of France and moved to London, England, aged 18 where I starting teaching. After 8 years, I moved to Barcelona to work in an international school. Following an inspirational trip to Djibouti, East Africa, my horizons opened and I realized that there was a whole world out there that I needed to explore!  

After 2 years in Barcelona, I started my educational leadership career as at the British School Manila and I never looked back!  I learned what it means to be part of a creative team of leaders who strive to make their vision for international education come true. After four years in the position, I wondered whether education was really for me and decided to take a year out in 2009 to rethink my life. I traveled in Central America and Bali to pursue my favorite sport, surfing as well as deepen my practice of yoga.

Realizing that leading learning was an intrinsic part of me brought me to West Island School, Hong Kong. I was able to complete my Leadership and Change MA with the Hong Kong Institute of Education and 3 years later, I was on the move again! I arrived at Dwight School NYC in August 2013. There, I brought cohesion to a department of teachers from 15 different nationalities!

After 15 years in educational leadership, I decided it was time to put together my passions for coaching (I trained in Brain Based Coaching  with the NeuroLeadership Institute in NYC), yoga (I am a certified yoga instructor) and  leadership!

I started coaching individuals as well as planning and facilitating engaging and challenging group sessions and workshops to help others develop internal self-awareness.

The thing is, none of this was as seamless as it sounds! As I reflect on my life, I see that the transitions I struggled through each time I moved or changed jobs allowed me to reach my next dream with confidence. I realize that what brought me to one place cannot take me to the next and in my coaching, I want to empower YOU to find clarity for your next steps and the tools that will allow YOU to embark on your next journey with confidence.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you! Are you ready to play with me?

A few more ways to get to know me:

  • I am  a contributor for Thrive Global as I love writing about all things coaching, and self-leadership!

  • I run the Women for Holistic Leadership Lean In circle in NYC.

  • I am a writer for RD&T, the premier and only online publication covering relationships, and how they apply to all aspects of your life: the relationship with yourself, food, health & fitness, money, your life partner, children, family, co-workers, God/life, and society.

  • Finally, I will brag a little by saying that I was a recipient of the Juno Residency at the Omega Women's Leadership Center.


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