Rebecca Altman

Senior Director

Self-Awareness Activator. Proliferator of Human Potential. Cooking Creative. Empathy Enthusiast. Californiafied Carolinian.

Rebecca Altman is a Senior Director at Third Plateau. In this role, she oversees Third Plateau’s leadership development and coaching practice, focused on providing executive coaching and leadership development tools and experiences to spark transformation in social sector leaders and teams. Rebecca draws on her decade of experience in social entrepreneurship and public health to cultivate space for reflection, growth, and insight for her coaching clients.

Prior to Third Plateau, Rebecca worked for Ashoka in Washington, D.C. as a liaison to Ashoka’s country offices across Europe. She spent three years living in Stockholm, Sweden, where she played a key role in the launch of Ashoka Scandinavia. She designed and launched Ashoka Scandinavia’s Fellowship program, which provides leadership development and capacity-building support to social entrepreneurs across the region. Throughout her career, Rebecca has provided strategic advising and coaching to social entrepreneurs in diverse contexts around the world, from Brazil, where she helped launch Miraclefeet’s first program with orthopedic surgeons to promote inclusive clubfoot treatment, to Scandinavia, where she served as an advisor to numerous Scandinavian entrepreneurs launching and scaling their organizations.

She currently serves on the board of the Inter Business Initiative in Sweden, which is a nonprofit knowledge lab. She formerly served on the Board of Directors of Bay Area Community Services, operating the largest program to end homelessness in the Bay Area. She received her BA from Emory University, her MSc in Global Health from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and her coaching credentials from the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California. Rebecca is also a certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle Profile.

Rebecca lives in the East Bay with her husband, Alex, and spends her free time doing yoga, exploring new hiking trails, and reading about coaching and leadership development. Born in San Francisco, Rebecca grew up in North Carolina and is a Tar Heel at heart.