What I do
I’m an executive-turned-coach who’s worked with high-growth startups for over a dozen years. I've helped clients launch, run, scale and exit companies, and become better leaders along the way.
What I really do
I help people get unstuck, understand what they really want, and go after it with gusto. Supporting people on that path is where my skills, talent, and passion overlap.
What you can expect from me
Get in touch with the deeper desire beneath all the to-dos. Plan for today and tomorrow.
Develop your self-awareness. Learn to see habits and biases clearly so you can keep evolving.
Communicate and cooperate better with people you work with and with people you love.
Understand what’s in your way, confront it, and steer clear of paths that don't serve you.
Gain perspective, regulate your emotions, and move confidently toward the outcome you really want.
Outsource all those energy-sapping tasks so you can start playing to your true talents.
Lawrence Mehren, Chairman of the Board @ Avery Therapeutics
Senior Product Leader @ Tesla
Kesava Kirupa Dinakaran, Founder & CEO @ Luminai
Heather Harmon & Ali Mackani, Co-Founders @ RedDoor (acquired by Open Door)
Greg Koberger, Founder & CEO @ ReadMe
Jesjit Birak, Director of Engineering @ Reddit
Lynn Perkins, Founder & CEO @ Urban Sitter
Søren Therkelsen, Co-Founder & CSO @ Qvin
Growing up, my biggest interests were math and the human mind. So in college, I got degrees in both psychology and poker (one formal, one less so). One taught me what makes people tick, the other taught me how to manage risk and make decisions under pressure.
Before committing 7 years to an advanced Psych degree, I decided to explore the startup world and found my way into growth marketing. I loved everything about startups right away—the vertical learning curve, the against-all-odds audacity, the scrappiness, the camaraderie—and I stuck with it. As I built and scaled teams at different companies, two things became clear: I loved everything about people development and team cohesion, and I got no spark from marketing.
That realization ultimately led me to coaching. I immersed myself in formal education, got accredited with the Coaches Training Institute, then earned my “advanced degree” with the Conscious Leadership Group while I built my practice.
When I’m not coaching, you will find me hiking in the redwoods with my wife, playing with my cats, or feeding my competitive spirit at the poker table or on the basketball court.