New worlds of possibility, effectiveness, and impact.

Whatever has you stuck, whatever prevents you from realizing your vision and leading in the way you know is possible, our work together will dig deep to loosen the grip of old belief systems and unlock your authentic leadership style so that you, your team, and your company can flourish.

What You Can Expect

My approach to coaching is broad, deep, and completely customized.

People usually come to coaching when there is some kind of breakdown or stuck-ness showing up in their life that isn't getting resolved. With executive coaching this can look like needing to level-up your leadership game, build resilience, develop executive presence, have difficult conversations, quite the inner-critic, manage teams, and lead through change (to name a few). Sometimes it can also mean a transition into a new role, organization, or career.

Whatever you come to coaching with, the goal, outcome, or possibility you long for becomes the foundation of our coaching container. From there, everything is designed specifically around your own way of being in the world. Some people prefer more structure and a formal coaching program. Others prefer less structure and work more comfortably with an “unfolding” approach. A bi-weekly meeting cadence combined with email and text support builds the container in purposeful way to facilitate your development both personally and professionally.

I bring a wide range of training, education, and experience to coaching. Integral Coaching and Integral Unfoldment are the foundation of my coaching approach. I use organizational design and strengths-based change theories from my MBA (as well as business thinking), embodiment and meditation approaches from the Realization Process, breathing and yoga practices informed by Parayoga, ongoing work in racial healing and decolonizing practices, as well as extensive experience building and running product and design teams at the executive level.

Typical engagements run 6 - 12 months. For this type of work, a minimum of 3 months is recommended.

Principles

1. Transformation takes place at biological time

There's no way around it - deep, lasting change takes time. This is true for individuals, for teams, and for organizations.

2. Lead with humble inquiry

The simple act of asking questions releases us from the pressure of needing to have all the answers. The work of coaching, of reflection, of designing, is built upon the questions that we ask.

3. Strengths are the doorways to possibility

Our culture tends to focus on weaknesses and tries to fix them. When we shift to strengths we open the door to possibilities and make an orthogonal leap to an entirely different problem space rife with potential.

4. Serious play moves mountains

When we play games we adopt what Bernard Suits calls the lusory attitude - we accept the arbitrary rules of a game to facilitate the experience of play. Work life is nothing if not a series of arbitrary rules; the lusory attitiude allows us to step outside the system and create space for creativity and innovation.

5. Unique leadership breaks archetypes

In the tech world we're surrounded by a very specific archetype of what leadership looks like. But there are other ways to lead, ways that are authentic to who we are as individuals and when we embody that truth we become the leaders we are meant to be.

6. Use work to do the work

Poet David Whyte talks about the chasm - the split between what is nourishing at work and what is agonizing. When we learn to accept the chasm we connect more deeply with ourselves and through this connection transform our experience of work.

Interested? Let's chat.

A 50 minute call will give us a chance to see if we're a good coaching fit. I'll be able to understand what is coming up for you and what brings you to coaching, and you'll have a chance to learn more about what to expect, my approach, and ask as many questions as you might have.