Elite athletes and CEOs all use coaches to enhance high performance
Welcome, I’m grateful you found your way to my CEO coaching page.
Being a CEO is both an amazing privilege and a very hard job. Some days are stellar and some include duties, responsibilities and surprises that can really suck.
Additionally, people who aren’t CEO’s don’t understand all of the pressures, decisions, and the day in the life emotional and psychological roller coaster than comes with your territory.
Leading others comes with blind spots you miss when things are going well, but can become devastating when performance slows down.
Having a neutral third party assessment can give you a reality check when success is growing and your focus is on what’s working today, but my not work as well tomorrow.
The coaching environment gives you a safe place to think through important issues with an ally who’s only interest is in helping you discover how to create the best outcomes for you and your company.
If you’re a CEO looking for support and understanding of how to create a more easeful, joyful, and greater impact with your talents, skills, stresses and successes please reach out.
Can you use expert support and understanding with:
- Conflict management skills?
- Sharing leadership / delegation skills?
- Listening skills?
- Communication skills?
- Planning skills?
- Mentoring skills / developing internal talent?
- Asking the right important questions to move your business forward?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you’re in the right place.
I’m a CEO coach with degrees in Counseling Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology practicing in the Seattle area. As an entrepreneur, mentor and coach I’ve worked with hundreds of companies from startups to Fortune 100’s. You can benefit from receiving coaching based on the special blend of my business and psychology experiences.
My CEO coaching practice is focused on working with a few select CEOs who are navigating through a diverse array of business and life challenges and changes. You can learn more about me here .
You may be drawn to the support of CEO coaching through the discomfort of emotional shifts. Along with the highs of serving your employees, customers, board members and other business dependents there can be times of anxiety, extreme stress, depression, and grief. These challenges can also be the psychological catalysts to propel you to more positive changes.
As uncomfortable and painful as these issues can be, that is how powerful they can be to call you to a more balanced and rewarding path. These foundational rocks can stack up to help you reach new heights on your unique journey.
Coaching creates a safe, supportive, peaceful space
Being coached turns down the noise so you can see your life from a more soulful and clear perspective. This is your chance to get grounded in what matters most to better connect with the world, create new skills and discover new meaning in your experiences.
The point of CEO coaching is to more objectively assess the emotions and motivations that drive your decisions, actions and reactions. By dedicating time and work to the deeper questions you have you’ll develop insights and strengths that are otherwise ignored.
You can transform through exploring the essence behind and beneath how you’re living, working and leading. When we alter the direction of the energy you’re focusing on fear and pain, you’ll release your concealed talents and open new capabilities.
A coaching relationship is based on respect, understanding, trust and alignment. There is a balance between unconditional support and usefully confronting beliefs and actions that are holding you back. You have to be comfortable with the relationship we develop to move you forward on this path.
My Background and Philosophies
My perspectives are based on an eclectic life. I’ve been meditating since high school when I also began my music industry career as a college radio DJ. In college, while studying business and marketing, I started my first business. It was a mobile disc jockey company that grew through my community influence as the Music Director and then Program Director of KUNV radio.
At the age of 20 I was managing, inspiring and motivating a team of 72 people. My positions at the radio station allowed me to build a very large community around music, similar to New Tech’s community based around technology and innovation.
This led to moving to Los Angeles for a job at Geffen Records. Throughout 15 years in the music industry I was fortunate to work in radio and for record labels including Sire, Radioactive, and I.R.S. in the MCA/Universal Music Group.
It was a fun and interesting time working with artists including Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Deborah Harry, The Go-Go’s, Live, Da Da, The Ramones, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, De La Soul, Echo and the Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, XTC, Siouxsie Sioux, Shirley Manson, Kirsty MacColl, The Black Crowes, Danzig, Aphex Twin and Morcheeba.
I moved to Boulder, CO during this time to experience a lifestyle with more nature and down to earth people. During the last few years of my record industry life I also earned my B.A. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University, where I also studied Buddhism and had a private audience with H.H. Dalai Lama.
After leaving the music industry I joined the emerging startup community where people were passionately coding day and night to disrupt and change the world. It was the same innovating D.I.Y. punk rock spirit that I appreciated while growing up.
More recently, it was time to be in a bigger city with heart which led me to move to Seattle and launch New Tech Seattle with my co-founder Red Russak.
Grace has flowed in my life. New Tech Seattle, my 4th business as a founder, added 3 more cities (and 40+ events a year) to our community, grew into the most fun and fastest growing monthly event group in Meetup history out of 260,000+ event groups internationally, and allows me to do what I love every day. It has even resulted in an invitation to speak at the White House.
Throughout this journey I’ve been an advisor, mentor and coach to many people and companies. Dozens of them through Techstars, Founder Institute, Startup Weekend, Washington Technology Industry Association and LOHAS.
My coaching client base is exclusively CEO’s like you because they are high level producers looking to excel even higher. Once you become a CEO you’re doing great work that generates impactful ripples throughout your company and with your customers and community. Helping CEO’s like you reach even greater heights is a privilege and a pleasure.
We all have the power to write our own stories. They can be much more easeful, joyful and impactful when we choose them to be.
What’s the next chapter in your story going to be?
You need to be understood and supported for who you are. Being coached by me can give you a confidential champion in your life who sees your greatness, and helps you to live life as your biggest, best, most badass self.
If what you’ve read here speaks to you, please contact me for a free initial consultation.
Thanks in advance,