My coaching is informed by over 15 years of leading teams, building businesses, and creating successful partnerships. I'm a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford GSB, where I teach and coach MBA students on deepening interpersonal skills and honing facilitation, coaching, and mentoring competencies that expand leadership impact and presence. I am also a facilitator in Stanford GSB's most popular elective, Interpersonal Dynamics, as well as an active startup investor and advisor. My career has provided a breadth of experience and lessons that I apply to coaching. I’ve founded, operated, and sold multiple brick-and-mortal retail businesses. Additionally, I’ve consulted Fortune 500 companies and law firms on valuation and large-scale litigation. I’ve helped K-12 education organizations with curriculum design and ed tech strategy, and I’ve supported numerous organizations on issues ranging from setting culture to corporate development to M&A.
Over time, I’ve realized that what I enjoy most is helping people develop. Leadership is often lonely, and we all crave an unbiased ally in our corner. An experienced thought partner. Someone who creates a safe space for self-reflection, offers honest and compassionate feedback and guidance, and provides a kind, yet firm push to help us get to where we want to go. Someone to hold us accountable to what matters most, to help us course correct and develop resiliency when we get off track, and to celebrate the wins when we stay the course. To me, this is coaching. What I hope for my clients is that they leave each session with more mental space, clarity, and ease than that with which they arrived — and with a game plan that feels exciting, doable, and maybe a little scary.
Our work together will likely seem simple but not easy -- and feel wholly necessary and completely worth it.