Executive Coaching

The definition of coaching that guides my practice is simple: “A reliable process to help you get massive traction on your most important work.” (That's from Peter Bregman, my coauthor on the book, You CAN Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Colleagues, Employees—Even Family—Up Their Game.)

My coaching process is described in detail in that book. If you find the Four Steps powerful, you and I might be a good fit.

My coaching philosophy is that growth occurs through taking new actions and paying attention to outcomes. Insights and understanding are valuable only to the extent that they lead to increased behavioral flexibility; given a new hypothesis, let's design and carry out a new experiment and see what happens.

My scope is unusually broad in the world of executive coaching. We work not only on strategy, execution, and workplace behavior change, but also on your physical and psychological health. Both because you're a human being first, and a leader or manager second; and because health is the foundation upon which everything else is built.

So we also work on cardiovascular fitness, resilience and grace in the face of stressors, and nutritional and sleep protocols that all support stellar performance.

How the Coaching is Structured

I charge a flat fee on a quarterly basis. My intention is to provide 10x the value of my fee. If at any point either of us feels that the coaching isn't doing that, it ends.

The engagement starts with me collecting 360 degree feedback from your stakeholders: supervisor, colleagues, direct reports, and even, if relevant, family members. That way we be confident that we're working on the most important things, and have multiple perspectives to keep us tethered to external reality.

I'll also ask you to start collecting health data, depending on your state of health and your health goals.

Our sessions will be held via phone or Zoom. My goal is to help you achieve the outcomes we identify at the start of each quarter. We talk as often or as little, as long or as short, as you want. I'm not a parking meter, so I don't charge by the hour. There are weeks where we may not connect at all, and others where we might meet multiple times.

You can self-schedule through a private link to my online calendar, where you can choose a 15-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute slot. If it's an emergency, or you need to talk during my off hours, I will give you my Signal App account to send me a secure message, and I will call you back as soon as I'm available.