Executive Coaching

Executive coaching helps leaders to gain perspective on their current level of development and helps them to envision and realize higher levels of capability for themselves. Using methods rooted in neuroscience and current psychological research, my approach sets a foundation for high performance, growth, and success from the inside out. Typically this work is conducted at the request of company or board leadership.

Consultations

The process typically starts with two conversations, one with the client decision maker (board member, CEO, or head of HR) and one with the executive to be coached. In these conversations we are gauging the fit between the executive, the presenting issue, and my approach as a coach. Some situations call for specialized expertise; when I am not the right fit, I will readily refer clients to other coaches whose skills are known to me and are appropriate.

Assessment / Evaluation

During the initial session we meet for 90 to 120 minutes. We address questions about the leader’s role the issues they wish to overcome. People are complex and multifaceted — we will examine several areas of your life in order to determine how we can best set you up for success going forward.

First Coaching Session

During this meeting I share initial perceptions and suggest strategies and actions that will help the client to move beyond their self-imposed constraints.

Subsequent Leadership Coaching Sessions

Sustained change in behavior (and therefore business results) takes six or more months of practice and effort. I generally work with a leader weekly or biweekly across 8-12 sessions, depending on preference and availability. The leadership coaching sessions can be held in person, via phone, or via video conferencing (I strongly prefer most meetings to be in person). The leadership coaching client and I jointly track progress in self-discovery and behavior change. I generally provide a regular update to the organizational client in a transparent way.

Testimonials

Team Leader

Jonathan was instrumental in my personal growth from Director to Managing Director. He’s an amazing systems thinker, seeing many steps ahead in organizational strategy, to advise on how to best move ahead. His advice and coaching was helpful in strategic as well as tactical ways. I was able to talk through detailed strategic plans and come out with a better understanding of what steps would be most fruitful as well as a shared view on the overall strategy.

Team Leader, Singularity Education Group

Jonathan was such a trusted partner in not only helping to build my team, but also acting as a great sounding board and guide through many difficult situations with poor performers and tricky HR situations. In addition, built a wonderful and essential management training program . He crafted an inspiring 2-day offsite for all managers that helped build relationships across silo’d business units, build a common perspective on company culture and gave us useful, every day tools to draw from.

Senior Leader, Pinterest

I worked with Jonathan when I assumed a leadership role. With Jonathan’s coaching , I was able to think beyond the requirements of my current role, to focus on building the mindset needed to be successful in a more complex role. He helped me to identify and then work beyond assumptions which were holding me back, while helping me build new narratives and practices for maintaining high levels of engagement and energy both at work, and outside of work. His coaching was instrumental to the professional success I have been fortunate to accomplish in the past two years.

CEO, publicly traded company

“Looking back, the accuracy of Jonathan’s assessments was spooky.” 

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.

CEO, publicly traded company

“Looking back, the accuracy of Jonathan’s assessments was spooky.” 

CEO, publicly traded company

“Looking back, the accuracy of Jonathan’s assessments was spooky.” 

CEO, $60M SOFTWARE COMPANY

Jonathan worked with me and my team with respect and treated the work with complete discretion; his insights about each member of my executive team and myself were spot-on; and he was entirely focused on our business and the results we need.. I recommend Jonathan highly to other investors and executives.