Impostor Syndrome and Startup Founders

Impostor Syndrome and Startup Founders

Through coaching, T-Groups and more casual interactions with founder friends, I’ve encountered dozens of startup founders who battle with impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is not a mental illness, but rather a psychological phenomenon in which someone struggles to...

Why Should Startup Founders Work With A Coach?

In February 2014, Orrick invited me to write a guest post for their entrepreneur blog on why even early-stage founders should consider working with a coach. You can read the full original post here. Or read on below for a slightly abridged version. When I was an...

And So It Begins…Except When You Don’t

On September 26, 2011 I sat down to email a few startup founders to recruit them to participate in a free trial of leadership coaching. They were all entrepreneurs I knew from my years at Stanford undergrad or the business school—friendly folks who I thought would be...

Make the Decision Right at Your Startup

“Focus less on making the right decision and more on what it will take to make the decision right.” The grammar might be a bit awkward, but this is a re-framing, mind-expanding comment I’ve been using a lot lately to help my entrepreneurial clients work...