Feedback Trainings Don’t Work

Feedback Trainings Don’t Work

I have a coaching confession to make: In the earlier part of my career, I did several feedback trainings that were well-received, insightful and engaging for participants—and they didn’t work. Now, I’m my own harshest critic so it’s more nuanced than just saying,...

Build Empathy For Your Startup Leader

As a startup leadership coach, I get privileged and mostly unfiltered access to the fears, joys, insecurities and dreams of startup leaders. And I’ve started to wonder: what might happen if startup employees understood more about what I know of the emotional and...

Sharing Bad News: Transparency At Your Startup

Founders often struggle with how transparent to be with their team about the setbacks or challenges they encounter. If your fundraising isn’t going well, how much should you really tell your team? If a key teammate is threatening to leave the company, when do you...