What I believe:
In the fall of 2014, my co-founders and I raised a Series-A from top investors. Shortly after we doubled our team size and at the same time, I experienced burnout for the first time in my life.
Our company was a success, but in the process of building it, I failed to manage my health. As I talked to other founders I realized I was not alone. Leading companies through rapid change is hard and requires being deeply aware of your strengths, weaknesses, and evolving professional motivations.
In the years after we sold Looksharp, I found my true passion in executive coaching. I got certified by CTI and today I am doing the work I love, helping a diverse set of founders become the most authentic and effective versions of themselves.
So what do I believe? I believe that your work should be deeply fulfilling. And I believe that continuous reflection and action are critical ingredients for all leaders to grow and perform at their best.
Certified in executive coaching by CTI; trained in the Enneagram and co-founder meditation
Former founder (@Looksharp). Raised over $15 million in funding, grew to 25+ employees, helped manage team through a successful exit
Coach and advise 30+ founders with a total of over $300 million in capital raised
Speak at accelerators including 500 Startups, Kapor Capital, Founders Network, and more on topic of “How to Have Difficult Conversations”
Mentor at 500 Startups
Nathan has made me realize what a fantastic coach is—he is able to push me in the direction that I know is right, but that I've been holding myself back from achieving. Nathan has a unique ability to see what is possible in me and find the ways to make these goals a reality. Working with Nathan has been a game-changer in my personal and professional life.
-Phil Levine, CEO, Golden Gate Recruits
Nathan is by far, the best business coach and leader support system I have ever worked with. He is able to separate messy internal situations into structured action plans, and is incredibly thoughtful of all the people and variables involved during important business decisions and conflicts.
-Kelly Samuels, Director, Qode Social
Nathan's coaching helped me develop leadership skills that changed the trajectory of our startup, as well as repair my relationship with one of my co-founders.
-Dhaval Bhatt, Founder, Scribbler
My coaching approach includes co-active coaching, conscious coaching, and the Enneagram. My work focuses on helping you understand your values, goals, strengths and weaknesses, and using this knowledge to break old patterns and transform as a leader.
I am trained in co-founder mediation and work with startup teams to navigate co-founder exits as well as senior leadership team conflicts.
A 3-month engagement that begins with a 360-review of your strengths and weaknesses and is followed by coaching to improve identified professional gaps.
I speak at accelerator companies and startups around the world on the topic of “How to Have Difficult Conversations” and “How to Avoid Burnout.”