What is coaching
Coaching is an alliance between you and me where we work together to reach your goals, solve problems, and create learning and change. In a series of conversations, we explore what you aspire to create, where you are now, and what you can do to close that gap. Coaching encourages you to take action and make change happen.
Who is this for
I help people in the effective altruism community face difficult challenges and make their biggest contribution to the world while taking care of themselves. My clients include staff at CEA/80K, Charity Entrepreneurship, CLR/EAF, FHI, Rethink Priorities, and OpenAI.
Most of my clients are either early-stage professionals who want to be more effective at work or emerging leaders and managers who want to get great at working with others. I also work with people who want to become better learners to navigate greater and more rapid change and complexity.
My work with early-stage professionals revolves around self-management and includes topics like self-awareness, self-motivation, prioritization, organization, time management, stress management, and self-care. Improvements in these areas allow my clients to achieve consistently high performance and become an asset to their organization, reduce mental and emotional strain at work, and develop a greater sense of control over and trust in themselves.
With emerging leaders and managers, I primarily work on how to get great at working with people and manage the transition from being an individual contributor to developing and directing others. Issues that often come up include social awareness, performance management, coaching and mentoring, teamwork, conflict management, and self-management. Our work helps clients better understand and develop their team members and consistently get things done through others.
How does it work
Every coaching experience is unique and tailored to your needs. Coaching assignments typically last 2 to 12 months and include an introductory conversation to create the right context and determine mutual fit, followed by several sessions focused on inquiry and action, and a concluding session to capture learnings and set future direction. See the FAQ for additional context.
What do you want to achieve? Let me know in the short form below, and I look forward to exploring how we can work together! 🙂
I love to enter someone’s world and help them do what they’re capable of. It’s one of the most fulfilling things for me. Besides, coaching consistently pushes me into my own learning zone. I’ve grown just as much as my clients did throughout 400+ coaching sessions so far.
Previously, I was the COO at the Effective Altruism Foundation (now Center on Long-Term Risk) for 4.5 years before shifting more time towards coaching. This role allowed me to get a deep insight into the EA community and its values, beliefs, and culture. I’ve worked closely with operations and project managers, community builders, and researchers and understand where they’re coming from. I’ve also worked in several other industries and countries before which helped me broaden my horizon and gain life experience. See my LinkedIn for my full professional background.
A few words on my coaching background: I’m an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential-holder with the International Coaching Federation, the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches. I’m also an ACE Certified Coach, having trained with David B. Peterson, former Director of Executive Coaching and Leadership at Google. I continuously invest in my learning through coaching-related training programs and self-study. I take a deliberate approach to my development as a coach, and I’m enjoying the learning journey tremendously.