I coach individuals and organizations to create the change they desire so they can overcome obstacles and realize their full potential.
Prior to becoming a leadership coach, I spent over 20 years in the advertising world where I managed client relationships at both global and boutique ad agencies. During that time I proved my business-building acumen and team leadership skills through work with clients like 1-800-FLOWERS, Citibank, General Mills, McDonalds, Revlon and Snapple.
My success with taking teams from mediocre to high performing and transforming adversarial client-agency relationships into trusting partnerships convinced me I was capable of leading my own agency. In 2004, I co-founded Partisan Communications, a marketing agency with clients that included American Express, GE Money and TishmanSpeyer.
As a lifelong athlete and football fan, I always saw my agency role similar to that as a football coach. I was inspired by the words of legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry: “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, so you can see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you’ve always known you could be.” Ultimately, I realized coaching others was far more rewarding than producing ads.
In 2010, I joined the Executive Coaching Group to coach business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. During that time, I earned my coaching certification and leadership certification through the renowned Coaches Training Institute (the first coaching program to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation).
Today, I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with my own coaching practice, serving a diverse and global client base. A relentless champion of my clients, I love being inspired by them as much as I love helping them create breakthroughs to achieve what they never before thought possible.
A Chicago native, I now live on New York City’s Upper West Side, precisely 100 miles from my Catskills lake house, where I love to toil in my garden, experiment with photography and assail the many nearby hills on my road bike.