I came to the work of leadership consulting after many years of running my own organizations. Combining real life experience with my training as a psychotherapist I have developed a unique style of consulting.
After I had my first successful business sale of a “click and mortar” retail company in 2005 I spent 30 days on a silent meditation retreat. Insight from that period of silence and subsequent meditation retreats has informed my work as a consultant and the my choice to co-found Well Clinic behavioral health clinics in San Francisco. A background in mindfulness, psychology and business makes me a good fit for founders and executives who value self inquiry as a stepping stone to success.
Collectively I have 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and began working with therapy clients in 2008 while working on a master’s degree in clinical psychology. I have studied the lineage of psychotherapy from its roots in Freudian psychodynamics, to the more humanistic manifestations that we have come to know today. I further develop my consulting skills at Stanford Graduate School of Business where I work as a Interpersonal Dynamics facilitator.
Member of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization
I have a BA from UC Santa Barbara where I majored in environmental science and surfing (yes the right hand point breaks of Santa Barbara are why I chose my alma mater). During that time I learned that global warming is very real. I plan to dedicate a significant portion of my life’s work to mitigating that problem.
I worked for the San Francisco Zen Hospice as a caregiver for people in the last phase of life.
When I am not working, I’m either mountain biking, surfing or spending time with my wife and daughter at our home in Marin County.
I am a licensed psychotherapist in the state of California, Board of Behavioral Science license number #50278.