Hi, I'm Leland (he/him)
I'm an executive coach, educator, and facilitator based in Silicon Valley.
I partner with mid-senior level leaders who are facing professional challenges and seeking greater effectiveness and fulfillment in their roles. Most of my clients are startup CEOs or leaders in tech who believe that:
My approach to coaching is both loving and challenging. I provide a safe space to explore your fears, vulnerabilities, and limiting beliefs. I'm brave enough to call you on your BS and push you out of your comfort zone so you can experience the growth necessary to achieve your goals.
The best part is, you get to discover who you can be if you didn't hold yourself back.
"You have an incredible gift for this work.
The insights and growth I experienced in the three months we worked together were more significant than years of leadership courses, therapy, and journaling combined."
CEO, Ventures, High Resolves
Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners
Gleitsman Leadership and Social Enterprise Fellow, Harvard's Center for Public Leadership
Launched VideosforChange.org with a global team to amplify the voices of millions of students and educators
"Leland is a coaching natural.
He differentiates from the rest as he moves into the zones to free people from their limitations. If you are looking to rise above your fears and be integrated inside out while living fulfilled in the world, I recommend him without reservation."
Managing Partner, Chia Ventures
Founding Partner, MovementMaker.io
Business Transformation & Innovation Professor, Foothill College
In four months, wrote and self-published his first book, "When Followers Become Leaders" (Amazon)
"You see in me things that I don't yet see in myself.
I love being in partnership with you because it’s constantly inspiring me to focus on what truly matters."
Dr. Ilana Nankin
CEO & Founder, Breathe For Change
Conscious Company’s 2020 World-Changing Women in Conscious Business
Certified 5000+ educators in social emotional learning and yoga; 500,000 students impacted
"Leland’s coaching ability is a reflection of his own life: healthy, positive, conscientious and successful.
Ultimately you’ve had a very positive impact on my life as someone who not only deeply cares about me and my team but understands how to be successful, not just with work, but with all of the important things."
Chief Technology Officer, MarcoPolo Learning
Led the digital transformation of several portfolio companies in education and healthcare
"It is mind-blowing at how much has happened in a couple of months.
No matter what your dream is, no matter what the challenge, Leland will grow your confidence in doing the impossible."
Luba Le Xuan
Engineering Resiliency Lead at Clever, K-12 Education Technology
Co-founder, Lúa Non Foundation Scholarship for Vietnamese students
Built a platform & raised funds providing full academic tuition for 45 underserved students in the first year
"I feel like I've grown as a manager and executive in the company beyond what I'd been able to in the 10 years prior.
I've been able to create this safe, collaborative, honest space with my executive team. Our work is an investment that my company makes and gets a big ROI. The value to cost is huge."
Founder and CEO, Clockwork Recruiting
"Leland has a way of listening to what you truly mean, whether you say it or not.
You challenged me thoughtfully, helped me see myself more clearly, and allowed me to give myself permission to be more human. I don't think I've said it enough times... thank you."
Program Management Lead, Search, Google
Startup CEO & Founder Coaching
You're deeply committed to your vision, but let's be real - nobody told you how hard it would be to manage a growing team that is talented but still unsettled. It's easy to get frustrated when you know things would move faster if people would just get along.
It doesn't have to be so hard. Together, we'll improve your interpersonal skills so you can navigate difficult conversations, recruit the best talent, and delegate effectively so you can focus on what's most important.
Executive & Leadership Coaching
In your (new) role, you know you need to nurture key relationships, learn new processes, and communicate with your team effectively... all while hitting your KPIs. The self-doubt is not helping you deal with the never-ending overwhelm.
You're not alone. Together, we'll set and prioritize your goals, improve your decision-making skills, and ensure you're managing stakeholders effectively so that you're clear on where you're going and confident that you can get there.
Career Navigation Coaching
Real talk - figuring out your next step is HARD. There's so much advice out there you're not sure what to follow. It's daunting to take a risk on something new. You want to be well compensated AND do fulfilling work with good people. Honestly, is that too much to ask?
I've been there. Together, we'll draw out your strengths, understand what's really important to you, and create a step-by-step plan to move forward so that you feel more clear and confident about your next chapter.