"This feels like f***ing magic"
"This feels like f***ing magic"
Hi, I'm Leland.
It's not about me.
It's about the next generation. We have a responsibility to make the world better for those who come after us by using our unique combination of strengths to drive systemic change as we tackle humanity's greatest challenges.
To do that, we need as many leaders to break free of old paradigms and awaken to an innate way of leading that is driven by curiosity, authenticity, and human connection - not fear.
To lead others through meaningful and sustainable change, we must first prioritize leading ourselves.
You already know that TIME is your most valuable resource, so how are you choosing to spend it?
I'm an executive coach, thought partner, facilitator, and lifelong learner focused on helping innovative leaders create a better future.
I work best with mission-driven organizations that prioritize a people-first mindset. I coach entrepreneurs in early and mid stage startups backed by investors like a16z, Founders Fund, YC, and Sequoia. I also work with leaders at companies like Asana, Khan Academy, Google, and Stripe.
People know me as someone who helps others learn about themselves. By asking uniquely challenging questions, facilitating experimentation, and providing accountability, I help leaders uncover hidden patterns in their thinking that hold them back from where they want to go -- and become who they want to be.
I use evidence-based coaching techniques and weave in principles from behavioral psychology, neuroscience, and stoicism. I draw on 12+ years of experience in high-growth tech companies working in product development, program management, engineering, and consulting roles.
Clients partner with me when they feel ready to transform their leadership in service of something greater.
If this sounds like you, let's have a conversation.
- Conquer overwhelm and find balance
- Increase productivity and performance
- Improve confidence and trust in self
- Find more meaningful work
- Deepen self-awareness
- Become more joyful, peaceful, fulfilled
- Turn an idea or project into reality
- Access flow states more often
- Set and manage expectations
- Give and receive feedback
- Build high-trust relationships
- Navigate conflict
- Manage key stakeholders
- Build meaningful connections
- Handle difficult situations
- Increase influence
- Improve leadership communication
- Create a strategic business vision
- Inspire and motivate your team
- Nurture diversity & inclusion
- Foster an collaborative culture
- Launch an MVP
- Operationalize values
- Cultivate authentic leadership
"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
Delivered immersive citizenship learning experiences to over 200,000 students across 350 schools
"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."
Co-Founder and CEO, Wellscape
Chief Technology Officer, Topanga Partners, Healthcare
Launched a groundbreaking new app in the personal growth and self-development space
"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