Passion-Driven Executive and Leadership Coaching and Mentoring.
To ignite the leader inside you and your entire organization. To remind you how to reconnect your drive with your passion, and to ultimately give you the tools to listen to the vision you have deep inside for the company you lead, the customers and shareholders that depend on you and the life you continue to build.
We are results oriented. We set goals with you and we achieve them. But our process is different than most other leadership development programs. We engage our clients by first understanding what their issues and concerns are. We dive deep into conversation under a strict confidentiality agreement around your goals, team goals and company goals. We listen to the data points you perceive are the most important. Then we do what most leadership development teams do not do. We set all that information aside, knowing we will return to it. And we focus on what you know to be true. What led you to bring you to this very point in time. What you love, what you’re passionate about, and what you may be afraid of. We create a very safe place for you to have the difficult conversations. We dive into conversations about your largest aspirations and dreams for yourself, your teams, and your organization. We give you tools to identify all aspects of these elements. And then, we re-open the discussion around the data points and the strategy of where to go and how to get there.
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David Straus, Founder & CEO
David Straus is an accomplished Transformational Leadership and Executive Coach, working with clients globally. (CTI Certified) He began his executive coaching practice in 2011. His focus is connecting “Heart Thinking” with “Head Thinking.” After selling his first
company to Amazon in 2008, he created and headed up the Los Angeles office of IMDb (a division of Amazon). In 2013, he formed,
along with his partners, his next company, Critical Mass Studios Inc. (CMS). In that same year CMS acquired Rightsline Software
(Rightsline.com). Today Rightsline is the go-to Saas platform for managing rights in the entertainment industry. Their clients are among the largest entertainment companies around the world including Disney, Universal, Amazon and Sony Pictures.
In 2016, Straus began a professional transition from spending the majority of his time as CEO of CMS to focusing on coaching, leadership development and speaking publicly on those subjects. Straus also invests in social entrepreneurial ventures and advises entrepreneurs on best practices for raising capital and building customer and shareholder value. Straus holds an MFA from UCLA and is a Fulbright scholar. Straus lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, he loves writing prose poetry and discussing the unknowns of the universe
Sara Nixon-Kirschner, Leadership and Executive Coach
Lisa May, Leadership and Executive Coach
Lisa is an accomplished leadership and Executive coach who has been working with organizations and individuals over 10 years. Prior to her work in the transformational space Lisa was an executive at Johnson and Urologix. Over a career of 20 years, she held diverse commercial roles in sales, marketing and operations, driving results while maintaining consistent focus on her true passion for people and culture. Lisa holds multiple certifications in neuroscience of change, behavior, communication and holistic health. She is committed to positively impacting the world by helping leaders reach their full potential in all aspects of her life. In addition to being a member of the Reason Venture team Lisa is also the Founder and CEO of Fülle, a holistic leadership development practice serving multi-national and start-up clients, globally. Fülle’s mission is to unlock human potential, one leader, one team, and one organization at a time through proven neuroscience and advanced coaching techniques.
Maria Ines Hincapie, Leadership and Executive Coach
Maria Ines Hincapie, is an Executive Coach (CTI), certified trainer. After 23 years in the Corporate World (Exxon-Mobil & Disney), in Marketing, Sales and Leadership; today she is passionate about delivering Neuroscience principles to organizations, teams and individuals to help them discover new and better ways of thinking, acting and achieving outstanding results, as a means to create pathways to new potentials, becoming more open to new ideas and less stuck in past beliefs and strategies. She is part of the Global Leadership Team of Dr Joe Dispenza and is a facilitator of a Leadership program, specially designed for key leaders in the current peace process in Colombia. She is a certified practitioner of the PRISM Brain mapping tool, which helps individuals and teams gain new awareness and understand their preferred behaviors, as well as those desired skills and behaviors that their current role demands. She studied Industrial Engineering in Andes University, did a Diploma Program in International Trade & Commerce at UC Berkeley, and a 500-hour Teacher Training in Power Yoga. Maria lives in Bogota, Colombia, with her 2 amazing and active boys and works with clients globally.
Stephanie Kwong, Leadership and Executive Coach
Stephanie Kwong is a Subconscious Rewiring Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Breath-work Facilitator, and Host of the Rise Higher Podcast. She supports CEO’s, Executives, Founders and Entrepreneurs to identify and remove mental and emotional roadblocks to achieve their next level through coaching and subconscious reprogramming techniques. Through mastering their mind and redesigning their subconscious, her clients effortlessly achieve the results they want personally, professionally and financially, shifting from a life of limitation and stress to one of joy and freedom. Her unique wellness experience, The Reset, is designed to help high achievers recharge and reboot their mind and body through teachings and tools to manage their mental and emotional fitness so they can function at higher levels with greater ease. Stephanie’s work has supported thousands of clients around the world to reprogram their subconscious and to experience greater happiness, inner peace and fulfillment.
Amy Coupal, Leadership and Executive Coach
Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.
Sadek Bakhazi, Leadership and Executive Coach
Sadek Bakhazi is a Leadership and Executive Coach based who spends most of his time in either the Middle East region and Europe. Sadek has been working with teams on transformational thinking for over 5 years. Sadek began his career as a broker in the Lloyds of London market after finishing his Masters degree in Royal Holloway, University of London and has been covering markets in the United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East for the past ten years. With a passion to serve and a desire to learn, Sadek is fluent in English, French and Arabic and is always looking to expand his understanding in the personal development industry by finding his clients’ needs and raising their awareness as a way to contribute to the planets shift in consciousness. Sadek is certified as a HeartMath Trainer as well. In his free time Sadek enjoys meditating, wine tasting and traveling the globe.
Natalie Gianelli, Personal Coach
Natalie Gianelli has been a Transformational and Spiritual coach for 20 years, she travels the globe working with individuals
who want to find a deeper connection with who they are and what they do in the world. Through Natalie’s powerful coaching and
inspiration skills, she creates an environment that gives her clients tools to help them remember their power and connect with