Meet Your Coaches
BRETT'S COACHING SPECIALIZATIONS
ADHD/ADD Introverts Entrepreneurs Executives Leaders
Brett coaches tech executives through ADD, ADHD, introversion and business challenges to be happier and more successful instead of failing because they don't have enough experienced support.
Through my life's journey I have coached and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives, worked with multi-platinum bands, built and led engaged music and tech communities with tens of thousands of members, been a lifelong meditator and book worm, founded businesses that succeeded and others that failed, been a DJ and music industry professional, spoke at the White House, and for very good reasons I will forever be the last one picked on any sports team.
We all have unique stories of high and low points that inform and express who we truly are. I am a connector and helper who is most fulfilled by supporting the success of leaders and founders.
Why? Because they are inspiring creators and I believe how they lead and live affects exponential networks of people. Your actions create ripples through your circles of influence, so let's manage the negatives and maximize the positives for greater impact and happiness.
Dozens of companies have experienced successful results from my coaching including two major acquisitions of startups by enterprise companies; one of which was acquired by a Fortune 50 company.
Leaders Managing ADHD/ADD and Introversion
My practice includes many types of entrepreneurs, managers, and executives though leaders with ADHD/ADD and/or introversion are my specialty. Those of us who are introverts and/or have an ADHD neurodivergent (faster than normal) brain live life through unique lenses. In an extroverted world designed for typical brains, coaching can make a big difference in how you build skills and habits to effectively leverage your ADHD/ADD and/or introversion behaviors, challenges, and gifts.
Others don't realize how it feels for folks with ADHD to juggle daily stress, distractibility, impulsivity, defensiveness, hyperactivity, boredom, memory and time management issues, hyper-focus, and generally behaving in inattentive ways that leave your loved ones and colleagues feeling unheard and unappreciated.
If you can relate to some of these feelings and are looking for coaching on building habits to manage your challenges with ADHD and/or introversion behaviors, and deliver more for yourself please reach out.
Discover how much better your life can be with expert coaching helping you to dream bigger, build habits to manage your challenges with ADHD and/or introversion behaviors, and deliver more for yourself.
My Credentials: I have earned an MA in Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, completed coach training through Newfield Network, and am now working to earn the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Over the past 15+ years I have coached, mentored and advised hundreds of companies and leaders through Google Community Leaders, Founder Institute, SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, University of Washington Foster School of Business Product Management Center, New Tech Northwest, Washington Technology Industry Association, Startup Weekend, TechStars, and many other accelerators.
As an advocate for tech for good I've appeared on NBC, CNBC and CBS television, & shared a stage with national government leaders. As a keynote speaker and panelist, I share insights on leadership, community building, and strategic marketing.
Having the opportunity to walk shoulder to shoulder with leaders like you as we chart your journey fuels my passion. I am excited about the prospect of diving deep into what matters most to you to take your career, impact and joy to the next level.
KATHLEEN'S COACHING SPECIALIZATIONS
Women in Business NonProfit Leaders Entrepreneurs Executives Creatives
My background and experience as a nonprofit executive and fundraiser, business consultant, educator, marketing specialist, and writer and publisher offer me some valuable insights on those professions and roles that another coach may not possess. I have worked with many people in business and at nonprofit organizations to support their goals, establish helpful habits and approaches that honor their personality types and preferences, and gives them a broader vision for overcoming obstacles, avoiding career derailment, and achieving principal goals.
Women in Business
I care a lot about helping other women in business succeed because, while we face some of the same challenges as men do in the workplace, we also run into roadblocks that most men do not encounter. I encourage women to be exactly who they are, while channeling their energies in confident and advantageous directions. Let’s face it, sometimes we really don’t want what we are told to want – and that can create internal turmoil that shows up in our work and our personal lives – especially when we try to please everyone, except ourselves.
Likewise, sometimes we want things that may seem out of reach. That is where I show up as an honest and relatable coach who will support your ambitions with thoughtful questions and actionable feedback and that will inspire and encourage you to keep going!
Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Creatives
As an entrepreneur, who has launched several successful creative businesses with my spouse, Brett Greene, I have been advising, mentoring, and coaching startup founders and their teams, and successful small business owners for 20+ years. Clients have been leaders and executives in technology, fintech and biotech, retail and e-commerce, healthcare and scientific research, higher education, publishing, arts, and entertainment industries. We have succeeded and we have failed in our own businesses. Both experiences have taught me a lot about what works and what generally doesn’t work in building a business (there are always exceptions, of course).
As a coach for leaders, founders, and creative people running creative businesses, I don’t tell my clients what to do. I help them reach their own conclusions and determine the tactical approaches that suit their styles of leadership and decision-making processes. One size never fits all in coaching or in strategic thinking.
After 15 years working in nonprofit management, fundraising, and board development, I became a Turnaround Specialist for struggling Colorado nonprofits. I developed a new perspective on running an under-staffed and under-funded nonprofit, which I hadn’t experienced working as an executive for national nonprofits. I know that nonprofit work is incredibly taxing, as well as deeply rewarding. It can burn out some very talented and valued personnel and volunteers. I understand those challenges and I empathize with all the things nonprofit leaders must accomplish – often with less support than they need to succeed. That’s why so many Executive Directors leave their nonprofit jobs after a few years.
I want to work with anyone in a nonprofit job who is looking for Success Coaching from someone who understands what they are going through! I offer reduced fees for nonprofit leaders, and I will be offering Group Coaching for Nonprofit Leaders starting Summer 2022.
My Credentials: I have earned Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE Int'l) and Professional Certified Technical Writer (Univ. of Washington). I have BAs in Education and English, with a minor in Linguistics (Western Washington Univ.). I’m currently working to earn the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I’ve been coaching and mentoring for a long time and have discovered the Co-Active Coaching© approach to be the most effective and helpful for my clients. I feel it’s important to earn additional training in and certification for this outstanding, proven coaching methodology.
I also love animals (we have 2 dogs) and being out in nature – whether kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, boating with friends, or gardening. We enjoy everything living in the Pacific Northwest offers – even if it rains.
I encourage you to sign up for our free, monthly newsletter, ACTIVATE! We announce new coaching offerings, Specialty Coaching and Group Coaching sessions in the newsletter. If you hate newsletters (even short and sweet monthly ones), you can check out the announcements on our LinkedIn page or just come back to this website and visit our Booking page for the latest info. Group Coaching programs currently run during summer and fall months, but we may add spring programs in 2023.
Please contact me if you have any questions. If you are ready to talk, sign up for a free, 60-minute Exploratory Intro Session to discover if you’d like to schedule future sessions.