Don is an experienced executive coach, entrepreneur, and leadership development consultant. He has over 25 years of experience in business and sales leadership, consulting, strategy deployment, executive coaching and facilitation. He helps founders and business leaders be more effective, intentional and self-aware so that they can drive sustainable business success within a culture of engagement trust and respect.
He started his career opening up the first-generation natural food stores in the United States and then became the President of Elan Vital, a global personal transformation organization. Don then joined AchieveGlobal and held consulting, sales and Vice President positions. In 2006 he began work for Axialent, working with Fred Kofman, and others. He provided coaching and leadership development projects to leaders and teams at Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, You Tube, AXA Insurance, The Boston Consulting Group, Owens Illinois, and Crowe Horwath.
Don is a dynamic facilitator, bringing his business and leadership experience into the work he does in the classroom and into his coaching practice. His experience includes:
Leading virtual teams| Increasing sales | Developing sales team skills | Increasing employee engagement |Creating cultures of accountability | Building professional presence | Shifting mindsets from negative to healthy|
Don’s coaching and consulting approach is grounded in a Raj Yoga practice he began as a young college graduate. He is certified in a variety of leadership and management programs and has significant experience with psychometric instruments. He has a BA in English Literature from Ohio Wesleyan University and has studied Jungian psychology for many years. He is a competitive singles tennis player and writes, records and plays music. He splits his time between Scotland and Philadelphia with his Scottish wife.