About LK

Professional Development Expert & Executive Coach

Education:

Stanford Graduate School of Business

M.B.A.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.S. in Finance and Business Administration

Highest Honors

Morehead-Cain Scholar

 

Work Experience:

Alpine Investors Private Equity

Avitru (Acquired by Deltek 2018)

Mercury Fund Venture Capital

Credit Suisse

My Path to Coaching 

My passion for coaching can be traced back to my pre-professional days, before I even knew what to call it. I’ve always been the person to get the call when a big decision had to be made or if things weren’t going as planned. I informally coached my friends on their paths to college, careers, and beyond.

I began to formalize my coaching in 2014 when I attended my first coach training course and trained in Presence Based Coaching in Asheville, NC.  During my studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business, I learned even more about the power of coaching for executives and emerging leaders.

My professional experiences working in venture capital, private equity, at a private equity-backed growth-stage company, and at an investment bank have exposed me to a broad set of industries, executives, and leadership styles that inform my coaching. I understand the high-stress, high-pressure work environment with so many demands on your time because I’ve been there myself.

My coaching style is direct, evidence-based, and zero-fluff. I draw from psychology, business research, neuroscience, and organizational behavior in my coaching to develop individual potential and organizational performance.

 

Why Work With Me?

Some of the reasons that my clients choose coaching include:

  • Improved leadership skills and style
  • Manage conflict, communication and difficult interpersonal dynamics
  • Make the shift from management/tactical focus to strategic/leadership focus
  • Master time management, manage stress, and improve daily effectiveness
  • Developing and nurturing a highly functioning executive team
  • Building your influence
  • Greater executive presence and communication skills
  • Growing visibility in your industry and enhancing your personal brand

Every engagement is customized and tailored to the needs of the client. My goal is to help you exceed expectations, for yourself, your organization, and your career.  If you want to see if we’re a good match, you can book a free consultation with me here. In your consultation, we’ll talk about your goals and how you can reach them. It’s laid back and enjoyable. If I can help you further, I’ll tell you how, but there’s no pressure.

“LK has provided valuable insight and helped me to make really critical business decisions.” 

“Coaching has helped me to level-up my performance at work and seize some huge career opportunities.”

“COVID-19 has caused unforeseen difficulties in my line of work and having LK as my coach has been invaluable during this time.”

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