Develop to your full potential in complex times

As a leader, you set the pace for your team. When you develop new skills and become the best version of yourself, others get inspired to do the same. This is why before working with teams, I typically coach the team leader for six months or more. Once you’ve elevated your game, it’s time to ask: what’s next for the team?

Better leader. Better person.

Since 1999, I’ve helped leaders and teams develop their full potential in complex times. I work with companies ranging from 25 to 100,000 employees, in a variety of industries, and in higher education. You’re like these people if you are

  • Ready to grow yourself. Humans don’t stop growing at adulthood, and society’s challenges are more complex than our current minds can handle. That’s why you want to grow, and I want to be there by your side, challenging and supporting you.
  • Doing big things for the greater good. It’s immensely rewarding to lead for a cause that is greater than yourself. That’s why you’ve set your sights on having a meaningful impact. It’s never just for me, it’s often for us, and it’s sometimes for all of us.
  • Nice. Stanford professor Robert Sutton’s book The No Asshole Rule is more than a provocative title. It also reminds us that we can refuse to tolerate abusive behavior in others—and in ourselves. You have flaws like the rest of us but at core are a decent person.

What gets you out of bed in the morning

  • Sustainable enterprise, clean tech, and climate change adaptation. These matter to me. If they matter to you, we have to talk.
  • Women in leadership. More than half of the leaders I’ve coached in recent years are women. With each new engagement, I get 5% better at supporting you. Here’s why: I’m educating myself. My first podcast interview was with an expert on leaders’ brains and unconscious bias. That led to a series on women in leadership. My guests are women. Heard of mansplaining? I call this manquiring. I inquire and listen. (Now, if I do this for another twenty years, I’ll break even with all the mansplaining I’ve done in my life.)
  • Men in leadership. Men have different brains, cultural conditioning, and social pressures than women. I’m curious how leadership development changes when we take these differences seriously.


I work mostly by referral, so people generally have my email address before they read this page. If we haven’t met and you’d like to connect, feel free to drop me a line at amiel at amielhandelsman dot com.