This is a ‘now’ page, inspired by Derek Sivers. It tells you (and me) where my energy and attention are focused right now. This page was last updated April 17, 2023 from White Bear Lake, MN.

Launching YourSecondCall

In the first week of April, I began building my executive coaching practice under a new company and new brand: While the work is not new (I have been supporting entrepreneurs in this way for more than 10 years) it is fun to build a new brand and a new business where I can put 100% of my focus and energy. This section could also be called, “learning to say no,” because I am finally willing and able to say no to anything and everything that is not coaching.

Holding Space for Founders

I also mentor founders of early-stage companies through Techstars, 500 Global, and a few other communities. Nothing fills my cup faster than hopping on a call with a founder to talk through their hopes and fears and what might unblock the next stage in their growth.

Experimenting and Learning

I love to test new ideas. Some of the things I am exploring right now:

  • FounderPledge – a commitment to take an active role in encouraging mental healthcare for founders and the greater startup community
  • BEERMKR – Automated Countertop Craft Beer Brewing
  • hānai – how might we stay more connected to our “chosen family”?
  • The latest migration out of walled gardens and into the open fediverse

If you wanna discuss any of these, come say hi!