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About Teddy

"People typically get promoted based on technical competence, not interpersonal acumen. Yet, at some point in their career, no matter how high up they rise, if they don't acquire the interpersonal wisdom, they will derail."
As a coach and consultant I specialize in executive development and building high performance teams. My approach is based on the premise that the most successful leaders are the ones who are most self-aware; that an accurate self-awareness supports more conscious choice leading to better results. In my work with teams I help to foster an environment of trust allowing team members to move through the challenges all teams will inevitably face and set the stage for true commitment and accountability.

I have spent more than 20 years consulting for and working with leading edge corporations and organizations. Prior to that, and after studying history and diplomacy in Washington, D.C., I spent over a dozen years in the non-profit sector, living in spiritual communities, doing community service, and promoting the practice of inner consciousness through meditation. It is my great joy to bring forward my meditation practice with what I have learned from the outstanding leaders I have met to help others on the path towards more conscious leadership.

I also love the game of baseball and will use its playing field to make a point.

“Life often seems complex, while baseball, on the other hand operates with a set of defined rules and realities. In that way, ‘life imitates the game’. Indeed, games and sport may have been created because they provide us a closed set of parameters with which to model our everyday experiences.”

Teddy’s Coach’s Playbook is designed to get the players to learn and develop the necessary skills to perform at their bone fide best.

In years past my client list has included executives at Whole Foods Market, The Walt Disney Company, Nike, Hurley, , and NPR. In recent years I have begun to focus more on start-up and early stage companies like TechStyle Fashion Group, Gaia Herbs, Maple Hill Creamery, and Prellis Biologics.

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My other great passion is The Achievable Health Center. We are a federally qualified health center and the 1st of its kind in the country to have its primary focus be to provide access to quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and other underserved individuals. I currently serve as Vice Chair of the Board.

I live in Venice Beach and on most Sundays may be seen trying to hit line drives up the middle for my team in Dodgertown West.