Unleash your startup's potential with virtual

1-on-1 coaching

Set up a 1-on-1 coaching program for yourself and key colleagues by tapping into the excess capacity of the world's top business coaches. 

+88%
Productivity
Increase
-47%
Stress
Decrease
+25%
Focus
Increase
 
 

Why Coaching

Watch: Bill Gates & Eric Schmidt on coaching

“Guided is the most personalized professional development we can give our people.”

- Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer

“Offering Guided is a no brainer for us. Rolling it out was easy and has had a huge impact on employee productivity and happiness.”

- Matt Harris

Chief Executive Officer 

 

How it works

1. Plan

Map out your goals and how you will measure success. 

2. Assess

Self & optional peer assessments to identify current state. 

3. Match

We present coaches that you can interview and then select one.

4. Coach

Live 1-hr video calls with your coach to remove roadblocks. 

5. Achieve

Experience rapid goal achievement that drives business results

Opportunities

Support Under Represented Leaders

Elevate under represented team members at all levels from individual contributors to the C suite executives across the organization..

Company Transformations

Support your top people as the lead your company's transformation to new industry, cultural, digital or business norms. 

Develop Emerging Leaders

Great businesses are built by great leaders. Save on recruiting costs and groom your high potential individual contributors and new managers.

Gain Peak Performance

Your top performers may be burning the candle at both ends and flirting with burnout. Help them remove roadblocks and continue achieve.

 

Productivity

+88%

Increase in productivity from coaching in organizations.

Source: Journal of Positive Psychology

Focus

+25%

Higher engagement in organizations with strong coaching cultures.

Source: Gallup

Stress

-47%

Reduction in stress from coaching in organizations.

Source: Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Teamwork

+25%

Increase in collaboration and teamwork from coaching in organizations.

Source: Manchester Review

 
 

About us

Our mission is to democratize access to great coaching so every startup can unleash their potential.

Denver Nguyen

COO & Managing Partner

Denver is an innovative and diligent leader that empowers change-makers and organizations to cultivate big ideas and execute them in a tactical way. He sharpened his skills at two of the largest corporations in the world (Shell and Amazon) while working on some of the most challenging issues in business. He believes in amplifying the positive impact conscious entrepreneurs make through sharing regenerative and economically-viable practices to create a symbiotic world for all. 

Denver received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado and his MBA from University of Texas, where he obtained certificates in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He loves to be active and outdoors so you'll often find him golfing, snowboarding, or scuba diving. 

Chris Hollister

Head of Customer Development

Chris believes learning is the biggest lever to help individuals and organizations unlock their potential. His background is in leading early stage go-to-market teams. He has shaped L&D programs for some of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing startups and multiple Fortune 500 companies. Chris is a self-taught software engineer who was also the lead instructor for Sales Academy in the Bay Area.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as coursework at the University of Toronto. Chris resides in San Francisco, California. He is a big baseball fan who enjoys outdoor calisthenics, golfing and consistently reads 50-60 books per year.

Spencer Jacobson

Chairman & Advisor

Spencer is a dynamic coach, facilitator and thought leader in the field of human potential and the future of work. He has coached and consulted at organizations ranging from the F500 to venture-backed startups. He believes “work” can and should be a source of personal growth, joy and meaning for all people and business can be a catalyst for social change. Prior to founding Guided, Spencer was one of the first sales hires at BetterWorks, a Silicon-valley based enterprise SaaS performance management startup.

Spencer is a Professional Certified Coach through the ICF and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Accomplishment Coaching Coach Training. When he’s not working, you’ll find him doing yoga and dancing like no one is watching.

Ed Henrich

Advisor

Ed is a startup advisor based in the Bay Area.  Most recently, he was VP Product Management & Strategy for Oracle Marketing Cloud. Previously, Ed was Group VP, Global Customer Success & Professional Services and led the Oracle Marketing Cloud’s customer success, professional services, support and training organizations and was responsible for delighting our clients and making their marketing programs successful.   In this role he managed a staff of over 1200 people.  Prior to being acquired by Oracle, Ed led the Responsys professional services team, where services revenue grew from $5 million to $60 million over seven years, a 42% cumulative annual growth rate.

 

Ed is a pioneer in the online marketing industry. In 1997, he was a member of the founding team at an early SaaS player, Post Communications, acquired by Yesmail, where he served as President from 2003 to 2005. Previously, Ed was a venture capitalist with Internet Capital Group and a consultant at McKinsey and Company.   A former Fulbright Scholar to Australia, Ed holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

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