What is Integrity?
My grandfather was a man of integrity. I grew up hearing stories about his role as head of quality assurance at a large pharmaceutical company. He taught me the importance of taking the necessary time to see things done right: sharing information that's crucial for people to know even if it's bad news, following a code of ethics even when no one is watching, not rushing to ship a product before it's thoroughly tested, and taking responsibility for one's actions.
Integrity encompasses authenticity, ethical behavior, consistency, and accountability. It's is a highly valued trait in personal, professional, and societal contexts. It helps build trust among individuals and within communities, fostering healthy relationships and environments where people can rely on each other's words and actions.
My grandfather started out on the assembly line. Many factors contributed to his rise to a senior position (he was smart, hard working, white, male, etc.).
Integrity was a key part of the equation.
I am a leadership coach who loves creating meaningful human connection. I specialize in helping people give and receive feedback, communicate directly, and build multi-cultural relationships. Since 2015, I’ve consulted for organizations and coached individuals to clarify goals, assess current realities, and design pathways to create desired outcomes.
I work with leaders in large companies like Microsoft and Kaiser Permanente as well as change makers in nonprofits like IfNotNow and Jewish Youth for Community Action. Previously, I was a community organizer who helped people build power and navigate the unknowns of change at the grassroots. I have an M.S. in Organizational Change Management from The New School and am on the guest faculty of Bentley University’s Center for Women in Business, where I teach DEIJ leaders how to apply change management frameworks to their initiatives in national and global organizations. I identify as white, Jewish, cisgender, male, queer, currently non-disabled, live in Oakland, and am in my mid thirties.
I provide coaching and training services
to help leaders take action for personal and professional growth
Hike Coaching (in person) and Virtual
Identify a behavior to focus on
Develop and try out new habits
Enlist others for collaboration and accountability
For Individuals and Teams
Build community and connection
Matt, Senior Manager
Andrew is kind, approachable, and non-judgemental. His style enabled me to take a holistic look at myself without being too critical. Working with Andrew increased my confidence and motivated me to establish regular feedback mechanisms with my direct reports and manager.
As a result of working with Andrew, I have greater self-awareness about how I can show up to my work more effectively, with less pressure and more kindness to myself; and I am more adept at advancing complex work skillfully and creatively.
I appreciate how Andrew never told me what to do. Instead, he helped me uncover what I felt was the next move or the right point of analysis from my own perspective.
I leverage techniques from the following modalities to strengthen my clients' abilities to notice and solve future problems for themselves:
Internal Family Systems
Habit formation theory
Organizational change management
I've worked with a broad spectrum of sectors and industries,
ranging from social justice nonprofits to the Fortune 100.