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As a coach, Duncan brings his experience launching new businesses in complex global organisations and his passion for developing values-driven leaders. He acts as a catalyst partnering with leaders in launching new initiatives in a way that creates high impact and leverages their authentic self.

Business background

Duncan draws upon 23 years of expertise building, leading, and launching businesses ranging from start-ups to large organisations. Through a seasoned blend of leadership coaching, assessment, and facilitation Duncan guides organisational transformation and increases and improves people’s capacity to lead.

Prior to becoming an Executive Coach, Duncan’s leadership roles included general management, marketing, strategy, and product management with a focus on high growth and emerging businesses including retail (Walmart), telecommunications (Pacific Telesis, now AT&T), and new media/e-commerce (BabyCenter, now Johnson & Johnson).

Duncan challenges and encourages individuals and teams to embrace and utilise their strengths, identify and overcome their limitations, and develop new leadership skills. He serves as a catalyst for change working to develop highly engaged and high-performance cultures built on a foundation of authentic leadership. Duncan coaches following the International Coaching Federation principles and ethics.

Areas of expertise

As a team and individual coach facilitating strategic goal setting.

Coaching and developing business leaders and general managers in new roles or transition.

Coaching leaders of change projects and the start-up phase or early stage businesses.

Building team capacity and growth strategies that enable accelerated growth.

Education and professional memberships

MBA (Cornell University)

BA Economics (University of California, Irvine)

Coaching Certification (The Coaches Training Institute

Enneagram Practitioner)

Member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Recent clients

AAA, AbbVie, Apollo Education Group, BioMarin, Cisco, Genentech, Haas School UC Berkeley, Hewlett Foundation, NerdWallet, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Recurrent Energy, and Wharton School U of Pennsylvania.