Startup Coaching

Silicon Valley is a Mindset, not a Location

——  Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

Are you an entrepreneur eager to launch your company in the U.S.?  Do you believe you have the next big thing and are ready to take on the Silicon Valley?

What does it take to be successful here?  So many companies fail.  How can you be sure you won’t be one of them? 

Doing business in the US and especially in the Silicon Valley is different from almost any other place in the world. We have our own way of doing things.  We’re so used to it we don’t even think of it as a formula that makes everything work.   We don’t even know we’re speaking in jargon – it’s all a way of life for us.  We hold meetings in conference rooms, restaurants, coffee shops.  Now they’re on Zoom.  It looks informal and laid back, but don’t be deceived, this is serious business.

Many newcomers say that doing business here is harder than they thought it would be.  Sure it’s the tech mecca.  It’s also an enormous challenge because everyone is scrambling to come up with the “next big thing.”  

Times are tough:  you need to adapt to the opportunity and get comfortable with ambiguity.  Investors are still looking for strong companies with a great idea.

We know that economic recovery will depend on the innovative economy.   We’ll help you along the way because we want you to be successful.   After all, you might just have “the next best thing.”

Who We Work With

What People Are Saying

I have known Donna as a friend and colleague for 20 years.  She is one of those rare people who simultaneously thinks and acts strategically, tactically and operationally.  She is a team player who brings energy and creativity to any management team. 

Robert,  Supply Chain Consulting Company

I had the good fortune of working with Donna at a construction management company where she was Director of Marketing.    Donna’s leadership provided valuable direction as the company grew from eleven employees to twenty-six employees in one year. Her project management skills were invaluable for coordinating multiple undertakings.  She is one of those managers who inspires confidence in others, remains calm under pressure and is always professional. 

Lisa,  Director of Human Resources for a professional accounting company

As I said to you and to many others, you played a very important role in my growth and success.
I watched how you handled adversity.  I am now passing everything (I learned from you) down to my mentees
I will always be indebted to you for bringing out the best in me.

Seth,  Entrepreneur and former CIO for a major water district

Donna is a brilliant, intuitive, and creative career coach. I have been working with her to navigate a major career pivot. What seemed daunting and ambiguous at first is now actionable and exciting thanks to Donna's mentoring and support. Our meetings and discussions are always something I look forward to and I come away from them inspired and clear. 

Devon,   Agile Facilitator for Transformational Change