The son of a dairy farmer in Fountain, Minnesota, Derek was raised in a family that valued perseverance. From a young age, he understood the importance of ambitiously creating his future.
Derek started his training and coaching career working with college students. He championed them to unlock their potential by creating powerful connections and fearlessly speaking truth.
When he moved to Washington, DC, he brought these leadership skills and coaching goals to the nonprofit sector. Derek knows how to manage and transform individual contributors to be part of productive, high-functioning teams. During his time in the nonprofit sector, Derek observed various leadership styles to build an approach that acknowledges how decision-making impacts the team. He has seen first-hand how effective leaders build teams who generate creativity, impart their passions, and strengthen their organizations.
As a leadership coach, Derek is ready to work with you to unpack your rich leadership potential.
Drawing on his rich experience in the nonprofit sector, Derek’s career in coaching aims to help leaders and executives create unstoppable organizations that shape the future of work, rather than simply reacting to it. Derek believes in the power of transforming relationships by transforming yourself – and he wants to help you see that power, too.
Working with Derek
Grow your capacity
My clients are ambitious, motivated changemakers. They are committed to holistic transformation – not just in the organizations they manage, but in their own approach to leadership. They have big goals. They are determined to make a positive impact in the world. They thrive on continuous self-improvement and personal development.
My coaching focuses on five key aspects of their personal and professional growth.
- Improving their leadership capabilities to manage complex, diverse organizations.
- Heightening their self-awareness to develop into more empathic leaders.
- Increasing their confidence to build the confidence of those around them.
- Envisioning and achieving ambitious goals – both for themselves and their organizations.
- Developing their professional capacity to realize their potential as changemakers.
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Contact me to learn more about coaching and explore our coaching relationship.