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Take your leadership to the next level.

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Quantum Leadership provides executive coaching, leadership training and culture development to the world's fastest-growing, mission-driven technology companies. Founded on the principles of conscious leadership, we help leaders transcend their fear and ego to operate from a place of love and vision. We support tomorrow's biggest and most meaningful companies in building strong, heart-centered, values-aligned cultures that bring out the best in people and win for all stakeholders.

We've coached over 100 CEOs and trained hundreds of leaders at venture-backed startups (and a few 'grown up' tech companies as well). We're entrepreneurs ourselves. We get it. We've been 'in the arena', through the emotional roller coaster ride, went through YCombinator, endured the pain of fundraising, wallowed in the trough of sorrow and experienced the joy of creating value for millions of people.

We're here to support you in being your best and most authentic self, bringing out the best in your people, and doing the inner work that will enable you to eliminate stress and overwhelm so you can enjoy the journey.

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"Dave is an extraordinary CEO coach. I reached out to him because I was stuck with a situation that felt intractable. Despite 20+ years of venture-backed company leadership across 5 startups, and a lot of leadership training, reflection, and coaching, and a great support network, I couldn't figure out how to move things forward. Dave helped me transform in a way I can't describe, beyond saying it was one of the most powerful experiences I've had. I was then able to unstick the situation and produce extraordinary, immediate impact. Our work continues, exploring unexpected heights and depths. I cannot recommend Dave highly enough, he's a miracle for me.

Lucinda Duncalfe, CEO of Monetate (5x entrepreneur)

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“Dave is a rare combination. He's got the intellect of a hedge fund manager, the real-world experience as a start-up founder, and the wisdom of a world-class coach. I was delighted to work with him. He helped me to stay focused and develop as a leader. Working with Dave kept me grounded and helped me to achieve my objectives, including a successful sale to Salesforce, while having a lot more fun at work.”

Dan Debow, co-founder & CEO at Rypple (acq. by Salesforce)

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Dave Kashen facilitated our annual all-hands offsite "Kiva Unplugged" with a 100+ person group. Dave was a great thought partner in planning the offsite and a pleasure to work with overall. He did an excellent job designing and delivering a powerful experience that helped our team more deeply understand one another and get real with each other about how to work better together. Being an entrepreneur himself, he quickly built rapport and was embraced by the team. Participants walked away energized, grateful and better off for the experience.

Britt Hubers, VP of People at Kiva

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“Working with Dave was a total game changer for me. Over several years we met once a week (the only meeting I never moved or bailed on) and worked on communication, leadership, or whatever I was totally freaking out about. As a company we more than tripled in size, raised tons of money and eventually had a really great exit. There were tons of ups and down and it was all super intense. I don't think I could have made it through without Dave's help. ”

Joe Fernandez, founder & CEO of Klout (acq. by Lithium)

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“Dave specialty is in helping others achieve their full potential and be their authentic self. He is a master at guiding clients to identify what they truly want, and then coaching them on how to get to their goals. Dave has helped me achieve many of my dreams.”

Nir Eyal, founder & CEO at AdNectar, Bestselling author of Hooked

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I'm a huge fan of Dave's service to CEO's and executives who are interested in improving themselves. Dave... 

- gets the dynamics of a startup having been there & worked with lots of startup CEOs

- is pragmatic, providing real and immediately valuable input, not BS theory
- Is excellent at helping you get to the heart of tough issues
- Builds a deep level of trust that makes the coaching work
- Is effective at helping you overcome obstacles and achieve stretch goals
- Is super-smart and accomplished; can command respect of CEOs

Gil Penchina, CEO at Wikia, 100x angel investor

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“The most neglected fact in business is that we are all human.”

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