Coaching Bench


Learn more about us below.

We are listed in alphabetical order of first names.

Portrait of Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

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With over 25 years of experience across global companies—spanning startups, mid-stage, Fortune 500 giants, and non-profits—Robert guides leaders to take their impact to the next level at any stage of growth.

His proven strength in coaching entrepreneurs and CEOs to become better leaders, think more strategically, create high performing teams, and deliver compelling presentations—including several high-profile IPO roadshows—has earned him praise from one client as “one of Silicon Valley’s best kept secrets.”

In addition to degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado, Robert is a licensed acupuncturist and student of the healing arts.

Focus Areas

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Presentations
Portrait of Seung Chan Lim (Slim)

Seung Chan Lim (Slim)

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Slim’s journey began 18 years ago at MAYA Design helping fortune 500 companies innovate through design. It was from this experience, he learned that companies struggling to innovate have to overcome their unawareness & bias toward their customers before they can innovate. The muscle required to do so? Empathy.

Slim then conducted anthropological research at Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University exploring how visual & performing artists innovate. From this experience, he learned that artists struggling to innovate have to overcome their unawareness & bias toward themselves, their subject matters, or their materials before they can innovate. The muscle required to do so? Empathy.

Slim now helps small/med-size business CEOs (re)design their leadership & organization to fertilize a culture of innovation. From this experience, he sees that CEOs are like artists: overwhelmed with so much sense of responsibility, tension, uncertainty, and complexity that it's no wonder they feel lonely, isolated, and anxious. So he helps them manage or overcome the unawareness & bias underlying such feelings. Why? So they can more effectively lead their organization through growth & innovation. How? By helping them develop the muscle required to do so. Empathy.

Focus Areas

  • Dissolving Mental Overwhelm or Analysis Paralysis
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations
  • Making Decisions in Groups
  • Innovating amidst Tension, Complexity, or Uncertainty
  • Telling Influential Stories

Sherri Rose

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Sherri Rose has over 25 years of experience coaching and developing leaders in technology companies worldwide. She works with individuals and teams to strengthen their performance, helps companies create organization development strategies, and designs and delivers training programs.

Prior to starting her consulting practice, Sherri was in charge of management, employee, and career development at Apple. During her tenure, she coached executives and high potential leaders and led Apple’s first career development process for executives.

Sherri was an Assistant Professor of Management and Decision Sciences at Mt. Vernon College in Washington, DC, and she has been a facilitator for the Interpersonal Dynamics course at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Sherri worked for KPMG as a management consultant and has her M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Through The Coaching Fellowship, she helps young women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Focus Areas

  • Team Formation
  • Group Dynamics
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship