Nathan Tanner


Leadership is hard work. Leading in a dynamic, high stakes environment is even harder. The skills and practices that got you here likely won’t get you where you want to be. Much like elite athletes and performers, the most effective leaders get coached. And they get coached by elite coaches.

Common areas of my coaching include:

I provide top-tier coaching to high-impact leaders who want to make a step-function improvement in how they operate. I leverage 15+ years of experience as an operator and executive where I built some of the top companies in the world, including DoorDash, Neighbor, and LinkedIn.
Nathan is an exceptional coach. There are people who prove indispensable to a startup journey and Nathan is one of those people. Being a startup CEO is one of the most difficult things I’ve done and I’ve needed a lot of support to manage emotions, relationships, and key decisions. There are moments and decisions where Nathan proved to be an extension of my executive leadership team. He has an approach to development that is uniquely intense in all the right ways. If you are willing to ‘go all out’ he is willing to do that for you and with you as well.
Education Technology Startup
Working with Nathan was one of the most transformational experiences of my leadership journey. It came at an inflection point in my career and personal life and I emerged not only excelling professionally but also as a better person. He inspired me to new heights of performance in ways that were authentically ‘me.’ These have continued to pay dividends well beyond our coaching engagement. If you’re unsure if leadership coaching can help you out (I was before my experience with Nathan), rest assured that Nathan is the real deal.
VP of People
Cybersecurity Startup

What you get from me:

My coaching is customized to meet the needs of each client and addresses the whole person, not just your work self. I use a combination of best-in-class assessments, quantitative and qualitative 360-degree feedback, and intense inquiry to help my clients achieve business outcomes and live an intentional life.

Concrete ways I’ve helped my clients (and how I can help you):

I hired Nathan as I wanted to become a better leader and needed guidance on how to run my company more effectively. I couldn't have asked for a better exec coach. His combination of high-growth startup experience and people leadership provided him with a unique ability to help me scale and lead my company more effectively. I can’t recommend him enough.
Co-Founder and CEO
SaaS Startup
When I started working with Nathan I was stepping into my role as CEO and needed someone who could help me scale the company and scale as a leader. I was blown away by Nathan. He helped me unpack and uncover answers to my problems. He helped me slow down, think more clearly, and make better decisions. He helped me be more intentional and reframe challenges. I’ve since recommended Nathan’s coaching to others and they’ve had a similarly awesome experience.
Online Gaming Startup
Nathan has been the perfect executive coach, not only helping me grow both personally and as a leader but framing it around improving our company as a whole. He has real-world experience that can be applied to the challenging day-to-day aspects of an early-stage startup.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
HR Startup
Nathan and I tackled a myriad of topics including core value fulfillment, accountability models, executive relationship management, employee and self advocacy, and expectation setting among other things. I could not have asked for a better partner and coach. His ability to unlock core skills is unparalleled. It’s been over a year since we worked together and I still refer to things I learned from him regularly.
Head of People
Media Company