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Executive Coaching for CEOs and Senior Leaders

Leading a startup is one of the most exhilarating experiences you will have in your career. It is also one of the most agonizing and humbling experiences.

Many CEOs and senior leaders have not run a company before. Some have not worked for a great leader so they don’t know what “good” looks like. Some have not even been on a job interview.

Our executive coaching accelerates leadership growth for startup leaders. We are your thought partner, your advisor, your supporter, your co-problem solver, and your challenger. In coaching, we talk about the things that keep you up at night: managing board and investor relationships; fundraising; hiring and developing teams; scaling; people issues; business issues; and work/life balance. And the benefits are far-reaching.

Contact Sharon Dougherty to learn more about how coaching can work for you.


In addition to our portfolio of team programs, we offer several programs just for startup companies.

Leadership Team Meetings

At various stages in the growth of startups, it is valuable for leadership teams to take time out from daily business to focus on the team, the current state of the business, and the future. We offer half-day, whole day, and two-day programs customized to the needs of our individual client companies. With goals of team strength and alignment around the business vision, strategy, and goals, we build interactive programs focused on visible results. Contact us to set up a conversation about how we can provide value to your team.

First Time Managers

One of the great things about startups is that smart, competent people can move up to managerial positions very quickly. The challenge is that they become managers without training, without mentorship, and often without a boss who has time to provide guidance and training. Even with the best of intentions, first time managers make mistakes and can feel lost.

Priority Coaching offers a full-day program just for first time managers in startups. This engaging program focuses specifically on the challenges rookie managers encounter and the competencies they need to be successful. Among the components of the program are Emotional Intelligence; Situational Leadership; Challenging Conversations; Hiring; Providing Effective Feedback; Developing Successful Teams; and Inspiring and Motivating People.

First time leaders leave our program much better equipped to deal with their new responsibilities and much more confident in their role.  For further information about this program, read here


Bowery Farming
Carbon Health
Flatiron Health
Karp Strategies
Oui The People
Spire Global
The Sill



  • First-time Manager Training
  • Managing Change and Transitions
  • Challenging Conversations
  • Delegating and Holding People Accountable 
  • Coaching In Startups
  • Managing Impostor Syndrome
  • Managing Conflict
  • Creating Teams That Work

Contact Sharon Dougherty to discuss more details.