Founders / early stage CEO leadership development

This flagship coaching is the ultimate solution for early stage founders and CEOs. It will  support and challenge you to accelerate your leadership impact through a combination of thought-partnership, practical tools, real-time feedback and pragmatic solutions.

How can this program help?

Among companies that IPO, 60 percent no longer have founders as CEOs. That’s because investors are not always looking for the next big thing; they are looking for the next big team. To survive a funding round, you have to scale your impact from visionary entrepreneur to all-star growth leader. 

This program will help you: 

  • Expand self-awareness, insight and targeted development 

  • Build an executive leadership bench

  • Develop, empower, and delegate to functional leaders

  • Cultivate a systems approach to organizational leadership

  • Lead the people side of M&A

  • Manage co-founder conflict

  • Have the difficult conversations

  • Increase executive presence and own your power

  • Shift “Imposter Syndrome” and other self-limiting beliefs

  • Build a “mini MBA” toolkit for technical/scientific/MD founders

  • Create authentic storytelling for fundraising


“I've previously worked with Bonnie as my executive coach as a co-founder and executive team member. As I moved from academic medicine to industry, I wanted to better understand my strengths and weaknesses as a manager and grow in positive influence and visionary leadership. I saw considerable growth in my ability to lead groups, be effective in a matrixed environment and maximize productivity and ownership within the team. I have taken many of the learnings during my time with Bonnie into my later management roles as a co-founder and now CEO. I highly recommend working with Bonnie as an executive coach.”

Mark Chao, MD, PhD

Co-founder Forty Seven; Acquisition by Gilead Sciences

Co-founder & CEO TenSixteen Bio


“Bonnie has been my executive coach and trusted advisor for the past five years. As a scientist and serial entrepreneur, leading the people side of the company presents me with a dynamic set of challenges. I’ve relied on Bonnie as a thought partner and organizational expert as I navigate these growing pains. I highly recommend Bonnie to other early stage CEOs.”

Martin Reese, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CEO

Fabric Genomics


It’s time to stop delaying and start investing in yourself. If you’re serious about leading purposefully,
let’s start the conversation today.