All leaders need a Sounding Board!

Enable your leaders with critical and urgent skills focused on driving business outcomes through any type of business disruption.
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Leadership Coaching Success with Sounding Board

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Navigate Change to Thrive, Not Just Survive.

Sounding Board’s approach to leadership has always been focused on developing critical and necessary leadership skills for those navigating change.

Let’s face it, what company isn’t facing challenges and change that can take the form of rapid growth, reorgs, employees new to management roles, managing remote teams, all the way through strategic thinking and visioning for C-Level execs?  By equipping leaders to ramp up faster, act with speed and agility, while aligning priorities with corporate goals, your teams are more productive, engaged, and ready to meet urgent business needs successfully.  

What about Leadership Outcomes?

Who are Our Coaches?

Sound Coaching™ Leadership Development

Scalable and measurable solutions for leaders at all levels of the organization, around the globe.

Customized Solutions

1:1 executive-style leadership coaching for new managers all the way up to C-level executives, including change management and on-boarding for enterprise organizations.

Return On Investment - ROI

Leadership Outcomes: A focus on sustainable leadership competencies and skills that thrive in times of change.

Organizational Insights: Progress and learning are shared within the company to improve understanding of key themes and opportunities.

Business Impact: Organizational feedback and context ensures individual goals align with business impact.

Available Globally

Our coaches are available  globally in 29 countries, in the local time zone and in 14 languages.

Our coaches are proven leaders themselves

They have experience leading teams, are fully certified, and have years of leadership coaching experience.

Each Sounding Board coach is intensely vetted and supervised to ensure the highest caliber leadership coaching. They’ve completed training from ICF accredited coaching institutions and are certified in numerous tools.  On average, each coach has 10+ years of experience. 

Sounding Board assures that each employee is matched with a coach that understands the challenges of a corporate environment, and has the skills to make them a better leader. That’s why our coach matching algorithm succeeds 97% on the very first try. 

We save HR from having to source, match, contract and schedule coaching sessions for each individual, so that your leadership coaching can launch in weeks, not months.

What about business impact?

Organizational Insights and Productive Leadership

The Sounding Board ROI is clear; measurable up-leveling of talent directly impacts business outcomes; helping to attract and retain exceptional leaders

Unlike other companies that focus on bettering your “feelings” or providing personal “therapy”, Sounding Board leverages adult learning theory, neuropsychology and 25 years of leadership expertise to deliver a professional transformation of thinking . Our Sound Coaching solutions generate more productive leadership and managerial behaviors that can immediately be applied to current work situations that directly impact business outcomes.  

How about organizational insights?

Measure Results with Data

All stakeholders can easily gather insights, trends, and measure success with our integrated workflows and real-time dashboard. 

Sounding Board coaching drives business priority alignment, leadership development, change management, and business outcomes. Aggregated views drive insights across your organization at a quick glance.  Drilling down in the dashboard provides up-to-the-minute individual engagement and progress reports.

The Sounding Board ROI is clear; our continuous feedback, up-leveling of talent drives business growth.

The platform is GDPR compliant and enterprise-ready for scale. 

What people are saying about us

Two time Stevie International Business Award Winner

Sounding Board has been named a winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Startup of the Year and Tech Startup of the Year categories in the International Business Awards®.

Read what TechCrunch had to say about Sounding Board!

Sounding Board co-founders Christine Tao and Lori Mazan recently spoke with TechCrunch’s Connie Loizos about what sets us apart from other executive coaching services.

Honored to be chosen as a Fellows Program Finalist

Our co-founder and CEO, Christine Tao, was selected as 1 of 10 Tory Burch Fellows. This amazing opportunity allows Christine to receive a 1-Year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation.

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Our expert coaches combine top notch coaching, business acumen and organizational savvy to truly become your leadership “Sounding Board”. Sounding Board coaches are all industry certified and strongly vetted going through a 3 step qualification process and receiving ongoing supervision and development.

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Lori Mazan

Co-Founder & Chief Coaching Officer

Lori Mazan is the Co-Founder and Chief Coaching Officer of Sounding Board, the preeminent global leadership development enterprise platform changing the face of leadership development through innovative technology for leaders at all levels of an organization. Lori is a seasoned executive coach who has guided hundreds of corporate executives through 1:1 coaching focused on business outcomes and developing critical leadership skills. Client companies advanced by Lori’s expertise include Fortune titans such as Chevron and Sprint as well as high growth and public companies like Intellikine, and Tapjoy, plus 10XGenomics, which became a public company in 2019 while top executives worked with Lori and the Sounding Board team.
Lori has spent the last 25 years coaching C-Suite executives to leadership excellence. Many of those public and private company CEO’s expressed that they would have liked this caliber of coaching earlier in their careers. Inspired by these experiences, Lori joined with Christine to launch Sounding Board as a feedback-driven, cloud-based leadership coaching platform that could maintain best-in-class leadership coaching while lowering costs to make it affordable and scalable for leaders at every level of their careers.
Before founding Sounding Board, Lori received her Masters’ in Adult Educational Psychology/Counseling from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors’ in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Lori is an educator and has spent over 10 years as a professor of social psychology and group dynamics while acting as the interim Dean of Students at Holy Names University, She is certified by the industry’s gold standard, the Coaches Training Institute, and is a founding member of the Genentech Preferred Network of Coaches. Sounding Board is one of <3% of sole female founded startups receiving venture funding. In 2019 Sounding Board was selected as 1 of 7 startups (out of 100+ applicants) as part of SAP’s HR tech cohort, a group that represents the rising stars of the next-gen HR ecosystem.

Christine Tao

Co-Founder & CEO Sounding Board, Inc.

Christine Tao is the co-founder & CEO at Sounding Board, a Silicon Valley startup redefining how organizations are developing their leaders. Her extraordinarily rapid career growth to executive management in the media, mobile and tech sectors of Silicon Valley became her inspiration for founding Sounding Board. As she began to manage larger teams and be responsible for growing revenues, it became clear that she needed a “sounding board” to coach her on the development of her leadership skills. That’s where her Sounding Board co-founder, Lori Mazan came on the scene. A seasoned executive coach focused on leadership development, Lori coached Christine on real-world leadership skills that had a direct impact on business outcomes. Based on her positive and impactful experience with leadership development, Christine was driven to make leadership development coaching accessible to people at all levels of the organization.
Christine advises several startups, is a budding angel investor and is also a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, a foundation dedicated to investing in the success and sustainability of women entrepreneurs.
Prior to co-founding Sounding Board, Christine was a Senior Vice President of Developer Relations at Tapjoy, a venture-backed, leading mobile advertising & publishing network. She led the growth of Tapjoy’s publisher advertising business from 0 to over $100 million in revenues in less than 3 years. Prior to that she led e-commerce partnerships and strategy at YouTube. Christine holds an MBA in Marketing & Operations from Wharton and a BA in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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