Our Difference

The Leader Transformation Company

Sounding Board offers a tech-driven, human-centric approach to leadership development in a volatile world. We’re dynamic, people-focused, and connected to the business outcomes you care about most. Join us as we chart a new path forward, reimagining how companies invest in talent to bridge leadership gaps and shape the leaders of tomorrow.
business professionals in a group coaching engagement
Explore exciting career opportunities with our growing team!

We are currently hiring for various positions that offer dynamic roles in a collaborative and innovative work environment. Discover your potential and grow with a team that values creativity, diversity, and dedication. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic and vibrant workplace!

Our difference is simple but powerful: Adaptability

We recognize people and companies are unique and have distinct needs — and those needs are in constant flux. We firmly believe a comprehensive solution does not, and should not mean one-size-fits-all. Instead, we’ve built leadership development solutions that adapt to meet your needs, even as they change.

Our Story,
Created to drive impact

Sounding Board started with one high-potential leader — a sales executive at Tapjoy named Christine Tao, who grew as fast as her company did. With a business degree from Berkeley, and an MBA from Wharton, Christine had the best education but had never been taught the leadership skills needed to drive teams and business growth.

Enter Lori Mazan, an executive coach who had a successful track record over 25 years building the leadership capabilities of Fortune 500 CEOs and C-Suite leaders at public and private companies. By elevating Christine’s leadership mindset and practices to drive sustainable, long-term behavior change, Lori’s coaching resulted in Christine having a greater organizational impact on business growth, taking the company to over $100M in revenue in less than 3 years.

As Christine climbed the corporate ladder so quickly in a fast-growing startup, she realized how much impact her leadership coaching was having on her performance and the company. Similarly, during Lori’s career as a leadership coach for C-level executives, she often heard: “I wish I had access to coaching when I was younger… I would have been so much more effective.”

Christine and Lori shared a vision to make leadership coaching accessible to leaders at all levels of an organization and to break through the high-cost barriers that had made it impossible to scale this kind of development in the past. Their vision of disrupting the coaching industry by moving to a cloud-based, virtual platform, was the foundation upon which they built Sounding Board with the goal to democratize – not commoditize – coaching across the enterprise.

From vision to execution, Sounding Board’s level of technical innovation, and its best-in-class platform and coach management sets the industry standard for leadership coaching at scale.

Our Team

Driven by innovation

Sounding Board has a passion for people and thinking that drives innovative ideas and creative solutions. We embrace the richness of our global community and strive for equality in the development of all leaders.

Backed with confidence

We’re proudly backed and advised by top-tier investors, founders, thought leaders, HR innovators, and CEOs
About Us 7

Christine Tao

Co- Founder, CEO
Sounding Board, Inc.

About Us 8

Lori Mazan

Co-Founder, CCO
Sounding Board, Inc.

Maha Ibrahim Canaan Partners

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner
Canaan Partners

About Us 9

John Spinale

Co-Founder, Managing Director
JAZZ Venture Partners

BOARD OF Advisors
About Us 10

David Blake

Founder & Chairman

About Us 11

Rami Elgandour

Former CEO

About Us 12

Bob Huynh

VP Talent Clover Health
(5X Head of People)

About Us 13

Kevin Johnson

Former CEO
Udemy & Ebates

About Us 14

Ed Miller

Former CEO

About Us 15

Jeff Orlando

Chief Learning Officer

About Us 16

Naghi Prasad


About Us 17

Richard Qiu

SVP, Business Development

About Us 18

Brett Queener

Bonfire Ventures

Sanyin Siang

Sanyin Siang

Founding Executive Director
Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

About Us 19

Mary Slaughter

Global Head of Employee Experience

About Us 20

Geoff Watson

Senior Vice President
Guild Education

Bridge the Leadership Gap

Bridge leadership gaps with the most flexible, customizable solution on the market.