We grow coaches who grow leaders
Our expert coaches combine top notch coaching, business acumen and organizational savvy to truly become our customers’ leadership “Sounding Board”. Sounding Board coaches are industry certified and meticulously vetted through a 3-step qualification process as well as a live coaching demo, and they receive ongoing guidance and development throughout the coaching life cycle.
We grow coaches who grow leaders. Sounding Board has a robust professional development program where we create learning and leadership opportunities for our coaches.
Our coaches report that connecting with and learning from each other through our coach community creates an invaluable experience.
According to our surveys, coachees really appreciate the advancement in their leadership potential and capabilities. Our experienced coaches have a proven track record of leveraging our platform, delivering our brand of leadership coaching, and creating high impact results.
Our proprietary coach matching system ensures the assigned coach(es) match the organization’s culture and fit the employees, with a 95% success rate on the first match.
Sounding Board provides supervision for all new coaches including reviewing recorded coaching sessions. In addition, we use coachee surveys, ability to use technology to enhance the coaching engagement and learning within the coach community to monitor coach’s success.
All of our coaches are independent contractors and are paid monthly for their engagement sessions. Our rates are competitive and vary according to the level of leader receiving coaching.
Sounding Board welcomes coaches who reflect our values: bring their curiosity, are fully engaged, are willing to take risks and own their own impact, and continuously evolve.
Piyush Gupta is Chief Product Officer at Sounding Board and champions the voice of customers and users with deep empathy. Piyush envisions Sounding Board to be the first window of coaching experience for professionals and leaders worldwide. His approach is deeply rooted in proven scientific research, modeling human behaviors, and data-informed insights to deliver mindset shifts and desired business outcomes for organizations at scale. He believes that a world-class UX is key to drive simplicity that will lead to millions of professionals to access coaching for their development.
Piyush co-invented the world’s first ‘landmark intelligent driving directions’ technology that led Google to redesign their routing algorithms for the Asian markets. For the next decade, he led two disruptive FinTech companies to the market leadership positions and delivered two award-winning products that serve more than 70 million users worldwide. His teams filed 20+ patents while he himself authored three patents. He is an active startup investor and advises selected AI-driven startups on business and product strategy. He is the recipient of the World Summit Award, one of the most prestigious international honors for product innovators. In addition, he is a James Swartz fellow, the most prestigious fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University funded by the founder of the iconic venture firm, Accel Partners.
Piyush holds an MS in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Tommy is at his best helping clients think through complex challenges in order to create a positive impact on their organizations. He thrives when interacting with others whether helping his team succeed or working with clients to build long-term partnerships. He has extensive experience consulting with organizations on driving their employee experience, guiding organizations through change, and working to ensure organizations are moving the needle when it comes to their results.
Most recently, Tommy was a Client Services Leader overseeing some of GP’s most prized accounts on a global level. His responsibilities included overall client growth strategy, retention, and satisfaction. He represented all of GP Strategies’ major business lines including leadership, coaching, and engagement, digital transformation, outsourced services, and technology implementation solutions.
Before GP Strategies, Tommy spent several years with TTEC Digital (formerly rogenSI) where he led the sales team, eventually becoming the regional Learning & Performance practice leader for North America. While managing the P&L and sales team he also led the largest global relationship for the firm (Deloitte Globally). During his time at TTEC, he focused on delivering blended learning solutions that incorporate technology and hands-on training. Before TTEC Digital, he spent several years dedicated to strength-based leadership disrupting the business landscape regarding performance management and employee engagement with thought leader Marcus Buckingham at The Marcus Buckingham Company / TMBC (now ADP).
Tommy has had the privilege of working with some of the most well-known global brands in professional services, retail, technology, and healthcare including Deloitte, Facebook, Microsoft, Bank of America, Novartis, Gap Inc., lululemon, and Intel. Several projects he led for Deloitte were Global GNPS, New Partner Pivot, NextGen Partner Program Deloitte China, Present to Win, the RPM project on performance management, and Unconscious Bias.
Tommy holds a BS in Health Sciences from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Universidad del CEMA.
From leading remote workforces, building productive teams, to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sounding Board has virtual and scalable enterprise solutions that are urgently required to adapt to rapidly changing workplace environments.
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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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