LEADER DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM

Enable, Scale, & Measure
Complex Leadership Coaching Programs

Introducing the only leader development platform you’ll ever need. With Sounding Board there’s no more juggling multiple leadership coaching programs, no more manual tracking, hit or miss coach matching or lackluster data.

One unified Leader Development Platform. The benefits are clear.

Sounding Board utilizes and combines an automation layer with AI-Powered coach matching, a data layer that pulls and delivers insights from all areas of the platform, coaching to stakeholders, and digital user experience through our agile suite of products and services.
Agile Learning & Design

Our Agile Collaboration Suite, The Leadership Roadmap™ offers an easy-to-use digital Interface, adaptive to all learning styles, mapping individual leadership development goals to business outcomes.

AI-Powered Management Tools

Time-saving Management Tools & Automation deliver AI-Powered coach matching, multiple vendor management, customized business processes and insightful real-time tracking of leadership development.

One Platform For All Data

Purpose-built for enterprise with real-time progress visualization, program-level engagement insights, ROI measurement, analysis, offers a company-wide data and reporting infrastructure that provides actionable data insights programs.

Digital User Experience

An agile and iterative approach to creating developmental goals, customized for each individual so you can build capabilities to transform organizational cultures.

Creates an agile framework for reflecting on and tracking a leader’s growth and development through coaching

Increases collaboration on and visibility into leadership development for key stakeholders

Demonstrates ROI of coaching and directly correlates to the business impact leaders are making within their company.

Automation Layer

Seamlessly manage internal and external coaching programs. From coach matching, scheduling, aggregated measurement and data-driven insights, it’s never been easier to enable and scale your leadership coaching programs.

A.I. coach matching guarantees a 97% successful match the first time resulting in a more effective coach/coachee relationship.

Seamless scheduling across multiple programs.

Multiple vendor management that brings simplicity and clarity to all of your internal and external coaching programs.

Third party integrations that allow your organization to easily unite your current technology and scheduling.

Data Layer

Actionable Data Insights & Measurement in One Place.

Real-time progress and visualizations allows coachees, managers, and stakeholders to quickly see, understand, and track impact and results over time.

Program Level Engagement Insights for accurate ROI tracking of both individual and group coaching engagements.

ROI measurement and analysis including key leadership development indicators (not just engagement data) and customized real-world business metric reporting, in one place.

Robust Data and Reporting Infrastructure allows for 24/7 access anywhere in the world to understand how coaching is making an impact for your leaders.

Digital User Experience

Leadership Roadmap​

An agile and iterative approach to creating developmental goals customized to the individual leader’s needs so you can build capabilities and transform your organization’s culture.

Creates an agile framework for reflecting on and tracking a leader’s growth and development through coaching

Increases collaboration on and visibility into leadership development for key stakeholders

Demonstrates ROI of coaching and directly correlates to the business impact leaders are making within their company.

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A.I. powered management tools​

Automation Layer

Unify the delivery of employee and 3rd party lead programs in one collective platform packed with tools to scale your coaching programs.

Coach matching guarantees a 90% successful match the first time. This results in a more effective and efficient to increase the speed to delivery.

Engagement program alerts track the health and impact of each program.

Centralized coaching delivery brings simplicity and clarity to all of your internal and external coaching programs.

One platform for all data​

Interactive Data Layer​

Interactive reports backed by modern behavior science to surface insights and impact from the program level down to an individual’s progress.

Real time progress and visualizations allows coachees, managers, and stakeholders to quickly see, understand, and track impact and results over time.​

Program level engagement insights for accurate ROI tracking of individual and group coaching engagements

ROI measurement and analysis including key leadership development indicators (not just engagement data) and customized real-world business metric reporting, are centralized

Robust data and reporting infrastructure allows 24/7 global access to coaching’s impact on your leaders across different demographics, regions, functional areas and organizational levels.​

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Data Compliance

We Take Data Security Seriously

Our security policies and processes are independently reviewed and verified by a leading security assessment company in the United States. We also participate in regular security audits to ensure we are meeting current risk compliance standards.
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Security

Security refers to the protection of information and systems from unauthorized access. This may be through the use of IT security infrastructures such as firewalls, two-factor authentication, and other measures to keep your data safe from unauthorized access.

Availability

Availability is whether the infrastructure, software, or information is maintained and has controls for operation, monitoring, and maintenance. This criteria also gauges whether your company maintains minimal acceptable network performance levels and assesses and mitigates potential external threats.

Processing

Processing integrity ensures that systems perform their functions as intended and are free from error, delay, omission, and unauthorized or inadvertent manipulation. This means that data processing operations work as they should and are authorized, complete, and accurate.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality addresses the company’s ability to protect data that should be restricted to a specified set of persons or organizations. This includes client data intended only for company personnel, confidential company information such as business plans or intellectual property, or any other information required to be protected by law, regulations, contracts, or agreements.

Privacy

Privacy criteria speaks to an organization’s ability to safeguard personally identifiable information from unauthorized access. This information generally takes the form of name, social security, or address information or other identifiers such as race, ethnicity, or health information.
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We Develop The World's Most Impactful Leaders

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.

Niall MacGearailt

SVP of Finance
Niall MacGearailt leads Sounding Board’s finance division as the SVP of Finance and Operations. Niall earned a solid track record of improving P&L and operational expense management for leading companies such as Whirlpool, Logitech, Avaya and most recently Soraa, where he prepared the business for acquisition by leading hi-tech lighting company, Ecosense. In his role, he is responsible for building and leading the finance & relevant operations functions for the company.

Ron Buell

VP of Engineering
Ron Buell is the VP of Engineering at Sounding Board and an accomplished software professional with extensive experience in leadership, software engineering, project management, and product management. Ron has led the development of highly scalable systems and applications across a variety of technologies for companies including OpenFeint (acquired by GREE), Rdio (acquired by Pandora), Lyris Technologies, and Lotus/IBM Software Group. In his role at Sounding Board, Buell is responsible for all engineering efforts in developing, deploying, and maintaining the enterprise software platform and team for the company.
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Piyush Gupta

Chief Product Officer

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 Perkins

SVP OF SALES, PARTNERSHIP & CUSTOMER SUCCESS

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.

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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.

Lori Mazan

Co-Founder & CCO Sounding Board, Inc.
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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