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Become A Sounding Board Coach

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 are currently hiring for our 2020/2021 pipeline

  • Desire to be an active member of a global coaching community.
  • Coaching Certification
  • Not currently with other virtual leadership coaching providers.
  • 2 or more years of leadership coaching experience.
  • A history of success in leadership positions.
  • Must have an EIN (corp or LLC) if based within the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

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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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