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Tim Zak
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C-level executive and professor with 35+ years of experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, including leadership positions at McKinsey, IBM, two start-up companies, and a social venture accelerator.

C-level executive and professor with 35+ years of experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, including leadership positions at McKinsey, IBM, two start-up companies, and a social venture accelerator.

Full Bio

Tim has many years of experience as a C-level executive, advisor, educator, and board member who has worked, lived and traveled to over 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, EMEA, and the Middle East. As a lifelong athlete and human performance researcher, he combines the latest insights from sports, business, and other disciplines to help senior and emerging leaders perform at their best for a lifetime. His strategic and operational experience in a variety of sectors, from start-ups to Global Fortune 50 companies, allows him to coach and advise with deep understanding and context. If you’re ready to “get after it” to deliver more meaning, performance, and impact to the people and causes that matter to you, then he'd love to work with you!


Notable Client Achievements

  • Provided coaching and advice to a start-up CEO resulting in multiple VC investment rounds and exponential growth.

  • Provided strategic, operational, and personal performance coaching to a CEO in his transition to leading the successful turnaround of a large non-profit organization.

  • Provided leadership and start-up coaching to an accomplished prominent company executive launching a career transition venture.

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WORK HISTORY
Carnegie Mellon University
Director
McKinsey & Company
Senior Consultant
IBM
Manager
CREDENTIALS
  • 35+ years of executive experience
  • New York University, MBA, Finance, Marketing and International Business
  • Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
INDUSTRIES
Health Wellness Fitness
Computer Software
Higher Education
Professional Services
Consulting
Manufacturing
EXPERIENCE WITH
Operations
Product Management
Project Management
Business Analysis
Consulting
EXPERTISE
Early Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Executive
Discover Skills And Strengths
Goal Clarification
Career Transition
Performance Productivity
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Q&A

Describe your coaching style.

My coaching style is direct, Socratic, empathetic, evidence-based and action-oriented.

Who is your ideal client and why?

My ideal client is an athletic, family-oriented, C-level, for-profit executive driven to optimize their personal and professional performance in the long-term. Why: coaching client credibility—I can back up the claim of “been there, done that”.

How do you measure success with a client?

Success is measured by on-going, positive progress towards whatever the client defines as “success”.

What is your coaching superpower?

My coaching superpower is synthesizing lots of disparate, potentially conflicting information to deliver a single probing question or insight that challenges clients to think differently.

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