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The Human Catalyst

At Exec, we recognize that people are the beating heart of every organization. We provide flexible and scalable talent development solutions that help organizations get the most out of their people. By opening doors to professional growth, we empower leaders and their teams to go further and grow faster.

Our Guiding Principles

Our principles keep us grounded in an ever-changing world
Client Obsession
We exist to help our clients achieve their goals – both leaders and individuals. All else equal, we optimize for our clients.
Enable Experts
We believe talented experts should decide how to practice their craft. Our platform is designed to enable, not constrain.
Act With Integrity
We do the right thing because it's the right thing. We seek to attract other high-integrity people through our actions.
Practice Candor
We practice candor, which means caring personally about each other and addressing issues directly. It takes practice!

Letter From The Founders

Nick and I share a somewhat idealistic view of work. Of course, we know that work isn’t always perfect. The market is filled with plenty of challenging company cultures, tension-filled partnerships, and jobs that fail to inspire. However – when the puzzle pieces fit – work can become a platform for profound growth and a stage that allows groups of individuals to unite around accomplishing monumental things.

We have both been fortunate enough to have these kind of transcendent experiences at work. That’s largely because we worked for companies and managers that held us to high standards and, more importantly, invested in our ability to meet them. It was through these experiences that we got to witness how the right coaching and training can unlock the potential of individuals and organizations alike.

At Exec, we aspire to enable others like us to overcome obstacles and become their best selves. We aim to help companies clean up their messy people problems and achieve the visions that sparked their initial creation.

Whether you’re seeking to develop your own talent or build programs to support your organization, we’d love the opportunity to help you achieve your vision.

Sean Linehan & Nick deWilde

Founders' Signatures
Sean Linehan
About Sean
Co-Founder and CEO

Sean was previously the VP of Product at Flexport where he helped the company grow from from 20 to 800 employees and $1M to $500M in revenue.

As someone who’s experienced the power of work to unlock human potential, Sean is passionate about helping individuals and organizations grow.

He holds a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley.

Nick deWilde
About Nick
Co-Founder and CCO

Nick has over a decade of experience serving in roles across the talent development industry. Previously, he led Product Marketing at Guild Education during the company’s largest growth phase.

Nick holds an MBA from Stanford GSB and has an audience of over 12,000 readers who subscribe to the Jungle Gym, his newsletter focused on professional development.

News Room

Bringing Training On-Site: Introducing Exec's In-Person Workshops
February 12th, 2023
As organizations return to the office and prioritize in-person gathering, Exec is supporting this effort by launching the ability for customers to book interactive workshops as in-person sessions.
Training Remote Teams: Introducing Exec's Virtual Group Workshops
October 20th, 2022
With the launch of our virtual group training, Exec is now a one-stop shop for talent development. Our new offering allows customers to create customized training programs to support leaders at all levels.
Welcoming Our New Chief Customer Officer
July 7th, 2022
We're thrilled to announce the arrival of Nick deWilde, our new Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer. He brings over a decade of experience in the talent development industry and a passion for championing client success.
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