Kai began his career in the trenches of tech, working at startups and international research institutions as a software developer, mentor and leader. He now coaches tech leaders at companies like Linkedin, Google, Atlassian, and Genentech, speaks to international audiences, and helps nonprofit leaders build careers of life-long, sustainable impact. Kai's additional background in mindfulness, somatics and improvisational theater informs workshops that integrate clear, actionable learnings with engagement and play.


The Design Process

The best workshops are designed with the audience in mind. Kai highly recommends a process of exploration where he can learn more about your organization and objectives. Using this deeper understanding, the experience he crafts will provide the best value.

Integration of new material is also essential, and the most effective approach includes a series of engagements or other support that keeps the material alive.


Giving Difficult Feedback

Many new leaders and managers have a hard time giving constructive feedback that helps shift behavior without creating animosity or plunging morale. I speak from experience, using short enactments and in-the-moment practice for the group that builds capacity immediately. The simple, easy-to-remember SALT framework is used, with steps that are actionable and straightforward, providing confidence and capacity.