AGL 322: Adrian Koehler

About Adrian

Adrian Koehler is a leadership engagement expert and senior partner at the executive coaching firm, Take New Ground. He coaches executives and entrepreneurs in the art and science of leadership for themselves, their teams, and clients to create unprecedented results and experience fulfillment in their work. He is the Founder and Senior Partner at Take New Ground, a leadership coaching, training and consulting firm based in Los Angeles. TNG partners with select executives and organizations to get the results they want by creating the culture they need.

He is the co-host of an engaging podcast: The Naked Leadership Podcast with TNG Sr Partner Dan Tocchini. Drawing on his background in philanthropy, ministry, activism, and medicine, Adrian thrives in the extreme environments and finds comfort in difficult conversations—in fact, his passion for human performance has taken him around the globe, serving people in times of crisis, transformation, and stalemates. Over the last decade, Adrian has trained and developed leaders at US Navy SEALs, NIKE, Virgin Hyperloop One, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Herschel Supply Co., Oprah Winfrey Network, Gavin DeBecker & Associates, Siegel & Gale, UCLA and elsewhere.

Prior to his work as an executive coach, Adrian was the founding executive director of The Cornerstone Project, a grant-giving foundation that supports positive life transformation and spiritual reconciliation for the incarcerated and those with criminal histories. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Adrian worked as a pediatric intensive care specialist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He earned a Master’s Degree in Theology at Gateway Seminary while serving as a pastor and community organizer at Mosaic LA and founded serveLA, Mosaic’s community dedicated to holistic development for the marginalized and vulnerable in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while playing football at Millikin University. Adrian resides in the heart of Los Angeles

Today We Talked About

  • Adrian’s background
  • Ego
  • 4 Core Survival Needs
  • Re-wiring from Survival to Thriving
  • What is your AIM?
  • You do have enough time
  • Live your word
  • Align promises
  • Bitterness
  • Ownership
  • Transparency
  • A broken commitment is a cry for help
  • Having Difficult Conversations
  • The Harrison Assesment

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