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We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis

 

 

 


 

Access matchmaking to high-quality coaching at below-market pricing

 

You would be a good fit if any of the below points apply: 
 

  • Trying it out – you feel this program has made trying out coaching for the first time more accessible

  • Starting anew – you are interested in a no-obligation way to try a (new) coaching relationship 

  • Fit is key – you see the substantial upside of choosing for yourself among a curated set of options (our emphasis on fit is inspired by the substantial empirical support for the importance of relationship fit for client outcomes, which includes the ‘alliance’ in counseling.) 

  • Value alignment – you feel there’s a higher likelihood this cohort could provide a coach who understands where you’re coming from as a result of their work history, areas of focus, and/or involvement in the TBCT training program

  • Reliable single source of team support – for organizational leaders and/or team members, you’re looking for a convenient way to source support infrastructure for your staff.

  • Trusted curation – you feel good about the prospect of coaches vetted personally by Tee Barnett

  • Coaches invested in their development – working with practitioners engaging in a rigorous learning process is particularly encouraging (multiple forms of feedback, observation, 1-to-1 training, etc.)

  • Quality assurances – you could see the quality control potential of the TBCT infrastructure that houses the coaches (training, monitoring and evaluation, etc.


Pricing for these sessions is offered below-market at $50 – $100/hr. USD. More information on the process is provided in the form linked below. You have the option to elaborate on answers, which I'd encourage for a better chance at finding a fit with your potential coach! 

Why work with coaches from Tee’s training program?

Below are are handful of reasons why working with a supervised coach might be uniquely well-suited to fit your needs: 
 

  • Reduced cost – for an initial period of ( 3 ) months, clients referred to cohort coaches can expect to pay a guaranteed rate of $50 – $100/hr. USD. The exact rate within that range will vary as a matter of agreement between the supervised coach and client. 

  • Vetting – cohort coaches are hand-selected by TBCT for their existing and potential coaching acumen.  

  • Feedback, Training & Supervision – feedback and supervised learning is a cornerstone for growth as a skilled coach. Unlike most coaches currently practicing, TBCT cohort coaches will be supported by an entire training infrastructure, which non-exhaustively includes: 

    • A tailored curriculum co-created with cohort coaches

    • 1-to-1 coaching training calls with Tee

    • Regular cohort calls with other cohort coaches

    • Free access to office hours with Tee

    • Peer coaching training calls

    • Turnkey technical systems for building and expanding your practice  (partnering with Anti-Entropy

 

Meet the Cohort


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anna Weldon

Open Philanthropy Project
People Operations Manager

Anna leads People Operations at Open Philanthropy, where she serves as a resource for managers and the Open Philanthropy team.

(Not currently accepting clients)

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Brian Nuckols

Hi! There’s nothing I love more than helping people gain clarity, build meaningful relationships, and generate focus on what truly matters to them.

(Not currently accepting clients) 

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Please feel free to take a few minutes register your interest in working with any of these coaches here via this form

Anna's areas of focus: 
 

  • Leadership and management development (becoming a new manager, becoming a manager of managers, transitioning to a strategic role, organizational leadership)

  • Management skills (giving and receiving feedback, delegation, prioritization, coaching and mentoring, navigating peer relationships)

  • Taking on increasing complexity at work (e.g., promotion, new role, portfolio change)

  • Project management and productivity skills

 

 

 

Brian's areas of focus: 
 

  • Meta: Some coaches and therapists offer you a totally new way of seeing things, where I want to offer you a clearer you. I will help you listen to your entire self and increase your agency to make changes where you want. My only agenda is to help us get you to a place where you experience what you want and think clearly more often. This is gentle performance coaching at its essence. 
     

Here are some common themes clients and I address: 
 

  • Gentle productivity: Stacking up repeated days that contain value driven actions in a sustainable, exciting, and ever so gentle way. 

  • Performance upgrades: Doing high impact and beautiful things better. 

  • Increasing ability to focus on what matters 

  • Prioritizing what to work on

  • Improving career capital

  • Finding a sense of vocation 

  • Working on the meta level to balance sustained focus while staying open to options 

  • Money: Understand and optimize your cash flow so fear of survival isn’t hijacking your prefrontal cortex.

  • Relationships / Intimacy / Sex  : Cultivating or nurturing caring, attuned, resonant, and passionate relationships at varying levels of intimacy. 

  • Mental health skill building: If you’re under emotional distress and want to take a skill building approach to learning experiential techniques to understand and get to the root cause of the symptoms. 

  • Addiction recovery: Repairing nervous system and recalibrating brain and relationships after periods of drug or alcohol abuse, disordered eating, problem gambling, or overuse of porn. 

  • Integration of psychedelic and or other altered states of consciousness: exploring the insights, emotions, beliefs, and sensations  you’ve become aware of via altered states of consciousness like psychedelics, dreams, or spiritual experiences. 

  • Existential issues: Processing and exploring themes of death, meaning, freedom, and responsibility. 



 

 

 

 

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Harri Besceli

Hi I’m Harri, and I coach people. I see coaching as a partnership built around you being more of the person you want to be. Before coaching, I worked at the Centre for Effective Altruism as a grantmaker and community builder.

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Harry Taussig

If more information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.
- Derek Sivers

I help people get more of what they want, in careful balance with becoming more comfortable with how they already are.

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Harri's areas of focus: 
 

  • Inspiration: Connecting to what excites you, what moves you and what matters to you

  • Self Awareness: Understanding your strengths, habits, beliefs, desires etc.

  • Agency: Developing accurate beliefs and effective courses of action

  • Areas: Career, social life, independent learning, self-development, community building.

 

 

 

Harry's areas of focus: 
 

  • Burnout, procrastination and unknotting internal tensions: Exploring what you want, intrinsic motivation, and what you value.

  • Emotional Maturity and Emotional Intelligence: Learning from the information and value in difficult emotions and difficult conversations.

  • Internal Family Systems coaching: A kind of emotional work that can illuminate your mental habits, motivations, and patterns of getting in your own way.

  • Meditation: The awareness and acceptance built here can make any other tool more useful.

  • Finding collaborators, creating teams: Exploring social dynamics, and social skills. Finding + creating collaborators, groups, and teams that will support you over the long run.

  • Career planning and exploring EA: I enjoy digging into people’s uncertainties about EA and how to relate to it, especially when it can feel demanding, confusing, or alienating.

 

 

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Jana Meixnerová

Each of us has unique gifts and potential waiting to be revealed - I help clients overcome life's challenges and heal emotional wounds so that they can express their most authentic self freely and create a life of joy, deep connections, and purpose.

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Milan Patel

My mission is to help socially-conscious individuals be fulfilled, impactful and ultimately thrive in life.

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Jana's areas of focus: 
 

  • Developmental trauma and complex childhood PTSD (learning nervous system re-regulation, restoring the connection to your body, recovering from addictions and self-defeating behavioral patterns, mending the damage in relationships to self and others, putting an end to self-sabotage, developing healthy and sustainable self-care routines);

  • Emotional maturity (uncovering and transforming existing subconscious tendencies / mental programs / core beliefs, shadow integration, work with internal parts, deepening your self-awareness);

  • Meaningful relationships & dating (developing empathic communication and deep listening skills, learning to relate authentically, setting and communicating healthy boundaries, navigating conflicts, expanding your field of compassion, combating loneliness and isolation, healing codependency, finding and maintaining romantic partnerships, structured dating);

  • Intercultural adaptability (moving to a new country, navigating different cultural paradigms, changing social milieus, developing life strategies with respect to your your native culture / socio-economic class / early formative experiences);

  • Finding your life's purpose (navigating the countless options and challenges of modern life, recovering from burnout, leaving commitments that don't serve you anymore, aligning your career and social activities with your deepest inner calling);

  • Self-transcendence (opening to higher spiritual realms, developing your intuition, meditation training, Tantra Yoga, energetic work, psychedelics). 

 

 

 

Milan's areas of focus: 
 

  • Introspective work and emotion-focussed approaches to understand and improve ones relation to self and others (navigating difficult and incoherent emotions for example through emotional coherence, body-mind connection, inner-parts work; exploring and communicating feelings and needs through implicit and explicit narratives; feeling more grounded/purposeful/fulfilled for example through values exploration, behavioral-change, mindsets and growth-mindset strategies, narratives, identity and other perceptive constructs)

  • Personal development strategies (goal setting, routines and habit forming, productivity and time management, expectations vs. reality, decision making and problem solving, wellbeing tools and strategies across the spectrum, e.g. procrastination, motivation, burnout and sleep)

  • Professional development strategies (leveling up in the workplace through career pathfinding and skills mapping, navigating tricky interpersonal work relationships, communicating with impact, management and mentorship development, navigating VUCA factors at work, management consulting skills development (strategy, technology & operations), domain specific-skills development (e.g. product management, supply chain & data analytics. See my LinkedIn for more)

  • Supporting individuals in or adjacent to effective social impact (supporting charity entrepreneurs, AI safety professionals with specific domain challenges, a sense of belonging, imposter syndrome, interpersonal and professional relationships) - some of these overlap with the 3 areas above, but are worth calling out separately, as I'm focussed on coaching anyone interested in doing scalable good in the world.

 

 

 

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Natalia Dashan

I have a lot of patience for complicated problems, and I find joy helping people honor their integrity and commitments when hardship makes good moves seem almost impossible. My coaching style is oriented around finding exercises that are motivating and challenging.

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Pavitthra Pandurangan

My coaching is for people who are seeking something more. It’s for people who are ruminating on life’s big questions, and are yearning to answer them. It’s for high achievers who want to help others but want to be connected to joy and abundance.

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Natalia's areas of focus: 
 

  • Interpersonal dynamics (conflict, communication issues, negotiation)

  • Relationships (intimacy, romantic relationships, family relationships)

  • Motivation (measuring success, changing trajectory, developing self-understanding, understanding your own mind)  

  • Civilizational decline (navigating social rifts, social class, uncertain future)

  • Complex problem-solving (untangling and clarifying complicated threads) 

 

 

 

Pavitthra's areas of focus: 

 

  • Uncover your authentic self by learning how to listen to yourself.

  • Strengthen and deepen existing bonds while prompting you to seek out like-minded people.

  • Gain clarity of mind and develop healthy habits.

  • Formulate micro-experiments to get you closer to where you want to be in life.

  • Explore spiritual or existential themes to build out a custom worldview that that supports and nurtures you (this worldview would integrate everything you already know; this would not be a bandaid solution). My worldview affirms everything from Taoism to technology to astronomy to Tolstoy.

 

 

 

Signe Savén

Coach & PhD student in philosophy @ Lund University

I coach because I want to help others grow. I think personal growth is good in and of itself, but also instrumentally good as a means of improving the world.

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Cohort Coach Testimonials 

Our coaches are still in the process of collecting testimonials and feedback. Below you can find testimonials from those who already have: 
 

  • Milan's testimonials

  • Signe's testimonials

 

About Tee Barnett Coaching Training (TBCT

The coaches you'd be working with are participating in TBCT, a multi-component training infrastructure for developing their practice as a skilled coach. You could think of it as a proto-accelerator or proto-incubator for solo practitioners, which also includes access to business architecture that is essential for building and maintaining a stand-alone practice.

 

The infrastructure targets key developmental bottlenecks of coaches, including early client acquisition, real-world practice, training and oversight by multiple senior coaches, co-created learning plans, reputational benefits, business architecture, and more. 

 

The program is a key piece of a higher-level mission to boost the total number of skilled practitioners supporting people doing scalable good. 

More details about TBCT

 

Why provide this below-market cost coaching?

 

This coaching training pilot is aimed at opening up access to an increasingly high-quality pool of coaches by offering lower-cost sessions to work with coaches under supervision, and raising the overall quality of coaching by creating a deliberate training infrastructure. The training program emphasizes engaging early and often with the realities of this practice as a critical part of the learning process, so the supervised cohort will be ready to take on clients almost immediately.

 

TBCT aims to scale personal growth options (coaching and coaching training) by reducing the number and severity of various tradeoffs at several key junctures.

 

The hope is that altering the landscape by easing these tradeoffs will catalyze a number of collective upward spiral dynamics. Concretely speaking, demand for coaching could increase as the price to test it out drops, more would-be coaches get to test out the occupation and build skill models in lower stakes environments, and skill and trust networks get strengthened by consolidating a training infrastructure.

 

The program is a key piece of a higher-level mission to boost the total number of skilled practitioners supporting people doing scalable good.

How can I apply? 

More information on the process is provided in the form linked below. You have the option to elaborate on answers, which I'd encourage for a better chance at finding a fit with your potential coach!

We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis

Signe's areas of focus: 
 

  • Productivity, perfectionism and procrastination

  • Habit mastery

  • Impact and wellbeing

  • Developing relationships (relationship with self, romantic relationships, friendships, parent-child relationships)

  • Emotional awareness and growth

 

 

 

FAQ
  • What can a personal strategist offer?
    Working with me is about having a ‘personal strategist’ that helps guide the discovery, navigation and refinement of deep perceptual constructs that meaningfully affect your personal and professional life. In short, the idea is that working through several surface-level issues will often lead to the exploration of deeper patterns and structures of sensemaking and interpretation. Addressing (un)conscious constructs that underlie connecting surface-level issues is useful for causing deep and lasting effects. Our actions and emotional states are often dictated by beliefs that we harbor. Working with me entails focused one-to-one sessions where we meticulously examine your beliefs surrounding an issue and then work through them in order to build out more sensible life plans. Shaping beliefs and creating increasingly elegant plans is often an antidote to hopelessness, feeling overwhelmed etc., which improves how you move through life. Unlike regular life coaching, we address your blocks mechanistically – not via a mindset or ideology. I also don't simply drop gems of wisdom like CEO coaches. The mechanistic approach to shaping your beliefs means that we want to understand your belief system and decision-making structure with the utmost precision so that we can craft a solution uniquely suited for you. Rather than copy/pasting other solutions or advice, what you take from these sessions will likely be higher yielding because it is tailored for you.
  • Who would benefit most from this type of coaching?
    This method of personal strategizing would be most valuable for anyone currently struggling with: • Interpersonal tensions between co-founders or among a management team • Interpreting patterns and blocks (e.g. discerning reasons for aversion, gaps in self understanding, recognition of psychological and behavioral patterns) • Adjusting in situations of increasing complexity (e.g. job promotion, work/life balance clashes, relationship entanglements) • Approaching uncertainty in transition (e.g. starting new business/field of work, life circumstance shifts) • Building skill development (e.g. public speaking, productivity, interpersonal ability) • Feeling capped in terms of their growth potential (e.g. growth, opportunities) • Sustaining motivation and clarity (e.g. current situation lacks meaning, personal goals, articulated principles and values) See Client Stories for specific examples
  • What are co-founder sessions?
    Beyond intuitive logic that co-founders ought to work well together, top VC firms, statistical analyses, and academic research widely stress the realness of interpersonal tensions being a primary cause of upper management failure. The demands of being a co-founder require bringing more of yourself to the table than a professional persona. As with other high-intensity, multi-year relationship commitments, harmony and longevity between co-founders is not just about filtering and selection. Nearly all co-founder matching efforts miss these simple realities: – Deep-rooted incompatibilities between you and your co-founder will always exist. – New and unprecedented situations will pop up that are beyond your emotional competence. – Incompatibilities and emotional competence matter more as the stakes rise. Co-founder sessions are about not leaving these realities to chance. My one-to-one and group sessions raise the reflective self-awareness of you and your team, proactively surfacing and working through interpersonal issues that could arise. The goal is to fortify an increasingly healthy and robust co-founder relationship.
  • How can I get started?
    You can write me via the contact form. If you're ready to meet me in order to determine whether we're a good fit, feel free to schedule a free intake call. These calls typically last 20-30 minutes.
  • What's a first session like?
    You can see a live demonstration here. Following the free intake call where we familiarize ourselves, as a general pattern, I allow for 15 - 20 minutes in the beginning for you to describe the situation in your own words with minimal interruption from me beyond periodic questions. It's quite important for me to hear you describe your relationship to the challenge and the load-bearing assumptions therein. These verbal cues are crucial for me as I build and adjust mental models of the situation. I tend to ask further clarifying questions in order to continue adjusting my models according to your context. At around the one-hour mark, I tend to have a sufficiently detailed understanding to populate potential shallow, medium and deep interventions aimed at making your plans and future actions more elegant. After I present these options, we then discuss how sensible the options seem to you and how enthusiastic you would be to pursue them moving forward.
  • How long is a typical session?
    Most sessions last between one and a half and two hours depending on the subject matter, but there is pretty wide variance here. Sessions can be be as short as one hour, typically in circumstances where I'm quite familiar with the client and the issue area.
  • How much does your coaching cost?
    The current going rate ranges between $250 - $500/hr. USD. I maintain a sliding scale and special rates to account for my clients' personal and financial circumstances, especially those working in effective altruism and similar communities/projects trying to do effective and scalable good. Please feel free to get in touch regardless – I always strive to be flexible with payment if the relationship seems worthwhile!
  • What are micro-sessions? What are they used for? How can I schedule one?
    Micro-sessions are 20-minute (typically spilling 5-10 minutes over) sessions that clients have found quite valuable for a variety of situational needs. These sessions are currently priced at $80 USD. Schedule a micro-session Micro-sessions tend to make sense for coaching relationships where I have sufficient context on what's happening and what the goals/aims already are. This is important so that too much time isn't spent catching me up. Common uses for micro-sessions: • Time-sensitive decision-making – prior to an upcoming decision point, receiving valuable input on various considerations, takes on an individual's sense making structure and beliefs, etc. • Value for money – some clients believe they can get the majority of coaching benefits from a short concentrated period of time. • Skilled sounding board on-call – related to the use case above, but more about sense-checking important decisions, reactions, and/or planned actions moving forward • Reflection & Accountability –  reflecting on progress you've made and infusing suggested improvements moving forward. • Priority calibration – Getting key input on prioritization before undertaking a crucial time period/phase in your life • Emotional support – sometimes you just need a skilled guide to support how you're feeling about things. For this I'd likely recommend a longer session, but micro-sessions are good as a landing pad and sensemaking support. Schedule a micro-session
  • Is there a referral rewards system?
    Yes! For an individual that you refer to me, here's how the referral reward system works: • 3 Sessions – the individual referred completes three paid sessions with me = 1 free session (or monetary equivalent) for the referrer.* • 10 Sessions – the individual referred completes more than 10 paid sessions with me = 1 free session (or monetary equivalent) for the referrer.* • Other rewards – I've been known to give away free sessions on occasion or transfer the monetary equivalent to others when I feel like it! I want to create with open hands and work with those who feel the same. *Monetary equivalent is based on my standing pay arrangement with the referrer.
  • Do you have a cancellation policy?
    Not a formal one unless the need arises. If abrupt cancellations happen very occasionally, that's no problem. If they become a recurring issue, or potentially connected to wider issues regarding respect for time and conscientious communication, we'll likely need to have a direct conversation about how to handle this. I'm open to arriving at a number of potential solutions, but if issues surface regarding adherence to follow through and communication, I might ask that you agree to a 24-hour cancellation policy moving forward. More on the rationale – my feelings about any single coaching relationship mostly hinge on a sense of reciprocal exchange of generosity in spirit and action. In other words, my views on how to handle cancellations incorporate far more than particular instances. As with any relationship of importance, my feelings about any single thing are colored by intention, communication, patterns of behavior, displays of care, etc. In any conversation about this, I'd be curious to explore how our perceptions may align and differ, hopefully reaching an understanding we're both happy with. In the hopes of mutually reinforcing the spirit of following through, when using the scheduling software to set up a session, you agree to the following: "Scouts honor – with the exception of emergencies, I will not to cancel our meeting less than 24 hours prior." (This is principally because holding your reservation displaces time for others)"
  • Is coaching the same thing as therapy?
    No. While we may work through emotional issues associated with the relevant challenges you're facing, my coaching should not be mistaken for therapy or the advice of a doctor. Please seek a professionally licensed therapist where necessary.
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