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Adrian Koehler      

Leadership Engagement Expert & Executive Coach

Adrian Koehler is a leadership engagement expert who gets real to get real results. He is the senior partner at the executive coaching firm, Take New Ground where he coaches executives and entrepreneurs in the art and science of leadership for themselves, their teams, and clients to create new, 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 two engaging podcasts: Raising The Bar with Drybar Founder Alli Webb and The Naked Leadership Podcast with TNG Sr Partner Dan Tocchini. Drawing on his background in philanthropy, ministry, activism, and medicine, Koehler thrives in 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, Koehler has trained and developed leaders at NIKE, Virgin Hyperloop One, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Herschel Supply Co., Oprah Winfrey Network, Gavin DeBecker & Associates, Siegel & Gale, UCLA, and elsewhere.

Prior to his work as an executive coach, Koehler 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, Koehler worked as a pediatric intensive care specialist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He has also served as a pastor and community organizer at Mosaic LA and founded Serve LA, 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.

Speech Topics


Fearless Leadership

Getting past your own limitations that are holding you back as a leader so that you can better lead your team to success. Leadership is a choice not a title.

Scaling Leadership in Your Organization

Enabling your leaders to grow and scale up their leadership capacity in order to scale up your business.

From Conflict to Connection

Finding New Levels of Productivity for Your Team: Most of us avoid conflict because we don't know how to do it well. Adrian shows teams how to approach conflict and resolve it in a productive way because unresolved conflict can stifle production.

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