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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

From Conflict to Connection

Team life is always complicated. The challenges we face are typically not an issues of talent, expertise or strategic alignment...our challenges come with not knowing how to talk about hard things. Do your leaders know exactly how to bring up difficult conversations, explore symptoms to get to core issues and effectively hold people accountable for new results? If not, you are losing revenue, opportunities, and key talent daily. In this keynote address Adrian will help the leaders in the audience see the possibilities in conflict and how to immediately take action immediately.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Neuroscience around why people avoid conflict

  • New perspectives that make conflict approachable

  • Simple process to resolve conflict quickly

  • How to build a culture that uses conflict to build trust and accountability

Scaling Leadership in Your Organization

Every organization rises or falls on the back of its leadership. The most effective leaders are not only leading, but stimulating leadership above them, provoking leadership around them and growing leadership below them. Every leader in your organization is pressed for time and must become an expert at finding any and all opportunities to speak with potency and act with effectiveness. This keynote address will illuminate the science of finding these opportunities and behaviors to capitalize on them.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Art and Science of becoming a "Generative Leader"

  • Strategies to multiply your impact

  • Dos & Don't to capitalize on every minute in a meeting

  • Making your organization a talent magnet

What we're doing matters! - A mission-minded approach that puts the meaning back into work.

Employee engagement is inextricably tied to their ability to connect everything from long-term strategy and daily tasks to personal meaning and values. In times of sprint and stress it is essential to create pockets of reflection for all employees, especially leaders, to recenter themselves in this value proposition both personally and corporately. High performing teams generate this dynamic organically. It’s natural and universal, but just be taught and championed. In this keynote address Adrian will rejuvenate this conversation and inspire the room to be ALL IN!

Key Topics covered:

  • We all live for mission, how does one identify it?

  • Busting Burnout

  • What to do to bring your best game to work?

  • How to generate meaning in your vital partners (team)

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