“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive."
- Joseph Campbell

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive."
- Joseph Campbell

What I do

What I do

As a coach, I guide ambitious humans through chapters of transition, uncertainty, and lostness, helping them cohere their actions, values, relationships, and environment to cultivate sustainable ambition and find a new way of being.

  • I'm currently apprenticing with executive coach Steve Schlafman and together, we're building Downshift, a decelerator designed for high performers in transition.

  • I write Game of One, my blog that explores becoming more human through personal experience and collective contemplation.

  • I also write Build in Climate, my newsletter exploring how we can make the planet better.


On a personal note, I haven’t had a lease in 5 years and split my time between Brooklyn and Lake Tahoe. I’ve lived in Hawaii, SF, and NYC, and roadtripped all over the states. I’m an avid skier, surfer, hiker, and photographer. I enjoy cooking, reading, meditating, walking in nature, and practicing yoga.

As a coach, I guide ambitious humans through chapters of transition, uncertainty, and lostness, helping them cohere their actions, values, relationships, and environment to cultivate sustainable ambition and find a new way of being.

  • I'm currently apprenticing with executive coach Steve Schlafman and together, we're building Downshift, a decelerator designed for high performers in transition.

  • I write Game of One, my blog that explores becoming more human through personal experience and collective contemplation.

  • I also write Build in Climate, my newsletter exploring how we can make the planet better.


On a personal note, I haven’t had a lease in 5 years and split my time between Brooklyn and Lake Tahoe. I’ve lived in Hawaii, SF, and NYC, and roadtripped all over the states. I’m an avid skier, surfer, hiker, and photographer. I enjoy cooking, reading, meditating, walking in nature, and practicing yoga.

My Transition

My Transition

As a newly promoted Senior Product Manager at the age of 25, I was making more money than I knew what to do with and on an accelerated trajectory towards conventional success. I found myself living a seemingly idyllic life in Hawaii. On the surface, I had collected prestigious degrees, jobs, and awards and also created a healthy lifestyle of surfing, yoga, and nature, but underneath I grappled with a deeper sense of disconnection and uncertainty. I was completely lost in life.


For over 10 months, I navigated the inner turmoil of feeling trapped in a career that no longer fulfilled me. Fueled by a fear of financial instability and the loss of identity tied to my achievements, I reached a peaceful and pivotal moment where leaving felt like it was my only viable option.


In 2023, I embarked on a transformative sabbatical filled with ups and downs. Through this journey of exploration and experimentation, I discovered a newfound sense of purpose and clarity.

As a newly promoted Senior Product Manager at the age of 25, I was making more money than I knew what to do with and on an accelerated trajectory towards conventional success. I found myself living a seemingly idyllic life in Hawaii. On the surface, I had collected prestigious degrees, jobs, and awards and also created a healthy lifestyle of surfing, yoga, and nature, but underneath I grappled with a deeper sense of disconnection and uncertainty. I was completely lost in life.


For over 10 months, I navigated the inner turmoil of feeling trapped in a career that no longer fulfilled me. Fueled by a fear of financial instability and the loss of identity tied to my achievements, I reached a peaceful and pivotal moment where leaving felt like it was my only viable option.


In 2023, I embarked on a transformative sabbatical filled with ups and downs. Through this journey of exploration and experimentation, I discovered a newfound sense of purpose and clarity.

My Timeline

My Timeline

For most of my life, I was a world class hoop jumper, chasing one goal after another and continuously adding badges of achievement to my resumé and identity.


Growing up, I excelled at getting good grades and checking off boxes:


🐻 I studied EECS at UC Berkeley

🚗 My first job was at Uber as an Associate Product Manager

💻 I was a Kleiner Perkins Product Fellow

💳 After being laid off, I joined Afterpay as one the early PMs and was promoted to Senior Product Manager one year later

📈 As we scaled, I found myself leading a team of 30 engineers, data scientists, and risk analysts

🌎 During that time, I flirted with the idea of starting my own climate tech startup, but hesitated to opt into the intense culture that comes with venture capital


Now, as a coach, I show up with my warm nurturing presence, while also integrating the ambitious drive that I’ve always had.

For most of my life, I was a world class hoop jumper, chasing one goal after another and continuously adding badges of achievement to my resumé and identity.


Growing up, I excelled at getting good grades and checking off boxes:


🐻 I studied EECS at UC Berkeley

🚗 My first job was at Uber as an Associate Product Manager

💻 I was a Kleiner Perkins Product Fellow

💳 After being laid off, I joined Afterpay as one the early PMs and was promoted to Senior Product Manager one year later

📈 As we scaled, I found myself leading a team of 30 engineers, data scientists, and risk analysts

🌎 During that time, I flirted with the idea of starting my own climate tech startup, but hesitated to opt into the intense culture that comes with venture capital


Now, as a coach, I show up with my warm nurturing presence, while also integrating the ambitious drive that I’ve always had.

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