Jason Prosnitz Walnut Creek, California
Executive Coach, Entrepreneurship Coach, Business Coach
BS, MBA, NLP-Somatic
Are you perpetually lost in people and task management, struggling to gather momentum towards your longer-term vision? As a seasoned executive, I partner with startup and corporate entrepreneurs to discover the best ways to systematize and optimize to create space for innovation and disruption instead of just getting things done. If you’d like to start working on your future vision instead of just checking boxes on your to-do list, let’s chat.
Who am I? I am a startup executive, advisor, and trained leadership coach with 20 years of industry experience that includes building and equipping globally distributed organizations from scratch, mentoring founders, and developing innovative product strategies. Over my career, I have developed expertise serving in roles as a change agent and integrator tasked with launching new organizational capabilities, restructuring and refocusing teams, and clearing obstacles to growth and scaling. I have also advised founding teams of several Bay Area tech startups over the last decade.
In addition to my startup experience, I am an advocate for coaching and continuous personal development. I completed my NLP-Somatic Coaching Credential in early 2020 as well as all the required training for the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation (pending the accumulation of required client coaching hours).
I hold an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Comp Sci from the University of Maryland, College Park. I am also an Advisory Board Member for Santa Clara’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, have held Board of Governors seats for Phi Kappa Tau chapters at UC Berkeley and San Jose State University, and a member of the ICF.
4 reviews (5.0)
I have worked with Jason in the context of an advisor, co-worker, and most recently as a personal mentor and coach. One thing that always brings me back to Jason is his clear-minded approach to problem-solving, which not only addresses the specific problem de jour but more importantly brings in the needs and wants of the individual. This is a unique and rare ability, which requires Jason to maintain impartiality while maintaining an air of empathy and understanding. Every time I get to dig into issues with Jason I come out the other side feeling like I have exercised all my deepest capabilities, and explored all of my concerns and insecurities fully. It's quite effective, and he has helped me navigate some major life decisions and professional moments.Idan Beck
Jason's coaching has been very effective for me. In a surprisingly short time span I was able to achieve the promotion I sought. He is quite insightful and I always feel energized and motivated after our sessions. He carefully considers my needs and provides constructive feedback or suggestions based on the situation presented. I enjoy the comfortable rapport that has developed which allows me to really be vulnerable and inevitably leads to change. When I contracted with Jason, I was seeking advice on how to be a better version of my professional self. I wanted to be more organized, less stressed, to be a better leader for my employees, to effectively communicate with difficult co-workers and most importantly to really consider my career path, my goals. I found it especially beneficial that Jason has considerable experience in a similar career field which enabled him to be more empathetic. He offered suggestions on how to adjust my perspective, to get creative. He's empowered me to be firm and not feel guilty for being resolute in my convictions. He is helping me be more confident, to eschew my limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behavior. I am ever grateful for his patience and determination.Gwen Hess
Jason has been my coach for just over 12 months now. We commenced just as the pandemic hit and initially the focus was on building out my business as I had just launched in February 2020. Jason was quick to support me in identifying that there needed to be a quick pivot on what we were focussing on, so that I would be at the front end of the curve when the shift started. This is one of Jason's key strengths, to be able to see the larger picture, to look over and into the system to then identify where there is opportunity. In my case this was moving into an area of more transformational growth at an individual and organisational level. Our journey continues, however there has been incremental success, which is building momentum, rapidly. The best way that I can describe Jason's style is that he holds your feet close enough to the fire, so you feel the heat, the uncomfortableness that may be within what you are trying to solve, however you don't get burnt. That is he holds the space firmly but with sensitivity, which was SO needed for me but I imagine many others in today's world. Jason's other strength is business, the complex, volatile world of entrepreneurship. As someone who is a start up, his knowledge enabled him to ask the questions and help me identify, quickly the gaps that where in my thinking, strategy and approach. Another pivot was needed here, one that had quick success. If personal growth, business creation or building out your leadership capability to support your trajectory is where you see a gap, then I would highly recommend Jason as someone who will assist you in your success.Trevor Torrance
Jason has been an excellent coach and consultant to both my business and myself. He is intuitive and has an amazing ability to simplify and streamline systems and processes. Jason, has been able to coach me through difficult issues and the transitions I have been facing moving a personal service business, with a team of nurses, to providing virtual services. He helped me change how the office works so that we can manage my practice virtually. His background, coaching skills and technical ability helped me make transitions with my team and move the business forward quickly to adapt to the changing needs of my team and clients.Lynn Goehner