Meet the providers in the Leading Minds Executive Coaching practice. In addition to Dr. David Brendel, there are two other coaching professionals who work with clients directly and behind the scenes to deliver outstanding executive coaching services: Stefan Kalt, PhD., Allison Abrams, LCSW, and Emmie Stamell.

With experience and knowledge in providing comprehensive coaching services, our providers can empower you to reach your goals. We offer a wide range of services to ensure that you have access to all areas of coaching services.

Dr. Brendel’s Credentials and Expertise

A Track Record of Excellence at the Highest Levels

Dr. Brendel’s educational background and career achievements reflect his deep commitment to understanding human experience and to helping others face human challenges so that they can thrive in all aspects of their lives. Building on his medical training and doctoral work in philosophy, Dr. Brendel became a leading psychiatrist, hospital executive, and published author. With Leading Minds, he applies his background and expertise to his work as a certified executive coach, corporate team coach, management consultant, crisis management specialist, and philosophical counselor. His passion in all these endeavors is to help others deepen their capacity for self-reflection and thereby enhance their capacity to succeed at the highest level in their work and personal lives.

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Media Appearances

Radio Show Host

LEADING MINDS WITH DR. DAVID BRENDEL aired on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment channel.

Interviews / Quoted In


I have done a great deal of public speaking on all my professional interests. Some of my recent speeches have focused on my overall approach to executive coaching, the relationship between coaching and psychiatry, the relevance of philosophical counseling to coaching, the ethics of coaching, and the role of the Internet and social media in coaching practice.

Please call me at (617) 932-1548 or email me at Media@DrDavidBrendel.com if you would like to book a media appearance, a speech, or a talk for members of your executive team or other colleagues.

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Overview of Dr. Brendel’s Experience and Credentials


    • B.A. summa cum laude, Yale University
    • M.D., Harvard Medical School
    • Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Chicago

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Professional Certified Executive Coach
“Dr. Brendel has a way of asking the right questions to help me see my way to improvement. He has challenged me and made me more effective as I grow. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Brendel.”

David Brendel, MD, PhD
Author of Healing Psychiatry: Bridging the Science/Humanism Divide
Published by MIT Press“Any mental health worker would do well to read this book and take note of the main theme–patients come before theory”Journal of Mental Health