Empowering Clients to Become Great Leaders

Leading Minds Executive Coaching, LLC empowers clients to manage stress, develop leadership capacity, and reach peak performance in all aspects of their careers. David Brendel, MD, PhD is the Founder and Director of the firm.

A Leading Minds coaching engagement is comprised of a thorough assessment, strong action plan, and sustainability plan to ensure ongoing success and development. By collaborating with you, your colleagues, and other key stakeholders, Dr. Brendel is able to gain a comprehensive view of where you are in your career and where you would like to go. The core of a Leading Minds coaching engagement is a powerful set of conversations that occur during regularly scheduled sessions. In addition, many coaching engagements also include the following services:

Focused Interviews

Behavioral Style Assessments

360° Evaluation with Key Stakeholders

On-Site Observations

Coaching Sessions

Practical Exercises Between Sessions

Executive Presence Training

Continual Freedback from Colleagues & Stakeholders

In addition to his work with individual clients, Dr. Brendel provides executive team coaching services. Dr Brendel is also co-founder of Strategy of Mind, LLC which provides leadership training and coaching rooted in great works of literature and philosophy.

Dr David Brendel MD, PhD, Executive Coach in Boston
Achieve Your Goals

Whether you are looking to become a more effective leader, advance your career, grow your business, or reach your professional goals, Leading Minds Executive Coaching, LLC can guide you. Dr. Brendel uses proven, evidence-based strategies and a coaching process to support clients in developing and implementing effective action plans for success. Each client has unique struggles, goals, and definitions of success. Dr. Brendel will address your personal needs and help you develop a customized plan.

Dr. Brendel has coached scores of clients to:

  • Transition to challenging leadership roles
  • Solidify a positive mindset for success
  • Increase self-confidence and “executive presence”
  • Develop and sustain healthy work habits
  • Improve self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Enhance interpersonal relationships at work
  • Manage stress and avoid burnout
  • Achieve peak performance and personal fulfillment
Professional Certified Coach - PCC - International Coach Federation

Develop Action Plans and Solutions

Dr. Brendel uses a wide range of effective coaching strategies with clients. One of these approaches is Active Inquiry, in which he asks the client a series of thought-provoking and transformative questions.

When you reflect upon and respond to these questions, you realize the inner strengths and assets that you have to find solutions and move forward. Powerful coaching conversations empower you to develop strong, practical action plans for success. These coaching conversations are deepened by data from behavioral style assessments (such as the Myers-Briggs) and 360-degree feedback from colleagues and other key stakeholders. All Leading Minds coaching engagements conclude with a strong sustainability plan that ensures ongoing development and future success. Dr. Brendel remains available as needed for ongoing coaching needs beyond the conclusion of the formal engagement.

About Dr. Brendel

Dr. David Brendel is an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Trained at Harvard Medical School, he has years of experience as a psychiatrist and hospital executive. He has published extensively on his approach to executive coaching, including articles in the Harvard Business Review. Dr. Brendel is Founder and Director of Leading Minds Executive Coaching, LLC The firm provides a wide range of executive and career coaching services to clients in the Boston area and throughout the United States.

Active Inquirey Method

Learn about the powerful active inquirey method Dr. Brendel uses in his coaching practice:

Interviews with Dr. Brendel