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Harvard Business Review Press, Feb 2023
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How do you find the winning moves when the stakes are high? David Noble and Carol Kauffman show you how.
MEET DAVID AND CAROL
David Noble is the founder of VIEW Advisors, a consulting firm that works globally with CEO’s, their teams, CXO’s, Boards of Directors, investors and star athletes on leadership and strategy. He also serves as a senior advisor to Egon Zehnder, the Institute of Coaching, and Oliver Wyman Group and was previously on the management advisory board of TowerBrook Capital Partners, the first B Corp private equity fund. In 2021, David was named by Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s top coaches and is a member of the Marshall Goldsmith MG-100 group of leaders and coaches.
David brings a rare combination of leadership, strategic, and operating lenses to his advisory work based on over three decades of experience as an operating executive as well as a consultant to senior leaders. He has been a senior executive at RBC and Morgan Stanley, two of the world’s best run financial institutions, holding positions as varied as a head of strategy, assistant chief economist, corporate banker, and CEO of the world’s first digital retail bank, as well as head of the world’s first digital brokerage. He also subsequently spent several years on the executive committees at two global strategy consultancies: as a global practice leader at Kearney and as head of Asia Pacific at Oliver Wyman.
He became business partners with Carol Kauffman in 2015 when they began the novel “two on one” coaching approach to bring their complementary experiences and approaches to the most complex leaders who are often facing near impossible goals and challenges. They have also worked together extensively at the top of the house with CEO team coaching, workshops and leader as coach programs. The aim varies from increasing alignment and driving step changes in team dynamics to developing exponential thinking for innovation.
David is married and is based in Miami Beach FL where he loves to swim as often as possible and Hudson NY where he tends to his vegetables, berries and orchard. He is also active in the not for profit world, supporting the arts and environmental advocacy and land preservation.
Learn more at www.view-advisors.com
Carol Kauffman is an international leader in the field of coaching and has more than 40,000 hours of practice. Her clients primarily comprise C-level leaders and their teams or elite athletes and creatives. She has been described as a lateral thinker who pushes the edges with a sense of humor and can disrupt someone out of their comfort zone.
Carol is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, a visiting professor at Henley Business School, and a senior leadership adviser at Egon Zehnder. At Harvard she launched the annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference, one of the most highly attended events at HMS. Her professional development program, Leader as Coach, won Harvard’s inaugural Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring and has been rolled out throughout the United States. She was also the founding editor in chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, the first peer-reviewed coaching journal published by a major house.
Carol’s unparalleled expertise in the art and science of coaching combines uniquely with her business savvy, high energy, and appreciation for the absurd. It is easy for Carol to speak the truth to the powerful in a way they find intriguing, informative, and enjoyable. She brings this energy to her keynote addresses, master classes, and town halls, which are high-impact and memorable.
David Noble and Carol teamed up in 2015 and have worked extensively at the top of the house with team coaching, workshops, and leader-as-coach programs. Together they are an unstoppable force, working with nearly any business coaching challenge and bringing to an engagement remarkable and complementary skill sets. The strength of their partnership creates a safe and enriching environment that fosters trust, growth, and innovation. For the most complex leaders, Carol and David developed their unusual “two on one” coaching model to unlock the most difficult and often paradoxical challenges.
Carol is married with two children and based outside of Boston. She and her husband love prehistoric art, safaris, and anthropology and travel the world to follow their diverse interests.