March 16, 2022

#90 Velocity Coaching: On Compassionate Leadership and Helping Hyper-Growth Founders Scale | Edward Sullivan, CEO & Managing Partner

#90 Velocity Coaching: On Compassionate Leadership and Helping Hyper-Growth Founders Scale | Edward Sullivan, CEO & Managing Partner

In Episode #90, we explore compassionate leadership and helping hyper-growth founders scale. We’re joined by Edward Sullivan, CEO & managing partner of Velocity Coaching. We cover the current state of executive coaching, and how leadership coaching differs from life coaching, constructive vs. deconstructive conflict, and leading with heart.


In Episode #90, we explore compassionate leadership and helping hyper-growth founders scale. We’re joined by Edward Sullivan, CEO & managing partner of Velocity Coaching. We cover the current state of executive coaching, and how leadership coaching differs from life coaching, constructive vs. deconstructive conflict, and leading with heart.

“The reason compassion is so important is that we are all human beings—we are all emotional, alive human beings who need psychological safety. We need to feel belonging, we need to feel trust, we need to feel trusted. We need to believe that people think we're competent.” – Edward Sullivan

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/velocity-coaching-helping-hyper-growth-founders-scale-edward-sullivan-spotlight-transcript 

CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to compassionate leadership. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:02:37) – Background on Velocity Coaching
  • (00:06:17) – Velocity’s philosophy when working with clients
  • (00:19:04) – The current state of executive coaching, and how leadership coaching differs from life coaching
  • (00:25:02) – The coaching journey
  • (00:27:43) – Focusing on compassion
  • (00:30:59) – Constructive vs. deconstructive conflict
  • (00:39:12) – Common themes in coaching
  • (00:45:29) – Work self and home self are one
  • (00:51:31) – Leading with heart

About VELOCITY COACHING

Velocity has a team of over 25 coaches located around the world and they work with the world's best hyper growth founders to help them scale their companies and their leadership skills. Velocity has worked with most of the biggest names in tech, including DoorDash, MasterClass, Airtable, Google and Apple. Velocity Coaching specializes in helping founders 10 to 100X the size of their business and, as Edward says in this interview, the best founders are going for gold, they all recognize that if they want to get there, they need great coaches to help them. 

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