Luther Kitahata, the founder of Integral Response, is an experienced executive leadership coach, mentor CTO, facilitator, entrepreneur, and engineering consultant. He brings decades of work in the personal development arena while operating as an engineering executive. Unlike many coaches, he has both formal training and extensive experience walking in the shoes of his clients. Luther is highlighted as a "Silicon Valley Obi-Wan Kenobi" in a bestselling book.
His passion for neuroscience, psychology, and consciousness fueled his studies in the personal development field throughout most of his life, culminating in earning multiple professional coaching certifications. He has deep knowledge about the drivers of human behavior. This helps him address root causes of his clients’ issues rather than what is just below the surface of their actions, allowing them to both achieve and sustain results.
Luther is also a seasoned high-tech executive and entrepreneur who has built companies from the ground up and led substantial organizations in many regions around the world. In five of his seven startups, he was either a co-founder or a founding team member. He studied at Brown University, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science. For more background see Luther's LinkedIn profile.
Luther lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, children, chickens, and dog. He enjoys biking and skiing in the sunny outdoors, meditation, and good wine. He has traveled extensively throughout six of the seven continents.
Certifications and Qualifications
iEQ9 Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner, Integrative Enneagram Solutions
Tilt 365 Practitioner Certification, Tilt365
Guest Faculty, The Modern Elder Academy
Mindfulness & Meditation Instructor
Jungian based Dreamwork Facilitator
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
MS & BA in Computer Science, Brown University