Silicon Valley Obi-Wan Kenobi. In many ways, Luther is like a Jedi Master. He trains leaders to get out of their own way and tap into the power of the Force within themselves. Studies have shown that diverse work teams and, in particular, multi-generational teams, deliver better outcomes. In Silicon Valley where the average age of company employees, including their leaders and CEOs, is getting younger by the day, the wisdom of experience and emotional intelligence (EQ) is needed more than ever to achieve high-quality results and, in some cases, avoid company-ending mistakes. Luther not only exemplifies that wisdom and honed EQ, but has made the transition in his own life from successful corporate executive and entrepreneur to highly respected leadership coach. Thus, he is the epitome of a Modern Elder whose focus is to create the conditions for others to step into their best selves and share their gifts with the world.
Some skills can be taught. Some are innate. Luther is a born coach – intuitive, thoughtful, possessing an ability to distill concepts into manageable, actionable practices. Combine this with his incredible hi-tech and start-up experience and you have one of the best coaches around.
– Wynn Hausser, Chief Communication Officer
I first hired Luther when I was a CEO and needed solid technical expertise for my talented but inexperienced engineering team. Luther’s 20 years of leading large Dev teams, process orientation, and experience with complex people dynamics was extremely valuable to me. He gave me the council, tools, and confidence to build the entire Dev team and first product. In addition, I’ve worked with Luther as a coach throughout the years to guide me in my day-to-day challenges along with making sure I create, and then stay focused on, a balance between my health, wellness, family and professional goals and commitments. I find his personal experience of knowing how executives struggle day-to-day in high-paced Silicon Valley environments by being one, coupled with his deep commitment to mind, body and spiritual health has been instrumental in keeping me successful and grounded in my own life.
– Andy Leventhal, CEO
Luther helped me discover and address a longstanding issue that has blocked me multiple times in my career. He worked with me to address the underlying causes, not just my behaviors. The best part is that he expertly guided me, but avoided giving me instant answers. That gave me ownership of the tools we jointly designed to deal with the issue. Our work together has helped me professionally as well as in personal life. I highly recommend Luther as an executive coach.
– Rajiv Puranik, Entrepreneurial Software Engineering Executive
What makes Luther so effective as a coach in a variety of situations is his broad spectrum of talents and skills. He has deep intuitive wisdom combined with extensive practical knowledge and experience. He has compassion but understands the value of accountability. He can hone in quickly on relevant issues but can step back and see the larger picture. His approach uses both the mind and the heart. He is results oriented but knows how important the journey is to the process. He’s had extensive training, but also has walked the path of self-discovery himself. Best of all, he helps me to find all of these things within myself.
– Carolyn Shaw, Business Owner & Artist
Life360 engaged Luther as an executive coach for Engineering Management. Luther helped me identify negative behaviors that were contributing to the overall drag on my/my team's efficiency. We worked through those behaviors, and developed strategies to mitigate those behaviors as they crop up again. As part of this process, Luther showed a willingness and proficiency toward looking deeply at me as a person and working on the root causes of negative behaviors. I recommend Luther to anyone looking for an executive coach.
– Matt Lanier, Director of Platform Engineering