Career and Leadership Coaching with Adrian Klaphaak

Transformational coaching for executives, leaders, changemakers, and brave souls who want to awaken their true power, discover their purpose, and use it to lead a wildly fulfilling career that inspires others.

I offer deep one-on-one coaching that guides you into your depths to discover your true power and purpose. We’ll use your purpose to empower you as a leader, take your career to the next level, and live your best life.

You’ll emerge clear about what you are here to do, confident in your ability to do it, and more passionate than ever. Your life will inspire others.

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I was an executive leader at a non-profit. My job was stressful and draining and it was spilling over into my personal life. I knew it was time to move on but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next or how to figure it out. I was struggling to find time to prioritize making a career change because my existing job was so consuming and we were in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I was stuck.

After: For the first time in my career I feel like I am in the driver’s seat. That feels strange to say as a 56-year-old man, but it’s true. I used to be more reactive, meaning that I would take the opportunities that came my way. Now I’m proactive about pursuing opportunities that are a good fit for me because I know what I want and I’m confident in the value that I bring. I got my dream job as Chief Advancement Officer for an organization that advances racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. Given my love for nature and the outdoors, as well as my interest in both social justice and fundraising, it’s perfect.

Robert

Chief Advancement Officer, San Francisco Bay Area

Who is a good fit for this type of coaching?

Over the last 15 years, I’ve helped thousands of people take their careers to the next level. I’ve worked with damn near everyone. Founders of tech start-ups, C-level executives, directors of non-profits, entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, attorneys, creatives, physicians, and everyone in between.

The common thread among all of my clients is the desire to know what they are meant to do.

My clients usually find themselves in one of the following situations (prior to coaching):

1. You’re feeling stagnant. It’s time to take your career to the next level.

You hit a plateau and you’re feeling a bit stuck. You’re not having the success you feel is possible. You don’t necessarily want to find a new career but something needs to change.

I can help you reinvent your work and take your career to the next level.

2. You have the feeling you’re meant for something bigger.

You want to love your work. You want to make a difference in the world. You have the drive, the problem is you can’t figure out what you really want to do.

I can help you find your true calling.

3. You want to become a better leader.

You work long and hard but you’re not getting the results you want. Your work is overwhelming and you aren’t as effective as you want to be. You want to improve your leadership abilities and learn how to inspire others.

I can help you become a more effective and inspiring leader.

Why purpose?

Your purpose is the deepest source of inspiration and guidance for your life and career. It is the DNA for how to realize your true potential, do your greatest work, and live your best life. It expresses the essence of who you are, what you are here to do, and why you do it. Your purpose is your unique genius. Everyone has one and knowing it is life-changing. I want to help you find it.

Simon Sinek articulated the importance of purpose by describing it as your, “Why.” He explained that it isn’t what you do but why you do it that creates meaning, inspires others, and is the foundation for successful leaders, companies, and products. Your purpose is the why. It’s what moves you and inspires others.

Knowing your purpose gives you the ability to lead your own life and inspire others with clarity and confidence. It provides you with a direction to follow for the highest fulfillment of your individual potential and simultaneously results in your greatest contribution to the greater good.

It doesn’t matter if you’re here seeking guidance through a challenge or inspiration to realize your fullest potential, your purpose is the way.

Jeff

Entrepreneur, London

“Adrian has systematically helped me gain the life, freedom, and opportunities that I had only dreamed of.

As a life coach, he looks holistically at what I do to make a living, and how I interact with it emotionally. As we’ve worked together, my career, which had really been a hobby, has come to the forefront, and my life looks the way I thought it always could. Business coaching with Adrian has not only helped increase my bottom line, but it’s brought my life and passion for music to the forefront of my business, rather than what I was doing evenings and weekends. With his coaching, I remain surprised not that I reach my goals, but how much more quickly they occur.

In a nutshell, getting life coaching with Adrian has been one of the most significant choices I’ve made in the past five years. I would recommend him, without reservation, to anyone who has questions about their careers and how they are integrated into their life. I remain grateful for his help.”

Methodology

I have a well-developed methodology based on 15 years of full-time work with thousands of clients and extensive training in the areas of psychology, purpose, career development, leadership, healing, and mindfulness. I always customize the coaching process to give you exactly what you need based on your unique goals and challenges.

Our sessions include a combination of deep listening, guiding you through coaching activities and assessments, working through the limiting beliefs and fears that hold you back, asking you powerful questions, giving you honest feedback, and holding you accountable to implement the changes you want to make.

We can talk about all aspects of your life, career, business, and relationships because your purpose touches every part of you and your world.

Step 1

Cleaning The Slate


First, we need to assess what isn’t working in your life. Where are you out of alignment with your values? What is draining your energy? We’ll make some quick adjustments to reduce stressors and restore the vitality that supports purpose discovery.

Step 2

Waking Your Soul


Your true power and purpose reside in your soul. If you want to embody your power and purpose, you need to connect with your soul. I’ll guide you through coaching activities and soul discovery experiences that reveal your unique gifts and passions. This is the beginning of discovering your purpose.

Step 3

Discovering Your Purpose


I’ll guide you through a process of deep reflection on your life and direct communication with your soul that reveals your purpose. You’ll articulate a purpose statement that inspires your life and work with clear direction and profound meaning.

Step 4

Channeling Your Purpose Into Your Life & Work


This is the part where we’ll redesign your life and career to align with your purpose! You’ll take concrete actions to make changes in your career, lead with authenticity and passion, speak your truth, initiate new projects, or simply live with new vitality.

Step 5

Building Confidence & Overcoming Doubts and Fears


Everyone has their doubts and fears. We’ll look at how you hold yourself back and do the healing work to overcome your limiting beliefs and inner critic. In the process, you’ll build the confidence to fully express your gifts and purpose.

Step 6

Realizing The Full Potential Of Your Soul & Purpose


I’ll support your ongoing growth by holding you accountable for the changes you want to make, challenging you to dream big,  and supporting you to embody your true power and purpose in everything you do. This part of the coaching process can continue for as long as you want.

Palmer

Health Educator & Consultant, Silicon Valley

“I’d always known in my heart that I was supposed to be “doing something else,” that brought me greater joy and more meaning, but I just didn’t know what that “something else” was.

I decided to create a website to educate, inspire and motivate people who have any of the 150+ autoimmune conditions – or who want to prevent one. I assembled a team and we launched our first website. It grew into a global community of 10,000+ on Facebook. That all led to me embarking on a book project to share people’s stories that offer real hope and strategies for healing. I just launched my book, “Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health” and it has quickly become a bestseller on Amazon.

I love what I do and the feeling of full alignment with my passion, personality, gifts and purpose.”

The (Scientifically Proven) Power of Purpose

Purpose positively impacts all aspects of the human experience from career to love, self-confidence to physical health. The following are highlights from the latest research on purpose.

Career

Purpose-oriented employees have 64% higher levels of fulfillment in their work, are 50% more likely to be in leadership positions, and are 47% more likely to be promoted than non purpose-oriented employees.

Source: LinkedIn & Imperative 2016 Workforce Purpose Index.

Happiness

Purpose is correlated with 42% higher levels of contentment and a decrease in depression.

Sources: Leider/Metlife, 2009 & Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1980.

Health & Wellbeing

People that can articulate their purpose live up to 7 years longer. Purpose also reduces your risk of early death, heart attack, stroke, and overall mortality by 23%.

Sources: Mt. Sinai, 2015 & National Institute of Health, 1998.

Relationships & Love

Purpose is correlated with increased levels of attraction, stronger and more abundant social ties, and a 31% increase in the capacity to feel love.

Sources: University College of London, 2019 & Leider/Metlife, 2009.

Finding my path has meant everything to me. It changed my life.

Nicole

Life Coach, Palo Alto

JoyJoy

Program Manager, Berkeley

Adrian helped me rediscover what I knew to be true about myself – things that had been muddled by the expectations of the world. Once that work was done, the path was clear. Adrian is an exquisite coach and guide who will help you purge the garbage that’s holding you back, steer you around fears and obstacles, and send you skipping gleefully down your path.

About Me & Why I Do This Work

I’ve had a few turning points in my life. I could also call them crises or breakthroughs. The first was about my career. The second was about my health. In those challenging times, I remained stuck and suffering until I was able to listen to my deeper self, discover my purpose, and follow their guidance. Painful as they were, both challenges were catalysts for transformation that grew me into a more authentic, empowered, and passionate human.

My first crisis rescued me from a draining career in management consulting and inspired the creation of A Path That Fits. My second breakthrough led me from being in such constant back pain that I spent nearly half my waking life lying down to now trail running, surfing, gardening, backcountry snowboarding, and joyfully playing with my daughter.

Connecting to my authentic self and discovering purpose brought the clarity and empowerment that I needed to walk my true path. I’ve seen this work bring the same confidence, joy, and empowerment to thousands of clients. I want the same for you.

My purpose is to guide you into your true self and onto your true path.

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I first sought out a career life coach at a time when I was “successful” but left feeling unfulfilled and at a loss for purpose. I had a great job, a partner who I loved, and it seemed like life was really coming together – at least on paper.

But I recognized a quiet feeling of doubt over my life decisions and path. Over the course of only a couple months or so, Adrian guided me a journey of self-discovery. He helped me dig deeper and get to know myself better. He encouraged me to take a look at my fears and stop holding myself back.

This month, I started a new job as a writer for my favorite brand! And that’s just one thing. I now deal with uncertainty better than before, and I’m more equipped to face – even embrace – the unexpected.

Elaine

Senior Brand Manager, San Francisco

Pricing

I believe in being transparent about pricing. You might be wondering how my rates compare to other coaches?

First, I don’t know of any other coaching programs like this so it’s a bit hard to compare. But I can say that I’m not the most expensive or the least expensive. Given my 15 years of experience, highest ratings in the country on Yelp, and thousands of clients served, I think I provide excellent value. I’m one part CEO, one part entrepreneur, one part career coach, one part life coach, one part soul guide, one part healer, and all parts committed to your success. I care deeply about my client’s well-being.

Let’s talk to see if it’s a good fit…

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Monthly RetainerMost Popular

$ 1900

Per Month
  • Billed monthly until you cancel
  • Includes 3 sessions per month via Zoom or phone
  • Each session is 50-60 minutes via video conference or phone
  • Includes full access to The Career Pathfinder Online Course
  • Includes customized activities for you to complete between sessions
  • Includes Adrian’s time reviewing your writing and responses to the activities (this amounts to several hours each month)
  • Email support for additional accountability in between sessions
  • Cancel anytime
  • Non-refundable
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Lauren

Executive Creative Director, Oakland

My work with Adrian has been transformational in ways that shape who I am, what I do, and where I’m going in the future. I feel more confident in my career, more grounded in my choices, and more comfortable in my skin.

“Every day now, I don’t have the worry or the stress because I know where I’m headed.”

Jaya

Entrepreneur, Oakland

How long does it take?

It typically takes about 3-6 months to discover your purpose and create meaningful change in your career and life. I’ve had clients make radical changes in 1 – 2 months and other clients stay for years because they appreciate having a coach to keep them aligned with what is most important as their lives and careers continue to evolve. There’s no pressure to continue any longer than you want. We both celebrate when it’s time to conclude our work together and send you on your way.

Is this type of coaching the right fit for me?

Schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation to determine if this style of purpose driven career and leadership coaching is right for you. I look forward to getting to know you.

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Free Career Guide & Case Studies

Want a more meaningful career? Learn 5 key strategies to find work you love that pays you well.

We’ve used these strategies to help 1000+ people find their calling and take their careers to the next level. The career guide also includes 4 career change case studies that illustrate how former clients have succeeded in making different types of career pivots.

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