Coaches in EA

This page lists (in alphabetical order by first name) eleven coaches who are familiar with Effective Altruism . There is a range of coaching styles provided through this list. Please note that we are working on making sure each coach has the methods they make use of listed, as well their qualifications, availabilities, and time zones of practice.

Daniel Kestenholz

Certified Professional Coach

I help people in the EA community face difficult challenges and make their biggest contribution to the world while taking care of themselves. My clients include people at CEA/80K, Charity Entrepreneurship, CLR/EAF, FHI, Rethink Priorities, and OpenAI.

Most of my clients are either early-stage professionals who want to be more effective at work or emerging leaders and managers who want to get great at working with others. I also work with people who want to become better learners to navigate greater and more rapid change and complexity.

My coaching follows a person-centered (empathic and supportive, non-directive) and behavior-focused (action and future-oriented) approach. I'm certified with the International Coaching Federation, the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches.

I'm located in Central European Time (CET). Sessions are 60 minutes in duration, and we meet via Google Meet or Zoom. My fee for each 60-minute session is €90 for personally funded clients and €135 for corporate-sponsored clients.

See my website for more information.

Daryl Edwards

ReFi and SocEnt Founder Coach

I am fascinated by human ingenuity & coordination, effective impact, and the power of asking great questions; especially when combined.

I have a deep background in Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Engineering, Crypto (DeFi, DAOs, ReFi) and am a certified coach. I help Impact-Focussed Founders leverage their time so they can live their dream life while creating impact they've only dreamed of.

 

The best place to see what I'm up to is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/daryljedwards
The second best place is LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daryledwards/

Coaching is by referral, invitation, or application only, limited spaces available. Email for more info:
daryl AT daryledwards.com

Dave Cortright

Certified Professional Coach

After two decades as a Silicon Valley product designer and four years as director of technology for a wildlife nonprofit, I pivoted to professional coaching. I am passionate about helping others, and by guiding them to find their true calling, I amplify my impact on improving the world.

 

I follow the integral coaching methodology from New Ventures West. However, I know every person is unique and pride myself on designing an approach that is best suited for the individual and their situation.

 

I have been a serious philanthropist since 2004 and an effective altruist since 2017, supporting animal welfare and environmental causes. I am also a member of the International Coaching Foundation (ICF). I am a trained crisis counselor and a top-rated compassionate listener on 7 Cups. I have lived experience with anxiety, depression, procrastination, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome.

 

I’m in Palo Alto, California, USA (Pacific Time Zone). Sessions occur over Zoom. My EA community rate is $150/hour, but I am happy to negotiate if you are a student, paying out-of-pocket, or working for a nonprofit/NGO. Our first session (a chemistry call) is free.

 

For more information, check out my LinkedIn profile or email me directly: dave.coaching@pm.me

Katie Glass

Career & Mindset Coach

I’m a coach and consultant who helps people in the EA community flourish by contributing to the world from a place of integrity and self-compassion. 

 

My clients include leaders and staff of EA organizations, entrepreneurs working on early stage EA projects, individuals navigating career changes and other coaches. 

 

I support them to:

  • Navigate career challenges and transitions

  • Manage their energy to optimize for flow and avoid burning out

  • Overcome imposter syndrome

  • Improve their relationships

  • And take courageous values-based action in all aspects of their lives. 

 

I have over 10 years professional community-building experience in the start-up, tech and non-profit sectors, working for brands like Google, Pinterest, Nike and previously managed teams at the Centre for Effective Altruism. I’ve trained with the Coaches Training Institute, the ACE Coach Accelerator program and in Non-Violent Communication.

 

My coaching is adapted to my clients’ needs; they tend to particularly appreciate my compassionate, non-judgmental, ‘cheerleading’ style.

I’m based in the UK and work with people globally via Google Meet. Real change takes time and I only work with people who are deeply motivated, so I require a minimum commitment of 3 months. I offer subsidized or completely pro bono sessions to self-funded EA clients with financial constraints via a grant from the EA Infrastructure Fund. You can read more about my packages and express interest in working with me via my website: www.katieglass.com.

Lynette Bye

Productivity Coach

Hi! I’m a productivity coach who works with effective altruists.

My goal is to help the people who are trying to solve the world’s most pressing problems to clarify your priorities and do more of your most important work. Realistically, I’m not going to solve all your problems, and you won’t have a four-hour work week. You can’t "do it all."

But you can do what matters most. I’ll help you do that based on my experience seeing what works for EAs trying to stay motivated, stay focused, and produce results. You can view my posts on modelstheory of change, and prioritization for examples of how I view the world.

You might be feeling unfocused, overwhelmed, behind, or just like you could be doing more. If that’s you, let’s talk.

 

Schedule a free intake call on my website.

 

All calls are remote. European and US time zones work well. The regular price is $200 per session, and I offer a sliding scale.

Mary Bajorek

Work Life Coach

I guide professionals through transition points in their careers towards feeling agentic, confident and capable so that their work can become aligned with who they are and the impact they want to make in the world. To date, I have guided dozens of people from all over the world in a myriad of professions to experience their work as an expression of who they are at the core and what they deeply care about.

 

I offer 1:1 coaching either on a bi-weekly or monthly basis depending on the client’s needs. The rates differ depending on the engagement and are usually within $200-$250 CAD per 1h session but I am more than happy to figure something out if cost is prohibitive. I also offer free workshops every two months on various topics ranging from relationship to money, purpose, desire and choice (more information on: https://www.lifeworthlovingcoaching.com/).

 

If you want to reach out, here is a link to book a free 1h intro session or email me directly: lifeworthloving.coaching@gmail.com

May Ho

Chartered Manager, Business, Career and Performance Coach

My purpose is to empower (aspiring) leaders worldwide to reach their potential. I founded artwhich® –an educational support services business in London, the United Kingdom that builds the capacities of (aspiring) leaders to drive systemic change for a better world.

 

We exist to collectively create a sustainable world that focuses on the wellbeing of all. As a coach, I partner with individuals, teams, and organisations to help (aspiring) leaders and their teams enjoy their development journey. EA Advocate, Chartered Manager, and EMCC Master Member, I adopt a person-centred approach and embrace a developmental coaching style. My strength as a coach lies in my ability to contribute vigorously and energetically to various commitments that challenge you to grow. I believe coaching is about a long-term relationship of equals. I am always here to support you and help you to break down barriers to achieve positive outcomes.

 

I am based in the London BST/GMT time zone. Sessions occur remotely over Zoom. My EA community rate is £100 GBP ($125 USD) per hour. Discount is available if you are an early career professional or working for a non-profit organisation. Our first half an hour session is free. Write to hello@artwhich.com to schedule your session.

Shay Gestal

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Shay Gestal (of AI Safety Support) is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach offering completely free sessions to people who are working on AI safety. She aims to help optimize the physical/mental health, and thereby the overall capacity and productivity, of selected clients. 

 

Shay helps with lifestyle and behavior modifications around energy, focus, motivation, anxiety/stress management, sleep, nutrition, movement/exercise, ergonomics, and more. 

 

Shay lives in Burlington, Vermont (USA). She provides these free and unlimited virtual sessions to those who are working on AI safety around the world. Simply go to https://www.aisafetysupport.org/resources/shay  and book a free 15-minute introductory call to get started!

Sonia Axis

Holistic Counsellor & Life Coach

My Name is Sonia Axis - I'm a holistic counsellor and a life coach with an artist-healer's soul and I bring transformation, hope and new skills.

 

I specialise in Holistic Therapy & Coaching, which is an innovative and highly effective hybrid form of therapy combining: counselling, mindset coaching, energy balance restoration and breathwork. This hybrid method of therapy and coaching is mostly used in burnout, anxiety, low moods, addictions, feeling a sense of being lost in life; it helps to establish a healthy sense of self and teaches how to manage one's emotions and thinking. 

 

I am based near Oxford, UK and am happy to meet up with people in other time zones. I provide both in-person and remote services.

 

Costs of the session:

£75/45min (basic format of Holistic Therapy & Coaching - talking) 

£125/105min (full format of Holistic Therapy & Coaching - talking & energy treatment)

Holistic Therapy & Coaching is suggested when you want to process the past, understand yourself and get practical tools to feel better.

£50/45min (personal counselling, suggested when you just feel you need someone to listen to you)

 

My website: www.holisticaxis.com

Tee Barnett

Personal Strategist (Coach)

Working with me is about having a ‘personal strategist’ that helps guide the discovery, navigation and refinement of deep perceptual constructs that meaningfully affect your personal and professional life. My methods at this level of depth have proven valuable across a wide variety of high-performers, including several organization leaders in effective altruism, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager, 2x unicorn startup founder, Oxford professor and startup co-founder pairs. Some of their anonymized stories you can find here. You can find more info in my FAQ section


I’ve recently partnered with Training For Good, a coaching organization within the effective altruism community, to offer trials of my coaching. I’m also currently trialing my coaching with leaders of organizations in Effective Altruism (Rethink Priorities, HLI, Nonlinear Fund, Fortify Health, Centre for Long-Term Resilience, etc.)

I'm a co-founder and current board director of Rethink Charity (RC), a project collective that launched and/or incubated several EA community building projects, including Rethink PrioritiesRC Forward, the EA Hub, the EA SurveyEA Giving Tuesday, and fiscal sponsorship for numerous startup EA-aligned projects. RC Projects that have since closed down are Students for High-Impact Charity, the Local Effective Altruism Network and Rethink Grants.

My current path to scalable impact is focused on facilitating a wave of ambitious and clear-minded clients that will have compounding goodness for the world, especially as they start their own projects, manage others, and navigate their own relationships.

Terezie Kosíková

Certified mindfulness and CBT coach

I am a life coach emphasizing relationships and dating, communication and social skills, emotions and needs, motivation and goal setting, career coaching, self-care, and productivity.

 

The main methods I use are mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. I would be happy to guide you through your progress. 

 

The best way to find out if I am an optimal coach for you is to book a free intro session. And no, you are not wasting my time, I would love talking to you even if you are uncertain! If you have any hesitation about booking via the calendly link directly, please drop me an email at  kosikova.terezie@gmail.com

 

My rate for the session is $100 per 50 minutes session. You can find more about me on my coaching website or LinkedIn


Outside of coaching I am focusing on EA movement-building (I am a former community builder of Czech EA and coordinator of smaller projects). Currently, I am drawn to EA meta, as I am a cofounder of the EA mindfulness-based programme. Our goal is to help an effective altruist to be productive, but also happy. We believe that this could be a path toward long-lasting motivation.