Hi. I'm Alex (aka zippy). I work as a executive coach for senior leaders who are technical experts and want to lead human teams with meaning, value, and exceptional results.


Happiness…is a two part equation, achieved when we find the right balance of meaning and pleasure, and when we are engaged in an activity that has both present and future benefit. These are the pursuits that both adsorb us and require us to contribute to the world beyond ourselves…. [Happiness is] the ultimate currency in […]


51 years, 51 miles, and so many teachers

Jason and I have a birthday tradition.  We ride bikes together.  1 mile for each revolution around the sun. And while we ride, we share milestones and memories from the year that we’ve just completed (when we remember). On my 51 mile birthday ride, I realized how each of my earliest years were distinguished by […]