Brian Whetten Entrepreneur, author and leadership consultant

By the age of 30, Brian had earned a Berkeley Ph.D. in computer science, raised $20 million for two Silicon Valley startups, become an internationally known academic and speaker, been part of a $400 million IPO, repeatedly made and lost millions – and burned out twice. After an emotional crisis, he left his career for six years of full time personal growth work, including a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Today, Brian serves as an author, executive coach, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker. He helps leaders turn soft skills into hard results, and supports them in developing companies that both make money and make a difference. He is considered one of the foremost experts in the fields of conscious business and authentic leadership. Dr. Whetten writes a regular column for the Huffington Post, and is the author of Yes, Yes, Hell No! The Little Book for Making Big Decisions.

That said, what really excites Brian is his family. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Nicole, where they spend much of their time wondering how their two daughters can be so cute.

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