Sean Carney
Leadership Coach

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“Coaching is not about providing answers – it’s about embarking on a journey of self-discovery and uncovering the questions that will bring you closer to your ultimate goals. I’m here to help you draw from your potential and inner wisdom, equipping you with the tools necessary to make sense of life’s complexities and uncertainties.”

Sean Carney is a leadership coach with over 20 years of hands-on experience in the technology, healthcare, and biotech/pharma industries. His background as a Physician Assistant in emergency and trauma departments sparked an ongoing curiosity about what healthcare could learn from other sectors, specifically technology.

Sean specializes in transformational healthcare consulting, strategy, innovation, product management, hospital operations, and clinical care. Sean’s unique approach as a coach is based on his first-hand executive experience, knowledge in neuroscience, positive psychology, and innovation practices, and his ability to help clients discover their unique brilliance and authentic leadership style, influence, and presence. He helps clients overcome obstacles, improve their well-being, and increase their agility, thinking, and decision-making quality.

He is an ideal partner for highly accomplished healthcare and technology professionals who need and want to evolve from technical experts to collaborative leaders. Sean effectively works with leaders and their stakeholders in the healthcare and technology industries to align organizational priorities with clients’ professional development.

Sean helps his clients identify and mitigate patterns of behavior or thinking that might obstruct them. Sean helps leaders to increase their emotional intelligence and regulation, improve communication and collaboration, become more calm and creative problem solvers in a VUCA world, improve their well-being, decrease stress, and become more resilient. Additionally, Sean can help increase their agility thinking and decision-making quality, as well as their creativity and innovation mindset.

Sean’s clients appreciate his intelligence, genuine and down-to-earth approach, ability to be centered and present, sense of humor and compassionate directness, and ability to help them think and be better versions of themselves.

Experience

  • 20+ years of experience in technology, healthcare, and consulting
  • 3000+ hours of coaching experience across several industries, including Fortune 500 companies
  • Coached leaders and high potentials at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook
  • Worked in Asia, the EU, and North America
  • Leadership experience in healthcare technology and new product development
  • Led efforts to migrate a multi-million-dollar revenue operation to the Philippines
  • Experience as a Physician Assistant in emergency and trauma departments
  • Led and drove innovation methodologies into the healthcare practice¬†
  • Provided innovative leadership to Siemens consulting teams on strategy, operations, and process improvement initiatives.
  • Led healthcare operational transformation projects for healthcare systems

Education, Training and Certifications

  • M.B.A Southern Methodist University
  • Physician Assistant Albany Medical Center
  • Emory Goizueta Business School Executive Coaching Diploma
  • Brain-Based Coaching Certification Neuroleadership Institute
  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Agile Coaching Certification, ICAgile
  • Certified Change Management Practitioner (Prosci)
  • Assessment Certifications: Korn Ferry 360, Korn Ferry Leadership Assessments, Leadership Circle 360 Profile Certification

Personal

  • Currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, but frequently visits family in Buffalo, NY, and deeply appreciates the city’s underrated pizza
  • Passionate about renovating Airstreams and turning them into unique and functional living spaces
  • Finds peace and inspiration in Vermont and tries to work from there as much as possible.
  • An avid reader and lifelong learner, always seeking to challenge his thinking and implement new concepts
  • Has a taste for the offbeat, is a fan of Southpark, and likes the show’s unique brand of satire and social commentary, as a balance to his otherwise serious pursuits

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