MasterCoaches are top consultants, coaches, and trainers who help you create new perspectives for breakthrough results in leadership, engagement, trust, and communication. We’re all about creating great places to work. We began in the year 2000 as a partnership between Eddie Marmol and David Brown. Since then, MasterCoaches has grown to include affiliated professionals and strategic partners that support our clients with domain-specific expertise, training, and coaching. Bonnie Flatt joined MasterCoaches in 2012 and brought with her years of experience as an executive coach and business leader.
Today, MasterCoaches is a triadic collaboration between Eddie, David, and Bonnie. Together, we serve executives, leaders, and organizations in all corners of the globe, in both English and Spanish.
We believe in respectful irreverence. The important work that leaders and organizations do in the world can be done from a place of irreverence and lightness, instead of it being burdensome. To this end, we use levity to describe ourselves as The Three Headed Knight Triad:
Eddie is a former engineer and project manager and an expert in synthesizing cultures and perspectives. He has strengths in bringing complex concepts into real world applications. As a member of the three-headed knight triad, Eddie taunts his foes in both English and Spanish. Check out Eddie’s bio.
David is a former psychotherapist with over 30 years in the people business, adept at getting to the heart of what moves people to actualize their potential. He’s able to get below the surface of the complex interactions between people and facilitate greater understanding, insight and communication. As a member of the three-headed knight triad, his sword cuts deep, yet he wields it with grace and elegance. Check out David’s bio.
Bonnie is a former attorney who has been an executive compensation and professional services expert with leading professional services firms. She intimately understands the business systems nuts and bolts. Bonnie is brilliant at bridging people’s internal resources and essence with their external realities, possibilities and circumstances. As a member of the three-headed knight triad, she grounds the other two knights, with her discernment and keen sense of focus. Check out Bonnie’s bio.
Here’s a testimonial from one of our clients:
At VirtualWorks, we had aggressive expansion and revenue goals for our flagship product in the U.S. market. We knew that to accomplish these goals we had to become more cohesive and aligned as a leadership team. MasterCoaches got us on that path, including strengthening and revamping our culture. Through a combination of workshops and small-group sessions, they helped us uncover our core values and purpose, which drive and guide our actions. They also surfaced our collective strengths, and helped us create the strategic anchors and 9-month goal that we needed to dive into this next critical phase of our growth.
MasterCoaches also provided us with tools and techniques to improve how we coordinate our activities and how we hold ourselves accountable to our promises. It wasn’t an easy road to travel as we lost two members of our executive team and were learning to have difficult yet necessary conversations. There were also stressful times when we all tried to bite off more than we could chew. Through our work with MasterCoaches, we are realizing our expansion and revenue goals in the U.S., building stronger customer relationships and strengthening our leadership team.
— Erik Baklid, CEO & President, VirtualWorks
We lovingly dedicate the MasterCoaches website to the memory of David Brown’s father, Larry. Larry Brown was the consummate coach. He once told David: “Relationship before business.” We have found this wisdom to stand the test of time and we therefore apply it in all of our interactions.