Stephen Axel

Executive Coach

“EVER SINCE I LEARNED MY GRANDFATHER WAS THE FIRST BOARD CERTIFIED UROLOGIST IN CALIFORNIA, I’VE BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES.  IT IS AN HONOR TO COACH THE SCIENTISTS AND EXECUTIVES WHO ARE PIONEERING NEW PATHS TO HEALTH SO WE CAN ALL LIVE BETTER, MORE PRODUCTIVE LIVES. “

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KEY GIGS:

  • TLE team member since 2016. Steve is an exceptionally strong executive coach and transition coach. He has a great demeanor, extensive business knowledge and an invaluable ability to build rapport, even with our clients he coaches exclusively over the phone. Steve takes the time to understand the science, the business and the individuals he works with. His attention to detail, genuine interest in our clients, and many years of experience, position him as a tremendous thought partner to our clients.

  • VP of Global Marketing, Aladdin

  • 24+ years in sales, marketing, strategic planning, acquisition/integration, P&L Management

  • Extensive Board experience

  • Executive & Transition coach with global cultural exposure

  • Works with businesses in a wide range of industries, including Blick Art Supplies, IBM, Lululemon, OfficeMax, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Walgreens

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • B.A., Business Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation

  • Completed Co-Active Coach Training with CTI (Coach Training Institute)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & RECOGNITION:

  • Member of the International Coach Federation

  • Member of Corporate Directors Forum

  • Member of San Diego HR Forum

  • Pro bono coach, The Honor Foundation: Transitioning Special Operation Forces to civilian roles

  • Guest Lecturer, SDSU, “The Importance of Customer Relationships” and “Personal Branding”

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