Daniel Merriman

What kind of coaching do you do?
General managementProductEngineering management
Ideal client & kinds of help/problems you like to solve

My ideal client has a clear vision for what they want from our relationship. That might be to challenge them, to act as an impartial third party who can look at what they doing and push them to do things better. They might need a sounding board, someone to bounce ideas off before they're fully formed, and to help shape them so they're ready for more public consumption. Or they might need a personal coach, an ally who will, without judgement, give them the space to do their best thinking on whatever is most important to them at that moment. My clients vary from product leaders and start-up founders to new graduates and career-changers.

Preferred coaching structure

I typically have calls on a regular structure, whether weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. We'll have an initial (free) conversation about your goals and to see if we're a good match for each other, and then we'll go from there.

Who can't you help?

I am a person-oriented coach, so in my coaching sessions a lot of the "work" is about exploring the client's experiences and feelings around the situation to help them make decisions that better serve their goals. I believe that my clients are entirely capable of making good decisions - they might just need a bit of help working out what direction to take. All of this is to say, you'll get out of coaching what you put in. If you want someone to flat-out tell you what to do, I won't be a good fit.