How we're different

  • We've got the cred. We are certified leadership coaches, not untrained mentors.

  • We make leadership development approachable. We leave formal and intimidating for someone else.

  • We specialize in coaching the creative and innovative. We understand the design, media, entertainment, marketing, and tech industries.

  • We think leaders exist at every level. Your title is unimportant to us. We just want to help you succeed.

  • We keep it real. We bring our real selves. We joke, talk about pop culture, and aren't afraid to be vulnerable with clients.

  • We don’t promise to make you rich or famous. We’re here to help you make a positive impact.

  • We’re not about magic bullets. Our research-based methods promote growth and change–but it’s up to you to do the work.

  • We're about results. We help you translate conversations to tangible action.

Our mission

Our mission is to help folks harness sky-high leadership potential to create more dynamic, human workplaces. We specialize in supporting leaders and teams within creative, marketing, and tech fields.

We nerd out on helping you improve communication, relationships, emotional intelligence, mindset, influence, collaboration, team culture, change management, creativity, and innovation.

  • Realness
  • Growth
  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Daring
  • Play

What we believe

Typical corporate coaching and training? Yeah, that’s not for us —and probably not for you either.

We believe leadership coaching shouldn’t feel formal or artificial. It can be approachable, and even fun!

We believe anyone can learn to lead and collaborate better. And that leading doesn't mean having a fancy title.

In our view, a leader is anyone who positively influences others to accomplish worthy shared goals.

The only prerequisites to improving include having the genuine desire, openness, and courage to grow and change.

And we believe we’re the best people to help foster that growth in your and your team.

Meet the team

Nice to meet you— I’m GLENN. I’m a jazz pianist and former marketer turned leadership coach, and the founder here at Skybound.

 

I’m a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). If you’re into leadership, sci-fi/fantasy, breakfast tacos, or the occasional dad joke, we’ll get along just fine.

Glenn Taylor, MS, PCC

President and Founder
Meet Glenn Taylor, Leadership Coach and President of Skybound Coaching and Training
  • I combine over 10 years of business experience in marketing/communications with 10 years in coaching, a Master’s Degree in Organization Development and Leadership, and training in improv comedy. Prior to coaching, I served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Houston Symphony.
  • I was trained as a coach through the Co-Active Training Institute, and am a Past-President of the ICF Houston Chapter. I also teach coaching skills and mentor coaches-in-training. For more about Glenn, watch this video.

Leadership coaches on the team

We are a rockstar team of certified and credentialed coaches, with backgrounds in various creative and innovative fields.

Coaches for Marketing Leaders

We coach leaders within marketing, communications, branding, research, digital marketing, social media, PR, media relations, internal and external communications, marketing analytics, and creative services.

Coaches for Technology Leaders

We coach leaders in both established and startup tech environments within product development, product management, coding, data science, information security, machine learning, and engineering.

Coaches for Design Leaders

We coach leaders within graphic design, art direction, branding, web design, UX design, UI design, photography, video, multimedia, animation, fashion design, interior design, and architecture.

Coaches for Media and Entertainment Leaders

We coach leaders within the performing and visual arts, nonprofit arts, museum management, film and video production, photography, streaming content, video game development, and virtual reality.

Coaches for Healthcare Leaders

We coach leaders within nursing, physician services, surgery, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, alternative medicines, medical device development, pharmacology, dentistry, and veterinary services.

Coaches for Software Development Leaders

We coach leaders within software engineering, coding, application development, system engineering, information security, web development, virtual reality, and video game development.

Our credentials and certifications

What the FAQ?

  • What’s the difference between coaching and training?

    Coaching takes place in a 1-on-1 or small group setting across multiple sessions and months. Training happens in larger groups and is typically a one-off workshop or a limited series. Coaching supports people to devise their own strategies to achieve their goals, while training provides participants with an overview of best-practices related to certain skills.

  • Is coaching the same as mentoring, consulting, or counseling?

    Leadership coaching is not the same as mentoring, consulting, or therapy. A coach is a partner, who guides you to find your own answers and tap into your own abilities to grow. Mentoring and consulting generally involve giving advice and recommendations, while counseling is about processing mental-health related topics and experiences.

  • Why should I get a coach for myself or my employees?

    Having a coach can provide guidance and support in personal and professional growth. For individuals, a coach helps uncover strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots, leading to increased self-awareness and improved decision-making. For employees, coaching enhances leadership skills, boosts motivation, and fosters a positive work culture, resulting in higher productivity and employee satisfaction.

  • What type of person is ideal for coaching?

    Coaching is beneficial for individuals who are interested in growing and open to change. Ideal candidates are self-reflective, willing to explore their beliefs and behaviors, and committed to taking action to improve. They have a growth mindset and are receptive to feedback, allowing them to use coaching to unlock their potential and achieve goals.

  • What are the results of coaching and training?

    Individuals and teams experience enhanced self-confidence, improved communication and interpersonal skills, increased resilience, and better decision-making capabilities. Coaching and training can also lead to improved work-life balance, increased job satisfaction, and a greater sense of fulfillment, ultimately resulting in higher levels of success and overall well-being. Check out our Google reviews to hear about our impact!

  • Can coaching or training occur virtually?

    Absolutely! A.K.A. - We’re sweatpant friendly. In addition to virtual coaching, we specialize in facilitating virtual group training that's interactive and engaging. We use the Butter virtual conferencing platform, which is designed for fun and engaging virtual sessions. Check it out at Butter.us.

  • How long does leadership coaching typically last?

    It depends! Leadership coaching can last from several months to a year or longer, depending on the complexity of the objectives and the progress made. The most common length of a coaching engagement is from 4-6 months and involves bi-weekly sessions.

  • How is Skybound different from other leadership development companies?

    We believe coaching and training should be approachable, relatable, and engaging. We prioritize creating a positive and playful atmosphere where our clients enjoy their journey towards growth and development. By fostering a sense of fun, we ensure that the tools and strategies covered have a better chance of sticking, making your progress more sustainable. Finally, we specialize in working with clients in marketing, creative, and tech fields.

Interested in coaching or team workshops? Let's chat!

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