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 and to make learning leadership fun. 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, innovation, and creativity.

  • Authenticity
  • Kindness
  • Daring
  • Growth
  • Creativity
  • 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
  • I combine over 10 years of business experience in marketing/communications with nine 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.

Other leadership coaches on the team

Our clients want their leaders and teams to be more connected, courageous, and influential—but often don't know where to start or have the right guide. That's where we come in.

Michael Conteh, M.Ed., PCC

Michael's an aspiring Yogi and writes movie scripts as a hobby. He has a diverse background that mixes experiences in business management, HR, leadership coaching, special education, and behavior analysis. Michael’s worked with executives and HR teams to strengthen leadership and communication skills, employee onboarding, staff retention, and the integration of Six Sigma process management.

Karina Amanullah, MA, ACC

Karina is passionate about social change, running, and her family. She has 12+ years of experience coaching and developing individuals and teams, both as a human resources professional and leadership coach. Karina’s devoted to working with high-potential clients who are seeking to enhance leadership skills and emotional intelligence to advance their careers and increase their impact.

Sean Bittner, PhD, ACC

Sean has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, loves to cook and play video games, and speaks Italian. He has a PhD in Bioengineering from Rice University with a technical background in 3D printing and biomaterials research. Sean combines his interest in science and technology with a passion for people development and leadership. He enjoys coaching rising leaders in the tech and healthcare fields on improving communication skills and emotional intelligence.

Stephanie Quarls
Stephanie Quarls, ACC

Stephanie played D1 volleyball in college and remains active by snowboarding and riding her Peloton. She focuses on leadership and transitional coaching to help others grow. Stephanie has a degree in finance and 9 years of experience in strategy consulting, facilitation, and executive-level training with Deloitte. She specializes in human-centered design and innovative techniques to approach problems in untraditional ways.

Our credentials and certifications

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

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