Adam Quiney C-Suite Network Advisor Since October 2020

Transformational Leadership and Executive Reinvention


I am an executive leadership coach specializing in working with the Smartest People in the Room. A former software developer and attorney, I learned early on in life that having a big heart was a liability. I froze it out and ran everything up through the giant abacus on top of my shoulders.

My life became manageable, controlled, optimized and highly efficient. I didn’t get angry, because anger was inefficient and unproductive. I didn’t get overly joyful, because that wasn’t professional. I did everything precisely to the extent that was appropriate and would help me succeed.

My life was totally lacking in intimacy, true impact, and a sense of really feeling fulfilled. I had a successful career, accolades, great style, looked good, and was well on the track of success. And, I’d come home to a marriage free of any real intimacy and abuse substances to get a sense of the freedom and self-expression I craved.

From love, I am Connection, Passion, Presence, Wit and Brilliance. From fear, I am awkward, robotic, apathetic, arrogant and irrelevant. These days, I’ve learned to embrace all of these parts of myself (rather than lobotomizing them or pretending they aren’t there), and work with others to do the same in their own lives.

Leadership means living a rich life, and the most transformative leadership is directly correlated with your ability to live as yourself, fully-expressed.

Don’t settle for a pretty good. Create the impossible.