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Stryk Thomas

Stryk draws upon a diverse background in management, entrepreneurship, and athletics to inform his coaching. He brings 20 years of experience in communications, operations, and strategy, working closely with senior-most leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. Stryk also previously founded two businesses: a consulting practice and a film production company. Through the latter, he wrote and produced compelling stories, led a creative team, and tapped intuition to inform decision-making amidst uncertainty. As an athlete, he is a distance runner, outdoorsman, and martial artist, holding a black belt in Shotokan karate.

Deep international experience shaped Stryk’s early career. He has lived and worked on three continents, served in the Peace Corps, and speaks three languages fluently. Working in very different cultures has taught Stryk how the ways we define our challenges and test our assumptions can overcome obstacles great and small.

Stryk is a Certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West. He trained in business (MBA) at Georgetown University and anthropology at the University of Michigan. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere.