The aim of my services is to help you become a more effective CEO and a happier, more actualized, integrated, inspired, and balanced human being. I work with people via retainer or on a project basis.

360-Degree Feedback for CEOs:

It’s common practice that all employees of a company receive feedback. That is, except the CEO, for some reason. Why would you wait until you’re having difficulties with their team, or even worse, are in danger of losing your job to seek out feedback? And even if your performance seems to be widely approved, wouldn’t you want to know what people perceive your strengths and weaknesses to be? The best CEOs all continuously work on their game. My aim is to provide you, the CEO, with the constructive feedback you need to do that. To start, I interview your board members and staff. I can also meet with a few of your rank-and-file employees to assess their views on your leadership style and corporate culture. On a confidential basis, I learn things they usually will not tell you directly. I synthesize their input into a write-up (for your eyes only), and we go over it together. I would recommend doing this annually.

Yosi Amram has been my business and personal advisor for five years. I started three companies during this period, successfully and unsuccessfully. Yosi’s coaching led me through the business challenges as well as helping me grow as an individual. His approach cultivates serenity and confidence. His advice helped me to stop, analyze, and reflect, avoiding the danger of distress and burnout. His coaching helped me leave problems in the office and carry my drive and energy into other activities in my life.

– Founder & CEO

“…the most emotionally intelligent leaders actively seek out negative feedback as well as positive. Those leaders understand they need a full range of information to perform better-whether or not that information feels good to hear.”

– Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee

Private Confidant and CEO Coach:

  • Recruiting board members and developing the right board relationships
  • Hiring of key executives
  • Coaching or terminating underperforming employees
  • Raising money
  • Communicating with investors
  • Preparing for an important board meetings
  • Conducting and delivering 360-feedback to executive VPs
  • Making important strategic decisions with a calm and clear mind
  • Developing and handing the reins to a successor
  • Giving an important talk or speech
  • Dealing with or delivering bad news
  • Liquidity and exit strategies: public markets versus company sale

I also regularly work on longer term self-development and transformational leadership issues like:

  • Creating a high-performance team
  • Developing a culture of accountability and innovation
  • Becoming a better listener and a more emotionally intelligent leader
  • Mobilizing meaning through an inspiring mission and values statement
  • Achieving balance and harmony between your personal and work life
  • Maintaining a regular program of physical and mental exercises that keeps you feeling invigorated
  • Owning your power
  • Becoming a more effective communicator and public speaker
  • Enhancing your creativity and intuition
  • Developing an authentic presence that inspires others
  • Reinventing yourself and/or your company
  • Becoming a better coach and a transformational leader for others

Whatever it is, I am there: to listen, brainstorm, and help. We discuss whatever is on your mind (completely confidentially). Where else can you find someone you trust whose sole interest is in helping you, but who has also been there and understands the issues?

We meet periodically in person, or on the phone (given your busy schedule), anywhere from once a week to once a month. I am also available on the phone or email in between meetings or when traveling. For our first two meetings, I allow clients to gauge the value of the sessions at no cost whatsoever.  

“Few leaders, even veteran CEOs, can do the job without talking to someone about their experiences, which is why most develop a close relationship with a trusted colleague, a confidant to whom they can tell their thoughts and fears.”

– Kerry Sulkowicz
Harvard Business Review, February 1, 2004

“Cultivating special relationships, those whose sole purpose is to help you along your path, is crucial to continuing development. Mentors or coaches, as we have seen, help you to discover your dreams, to understand your strengths and gaps and your impact on others, and to guide you through the steps in your learning plan. Just by calling someone ‘mentor’ or ‘coach’ isn’t enough—the relationship must be one of candor, trust and support.”

– Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee


My fees are determined by the scope of the work, the frequency of meetings, and the time commitment required. It involves a balanced combination of cash and equity. I also offer a sliding scale schedule for early-stage startups.

360-Degree Feedback for CEOs:

The fee depends on how many people I would be interviewing from your board and staff. It is always a worthwhile business expense for the company to invest in providing feedback for its leader. Because I am a former CEO, I know what to look for, and the information is both high quality and actionable.

Private Confidant and CEO Coach:

After our first two meetings together (which are free and during which we evaluate working together), we will agree on a fair amount. The amount will depend on my time commitment and the frequency of our meetings.

“If I were a CEO, there is no person I’d rather have on my side than Yosi Amram. Yosi is a master at business strategy, with the ability to address technology, market, and organizational issues in a deeply insightful way. And he’s a terrific person—caring, thoughtful, creative, and direct. In my own career, Yosi’s advice has been invaluable—as it will be for you.”

– Venture Capital General Partner & Director