Open Pathways

Who It's For

Designed for the experienced cyber executive already well into a role but wanting to step it up a notch - or several notches. You have the job, you're doing well, but you want more.

How We Work Together

Open Pathways is a bespoke arrangement of executive coaching which draws upon successful approaches used by executive coaches for decades. While drawing on tools and methods from the Center for Executive Coaching which have been developed by and for successful executive coaches for decades, Open Pathways also includes tools I have designed specifically for CISOs and cyber executives. We work on your goals, in a coaching space, and pull in tools when it makes sense.

What it is Not

Open Pathways is not about your cybersecurity strategy, program, or technology. It is not training. If that's what you're looking for, the section Training to Become a CISO in resources may be of interest.

What to Expect

Coaching is client-focused. You drive the goals and topics, and I create the space and provide questions and tools that are used by you to create the best possible solutions and approaches.


I adhere to the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics.

Five-Part Engagement Process

  • Ninety-minute deep discovery session to explore motivations and aspirations, with intensive listening, open reflection, and discussion of goals and commitments within the coaching.
  • On-going sessions to set a path different than would-have-been default, tap into motivations, move towards goals, and address individual circumstances and inhibitors to reaching professional goals and achieving desired outcomes.
  • Self-assessments designed and used for executives and 360-degree feedback, as needed and desired.
  • Periodic re-examination of progress against goals, changes in circumstances, and adjusting the coaching approach as progress occurs or circumstances change.
  • Near the conclusion of the defined coaching period, consideration of either game-planning self-directed next steps or goals for continued coaching. Conclusion or continuation of coaching.