Frankie says that it was love at first sight when he met Miriam at a business lunch. Neither were single at the time so they took a different route: Frankie hired Miriam as his executive coach, then as a business consultant for his team. Slowly Frankie became the walking prototype for what is possible when you embody the leadership skills Miriam teaches, mixed with his own special style.
We became friends, supporting each other through breakups, laughing our way through movies and spending countless hours talking about both life and leadership.
Somewhere along the way Miriam caught up with Frankie and saw him as the love of her life. We are now married (a second marriage for both of us) and blowing the roof off of everything we learned about how amazing relationships could be.
2M is built on the skills and systems we have been practicing for years. We want leaders around the globe to discover how wonderful life can be when you get out of your own way.
Our homebase is Maui, Hawaii, USA. We love our work and love our life.
- Hacking business strategy to make it fun
- All-things tech
- Water sports
- Celebrating the little things
- People’s dreams coming true
Most people call me a business psychologist or a coach. Driven by the belief that it is possible to be happy and successful at the same time, I started shadowing consultants as a teenager to learn how. After finishing my undergrad and spending 5 years living in Spain, I stalked my favorite consulting company until they hired me. There I worked with teams and top-level executives at JetBlue, Clorox, Morgan Stanley, Nintendo, the Department of Defense and the Nature Conservancy, to name a few.
In 2008 my whole world was flipped upside down. Within a couple months my Mom passed away unexpectedly and I went through a divorce. Once the dust started to settle I began to see things more clearly. Of all of the companies I had worked with, the only ones with lasting change had motivated people at the top modeling how to do things differently. Unfortunately, it was rare to find these driven leaders and many cultural change efforts did not succeed.
I had a new mission. In 2010 (Master’s Degree + Coaching Certificate in hand) I opened my private practice working exclusively with ambitious executives and entrepreneurs. This has led me to work with the leaders of start-ups across the globe and witness the magic that unfolds when people claim their potential.
My Credentials Include:
- MA, Organizational Management and Development. Fielding Institute.
- Thesis: Creating a Culture of Health & Healing, A Study of Addiction in the Workplace.
- Certified Leadership + Transformation Coach. Hendricks Institute.
- BA, Psychology + Business. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Certified Conscious Living and Loving Coach. Hendricks Institute.
- Certified Organizational Culture Consultant. Denison Consulting.
- Certified Leadership Development Consultant. Denison Consulting.
- Being outdoors
- That ah-ha smile when clients recognize their genius for the first time.
I started my first business at the age of 7 and haven’t stopped. In my 20s I grew a company to 150 employees and $30MM in annual revenue. In the process I lost myself in the beliefs that had been drilled into me. I acted as though working long, hard days was what was most important; and a culture of fear was the best way to motivate my team. I knew this wasn’t how I wanted to lead but I had never seen it done any other way. Without knowing what else to do, I slowly drove myself into the ground. My health tanked, my marriage tanked, everything good in life turned grey. It took hitting rock bottom before I was able to find a new approach.
In 2010 I found Miriam. I was 1 year into a new business and was committed to doing it differently. I wanted the culture of this business to be focused people feeling good about themselves and their work. I wanted to be happy while building this business, something I had never had before.
I am happy to say that I accomplished all I set out to do. People started approaching me for coaching – asking for support in getting some of what I had for themselves. This led me to become a certified CTI coach. More than anything, what I share with my clients is an enthusiasm for life, a belief that what they want IS possible and lots of tools of how to make it fun and easy.
To read more about my journey you can read my blog:
My Credentials Include:
- Founder of 7 businesses
- Chairman of Board + Advisory Board Member
- CTI Trained Coach
- Finance, Colorado State University
- Being an early adopter
- Studying successful entrepreneurs
- My Kindle + Audible
- Cooking without a recipe
- Meditating on a paddle board
- Kite Boarding
Brains behind the operation
Lisa Hook is our Office Manager extraordinaire. She loves hands-on home renovation, cooking (she was a restaurateur for years) and being a mom to her two grown sons. She lives in Arizona, where she finds the sun as much as possible.