About the Author

Kaveh is the leader of Heidrick and Struggles executive coaching practice in North America.

Kaveh focuses on working with leaders placed to make transformational and creative changes in their organizations.  Kaveh has a proven record of success in harnessing the strengths of these leaders to achieve accelerated business solutions.  He is able to create significant insights through reflective thinking, presence, and disciplined follow-through.

Executives who have worked with Kaveh say that his strengths are his deep insights into the realities of the current and future business world, accelerated scanning of the environment and competition; creative out of the box thinking, and leveraging the collective intelligence of their teams and creating the organizational culture to support and foster the appropriate organizational design and strategies.  They also point their deep trust and personal connectivity with Kaveh, his coaching approach, and style.

Kaveh has led the coaching program for the Executive MBA program at the Darden business school at the University of Virginia.  He has been featured as a speaker at Fast Company video productions and The Young President Organization (YPO). He has written extensively in the areas of twenty-first-century leadership and coaching.

Kaveh is honored to be on the board of Eliminate Poverty Now, a leading non-profit leading the fight against poverty in Africa.  http://www.eliminatepovertynow.org/

Kaveh recently co-authored a whitepaper with Sherry Duda titled “Chief Executive Acceleration: How New CEOs can Integrate Quickly and Effectively”. 

Example Projects

  • Coached senior boardroom clients – individuals and teams – in a range of global, complex, matrix organizations across industry sectors including financial services, communications, manufacturing, and professional services
  • Coached CEO of a major financial services organization to focus on key activities and deliver on important business priorities that he alone could influence and deliver
  • Coached the CEO of a financial services organization and his team to define and instill a new culture through aligned behaviors and ensure it’s integration into the management and business processes of the organization
  • Coached the new CEO of a pharmaceutical company to successfully integrate into the organization and build a high-performance leadership team
  • Coached the CEO of a global food company and his team in leading the organization through transformational enterprise systems and process change
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