David Brendel

Founder & Director of Leading Minds Executive Coaching, LLC and Co-Founder of Strategy of Mind, LLC

David Brendel, MD, PhD is a Boston-based executive coach who empowers high-level business leaders and professionals to manage stress, avoid burnout, lead effectively, achieve peak performance in their work, and reach fulfillment in a well integrated professional and personal life. He is founder and director of <a href="" target="_hplink">Leading Minds Executive Coaching</a> and co-founder (with Ryan Stelzer) of <a href="" target="_hplink">Strategy of Mind</a>. David also provides executive coaching services for Boston-based <a href="" target="_hplink">Camden Consulting Group</a> (where he is a Partner) and for The Leadership Development Group (based in New York City). He is a career assessment partner for Essex Partners in Boston, which provides consulting services for successful individuals navigating a major career transition. Trained at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brendel is a clinical <a href="" target="_hplink">psychiatrist</a> who has published extensively in the medical literature. With a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and certification from the <a href="" target="_hplink">American Philosophical Practitioners Association</a>, he also provides philosophical counseling services to executives and high-level professionals who wish to deepen their self-awareness and clarify their goals and values. David integrates mindfulness strategies into his coaching practice, in close collaboration with his colleague <a href="" target="_hplink">Emmie Roe Stamell</a> who is a meditation and yoga specialist. Emmie is an Associate at Leading Minds Executive Coaching, as are <a href="" target="_hplink">Stefan Kalt, Ph.D.</a> (an accomplished philosopher and certified executive coach) and <a href="" target="_hplink">Allison Abrams, LCSW</a> (a mindfulness coach and psychotherapist). David and his Associates share their experience and expertise in <a href="" target="_hplink">published articles, blog posts, and podcasts.</a>