Leaders hungry to grow and excel will thrive with adventure based coaching.

Leaders hungry to grow and excel will thrive with adventure based coaching.

Who gets the most out of our coaching?

Leaders tired of conference room organizational development, power points, and coaching in the office.

Leaders who know what they do matters for their people along with the bottom line.

Innovative, adventurous, and growth-minded leaders who want to reach their fullest potential.

People who believe with the right focus and hard work they can have fulfilling careers and lives.

Leaders looking for breakthroughs from learning new skills and challenging themselves!

What is leadership coaching with Cairn like?

Excellent leadership coaching from experienced leaders certified in executive coaching through Georgetown University.  We use deep listening, curious questions, guided self-observations and unique exercises in order to-

Help leaders gain clarity despite the flood of data and problems leaders deal with daily

Listen deeply to catch narratives, excuses and opportunities you have not yet noticed

Show ways to make important decisions more quickly with confidence

Tap into your creative side, sparking untapped innovation

Notice and continue to develop your emotional intelligence

Rekindle or find joy and purpose in your life path and leadership

Encourage leaders to take on new challenges with confidence, skill and excitement

Provide curated exposure to what research and experts are saying about leading people today


Skillful instruction in an outdoor activity from American Mountain Guide Association certified REI Outdoor School and National Outdoor Leadership School instructors who have spent the last 15 years climbing mountains around the world.  We will-

Guide you and manage risk as you learn

Provide top notch instruction so you can leave the program confident enough in your skills to continue pursuing your new outdoor passion

Provide recommended gear free of charge and suggest further gear lists from industry experts

Provide a guided journal to capture your growth and ideas

Collect pictures and memories that last forever

Provide fitness and nutrition coaching at your request for low additional cost

Take your practice of leadership and life to new heights!

Take your practice of leadership and life to new heights!

Engaging in play opens up your mind and willingness to learn.

Engaging in play opens up your mind and willingness to learn.

From pleasant to extreme, time outside has powerful positive effects.

From pleasant to extreme, time outside has powerful positive effects.

When and where do I start?

Start now!  Your first hour is a free opportunity to see if this excites you and verify we will work well together.  After that you can expect leadership coaching once every two weeks.  We customize periodicity and length of sessions to your goals, current level of skill and fitness, and time / energy to commit!

Your adventure location is your choice.  We recommend starting local at Mission Gorge or Mission Trails right here in San Diego.  Get coaching in a unique environment and start learning the skills you will need for your adventure.  As we go, you can branch out to more challenging or simply different terrain like El Cajon Mountain, Torrey Pines, Coronado Beach, Idyllwild, Sedona, or Red Rock Canyon.  Work with your coach to choose a stretch goal that stokes your fire!  These might include multi-pitch climbs in Tahquitz, mountaineering in the High Sierra, Washington State or even Alaska, a weekend of camping and climbing in Joshua Tree or a week of backpacking in Olympic National Forest!  The sky is the limit!