Hi, I'm Banu Hantal-Kellner.
As an executive coach, I work with Series A+ Startup Founders
who are ready to unlock the next level in their leadership.
A Leader's Journey is full of external, internal, and philosophical challenges. It's a daring undertaking with many opportunities and pitfalls.
The journey sometimes involves doubts, feeling lost, and "eating glass" while having to exude confidence and clarity to the outside world.
I see your pain and desire to do great things.
I’ve helped hundreds of executives unlock their leadership superpowers to be the effective and inspiring leaders they want to be while taking care of their personhood in the process.
I can help you too. Let’s talk.
TRUSTED BY TOP COMPANIES
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"I can't imagine the person I would be without Banu's penetrating insight and unflagging resolve in seeing and unlocking my potential. Having a stellar executive coach is a superpower - one that most people don't realize. Banu is that superpower for me - she's helped me completely transform my view of who I am and what I'm capable of.
She has unquestionably more than 10x'd my effectiveness as a leader, and my ultimate life outcomes. I've referred tons of friends to her, and couldn't recommend her enough."
CEO at Sourceress
Forbes 30 under 30
“Banu coached me to navigate complex interpersonal & business issues at a critical phase of my entrepreneurial journey. Through her compassionate listening, intellect, and guidance - she was effective in helping me develop clarity and grow as a person. I recommend her to fellow entrepreneurs, executives, or anyone faced with complex business issues."
Founder/CEO at Marketly
“Banu is one of the most perceptive, intelligent, and helpful people I've interacted with in the course of getting better at the work that I do. I feel really lucky to work with her, and hope others will have a chance to also!"
Partner at The Longevity Fund
Forbes 30 under 30
“I started working with Banu during a very difficult time in my entrepreneurial journey - a large downsizing and restructuring of our business.
Banu's guidance, coaching, and compassion helped me bounce back and thrive as a leader, and more importantly - a more well-rounded person outside of work.
I appreciate how Banu provides a perfect balance of direct feedback and practical exercises mixed with enough space for you to reflect on your own."
CEO/Co-Founder at Joist
"When Banu talks, I listen. I interviewed quite a few executive coaches and it didn’t take long into our first call to ascertain that Banu had something truly unique.
She uses this understanding and deep passion for the “why’s” and “how’s” of our brains to dive deep and shift perspectives through teaching, not telling. These teachings and the care and piercing intellect with which she delivers them continues to deeply shift the way in which I conduct myself as a CEO. I wish all students had teachers as intelligent, knowledgable, caring and passionate as Banu!"
CEO/ Co-Founder at GoGuardian
“Banu provided empathetic support and advice for key issues facing me in my role as CEO. She has developed techniques that ranged from negotiating to sell the company under a very difficult and personally stressful situation.
Being a CEO brings its own unique personal and business/financial stresses. Banu has provided an understanding of these that also involved a better understanding of myself. I recommend Banu to provide advice and support to other CEOs."
Joe Q Howieson
CEO at Global First Power
Designing and leading a high-performance culture
CoFounder/Executive team alignment and conflict resolution
Overcoming burnout, impostor syndrome, anxiety and limiting beliefs
Achieving clarity on important decisions
Navigating change: Hypergrowth, pivots, downsizing, exits
Leveraging strengths and developing leadership superpowers