Skip to main content

Get the results you want

Get the results
you want

We transformed from a team of leaders to a leadership team.

We started really experimenting.

We started dealing with the hard stuff.

We converged on one culture after a challenging merger.

We started fully collaborating.

We got real about our priorities.

We pivoted our strategy.

We cleaned up accountability and decision making.

We scaled the leadership team to match our growth.

We transformed from a team of leaders to a leadership team.

We started really experimenting.

We started dealing with the hard stuff.

We converged on one culture after a challenging merger.

We started fully collaborating.

We got real about our priorities.

We pivoted our strategy.

We cleaned up accountability and decision making.

We scaled the leadership team to match our growth.

testimonials

Kristin designed and led a series of quarterly off-sites for us that enabled us to to see a significant strategic breakthrough for our business. We began to execute on it immediately. In less than a year, we more than doubled our revenue from less than $70M to more than $143M, we delivered our best gross margin to date and our most profitable quarter and more than doubled our stock price.

CEOPublicly-traded biotech company

Dave brings focus and attention to many levels at once: Are we doing the right thing? How well is the team engaging? Am I showing up as the right leader for the moment for all the stakeholders? I’ve become much more of the leader I want to be. We’ve made really big strides.

GMBusiness unit of major internet company

Cyndi has an innate ability to read people and to help them to navigate and explore their deepest questions. She has taught me to lead from my center, my core, with authenticity and grace, both for myself and others. Through tears, lots of laughter, “A-ha” moments, and accountability, Cyndi helped me to grow and see possibility.

COONon-profit breaking the cycle of poverty

We’ve continued to tap the collective intelligence of our executive team and have continued to make our business clearer to ourselves and our teams. Our business is delivering on all fronts, and Kristin’s coaching and our off-sites have been a critical enabler. She really knows how to help a team dance well together.

CEOPublicly-traded biotech company

Groupaya provided a lot of value to our dialogues, notably in the meeting design. The depth with which the Groupaya team committed themselves to designing a meeting to get the best possible outcome was valuable and impressive.

Executive OfficerWater Conservancy Project

I was particularly looking for a coach who could also help me learn and grow in the DEI space, somebody who would challenge my assumptions and my default responses as a cis white male. Dave has done all of that, and far more. I show up as a leader differently now, and I interact with my colleagues differently now. I'm learning how to be a collaborative leader, a convener rather than an authority.

Head of Operations & FinanceEcological justice organization

I started this coaching engagement looking for leadership tips and tricks - support to navigate complex people and team dynamics that many leaders encounter. I ended the engagement with plenty of these tactical tools, but far more importantly, I began the process of focusing on the right things from a much more strategic personal development perspective. Working with Kristin was truly one of the most transformative and empowering professional development experiences I have ever had as a result. I now have a much richer sense of my strengths, weaknesses and tendencies as a leader and as a person... and a gameplan for how to continue to leverage this knowledge in different settings. Kristin is thoughtful, warm, and challenging in the right moments. Her process is highly tailored to the individual, and I highly recommend her to anyone with the desire to become a more evolved leader and human.

CEOSpecialty Bank

offerings

C-Team
Development
Reset & Launch

You develop a shared understanding of your team’s dynamics, challenges, and aspirations. Together, we co-design a multi-day offsite to address what emerges. Afterward, you and your team continue to practice and receive support.

Uplevel

You transform from a team of leaders to a leadership team. You and your team build capacity to work together more effectively on your most critical and complex business challenges.

Leader
Coaching
1:1 Development

You choose the focus for creating greater possibilities for yourself and your organization. You get clear about what is required to unleash your own and others’ potential.

Turbocharged

You lead a meeting with your team; your coach listens and observes. The two of you debrief soon after and design a micro-experiment. Watch yourself and your team evolve as you continue this cycle of reflection, practice, and iteration.

Change
Consulting
Organization Evolution

You design and lead strategy, culture, and innovation initiatives; we support you in showing up as the leaders the organization needs.

Process Co-Design

You lead improvements, such as new approaches to planning or distributed decision-making. We help ensure your moves are intentional and durable.

Development
Programs
Cohort Learning

Your people develop specific capacities aligned with your organization’s larger vision and values. Cohorts meet over 4-12 months.

Coaching Circles

Groups of 6-10 people gather for facilitated coaching conversations. Your leaders learn and grow together, address real challenges, and form valuable connections.

offerings

C-Team Development

Reset & Launch

You develop a shared understanding of your team’s dynamics, challenges, and aspirations. Together, we co-design a multi-day offsite to address what emerges. Afterward, you and your team continue to practice and receive support.

Uplevel

You transform from a team of leaders to a leadership team. You and your team build capacity to work together more effectively on your most critical and complex business challenges.

Leader Coaching

1:1 Development

You choose the focus for creating greater possibilities for yourself and your organization. You get clear about what is required to unleash your own and others’ potential.

Turbocharged

You lead a meeting with your team; your coach listens and observes. The two of you debrief soon after and design a micro-experiment. Watch yourself and your team evolve as you continue this cycle of reflection, practice, and iteration.

Change Consulting

Organization Evolution

You design and lead strategy, culture, and innovation initiatives; we support you in showing up as the leaders the organization needs.

Process Co-Design

You lead improvements, such as new approaches to planning or distributed decision-making. We help ensure your moves are intentional and durable.

Development Programs

Cohort Learning

Your people develop specific capacities aligned with your organization’s larger vision and values. Cohorts meet over 4-12 months.

Coaching Circles

Groups of 6-10 people gather for facilitated coaching conversations. Your leaders learn and grow together, address real challenges, and form valuable connections.

Our work with leadership teams starts with a Discovery Process.
Discovery is based in part on detailed discussions we have with each team member. We also use fuller versions of our short surveys you can explore below:

Explore your team’s effectiveness
in specific areas

Consider all six areas
at once

Understand your
whole team’s views

Review All Six
Areas Now

Get in touch with us to set this up

discover

Explore your team’s effectiveness

with our short surveys

Go deeper

articles

Filter

From Pseudo to Exceptional

How to turbocharge your team's leadership

Beyond Coaching

How to turbocharge your team's leadership

articles

From Pseudo to Exceptional

How to turbocharge your team's leadership

Beyond Coaching

How to turbocharge your team's leadership

The Secret Life of Groups

How to Choose the Right Leadership Coach

about us

David Huffman

LinkedIn  |  Schedule a Zoom Call

Dave’s 30+ years of experience as a CEO, management consultant, entrepreneur, and leadership coach have provided him with real-world understanding and perspective on both the challenges and the potential in being a leader. As a coach and strategist, Dave mentors leaders and leadership teams as they have courageous conversations, step into new roles, craft their direction together and deliver bigger results. Dave is an empathic listener and ally for leaders and leadership teams across all sectors, helping them get better at what they do through multiple phases of the work and for the long haul.

“Dave has a new approach I’ve never seen before. He brings focus and attention to many levels at once: Are we doing the right thing? How well is the team engaging? Am I showing up as the right leader for the moment for all the stakeholders?”

–GM for business unit of major internet company

Founder

Kristin Cobble

LinkedIn

Kristin founded Groupaya in 2010 after 20 years of working with luminaries in the fields of organizational learning and development, systems dynamics, scenario thinking, and leadership team effectiveness.

Despite experience in applying and developing a flood of frameworks and tools, the fundamental quality Kristin brings to clients is the capacity to BE with them, regardless of how challenging their situation appears to them. Kristin holds space for people to enter the conversations they need to have and develop the capacities they need to grow. Her presence stretches leaders — individually and collectively — into new ways of being that the world is calling for.

Kristin’s work has ranged from supporting C-level leaders, boards, leadership teams and organizations to multi-stakeholder groups in heated conflict. In the last 15 years, she has focused on visionary, purpose driven CEOs and their leadership teams. She loves helping people learn to create cultural and business results they did not previously imagine were possible.

Cyndi Gueswel

LinkedIn

Cyndi has been helping leaders, leadership teams, and organizations achieve ambitious goals for decades. Her clients are changemakers—visionaries and leaders of organizational and civic work oriented toward the greater good. She listens deeply so that she can reflect back the genius, strengths, and blindspots of individuals and teams, helping them move forward with purpose and inspiration. Cyndi brings extensive knowledge of human development and systems change to her work.

“Cyndi poses questions, builds capacity, and brings out the best in others. Working with Cyndi fosters a deep sense of trust, synergy, and sparks of creativity.”

–CKO of a national nonprofit

coaches we partner with
values we bring to our work

about us

Founder

Kristin Cobble

Kristin founded Groupaya in 2010 after 20 years of working with luminaries in the fields of organizational learning and development, systems dynamics, scenario thinking, and leadership team effectiveness.

Despite experience in applying and developing a flood of frameworks and tools, the fundamental quality Kristin brings to clients is the capacity to BE with them, regardless of how challenging their situation appears to them. Kristin holds space for people to enter the conversations they need to have and develop the capacities they need to grow. Her presence stretches leaders — individually and collectively — into new ways of being that the world is calling for.

Kristin’s work has ranged from supporting C-level leaders, boards, leadership teams and organizations to multi-stakeholder groups in heated conflict. In the last 15 years, she has focused on visionary, purpose driven CEOs and their leadership teams. She loves helping people learn to create cultural and business results they did not previously imagine were possible.

Cyndi Gueswel

LinkedIn

Cyndi has been helping leaders, leadership teams, and organizations achieve ambitious goals for decades. Her clients are changemakers—visionaries and leaders of organizational and civic work oriented toward the greater good. She listens deeply so that she can reflect back the genius, strengths, and blindspots of individuals and teams, helping them move forward with purpose and inspiration. Cyndi brings extensive knowledge of human development and systems change to her work.

“Cyndi poses questions, builds capacity, and brings out the best in others. Working with Cyndi fosters a deep sense of trust, synergy, and sparks of creativity.”

–CKO of a national nonprofit

David Huffman

LinkedIn  |  Schedule a Zoom Call

Dave’s 30+ years of experience as a CEO, management consultant, entrepreneur, and leadership coach have provided him with real-world understanding and perspective on both the challenges and the potential in being a leader. As a coach and strategist, Dave mentors leaders and leadership teams as they have courageous conversations, step into new roles, craft their direction together and deliver bigger results. Dave is an empathic listener and ally for leaders and leadership teams across all sectors, helping them get better at what they do through multiple phases of the work and for the long haul.

“Dave has a new approach I’ve never seen before. He brings focus and attention to many levels at once: Are we doing the right thing? How well is the team engaging? Am I showing up as the right leader for the moment for all the stakeholders?”

–GM for business unit of major internet company

coaches we
partner with
values we bring to our work

schedule
a zoom call

Send us a message

let's talk!

schedule
a zoom call

Send a message