My guest for this episode is Carla Fowler, MD, Ph.D. Carla founded THAXA out of a passion for performance science, where the fields of strategy, productivity, and psychology intersect. Since its inception in 2013, THAXA’s scientific approach to individualized coaching has attracted a devoted client base of dozens of executives at firms ranging from Fortune 500 technology companies to venture-backed startups to innovative nonprofits.

Carla’s coaching methods draw upon the multidisciplinary field of performance science to generate the best ideas surrounding strategy, execution, and mindset to assist leaders in their endeavors. Over the past 10 years, she has distilled the key principles of performance into understandable concepts and a method that helps leaders incorporate these ideas into their day-to-day performance, helping them go faster and improving their results.

Outside of her coaching, Carla truly enjoys sharing her key performance principles with audiences while engaging in thought-provoking conversations surrounding her passion for performance science.

Carla graduated from Brown University magna cum laude, earned her MD and Ph.D. at the University of Washington, and completed her internship in general surgery at Stanford University.

In addition to non-profit coaching leaders, Carla was an active member of the Bloodworks Northwest Board of Directors, holding the positions of the committee chair and Board Chair during her term.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • What does performance science mean?
  • Why is performance important in leadership?
  • How can a leader improve performance?
  • How can you become a more effective leader?
  • How can leaders use science to enhance their skills?
  • What should team leaders focus on?

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