Do you sense the opportunity for MORE in life and work?

Wherever you are today, you can become more skillful and effective in fulfilling your potential. And do it in a wiser way that brings more ease and gratification, too.

This path brings transformational benefits; and the organizations you’re part of – as leader or team member – benefit in a powerful, corresponding way.

But as humans, we often have blind spots, self-imposed constraints, and innumerable challenges from the modern environment.

So in this quest to become the next “upgraded version” of yourself, it helps to have a mix of support and challenge from a fellow traveler. And that’s the reason for UpwardPath.

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About Our Motivation

With globalization, shrinking lifecycles for products and services, and demanding customers who have myriad good alternatives just a click away…we live our work lives in the age of hyper-competition.

At the same time, the 21st Century world is driving us to feel more anxious, distracted and disconnected – or even fearful, purposeless and burnt-out. So just when work and life in general need us to “show up” as our best and most-authentic selves...it’s increasingly hard to be this way.

UpwardPath is motivated by the belief that we never lose the capacity to keep growing the power of mind-and-spirit needed to powerfully address this situation...to keep “Developing” as humans in all our facets. But this pursuit of Development, for individuals and teams, demands a wise approach, concerted attention and ongoing tending. The UpwardPath mission is to be of-service in this quest!

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About Mark Teitell

I’m a people development adviser and coach who’s walked in my clients’ footsteps. Over the past 25 years, I’ve been founding CEO of a joint venture among Hollywood Studios, global Tech leaders and major Retailers (UltraViolet); advised C-level leaders of tech, telecoms and media companies (as an Oliver Wyman consulting partner); and risen through marketing and bus dev functions in both big-corporate and start-up environments.

These were rewarding times. And yet, I often felt some shadow of the sub-optimal...like there was a possible next version of myself who could be more at work and even in personal life. So, I dedicated substantial energy in the last several years to “working on myself” -- on the greater skill, effectiveness, freedom and sense of ease I could find and unlock via thoughtful, active evolution of my fundamental way-of-being.

I formally studied adult development psychology and coaching (New Ventures West school). I voraciously sought out and curated many gurus’ work, experimenting on myself with a range of practices. As a kindred endeavor, I founded OlderBeast.com to help age 40+ people double down on body-and-soul health. All this dramatically strengthened my clarity of purpose, my self-awareness and self-mastery, and the power of my relationships. Today, though the path continues ever upward, I feel transformed. I feel like I’ve “upgraded my personal operating system.”

That’s why my passion is helping people see and follow their own paths to keep developing in this way. I work with people and teams at all levels, but my special focus is execs and rising stars sensing opportunity to be more. I act as an experienced navigator and co-pilot to help them recognize blind spots, self-imposed limitations and habitual ways-of-being…and then design and follow a concrete, action-based plan to transcend them.

My career and life arc allows me to bring psychology, neuroscience, ancient wisdom and modern wellness into a practical businessperson’s perspective and action orientation. I think of my work as “new age meets nuts-and-bolts.” I’d be honored to discuss this with you!

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About Mark Teitell

I’m a people development adviser and coach who’s walked in my clients’ footsteps. Over the past 25 years, I’ve been founding CEO of a joint venture among Hollywood Studios, global Tech leaders and major Retailers (UltraViolet); advised C-level leaders of tech, telecoms and media companies (as an Oliver Wyman consulting partner); and risen through marketing and bus dev functions in both big-corporate and start-up environments.

These were rewarding times. And yet, I often felt some shadow of the sub-optimal...like there was a possible next version of myself who could be more at work and even in personal life. So, I dedicated substantial energy in the last several years to “working on myself” -- on the greater skill, effectiveness, freedom and sense of ease I could find and unlock via thoughtful, active evolution of my fundamental way-of-being.

I formally studied adult development psychology and coaching (New Ventures West school). I voraciously sought out and curated many gurus’ work, experimenting on myself with a range of practices. As a kindred endeavor, I founded OlderBeast.com to help age 40+ people double down on body-and-soul health. All this dramatically strengthened my clarity of purpose, my self-awareness and self-mastery, and the power of my relationships. Today, though the path continues ever upward, I feel transformed. I feel like I’ve “upgraded my personal operating system.”

That’s why my passion is helping people see and follow their own paths to keep developing in this way. I work with people and teams at all levels, but my special focus is execs and rising stars sensing opportunity to be more. I act as an experienced navigator and co-pilot to help them recognize blind spots, self-imposed limitations and habitual ways-of-being…and then design and follow a concrete, action-based plan to transcend them.

My career and life arc allows me to bring psychology, neuroscience, ancient wisdom and modern wellness into a practical businessperson’s perspective and action orientation. I think of my work as “new age meets nuts-and-bolts.” I’d be honored to discuss this with you!

Our Services

We provide executive coaching to individuals as well as helping organizational leaders meet their most-important goals via a range of Human Capital offerings focused on helping people Develop at fundamental, powerful levels.

1:1 Coaching

Group Coaching & Training

Culture & Tone-Setting
Advisory for Leaders

Assessments & Planning

Integrated Wellness / Personal Effectiveness Programs

 

Resources

For organizational leaders with other people’s Development in mind -- and for all of us as individuals -- it’s so important to keep nourishing and challenging ourselves via exposure to wisdom and ideas. Here are a few “can’t miss” suggestions, from relative classics to more-recent thinking.

UpwardPath is a learning organization, so we'd love to hear your ideas. Got suggestions for things we should be reading, watching, listening to or using? Please let us know!

Contact UpwardPath

Please reach out for any reason spurred by what you’ve seen here: to discuss 1:1 coaching for yourself or colleagues, to talk about your needs for broader-scale programs, or to explore potential collaboration.

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