“Entrepreneurship is ultimately an act of creative expression. Which means you are doing work from your soul. You are a builder, a strategist, an operator, a leader… to do all of that with a deep sense of feeling and purpose can turn executing a roadmap into a truly transformational experience. Creating a company and nurturing an enduring culture, may be be one of life’s greatest portals into finding out what is at your core and who you are continually becoming.”
Albert is an executive coach, designer, and start-up advisor based in NY. He serves as a strategic thought partner and coach to both founders and investors, and believes that the most impactful companies and funds will be those that operate with a clear purpose and deep-seated set of values leading their way.
Albert has a deep background at the intersection of design, business, and culture development. He is also currently the Designer-in-Residence at NEA. In this role, he works closely with portfolio companies supporting them with product, design, and organizational development strategies and execution. Previously, he was the Managing Director of IDEO’s New York office, where he brought more than a decade of experience in digital product, communication, and venture design to bear, in addition to building high performing creative cultures. He specialized in developing new offerings and incubating ventures for clients based on consumer insights and has worked with companies such as Target, American Express, SoulCycle, and Ford.
Albert was also named to Fast Company’s 1000 Most Creative People in Business in 2014. He is an ICF certified professional coach and has been known to make extensive use of a whiteboard with lots of drawings and different colors in coaching with his clients.