“There is no truth so frightening that it does not contain some spark of beauty and light. By working with ‘what is’, we can uncover a ‘what can be’ that is bolder, bigger, and more powerful than anything we could have imagined on our own.”
Caneel loves startups and innovators. She’s on a mission to help creative entrepreneurs bring their best ideas to the world at scale. She believes that when we connect with our true vision, we gain ease, clarity, and strength in how we lead and how we live. As a coach and strategic advisor, Caneel helps clients find alignment between their deepest intentions and the current reality, to channel their energy in effective directions, to infect others with their clarity of vision, and to navigate with integrity all of the pivots, rebrands, re-orgs, hockey sticks, booms, busts, and exits inherent to startup life (all of which has experienced herself). Caneel gently pushes clients to overcome preconceptions and explore opportunities in new ways.
With over 15 years of experience working with startups in roles spanning growth, product, marketing, operations, and strategy and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Caneel draws on an expertise in social psychology and human behavior. She has taught Organizational Change, Leadership, Negotiations, Design Thinking and Designing Creative Organizations at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the London School of Economics and the Stanford d.School.