One great conversation can change everything. 



Many of our clients begin with a single conversation to address their greatest career and life challenges.


We rely on a powerful method of asking open-ended, thought provoking questions (Active Inquiry) that will help you better grasp your current career and personal life situation. This dialogue, in-person or online, will deepen your self-understanding and identify next steps. At the end, we will share our observations and impressions, and make clear, personalized recommendations about how you can move your life and career forward.


Sometimes, all it takes is one conversation. 

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  Dr. David Brendel , Co-founder, Strategy of Mind

Dr. David Brendel, Co-founder, Strategy of Mind

Meet your conversation partner. 

Our co-founder -- David Brendel, MD, PhD -- has over two decades of experience in facilitating deep conversations that empower people to connect with their deepest emotions and passions, rework their mindset and belief systems, and commit to behavior changes that allow them to soar in their careers and personal lives.

David is a Harvard trained, Board certified psychiatrist with expertise in helping people manage stress, anxiety, executive function deficits, and major life transitions. He is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coach Federation, and a philosophical counselor certified by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA).

David earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College, with a major in philosophy. He completed his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and a psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. He also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has served as a Faculty Fellow in the Harvard University Center for Ethics & the Professions (now the Edmond J. Safra Center).


David's unique background and expertise ensures that your one  conversation with him will lead to significant enhancement in your self-understanding, vision, and commitment to a well-considered action plan.

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