Nathan Otto is a leadership coach, changemaker, strategist and author. He is the founder of the Safe Conflict Project, a global strategic effort to create a world free from war. He is the co-author of Give Peace a Deadline: What Ordinary People Can Do to Create Peace In Five Years.
As an executive coach, Nathan counsels and guides individual leaders and leadership teams to extraordinary results. He has worked with leaders in many fields including finance, healthcare, government, media, and leading international non-profits. He is currently writing a book on leadership with the working title Evolutionary Leadership: How to Lead So People Want to Follow.
Nathan’s leadership coaching philosophy focuses, not on just on ‘what to do’ but on ‘who you are’. Instead of the ‘Disciplines to Master’, getting clear on the ‘Next Single Focused Change’. Nathan’s work with his clients is not only about being ‘Supported, Advised, and Informed’, but more importantly being ‘Championed, Partnered, and Transformed’.
In his peacebuilding role, Nathan convenes meetings of select peacebuilding organizations, individuals, business people, government leaders and strategists to increase resource, effectiveness and collaboration. Projects conceived at these meetings, called Synergizers, generate ongoing impact. His work has been endorsed by William Ury, founder of the Harvard Global Negotiation Project and author of bestseller Getting to Yes, F. W de Klerk, 7th President of South Africa and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace; Mike Moore, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Secretary-General of the World Trade Organization, and Anthony Robbins, noted motivational speaker and author of Awakening the Giant Within.
He is the grandson of Bill and Vieve Gore, co-founders of W.L. Gore and Associates, a widely respected family-owned high-tech manufacturing company with $5b in revenues and over 10,000 associates worldwide. He built and sold two internet-based companies from 1995 to 2005, ArtSelect and MealsForYou.