Business Management


Hoboken NJ 07030 - United States



Additional Expertise

Business Coach, Career Coach, Confidence Coach, Life Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

"When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind," Seneca. "It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves," Sir Edmund Hillary.

About Brian Gorman

I am a certified professional coach, supporting my clients as they face and move through difficult personal and professional changes in their lives. We work together to ensure clarity on the desired outcome, plan and prepare for the change journey. Very often that preparation includes identifying the gremlins who can prevent my client from achieving success and turning those gremlins into gurus. I often serve as a guide throughout the journey as well.

Coming of age during the civil rights movement, then attending college as anti-Vietnam war protests grew from whispers to claim a national voice, it is not surprising that change took root in me early and has never let go. For five decades I have engaged with change at the societal, organizational, and individual levels.

I have been an AIDS and gay rights activist; served as a change management practitioner advising a Fortune 100 turnaround; supported the successful merger of colleges and universities; created critical infrastructure for a growing nonprofit; and worked with entrepreneurs as they successfully brought their businesses to the next level. My coaching clients have successfully created and sustained greater balance between work and personal life; discovered the answer to the question “What makes your heart sing?” left unfulfilling work to pursue their dreams; and have found new meaning in a life of retirement.

Over the course of my career I have developed a deep understanding of the change journey; Joseph Campbell called it the Hero’s Journey. I’ve learned what it takes to complete that journey, and the obstacles that arise along the way. And I have learned as Sir Edmund Hillary stated, “Its not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.”

Certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) certified professional coach, I am a member of ICF-New York City; a member of Forbes Coaches Council, and a Board member of the Gay Coaches Alliance. I am a frequent writer and speaker on the change journey, address change in the workplace, and the leader’s role in change, in my articles for Forbes Coaches Council. My chapter, “The Hero and the Sherpa,” appears in Springer International’s Handbook of Personal and Organizational Transformation. In December I will be presenting at TEDx Hartford on the journey through change.