Leading From Where You

Every day, people make thousands of decisions affecting their lives, from relatively simple, and in many cases unconscious, choices – how hot should the water be before I step into the shower this morning – to more meaningful decisions like how do I invest my time during the day, who do I spend time with, or what do I believe.

About the Author

Strategic Leadership Advisor, Executive
Coach and Author

Dave Coffaro

Dave is passionate about helping individuals and organizations be as successful as they can be. He continually works on expanding and refining his craft as a strategic organizational advisor, leader, developer of people, and communicator in order to serve others in defining, designing, and delivering their vision.


Beginning his career as a banker, Dave went through a commercial banking management training program that led to assignments in business lending and private banking. After a couple years in management consulting, he was offered a role at Bank of America’s Private Bank. At Bank of America and Wells Fargo he led teams of private bankers, wealth planners, portfolio managers, real estate asset managers, business succession/sales advisors and philanthropic advisors.

“Leading from Where you Are delivers engaging and quick-flowing narrative that really explains how to be a better leader in very practical ways.”

Kate Klimow, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of External Relations University of California, Irvine Beall Applied Innovation

“As a woman in manufacturing, it took a decade of my career to understand how to bring my authentic self to leadership in a traditionally male-dominated field. I recommend Leading from Where You Are to every professional; this book will guide you to bringing your best, most authentic self, your highest skills, talents, creativity, empathy and enthusiasm to your professional life, and help you to lead from where you are today”.

Alex Parker CME, Executive VP Redline Detection, LLC

“Leading from Where You Are provides 7 sets of behaviors that will improve your leadership regardless of your role or the organization that you are in. Dave thoroughly grounds these principles in the research literature, and in his extensive experience in a variety of leadership roles.”

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College
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