Hello, and thank you for visiting Verve Coaching.  I'm Erek Ostrowski.  Verve Coaching is my professional coaching and consulting practice, founded in 2006.  

Having been in the field for 20 years, I can appreciate the unique set of circumstances and concerns that each client brings into a coaching engagement.  I believe that you know your business better than anyone else can, and that given access to the right tools and resources, you are the only one capable of deciding what is right and what is best for your business.  What I bring to that equation is my own curiosity; a knack for asking the right questions and listening deeply to their answers; a zealous passion for understanding and improving human and organizational systems; and access to broad, relevant knowledge from theory, research, and personal experience.          

In addition, I have come to believe in the power of groups to facilitate learning and discovery.  I started bringing small business owners together for group coaching years ago, when I first noticed what seemed like universal issues and challenges for business owners—common threads that cut across multiple industries, business models, personalities, and localities, etc.  I began to explore these common threads in a group format so that my clients could learn from each other's experiences, while honing their understanding of common business challenges by helping one another.  I believe the group format offers something that many independent business owners lack: a community of trusted peers.            

Whether you're just learning about coaching, or you're contemplating the value of coaching for your business, or you're considering taking things up a notch by joining a group, I'm glad you stopped by, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to earn your business.  If there is anything else I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  In most cases, I will reply within 24 hours.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Erek Ostrowski PhD, PCC is a leadership and business coach with over 20 years of experience spanning multiple industries. His broad experience in small business operations and finance, human and organizational systems, and human motivation and change, provides a foundation for Verve Coaching's unique methodology—a multi-disciplinary, knowledge-based approach that is both organic and adaptive. Clients describe Erek's coaching style as clarifying, enlightening, challenging, fun, and deeply rewarding.

He founded Verve Coaching in 2006 with the intention of working with entrepreneurs and leaders of emerging enterprises to improve their business, leadership, and management capabilities, and to understand and transcend barriers to their productivity and effectiveness. He is also active in coaching research and serves as an adjunct faculty member of UPenn’s Organizational Dynamics program and the Accelerated MBA Program at Assumption College.

Erek holds a PhD in Organizational Development and Change from Fielding Graduate University, and is credentialed with both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE). He carries a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Management from Lesley University, a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University, and a Master of the Arts (MA) degree in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. Erek is a member of the Institute of Coaching (IOC) at Harvard/McLean Hospital, and a member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC).  In 2017, he was awarded a Harnisch Fellowship from the Institute of Coaching for his original research on navigating entrepreneurial challenges through group coaching.