Alisa Cohn was named the #1 Startup Coach in the world at the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Leading Coaches Awards and is the CEO/Founder of Alisa Cohn & Associates. Based in NYC, Alisa coaches startup CEOs, co-founders, other startup executives, and board members all over the world. Alisa's clients include Venmo, Foursquare, InVision, Etsy, Pfizer, Dell, The New York Times, and many others. She joins us on this episode to discuss why it behooves leaders to become more interesting, how to keep a startup mindset even as a company scales, and why she keeps coming back to work with leaders at high-growth companies. We also discuss how a one-time wish to catch the flu changed the course of her professional life, leading Alisa to leave her position at a top-tier corporate firm and go solo as a coach.