The nerd in your corner

I'm Carl Tashian, and I'm a
nerd coach in San Francisco.

I’m here to help you develop tools to do your best work, to uncover blind spots, and to take on the challenging project of becoming a more confident and effective leader.

I’ve been involved in technology since high school and have worked in startups for 15 years, as a software engineer in the early years of Zipcar, and more recently as head of engineering and co-founder at Yerdle. I’ve had the sleepless nights and difficult conversations. I’ve had to learn how to maintain my sanity while underwater, and how to make my way back to the surface. I’ve been lucky enough to work with amazing mentors that have shown me how to bring my full humanity into my work as a leader.

Today, I mentor founders at Code for America and Singularity U, and I coach engineering managers at Google, Pivotal, and other technology companies. I’m also an avid meditator, and have seen—firsthand—how important deep self-inquiry and self-awareness is for effective leadership. I want to help you become a better leader, manager, human, and nerd.