Cultivate Confidence and Clarity:

Personal Coaching for Creative Leaders

I believe that when we come from a place of alignment with our true essence then anything is possible. The journey to get there can be full of starts and stops, detours and roadblocks but I'm here to help you navigate the twists and turns so that you can reach your destination and live a life of your own authentic design.

Eric Turnnessen Coach for Entrepreneurs & Creatives

3 Types of People I Love Working With

Coaching for Entrepreneurs


As an experienced entrepreneur who has built a successful software company from scratch, I possess in-depth knowledge of every aspect involved in the entrepreneurial journey. From practical considerations to mindset hacks and emotional support, I have been through it all. Having grown my own business for over 14 years, I understand what it takes to turn a bootstrapped idea into a multi-million dollar company with a team of employees and thousands of customers. As such, I'm confident that I can offer valuable insights and guidance to entrepreneurs at any stage of their journey.

Coaching for Creatives


As a fellow creative, I'm well aware of the unique challenges that we face. From finding our artistic voice to dealing with impostor syndrome and setting prices for our work, there are many obstacles that can hinder progress. Additionally, it can be difficult to balance passion with practicality and cope with the vulnerability that comes with sharing our creations. However, I believe that as creatives, it's crucial to treat ourselves kindly while remaining committed to our craft and establishing structures that set us up for success. With my experience and expertise, I'm confident in my ability to offer guidance and support to help you overcome these challenges and achieve your goals.

Life Coaching for Spiritual People

Folks Committed to Personal Growth

Life can be challenging, and whether we're pursuing business, creative or personal endeavors, we all face obstacles along the way. However, I believe that the root of these challenges often lies in our relationship with ourselves. Without self-awareness and self-love, it's difficult to achieve our goals and fulfill our true potential. If you're struggling with a difficult relationship or feeling uncertain about your life's direction, I'm here to help. With my guidance and support, you can gain clarity on your path forward and develop the self-awareness and self-love necessary to overcome any obstacles in your way.

Book a session today and start your journey!


Considering a Coach? Here's Why I'm the Right Choice for You

Successful Entrepreneur

I have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you achieve your goals. In 2009, I founded a software company that I grew into a multimillion-dollar business with a team of employees. I sold the company in 2023, and through this experience, I learned how to balance the importance of strategy and tactics with listening to the inner voice of inspiration and passion. With my guidance, you can benefit from my experience and expertise to create a successful business.

Safe Space

I excel at creating safe and transformative spaces where people can gain insight and inspiration. With my experience facilitating hundreds of gong fu tea ceremonies, I've learned to work with energy and harness the power of stillness to create an environment conducive to growth. Additionally, as the host of an entrepreneurship podcast for four years, I honed my ability to craft thoughtful questions that help guests reveal what's most present for them. With my guidance, you can tap into your inner wisdom and unlock your full potential.

Intuitive Approach

I have honed my intuition through over 3,600 hours of dedicated meditation practices and extended retreats away from the distractions of the world, including a 90-day period of silence. These experiences have allowed me to connect more deeply with myself and the unseen aspects of the world around us. Through consistent application of these lessons to practical aspects of my life and work, I have developed a unique perspective that can help you access your own inner wisdom and navigate challenges with greater ease and clarity.

Flexible Coaching Tailored to Your Unique Needs and Goals

  • Sessions are 20 or 45-minutes long held over Zoom.

My coaching sessions are designed to be organic and flexible, starting with a clear question and following where it leads us. The pace of our sessions will be determined naturally based on your needs and goals. While there is no formal structure imposed, I often find the following common patterns emerging.



To make the most of our time together, it's important to begin with a well-defined question that we can both focus on. With patience and presence, we can work towards finding the answers or solutions we need.



As I listen, a picture starts to form. Guided by my intuition, I'll ask questions to hone in on the heart of the matter. To me, intuition is a harmonization between gathered experience and present moment energetic awareness.



With time, the true essence of the question at hand will become clear. Often, what lies beneath the surface is not what we initially expect. I'll make sure to reflect this back to you so that we can work towards a more comprehensive understanding.



By aligning with the reflection, other important aspects may come to light that were previously overlooked. This realization can bring a sense of relief or affirmation. Together, we'll delve into these findings and explore their significance.



Through our exploration, we may uncover a new question that requires further attention. In this case, we will shift the focus of our session to address this new discovery. This process can be incredibly powerful as it allows us to uncover underlying factors that were previously unknown. It's not uncommon to come in with one idea and leave with a completely different perspective.



Sharing your thoughts and feelings on a particular topic can be cathartic in its own right. Other times, practical advice may be offered to help you move forward. Whether simply listening or providing guidance, our goal is to create a supportive environment where you feel heard and empowered.


"Eric draws from his years of experience in building and running his own business, as well as from his dedicated spiritual practice. Because he has such a deep and personal understanding in both of these fields, I value his perspective and can truly relax and trust his capability to listen and provide valuable feedback. Eric's presence is very calming and perceptive. He is good at bringing to light areas that need more attention and focus while maintaining a compassionate and non-judgmental stance. If you are a spiritual entrepreneur who genuinely values growth and is unafraid to look at what might be holding you back, I highly recommend working with Eric."

Lisa Cline Artist and Coach


Artist & Coach

"I've known Eric for over a decade. In that time,, I've been fortunate to lean on him as a mentor, advisor and now great friend. He's offered me wisdom in many realms, including business, which has been an integral part of my journey. He's one of the few people I know who can hold space as a coach across different spectrums. His insight can change the trajectory of your life and business, as it's done for me. I'm forever grateful for Eric's coaching."

Ali Jafarian Entrepreneur and Coach


Founder of MemberDev

"I was fortunate enough to spend several hours talking with Eric over the past summer. Eric's style of coaching is one that resonated deeply with me.

He has a vast knowledge of online business and not only was he able to give me insight into the practicalities of business but also some beautiful insights into life around my business. We shared tea and shared thoughts and it was a very special meeting indeed!"

Alex Moody Al's Drum School


Founder of Al's Drum School

"Eric offered clarity where I could find none. His gentle, intuitive approach helped kickstart some life-changing healing for me. I had always thought I needed to follow a specific process to achieve resolutions. Eric helped me step out of my mental gridlock and conditioning and focus on encountering those resolutions within, as well as finding the courage and solace to stand firmly in that power. Ever since our conversation, as if by magic, I've begun experiencing noticeable abundance in my life and career. I'm finally beginning to get out of my own way."

Ana Valverde Voice Actor


Voice Actor

"Eric is a kind, compassionate mentor, a calming presence, and a great listener. While working together over a number of weeks to strengthen my meditation practice, he helped me find the confidence to see that I already had the answers inside while also challenging me to expand what I thought was possible for me at the same time. Since then, I’ve become more consistent with meditation and have started hearing my inner guidance a lot louder than before. Therefore, I’m now making better, more aligned choices in all areas of my life and business!"

Natalie Walstein Soulshine Astrology


Founder of Soulshine Astrology

"I came to Eric for business advice but received so much more! I would highly recommend Eric’s services to anyone who feels they might have an unhealthy relationship with their job, and are looking for holistic , practical ways to heal."

Will Harper


Founder of Duchy Cycle Coaching

"Eric brings a spontaneous and direct style to his coaching that resonated with me. He is a masterful asker of questions and an artist of analogies. He’s also a deep listener, and he helped me get to the root of what I was inquiring about. You know you’ve gotten somewhere when you leave your session with goosebumps, remembering something that you’ve known all along, but needed a guide like Eric to remind you of."


Music Educator / Founder of Music in Within You

"The most important relationship you have is with yourself. What makes you truly happy is acting in alignment with your values and who you are at your core. If life takes over, or if you ever feel lost, talk to Eric. He will help you peel the layers to get to the root of the issue, and he does it in a very intuitive way that feels like a conversation with a friend."

Deepa Buddhavarapu


Growth Marketer

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I recognize that seeking coaching services during times of financial hardship can be challenging. I offer sliding scale pricing to accommodate those in all types of situations.