Daniel Lieberman

Daniel Lieberman

Expert Overview


Daniel Lieberman stands out as an executive coach. He brings together 25+ years of real-world management experience with advanced education and certifications.

Building on leadership with Fortune 500 and other organizations, a history of motivating hundreds of employees, and experience managing P&Ls up to $500M, Daniel has established a reputation as a results-focused, sought-after management consultant and coach. He partners with physicians, engineers, and other high-achieving professionals—experts in their fields—to overcome obstacles and develop leader value with presence, influence, and impact.

Client and Business Focus

Daniel’s ideal clients are successful clinicians and functional experts who have a desire to improve their leadership competency and capacity. Often, the trigger events stem from new or increased management and administrative responsibilities or changing structures such as ACO’s and the executive’s challenges to lead constructive collaboration, innovation and performance improvement. Physicians who work with Daniel learn to practice, and continually improve the mindset and skill set of great leaders. As a result, they demonstrate authenticity, higher levels of emotional intelligence and find results such as increased impact, higher satisfaction, improved outcomes, sustainable change and valuable innovation.

Background and Experience


Daniel’s career started at the ground level, as a barista at Starbucks in the company’s early years. He quickly climbed the corporate ladder to work directly with CEO Howard Shultz and other executives on high-profile projects. They created a business model for licensed-concept stores that expanded from 10 to 100 locations, ultimately becoming the template for all international Starbucks sites.

Daniel went on to serve as CEO of the world-famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, where he revitalized operations to drive top-line growth, triple profit margins, and double the capital reserve in less than four years.

From there, he joined Providence Health & Services and served as master change facilitator, thought leader, coach, and advisor to the CEO, COO, CHRO, CMQO, CNO and CMO. He was hand-selected by the corporate President to integrate the top executive teams for Providence’s unprecedented merger with Swedish Health Services.

By integrating solid experience with advanced qualifications, Daniel shifted his own executive career to executive and leadership coaching. To date, he has completed 1,500+ hours as an executive coach, and countless projects as a consultant and Masters level strategic facilitator for clients in a wide range of industries.


  • Daniel served as trusted advisor to the top 100 executives of a major health care provider.
  • As “right hand” to the CMO, he advised clinical and operational leadership on collaboration by strategizing the transformation to electronic health records (EHR) for a $.75B enterprise technology overhaul.
  • He steered the cultural assimilation of two major health care systems.
  • Daniel has coached individual leaders and entire divisions to transform themselves and their organizations. He has guided physicians, health care executives, and other leaders to clarify their leadership vision and strategy.
  • Energizing a formerly underperforming team within a Fortune 10 technology company, his coaching improved engagement >20% and helped the team reduce operating expenses by nearly 10%.

Education and Credentials

In addition to advanced training at Harvard University, the University of Washington, and other esteemed institutions, Daniel holds an MA in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the Leadership Institute of Seattle. He is certified as  a PCC with the ICF, an Executive Coach, Master Facilitator, and Physician Development Coach, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at Seattle University.