About Amy

I worked with thousands of the world’s best startup founders as Y Combinator’s first Batch Director and only embedded Founder Coach. Before I joined YC, I became a licensed psychotherapist and saw clients in private practice in San Francisco (CA LMFT #125743). Since leaving YC in Jan 2019, I’ve worked with over 600 founding teams.


No one else in the world can match my breadth and depth when it comes to founder psychology and the [dis]organization of high-growth startups. I work with founders post-seed through post-acquisition whose headcounts range from 7 to over 800.


NEW IN 2022: I’m making a shift to better support balance, self-care, and to preserve my energy for the highest integrity work I can offer. A consequence of this shift is that it may take 1-2 weeks to hear from me after submitting the form below.

Please trust that I will read and respond to your email with as much helpfulness as I can, within the timeframe that I’m able.

If you’re a YC Founder, please visit my ‘For YC Founders’ tab and sign up/log in to join me at Group Office Hours every week.


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