Stanislav Zinkov

Stanislav draws on the knowledge and insights he’s gained as an internationally recognized athlete, leadership keynote speaker, and performance coach to help others achieve breakthrough growth in their own lives.


With his background as a marketing and financial executive, as well as his experience working with boards of directors and other executives, Stanislav is able to energize and inspire today’s corporate leaders, guiding them to the highest levels of productivity and performance.


Stanislav is one of the few alpinists to reach the summit of the Alaska Range’s most difficult mountain—Mount Huntington. In 2006, while soloing Denali (the highest peak in North America) he used his mountaineering expertise to save two climbers above 18,200 feet. The National Park Service presented him with the prestigious Mislow-Swanson Denali Pro Award for this selfless act.


Stanislav is regularly invited by organizations and universities as a keynote speaker on leadership and communication. 


He calls Seattle, WA, his home.


MBA, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

BA, Finance and Economics, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA



Having known Stanislav both personally as well as professionally for nearly a decade, and having experienced stressful situations which were the reasons he began coaching my organization, I can wholeheartedly recommend his services. He was able to guide us through the fog to experience new heights. My entire team and I are better off for having profited from his knowledge and experience. -EBW, Investment Management

I have had the pleasure of knowing Stanislav Zinkov since 2010.  Since then, I have developed a genuine respect for his ability to convey a clear message and be an effective teacher and leader. I am confident in Stanislav’s knowledge and capacity to enlighten and engage others and I highly recommend him. -T. Bacon, Chief of Police