Jonathan Shapiro, MBA, MAPP

InspireCorps Leader, Facilitator, and Coach.
Founder, Semper Alto. Specialist in Executive Coaching and Business Growth Strategy

Helps executives reach their next peak.

Jonathan provides individualized coaching and group training that combines more than two decades of executive leadership experience with behavioral science. The programs help individuals and organizations discover their unique “path up the mountain” and how to fortify their strengths so they can create more successful and fulfilling futures.

Translates executive experience into value for clients.

Prior to founding Semper Alto, and working with InspireCorps, Jonathan spent more than 20 years as a senior executive. He understands managerial challenges because he was CEO of PetCareRx, MediaWhiz and Lillian Vernon, Chief Strategy officer for DoubleClick, led United Media’s “intra-preneurial” entry into digital distribution, and guided fortune 500 companies as a senior consultant with McKinsey and Company.

Deep appreciation for the human side of performance.

Jonathan’s coaching leverages a deep understanding and appreciation for the field of Positive Psychology and what it teaches about motivation, resilience, and how individuals can enhance their strengths to build better futures.

Field Tested (Been there, done that).

As an experienced executive, Jonathan’s coaching benefits from having perfected the theoretical in actual operating environments. He understand the day-to-day struggles and highs of today’s executives and the challenges they face in terms of stress and burnout. Utilizing this understanding, he uses empathy and strong coaching skills to inspire them and arm them with insight and stamina.

Inspiring Quote

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

—Sir Edmund Hillary

Signature Strengths








  • Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
  • Masters of Business Administration, Stanford University
  • Masters in Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Board Member, Return Path (2000 – 2003)
  • Advisory Board, Terra Data Board (2000 – 2001)
  • Board Member, Internet Advertising Bureau (1998 – 1999)