Career Coach Zac Swartout | Two Wolves

Where Your Passion and Purpose Meet

(778) 554-5946

A grandfather told his grandson, "My son there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, integrity, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth."

The boy thought for a moment, then asked, "Grandfather, which one wins?"

The old man quietly replied, "the one you feed."


"Working with Zac has been extraordinary.  

I was initially drawn to working with him because he truly seems to have no agenda of his own. I’m someone who swings from corporate executive to naked hippie, and Zac’s ability to show up without judging or pushing has created a rare trusting safe space. Also, Zac is very very present, and through his openness one of the few people I’ve encountered who make me feel truly heard. 

With Zac’s help, I’ve been able to gain clarity on what is truly important to me, break old thoughts and values, and build new ones. In our first few sessions, we teased out a deceptively simple goal of 'I want to wake up every morning excited for my day.' Turns out, to do that all parts of your life have to be in pretty good shape, so even though we’re in the middle of this work, I have no doubt that this work with Zac has enabled not only the awareness of what I want, but will absolutely help me achieve it.

Best thing I’ve ever done. Really!"

-Tom A., 

Design Director, Seattle, WA


"Zac is incredibly talented at synthesizing and reflecting back what he hears from my convoluted brain dump, and is spot on every time. In just a matter of moments, he helps me me reach insights that I'd been struggling with for years."

-Sarah Cabell

Local Food Systems Entrepreneur, San Francisco, CA


"Zac has a natural knack for connecting with people—he knows exactly when to listen and when to chime in, propose new ways of thinking, a fresh perspective, or arm you with exercises and tools. I'm a self employed artist and designer and I turn to Zac for career and life counsel whenever I get to those murky places where the next step seems unclear or unsteady. I still refer to our very first coaching exercise almost a year later for direction."

-Sara Blake

Senior Art Director & Design, Founder ZSOStudio, New York City, NY


"Zac helped me find my values, re-center, stay true to my core interests and abilities, and remain confident on this path. This instilled some inner wisdom in me when I really needed it."

-Cyndie H.

Marketing Strategist for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA


"What moved during our time together was a sense of empowerment through reframing and connecting with the feeling behind my resistance.  Several times, the work moved me to a space of envisioning what I seek and am compelled to do versus where I might fit."

-Michael K.

President & COO, Internationally focused Social Non-Profit, San Francisco, CA


"I definitely am working through a big transition and my takeaway from our sessions is a deeper of understanding of how I am showing up and dealing with the transition.  I have been able to build some momentum in this work with you helping facilitate and focus the work, which has been great and very supportive for me doing this work and having an outlet to plug it all into.  I like that metaphor :)  An electrical outlet.  You provide a place for people to plug in their capacity and allow them to turn themselves on."

-Bryant L.

Organizational Leadership & Change, Portland, OR


"I now have a stronger sense of myself and the core values that define who I am.  The visioning exercises and guided exchanges helped me identify the deeper desires of my heart, and I will use those discoveries to better define what fulfillment means to me, both personally and professionally. "

- Nayan P, Chicago, IL


"The time I spent with Zac was brief but incredibly helpful. I was at the end of a job looking for my next step and Zac’s guidance helped me realize what that step was. Zac is a perceptive listener and easy to talk to. This was my first experience with coaching and I am blown away with what Zac helped me accomplish in only a few sessions. I’d highly recommend Zac as a coach to anyone!" 

- Sean O, Seattle, WA