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What is a Master?

"One who has attained great skill, person of rank or high learning, one who has become adept, an expert, an original whom others aspire to be like, one who has reached a level of excellence, one who is qualified to teach apprentices, a professional or artist who is regarded as great."

A Master Coach is all of those! 

For Moore Master Coaching, the Master Coach has also achieved a high level of distinction. They have had years of experience, coached many clients and have a very successful coaching practice.

As a rule, the Master Coaches now featured on this series have also attained master certification from the International Coach Federation or have such a significant and distinguished body of work and experience that they are a true recognized master by other masters.

In addition, they have one or more of the following qualifications: are or have been a teacher, are or have been a mentor coach, have published a book, have created a unique process and/or started a school.

Anyone who has attained the level of "Master" is one to be held in the highest esteem. They are to be truly admired and respected for their dedication, perseverance, talent and contribution as well as for the example they set and the great learning that only they can provide. We are truly blessed.

Below you will first find the bios of our future guest Master Coaches (with more to come) followed by the Master Coach bios from the previous year. To see all previous Master Coaches and read about their calls please visit the past calls page.

I want to offer my deepest gratitude to these expert role models who have so graciously agreed to share their gift, their expertise, their wisdom and their experience

The following are the pictures and full bios of the guest Master Coaches for 2018:
(previous years below)

David Goldsmith MCC
Business Coach
January 2018

David is one of the founders of the coaching profession, he worked closely with Thomas Leonard, served as the first president of Coach U and later went on to lead He trained the first Japanese coaches, wrote the Dear Coach column for the Sunday London Times and co-founded the Foundation of Coaching which later became the Institute of Coaching at Harvard.

David utilizes his coaching skills to empower clients to connect vision to action. He coaches individuals who head up projects and companies to become powerful, effective leaders that continuously guide innovation and growth. David supports the firm’s clients to stay focused on strategy and moving constantly towards new models of professional and personal success.

David was the former chief operating officer of and past President of CoachU. He is passionate about helping people and has consulted and coached hundreds of businesses since 1991. Prior to that he operated a number of successful businesses in the fields of customer care and broadcast services.

David offers a unique program for advanced coaches to help them to go from good to great.

Mickey Parsons Psy.D, BCC, MCC
Executive, Leadership & Entrepreneur Coach
February 2018


Mickey is founder of The Workplace Coach, where he and his colleagues provide executive coaching services for senior business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. As an executive leadership coach, Mickey draws on the principles of organizational development and coaching psychology to serve as a catalyst for clients who are ready to excel in their business and/or professional lives. He has coached thousands of leaders, from executives at Fortune 500 companies to local business owners.

Mickey’s coaching expertise is grounded in his extensive experience in employee assistance (EAP) leadership, corporate education, and organizational development, as well as in more than 20 years’ experience managing and leading business organizations.

Mickey holds a Doctorate of Psychology, with a concentration in industrial and organizational psychology, as well as numerous professional credentials. He serves as Assistant Professor of Coaching Psychology at Life University in Marietta, GA, where he created and teaches in the MS Coaching Psychology track.

The following are the pictures and bios of the guest Master Coaches for 2017:
(And previous years guests are below these)

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett MCC
Youth & ADD/ADHD Coach
January 2017

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC is a world-renowned expert in student coaching and ADHD student 0038 (300x285)coaching. She is the founder of the ADHD student coaching movement and has been working with students for over 35 years. Jodi developed the first training course focused on coaching students with ADHD, which is now offered around the world in English, Spanish, Turkish and Italian. As the co-founder of the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching and developer of the coaching model used in the Edge Foundation landmark 2-year coaching research study, Jodi is seen by many of her peers as the foremost authority in the field of student coaching. The JST coaching model is cited by researchers and academics as the de facto model for coaching students with ADHD. She has been featured on CNN HLN, CBS News Atlanta and on radio programs and in print media nationwide.

Her first book, Empowering Youth With ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals provides coaches, parents and professionals with a powerful new guide to improving the lives of students with ADHD through coaching. 

Jodi is a Master Certified Coach (ICF), Senior Certified ADHD Coach (IAAC) and a Board Certified Coach (CCE-Global). She completed her core coach training with the Coaches Training Institute, Success Unlimited Network and the American Coaching Association and continues to expand her knowledge through innovative workshops and coach training programs.

Jodi graduated cum laude from the unique BDIC Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.A. in human services/mental health. She is a sought-after speaker on student and ADHD coaching, the recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award, a member of ADDA, AHEAD, CHADD, ICF and the Institute of Coaching; and is a frequent presenter at conferences and private workshops worldwide. Her articles on student coaching and ADHD can be found in print and online media outlets.

Meg Mann MCC
Executive & Leadership
February 2017

Meg is a Master Certified Coach who is passionate about coaching and living a purposeful and balanced life.

Meg is a native of Florida, and has been living in Europe with her husband since 1994. Together, they have a company that offers leadership development, executive coaching and coach training.  Their company, Clarity Professional Development, works with multinational corporations and to date Meg has worked in 25 countries, with more than 70 different nationalities.

Meg completed her formal coach training in 2004 and has been an MCC since 2008.  She has been involved with several ICF Committees, and served as an ICF assessor, and as trainer, mentor an examiner in 4 different ACTP coach training programs.

Prior to her becoming a Coach, Meg had a successful 15-year career as an attorney.  She holds a BA degree, a Juris Doctorate and a Masters in Business Administration.  She is qualified in several different assessment tools, and is a life learner, having recently completed courses in Mindfulness and the School of the Modern Mystic.

Meg has lived in 6 different countries and is now based in Portugal.

Madeleine Homan-Blanchard MCC
Creative Genius Coach
March 2017

Current: Madeleine is on the Board of Directors of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a family owned, global leadership development firm.  Madeleine is the Director of Coaching Services for the company, and coaches senior leaders in global organizations and TED Fellows.  Madeleine recently completed a Master’s of Science degree in NeuroLeadership from Middlesex University.  Her blog, Ask Madeleine, is a weekly advice column for well intentioned managers.

Past: Madeleine is co-Founder of Coaching Services for The Ken Blanchard Companies. She was a co-founder of, which was acquired by the Ken Blanchard Companies in 2002 and co-creator of the internet platform (the Coaching Management System) still the only one of its kind, used to support large scale coaching initiatives. Madeleine co-created both the learning services group and the online learning platform used by The Ken Blanchard Companies.

A coach since 1989 and a pioneer in the coaching profession, Madeleine was instrumental in developing the core curriculum for Coach University where she was a founding advisory board member and Sr. Trainer. She is the designer and facilitator of The Manager as Coach, which was the core-coaching curriculum for several companies worldwide (Boston Consulting Group and Capital One) from 1995-2003. She is also a co-author of The Ken Blanchard Companies coaching skills program: Coaching Essentials.

Madeleine was a founding board member of the International Coach Federation where she served on the board for six years. 

In the 90’s Madeleine founded Straightline Coaching, a coaching service firm in New York City devoted to life and work satisfaction for creative geniuses and spent two years as the Program Director for a coaching program that rolled out to 2100 individuals globally for the IT division of Goldman Sachs.

Books:  Leverage Your Best: Ditch the Rest; the Coaching Secrets Executives Depend On with co-author Scott Blanchard; William Morrow, 2004. Coaching in Organizations with Linda Miller; Wiley, 2008. Leading at a Higher Level, contributorFT Press 2009. Coaching for Leadership, 3rd. Edition, contributor, Pfeiffer 2012

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 Fran Fisher MCC
Executive, Entrepreneur & Mentor

Fran is recognized as a pioneer of the coaching profession. She works primarily with entrepreneurs, executives, and collaborative work teams, as well as skills training and mentoring for aspiring coaches. Fran founded the Living Your Vision® process and the Academy for Coach Training, one of the first schools accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

In 2005, shifting her focus to private practice, more writing and speaking, Fran sold the LYV and ACT businesses and associated trademarks to inviteCHANGE, LLC, located in Edmonds, Washington, USA.

She was a founding executive board member of ICF, serving as Chair of the Credentialing Development Committee, and she was the first executive director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO).

Fran’s passion is empowering individuals, teams, and organizations for realizing their highest visions. As a master coach, her expertise is helping visionary leaders fulfill their highest aspirations.

In November 2012, Fran was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, ICF chapter Washington State. 

 Annie Gelfand MCC
Leadership & Mentor Coach

Annie is a Master Certified Coach and Intuition Whisperer. She has been coaching individuals, teams and relationships to make radical change since 1997 and has been in business for over 30 years. A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, and several advanced coach training hours, she brings a diverse range of life experiences, which includes a 15-year career in strategic marketing, a Master of Business Administration Degree and learning the art of meditation in rural India for 8 years.

Annie’s clients are usually highly intuitive and high-performing professionals who are hungry to discover and live a full unapologetic life devoted to unfolding their own inner wisdom. When she is not assisting her clients in creating radical change, Annie can usually be found deep in some creation with paint, words, food or playing hide n’ seek with her two Maine Coon cats.

Master Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation
Master of Business Administration Degree, over 30 years in business
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Coaches Training Institute)
Organization and Relationship Systems Advanced training the Center For Right Relationship
Facilitator Team Coaching (Team Diagnostic Assessment – Team Coaching International)
Access Bars® Facilitator (past Certified Facilitator Access Consciousness™)
Multiple holistic modalities: Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Reflexology Practitioner & Instructor, Certified Touch For Health, Certified Spiritual Healing Practitioner, Reiki and Holistic Nutrition

 Janet Harvey MCC

Life & Leadership

Janet is an experienced, versatile professional in the domains of organizational effectiveness and executive leadership development for the 21st century. A former officer with Charles Schwab and General Mills, she is a seasoned executive operating for the past ten years as an entrepreneur in organizational consulting and coaching.

As a leader, business owner, coach, mentor and trainer of coaches individually and inside of organizations, Janet was an early adopter for group and team coaching and creating a coach-centered workplace

Janet brings her executive and entrepreneurial experience as President for inviteCHANGE, dedicated to coach certification training and professional coaching services.

As a published author, personal growth workshop conductor and national conference speaker Janet coaches leaders becoming better leaders in every domain of their lives.

Janet was the ICF Global President in 2012 and served on the Global Board for 5 years.  And for the past two years, she’s been the ICF Foundation President of the Board of Trustees.


Ann-Marie McKelvey LPCC, MCC
Mindfulness coach

May 2017

Founder & Director of the Mindfulness Coaching School
ICF Master Certified Coach • Buddhist Chaplain • Psychotherapist • EMDR Consultant • Artisan

Ann-Marie lives and breathes her quote, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” 

In 2015, when many of her peers were retiring, Ann-Marie created the Mindfulness Coaching School. This international school is a playground for student and credentialed coaches to explore mindfulness, positive psychology, co-active communication, and coaching skills in an interactive educational format over the phone and Internet. The school’s philosophy is for each student and credentialed coach to live the skills first, and then… take it to the streets as a successful coach living an altruistic and abundant life! 

“Mindfulness is essential as a coach. As coaches, we are pioneers in helping develop new arenas of thinking, perceiving, and living; we living blueprints enhancing creative vision, supporting sustainable inner and other resources, and creating collaborative contribution with our clients.” –Ann-Marie

A published writer, Ann-Marie is also in the throes of editing her first e-book.


Vicki Escude MA, MCC, BCC
Executive Leadership, Personal & Soul Conversation
June 2017

Through the creative and insightful coaching of CEO Vicki Escudé, MCC, clients embrace their potential and discover peace of mind and work/life balance. Teams and organizations demonstrate tremendous professional growth, harmony and success. Vicki is a highly engaging, focused personal life and executive coach who can help you attain MASTERY to achieve CLARITY and RESULTS.

Vicki is a global coaching leader, and has over 20 years experience in executive and life coaching, business ownership, writing, management and counseling. She is a Coach Trainer for Success Unlimited Network®, LLC, and SECA, both ICF Accredited Coach Training Organizations.  She was on the faculty of the University of Texas-Dallas Management School Coach Certification Program.  Escudé was elected to the Board of Directors for the International Coach Federation (ICF) for the term 2005 to 2008.  She is on the Board of Directors for ICF-Charlotte, NC, 2015-2016.  She completed the School for the Work, with Byron Katie, in August, 2009.

Escudé graduated from Vanderbilt University, and received her Masters Degree from the University of West Florida in psychology and counseling. She also attended the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  She received additional training with post-graduate work in testing and assessments, coaching training with Success Unlimited Network® LLC, Sandler Sales Training, Transactional Analysis, and Facilitation Training. 

Vicki is the author of these published coaching books -Create Your Day With Intention: The 30-Day Power Coach, Getting Everything You Want and Going for More! Coaching for Mastery, and Transformational Leadership with Humility and Grace.

Annette Hurley, M.A., MCC, BCC
Executive/Leadership Coach, Mentor Coach and Wellness Coach
July 2017

A passionate champion of the coaching profession, Annette Hurley inspires and builds coaching and leadership cultures where conscious change, resonant leadership, resiliency, emotional agility, mindfulness, and whole-person wellness contribute to the transformation of coaches, leaders, teams and organizations.  Annette’s ideal clients are coaches and leaders open to living and leading well!

Annette is honored to hold credentials as a Master Certified Coach (ICF) and Board Certified Coach (CCE).  She earned her Master’s in Human Resource Development and Bachelor’s in Social Work.  Her success as an Executive/Leadership Coach and Mentor Coach draws from her thirty years’ experience working in the areas of coaching; assessment and feedback; leadership development and learning; and team and organization development.  Annette has coached more than 500 coaches, executives, senior and aspiring leaders in diverse federal agencies, global management consulting organizations, and coach training schools.  
Having held a variety of internal leadership roles, to include global management consultant, federal civilian leader; and now independent business owner, allows Annette to bring a real-time richness and cultural understanding to her coaching partnerships.  Since 2008, she blends her 1-to-1 and team coaching gifts with facilitating an array of 2-5 day leadership programs on topics ranging from leading change, cultural transformation, coaching, engaging leadership, emotional intelligence, resiliency, and whole-person wellness.

She is often invited to facilitate team retreats and serve as an organization’s keynote presenter.  A pioneer coach and visionary leader, Annette created an internal Executive Coaching program for a large-scale federal agency (2000-2008) and contributed to the building of an agency-wide (5000 employee) corporate leadership that cascaded all leader levels.  Executive Coaching was integrated with leadership and organizational development programs and contributed to creating a tangible leadership culture.

Annette began her coach training in 1997 at the Academy for Coach Training (ACT), (now dba as Invite Change) and served on the ACT faculty team.  A life-long learner, Annette has evolved her coaching mastery with her training and practice as an Equine Coach, Mentor Coach and Wellness Coach.  She is an active member of the JWI Business School and is a student of mindfulness, resiliency and meditation with the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute.  

She is especially grateful her “master” teachers who continue to inspire her to weave the essence of her mastery into the magic of her craft.  Originally from Michigan, Annette calls northern Virginia (USA) home.


Philip Cohen MCC
Business & Executive Coach
August 2017

Philip Cohen, Master Certified Coach, has a passion for working with business owners and senior executives. His expertise is in helping clients look at situations from a variety of perspectives, including challenging current beliefs and attitudes that might be hindering his client. By working with Philip, his clients often have more options to choose from and can make better choices about actions to take. Rather than just giving them answers, Philip works in partnership with his clients to find customized solutions that fit the client. Once a course of action is decided on, Philip assists by helping his client stay focused and adjust course if necessary. Actions are important, but results are what counts. 

Philip's background and training is uniquely suited to being a coach. He was a CPA and consultant for over 20 years. He worked with hundreds of companies in all phases of growth, from start up, through operations, to exit. As a CPA, he learned about systems and process. As a consultant, he worked with clients on managing and growing their companies. In addition to working with clients, he was managing partner of his accounting firm. This is where he learned the realities of running his own business, not just looking at other people's companies from the outside. To build on his strong business background, he pursued an extensive coach training program. This is where he enhanced his communication skills and learned additional coaching skills.

He has been coaching full time since 1994 and is on the faculty of Coach U and The University of Miami. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation, and was their Treasurer for four years. We all have untapped potential. Philip's vision is to assist people in tapping into that potential so they can create bountiful success.

Marty Raphael NCOC, MCC
Executive, Business/Tech, Divorce Coach
September 2017

Marty is an ontological coach with over 10,000 hours of coaching experience world wide. She is also a New Mexico Certified Mediator and trained in basic and advanced IACP (international Association of Collaborative Professionals) Principles to work with families who are restructuring their relationships for higher quality of living, better parenting or co-parenting dynamics (in the case of divorcing couples).

In her coaching and consulting capacity, Marty serves individuals across North America, Europe, and Asia as a Leadership Development and Innovative Teams Coach and is owner of GlobalConnectionsCoaching&Consulting, Inc.

She earned the NCOC (Newfield Certified Ontological Coach) certification through Newfield Network where she serves as an International Program Coach, Mentor Coach, and instructor. Her coaching, mentoring and teaching includes areas of expertise and focuses on an understanding of the latest research in the science of the brain/body and how our view of the world affects how we think, feel, and move and, thus, how we appear to others with whom we interact. 

Amy Ruppert MCC
Complex People Dynamics in the Workplace Coach
October 2017

As a pioneer and seasoned leader in professional coaching, Amy Ruppert understands the many challenges and realities that come with leadership. With over 20 years of executive coaching experience, Amy combined her business leadership with her mastery of coaching to co-found The Integreship Group, a company that provides mentoring, coaching and micro-learning for rising leaders to master the people part of their job.   
Amy brings a broad range of experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, financial, tech, manufacturing, legal, academia and government. She has coached leaders at all levels, from the emerging leader to the C-Suite in all facets of leadership. 
 In addition to her coaching experience, Amy has over 15 years of experience in program and curriculum design and has herself facilitated hundreds of training and development groups in the areas of coaching skills, emotional intelligence skills and resiliency skills for leaders. 
Amy is also the co-author of “Who’s the Boss?: Confront the Elephant in the Room”.

  • Served on the ICF committee that developed the core competencies, examination and certification criteria for professional coaching and is now the foundation for all coach training in both private training companies and university coaching programs in over 100 countries. 
  • Faculty member on the inaugural team that developed curriculum for the first academically accredited Executive Coaching Program in the U.S. at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Chaired 5 global coaching conferences.
  • Certification examiner and assessor for the ICF, several private training organizations and university executive coaching programs for over 15 years.
  • Chief Learning Officer at Coaching Out of the Box: a global training company training organizational leaders to use coaching skills as a core leadership competency. Worked extensively with senior leadership teams to design and implement internal coaching programs in organizations of over 5k employees.
  • President of CoachLive, a division of Coach Inc. (CoachU and Corporate CoachU) which developed and produced over 65 annual live coach training events throughout the world


Byron Van Arsdale MCC
Real Estate Sales Coach
November 2017

Byron is co-owner of He is a former broker/owner with over 25 years of speaking, coaching, and corporate training experience. He is passionate about engaging clients to take action steps to improve their business and personal life. Known as the coach’s coach, he has trained thousands of coaches around the world.

Byron is able to see the best in others and communicate this in plain, simple words. This sorta freaks out most of his clients. By combining insight with a bunch of humor, his clients produce results faster. 

Byron is the co-author of No More Lame Conference Calls – The 6 Principles You Need to Lead Great Meetings (July 2011) as well as over 30 hours of audio CD training programs (including teleclass leader training). He was a significant contributor to his wife’s latest book: The PQ Factor – Stop Resisting and Start Persisting (Bernice Ross, 2017). His voice can be heard on the daily show giving the “Working Smarter” and “Listen & Learn” tips as well as numerous other real estate online training programs.

Marilyn O'Hearne MA, MCC
Executive, Leadership, Team & Mentor Coach
December 2017

Marilyn a Thomas Leonard Achievement Award recipient, is a globally experienced and recognized (since ’98) Culturally Intelligent Leadership, Team, and Mentor Coach, including for United Nations leaders. Marilyn provides a trustworthy, secure launching pad for rocketing from overwhelm to transformation. Her training and experience include US, UK and Bali based coaching programs, two years Systems training, living in Spain and Brazil and teaching, training, speaking and coaching extensively in Asia Pacific. This included serving as University Adjunct Professor in Hong Kong and Malaysia in International Business and Organizational Behavior. 

Her passion for intercultural competency in coaching led her to: Developing Culturally Intelligent Coaching Programs: both a Direct Communications Course (recognizing cultural differences) and a Culturally Confident Credentialing Mentor Coaching Program; 6 years, ICF Global Board of Directors, Association of Coach Training Organization's Board, ICF Advance Cultural Competency Advisory Team and co-authoring “The Intersection of Culture and Ethics” for Law and Ethics in Coaching. “It is impossible to not work interculturally!" Marilyn says, even locally. "Marilyn is a gentle, spiritual soul, and yet powerful and provocative at the same time.” (Coach trainee) Her Breaking Free from Bias book was published in 2017. Her blog continues to inspire and inform.

The following are the pictures and full bios of the guest Master Coaches for 2016:

Ken Abrams MCC
Executive, Business & Personal Results

January 26, 2016  12-1pm EST

Ken is the President of TOPcoach International, LLC, a service oriented company devoted to the growth and development of its clients. Working with executives, business owners, and individuals he offers new perspectives on management and leadership, and how people participate in their work and home environments. The company has offered coaching services, leadership development, strategic planning, and operational improvement forover 13 years. 

The intention is to support and transform the way people work. Ken is known for his unique style, skill and humor which move clients quickly toward their goals.

A former Vice President of a large financial planning organization, he has over 30 years of experience working with people and achieving their goals. He has been a Master Certified Coach (MCC) since 2001 after completing coach specific training through CoachInc. He is currently a trainer and curriculum designer at CoachU and 3 other Universities in the US.

Ken’s professional services include one-on-one & Group coaching; facilitation, and workshops on visioning, strategizing, leadership, management, career advancement, and personal issues.

Formal Education:      
1976 – Temple University, BA Liberal Arts with Business Sub Majo
1987 -- American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. CLU ChFC in Financial Planning
1997-- CoachU Coach Specific Business, Executive and Persoanl Coaching Curriculum
Work Experience:     

1976- Entrepeneur: Platters, LTD; retail record store
1979 – Sears – Regional Buyer / Manger 
1982 – Equitable Life Assurance Society- Financial Planning 
1998 to Present – TOPcoach International, LLC- Executive and Business Coach

Coach Training:     
1998-Graduate of CoachU, the largest coach training school in the world
ONGOING-Continuing Training through conferences and associations

Coach Certification: 
Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (2000 Renewal:2003, 2006, 2009, & 2012)
Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (1998)
Board Certifed Coach through the Center for Credentialing & Education (2011)
Master Certified Coach Graduate through Coach University (2002)
Certifed CoachU Graduate through Coach University (2001) 
Professional Mentor Coach through Coach University (2001)


Jeanne McLennan RN, MCC
Life Transition and Mentor Coach

February 23, 2016 12-1:30pm EST

In coaching individuals and groups, Jeanne brings a lifetime of experience assisting persons to confidently move through the expected and unexpected transitions which life presents.  She is effective at illuminating the values and wisdom of the people she works with, as well as providing insight, support, challenge and understanding through these life transitions.


One of the first Master Certified Coaches, Jeanne’s passion is to assist motivated clients to discover/affirm their values, share their unique gifts, navigate change and enjoy life!  Steeped in spirituality and blessed with common sense and a funny bone, Jeanne brings ceaseless love, energy and enthusiasm to her clients.  Jeanne applies the wisdom, insight and knowledge gained from a widely diverse client population and life experience. 

Jeanne has three primary client groups:

Individuals seeking healthy ways to address a major loss/change in their life that requires developing a “new normal” and perhaps a new definition of self
Professionals, executives and business owners desiring to effectively increase performance excellence, alignment with their core values and the satisfaction of impacting their world in productive and meaningful ways
Experienced Coaches seeking to become more masterful in their lives and in the depth of their work with their clients  (This includes those seeking mentoring to prepare for their Masters level of Certification from ICF.)
 Jeanne is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a founding member of the local ICF.  Her Master Certified Coach designation is from the ICF. She served on the faculty of University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) in the Graduate School of Business. There, she helped implement the Coaching Certificate Program, developed the Coaching Skills Practicum and served as a supervisory coach. Jeanne served for 11 years on the ICF Credentialing Team as in an exam evaluator. Jeanne devoted six years as a coach educator for CoachU and co-wrote the curriculum for the “most valuable class,” the Coaching Skills Practicum, which she later adapted for use at UTD.

Prior to establishing her coaching practice in 1996, Jeanne worked for 23 years at Hinsdale Hospital.  Her last position there was on the faculty of Hinsdale Family Practice Residency (HFPR), a post-graduate training program for physicians. With the support of Hinsdale Hospital she was the “founding mother” of Teen Parent Connection (formerly Greater DuPage MYM), a long-term program of information and support for adolescent parents.  In addition to Perinatal Services, her experience also includes Emergency, Critical Care and Outpatient Oncology services.

Continually refreshed and strengthened by her spirituality, a fantastic support system of family and friends as well as by a wide variety of interests, she is able to bring herself fully to this work of her (and your) heart.

Jennifer Starr MCC
Life, Leadership, Creativity & Mentor

Thursday March 24, 2016 3-4pm ET

I coach motivated individuals, entrepreneurs & professionals who desire to find deeper meaning, purpose and fulfillment in their lives.  They are dedicated to evolving their best selves and making a significant and positive impact in their community, their organizations, and in the world.

My passion is to intuitively coach and facilitate people in getting clear about their personal and professional vision, purpose and mission, and apply that clarity to create tangible results.  I assist people in bridging the gaps between the known and the unknown, the visible and the invisible, professional success and the often-elusive personal fulfillment.

I use a variety of practical and holistic resources that help bring out the best in people, transforming how they see themselves and inspiring personal sovereignty, inner truth, freedom and reconnection to passion and purpose. I bring play and creativity into the  partnership, assisting in the creation of lives and work filled with deep satisfaction and meaningful contribution.

I am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through International Coach Federation (ICF), a licensed Living Your Vision® Coach, a Certified Coach Mentor (CMC), and an ordained Spiritual Counselor. I am an experienced group facilitator, faculty leader, coach mentor and executive coach at InviteChange™, a coach training and leadership development organization.  Supplemental accreditation include Core Value Index™ , SoulCollage®, Expressive Arts®, Voice Dialogue and PSYCH-K®  and other modalities that support holistic living and authentic leadership.

I have been an entrepreneur for over 30 years, successfully building several businesses, brick and mortar as well as virtual, and I enjoy helping other entrepreneurs create healthy, prosperous businesses. The artist and mystic in me loves to weave creativity and magic into all aspects of my work with others.

Radiant Star Enterprises is a service company dedicated to personal and professional development, and clarity of vision, purpose and highest contribution. I work predominantly by phone, my online web platform and Skype, offering workshops, webinars and tele-conferences, and periodically travel to meet with people and teach in person.

On a personal note, I live in beautiful Bend, Oregon, just east of the Cascade Mountains, where I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and other fun outdoor activities. I am a watercolor and collage artist and love to paint year round, indoors and out, depending on the season. I grew up on the Oregon Coast and graduated from University of Oregon, and after 25 years, Oregon called me home again.

Ben Dooley MCC
Confidence Coach

April 21, 2016  2-3:30pm ET

Ben is an MCC coach who facilitates the bi-weekly “COACHING SKILLS FORUM” telecalls, is the author of BeDo Bits Newsletter for Coaches and the author of the “MasterFull IS as MasterFull DOES” workbook series, as well as creator of multiple interactive and engaging coach growing workshops and teleclasses like the powerful and unparalleled “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching” teleclass series.  

He has served as Past President of the ICF Chicago Chapter and co-founder and co-producer of the Midwest Regional Advisory Council and the Midwestern Coaching Conference.  In fact, with just about everything his does in the coaching world demonstrates his overwhelming commitment to coaching coaches and helping them discover their powerful coaching magnificence, coaching confidence and coaching success. 

His past experiences as a professional actor, clown, restaurant reviewer, waiter, and just about every other temp job in town has taught him some powerful lessons about authenticity and personal power—in other words, “the Artistry and Performance of our coaching.”  

He is committed to filling in as many of the gaps that coaches struggle with so that we can all show up and BE MasterFull coaches and DO MasterFull coaching.

After all, “MasterFull is as MasterFull does.” 


Lerae Gidyk MCC
Personal, Business, Corporate & Mentor Coach

May 26, 2016  12-1pm ET

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over; it became a butterfly.”  - Anonymous
The journey of my life brought me to coaching at a time when I had come to the end of all I knew. Like the butterfly, I thought my ‘world was over’. I had come to a dead end. Going back to complete my teaching degree or further my counselling career were not options because both felt harmful to my spirit. I was exhausted and felt trapped. Then, one day, one of life’s wonderful magical moments happened. As I was leaving a little Greek coffee shop on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC, a wise woman on the front of a green colored magazine beckoned me. I heeded the call. I picked up and opened the “Success” magazine. There it article introducing me to this newly emerging profession called Coaching. Immediately, my path opened up. All of the pieces of my life came together and within two months I had moved cities, started my business, had my first coaching client and was in coach training with the leading coach training school in the world. That was my turning point. That was my moment. It was Spring 1999.
Discovering the profession of Coaching, was significant to me and incredibly validating. I had always been searching for a certain feeling. I knew intuitively that when I was on the right path, I would feel a certain way.Like something would ‘click’ or fall into place inside me. Coaching made my life, all of my past decisions and me, make sense. Through coaching I have been able to express all the different facets of my personality, fulfill my insatiable desire to learn, grow and design my life through conscious choice. I work from home. I set my own hours. I am present for my husband and two children. I complete a day of coaching more energized than I was at the beginning of the day. My email inbox is a vessel for gratitude that I marvel at and appreciate daily.
My life’s purpose is to raise my children to be happy secure beings in the world, love my husband with all that I have and lead as many people as possible back to living a life filled with joy, ease and fulfillment. I lead people back to who they truly are; and magic starts happening from there.
I believe that every person has a story or memory that is a direct link to their authentic self.
I believe that we are all born with a unique soul design that is ours to express in this lifetime.
I believe in generosity, love and the resiliency of the human spirit. 
I believe that life is not meant to be a constant struggle. 
Bliss is always an option.

Andrea Sigetich MCC
Leader & Entrepreneur Coach

June 22, 2016   

Andrea, President and Founder of SageCoach, is a recognized expert in management and leadership development.  With the insight and demeanor of a sage leavened with a strong dose of animation, Andrea brings over 35 years of solid international business experience in management and leadership development to her work as a consultant, coach, and mentor to managers and leaders. 
As a Leadership and Entrepreneur Coach, Andrea is sought by movers and shakers in Human Resources, C-level executives (CEO, COO, CFO, CLO, CTO … you get the idea!), leaders at all levels, and entrepreneurs in service-based business, especially coaches, consultants, and legal professionals.
As a consultant, Andrea’s niche is HR and other executives who are compelled to create Sage Leaders in their organization – and are experiencing a big “GULP” when they wonder how to do that!
Andrea has held senior leadership positions in Human Resources, Union Relations, Management Development, Employee Development, Organization Development, and Organization Communication at General Electric, Digital Equipment, and Novell.  
She excels at inspiring and leading individuals and teams within organizations.  She initiated and built an internal organization development and team facilitation function.  She created and owned three entrepreneurial businesses.  With twelve years of global development responsibility, Andrea has managed staff in Canada, Japan, Australia, France, Germany and Great Britain.
Educational Background
Andrea earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Utah (summa cum laude).  She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with extensive study and training, and well over 7,000 paid hours of client coaching.  She also holds the Coaches Training Institute designation of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC.)
Consultancy and Coaching Experience with SageCoach
Andrea has consulted to organizations on strategic development of leadership and management skills since founding SageCoach in 1997.  SageCoach’s corporate client list is extensive, and includes technology firms, financial services, hospitality, health care, transportation, and small service businesses.
She is recognized as an expert mentor, coach, designer and consultant, with very strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Flexible in her approach to designing actions and solutions, she customizes her work to each client’s needs.  Her considerable business and life experience provide a solid realism to her Leadership Coaching and Leadership Development work.
With her co-author, Carol Leavitt, Andrea recently published a book, Play to Your Strengths.  Play to Your Strengths transforms today's burgeoning interest with strengths from theoretical and nice-to-know into practical tools for leaders who want to build their own strengths and the strengths of their teams and their organizations.
 Andrea also loves life, and the great outdoors – especially the desert (which should be no surprise!) With her husband Beryl, she enthusiastically pursues hiking, kayaking, skiing, geocaching, and camping from their home in Bend, Oregon.

Benita Stafford-Smith MCC
Executive Coach
July 27, 2016

Benita is currently employed by an HR Consultancy firm in the Middle East, Takatuf, in the quiet and peaceful country of Oman.  She migrated to Oman eight years ago on a one year contract, leaving behind a successful coaching practice in Canada.  

Her current passion is setting up a Coaching Practice for Takatuf, working with organisations to create coaching cultures.

Her other current passion is Mentoring and Supervision.  She has recently completed the CSA diploma in Coaching Supervision and is inspired by this new aspect of Coaching for herself and others.

She believes in giving back to the Coaching profession and to this end is proud to say there is now an ICF Chapter in Oman!  She is currently serving as President.  She serves on the ICF EMEA RAC Credentialing Task Force and has just joined the ICF Global Board Nominating Committee after chairing the ICF EMEA RAC Nominating Committee last year.

Benita invites you to Live an Inspired Life to share your gifts and talents with the world.

Marcia Reynolds PsyD, MCC
Transformational Leadership Coach
August 22, 2016

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is fascinated by the brain, especially what triggers feelings of connection, commitment, and possibility. She is able to draw on her research to help leaders have more effective and meaningful conversations. She has delivered workshops in 35 countries and has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, Edwards School of Management in Canada and Moscow School of Management in Russia.

Marcia is a true pioneer in the coaching profession. She was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and is the immediate past president of the Association for Coach Training Organizations. She is the training director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech and teaches for coaching schools in Russia and China. 

Interviews and excerpts from her books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and her latest, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Fast Company,, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on ABC World News. 

Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with an emphasis on the needs of high-achievers in today’s corporations. She also holds two master’s degrees in education and communications.

Annie Gelfand MCC
Leadership & Mentor Coach
September 28, 2016

Annie is a Master Certified Coach and Intuition Whisperer. She has been coaching individuals, teams and relationships to make radical change since 1997 and has been in business for over 30 years. A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, and several advanced coach training hours, she brings a diverse range of life experiences, which includes a 15-year career in strategic marketing, a Master of Business Administration Degree and learning the art of meditation in rural India for 8 years.

Annie’s clients are usually highly intuitive and high-performing professionals who are hungry to discover and live a full unapologetic life devoted to unfolding their own inner wisdom. When she is not assisting her clients in creating radical change, Annie can usually be found deep in some creation with paint, words, food or playing hide n’ seek with her two Maine Coon cats.

Master Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation
Master of Business Administration Degree, over 30 years in business
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Coaches Training Institute)
Organization and Relationship Systems Advanced training the Center For Right Relationship
Facilitator Team Coaching (Team Diagnostic Assessment – Team Coaching International)
Access Bars® Facilitator (past Certified Facilitator Access Consciousness™)
Multiple holistic modalities: Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Reflexology Practitioner & Instructor, Certified Touch For Health, Certified Spiritual Healing Practitioner, Reiki and Holistic Nutrition

The following are the full bios and pictures of the guest Master Coaches for 2015!

Lynnette Yount MCC
Executive, Team & Generative Leadership Master Coach

Tuesday January 20, 2015  1-2pm EST

Ms. Lynnette Yount specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, organizational development and strategic planning.  She is the President and founder of Lynnette Yount Associates, Inc. (LYA), a woman-owned small business providing coaching, consultation, training and facilitation services.  LYA is proud to be one of the small businesses on the GSA Federal Supply MOBIS Schedule.  Ms. Yount has practiced for over 30 years helping organizations to become more effective, and individual managers and executives to become great leaders. 

Lynnette coaches from the heart, incorporating leadership presence, emotional intelligence and conversational competence using a light touch and a sense of humor.  She inspires and guides her clients to reach their goals and supports them in achieving their dreams and aspirations.  She places high value on preparing people for leadership and service.  She has worked with senior leaders and leadership teams at  variety of organizations to create effective and sustainable results including building trust, partnerships and high performing teams; thinking, acting and leading strategically; generating performance results through conversational competence; increasing leadership presence that inspires followership; creating vision, clear commitments, accountability and strategic results; and moving to increased levels of leadership, authority and responsibility.

Lynnette has spent the last several years committed to developing leaders in several kinds of contexts – providing executive coaching, team building, partnership building, strategic planning, and organizational renewal.    Highlights of her coaching career include:

  • Developed one of the first structured executive coaching programs called The Federal Leader, successfully piloted and implemented in US Department of Education in 1997
  • Provided coaching , high quality coach cadres, and action learning facilitators for several long-term leadership development cohort programs to prepare candidates for senior leadership positions
  • Awarded “Master Certified Coach” (MCC) by the ICF, a designation indicating 2500 hours of coaching, 2004
  • Served as facilitator/coach for The Leadership Sanctuary group coaching year-long program for executive directors of non-profit organizations
  • Developed and designed orientation for coach cadre for The Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills;  served on Board of Directors for the Center
  • Provided coaching and coach cadre for Leaders Challenge development cohort program for Arlington County and Mid-Level Management development program.
  • Awarded the 2011/12 local ICF chapter’s PRISM award for Coaching Excellence in Organizations with Arlington County
  • Served on the Washington Metropolitan ICF Chapter Board of Directors

Ms. Yount is trained in ontological (holistic) coaching and is an Ontological Certified Coach (OCC) from the Newfield Network, USA, completing their certificate program in Coaching and Organization Learning in partnership with the George Mason University in 2000.  She keeps her skills current by serving as a Mentor Coach and faculty member for the Newfield Network coaching school. She also offers mentor-coaching for coaches seeking certification through the ICF.   Lynnette holds a BA in psychology from Goddard College and certificates (Master’s equivalents) in Applied Behavioral Science, and Organization Development. 

Laura Berman Fortgang MCC
Personal, Career & Business Master Coach

Tuesday February 24, 2015  1-2pm EST

Laura’s professional life is anchored by her international reputation as a pioneer in the personal coaching field.  Only one expression of her twenty plus years of supporting people to find meaning, purpose and satisfaction in their lives, Laura is also a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, corporate spokesperson, performer and interfaith minister.

Laura is the best-selling author of five books now published in 13 languages. They include:  Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction, Living Your Best Life, Take Yourself to the Top, The Prosperity Plan, and The Little Book On Meaning which was a finalist for a Books for a Better Life award alongside the Dalai Lama.

Laura has also been a media perennial for years.  Her appearances on Oprah, The CBS Early Show, NBC's Today, Good Morning America, various nationally syndicated and cable outlets as well as a long stint as contributing editor for Redbook Magazine and as a Huffington post blogger has helped her reach millions of people who want to improve their work and life.

Through her coaching company, InterCoach, Inc./Now What?® Coaching, Laura has provided coaching to diverse clients ranging from homemakers, celebrities and Fortune 500 companies to NASA and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Amorah Ross MCC
Transition & Transformation Master Coach

Thursday March 26, 2015 12-1pm EDT

Past Areas of Work Experience 

A professional career that spans more than 40 years and a wide variety of industries, including consumer 
finance, legal services, wholesale electrical, aerospace, hospitality, public accounting services, residential 
construction, commercial property management and coach training. 

Coaching Philosophy 

Whether you’re an executive, business owner/entrepreneur, budding professional, parent, son/daughter, or 
community volunteer, underneath it all you’re a human being. 

My work is to support you in bringing your soulful humanity out so that it serves you as the guiding light for 
all that you do. Never again must your humanity get buried or compromised amid the often-conflicting 
demands of the various roles you inhabit day by day. 

Passionate about celebrating human wholeness as your birthright, I am a Transformative Coach for those 
who choose to show up in their careers and live their lives from their authentic core essence and beyond 
the limitations of traditional thinking. Your inner wisdom, unique self-expression and authenticity are brought 
forward through my powerful questions, forthright communication, and insightful observations, all of which 
help you create heightened awareness and effectiveness in both your leadership roles and on your life’s 

You have the opportunity to gain absolute clarity as I listen keenly without judgment and, with gentle rigor, 
hold you accountable to your values, goals and vision. Together we create a safety zone of trust, 
accountability and effective action from which you look deep within for clarity about your work and day-today 
life to attain whatever brings you joy and fulfillment. 

When you’re ready to purposely and powerfully claim your authentic leadership, act in alignment with your 
values and make decisions sourced from your heightened awareness and innate wisdom, I’m committed to 
joining you on an exploratory field of possibility that is limitless, safe, nurturing, joyous and meaningful. 


Coach-Specific Training and Certifications 

. Member, International Coach Federation (ICF), 1997-Present 
. Foundations Coaching Course, Coaches Training Institute (CTI), 1997 
. Certified Living Your Vision® Licensed Facilitator, LYV Enterprises Inc., 1998 
. Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Academy for Coach Training (now known as inviteCHANGE), 1999 
. Certified TeleClass Leader, TeleClass International, 2004 
. Certified Discover Your Vision™ Licensed Facilitator, Academy for Coach Training (now known as 
  inviteCHANGE), 2005 
. Certified Now What? Life Blueprint™ Facilitator, The Life Blueprint™ Institute, 2005 
. ICF Professional Certified Coach designation (PCC), 1999-2005 
. ICF Master Certified Coach designation (MCC), 2005-present 
. ICF Credentialing Assessor, International Coach Federation, 2005-present 
. Coaching Leaders in Organizations Training, inviteCHANGE, 2008 
. Certified Mentor Coach, inviteCHANGE, 2009 (I also created this first-of-its-kind course) 
. Systemic Coaching, John Whittington-Coaching Constellations, 2014 

Professional Coaching Activities & Expertise 

. Positive Life Works™ 
Founder, Coach, Mentor Coach, and Coach Trainer 1997-present 
. inviteCHANGE Senior Trainer, Curriculum Designer and Mentor Coach, 1999-2014 
.inviteCHANGE Director of Training, 2005-2008 
. ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations) Board Member and President-Elect, 2005-2009 
. inviteCHANGE Co-Owner, 2006-2010 
. ICF Credentialing & Program Accreditation Committee Member, 2007-2011 
. ICF Credentialing & Program Accreditation Committee Vice-Chair, 2010 
. ICF Credentialing & Program Accreditation Committee Chair, Q1 2011 
. ICF Washington State Chapter Board Member: Director of Programs, Credentialing and Education, 2010
. ICF Washington State Chapter LIFE COACH OF THE YEAR 2012 
. ICF Washington State Chapter ACES AWARD WINNER 2014 [ACES=Advancing Coaching Excellence & 
. ICF Credentialing Assessor, 2005-present 
. ICF Global Standards Core Team, 2012-Present 


Book 2008, Roadmap to Success: America’s Top Intellectual Minds Map Out Successful Business 
Strategies, a compilation of articles on strategies & tools for personal and professional success, coauthored 
with BJ Levy, PCC 

Articles Published: 

May 2013 Coaching World Magazine, “The Heart & Soul of a Mentor Coach” 
Sep 2012 choice Magazine, “Enhance Your Coaching Excellence through Mentor Coaching” 
Sep 2011 choice Magazine, “Gateway to Coaching Artistry” 
Aug 2010 choice Magazine e-Newsletter “Confessions of a Mentor Coach: The Power of the ‘Pure’ 
Coaching Process”, 4-part series, co-authored with Janet Harvey, MCC 
Jun 2010 choice Magazine e-Newsletter, “Catapult Your Coaching: Engage with a Mentor Coach” 4-part 
series, co-authored with Janet Harvey, MCC

Cynthia Freeman MCC
Life Strategist Master Coach

Monday April 27, 2015 1-2pm EDT 

Cynthia is a coaching pioneer.

A master certified coach and veteran of over 22 years of coaching experience, she has worked with over 2,400 clients including AT&T, MTV, Cisco, House of Blues, Dutch Bro’s Coffee, Disney, and thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

A sought after seminar speaker, she has presented in front of audiences as large as 17,000 and shared the stage with such speakers as Larry King, Tony Robbins, Tom Hopkins, Og Mandino, Florence Littauer, and Emily Barnes.

Cynthia has accomplished all of this while maintaining a family-friendly lifestyle. Even when closing over 200 real estate deals a year with 6 full-time assistants, she never worked weekends, took 10 weeks off per year, and fully participated in the lives and educations of her 2 children. People started asking Cynthia to coach them to grow their income while not sacrificing their lives or families.

She is one of the few who can say that they have exceeded the ½ of 1% in TWO careers. 2,400+ clients later, she still has a passion for helping business owners and entrepreneurs to make more money while taking more time off to live more vibrant lives.

Donna Zajonc MCC
Leadership Development Master Coach
Director of Coaching and Practitioner Services for The Power of TED*

Wednesday May 27, 2015  12-1pm ET

Donna coaches and supports over 60 individuals who have received advanced Power of TED* training and use the work in all aspects of their coaching, training and facilitation.   Based upon her husband David Emerald’s book, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) Donna and David have created a powerful framework for personal and organizational transformation.

Donna is thrilled to integrate the TED* frameworks into her coaching process through the TED* Dynamic Tension Coaching model.  She has co-facilitated the highly successful TED* for Coaches webinar for four years, having taught over 200 coaches how to use TED* in their own lives as well as integrate TED* as one of their primary coaching tools.

Donna is an entrepreneur who was the sole owner and operator of several restaurants. After selling her business, Donna parlayed her love of community and leadership into a career in elected office, serving three terms in the Oregon State Legislature. She was her party's nominee for secretary of state, and while serving in the legislature, Donna was vice-chair of the Trade and Economic Development Committee.

Donna is co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and director of the center's public leadership domain. She is the author of The Politics of Hope: Reviving the Dream of Democracy, a primer for transforming our political system. She is also a highly sought after keynote speaker and facilitator. Some of her clients include, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Texas Association of Counties, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Oregon League of Cities, Washington Association of Counties and she is on the faculty of the Leadership Academy of the International City and County Management Association.

Donna received her M.A. in community affairs and public policy from the University of Oregon and her B.S. degree from the University of Missouri.
Donna Zajonc is a certified leadership development coach, seminar leader, keynote speaker, and author of The Politics of Hope: Reviving the Dream of Democracy (published in October, 2004, by Synergy Books). She has worked with a variety of clients from Fortune 500's to non-profits, municipalities and other public organizations.
Highlights from her life experience include:

  • Three-term Oregon Legislator, Secretary of State nominee and Gubernatorial campaign manager
  • Political organizer in the arena of non-partisan public leadership education and community building seminars.
  • Business owner, nurse, mental health advocate, one of American’s Ten Outstanding Young Women
  • Participant in international women-leaders initiatives in Islamic countries.
  • Active in local community, including school and recreation bond initiatives, arts fundraising drives, and private non-profit capital projects.
  • Co-founder of the BainbridgeLeadership Center and director of the center’s Public Leadership domain.
  • Co-chair of the political leadership coaching Special Interest Group (SIG), within the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC).
  • Business owner of franchise food business with multiple locations and 75 employees.
  • Master’s degree in community affairs and public policy from the University of Oregon. 

Donna states the purpose of her work is to “be a catalyst for a new era of collaboration and transformation in our socieity for the sake of generations to come.”

Hope Langner MS, MCC, CPCC

Wednesday June 24, 2015  2-3pm ET

Hope is a seasoned trainer, manager and master coach. Her intuition, creativity and laser-sharp clarity inspire her clients and students. Hope is an expert in the arena of personal growth as a path to organizational change, and she brings to her work a breadth of experience in culture change within organizations.

Executive and Leadership Coach and Trainer

As an Executive and Leadership Coach and Trainer, Hope offers individually tailored coaching as well as custom-designed workshops on such topics as leadership development, coaching, team building, communication skills, culture change in organizations, and giving and receiving feedback.

She also trains business leaders and professionals in other fields who wish to add coaching skills or a "coach approach" to their repertoire. She has maintained an active practice of individual coaching clients since 1997.

Experience Training Coaches

Since 1999, Hope has trained hundreds of coaches worldwide. She is a senior faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and CTI's Faculty Supervisor, responsible for the highly regarded supervision component of CTI's Certification Program, including the training and supervision of all supervisors and assessors.

Hope has trained coaches in advanced coaching and supervision skills across many languages and cultures, including French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Turkish. Her expertise in discerning and teaching coaching skills is consistent across cultural and language differences.

Education and Certification

Hope earned the Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation in 2001. She is certified as a Co-Active Professional Coach by CTI. She received her B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University at Albany in Albany, NY. She is also trained in Psychodrama, Bioenergetics, Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, and the Beauty Way.

The Beauty Way

Contextual learning events founded in the wisdom tradition known as the Delicate Lodge Teachings.
These teachings have been passed on for centuries as an oral tradition from the Mayan and pre-Mayan peoples down to today's native peoples of the Americas. They foster wholeness, balance and self-authority in individual seekers and lead to heightened consciousness and expansive thinking among the collective group.
To learn more, take a Teleclass or Retreat, please visit:

Client Roster

Hope has worked successfully within the following companies and organizations:

Accenture, BBDO, Cargill, Capgemini, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Coaches Training Institute, Diddel & Diddel Wealth Accumulation Strategies, Emirates Bank, Friedberg JCC, IBM, Northrop Grumman, NYS Health Care Providers Association, NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations, Pedersen-Krag Treatment Center, Yale University School of Management.

Margie Heiler MS, MCC, CEC
Leadership, Executive, Team & Mentor Coach

Wednesday July 22, 2015  12-1pm EDT

Margie’s success as a leadership, executive and team coach; facilitator; trainer and consultant comes from her wide variety of business, organization development, human resources and leadership experience. She offers a powerful combination of coaching, facilitating, and assessments, with expertise in change strategy. 

The structures and tools she has developed and uses help clients discover and develop their unique strengths and talents. With 18 years of hands-on coaching along with 16 years of training and mentoring coaches and leaders, she has supported several initiatives across cultures to implement executive and leadership development coaching programs and broad, comprehensive initiatives within the federal government and diverse public and private sector organizations. 

Known for driving success working with leaders to develop effective communication patterns, resilience, leadership competencies, and relationship building helps clients maintain a healthy balance in their lives.

As a faculty member of Adler International Learning, she teaches coaching certification programs and coaching as a leadership competency to groups around the world.

Prior to her coaching career, she was engaged in human resources, organization development, facilitation and training.

Teresa Pool MCC
Executive Master Coach

Thursday August 27, 2015  12-1pm EDT

Teresa is an executive coach in Dallas, Texas. As the President and Founder of Transitions for Business, Teresa helps her clients achieve their full potential.  Her passion is identifying and resolving the people component of challenging business problems.

As human behavior and communication specialist with over 20 years of leadership and coaching experience, Teresa’s work as an executive coach, consultant, speaker, strategic facilitator, and workshop leader has helped thousands to achieve their personal best. She is frequently brought in to assist high potential leaders that are stuck in their rise through the succession plan and to integrate leadership teams following an acquision or merger. In addition to her private and corporate coaching, she inspires change through her published articles, television and radio appearances, and two leadership publications: Focus in the Midst of Chaos and Communication DISCovery.

Teresa’s personal and professional experience gives her a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ needs. She spent two decades in the global technology industry, focused on business development, strategic planning, market strategy, and change management. Teresa has coached professionally since January 2000 and is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Master Certified Coach. She also holds credentials as a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst and Neuro Linguistics Master Practitioner.

Teresa is on staff at the University of Texas School of Management. Their Executive MBA program, #1 in the state of Texas, has employed Teresa’s skills as an executive and group coach for their EMBA students since 2005. She is also a faculty instructor, supervising coach and examiner for their Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching program.

In her community, Teresa has led the International Coach Federation of North Texas as its president and participates in the Dallas HR Management Association. A member of the American Business Women’s Association, Teresa was named Business Associate of the Year.

Teresa has served as a volunteer leadership mentor for the Menttium® program since 2002. Teresa also helps the sight-impaired and physically disabled achieve their full potential through her work as a volunteer puppy raiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs and Canine Companions for Independence. She is the former founder and director for the FMC Carswell “cell dogs” program in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Margie Gordillo MCC, CPCC
Ancient Wisdom Leadership Master Coach

Tuesday September 22, 2015  3-4pm EDT


As a Latina who is part Native American, Margie followed her Nicoya Shaman roots from her Nicaraguan heritage, and took a Shamanic journey, leaving an executive corporate position 'coincidentally' on September 11, 2001.

On her return, she was guided to intuitive life coaching as an answer to her question: Where and how do I make the greatest impact for positive change using my natural gifts?

Her path led her first to certification as a co-active coach from the Coaches Training Institute in San Francisco, followed by advanced training at inviteChange in Seattle, both highly acclaimed, premier global training organizations. Margie is an ICF Master Certified Coach with more than a decade of professional coaching experience. Also a Certified Mentor Coach, Margie has trained scores of coaching students seeking ICF certification, and mentors  private clients, and coaches in training organizations and graduate students to advance the quality of coaching as service in the world.

Margie holds a Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University, formerly the Insitute of Transpersonal Psychology. 

Margie's Get REAL Professional Coaching is aimed at creative and entrepreneurial-minded individuals to Reclaim Essence and 
Authentic Leadership for dynamic living in changing times, cultivating organic, self-defined spiritual tools that support a balanced, whole and ecstatic life.

We promote self-love and self-acceptance, encouraging a balance between the mysteries of an intuitive, spiritual sensibility with a rational mind.

Transformative coaching is a dynamic coaching relationship that combines love and skill, and ignites your internal wisdom 
and power to move with unshakeable confidence toward the life that calls you.

Susan Sussman M.Ed, MCC, BCC
Master Certified Character Coach

Friday October 23, 2015  12-1pm EDT

M.Ed., Temple University, Educational Psychology
Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation Susan SussmanSusan Sussman, MCC has been a coach since coaching became a professional discipline: she served on every committee that established the International Coach Federation (ICF) as the first global certifying body for coaches, was among the first group of coaches credentialed by the ICF, has been an ICF assessor of credentialing applicants for over 10 years, and was a founding member of the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance.

Susan has been coaching for more than 20 years and training coaches for over 15 years. Susan worked tirelessly  helping to put the field of coaching on the map by writing, speaking, and, through her training programs, assisting hundreds of coaches launch their own careers. She has trained coaches all over the world and has been instrumental in helping establish coaching programs in other countries. Susan is passionate about providing the highest quality coach training. She has coached hundreds of clients from all walks of life throughout her career. She especially loves working with clients with big dreams and goals and has had the privilege of working with

  • all types of professionals (doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, etc.)
  • all levels and types of business people & business owners/entrepreneurs
  • a variety of artists (opera singers, violinists, fine artists, photographers, actors)
  • clergy of every stripe (ministers, rabbis and priests)
  • individuals in every imaginable business and life transition
  • people who want to create change in their lives or find ways to adapt gracefully to changes coming from outside

Given only one phrase to describe Susan's theoretical or conceptual approach to coaching, she would describe it as Character Coaching. In all realms of coaching (e.g., business, executive, or life coaching) the bottom line is always about character, how someone shows up and interacts with the world.  

Susan develops her clients' and coach training participants' ability to see things from new perspectives; learn from mind, body and heart; and move back and forth between the big picture and the details, which in turn allows them to challenge their assumptions and beliefs about people and the way the world works.  Susan is also an active mentor coach who assists clients to successfully become credentialed by ICF. She lives in Lafayette Hill, PA with her dog, Chloe, and her parrot, Peanut. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Fran Fisher MCC
Entrepreneur, Executive & Mentor Master Coach

Thursday December 17, 2015 12-1:30pm EST

Fran Fisher is a Master Certified Coach, recognized as a pioneer of the coaching profession. She works primarily with entrepreneurs, executives, and collaborative work teams, as well as skills training and mentoring for aspiring coaches. Fran founded the Living Your Vision® process and the Academy for Coach Training, one of the first schools accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

In 2005, shifting her focus to private practice, more writing and speaking, Fran sold the LYV and ACT businesses and associated trademarks to inviteCHANGE, LLC, located in Edmonds, Washington, USA.

She was a founding executive board member of ICF, serving as Chair of the Credentialing Development Committee, and she was the first executive director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Fran has been an exam assessor for those applying for an ICF credential since 1998.

Fran’s passion is empowering individuals, teams, and organizations for realizing their highest visions. As a master coach, her expertise is helping visionary leaders fulfill their highest aspirations.

In November 2012, Fran was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, ICF chapter Washington State. 

The following are the full bios and pictures for the guest Master Coaches for 2014!

Patricia Hirsch NCOC, MCC
Executive Personal Master Coach

Wednesday January 22, 2014 2-3pm EDT

Patricia is the founder and President of Design Your Life Coaching (est. 2001), a professional coaching and leadership development company, where as an ICF Master Certified Coach, she practices coaching globally as an Executive Personal Coach. Through individual and group coaching, she has worked extensively to facilitate relationships across cultural, educational, emotional and other discourses with a focus on senior executives, board members, teams and individuals. She has delivered key addresses to healthcare, financial and coaching organizations and regularly leads teleconferencing classes to a global audience. Patricia’s coaching and leadership development ontological methodology is grounded in somatic, linguistic and emotional competence.  She draws on each of these domains in her work with clients to raise awareness, enable action and generate sustainable and high levels of performance.  

Patricia has worked on numerous organizational initiatives.  During the past 30 years, she has held numerous mentoring, leadership and management positions. She remains active on rosters for high impact change organizations, which include as President for ICF-OC Chapter, and a member of International Coach Federation (ICF) global committees. Her recent contribution is as ICF Credentialing Committee Member for ensuring a credentialing system is updated to the standards for which the 18,000+ members measure their continuing professionalism. Patricia adheres to the ICF’s purpose to support and advance the coaching profession through accredited coach training programs, credentialing and standards while they remain the global authoritative source on coaching information and research for the public.

Presently, Patricia is Talk Show Host of a global, syndicated radio show on BlogTalkRadio, hosting “Design Your Life, Coaching for New Choices” on the benefits of hiring coaches who have gone through the rigorous ICF accreditation and credentialing. All shows are downloadable in iTunes. Patricia has been a Talk Show Host since 2006, supporting the emerging profession of coaching by interviewing certified and credentialed coaches worldwide on the professional practice and applications of the coaching profession.

Patricia not only holds several professional coaching certifications, she holds a B.S.N. degree from the University of Nevada Reno and M.B.A. degree from the University of Phoenix. She has worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in Intensive Care Units, as Manager in the Medical Information Systems field, and as United States Coast Guard licensed Private Captain, and coach, where she captained people off-shore cruising on adventure trips offering coaching and training on 40-50 foot sailboats. She continues to seek out learning to support her in goals of introducing new awareness of competence from the domains of cultural, educational and emotional discourses.


Jeanine Mancusi CPCC, MCC
Spiritual Master Coach

Thursday February 20, 2014 6-7pm EST

Jeanine is a Master Certified Coach (MCC and CPCC) and a Co-Director of Lucid Living.

“I want to live in the world you see.”

“This is what I said to Leza (Danly)at a training retreat for leaders of THE COACHES Training Institute. She was perceiving something I could not, but I could sense the realness and depth of it. It seemed she had keys that made life more loving and fun and deeply fulfilling. I wanted it for myself, and for my coaching clients.

“I asked Leza to create a class to teach me and a few others, which became the pilot of the first teleclass. Two years later, we decided to become partners and to craft a curriculum that would change lives. It is true that the best way to deeply learn something is to teach it. These fourteen years have accelerated my spiritual journey beyond what I could have imagined, and I’ve watched Lucid Living become a force of transformation in the life of countless others.”

Jeanine’s spirituality is rooted in her relationship to Nature. She is a passionate hiker and skier, and lives with her husband, Bob, in Nevada City, California.

Micki McMillan M.Ed., MCC
Corporate & Leadership Master Coach

Tuesday March 18, 2014 1-2pm EST

Micki's powerful combination of coaching expertise and business acumen enables her to facilitate lasting change while meeting objectives for fast turnaround and measurable results.

Micki has enabled business leaders, executive teams, functional groups, and individuals to generate new possibilities and put their deepest values into action. Blue Mesa Group’s executive coaching, leadership development, and whole-systems-thinking methods have benefited such organizations such as Merck & Co., Inc., Yale New Haven Health, Colorado State University, Entergy, DTE Energy, Trinity Health, Centura Health, and Royal Dutch Shell.

Micki is one of just over 600 Master Certified Coaches in the world, a designation given by the International Coach Federation (ICF) only to those at the top of their field in terms of experience, education, and skill. As regional director of distribution operations at Xcel Energy (then Public Service Company of Colorado), she was the highest-ranking woman in gas and electric operations.

Her corporate experience, both domestic and international, gives her insight into the specific challenges executives face, as well as into organizational dynamics, values, and motivating factors.

Micki founded The Blue Mesa Group Institute of Coach Training gearing the training towards individuals who want to guide their clients on a journey of lasting change in both their personal and professional lives.

When she started it three things were important to her:

1.Grounded research in best practices for coach training,
2.Our passion for teaching coaches to become great coaches,
3.Bringing practical and real world methodologies so our graduates can be credible, competent and confident coaches in the market.


Janet Harvey, MCC
Corporate & Life Master Coach

Monday April 21, 2014 2-3pm EST

Janet, ICF Master Certified Coach, and ICF Global Past President, has 30 years of experience as both a corporate and entrepreneurial business executive. As a leader, business owner, coach, mentor of coaches, and trainer of coaches, Janet was an early adopter for group and team coaching and creating a coach-centered workplace. Over the two decades, she has worked with global organizations and teams of leaders within to establish a generative, resilient and high performance culture through a coaching approach to leading and managing success.

Janet brings her executive and entrepreneurial experience as President for inviteCHANGE, dedicated to coach certification training and professional coaching services. Born and raised in mid-Western US, Harvey may be low key about her leadership successes, but her audiences and professional colleagues are not. People speak of her as bold, curious, provocative, challenging, yet respectful and compassionate in her leadership roles.

Janet is an experienced, versatile professional in the domains of organizational effectiveness and executive leadership development for the 21st century. A former officer with Charles Schwab and General Mills, she is a seasoned executive operating for the past ten years as an entrepreneur in organizational consulting and coaching.

As a published author, personal growth workshop conductor and national conference speaker Janet coaches leaders becoming better leaders in every domain of their lives.

Janet was the ICF Global President in 2012 and served on the Global Board for 5 years.  And for the past two years, she’s been the ICF Foundation President of the Board of Trustees.

Kathy Fleming, MCC
Business & Life Master Coach

Thursday May 22, 2014  1-2pm EDT

Kathy is an extraordinary coach, trainer, and leader.  As a Senior Leader with Accomplishment Coaching, Kathy has conducted year-long, professional coach and leadership training programs. In addition to those who are creating thriving coaching practices, many of her students are executives in business and government, honing their leadership and coaching skills.

Formerly a marketing manager with AT&T, Kathy has done leadership training, consulting, and 360 feedback for large organizations such as AT&T, Alcoa, Illinois Power, Techtronics, Hewlett Packard, the EPA, and various state and local government agencies. She works effectively with leaders, their peers, superiors, and direct reports to co-produce extraordinary results. Kathy is a master facilitator of both large and small groups.

As a business and life coach, Kathy specializes in seeing the possibilities that lie within her clients, helping them open the doors to bring those possibilities to fruition. She is a powerful stand for what her clients say they want to produce, even when their own doubt is stronger than their commitment.

Kathy FlemingKathy holds masters degrees in humanities and applied behavioral science. In addition, she is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming. A former college instructor, Kathy has served as Vice-President of Membership and Professional Development for the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance. Kathy holds the highest credential of Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation, the world’s foremost coach credentialing organization.

Above all, Kathy is open-hearted, authentic, clear and courageous. She is a devoted and caring ally for all those with whom she partners to create results.


Dr. Relly Nadler, MCC
Leadership & Executive (Emotional Intelligence) Coach

Wednesday June 25, 2014 3-4pm EDT

Dr. Nadler is the founder of True North Leadership, Inc. an Executive and Organizational development firm. He was educated as a clinical psychologist, has become a world-class executive coach, leadership and team trainer. He has designed and delivered many multiple day Leadership Bootcamps for high achievers.

All of Dr. Nadler’s executive leadership training programs and leadership development speaking services can be tailored for your organization or industry-specific needs. Please contact us for a personalized quote and information tailored to you and your unique organization.

A licensed psychologist and Master Executive Coach, Dr. Nadler has been working for more than 30 years with top executives and their teams to become “star performers.” He is the author of two best-selling leadership and team performance books, and is a sought-after speaker and consultant on leadership, teambuilding, executive coaching, emotional intelligence and experiential learning.

Dr. Nadler has coached CEOs, presidents and their staffs, and has developed and delivered innovative leadership programs for such organizations as Anheuser-Busch, BMW, EDS and MCI. He has also created and facilitated team trainings for DreamWorks Animation, Comerica Bank, America Honda and General Motors Defense. He is recognized around the world for his expertise in linking emotional intelligence and experiential learning to business objectives.

Dr. Nadler received his B.A. from the University of Hartford and his M.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Nadler is on the faculty of The College of Executive Coaching, a post-graduate institute, that trains professionals in personal and executive coaching, and is certified in the use of Daniel Goleman’s and the Hay Group’s Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI).

Currently, Dr. Nadler’s work involves identifying applications for how teams and individuals can increase emotional intelligence to become “star performers.” His work has been featured in the Harvard Management Update.

In his new book, Leading With Emotional Intelligence , Dr. Nadler provides a hands on curriculum to develop emotional intelligence in leaders and their team.

Otto Siegel, MCC
Genius Coach

Wednesday June 25, 2014 3-4pmEDT

Otto is best known for his passionate and precise approach to exploring and developing hidden brilliance and suppressed intelligence in children, teenagers and adults. He is recognized as a highly creative coach, speaker and author to accelerate high quality results in entrepreneurial and educational environments with customized solutions to unleash unique strengths in leaders and teenagers to thrive in challenging situations.

Otto combines analytical skills with creative problem solving and courage to go beyond perceived limits. He easily builds trust and connects with high performing children, parents and executives. As an educational entrepreneur he operates with a compelling vision, integrity, fairness and charisma. With his science background he applies proven methodologies and emphasizes measurable outcomes.

Otto Siegel’s work with executives, managers, and employees help companies improve leadership and accountability on a personal and organizational level. He easily creates trust and powerful growth opportunities with first time and senior leaders.

The result of Otto’s work is a happy and highly productive corporate culture. Specialty areas include executive leadership coaching, team development, cross-cultural coaching and top talent retention.

Otto is a Master Certified Coach, facilitator and consultant with 28-years of International experience in corporate and educational settings, working in multicultural environments in the United States, Brazil and Germany.

He has collaborated with business teams as well as executives, managers and entrepreneurs to help them discover their core strengths and improve bottom line results with focus and fun. On the educational side he has been partnering with bright and gifted students from age 8 to 21 to discover their unique strengths and build heir lives upon them.

Born and raised in an entrepreneurial family, Otto accumulated a wide variety of experiences in educational settings, U.S. corporations, and international organizations.

His corporate clients include: The Dial/Henkel Corporation, IBM Tucson and San Jose, Wachovia Bank, Atlanta, Oracle Corporation, University Mechanical and Atronic Americas.

Dr. Pat Williams, MCC
Leadership & Executive (Life) Coach

Wednesday June 25, 2014 3-4pm EDT

One of the early pioneers of coaching, Pat is often called the ambassador of life coaching.  Pat has been a licensed psychologist since 1980 and began executive coaching in 1990 with Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kodak and other companies along the front range of Colorado. He is a member of PHI BETA KAPPA and CUM LAUDE graduate of Kansas University in 1972. He completed his masters in Humanistic Psychology in 1975(University of West Georgia) and doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology in 1977.(University of Northern Colorado)

Pat joined Coach U in 1996, closed his therapy practice six months later and became a full time coach. Pat was a senior trainer with Coach U from 1997-1998. He then started his own coach training school, the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT) which specializes in training those with a human services orientation. ILCT has trained over 2,500 helping professionals and has opened offices in Korea, Turkey, Italy, China, and the UK.

Pat is department chair of the Coaching Psychology program at the International University of Professional Studies (, and has taught graduate coaching classes at Colorado State University and Denver University, Fielding University, City University of London and many others. He was also a curriculum consultant for the Coaching Certificate program at Fielding International University.

Pat is a past board member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and co-chaired the ICF regulatory committee. He is the immediate past president of ACTO, the Association of Coach Training Organizations and an honorary VP of the Association of Coaching Psychology. Pat was also honored in 2008 as the educator of the year for the New England Educational Institute.

In May of 2006 Pat was awarded the first Global Visionary Fellowship by the Foundation of Coaching for his Coaching the Global Village ( initiative to bring coaching methodologies to villages in developing countries and to leaders of non profits and nongovernmental organizations who serve them. He is passionate about coaching and dedicated to ensuring it remains a respected profession.

Pat has authored multiple articles and has co-authored the following books:
• Therapist as Life Coach: Transforming Your Practice (2nd Edition 2007)
• Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance your Practice and Your Life (2005)
• The Law and Ethics in Coaching: How to Solve and Avoid Difficult Problems in Your Practice (2006)
• Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training (2007)
Most recently he is a contributor to The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (Chapter 1, 2008)

Pat continues as Director of Training at ILCT and also as founder and president of Coaching The Global Village or

Terrie Lupberger, MCC
Executive & Corporate Coach

Tuesday July 22, 2014 12-1pm EDT

Terrie Lupberger, MCC, is a Senior Executive Coach with 20+ years of organizational experience who works at the intersections of leadership and coaching to elicit the very best – the greatest potentials - from an individual or a team.  Her organization has tested tools, models, and experience to challenge the un-examined assumptions of leadership that don't produce the desired outcomes.  Her best clients are those who realize new thinking and new actions are needed to generate the future they most care about.  They also realize that more of the same is a poor strategy to deal with the future.

Terrie's varied organizational experience combined with her commitment to life-long learning and extensive studies in human development, philosophy, embodied learning and business, have resulted in a unique world view and a multi-disciplinary approach to working with others.  She supports her clients to design and execute successful outcomes while also tending to their personal well-being since both are necessary for a life well lived.

Terrie's clients come from various backgrounds - from Fortune 1000 companies to TED Fellows, Federal leaders, entrepreneurs, and experienced coaches.  Through workshops, speaking, and coaching Terrie brings to them a pragmatic and fresh approach to learning, leadership and coaching that produces transformational results.  

In addition to her talent development work, Terrie teaches coaching at ITS in London and in her own on-line programs. She supervises and mentors new coaches and has been contributing to the development of the coaching profession for more than 15 years. Terrie is a former Board Member of the International Coach Federation and has been assessing coaches through the ICF Credentialing Committee since 2002. She was a co-designer and co-facilitator of the groundbreaking Certified Financial Coach program and is presently a Certified Financial Coach™ and Newfield Certified Ontological Coach™. She designed, managed and co-facilitated coach training programs at George Mason University and Villanova University.

Terrie’s professional career spans 25+ years in various management and leadership positions. Her earlier career was spent working at the Department of the Treasury where she was a senior financial systems analyst and later a manager working to improve national financial reporting systems. Before leaving federal service, Terrie was asked to lead an innovative outplacement program for 800+ federal employees whose jobs were being eliminated. In this role she trained, counseled and coached employees to new, more aligned and fulfilling positions. It was during this time that Terrie recognized her own life’s passion and committed her life’s work to helping people overcome their resistance to change so they could design more satisfying futures for themselves.
Upon leaving Federal service, Terrie became managing partner at a boutique consulting firm that specialized in talent development for IT and financial professionals. She then served as CEO of Newfield Network, Inc., an international consulting and coach training organization, from 1999 - 2007. Under her leadership the company exponentially grew in revenue and size and created new branches in Europe, Canada and Asia.

In 2007, Terrie founded On Her Own Terms, which offers executive coaching, coach training and talent development to individuals and organizations around the world. Her clients have included Intel, Unilever, The Department of Defense, EPA, American Eagle Airlines, TW Telecom, just to name a few. Her work is international and culturally diverse and she has worked to develop talent in over 15 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Colombia, Chile, UK, Sweden and Hong Kong. Terrie’s specialty is working with women leaders to help them embody a leadership style that fits best for them. She is also a SupporTED coach working with TED Fellows to help them implement their world changing ideas.

Terrie is an author, contributing to two books on coaching, A Coach’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching. She has written over 15 articles on leadership and team effectiveness for various publications. She is currently writing a book for coaches entitled Coaching Reimagined that challenges coaches to examine their own limiting beliefs and habits so that the work they do with their clients has greater impact for the individuals and the planet.

Terrie has a degree in Business from George Mason University and has completed graduate studies in computer science and philosophy. She has a certificate from a three-year leadership program at the Institute for Generative Leadership and is presently an Advisory Board member of that organization. Terrie is also trained to administer the BarOn™ Emotional Intelligence Survey and OPM Leadership 360.

Dorothy Siminovitch Ph.D., MCC
Gestalt Master Coach

Monday August 18, 2014 10:30-11:30am EDT

Dorothy is principal of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC, and a Master Certified Coach and consultant to organizational leaders, executives, teams, and groups worldwide.

A recognized pioneer in the field of Gestalt coaching, Dorothy has been delivering Gestalt coach training since 1996. The Eurasian Gestalt Coaching Program (EGCP), of which she is a founder and serves as co-owner and faculty, is her second Gestalt-based training program to achieve ICF accreditation. She provides international world-class training in and transformative human development through Gestalt-based coaching, leading to outstanding results for individuals, groups, and organizations.

Dorothy creates cross-cultural and broad-based forums for partnership and innovation with leaders, executives, HR personnel, coaches and clinicians  in coaching, consulting, and Gestalt theory, practice and development.

Her specialties are coaching for peak performance,  resilience and  overcoming derailment, and working with high performance groups and teams. She works to integrate the science of change with the art of intervention.

Allan Milham, MCC
Executive & Leadership Master Coach

Wednesday September 24, 2014 2-3pm EDT

Allan’s signature work BoldMoves® is a strategic system for catapulting high-energy individuals into lives of great contribution. For the past fifteen years, his company, BoldMoves Enterprises, Inc., an international human performance development firm, has provided senior level performance and leadership strategy, top level coaching, and consulting in leadership and career development. Having climbed more than one corporate ladder, Allan has gained key understanding of the dynamic relationship between the needs of individual contributors and the objectives of organizations.

Allan’s career is distinguished by being one of only 600 recipients worldwide of the Master Certified Coach designation awarded by the International Coach Federation. In addition, he has more than 20 years of experience-impacting top performing teams and individuals in enterpreneurial consulting business and Fortune 25 companies.

Prior to starting his own company, Allan’s professional experience included serving as a consultant for one of the world’s leading career transition firms, Drake Beam Morin. He also held key leadership roles for Marriott International and with TMI North America, an international human resources consulting firm focusing on branded customer service, culture change and human relations.

Allan is the author of three books including the 2007 book Bold Moves: Jump to Outstanding Self-Managed Action. This year, he has co-authored two leadership books with two of his former clients - Who Are You … When You Are BIG?  launched in May becoming an Amazon #1 bestseller and Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win which will launch in September.

He holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and is certified in the Positive Psychology Coaching Program taught by one of the founding fathers of Positive Psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman. Allan holds active memberships with the International Coach Federation and National Speakers Association.

Allan resides in the Washington DC area with his wife and daughter.

Mary Allen CPCC, MCC
Success & Inner Peace Coach

Tuesday October 21, 2014 4-5pm EDT

Mary is America’s Success and Inner Peace Coach, author of The Power of Inner Choice and host of Conversations with the Masters interviewing best-selling authors, speakers and coaches including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss, Byron Katie, Debbie Ford, Ken Wilber, Dr. David Hawkins, and others.

For over 15 years, her diverse high achieving clientele include business owners, professionals, moms, coaches and even a couple billionaires.  After years as a top-producing headhunter for American Express, IBM and Price Waterhouse, she’s on a mission recruiting “conscious achievers” to experience greater everyday inner peace, as they realize their inspired goals.

Mary is the author of The Power of INNER CHOICE: 12 Weeks to Living a Life YOU Love.
She leads the Inner Peace Immersion Retreat and has produced numerous audio programs including “5 Minutes to Inner Peace” and “Secrets to Profound Peace and Soaring Success” among others.

Mary is a graduate of University of Wisconsin (Madison), and both CTI and Coach U.  Mary lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with her husband John, and loves being a mother of twins Shanti and Riser.

Keri Keurbis Lehmann CPCC, MCC
Leadership, Life & Cancer Coach

Wednesday November 19, 2014 1-2pm EST

Keri Kuerbis Lehmann has a passion for love.  When she discovered coaching through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) nearly 20 years ago, she knew she had come home to a profession that allowed her to love for a living.  Shortly after that, she fell madly in love with coach training and with metaphysics.  

For most of her adult life, she has been on a consciously spiritual journey of awakening, a focus that brings depth and power to her coach training work as well as to her work with individual clients. Keri’s unique blend of love, humor and spiritual depth creates a magical alchemy of healing.

Keri earned her CPCC in 1995 and was grandfathered in as an MCC by the ICF in 1999.  She is currently the co-owner of The Cancer Journey, the first cancer coaching and coach training organization in the U.S.  She lives on the California Coast near San Francisco with her husband, son and family dog, who all get coached from time to time. 

Molly Gordon MCC
Vision & Traction Master Coach

Thursday December 18, 2014 12-1pm EST

Molly is a sage and trickster for the spiritually and psychologically savvy. Her lifetime project is to wake up and be the vehicle for awakening others to their limitless capacity to create lives they love. Known for her creativity and humor (she once knit a vest for her '67 Volkswagen Beetle), Molly specializes in helping clients in all walks of life clarify or renew their vision and get traction with the things that matter. 

Her clients have included financial planners, fine artists, executive coaches, managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs as well as organizations such as NASA, Kindermusik, and various non-profit and governmental entities.

Molly discovered professional coaching in February, 1996, when a consulting client sent her a Newsweek article about Thomas Leonard with a note saying, “This is what you really do.” From that moment on she has said YES to coaching at every turn.

Molly trained with Academy for Coach Training (now InviteChange) and The Newfield Network. She brings diverse additional training and experience to the transformational coaching conversation. Her studies range from Jungian psychology to Improv to Integral theory and methodology. She trained as a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and recently completed a mentorship program in The Three Principles with Pransky & Associates.

Molly was a founding member of ICF Washington State and, as President of the Board, spearheaded the initiative to make PSCA a chartered chapter of ICF. She has been the chair of the ICF’s Chapter Leadership Committee and a member of the Credentialing Committee. In 2003 Molly earned her Master Certified Coach credential and since then has been active as an assessor in the ICF’s credentialing program. Since leading her first workshop at the 1998 ICF Conference in Orlando, Florida, she’s presented at numerous regional and international coaching conferences. Molly is currently an instructor in the Professional Coaching Certificate Program at the University of Miami, Coral Gables.


The following are just some of the previous guest Master Coaches and their bios!


Carol Courcy NCOC, MCC
Emotional Agility Master Coach

December 9th, 2013 12-1pm EST
Special Holiday 3 Master Coach Call

Carol began earning her “stripes” as a coach in 1990 after three years of intensive study of ontological coaching. In 2000, Carol earned her MCC. Around that same time, came the realization of being a habitual self-sacrificing overachiever and like the weed kudzu, resentment had taken up residence in her emotional landscape.

While successful on the outside, inside she felt guilt and an ever present sense of inadequacy. She discovered she was not alone! In a business culture of "never enough and more is better" many of her hard working clients also felt pushed, rushed and obligated.

To counter act all this overdone striving, Carol invented emotional agility—the ability to leave any emotion we are over using—like  guilt or resignation--for better ways of being and doing-- like satisfaction and joy. Her goal? Easily moving in and out of emotions as needed! In 2012 Carol published her emotional agility step by step guide called SAVE YOUR INNER TORTOISE!

Carol believes we need to support the profession we are in and has been a member of the ICF since she received her first credential in 1990. She has also been a member of the ICF credentialing team for over a decade and continues to mentor coaches for their ICF credentials. Carol was a board member for ACTO (2005-2008) and the Director of Newfield Network's accredited coach training programs (2000-2007).

Cynthia Loy Darst CPCC, MCC
Life Master Coach

December 9th, 2013 12-1pm EST
Special Holiday 3 Master Coach Call

Cynthia is increasingly in demand as a guest expert and on-camera "life coach" for a growing number of TV shows. Named “One of the Top Ten Most Influential Coaches in the U.S.,” Cynthia is playful and inspiring, working with all kinds of people to move them past limitations and into action & fulfillment.

Last year, after a nationwide search with 200 candidates, she was one of 4 finalists to coach the participants on the nationally syndicated NBC daytime series "Starting Over."

Cynthia has been the Life Coach on Discovery Health's "Star for a Day," and for the pilot of "Life's Too Short" on Discovery.

Cynthia is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and one of the first to receive the designation of Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation.

Based in Los Angeles, Darst maintains a full roster of private clients including corporate execs, entrepreneurs, creative types (actors, writers, and entertainment industry), people in transition, as well as other coaches. She and her husband, David Darst, CPCC, PCC, also a fabulous coach, are partners in their company, the Inspiration Point ( They do work with individuals as well as teams, couples, and partnerships.

As a Senior Course Leader for CTI—The COACHES Training Institute, she delights in traveling the US, Canada, and the world, training others in the skills of Co-Active Coaching. As well as being a Supervisor and Examiner for those in the year-long preparation for the final certification exam, she is part of ‘Core Legacy’ at CTI where she actively trains and develops CTI’s new and current Leaders.

Passionate about quality and excellence in the world of coaching, she was a founding member of the Professional & Personal Coaches Association and served on the Board of Directors as: Ethics & Standards Chair ’95-’96, Member-at-Large ’96, and ’97 PPCA Conference Program Chair. As 1998 International Coach Federation Conference Chair, she was instrumental in bringing the ICF and PPCA together. Darst has also served on the Board of Directors of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association.

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Meryl Moritz, MCC
Executive Master Coach

December 9, 2013 12-1pm EST
Special Holiday 3 Master Coach Call

Meryl Moritz is a Master Certified Coach of senior executives and their teams, who are intent on delivering increasingly greater performance and improving business results.  She is also a mentor to others who coach in organizations.   

Since 1994, Meryl has been an external coach for global organizations in the financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, consumer products, and consulting sectors.  Her extensive client list includes Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Panasonic, Sony, and Nestle.  She began as an independent contractor, later became a partner in a coaching consortium, Leadership Strategies, and then founded Meryl Moritz Resources LLC in 2002, which designs and delivers leadership coaching programs to major organizations. 

Meryl believes that when organizations embrace coaching at the top, the entire organization benefits.  She has supported scores of leaders along their development trajectory from good to great. She’s witnessed first hand how the beneficial effects of leadership coaching cascade to   teams and the organization at large. 

Meryl’s coaching draws on 20 years of corporate consulting, marketing, management and facilitation expertise.  Most relevant are her experiences as a senior executive at two international firms (Hill & Knowlton, Inc., global public relations and public affairs, and Louis Harris & Associates, public opinion and market research experts) and as an entrepreneur (she founded a customer satisfaction measurement business in 1986 to serve companies like Reed Elsevier, Okidata, the former Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan/Chase), Xerox, AT&T, among others.

Her views on management, executive development and coaching appear in numerous books (among them The Human Side of High Technology: DePaul University Press; Using Your Sales Force as a Vital Resource: AMACOM; Electrotechnology & the Engineer: SPECTRUM/IEEE; On Becoming a Coach: Coach University); and have been featured in business articles in the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations, Working Woman, Fast Track, and others. 

Meryl has been a keynote speaker, panelist or presenter for many forums over the years, most recently, Interactions in Coaching (Brussels, Belgium); Humanism & Technology (Chicago, IL); and Women & Technology (Chicago, IL).

As part of her commitment to raise and maintain the coaching profession’s standard of excellence, Meryl designed coaching courses and taught for eight years on the faculties of New York University’s SCPS Department of Leadership and Human Capital Management and Coach U. She’s served as an assessor since the outset of the ICF’s credentialing program.

Meryl holds the Masters of Science degree in sociology of organizations from Hunter College, a BA in Literature from Carleton College, and has completed a two-year master coach program with Coach U.  She is certified to deliver Cultural Transformation Tools Values Assessment by Richard Barrett and Associates, and Leadership Agilities 360 Assessment by ChangeWise Consulting.

Since January 2010, Meryl has been a Director of the Global Board of the International Coach Federation.  Until it ended in 2008, Meryl participated in the Executive Coaching Summit, a select group of international coaches which met annually to discuss the trends and future facing executive coaches and their clients, and chaired its Diversity Committee.  Meryl was a founder of the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations (ICCO).

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Pamela Ramadei, MCC
Executive & Leadership Coach

Monday November 18, 2013 7-8pm EST

Pamela has been an Executive Leadership Coach and Expert Trainer since 1998.  Her expertise lies in leadership and team development through focused training and targeted coaching goals.  She is responsible for challenging and developing senior leaders and officials through individual coaching, leadership training, team coaching, and developing team synergy.  Facilitation and training includes: Emotional Intelligence, presentation, and communication skills, effective decision-making, building coalitions through accountability and conflict resolution.

From 2002 to 2008 Ramadei served as Executive Coach and Instructor within GSA’s Advanced Leadership Development Program for aspiring individuals who are now serving at the SES and GS 15 levels throughout the US.  This leadership development program integrates OPM’s executive core Leadership competencies including Leading People, Building Coalitions/ Communications, Results Driven, and Business Acumen.  Pamela has continuously provided external coaching and development throughout GSA since 1998 to the present as both a trainer of choice and Leadership Coach, addressing the application of leadership competencies and designing meaningful Individual Development Plans.  Her work has touched every level within GSA as well as the unique manufacturing organization within the Federal environment, The Denver Mint (US Treasury) and successfully provided visioning, organizational development activities and strategies meeting their diverse needs.  

Also with private sector organizations, Ramadei has provided direction and coaching in crafting or refreshing vision, values and mission statements that come alive for the people co-creating their organizations.  A key tenet used to build belonging and emotional engagement in any group is to recognize the unique skill set and contribution of each individual and how that person might best align with- and enrich- the whole.
Ramadei has coached executives toward exceptional leadership in the following countries, in order of frequency:  US, Canada, Turkey, Denmark, France, and Azerbaijan.
Professional Highlights
•    ICF-certified MCC Coach
•    25 years experience with business and government
•    Internationally Accredited Trainer of Coaching Competencies & Examiner for Certification of ICF coaches

Previous Clients

FEDERAL:   Dept of Defense
•    U.S. Forest Service
•    General Services Administration
•    USDA Food Safety Inspection Service
•    Department of Homeland Security
•    US Treasury; Denver Mint
•    Department of Transportation
•    Alcatel-Lucent of Paris

•    Centura Health
•    Colorado Midwives Assoc.
•    Nevada Cancer Institute
•    Alaska Assoc. School Boards
•    Telia Sonera:  Azerbaijan

•    Over 200 hours of coach-specific training from Adler International Learning
•    1984 Graduate in Psychology at Alfred Adler Institute, Minnesota
•    Serving on Coach Training Faculty of Adler international Learning since 2007

•    Bar-On Emotional Intelligence EQ-I 2.0 and 360
•    ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)
•    Living Systems Approach to Team Coaching
•    Strategic 360 Feedback

Assessment Tools
•    TESI: Team Emotional & Social Intelligence Survey
•    Emotional Intelligence 360
•    Basis A Inventory
•    Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

Clearance Level
•    US Treasury: Denver Mint

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Rick Tamlyn CPCC, MCC
Leadership Master Coach

Tuesday October 15, 11-12pm EST

Rick is a sought after self-empowerment expert and works internationally as an experiential keynote speaker, co-active trainer and facilitator. Using his own unique brand of wisdom, wit and humor, Rick’s experiential keynotes and workshops are interactive, dynamic and entertaining. He hasdelivered over 500 conference keynotes, Bigger Game and Meet-Point-Dance workshops, Co-Active Coaching and Co-Active Leadership programs to individuals, teams and Fortune 100 organizations around the globe. Rick has inspired and challenged thousands of people and teams to achieve their personal and professional goals and to up their “game,” in service of a more fulfilled and sustainable world.

Rick co-created and developed The Bigger Game, a tool that inspires executives, leaders and everyday people to get out of their comfort zones and invent the life they want. He is the co-author of The Bigger Game: Why Playing a Bigger Game Designs Who You Want to Become, and has trained and certified leaders from seven (7) different countries to deliver e Bigger Game program.

He has been featured in two cover stories in the Los Angeles Times and in Motto magazine, and has also been a guest on Leza Gibbon’s syndicated radio program. Rick has appeared on CNN’s business program, Entrepreneurs Only, KABC’s Morning News and PBS’ Life and Times.
Rick is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Master Certified Coach (MCC) as designated by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is a senior trainer for e Coaches Training Institute, a world-renown coach training and leadership development organization.

Rick has a B.A. in Communications from Hope College in Michigan and an MFA from the University of Connecticut.

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Carol Courcy, NCOC, MCC
Emotional Agility Master Coach

Thursday September 19, 2013 2-3pm EDT

Carol began earning her “stripes” as a coach in 1990 after three years of intensive study of ontological coaching. In 2000, Carol earned her MCC. Around that same time, came the realization of being a habitual self-sacrificing overachiever and like the weed kudzu, resentment had taken up residence in her emotional landscape.

While successful on the outside, inside she felt guilt and an ever present sense of inadequacy. She discovered she was not alone! In a business culture of "never enough and more is better" many of her hard working clients also felt pushed, rushed and obligated.

To counter act all this overdone striving, Carol invented emotional agility—the ability to leave any emotion we are over using—like  guilt or resignation--for better ways of being and doing-- like satisfaction and joy. Her goal? Easily moving in and out of emotions as needed! In 2012 Carol published her emotional agility step by step guide called SAVE YOUR INNER TORTOISE!

Carol believes we need to support the profession we are in and has been a member of the ICF since she received her first credential in 1990. She has also been a member of the ICF credentialing team for over a decade and continues to mentor coaches for their ICF credentials. Carol was a board member for ACTO (2005-2008) and the Director of Newfield Network's accredited coach training programs (2000-2007).

Cat Williford, MCC
Modern Goddess Master Coach

Monday August 19, 2013 2-3pm EDT

Cat, master coach, is a pioneer in the field of Coaching and Coach Training, and received one of the first six certifications bestowed by the prestigious Coaches Training Institute.  She has appeared as a guest expert on The Maury Povich Show, been featured in the Los Angeles Times Valley section, and coached live on L.A.’s ABC Talk Radio.  Sought internationally as the ‘goddess wisdom coach’ Cat works with women executives and entrepreneurs in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the U.S.  Her clients report they gain clear calm thinking, visionary planning, strategic action, and unprecedented results.

In 1994, Cat created The Modern Goaddess workshop series and retreats in response to her own growing need to connect spiritually with other women and celebrate feminine energy in a testosterone driven world.  She defines the Modern Goddess as someone who balances creative resources and wisdom with the ability to make things happen in the material world.  Cat believes the key to healing all humanity’s woes lies in balancing the feminine and masculine energies in everyone.

Cat has trained and mentored over fourteen hundred coaches worldwide as a Supervisor and Program Leader for The Coaches Training Institute’s Certification program and as a senior faculty member of The Forton Group’s Coaching For Leadership internal coach program.

Dynamic Speaking Skills is one of Cat’s signature trainings, developed in 1998 in response to executives requesting support in delivering key messages effectively.  The program is constructed around the idea that powerful speakers inspire action with their words and inspiration comes from vision.  “Every time you open your mouth and speak, you create something.  What do you want to create?” she asks.

Cat’s Modern Goddess retreats and weekend getaways were designed for the busy professional woman in need of hearing her heart think.  The retreats serve three mandates:  relaxation, renewal and affordability.  From “Goddess at Sea” weekend cruises, Sedona pilgrimages, taking over a spa in Palm Desert, and venturing into the Redwoods together, participants learn about themselves and their communication styles while learning to embrace different approaches than their own.

A believer in advocacy and volunteerism, Cat is a charter member of the Women’s Roundtable of Los Angeles.  As Vice President of the Los Angeles Women’s Legislative Coalition, she addressed the California Legislature and Los Angeles City Council on issues ranging from domestic violence prevention to safe drinking water standards.  As Vice President of Women in Theatre, Cat was responsible for delivering an arts-based community outreach program for abused women and children, administering grant funding.

Cat holds the coaching profession’s highest accreditation of Master Certified Coach, as well as CTI’s Certified Professional Co-Active Coach designation, a BFA from Stephens College, and is initiated as a Master Reiki healer.  Cat is certain there is no one-size-fits-all approach and blends a wide array of tools in her coaching and training work utilizing multiple coaching models, astrology and numerology to MBTI and Gallup’s Strengths Finder 2.0.

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Cindy Reinhardt, MCC, NCOC, ELI-MP
Energy Management Coach

Tuesday July 23, 2013  12-1pm EDT

Cindy, a pioneer in the coaching profession, is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), Newfield Certified Ontological Coach (NCOC) and Energy Leadership-Master Practitioner (ELI_MP). Cindy brings more than 30 years of management and business experience in both public and private organizations to being a catalyst for change, results, and growth.

Since 1992 Cindy has challenged hundreds of clients and workshop participants into action to live with more effectiveness and satisfaction given that one without the other is insufficient. She supports leaders and teams to strengthen communication and trust, and helps individuals and small business owners generate results through personal awareness and mastery of self leadership and personal energy. Cindy’s clients appreciate her warm hearted approach to challenging them to grow and her deep reflections that help them see themselves in the world in new ways.

She is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), serving on the Board of Directors (1996-2000), annual conference chair (1998 & 1999), and the accreditation team.

From her home at 8,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado, Cindy is committed to living her life as a contribution to health, abundance and peace on the planet, using her gift of seeing things with different eyes and heart in her work and in how she creates her life. Her vision is a world that works for everyone. She continues a long-time study of ancient mysticism, looking for practical application of ancient wisdom to life on the planet today, especially in the areas of personal energy and growth, health and personal fulfillment. Cindy lives daily in the questions ‘what are we doing here?’ and ‘what am I meant to do today?’. Those questions, long walks in nature,  clients, friends and, best four-legged friend and hiking companion, Cool Hand Luke Skywalker (aka Luke) feed her body and her soul. Life is good!

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Dave Buck, MCC
Business and Leadership

Wednesday June 19, 2013 12-1pm EDT

Dave is a Master Certified Coach and the CEO of CoachVille, the largest social network for business and life coaches in the world – with the purpose to create a win-win world through coaching by guiding individuals and teams to win the games of their lives on their own terms.

Dave connects the worlds of life coaching, personal development, business, and athletics.

As a life coach he has coached over 1,000 individuals one-on-one and in small groups. He has also trained several thousand coaches as the lead trainer for CoachVille’s Graduate School of Coaching.

Dave is a leader in the coaching industry; he was selected by the International Coach Federation to participate in the first ever Global Coaching Leaders Summit with 30 colleagues. In 2004 Dave was awarded the first annual International Coach Federation (ICF) Peace Maker award for bringing CoachVille and the ICF together.

Dave worked side-by-side with Thomas Leonard – the founder of the life coaching movement – to create CoachVille in 2000 and became the CEO shortly after Thomas passed away in February 2003

Dave is a Founding Member of the Transformational Leadership Council; a group founded by Jack Canfield (author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series) and includes several leaders of the personal development movement including Wayne Dyer, John Gray and Rhonda Byrne. Many members of the council are part of the hit movie and book “The Secret”.

Dave is a life long solo-preneur. He has an MBA from Monmouth University and has worked for himself since he was 19. Dave has taught an MBA program for the Seton Hall Stillman School of Business called "The Joy of Business". He has appeared on The Coaching Show, has been interviewed by Choice Magazine (a leading coaching publication) and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Dave has been an athletic coach for many years and currently serves as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Seton Hall University, a position he has held for 11 years.

Dave has a love of personal growth and world travel.  He spent two summers playing soccer in Bolivia and the famous Tahuichi soccer academy. He explored the most sacred temples in the southern tip of India accompanied Sri Guruji (of Dr. Wayne Dyer's Meditations for Manifestation fame)  He is still an active soccer player.  In his younger years, Dave sang jazz in coffee houses and has fronted a big band. He occasionally weaves a capela performances of Jazz standards into his presentations.


Suzi Pomerantz, MT, MCC
Executive and Leadership

Thursday May 23, 2013  2-3pm EDTSuzi is an award-winning executive coach, facilitator, and #1 bestselling author with 20 years of coaching and teaching experience working with leaders and teams in over 165 organizations internationally across Government agencies, not-for-profit and private sector clients, including seven companies on the Fortune 100 list. Ms. Pomerantz specializes in executive coaching,
leadership development, and innovative influence.

A coaching veteran in the legal industry, Suzi has coached leaders in seven corporate law departments and over a dozen law firms. Other industry experience includes: consulting, financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, entrepreneurial enterprises, federal and state government, educational institutions, membership-based service entities, construction, and executive MBA programs. Her clients include leaders and teams from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, National Commission for Women, Department of Treasury (OCC), National Institutes of Health (multiple agencies), Goodwill Industries, Naval Sea Systems Command, Fairfax County Public Schools, USAID, USPS, USDIA, USDA, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Accenture, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, American Express Financial Advisors, DuPont, Freddie Mac, Turner Construction, Lockheed Martin, MedImmune, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sears, Tyco, Welch’s, IBM, Supreme Court of Virginia, Toyota, Association of Corporate Counsel and others.

Suzi's strength lies in helping leaders and organizations find clarity within chaos. Her no nonsense approach is professional, strategic, creative, conversational, analytical and results-oriented. She was one of the first executive coaches to receive the Master credential from the International Coach Federation 14 years ago and is considered a thought leader in the coaching industry.

Suzi helps executives, teams and high performing, high-potential leaders to clarify their vision and exceed prior performance. She provides executive coaching, team coaching, and emerging leader coaching in organizations to assist executives and their
teams with setting strategic direction, managing talent, and developing leadership bench strength. She also develops leaders in team building, sales, planning and conducting effective meetings, interpersonal savvy, and facilitating change.

Suzi’s coaching work with scientists, researchers, and administrative operational leaders focuses on developing emotional intelligence, leadership acumen and skills to help navigate in a high-pressure, high-growth environment. PhD clients cite results of her coaching that include increased confidence, improved strategic visibility, an ability to successfully navigate the political landscape, leadership influence, and an improved ability to balance the demands and stresses of work with life. She helps organizations develop and retain leadership capacity by coaching leaders in executive presence, presentation skills, personal power, communication, and vision work.

A recognized leader passionate about excellence, integrity, legacy, impact, leadership excellence in organizations and stewardship of the profession of coaching, Suzi serves in a number of international Board of Director positions and volunteer leadership roles, donating time and resources to organizations that are leading the future of the coaching profession.

Suzi chaired the first ICCO Symposium in Washington, DC on The Global Implications of Organizational Coaching. Suzi has been guest faculty and a featured speaker to industry leaders in more than a dozen coaching schools and communities worldwide including: Association of Coach Training Organizations, Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, Newfield Network, and the Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development International Gestalt Coaching Program.

Suzi has presented as well as participated for seven years as an Executive Board Member and past co-Chairman of the International Executive Coaching Summit, an invitationonly annual gathering of worldwide senior executive development experts. Suzi presented at the Annual International Coach Federation Conference, and taught executive coaches as faculty at the Executive Coach Academy and the College of Executive Coaching. She has also delivered guest lectures at George Washington University, Loyola University, and the University of Virginia and has coached executives in the MBA for Executives Program at Darden. Suzi presented, coached, and led team meetings at the prestigious Linkage Best of Organizational Development Summit in 2008.

She was a panelist at the inaugural World Business and Executive Coaching Summit in 2011 and a featured speaker at the same event in 2012. Suzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master's degree from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. Her honors include Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society, Dean's List, and Lawn Resident (Thomas Jefferson's Academic Village).

In addition to her academic achievements, Suzi is credited with over 25 publications about coaching, ethics, and business development, and 7 books including Seal the Deal. She has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal. She received the 2007 Woman of Achievement Award from Business and Professional Women with the Commission for Women. In 2008 the ICCO Board of Directors established a legacy award: the Suzi Pomerantz Award for Stewardship will be given annually. In 2009 she was named the #1 Most Influential Executive Coach on Twitter. In 2010 she became one of the Founding Coaches of the Relationship Mastery Academy by Ferrazzi Greenlight, and was named a SupporTED coaching hero for her work coaching the world-changers in the prestigious TED Fellowship program. In 2012 she was invited to join the Harvard Business Review's Advisory Council to help shape the content they develop on management and leadership. Suzi annually attends the exclusive Conversation Among Masters invitation-only gathering for master coaches.

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Jan Elfline, EdD, MCC
Visual, Creative & Performance

Wednesday April 24, 2013 12-1pm EDT

In classrooms, and on calls, people turn lumps of thought into gold, like modern-day alchemists. They pull rabbits out of hats, and I get to watch them do it. Learning is magic.

In my days as a student, my strongest curiosity was at an improbable intersection — mathematics, engineering and art. I brought these together as a glassblower, studying with Joel Phillip Myers, and earning a Master of Science degree.

I was lucky and received a fellowship from the J Paul Getty Trust for my doctoral research, so the dissertation got finished. Ten years in academia followed, teaching artists at Illinois State University. In 1993 I left a safe job. In May, 2013, I will have had a coaching and training business for 20 years.

Creativity has interested me as long as I can remember, and I continue to puzzle over related questions: How is it that people are so inventive?  What sparks creativity?  How does a person craft an idea into something physical? What process in the mind leads to an invention, a musical composition, a manuscript, or a theatre production?

In addition to my EdD, I am a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and an NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer.  I have taught seminars on coaching and creativity in businesses and at private institutes in North America, Europe and Asia. Beginning in 2013, after 15 years of crossing oceans to teach, I have decided to stay closer to home.  I now teach near Chicago, St Louis and at Hopewell near Bloomington, Illinois.

I live in the countryside on a 36-acre property that came with an appropriate name, Hopewell.  My husband (and the delight of my life) Drake Zimmerman, keeps bees, hunts fossils, feeds birds and makes sculpture when he is not coaching people about how to have a relationship with their money.

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Judy Irving, MCC, PMC
Executive, Leadership & Mentor

Tuesday March 19, 12-1pm EST

Master Coach Judy Irving works with executives, managers and business leaders to take responsibility for their success and the success of the company. If good is the enemy of great as author, Jim Collins has stated, then greatness is a choice. A change in perspective will lead to different choices which lead to different results. Irving describes her process as transformative coaching; working with clients to clarify their greatness, their potential, their skills and their strengths. Then together coach and client strategize on how to combine these with job responsibilities and expectations of upper management or stakeholders to transform this greatness into opportunity and results.

An Alabama native, Irving's first job after college was training military pilots in helicopter instruments during the Vietnam War. Irving has over 30 years experience in the leadership, training and coaching fields. She is also an author and speaker. She holds the highest coaching certification to date by the International Coaching Federation that of Master Certified Coach (MCC), with over 3000 hours. As such, she is in the top 2% of coaches worldwide. She is also a senior faculty member and Professional Mentor Coach of CoachInc mentoring coaches-in-training to tap into their greatness as a coach.

Irving is the past president of the Nevada Professional Coaches Association, Economic Development Chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Southern Nevada, on the board of the Las Vegas Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) and is actively involved in the Las Vegas Chamber's Leadership Las Vegas Program. She was also a finalist in the 2008 Women of Distinction Awards sponsored by NAWBO Southern Nevada.

Her speaking engagements and clients are international and include such diverse corporations as Coca Cola, FOX, Cox Communications, National Public Radio, Kiewit International, the City of Las Vegas and Smith Barney. Regardless of the organization, Irving's audience seeks to improve their effectiveness in relating, producing, managing, and leading. They desire to 'show up' in their greatness in a way that inspires others and increases the bottom line.

Irving is committed to her own 'greatness' through life-long learning; whether its continuing education in her field, attending trainings and conferences or reading 40-50 books per year (half of which are professional).Her latest passion is studying the new research by Dr. David Rock and how the brain functions in regard to prioritizing, decision making, and dealing with change and fear. Judy knows how important it is in this rapidly-changing world to keep stay ahead of the curve.

"Judy Irving is not only a thought partner and a successful business owner. She is a resilient woman; having firsthand knowledge that life is what you make it. She assists her clients to shift perspectives, get out of their own way and create amazing outcomes." Courtney Murphy, 6C Public Relations

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Christopher McAuliffe, MCC
Business & Relationship Master Coach

Wednesday February 20, 2013 2-3pm EST

Christopher McAuliffe holds the Master Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation. A professional coach since 1996, Christopher has produced unprecedented breakthrough results with a wide spectrum of clients across the country.

Sample results include that over 65% of his clients in the area of romantic relationship are today married, or partnered with the person of their dreams. Similarly, over 90% of his business clients have experienced bottom line improvements of over 30% in the first year of working with Christopher.

Christopher has a passionate commitment to the development of coaching as an honorable and honored profession. As a two term past President of the San Diego Professional Coaches’ Alliance, Christopher has demonstrated a commitment to the development of Coaching as an ethical, strong profession, both self-regulating and offering consumer protection, credentialing and continuing education.

In 2001, Christopher founded Accomplishment Coaching which offers the finest coach training in the world through an intensive 12-month program. This training builds the participants as coaches while also building their coaching business.

The host of the popular web radio show, “The Coaching Show”, on since 2002, Christopher has had the pleasure of speaking with many of the thought leaders and key players of coaching. Christopher lives in San Diego, CA with his wife.

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Moty Koppes, MCC
Executive, Career Transition & Cultural Assimilation

January 21, 2013  5-6pm EST

As a Master Certied Coach (MCC) Moty Koppes guides her clients through transformational change to achieve
previously unimaginable results. She works with successful professionals who are seeking a trusted advisor to “hold the mirror” so they can see the reality about themselves as they overcome obstacles on their path to optimal performance.

Her areas of specialization are:
Executive Coaching –  Moty provides a complete menu of services related to
helping executives reach their potential, including SWOT Analysis, 360°, Myers Briggs, DISC and
Conict Management Assessments. After a preliminary assessment and identication of the issues, she
works with her client to develop a plan of action. Most reach their dened goal in twelve weekly sessions
and many are so pleased with their results they continue pursuing professional and personal goals with
Moty’s guidance.

Career Transition
– It’s a fact of life today that we are all in a constant state of career transition. Clients
trust Moty to help them make critical choices about career issues ranging from nding an industry more
closely aligned with personal values, to pursing a lifelong dream, to re-entering corporate life after a sabbatical
or hiatus.
Cultural Assimilation – Moty is a true citizen of the world, having lived in 16 countries across Europe,
Asia and North America and developing uency in eight languages - English, Dutch, Farsi, French, German,
Greek, Japanese and Spanish. She understands the unique challenges expatriates face as they adjust to the
challenges of a new job in a new country. Her clients appreciate her skill in guiding them through the process
from culture shock to a comfort level with their new surroundings.

Moty holds a Master Certied Coach (MCC) credential through International Coaches Federation (ICF). She is an
Accessor for Credentialing for ICF, serves as a Professional Coach Mentor to other Coaches around the world and is a
Faculty Member at Coach U. She holds three Master Degrees in Clinical and Experimental Psychology from Université
De Genève and Pepperdine University.

Coach Moty is a Mentor and a Success Team Facilitator to the National Association of Women Business Owners
(NAWBO), a Mentor to MBA Students at UC-Irvine and is an Executive Coach for the Nonprot Org of Orange County

A Master Certied Coach for over 14 years, she enjoys working with individuals in all professions at all stages of their

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Chrissey Carew, MCC
Personal, Business & Mentor Master Coach

December 18, 2012 12-1pm EST

Chrissy is a Hall-of-Fame Master Certified personal and business coach, mentor and trainer as well as the author of Insightful Player: Football Pros Lead a Bold Movement of Hope, published in October of 2011 by Morgan James Publishing.

She coaches high integrity professional football players to maximize performance on and off the field. She also works with trailblazers who have an indomitable will and are relentless in their pursuit of elevating the world to awe-inspiring heights. She inspires her clients to reach for the ultimate state of human fulfillment by wholeheartedly embracing their gifts and ferociously sharing them with others.

Carew is on a mission to make this world a better place and has launched the Insightful Player® initiative, a platform that features high-integrity people such as current and former NFL players, who are passionate about inspiring their fans, particularly kids. The Insightful Player® initiative is a bold movement of hope that is fusing together the heart and soul of the players with their fans to become one.

Carew is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach (MCC). This prestigious credential puts her in the top one percent of coaches worldwide. She is a Coach U Professional Mentor Coach and veteran Trainer.

In June of 2011, Carew received the highest honor from her peers when she was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s Hall of Fame, established recently to honor the personal and business coaches who have demonstrated their exemplary coaching skills as well as served as an ambassador to the coaching community, industry and world. These select few serve as models for ICF-NE membership and the international coaching community.

Carew is the past Vice President of the International Coach Federation (ICF), served three terms on the Board of Directors and six terms as the Public Relations and Marketing Chair. She is a coaching pioneer who spearheaded high-impact public relations campaigns that resulted in the gargantuan growth of the coaching industry. She created, produced and hosted a coaching radio show and was featured in a weekly coaching segment on ABC’s WMUR TV News.

Carew owned a public relations and event planning company for 10 years. The Boston media identified her as a top event specialist and her events were nothing short of a Broadway production. Her largest event was the First Bank Owned Real Estate Show that was attended by 33 thousand people and resulted in $55 million in traceable sales. Carew managed the event including the publicity campaign that won a Bell Ringer award.

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Adria Trowhill, MCC
Executive, Leadership & Team Master Coach

Thursday November 15, 2012 12-1pm EST

Adria is a Master Certified Coach who is a trailblazer in Canadian leadership and leadership team coaching. Adria is a leader's coach and an innovative creator of tools and processes for high performance team coaching. Her clients are senior executives, leadership teams and corporate coaches across North America who are committed to bringing outstanding results, openness to new ideas, strategic thinking, passion and spirit to the workplace.

Adria is President of Posi-TRAK Coaching and Consulting Inc., a company which provides a broad range of coaching and consulting services for individuals and organizations in Canada, USA and the UK. She is also a partner in Orenda, an international organization that provides a broad range of coaching and consulting services for individuals and organizations internationally. As Senior Consultant for an International consulting firm, Adria spent 15 years designing and delivering training and outplacement programs, as well as providing psychological assessments for senior executives. Her background in organizational and clinical psychology combined with extensive experience addressing leadership, performance, organizational development and change issues, provides a comprehensive, in-depth platform for her coaching.

Adria has successfully coached leaders from Vice President to CEO levels in their efforts to make major and positive changes in their leadership. As role model for her clients and coaching students, Adria continuously ‘raises the bar’. She is known for her leading edge thinking, her highly intuitive and creative approach, as well as her commitment to holding high standards for herself and her clients. Her papers have been accepted at International conferences, and most recently in the inaugural edition of the ‘Executive Coach’ magazine. Adria is a writer for the Canadian entrepreneurial magazine, Esteem. She is also an accomplished pianist.

Adria began her coaching practice in 1994-1996 as team coach to a general management team. Her work has evolved to include leaders, leadership teams, coaches-in-training and individuals who are facing major challenges in their lives. Adria’s vision is to make a significant difference in the creation of empowering, highly productive cultures for work.

Adria believes that leaders need to reflect on who they are being in the world, what they are creating in their cultures, and devote more time to understanding the impact they are having. Coaching enables them to do this, and supports them in connecting with their essential selves, and aligning with their vision, purpose and values in order to deliver outstanding results. “Out of this focus emerges high performance and business growth, the maximization of human potential, and innovative approaches to resolving performance and business issues. As individual team members grow in leadership, the team increases its power and effectiveness. What counts beyond technical skills is Vision, the capacity to show up fully and fully utilize strengths, and the ability to connect with each other at a truly authentic level."

Adria Trowhill is a three time winner of the Prism Award for achieving outstanding performance through leadership coaching and leadership team coaching. She is former president of the Toronto International Coaching Federation (2.5 Years, as Canadian Leader for ICF and currently program director for ACTO (the Association for Coach Training Organizations internationally).

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"We have become a culture of short-term thought, perspective, and vision.  Because of this, there is less value in our culture for mastery in a particular craft or field. However, it is mastery that ultimately supports us in the long through-line of life. While mastery may involve specific ways of doing things, more importantly mastery is about perspective, outlook, understanding, and personal presence.  Mastery is a way of thinking and a way of being that then informs how we do things.  We could gain a lot by bringing forward the ideas of apprenticeship and mastery again into our culture.  In our apprenticeship, we learn about being present to the task at hand as well as the “presence” that we bring to that moment and task.  In our mastery, we recognize that learning is a life-long pursuit—that apprenticeship, on one level, never ends.  Our job as masters in this world is to keep an open mind and heart, pay attention to the service we are being asked for, and to stretch into the new levels of being and doing what the next level of service requires."  
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