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Meet Our Coaches

Ngozi Adebiyi

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Ngozi Adebiyi

Ngozi Adebiyi is the Lead Consultant at OutsideIn HR – an innovative organisation focused on developing people with a vision to revolutionise HR in Nigeria & impact Africa!

She has 22+ years experience in HR & Consulting and was listed by Forbes Woman Africa as a new wealth Creator in 2019 (female entrepreneurs who have created significant impact in their respective sectors by pioneering their organization in generating new untapped streams of income).
As an ACC credentialed Coach of the ICF, achieving transformation for leaders in businesses across Africa is a passion.

Executive Coaching Approach:
Leadership/Performance/Careers are her coaching niche and she works with clients to consciously unleash inner greatness!
A firm believer of “kintsukuroi” -the very core of our brokenness in form of challenges is a reminder that it sets us apart and makes us more valuable should we release it!
She’s the author of Grow a collection of nuggets to inspire & challenge leaders.
https://outsideinhrng.com

Bill Bennett

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Bill Bennett

Executive Coach

An extensive career in management at a global technology leader.
– Primarily Sales and Marketing. Also, Product Management
Coached senior leaders (including “C” level) at a variety of companies, including Salesforce, Informatica, The American Red Cross, Cisco Systems, AT&T, Thomson Reuters, Omgeo (Financial Services) Sony and Fujifilm.

Twenty years experience as an executive coach

Master Certified Coach (ICF Certification)

Zia Best

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Zia Best

Zia C. Best is an experienced professional with a career spanning over 15 years in strategic planning, account management, and project leadership. As an Account Service Manager and DE&I Specialist at CoachSource LLC, she has managed client accounts, built relationships with key stakeholders, and provided project management support to help clients achieve their program’s coaching outcomes. With her strong executive coaching skills, Zia has led webinars to increase the company’s footprint in the diversity space.
Before joining CoachSource, Zia worked as a Communications Manager in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University, where she developed and implemented strategic communication strategies and oversaw the design of all print and web communications. She also managed web development and operations to support prospective students’ marketing and communications efforts. In her previous role as an Events Management and Communications Specialist in the Office of Human Resources at Princeton University, Zia jointly defined the overall communications strategy for HR, managed, designed, and executed the University’s annual staff recognition programs, and oversaw events and communication expenses.
Zia’s other previous roles include Assistant Director (Student Life) at Rutgers, the State University, and Special Events Coordinator (Recreation) at Rutgers, the State University, where she managed and designed several special events.
Zia holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Boston University, School of Management. She possesses various technical skills, including PC & MAC, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML, and website development tools. She has served on numerous committees at Princeton University and received the Griffin Management Award for Leadership in 2011.

Lonnie Brewer

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Lonnie Brewer

Lonnie Brewer is a dynamic and passionate entrepreneur who is quickly becoming one of the premier executive coaches and HR consultants in Silicon Valley.
He has coached, consulted, and served as a trusted advisor to hundreds of clients over his nearly 25-year career. His coaching approach and philosophy is grounded in strength-based development and positive psychology.
His engagements have spanned across a variety of industries and he has worked with companies from early stage entrepreneurial start-ups to large, multinational corporations, including, Apple, Google, Amazon, Pixar, Hewlett-Packard, Takeda, Gilead, Verizon, Sanofi, and PepsiCo.
Lonnie has a talent for helping innovators, creators, and disruptors move forward by refining their leadership skills and understanding and demonstrating what authentic executive presence looks like for them. With this new work style and personality information and self awareness, leaders are able to accelerate their progress and realize greater insight, influence, and impact, as they navigate through difficult challenges and build a path to their most ambitious goals!
Lonnie uses a combination of keen business and organizational savvy with deep emotional intelligence, vision, and practical experience to help his clients identify and implement business solutions all while leveraging their natural talents and continuing to build additional skills and capability. He believes in helping his clients translate their lived and work experience and perspective into action.
Lonnie avoids a one-size-fits-all approach often practiced by consultants and helps his clients with an emphasis on meeting them where they are. Lonnie is also incredibly passionate about embracing change and helps leaders scale and transform their teams and organizations while building cultures of inclusion and diversity. He loves to work with clients who have audacious ideas and the courage to pursue these stretch goals with tenacity, all while leading more effectively. Lonnie has coached many leaders to reach new heights of meaningful impact as they scale and transform their teams and organizations while simultaneously creating a lasting legacy and positive difference in the world and in people’s lives.
Lonnie did his Ph.D. work in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Masters at Cornell University in Human Resources Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Lonnie currently serves as a Board member for Hope Villages of America, Inc. and a business mentor to entrepreneurs with MicroMentor.

Phillip Brooks

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Phillip Brooks

Phillip Brooks is a successful entrepreneur who has built, managed and sold companies. As owner, president and CEO of multifaceted produce company H. Brooks and Company and its affiliates for more than 20 years, Phillip has extensive leadership experience. He successfully adapted the companies to changing consumer and supply chain landscapes through organic growth, organizational development, building relationships, strategic acquisitions and divestitures.
He is a noted expert in food systems and has participated in the formation of food safety and food security policy internationally.

Phillip has been a resilience practitioner since 2010, earning his Certification as a SMART (stress management and resilience training) practitioner through Resilient Option in 2019, and now trains and coaches others on building resilience. He is also a leadership coach, earning certification through the Hudson Institute of coaching, with a focus on training, coaching and board of director service as a catalyst for understanding, harmony and success.

Phillip has been recognized as a top leader in the food industry and as a vendor of the year to grocery retailers. He is currently a member of the board of directors for New Harvest Foods. As a business advisor, Phillip provides guidance in the areas of strategic planning, supply chain strategy, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures, agile leadership systems and product development. He specializes in advising family businesses and closely held companies and non-profit organizations.

Phillip earned his MBA at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minn., and B.A. from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., and has completed the Harvard University Program on Negotiation. His keen interests in science, nature, communication, storytelling, net-weaving and resilience are foundational to his insights and skills.

Dr. Norah Njuba Bwaya

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Dr. Norah Njuba Bwaya

An Organization Development Consultant, and Facilitator/trainer with working experience across 4 careers (Accountancy, Marketing, Insurance, Coaching) in 21 countries across 3 continents (Africa, Europe, America). As a coach, she has served top executives in over 100 organizations. She is the Founder of the first coaching firm in Eastern Africa–Coach Africa Ltd.

Jancy Castro

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Jancy Castro

Jancy Castro is a Finance controller with over 25 years of experience working at multinational companies. As a leader of large finance groups, Jancy has been coaching other leaders and managers since 2008. In 2017 she decided to step into the world of executive coaching, completing the one- year Executive coaching program at New Ventures West.
Jancy believes that human beings are born with a  light within, a talent, a gift we are meant to contribute to our world. In spite of life’s vicissitudes, we are meant to live full and rewarding lives. Jancy’s coaching was born of her desire to help others unlock their light. She finds working with people to define their goals, conquer their challenges and go after their dreams to be a rewarding experience. She is committed to helping her clients grow with a balance between compassion and challenge.

Janet Cha

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Janet Cha

Leadership & Workplace Performance Coach
BetterUpInternational & various Executive Career coaching agencies

Career Bounce Back Facilitator
Workforce Singapore

Associate Trainer
NTUC Learning Hub
OTC Leadership Institute
COMPSYCH

Certified Leadership Coach/Trainer
Professional Certified Coach, ICF
John C. Maxwell Team

Certified Practitioner
Insights Discovery
Resilience Mindset, TracomGroup

Certified Facilitator
Points of You Academy, Expert Level

Certified ACLP Trainer
University of Social Sciences (SUSS) & Institute of Adult Learning

Certified KnowdellCareer Advisor
Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Global Career Development Facilitator
CCE, USA

Background
Jane Cha has more than 25 years of regional human capital management experience supporting multinational corporations in the banking and technology, consulting, media, oil and gas services sectors. Jane has a track record working with business stakeholders to develop people and organizational capabilities, build learning solutions and support talents in their career development. Jane is a certified executive coach and global career development facilitator. In the recent 5 years, she has helped numerous talents and aspiring leaders from Fortune500 companies develop leadership and workplace effectiveness skills. She has also trained and coached professionals and mid-career individuals from diverse backgrounds in shifting their mindsets, progressing with their careers and enhancing employability. She has a Master degree in Human Resource Management from the Temple University, Pennsylvania USA.

Clients include:
Fortune 500 companies in Banking and Finance, Technology & Media, Oil & Gas, Consulting, Pharmaceutical, Institutions of Higher Learning, Leadership institutes, Public Service sectors.

Engaged by Clients to deliver learning and coaching solutions in:
Workplace performance, Career management, Employability and Agility, Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Growth mindset, Shifting towards positive mindset, Improving workplace relationship, Time Management, Goal Setting, Performance Management, Leadership Effectiveness

Clients know her for:
Her passion in strengthening resilience and growth mindset, positivity and sense of purpose, continuous improvement attitude, practical solutioning, fostering teamwork and collaboration.
Language Proficiency: English, Chinese

Training & Coaching Methodology:
•Using strengths basedsolution focused approach and world class facilitation tools, Jane helps leaders and individuals increase their self-awareness, enhance emotional intelligence and develop growth mindsets so that they can see the abundance of possibilities in every situation. Then support them to create action plans to move towards their desired outcomes, so that they feel more confident, productive, and purposeful at work.
•Using well-researched career development tools and theories, Jane helps mid-career and aspiring professionals to progress their careers through discovering their personal values, strengths and potential, developing their workplace effectiveness skills to move towards clarity, confidence and purpose.

Renee Cooper

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Renee Cooper

Renée is a nationally sought-after executive coach and leadership expert with 20 years experience working with Fortune 500 companies, high growth start-ups, and not-for-profits. With her warm, insightful and results-oriented style, she partners with top executives and their teams to enhance leadership skills and improve individual and team performance. In addition to her own practice, she is affiliated with 3D Leadership Group and The Goodstone Group. From 2002-2008 she was an adjunct coach with the Center for Authentic Leadership.
In her spare time you can find her near the ocean, running, reading, kayaking, or hunting for sea glass.

Dr. Michele D’Amico

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Dr. Michele D’Amico

With 10+ years as a leading-edge executive and leadership coach and a Doctorate in Psychology, Michele is a valued expert in resilience, emotional intelligence and conscious communication. Using a strengths-based, whole-person approach, she excels at transforming high-level leaders and emerging executives to bring their “A” game to meet business and personal goals.

Cornelia Flannery

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Cornelia Flannery

Cornelia M. Flannery has 25+ years of experience in business development and social-sector leadership in multicultural environments of non-profit and for-profit industries. Her life-long dedication to DEI began as a young volunteer babysitter for neglected and abused children at a local family center and grew into a distinguished career of delivering transformational education and empowerment to individuals, teams and organizations committed to making a difference. As an author, speaker, coach, program leader and fundraiser, Cornelia has contributed to impacting performance across the globe. She has engaged world leaders, humanitarians, corporate founders, economists, politicians, and celebrities through her work.

She holds a B.S. Marketing from the University of Scranton and an M.A. Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Cornelia earned her certificate in Social Sector Leadership from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. At home, she and her husband can be found doing “absolutely nothing,” according to their beautiful, smart, kind and loving teenage daughter.

Scott Garell

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Scott Garell

Scott Garell specializes in helping organizations at the growth stage when founders and teams begin to
experience new challenges such as scaling their leadership skills, teams, processes, technology, and business model. This growth stage occurs when an organization has received new capital in order to accelerate social change.

Scott’s approach to coaching leverages his 25 years as a leader in business, his wide-ranging nonprofit and social entrepreneur accelerator experience, and his passion to help social change leaders and organizations succeed. His experience enables him to combine both traditional leadership coaching and business advising. Having been both a new and first time CEO himself, he also specializes in ensuring successful transitions for new nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors. And, he has considerable experience coaching diverse leaders and social entrepreneurs.

Scott has supported the following organizations:

● Social Enterprises (Juma Ventures, Hopeworks, Peralta Svcs, Comm Kitchen Pittsburgh)
● Nonprofits/Foundations (Sequoia Climate, GiveWell, Freedom Reads, Simprints, AccesSos)
● Accelerators (REDF, Camelback Ventures, Black Ambition, Fast Forward, Digital Undivided)
● Start Ups (Sorfeo, Devpost, Gritly, Uptrust, Konekti, Uprooted Academy, Get Hovr)

Howard Goldman

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Howard Goldman

Partner at Management Associates, an international management consulting firm which he founded 39 years ago. Prior to that served as the Director of Artist Development for Capitol Records/EMI, developing such artists as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Band, James Taylor, and Linda Ronstadt.
Additionally, Howard was a venture partner with Outlook Ventures in San Francisco. He is a Board Director, investor, and strategic advisor to numerous technology start-ups. He was the Chairman of the Faculty of the Center for Management Design, a corporate university for senior executives. He received the “Breakthrough Award,” and “Leadership Award” from Transformational Technologies, his peers in the global consulting industry, in recognition for outstanding accomplishment.

Wilbur Harrington

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Wilbur Harrington

Wilbur’s passion about coaching comes from a lifelong curiosity about people’s stories and how these stories manifest in their interaction with their world. Coaching for Wilbur is a symbiotic relationship. He takes their trust and the gift of their stories very seriously as he attempts to be of service. Wilbur finds that the work he does with clients also contributes to his own professional development and growth as a person, including learning from both successes and setbacks.
When asked about his outside interests, Wilbur shared that during the last year he has been working with incarcerated and recently released men through the Jericho Circle organization. Wilbur helps these men develop their emotional intelligence, and use tools to come to terms with their inner struggles and the walls that separate them from their loved ones, communities and themselves. Finally, although it doesn’t sound like he allows himself much free time, Wilbur’s hobbies include diverse musical interests, gardening and baking; he finds all three relaxing, and they enable him to share his results with friends.

Melanie Harris

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Melanie Harris

Melanie Champions, Challenges, and Celebrates the whole person in her coaching, believing in the client’s natural ability to discover and build alignment in their careers and lives. Her Systems Thinking approach stems from 20+ years investing in teams, products, and missions as an engineer, executive leader, and non-profit board member. In each of her roles, Melanie has found the investment in people, enabling amplified impact, to be the motivation that drives her coaching.

Molly Heekin

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Molly Heekin

Molly is an experienced organizational leader who partners with teams and individuals to achieve critical goals, tackle complex challenges, and create a thriving workplace culture. She excels at strategy and execution, navigating to attainable solutions for complex and evolving business problems. Her background is in product development, program management, marketing, and mentoring.

Darrell Jackson

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Darrell Jackson

Darrell B. Jackson is a Vistage Chair. He brings 35 years of experience in the banking industry, where his titles included President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaway Bank and Trust Company, Executive Vice President of the Northern Trust Company, Deputy Head of Private Client Services, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Trust Company’s Illinois Suburban Region. He was also a Senior Vice President and Division Manager in Private Banking at the Northern Trust Company in Chicago.
Darrell received a B.A. degree from St. Xavier University in Chicago, and a M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg Executive Master’s Program at Northwestern University.
Darrell serves on the Boards of the Illinois Banker’s Association as the Immediate Past Chairman, the Morton Arboretum as Chairman, the 100 Club of Chicago as President-Elect and the Kellogg Alumni Council. He is a member of the Union League Club of Chicago and The Chicago Club.
Darrell received The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award from The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago in 2004. He was honored as one of the 40 leaders of color by Chicago United in 2003. He was elected to the Mendel Catholic Hall of Fame in 2008 and was awarded The Distinguished Alumni Award by St. Xavier University in 2010. Recently, in February 2014, he was awarded the Reverend John Phelps Humanitarian of the Year award by Life Directions.

Hanna Jertz

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Hanna Jertz

Hanna is a certified transformational coach, concept developer, and future and mental health advocate. She helps people on their journey towards self-discovery, coping with uncertainty around the future, and leading a more purposeful, intuitive, and passionate life. Hanna’s background includes marketing, business, design, and future thinking. She is passionate about societal, individual, and environmental well-being, and actively engages in local projects to create impact and improve the quality of life. Hanna advocates for mental health, consensual sex, and environmental issues.
Hanna specializes in helping individuals find a sense of purpose, and create a meaningful life. She is skilled at guiding others to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle by removing barriers, challenging limiting beliefs through powerful questions, aligning (back to) their core values, and healing their inner child and narrative. With her expertise in narrative and mindfulness coaching, Hanna empowers individuals to overcome obstacles, achieve their goals and gain clarity.

Charlotte Kells

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Charlotte Kells

Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience coaching and developing executives and managers in diverse leadership roles and across many industries. Her coaching has helped clients make the transition from Manager to Leader – developing Leadership Presence.  She has addressed challenges such as increasing leadership influence and agility, developing new workplace cultures, fostering team / peer collaboration, and improving communication skills. Adept in process facilitation, she helps clients build on their business expertise and focus on developing processes and relationships to meet both personal and professional goals.
Charlotte spent 20 years with the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo, NY. She taught in their Facilitating Creative Leadership Program for 11 years using the Osborn Parnes Creative Problem Solving model and other tools and techniques that encourage creative thinking and the skills to create high performance, innovative teams.  
Charlotte holds a B.S. in Education and English from the University of Michigan and Master’s Degrees in both Education and Business from the University of Michigan and Lesley College.

Hamira Latif

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Hamira Latif

Hamira is an experienced personal development and team performance coach. She has worked in corporate for over 10 years. During this time she realised the greatest assets of any organisation is their people and the great potential they have to thrive. She focuses on developing individuals from diverse and ethnic backgrounds towards high performance and growth. Hamira works towards empowering people to maximise their strengths and become best versions of themselves. Removing limiting beliefs and blocks that prevents them from attaining goals and purpose. She has a degree in Business and holds a number of diplomas in Executive coaching and organisational relationship coaching.

Julie Levin

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Julie Levin

After a successful 25-year career as an executive and entrepreneur, Julie found a new passion while volunteering to help women entrepreneurs at a Boston non-profit organization, The Center for Women and Enterprise.  After coaching, mentoring and advising countless women pro-bono at CWE, she became certified with The John Maxwell Team as a Leadership and Executive Coach, and subsequently received certification as a Martha Beck Life Coach. She then created her own Coaching & Consulting business to expand her services to a larger community of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Using her experience, skills and intuition, Julie coaches and mentors entrepreneurs and executives, providing them with tools and strategies to achieve success along with a satisfying work-life balance.
What sets Julie apart is her ability to guide entrepreneurs to a clear understanding of what success means to them. Through her mentoring, people learn that business success goes hand in hand with personal fulfillment.

Wilma Li

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Wilma Li

Wilma Li is a certified professional Executive and Leadership Coach with a niche in intercultural, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). She helps leaders and organizations counter bias, cultivate psychological safety and drive engagement to foster inclusive climate. She has experience as a thought partner in C-Suite and executive coaching in Fortune 500 companies at an individual and team level leading to new insights, shifting paradigms and fresh way of thinking that supports change and growth. She is passionate about harnessing expertise in DEIB, Human Resources and Change Management to guide in leadership and executive transformation. With proven effective coaching, this led to more than 60 LinkedIn recommendations from her coaching clients.

Experience Summary
Wilma has over 25 years of experience in senior positions leading teams in accounting, sales, projects, organizational development, change management and human resources. She has worked in various industries from agriculture, cemetery/funeral homes, transportation, real estate, telecommunications, food and beverage retail franchising, to management consulting, start-ups, oil and gas, and coaching. She has experience in coaching leaders in over 45 industries. Her leadership and executive coaching expertise stems from these leadership roles and over 14 years of human resources (including DEIB) and change management experience. She leverages her strategic thinking from her breadth of industries to effectively guide clients using a compassionate, growth- oriented, solution-focused approach. She empowers clients to break down internal barriers, and increase self- awareness, enabling effective navigation of opportunities, perceived issues, and challenges. She excels at helping leaders to unlock and maximize full potential and to see personal and professional challenges as opportunities for growth.

Education and Training
Wilma earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from University of British Columbia (UBC). She also earned a Financial Management Diploma in Accounting (Micro-Financial Systems) from British Columbia Institute of Technology resulting in level 4 CGA (now CPA). She received additional training in human resources and change management, and is a designated Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and Society for Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), plus is certified in Prosci Change Management. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a certified Cultural Mastery 4Cs Process Coach. She has earned her UBC’s Certificate in Intercultural Studies and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Cornell’s University’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate for HR.

For assessments, she is certified in 360 Inclusive Leadership Compass, Individual Cultural Blueprint Indicator (ICBI), Emotional Intelligence (EQi-2.0/EQ360), Leadership Circle Profile (360 assessment), Facet5 Personality Assessment, Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner, and various DEIB assessments.

Cindy Lima

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Cindy Lima

Cindy is passionate about coaching innovative leaders to maximize their impact in improving lives and the world around us. As a former hospital executive, Cindy oversaw hundreds of staff and managers as well as diverse policies and programs over three decades of service.  She successfully led the development of a $1.5 billion children’s, women’s and cancer medical center in San Francisco.  She applies her professional acumen, results-orientation, astute listening and warm humor to create coaching relationships that fuel leaders’ growth, confidence and effectiveness. Cindy holds a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) certificate from the International Coach Academy, an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation, and a master’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
In addition to The Gratitude Network, Cindy provides pro bono coaching to international aid organizations through the Humanitarian Coaching Network. She lives in Bend, Oregon where she enjoys hiking, kayaking, singing in a rock choir and travel.

Johanna Macis

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Johanna Macis

Senior Professional, Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business. Functional experience in Human Resources, Finance, and Procurement.
More than twenty years’ experience in Fortune 500 companies with demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Proven ability to inspire Vision and Mission objectives and to develop high-performance teams.
Executive and Career Coach Certified. Her coaching style combines analysis, intuition, and experience to create lasting change in individuals. She has worked with people from different places and cultures with different personalities. She genuinely wants each and every one of her participants to experience a profound and positive change in what they do and who they are.

Cindy Mascheroni

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Cindy Mascheroni

Cindy Mascheroni is an Executive Coach for CEOs and senior executives of privately-held companies who are passionate about creating sustainable growth. Clients are often focused on relevant drivers such as customer success, profitability, scale, high-performing leadership teams, and high-engagement cultures. They believe that effective leadership is paramount to not only to collectively achieving desired outcomes but also to being fulfilled and healthy in the process. Cindy coaches CEOs across diverse industries, stages of growth, size, and ownership structures.  Many clients are also in the midst of high-priority family life.
Cindy earned an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University and a BA in Psychology from UCLA. She holds certifications with CTI (Professional Co-Active Coach) and The Leadership Circle (TLC 360 Profile and Culture Survey). Outside of work, she enjoys mountain activities including skiing, hiking and biking with family, friends, and dogs.  She’s a lifelong learner in the areas of recreational sports, coaching, business, future trends, personal growth, and meditation.

Paul Miller

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Paul Miller

Paul is a Silicon Valley tech industry veteran who has held a variety of executive positions in both VC-funded startups and large global organizations such as Applied Materials and Kobe Steel USA.  He is an entrepreneurial leader with broad expertise in marketing, business development, finance, corporate development, IT systems, new product marketing and global program management.  Earlier in his career, he started a successful semiconductor materials business from an idea and built it to become an important supplier to major companies such as Intel and Texas Instruments.
From an early stage of the Gratitude Network, Paul has contributed in a number of capacities including coaching, corporate partnerships, the Gratitude Awards, and the Gratitude Soiree.  Paul has degrees in business and engineering from the Harvard Business School, Stanford University and Claremont McKenna College,  When not working, he enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding and surfing.

Amy Moore

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Amy Moore

Amy Moore is an executive coach who specializes in leadership development and helping individuals and teams achieve their goals through a holistic approach – partnerships, sustainable personal and professional practices and targeted goal setting. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, received a Masters from the London School of Economics and is a certified PCC through the International Coach Federation. Amy has worked in the States and Europe. For the last 20 years her focus has been in southern Africa where she is a professional associate of the leading African business school, GIBS, and works across the MBA and executive education programmes as a coach, lecturer and content developer. Amy lives in Johannesburg with her husband and three children.

Ray Nieto

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Ray Nieto

Ray is a seasoned leader and coach, helping individuals and teams grow to peak performance.  He has held multiple engineering and program management roles in large high-tech companies. He has developed multi-level agile teams working together around the globe. He helps his organizations establish the balance between structure and agility as they grow. Ray’s approach is to help define and drive a culture to create a drama-free workplace. He is a founder and former executive for a professional development non-profit company and has been a member of multiple boards serving various community needs. In Ray’s career, he has been recognized for his work with executive leadership of a Fortune 500 company to define and drive their diversity strategy throughout the organization.

Lucy Njoroge

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Lucy Njoroge

Lucy is a certified coach, mentor and trainer. She began her profession as an audit apprentice and has over 20 years + track record in Financial Management, having worked up the ladder to head the finance department of one of the top ten Financial Institutions in Kenya. It was while she was working for the financial institution that she developed a passion for governance.
She runs Business Deepening Hub, governance consultancy firm, which is one of the SNDBX experts and provides audit, training and implementation of governance principles to businesses so that they can achieve sustainable success.
She is a Fellow Certified Public Accountant , Certified Public Secretary with a Master of Business Administration from Maastrict School of Management /Eastern Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI).

Nora Paxton

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Nora Paxton

Nora is a professional Executive Coach. She specializes in Strategic planning, leadership confidence and development (including leadership competencies), personal branding/influence, energy leadership, emotional schemas (false beliefs), and performance management. She has dedicated herself to helping leaders create meaning in their own lives and in their organizations, which results in motivated employees, customer commitment, and bottom-line performance.

BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Nora draws on her past experiences and successes in leading high-performance teams and working with all levels of management teams, from the President and CEO to the front-line managers.
With over 25 years of experience in corporate and technology. Nora brings out the strengths and leadership skills of the people she works with.

Carol Salloway

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Carol Salloway

Carol is known for her warm, insightful, and direct approach which enables her clients to get clear on what they want, and what they can do to enhance their
leadership brand, their influence and produce impressive results. With over 20 years of leadership development experience, Carol has deeply honed
her coaching expertise. Carol’s previous line management and extensive management consulting background enables her to bring a deep understanding of organizational and business dynamics to her coaching work. She has coached hundreds of leaders at different stages of their leadership evolution. Her clients are in knowledge-based industries – life sciences, health care, technology, financial services, higher education, professional services, and not-forprofit organizations. She is certified to use the best-in-class leadership assessment instruments. Her deep toolkit enables her clients to discover their underlying motivations, beliefs and patterns that go unnoticed, yet have an impact on the choices they see. She makes the “invisible” drivers – visible, thereby expanding their range of options and behaviors. Her coaching includes the most cutting edge thinking in neuroscience, emotional intelligence and executive presence.
Carol serves as a Master Coach Supervisor in the Graduate College of Executive Coaching at William James College. She also serves as an Executive Coach in various executive education programs at Harvard Business School and other major institutions. She serves on the Board of the International Coach Federation – New
England chapter. Carol earned an MBA with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Boston University and a BA in Psychology from Simmons College. She completed professional her coaching certification with New Ventures West and is certified as Neuro-Transformational Coach (CNTC). She earned the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation, a designation held by less 5% of coaches globally.

Kimberly Sauceda

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Kimberly Sauceda

With 20 years of Marketing leadership experience at top-tier companies like Apple, leading teams in global launches like iPhone 6, Kimberly learned to excel with grit, grace, and resilience. She now supports leaders and executives to elevate their impact as well as move from overwhelm to unstoppable.

Kimberly has built high-performing, collaborative teams that drove 2x market growth through innovative go-to- market campaigns. Her proven track record of success includes the introduction of game-changing products and the creation of the first-ever iPhone refurb program (now a multimillion dollar business line). She understood how to galvanize a hybrid team to focus on a shared goal and to leverage the team member’s unique strengths.

With her Onboarding, Leadership Development Program, and Speaking Engagements, Kimberly supports leaders to find their voice and step into their superpowers. Kimberly spoke at the 2021 Watermark Changemaker Conference, as well as Starbucks and other companies.

Her credentials include: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through International Coaching Federation (ICF), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified InPowered Leadership Coach, and Certified Positive Intelligence Coach. Her clients include leaders from Intuit, NVIDIA, NextDoor, Stanford, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and many more.

Deborah Schatten

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Deborah Schatten

Background

Deborah Schatten’s consulting and coaching work draws on a synthesis of teachings from the Green Zone Culture Group™ and Radical Collaboration®, as well as extensive business experience in the corporate, non-profit and startup business arenas. Her background includes:
Building high-performing teams with cultures of openness and collaboration
Coaching emerging leaders on personal growth and organizational effectiveness
Transforming high-tension conflicts into collaborative partnerships
Developing content and marketing materials for training organizations
Using relationship-based negotiations to secure seven-figure deals

Certifications & Training
Deborah is a certified Radical Collaboration trainer who has also trained in The Human Element® in Business, The Human Element in Leadership, Conscious Negotiations (based on the principles of the Harvard Negotiation Project), and Radical Collaboration for Women. Additionally, Deborah has a Toastmasters International certification for public speaking.

Business/Operational Roles
For more than two decades, Deborah has run the brand marketing consultancy Brandese, which serves agency, corporate and startup clients. Her client brand experience includes: Apple, Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Del Monte, Visa, Adobe, Proactiv, Autodesk, Mattel, Williams-Sonoma, Virgin, Guthy|Renker, Bank of America, Safeway Stores, Intuit, Kellogg’s, Lilly, Unilever, Unisys, Wells Fargo, Jenny Craig, Lowe’s, Google, and many others.

From 2014 to 2021, Deborah also served largely in Senior Director of Marketing and Advertising roles at NortonLifeLock, Symantec and LifeLock. Additionally, from late 2007 through 2008, she served as a Senior Creative Director at Jack Morton Worldwide (an Interpublic Group agency).

Roles at Non-Profit Organizations
Deborah has served as a Facilitator at Challenge Day programs, to end bullying and create communities of compassion in schools. She also has developed and led in-school trainings to improve self-esteem and graduation rates as a Trainer and Consultant with United Way’s Alcance program. Additionally, she is currrently an Expert Advisor who works with social entrepreneurs and coaches at The Gratitude Network.

Education
Deborah holds a B.A. from New York University, where she received the Founders Day Award as a university honors scholar. She also attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Writing during her freshman year.

Catherine Schimechero

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Catherine Schimechero

Catherine Shimechero is a personal performance coach who helps clients bring out their hidden treasure – potential. Her strength lies in Inspiring and motivating people through confidence building to see opportunities and possibilities open to them. Joy and pride fill her when she sees the sparkle in her clients as they embrace their new selves during and after the coaching journey. Face to face and online soft skills training is something she also does with ease as she utilizes her 20 years’ experience gained at different points in her life as a Finance Manager, Consultant, Trainer and Coach. She holds a Master degree in Strategic Management, Degree in Bachelor of Commerce, a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching, E- Moderator Certificate and Training of Trainers certificate. She loves to serve and her mission in life is to put a smile on someone’s face every day. She appreciates beauty, travelling, adventure, cooking, tasting different foods, carrying out research, having a good laugh, meeting new people, story- telling and listening, observing, horse riding and spreading kindness.

David O. Siliber

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David O. Siliber

David Silber is a Vistage Chair who has spent over 35 years in the business community in positions ranging from Product Manager through Chief Executive Officer. He has been the chief executive of three different organizations. His diverse industry experience includes advertising, grocery manufacturing, specialty retailing, business-to-business services, real estate, book publishing, graphic arts and not-for-profit association management. Mr. Silber’s corporate experience includes both Fortune 100 corporations (General Mills, United Technologies, Time-Warner) and smaller more entrepreneurial environments. He served as a senior executive in three organizations both immediately before and immediately after their acquisition by a much larger parent.
Mr. Silver holds both B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Barrister-at-Law degree from London School of Law. He was awarded the Vistage Chair Excellence Award in 2005, 2013, and 2016, and the Vistage West Coast Chair of the Year Award in 2017

Katsuko Sugiyama

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Katsuko Sugiyama

Katsuko Sugiyama is an independent Leadership Coach, Intercultural Business Consultant and Bilingual (J/E) Facilitator specialized in global leadership and cultural competences development for the executives, next-generation leaders, associates, and the team members to maximize their effectiveness as global leaders.

Katsuko brings over 25 years of experience in international business in Japan and the U.S. She has worked as an internal business partner, external consultant, and coach in the areas of product development, operations, and project management in a wide range of industries, including Biotech/Pharma, Financial Services, Information Technology, Management Consulting, and Education.

Bill Sumerlin

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Bill Sumerlin

Bill assists start-ups, small and medium size businesses in developing and executing early, mid and late stage business, engineering and operational strategies, plans and procedures in a business and technical capacity. He enjoys challenging problems and taking businesses to the next level. He has worked world-wide.
• 50+ years in management, enterprise architecture, technical and product development, business consulting, sales and customer support;
• 20+ years working with start-up companies with leading edge ideas and technologies;
• Extensive knowledge and world-wide experience in the high technology, business intelligence, telecommunications, networking, and financial services industries;
• Developed more than dozen products and services, written more than a million lines of code, developed numerous business plans, papers, articles, manuals and patents; and
• Developed a number of company and product specific call/contact centers, web sites and business processes that helped reposition organizations to better communicate and serve their customers.
Some key clients: 3Com, Adobe, Airtouch, Aspect Telecommunications, BancOne, BofA, Cadence Design Systems, Candle, Cisco, CSAA, Deluxe Checks, General Electric, GNA, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, NASA, Neckermann (Belgium, Netherlands, France), Pacific Bell, PBA, PeopleSoft, PG&E, ProBusiness, Progress Software, Raychem, Siemens (US & Germany), Sun Microsystems, Unisource, Wells Fargo

Tobah Suwah

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Tobah Suwah

Suwah Tobah is a Human Resources (HR) executive focused on building the capability of individuals and organizations. To do this, she has leaned on her global experiences in organizational development, coaching, executive leadership development, and team effectiveness to deliver tailored interventions over the past 15 years. She uses sound and personalized coaching methods in her engagements with leaders committed to expanding their understanding of self, scope of influence and impact. Through listening, her work with clients unearth paths that achieve deeply held aspirations, reimagine the transformations their organizations need, and strengthen cultures across the Agriculture, Health Care, Retail, and now Technology sectors.

Outside of work, Suwah devotes time to family, partnering with community organizations focused on the development and empowerment of underserved communities, cycling, and traveling. She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Metropolitan State University, a Master of Arts in HR & Change Leadership with a specialty in Organization Development from the University of St Thomas, and a Coaching Certification from The Hudson Institute.

Brittany Szigeti

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Brittany Szigeti

Brittany spent 15+ years leading teams at high-profile tech companies spanning start-ups to well-established corporations. In 2022 she shifted her career focus to follow her passion in two ways: she embarked on an opportunity to pursue her International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditation and she began leading a start-up SaaS business with family members.

She has seen first-hand the power of coaching, particularly with emerging leaders and those facing personal and professional transitions. Brittany has led and coached team members, sales leaders, executives and fellow coaches. She is passionate about shining light on other’s strengths and partnering with them to create a meaningful professional journey.

She lives in Denver, CO and enjoys tennis, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two small children.

Jill Talvensaari

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Jill Talvensaari

Jill Talvensaari is an executive coach, digital experience industry leader and speaker, CEO of Ajillity, and non-profit board member. Her passion is helping leaders thrive and lead with confidence, becoming the best version of themselves, uplifting their teams, and having lasting impact on their organization, community and the world. She brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in product, marketing, sales, and operations at global technology companies and startups alike. Her 15+ years of Board and volunteer service includes co-founding Women Speak Tech, mentoring at Women Unlimited and The Gratitude Network, and serving on the OMPT Board. Jill holds an MBA in International Business and Marketing from Seattle University, and degrees in Cognitive Science and Quantitative Economics from UCSD. She lives in California with her family and dog and enjoys hiking and travel.

Laura Traxler

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Laura Traxler

Laura developed a long career at Bank of America, where her last role Senior Vice President and Managing Director Bank of America. Laura was also COO and Marketing Manager at Insight Resource Group, a marketing services organization. She also serves on boards for-profit and non-profit, including Teach for America, Education Foundation of Orinda, and Miramonte High School.
As an empty-nester, Laura enjoys her work in the non-profit world and seeing the difference she can make.

Dr. Archana Upadhyay

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Dr. Archana Upadhyay

Dr. Archana Yemeshvary has over 25 years of experience as a Human Resource professional & Strategist with a fortune 500 company where she continues to work. She is an expert in the domain of HR, strategy implementation, Balanced Scorecard, Leadership development, Organization Development and Executive Coaching. She has been a coach for over 12 years now and supported leadership development programs of many leading corporates. She holds Ph.D. in Strategy implementation using Balanced Scorecard and M.A, in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.
Her mission is to contribute via coaching to make this world a place full of love, light and laughter, where everyone can experience their true limitless nature and have a fulfilling experience of life on this earth. Converting this vision into reality, she constantly coaches organizations as well as individuals for Leadership, Happiness, Wellbeing, Success and Prosperity.
A yogi at soul and a nature lover at heart, yoga, meditation and mindfulness is her second nature. She has always believed in the magic of simple joys of life. With trekking as a hobby, she finds her solace and ultimate joy in the Himalayas.

Rajiv Vij

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Rajiv Vij

CEO at 33. Regional MD at 36. Left it all at 39 to pursue his calling, embarking on a journey of personal growth and of helping others in theirs. Rajiv Vij is a life and executive coach, author and speaker. He is a coach to senior leaders of several Fortune 500 and other large organisations across Asia/India. He also voluntarily coaches many leaders in the social sector. He is the author of Discovering Your Sweet Spot: A soul-searching guide for creating the life you really want. Prior to finding his calling and starting his coaching practice, he served as MD, Asia for Franklin Templeton Investments.

Karen Walker

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Karen Walker

Karen Walker is an executive coach and consultant who advises CEOs and senior leaders on thriving in hyper-growth. She has worked with clients including Aetna, AWS, Pfizer, JPMorganChase, and BMC Software, as well as Inc. 5000 startups. Karen is also a board advisor, keynote speaker, and the author of No Dumbing Down: A Guide for CEOs on Organization Growth. As employee 104 at Compaq, Karen helped lead the then-fastest growing company in American history, growing it from $0 to $15 billion in revenue.Karen is a contributor to Forbes and to Harvard Business Review’s Ascend, and has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Karen has a B.S. degree in engineering from Texas A&M University and graduated from the ODHRM program at Columbia University. She has served in an advisory capacity to startups, Rice University, Texas A&M University, and on the executive board of The Alley Theatre. She resides in Jupiter, FL, USA although (pre-pandemic!) she can most often be found aloft in seat 2C.
https://karenwalker.us

Faith N. Warui

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Faith N. Warui

Faith N. Warui is an Executive Coach, certified by the Academy of Executive Coaches UK. For twenty six years she harnessed her people management experience in the energy sector, working in Human Resources and Customer Relationship Management at Kenya Power & Lighting Company. In 2017, she retired early to pursue a full-time Coaching Career. Faith’s wealth of experiences in life challenges informed her Coaching niche of self-leadership. To lead and positively influence others demands the mastery of leading the self first, through self-compassion and empathy.

From October to November 2020 she participated in a Positive Intelligence coach training program, by Coach Shizard Chamine, which further reinforced the power of self-leadership. Faith organizes coaching group programs with a greater focus on one-on-one coaching sessions and is solution focused. A motivational speaker and toastmaster since 2017, she is passionate about helping youth become self leaders.

In January 2020, she helped twenty underprivileged girls access funding for their high school education by mentoring them and connecting them with sponsors. The year 2020 has brought the meaning of the word CHANGE home as we navigate through COVID 19. It calls upon our innate abilities to adapt and rethink the way we operate. It is a season of self-leadership and self-regulation to make it beyond the now.

In adjusting to the new normal, she has socialized globally with like-minded people in Coach training by Coach Shirzad Chamine , 21 Days of writing with Mike Dooley and Author Challenge with Chandler Bolt. Though it took a slow start, she has shifted from physical to virtual coaching which has enabled her coach beyond Kenya.

One of the little big things she has discovered is the therapeutic aspect in gardening, and now sells homegrown vegetables. She enjoys travelling too.

Julie Wong

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Julie Wong

Julie M. Wong has over 30 years of management and administrative experience including 12 years as a Dean and Vice President of Student Affairs.  She is an experienced leadership coach who helps high-potential leaders embrace their power and lead with confidence.  Julie helps clients remove self-limiting beliefs and focus on their unique gifts and natural strengths.  She empowers leaders to live with passion and purpose to create a better world.  She holds a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning, and Administration and an M.A. in College & University Administration.  She loves learning and training on leadership and enjoys traveling, eating, and swimming.