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Our Certified Coaches

The following coaches have completed our full course of study, including the advanced course and a rigorous exam based on our competency model. While each brings a different background, and may offer services to widely different clientele, all are grounded in the principles and practices of Presence-Based Coaching and have met our rigorous requirements. We are proud to be associated with these coaches.

Please contact these professionals directly to inquire about their services. As always, we recommend that you interview at least two coaches to determine the best fit.

 

Sharon Barbour

Madison, WI

Jose Eduardo Bolaños

Nicaragua, Central America

Shanta Coleman-Derr

Brooksville, FL

Kathy Conron

Arlington, VA

Jackie Crispin-Brown

Sydney, Australia

Anne Davidson

Charlotte, NC

Luckett Davidson

Louisville, KY

Vivienne H. Dutzar

Spokane, WA

Lisa Eby

Asheville, NC

Linda Ford

Austin, TX

Rod Francis

Chattanooga, TN

Christina Geithner

Spokane, WA

Melisa S. Gillis

Boston, MA

Katherine Golub

Greenfield, MA

Renée Gregorio

Santa Fe, NM

Katarina Haddad

Montreal, Canada

Sarah Halley

Philadelphia, PA

Beatrice W. Hansen

Washington, DC metro area

Richard Hansen

Washington, DC metro area

Tom Hardison

Boise, ID

Jack Harris

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Mary Harwood

North Carolina

Ronni Hendel-Giller

Los Angeles, CA

Roxi Bahar Hewertson

Brevard, NC

Laurie Hillis

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Larry Hulsmans

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Terry Humphrey

Nashville, TN

Barbara Hunter

Cary, NC

Kelly Lynn Irons

Charlotte, NC

Jean Johnson

Minneapolis, MN

Stacey Curry Lee

Illinois

Kris Miller

Washington, DC

Jeff Munn

Carbondale, CO

Melanie Nichols

Falmouth, ME

Jennifer Overall

Washington, D.C.

Emma Parnell-Klabo

Richmond, VA

Mark Rovner

Takoma Park, MD

Jean-Francois Thibault

Montreal, Canada

Ross Ungerleider

Corpus Christi, TX

Susan Walters

Asheville, NC

Marilyn Woodard

Houston, TX & Tulsa, OK

Marjorie “Mo” Baldwin MM, PCC

Annapolis, MD

Mo works with high performing leaders as they define internal goals and values, navigate external environments and relationships, and discover personal solutions that produce tangible results. She has developed a deep understanding of competition and exploration through her experiences as co-captain of an undefeated varsity collegiate team and from extensive travel through Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.  She brings a unique combination of this spirit balanced with sound leadership practices that creates a space in which her clients can address complex issues positively and productively. Mo has guided leadership development and strategic planning in corporate, nonprofit, government and higher education environments for 25 years.
Mo received a BA from Princeton University and earned a Masters in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. A graduate of both the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching and Center for Presence-Based Leadership programs, she is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and is certified in The Hogan Assessments and The Leadership Circle™.

Sharon Barbour MPH, PCC

Madison, WI

One thing I know for sure is that people have rich inner resources such as wisdom, courage, creativity, vision and compassion.  In my coaching, we call upon these resources, cultivate presence, and step into new possibilities.  We shift habits of thought and behavior that get in the way and come back to center, to choice and action.  New results and renewed aliveness spring from there. I coach visionaries and creatives, leaders, women at midlife and others as they make accelerated, life-affirming change and creations.  Clients describe my coaching as “brilliant,”  “transformative” and “invaluable.”  I bring to the table spark and presence, extensive coach training and experience, and diverse work and life experiences from community farming to national program evaluation.  I am certified by the International Coach Federation and hold a master’s degree in public health in health behavior change.  I am curious about who you are and what you want to bring to life.

Jose Eduardo Bolaños PCC

Nicaragua, Central America

Jose Eduardo Bolaños is an experienced change agent, leadership coach and facilitator, with proven abilities in bringing about significant organizational change and cultural transformations that impact engagement, performance and productivity through the strengthening of leadership capabilities and has done so in more than 13 countries in Latin America. Jose founded Centro Del Leader (The leaders Center) a consulting firm focused on bringing about organizational transformation through the development of conscious leadership. He coaches successors and emerging leaders in family owned businesses by focusing on their conscious leadership development and supports them in becoming more influential leaders. Has advised and supported various nonprofit organizations focused on supporting entrepreneurs and business owners  including Vital Voices, Agora partnerships, Mentores Solidarios, United States Embassy Nicaragua, United Nations Development Program Nicaragua and Entrepreneurial Organization Nicaragua.

Shanta Coleman-Derr ACC

Brooksville, FL

I am committed to coaching clients who want to achieve results and develop competencies, and, be balanced, whole and authentic by integrating themselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Clients choose me to help them achieve results in their ‘projects’ and to develop their core strengths and resources that will help to shift their lives toward greater meaning and purpose while being aligned with their core values.

In addition to coaching leaders and individuals interested in their own development for almost ten years, I have also been energized by the last twenty-five years consulting in organizational, management and information systems. Born and raised in India, I returned to the USA and began my professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). After completing training from the Gestalt Institute (GISC)in Organizational Systems Development (OSD), and, from Be Present, Inc. as a diversity facilitator, I was drawn to be trained and certified in Presence-Based Coaching. With the last 30 years of service as coach, consultant, management and CEO of both profit and not-for-profit, I am excited to coach others working on their own development and/or wanting to offer authentic, inspiring leadership.

Kathy Conron M.A., PCC

Arlington, VA

Kathy offers executive coaching for leaders, and has a passion for cultivating each individual’s unique leadership style.  Kathy’s collaborative and pragmatic coaching approach is focused on achieving the client’s desired outcomes.  As a Presence-Based® coach, Kathy considers the whole person — mind, body and heart — to create insights and translate those insights into results.

Kathy is an experienced business leader, with deep expertise in coaching, leadership development, and talent management.  Prior roles include Director of Talent Management for Sprint-Nextel, Cable & Wireless, and DRT Strategies, consulting to federal agencies, and managing leadership development for Fannie Mae.

Kathy has an M.A. from Catholic University and a B.A. from Rutgers University. She holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification awarded by the International Coach Federation, and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program. Kathy is also a talent management consultant and is certified to deliver a number of assessments.

Jackie Crispin-Brown

Sydney, Australia

Passionate in supporting those exploring and developing their authentic leadership, I love my work as both coach and facilitator. Presence-Based Coaching directs my approach, helping me engage quickly with clients. Through the relationship they gain personal insight, self belief and greater self mastery, always moving towards their aspiration as a leader, as a whole authentic self. I bring my Australian-ness, humour and heart to balance the challenging questions and leadership development experience (I’ve been at it a fair while now) to help clients grow. And I consider my own ongoing growth as an important part of my commitment to myself and my clients, it keeps me honest! While I work mostly in Australia, through the help of technology, I have supported clients around the world. You can contact me through my website.

Anne Davidson MLS, MBA

Charlotte, NC

My work focuses on helping you build the capacity to “lead from any chair.” I see coaching as a collaborative relationship in which you shape your personal and professional life to fully reflect and express your talents. Whether you are a formal or informal leader in your community or organization, I support you as you engage others in your vision and learn to more effectively have the difficult conversations often needed to move things forward. You are the architect. I support you as you design your blueprint and make it a reality. I bring a skill set and an approach that helps you distinguish between ineffective coping choices and effective creative choices. Grounded in Presence-Based Coaching, my work blends a rich legacy of approaches mastered through my thirty years of international experience as a consultant, coach, facilitator, trainer and local government organization development director.  I am also a certified yoga teacher, avid hiker and believer in finding the joy in every day.

Luckett Davidson

Louisville, KY

My clients travel a pathway of passion and renewal, wisdom and exploration. They seek to balance personal satisfaction and unparalleled efficacy in their communities – from self and family to local and global.  My coaching practice, focused primarily on leadership development, is grounded in Presence-Based Coaching and a variety of post-degree studies in art, coaching and facilitation.  My portfolio of illustrations and metaphors make the principles of coaching and change accessible, memorable and fun.  My career highlights include creating artwork to extend the concepts of compassion and coaching around the world, and owning a highly successful catering company.   Clients include individuals along with large public systems, large and small non-profits, and large and small businesses.

Vivienne H. Dutzar MS, RD, CD

Spokane, WA

A coaching invitation is made to you to welcome yourself into your own miraculous body with non-judgmental awareness. We will partner around your focus on greater health for yourself as well as for our planet.

The face of nourishment does not look like a diet! As a registered dietitian, my awareness of the complexities of lovingly nourishing ourselves and those dear to us continues to grow. I work with our capacity for self-nurturing, and understand deeply that this is integral to sharing our gifts in the world. In these days of crisis in healthcare, nutrition and self-nurturing are essential components of integrative / complementary medicine. Individual choices for a healthier life are both our right and our responsibility.

Lisa Eby

Asheville, NC

What do you care about? What matters to you? What do you long for? Those are questions that open the coaching conversation. And then the hard part, figuring out how to live into these declarations.

Throughout my career as an HR Director, I often saw how people are tripped-up by their own selves. I also saw how the culture of an organization and the social dynamics of our society can frame and constrain an individual’s growth. Navigating these complex situations requires a centered presence – one where you can access developed internal resources.

Coaching, based in presence and mindfulness, opens up a safe space for you to explore your best self and to test new ways of showing up in your relationships with others; shedding old habits and developing new ways of being.

My commitment is to bring the coaching experience to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. My longing is for a world where people at all levels of organizations and our society have the tools to access the resiliency within them and the opportunity to develop what they need to lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Together, let’s figure out how to be your best self.

Linda Ford PhD

Austin, TX

I’m passionate about my clients fulfilling their potential. Emerging leaders, visionaries, organizational innovators and others who want to make a difference are drawn to work with me. Clients value my unflinching honesty grounded in compassion and appreciation for who they are and who they are becoming. I’ll meet you from both my head and my heart.

Clients benefit from my 25 years of executive coaching and consulting experience, experience leading teams and organizations, knowledge gained through a PhD in Human and Organization Systems, and training in mindfulness. That preparation enables me to deliver on my commitment to help you transform your unique perspective and gifts into bold leadership and effective action aligned with what matters most to you. I am a certified Presence-Based Coach ®, International Coach Federation (ICF) PCC, and am certified to use the Leadership Circle 360. I’m based in Austin, TX and serve clients across the US.

Rod Francis

Chattanooga, TN

My passion and calling is supporting others in truly living their best ‘one wild and precious life’. I weave my deep love of science, nature and human potential with a passion for somatic and embodied contemplative practices and a core mission to catalyze positive change in others and onwards into the world via the mediums of writing, teaching, coaching, engaged dharma and transformative conversations. Alongside the profound skills of Presence-Based Coaching, I’m also certified in Positive Psychology & Human Potential coaching and am a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher with the Center for Mindfulness at UMass. A former professional international dancer and choreographer and then entrepreneur, I’ve been mentoring and coaching for almost two decades, teaching for over 3 decades and commenced meditating over 35 years ago.  I’m founder of The Grow Young Project (a free online resource bringing the worlds of cutting-edge medicine and longevity science together to support individuals in living their best and longest possible life), Head Coach Trainer at the Bulletproof Training Institute and I coach and run programs for leaders, professionals and individuals both online and in-person.

Christina Geithner PhD

Spokane, WA

Compassionate, playful, and rigorous coaching – grounded in presence and somatic awareness – that honors who you are and supports you in clarifying and aligning with your core commitments (accessing your inner compass) and navigating life’s edges – transitions, challenges, and choice-points. Committed to partnerships for mindful and compassionate transformation, incorporating body-based learning and practices that result in a more aware, integrated, empowered, and resilient life.

Credentials and Experience: Certified Presence-Based Coach®, ICF-Associate Certified Coach, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C), and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200); Ph.D. in Kinesiology (specialization in Physical Development and Aging) with over 30 years of teaching in higher education; Retired Professor – Human Physiology, Adjunct Faculty – Leadership Studies programs, Gonzaga University. Design and facilitation of personal, interpersonal, team and leadership development; stress-reduction; and mindfulness programs and workshops for students, employees, and corporate teams. Student of Doug Silsbee’s Presence-Based Coaching®, Alan Seale’s Transformational Presence Leadership Coaching, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield’s Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training, and Amanda Blake’s Body=Brain/The Science of Somatics course.

Melisa S. Gillis M.Ed., PCC

Boston, MA

You. Better. Melisa’s passion is to serve as a catalyst helping leaders and their organizations, be better. As a pioneer in applying experiential learning with leaders and their organizations, Melisa deeply understands the power of blending physical, social and emotional learning. Each client experiences a customized coaching experience, leveraging the strength of Presence-Based Coaching, somatic coaching, mindfulness and the latest brain research to jump-start significant learning and growth.

Chasing Aha moments with her clients is the drive behind Melisa’s passion for coaching. Executives and leaders at multiple levels for over 25 years have benefited from her unique blend of wisdom, expertise, empathy and humor. As a Consultant, Coach and Facilitator working domestically and internationally with corporate, non-profit and government organizations, Melisa has received testimonials including phrases such as; “you are a miracle worker”, “ stretch beyond their unspoken dreams”, “an obvious choice”, and “invaluable”.

Katherine Golub ACC

Greenfield, MA

I help people who want to make a bigger impact in the world and are currently less than fulfilled in their careers. I help my clients cultivate the confidence, clarity, focus, and time management and communication skills they need to step fully into their calling.

Perhaps you find yourself amongst one of these groups of people? First, healers and coaches who want to get more clients and reach more people. Second, stressed out and overwhelmed caretakers and change-makers—nonprofit directors, educators, health care providers, and social entrepreneurs. And finally, professionals who are contemplating a career transition and want work with meaning, balance, and a culture aligned with who they are. These are the people I serve. I offer a free, one-hour discovery session to help you get clear on your next steps and start moving forward. You can apply for your discovery session and learn more about my work on my website.

Renée Gregorio PCC

Santa Fe, NM

Renée Gregorio supports accomplished professionals, writers and creatives in fully claiming their authentic voice on the page and in their lives.  She loves to coach individuals in gaining access to the full energy and range of their aliveness and creative purpose. With certifications as both a Presence-Based Coach and a Master Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute), Renée engages clients through language and through the body to bring awareness to long-held patterns and find the ability to choose anew.  She assists clients in achieving authority, presence, skill and daring in leading powerfully and aligning their deepest desires with taking action in the world.

Renée is a poet with many published volumes, an aikido practitioner who has earned the rank of third degree black belt and a founding publisher of Tres Chicas Books.  Clients benefit from the ways in which Renée has integrated her experience in these domains into her coaching.

Katarina Haddad MBA, PCC

Montreal, Canada

Katarina is an experienced facilitator and coach. She is founder and president of the firm Axellite Leadership and Performance whose mission is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of leaders in organizations. Their focus is to help leaders become aware of their counterproductive behaviors, beliefs and underlying assumptions, and develop strategies that allows them to consciously step into a way of leading that empowers their people and grows organizational performance . She has spent the last decade working closely with several large Canadian and global organizations.

The bulk of Katarina’s work is spent with leaders of B2B sales organizations to enhance leadership capabilities, drive culture change and develop profitable sales growth. She regularly facilitates workshops on topics such as sales effectiveness, personal leadership, and has designed change programs leveraging the very best thinking and science on both personal and interpersonal mastery.

As an Executive Coach,  she has worked with hundreds of leaders over the years, and is particularly attuned to the limiting beliefs that prevent leaders from showing up fully at work and in life. She is fascinated by unconscious biases and enjoys exploring how our environment, habits, and beliefs comes to shape the stories we have about others and about ourselves.  This awareness is key to both developmental coaching, and to unlocking greater levels of leadership effectiveness.

In complementing her leadership work, Katarina also obtained a certification as a Health Coach from the International Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Katarina completed an Executive MBA from Sherbrooke University and is also Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.

Outside of work, she and her husband Jean-François enjoy travelling all over the world, hiking with their dog Booboo, rock climbing and skiing together. They live in downtown Montreal, Canada and she is fluent in both English and French.

Sarah Halley PCC

Philadelphia, PA

Sarah Halley is a management and diversity consultant, leadership coach, improvisational theatre artist and experiential educator with a passion for learning and social change. She is drawn to Presence-Based Coaching because the embodied and developmental nature of the work. She is committed to working with leaders and change agents who are looking to make a greater positive impact in the world in a sustainable way, by cultivating internal resilience and tools for greater effectiveness. As a former engineer, Sarah is both pragmatic and strategic while at the same time she brings creativity, compassion and a deep understanding of human development into her coaching practice.

Beatrice W. Hansen MSSW, PCC

Washington, DC metro area

Beatrice “Bebe” Hansen is a leadership coach and consultant.  She integrates her extensive family business experience with her psychotherapy background to coach executives and emerging leaders in building leadership skills and capacities. She has worked with leaders in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Bebe offers leadership training throughout the greater Washington DC area. She holds certifications from Presence-Based Coaching, the Strozzi Institute, the Enneagram Institute and the Hendricks Institute.  She has a BA in Business and a MS in Social Work, and has been in the Diamond Approach spiritual path for the last 12 years.

Richard Hansen

Washington, DC metro area

Richard served twenty-six years as a dynamic leader with the US Army in tactical units as well as high-tech program management assignments. He co-founded and leads an ICF award-winning coaching program within Defense Acquisition University that creates and sustains a coaching culture among key leaders and teams. Richard also integrates influences from Masterful Coaching®, Franklin-Covey, Personal Strengths, and the Hendricks Institute. Independently, he specializes in coaching leaders in government and corporations who are developing themselves to be more powerful influencers of high performance organizational culture.

Tom Hardison MS, ACC

Boise, ID

I believe in creating a better future today, building relationships based on trust. I partner with business owners, executives and professionals to achieve extraordinary outcomes. I help my clients Clarify what they want to create, and take action to get there; Build trust to accelerate innovation and growth; Develop leaders, teams, and culture; Lead strategic change and transformation; Navigate transitions, and Prepare for succession. I build on my experience leading strategic change initiatives in manufacturing and distribution, marketing, business development, integration of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate wide initiatives to integrate and improve marketing and sales operations at Hewlett Packard. I’m happy to explore with you the future you’d like to create, and how to help you get there.

Jack Harris MBA, CPCC

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Jack is an experienced executive coach who knows the inspiration and learning delivered in supporting senior executives and emerging leaders managing through increasing complexity. Throughout his career he has established a reputation as a trusted advisor to executive leaders. Jack’s clients value his ability to listen actively, combine his insights to engage fully to provide objective and candid observation and support in achieving  their desired outcomes. His passion is fuelled by continuous learning  and working with others committed to and nourished by personal growth and development, enhanced  leadership presence and making a difference in their lives. His earlier experience in international executive search provides a solid foundation in understanding the demands of leaders navigating through the complexity of ever-changing organizations. Jack has coaching certifications through PBC and CTI and is certified to administer  EQi ( Emotional Quotient Inventory). He has an MBA and undergraduate degree in psychology from McMaster University. Based in Toronto, he has coached clients across Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

Mary Harwood M.Ed., RPP, PCC

North Carolina

Mary brings a unique blending of skill and spirit to her personal development coaching work.  Her private practice offers individual or small group coaching sessions for adults, couples, or credentialed coaches seeking Mentor Coaching support and/or hours for ACC renewal credit. A former Quaker educator and Polarity Therapist, Mary infuses somatic awareness, self-reflection, meditation, and neuroscience in her client’s coaching sessions. She describes herself as a life-long learner, a passionate gardener, a lover of nature, and a woman of unshakable faith in the human potential for change. For more information on Mary’s private coaching practice, please visit her website.

Ronni Hendel-Giller MA, PCC

Los Angeles, CA

Ronni Hendel-Giller is a leadership coach, facilitator and organizational consultant. She is dedicated to supporting people who are looking to have a greater positive impact on their organizations and the world through their leadership. Ronni guides her clients first and foremost through listening skillfully and also by sharing resources, practices and perspectives that can help them become more skillful and present leaders. Ronni draws both on the skills and mindsets she’s gained through becoming a Presence-Based Coach and her extensive experience as an organizational leader, including senior leadership roles. Ronni works with clients both in the US and across the globe. Ronni is also a Barrett Values Center Consultant and certified to use the Hogan Assessment System. Ronni graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University.

Roxi Bahar Hewertson

Brevard, NC

One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned in my journey with Presence-Based Coaching is how magnificently resourceful my clients are – no matter their focus, background, age, gender, race, education, lifestyle, culture, etc. Every coaching relationship is a partnership and a shared journey of discovery. I often say it this way, “You are the driver…and I am your tour guide,” on this fascinating journey.

I’ve spent most of my career helping to guide leaders and their teams as they create healthy work cultures and great results, including as a senior leader at Cornell University where I received my Masters Degree in Industrial & Labor Relations. For the past 14 years I’ve worked with corporate, higher education, public education, and non-profit leaders. In fact, I wrote a book of practical tools to help called ‘Lead Like it Matters…Because it Does! ‘(McGraw-Hill 2014). In the past two years I have shifted from consulting to one-on-one Executive Leadership Coaching and Encore Coaching – (the latter is focused on people contemplating how to spend the last third of their lives). I find this work to be far more rewarding for both my clients and me! I coach virtually with most clients, so we can work together nearly anywhere, any time.

Laurie Hillis MA, PCC, CDWF-C

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Laurie Hillis has deep experience in her passion areas – facilitating leadership development, coaching and coach super-vision. President of Megatrain and senior faculty at the University of Alberta’s Executive Education team, in recent past also was faculty of The Banff Centre and Royal Roads University, coaching in the Master of Arts in Leadership. Laurie has particular passion in: executive and team coaching, the emerging field of coach super-vision, emotional intelligence, organizational culture, and mindfulness. With a well-earned reputation as an excellent interactive facilitator and coach, Laurie blends her practical, workplace experience with academic quests, to create a dynamic learning environment. She is an accomplished writer who splits her time between Calgary, Alberta and Victoria, BC, Canada and world travels.

Larry Hulsmans MBA, CD, PCC

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Larry is passionate about the development of leadership ability in others. He has more than 20 years experience in the private and public sectors in management and leadership development.  Larry is President of Reframe Leadership Inc., a company specializing in high impact leadership development, team effectiveness and coaching.   His primary area of expertise is deep leadership development at the identity level where he leverages the great outdoors through 2-3 day coaching intensives in the back-country of the Canadian Rockies.

His leadership experience includes serving as Faculty and Executive Director of Leadership Development at The Banff Centre, Managing Director of Ajilon Management Consulting services in Ottawa, and over 13 years in various Army command positions with the Canadian Forces in both Germany and the former Yugoslavia.  He has a B.A. in Strategic Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, an M.B.A. from Queen’s University and is certified in Harvard’s Immunity to Change and Difficult Conversations process.  He presently also serves as faculty at the University of Alberta.

Terry Humphrey CPC, PCC

Nashville, TN

Terry, an experienced executive, entrepreneur and leadership coach, develops real, resourceful and resilient leaders who achieve results.  As a Presence-based and professional credentialed coach, she has an integrative approach that supports leaders in showing up fully in their capabilities in the complex and complicated environment of today. Not your everyday coach, Terry works as a partner, sounding board and reflective lens to help her clients define their ideas of success and realize them in a world of competing priorities and rapid change.

Terry provides leaders of today with an uncommon, nontraditional voice of calm and clarity that offers a competitive edge as they stretch to become their best selves. She believes in her clients and supports their development with structure and process, and compassion and care.

Barbara Hunter PCC

Cary, NC

In a world where competition is fierce and competing demands are high, the most successful leaders know true success isn’t only about bottom-line results.  True success is about your ability to connect with and inspire others. True success is also about taking the time to assess what really matters and then acting accordingly.

For over 20 years, I have been working with people who want more for themselves, their teams and their futures. My offer to you includes an authentic appreciation for who you are, where you have been, your wins, your struggles and especially your humanness. My name is Barbara Hunter and I invite you to contact me. Together we’ll figure out what matters to you.  More importantly, together we’ll get you there.

Kelly Lynn Irons

Charlotte, NC

At developUs, our coaching philosophy is based on the belief that every next level of your life will demand a different you. But know this… whatever the challenge, you have (and you are!) the solution.  Our Evolution-of-Self Coaching™ program allows our clients, (both individuals and groups) to build the capacity to evolve on purpose.  As the founder of the company, I work with a diverse range of individuals, from service mechanics to CEOs; the only requirement for participation is that you are in pursuit of something different, something better, something “next”, and that you are willing to do to the self-work to create your desired reality.  I welcome the opportunity to have a conversation about where you are and where you are going, and look forward to the possibility of partnering for results that you may not have thought possible.

Jean Johnson MBA, PCC

Minneapolis, MN

Jean Johnson is an experienced coach who has learned firsthand how powerfully satisfying it is to live her professional life in alignment with her values and her unique gifts. Jean serves successful leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada who have come to a tipping point in their work lives, leaders who long to step into their fuller, more authentic potential and take bold action to create the lives they want. With Jean’s support, they are able to make significant shifts that allow them to find their professional sweet spot in their current roles or create new, more meaningful work closer to their heart. Jean has a strong background in small business development and administration. She holds certifications from Presence-Based Coaching, the Strozzi Institute, Embodiment International, and Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. She is certified to administer MBTI & ESCi tools. Jean is an active volunteer in her community, supporting education and other projects designed to maximize human potential.

Amy Kosh

My mission is to support my clients in building skills for creating change and living a life they love by inspiring curiosity about what is truly possible through the rediscovery of resilience and courage. I provide useful, practical resilience life coaching for people who want straight-talk, realistic scheduling, and a skilled coach with sense of humour. Resilience coaching is a way for you to reconnect with your own courage and strengths.  You will gain practical and useful tools that help you create lasting and sustainable positive change in your life. Together, we will craft a personal coaching program employing tools from Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, meditation, yoga and humour, we will create a plan of action and practical steps you can take to move forward, get unstuck, and be happier and more successful each day. All coaching done via telephone or Skype.

Stacey Curry Lee MA, ACC

Illinois

Stacey’s creative approach to coaching is not about indoctrination of expected or proper performance. Presence-Based Coaching helps her to focus on the development of the whole person while exploring and questioning assumed expectations that no longer serve the client well. She supports the client in mentally, spiritually and physically waking up and looking at those places in their life that are not resonating with their soul.

As a professional executive and leadership coach, and organizational developer and catalyst, Stacey amalgamates unique experiential approaches in behavioral awareness, neuroplasticity, and somatic-mindfulness practices. She coaches individuals on ways to cultivate their presence and explore new skills in optimizing possibilities; teaches clients how to achieve the results they are looking for by developing new competencies through attention training, self-mastery, and the skillful use of mental habits; and illustrates for professionals how to make bold, holistic, and life-sustaining commitments that advance Leadership Development.

Kris Miller MBA, PCC

Washington, DC

Executive Leadership Coach and Consultant. Kris is a life-long learner including advanced study of adult development.  He loves pushing the edges of the latest research and best practices supporting transformational learning.  Kris works with individual leaders and teams across sectors including finance, healthcare, non-profits, and government.  He serves on the faculty of the Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, Leadership Coach Training Program.  Kris is a Founding Partner of the Collective Leaders Project and the Washington Coaching Group .  Certified in many assessments, among his favorites are the Leadership Circle Profile and Leadership Culture Survey.  Ask him why!

Kris has over twenty years of experience as a global executive. He led business development creating two companies in the satellite telecoms sector, prior to his ten years of coaching. Kris was valued for being innovative and bold, creating new standards that differentiated both companies in the market.

Jeff Munn JD, ACC

Carbondale, CO

Before becoming a full-time executive leadership coach, Jeff spent over 25 years working for some of the most innovative organizations in health care, financial services and employee benefits as both a lawyer and executive. He started out as a hard-charging law firm lawyer and chronic overachiever who had to be the smartest person in the room.

Jeff recognized he needed to change when a series of panic attacks threatened to derail him. In the mid-90s he began to practice meditation, and later yoga, as a way to cope more effectively with his high stress career. He also began a path of deep psychospiritual practice and study that continues to this day.

Today, Jeff helps executives and entrepreneurs to more fully realize their innate leadership capacity. Through a three-step process of insight, embodiment, and action, Jeff and his clients identify new possibilities to meet difficult challenges.

Melanie Nichols M.A.

Falmouth, ME

Clients who work with Melanie may be: experiencing a significant change in their life, wanting support making important decisions, pursuing an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, navigating a challenging situation at home or at work, or seeking coaching for teams within their organization. She supports her clients as they strengthen their personal and professional effectiveness in a mindful and intentional way.

Melanie works with individuals to create goals/outcomes, identify strengths and skills, and design ways to practice those skills and behaviors to meet their goals.  Her approach incorporates Mindfulness practices and ways to pay attention to your mind, heart and body, using what you learn to build life-long, powerful new habits at work and at home.

Melanie Nichols also offers custom designed team building experiences, professional development and leadership training, workshop facilitation, and consulting for organizations, businesses non-profits and schools.

Jennifer Overall JD

Washington, D.C.

Jen is a former Biglaw attorney who, thanks to a journey through burnout and recovery, reconnected with a latent interest in positive psychology, adult development and human well-being. She is passionate about offering professionals in high-intensity fields the opportunity to re-think how they show up at work and, ultimately, reconnect with their core values and soulfulness in all areas of their lives. The vision is engagement, impact, and thriving.

Through coaching, Jen offers her clients a structured and supportive space to take stock of their current professional situation, craft a vision for success that aligns with their values, and make necessary shifts to actualize that vision. The engagements take a two-pronged approach, simultaneously working to declare and execute new actions (i.e. the “doing” work), and identify and shift patterns in heart/body/mind that might be keeping a client stuck (i.e. the “being” work).

Emma Parnell-Klabo ACC, CSM

Richmond, VA

Emma offers a unique perspective and approach in personal and Leadership Development coaching.  Her tenure at a Fortune 200 company allowed for a broad set of coaching and consulting engagements on a global scale. Emma’s expansive knowledge and credentials in Lean, Agile, Risk Management and Design Thinking provide an insightful foundation to partner and guide executive clients, particularly in the development of creative solutions to address an increasing level of complexity. Study and training in mindfulness and somatics with Presence-Based® Coaching allow for a richer pallet supporting individual resourcefulness and resilience amplifying the strength of a client’s desired outcome.

Emma has focused her studies to build expertise in Leadership Development through a variety program of study, with organizations such as Center of Creative Leadership® (CCL) and Leadership Outfitters®. Emma offers coaching for both teams and executives in Leadership Development, and works one-on-one with individuals seeking to achieve personal and professional goals through inner work. In addition to being a certified Presence-Based® coach, Emma holds an Associate Coach Credential (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  Emma is based in Richmond, Virginia and serves a global client base.

Mark Rovner

Takoma Park, MD

Why do you suppose that the more exceptional you are, the more you are likely to doubt yourself? My aspiration as a coach is to help exceptional people find their wings. At Sea Change, we focus on change makers — movement leaders, nonprofit CEOs, development directors, communications directors and others committed to making a better world. Coaching can give you the tools you need to navigate the unique challenges of nonprofit leadership and the skills to grow yourself as a human being. One key to our approach is training in self-compassion. An experienced meditation instructor, I’ve personally experienced the power of practice and am eager to share it. That, and the emerging (and exciting) neuroscience of happiness, coupled with the powerful methodology of presence-based coaching, makes for a potent offering for anyone looking to up their game from good to amazing. Is that you?

Jean-Francois Thibault PCC

Montreal, Canada

Jean-François brings over a decade of experience as a coach, facilitator and entrepreneur. He has served several thousand clients ranging from high-level athletes, entrepreneurs, executives, doctors and other professionals who wish to cultivate their internal leadership and help them achieve their personal and professional goals. He believes that everyone has the capacity to create a full life for him or herself and achieve personal greatness. Jean-François has coached over one thousand people to integrate the lifestyle habits of high performers ; he aslo delivers conferences that empower people to optimize their bodies and minds, and also facilitates workshops focused on increasing personal, team and organizational performance.

Jean-François founded Axellite Whole Health, a Canadian multi-disciplinary health center and brings his skills in rehabilitation, strength training, bodywork, and advanced nutritional knowledge to his coaching practice. He’s also partner in Axellite Leadeaship & Perfromance, who’s mission is to increase the effectiveness of leaders in organizations. As a facilitator and keynote speaker, he creates impactful paradigm shifts that move people to action, making him one of the most sought after experts in the industry.

Jean-François has a business degree from the Entrepreneur School of Business: École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce and was awarded MVP entrepreneur of his three year cohort. During his personal time, he is an avid cyclist and enjoys travelling the world, hiking and skiing with his wife Katarina. He is fluent in both English and French.

Ross Ungerleider MD, MBA

Corpus Christi, TX

Ross Ungerleider is currently the director of the Heart Center for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He is the author of over 300 manuscripts and book chapters including articles on Wellness, Leadership, Teamwork and Managing the Demands of Professional Life. He has been named to America’s Best Doctors, Cambridge’s Who’s Who, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors (and is included in their prestigious top 1% for his specialty), and by Good Housekeeping as one of the best pediatric cardiac surgeons in the U.S. He was the recipient of the James Carreras International Humanitarian Award in 2000 for his work performing heart surgery on children in Nicaragua.  His work has been highlighted on national television shows (CNN, 700 Club, Learning Channel) and he has been an invited commencement speaker at both the high school and university level.  He received his MBA in 2006 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where his colleagues elected him as their Physician Leader of the Year.  He has had extensive training in leadership development, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and change management and completed his certification as a Presence-Based Coach in 2016.

His coaching work is dedicated to helping his clients create healthier, more vibrant, integrated and satisfying relationships with themselves (intrapersonal), with others (including within their family structures—interpersonal) and with their work and careers.

Susan Walters

Asheville, NC

As a coach, I serve and support my clients in their personal development journey. As a collaborative partner, I provide a safe space for client’s growing self-awareness and awakening. Clients choose and we explore together the focus of our work based on desired outcomes.

I coach with heart, compassion, empathy and direct feedback. Voices and roles include partner, guide, teacher, reflector, active listener and accountability partner. Our work goes deep using tools of neuroplasticity and somatics (body and mind connection).

My coaching background threads through corporate, academia, non-profits, sports teams and start-ups. I’ve managed and coached individuals and teams, and navigated many life and profession transitions. Besides coaching, another favorite job was professional landscape designer.

As CEO and co-founder of Intentional Growth LLC (IG), my focus is on serving people in their growth and life journeys.  IG supports individuals, companies and initiatives through stewardship and management of Bend of Ivy Lodge . I offer virtual coaching for geographic flexibility.

Marilyn Woodard

Houston, TX & Tulsa, OK

Marilyn brings a deep curiosity to her work with clients, supporting a journey to discover new pathways that will propel them forward through life and work transitions and facilitate their development into more effective leaders. She brings the perspective of an entrepreneur who has operated a successful business for many years, skillfully using the Enneagram (a pscho/spiritual personality typing system) to train leaders in organizations, and in her coaching with individuals as a helpful tool that shines a light on habitual patterns in order to allow the creation of significant and real changes. Marilyn holds Certifications from Presence-Based Coaching and the Enneagram Institute. She is a Toltec teacher in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz and has been in the Diamond Approach spiritual path for 8 years.