Making positive change requires building effective teams to identify and implement solutions. Justice Innovation Lab brings together data scientists, criminal justice leaders, policy experts, community advocates, and leadership coaches, who bring their unique skill sets and perspectives to build a more just system.
Facts Matter. You can’t fix what you don’t measure. One-on-one inclusive leadership coaching and team coaching will help leaders ask better questions as they use a data-informed process to develop and apply new practices to minimize the impact of bias on prosecutorial decision-making.
Amanda Yuill, MS, PCC is a certified leadership coach with a specialization in positive psychology - the study of what makes people thrive and how we can all get a little closer to that state. She works with leaders across their career trajectory, from their first leadership experience through to the executive level. Amanda holds a BS and MS in Industrial Chemistry - this background in the physical sciences informs her coaching, with evidence-based and experimental, iterative approaches at the core of the work she does with her clients. Amanda’s career began in Australia, where she held a variety of technical, strategic and leadership roles in the mining industry before becoming a coach. She gained extensive cross-cultural experience working across the Asia-Pacific region before moving to North America in 2011. A passionate musician, Amanda plays trombone in a number of bands in Denver and New Orleans, and is currently fulfilling a childhood dream of learning the sousaphone!
Successful leaders see opportunity where others see challenge. For over two decades Donna has worked with senior executives to find possibilities in every situation. She has a proven track record of helping leaders achieve transformational change. Her work integrates somatic coaching, systems thinking, conscious leadership and developmental psychology; bringing the mind, body, heart and soul into coherent alignment. She brings a rich background in individual and team coaching plus extensive leadership and organizational development expertise to her work as a coach and mentor. Donna’s multifaceted approach to coaching is a distillation of thousands of hours of experience with leaders and teams across the globe. Her coaching clients include a diverse roster of senior leaders from a range of industries. This quote by Nelson Mandela sums up her approach to coaching, “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Working with clients around the world, Heather is known for her warm presence, insightfulness, and an uncanny knack to cut straight to the root of a matter. She uses laughter and compassion balanced with groundedness and laser insight to create courageous spaces where people can grow. Heather is a Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Co-Active Training Institute). She holds a BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Alternative Forms of Dispute Resolution (University of Maryland) and a Certificate in Mediation (Northwestern University). She is also a Certified Restorative Justice Facilitator (International Institute of Restorative Practices) and is trained in facilitating interactive anti-racism education. She currently volunteers as a mediator for child protection mediations and previously served as a Member of the ICF Board in Chicago and co-founder and co-leader of the Wholeness, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Task Force at CTI.
I am an International Coach Federation (ICF) designated Master Coach (MCC) and a twenty-five year member of the Co-Active Training Institute faculty. With over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist, coach and trainer, I am considered an elder in the coaching community. Since 1995, I have helped coaches learn to deeply listen to themselves and their clients in order to discover how their mindsets are impacting the results they want to create. Where biases and limitations exist, we reframe the situation in order to evoke and actualize new and better outcomes. I believe that both coaching and justice serve the same purpose: to create new mindsets and conditions that serve the needs of both the client and their community. As your coach, I am committed to helping you expand your awareness so that you can make the law work best for you and all the parties you serve.
Kerry Woodcock leads change for a world of change, by both supporting and challenging leaders, organizations and social systems to amplify the power of relationship—for its powerful relationship that creates meaningful change. Weaving together innovations from the world of change leadership, adult development and systems coaching, she coaches leaders and teams to develop their collective leadership and change leadership capability. She trains, mentors and supervises leaders to develop relationship systems intelligence principles, tools, skills and competencies. Kerry is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, certified in Co-active Coaching and Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching, with a doctorate in Geography and Environmental Management. Flexible and adaptable she works in a range of organizational contexts, in a variety of sectors and across cultures. She brings a natural lightness and rigour to everything she does and has been described as a BrinkLeader, StoryWeaver and LightSprite. British-born, she lives in Canada with her adventurous family and the world as her wonderland.
Lisa Galinski, PCC, CPCC, JD. is an experienced leadership coach and facilitator who wears a number of hats that enable individuals and teams to develop stronger relationships, have a greater awareness of their impact and enhance their ability to achieve desired outcomes. As a former attorney with nine years experience in the legal field, Lisa understands the importance of working with both individuals and systems to affect change. She coaches a wide range of leaders including corporate executives, attorneys, entrepreneurs, artists and rising women professionals to help people bring the best of themselves and a strong sense of purpose in their work to increase their positive impact. She coaches teams to leverage their diversity to collaborate more effectively and resolve conflict from a systemic perspective. As a continuous improvement facilitator she leads teams through culture change, coaching new mindsets and behaviors that result in breakthrough thinking, problem solving and transformed performance outcomes.
Lora is a certified professional coach (PCC, ICF), Master Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute), National Medical Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and Positive Psychology Well-being Coach (College of Executive Coaching) and Team Coach (Global Team Coaching Institute). She also holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership (Pepperdine University) and draws on 20+ years of corporate experience across industries and roles that include Senior Learning & Development, HR/OD and Executive positions. During her leadership tenure, her work was recognized by Catalyst, SHRM, US Healthiest, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health for establishing innovative best practices in workplace well-being. Lora served as Faculty in Executive Coaching, HR and Change Leadership at University of St. Thomas. Her research focuses on exploring factors that enhance thriving for leaders, teams and organizations. She has been a requested speaker at national conferences on these topics for her thought leadership, experience and expertise.
Neil Edwards is a soulful leader and perceptive coach who works at the intersection of leadership, relationships, wellbeing, and DEI. He believes wellbeing is the lowest common denominator for fulfillment in life and performance at work, that inclusive leadership and leadership and inseparable, and that leaders are always in relationship. Neil supports leaders and teams, and centers self-identity, self-authority, values, and purpose. He sees mature leadership as an outgrowth of identity work. He draws from co-active leadership, organization and relationship systems work, emotional and social intelligence, adult development, leadership embodiment, and health and wellness to help his clients to increase their capacity and capability to lead in any context or system. Neil teaches clients to use whole body knowledge, and to examine their thoughts, emotions, and biases from multiple perspectives to be more skillful and authentic when working across differences and with conflict.
Renu is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant, speaker, facilitator, and Leadership Coach. She is a co-founder of The Group Prism LLC, a company dedicated to providing customized solutions to organizations to help them embed DEI principles in their organizational culture and systems. As a leader in DEI and a Coach, Renu has provided inclusive leadership coaching to leaders at all levels, working with them on the principles of inclusion and equity within the context of their organizational and structural systems. Renu has also facilitated numerous workshops on topics such as intersectionality, unconscious bias, and inclusive leadership and belonging. She worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 17 years as a Forensic Technology consultant, Human Capital specialist, and Market Diversity and Inclusion Leader and Coach. Renu earned her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and MBA from the University of Houston in 2015. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials.
Rita Alma is a Conflict Mediator, Inclusion & Belonging Facilitator, and professionally-trained Co-Active Coach. She combines her 10 years of experience in LGBTQ+ and anti-racism community work, conflict resolution and leadership development to help develop inclusive teams and leaders. Her specialties include assisting leaders’ abilities to recognize systemic and interpersonal racism, strengthening teams’ abilities to have difficult conversations and guiding them to transform conflict into opportunities for innovation and collaboration. Rita fosters a highly interactive, experiential learning environment that encourages deep self-reflection, resulting in meaningful and long-lasting organizational change.
Roxana is a professional coach with facilitation, training and consulting experience. She is skilled in team alignment, organizational development and leadership. Roxana has supported leaders at all levels, including two presidential cabinets, in their pursuit of leadership excellence and in realizing their strategic visions. She has worked as an external leadership coach, independent talent consultant and executive coach in many Latin American countries. She is currently a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers’s US Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence. Roxana is credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). She has completed supervision training with the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) and a team coaching program with the Global Team Coaching Insititute (GTCI). She’s passionate about developing authentic, inclusive and compassionate leaders. Roxana is fluent in Spanish, English and German and has worked in all three languages.
Saralyn Hodgkin is a certified coach with over 20 years experience in helping individuals and teams rise to cultivate their full potential. As a Systems Leadership Coach and Consultant, Saralyn holds the spaces that deepen the leadership capacity of individuals and teams, who are trying to change the world. Saralyn has focused on both organizational development and transformative processes for systems change. She has been a critical ally to many senior leaders and teams who work in complexity by helping them gain strategic clarity, and design towards creative breakthroughs. At the same time building alignment toward common intentions. Saralyn facilitates deeply engaging dialogues and hosts strategic learning processes. She has designed and delivered several innovation labs. She has launched a variety of entrepreneurial and social innovation endeavors, brokered meaningful cross-sector alliances, and mobilized millions of dollars to achieve organizational objectives.
I am a Professional Certified Coach (ICF PCC). I am a father and a husband. I am a white man. I am an elected official. I am an engineer. I am a strategy consultant. In the face of social and racial injustice, I summon the courage to take action that makes a difference. Having no political background or prior experience, I ran for public office in 2019. I am now the youngest person to serve on the Munster, Indiana Town Council in more than 20 years. I am committed to bringing social and racial equity to the government. The purpose of my coaching work is to spark the rise of authenticity in the world. I draw on 20 years of client service in my work: 13 years strategy consulting for multinational corporations in more than 10 countries plus 7 years coaching over 500 clients and teams.