The EthicalCoach initiative would not be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers from around the world, all of whom give generously of their time, energy, and talents in support of our mission. From coaching to communications to fundraising, here are some of the people actively engaged to bring our vision to life
The concept of EthicalCoach has been supported from the beginning -- when it was nothing more than an aspiration -- by some of the world's foremost coaching pioneers. We could not be more grateful to our team of Inaugural Coaches for lending their influence and creativity to lifting this endeavor off the ground and keeping it alight.
A Certified Human Resources Leader in the talent management space with deep experience in coaching, career development, strategic resourcing, learning and development, recognition, engagement, and change management. Leverages excellent consultative, analytical, and problem-solving competencies to achieve business objectives. Have led teams of learning specialists, business analysts and customer service agents, achieving 93% engagement scores with national teams. Recognized for strengths in the following areas: Leadership and Team Building | Project Planning and Execution | Innovation and Continuous Improvement | Negotiating and Facilitating | Customer Focus and Stakeholder Management
Benjamin Croft is a multi-award winning entrepreneur who specializes in the Business and Executive Coaching industry. He is founder of the World Business & Executive Coach Summit and EthicalCoach. In 2018, Ben's company WBECS Group was named the fastest growing Education company in the UK in the INC 5000. WBECS has grown to become the world's leading event for the industry with 7200 attendees in its first year 2011 and over 46,000 in 2018. With a vision to create and sustain a positive impact on the world, along with the intimate understanding of the power of coaching, Ben began to ask questions that broke down the barriers between coaching and the organizations that are dedicated to making the world a better place. As a result, EthicalCoach was born. Together with his incredible team, he's on a mission to link world-class coaches to NGOs to increase leadership capacity and effectiveness, tackle environmental and humanitarian challenges and support 64 million additional children in need over the next decade.
Marva Sadler is CEO of the World Business & Executive Coach Summit - named the fastest growing Education company in the UK in the INC 5000 in 2018. With over 20 years of executive management and consulting experience, Marva specializes in helping small companies turn creative chaos into repeatable, scalable outcomes so they can grow, mature and professionalize. As an incredible communicator, she excels in building high-performing, positive team cultures based on shared goals, shared accountability and shared values of honesty, kindness, and respect. 'Growth' is the single biggest concept to her both personally and professionally, as personal growth leads to business success and professional growth leads to being a better person. It's her mission to have a positive impact on others by helping them reach their full potential. Her personal purpose combined with her extensive background working closely with professional coaches has ultimately prepared her for her current role as CEO of WBECS and Board Member of EthicalCoach.
Benjamin Croft is a multi-award winning entrepreneur who specializes in the Business and Executive Coaching industry. He is founder of the World Business & Executive Coach Summit and EthicalCoach. In 2018, Ben’s company WBECS Group was named the fastest growing Education company in the UK in the INC 5000. WBECS has grown to become the world’s leading event for the industry with 7200 attendees in its first year 2011 and over 46,000 in 2018. With a vision to create and sustain a positive impact on the world, along with the intimate understanding of the power of coaching, Ben began to ask questions that broke down the barriers between coaching and the organizations that are dedicated to making the world a better place. As a result, EthicalCoach was born. Together with his incredible team, he’s on a mission to link world-class coaches to NGOs to increase leadership capacity and effectiveness, tackle environmental and humanitarian challenges and support 64 million additional children in need over the next decade.
Dr. Dumisani Magadlela is an executive coach, coach trainer, leadership facilitator and organizational development strategist based in Midrand, South Africa. A featured spokesperson for executive coaching, Dumi has experience working across the African continent and beyond, including working for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), facilitating sessions on personal excellence using the Ubuntu philosophy. Dumisani was accredited as a facilitator in the Worldsview Nine Conversations in Leadership program and was trained in Leadership Development through the Teleos Leadership Institute’s Leadership in the 21st Century program through the UNDP. He is currently Senior Faculty at one of the leading coach-training schools in Africa, The Coaching Centre (TCC). The Coaching Centre trains executive coaches in integral coaching and is the only school with a module on Ubuntu Coaching that Dumi designed and delivers. He serves on the faculties of several other coach-training and academic institutions, supervises masters’ students in different universities, and is an internationally recognized facilitator and trainer in African capacity building. He has been featured on several radio and television programs discussing coaching, mentoring, leadership, transformation and Ubuntu. His publications appear regularly in local newspapers, magazines, blog-sites and social media platforms. Dumisani is co-editor of the inaugural Coaching and Consulting Journal in Africa through the Africa Board for Coaching Consulting & Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP) and founding Board Member and Chairperson of the pioneering Ubuntu Coaching Foundation promoting access to coaching in poor communities. Dumisani is married with three children.
A Certified Human Resources Leader in the talent management space with deep experience in coaching, career development, strategic resourcing, learning and development, recognition, engagement, and change management. Leverages excellent consultative, analytical, and problem-solving competencies to achieve business objectives. Have led teams of learning specialists, business analysts and customer service agents, achieving 93% engagement scores with national teams.
Recognized for strengths in the following areas:
Leadership and Team Building | Project Planning and Execution | Innovation and Continuous Improvement | Negotiating and Facilitating | Customer Focus and Stakeholder Management
Nobantu Mpotulo is an executive coach, process facilitator and an organizational development consultant with over 25 years of experience across public, private, higher education institutions and non-governmental sectors. As a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, she supports her clients in integrating the head, heart, instinctual and spiritual intelligence. She does amazing heart work with clients based on the principles of UBUNTU “I Am because We Are.” Nobantu is a sought after facilitator for leadership development programs and coaches internationally. She boasts varied international exposure having studied in South Africa and the UK and has been awarded two career development fellowships in the US under the auspices of USAID. Nobantu follows the agenda of the client in her coaching. Through probing questions and sharing just-in-time observations, she takes clients deep and helps them to identify their blind spots and embrace their shadows. They go deeper into the subconscious and unconscious levels and dance with what emerges. She provides a safe and open space to focus on unexplored territories. She moves on a continuum of being non-directive to directive depending on what is missing in the client’s system. She uses mindfulness practices in her facilitation. She was part of the Alchemy Faculty for FNB Leadership Development Program. Nobantu was a facilitator of Truth and Reconciliation Healing Workshops for victims and perpetrators of violence in South Africa. She developed a twelve month long accelerated leadership program for thirteen generals and senior management members of the Department of Defense in South Africa. In addition to coaching in the corporate sector, Nobantu has coached management teams of rural elementary and high schools based in remote and rural areas of South Africa. Since 2012, she has coached UN Managers from UN Secretariat programs, Peacekeeping Missions and UN agencies. She also coaches USAID staff globally.
Denice is a seasoned leadership coach and masterful meeting facilitator working at the senior leadership and C-suite levels. She has worked in and with socially responsible organizations and professional associations in a wide variety of positions ranging from Executive Director to Program Director, facilitator, trainer, researcher, and evaluator since 1983. She is on a mission to take leaders to their next level and to ignite passion and a sense of opportunity and well-being into nonprofit and association and nonprofit workplaces through conscious energetic leadership and positive productive conversations. As founder and President of Managance Consulting & Coaching since 2000, Denice has invigorated the management and performance of more than 120 nonprofit, for-profit and public organizations, and hundreds of leaders with transforming strategic planning facilitation and leadership coaching.
“It is gratifying to be part of a person’s journey as they develop and grow as fulfilled individuals, and coaching facilitates this by creating space for thinking and reflection towards conscious and informed decision making.” Wubet Girma Kebede is the Deputy Country Director for the British Council Ethiopia and has over 12 years of multicultural experience driving development programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Czech Republic. Wubet holds a Masters in Social Work, a BA in Sociology and Social Administration, an Institute of Leadership & Management certification in Executive Leadership and Coaching for Performance, and Executive and Team Coaching Certification from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She brings to the EthicalCoach team a broad understanding of development programming and team management, human and institutional capacity development, and senior leadership challenges.
Marva Sadler is CEO of the World Business & Executive Coach Summit – named the fastest growing Education company in the UK in the INC 5000 in 2018. With over 20 years of executive management and consulting experience, Marva specializes in helping small companies turn creative chaos into repeatable, scalable outcomes so they can grow, mature and professionalize. As an incredible communicator, she excels in building high-performing, positive team cultures based on shared goals, shared accountability and shared values of honesty, kindness, and respect. ‘Growth’ is the single biggest concept to her both personally and professionally, as personal growth leads to business success and professional growth leads to being a better person. It’s her mission to have a positive impact on others by helping them reach their full potential. Her personal purpose combined with her extensive background working closely with professional coaches has ultimately prepared her for her current role as CEO of WBECS and Board Member of EthicalCoach.
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.
Nadja Ignacio is the Program Coordinator for EthicalCoach who first worked with WBECS as a part of the Support Team. She graduated from Cavite State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with Specialization in Early Childhood Education. Nadja earned her license in 2018 and worked at private and public schools for two years before she joined a new path with WBECS.
Back in her younger years, she had briefly volunteered in the organization founded by 2009’s CNN Hero, Efren Peñaflorida called Dynamic Teen Company that teaches basic education to less privileged children.
Nadja has a competence in communication and logistics which became her asset as EthicalCoach’s Program Coordinator. She is primarily responsible for organizing initiatives alongside Kathryn Bean.
Dr. Cooke-Lauder is currently the President and CEO of Bataleur Enterprises, a Toronto-based boutique. Over the past twenty years, she has become a sought after speaker on the leadership of change and innovation and has done an extensive amount of governance and strategic consulting in the not-for-profit sector. Jane’s diversified work experience has included sports management and marketing, investment banking, strategic and change management consulting, quality management training and consulting, and organization and leadership development. She has worked and taught on three different continents, in a number of countries and diverse cultural environments. Her personal passion is improving the quality of lives of women and children internationally by developing women leaders, fostering interorganizational and intersectoral collaboration, and developing new business and governance models for the 21st Century. A lover of the outdoors, Jane was married in Botswana and takes every opportunity to escape to the African bush. Jane serves currently as the Vice-Chair of the Zulu Women Empowerment and Education Foundation, the Vice-Chair of EthicalCoach and also sits on the board of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen as the chair of the Governance Committee. She is a graduate of the Advanced Level, Canadian Board Diversity Council’s Director Education Program.
Annette Brackin believes that the signature of an effective leader is his or ability to rise to the challenge of volatile, complex and ambiguous conditions and to build more adaptive organizations by leveraging the principles of emergence, flow, synchronicity and intention. She instills in her clients the confidence to lead through complexity by leveraging and experimenting with conventional and unconventional ideas and methods. She is an executive coach and facilitator who helps leaders at all levels unpack complex challenges and human dynamics to create organizations that move beyond survival to flourish and thrive through complex conditions. Her experience, skill and knowledge in systems thinking, complexity, enterprise dynamics and more have consistently helped leaders produce deep change in themselves, their teams and their organizations. She has coached leaders in the banking, telecommunications, healthcare, aerospace, financial services and consumer products industries. She is a certified group coach, somatic coach, ACE-certified coach, and member of the invitation-only virtuoso coaching group where she practices and learns with and as “the best of the best.”
I am the president of Elevate Leadership Development and have worked with hundreds of leaders to enhance their executive presence, communication, visioning, influence, and execution. I have proven success in working with leaders who are enabling their teams in the change process. I help to equip leaders with the skills and abilities to be inspiring, motivating, empathetic and influential.
I own several businesses and understand the challenges of leadership and entrepreneurship. Having difficult conversations and making tough decisions are apart of the day-to-day but the measure of success being able to get results that meet both parties needs so that everyone can thrive.
I have worked as a senior human resources consultant supporting leaders who had large change agendas – helping them to design best practices in people leadership to engage their people.
I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and completed her Master of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University.
I am fascinated by the way humans think, feel, and behave. I love partnering with people to help them find what lights them up, then design a life that enables them to be or have that. I feel most aligned with my purpose when I’m helping leaders, fellow coaches, organizations, and communities to thrive. I offer more than 20 years of experience across a range of industries, from high-tech, healthcare and hospitality to non-profits, government agencies and professional services firms.
I am especially committed to coaching women leaders at every stage of life who want to leverage their leadership gifts to make their dreams come true. Continually inspired by their stories and their resilience, I study women leaders across time to learn what makes them successful and to help pass on their wisdom to other women who are striving to reach their full potential.
Stephanie Marisca is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation and received her coach certification (CPC) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Stephanie is adept at supporting evolutionary leaders around the globe to transform any challenge into a powerful opportunity to influence, inspire and motivate themselves and others. Stephanie’s clients claim their authentic leadership style, develop creative insights, enhance their emotional intelligence and create actionable plans for desired sustainable results.
Emilda, an accredited Executive & NLP coach has extensive experience in international corporate and start-up settings. She and her family have lived in South-East Asia, Africa and Europe. They are now based in The Hague, Netherlands.
Her relational coaching style draws on the firm belief that self-awareness is one of the most
powerful tools towards achieving one’s true potential and her job is to support her coachees to recognize and utilize their own strengths and innate wisdom.
Emilda is currently part of the leadership team of Tergar International, a non-profit organisation. She is dedicating part of her weekly schedule to offering coaching sessions and she coaches in English.
Melissa Creede coaches leaders and change makers to activate their full potential. She recognized the importance of career management and leadership development early in her own career. She rose from Project Coordinator to Vice-President in just four short years, and was the first and only woman on the executive team by the time she was thirty. Now she coaches others to be purposeful about their own career and leadership aspirations, and be successful in their existing and desired roles. Her strengths include her innate ability to maintain a synergistic balance between big-picture vision and tangible action and results. Melissa is known for being direct and clear, and for asking powerful questions to achieve clarity, learning, and action. She challenges clients to look at other perspectives, and to move beyond limiting behaviours and beliefs. She is celebrated for combining playfulness with purpose, motivation, and results. Melissa’s 25-years of experience have taken her from Board Rooms to non-electrified communities in rural Argentina, and everything in between. Melissa loves coaching those interested in making a difference in the world, particularly in the social impact space: social justice, sustainability, climate change, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, LGBTQ, and clean tech, to name a few.
Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (P.Eng.) from the University of Ottawa. She is certified in co-active coaching (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She is certified and skilled in several assessment tools (The Leadership Circle 360, The Birkman Method®, Lominger Voices 360, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360 (LEA 360), Hogan Leadership Forecast Series), Workplace Big Five as well as trained and skilled in Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths-based approaches. Melissa is certified in Positive Intelligence mental fitness (CPQC).
She brings over nine years of experience as a facilitator and individual, team and leadership coach, building people and teams based on respect, excellence and accountability and coaching for performance.
Julie uses her strengths focus as a positive driver across both her coaching and facilitation work and successfully combines this with broader experience from environments such as project management, engineering, teaching institutions and professional theatres by bringing her unique blend of skills and experience to the fore.
As a professional coach Julie is a powerful resource who helps a person or team get out of their own way, stand out, and take action to achieve the things that are truly important to them.
No matter the role Julie is there to deal with the people aspects and make the individual and group processes more effective.
As a highly professional facilitator Julie brings a natural, self-confident approach and insight to the role, helping her clients achieve their desired outcomes. She is experienced in the design and facilitation of Project Orientation Workshops, Value Management Workshops, Retreats and Summits and as an Industry Panel Discussion Moderator.
She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and an Associate Certified Coach and Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and adheres to the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.
Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. His two other New York Times bestsellers are MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – the Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year. In February 2016, Amazon.com recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books’ in their To Read in Your Lifetime series. The list included classics and newer books – management and self-help books. Both Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There were recognized as being in the top 100 books ever written in their field. Marshall is only one of two authors with two books on the list. Marshall’s professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review and Best Practices Institute – World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, Global Gurus, INC and Fast Company magazines – World’s #1 Executive Coach, Institute for Management Studies – Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Management Association – 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek – 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal – top ten executive educators, Economist (UK) – most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources – Fellow of the Academy (America’s top HR award), World HRD Congress (India) – global leader in HR thinking. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. Dr. Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.
I am a Life Alignment Coach and I help women who feel lost and depleted take the steps they need to recover, heal, trust, and excel at their visions.
I help women uncover their potentials and hope when they are stuck in some form of pain or trauma and possibilities seem limited.
I guide women to the next level of life so they can move on and rediscover who they are and what they love.
My work builds confidence and intuition.
We create a workable plan to help you achieve your deepest desires.
Executive Coach and NeuroLeadership Consultant, with over 20 years of experience working with over 2000 executives, leaders and emerging managers in Fortune 50, US Government and International Organizations| Speaker| Trainer| Author|Facilitator| Specialized expertise; conflict coaching, mental fitness, strategic influence, executive communication, applied neuroscience, resiliency |Co-Author of Anytime Coaching: Unleashing Employee Performance (published by Berrett Koehler, available on Amazon)
I am a Life Alignment Coach and I help women who feel lost and depleted take the steps they need to recover, heal, trust, and excel at their visions. I help women uncover their potentials and hope when they are stuck in some form of pain or trauma and possibilities seem limited. I guide women to the next level of life so they can move on and rediscover who they are and what they love. My work builds confidence and intuition.
As a copywriter/marketing consultant (public relations/press releases) for small to enterprise companies, I work with myriad vertical markets; healthcare, technology, recreation/lifestyle and Entrepreneurs. I create content for a vast range of deliverables, including websites, marketing collateral, press releases, advertorials, case studies, white papers, one-sheets, blog posts, auto-responders, speeches (corporate, and ceremonial) I ghost write for authors (e-books, book jacket covers & bios)
With a background in communications,writing and research…copywriting is an organic extension of my services. I am a natural extrovert, so connecting with people & hearing their stories informs me, of how I can support them to manifest BIG visions for their careers, write in their voice, always staying in the character of the client I am supporting.
I have over twenty-five years’ experience of Business Coaching working with a range of organisations – global and mid size consulting firms, multinational corporations, small family businesses, and not-for-profits.
I have run bespoke leadership development programmes, culture change programmes, employee engagement, succession planning and staff training/ development programmes.
I am a proponent of positive psychology, and take a strengths-based, empathetic approach in my work. I am a trained co-active business and life coach (LBCAI), a Leadership and Executive Coach and an NLP Practitioner. I am a qualified level A & B psychometric assessor and use a number of tools to support and guide individuals, e.g. WGCTA, Ravens, Hogan Suite, TalentQ, CPP.
My true passion is and always has been PEOPLE. I believe that inside everybody is the potential to be great so I work with individuals on a one-to one basis, coaching, nudging, guiding and occasionally, gently kicking to help them to realise their full potentia
As a dynamic business development and sales professional, I admire and respect the inspiring and phenomenally vibrant community generated by apps and social media users supporting creative expression and spreading joy. As an ideator and as a team player, I take responsibility for my work, strategically and confidently building the relationships and checking off the tasks required to reach our goals and drive technological adoption.
I’ve been impressed by the creative ability of current technology to cultivate and build community. I appreciate the opportunity to bring people together: add joy, alleviate loneliness, provide opportunities for exposure to the otherwise (on almost every other social media platform) excluded.
I’ve committed my life path to becoming dynamic, visiting different cultures, and bringing awareness to privilege and emphasizing the value of diversity. I’m passionate about creativity, I’ve shown consistent dedication to cultivating opportunities for expression and storytelling at every stage of my career.
After leaving full time employment I undertook life coach training with CoachU and have been an accredited life coach since 2014. Since, then I have been working with individuals, professionals and businesses on developing their capacity and providing them with pathways for improvement.
Prior to becoming a coach I was a manager with over ten years experience leading various teams of professional accountants, business analysts and system experts, providing timely financial reports for regulatory and management reporting purposes.
Earlier I developed my own accounting and bookkeeping practice, worked in taxation and started my working life working in as a laboratory chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.
Over my working life I have developed extensive experience in identifying and implementing process improvements in areas of financial management and control in both private and public sector. I have also had a full family life and enjoy travelling and learning.
Pamela Strawgate has been a trainer, coach and consultant in strategic communication and intercultural awareness and skills in her Development & Training Solutions business since 2008. Due to a significant increase in demand in 2020, she started offering DEI training and strategy consulting to clients.
Her clients appreciate her generous listening, creativity, frankness, engaging enthusiasm and positive attitude, as well as her agility and professionalism. What her clients appreciate perhaps the most is the impact of working with Pamela – easier and more effective communication for better results.
Originally from the US, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a double major in sociology and political science, dual national, Pamela is perfectly bilingual. With more than 30 years on 3 continents, serving large groups such as Sofitel, Sodexho, Hilton, Marriott and the Embassy of the United States in Paris, she has solid experience and a real knowledge of the business world. This has enabled her to skillfully exercise her profession as a trainer and coach specializing in the field of interculturality and communication since 2003.
To excel in her profession, Pamela regularly undergoes training as detailed in “Certifications & Training” in addition to participating in a wide variety of professional webinars from around the world.
Vivien works with Senior Leaders and their teams in fast growth organisations to create healthy work cultures and effective ways of working. She builds awareness what better communication, engagement and trust look like. Helping leaders to be more effective, get better results and make more positive impact.
Having worked internationally for over 25 years on global Human Resources and Business Transformation projects, Vivien is skilled at integrating coaching with change management to build change capabilities, increase change readiness and address resistance.
A Leadership & Executive Coach, with a passion for the neuroscience behind why coaching works. Vivien is also a change consultant, mentor coach for the ICF, supervisor for other coaches and pioneer in Conversational Intelligence, having trained directly with world thought leader and Executive coach Judith E. Glaser.
Coaching/Consulting/Facilitating – one on one, with teams and entire organisations – Vivien’s focus is people change, specializing in Leadership Development, Culture & Behavioural Change, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement.
Vivien runs her own practice LeadSource Coaching based in London, UK. She is an Associate Coach with Grant Thornton UK and an Executive Partner with Evoloshen, an international corporate training company specialising in Leadership Development and Employee Engagement.
Amongst her many talents, she is also Best Selling author & pioneer of the Ignite your Life collaborative book series.
Mr Anil Sethi is a Mindful Coach Teaching Beingfulness & Leadership. He is a Globally experienced unbiased Business and Life Coach, an NLP practitioner, a Hypnotherapist, a master leadership trainer and runs his own company “ Bridging the Gap” from India. He has worked in over 12 countries in his 27 years of work experience in talent transformation, education, coaching, international marketing, project management. He has 1200 training man-days of experience and developed over 6000 men and women across businesses through training and coaching His volunteering actives compound his EQ and are with YWCA, schools and colleges, NGOs, pro bono coaching conversations for women in need. He is a coach for WILD _ EthicalCoach initiatives. His coaching and people development experience is across businesses & cultures and hence his approach is more humane, holistic, simple, non-directive, client-centred, which makes coachee think in an adult way and look at creative solutions. He is also the Chief Talent Transformer for Evoloshen, Sweden. He loves being close to nature. An avid reader he comes from a highly educated family and lives in Delhi, India with his wife and two children.
Katie Milton Jordan has owned and operated 5 small businesses (and counting). She’s currently a Producer at a boutique business brokerage ensuring women entrepreneurs command a complete package of what it is they actually want.
Because there is an infinite sea of details, considerations, and consequences to address when buying or selling a business. For sellers, the big question isn’t just, how much can I get for my business, but – How do I relinquish the legacy I built? For buyers, the big question isn’t just, how much will this business pay me, but – How do I inherit another person’s life’s work and take it to the next level?
Anyone can strike a bogus deal and get money to exchange hands. But with full transparency, sincere respect and a dash of grit and class, you can make the perfect buyer/seller match, avoid remorse, and transition beautifully into the next adventure of your life.
A multi-faceted professional on a mission of Cultivating Excellence – catalyzing organizations, individuals, and groups toward their desired state of sustainable performance.
– Designing and Embedding Systems and Process Improvement to maximize Performance and Sustainability;
– Team, Career and Executive Coaching;
– Action Learning for Collaborative Problem Solving;
– Competency Management and Assurance;
– Training, Mentorship and Coaching of Industry Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Coaches;
– Engineering Technical solutions ;
Experience honed in the Energy, Tertiary Education, Coaching and Consulting sectors.
Project and Program Manager with 10+ years’ professional experience specializing in digital sales products, program design, and marketing projects, delivered across different business areas.
I’ve worked in various management positions with domestic and international clients, and coordinated production needs with tight deadlines, limited budgets and resources, while leading remote teams and developing successful and long lasting relationships with external stakeholders.
I am passionate about helping companies turn creative operational chaos into repeatable, scalable outcomes, increasing efficiency and establishing clear procedures across board. I use data-based, innovative solutions, combined with comprehensive project plans to ensure all projects are delivered within the set timeframes and within a standardized framework.
My “ninja skills” include critical thinking, clarity and structure in communication, project lifecycle management, with a specific focus on operational improvements and process implementation.
I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who works with high-achieving, highly driven women executives, VP level and above, ages 35 to 45 who have just transitioned or are about to transition to a new level of leadership and want to stay centered as they achieve success, integrity, and work-life balance as they define it – taking a whole-hearted, whole-person approach to coaching and leadership development. I do this via customized programs that leverage emotional agility, mental fitness, and mindfulness-based leadership and team coaching and development practices.
My ideal clients are heart-centered, socially conscious leaders and organizations who are pushing up against their growing edge, often in the midst of navigating complex changes – typically they’re wrestling with team dynamics and communication and increasing levels of complexity in their responsibilities. I bring a whole-person, integrated-intelligence approach to the issues that are often involved, such as stress management, conflict resolution, and – what it always all boils down to – being in relationship with other complex human beings.
I do this in a way that empowers executives and organizations to celebrate and leverage true diversity, work more skillfully with discomfort, strengthen communication, and tap into the collective genius and resourcefulness of teams to translate vision into action.
In addition to being a PCC, I am also a certified business advisor who brings a well-established foundation of mindfulness practice into my work. My strengths include a high degree of emotional intelligence and communication skills, which translate into an open, nonjudgmental model and abundant curiosity in the coaching context.
As a marketing, communications, and business development professional, I’ve served at the executive level in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas, and have successfully project managed countless innovative, high-intensity initiatives for companies and organizations ranging from United Parcel Service and international telecommunications firms to disaster recovery and technology consulting.
I am an ICF Master Certified Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, Accredited Coaching Supervisor and ICF Global Past President, with 30 years of experience as both a corporate and entrepreneurial business executive. As a leader, business owner, coach, trainer, mentor and supervisor of coaches, I am an early adopter for creating a coach-centered workplace that invites people to live and play with purpose. Over the three decades, I have worked with global organizations and teams of leaders within to establish a generative, resilient and high performance culture through a coaching approach to leading and managing success.
Built upon 18 years as a corporate officer for Charles Schwab and General Mills I am an igniter, initiator and compassionate champion for conscious generative living for individuals, teams and organizations. I coach leaders and teams to become better together!
– Executive development through coaching and personal development
– Team Excellence through team coaching and teamwork development
– Coach development through certification and advanced skills training: ICF-ACTP accredited programs
Colleen has partnered with organizations and leaders for over 25 years to support transformational shifts to high performing “everyone” organizations through leadership development and strategic alignment that inspires and engages individuals to embrace change, capitalize on an opportunity, and leverage talent to establish future sustainability.
Proud to be a Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach, she is always on a journey of learning, Colleen is currently studying Narrative Coaching with Dr. David Drake and Leadership Team Coaching with Peter Hawkins. She earned her degree in Organizational Development from Athabasca University and is certificated in Group and Team Coaching, Potentials Realized. With a unique interest in cultivating deliberately developmental organizations and as a Practitioner in the National Managers Community, Government of Canada, she coached, developed, and mentored individuals to achieve their highest potential.
Colleen is the current Program Director with the International Coach Federation, Calgary Chapter, co-founder of the Leadership Perspectives Community of Practice, and a Coach Facilitator with the World Business and Executive Coaches Summit (WBECS), both are forums of learning and co-creation for the evolution and development of leadership and professional coaching.
As a Mentor with the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Colleen shares her knowledge and experiences to support students in their growth and development, but more importantly, she learns from her mentees!
Her raison d’être is to partner with leaders, organizations, and individuals to maximize human capacity and organizational capabilities to support and advance human and business capital.
“Marie-Claude Lapalme works with leaders and teams in major global organizations to tap into their full potential, maximize their impact on the organization’s objectives and lead effectively in an environment in constant transformation. She is a dynamic and skillful facilitator, known for helping leaders derive meaning from concepts and find impactful application in their day-to-day interactions that lead to enhanced performance.
Relying on her extensive international experience, she works in diverse cultural environments in both French and English. For example, she has trained the team at Handicap International Haiti to acquire coaching skills, coached leaders in France and the Carribean, and trained managers in the Republic Democratic of Congo to become coaches.
Her approach is based on the belief that sustainable performance within an ever changing organizational context requires challenging perspectives, eliminating barriers to collaboration and agility in leadership.
She holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BComm from McGill University. She is trained as a coach from the Coaches Training Institute and the Neuroleadership Group and is on the board of Coaching the Global Village. Marie-Claude previously held leadership roles in a global executive development organization and in the software industry in Silicon Valley. Marie-Claude lives in Montreal with her husband and daughters.”
Tasha Goldberg lives in Hawaii where her passion for indigenous culture and the relationship between people and plants is a thriving reality. She founded Sustainable Solutions in 2004 with the goal of implementing strategic sustainability programs globally and maintaining an active voice in the ongoing planetary dialogue of sustainable development. Her efforts focus on empowering indigenous communities, adding value throughout supply chains, cultivating carbon awareness, and fostering the sustainable use of natural resources.
Since receiving her degree in Ethnobotany, and working on her Certificate to become a GHG Accountant from the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, Tasha has collaborated with businesses, governmental agencies, elders, scientists, and artists to bring these varied populations to action. She works with a colorful range of clients such as the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), the International Trade Center (ITC, a joint agency of United Nations and World Trade Organization), Estee Lauder, Aveda, Neill Corporation, ArXotica and others.
Tasha is also the author of a number of publications on the topics of ethnobotany and sustainability, and recently presented her research at the Global Conference on Global Warming in Istanbul. She helped write the curriculum for the University of Alaska’s first Ethnobotany certificate program.
“It is always a great pleasure to work with people, being a catalyst to help them find a solution. That is something that is deeply gratifying to me and makes me excited to be part of this team.” Yonas Tegene is a champion for the personal development of leaders in Ethiopia. With 10 years of leadership experience, he holds the position of Senior Faculty for East Africa at the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL®), a leadership training and research organization dedicated to helping organizations improve their effectiveness and competitiveness through people. Yonas is an expert facilitator and designer with a successful track record in large-scale, complex projects, providing results that matter for clients such as World Vision International and the British Council’s Civil Society Support Program (CSSP). Yonas serves as a catalyst to help organizations create sustainable solutions for leadership development that are inclusive, accessible, and affordable. He has supported interventions across sectors with a special focus on non-profit, multi-stage leadership rollouts. Yonas is certified by CCL’s Leadership Beyond Boundaries initiative for the facilitation of Leadership Essentials, Facilitation Essentials, and Coaching Essentials, and he received his coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.
“EthicalCooach is important because it paves the way to live my dream, purpose and aspirations. EthicalCooach has helped me to get clarity and the necessary resources to grow as a coach, which is unlikely to find in my context. EthicalCooach also offered me the chance to have the ultimate network of coaches and the platform to work with the NGOs. I am grateful of being part of EthicalCooach.” Yared Abera serves as Head of Administration, coach, mentor and training facilitator, strategist, and system developer for the innovation company, Desert Rose Consultancy Plc. Yared coordinates, leads, trains, develops, and delivers communication and leadership solutions. He works with cross-cultural teams to bring solutions fusing cultural understanding with innovative design. He co-designed task management tools that help to facilitate excellent communication while getting things done. Yared holds a Diploma in Teaching Social Studies from St. Mary University and a BA in Gender and Developmental Education from Mekene Yesus Management and Leadership College. He received his coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.
An experienced Senior Programme/ Project / Change Manager with a passion for People Development, Coaching and Mentoring in culturally diverse environments. I have significant experience working in the large IT departments in both Delivery and People Development roles, with a vast amount of transferable skills within the Financial Services and Broadcasting industry. Skills Development Coach experience focusing on Project Management as well as Leadership and Management standards. I am keeping my technical knowledge current, especially focusing on a disruptive innovation.
My focus is on the development of strategies, teams and individuals in the technology and healthcare space. I leverage a unique blend of technological insight, business acumen and leadership & team coaching to help people and organisations work out where they need to go next, or find ways to accelerate along the paths they’ve already chosen. I really love helping people and organisations succeed.
Over 25 years’ experience in marketing strategy and business development in the nonprofit, government and private sectors.
BSc (Hons) in Physics & Computing, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Certified Results Coach and a Member of the International Coach Federation. Fellow human being.
I started my career working in large corporates in a variety of roles: finance, sales and client management in the UK, Europe and Asia, before moving back to the UK and working as a Marketing and Business Development Director for a large law firm. This led me to set up my own business over 15 years ago, working with professional firms to help them improve their client management and relationships, largely through interviewing clients. Working with these firms made me realise that gathering information and feedback from their clients was not, on its own, very useful to effect change: the key to making a difference is to focus on individuals to change their behaviours to deliver what the clients are looking for. That effectively started my interest and progress towards qualifying first as an executive coach and, more recently, having both experienced myself and seen how teams impact overall performance, as at team coach.
My particular area of coaching is with leadership, sales teams and sales/business development individuals to help them improve their performance. Drawing on my own experiences working in sales teams and managing large client accounts, I help clients change their behaviours to focus on what really will help them drive their business forward. It’s particularly satisfying working with individuals and seeing them build their confidence and skills to become as good as they can be at selling.
“EthicalCoach fully aligns with my ambition to support NGO leaders and change makers throughout the world to maximize their potential and increase their impact. I believe that together we can make this world a better place.” Sara Groenendijk is a professional coach, certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She graduated from MMS’s Coach Training in early 2016 at the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level. Her coaching work focuses on cross-cultural coaching, supporting individuals and teams to capitalize on their personal and professional potential. Through a thought-provoking and creative process, Sara encourages individuals, executives, and teams to break through patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior that are holding back their individual and collective capacity and performance, and to move to action. Sara’s background is in the fields of international development and environmental conservation. She has lived and worked in Ethiopia since early 2014.
Sam Voorhies, PhD is passionate about working with leaders, their teams and organizations to achieve exceptional performance. His goal is to build leadership and organizational capacity, enabling leaders and their teams to become, and achieve, more than they thought possible.
Delivering strategic support to assess capabilities and expand current successes for increased effective leadership and team growth aligned with organizational mission, values and strategy is a focus of Sam’s approach.
His expertise encompasses multiple areas of leadership and organizational development:
• Global executive leadership development through individual coaching and succession planning
• Leadership and team assessments for strategic leader development and team building
• Organizational Leader development strategy and talent management
• Strategy development for mission, values and operational implementation alignment
• Change design and implementation to improve performance, build capabilities, and strengthen cultural behaviors for ongoing change
• Global international governance structure and board development
• Cross-inter-cultural intelligence for leadership, management, communications and adaptation.
• High-impact presentations and team retreats to build individual and team awareness and cohesiveness, resulting in effective decision making, communication, conflict mitigation, change and stress management, especially for multi-cultural and virtually-located teams.
His extensive global experience and ability to facilitate transformational change provide a strong competitive advantage. Sam has wide-ranging and in-depth cross-cultural experience, having resided in Africa for 12 years, and worked in more than 75 countries.
Ruma is one of the only ORSC-certified systems coaches in India with significant international coaching experience. Her passion is to co-create social impact through changes in beliefs and cultural shifts in organizations, enabled by open and honest conversations. Ruma is an ICF mentor and is actively engaged in mentoring professional coaches through their ICF journeys of ACC and PCC. With almost 20 years of corporate experience in leadership positions, she brings rich practical knowledge in leading high performing teams in large multinational corporations as well as many years of experience coaching executive, management committee and board leaders.
The EthicalCoach program provides a diversified platform to explore, learn and practice coaching while being part of and developing a coaching community in Ethiopia. I believe it’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved to look inwards, recognize, appreciate and utilize once potential while paving the road to do the same for others. Rahel is a passionate leadership and development enthusiast with over 6 years’ experience in program management and facilitation. With a keen eye for design and contextualization, a focus in adult learning and client relations, Rahel backs up dynamic classroom facilitation with rigorously crafted learning architectures that ensure clients enjoy an optimized learning experience. Rahel holds a program manager and senior faculty position at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) East Africa. Her experience in the leadership development sector includes work with NGOs, government bureaus, embassies, private companies, youth and communities. Rahel is completing an MA in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid. She has a BSc in Urban and Regional Planning. Rahel is a certified trainer by CCL® in facilitation for leadership development and Lead4Success and she received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.
“It’s important for me to be a part of a community that I believe makes a big difference in people’s lives by providing a safe space for them to achieve their full potential as incredible human beings.” Pretty has more than 15 years of professional experience as a leader, project manager, consultant, trainer and facilitator, coach, counsellor and psychotherapist. Currently, Pretty works as a consultant in an NGO that organizes a gender-based violence survivor’s hotline. Her responsibility includes coaching the hotline Coordinator and developing guidelines and manuals for the hotline service. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Masters Certificate as a Positive Psychotherapist. She has received certificates from various leadership and coaching training programs including RSI@Work from CRR Global, as well as her coaching certificate from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Pete, an executive coach (individuals and teams) and facilitator with 35+ years’ of business leadership experience in the construction, manufacturing, supply chain and the services sectors, has been exposed to a wide range of business and leadership issues. He has 12 years’ board experience (seven as MD with full bottom line responsibility) at a multi-billion dollar award winning organization and has experience in small business, having started three companies from scratch. Pete began his coaching and facilitating in 2011, and prefers a pragmatic, experiential and practical approach, rooted in evidence-based best practice.
Paul is a consultant, executive coach, facilitator, educator, writer and researcher. His primary interest lies in helping organizations effect change, building holistic solutions, and integrating change efforts through interventions such as coaching and leadership development. Paul had a long corporate career including 14 years working for British Petroleum (BP), a global multinational company that was the fifth biggest company in the world at the time. While with them, he learned through experience how change really happens and how it can be influenced. Paul held roles in marketing, operations, finance and strategy, and led teams in Australia, Spain, Portugal and Japan culminating in the role of GM for a Tokyo-based retail business. During this phase of his career, BP more than doubled in size, progressing through an ongoing series of mergers, acquisitions and investments. In 2002, he switched from line roles into a global role in organizational development, working at the head office in London. In this role, he led the design and implementation of a global leadership development program, working with business leaders all over the world to co-facilitate a program for more than 12,000 people. In 2004, Paul migrated to Australia with his wife and four children. He is now an executive coach, change facilitator and researcher. He coaches individuals, teams, and groups, typically within a broader strategic agenda. The value proposition of his company, the Centre for Coaching in Organizations, is based on thought leadership and evidence-based practice, including the publication of white papers on coaching, leadership development and change, making them freely available to anyone. Paul has been conducting and publishing research in the coaching, leadership and change space since 2008. He also lectures part-time at the Sydney Business School (University of Wollongong).
As a millennial myself, I am closely connected to our needs and wants. I believe that the best gift that we can give ourselves is to know that we have choices, and to have the ability to be mindful of how we make them.
I fell into a corporate marketing career when I first joined the workforce in my early 20s, and I steadily made it my world without questioning my motives. I also hold an MBA degree from one of the best business schools in Australia. By conventional standards, I was on a great trajectory to a comfortable retirement.
However, I was not satisfied. I made the decision in 2015 to destabilise myself in search of the career that was both meaningful and fulfilling. The journey was not quick, nor was it without its challenges. However, it was worthwhile to discover the choices I had available, and the values that are the most important to me.
Because I have been through the process, I know the benefits of having a sounding board, a confidante, or just someone who cares. I know how deeply (and sometimes desperately) we need prompting, to take time out, to pause, and to reassess. It is not easy, but I know that it is worthwhile.
Dr Paddy Pampallis is a respected leader and pioneer in the field of leadership development and coaching, both in South Africa and internationally. Spanning four decades of learning and work. Paddy’s purpose is to activate and liberate leadership wisdom with individuals and organizations towards creating conscious and intentional practice in service of her clients’ needs. Paddy is the CEO and founder of The Integral+ Africa Institute, The (Integral Africa) Coaching Centre and is also a co-founder of The Ubuntu Coaching Foundation. In addition, she is the founder and co-director of the Integral African Conference. Paddy’s academic background is in education and psychology, and more recently, in executive coaching and was the first 5 people worldwide to get her doctorate in executive coaching in 2005.
Nolitha Tsengiwe is an experienced executive coach (ACC) and registered psychologist, with over 20 years of experience in such fields as leadership development, team coaching, executive coaching, lecturing, and psychotherapy. Her varied international exposure includes periods of study in the US as well as coaching in cross-culture adaptation for Emzingo, an international social entrepreneurship organization. Nolitha’s work experience includes acting as a leadership consultant for GIZ (German government) and the DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs), providing leadership development programs for US-AID (SA) and offering leadership development courses at Henley Business School. She currently runs her own leadership development consulting company, Courage to Lead, in South Africa.
“I love the vision! To indirectly serve people in need while engaging my professional skills is captivating!” Matthew Broderick is an executive coach working with RocheMartin, a global management development company that assists organizations across the world to create more successful businesses by enhancing the leadership competencies of their managers. Matthew received his BA from University College Dublin and his diploma in executive coaching from University College Cork. He is an accredited member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council at the practitioner level, and is currently studying for a BSc in Psychology at the Open University. Since joining RocheMartin, Matthew has been working with individuals and teams, coaching, teaching and facilitating on emotional intelligence. He has been working with leaders across the business, NGO, education, and embassy sectors in Dublin, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and more recently in Cluj, Romania.
“Being a part of EthicalCoach is important to me because it showed me a way to encourage people to grow to their fullest potential.” Leah Dejenu received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018. In addition to her work with EthicalCoach, she currently serves as the Associate Director of Business Development for the R&D Group in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her experience in the management and consultancy sector includes work with youth empowerment, as well as with First Nation, homeless, immigrant, and refugee communities. Leah brings to the EthicalCoach team her strong coaching, training facilitation, and business development skills. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature/Letters and Middle Eastern and African Studies from the University of Alberta.
“I joined Ethical Coach because, in the end, I want to look back and be able to say: ‘I really showed my light and did my best to contribute to this world.’ ” Karin Wilms holds two masters degrees (MSc Public Administration, MA Governance and Development) and has over 12 years of work experience in international cooperation. She has worked for multiple NGOs around the world and has lived in Africa for over 10 years (South Africa, Ghana, Mali, and Ethiopia). Currently Karin is working as an independent consultant in the field of organizational development, interim management, and coaching. Her clients consist of embassies, companies, and non-profit organizations. She received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and finds joy in working with individuals and teams through life and leadership coaching. Through EthicalCoach, she is contributing to better-performing teams in developing organizations, leading to more positive impact and a better world.
As an executive coach, Howard Morgan has led major organizational change initiatives in partnership with senior executives across all levels and industries. He was named as one of the 50 top coaches globally, has been recognized as one of five coaches with “a proven track record of success” and has published several books. His profound understanding of executive leadership comes from 17 years as a line executive and executive vice president in a range of industries. His success speaks to his ability to communicate the significance of people and performance issues in the context of business objectives. Howard has worked with over 1,000 CEOs and executive team members from more than 50 countries covering a diverse industry base including chemical, information technology, financial services, media, retail and real estate. The dramatic impact of Howard’s approach is drawn from his ability to communicate the significance of people and performance issues in the context of business objectives. He has been a pioneer in the practical understanding of how motivation, productivity and behavior are linked to organizational values, leadership approaches and employee satisfaction. Howard has also done significant work on measuring the impact of leaders on long-term profitability and growth while helping them understand that the nuances of people management are a major influence on corporate success, and how they can increase their effectiveness in that area in practical ways. Howard is one of the founders of HRM Possibilities (with Marshall Goldsmith and Ron Campbell) and a Founding Partner of the 50 Top Coaches organization. He specializes in executive coaching as a strategic leadership and change management tool leading to improved customer and employee satisfaction and overall corporate performance. He currently serves on the board of directors of three organizations located in the US and Europe.
“At EthicalCoach, I found a unique opportunity to engage busy executives and their teams that were often working under challenging circumstances. This opportunity enhanced their growth in realizing their potential to look inward and make transformational changes that can impact the lives of the citizens they serve.” As the Deputy Regional Director for Africa for C40 Climate Leadership Group, Gifti Nadi works closely with the political and technical leadership of 12 African cities and their response to the impact of rapid urbanization and climate change. Gifti Nadi has 15 years’ experience in capacity building and communications including climate change, gender and health, environment and public policy. Fluent in Amharic, English and French, Gifti holds a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland. She received her coaching certificate through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.
George is an accomplished leadership development professional, with a strong background in individual and group processes that build leaders’ competencies and capacities through facilitation skills, cross-cultural communication, tolerating dissent, developing leadership skills, coaching skills, counseling skills among others. With previous careers as a lawyer and church minister, today George uses his strong interpersonal and analytical skills as well as his extensive coaching toolkit, to bring out the best in the people with whom he works regardless of their level or sector. He began his career as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya representing banks in debt collection and drafting legal documents. Thereafter, he became a church minister in an international church with over 4,000 members where he fulfilled senior management and leadership roles across various departments. For over 10 years, George oversaw leadership development in the church which entailed designing, developing and delivering numerous interactive leadership processes and programs that gained buy-in and commitment to action from over 1,500 leaders. George has co-founded and co-directed a successful leadership and organizational development consultancy firm. Through this firm, he has partnered with the Coach Development Institute of Africa, the only ICF-accredited local coach training institution, as a trainer, associate coach and mentor coach. He is also an associate consultant with Cirrus-Connect PVT Limited based in UK and Australia, and is a global executive coach with Global Coach Network based in USA. Being a value added associate with TTI Success Insights, George is a Certified Professional Analyst in Behavior, Driving-Forces and Emotional Quotient. Recently George has joined the panel of executive coaches for the Standard Bank (Stanbic) of South Africa and PWC across Africa plus the 2018 ICF Code of Ethics Review Team.
“Being part of EthicalCoach allows me to be one of history makers, playing a part in making the world a better place.” Fouzia Muhsin is a professional trainer and consultant with 14 years’ experience working with organizations such as the Ethiopian Management Institute delivering a variety of leadership and human development trainings at the national level for public service organizations. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Food Engineering from Addis Ababa University, as well as a Professional Competence Certificate from the Ethiopian Management Institute, and also brings 8 years of experience working as a project consultant in the food industry, where she specialized in production and quality control. She received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2018.
Ebba is a motivational speaker, relationship consultant and radio personality, with his own podcast channel. Ebba values transformation and sees it as not only his job, but his passion and mission in life. He focuses on the concept of “paying it forward” and exercises it often in emerging projects.
Dez is a humanitarian coach, a social entrepreneur, a people’s advocate, and a planetary activist.
Radiant Coaches Academy enhances lives through special events, holistic coach training and through the publication of books written by the academy’s coaches. The publications, available on Amazon, inspire readers to navigate life stages through reflection and growth.
The academy is currently training coaches in Central America, the United States, and South Africa and is expanding its international training locations. The academy aims to facilitate human growth and prosperity by focusing on quality of life, holistic pursuits, and personal empowerment.
Dez has coached professionally since 2005, and in 2012, founded Radiant Coaches Academy and has trained and certified over 500 students in over 10 countries. In 2014, her training school earned the prestigious status of offering accredited hours through the International Coach Federation (ICF). In 2017, ICF of Tennessee honored her and her institute with the PRISM Award for the advancement of the coaching profession.
She received her life coach certification from Guiding Mindful Change in 2005 and also holds an Associate Certified Coach credential through ICF.
After 12 years in the banking industry as a relationship manager dedicated to small, medium and large companies, I made a switch in my life in order to be more of service to others. I am interested in organizations and social enterprises whose main drivers are empowerment and social and economic inclusion with a holistic approach. During a wonderful growth journey of 6 years in South Africa, I developed my ability to connect people that I feel should be sharing their stories and honed my coaching skills with emerging and small entrepreneurs. By working with social enterprises I incorporated my love for questioning the purpose or projects or programs, ensuring there is a call to action and seeing how it can be measured. I have now relocated to the USA where I am ready to embark on a new journey and accompany purpose-driven companies or organizations looking to do social good.
I have had the privilege to support others in experiencing the extraordinary for over thirty years. My passion and mission is to make a positive impact on the individuals and organizations I serve, paying forward all that I have been given.
My experience includes training and coaching in many areas of personal and professional development, counseling and therapy in community and clinical settings, martial arts instruction and developing others to do the same.
I partner with organizations, groups and individual clients to identify areas where they seek greater performance, joy and fulfillment, and I use a variety of approaches mixed with genuine commitment and playfulness to support them in creating breakthroughs to what they truly desire and deserve.
Gian Paolo has a calling to empower others. After college, he answered this calling by working in community and youth development while serving in the Peace Corps in Central America. Later he co-founded a nonprofit that equipped rural communities with access to medical and educational services. After completing an MBA with INCAE (founded by Harvard University in Central America), he advised companies on citizenship strategies throughout The Americas and forged partnerships between private entities in the US and social sector organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2014, he has used coaching skills to equip others in living and leading with clarity, purpose, and passion. As the founder of Forward Bridges Coaching, he partners with change agents, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and others seeking to grow. Gian Paolo has accreditation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF.)
Kully has helped individuals and teams maximize their drive, resilience and performance both in work and in life. Combining extensive business experience with coaching skills, she has delivered a plethora of individual coaching assignments and group workshops in the areas of Career Coaching, Executive Coaching, Mindfulness, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills and Personal Resilience. Her clientele includes senior managers and executives in the financial services, consumer, pharmaceutical and professional services industries.
At the core of Kully’s coaching style is a desire to build clients’ resilience and emotional intelligence. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the ICF, certified teacher for the Google-born Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and a Meta-Coach for Dr. Daniel Goleman’s Coaching for Emotional Intelligence Certification Program.
Kully brings to her work 15 years of business experience in London and across Europe specializing in risk management and operational reviews. As Director for Deloitte UK, she worked with a variety of clients and projects across multiple sectors. She also served as Talent Director and Coach responsible for delivery of coaching and training programs focused on leadership and career development.
No stranger to change, Kully was born in the UK, lived and worked in London and Hong Kong, and now resides in New York.
Deb Rae is an accomplished consultant, author and coach who is committed to helping people create and maximize opportunities for growth.
Whether working with you as an individual, or with your organization, Deb provides results-driven coaching, training and consulting services based on your identified objectives and particular needs.
Deb has also published Getting There, Grief to Peace for Young Widows, a resource to support people who are grieving, their families and professionals wanting to understand the world of a grieving person. Deb’s aim is to change the way we think about grief, so it is less fearful, more appreciated and easier to deal with in our society.
Deb holds a number of academic qualifications and extensive experience in organizational, professional and personal development, and has worked with
people in both urban and regional locations.
Professor David Clutterbuck is a mentor, coach and entrepreneur, as well as one of Europe’s most prolific and well-known management writers and thinkers. He has written more than 70 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. In addition, David is a serial entrepreneur, having built and sold two consulting businesses. He now works with an international network of mentor trainers and researchers, Coaching and Mentoring International, supporting organizations in developing capability in coaching and mentoring. He co-founded the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, the primary professional organization in the field within Europe, and is now its Special Ambassador, promoting good practice in coaching and mentoring internationally. He founded the International Standards for Mentoring & Coaching Programs and recently completed a three-year term as external examiner for Ashridge Coaching MBA. He was voted Coaching at Work magazine’s first Mentor of the Year and is a visiting professor at four business schools — Henley (Reading University), Sheffield Hallam, Oxford Brookes and York St John. He maintains a continuous program of research into mentoring, coaching team coaching, talent management and leader development. He is an accomplished and controversial public speaker in high demand around the world. Among his current projects is one to create five million school-age coaches and mentors globally over a five-year period. He likes to practice what he preaches, setting himself the goal of achieving at least one major learning challenge each year – these range from sky-diving to becoming a stand-up comic.
Chip McFarlane is a Master Coach, Peace Ambassador and Director of Training at the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL). As a Master Certified Coach, Chip has worked extensively in the non-profit industry globally. He has delivered leadership development programs and/or provided one-on-one coaching to organizations including Opportunity International, Mother’s Choice, NSW Cancer Council, The Benevolent Society, The Smith Family and The Ted Noffs Foundation. Chip was also instrumental in a ground-breaking leadership development program, wherein he partnered with a multilateral development bank to introduce a coaching culture internally. As one of Australia’s first and most experienced executive coaches and a master facilitator, Chip has the presence, energy and acumen to work with the most senior audiences, holding the room and provoking performance. Chip presents to executives on how to navigate the growing complexity of today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world and balance the paradoxical demands that affect leaders. His intercultural and wide-ranging background adds diversity and depth to his presentations. Chip has an engaging and robust presence, with the ability to gracefully raise the challenge for his audience. He can engage senior leaders, helping them find unity, clarity and the ability, strategy and skills to succeed in leading culturally diverse organizations.
“The EthicalCoach program is one of the great catalysts that is empowering my future coaching career plan. I’m grateful for this program and the opportunity to be part of a coaching journey that will have a great impact on our society.”Based in Addis Ababa, Bekri has over ten years of experience in meditation and facilitating self-development training and art therapy workshops for individuals and organizations. Bekri is certified and specialized for six years as an Enneagram Personality Coach and facilitated “Self-Mirroring” group workshops. In parallel, Bekri has eight years of experience as a physical therapist and wellness coach. Engaging with life in creative exploration, gaining knowledge and integrating it into daily life is the Bekri’s overarching aspiration. Currently, Bekri is a certified coach from European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and completed the RSI@Work program from CRR Global. He is also a creative writer, published poet and has held a solo digital art exhibition.
My Lifetime Mission is to Enable, Empower & Elevate individuals, teams & systems of the Organizations and Communities, for their Life Cycle or the Life Journey to be meaningful & memorable.
I help you to discover and be aware of your Natural Power, Intelligence & Wisdom which is within you but not yet tapped due to a clutter, lack of awareness, lack of clarity, lack of experience, lack of knowledge, lack of skill, lack of discipline, lack of mind mastery, lack of physique mastery for you to Convert them in to Profitable Problem Solver & Possible Potential to Accelerate your Performance.
Every Project that we are focused on creates new Insights, Inspiration and Influence to create a Positive Impact to Empower with Working Capacity, Relevant Knowledge, Relevant Skills, Transformative Attitudes, Transformative Behaviors, Trustworthy Teams, Uncertain Changes, Emotional Intelligence & Agility, NLP, Intelligence of Relationship, Intelligence of Systemic Transformation, Strategic & Systemic Thinking, Creative Cohesive Co-Created Teams, Positive Psychology and Acceleration of Client(Human) Service Experience.
Amanda Michelle is a Fulbright Alumna, specialized business consultant, coach, and mentor who assists Fortune 500 companies in the Latin American region in achieving their business goals and improve their corporate culture and stewardship.
Before establishing her own firm, Mish, as her clients and friends get to know her, contributed for over 15 years in the corporate world as Regional Senior Human Resources Manager and Organizational Development Culture Leader. After a successful career in helping highly visible managers C-Suite members and turning around toxic cultures into high-performance organizations, now she advises, guides and coaches them on how to maintain a culture that nurtures wellbeing while delivering high-value results.
She volunteers many hours in coaching pro-bono with various NGO’s because she firmly believes there is no healthy workplace without a soul, that there is no well being without tapping into the spirit and that all of this is possible through integrity while coaching. Guatemalan born, located in Buenos Aires, she keeps studying human behavior with high hopes after, observing great results, that we can all reach and understand what makes us better human beings every single day.
“I believe coaching unleashes the potential within and makes everyone part of the solution to what happens around them and within themselves.” Amakelech Lulu is a Chief Expert Pharmacist who lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is the owner and general manager of Gishen Pharmacies and runs 13 branches with 135 employees. She holds a bachelors in Pharmacy from Addis Ababa University, School of Pharmacy, as well as certificates in continuing education programs on Communication Skills Development, Entrepreneurship, Business Communication, and Leadership Skills for Woman. Amakelech is currently Vice President of the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Association and an active member of the Association of Women in Boldness, a Female CEOs Breakfast Club. She served on the board of directors for the Addis Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association from 2016-2018 and is an active member of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, which fights for justice for those women who can’t afford representation. In 2018, Amakelech joined the EthicalCoach team and received her coaching accreditation through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
EthicalCoach presents a once in a life-time opportunity to partner with heavyweight global coaches to experience the benefits that professional coaching can bring to local NGO leaders. I am hoping to see limitations shattering and possibilities expanding for the good of communities in Ethiopia and beyond. A lawyer by training, Ahadu is currently the Managing Director and Senior Consultant at Center for African Leadership Development (CALD). He has 20 years’ leadership experience including as the managing director of CALD, country representative of a US consulting firm, Cherokee Consulting (now Verdant Consulting) as well as an Advisor to the African Knowledge Transfer Partnership (AKTP) for the British Council. Ahadu has provided leadership development support, training, and organizational development, legal and business consulting to more than a hundred organizations. He is also extensively involved in starting, developing and leading local NGOs in Ethiopia. Ahadu earned an MA in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, USA. He also holds various coaching and leadership certificates, including accreditation from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), TOT on Leadership Essentials and Coaching Essentials from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Consulting Skills from the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and a Management Consulting Competency Certificate from the Ethiopian Management Institute.
Tracy has spent the last 25 years working in the field of Psychology – as a researcher, a counselor, and for the last decade as an executive coach. Her mantra is ‘never stop learning and learn from the best’. She also know that you develop and grow by being outside my comfort zone, so she frequently say yes to things she doesn’t know how to do or that scares her!
Sue Stockdale works with leaders and organizations to help them achieve exceptional performance. Clients range from leaders in fast-growing companies, women entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations, to talented executives in elite sport, world-class academic institutions and corporate organizations. Sue has experience working across a wide range of industry sectors and has a global outlook. Using a unique combination of knowledge and experience gained from business, psychology, elite sport and polar adventure Sue Stockdale offers executive coaching, coaching supervision, inspirational presentations, leadership development programs and psychometric assessment. Clients describe Sue’s coaching style as inspiring, confident, results-focused, providing clarity, empathetic, positive, adaptable, enjoyable and fun. Sue Stockdale works with leaders and organizations to help them achieve exceptional performance. Clients range from leaders in fast-growing companies, women entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations, to talented executives in elite sport, world-class academic institutions and corporate organizations. Sue has experience working across a wide range of industry sectors and has a global outlook. Using a unique combination of knowledge and experience gained from business, psychology, elite sport and polar adventure Sue Stockdale offers executive coaching, coaching supervision, inspirational presentations, leadership development programs and psychometric assessment. Clients describe Sue’s coaching style as inspiring, confident, results-focused, providing clarity, empathetic, positive, adaptable, enjoyable and fun.
After studying Human Nutrition in Wageningen I went to Mozambique. There I worked 5 for years in healthcare and education, as a nutritionist. I became active starting all kinds of projects. The “we” of African culture (Ubuntu: “I am because we exist”) has had a lot of influence on my education as a person, professional and the interaction with other cultures. After that, I worked 15 years in international cooperation and I traveled to Brazil, India, Bhutan, Angola, Zimbabwe, to name a few. Traveling broadened my view, outwards and inwards. They are journeys that never stop and continue. Talent development, learning, and change My clients characterize me as clear in communication, pleasantly direct, result-oriented, flexible and creative.
Experienced Consulting Psychologist Sheryl supports executive teams with culture shaping and leadership development strategies. Extensive history of working in OD & executive & leadership team coaching Sheryl has a strong background in Change Management, Behavioural Change, and Succession Planning. Sheryl is also a psychotherapist working with attachment, relationship and trauma issues. A clinical family therapist she has a strong systemic orientation and is available for supervision.
I am originally from the east coast of Canada, now honored to live and work on Treaty 7 land – traditional territories of Blackfoot and Métis people – now known as Calgary, AB, Canada. People have been gathering for many years, where the Elbow & Bow River meet; as the water provides life. Personally, I feel the most alive when connected to nature, community and beside the ocean, or for now these rivers. For many years, I have been keenly enthusiastic about social change and progress. We are at a time in our world, where we are becoming increasingly conscious to our connections to each other and the planet. Often people search outside of self for solutions when capacity exists within – within self, teams, community and systems. My role is to invoke that capacity!
Spirellect: blend of intuition and evidence
Transformational Humanity: diverse belonging
Log Ride Adventure: fun, creativity & discovery
Background & Experience
Senior Leader in Non-Profit
Organizational Change Coaching
Team Assessment & Development
Large & Small Group Facilitation
Program Design, Delivery & Improvement
Morag draws from a deep and unique operational skillset. Morag’s corporate career started in retail banking with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in the UK. With 15 years experience in the finance industry, Morag understands the challenges of running a business as well as the complexities of leading and managing the people that are part of that business. Prior to launching SkyeTeam in 2007, Morag was responsible for global leadership and executive development in a US Telecoms company. Since launching SkyeTeam Morag has had the opportunity to work with clients in a range of industries including: Healthcare, Telecoms, Mining, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology. Morag earned a Master of Human Resource Management and received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. She is also a recognized business coach for the Corporate Coach University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK. Morag was recently selected from more than 16,000 candidates as a “Top 100 Coach” by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, recognized as the world’s most influential leadership thinker and executive coach. Morag’s contributed to Entrepreneur.com, CIO.com and the American Management Association. She’s also been featured in inc.com, business insider, TheStreet.com, Association for Training and Development, Society for Human Resources and HR.com among others. Morag is also the best-selling author of Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships as well as The Future-Proof Workplace. She is a regular contributor to CIO, Entrepreneur and the American Management Association, and has been featured in Business Insider and Inc.
Katherine Holt provides global talent management and leadership development consulting. She works with clients to identify changing role requirements and strategic competencies for upgrading current and future talent. She helps companies revamp competency models and design new approaches for dealing with global complexity, paradoxes and multicultural effectiveness – along with tools for assessing and developing people in different cultures. She serves as an outsourcing liaison, facilitating the smooth integration of services from multiple global vendors.Transformational coaching is one of her specialties – working with global executives to leverage their “being” dimension and unique skills to achieve breakthrough possibilities for themselves and their businesses. Katherine designs programs to develop leaders who will grow healthy and sustainable organizations as well as high performing ones. With her passion for innovation, she helps leaders shift their cultures and enhance innovation in teams. She challenges clients to take a systemic view of change, build relationships with diverse stakeholders and engage everyone in addressing key challenges. Her collaborative learning approach stimulates awareness about new possibilities. Her practice is based on the values of courageous leadership, authentic action, collaborative learning, respect for diversity and sustainable living. As a ZERI practitioner, Katherine promotes the adoption of sustainable practices to eliminate waste and achieve triple bottom line results. She devotes 25% of her time in pro bono activities to support leaders and non-profit organizations pursuing sustainability. Specialties: Asia-Pacific is a niche practice area. Katherine commutes between California, Japan, and China – where she coaches local nationals, facilitates the development of cross-cultural teams, supports the on-boarding of expatriates, and assists companies to acquire and develop the talent they need to succeed. She is certified in a variety of tools, including Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Global Competencies Inventory (GCI), Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), and Hogan Leadership Forecast Series.
Dynamic, inventive senior-level leader with proven ability to be a catalyst for transformation. Designer of unique and lasting organizational experiences for a wide range of global to not-for-profit leaders and organizations. Track record of partnering with senior teams and key talent to create competitive advantage through people. Particularly skilled in conducting organizational diagnostics; leading cultural integrations, branding & change initiatives; developing, coaching & advising leaders; designing succession, employee engagement & leadership development processes, and implementing innovation & growth strategies. A lifetime of experience and service as an advocate and philanthropist for women’s and children’s initiatives.
With over 20 years of expertise working in partnership with executives, managers, and teams, Jayme Purinton engages clients to assess challenges, target areas for improvement, and develop realistic action plans. Jayme has worked with a variety of clients in many industries, including corporations, biotechnology, IT, high-tech, higher education, non-profit, government, and in a variety of healthcare and public service settings. Jayme’s consulting and coaching work helps clients to build self-awareness, identify development opportunities, improve communication, and enhance productivity. Jayme has worked with many organizations including Mass General-Brigham (formerly Partner’s Healthcare), Planet Fitness, Digitas, National Grid, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Dassault Systemes, Alzheimer’s Association, Planned Parenthood, Harvard University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston College, Massachusetts State Department, and others. Jayme’s coaching expertise comes from two decades coaching executives at the C-suite and management levels as well as formal coaching and leadership training. Jayme holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential though the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a coaching certificate from the Center for Executive Coaching. Jayme has also coached budding entrepreneurs at Babson College’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) and serves as a Mentor to start-ups through the Mass Challenge Accelerator program. In her spare time, Jayme supports and gives back to the community through hunger and homeless prevention, youth health and safety coalition work, and by engaging in local community service work in the metro Boston area.
Danny is Operations Director of Metaco, a bespoke consultancy focused on the areas of Strategic Leadership Team Development and Organizational Culture Optimization, and Co-Founder of Teams & Beyond, an online resource platform to support the ongoing learning of team coaches, consultants and team leaders. In this VUCA world of business, his work with leaders and teams across all industries involves reducing complexity, achieving clarity of strategy, and enabling the collaboration and co-operation across stakeholder groups that characterize value creation. Danny is Senior Faculty and a Team Coach Supervisor for the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate and Master Practitioner Diploma program, and over the past eight years has co-managed these programs in the Southern Africa Region. He has an MSc in Coaching & Behavioral Change from Henley Business School (UK), alongside several recognized practitioner coaching qualifications, including a Master Practitioner Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching and the EMCC Senior Practitioner in Team Coaching. He is registered by the SA Board for People Practices as a Master HR Practitioner: Learning and Development.
Founder and Director of Vital Edge Consulting Limited and a certified and practicing leadership and engagement and productivity coach who empowers leaders and professionals to connect with their authentic self and discover their potential. Also brings extensive experience in Human Resources and Organization Development.
It’s Time To Find Your Centre … And Engage! Carolyn is the CEO and Owner of Morningstar Centre For Engagement, celebrating 18 years in entrepreneurship. She brings her vibrant spirit, authenticity and professionalism to all she does. Business emphasis lies in maximizing leadership potential and supporting organizational and personal excellence through Executive Coaching, Corporate Training and Motivational Speaking. Stemming from entrepreneurship as well as former careers in both public sector and private industry, Carolyn has a wealth of experience in coaching, adult education and public speaking. With a stellar reputation as a naturally gifted coach and motivator, Carolyn is known to empower and inspire!
“Rediscover your energy, passion and unleash your talent with breathtaking moments.”
I like to describe myself as a “four seasons” executive with a broad experience both in partnering for profitable growth and business transformation as well as to driving initiatives in order to increase efficiency and optimize costs.
In my 35 + years of experience in the consulting business, large multinationals and Corporate foundations, I have combined various roles on a Spanish, European and Global level mainly as Human Resources, Internal Communications, Sustainability Director and Z Zurich Foundation ´s Global Head. After having had the privilege to serve five CEOs and be a member of their Executive Committees, I wanted to give back and unleash my capabilities to help leaders and teams display their best version, step up their whole self, optimize their performance and become the CEOs of their careers.
As an Executive and Leadership coach and mentor, my aim is partnering with leaders to help them build more purposeful, effective, attractive, engaged and collaborative organizations.
One of my most rewarding responsibilities has been acting as a Board member of the Junior Achievement Foundation (Spanish Chapter) and Mutua Montañesa (Medical Mutual) in Spain as well as working with several nonprofit advising them on their strategic definition, execution and how to improve the leadership skills of their leadership teams.
Yolanda is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Yolanda is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish and is a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner. Prior to coaching Yolanda has accompanied organizations for more than 25 years, as a seasoned Human Resources professional. She has extensive experience in Human Resources Management & Consultancy roles across various industry sectors, in complex matrix multinational and public business environments. Her focus has always been to deliver value added Human Resources support to line management on all employee related issues, through training, advising and coaching. Yolanda specializes in human resources management across employee life-cycle, career transition and human resources project and change management change management, performance management / training and development, human resources related merger and acquisition activities (M&A), and reorganization/reductions in workforce.
Based in Sonoma County California, and from London, Jules is a Leadership Coach and Strategic Partner to SVP, C-Suite and Founder clients in film, TV, video gaming and complex change projects. A Certified Coach for 15 years +, Jules’ background is in broadcasting, media, technology, infrastructure, platform management, consultancy and complex projects. Before coaching, Jules program directed a broadcast industry change program that cost $1.5 billion (UK), managed a TV platform – as General Manager – with operating costs of $300 million + a year, and consulted to Deloitte (USA) on a $1.75 billion national technology change program. Jules’ post-graduate studies include leadership and ethics at Harvard, business strategy and execution at London Business School, and the Psychology of Management, she trained as a coach with CoachU. Jules is currently studying Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Jules’ sweet-spot is managing, leading and coaching in complex, unprecedented and emergent environments where strategy and execution is adaptive and evolves – where there is no playbook. Jules believes that leadership is for humanity, that business is created by humans for humans, and that we now (yesterday really) need a new generation of leaders who can navigate our complex world, solve our toughest problems, and who are purpose, values and ethics driven to change our world for good.
Stephen has a multi-cultural and multi-functional background. British, living in Poland with a 30+year business career spanning P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, Coca-Cola Bottlers and PZ Cussons; on-the-ground in UK, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Russia, Poland and China; with assignments in Sales, Marketing and Country/ Regional General Management. He has personally led and been responsible for international start-up operations, in developed and hardship locations; significant organizational change projects; business turnaround assignments and re-shaping leadership teams into effective operating units.
Sam is Owner-Director of Enhance Facilitation Limited and an Associate Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. He specializes in Leadership Coaching, Psychosocial Support and Professional Supervision. Regularly consulting to Médecins Sans Frontières (Netherlands), as well as coaching leaders and teams operating in high emotional impact environments, he is familiar with contexts where limited time and information, and high risk, are key features of decision making. Sam advocates that leadership is a team responsibility, where high performance is gained from developing quality relationships leading to productive and meaningful work. Identifying and working towards their values, he works alongside supervisees to engage clients who strive to balance the demands of organizational and interpersonal expectations and dynamics amidst constant change. Sam also facilitates Action Learning Groups for senior leaders, and presents articles and seminars on his practice areas. Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Training and other strength-based approaches, Sam sustains a structured approach to his work. He is also acknowledged for his non-judgmental and good-humored ability to challenge clients to draw upon their own, and others’, strengths to engage confidently with the diverse expectations, conflicts and successes of the work place. As a (New Zealand/Aotearoa) registered psychologist and informed by his ethical responsibilities, Sam’s coaching model is transparent, collaborative, confidential and safe for his clients from beginning to end.
Nick has a substantial list of academic credentials, including a Diploma in Family Therapy (IFT). Nick worked with the Bath Consultancy Group from 1997 – 2014, during which he was MD and Company Director. He currently works as an independent coach based on the South Coast. Prior to his time at the Bath Consultancy Group, Nick held a senior leadership role in an educational organization dedicated to transforming the quality of the built environment. He also worked as a manager and management developer in the UK public sector/ Nick has been an executive coach for over 20 years. Having been accredited as an executive coach with APECS (UK), he coaches senior executives in a number of global organizations such as Unilever, Ernst and Young and Barclays Capital. He has also coached in the Public Sector, including senior civil servants in Whitehall as well as NGO leaders. Nick has worked with his colleague, Prof Peter Hawkins, to develop the first program for training executive coaches as supervisors, which first ran in the UK in 2003. He currently supervises both coaches and supervisors in their practice and is an accredited supervisor with the EMCC. Nick has also co-written a book with Prof Peter Hawkins, “Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development” (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2nd Ed 2013), which is now used as a core textbook in most university courses on coaching and supervision. He has also co-authored a chapter on Transformational Coaching, in the “Complete Handbook of Coaching”, Sage, London 3rd Ed 2018. He is currently writing a book on Transformational Coaching.
Mish is a South African social entrepreneur and leadership coach. He has been coaching enterprising leaders and teams from the public and private sectors since 2007. Trading as Enterprisecoach, Mish has also partnered since 2012 with CRR Global to bring Organization and Relationship Systems Coach training to sub-Saharan Africa, training more than 500 people in the ORSC methodology and working with them to pioneer team coaching on the continent. Mish also supervises ORSC certification students. Mish also supervises ORSC certification students for CRR Global, serving students in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. In more than 3,000 hours of coaching, Mish has worked with senior and top management – individually and increasingly in their teams. He has a passion for aligning business practice with the core values of its practitioners. Mish particularly loves to coach agents of change whose vision for business success includes empowering people and making a broad social and economic impact. In 1993 Mish co-founded and became first CEO of Praxis Computing, a start-up computer software and services business that grew under his leadership to be chosen as one of South Africa’s Top Twenty Non-Listed Companies in 2003. Praxis pioneered in embracing the diversity of the “rainbow nation” Mish is certified as a Professional Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, an ICF-accredited qualification he obtained from CTI (thecoaches.com) in 2008. He completed advanced Certification in Organizational and Relationship Systems coaching (ORSC) in 2014.In 2004 he completed a three-year part-time Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Zimbabwe (1983), a BSc in Physics (1980) and a BA in African History from the University of Cape Town (1979).
Marita Fridjhon is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of modern systems thinking and its application to coaching and consulting with teams, organizations and NGOs. She is co-creator of the Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI) as well as Systems Inspired Leadership (SIL) models. She specializes in team and executive coaching and mentoring in her private practice. Marita is a train the trainer specialist and an expert designer of workshops and curriculum. She is co-founder and CEO of CRR Global Inc, home of the ICF accredited Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). She co-authored the recently published book: “Creating Intelligent Teams. Leading with Relationship Systems Intelligence” with Anna Rod. She has an unshakable belief that relationship matters – from the boardroom to the living room! A key strength, both in consulting and coaching, is the ability to “operationalize” complex theories and mental models in order to create and provide user-friendly tools and skills for coaches and professionals alike.
Maddie is the Co-Director of Supervision at CRR Global, whose founders designed the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Program (ORSC). Strengthening interpersonal relationships within a business is the newest and most effective approach to enhancing performance in today’s workplace. It is often the missing key that a business is searching for to help create dynamic change. Relationships are present everywhere and form the foundation for all organizations. Relationship systems coaching creates optimal conditions for open and productive communication, so real issues can be resolved and new pathways for growth can emerge. Coaching provides tools to help teams effectively focus their attention on important topics together. Business teams often use coaching to improve working relationships, decrease toxic communication, navigate interpersonal challenges, enhance team performance, and increase profitability. Maddie is passionate about her work and helps her clients get to the heart of what they want to accomplish. Her work takes her around the globe as she coaches and trains business teams to develop and improve the quality of their relationships, both at home and at work. Maddie is internationally certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Master. Certified Coach (MCC). She earned the Organization and Relationship Systems Coach Certification (ORSCC) from CRR Global, where she serves as the Director of Faculty and Leader Development, an international coach trainer, and a leader in the certification program. Maddie is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute, and a Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC) with Team Coaching International.
As well as absolutely loving my work as a coach, mentor, coach supervisor and trainer of coaches, mentors and coach supervisors, I enjoy family time with my husband, children – now adults! – and dog Charlie. I also have fun social time with friends and am keen to keep fit through dance, swimming, yoga and cycling. My ‘formal’ bio reads as: Dr Lise Lewis, MBA, Chartered FCIPD, Accredited Master Coach (EMCC EIA), Accredited Coach Supervisor (EMCC ESIA) was International President of EMCC (2011-2017) and is now EMCC International Special Ambassador. Lise is owner of Bluesky International founded in 2000 delivering internationally accredited Coach | Mentoring and Coach Supervision training. As a Coach | Mentor Lise works primarily in Leadership Development with a specific focus on creating awesome relationships in the workplace. Lise also has a vibrant Coach Supervision practice working with Organizational and Independent Coaches who are keen to develop their practice and be the best they can be in service of their clients. Lise is a globally recognized speaker promoting her doctoral research and developments in the mentoring, coaching and supervision industry. Her most recent event was in Vancouver Island speaking on the impact of AI on Coach Supervision. Lise has published several research articles in professional journals and is currently authoring a book for business leaders, coaches and mentors based on her research into ‘Creating the Conditions for Receptivity of Feedback’.
Larissa designs and delivers facilitation, coaching, coach supervision, mentoring, leadership development and change leadership support services. Her clients include international Human Resource professionals, Executives and middle managers in the Business, Education, Health Care, IT, Finance, Oil and Gas and Government sectors. She customizes solutions on such topics as team development, coaching skills, change leadership, resiliency, and employee engagement.
She develops and co-creates greater self awareness and reveals personal and systems “blindspots” to clients and stakeholders. Larissa is skilled in shifting mindsets, recognizing and leveraging strengths and building the capacity of diverse leaders to improve individual and team performance and boost organizational effectiveness.
Her openness, transparency and unwavering commitment to delivering results gains leaders’ trust and helps them dig deep, identify and align core values, and to reflect on the systems they are a part of in order to lead with a renewed vision and passion and deliver impactful results.
Larissa has a proven track record of building global relationships and creating vibrant communities of practice that highlight best practices and foster collaboration and continuous learning.
She brings over 25 years of experience working with individuals and organizations to improve effectiveness, enhance fulfillment, and create sustainable change and results. In 2000, Kathleen completed a professional coaching certification program with the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and subsequently earned her Master Certified Coach (MCC) credentials through the International Coach Federation. For 17 years, Kathleen served on the faculty of the Hudson Institute, as well as serving as a master coach assessor. In 2010, Kathleen and Jack Zenger co-authored the book The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill) and developed the award-winning Extraordinary Coach program, targeted at managers who want to improve their coaching effectiveness. A popular speaker, author, and facilitator, Kathleen coaches leaders at all levels to understand and improve their personal leadership effectiveness. She has also consulted with organizations and senior leader teams to create shifts in corporate culture and works to implement change with clients to improve employee engagement. Her current corporate clients include: Anthem, Fidelity, Heartland Dental Corporation, Integrative Enneagram, NASA-JPL, Phillips 66, Promega, Rocky Mountain Institute, Ross Dress for Less, Star One Credit Union and Valero. In 2014, Kathleen became a certified coaching supervisor before obtaining her Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology in 2015. She has gone on to create a three-day program for certified coaches to utilize positive psychology tools and skills.
Kat is located in Ontario, Canada. A multi-award winning Certified Systems Coach and Organizational Development Specialist, Kat works with leaders of organizations to create aligned and high-performing teams. She is an expert in organizational planning and development with experience in multi-stakeholder facilitation, team building and relationship optimization. Trained as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), The Co-Active Leader® Program and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF), Kat is a pioneer in the realm of professional coaching and one of the first coaches worldwide to earn the Certified Systems Coach designation. As Faculty for the Center for Right Relationship (CRRGlobal), California, since 2005, Kat has produced a global footprint supervising, teaching and mentoring professionals from around the world. Kat is an acknowledged Strengths Evangelist using the Gallup Organization’s Clifton Strengths-Finder and Q12 leadership assessments. As well, she is certified in The Leadership Circle/Culture Survey assessment tools to build positivity with her clients and create an intentional healthier culture within organizations. In essence, she helps leaders and organizations build productive teams through proven strategies that create a highly functioning workplace where individuals thrive and turnover declines — improving employee retention, productivity and profitability.
Having lived and worked in several countries, Judy speaks the language of people who are willing to step out of their comfort zones and build range. She offers a wide variety of experience that leaders benefit from and supports them in their leadership journey. In her team coaching and training program, Judy believes that taking a systems approach is a very powerful way to build bridges among people. Such an approach goes far beyond cultivating skills such as empathy and active listening. It offers a whole new way of looking at people and how we live and work together. This systems-inspired leadership opens up the potential for improved team performance. Judy is a Certified Organization, Relationship and Systems Coach through CRR Global, an Authorized Facilitator of the Team Diagnostic Assessment, and she works with the Leadership Circle 360 Profiler. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach, through the International Coach Federation, and a current faculty member of CRR Global. She is also licensed to work with the Intercultural Readiness Check. Finally, in her last posting in India, Judy became Happiness Program teacher for Art of Living.
For over 20 years, Jo has found joy in her work as a supervisor – working alongside professionals who explore and stretch their practice to bring themselves into greater service of others. Jo currently leads programs training experienced executive coaches to become supervisors in UK & Europe, Asia & Africa. She runs a busy and diverse international practice as an executive coach and psychotherapist; and provides psychologically minded supervision to coaches, counsellors and psychotherapists, medical/surgical consultants and specialist practitioners. Jo’s life-long desire to play her part in creating a just world has been fulfilled through leadership roles, and continuous voluntary work, within NGOs in the UK and abroad, and the thread of making a difference in the world is evident throughout her career. Previously Series Editor for Thinking Global in Coaching Today, Jo has written numerous articles on supervision and leadership. She is currently compiling contemporary works for a cutting-edge book on Coaching Supervision as part of EMCC Routledge Mastery Series. Jo is Director with Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA); CSA Asia Pacific & Africa; International Centre for Reflective Practice; NGO Trustee and holds a Public Appointment with Scotland’s Children’s Hearings. Jo was founding executive member of BACP Coaching and later Chair (2012 – 2014); she is currently an active member in leading professional forums, Global Supervisors’ Network and Association for Coaching, which extend and enrich the coaching profession.
Frank is an organizational psychologist and executive/team/systems coach with extensive experience in leadership development, business innovation and cultural transformation. He builds on more than 25 years of international experience in Human Resources with Royal Dutch Shell, where he held assignments in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, UK), Africa (Gabon) and Asia (Malaysia). Over his career, Frank has worked intensively with hundreds of leaders and teams. In 2015 he founded Aoidos Leadership to specialize in supporting leaders and teams to become truly high performing and innovative in a complex and fast-changing world. He believes that it’s critical for organizations to create a work environment where people feel safe to bring their whole person and where they are supported and encouraged in their endeavors. These so called human-centered organizations create superior results and are key for building a better, more conscious and sustainable world. Frank’s motto: Serving Courageously with Impact and Resonance. Frank graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master’s in Work and Organizational Psychology and also holds a BSc in Political Science. He is certified in ORSC (ORSCC) and Co-Active Coaching (CPCC) and is accredited by the ICF as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He is also a ORSC faculty.
He coaches (in English or Spanish) clients in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Fernando’s mission is finding often-surprising solutions to leadership and relationship challenges.He is well known for his expertise in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and is a faculty member of CRR Global (the creators of ORSC). According to Fernando, innovation and creativity live at the margins of our everyday minds, or at the group level, outside mainstream thought. By skillfully bringing to the center that which is at the margins, ORSC allows us to find often-surprising solutions to our toughest challenges. As a collaborative, calm, and profound listener, he has an ease for understanding the requirements of multiple stakeholders and building trust between groups. Prior to specializing in coaching and facilitation, Fernando was at Medsite Inc. (now part of WebMD) where he bridged technology and business teams. Having lived in Mexico, Toronto, New York, Hawaii, Munich, Brazil, and Chile, Fernando enjoys operating across cultures. In his community, Fernando is past president of the Toronto Organization Development Network. He is a graduate of the Wharton School and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
Eve Turner was a senior leader in the BBC running a multi-million pound, 250-strong journalistic division and coaching internally before setting up her practice. She has also conducted an orchestra which has given her some useful clues to leadership and the whole being more than the sum of the parts! Eve is an AC Master Executive Coach and one of the first 2 supervisors in Europe accredited by the EMCC. Selected as the EMCC’s European Coach of the Year for 2015 she is also the 2018 winner of Coaching at Work’s Award for Contributions to Coaching Supervision. The award recognizes Eve’s pro bono work including setting up and running the Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN), EthicalCoach’s supervision partner, which has 130 supervisor members worldwide and provides free, professional development. It also recognizes work for CoachActivism which supports refugees and refugee workers, voluntary work with the coaching professional bodies and her research and writing. Eve leads Eve Turner Associates, a company specializing in coaching, supervision and facilitation. Her qualifications include an MSc in Coaching, postgraduate qualifications in supervision, an MBA and a Master’s in Music. Eve has co-edited a book on supervision, has further interests in multi-stakeholder contracting and ethics, and has two more books commissioned. Eve can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and details of the GSN on https://www.eve-turner.com/global-supervisors-network/
Eva Hirsch Pontes is an Executive Coach, Trainer and Facilitator, Coach Mentor and Supervisor, and Conflict Mediator, living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2013, she became the first CSA Accredited Coach Supervisor in Latin America. Since then, she has been offering individual and group supervision to coaches who want to engage relationally in mutual and transformational learning. Eva earned her Coach certification through the Hudson Institute of Coaching, Santa Barbara, California, after a successful career as an executive in the shipping industry. Eva holds a Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from ICF – International Coach Federation, as well as a Diploma in Coaching Supervision through the Coach Supervision Academy, England. Eva also graduated from The Art & Practice of Leadership Development” certificate program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. Eva has been actively involved in volunteer activities for ICF: she integrated the first Board of ICF/Chapter Brazil, and currently works in the Ethics Committee of that Chapter, as well as acting as ICF trained assessor to review recordings of ACC and PCC candidates. Eva defines herself as a someone who wishes to grow and to help other people grow through reflective conversations about themselves and their work.
Mike has been coaching for over 20 years – helping people develop their capacity for leadership and achieve increased levels of performance, effectiveness and fulfillment. He works with coaches and mentors as a supervisor to help them ensure the quality of their work and to support them in their professional development. Mike brings a deep understanding of individual change and releasing leadership potential to his coaching practice. This approach is positive and solution focused, helping leaders and teams be successful now and build the skills and capacities to be more successful in future. He facilitates personal and professional growth, improving current performance and the ability to manage change. For many years Mike was on the faculty of The School of Coaching where he trained coaches and managers in coaching skills, and was an associate with The Centre for Creative Leadership where he worked on their leadership development programs. He has also been an academic, a software developer, a management consultant, a psychotherapist, and a trustee of the charity Green and Away which creates convivial environments that transform people. Mike loves walking on the Malvern Hills, has recently discovered a love of singing, and is fortunate to live a few minutes walk from The Morgan which serves the Wye Valley’s Butty Bach beer!
David Wikander’s approach is systems/relationship-oriented, whether he is working with teams, couples or individuals. This approach takes into account our relationship to ourselves, to others in our personal lives, or to those within teams or organizations. David brings to the table an immense diversity in education, training, mentoring, teaching, leadership development and workshop leading, as well as developing and operating several highly successful businesses. Within his current coaching practice, David works with individuals, couples and teams both locally and worldwide, including Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia. Based in the United States, David is a Senior Faculty member of CRR Global, certified with Team Diagnostic, and a certified Co-Active Coach. He has extensive professional coaching experience with executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and small business teams and partnerships. He is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, has taught art and environmental courses in collage, and has been a personal financial analyst. Having a Renaissance spirit, David’s interests have led him to explore diverse paths. As early as age 14, he became interested in personal and spiritual growth. David was raised in a multicultural family where cultural education was highly valued and encouraged.
Clive Steeper is a qualified coaching supervisor, executive coach and NLP practitioner with over 2,000 hours’ coaching experience. His approach is based on positive psychology and a belief that we are all capable of more than we believe is possible. Clive provides a supervision process whereby coaches can critically reflect on their values, beliefs and assumptions they hold about their themselves, their clients and the world around them, so that they can find new ways of adapting and integrating learning to become better coaches. As an executive coach, Clive is comfortable working in complex and pressured situations, and has helped clients in corporate & not-for-profit organizations to navigate through a variety of challenges including boardroom relationships, strategic thinking, influencing and managing change. He is also an advisor to a UK based charity helping charities internationally to improve their leadership effectiveness. Prior to coaching, Clive enjoyed a successful career as MD/CEO growing a number of international businesses in UK, USA & South East Asia. Today he keeps himself sharp competing in motorsport and was UK Champion in Sports Prototypes in 2015. As an author Clive has written four popular business books: Risk, Motivation in a week, Cope with Change at Work and The Personality Workbook and is a regular contributor to Coaching Perspectives magazine.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Peter Hawkins is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, Chairman of Renewal Associates and founder and emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Chairman of Metaco South Africa. He is a leading consultant, writer and researcher in leadership and leadership development and an international thought leader in executive teams, and systemic team coaching. He has just led a major global research project on Tomorrow’s Leadership and the Necessary Revolution in Today’s Leadership Development for Henley Business School and finished writing the third edition of Leadership Team Coaching to be published in June 2017 by Kogan Page.
Over the last 30 years he has worked with many leading companies all over the world, co-designing and facilitating major change and organizational transformation projects and coaching company boards and leadership teams. He has helped several senior executive teams develop their vision, values and strategy for the future, both in commercial companies, public sector, higher education and large professional service organizations. He is the author of several best-selling books including Leadership Team Coaching in Practice; Supervision in the Helping Professions; Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision, Skills and Development; Creating a Coaching Culture; and The Wise Fool’s Guide to Leadership.
Mark Thompson is a highly sought after executive coach, VC and New York Times bestselling author. Forbes called Mark one of America’s Top Venture Investors with the ‘Midas Touch’, and the American Management Association ranked him one of the “World’s Top Executive Coaches”. Mark advises top leaders in Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 1000 companies as well as the executive teams who are leading high growth startup companies, from Apple, American Express and The World Bank to Pinterest.com and Smule.com. He was founder Charles ‘Chuck’ Schwab’s former Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and the Executive Producer of Schwab.com. He is a founding patron of Sir Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centres, and founding advisor of the Stanford University Realtime Venture Design Lab, his alma mater. He was a founding board member of Esurance, now an Allstate company, and Interwoven, now an HP company, and the Frances Hesselbein Institute. He is a founding member of the World Bank President’s Leadership Advisory Council and bestselling author of Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters; Now Build a Great Business; and Admired, 21 Ways to Double Your Value.
Judith E. Glaser (1946 – 2018) was an Organizational Anthropologist and one of the world’s most pioneering and innovative change agents in the consulting and coaching industry. With over 40 years’ experience, Judith was the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation. A best-selling author, Judith wrote seven business books including the best seller – Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. By applying “the Neuroscience of WE™” to business challenges, she demonstrated how CEOs and their teams can elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact revenue and profitability, even in challenging and dynamic environments. Judith was the founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications Inc. and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute. Her transformational approach, with its integration of neuroscience and anthropology, continues to empower leaders as they raise their Conversational Intelligence and their ability to lead and develop agile, high-performing, individuals and teams.
One of the most highly respected experts in the field of contemporary leadership development, Frances Hesselbein is the President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, founded as The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and renamed in 2012 to honor Hesselbein’s legacy and ongoing contributions. Mrs. Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor, in 1998 for her leadership as CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976–1990, as well as her service as “a pioneer for women, volunteerism, diversity and opportunity.” Her contributions were also recognized by the first President Bush, who appointed her to two Presidential Commissions on National and Community Service. In 2009, the University of Pittsburgh introduced The Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. The Academy’s aim is to produce experienced and ethical leaders who will address critical national and international issues and advance positive social and economic initiatives throughout the world. Also in 2009 she began a 2-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She was the first woman, and the first non-graduate to serve in this chair.
As Google’s head of Executive Coaching and Leadership, David coaches senior leaders, manages Google’s network of external and internal coaches, and supports leadership, learning, and executive development initiatives at Google. Before joining Google in 2011, David served as leader of world-wide coaching services for PDI Ninth House (now part of Korn Ferry). In addition to coaching top leaders in organizations such as Salesforce, Sandisk, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Target, Wal-Mart, Shell, Genentech, Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and Stanford University, he provided consultation and thought leadership on how to design and manage organizational coaching programs, how to develop high potential leaders and critical talent, and how to accelerate learning and leadership development at all levels. David has published dozens of articles and chapters on coaching, is co-author of Development FIRST: Strategies for Self-Development and Leader as Coach, with over a million copies in print, and co-editor of the Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring. Vikki Brock’s history of coaching (2008, 2012) names David as one of the primary influencers in the field, both for his early influence on the emergence of executive coaching and for continuing to shape the field as someone “on the cutting edge of the profession, doing and saying surprising and thought-provoking things.”
For the past 25 years Dr. Kauffman has taught at Harvard Medical School where she is an Assistant Professor and the Founder/Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching. In 2009 she received a $2,000,000 award from the Harnisch Foundation to create the Institute. As a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit she launched: The Institute of Coaching, Founded and co-chaired the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference at Harvard Medical School, the International Coaching Leadership Forum and the European School of Management and Technology Coaching Colloquia. She recently chaired the annual meeting of the Consulting Psychologist division of the American Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association conference. Dr. Kauffman has published in many venues, and was the Founding Editor of the first academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to coaching, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Her Harvard Business Review article, What Coaches Can Do for You is their most frequently cited piece on coaching. Carol appears regularly in the media including New York Times, Forbes, LA Times, New York Magazine and is interviewed for local and national television and radio. She has coached live on television, radio and for a documentary film on positive psychology.
Sue Gammons is an EMCC Accredited Executive Coach at Senior Practitioner level based in the UK. She has worked for 30 years with healthcare company GSK where, as a business leader, she led global teams and transformational projects before moving into HR-aligned roles. Sue has been a coach since 2011 and brings a mix of compassion and challenge to the coaching relationship. She enjoys helping leaders to find their authentic style of leadership, to explore what holds them back and how they can maximize their impact in the world. Sue also has experience of designing and leading large scale, global coaching programs, including an award-winning women’s leadership development program and the training of internal company coaches. She also led a global employee volunteering program through which company employees use their professional skills on full-time assignments with non-profit organizations.
Sharon Jansen specializes in coaching, team development, design, development and delivery of personal insight initiatives that increase self awareness and create a desire for full consciousness living. Successful leaders are those who have a healthy relationship with themselves and can combine management of self with their leadership capabilities and technical expertise. Relationship and conversation capabilities are critical executive competencies and Sharon coaches executives and teams to enter this territory. Building skill and courage to have the fierce conversations that can change the course of lives and businesses is where Sharon does a great deal of her work. Starting with the fierce conversations we have to have with ourselves before we can have them with anyone else. In South Africa there are a number of definitions of transformation, chief of which is the Black Economic Empowerment aspect, however there are environments where integral transformational change is at the heart of the business, and Sharon is attracted to organizations who are committed to work of this nature. She coaches transformational leaders at all levels of the business. Sharon has a strong business, leadership development and organizational change background in the financial services industry where she spent 26 years with one of South Africa’s leading financial service organizations.
Originally from the Netherlands, and living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Philippe is fluent in Dutch, English, and French. Philippe has more than 10 years coaching experience, and is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach, an ICF executive board member, and ICF Global Ambassador, Ethics Community of Practice. Philippe is the co-founder of Reach Outstanding—a company that provides executive coaching and bespoke experiential training programs to individuals and organizations. Philipe specializes in professional executive coaching for managers and leaders, organizational change management coaching, and corporate workshops and team coaching. In February 2020, Philippe was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Finance – Leaders’ Award during the Finext conference for his contribution to the Finance Industry. Phillip also received the United Arab Emirates Prestige Award for Best Executive Coaching Provider 2020.
Paul is an experienced leadership development practitioner, executive and systemic team coach, coach supervisor and change consultant, based in Singapore. He went independent in 2014 after 30 years with both private and public sectors. His last corporate role was with the Singapore public service, where he headed up the Centre for Leadership Development and OD and introduced coaching and coaching supervision to the public service. Before that he was Regional Director/MD with international consulting firms, working across Asia-Pacific. His clients value his insights from his depth and breadth of experience and his sensitivity to the cultural context of Asia, where he operates. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and community. He provides pro bono coaching to schools and non-profits as part of his giving back to community. He is fluent in English and conversant in Chinese, Malay and local dialects
I work at the intersection of leadership, conversations, and education. I spend every day thinking about how we can use conversations to create leaders that are more engaging, people centered, and inspiring. I’ve been recognized and acknowledged for my innovative approaches to connecting people and organizations to the purpose of their work. With an insatiable curiosity, entrepreneurial mindset, and ability to see the possibilities through the connection of ideas, people, and conversation, my creative spirit and experiences bring fresh ideas to shake life up! I’m currently the CEO of MB Global, where I work to bring global leaders to conversations that align with my values of connecting through conversations to change the world. Being a supportive coach and driver of positive change to the next generation is what fuels me to serve others. That got me here… and I guess it’s what brought you here too. So, let’s work together on creating the inclusive, diverse respectful future that naysayers never believed in…and invite them to our journey.
Leslie Hamilton, MEd, MBA, is a change facilitator and coach with over 20 years of experience in people and organizational performance. She assists professionals to achieve measurable results by building self-confident, resilient relationships and strategic systems. Using researched, practical and creative techniques, she helps clients fulfill their aspirations to contribute value to others and feel valued by others. Leslie offers a customized approach to all employees ranging from CEOs to front-line service representatives. Her clients work across sectors including technology, research, academic, healthcare, government, and sports organizations. Clients consistently comment that she both challenges and supports them to create results beyond their expectations. Their success and satisfaction are demonstrated by their repeated requests for Leslie’s services throughout their careers and throughout their organizations. To keep current in her field, Leslie enjoys facilitating virtual international coaching communities as a volunteer. To keep resilient, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in nature, at cultural events and traveling.
After a successful career in banking in São Paulo & NYC, Fernando is Associate Consultant & Faculty with Insights Discovery (UK), an Jungian based psychometric tool for personal, team and organizational development. He gained a M.Sc. (Merit) in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck College (UK) and trained as Executive Ontological Coach at Escuela Europea de Coaching (Spain). He currently is an ACC with the ICF. Fernando has also earned certifications in Systemic Team Coaching from the AoEC (UK) (Basic+Advanced) and 6 Team Conditions/Team Diagnostic Survey (US) (Levels I, II & III) and is now part of the 6 Team Conditions Faculty. Besides his executive & team coaching at top multinationals, Fernando volunteers in several pro-bono coaching initiatives with the ICF in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.
My coaching approach is tailored to the unique needs of the individual using different models for my client to deliver results in a goal attainment format; which looks something like this: executive effectiveness, leadership competence, emotional intelligence, building strong teams, effective change management, increasing energy, building conflict competence, (re)gaining confidence, managing organizational politics, mitigating derailing behaviors, discerning career direction and more. Eric’s brings deep expertise in international financial markets and institutions, senior executive leadership, team-building and business development, and a proven ability to identify and leverage ideas, talent, and relationships. He has a strong track record of creating a vision, designing and implementing competitive business strategies, marketing, and fundraising, and developing projects from ideas into successful businesses. Eric has a special interest in enabling her clients to form, grow and maintain respectful, high-performing relationships inside and outside their teams. He focuses on expanding perspectives to help his clients thrive in ever-increasing complexity, and to discover new realms of possibility beyond perceived and real limitations. As a Business and Executive coach my objectives are to deliver confidential, forward looking, and inspiring coaching so that every business client meets their short and long-term goals whether financial in nature, getting time back for their personal lives or helping them build and unleash high performance within their teams. My Coaching Value as a coach within organization. Executive Coach, Speaker and Etiquette Consultant scope, I assist my clients and team to discover a better harmony in their business and professional, personal and social environment. Openness and Authenticity are my core values on which I leaver to enable commitment to real change. I appreciate first-hand the complexity of leadership in cultures and environments that differ from culture of origins, as well as navigating between global standards and local practice.
My approach to developing global leaders is based on 31 years of experience coaching leaders from across the world. As a partner in GROVEWELL LLC, I also oversaw a coaching practice spanning six continents. We developed a highly effective approach to coaching across cultures, one that resonates with the coachee’s worldview. My coaching comprises a blend of rigor, compassion, and cross-cultural experience; my objective is to foster visionary, globally agile leaders. Recipients gain a heightened ability to respond wisely to unanticipated challenges and increase their organizational impact. Coaching women leaders also has been central to my practice. A high point was three years of supporting female coaches across Europe who provided coaching to 30 EMEA-based participants over a 12-month women’s leadership development program. The coaches and I convened regularly to address challenges, identify patterns, and leverage best practices. Women coaching women was a meaningful experience for us all. I look forward to supporting the WILD Network’s advancement of women in global development.
Victoria Liu specializes in helping professionals in high-stress environments achieve greater success and satisfaction without burnout whilst maintaining their authenticity, values, and health. Being a polyglot helps Victoria work in seven countries consulting across 20+ companies, leading and coaching hundreds of teams and individuals. Her clients include leaders from Fortune 500 companies like Google, IBM, Apple, AXA, global Investment Banks, Big 4 consultancies, magic circle law firms, and Richemont Group. Victoria understands the unique needs of culturally diverse teams and the leadership skills necessary to reach high performance, maximize returns and improve staff engagement in this globalized market. She provides unique and powerful insights to the typical C-suite and shines a different light on Diversity & Inclusion strategies, harnesses growth potential in changing women in leadership, develops values-led cultures and mentally resilient teams. Her coaching practice is based on the latest scientific research combined with decades of practical experience in professional services delivering global transformation and leadership development. Victoria has a vast understanding of human and management psychology as well as behavioral science, underpinned by specialist training from Cambridge University and David Peterson (Former Global Head of Executive Coaching and Leadership at Google) and a deep-rooted desire to support others to fulfil their potential and beyond. She lives in London.
Victoria Baxter is committed to partnering with clients to identify their strengths, explore new ways of to view situations, individuals and possibilities and convert this insight into actions to reach success. She is a graduate of the George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Wellbeing program. She also brings to her coaching over 20+ years of professional experience of working with purpose-driven companies and social justice organizations. Victoria is an Executive Vice President at the global public relations firm Weber Shandwick and heads up the global Social Impact team, which creates brave, data-informed creative solutions for clients ranging from Nestle to Nike. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, she worked at the United Nations Foundation and was a core member of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Program. Victoria has a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.
Tami Dahl calls herself a conversational curator because she facilitates dialog to emerge around topics that matter. She is currently Associate Director for Coaching at Emory University’s MBA Career Management Center. She has worked in higher education for 15 years and is a Certified Professional Coach, group facilitator, Birkman consultant, and Designing Your Life coach. She designs and delivers professional development programming at top research universities across the U.S. for a variety of Business and STEM graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff around self-leadership, communication, and career development. Her coaching style is to leverage multiple ways of thinking, ideate over best next steps, and work with clients to set goals and prototype forward. She has a Master’s in Public Policy, a Bachelor’s of Health Science and History, and grew up speaking Spanish. A mom of two children and a dog, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia where her favorite hobbies are painting and learning about nature.
Having worked in c-level roles in Europe and the US, Steve’s experience spans commercial leadership, business transformation and people strategy. He has led and coached people at every level of their career and has a track record of delivering strategic growth to underperforming teams and business units. Having spent more than 25 years in the world of consumer research and trends, Steve has worked with some of the world’s largest consumer brands and some of the newest entrants, helping them translate insights on what people are doing and how their behavior is changing into actionable business strategies. Most recently he founded the Real Leadership Consultancy with a vision of disrupting the traditional notion of leadership, working with inspirational people who are looking to become tomorrow’s leaders. Steve holds a BA in Business Studies from Bournemouth University and lives in Surrey in England with his wife, son and dog.
Sheetal Shah is a creative learning and development facilitator and leadership coach with international experience. With over 24 years of personal research and experience in the field of personal change, self-mastery, leadership and creative mindfulness, Sheetal’s expertise is in creating a space in which people can realize their own leadership potential. She has a unique way of building trust and rapport with people and that allows her to create impactful dialogue and reflection which moves participants towards a new model of behavior. As an executive coach, Sheetal pays close attention to the needs of the client and is imaginative and intuitive in the methods used to help clients move towards their goals. She is the second Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in Kenya to be accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also the first certified teacher in Africa for the world renowned Search Inside Yourself program.
Samantha is a Leadership and Executive coach with proven success in coaching and executing impactful learning initiatives globally. She has more than 25 years’ experience delivering leadership and change development strategies, and coaching teams and individuals in the public and private sectors. Skilled in building strong relations at all levels and working cross-functionally in international and complex environments, Samantha has a proven record of global experience, including leading multicultural teams in the Americas, Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Samantha’s extensive career of developing people is built from successfully working in collaborative, team environments on various projects with changing priorities and in fragile and conflict environments. These include working for the U.K. and U.S. Governments, Non-Government Organizations and in the diplomatic, development, defense, healthcare, and education sectors. Samantha’s passion is coaching and developing others through effective leadership and management development and building high-performing teams.
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.
Osama is a bilingual (Arabic/English) senior leadership development specialist with a special interest in conducting one on one and group coaching interventions. Osama is a leadership and executive coach (MCC), owns an ICF ACSTH approved coach development program, is a coach mentor, an ICF coach assessor, and one of the most senior ICF recognized coaches in the MENA region. With an academic background in psychology and business management, and a wealth of experience in multinational business corporations, Osama supports leaders from international organizations in the for-profit, government, as well as humanitarian, international development and non-government sectors. Osama supports organizations and leaders to maximize their accomplishments by developing their competencies, using the most efficient, evidence based and principle centered pathways possible.
I am an accredited leadership coach with a diverse career spanning over 20 years as a psychologist, founder, entrepreneur and business executive having served in leadership roles with global blue chip organizations. My clients are mainly women entrepreneurs and leaders in business and non-profits wanting to scale and exponentially grow their businesses, careers and personal lives. I am passionate about diversity, inclusion and empowerment and believe in respecting and understanding differences whilst celebrating and valuing our similarities. I have been extensively involved with non-profits that support women and children issues and have coached leaders in this sector across Southern Africa, U.S. Latin America and India. I love listening to peoples’ stories and believe that we all have the potential to live a joyful life filled with meaning, purpose, and greatness.
Michelle Montserrat Oliva has coached, trained, and advised leaders and teams for over 15 years, partnering with corporate, nonprofit, and public sector organizations across the US and internationally. She holds a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. Since serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, Michelle has worked in more than 15 countries across the US, Europe, East and Southern Africa, Central America, and South Asia. As an International Coaching Federation (ICF)-certified coach and organizational development advisor, Michelle starts from the assertion that “people are, by their very nature, creative, resourceful, and whole” (Co-Active Coaching). Michelle is a lifelong student of insight meditation and mindfulness with a commitment to learning and supporting racial, social & economic equity and justice through her work and in her community, including pro bono service. A conservatory-trained musician (Manhattan School of Music), after a 20-year hiatus, she returned to music in 2017. She brings her experience listening, learning, and adapting to a range of cultures and operating contexts, and when relevant, applies the insights that the creative arts, neuroscience, and the contemplative sciences can offer us as leaders and members of a compassionate, interconnected society. Michelle lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Meryl Moritz is an organizational sociologist, entrepreneur, educator, global leadership coach and coach supervisor with 25 years of experience. Her clients, whether executives, corporate teams, or other entrepreneurs, say that their partnership with Meryl helps them articulate, live and lead from their purpose, creating lasting value for themselves, their enterprises, and for society. Awarded the Circle of Distinction (lifetime achievement) by the International Coaching Federation in 2019, Meryl is one of fewer than a thousand coaching professionals worldwide who hold ICF’s Master Certified Coach designation, which she earned in 2001. Since the pandemic, Meryl has been collaborating with disrupters and innovators in the Purpose Alliance community to mentor enterprises with 10X potential. In August 2020, she received Purpose Alliance’s Exponential Innovator credential. Meryl and her family live in New York, but her heart belongs to Shanghai, where she has been coaching and teaching for nearly 10 years.
Matteo is an international Leadership Coach (PCC ICF) and Trainer. He supports the leaders of today and of tomorrow to become an unstoppable force for positive change. Clients have included: Bloom&Wild, Google, MyTutor, Open Society Foundation, London Institute of Banking and Finance, One Acre Fund, and more. As Global Head of Coaching for EqualPlus he supports leaders to become role models for inclusivity, as faculty at Animas Centre for coaching he has trained 1000+ people to become coaches, and as trainer at Aspire Leadership he works with teams to develop their skills including: leadership communication, management, conflict mediation, and public speaking. He’s lived across seven countries, has a Masters in Physics, did research at the ESRF particle accelerator, returned to study Education to then teach Physics, before starting his own coaching business. In 2019, his coaching mindset was thoroughly tested, and thrived, through two close brushes with death.
Manasi is a Leadership coach and Founder at Illumine Leadership. She brings together approaches from positive psychology, neuroscience and embodied mindfulness to leadership coaching and development. She is a trauma informed coach, focussed on holistic growth and transformation. In her coaching practice, Manasi has worked with leaders of progressive change – purpose driven leaders, social entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers across corporates, start-ups and non-profit space in India, US and Kenya. She is passionate about helping leaders become their best self, live fully and make a bigger contribution. Prior to this, Manasi has a decade of experience across strategy consulting, start-up and social entrepreneurship space in India and East Africa. She has advised MNCs, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and leading global non-profits on program design and implementation, business transformation and entrepreneurship development. Manasi is a certified coach from Coach for Life, USA and an ICF member. She holds a MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and B.A in Economics and Mathematics from University of Mumbai.
Louise is an ICF accredited executive coach, a board director and an experienced business leader. She has a passion for working with women, at all stages of their career, to support them on their leadership journey, and with teams that want to think and act more systemically, to maximize their performance within an organization. Louise has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and finance and professional services sectors. She has worked internationally in smaller businesses and large corporates, taking on a variety of roles in general management, business transformation, program management, business development, and events management. She has also had multicultural exposure, including Europe, Australia and Asia. This breadth of experience provides her with an understanding of challenges which her clients face and an ability to work with clients of various backgrounds and cultures. Louise works collaboratively with her clients to identify goals and achieve desired coaching outcomes. Her calm and approachable nature quickly builds a sense of trust and rapport. Louise’s approach is to help people to better understand themselves and others, to gain confidence and courage, build stronger relationships and have more influence and impact. Through this process clients start to think differently and find answers to the challenges they face, unlocking practical and executable plans to advance and grow.
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.
My offer to you is a non-judgmental, caring, confidential and professional conversation as we journey together. My coaching approach utilizes a systems thinking-integral coaching approach which embraces experiential action and reflective learning. We are living in an age of disruption, uncertainty and complexity and this can leave us feeling vulnerable. Navigating the change with a coach is invaluable. I bring the perspectives of a woman, mother and wife, with more than 20 years corporate experience using an integral coaching approach which explores our humanness from a systemic, relational, spiritual and emotional perspective. What differentiates me from other coaches is that I have a legal, governance and business background. My hobbies include amateur sports photography and running, preferably not at the same time.
Jody Kennett is an ICF ACC coach who specializes in leadership development and the neuroscience of communication. She is a GAIA certified Women’s leadership coach passionate about elevating women in business and advancing women into leadership. As an ACI certified Confidence coach she has coached women leaders to rise by combining confidence, leadership, and communication. Jody has an extensive background in health and wellbeing having created and lead multiple health programs and believes in energizing leaders with health for peak performance. She coaches holistically as she is also a certified Whole Person Life Coach, WPCC. The experience she brings includes: career leadership coaching, 360 degree feedback, new and advancing leader growth plans, business advising, and C-IQ communication for trust coaching. Her experience includes working with social enterprise, non-profit, government, and private organizations. Jody is passionate about working with woman of all ages and stages of their career and leadership path.
In my own story, over 25 years ago I was suddenly struck down with a debilitating illness that still affects me today. I’ve never allowed this to impact career; becoming a Director with well over 20 years of Senior Leadership Development and Coaching backed by a verifiable track record of turnaround and growth within manufacturing, service-based and not-for-profit sectors. My competencies include:
Estefania lives out her life’s mission to enable social impact as a philanthropy expert, human rights lawyer, trusted leadership coach, and board member. She is the CEO of Aleph Leadership Corp., a coaching laboratory that allows managers to explore their authentic leadership style and think outside the box. In addition to emerging leaders, Estefania works with non-profit executive directors, lawyers, and startup founders. She builds on her expertise as a recognized social impact leader in the non-profit, diplomatic, and philanthropic sector managing projects in Africa, Latin America, and the U.S. Her thought leadership has been featured in the Huffington Post, World Economic Forum, Health Affairs Blog, and the Atlantic. Estefania served as an Executive Editor for Georgetown’s Food and Drug Law Journal and throughout her career has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers and opinion pieces. In 2015, she was selected as an Aspen Ideas scholar and as one of the “10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World” by Johnson & Johnson. In 2017, Estefania was one of the 4 nominees in the world for the Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders. Estefania currently serves on the boards of both the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) and the Colombian health startup, Bive. She is also an expert advisor for Gqual, a campaign to appoint women judges to international courts of law, and for the Gratitude Network, a social enterprise accelerator. Estefania is a recurring judge of the final round of the annual Big Ideas contest hosted by UC Berkeley. Estefania holds a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes, a master’s degree in International Law and Settlement of Disputes from the United Nations University for Peace, an LL.M in Global Health Law from Georgetown Law School, and she is currently pursuing an ALM in Management at Harvard.
For over two decades Donna has worked with senior executives and developed a proven track record of helping individuals, couples and teams achieve transformational change. She creates an environment with leaders where together they can deeply explore complex questions, engage in candid conversations and reveal core truths which leads to purposeful action. She brings a rich background in leadership theory, systemic change and organizational development expertise to her work as a coach and mentor. Donna is a certified executive, leadership and relationship systems coach. Her work integrates somatic coaching, systems thinking, conscious leadership and developmental psychology; bringing the mind, body, heart and soul into coherent alignment. 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 wide range of industries.
Born in Johannesburg and educated with a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, I travelled to many parts of the world, exploring new places on horseback, on SCUBA and working for wealthy yacht owners. I met diverse people and learned a great deal about myself. On my return to South Africa, I chose to work as a Camp Manager in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where my love of the African bush was born. In 2006 I was introduced to the world of coaching and never looked back. My coaching style is drawn from a combination of training (Results Coaches) and my own life experiences and is defined by my curiosity about life and business .I have spent over 1000 hours coaching people over the last 14 years. I have been involved in the design and facilitation of 2 leadership development programs and enjoy the long-term partnerships hat have developed with my clients. I am also the mother of an incredible little boy
In 2012, she completed the Coaches Training Institute professional co-active coaching program and completed her certification recognized by the International Coaching Federation. Cindy has managed the professional mentoring program and facilitates Managing and Leveraging Talent training series for the Women’s Network of NE Ohio (now the Women’s Leadership Institute at the Akron Chamber of Commerce). Cindy is a Career and Executive Coach for LinkedIn’s PROFINDER program. As a volunteer, she has done support group coaching for clients at OneEighty, the local integrated health system that offers domestic violence services. Cindy has worked with local women leaders in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras to help meet their leadership development needs through CAMO, a local non-profit that provides Central America Medical Outreach and community development work. Cindy has also been a coach for the Women for Change coaching community. She is a former and current co-President and Candidate’s Night moderator for the League of Women Voters of Wayne County.
I have been passionate about personal growth and development for as long as I can remember. It was in my early years of high school, when I took my first Psychology class, that I realized I could parlay this interest into a career. Then at university, when I discovered there was a whole field of applying it inside of organizations. And then early in my career in talent management, when the term “life coaching” caught my ears and I knew that it was a critical piece for me to further develop my skills and live closer to some of the values that matter most to me – deep relationship, authenticity and aliveness, healthy and productive communication, and personal and emotional wellness. My career development path and my personal growth path are like a figure-8 … they inform each other, they feed off each other, each strengthens the other. While I have enjoyed working in many different areas of talent management, my favorite arena continues to be supporting the growth and development of seekers. This is how I have stayed in alignment with my purpose – to inspire real and sustainable transformation that promotes positive change on the planet.
Bryan works with executive leaders and their teams to unleash their full potential. He has worked as an internal executive coach within global organizations, as well as, externally in the past with a focus on the Financial Services industry. He holds his PCC certification through the ICF along with other assessments in order to support his clients to reach their goals. Bryan’s passion for coaching allows him to build a relationship where the foundation is trust, assisting leaders and financial advisors in developing plans that will lead to meeting their business objectives. Bryan began his career as a leader in the financial services industry in 1997 and pivoted towards a coaching role in 2015. In addition, he has held positions as a Branch Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Assistant Market Director leading large teams at Fortune 500 companies. Bryan was an internal executive coach for Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch working with Senior Executives, Regional Presidents, and successful emerging leaders in building out their development plans and executing through 1 on 1 coaching engagements to break through perceived obstacles and reach new heights in both their professional and personal lives. Bryan has executed strategic vision for several firms through projects such as Service Delivery Model, Accelerating Sales Effectiveness and Team Member Engagement. He is certified in areas such as DISC, Motivators, Intelligent Leadership, and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Coaching among others.
Beverly Lewinski specializes in Executive/Leadership Coaching. She engages leaders by investing in their agenda, treating them respectfully and bearing no judgement. She uses a positive psychology approach to encourage their success. She creates an environment of trust, mutual respect and curiosity. Bev’s light-hearted manner generates a mindset for learning and exploration Bev is most successful in helping leaders identify their natural strengths, how to use them, and keep them in balance. She believes that creating self-awareness ultimately broadens the path to improved performance and strategic leadership. Bev’s client’s make more informed choices and better decisions, and develop higher-functioning teams. Bev coached clients from a wide array of industries; financial services. director of a trade association and an Executive leader for a Chamber of Commerce and a non-profit. Beverly, a Board Certified Coach, earned a BS degree in HRM and has certifications and trainings in other pertinent areas. Beverly is a former military spouse and she often volunteers in her community on BOD and other groups.. She has a passion for working with people who are dedicated to becoming more effective leaders
Veronica is an organizational and individual change facilitator, consultant and coach. She is an ICF PCC and coach mentor as well as a COMENSA (Coaching and Mentoring South Africa) Senior Practitioner and Registered Supervisor. With over 35 years of experience, she has worked with non-profit organizations involved in early childhood development through to aged seniors programs, international conservation, education, emerging entrepreneurs and social outreach. She believes in taking coaching to areas that were previously unable to access it, so helping to build a more equal society for the future. Veronica has over 35 years of experience in business consulting and change management in the UK, Europe and across Africa, working in diverse industries such as government, financial services, retail, education, healthcare and community /NGO. She added coaching to the mix over 10 years ago as she could see that many individuals and organizations struggled with change and needed the additional support that coaching brings. Having run her own businesses, she could understand the many requirements and challenges that leaders face. Her experience has led her to believe that as individuals we have many roles to play in our lives, both personal and professional, and we want to be the best version of ourselves in all of them, whilst staying true to our values. That insight underpins all of Veronica’s work with her clients, assisting them to adapt to their changing world while retaining their integrity. Veronica trained as an Integral Coach where the focus is on the individual and how they are in relationship to others and to the systems of which they are part, both personally and professionally. Veronica has also been devoting time and energy over the last ten years to working with non-profit organizations and communities to enable them to engage more effectively and strategically with their work and stakeholders. Veronica has facilitated focus groups, community building events and training programs for a variety of individuals and organizations that include teachers, emerging entrepreneurs, youths, health workers and professional organizations.
I am a fully qualified Leadership and Executive coach with over 18 years’ experience, working with Directors and Chief Executives in the Private, Public and Social Change sectors. I am, also, Director of Executive 21 Limited, which has grown to be a successful business with a solid reputation; and until recently, I was a Member of Faculty for the Academy of Executive Coaching, London I specialize in enabling clients to become more effective leaders and/or to take on new and bigger roles; and the feedback shows that my clients get results which are not only real and sustainable but frequently exceed their own expectations! My approach is to develop strong and trusting partnerships with my clients and create a tailored program for each, which may include Stakeholder Input, Leadership Tutorials and/or Strategic Career planning Prior to my coaching career, I have had more than 15 years’ experience in operational management, including many senior and international roles within the Johnson and Johnson Inc group of companies.
Rosemary Bloom is a certified coach with over 30 years international corporate and coaching experience. Rosemary is bilingual (English / French) and coaches in both languages. She is based in France and works globally. Rosemary was born and educated in South Africa where she trained as a lawyer. After 18 years working in major law firms in New York and London, and then as European General Counsel for The Walt Disney Company, Rosemary trained as a coach on moving to France in 2005. She recently co-founded the coaching firm SquareDot Partners focused on international leadership and culture coaching. Rosemary’s clients include international corporations, professional service firms and business schools. She has a particular passion for working with international and not-for-profit organizations; she is on the Board of the French charity Orphelins Sida International, and works with two organizations supporting refugee entrepreneurs.
I am an experienced Integral Coach, the integral approach incorporates the heart, body and mind. I use this by pulling all the elements together to create new possibilities for my clients. I combine this with contemporary social neuroscience, this allows my clients to connect to their very best thinking and allow for real and sustainable changes. I am passionate about seeing others discover the potential which lies within themselves. My own life experience has allowed me to build onto my methodologies and allow me to offer my clients a unique coaching journey and allow for real actualization and sustainable results. Linked to this I have a very good grasp of organizational dynamics, and the challenges and opportunities faced by people. This means I can help them work skillfully by building relationships, positively affecting the environment, getting results for the business. For me coaching is about learning new ways of observing yourself and others in the world to create new possibilities to shift our way of being to become more resilient, resourceful, and creative. It is s something that I am passionate about and believe it is a vocation and not a job!
Navneet has over 23 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations and business development in Canada and Asia. As an executive coach (PCC) and facilitator, Navneet now works with senior executives across diversified industries to help improve their business skills, drive change and brand their leadership style. Through innovation, strategy and execution, Navneet makes leaders aware of the adaptive challenges of a VUCA world. She is able to blend the best of East and West to help her clients gain a competitive edge in the global market. Since 2007, Navneet has been running her own consulting practice to serve corporations in the private and public sectors.
Since the mid 2000s, Marina has coached senior leaders, both individuals and teams, in the UK, mainland Europe and West Africa (Nigeria). Her clients have been drawn from a range of industries including: professional services, financial, utility, energy and sports as well as from the public and not-for-profit sectors. Before qualifying as an executive coach, Marina spent 15 years managing strategic and operational change in the energy and utility sectors. Given her passion for organizational change, she is keen to help leaders understand their role and influence in shifting behaviors that keep teams stuck in the same dysfunctional cycle. Encouraging team working and transparency, she coaches her client teams to build genuine collaboration and connections across the business so they collectively better serve their clients and other stakeholders. Marina is an Ashridge Accredited Coach and Coach Supervisor, with an MSc in Executive Coaching. She is also an accredited Conversational Intelligence® (CIQ) Coach.
Lucy Shenouda’s enduring passion is exploring the human condition. She strives to explore the mysteries of the human experience, cultivating best thinking, creativity, and resilience. As a global citizen, Lucy has lived and worked across three continents. Over a 25-year career, she supported Fortune 500 / Global 500 leaders with branding and marketing expertise. As a Professional Coach, Lucy provides leadership coaching, team coaching and meeting facilitation in support of leadership excellence and value-creation. Lucy’s lived experience adapting across cultures, diverse environments and challenging circumstances sets the foundation for supporting global clients in reaching their highest potential while navigating their biggest challenges. She strives to foster essential conversations that disrupt workplace complacency, bringing focus and attention to the heart of what really matters for leaders & teams. From a young age, Lucy is a writer and artist. She’s a connector and strategist, and mother of two adult boys.
As Structure & Flow, I provide the trustful thinking partnership and open, reflective space for focused dialogue – a space to make sense of opportunities and dilemmas from different perspectives, to gain new insights and explore future possibilities. I support and challenge leaders, managers, teams and other professionals through coaching, training and facilitation as they try out new approaches and behaviors, questioning established structures, assumptions and ways of working. Maybe the task is reinvention or to shape a common purpose and set of values or to clarify a vision and direction moving forward. Or perhaps it’s to develop greater awareness through critical self-examination or the mindset and confidence to learn new skills. Other themes might include: driving change and shaping culture, building strong relationships and communication, working across cultures and diversity, developing and inspiring others, and building resourcefulness, resilience, self-care and personal effectiveness. My approach combines the structure of frameworks, processes, planning, boundaries and discipline, with the flow of improvisation, creativity, playful exploration, autonomy and fun. It is principle-led, holistic and adaptive. It involves seeing the systems and patterns in context and culture, integrating knowledge from various disciplines, and upholding high professional standards and ethical practice.
Joan’s life purpose is to create intimate environments so that people thrive; this acts as her north star in all her work and interactions with others. She has extensive experience in working with organizations as a senior manager, executive and as a consultant. She has specialised in leadership and talent since 2001 and been an executive coach for over 16 years. Prior to her consulting experience, Joan has enjoyed an eclectic career spanning Marketing, Operations, HR & Communications. Her expertise lies in working with teams and individuals in creating bespoke solutions to specific people needs with a specific focus on diversity & inclusion. Joan has a strong track record in building trusted advisor relationships and supporting others to grow and develop.
As a seasoned financial and operational executive, Jackie has a track record of leadership in a diversity of organizations, from Fortune 50 technology firms to venture backed start-ups. She has held CFO positions in technology and consumer focused MedTech firms where she led both the finance and the administrative functions. In this role she managed relationships with board members and investors and was on point for significant rounds of investment. Jackie has also served as a consulting CFO to organizations seeking to grow their cash positions. Earlier in her career, Jackie was Director of Strategy & Planning at Hewlett-Packard Company. There she developed the operating plans, budgets and performance measurements for a $600M software organization and directly managed 100 employees in the US, Germany, Israel and China. Jackie received her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and worked as a CPA for a NY public accounting firm. She also taught finance as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University. Jackie has an abiding interest in the non-profit sector and has put her skills to work as a board member of distinguished organizations in healthcare and the performing arts. Her board work has focused on issues of non-profit governance and executive leadership, particularly in response to external crises or major organizational transitions.
Helen is an accomplished, results-oriented leader, facilitator and coach. She approaches her roles with energy, enthusiasm and a passion for transforming individuals and teams. She has a strong track record in driving and motivating cross-functional and global teams to perform beyond expectations. Working with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to deliver results and performance improvement, Helen led a global team and engaged with business partners to drive strategic direction, facilitate cultural change, and enhance skills to deliver on organizational priorities for the UK Government.
I have always been interested in people – who they are, what they do and why they do it. I am naturally open and am especially curious about cultures different from my own. For me, coaching offers the best combination of my skills and interests in a way that is constructive and useful for others. I believe we all have potential, and that coaching is a key enabler to activate this, irrespective of our role or the context for our work. Coaching enables personal insight, learning, clarity and authenticity and is an opportunity to pause before consciously re-engaging to reach our desired goals. Outcomes can include a clearer way forward, increased self- awareness and learning, and clarity on deeper purpose. I am constantly learning and my current focus is understanding the interplay between the individual and the systems they come from. Separately, I am studying how to work more somatically to enable better awareness of the whole self and as a lifelong animal lover, I am interested in animal facilitated learning and how horses may be part of the coaching process.
My purpose is to empower individuals and organizations to be a creative force -collaborating consciously and achieving meaningful outcomes. I am passionate about supporting leaders to practice creative behaviors with awareness, to become interpersonally intelligent, and consistently hold systemic awareness. I coach and design learning experiences, to support leaders and teams thrive, to create a space for deep reflection, and to build the energy for new action. My diverse industry and leadership experiences across 18 years (in three different industries-Media, Technology, Learning- in global organizations) helps me adapt swiftly to the uniqueness of the leader’s context. I have partnered with organizations across IT, ITES, Telecom, Manufacturing, Banking, Consulting, Pharma, Insurance, Capital goods, Research firms, among others. I have led several women leadership programs, focused on developing self-awareness, self-management, and honing the critical and practical skills required to be an empowered, choiceful, and successful leader in today’s VUCA world.
Barbara Walsh is the Managing Director of Metaco, a bespoke consultancy focused on the areas of Strategic Leadership Team Development and Organizational Culture Optimization, and Co-Founder of Teams & Beyond, an online resource platform supporting the ongoing learning of team coaches, consultants and team leaders. Her specialization is in the development and optimization of connected, value-creating senior leadership teams, that are resilient, agile and aligned to the strategic direction of the organization. Barbara is Senior Faculty and a Team Coach Supervisor for the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate and Master Practitioner Diploma programs, and over the past eight years has co-managed these programs in the Southern Africa Region. She has an MSc in Coaching & Behavioral Change from Henley Business School (UK), alongside several recognized practitioner coaching qualifications, including a Master Practitioner Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching and the EMCC Senior Practitioner in Team Coaching. She is registered by the SA Board for People Practices as a Master HR Practitioner: Learning and Development.
Originally from the Netherlands, Sylvia lived and worked in Lebanon (ICRC), Senegal (UNESCO) and Afghanistan (USAID) for several years, became an American citizen in 2005, and currently lives in Massachusetts. Sylvia is fluent in Dutch, English and French. Sylvia has 7 years coaching experience and is an Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Certified Professional Coach (CPC), an International Coaching Federation Associated Certified Coach (ACC). Sylvia is also a certified Conversational Intelligence® (CIQ) Coach. Sylvia’s coaching practice is focused on helping senior NGO leaders, especially in Francophone and Anglophone Africa bring out the best in themselves and their staff and navigate the turbulences of our times.
Suzanne has 30+ years of experience working in the UK and Asia specialising in Executive Coaching, Leadership and Team Development, and behavioural change. Suzanne has worked with multi-national organisations in both the public and private sectors, supporting learning and development of a wide range of staff and cultures across global geographies. This has ranged from individual specialists to senior leaders, enhancing their impact with commercial businesses, customers as well as across governments. Having worked across several industries, a major focus for Suzanne has been on coaching leaders through transformational change and organizational challenges. She partners with clients to help them manage the challenges they encounter as they take on new roles and responsibilities. This is done through cultivating a deeper self-awareness of individual strengths and resourcefulness in the face of change, aiding clients in further developing self-confidence, resilience, and improved leadership skills. Suzanne is an ICF certified Executive Coach (PCC). Her experience and qualification in Social Work, specializing in psychology and human development, forms the foundations for her approach.
Marilyn O’Hearne, MSW, MCC, is a highly experienced coach, mentor and supervisor who has worked both in the NGO and private sector in over 30 countries. She has served on the ICF Global Board of Directors, as a Board Member at the Association of Coach Training Organizations and on the Advisory Team for ICF Advance Cultural Competency Event. Marilyn is a recognized thought leader in the areas of personal bias, CQ and EQ, having published numerous articles of the topic as well as a book, Breaking Free from Bias, targeted at organizations to support them manage unconscious bias. She believes that expanding potential, including Cultural Intelligence, results in reduced conflict while also boosting prosperity and peace. Through her work, breakthrough changes are achieved in individual, team and organizational results through renewing vision and focus leading to sustainable goal attainment rather than burn out and loss of talent. Clients appreciate Marilyn for her deep knowledge of cross-cultural interventions gained from strong international exposure, including in Ethiopia. They also appreciate her gentle strength, warmth, humor, integrity and excellent communication skills. Known for her generosity in contributing to the coaching profession, the community and clients alike, Marilyn has trained and mentored hundreds of coaches internationally, including through her own “Culturally Intelligent” Programs as well as through her involvement with two coach training organizations. Marilyn has served as an NGO leader in Brazil and an Organizational Behavior and International Business University Adjunct Professor in Hong Kong and Malaysia. A lifelong learner, her post-graduate training has included Systems Theory, Mediation, Intercultural Communication, Global Coaching Supervision Certification, Advanced Diploma in Deep Transformational Coaching, Coaching and Mentoring International, Immunity to Change and Six Sigma. Marilyn is a Thomas Leonard Achievement Award recipient, given to coaches who exemplify the visionary perspective of Thomas Leonard, a major contributor to both the profession and industry of coaching, and founder of the International Coach Federation.
Maria Wade is an executive coach and consultant, specializing in coaching leaders who are responsible for creating and impacting organizational cultures. Together, with her clients, Maria works to create more spaces where people feel they belong, desire to contribute and are valued for who they are. Maria believes in people’s limitless potential, wholeness, resourcefulness, and natural creativity. As an agent of change, she is passionate about leading individuals and organizations through transitions, rooting coaching in the vision of the future state. Leveraging her own personal experience in managing a transition from her native country to the United States, she is uniquely positioned to provide insights into the importance of welcoming change and adapting through it. Prior to establishing her bilingual (English & Russian) coaching practice, Maria’s wide-ranging career included leadership roles in legal services and project management in mergers and acquisition, asset management, paper production, electricity and heat production, gas and oil, consulting, and other industries. Maria holds a Master’s Degree in Law, a Master’s in Business Administration, PMP® and Prosci certifications, and a Coaching Certificate from Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program.
Malini is a seasoned professional with over 26 years of experience in Telecommunications, Business Process Outsourcing and Executive Coaching. She is an International Coaching Federation Certified PCC (Professional Certified Coach) with over 1,300 coaching hours in over 25+ Countries and 40 Industries.
Malini’s expertise covers the following areas
• One-on-one Executive Coaching
• Team & Integrated Coaching
• Coaching skills and ICF Certified Coach trainings
• Hogan and Leadership Circle Profile Assessments.
o Hult Ashridge Executive Coach
o Coach Training Faculty with Coach-To-Transformation
o Volunteer Coach with EthicalCoach
Malini’s purpose as a coach is to help her clients achieve their objectives and become the best versions of themselves. She partners with clients on a journey of self-discovery and insightful conversations about goals, objectives, behaviours, and beliefs leading to inner transformation.
She has successfully leveraged real world corporate experience to support leaders grow & achieve their full potential. Her skill sets include an ability to work with clients from various cultures and diverse backgrounds.
Her clients include Senior Leadership from Novo Nordisk, Prudential, Shell, Heineken, Unilever, Coca- Cola, Akamai, Vodafone, Etisalat, Schlumberger, Capgemini, University of Waterloo, MongoDB and entrepreneurs across geographies like US, Canada, Norway, France, U K, Nigeria, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, India, and Malaysia.
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English, Delhi University (India)
• Executive Program in General Management – Sloan School, MIT (U S)
• Results Trained Coach – NeuroLeadership Institute (U K)
• Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) from Coacharya
• International Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach
• Hogan Certified
• Leadership Circle Profile Practitioner
Lucrecia Iruela has a very eclectic background. She started in the leadership arena when she was eighteen years old. She understands leadership in a 360 view. She’s a Leadership Accelerator, Community Builder and Culture Catalyst. Lucrecia is the Founder and CEO of Meliora, a consulting firm specializing in leadership where she coaches and facilitates programs to top notch executives in the largest corporations in the Silicon Valley. She is also the Founder of Tronco, a high-end, revolutionary luxury leather wearable goods brand and Dugodo, an App that allows people to share the life they love and their favorite places. Lucrecia has a global mindset; her motto in life is “to have a life that you are proud of, understand your values, and share it with the world. We all are in charge of our decisions and the environment that we want to create.” She’s worked in the most prestigious law firms in Europe and California. Justice & Equilibrium, Flexibility and Passion are her values. Lucrecia is a seasoned Human Resources (HR) consultant and a leadership coach in multiple countries. She helps clients to expand their visions to understand other cultures and perspectives. She brings the Silicon Valley ecosystem and mindset to different markets and regions around the world with her writing, coaching and speaking.
Kyoko Morimura is a Leadership Coach, working with leaders at all levels in Corporate and non-profit organizations. With over 20 years of leadership development and coaching experience, Kyoko specializes in helping leaders elevate their impact on their teams, organizations, and communities. Kyoko believes coaching is one of the unique enablers for human development. It helps people discover their authentic self and courageously bring that truth to their leadership. Kyoko is committed to creating the “true space” where her clients can explore who they are and what their bold aspirations are. Her motto is: “Reveal people to who they are, and everything else will follow.” Kyoko’s credentials include Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coaching Federation (ICF), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from Co-Active Training Institute, and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NB-HWC).
Karin is driven by helping people to be at their best – especially at the workplace. As an executive and team coach her focus is on developing leaders who want to be genuine and authentic. Karin was born and raised in Germany. She studied business and international relations in Germany and the US before joining UNESCO in Paris and later NEC Electronics in Europe. To feed her curiosity and desire to learn and solve problems, she joined Deloitte and worked for 18 years as a management consultant in Europe, North-America, East and Southeast Asia in progressive roles. She found her true calling in people development as coach, mentor and advisor when she joined Kay Group – a leadership and team development firm in Tokyo – in 2017. Her coaching spans from instructural coaching to breakthrough coaching depending on the needs and desired outcomes of her clients. She frequently works with first time leaders who want to grow into their role and find their own voice. Karin is native speaking English and German.
John Cockburn-Evans splits his time between coaching and consulting across many countries, as well as mentoring start-up businesses. He has held senior leadership roles in manufacturing and engineering for large global companies such as BASF, Total & DuPont. John has also lectured on change management for MBA courses and acts as a Business Ambassador and Branch Chairman for the Institute of Directors. John is passionate about making a difference and has worked with companies around the world in very challenging environments, helping leaders improve the company culture and shift mindsets. He has recently participated in the ICF UK Ambition Institute partner program, coaching high potential senior UK educational leaders. As a Fellow of the I.Chem.E. he also mentors’ young chemical engineers through their professional qualifications.
As a child, Jakub Grzadzielski sang as a chorister in the world-famous Stuligrosz Choir, with which he toured throughout Europe. Later, he moved from music to sports, playing center for a major Polish regional basketball team. However, a serious knee injury curtailed his basketball career. He shifted to amateur boxing while pursuing his education, eventually graduating from the University of Technology in Poznan in the field of Electrical Engineering. Originally, he intended to get a PhD. However, family life intervened. “I’ll finish my doctoral studies,” he says with a laugh, “when my daughters leave home for college.” In his 17 years leading various teams in the automotive industry, Jakub discovered his real passion: working with and for people. “When I help people,” he states, “their achievements feel like my achievements.” What led Jakub to Stakeholder Centered Coaching? “After reading Marshall Goldsmith’s book, ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’, I felt that the concepts in this book were the absolute foundation for any successful transformation.” He extolls “the incredible practicality and effectiveness of SCC methodology. From experience, I know that this approach guarantees measurable progress.” Jakub finds most rewarding the experience when the person he’s coaching changes behavior in a way that what was perceived as a weakness is now perceived as a strength. “These are the moments that show how much our profession is needed,” he says.
Henna Inam is an executive coach, global speaker and the author of the book Wired for Disruption. A 20-year veteran of Fortune 500 companies she has seen first-hand the pressures of leading in times of disruption. Her book details the five shifts in agility and 15 Agility Accelerators (tools and practices) to help activate our innate agility and be a force for good in times of disruption. Her neuroscience-based research shows that agility is already built into our DNA. In the book, she shares how these shifts are within our control and promote well-being to help us thrive in the future of work. Together, we can create workplaces and a world that work better for all.
Based in Mexico City, Diana is fluent in English and Spanish. Diana has 13 years coaching experience and for the past 11 years, Diana has been actively involved in the World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS), where she has served as IMS Official Facilitator (Spanish and English). In 2020, Diana served as Official Summit Facilitator for IM Spanish Sessions. Diana specializes in strategic planning and human development, working with managers and executives to boost skills, and grow and develop productive teams. Prior to becoming a coach, Diana worked for more than 20 years as Executive Director in Mexican and International Holdings.
As an Executive Coach, Christine’s talent lies in her ability to meet people where they are. She thrives on uncovering obstacles that keep talented individuals and teams from realizing their full potential. Her strengths are in helping her clients expose their blind spots, gain clarity on their aspirations, and take actions with structure and confidence. Using research based and proven methodologies, Christine guides her clients through transition and change. Christine has more than 15 years of experience consulting with organizations and working with leaders on how to actualize their highest potential so they can maximize wellbeing while leading with impact. As an ICF certified coach, Christine blends her organizational insight and strategic thinking to comprehensive engagements. With openness and curiosity, Christine will work with you to gain greater self-awareness, a catalyst for growth and change. She is known for her intuition and insight to navigate complex and challenging circumstances with empathy and support. Christine listens deeply and asks powerful questions to help gain wisdom of one’s mindset and behaviors and their influence on personal and professional goals. Christine creates a safe and trusting partnership for all of those she collaborates with.
PATH TO PURPOSE Bethany came to coaching by way of a motorbike in South Sudan. While working with humanitarian organizations, Bethany saw first-hand the power of creating safe spaces for people to identify their goals and develop strategies to accomplish their visions. Through those experiences, Bethany pursued a new vision for her own life to create space for people to connect to their purpose. Bethany received a masters degree in Human Resource management and has focused on empowering employees to reach their potential within organizations for over a decade. As a certified coach through the International Coaching Federation, Bethany now works full-time with clients spanning the technology, development, and non-profit sectors.
UNLOCKING POTENTIAL pharmaceutical, political, international Bethany partners with individuals and organizations to develop internal resources that unleash potential. By identifying core values, strengths, and motivators, clients develop a toolkit of strategies to accomplish their goals. Along with that, clients learn their patterns of fears, stressors, and habits that can inhibit potential. Bethany’s coaching process ensures clients have the tools, strategies, and resilience they need to pursue their vision and connect to their purpose.
Belinda Chiu, Ed.D. believes in the power of play to bring authenticity and compassion for a happier planet. Through her 20+ years coaching, training, and leading individuals and teams in the public, academic, and private sectors, she is on the forefront of democratizing emotional intelligence and committed to developing courageous leaders and powerful teams dedicated to equity and representation. She serves as visiting faculty for Tuck’s Global Leadership, Fordham’s Gabelli TALK, and Dartmouth’s Management Leadership Development Program. She is a faculty member, content designer, and ICF-certified Meta-Coach for the Emotional Intelligence Coaching Program co-developed by Dr. Daniel Goleman; a Certified Teacher with the Google-born Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute; and Teaching Fellow with True North Leadership. She engages with organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Stanford, and the World Economic Forum, As founder of Hummingbird research coaching consulting, she collaborates with Ignition Coaching as Chief Learning Designer, the Mind Gym as Master Coach, Laughter on Call as Mindfulness Comedian, and eiFOCUS as board member. She continues to serve the U.S. State Department as an International Liaison. Author of The Mindful College Applicant, she is a regular contributor on platforms such as Thrive Global.
Ayin is Indian-Malaysian and currently live in Kuala Lumpur with his Chinese-American wife and two young children. He is a leadership and organizational development consultant who works internationally with senior leaders and their teams. Previously, he was a venture capital consultant in London and Geneva, and also held senior audit roles at KPMG in Dublin, and at PwC and Morgan Stanley in New York. He holds an MA in Systems-Psychodynamic Consulting from the Tavistock Clinic and is certified in several coaching and psychometric tools. He also holds an MBA from Switzerland and is a Fellow of the Irish Chartered Accounting Institute. He was a founding Member of the Society for Organizational Learning (Singapore) and an Associate member of the Organization Promoting Understanding of Society. Over the past few years, he has focused on bringing conversations on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and on Sustainability into leadership development.
My career has provided me with a wealth of experience in many different industry sectors with organizations of varying size and states of maturity. Having held executive positions for more than 20 years, I became a consultant in the field of change and follow my interest in the relationship between culture and strategy. For a number of years, alongside my day job, I was a guest lecturer on the Executive MBA program at Cass Business School and a member of its Advisory Board.
Suha F. Daou, MA, Ph.D., is a multilingual expert with more than 24 years of professional consulting, individual and team coaching, facilitation, and academic experience in a wide array of industries and organizations. Dr. Daou taught graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, negotiation, ethics, and all facets of human resource management and development. While at the UN, Dr. Daou led the Management, Leadership, Communication and Innovation (MLCI) Unit at the UNHCR Global Learning Center in Budapest where she was actively involved and either directly or indirectly responsible for the assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of all core management and leadership development programs for national and professional staff at all levels. As a consultant, Dr. Daou has provided a variety of performance improvement efforts including executive coaching; team coaching; comprehensive needs assessment; the design and development of training programs and materials; selection and performance appraisal guidelines; and human resource interventions and associated evaluation programs for a variety of organizations spanning several industries. In the area of leadership development, Dr. Daou designed and conducted numerous leadership competency assessments and resultant leadership development interventions. Dr. Daou is a certified practitioner in a variety of psychometric assessments including the Hogan Assessment, the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory, The Korn Ferry Leadership Architect (KFLA) and Korn Ferry 360 (KF360), and the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Inventory. Dr. Daou is certified by Georgetown University as an Executive Leadership Coach. Dr. Daou is currently completing the Global Organization Executive Coaching program at HEC Paris.
Shannon Salentine is a leadership coach and consultant. She works one on one with individuals and groups to find clarity in their purpose, take action, and make a difference in the world. Shannon believes that when we bring our whole selves to serve the needs of our community and world, we leverage our strengths and humanity to live and lead fully with courage, compassion, and integrity. She’s passionate about partnering with leaders to hold their vision for a better world while integrating the practices and tools they need to amplify their leadership and sustain their own well-being. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Shannon works globally with individuals and organizations. She is a trained Co-Active Coach with a Professional Coach Certificate from the International Coaches Federation and a Master of Public Health in International Health and Development from Tulane University. Her coaching approach draws from additional certifications in the Leadership Circle Profile and the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory and training in the neuroscience of coaching, embodied coaching, mindful meditation, and anti-racism. Shannon has over 20 years of experience working in public health and global development. Over the course of her career she developed as a leader and a coach while supporting teams from around the world working to improve health systems. On the day to day, you can find Shannon coaching, collaborating, and speaking on living a mindful and purpose-driven life. She spends her week mornings getting her kids to school (mostly on-time) and her weekends with her family exploring Durham, NC and beyond.
Patrick Reilly specializes in executive coaching and consulting. He has worked extensively with leaders in the health care, technology, and construction sectors for more than 25 years, internationally and in the US. His passion is getting leaders into action for success and satisfaction. He has extensive experience in accelerating executive development and employee engagement. Additionally, he has served on a number of non-profit boards in the arts and professional services. The core principles that drive his work include: Goal clarity is essential for success. He always clarifies his intention for his client before beginning to work with his client. Right strategy and cultural awareness are critical to goal achievement. Goal achievement is essential for building the motivation and commitment to tackle the next higher level goal. And then, he asks himself, what do I see today when I look at my client? And then, what is needed?
Dr. Noémie Le Pertel is an internationally renowned expert, keynote speaker, consultant, thought-leader and executive resilience coach specializing in sustainability and human flourishing for global institutions. She is the founder/CEO of Empowered Wellness and the Center for Positive Leadership, LLC, empowering the fulfillment of potential through human-centered, whole-person leadership with embodied neuroscience for over 20 years. She is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches. Clients include United Nations, European Central Bank, NN Investment Partners, KBC, Columbia Business School, Ireland’s Health Service Executive, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, AppNexus, CHUBB, AACSB, Etsy, AbbVie, New York Times. Dr. Le Pertel currently leads research on global and organizational wellbeing, burnout, health and human flourishing in 122 countries with Harvard School of Public Health and World Bank. She is an academic director, adjunct professor, and lead faculty for IE University’s Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Transformation, the Center for Corporate Learning and Innovation, the International Masterclass in L&D Leadership at IE Business School, and a visiting professor at the International School of Management in Paris, France. Dr. Le Pertel serves as a learning coach for executives at INSEAD business school and is an instructor for Stanford University’s BeWellinitiative, where she teaches Sustainable Happiness: Global Human Flourishing for university staff. She is the founder and chair of the Economics of Wellbeing & Global Human Flourishing working group at Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program.