INAUGURAL COACH TEAM

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.

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Carol Kauffman

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.

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David Drake

David founded and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Design. The firm uses its expertise in coaching and change to help individuals, teams and organizations bring new narratives to life. David has worked with over 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, PwC, Westpac, and numerous state and federal government agencies. He has taught coaching skills to over 10,000 leaders, managers and professionals in organizations, largely in support of strategic change initiatives. David began his career as an educator and grief worker, and has since then worked in the coaching space for over twenty years. He has drawn from his rich background to develop innovative methods for facilitating transformative change using people’s own stories. He is the founder of the field of narrative coaching, and he has taught this work to practitioners in 16 countries. He has written over 50 publications on coaching, leadership and narratives; he serves on the Senior Advisory Board for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. His current research interests: using attachment theory and applied mindfulness in developing people and using Applied Narrative Design as a scalable change model.

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David Peterson

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.”

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Frances Hesselbein

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.

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Marshall Goldsmith

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. Dr. Goldsmith is a Professor of Management Practice at the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business. His Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams Marshall’s work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. His 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.

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Judith E. Glaser

Judith E. Glaser is an Organizational Anthropologist. She is one of the most pioneering and innovative change agents, consultants and executive coaches in the consulting and coaching industry and is the world’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence®, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation, and is a best-selling author of 7 business books including her newest best seller - Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results. Through the application of ‘the Neuroscience of WE™ to business challenges, Judith shows CEOs and their teams how to elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact the bottom line. Judith is the founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications Inc. and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute with over thirty years of business experience working with CEOs and their teams in establishing WE-centric cultures poised to strategically handle business challenges in the face of moving targets. Her transformational approaches using neuroscience and anthropology enable leaders to raise their Conversational Intelligence® and build agile and higher performing individuals and teams poised to impact the bottom line and top line results in their organizations.

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Professor Peter Hawkins

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 organisational 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 organisations. 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.

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Mark Thompson

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.

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EthicalCoach Team

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 communications and fundraising to local coach team support, these are the people actively working behind the scenes to make the magic happen.

Benjamin Croft EthicalCoach Founder (Croatia)

Rebekah Uccellini Project Director (United States)

Jane Cooke-Lauder NGO Team Lead, R&D Team and Review Committee (Canada)

Varun Kesar Admin Manager / WBECS (United Kingdom)

Eva Košćak Project Manager (Croatia)

Kathryn Bean Volunteer Experience Lead (Canada)

Kerry Woodcock R&D Team Lead (Canada)

Kofi Hagan NGO Team (Rwanda)

Sebastian Fox Events Marketing Lead (United Kingdom)

Bilen Asrat Head of Secretariat, ECSF (Ethiopia)

Negash Teklu Local Partners - ECSF (Ethiopia)

Dr Meshesha Shewarega Local Partners CCRDA (Ethiopia)

Colleen Lewis Coach and R&D Teams (Canada)

Sam Voorhies NGO Team (United States)

Marie-Claude Lapalme Coach Team Lead (Canada)

Jaung Ah Lee NGO Team (South Korea)

Shruti Swaroop NGO Team (India)

Solomon Mekonnen R&D Team (Ethiopia)

Vesna Jovicevic Coach Team (Serbia)

Gwen Mitchell Coach Team (United States)

Hari Camino M&E and Communication Teams (Mexico)

Karen Radtke Coach and R&D Teams (United States)

Malini S. Kumar Communications Team (Nigeria)

Steadman Harrison NGO Team (Ethiopia)

Wendy Swire Coach Team (United States)

Sheena Payne Communications Team (United States)

Sherry Matheson Coach Team

Yene Assegid R&D Team (Ethiopia)

Kerisha Collins Design and Editing Team (United Kingdom)

Beth Schofield Social Media Team (United Kingdom)

Deb Rae Events Planning Team and the Evaluation Team (Australia)

Nikola Mucnjak Website Designer (Croatia)

Dima Peresta Website Developer (Ukraine)

Tasha Goldberg Former Communications Team Lead (United States)

Yvette A Sedilla Admin Support Team (Philippines)

Tsehay Admassu Kebede Local Partner (Ethiopia)

Tenagne Lemma NGO Team (Ethiopia)

Vikram Kapoor Ombudsman and Happiness Generator (United States)

Judy Wolf Marketing & Communications Team (United States)

Emily Kobek Summit Design Support (United Kingdom)

Vivien Hunt Communications Team and the Events Team (United Kingdom)

Shoeleh Forghani Budget/ Project Management/ Admin (Australia)

Anushly Sithamparam Local Coach Team (Sri Lanka)

Amanda Michelle Echevarria Ombudsman and Happiness Generator (Guatemala)

Hrvoje Kovacevic Motion Graphic Artist/Video Producer (Croatia)

Larissa Thurlow Local Coach Team training (Canada)

Shay Withnell Review Committee (Australia)

Sara Groenendijk Local Coaches Support Team (Ethiopia)

Julie Sim Ombudsman and Happiness Generator (New Zealand)

Concha Mayo Copy Writer (Spain)

Graham Dodds Marketing Team (United Arab Emirates)

Catherine Tole Event Planning Team (Kenya)

Elsbeth Hurry Coaching Support Team (United States)

Past Contributing Members

We would not be where we are today without the efforts of our entire volunteer team, whether currently active or having helped along the way. Our past volunteers remain an important part of the EthicalCoach journey and family.

Annemarie Provisero Former Project Manager (United States)

Katie Milton Communications Team (United States)

John Moore Team Mentor (United States)

Ellen Saravis Social Media Support (United States)

Susan J Hilger Communications Team (United States)

Pamela Strawgate Review Committee (France)

Natalie Jackman Ible Former Review Committee and Communications Team (Trinidad and Tobago)

Janet Harvey Summit Design Team (United States)

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