The Hunger Project is a global movement of individuals and organizations in 23 countries worldwide working in authentic partnership for the sustainable end of hunger.

The Hunger Project was founded in 1977, in the wake of the rising debate on world hunger triggered by the first Rome World Food Conference.

The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger with a mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.

Mindset shift is at the heart of The Hunger Project’s programs. The Hunger Project and EthicalCoach believe that leadership coaching is a key component for building leadership capacity. We’re on a mission to put data behind that belief.

Thirteen members of The Hunger Project have been selected for six months of pro-bono leadership coaching around their most pressing organizational, team and professional challenges.

They have been matched with coaches drawn from EthicalCoach’s international network and both leaders and coaches who will participate in action research in parallel to the coaching.

Coaching Team

Drawn from nine different countries, coaches provide 1:1 executive leadership coaching to the selected leaders.

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Diana NDücker


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.

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Fernando Dias


Originally from Brazil, and currently living in Cascais, Portugal, Fernando is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. Fernando is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach, with more than 5 years coaching experience. Fernando is a certified Executive Ontological Coach (Escuela Europea de Coaching, Spain), and is also certified in Systemic Team Coaching (Academy of Executive Coaching, UK), and the advanced and post-advanced levels of the 6 Team Conditions model and its Team Diagnostic Survey, Levels I, II & III (US). For the past year, Fernando provided pro-bono coaching at the International Coaching Federation Coaches for Good Initiative, and has also provided pro-bono executive and team coaching for companies in Brazil, struggling with the COVID—19 crisis. Prior to becoming a coach, Fernando had a successful career in banking in São Paulo and New York City, USA.

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Jules Howard-Wright

United States

Based in the San Francisco Bay area of the United States, Julies is an international coach who currently coaches clients in New York, San Francisco, London, and Nairobi. Jules holds ExO Coach 2018 Q4 Virtual Certification. In 2012, Jules was finalist for the Women in Technology: Team Leader of the Year and finalist for Women in Technology: Woman of the Year. Jules specializes in business strategy & execution, unprecedented & complex projects, problem solving, ideas & innovation, thriving in unprecedented & complex environments, complex stakeholder management, strengths-based leadership, purpose & values driven leadership, media & technology.

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Kerry Woodcock

Canada, Calgary

Kerry Woodcock leads change for a world of change, by both supporting and challenging leaders, organizations and social systems to amplify the power of relationship—for its powerful relationship that creates meaningful change. Weaving together innovations from the world of change leadership, adult development and systems coaching, she coaches leaders and teams to develop their collective leadership and change leadership capability. She trains, mentors and supervises leaders to develop relationship systems intelligence principles, tools, skills and competencies. Kerry is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC), certified in Co-active Coaching and Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching, with a doctorate in Geography and Environmental Management. Flexible and adaptable she works in a range of organizational contexts, in a variety of sectors and across cultures. She brings a natural lightness and rigour to everything she does and has been described as a BrinkLeader, StoryWeaver and LightSprite. British-born, she lives in Canada with her adventurous family and the world as her wonderland.

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Marina McGoldrick

United Kingdom

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 behaviours 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.

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Nolitha Tsengiwe

South Africa

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.

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Philippe Mathijs

United Arab Emirates

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, organisational 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.

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Shannon Salentine

United States

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.

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Sheetal Shah


Sheetal attended university in France and the United Kingdom, before settling in Africa. Sheetal is fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi. Sheetal has over 24 years personal research and experience in the field of personal change, self-mastery, leadership and creative mindfulness. Sheetal is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)—the second in Kenya. Sheetal is also the first certified teacher in Africa for the world renowned Search Inside Yourself programme.  Sheetal specializes in Leadership, Team Building, Cross Cultural Communication, Train-The-Trainer, and Emotional Intelligence. 

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Sue Gammons

United Kingdom

Based in the United Kingdom, Sue is an EMCC Accredited Executive Coach at Senior Practitioner level with 10+ years’ experience of coaching. Sue was Coaching Director at healthcare company GSK where she was an internal executive coach and led coaching and leadership development initiatives worldwide, including award-winning diverse talent programmes and the training of internal coaches.    Sue has led global teams and transformational projects, so appreciates the challenges leaders face when working in complex, fast-paced organisations where change is a constant and personal resilience is essential. She brings a mix of compassion and challenge to the coaching relationship and enjoys helping leaders to find their authentic style of leadership, to explore what holds them back and how they can maximise their impact in the world. Sue has trained in Gestalt psychotherapy, Systemic Team Coaching and has a master’s degree in Organisational Development.

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Sylvia Vriesendorp

United States

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.

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Yolanda Fuertes


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.