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Ashley Abbott, CPCC, ACC

Ashley dares you to bring out the strength in yourself, while edging you rigorously towards what is possible in business and life by leveraging your humanity. He draws from a wide range of interests that includes a love of travel, languages, literature, ancient history sites and rooftop soirees. His business foundation was formed by leading teams in technology and services companies, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to global corporations. He believes that health, physical fitness and the quality of one’s relationships are the keys to personal success.

Chuck Allen, CPCC, PCC

Chuck is the creator of a training program for leaders that uses storytelling as a platform for personal, professional and organizational transformation and co-founder of a consulting firm that provides coaching and training in persuasive communication, leadership and conflict management. Chuck serves as an Executive Coach for the Executive MBA Program of Loyola Marymount University. For fourteen years, Chuck has coached and trained leaders in sectors ranging from non-profit to aerospace, medicine, technology and the federal government. Prior to his coaching career Chuck worked in such diverse fields as information technology, public relations, public health, technical writing, journalism, event planning and child development.

Almudena Amores, MBA, CPCC, PCC

Almudena is a life and executive coach. Before following her intuition and committing to the profession of coaching and leadership development, she worked for more than 16 years on strategic consultancy projects in multinationals and public institutions all over the world.  Her life purpose is to wholeheartedly drive forward the lives and dreams of people, helping them to consciously and authentically realize their full potential. Almudena lives each project like an adventure and puts all her passion, generosity and creativity at the service of developing leaders. She currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Maria Arredondo, CPCC

Maria is a fervent advocate of freedom and conscious living. She believes in the power of choice and the endless possibilities that everyone has. After 10 years in the corporate world, she decided to reinvent her life. She now provides training and business coaching to coaches and entrepreneurs who are meant to make a difference in the world. She enjoys being a citizen of the world, speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and has lived in five countries. Dancing tango is one of the passions that she cherishes.

Carey Baker, CPCC, PCC

A self-described spiritual gangster, entrepreneur, Co-Active coach and soul-seeker, Carey is obsessed with helping people find what makes them feel truly alive. Carey believes people are capable of much bigger leadership than they ever suspect and her trademark is inspiring others to claim who they are in all their glorious, messy humanity. In her provocative, fun-seeking, intense presence, people open to the truth in full vulnerability and thrive in their authentic selves. With an extensive background as a sales and marketing executive, Carey has experienced some “dead” workplaces, making her fiercely committed to helping organizations and their people come alive.

Tony Barton, CPCC, PCC

After a successful 20-year career in marketing, Tony left his ‘velvet rut’ and discovered some really interesting products to market through coaching – like aliveness, joy and courage. He is an authorized Team Diagnostic Facilitator and an MBTI assessor. As a coach and front-of-the-room leader, he is known for his great sense of play, fun and groundedness. In addition to his work with CTI, Tony runs his own ‘Simply Inspiring’ workshops and adventure holidays. Married with three grown children, Tony lives in the UK.

Yara Mizrahi Ben-Haim, CPCC

Yara’s previous career is in the fields of TV Journalism and political assistance in the Prime Minister office of Israel.  Over 10 years she was able to support and impact decision makers in these two major arenas. She crossed over to leadership coaching, understanding its deep transformation on leaders who impact communities, organizations and nations. Yara found CTI to be a real home for her personal growth and is a passionate advocate for the Co-Active coaching style. She has successfully coached anyone who wanted or considered being a leader in their own community: CEOs, political leaders, business owners and individuals who seek to own and embrace their self-leadership in their personal lives. She loves seeing her three children grow into amazing Co-Active individuals, witnessing the power that coaching grants into all aspects of life. Yara is fluent in Hebrew and English.

Kristen Bentley, OD, CPCC, PCC, CPDC

Kristen is a former Optometrist and business owner who jokes that she got the message in high school to work with vision and after taking that figuratively for 16 years realized that it was actually the vision of one’s life that she was meant to support people in bringing clarity to. After being introduced to CTI and Co-Active principles, she has transformed her work, marriage and family, and is driven to inspire others to do the same through her boutique Coaching and Leadership Development company - Whole-Life Leadership. Kristen is a gentle Leader and Coach with surprising strength, tenacity and compassionate insight. She creates energizing conversation to push the limits of what people, families and organizations think they know. She believes in challenging the status quo, honouring integrity and courageous conversation all for the sake of humanizing our world.

Ozlem Kiyat Berber, CPCC, PCC

Özlem has been working as a strategic planner and client relationship expert in advertising and marketing communications for over 15 years. A blog writer and keynote speaker, she works as an executive and relationship systems coach and designs, delivers leadership workshops. Özlem loves horses! She believes that one can never pretend with horses and being with them is a great way to experience co-activity. Özlem loves to explore different cultures as diversity is a big value of hers. Spontaneous, easy going and energetic, she lives in Istanbul with her daughter and husband. Özlem speaks English and French in addition to her mother tongue, Turkish.

Eva Bonnevier , CPCC, PCC

Eva is passionate about human growth. She has been working in Leadership Development for more than 25 years and has experiences with a variety of industries. She coaches leaders/managers to grow into fully aware, grounded and engaged leaders, guides teams to work towards common results, and facilitates workshops for leaders/managers in how to use coaching as a management style. Her coaching goes to the heart of the matter with a style that is creative, provocative, filled with humour and always with a great respect for the individual. As an initiator to start CTI in Sweden/Denmark in 2003, Eva has had a big impact in increasing the quality of coaching in Sweden. Nature plays a big part in her life and she enjoys skiing, walking along the beach and gardening.

Michael S. Bornhorst, CPCC, LICSW

Mike lives his life with a clear and unique vision of what he wants to do and how to do it. Mike has a degree in Small Business Management from the University of Vermont, and spent his post-college years building a real estate business. However in his late 30's, a new desire arose within him to come along-side people and help them pursue what makes them come alive. He returned to school and became a licensed psychotherapist. He currently has a thriving psychotherapy and life coaching practice in Boston working primarily with men. While his practice is focused on men, Mike gets a balanced perspective on the home-front with his wife Rollyn and their three daughters.

Carlo Bos, M.Ed., CPCC, PCC

Carlo is a coach and leader who believes that a person’s greatest vitality is achieved at the intersection of compelling purpose, trust and bold action.  He has been working in the human development field for more than a decade, prior to which he held line and leadership roles in financial services, consumer goods, hospitality and consulting.  He loves the interplay between the art and science of coaching, and leads CTI’s core coaching curriculum, as well as advanced courses which make connections between neuroscience and the practice of coaching.  In his own practice, Carlo develops and trains new coaches and has helped business leaders across North America generate superior results by developing mastery of mindset, clarity in purpose, dynamic relationships and fierce commitments to action.

Randy Brenneman, CPCC, PCC

As a professional coach, trainer, and accomplished leader, Randy combines over 20 years of leadership expertise with more than 10 years of Co-Active coaching. He facilitates programs in coaching and communication skills, as well as provides one-on-one coaching to mid-level leaders and corporate executives. As a coach, Randy leverages his passion and aptitude to be a catalyst for creative and positive growth, development, and evolution in service to his clients. As an international course leader for CTI, he leads the core curriculum of Co-Active coaching skills for new coaches as well as corporate leaders. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, graduate of the Co-Active Leadership Program, and a Professional Certified Coach.

Marjoleine Byrne, MA, CPCC, PCC

Marjoleine is passionate about helping people thrive professionally and personally by connecting more deeply, living more fully and transforming the relationships that matter most in their lives. Marjoleine’s style is characterized by curiosity, empathy and a fierce commitment to personal transformation. She combines a grounded presence with a spirited tendency to “speak the unspeakable” in the service of learning and growth. She combines her passion for releasing the talent of those around her with practical, hands-on experience managing in large organizations. Her background includes roles in corporate banking, law and the non-profit sector. She has a Law degree and a post masters degree in International Relations. She has lived and worked in the U.S. and Europe and brings deep cultural awareness to all her work. She currently resides in the Netherlands with her husband and three young children. She coaches in Dutch as well as English.

Marco Buschman, CPCC, PCC

Marco is a results driven person with broad experience and a strong feeling for ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ sides of organizational and personal development. He is an international certified coach and a proud leader for CTI. Besides his training at the Royal Military Academy, earning a Master of Business Administration at Nijmegen University and attending many coach-related trainings, he worked for over 13 years as a manager within non-profit organizations. In addition, he has worked as a trainer and coach internationally and has had his own company since 2007.

Dori Ben-Chanoch, PCC, CPCC

Dori specializes in Executive Coaching, working closely in one-on-one settings with executives in order to hone their skills. Dori is a certified behavioral coach, who has worked in training and development for the last 15 years. He specializes in executive presence, interpersonal communication skills, and emotional intelligence using a model of open and honest communication. In the past, Dori served as a president of a successful financial services company, and has extensive experience as a top sales producer and sales manager.

Eileen Blumenthal, JD, MA, CPCC, PCC

JD, Hastings College of Law
MA, Education, Harvard University

Eileen founded a coaching and consulting firm in 1995 and works at the intersection of humor, insight and ease. She comes to coaching after careers in non-profit management, employment law, and higher education administration, always favoring work with individuals finding their way. In addition to serving on CTI’s faculty as an examiner and supervisor, Eileen provides coaching and consulting internationally, most recently with PEPFAR-funded agencies in Mozambique combating HIV/AIDS. She is the co-designer of, and lead trainer for, a public health leadership institute’s peer coaching program for emerging public health leaders. Eileen is a Bikram yoga enthusiast, and she and her partner are the humble guardians of a very smart cattle dog, Gracie.

Mary-Jeanne "MJ" Cabanel, MBA, CPCC, PCC

MJ is an executive coach, consultant and trainer living in Geneva, Switzerland. Her mission is Fulfillment at Work and she promotes this by partnering with multinational corporations, and organizations to create aligned teams and inspiring leaders. As an American and French dual national, MJ is passionate about helping people acclimate to new country and business cultures and her global clients hail from over 100 countries. Prior to becoming a coach, MJ worked for 20 years as a business development executive in the financial services, pharmaceutical, and corporate services industries. She holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in the History of Art from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Sandra Cain, CPCC, MCC

Sandra coaches individuals, pairs and teams. Her background includes 15 years of experience in large organizations with a variety of leadership and personal development roles. Her stand for this work is that while we are here, we might as well be conscious and intentional about who we are, what we do and how we live. Sandra also has a strong belief that life is meant to be a fun adventure and that just about everything is funny, given enough time. When not coaching or training, she loves rollerblading, hot yoga and cruising in a vintage speedboat with her husband and their beagles.

Zeynep Cakiroglu, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

Zeynep is passionate about maximizing human potential. She is currently working as an executive and relationship systems coach, facilitator and trainer. Zeynep leads talent management, leadership development and change management projects in corporate environment and creates experiential workshops. Her intuitive, compassionate and warm personality combined with decisive attitude makes a huge impact on her clients. As an expert in family constellations, Zeynep works with people who want to reveal hidden patterns in their family for healing coming generations. Zeynep believes that “with love you can move mountains”. She is married and lives in Istanbul with her daughter and son.

Susan Carlisle, MA, CPCC, PCC

Fifteen years ago Susan discovered Co-Active Coaching when it was a little known career.  She fell in love with the work and she created a successful second career as a Co-Active coach. The foundation of her work is in supporting people to have the courage and conviction to live a soulful and spirited live, to live a life of freedom and liberation.  She has worked with corporate executives, small business owners, coaches….people who want to live a life of meaning that honors what matters most to them. Susan’s many roles at CTI include leading classes, certification program leader, supervisor, and examiner.  In July 2010, she also became a Staff Leader at CTI.  Susan feels like she is a walking billboard for the joy of following your heart, doing what you love and living a fulfilling life.

Pat Carrington-House, CPCC, PCC

Pat is a coach, a leadership trainer, and an experiential and contextual workshop designer. He leads seminars and workshops throughout the world, training people to be effective coaches, better leaders, and agents of transformation. In 2002 he founded a coaching and leadership training company that works with teams, individuals, and organizations. For the better part of his life, Pat has maintained a strong connection to the natural world and earth-based cosmological systems. One of the systems he has spent much of the last decade studying is a pre-Mayan system called the Delicate Lodge Teachings. He weaves this wisdom into all of his endeavors. The idea of play is hugely important to his life, and working with Pat all but guarantees there will be as much deep laughter as there will be deep learning.

Ariane Cherbuliez, MBA, MEd, PCC, CPCC

Ariane takes a firm stance that compassion and a wacky sense of humor can go a long way toward unlocking blocks and creating momentum. Clients compare working with her to swinging from the monkey bars: just the right degree of challenge, new ways of looking at your situation, and a rubber mat of compassion creating safety beneath. Her clients credit her with helping them get unstuck, become more deeply connected to themselves, and find a flow of action to achieve both their personal goals and those of the organizations they work within. Ariane gets great joy from gardening, singing in a chorus, and taking part in adventures with her daughter and husband. She lives and grows in a cohousing community in Cambridge, MA.

Leslie Clark, CPCC, PCC

As a professional coach since 1998 and hotelier for the 12 years prior, Leslie knows that leaders have an obligation to be thoughtful about the impact they have upon the organizations they choose to serve.  Leslie coaches, educates and inspires leaders to implement transformative personal practices and sustainable success strategies to increase their effectiveness.  Having these practices and strategies in place, brings more vitality and wellness to the leader and to their organization, positioning them for an enduring legacy.  Shifting leaders from a “play not to lose” to a “play to win” mindset is a theme that permeates her work.  Clients often acknowledge Leslie for the insightful, compassionate, direct, and committed way she shows up for them.

Veronica (Ronnie) Clifford, CPCC, PCC

Ronnie spent 20 years working in sales, marketing and commercial roles and 10 years working as a software engineer. She coaches corporate executives and coaches in training and a variety of people in between. Ronnie delivers leadership training and personal development coaching for IBM UK, working at all levels within the organization to maximize the human potential that is available. Ronnie splits her time in the UK between London and Devon. She is a keen traveler and loves to work with people. Ronnie is never happier than when she is with her close friends and family or singing in the choir.

Judith Cohen, MSW, CPCC, MCC

AMLS, University of Michigan
MSW, University of California, Berkeley

Judith was hired as the first CTI Certification examiner in 1996 and is still passionately committed to training coaches to be masterful while having fun in the process of learning. Judith is the head coach for the Effective Influence Conference of Cross Cultural Communications, Inc. as well as a T-Group facilitator at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the University of San Francisco Law School. After living in the Bay Area for 35 years, Judith decided to become bi-coastal and to live in New York City for several months a year.

Deborah Colman, MA Ed, CPCC, MCC

MA, Adult Education/Organizational Development, University of Toronto

Deborah loves to laugh and believes that when we cultivate joy in our lives we are better able to navigate the challenges in work and life with resilience and ease. Deborah is a highly skilled executive coach, trainer, and consultant who work with leaders and leadership teams to cultivate organizational cultures fueled by possibility, authenticity, and purpose. She provides major consulting and financial institutions across North America with teams of leadership coaches and leadership development programs which include rigorous evaluations systems. She is widely recognized by her clients, peers, and students alike as an inspiring and wise leader who consistently generates transformative learning and sustainable results. Prior to becoming a Leadership coach and trainer, she worked in the public healthcare industry as an organizational development consultant and physical therapist.

Nancy Conger, CPCC, PCC

Nancy is a spirited blend of fierceness and fun. She has run her own coaching practice since 1998, inspiring people to cultivate and express creativity in business and personal arenas. Nancy does plenty of creative stretching herself as an author, playwright, musician and budding visual artist. Before coaching, Nancy spent a decade in financial services management and Human Resources, and now enjoys bringing coaching skills into organizations to help individuals become more productive and alive.

Kevin Craig, CPCC, ORSC, PCC

After more than a decade as an employee in the corporate world with a commercial career spanning retail, telecommunications, and logistics, Kevin followed his heart to coaching. He specializes in working with senior executives and their teams around the world from his home in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Born in the UK, Kevin has lived much of his life in the Middle East, and is passionate about bringing the benefits of coaching to this part of the world. He embraces the cultural diversity and challenges the region offers and is affectionately known amongst his local friends as “Falcon” in Arabic. Kevin finds that his unique ability to culturally integrate is a gift that serves his clients well.

David Darst, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

David believes that relationships develop people into their fullest potential and that what one will “BE” in their relationships is where the power lies. Knowing that shifting into and sustaining a new way of being is not always easy to do on one’s own, David coaches clients to bring consciousness and intentionality to their relationships and work in the world. Living what he describes is a life beyond his wildest dreams, David enjoys working with coaches-in-training as well as people who want to live a more productive and inspired life.

Cynthia Loy Darst, MFA, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC

Considered a passionate pioneer in the coaching industry, Cynthia is a playful and inspiring coach who works with all kinds of people to move them past limitations, and into action and fulfillment. She was one of the first course leaders for CTI and delights in traveling the world to train others in the skills of Co-Active Coaching. Cynthia became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach in 1995, and was one of the first to receive the designation of Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation. She was instrumental in the selection, training, and development of leaders at CTI for many years, and is a past president of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations).

Marlena deCarion, CPCC, PCC

Marlena is committed to unleashing human potential; believing we can live as whole human beings—head, heart, body and spirit—at the workplace and in life. Marlena combines Co-Active and Mindfulness training to grow leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations from the “inside out.” In 1998, Marlena came to coaching after a successful career in outdoor leadership. Seeing what is possible when people go beyond their limiting beliefs, Marlena invites her clients to dream outside of the box yet apply practical wisdom to live a balanced, vital life. Along with training in somatic therapies, deep inquiry and being certified to teach Mindfulness, Marlena brings her passion for adventure and community to her personal and professional life.

Tina de Meeûs, CPCC, PCC

BA (Hons), European Business Administration

Tina is a passionate and highly experienced multilingual executive coach and program leader. Her belief in deep-rooted self-motivation and inspiration led her to coaching and leadership development. She focuses on working with international professionals who view their development and leadership as essential to success. Tina has coached and trained across cultures and countries, and is driven by curiosity, a love for diversity, and the quest for authenticity. She brings her strong communication skills and keen knowledge of cultural differences to bear on her work with complex and highly diverse teams. Tina lives in Brussels with her husband and young children. She enjoys yoga, outdoor sports and is a total bookworm.

Anne Eggen-Johansen, CPCC, PCC

With 10 years of experience offering executive coaching and corporate leadership programs in Norway and internationally, Anne has broad and profound experience in the field. She is known as an inspiring and intuitive coach, and has worked with CTI since 2005 in various leader roles. Prior to her coaching career, Anne worked in sales and project management for various companies in the technology industry.

Yossi Eilot, CPCC, MCC, MCIL

Yossi is passionate about building bridges in individual and international relationships. He is an avid believer in striving for peace through the Co-Active approach. As a Co-Active Coach and former partner at CTI-Israel, Yossi brings more than 30 years of experience in business and management in the corporate world and various cultures and organizations into his work. Yossi works with people who choose to be leaders in their lives. He specializes in executive, team, entrepreneurial, and relationship coaching, as well as leadership development. He is lovingly married to Haviva and is a proud father to their four children as well as a happy grandfather to five enchanting grandchildren.

Salma El-Shurafa, CPCC, PCC

Salma focuses on providing professional career and leadership development coaching. She has 10 years of extensive experience as a Human Resources professional, an entrepreneur and a Co-Active coach. A Palestinian-Canadian living in Dubai, she grew up in Germany, Palestine, Egypt, Canada, and gained her professional experience in Kuwait and UAE.  Salma’s coaching also draws on her experience working for one of the leading banks in the Gulf region, the world’s largest building materials supplier and cement producer, and being a partner at one of the top immigration consultancy companies in the Middle East. Salma applies her professional experience to energize emerging leaders in their journeys to self-discovery. She inspires individuals to discover their passions and pushes them to take the big leap of faith onto a new path as they discover their greatest potential.

Johann Entz-von Zerssen, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

Johann passionately creates higher levels of trust within individuals and organizations in order for them to operate more smoothly and efficiently. Johann co-founded CTI Germany and partnered with CTI to bring the Co-Active Model into the German language. He worked for 15 years as a Manager and Executive in the transportation and logistics industry in various European countries and Canada and brings a wealth of intercultural experience to clients. Johann loves to be out and about on the water, paddling, rowing or sailing.

Jessie Feng, CPCC

Jessie has studied, lived and worked in Germany, Australia and the USA. She has a wealth of experience in cross cultural environments personally and professionally and specializes in providing cross cultural communication skills for joint-venture companies in China. Jessie has worked in the consulting and training industries for over 20 years and conducted successful training and coaching at multinational clients across all industries in China. She is passionate about helping people fulfill their potential in achieving real-world goals, and empowering them to become an authentic leaders in their personal and professional lives.

Cécile Randoing Francois, MSc, CPCC, ACC

Cécile brings 15 years of People Transformation Strategy with broad experience across sectors and corporate cultures. She is a Certified Professional Coach, ORSC, MBTI certified practitioner, Leadership facilitator, and Council Guide. 
She holds a Master of Science (MSc) from AgroParisTech engineering school, and is fluent in French, Spanish and English. Her know-how has led to a deep understanding of the importance of matching the requirements of organizations to the needs of individuals, in order to ensure their mutual success. Cécile’s approach is performance-driven, supporting leadership excellence, improved team relationships and enhanced self-awareness. Cécile brings to her clients a broad experience of multicultural and multi-functional backgrounds and a deep understanding of the dynamics of corporate life.

Clark Friedrichs, CPCC, MCC

Clark Friedrichs is CTI’s Director of Leader Training and Development. Clark oversees the selection, management, and training of all Leaders who facilitate courses in CTI’s global operations. Clark is also responsible for curriculum updates and course design. With over 15 years of coaching experience, Clark’s clients range from managers and CEOs to students of CTI’s Certification program. He lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he is a self-confessed sun worshiper and lover of tapas and the sea.

Leonid Frolov, CPCC

Leonid has a diverse background and he is a voracious explorer and learner. He studied science and Geology in St Petersburg (Russia), participated in expeditions in Russian Far East and Pamir mountains and worked as a simultaneous interpreter for over 20 years. Being always at the crossroads of different cultures he continued exploring humanity and his own role and impact in this world. Leonid moved from Russia to the US and started a new life from scratch. He spent 10 years in aerospace where he indulged in an unusual combination of science and linguistics. Leonid’s extraordinary life experience and passion for humanity led him to becoming a coach. He loves working with coaches-in-training, people with different cultural and professional backgrounds, and those who courageously go for their wildest dreams.

Connie Fu, CPCC, ACC

Connie is the co-creator of a platform that assists organizations and leaders to manage change, enhance the impact and live fully with DAO (dream, authenticity and ownership) philosophies. Connie blends her past managerial experiences in Sales Marketing, Group Communications, Human Resources and General Management with powerful coaching to create transformation within leaders and executives. She commits wholeheartedly to each of her clients, knowing full well the values of balancing objectivity and empathy. Her insight and understanding of various cultures stems from over 15 years of experience in multinational companies both in China and overseas. Fully bilingual and with a passion to share, Connie brings a worldly wisdom and an energetic spirit to all she coaches and trains.

Alex Galofré, MA, CPCC, PCC

MA, Human Resources Management
MA, Internal Business Communication

As an executive coach and leadership trainer, Alex is passionate about his clients’ development and loves to combine curiosity, humor, playfulness, and rigor to empower meaningful lives for them. He designs development programs with a clear vision for transformation that stimulates excellence and inspires people to expand their perspectives. With a diverse background as a business lawyer, tourism expert, and actor, Alex also has 15 years of corporate experience at national and international organizations. He teaches coaching, communication, and leadership skills at several business schools and universities, and is a certified facilitator in many psychometric tools such as MBTI, Firo B, and Insights Discovery. Alex lives in Barcelona, speaks four languages, and adores travelling and scuba diving.

Ursula Glunk, PhD, CPCC, PCC

MSc, Psychology, Mannheim University, Germany
PhD, Organization Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Ursula is an expert in leadership development, team development, and coaching. She combines a strong academic grounding in organizational studies and psychology, with advanced knowledge in experiential learning and coaching. It is her passion to foster co-creation, wisdom, and engagement in organizations. Ursula enjoys variety and aliveness in her work. She reads widely and appreciates purposeful conversation combined with good food. She also loves playfulness and laughter just as much as silence and solitude.

Anne-Marie Gonçalves Desai, CPCC, PCC

MA in Communication and Linguistics, Lyon University, France
MA in International Relations, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Anne-Marie is a multilingual executive, team coach and trainer. She runs workshops in leadership development with a strong focus on emotional intelligence and trains managers to use coaching as a management style. She is passionate about growing leaders and helping organizations to create sustainable relationships across cultures. Before coaching, Anne-Marie’s 15 year career in communications consultancy included team and project management. She has lived and worked in France, England, America and is currently based in Brussels where she is an accredited coach and trainer to the EU institutions.

Michelle Goss, CPCC, PCC

Michelle Goss is a Co-Active Coach™ and business owner. For more than 20 years she has helped others launch, grow, and lead successful, happy lives and businesses.  A self-proclaimed “personal growth geek”, Michelle purchased her first self-help book at the age of 12, setting the stage for a lifelong commitment to growth and spirituality. She has been called “magical”, “transformative”, and even “a life saver!”  A spiritual pioneer, Michelle helps people bridge the gap between “woo-woo” metaphysical concepts and practical, everyday living.

Ayşen Özcanoğlu Gündüz, CPCC

Ayşen holds a psychology degree and has worked for 16 years as a corporate HR manager and consultant. Following her heart to fulfill her values of independence, contribution and connection, she dared to live up to her life purpose and left the corporate world to coach in 2007. Ayşen is fascinated by working with individuals, groups and teams to discover their full potential and free themselves from self-limiting beliefs. Accordingly she develops and leads workshops to increase self-awareness and to live with conscious and intentional choices. Ayşen lives in Istanbul, Turkey and is fluent in English besides her native language Turkish.

Wendy Gutin, CPCC, PCC

Wendy coaches those who are making transformational changes in their lives, whether creating a non-profit, starting a new business, becoming a parent, racing in a triathlon, or moving across the world. She loves to work with motivated people who want to expand their creativity, take more risks, and go for what they really want. She especially enjoys supporting new coaches as they go through their training, and also coaches executives, business owners, and companies on leadership and life. Wendy brings warmth, wisdom, a sense of humor, and a varied background that includes being a journalist, teacher, and mother of five amazing children.

Caroline MacNeill Hall, MA, CPCC, PCC

Caroline is an executive coach and author who works with individuals and organizations to build leadership grounded in respect and fascination, authenticity and authority. A sunny soul who believes that laughter lubricates leading, Caroline is as elegant and fierce as she is funny and friendly. Her great joy is to move, inspire and connect human beings as they embrace and develop their authentic selves and their creative power to lead change in the world. Before becoming a coach, she was a journalist and ghost author of 13 books, mostly for psychologists and is co-author of the book The Bigger Game.

Akasha Halsey, CPCC, PCC

Akasha Halsey is a Southerner at heart and a California resident by choice, combining the best of both worlds. She has been on the faculty of The Coaches Training Institute for eight years, and is past president of North Bay Coaches, an accredited chapter of the International Coach Federation. She brings a wealth of wisdom and experience from her teaching of English in the Middle East, selling supplies to restaurants, schools and nursing homes in Alabama and Tennessee, her work as a litigation trial secretary, and her travels through the Far East in search of a spirituality that spoke to her.  She is the owner of a coaching business that focuses on women over 50. She currently continues her quest for world connection through writing and performing one woman shows.

Sookgi Han, MA, MBA, CPCC, PCC

Sookgi is passionate about holistic human growth and masterful in a process that furthers the behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and psychological integration of a leader’s development. As one of the most results-proven executive coaches in Korea, her mission is to bring Co-Active coaching into the corporate world. With an extensive background in human resources, Sookgi primarily works with high-level executives for one-on-one coaching and managerial level employees for group coaching. While at business school, she introduced experiential-based leadership development into the MBA context. Fascinated by the powerful intelligence of the body, she is also working on evoking creativity through movement, which inspires her doctoral research.

Helen House, CPCC, MCC

Helen is a fierce advocate for the notion that people are Naturally Creative, Resourceful and Whole. She brings this to her work as a coach, course leader, leader of Leadership Program, and curriculum designer for CTI. She has a passion for work that serves the disenfranchised such as bringing coaching to prisons and leadership development to non-profit leaders. Helen’s first career was in the arts where she ran a successful business as a glass blower/artist. A mother of two children, Helen makes her home near the historic capital of New York state.

Sam House, CPCC, MCC

Since he was an 11-year old captain of the Campus School crossing guards, Sam has actively engaged in guiding people across the street and beyond for many years. Sam provides customized, experiential-based leadership development programs and coaching to executives, managers, teams and individuals around the world. Sam has trained people in coaching skills on three continents, from such diverse settings as corporate boardrooms to federal prisons and everything in between. Formerly a psychotherapist and social worker, Sam has extensive experience in multiple settings, specializing in individual, family and couples therapy. When not engrossed in his work, Sam can be found enjoying his family, messing around in boats, biking the back roads or playing his guitar.

Erin Hutchins, CPCC, ACC

Erin is inspired by the opportunity to grow people - whether it’s through executive coaching, facilitation or having meaningful conversations.  Erin is passionate about heightening individual and organizational awareness to promote healthy and thriving environments.  Previously a Senior Manager in a consulting firm, Erin has contributed to successful wins of billion dollar federal government programs overseeing 30+ people. She has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United States and the United Kingdom working on various projects in organizational change, business development and continuous performance improvement. She has travelled and worked across various cultures in Europe and Asia.   Erin also spends her time reading the latest research on stress and wellness and linking the mind and body through moving meditations, yoga, and pilates.

Jeff Jacobson, CPCC, PCC

Jeff coaches and plays with people who yearn for bold, Technicolor lives. He has been involved in coaching and human growth work since 1994. Prior to coming to the world of coaching and leading for the Co-Active Leadership Program, Jeff worked in the field of language teaching and Chinese/English interpreting. His experience living in East and Southeast Asia ripped apart his world view and taught him to love things like seaweed, good directions and fine, fine storytelling. In addition to his own coaching practice, Jeff travels internationally for CTI leading coaching workshops.

Bill Kegg, CPCC, PCC

For the past 14 years Bill has coached, mentored and trained over 6,000 coaches and leaders from 20 countries. He specializes in working with “Ripplemakers” – individuals committed to being their best to ripple forth the change needed in the world. Whether they are high-potential executives, entrepreneurs, or stay-at-home parents, Bill grows their self-awareness, competences, and unique style to effect the greatest change at work, home, and life. Bill uses his humor, insight, and rigor to inspire excellence. He lives just outside New York City where he grew up. He is an award-winning video producer and Boston marathoner. Bill feels blessed to be collaborating with CTI’s founders, leaders, staff, and international partners – extraordinary individuals committed to co-activating humanity.

Janet Keller, CPCC, PCC

Janet Keller is an executive coach working with leaders and executive teams in the public benefit sector. In her work she focuses on increasing personal and organizational sustainability, creating visions with traction, and cultivating enjoyment. Since 1994 she has advised executive teams on organizational effectiveness, provided facilitation and mediation services, and designed and delivered curriculum on topics including peak performance, communication, and sustainable leadership. Currently, Janet is the Executive Director of Communities that Can!, a generative change approach supporting change leaders and engaged citizens to purposefully generate higher levels of health and well-being. A credentialed member of the ICF, Janet graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Berkeley. In her past life, Janet was an award-winning actress who performed professionally in the US and Europe. She lives with her partner and 15-year-old daughter in El Cerrito, CA.

Dorcas Kelley, MBA, CPCC, PCC, CMC

Master of Business Administration, University of California, Los Angeles

Dorcas has a driving passion to transform the world of coaching, one coach at a time, by helping each one discover their power and confidence as a leader in their coaching work, business and life. She balances a grounded presence with a wry sense of humor, playfully illuminating both our greatness and our humanity. In her roles of author, coach, trainer and consultant, she works with executives, business owners and entrepreneurs to reach the next level of success in their professional and personal lives. Her book, The Business of Coaching®, is now in its 4th edition. When she’s not consumed by her work or her writing, you’ll find her hiking with her dogs, digging in the garden, or volunteering at local non-profits.

Shannon Kelly, LICSW, CPCC, PCC

As an innovative coach and clinician and former non-profit leader, Shannon brings full-range authenticity to the circles of belonging she creates as a leader of transformational personal and professional growth seminars. She holds fast a fierce vision of a world where people are creatively and spiritually fulfilled. Her keen insight, wit, and compassionate heart combine to help clients and students live and work with integrity, joy, and purpose. Shannon received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University.

Trudy Kendall, CPCC, PCC

Trudy coaches individuals in organizations, cultivating conscious and powerful leadership in all aspects of work and life.  Her background includes over 25 years of corporate leadership in international organizations, and coaching teams and individuals.  For nine years Trudy served on CTI’s executive team holding a variety of positions including Director of Strategic Initiatives and President.  She has served on the boards of non-profit organizations supporting women in transition.   Trudy has been on CTI’s certification faculty since 2000 and actively supports coaches going through the program.  Trudy is a grounded, warm, powerful, highly intuitive, leader and coach who is skilled at communicating what can be a ‘hard-truth’ in ways that people can hear.  For Trudy, life is a grand adventure and she has a passionate interest in exploring with others the deeper questions of life and leadership.

Nick Kettles, MA, CPCC, PCC

As a coach and trainer Nick brings compassion and full permission in equal measure, inspiring change makers and executives to face up to our deepest challenge: to express our most authentic self, including those parts which we may have marginalised or found difficult to accept.  As a former journalist and published author, he also adds creative flair and guidance to help leaders give voice to their guiding purpose.  Nick has pursued a meditation practice in the Advaita Vedanta tradition for over 20 years, and today is committed to making the art of mindfulness and open presence accessible to the business world to help enhance engagement and productivity. When not redefining life at full-tilt, he finds retreat in the simple truths of everyday life near the French Pyrenees with his beloved partner and two warrior princess daughters.

Melanie Keveles, MA, CPCC, MCC

Masters of Education, University of New York at Albany

Melanie is truly committed to everyone deserving the opportunity to express themselves as fully as possible. Her concern that people have the opportunity to offer their gifts to the world comes from her serial careers as a college teacher, outplacement consultant, Web content developer, radio talk show host and career and life coach. She is the author of two books: Fired for Success and Scrappy Startups: How 15 Ordinary Women Turned their Unique Ideas into Profitable Business. Her coaching practice is a beacon for the desire for continuous learning and renewed hope.

Milne Kintner, CPCC, PCC

In her private coaching practice, Milne works with executives and managers at all levels of corporations, lawyers, physicians, symphonic conductors (people who are expected always to be right); poets and artists (who try to be true); scientists (who test for truth), and entrepreneurial people who purposely don't pay attention to “true” or “right”. Previous to coaching, her most compelling work was as a performance artist and mixed-media artist; in Mentoring, Intuition, and Leadership Development at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; and as a parent to two daughters. She has always been interested in what it means (and takes) to live a life well, be grateful, and feel satisfaction.

Kat Kehres Knecht, CPCC, PCC

Kat is a writer, speaker, transformational entertainer, and a successful life and relationship coach. She is certified in several business and relationship coaching programs, and also offers business consulting. Kat specializes in working with leaders in love - those committed to making a difference in the world and who insist on having a fantastic personal life as well. She has created a powerful virtual women’s circle for female leaders who want to be in an enlightened community. Kat can be heard on the airwaves hosting her radio show, The Soul Mate Dating Game, and in print as a regular contributor to Choice, the magazine of professional coaching.

Davina Kobrin, CPCC

Davina’s believes that the world we create and the lives we lead are a personal expression of who we are fundamentally. The more congruent our Selves, our Businesses and Communities are; the easier life flows and the more we can achieve. Davina is an Executive Coach and Management Consultant working with high talent individuals, entrepreneurs and larger corporations to effect transitions and transformations. Davina’s reputation is for high-energy, robust relationships in which she cuts straight to the heartbeat of her clients, helping them tap into the engine of what makes them tick. Davina’s clients appreciate her ability to bridge right brain design with left brain application to co-create visionary solutions.

Arzum Akduran Koseoglu, CPCC, PRSCC, PCC

Arzum is passionate about conscious, intentional leadership and relationships, and believes that this has the power to change the world. To fulfill this dream, she works as a leadership development and relationship systems coach, as well as designs and facilitates experiential workshops in Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East. She also incorporates into her work how to balance the feminine and masculine energies in one’s leadership style, and has developed a civil movement called “courageous conversations” that she leads to support peace in her land. A business owner since 2003, she is an entrepreneur in the coaching and consultancy sector, has a degree in Economics, and speaks English and French besides her native language Turkish.

Jayson Krause, CPCC, ACC

Jayson is a former national champion bobsled pilot, author of the book titled 52 People and Co-Active coach who works with emerging leaders and executives. Jayson joined CTI after his time working as a management consultant for the oil and gas sector in North America. An entrepreneur at heart, Jayson has managed three start-ups since 1998 and brings his entrepreneurial energy to both his corporate and individual clients. In addition to being a CTI leader and coach, Jayson manages the sales team for CTI. He lives with his wife and two children in Okotoks, Alberta.

Ute Kueffner, MBA, CPCC, PCC

MBA, University of Nuremberg, Germany

Ute worked 15 years as a senior leader in the software industry. She holds a global perspective as a result of her worldwide engagements and a long term business assignment in California. Ute has coached executives of multinational organizations and professionals outside corporations. She works with clients who want to make a life rather than just a living. She supports her clients in creating a meaningful life that is inspired by the heart and aligned with unique capabilities in the pursuit of creating value. In her coaching Ute integrates arts such as dancing, painting and singing. Her style is intuitive, visionary and goal-oriented. Ute coaches in English and German.

Emmanuelle Langlois, CPCC

Emmanuelle brings a wealth of commercial and international corporate experience that enables her to understand, connect and positively impact the executives she trains, facilitates and coaches. This is due to 20 years as a senior management consultant and leadership development executive. Emmanuelle has a long-standing track record of success in designing and facilitating sessions to drive individual and collective engagement through authentic and effective human interactions. She is known for her engaging and energetic facilitation style that contributes to create a unique learning experience.

Hope Langner, MS, CPCC, MCC

Hope is a seasoned trainer, manager and master coach who lives in upstate New York, and works with clients all over the world. Known for her huge heart, calm presence, and laser-sharp clarity, Hope believes that inner alignment is the path to personal, organizational and cultural change. In addition to her private clients, Hope is responsible for training and supervising CTI’s worldwide cadre of certification supervisors and assessors. Hope offers customized program design, coaching and mentoring to business leaders and professionals in other fields who want to incorporate coaching skills into their repertoire.  She also creates retreats and teleclasses open to people who want to reconnect to themselves and the natural world in these chaotic times.

Roxane Loiseaux, MA, CPCC, PCC

As a coach, Roxane mostly works with senior executives in multinational corporations, professionals and coaches-in-training. She brings focus and rigor together with warmth and lightness to serve her clients’ self-awareness, empowered choices, and full presence. As a trainer, Roxane specializes in leadership development. Her approach is a surprising and fun combination of co-activity, her philosophical background, the study of the Enneagram and body awareness through the practice of Nia™ and Leadership Embodiment. Just as she does whilst cooking, in her work Roxane loves adapting recipes and adding spices and colors!

Fernando Lopez, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

Dual degree in Management and Technology from the Wharton School and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Fernando Lopez is president of an executive coaching firm that specializes in helping clients create the space for powerful collaboration. Motivated by discovering innovative coaching approaches and sharing them with others, he has presented at the Toronto OD Network, the London ICF, the Growth Edge Network (GEN), and the ORSC Summit.  His mission is finding often-surprising solutions to leadership and relationship challenges. Previously, Fernando wormed 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 different cultures.

Stephanie Lovinger, CPCC, PCC

Stephanie has been coaching, training and inspiring individuals and organizations to be better communicators since 1993. Her work has taken her everywhere from the cutting edge tech companies of Silicon Valley to Government Agencies. She currently focuses on individuals and leaders born between 1954 and 1965, also known as “Generation Jones,” and she finds that her clients want to create meaningful work and make powerful transitions from traditional employment to entrepreneurial livelihoods that are viable for the future. Her clients are drawn to her special blend of incisiveness, creativity and humor. Stephanie often combines image consulting with her coaching for powerful internal and external transformation.

Leslie Lupinsky, CPCC, MCC

Leslie has provided over 5000 hours of professional coaching to small business owners, solo entrepreneurs and coaches for over 14 years.  Her passion for business development from the heart has inspired her to develop five successful business development programs.  Her most recent popular program is called Inspired-On-Demand and she has co-facilitated over 500 participants in this fun approach to growing a small business. Leslie is the co-author of The Inspired Business Approach: Building Your Business From Inspiration, not Perspiration.

Christie Mann, CPCC, PCC, MA

As a coach, leadership consultant, and Director of Co-Active Organizational Transformation for CTI – Christie is in full pursuit of her quest to infuse a relationship-based, person to person approach to leadership inside organizations.  A proud member of CTIs Faculty and Organizational Coaching Teams, delivering courses and coaching leaders in over 22 countries. In 2015, Christie graduated from the University of Santa Monica with a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. Christie coaches high-performing, senior and executive leaders, designs and delivers coaching and leadership programs inside Fortune 500 companies. In addition Christie delivers a series of experiential, developmental workshops to heighten self-awareness, build self-compassion and leadership skills among the vulnerable youth in the foster-care system in Ontario and juvenile detention centers in California.

Christie is an impactful coach, dynamic speaker consultant, facilitator, designer and business development director, she inspires individuals and organizations to develop people, drive business and ultimately improve lives.

Joni Mar, CPCC, MCC

Joni excels in coaching both executives and emerging high performers to be intentional decision makers, create a Co-Active culture, generate more impactful results and leave a meaningful legacy. Focusing on leveraging capabilities, leadership presence, and relationship management, her executive clients become more influential and inspiring leaders fueled by their passion and purpose.  With Joni’s acute understanding of human behaviour, coaching with her is profound yet playful. Prior to coaching Joni was an award-winning television journalist and entrepreneur. She is the co-author of “The Inspired Business Approach: Building Your Business from Inspiration, not Perspiration”, a newspaper columnist on workplace issues, and the creator of an acclaimed business program for executives transitioning to entrepreneurship.

Nick Martin, MSc, CPCC, PCC

MSc, Management Development and Training, University of Bristol

Following a first career as a chartered accountant with one of the major accounting firms, Nick has been working in training and development since 1994.  As a trainer he works with leaders in organizations from local charities to large multinationals.  As a coach he works with owners of small businesses and with people with brains who are realizing that they have a body and emotions as well.  His vision is of a world where we live more lightly with one another and with our planet.  He is accredited to use a range of psychometric instruments, including MBTI, FIRO-B, the Leadership Circle and the Team Diagnostic Assessment.

Pamela Mattsson, CPCC, PCC

Pamela is a model for living a passionate and balanced life. She specializes in what she calls “life leadership” and is deeply committed to her clients’ success, happiness, and wildest dreams. Pamela firmly believes that life leadership is about taking responsibility for what you are creating in your life, reconnecting to your inner core or humanness, and authentically honoring your values. Pamela’s coaching style combines her immense entrepreneurial and business experience with her intense compassion and powerful intuition. She works magic with executives and teams as they realign their daily actions with their deepest desires and values in order to unleash powerful potential. Pamela currently splits her time between Sweden and the US.

Anne Grete Mazziotta, MA, CPCC, PCC

Anne Grete models the power of the feminine and brings this to her role as leader in the Co-Active Leadership Program and workshop leader for other CTI programs. Her presence fosters tremendous safety and openness to individuals and groups and deepens their personal discovery process. She is passionate about the possibilities of people coming together and forming communities to effect immense positive change in one another and the world. Prior to becoming a coach in 1996, she worked as a counselor in a variety of settings including a women's prison, secondary schools, and a mental health day treatment facility. She has also worked as a massage therapist and has held a lifelong interest in the healing arts.

Kenneth Mossman, MFA, CPCC, PCC

Ken Mossman brings three decades of leadership experience across a breadth of industries and locales to his work. His coaching clients are primarily fathers who recognize that being a winning executive, a solid leader and a great dad needn’t be mutually exclusive. Passionately committed to an unapologetically creative, expressive life, he also works with “Creative Cliff-Jumpers,” including film makers, actors, writers, musicians and visual artists. Ken’s love of coaching and teaching, and his quirky, often absurd way of seeing the world, add up to a leadership style that’s lively, intuitive, eccentric, fun and more than slightly irreverent. He lives with his wife and son—and an expanding quiver of guitars—in Upstate New York.

Jonelle Naude, MSc, CPCC

Jonelle is as much a pioneer and visionary as she is a grounded researcher and academic. In addition to coaching, consulting, training and facilitating across public, private and non-profit sectors, Jonelle also founded the No-Name Initiative (NNI): transformational dialogue for active citizenship in 2010. Born from her role as change agent and facilitator in South Africa’s journey of healing and democratic development, this movement now has an international presence. Since 2006, Jonelle has worked hard on the professional development, validity and standardization of coaching and mentoring and has presented her own research findings conferences contributing to the international body of coaching knowledge. Jonelle lives in Cape Town and London.

María Gómez Navarro, HRM, CPCC

María is an experienced executive and personal coach, and workshop leader. She has worked with individuals and teams since 2003. Prior to coaching, María spent over fifteen years in industry as a senior human resources manager, where she specialized in talent management and development. Her work is inherently global in nature involving multinational teams and business units spread across the world. Coaching with María enables her clients to move to their next level of growth and fulfillment. As a workshop leader, María specializes in training individuals and groups in personal growth, strengths, values, relationships, freedom, decisions making, sense of life, and fulfillment. In addition to being a CTI faculty member, María is a CTI certification supervisor and currently works as senior Human Resources manager in Telefonica.

Ken Oakley, CPCC, PCC

Ken is a trainer, leadership consultant, and coach dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential and thrive in all areas of their lives. With over 25 years of experience, he has worked with thousands of people worldwide to maximize joy, satisfaction, and effectiveness. Ken focuses on three areas: relationship coaching – helping people find and enhance healthy relationships; business building – using social media to simplify marketing and leverage results; and somatic learning – accessing the wisdom of the body. Ken serves director of social marketing for a company specializing in helping solo-entrepreneurs build thriving businesses.

Daniel Poch Ochoa, CPCC

Daniel is a playful, passionate and creative executive coach and leadership trainer who works with individuals and teams. His focus is to empower leadership in creative and experiential ways by helping individuals recover the connection with their authentic selves and their creative power for the sake of wholeness and wholehearted living. Daniel’s vision is to create sustainable communities grounded in a new humanity driven by love, connection and vulnerability. When he is not in the work arena, Daniel can be found playing with his three kids and his family, running marathons, or hiking in the mountains. Being in connection with his beloved ones and nature is his source of energy.

Jimena Romero Oneto, MBA, CPCC, ACC

Jimena’s mission is awakening and empowering a new generation of leaders who inspire others to lead with consciousness, clear intention, authenticity and responsibility. As a leadership development trainer and coach in the corporate world, she designs customized and experiential programs, inviting clients to walk the land of courage, growth, and accountability. Jimena holds a Marketing Degree and an MBA in business. She is certified in the use of the Leadership Circle Profile and the Leadership Development Frame. Jimena currently lives in Barcelona and was born in Argentina. She loves the connection with nature, living a wild adventure life and is a fan of photography.

Antony Parry, CPCC, PCC

Antony worked for more than three decades as a news reporter, editor and a trainer of journalists on four continents. He now coaches individuals, teams and relationships, and specializes in writers, consultants and financial experts—or anyone else who turns up with a sense of fun and adventure. He still turns his hand to writing and course design and loves working with individuals, systems and relationships facing tough and rewarding challenges.

Doug Peck, MS, CPCC, PCC

MS, Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology

In addition to over 30 corporate years as a senior executive, software pioneer, and engineer, Doug is a yachtsman, chef, opera-lover, diver, art historian, musician, mechanic, and world traveler. He is curious about everything, pretty good at many things, and always looking for unusual adventure—which is how he came to coaching. Doug is passionate about finding how to make things work, especially the lives of his executive clients and the teams that he coaches. He celebrates the discovery and use of your full, unique potential, and the adventure of the journey, with enthusiasm and compassion. Doug is certified in The Leadership Circle and other assessment tools, and trained in Relationship Systems coaching and Strengths Coaching.

Véronique Pigeon, CPCC, ACC

Véronique is a passionate woman in constant awareness of personal development, living in the present moment and gratitude, as well as life purpose. She is a proud CTI faculty member as a Co-Active coach and supervisor who supports her clients around the world through her enthusiasm and bold courage. Equally proficient in French and English, Véronique coaches individuals on discovering their dreams; creatively walking toward their most fulfilling personal goals. She also coaches corporate clients around the world in their purpose and leadership to develop, focus and sustain their ultimate quest. Véronique possesses more than 20 years of experience in human resources and corporate communications in top Fortune 500 companies including the pharmaceutical and information technology industries. Easygoing, compassionate and joyful, she lives in Montréal, Canada with her teenage daughter and son.

Louise Poisson, CPCC, PCC

Louise works with teams and their leaders, nurturing the concept of shared leadership and collaborative spirit and unleashing the team's agility and performance. She crowned her career in the advertising field as Creative Services Director after leading multi-cultural teams and various communication projects for 20 years. She lived in New York, Dubai and resides now in Montreal, Canada and contributed to the introduction of CTI in the Middle East and Montreal. In addition to being and artist and leading creative expression workshops, Louise loves diversity, fishing and swimming in the rivers of her beloved country.

Alberto Polloni, CPCC, PCC

Alberto is the co-founder of a multicultural executive coaching and leadership training company. He was educated in the field of architecture, commercial interior design, and branding design in Chile, Italy and the United States. He has been a creative, passionate and successful entrepreneur all of his life and when he discovered coaching, he knew he found his ultimate calling. Alberto is a spiritual adventurer, living his physical experience with joy, love and compassion.

Sue Powell, MBA, CPCC, PCC

MBA, Manchester Business School

Sue works with executives and their teams in multinational organizations, as well as with private individuals and groups. Her background includes over 15 years as a senior leader in sales and marketing for corporations. Sue designs and delivers leadership and team programs to transform awareness and behavior, create greater fulfillment, and improve performance. She is known for bringing a combination of directness, humor, pragmatism, and playfulness to her work. Sue is also a trained Relationship and Career Coach. Sue splits her time between London and Ireland, and loves to travel. When she’s not working, Sue enjoys being with close friends and family, dancing, and singing.

Lauren Powers, CPCC, MCC

A leadership coach and organization development consultant, Lauren supports people in initiating and sustaining significant change. With twenty years of experience in organization and individual learning, Lauren co-designs change programs with individuals, groups, and with corporations and universities worldwide.  A senior faculty member with CTI since 1998, she has taught coaching skills to thousands of people in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Lauren is the author of “The Trouble with Thinking” a book on how our perceptions create our realities. Fun and Ease are two of her highest values, which Lauren honors every chance she gets (particularly with clients).

Gonan Premfors, CPCC

With a career that spans the airline, leisure, and financial industries, Gonan is one of the main drivers of the coaching movement in the Arabian Peninsula. The founder of CTI UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council, she works tirelessly to bring CTI’s training and philosophy to course participants and corporations in the region. She coaches entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professional athletes, and regularly works with government entities on leader development. Gonan is also a passionate mother, and together with Henry Kimsey-House, has developed the Parentology workshop. She has spoken at both TEDxDubai and TEDxSantaCruz about relationships and trust.

Johan Premfors, CPCC

Johan is a former banker and stockbroker turned entrepreneur and coach. His background serves him well in his practice, which includes coaching entrepreneurs, bankers, business owners, and senior managers. In addition to being a CTI leader and coach, Johan manages CTI in the Arabian Peninsula. He is based in Dubai and regularly travels throughout the region. Born in Sweden but with a childhood spent in countries including Pakistan, Kenya, and Turkey, Johan loves the cultural diversity of the Middle East and the challenges and opportunities that arise from the region. Johan spoke at TEDxSantaCruz in 2011 together with Gonan Premfors.

Abigail Morgan Prout, MA, CPCC, PCC

Abigail is a spiritual talent scout.  With a background in Therapy, she has worked as a professional Co-Active coach for 16 years.  She grows leaders in the world by waking them up to their unique abilities. She also co-leads courses for women committed to creating from their vision in relationship. Abigail specializes in developing powerful leadership presence, inter-personal communication skills and emotional intelligence. Her motto is, "We are here to learn from each other".  She lives in Washington State with her husband, Clive and their two young daughters in a net-zero straw bale co-housing community which they helped build.

Clive Prout, MA, CPCC, PCC

MA, Engineering and Management, University of Cambridge, England

Clive works with senior leaders who want to have greater impact in the world while remaining true to their spiritual essence.  His work as an executive coach, helping professionals find their path, has been featured in books and national magazines, including Men’s Journal and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Prior to becoming a coach in 2000, Clive held VP positions in software marketing and led the marketing function for the UK’s first Internet IPO. Clive received Engineering and Management degrees from Cambridge University, and also lived and studied in a meditation ashram for 7 years. He and his wife, Abigail, live on Lopez Island, WA where they are raising two young daughters.

LA Reding, M.Ed., CPCC, MCC

L.A. has been striding down a path of leadership all her life. She is an unconventional woman with a wicked sense of humor. L.A. admits to being an intuitive introvert who works from the inside out. She takes risks while being light, caring and pushing hard. She will do whatever it takes for you to be your best and to go where you haven’t gone before. L.A. has a stately presence that creates safety and trust. Her deep passion is for people to embody mastery and knows that individual mastery is unique and shows up in fascinating ways. Not one to waste words, her career has spanned 40 years of service in the field of human relations. Currently L.A. is working with Fortune 100 companies around the world to help leaders own their own power and style from the inside out. Her mission is to identify and serve a new generation of global leaders.

Ron Renaud, CPCC, PCC

Beginning his working life as a laborer at 18, Ron realized the inertia of living the life he was born into was going to dictate his future, unless he found who he was and how he would choose to live his life.  In 2010, after more than 10 years of coaching and teaching around the world and studying countless personal growth philosophies, Ron decided it was time to stop talking and start writing a book that captured his philosophy for living an extraordinary life.  The Uncompromised, teaches anyone how to immediately live the uncompromised version of their lives. Now, after more than 15 years of coaching professional athletes, recovering addicts, international business leaders and inner city homeless, Ron works 1-on-1 with individuals committed to living the uncompromised version of their lives.

Sandra Richardson, MCC, CPCC

Sandra is passionate about unleashing the unique potential that lies within people and particularly enjoys working with people on confidence building. For the past ten years she has run her own coaching practice and prior to that worked in-house as a career coach and HR manager for a blue chip organization, having transitioned from an earlier career in public relations. Sandra has a warm and insightful style. She is open, honest and passionate about people. Sandra is an Authorized Team Diagnostic Facilitator, is MBTI qualified and has a diploma in Solutions-Focused counseling.  She also runs coaching-led retreats to help people revitalize their lives. Sandra lives in the UK.

Camilla Rogers, MA, CPCC, PCC

MA, Organization Development/Psychology, Sonoma State University

Camilla coaches those who seek a greater depth of their spirituality and want to honor their highest creative expressions in the world. Camilla has melded her exploration and understanding of depth psychology with her 30 years of metaphysical study, and developed a journal method she calls Personal Storying. In her training work within corporate and business environments, Camilla engages executives, front-line managers and team leaders hungry to embrace Co-Active coaching skills and enhance their personal communication effectiveness. Camilla is also the founder of a digital storytelling company.

Olga Romanillos, PhD, CPCC, PCC

PhD, University of Madrid, Spain

Before becoming an executive coach and trainer in 2007, Olga worked for almost 20 years in various sales and marketing management positions at a large multinational company both in Spain and at the headquarters office in the Netherlands. She easily connects with the nature of issues that managers in multinationals face and she supports them in aligning their personal vision and values with those of their teams or companies. Her positive, intuitive, and enthusiastic personality combined with an authentic championing power encourages people to grow and expand their capacities. Amongst other assessment tools and coaching models, she is a practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, The Leadership Circle Profile, and Presence Based Coaching. Olga coaches and trains in English and Spanish, and currently lives in the Netherlands.

Chuck Roppel, CPCC, MCC

Chuck was trained and functioned as Catholic Priest in the early years of his career and from this role evolved into health promotion and disease prevention work within the framework of Community Mental Health Centers in Kentucky and California. He has been Director of the San Francisco Mental Health Association and the Director of the California State Department of Mental Health’s Office of Prevention and Mental Health Promotion.  Since 2000, Chuck had been a faculty member of The Coaches Training Institute, maintaining a private life coaching practice and training Co-Active coaches throughout the world.  Chuck’s mantra focuses on right relationship with self and other as the underpinning of a life well lived.

Jaume Roset, CPCC, ACC

Jaume is a passionate coach, trainer and consultant. When he met CTI in 2009, his life changed forever. With a professional background of 15 years working as a manager and trainer in international top consulting firms, he started to run his own coaching practice in 2010. He works as an executive coach in a business school and is one of the founders of an organization that teaches coaching skills and provides tools for parents, families and schools.

Nathalie Rubin, CPCC, MBA, MSc

Nathalie Rubin coaches individuals to find their own expression of leadership in their work and personal lives. Nathalie is also the founder of 'life-dancing' programs designed for women to help them connect positively with their body and their life, using free-dance and movement improvisation. Nathalie is originally from Belgium, has lived in 10 countries, and loves to work with people from different cultures, in French, English, Hebrew or Spanish. Her rich background in management ranges from finance and due diligence in the private sector in Israel and USA, to managing post-conflict stabilization programs in Kosovo, Angola and Haiti. After returning to live in the Middle East in 2008, she fell in love with Co-Active coaching and leadership. In her spare time she practices yoga and continues to expand her language skills by learning spoken Arabic to better connect with her Arab clients and neighbors.

Pilar Rueda García Yakar, CPCC, PCC

Pilar worked for more than 10 years in different high-tech companies managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams before becoming a coach. Her passion for coaching comes from her belief that more than a methodology, coaching is a language, which enables a different way of being in relationship with oneself and with others based on individuals owning our freedom to choose consciously and create new realities. She coaches and trains in English, Spanish and Hebrew, all of which she speaks fluently, and her clients include executives from different companies ranging from family business to corporations. Pilar has lived in various countries across 3 continents and currently lives in Madrid with her husband and child.

Jeaneen R. Schmidt, CPCC, PCC

Jeaneen thrives on coaching female executives and professionals who are committed to realizing and achieving their deepest potential in their professional and personal lives. She holds the vision that professional success, fulfillment and sustainability can co-exist. Prior to founding her coaching practice in 2000, Jeaneen spent 15 years as a leader and executive in the corporate world productively building businesses and motivating employees to create success for themselves and their organizations. Jeaneen is a world-class sailor, having placed 17th in North America on an all-female crew. She has practiced meditation since 1991 and brings a strong intuitive sense to everything.

Lorry Schneider, CPCC, PCC

Lorry is a highly skilled facilitator and coach with a direct, caring approach. He has been affiliated with CTI since 2000 both as a facilitator and certification supervisor. Prior to that, Lorry spent 15 years in the private sector on a progressive career path within diverse businesses. As a coach with particular emphasis on leadership development, Lorry works with executives and entrepreneurs who recognize the value of having an objective sounding board they can trust. He firmly believes in total commitment to his clients’ leadership development, as well as their personal growth. Lorry also works with senior executive teams to assist them in their development and serves as a facilitator for off-site strategic planning.

Jill Schropp, MPA, CPCC, PCC

Bush Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
Master in Public Administration, University of Washington

Jill brings to coaching and CTI faculty positions a life-long commitment to inspiring individuals to realize their dreams and make a positive difference in the world. Her more than 35 years of progressive leadership in the private, public and non-profit sectors include being a newspaper and magazine editor, spearheading major political campaigns on behalf of human rights and the environment and special honors for her journalistic and community endeavors. A depth of spirit and playfulness infuse her many interests and she has huge gratitude for her life with her partner and varied pets in the Pacific Northwest.

Marie-Caroline Schwering, MSc, CPCC, PCC

Marie-Caroline specializes in coaching and training leaders, executives, and teams across a range of industries both multinational and international. She is fluent in five languages: English, French, German, Dutch, and Italian. Marie-Caroline’s coaching approach involves taking the client out of their comfort zone and into the area of emotional intelligence where they learn to deal with their emotions and use them as strengths rather than weaknesses. Her team coaching philosophy is based on coaching a system, not a group of individuals. The purpose is to build competency as a team, taking ownership and responsibility for its own change, in order to increase autonomy and achieve maximum effectiveness. Marie-Caroline’s classroom leading and training focuses on deepening leadership competences, skills and abilities to enhance personal effectiveness, impact and satisfaction.

Andrew Sheridan, CPCC, PCC

A recovering investment banker, Andrew chose to leave the corporate world in 2007, embarking on a journey that included in-depth study and research in the fields of social science, psychology, leadership and management theory. Eventually Andrew found his place back in that field—but this time, from the outside—with a mission to change the way organizations think about, and respond to, the needs of their most precious asset: the people. Joining forces with other self-confessed agents-of-change, Andrew is a founder of a company anchored in the belief that people deserve better. Currently based in Luxembourg, he is fluent in both French and German.

Mary Beth Shewan, MS, MSc, BCC, CPCC, MCC

MSc, Career Counseling, Georgia State University

Mary Beth is a dynamic teacher who inspires deep transformation with a playful, practical approach that creates both personal and professional alignment. She is an internationally known consciousness teacher, Master business/career coach, and trainer. She developed a self-coaching awareness program she calls Living Masters, combining her wisdom in expanding consciousness with her love of coaching.  Her life’s work has centered on assisting others to awaken their gifts, talents, and personal Mastery. She is a real-life example for those who are looking to expand their consciousness through self-love, compassion, and intuition. She resides in Eugene, OR.

Abi Shilon, MBA, CPCC, PCC

Master of Business Administration, University of Derby

Trained as an engineer, Abi has 27 years of experience in high tech. During this career Abi managed teams that developed equipment and software for international telecommunication companies and managed R&D, marketing and business development groups. Abi is an entrepreneur, coach and a leader who founded CTI-Israel in 2003. As a coach, Abi works with entrepreneurs, high tech organizations, executives and mid-level corporate managers, and community leaders. He also facilitates groups in effective leadership, communication skills and vision creation. Abi is a seasoned clarinet player, playing mostly classical chamber music with amateur ensembles.

Art Shirk, MBA, EdD, CPCC, MCC

MBA, Boston University
EdD, Columbia University’s Teachers College

Art’s playful blend of humor and deep respect for all that’s entailed in ‘being human’ are at the heart of his work as a consultant and coach focused on putting transformative learning into action for individuals, teams and organizations. Art has worked as a leadership and organization development consultant at a range of organizations. He is a founding partner of a coaching firm based in Bogota, Colombia—a venture that emerged from his own Co-Active Leadership Program experience. Art earned his doctoral degree from Columbia University in 2006 from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College. His doctoral research focused on essential aspects of the Co-Active leadership experience. Art is a lead designer on CTI products and a senior faculty member.

Andrea Sigetich, MSc, CPCC, MCC

MSc, Human Resources Management, University of Utah

With the demeanor of a sage, leavened with a strong dose of animation, Andrea brings over three decades of leadership development experience to her work developing leadership strategies in organizations, training coaching skills in both large and small organizations, and mentoring.  She is crazy about inspiring individuals to grow and develop.  Andrea has held senior leadership positions in Fortune 500 organizations including General Electric, Digital Equipment, and Novell.  She has two published books, An Entrepreneur’s Trail Guide and Play to Your Strengths.  Andrea enthusiastically pursues hiking, kayaking, and improvisation from her home in Bend, Oregon.

Nina Simonds, MA, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

Nina is a seasoned executive and team coach with more than 20 years of experience developing people.  In addition to training and supervising coaches all other the world in Co-Active coaching, Nina is the founder and owner of her own coaching and training firm, where she designs and leads a variety of leadership and team development programs with outcomes that range from developing emerging leaders to building trust within a cross-functional team.  As a facilitator and team coach for Microsoft’s Foundations of Management residential, Nina helped managers of managers develop new leadership capability to create sustainable and systemic change in their teams.

Inge Simons, MBA, MsC, CPCC, MCC

Inge brings close to 20 years of international corporate experience to coaching and training engagements and is currently running three companies. Passionate about bringing more diversity to the boardroom, Inge works with both Fortune 500 and leading edge companies to make a difference. She speaks English, French, German and Flemish and is the Chief Wizard of a clan which includes daughter Lola, son Louis, and her husband along with three dogs and four cats. The family is on the move in Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.

David Skibbins, CPCC, PCC

David is a life coach who specializes in working with entrepreneurs, business owners, upper level managers, and other coaches. A supervisor at CTI, he is also certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). David holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and was a psychotherapist for over twenty years. He is co-author of The Stake: The Making of Leaders, with CTI co-founder Henry Kimsey-House, and the author of “Becoming a Life Coach: A Complete Workbook for Therapists”, "Rose's Little Handbook of Psychotherapyand “Working Clean and Sober”, as well as four published murder mysteries. David is also a playwright, actor, and director in several local theater groups on the north coast of California.

Marla Skibbins, CPCC, MCC

Marla has been coaching and training internationally since 1996. Marla is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs, managers and leaders in organizations thriving in their work and lives. Her coaching is an unusual blend of business savvy and spiritual perspective. She knows the ins and outs of being a successful business person and the pitfalls a professional may encounter while developing their business. She is the founder of a company dedicated to coaches building a thriving coaching business. Marla resides in Sea Ranch on the Sonoma coast in California.

Pam Solberg-Tapper, MHSA, CPCC, PCC

Masters Degree in Health Services Administration, University of St Francis

As an internationally experienced coach and consultant, Pam provides the tools and spark to help her clients articulate their vision, and improve their performance as well as their quality of life. Pam provides coaching and consulting in the following areas: visioning, executive level leadership development, on-boarding, 360 administration/action planning, transition and change, and organizational development. Pam is dedicated to working with leaders who make a positive impact on humanity, the environment or with animals. Her quest has been to run a marathon on all seven continents.

David Storkholm, CPCC, PCC

David specializes in coaching and leadership training. He creates powerful spaces for learning that explores the potential, talent and self-leadership.  David combines his artistic background as a musician, his education in leadership, and his CTI training into a cocktail of hands-on experience, intuition, curiosity, knowledge and creativity. As a team leader at an organization whose aim is to create the framework where young, creative minds become leaders, David enjoys the opportunity to support young people stepping into their dreams. David lives in Denmark with his wife and two children.

Jeremy Stover, CPCC, PCC

Jeremy specializes in developing leaders and helping organizations get the most from their teams. From corporate giants to high-tech start-ups, from seasoned executives to engineers transitioning into leadership roles, he identifies inherent strengths and skills that can be amplified and developed for success.

Jeremy believes that today's organizations face rapidly shifting challenges and that the most successful leaders focus on increasing productivity through fulfillment rather than control. By recognizing each team member as naturally creative and resourceful, organizations can learn to evoke strengths that serve the individual while creating more productivity and success for the whole.

Eva Szita-Morris, PhD, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

Eva brings to her coaching a rich variety of personal and international business life experiences. Eva has an international clientele and leads a group of associates. She coaches on mid-career reviews and changes for both newly appointed and established leaders. She has delivered top level corporate assignments in leadership training. Eva is particularly skillful in creating learning, and then supporting actions using her real, authentic coaching style – where she evokes her clients’ inherent leadership qualities, while operating within codes of strong professional ethics, integrity, and a commitment to excellence.

Rick Tamlyn, MFA, CPCC, MCC

Rick Tamlyn inspires people to be their best. His compelling purpose is to encourage and assist others so that when they reach the end of their lives they can say, “That was a great life!” rather than, “I wish I had done more.”

In 2001, Rick co-created The Bigger Game: a tool that inspires people from all walks of life to get out of their comfort zones and invent the lives they want. Rick is the author of Play Your Bigger Game: 9 Minutes to Learn, a Lifetime to Live published in 2013.

As a trusted advisor for Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and churches, he has built a global audience, speaking and conducting workshops in more than 17 countries. His current bigger game is “to activate millions of people around the world to play their own compelling bigger games.”

Bassem Terkawi, CPCC, ACC

With over 18 years experience in the field of communications, Bassem has gained profound insight on building media relations, initiating crisis management strategies, elevating brand awareness, and implementing innovative and successful strategies for companies with multi-billion dollar portfolios. In addition to his management, mentoring and interpersonal skills, he is committed to comprehensive training programs in leadership, protocol and coaching. Bassem has been instrumental in building and driving community engagement initiatives as well as in supporting various individuals – from groups of fresh graduates to well-established professionals – excel in their professions. Bassem is based in Dubai, UAE.

Evelyn Thomas, CPCC, PCC

Evelyn is passionate about awakening individuals to the opportunities that help them realize more of who they are and what they want in their lives. She loves coaching her clients to come out from the places where they have been hiding and claim their place in the world. Evelyn has been a volunteer leader with Girlguiding UK for over 30 years, working with girls and adult leaders to help them reach their potential. After a 20-year career in IT, Evelyn decided to focus on the development of people and received her BA in Psychology from the University of Wales. Becoming a Co-Active Coach built on her experience and she is especially committed to the professional development of other coaches. Evelyn is an accredited Coaching Supervisor and a member of the Association for Coaching Supervisors.

Anat Treister-Goren, PhD, CPCC, MCC, ORSCC, MCC

Anat specializes in executive, team, and relationship coaching, as well as individual and collaborative leadership development. Her diverse background includes an academic career in the field of brain and language processing with a focus on schizophrenia; executive management in R&D, marketing, and business development for the high-tech industry; and professional acting and singing. Anat created the Hebrew version of the book Co-Active Coaching and adapted the model to fit the local culture. She is a full-time coach and leader, and in her private practice focuses on organizational coaching, women in leadership positions, and personal and system development.

Gülruh Turhan, CPCC, PCC

Based in the beautiful city of Istanbul, Gulruh works mainly with executives, teams and coaches in training. Her style ranges from fierce and calling forth to friendly and playful. She has a curious and passionate personality and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other people. Prior to becoming a coach, Gulruh worked as a private banker in major financial institutions. Gulruh is a keen traveler, yoga practitioner and contemporary art lover. She is grateful for the life she has with her husband and two children.

Susan Valdiserri, MS, CPCC, PCC

MSc, Managerial Communication, Northwestern University

Susan Valdiserri is a dynamic business professional with extensive years of executive coaching, leadership development and learning design, combined with engineering, sales and consulting experience. Susan’s passion is unleashing the power of teams through collaboration, and revealing the heart of leaders through authentic connection. She believes that when people show up fully present, expressing their passion and owning their purpose, anything is possible. Susan partners with coaching and consulting firms to roll out leadership development and coaching programs for high potential professionals; leveraging certifications in Co-Active Coaching, Co-Active Facilitation and the Leadership Circle 360 Assessment. Susan earned her MS degree in Managerial Communication from Northwestern University, and her BS and BA degrees in Engineering and Italian from the University of Notre Dame.

Angelique van Dam, Drs, CPCC, PCC

Angelique will call you forth in your unique leadership. Coaching has been part of all Angelique’s professional life: first as a medical doctor and an acupuncturist and now in her own coaching and training company. This professional experience combined with her life experience as a mother of three, who has lived abroad for many years with the family, come together in her coaching and leadership training for corporations and individuals. A Dutch CTI leader, Angelique is multilingual and has extensive international experience. She believes that connecting soul, body, heart and mind will give you endless possibilities, whatever comes your way.

Barb Van Hare, CPCC, PCC

Barb has a contagious enthusiasm for change, and an eye for finding and promoting positive deviance.  She is wired to connect in a meaningful way with individuals, teams, and corporations.  Barb has two decades of corporate experience as an organizational change consultant, organizational development leader, and executive coach.  As an executive coach and leadership consultant, she helps organizations clarify their vision, transform their leadership capabilities, and deliver results with a positive impact.

Judy van Zon, MSc, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

After living and working in several countries, Judy speaks the language of people who are crossing a border, physically as well as emotionally. In short, she works with people who are going through personal or professional change. She has extensive experience in life, executive and team coaching. Her skills as a compassionate, no-nonsense listener also support her role as a trainer, facilitator and mentor. Her work shows people how to unleash their powerful potential and create opportunities for growth. Her key word is depth, both as in living life fully as well as in taking full responsibility; for self as well as for collaborating with others.

Alex Verlek van Tienhoven, CPCC, PCC

Alex has a background in HR and Management Science. After working in various companies in both of those fields, coaching found him. He now leads all the courses in CTI’s coaching curriculum and is a Certification Pod Leader. Working in three different languages and using those skills to translate CTI’s course material into Dutch, his mother tongue, Alex was instrumental in introducing CTI’s first Dutch Intermediate coaching program. Alex considers himself an awareness builder and a transformation evoker, working with professional service providers and higher management with an additional passion for coaching CTI Certification students.

John Vercelli, MA, CPCC

MA, Education, Stanford University

John is adept at translating complex ideas into easily understood and applied models or tools that have a “practical wisdom” to them.  He designs and delivers corporate leadership development and training programs, conducts team development off-sites, and provides executive coaching. He has worked with manufacturing companies, financial institutions, health care providers, research institutions, government agencies, and defense contractors. John brings a broad academic background and 17 years management experience to working with clients. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Human Biology and Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Education. His management experience includes design engineering, manufacturing engineering, quality, and production. He is certified to use the Leadership Circle Profile© and is an active member of the International Coach Federation. John lives with his wife in the mountains of northern California where he enjoys hiking, skiing, and kayaking.

Laurent Vuibert, MBA, CPCC, PCC

Laurent is intentionally creating the world he wants to live in with the people he loves. He is insightful, courageously provocative, and believes in challenging rules and stories to serve our creative evolution. In his coaching practice, he supports his clients to purposefully lead societal changes with integrity and audacity. Prior to coaching, he played senior roles with game-changing entrepreneurs in distribution, shipbuilding, and natural resources in Europe and Asia. French born, after three years in China, he has been living in Singapore since 2007 where he is a permanent resident with his wife and two daughters.

Emma Wheat, CPCC, PCC

Emma blends her past experiences as an educator, British Embassy commercial officer, senior manager, and corporate ambassador with powerful coaching to create transformation within people at all levels of life experience. Her background as a leader and facilitator of workshops allows her to work easily with senior executives and teams to insure synergy and change. Using a variety of tools and assessments, Emma works with both teams and individuals in the corporate world to coach and develop personal leadership styles, identifying strengths that will result in outstanding performance. She helps clients to manage change, enhance performance, discover solutions, and create their own sustainability. Her insight and understanding of a wide range of cultures stems from over 16 years living and working in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.  She is currently based in France.

Sydney Wiecking, CPCC, PCC

Sydney works with her clients as a catalyst for change, bringing forth insights and elements perhaps unseen, enabling them to feel and experience their lives and careers in new ways. Foremost in Sydney’s process are the intentions and aspirations of her client, shaping her work around the whole person.  Sydney’s home is in Hawaii where she feels inspired and energized by nature. Sydney joined the Co-Active community as a student in 2009, became a CTI faculty member in 2012 and is also a certification program leader.  She uses the Co-Active Coaching and Co-Active Leadership models as a foundation for her work as an executive coach, the design and facilitation of teen leadership programs and as a coach in the health and wellness field.

Cat Williford, CPCC, MCC

Cat was one of the first coaches that CTI certified in 1994, one of the first CTI leaders and one of the first coaches to receive the MCC designation from the International Coach Federation. In addition to offering programs designed for pioneering breakthrough women leaders, as well as customized individual retreats, Cat offers coaching programs that include ceremony and ritual, physical wellbeing and healing and strategic business savvy. Clients include executives, managers, and entrepreneurs based across the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. Also passionate about deliberate and authentic communication, Cat trains individuals and groups to speak with vision, inspiration and authority.

Megan Jo Wilson, CPCC, PCC

Megan Jo Wilson is a coach, trainer, mom and professional singer/songwriter based in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. In her coaching and consulting practice, she is committed to supporting new coaches in developing visionary businesses through spiritual entrepreneurship. Standing firmly in her belief that “there is nothing more expensive than boredom,” she also partners with small businesses and organizational teams to support them in expanding fulfillment, creativity, and humanity in the workplace. In addition to performing and recording her own original material, Megan also sings regularly with The Fogcutters Big Band, Birdland Jazz Quartet, and a gospel choir in Portland, Maine.

Signy Wilson, MIR, CPCC, PCC

Masters of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

Signy brings her dynamic enthusiasm and focused directness to her work as a coach and workshop leader. Placing high value on honoring people and their life paths, Signy has developed diverse experience in identifying and working with human potential, drawing out excellence in all people. A visionary, Signy has presented illuminating workshops in an authentic and engaging way for over 10 years. In speaking from her heart, she encourages and inspires both groups and individuals to see how they are capable of amazing things. Signy’s passion for people coupled with her survival of cancer, sparks her fiercely held perspective that every human life is precious. She combines the power of fun, faith and ease to create and re-establish focus and balance in people’s personal and business lives.

Elizabeth Woodbridge, CPCC, PCC

Elizabeth’s specialty is working with individuals and teams to develop effective communication and leadership skills to consciously create their desired results using practical tools for a fast-paced and rapidly evolving world. She has been developing and leading workshops in personal development, wellness, leadership and coaching for the past 15 years. Her professional experience includes Executive Director of non-profit organizations, board development, special events coordination, sales and public relations. She is grateful to her own coach for his support in going forward to fulfill a dream of moving from the USA to Paris where she is joyfully based.

Sabina Wyss, CPCC, MCC

Sabina has been coaching individuals, couples, and teams for over two decades and inspires them with her fire, gentleness, soul-depth, and laughter into living their higher purpose. She trains new coaches and leaders, delivers workshops worldwide, and leads two schools that she founded. She also guides groups by camelback for vision quests into the Sahara Desert and on foot for life changing coaching/nature adventures into canyons of the U.S. Southwest. All of her work is in service of transforming how people are with themselves and others on this planet. Sabina lives in Switzerland at the foot of the Alps, Colorado in the Red Rock Sand Canyons, and near the ocean in San Diego.

Jing Ye, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC

Jing is a seasoned leadership and team coach, workshop facilitator and business consultant. She has more than 20 years of global working experience in the fields of law, IT, business, coaching and training. Jing is known as “Quiet Storm” for her gentle yet courageous style. Deeply rooted in her Chinese heritage and the desire for connectedness, Jing is passionate about integrating the theory and practice of coaching and team/system work to address organization and leadership development challenges. Fluent in both English and Chinese, Jing is one of the first generation Chinese CTI leaders.

Troy Yorke, CPCC

Troy is a personal success coach for executive leaders and professionals in arts and entertainment. Based in Paris, he travels globally leading CTI’s core curriculum courses and is a Certification Program leader and supervisor. Troy is the creator of an advanced training program that blends coaching, leadership, and relationship systems through a wide array of innovative applications that greatly enhance individual and team coaching, therapy, facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution. As a coach, his client roster attracts industry leaders and professionals on the cutting edge, including performers, artists, and executives. His diverse background with over 25 years as a concert pianist, composer, writer, film/TV actor, and producer incorporates a wealth of knowledge working with human creativity and behavior, making him a dynamic trainer and coach focused on natural brilliance as the means to excel.

Elfarina Zaid, CPCC, PCC

With a focus on Asia, and blending innovation, leadership and engagement into her work, Elfarina believes in the courage to be ‘Creators of Value; Leaders of Impact for a better age’. Her diverse career spans hospitality, brand, events and organizational management across Europe, Australia and Middle East over 10 years. A pioneer in many fronts, she holds a BBM with her alma mater and an MSc in Innovation with Singapore Management University. As a coach and facilitator, she injects courage, fresh perspectives and determination to push boundaries for change. Elfarina is the first Singaporean CTI faculty based in Singapore.

Gulsun Zeytinoglu, PhD, CPCC, MCC, ORSCC

Gulsun is passionate about awakening and inspiring executives, teams, and couples toward unfolding their natural potential. She enjoys integrating and using a wide range of tools that supports beauty and wholeness of human experience. After working at IBM for 10 years, she listened to her heart’s calling and founded her own training and coaching company in 1995. Since that time, Gulsun is one of the main drivers of coaching in Turkey. She is also an authorized Team Diagnostic facilitator and certified in The Leadership Circle Profile. When she is not coaching, mentoring, or leading, you can find her reading about life sciences and dancing Nia.

Juhree Zimmerman, RN, BScN, MEd, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC

Juhree is a passionate coach, trainer and international consultant. She facilitates teams and leadership development in a variety of organizations, including health care, finance and Fortune 500 companies. Her company is based on the concept that all individuals and organizations can create a synergy to exceed their own expectations. Juhree calls on her work in strategic planning, policy development, systems work and coaching to support individual and organizational change and find new ways to manage conflict, while increasing productivity. She is an associate faculty member of the UBC School of Nursing and teaches coaching skills to undergraduate and graduate nursing students.