Facilitators

COACHES

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A COACHING EXPERIENCE

WOHASU Tribe Time is a 30-minute session, on March 19, where Certified Coaches will meet with a small group of participants to facilitate a guided reflection, deepening the concepts presented at the Summit and encouraging connection among attendees.

Coaching Requirements: Over 100 coaching contact hours or a coaching certification, purchased a ticket for WOHASU 2024, flexible and positive disposition.

Coaching Benefits: WOHASU Coach Facilitators will be featured on the WOHASU website, receive the WOHASU Coach Certificate, WOHASU 2024 Coach LinkedIn Badge, and participate in community meetings to create and strengthen bonds among WOHASU 2024 Facilitators

WOHASU 2024 Facilitator Responsibilities

Before the Summit:

  • Register as a WOHASU Coach Facilitator.
  • Download the WOHASU app for speaker and community information.
  • Attend one virtual onboarding session (out of two scheduled) and the in-person onboarding session.
  • Arrive a day prior to the summit for our first in-person meeting and to receive your Coach Facilitator kit. If unable to attend, please inform Mariana Pineda.

During the Summit:

  • Please arrive for the in-person onboarding session at the appointed time and place.
  • Guide Tribe Time sessions with prompts that we will share. 
  • Adhere to WOHASU facilitating guidelines. 
  • Stay in touch with the Coach Coordinator.

Materials Provided:

  • Tools and resources to guide the facilitation.
  • Prompts for the questions that will be asked during Tribe Time.

Next Steps:

  1. Fill out the application form in this website
  2. Send the Coach Community Manager Mariana Pineda your purchased ticket at mariana@wohasu.com

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to WOHASU. We look forward to creating another impactful and transformative Summit together.

Zeina Darwich

Zeina Darwich

Anna Boltenko WOHASU Speaker
Career Strategist and Talent Development Expert | Happiness Abroad Researcher | Community Architect | Podcast Host | Speaker

Anna Boltenko

Laura Sgroi

Laura Sgroi

Brandy Simula

Brandy Simula

Erfa-Alani

Erfa Alani

Elena Kupina
Professional certified coach ACC - ICF

Elena Kupina

Paul Papierski

Paul Papierski

Elaine Rodriguez

Elaine Rodriguez

Yvette Costa

Yvette Costa

Alina Tacmelova

Alina Tacmelova

Lisa Milich

Lisa Milich

Maurice Williams

Maurice A. Williams

Kristen Henry

Kristen Henry

Beth Rashleigh

Beth Rashleigh

Aimee Bucher

Aimee Bucher

Cicy Zhang

Cicy Zhang

Christine Ramsay

Christine Ramsay

Eileen Dello Martin

Eileen Dello Martin

Arielle Sadan

Arielle Sadan

Nancy Polsky

Nancy Polsky

Aimee Bucher

Aimee Bucher

Paula Goudsmit

Paula Goudsmit

Lisa Luken

Lisa Luken

Lisa Bianco

LIsa Bianco

Erin Slater

Erin Slater

Nadine Marie Wohlmuth

Nadine Marie Wohlmuth

Jan Tinter

Jan Tintner

Zeina Darwich

Your Energy introduces YOU before you speak!
Prior to coaching ,I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years before training to become a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the international coaching federation (ICF).
Founder of ” Inspire Your Core” for coaching.
I have a multicultural mind with strong cultural awareness and I am bilingual in English and Arabic.
My educational background includes a B.A. in Business Marketing ,Licensed in skin care , and master practitioner in Energy leadership & mental health coaching.
I have more than 800 hours of coaching experience . I worked with hundreds of clients to uncover their blocks, access their unexpressed potential, become unstoppable, manage the inevitable change and ignite their positive Energy. Coaching was a transformational journey for me and sharing it with others is MY PURPOSE.
Creating a safe & confidential space for the client is my priority.
I specialize in Mental Health ,Stress ,Anxiety, Life Challenges, Healthy Lifestyles, Mindfulness ,divorce, self-love, self-confidence & self-development.
When I am not coaching, I take long walks in the nature, I read, I practice yoga, swimming , Zumba and connect with likeminded.

Career Strategist and Talent Development Expert | Happiness Abroad Researcher | Community Architect | Podcast Host | Speaker

Anna Boltenko

Anna is an impassioned advocate for the global expat community. Her journey began a decade ago when she moved to Canada, facing personal and professional challenges in a foreign land. This experience ignited her unwavering mission to empower fellow expatriates on their unique journeys.

With a career spanning roles in Career and Talent Development Strategy, Expat Coaching, and Happiness Abroad Research, Anna has become a dedicated guide for individuals navigating intricate career transitions, cultural adaptation, and the nuances of expat well-being. At the helm of the “”ExpatCast: Searching for Happiness”” podcast, Anna weaves stories with expert advice, offering vital support to expats worldwide. She’s also founded “”Expat Universe,”” a global community fostering connections, sharing invaluable resources, and creating a worldwide network of support. Anna’s passion for the expat community is not merely a profession—it’s her calling, an unyielding commitment to uplifting others as they navigate the complex terrain of life far away from home.

Social Media:

  • Website: www.annaboltenko.com 
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaboltenko/

Laura Sgroi

Laura Sgroi is a bilingual speaker, certified coach, and Author of “In Our Thirties” helping women and men find well-being, natural fertility, and positive change. She works with clients in the US, Canada, and Latin America, and has led workshops for Microsoft, Sony Music Latin, Vital Voices Miami, UP Nicaragua, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Women On Set, among other organizations. She is a natural fertility success story against great odds (diminished ovarian reserve, low AMH, panic high FSH), who you can often find sharing her fertility journey and tips as a message of hope.

Prior to coaching, she enjoyed a sixteen+ year international career in live events, television production, and corporate communications. Her credits include Guns N’ Roses, Santana, Ricky Martin, Viacom, Univision, Sony Music, Billboard, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NAPTE). Her writing has been published in Glamour Mexico, Glamour Latin America, and Motherly, as well as on her website and blog.

Laura holds a MA in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Universitat de Barcelona, a BA in Marketing from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo, and a Professional Coach Certificate from the University of Miami. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she calls Miami home since 2004.

Brandy Simula

Dr. Brandy Simula (she/her/hers) is the founder of Brandy L. Simula Coaching and Consulting, and is a professional speaker, coach, and consultant. A former professor of Sociology at Emory University, she now leverages her background in social psychology to help individuals and organizations cultivate purpose, productivity, and flourishing. A Board Certified Coach (BCC) with certifications in executive and leadership coaching from the World Coach Institute, she also holds Resilience Practitioner and Positive Psychology Practitioner certifications from the School of Positive Transformation. In speaking and coaching engagements, Brandy draws on reflective, inspirational, outcome-oriented applications of cutting-edge research in human performance, neuroscience, leadership, and inclusion and belonging. She holds a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology from Emory University.

Erfa Alani

Erfa is an executive coach, former diplomat, trade negotiator, management consultant and lawyer. (She also spent a year as a stand-up comic!)

Her journey to coaching started as a search for an approach to assist when nothing else worked (the initiatives where either everything made sense and nothing moved or conversely where nothing made sense and there was no choice but to move). Since then she has unleashed insight, creativity, renewed purpose, clarity and commitment with humor and play.

Personally, she became both a refugee and a widow unexpectedly and overnight (two separate events). She knows change and has an aptitude for ambiguity and uncertainty.

She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, and a COR.E Dynamics specialist in Leadership, Transitions and Performance. Erfa is also a graduate of the Happiness Studies Academy.

Professional certified coach ACC - ICF

Elena Kupina

Hi, I am Elena Kupina
Professional certified coach ACC – ICF with over 400 coaching sessions, member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
A professional Executive and Business coach who can teach you flexible skills, time management, effective communication, public speaking, and leadership.
I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE AT A FAST PACE
In my past 15-year successful career as a business leader, I acquired new professional skills and built a successful career in the IT industry as Software Development Engineer. I also gained experience in developing new business strategies and my own projects. I know firsthand what rush jobs, frequent business trips, and stressful deadlines are.
I have two children, and I know what it means to have enormous career demands while managing a «bad parent» syndrome.
Today I feel balanced, full of energy, and personally and business-wise fulfilled, having previously experienced chronic fatigue, burnout, poor communication with friends, and lack of “me” time.
I found my destiny, and now I am happy to share with others what I can do myself while building financial independence and stability without having to count on rich parents and start-up capital.
I helped dozens of people find inner harmony and that elusive life balance, helping them become successful Kings and Queens fully in charge of their lives who can and do give their love and attention to loved ones and to themselves.
Clients view me as a trusted partner, a change agent with exceptional acumen in the areas of Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development. My passion for supporting diverse individuals, and organizations through the change process is matched by my personal warmth and creativity. Outcomes are improved by encouraging clients to build stronger relationships, increase self-awareness and strategize for the future. Help in finding the shortest paths, providing support, inspiration, and working through fears and limiting beliefs, most of my clients achieve their goals faster and more efficiently. Solid analytic, evaluative, and systematic skills have been honed over years of experience creating sustainable change.

Paul Papierski

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

North Trail Coaching and Consulting

For over 20 years, Paul has been a trusted resource in coaching and leadership training in the Human Resources and Learning & Development fields, helping individuals and teams flourish. He works with unionized and non-unionized higher educational institutions … nonprofit organizations … municipal governments … and the people who keep them humming. The goal is the same: to identify and navigate organizational issues, transitions, and change with grace and sure-footed leadership.

Paul regularly runs leadership and manager development programs at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and at various municipalities – all with an eye toward helping leaders have the strongest possible impact.

Owner of North Trail Coaching and Consulting, Paul is a certified practitioner of Wholebeing Positive Psychology. His certification as a Chief Happiness Officer from the World Happiness Summit/FIU gave him a fresh and empowering take on what it means to be a leader in the workplace – and in our lives. In his spare time, you can find him hiking the wooded trails in New England, traveling the world, and tending to his honeybee hives.

Other Credentials

Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

Certified Professional, Society for Human Resource Management

MA in International and Intercultural Management with a Human Resource Management focus, School for International Training

Graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)

MBTI Certified Practitioner

Elaine Rodriguez

Elaine Rodriguez is a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. She is a transitions and mindset coach, partnering with her clients to bring about awareness of and release the internal messaging keeping them stuck and holding them back from happiness and success in their personal and professional lives. She is also a public speaker and a founding member and coach for Widening Your Aperture, a private online community helping its members find alignment and redesign their lives.

Prior to becoming a coach, Elaine was a tour director, guiding travelers at incredible sites in 9 countries and 21 states. Her favorite part of the job was educating her guests and introducing new perspectives. Life coaching was a perfect transition, except now she’s guiding clients through their own personal landscapes to bring about new perspectives, connection, and true, lasting purpose and joy.

Yvette Costa

Yvette is certified as an Executive Coach, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist.  She has 25+ years experience in the biotech industry in executive leadership, mentoring and coaching roles.  She also holds certificates in The Science of Well Being from Yale and The Science of Happiness from The Happiness Studies Academy.

Yvette is best known for taking a practical approach to melding eastern concepts with western logic to help clients become more self-aware in order to make choices that enable them to lead more mindfully and with greater impact.

Clients acquire vastly increased self-awareness in the form of emotional intelligence, and mindful leadership.  Clients also develop an increased focus on generating positive outcomes for all and working collaboratively with others.

Yvette has been featured in Forbes – ForbesWomen, Ellevate, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal and Medium.

Alina Tacmelova

Alina Tacmelova is the Founder of Alina Tacmelova Coaching, where she helps guide creative entrepreneurs through life, career, and mindset coaching. Alina has been featured in numerous publications for her floral design company, Flowers Time, and worked with some of Canada’s largest organizations through her production agency AT Design Agency to create memorable tradeshow and event experiences. Upon arriving in Canada 10 years ago, with no English and $500 in her pocket, she launched one of the most successful floral design companies that rapidly became a 7-figure business. In total, Alina has founded 3 businesses, 2 of which she has sold last year to focus her attention on growing her Coaching and Design businesses. Her work specifically niches towards working with creative entrepreneurs as she understands their psyche and what it takes to achieve success as an artist.

Alina is an accredited coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Coaching and Mentoring International, and by Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Today Alina lives a happy, creative life in Toronto, Canada with her husband and 15-year-old son.

Lisa Milich

Lisa Milich is the Founder of Beyond Change, a purpose-driven change leadership and organizational transformation company; Halo Inspired, a women’s well-being and empowerment community, and Co-Owner of Freedom Ranch, a nature horse retreat farm. She has spent the last 20+ years as a corporate executive, organizational strategist, certified coach, trainer, facilitator, and expressive artist.
Utilizing a whole-systems thinking approach with evidence-based methodologies, she has conducted thousands of hours of executive coaching, and co-created hundreds of groups, teams, and organizational interactions. She is highly gifted in guiding and aligning the power of people, organizations, and purpose as a force for good in the world. Her innate superpower is her incredible intuition, foresight, and ability to tap into what is needed to help improve and revolutionize a leader’s perspective and catalyze their well-being. Her unconditional approach touches people’s hearts and minds, inspiring and motivating deep change.

Lisa has a B.S. in Marketing and a M.A. in Holistic Leadership, an integrative study combining helping skills, organizational learning, systems thinking and holistic approaches that explores gifts, develops effective leadership, and contributes to social, organizational, and global change. She is certified as an IPEC Professional Coach, BetterUp Conscious Business Coach designed by Fred Kofman, Mindful Leader Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator, Innovation & Human-Centered Design Thinking Facilitator, Barrett Value Culture Assessment Facilitator and is completing a Conscious Capitalism Consultant Certification. She is trained in Mind-Body-Barre, Reiki, and Transcendental MeditationÔ.†Lisa also serves upon request as a Fellow Coach at BetterUp, Guide at Chief and Corporate Trainer/Instructor at a local community college.

Lisa has been awarded for “Women who Make a Difference in their Community”, nominated 3 times in a row for “Entrepreneurial Women to Watch”, featured as a success story for Salve Regina University’s Holistic Leadership Master’s Program, and contributing author of “Pathways to Vibrant Health & Well-Being” as part of her own healing journey to greater peace, happiness, and prosperity as a leader. She serves on the Board of Conscious Capitalism Boston and is a devoted advocate of ushering in the four tenets for a thriving world.

In her spare time, she spends time relaxing on her intimate, nature horse retreat ranch with her husband, daughter and the rest of the barn herd.

Maurice A. Williams

My name is Maurice A. Williams, Capt, RN, BSN, RCIS, CPC, ELI-MP. I’ve been a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Nurse and Air Force Reservist for 20+ years. In February 2018, my purpose and passion to help others led me to iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) to be trained as a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index- Master Practitioner.  In March 2019, I attended my first WOHASU as an exclusive iPEC coaching partner and immediately resonated with the movement.  On March 20, 2020, MrHoneycomb Coaching (Maurice’s Relationships Hierarchy of Needs to Empower Yourself through Compassion, Optimism, Mindfulness, and Boldness) was founded, which coincides with the International Day of Happiness. I specialize in Diversity & Inclusion and Relationships.  My mission isto inspire clients world-wide to become a better self by increasing awareness to uncover unconscious bias and discovering meaningful connections to curate thriving and sustainable relationships.

Kristen Henry

Kristen is a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and COR.E Dynamics Transitions, Wellbeing and Leadership Specialist. She utilizes the Core Energy Coaching process that she learned in her training through IPEC with her clients in her private practice. In 2020, she founded her coaching practice, Widening Your Aperture, which offers her clients not only 1:1 private coaching but also an online private community to support them in between coaching sessions. Kristen’s focus is on working with people to discover their intrinsic self, define their core values and determine what matters most to them in their time on this planet. Once they have clarity about their ‘who’ she helps them to look at areas that may be out of alignment in their current lives and re-design a holistically balanced life that honors their authentic self. She currently resides in Spokane, Washington but hopes to take her coaching practice on the road and travel the world!

Prior to coaching Kristen spent the last 14 years in the healthcare field working as an Ultrasound Technologist. While she loved being able to help people, the physical, mental, and emotional demands of the job lead to burn out and she knew that she needed to find a new path. COVID-19 created a forced pause that allowed Kristen to take the time and dig deep to find her next step on her career path and this is when coaching entered her life. She intuitively knew that this career would allow her to live into her purpose of helping others navigate finding their true self and creating a holistically balanced, values-driven life that they consciously choose to live every day.

Kristen’s vision for her coaching career is to impart a positive impact on humanity and raise the collective vibration by empowering each individual’s self-transformation, integration and alignment of body, mind and soul.

Beth Rashleigh

Beth Rashleigh is the President and Founder of Rashleigh Consulting, a leadership coaching, training, and facilitation firm. She’s worked in Talent and Organizational Development for almost 20 years in healthcare, in Corporate America, and for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Beth has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Ball State University, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a master’s certificate in organizational learning from the University of Maryland. She is an ACC Coach, a Master Practitioner in the Energy Leadership Index, and holds certifications in the DISC, MBTI, EQi, StrengthsFinder, and SDI assessments.

Her first book, Crisis Proof Leadership, launches in January of 2022.  Beth lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband Matt, her son Sam, and her two co-writers and pups, Kirby and Lucy.

Aimee Bucher

Aimee Bucher is the Founder & CEO of Harrison Latham, where she gets to create happier workplaces through a unique combination of coaching, consulting, and technology.

Aimee is a TEDx speaker, international best-selling author, and iPEC / ICF certified coach. She is also certified in Emotional Intelligence, Predictive Index, Performance Gap Indicator, and Energy Leadership Index. She works with a wide range of organizations from single-person startups, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies as well as individuals looking to increase their own personal happiness.

Aimee holds degrees from Miami University and The Ohio State University and her career has had multiple fun twists and turns. She started her first business, teaching piano lessons, at the age of 12. In later years she taught band at the high school and university levels, owned a web design agency, worked as the communications manager for a non-profit, and served as the Chief Marketing Technologist for a marketing firm. She will tell you she has now found her purpose in this world and that is to create more happiness.

Aimee is a classically trained pianist, mother of five amazing kids ages 14-23, professional actress, social justice volunteer, and founder of the improv group: #SorryNotSorry.

Cicy Zhang

Cicy Zhang is a team coach, life coach, and trainer in leadership and system relationships. Leveraging her work experiences in international development organizations including AIESEC, Volunteer In Asia, and Atlas Corps in 25 countries, she has started multiple startup companies and educational NGOs, where she designs and leads social entrepreneurship and leadership training programs. Cicy currently works as Director of Talent Development at BrainCo, where she leads teams to design and create content using neuroscience and brain-machine-interface technology to unlock humankind’s learning potential.

Christine Ramsay

Christine Ramsay (She/Her/Hers) is a first-generation Armenian-American whose life purpose is to create a world where all people feel seen, heard, valued, celebrated, and loved so they continue to thrive and ignite their happiness. She is a connector, storyteller, and cross-cultural inclusive leader whose superpower is empathy.

She is Chief Empowerment Officer and Founder of Ignite Inclusion, LLC whose mission is to help individuals and organizations unlock their inner genius and discover their potential by taking control of their happiness and wellbeing. Our vision is to create an inclusive culture of happiness where all humans feel seen, heard, valued, celebrated, and loved for seeing the world differently. Our vision to help people, organizational leaders and teams, and communities continue to thrive and take control of their own happiness by building habits that create life-work flow.

She is a Certified Happiness and Leadership Coach, Tedx and motivational speaker, Certified coach in Brain Based Skills Neuroscience of Inclusion, Certified coach for Social and Emotional Intelligence (EI), and a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP).She is also a parent advocate for Gender inclusion, Autism & Neurodiversity, Well-being and Happiness.

She serves as an intrapreneur working for SKF as Senior Director of Talent, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for North America. She is leading the organizational strategy for Talent as well as embedding DEI to create an equitable and inclusive culture where people feel like a sense of belonging.

She is an executive contributor writer for Brainz Magazine a publication that focuses on providing content in leadership, innovation, business, and culture.

She has spoken at major big conferences such as the Gross Happiness Summit for the University of Peace hosted by the United Nations, SHRM and ATD national conferences, many podcasts, and been interviewed by leading best-selling author and entrepreneur voices such as Tiffany Dufu and Claudia Chan.

She is an active member and advocate of the United Nations of USA, a forum to voice support for U.S. engagement at the UN, with a current focus in making the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a success.

A lifelong Philadelphian, Christine received her Bachelor’s in Marketing and International Business from Pennsylvania State University and currently finishing her master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Villanova University and a certification specializing in Inclusion and Diversity. She currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her spouse and two children. Christine enjoys spending time with family, traveling all over the world, Armenian line dancing, playing and teaching classical piano, storytelling, and meeting new people from all different backgrounds.

Eileen Dello Martin

Eileen Dello-Martin is a Certified Professional Coach who helps clients clarify the work they’re passionate about and take decisive action to get their greatest work into the world.  Eileen has worked in leadership development and coaching roles for more than 25 years in several different industries including electronic retail, manufacturing, and clinical research.  She is a graduate of Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University and an M.Ed. from Penn State.

Arielle Sadan

Arielle Sadan is an Executive & Leadership Coach and the founder of Revel&Awe. She loves identifying what makes people tick and figuring out how to help them tick better; in other words, Arielle loves to help her clients learn how to become the best versions of themselves. As a certified professional coach, she specializes in helping high achieving professionals develop their leadership skills, carve out fulfilling career paths, and live into their potential. She received her professional coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is credentialed (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Before becoming a coach, Arielle was a management consultant at firms such as goetzpartners, Tefen, and Virtusa Corporation. She has worked across various industries including financial services, education, technology, and telecommunications. Her work allowed her to manage transformation projects and stakeholders from all levels of the corporate pyramid and across multiple functions, departments, and geographies, aimed at improving company performance. Arielle holds a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management, where she also completed a semester at IESE Business School in Barcelona. She is based in NYC and works with individuals and companies across the globe.

Nancy Polsky

Nancy Polsky is a leadership coach, speaker and award-winning leader in corporate learning who specializes in expanding employee and organizational capabilities through leadership and talent development. She specializes in supporting others to lean in to wholeself- leadership through coaching and training.

Nancy currently leads learning strategy efforts for a global technology company, and recently led leadership development efforts for the largest privately held healthcare staffing company. Both companies are part of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For ranked in part for their strong commitment to employee learning and development.

She earned her applied positive psychology certificate from the Wholebeing Institute and is a certified professional coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Nancy holds an MBA from Penn State, an MA from The University of Texas, and an undergraduate degree from Smith College. Nancy has served on the advisory council for Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice awards. She has been recognized as a leader in workforce development as part of the Training Magazine’s lifetime achievement Top 125.

A health crisis 20 years ago led Nancy to discover the power of personal choice to move towards a happier life. Since then, wellness and mindfulness practices help Nancy maintain an active lifestyle as a busy mom, an avid runner, and a yogi.

She’s most recently taken up bodysurfing on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale.

Aimee Bucher

Aimee Bucher is a life purpose coach who supports adults and teens discovering their potential and possibility. She believes the greatest change in the world happens as a result of single, individual shifts in mindset and perspective.

Aimee is currently writing her next book, “Wayfinding for Teens: Navigating the Seas of Your Life” and speaks to teenagers about core values, energy leadership, and discerning their life purpose(s).

She is passionate about creating safe, judgement-free zones where people feel empowered and accepted. Aimee likes to use the phrase, “Professional Encourager” to describe what she does.

In addition to coaching, Aimee is a marketing consultant, actress, classically trained pianist, and mother of four children, ages 11–20. She is frequently found laughing, singing, and/or hugging everyone in the room.

Paula Goudsmit

Paula Goudsmit is the President/Founder of High Impact Coaching and Consulting whose mission is to positively change the workplace by building Emotionally Intelligent leaders and teams. Paula is an accelerator of untapped leadership performance and passionate about helping emerging and experienced leaders and teams drive results with clarity. She is known for her ability to break apart the truth from perception, which produces purposeful and focused action. Authenticity and integrity are the cornerstones of every client engagement.

Prior to founding High Impact Coaching in 2006, Paula spent 10 years at IBM where she gained global business experience while building strategic business channels and partnerships. While at IBM, she began coaching IBM executives enrolled at the Wharton Business School Executive Program, some of whom she continues to work with today.

Paula obtained her master’s degree in Organization Development from Boston University. She received her Professional Coach certification at the Coaches Training Institute and a certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute in 2016. Her proudest accomplishment is raising two emotionally intelligent young men who share her love of the outdoors and being active together in their travels throughout the United States.

Lisa Luken

Lisa Luken, ACC is a coach, writer, researcher, and the owner of Simple Nov Livine,
LLC. She believes that curiosity and creativity are key ingredients for living a fulfilling life. She
loves helping individuals tap into their creativity to achieve big goals and make an impact in the
world. Lisa is currently pursuing graduate studies in leadership, focusing on women’s
leadership in rural communities. She loves supporting women entrepreneurs through the
business development process and enjoys helping them become leaders in their communities.
With a background in corporate financial management, team leadership, and productivity and
organizational consulting, Lisa brings a unique perspective to her work in entrepreneurial and
community leadership.
Lisa also supports rural communities as a freelance travel writer, writing through the
lens of supporting women-owned businesses, community-based tourism, slow travel, off-
the-beaten- path adventures, and immersive local experiences. Lisa believes in creating a life
of experiences over things and loves helping others achieve this goal through travel and
entrepreneurship. Lisa and her family drastically simplified their lives in 2013, moving from the
Midwest to the coast of Maine to prioritize travel and embrace a simpler, more fulfilling lifestyle.
Follow along with her adventures on her website.

LIsa Bianco

Lisa Bianco is an Associate Certified Life Coach and Professional Organizer who specializes in assisting overwhelmed creative and inspirational entrepreneurs organize their life around what is most important to them. She helps them create clarity on their goals and provide the support they need to achieve them.

She believes everyone has the power inside of themselves to create their best life. She is passionate about taking them through the process of defining what is keeping them stuck to unstoppable momentum.

On her personal side she is a mom of 2 who enjoys traveling, the outdoors, walking, yoga, reading and being creative. If it all that involves families, friends and a beach it’s appreciated even more!

Erin Slater

Erin Slater is a former nonprofit CEO turned Certified Professional Coach. Passionate about coaching, she founded Intentional Coaching + Consulting in 2014 and serves leaders and their teams across multiple sectors and industries. Her firm creates custom coaching programs, and their six coaches serve individual organizations and clients with coaching processes that create clarity and focus while enhancing leadership and self-awareness. They are known for helping leaders excel in their roles while loving their lives.

Erin has the unique ability to be authentic, intentional, relational, and passionate while bringing inspiration, attentive listening, understanding, belief, confidence, and commitment to the success of her clients.

Clients report feeling more content and fulfilled in many aspects of their lives as a result of coaching, workshops, and training. Erin is a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and she received her Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner Certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Nadine Marie Wohlmuth

I’m an Empowerment Through Adventure Coach. My personal philosophy of coaching is that moving beyond ourselves reveals the path to self-discovery. I’ve therefore made it my mission to help professionals connect to their authentic inner selves through literal journeys of adventure and exploration. Born and raised in Austria, I’ve made the USA my home for the last 20 years. As a photographer, I’ve traveled to over 45 different countries around the world. I am using my passions for travel, exploration and coaching to help people find their own paths to discovery and self-actualization.

New York, NY

USA

Vienna AUSTRIA

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IPEC (Institute for professional excellence in coaching)

Jan Tintner

Jan Tintner is a Life Transitions and Leadership Coach who helps women tap into their power and cultivate deep levels of inner strength as they overcome disruption to their lives. She coaches women to regain control of their lives when they feel the spiraling effect that occurs when affected by illness, divorce, or other difficult circumstances. It is through coaching that Jan helps women shift from “why me?” to find the answers within themselves to move forward with purpose and poise. As a 14- year cancer survivor, Jan inspires you to live with resilience – to overcome any obstacles or self-doubt – to achieve the life you deserve to live.

WOHASU® 2023 Coach Coordinator

Cree Scott

Dr. Cree Scott

CEO, Serenity Psychological Health and Well-being
Dr. Cree Scott is the founder and CEO of Serenity Psychological Health & Well-being. She is a licensed psychologist with a background in consulting, employee well-being, DEI, and leadership development. She has worked in a range of settings including professional services, higher education, federal/government sectors, healthcare and private practice. With over 15 years of experience in clinical and consulting psychology, Dr. Scott specializes in working with organizations to design customized well-being strategies, programs, and curriculum to create a psychologically safe and healthy place to work. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant, she incorporates culturally relevant perspectives and solutions to help leaders and organizations create an environment in which all employees experience inclusion and belonging.

Meet the WOHASU 2024 Coaches

Laurie Weisman WOHASU Speaker
Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Happiness Trainer and Wellbeing Coach @Evenkeel wellbing.com

Laurie Weisman

Anna Boltenko WOHASU Speaker
Career Strategist and Talent Development Expert | Happiness Abroad Researcher | Community Architect | Podcast Host | Speaker

Anna Boltenko

Sandie Norbron-Shaw WOHASU Speaker
Life Coach, Career Coach & Personal Transformation Coach | Founder of High Peak Life Coaching

Sandie Norbron-Shaw

Christian Thiele
Speaker, Trainer, Coach for Positive Leadership

Christian Thiele

Ute Wichtmann WOHASU Speaker
Business and Life Coach and Lecturer

Ute Wichtmann

Rita Ernst WOHASU Speaker
Positivity Influencer & Change Maker

Rita Ernst

Natasja Verhoogt WOHASU Speaker
Mindset and Morning Routine Coach

Natasja Verhoogt

Suze Shaner WOHASU speaker
Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

Suze Shaner

Philipp Hartmann WOHASU speaker
Teacher

Philipp Hartmann

Amira Shukri WOHASU Speaker
Founder & CEO @ Executives of Impact

Amira Shukri

Patricia Friberg WOHASU speaker
Positive Psychology, Coaching Psychology & Art Therapist

Patricia Friberg

Antoneta Gales
Solution Focused Coach

Antoneta Gales

Veronica Lopez WOHASU speaker
Executive Coach, Get It Girl Coaching & AI Regulatory Attorney, AI Rules

Veronica Lopez

Eileen Fracchia
Founder & CEO, El Camino Group, LLC and Executive Coach/Leadership Consultant

Eileen Coskey Fracchia

Carmanah Mackenzie
Wellbeing Coach and Consultant

Carmanah Mackenzie

Andrea Kopilak
Certified MentorCoach, Specializing in Positive Psychology and Founder of Connect2Flourish Coaching

Andrea Garin Kopilak

Monika Milinauskyte
Mentor, Leadership Development Coach, Organizational Development Expert for Start-up Ecosystems, Trainer & Facilitator

Monika Milinauskyte

Karen Howley
Workplace Coach & Consultant

Karen Howley

Jessica Cygan
Wellbeing & Performance Coach, Teaming @BCG, and Founder of Be Still Holistic Wellness

Jessica Cygan Tingstrom

Diane Gorsky
Coach | Facilitator | Strategist | Speaker

Diane Gorsky

Marcus Schweighart
Author, Coach and Positive Psychology Consultant, Managing Partner

Marcus Schweighart

Erina Haile
Certified High Performance Coach

Erina Haile

Michelle Yingyi Zou
Leadership/Career Coach, Happiness Trainer, and International Speaker

Michelle Zou

Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Esencia Solutions

Ellenit Serrano

Emerging Leaders Coach | Writer, Editor & Consultant

Carlina Scalf

Holistic Wellbeing Coach

Olivia Sophia Spiro

CEO/Founder Essential Leadership Partners

Susan Smalley

Executive Coach

Stephanie Loader

Communication Skills Coach & Facilitator, Storytelling Keynote Speaker and Published Author of "Tumor Me" on finding the good things in life after the all clear

Monica Kleijn Evason

Integrative Health Coach

Kathy Yavari

Leadership coach specializing in resilience, emotional intelligence and psychological safety - Director & Co-Founder of The Sustainable Change People Ltd.

Lucy Airs

Coach & Facilitator

Zuzanna Malek

Positive Psychology Coach, Executive Leader and Trauma-Resilient Practitioner

Lina Pasquale

Founder/CEO, MrHoneycomb Coaching LLC

Maurice Williams, RN, BSN, RCIS, CPC, ELI-MP

Coach and Founder, Conscious Careers

Lara Morgan

Chief Innovation Strategist and Executive Coach

Gary Redfeather, PhD, RPh

Author, Coach and Systemic Family Counselor, creator of The Human Leadership Model ™

Nancy Cooklin

Unconditional Love Coach

Judith Costa

Founder & Human Potential Coach, Mindful Facilitator, Embodied Leadership

Susanne Lurger

Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Happiness Trainer and Wellbeing Coach @Evenkeel wellbing.com

Laurie Weisman

Laurie Weisman is a certified mindfulness teacher, wellbeing  coach and happiness 

trainer, with a mission and passion to help individuals discover a greater sense of wellbeing and live happier lives.  

A former banker, Laurie changed her career path in 2005 to enter the growing field of health and wellness. Working with successful entrepreneurs and top executives, Laurie has guided, advised and coached clients to empower them to gain greater control over their health and wellbeing, witnessing the power of wellbeing practices on enhancing one’s life in a multitude of ways. She worked as a health and wellness advisor for a premiere heath advocacy company for over a decade.

Laurie is the founder of Evenkeel Wellbeing, a mindfulness and coaching practice, a teacher for eMindful  and the coordinator  of wellness experiences for Chalet M, a boutique hotel in the Austrian Alps.  For over a decade, Laurie has developed and taught numerous workshops focused on mindfulness and well-being for corporate and non-profit groups.

Laurie received an M.A. in Health and Behavior Studies and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation(ICF), International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA), the Happiness Studies Academy, and others wellbeing  organizations.

Social Media: 

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurie-weisman      
  • instagram.com\/chaletm_Austria

Career Strategist and Talent Development Expert | Happiness Abroad Researcher | Community Architect | Podcast Host | Speaker

Anna Boltenko

Anna is an impassioned advocate for the global expat community. Her journey began a decade ago when she moved to Canada, facing personal and professional challenges in a foreign land. This experience ignited her unwavering mission to empower fellow expatriates on their unique journeys.

With a career spanning roles in Career and Talent Development Strategy, Expat Coaching, and Happiness Abroad Research, Anna has become a dedicated guide for individuals navigating intricate career transitions, cultural adaptation, and the nuances of expat well-being. At the helm of the “”ExpatCast: Searching for Happiness”” podcast, Anna weaves stories with expert advice, offering vital support to expats worldwide. She’s also founded “”Expat Universe,”” a global community fostering connections, sharing invaluable resources, and creating a worldwide network of support. Anna’s passion for the expat community is not merely a profession—it’s her calling, an unyielding commitment to uplifting others as they navigate the complex terrain of life far away from home.

Social Media:

  • Website: www.annaboltenko.com 
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaboltenko/
Life Coach, Career Coach & Personal Transformation Coach | Founder of High Peak Life Coaching

Sandie Norbron-Shaw

Sandie left the corporate world of finance to align better with her strengths and values and set up her Life Coaching practice 18 years ago. She is a qualified Life Coach with over 1,500+ coaching hours, is an active member of the Association for Coaching and draws from her training and CPD including practitioner certificates in Positive Psychology, NLP and Stress Management.  Sandie is passionate about coaching and the power it has to enhance wellbeing and success. Her go-to approach is humanistic, person-centred and solution-focussed. She believes that all people have the ability to identify the best way forward and be the best they can be, and working in partnership with a good coach can help bring this wisdom and confidence to the surface. 

Sandie works as part of a team of wellbeing practitioners at Riverside Wellbeing Centre in High Peak, Derbyshire and offers in-person and online sessions.  She lives in the beautiful town of New Mills, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, England, with her husband and two young boys.

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Speaker, Trainer, Coach for Positive Leadership

Christian Thiele

Christian’s life changed on the 23rd of December 2016. That’s when he downloaded Kim Cameron’s “Practicing Positive Leadership” on his Kindle device: Like an epiphany, he realized what made many of his own bosses in the media industry brilliant – and what his strengths in leading others might be. And he realized what he and some of his own leaders were missing. So he set out to study Positive Leadership and Positive Psychology wherever he could. With Robert Biswas-Diener, with Judith Mangelsdorf, with Christian van Niewerborgh, etc. So meanwhile, he may consider himself as one of the leading figures in the German-speaking world spreading the science and theory of positive Psychology into the world of business and leadership. As a coach, as a facilitator, as a keynote speaker.

Since he has held leadership positions in the German-speaking media industry, it’s easy for him to write books (“Positiv führen für Dummies” Wiley/2021, “Job Crafting” Springer/2023) or host his own podcast “Positiv Führen.” He teaches in Germany’s first Master’s degree program on Positive Psychology and Coaching at Germany’s University for Health and Sports (DHGS).

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Business and Life Coach and Lecturer

Ute Wichtmann

Ute has been working for several years as a leader in franchising for one of the largest German supermarket and tourism groups in Europe. Having studied psychology and being certified as a coach and happiness trainer, she is coaching her franchisees. Additionally she teaches psychology at a private university as a freelancer. Her purpose is to help individuals to fulfill their potential and achieve both success and happiness. Ute is also a friend of the French Language and Culture, likes traveling and practicing Yoga.

Social Media: 

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ute-wichtmann-97699927/
Positivity Influencer & Change Maker

Rita Ernst

 Rita is an Organizational Psychologist and owner of Ignite Your Extraordinary. For the first 15 years of their career, they worked in corporate HR. In 2008, they started their consulting practice, coaching owners and teams in rapidly growing businesses. In 2022, they published their first book and founded the #ShowUpPositive movement to activate every team member as a co-architect of a healthier and happier workplace culture. They believe the future of work is co-creation, not colonization, and they are on a mission to transform the relationship between business leaders and their teams.

Social Media: 

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-ernst-positivity-influencer/ ; https://www.instagram.com/igniteextraordinary/ (@igniteextraordinary)

Mindset and Morning Routine Coach

Natasja Verhoogt

Did you know that most people start their day on autopilot? Every morning, they follow the same routine to kickstart their day. Often, they immediately shift their focus to the outside world: social media, the news, emails. But this means they’re starting the day by giving energy instead of receiving it.

As a coach, specializing in morning routines and mindset, Natasja shares practical tips that individuals can implement right away. Small changes lead to significant results.

The brain is so accustomed to fixed patterns that it can’t just suddenly flip the switch on them.

Step by step. The power of repetition. Before you know it, individuals have created a new morning routine. One where they begin the day by giving attention to themselves. This sets them on the path to discovering their purpose and living towards it.

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Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

Suze Shaner

Suze is certified as a PCC Coach through the International Coaches Federation and has been supporting leaders in their development for over 30 years. Suze has worked for Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, GE and Accenture. In the last seventeen years, she has led a firm she founded, Sage Leadership Strategies, LLC, which focuses on developing leaders (and their teams) at all stages of their career – from college grad to CEOs. 

Who you are, affects how you lead. You can’t lead people to a place that you don’t embody yourself. Given the terrain of the tumultuous and uncertain world today, having a solid well-being practice is critical to leaders being able to be present and resilient in facing their many challenges.

Social Media:

  • www.sagelead.com 
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanshaner/
Teacher

Philipp Hartmann

Philipp has been studying economics and psychology, has been working in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years and speaks 5 languages. Philipp’s purpose is to bring relational happiness to individuals, groups and organizations, by teaching rigorous research in happiness, in which he is certified.

Founder & CEO @ Executives of Impact

Amira Shukri

Amira is the founder and CEO of “Executives of Impact” a platform that brings together visionary executives in tech and consulting so they can get the support they need to create more fulfilling lives, lead happier teams, and build lasting legacies.

In her 14 years in the tech and management consulting industries (e.g. in Microsoft and Ernst & Young), Amira served as a trusted advisor for executives and senior officials through complex transformational programs, with a specific focus on strategy, technology, innovation, and change management. Amira is also a certified executive coach, and a certified change practitioner.

Social Media:

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirashukri/

Positive Psychology, Coaching Psychology & Art Therapist

Patricia Friberg

Patricia Friberg, a dedicated professional with over 25+ years of experience, excels in promoting health and wellness, particularly in the realms of Health and Fitness Management, Art Therapy, and Clinical Counseling and now Positive psychology Coaching.  As an expatriate in Switzerland, Patricia’s influence extends globally. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, showcasing her commitment to education. 

Certified as a Positive Psychology Well-Being Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation, Patricia is recognized for her leadership in developing programs that effectively help clients achieve their goals. Her extensive expertise includes, group facilitation, podcasting, public speaking, program management, personal coaching, and effective communication. Patricia’s passion for well-being is evidenced by her research on “”Creativity and Human Flourishing.”” She is also known for initiatives like ‘Belly Beautiful Workout Prenatal and Postnatal’ DVDs and the ‘Power 4 Pink Workout,’ supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. showcasing her unwavering dedication to making a positive impact in society.

Social Media:

  • https://www.patriciafriberg.com
  • linkedin.com/in/patricia-friberg-msc-mps 
  • @patriciafriberg  (IG) 
  • patriciafribergcoaching  (Facebook)
Solution Focused Coach

Antoneta Gales

She has more than 20 years experience as people, teams and companies developer. She worked as a consultant in a World Bank Project than as human resources and people development director for an international retail company, until 2018. 

All her actions are designed for creating an environment where all the positive aspects and strengths of each person are valued.  

She has a Master Degree in Human Resources. She is a Phronetik Art-Therapist, Solution Focused Coach, and Mental Health Facilitator Trainer. 

In  2019 she published „The Notebook of Happiness”. The Notebook  offers a collection of 52 subjects ordered in a particular way to raise the ability to find solutions easier and to manage all challenges. The subjects start with accomplishments, satisfaction, gratefulness, community, communication, and evolve with more deep ones as breathing, attention, mindfulness. The subjects are ordered in a particular way to help raise our ability to find solutions easier – and to manage our usual challenges. The Notebook was presented at the International Positive Psychology Conference in Reykjavik, 2022. 

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Executive Coach, Get It Girl Coaching & AI Regulatory Attorney, AI Rules

Veronica Lopez

With over a decade of experience as an attorney and a significant focus on professional development coaching, she is dedicated to helping women of color excel in their careers and effectively navigate the complexities of corporate environments. Her expertise, developed over five years in coaching, integrates legal insights with intentional career development strategies, emphasizes authenticity, self-compassion, and strategic action. Alongside her coaching, she maintain a keen interest in the governance and regulation of artificial intelligence, recognizing its impact on the corporate sector. Her ultimate aim is to foster a more inclusive and dynamic professional landscape where women of color can thrive and lead.

Founder & CEO, El Camino Group, LLC and Executive Coach/Leadership Consultant

Eileen Coskey Fracchia

Eileen Coskey Fracchia, the Founder and CEO of El Camino Group, LLC (ECG), a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise on a mission to transform leadership and organizational performance. Eileen’s journey began in the banking industry, where she held senior-level positions, including Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank and EVP/Chief Learning Officer at The Marcus Buckingham Company. Over the past decade, she has had the pleasure of partnering with ECG clients and assembling a diverse team of coaches, consultants, and advisors, all of whom have walked in executive shoes. Eileen is deeply honored to be recognized as an expert in leadership and organizational effectiveness, serving clients across sectors and maturity levels through public speaking, facilitation, and one-on-one coaching for leaders.

In addition to her corporate path, Eileen has shared her insights as an Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s Executive MBA Program and as a Visiting Professor and Speaker at various post-graduate programs. She holds a Master’s in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego’s Graduate School of Business and recently became a ‘new’ best-selling author of “The Great LeadHERship Awakening.”

Her commitment extends beyond the boardroom, as she actively engages in leadership programming, executive and team coaching, and contributes as a thought leader in forums addressing leadership, advocacy, navigating complexity, and building engaged teams. As a Founding Fellow and Strategic Advisor of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Eileen is deeply committed to community service, having co-founded the Women’s Leadership Network and serving on the Boards of Directors for JVS-SoCal and the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, among other advisory roles. Amidst it all, Eileen’s family holds a special place in her heart – they’ve thrived in careers spanning retail, finance, medical device startups, healthcare, and even parenthood to her beloved grandson. As a current cancer survivor, she cherishes every moment and raises her glass to Life.

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 Book: The Great LeadHership Awakening – https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B0BXTZB6C6?ingress=0&visitId=1442763c-d7c5-4318-a432-f83cd855bd16

Wellbeing Coach and Consultant

Carmanah Mackenzie

Carmanah Mackenzie is a Wellbeing & Performance Coach and Consultant. Many high achievers struggle to find harmony between work and life. She balances structure and intuition through an 8 step strategy to help individuals achieve success across all pillars of life, not only career. She also partners with companies to improve employee productivity & engagement through an effective wellbeing strategy. As a mixed race woman, she strives to cultivate inclusivity every step of the way. She believes that we have one life to live, and is on a mission to help people make the most of it. On a personal note, her biggest life goal is to visit every country in the world (at 62 and counting), and she truly loves to eat. She cares deeply about bringing joy, connection & love to everyone around her.

Certified MentorCoach, Specializing in Positive Psychology and Founder of Connect2Flourish Coaching

Andrea Garin Kopilak

Andrea’s specialization lies in Positive Psychology, founded on her commitment to service and a profound belief in human potential. Leveraging intuition, awareness building, compassion, and connection, she creates a safe space for clients to explore their personal strengths, values, and aspirations. Through coaching, she frequently empowers clients to discover deeper meaning and purpose by harnessing strengths and aligning actions with values.

Her passion revolves around nurturing connections, promoting well-being, and dedicated service. Actively seeking to make a positive impact and help others do the same, Andrea aligns with her core values and supports others in their journey of personal growth and well-being. As a wife and mother of two teenagers, she acknowledges the significance of finding balance and connecting to what matters in achieving fulfillment. Her enthusiasm stems from a lifelong pursuit of personal growth and a love of learning, which includes attaining an Advanced Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, a Masters in Educational Communications and Technology, a Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification, and becoming a Certified MentorCoach.

Social Media:

  • https://www.connect2flourishcoaching.com   
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/agarin/

Mentor, Leadership Development Coach, Organizational Development Expert for Start-up Ecosystems, Trainer & Facilitator

Monika Milinauskyte

As an articulate, energetic, and visionary leader with over a decade of experience in leading digital transformations for social impact organizations across Francophone Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, Monika is passionate about creating high-performing, engaged, and happy teams through leadership, coaching, mentoring, and well-being programs. Her career has been built on a foundation of fostering exceptional talent and building strong, collaborative teams, all with the goal of driving social impact-driven businesses and making a positive impact on society.

In reflecting on Monika’s leadership journey, she has gained valuable insights into navigating change, building a lasting impact, and fostering empathy and compassion in new leaders. This experience has ignited a passion in Monika to offer a holistic approach to leadership development, one that goes beyond frameworks and tools to integrate the mind & body for deeper self-awareness.

Monika’s own venture, Mindshift Mentor, stems from her personal transformation, a journey of subtle and mindful shifts that unfolded through a blend of coaching, mentoring, and embodiment work. This practice continues to be an integral part of Monika’s daily life, enabling her to create a safe and supportive space for clients embarking on similar journeys of self-discovery. It is a platform to empower individuals and organizations to redefine leadership and nurture high-performing and engaged teams.

All of this work has reinforced Monika’s belief that change is not about radical leaps but about small, mindful steps that lead to significant growth. She is a certified ICF & Solutions Focus Coach, Agile & Change Management Practitioner, and Design Sprints Workshop Facilitator.

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Workplace Coach & Consultant

Karen Howley

Karen Howley is an independent Workplace Coach and Marketing Consultant who has amassed a wealth of expertise in leading change, designing inclusive workplaces, and devising effective brand and content strategies. After a successful 15-year corporate career where Karen worked with industry giants such as Accenture, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and media organizations, Karen followed her passion for coaching individuals towards more sustainable careers and workplace behaviors in 2022.

Since then, she has become an EMCC-accredited coach and mentor, empowering many individuals to achieve greater professional fulfillment. In 2024, she plans to unveil an innovative training program to foster inclusive cultures and create more harmonious teams. By merging her corporate expertise and coaching prowess, Karen is determined to revolutionize how we work, one organization at a time.

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Wellbeing & Performance Coach, Teaming @BCG, and Founder of Be Still Holistic Wellness

Jessica Cygan Tingstrom

Jessica is a professional coach and expert in wellbeing + performance for high-performing individuals and teams. In her role as an internal coach with Boston Consulting Group, she works in close partnership with teams across the globe to unlock their collective potential while striving towards personal sustainability. In 2019 she founded the intentional community and digital wellbeing studio, Be Still Holistic Wellness, to advance holistic wellness through the power of stillness. 

She holds certifications in yoga, Ayurveda, integrative nutrition and with the ICF. Prior to coaching, she had a career in Treasury at Bank of America and worked within health-tech startups.

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Coach | Facilitator | Strategist | Speaker

Diane Gorsky

Diane Gorsky is a coach, facilitator, strategist and speaker on the topic of purpose at the personal and organizational levels — with a Master of Social Work (MSW), MBA and 25+ years senior leadership experience.

The health and psychological benefits of purpose are well documented and supported by decades of research. Diane is author of “”60 Minutes to REVEAL Your Purpose”” an original and inviting approach to help personal purpose emerge. What is unique about REVEAL? Purpose exploration is guided by the step-by-step REVEAL tool, enabling tangible progress.

Social Media:

  • www.linkedin.com/in/diane-gorsky

Author, Coach and Positive Psychology Consultant, Managing Partner

Marcus Schweighart

Marcus is an expert in positive psychology and positive leadership. As an author, speaker, trainer, university lecturer and managing partner of a management consultancy, he supports people and organizations in their development.

Social Media:

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-schweighart-456037160/

Certified High Performance Coach

Erina Haile

Erina Haile is a Certified High Performance Coach serving corporate professionals, the highly driven, giving types who never have enough time for what they really want, by supporting them in enhancing their focus, relationships, and time management so that they continue to achieve their goals and uplift their communities.


Prior to coaching, Erina worked for U.S. and international corporations for over 15 years, and is also a Certified Yoga Teacher. This combination of experiences — a certified coach, a yogi, a Software Engineer, IT Consultant, and Project Manager — gives Erina a unique style. With this holistic approach to serving her clients, along with her love of adventure and travel, Erina advocates for living a life designed to be a sustainable and enjoyable journey.
Social Media:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinahaile/

Leadership/Career Coach, Happiness Trainer, and International Speaker

Michelle Zou

Michelle Zou brings over 20 years’ experience as an inspiring leader in Fortune 100 companies to her coaching, training, and consulting practice. She helps individuals and organizations fulfill their potential and achieve both success and happiness. She is a leadership trainer and coach at Microsoft, Co-founder of the HSA Alumni & Business Club, Founder of the Happiness Coach and Trainer Academy, and a public speaker in the U.S. Speaker program speaks internationally at events organized by the US Embassy.
Michelle has an MBA, MS in Finance, and MA in Happiness Studies (taught by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar). She is a certified Happiness Trainer at the Happiness Studies Academy, and has created a series of workshops to bring happiness into corporate training. She is a credentialed ICF PCC, EMCC Global Team Coaching Practitioner (ITCA), Situational Leadership II Trainer, Transformational Leadership Trainer, Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist, and holds certificates in Foundations of Positive Psychology, The Science of Wellbeing, and The Science of Happiness at Work.


Social Media:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellezou/
http://www.ptcgconsulting.com

Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Esencia Solutions

Ellenit Serrano

Ellenit is a seasoned global executive renowned for her extensive expertise in strategy, operations, and finance, and the Founder of Esencia Solutions. Throughout her career, she has excelled within Fortune 100 companies, driving organizational effectiveness to enhance business performance. Her dynamic leadership approach is characterized by its human-centered authenticity, inspiring and nurturing teams to reach their full potential. As a trusted business partner, mentor, and coach, Ellenit also harnesses her style to incorporate wellbeing strategies and authentic leadership as essential elements for achieving optimal performance. With certifications as a Workplace Wellbeing Specialist and Yoga and Meditation Facilitator, she has guided individuals and groups for over a decade. Ellenit’s ability to seamlessly blend her skills and passions results in the development and implementation of unique and impactful strategies and programs. These initiatives not only foster an authentic, human-centered management approach but also significantly increase individual wellbeing, employee engagement and drive bottom-line results. Through advisory and program management services spanning across operations, leadership and wellbeing, Ellenit creates healthier workplaces and improves bottom lines.

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Emerging Leaders Coach | Writer, Editor & Consultant

Carlina Scalf

Carlina Scalf is a personal and professional development coach who specializes in working with emerging leaders and young professionals. After a life changing experience as a coaching client, she became passionate about sharing the tools and frameworks that helped her find more purpose and meaning in her early 20s with others, especially young or mid-career professionals still untangling their life goals. Focus topics include personal values, perfectionism, high sensitivity, emotional intelligence, self-compassion, life changes, and working with the inner critic. 

Carlina completed the Applied Life Science to Skills Coach Training education program in 2022. She is a member of the Work Well Group, where she collaborates with owner Monica Scalf to deliver workplace training in communication, leadership, and wellbeing. She is also part of the Applied Life coaching network, where she specializes in coaching with stories. In addition to coaching, Carlina continues to apply her communications background through writing, editing and consulting projects. She is especially passionate about helping wellbeing practitioners share their expertise through blogs, downloadable guides, eBooks or traditionally published books. 

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Holistic Wellbeing Coach

Olivia Sophia Spiro

Olivia supports professionals in finding their unique ways of thriving at work, and beyond. This could look like reengaging with a sense of purpose and motivation at work, to unlocking one’s personal potential and collective contribution. All without feeling like you’re just managing to keep your head above water. 

Olivia brings her skills as a Professional Coach and Transformational Embodiment Facilitator to work with each client on their own personal definition of wellbeing, supporting them with a range of tools to enable forward momentum at a deep and holistic level. Her previous experience as a Tech Product Manager for 10+ years was a real initiation into corporate culture – the highs and the lows. She knows first-hand the importance of nurturing wellbeing, at a personal level and importantly at the organizational level, so that individuals and businesses can thrive.

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CEO/Founder Essential Leadership Partners

Susan Smalley

For nearly 3 decades Susan has worked with leaders and teams to build more effective communication, transform culture and elevate their impact.  Her mix of optimism, straight talk and humor allow her to quickly connect and build trust with her clients. Before founding Essential Leadership Partners, she had a long career at The Walt Disney Studios in Leadership Development and Coaching. Susan lives in Long Beach, California with her two teenagers who still have no idea what she does.

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Executive Coach

Stephanie Loader

Stephanie boasts over two decades of professional experience, having worked in renowned organizations such as LinkedIn and Bain & Company. Her expertise was Strategy and Operations, with experience across the globe. During her tenure as a leader, Stephanie discovered the profound and transformative impact of coaching. 

This prompted a life-altering decision—to pursue her dream of becoming an executive coach, as well as a personal journey that brought her to the picturesque shores of Lake Como, Italy, with her family. As a coach, Stephanie is structured, supportive and results focused. Her passion lies in empowering individuals to unlock their full potential, explore new possibilities, and lead their most fulfilling lives.

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Communication Skills Coach & Facilitator, Storytelling Keynote Speaker and Published Author of "Tumor Me" on finding the good things in life after the all clear

Monica Kleijn Evason

Monica gas had a zig zag career and wouldn’t change a thing! It earned her the nickname “”change ninja”” as she has managed to adapt to a lot of curve balls in her life and work. We are all shaped by the stories in our heads and in full transparency she allowed herself to get caught up in the wrong stories because she comes from a long line of Negative Nellies, only to realize that the minute she told the story out loud she sounded so ridiculous. Nearly losing first her husband then her son were life defining moments and the best antidote to all the pain was definitely humor. As a family they have it by the bucket load. It inspired the book “”Tumor Me”” that she wrote with 17 young brain tumor survivors to raise funds for outreach work with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, USA. When asked what the young survivors most wanted adults to know about the messy business of navigating adulthood after a childhood illness they all said they wanted the book to be a catalyst for 10,000 courageous conversations. “We would like the world to find more space for the conversations that matter”. She is a Communication Skills Corporate Coach as her day job, death coaching is her side hustle. You asked for a journey story. That’s the best she could do! 

She doesn’t think she has ever written a more honest and open bio. Feels refreshing to speak from the heart. Thank you!

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Integrative Health Coach

Kathy Yavari

A former soccer mom of now 3 grown sons,  with an extensive Marketing background and an MBA in International Business, Finance;  Kathy thrives in her field of passion: health and wellness.  She is a certified Ayurveda and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Her mission is to serve humanity in creating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in people’s lives.  She is a people-person who speaks 4 languages, and loves to travel and interact with various cultures. In her free time, Kathy loves to ski and take part in zumba classes.  Through her work, she focuses on mid-life and helping others transition into a “second act” and new chapters in their lives.

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Leadership coach specializing in resilience, emotional intelligence and psychological safety - Director & Co-Founder of The Sustainable Change People Ltd.

Lucy Airs

Lucy Airs is a coach, consultant and trainer/facilitator working essentially with leaders around positive leadership, resilience, emotional intelligence, psychological safety and wellbeing. She has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and is a part time Senior Lecturer Practitioner at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK). She works internationally in both English and French.

She has a keen interest in helping leaders develop skills that blend into their everyday life and support their own and their teams’ well-being, resilience, emotional health, creativity and performance. She is passionate about the interaction between psychological safety and positive psychology, and this is the topic of her current professional doctorate research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Centre for Positive Health Sciences. 

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Coach & Facilitator

Zuzanna Malek

Zuzanna is passionate about helping people learn, grow, develop and flourish. With a masters’ in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, she is interested in the science of wellbeing and optimal human functioning. As an experienced coach (EMCC Senior Practitioner & ICF ACC), Zuzanna works with individuals in a 1:1 setting as well as providing group coaching to corporate clients. She coaches all levels of employees, predominantly middle managers and senior leaders, on workplace relationships, career development and transitions, leadership issues, professional burnout and resilience, pre-retirement, building confidence and purpose. Zuzanna has coached clients across EMEA and the US, from various industries including finance, tech, media, pharma, advertising, digital, retail, manufacturing, charities, and start-ups. 

As a practitioner, she facilitates mental health awareness workshops and volunteers her time to mentor those starting their careers. Zuzanna’s professional background is 12+ years in corporate learning & development across various roles and industries. She is accredited with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF), she is a member of the British Psychological Society Division of Coaching Psychology (BPS-DoCP) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

When not coaching and facilitating, Zuzanna likes to practice yoga, read fiction and travel. Originally from Poland, she grew up in the Middle East and now lives in London, UK.

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Positive Psychology Coach, Executive Leader and Trauma-Resilient Practitioner

Lina Pasquale

As a positive psychology coach and trauma-informed practitioner, Lina  brings a resilience and strengths-based approach to her partnership with clients, groups, organizations, and communities. Lina’s coaching, executive leadership and organizational development background expands over 25+ years of direct practice. 

Cultivating healing-centered engagement, wellness and belonging is her north star, purpose and mission. Lina’s seminal work in trauma-resilience leadership and organizational change management rippled out to reach hundreds of national and international organizations and communities, positively impacting systems of care across the globe. 

Lina’s areas of expertise include executive leadership, women-centered coaching, self-leadership, resilience building, organizational systems change, youth development, group facilitation, and implementation science. She is deeply engaged in her local community and believes through social responsibility and collective care that we can create just environments for all to thrive. 

Lina holds two graduate degrees in Psychology, two post graduate certifications in Executive Leadership and Performance Leadership and is a certified Positive Psychology Coach and Trauma-Informed Practitioner. She currently serves as the  Executive Director for the Center for Trauma Resilient Communities, Senior Advisor to the Contemplative-Based Resilience Project, and Board Chair for the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice. 

Founder/CEO, MrHoneycomb Coaching LLC

Maurice Williams, RN, BSN, RCIS, CPC, ELI-MP

Maurice has been a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Nurse and Air Force Reservists for 20+ years. In January of 2019, his purpose and passion led him to  become a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) and ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index- Master Practitioner) through iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), a coaching program accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation). In March of 2019, he was selected as an exclusive coaching facilitator for WOHASU (World Happiness Summit Foundation Inc.) MrHoneycomb (Maurice’s Relationships Hierarchy of Needs to Empower Yourself through Compassion, Optimism, Mindfulness, and Boldness) Coaching was established on March 20, 2020, which coincides with the International Day of Happiness. His mission is to inspire clients world-wide to become a better self and help expand their awareness of happiness and diversity through connections that create and sustain healthy lifestyles and thriving relationships.

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Coach and Founder, Conscious Careers

Lara Morgan

Through working in people and culture roles around the globe, she noticed that there is so much untapped potential within our workplaces. Far too often people settle for jobs that don’t align with their strengths and values and end up never realizing their potential.

Lara also noticed that there are far too many people feeling stuck; chronically stressed; undervalued; burnt out or “”bored-out”” at work – but don’t know how to change it. She suffered from the latter and with a deep desire to make positive change in the workplace – Lara quit her job in a startup and set out on her own. That’s when “”Conscious Careers”” was born.

Conscious Careers is what she calls her community of self-aware individuals, who want to live a life of meaning and purpose. They don’t want to be one person at work and another at home. They want a fully integrated work-life that they can be proud of.

Lara has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Post-grad in Positive Psychology and she is a qualified Consciousness Coach and NLP Practitioner. Lara’s coaching style combines practicality with spirituality, to guide clients into self-realization, action & transformation.

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Chief Innovation Strategist and Executive Coach

Gary Redfeather, PhD, RPh

Gary is a global executive coach who facilitates individual, group and organizational programs to develop the “leader within,” experiential learning that serve as the foundational catalysts to change the systems in which leaders and employees operate. His experiences weave together neuroscience and neuroplasticity, philosophy and positive psychology, and mind-body practices, with strategic and future-based scenario planning, cross-cultural team management, subconscious bias and post-traumatic growth.

Gary has spent the last 30 years working as a clinician-researcher and holistic wellness practitioner in clinical, industrial and entrepreneurial settings. He has been instrumental in expanding the national leadership training program for the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute, sits on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Leadership Trainer, and led the postgraduate MSc programme on Clinical/Medical Leadership, Education and Research De Montfort University amongst other things.

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Author, Coach and Systemic Family Counselor, creator of The Human Leadership Model ™

Nancy Cooklin

Nancy was born in Lima, Perú, grew up in different cities around the world and now based in Milan, Italy and she is passionate about life and what moves people. Her description of happiness is: “”knowing yourself so well that you feel at peace that you can handle whatever life presents to you””. She accompanies people in knowing themselves better, from teenagers to whoever is willing to put in the work!

She started her career in sales, organically moving towards coaching and counseling. Her approach varies from the many techniques and life skills she has acquired over the years, using many non-verbal techniques to create lasting change. 

She is a mom of two daughters, 20 and 18, I am ready for the next adventures that life has to offer.

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Unconditional Love Coach

Judith Costa

Judith Costa is an unconditional Love coach, Self-Love expert, seminar leader, writer, and speaker, with a Master’s Degree in Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy and an MBA. She is a coach, a consultant and teacher of the Akashic Records, a Reiki Master, a Past Life Regression Therapist, and a certified Happiness Trainer.

Judith works with groups and individuals to help them overcome their inner blocks to Love. She specializes in helping her clients have a better relationship with themselves, which transforms their lives, allowing them to create abundance, well-being, better relationships, and become happier. Judith is the founder of Love Love & Love, an organization that aims to create a more loving world. 

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Founder & Human Potential Coach, Mindful Facilitator, Embodied Leadership

Susanne Lurger

Susanne is a Positive Psychology Coach/ Mindful Facilitator/ Certified Change Maker and is passionate about Embodied Leadership in all areas of life. She supports her clients to optimize their inner world and show up as their best selves to maximize the impact they can have in the outer world. She herself is a dynamic and engaging life-long learner who has amassed in-depth expertise and experience over more than two decades.

She is the founder of beyoco – be your own creator consulting & coaching. beyoco designs as well as facilitates client specific leadership training, as well as group and individual coaching programs which build on the synergistic effects of Positive Psychology and Embodied Mindfulness. 

In all her engagements Susanne supports the journey towards purpose, high energy and amplified impact. She brings kindness, honesty and curiosity to everything she does. 

She holds a MSc in Business Administration and an InnerMBA from the Mindful NYU. She has worked with clients from Deloitte, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Google and many more.

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