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Highly competitive athletes can’t imagine competing and excelling at the highest level without coaches to help them perform up to their potential. So too, Human Transformers (Talent Whisperers) help us when we strive to perform at the highest level in any arena. Such Transformers have crossed and helped me along my path in various walks of life on my journey to becoming a Transformer. Other transformers have impact through speaking and writing transformative books. These change agents are impressive people for whom I’m happy to provide referral links.

Transformers Operating in Multiple Dimensions

Holden QiGong

Lee Holden evokes physical and spiritual transformation as a personal instructor. Lee helps you learn how to activate your Qi, improve circulation, stimulate your immune system, and strengthen your internal organs, and receive an abundance of energy.

My Instructors at the Co-Active Training Institute

These instructors were instrumental and inspiring as Whisperers helping me discover how to evoke Human Transformation.

With decades of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner in the field of Information Technology Chuck blends rational operational thinking with the coaching skill set to create an approach that is innovative, inspiring and practical.


Over the past several years Michael has done intensive training with the Coach Training Institute (CTI) where he discovered how effective co-active coaching can be. Michael currently leads training courses for CTI and run Offshore Coaching in conjunction with my psychotherapy practice in Marblehead, MA.


Susan supports people to have courage and conviction to live a soulful and spirited live. She has worked with corporate executives, small business owners, and coaches. In July 2010, she also became a Staff Leader at CTI.


Eric is an internationally recognized executive coach and keynote speaker. He founded eKCosystem, a global corporate training company dedicated to bringing HUMAN BEING into business, because “in today’s highly competitive world, the new hard skills are the heart skills.”


L.A. has been striding down a path of leadership all her life. Her career has spanned 40 years of service in the field of human relations. Currently L.A. – Reding, M.Ed., MCC, CNTC – is working with leaders who want to own their own power and unique style.


Nina Simonds, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC,  is an internationally-recognized leadership and relationship coach who excels at helping people live and work to their potential.  Nina specializes in mindfulness, emotional intelligence, systems thinking, and authentic communication.


Rick inspires people to be their best. He teaches that every experience, emotion, reaction, and relationship is All Made Up. He’s transformed, and been a catalyst to thousands of people globally and is author of Play Your Bigger Game: 9 Minutes to Learn, a Lifetime to Live.


Sydney is a professional leadership coach and trainer. Sydney is on the faculty of the Coaches Training Institute, leading their public and corporate coach training courses and certification program.


Classmate Transformers

The people above and below are amazing Whisperers with whom I’ve spent hours discussing and practicing how to evoke Human Transformation to help others evolve in these rapidly changing and challenging times.


Carissa started her career in Human Resources at large tech companies — Google, then Facebook, and then joined the San Francisco startup world focused on user experience, engagement, leadership and developing a passion for mentoring and coaching women in tech.


RechargedMD is the brainchild of CEO and Founder, Dr. Fayola Edwards-Ojeba.  Dr. Edwards-Ojeba graduated from Harvard College with honors.  She completed her training at Yale Medical School and UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program.


Formerly Managing Director of Vision Forward, COO for the National Council on the Aging Development Corporation, and as Vice President of Business Development for a healthcare software firm. Frey teaches Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at the George Washington University School of Business.


Aaron has worked for financial services, non-profit, and technology organizations – and consulted to governments, consumer products, and biotech companies. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, with a focus on Human and Organizational Development. 


David has always considered myself an optimistic soul with a bit of a twist. When people talk about the glass being half full or half empty-I always thought, what a nice glass! When David thinks about What Matters?! to me, it comes down to our connection to each other as humans.


Horst has more than 20 years of leadership experience in functions including partnership management, product management, consumer product design and business development, coupled with in-depth experience in mobile device platforms, mobile applications, software, and digital media distribution.


Jack Griffin, established Light Up Venture’s mission after years of distinct work with executives; including Marissa Mayer, Tim Armstrong and thousands of other global leaders. Light Up Ventures shines love to the world by donating 11% of revenue to nonprofit mission causes.


Points of You

Sezin worked with the independent film industry in worldwide distribution and production for over 15 years. She became a Certified Holistic Health Coach and established the wellness website MindBodySoul. Sezin now is the U.S Country Leader for Points of You®.


Paul Moen is the Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Recovery and an 18-year veteran of the substance abuse treatment industry. An entrepreneur,  Mr. Moen also serves on the boards of Rock to Recovery, Friendly House, and the Orange County Men’s Association of Addiction Treatment (MAAT).


Bita Saleh

Bita is a Certified Co-Active® Coach and consultant with over 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, and a published author. During your time with Dr. Saleh, you will discover your to-do action steps along the road to discovering your values, your life’s purpose and what makes life fulfilling for you.


Coach, trainer, and business mentor, Val’s mission to inspire women all around the world to be the best version of themselves. Do you find that you keep hiding from the world and you want to start living and just be you?


Organizational and Process Transformers

As humans, most of us operate in organizations that leverage various processes and often provide products or services for other humans. As a result, Human Transformation is often very much enabled or hindered by our organizations and processes. These Transformers help organizations transform so as to enable the people in those organization to keep up with the constant shifts in the market and needs of customers.


New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way, Eric was named Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek. Previously, he co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU.


Other Transformers that have crossed my path


Kristina is a visual healer, artist, and transformational coach blending visual perception, spirituality, science, and personal development to help you see yourself clearly in this now.


Women in Tech Coaches / Tranformers

Lulu Cheng, one of my fellow Co-Active Training Institute colleagues, recently started a list of women coaches in tech (Tech Whisperers). I’d like to support Lulu and these women in tech by including them. I’m adding them here as a reference, but the live/original list is here with a leading comment of:

If you know someone who should be on this list, please leave a comment with your nomination (+ contact info, if you’re open to me reaching out to learn more) (and if you would like to be taken off this list, leave a comment as well :))women in tech coaches


Wayfinding wisdom is what you draw on to consciously and confidently navigate through the complex and often confusing currents of your life, to create, connect, and meaningfully contribute to this constantly evolving world.


Bea is a life and career transitions coach who specializes in inspiring others to live big and unapologetically. Having found my life purpose, it is my deepest joy to help others find theirs.


Belinda is passionate about promoting human flourishing by combining professional, personal, creative, and spiritual development. She works with founders of early-stage, mission-driven startups as an executive coach, product consultant, and fundraising consultant.


Bernadette is an artist, author, and leadership coach. My work is inspired by my adventures as a working professional seeking to express my creative and analytical sides, as well as my search for creativity, purpose, and peace.


Catalyst Creation aims to support the hiring ecosystem by providing resources that empower diverse job seekers in their career journey so they can advocate for themselves, step into their power, and achieve financial freedom.


Catherine believes that coming alive is the key in living a deeply fulfilling and rich life.
When you come alive, you are connected more fully with your true nature and living aligned with your values.


Chi-Chi Egbo helps people build careers in tech | Career Coach | Manager of Career Services @ Juno College. Focus area: job search strategy, resume review, interview prep, salary negotiation, career transitions.


Christina is a coach, consultant, and facilitator who is fiercely committed to creating a more just and equitable world.


Gieselle Allen

Gieselle focuses on mindset & confidence coaching. experienced with women of color, immigrants, first-generation americans, third culture kids.


After a decade working in large corporations, tiny fast-paced startups in garages, and medium-sized companies, Jean’s broadening her impact to work with many organizations.


Jennifer Kim

Jennifer’s mission is to help elevate meaningful work via education and entrepreneurship.


Jessica is a data analyst at a startup and co-managing director for the non-profit Girls in Tech.


Coaching Emerging Leaders, CPCC. Focus area: career transitions, new managers.


Lara Hogan shares her recipe for supporting and leading a tech team—from developing your mentoring and coaching skills, to getting comfortable with having difficult conversations, to boosting trust among teammates—while staying grounded along the way. Focus area: new and experienced managers.


Lisa is the founder of Cocoon and co-host of Should We podcast. She has served on design leadership teams at Dropbox, NIO, and All Turtles. She’s designed language for all sorts of experiences, from a self-driving car interface to enterprise software.


Lulu is a coach and a Product Lead at Pinterest and focuses on career transitions across industries and roles, ‘soft’ skills, new managers, creatives.


LYNDALL SCHREINER

Lyndall. I help women in tech leverage their leadership skills to make a step change in their career. Clients of mine may be working towards a big promotion, starting their own company, or making a career pivot.


Nadia helps WOCs shift their mindset, the home to where they hold their core values. In this work we uncover what holds you back from flourishing into your most authentic self. I’ll guide you along the journey towards your vision of success and fulfillment.


Senior People Development Manager at Scoop | Leadership Coach. Focus area: interpersonal dynamics, communication, public speaking, leadership development.


As her tech career grew, Rebecca was constantly asked to ‘meet for coffee’…A LOT. Rebecca works 9-5 as a Product Manager at an HR analytics startup. On weekends, she’s your tech career guru. Focus area: resume review, interview prep, job search strategy, salary negotiation


I’ve certainly come across many other Transformers on my path. There have been Whisperers in the field of education and Whisperers on the playing field. There have also been Whisperers that have been my mentors along my career path as well as Whisperers in my family that have had some extraordinary experiences.