7/23/14 – Karen Cappello, PCC with Tips for Building Your Business & Kary Oberbrunner, Author of Day Job To Dream Job

Segment 1 - Karen Cappello – The Clients You Are Seeking, Are Also Seeking You! Tips from a Mentor Coach on How to Build your Practice with Karen Cappello. Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 - Karen Cappello – Developing your Coaching Practice – Tips for building your client practice.  Plus should you have a niche? and more with Mentor Coach Karen Cappello.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 - Kary Oberbrunner –  Stuck in your Career? Day Job to Dream Job, author Kary Oberrunner, shares his Tips and Techniques to have You Free.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 - Kary Oberbrunner – Career Coaches!  Get these tips and support your clients in living their dreams.  Listen to Kary Oberunner, today on The Coaching Show!

Karen Cappello, PCC

Karen A. Cappello, PCC, CLC is a mentor coach, coach trainer, professional certified coach, and motivational speaker. She mentors new coaches, and supports them in utilizing spiritual principles to develop their coaching practices with ease and joy. She also works with executives and entrepreneurs to promote beneficial business outcomes.

With over 25 years of experience and expertise in business management, financial planning, and higher education, Karen brings a broad-based background to any environment. Her degrees include an M.A. in Education and a B.A. in Communication. Prior to entering the coaching profession, Karen was president of a privately held semi-conductor manufacturing firm, a university educator and administrator, and an estate and financial planner. She has attained her Certified Life Coach designation from Coach For Life,(www.coachforlife.com) as well as a Professional Certified Coach certification from the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org).

Karen also does corporate coaching for a number of different companies. In addition to her own private coaching practice, she served as Chief Learning Officer of International Coach Academy (www.icoachacademy.com). She is also a Master Certified Inspired Learning Facilitator, (www.inspiredlearning.org). She is one of only 6 coaches in the world to hold this prestigious designation. www.karencappello.com/


Kary Oberbrunner

Kary Oberbrunner left his day job to pursue his dream job—Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.

Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others achieve their true potential. He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the non-profit community.

The author of several books, he earned his doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Kary also serves as a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with 3 amazing children and live in Columbus, OH.



7/16/14 – Cinnie Noble on Conflict Management Coaching & Robert C. Bordone, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School on Negotiation & Mediation Skills

Segment 1 -  Cinnie Noble – Conflict Management to Conflict Intelligence – Creator of The Cinergy Model of Conflict Management Coaching, Cinnie Noble.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 - Cinnie Noble – The “Not So Merry” Go-Round of Conflict, and other tools for Conflict Management Coaching.  Today with Cinnie Noble on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 - Prof. Robert C. Bordone – Identity versus Intention – Negotiation from the Zero Sum Opportunity and how to address it, from the head of the Harvard Law School Negotiation and Mediation Program.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 - Prof. Robert C. Bordone – Open Ended Questions, Changing The Frame and more practical applications of Negotiation and Mediation Skills with the Director of the Harvard Law School program on Negotiation and Mediation.   Today on The Coaching Show!


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Cinnie Noble is the founder of CINERGY® Coaching, a division of Noble Solutions Inc. She is a lawyer, mediator, certified coach, and a former social worker who has studied and practiced a range of conflict management services for over 20 years.

Cinnie has extensive experience as a conflict management practitioner and consultant and as a professional coach, specializing in conflict management coaching. A pioneer in the development of conflict management coaching as a coaching specialty, she created the CINERGY model in 1999.

Cinnie has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Toronto; a Bachelors of Social Work (Honours) from York University; a law degree from the University of Windsor; and a Master of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed courses with Family Mediation Services of Ontario; Harvard Law School; and CDR Associates’ course on Mediating Employee Relations Disputes.  Cinnie is a graduate of Coach U and is certified by the International Coach Federation, as a Professional Certified Coach.

A former board member of the Greater Toronto Area Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Cinnie currently hosts ICF’s Community of Practice on Conflict Management Coaching.  Cinnie is also a member of the Association for Coaching, International Association of Coaching, International Coach Federation, International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations and Peer Resources Network.

Cinnie is an active member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and one of the first people to become a member of its Academy of Advanced Practitioners. She chairs ACR’s Workplace Section Conflict Coaching Committee and is also a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario, Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum, Mediators Beyond Borders, Peacemakers Trust, and World Mediation Forum.

Cinnie is a much sought-after speaker and regularly presents nationally and internationally, on conflict management coaching.  A former instructor at the University of Toronto in its Certificate in Continuing Studies in Dispute Resolution program, Cinnie developed two courses entitled, “Workplace Dispute Resolution” and “Coaching Conflict Management”. She taught Family Mediation at Atkinson College, York University, Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Windsor Law School and is a guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School, in their Masters of Law (Alternative Dispute Resolution) program.

Cinnie is the author of “Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY™ Model”.  She also co-wrote (with Ed Modell and Diane Brennan) a chapter entitled “Conflict Management” in: Wildflower, L. and Brennan, D. (2011) “The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Coaching” (Jossey-Bass). Cinnie is co-author (with Leslie Dizgun and Paul Emond) of the book “Mediation Advocacy: Effective Client Representation in Mediation Proceedings”, published in 1998. Her book “Family Mediation: A Guide for Lawyers”, was published in 1999.  Previous book publications are: “Handi-Travel: A Resource Book for Disabled and Elderly Travellers” (1985 1st edition, 1987 2nd edition – Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled); “The Disabled Traveller” (1991 – Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors), an update of the book entitled “The Handicapped Traveller: A Guidebook for Travel Counsellors” (1982 – Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors).  Cinnie writes extensively for the online newsletter Mediate.com and other publications. Feel free to visit the ARTICLES LINK of the site, to access many of her articles.   http://www.cinergycoaching.com


 Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Faculty & Staff - Robert Bordone Preferred Headshot

Most students at Harvard Law School know Professor Bob Bordone as the lead instructor for Harvard Law School’s flagship Spring Negotiation Workshop. In 2007, the graduating class selected Bob as the recipient of the Albert Sacks-Paul Freund Teaching Award, presented annually by the student body to one member of the Law School faculty for their teaching excellence, mentorship of students, and general contributions to the life of the Law School. He was a finalist for the same award in 2012 and 2013, the only faculty member in the history of Harvard Law School to be a finalist for this distinction three times. Bob also teaches, at various times, courses on dispute resolution, leadership, dispute systems design, and multi-party negotiations. He is Founding Director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, which the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) selected to be the recipient of its 2010 Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum Award. He also serves as a Member of the Executive Committee for the Program on Negotiation and teaches in their Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Senior Executive Education seminars.

As a professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bob works with individual and corporate clients across a spectrum of industries. He specializes in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations. His corporate clients have included Premera Blue Cross, Health Net, Gap, Inc., Fidelity Investments, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Exelon, and Microsoft. In addition, he has worked on projects with nonprofit, educational, governmental and cultural institutions such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts General Hospital, Princeton Regional Schools, Dartmouth College, Fort Wayne, Indiana Schools, the U.S. Department of Justice, the United Way, the International Criminal Court at The Hague, DePaul University, and the Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration.

In addition, he has taught negotiation to attorneys at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the National Association of Realtors, and the international law firms of Weil, Gotshal, & Manges, LLP, Freshfields, Braukhaus, & Deringer, Lowenstein, Sandler, LLP, Crowell & Moring, LLP, Shearman & Sterling, LLP, and Clifford Chance, LLP.

Bob’s research interests include the design and implementation of dispute resolution systems, the development of a problem-solving curriculum in law schools, and ADR ethics. Bob is the co-author of two books: Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes (Aspen, 2013) and The Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2005). The Handbook of Dispute Resolution was awarded the 2005 Book Award from the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution, awarded to a book published in the United States that shows the best promise of promoting and contributing to the field of conflict resolution. Bob has also authored a number of articles including “Negotiation Teaching in Law Schools,” a working paper published in Negotiation Pedagogy: A Research Survey of Four Disciplines, 11 (2000); “Teaching Interpersonal Skills for Negotiation and for Life” in the Negotiation Journal (October 2000) and “Electronic Online Dispute Resolution: A Systems Approach—Potential, Problems, and a Proposal,” 3 Harv. Neg. L. Rev. 175 (1998). He has written numerous case simulations used in Harvard negotiation courses and at other American law schools, and his writing and commentary have appeared in various print and broadcast media outlets including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, CNN’s Situation Room, and BBC Radio.

A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where he majored in Government, and a cum laude graduate Harvard Law School, Bob clerked for the Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr. of the United States District Court for Massachusetts. He has also worked at the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Crowell & Moring, the New York-based law firm of Cravath, Swaine, & Moore, the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Boston Consulting Group. He is a member of the bars of NY, NJ, and the District of Columbia.

Bob currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Negotiation Journal and as a member of its Editorial Advisory Board. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Mediation Program and is faculty adviser to the Harvard Mediation Program, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Harvard Negotiators, HLS Lambda, and the HLS Catholic Law Students Association. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College.

As the Director of HNMCP, Bob is responsible for the overall functioning of the clinic, and directly supervises some of the clinical projects.  http://www.law.Harvard.edu\negotiation



7/09/14 – don Miguel Ruiz, Best-Selling Author of The Four Agreements & His Son, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., Author & Toltec Master of Transformation

Segment 1 – don Miguel Ruiz - don Miguel Ruiz discusses His Best-Selling Book, The Four Agreements!  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – don Miguel Ruiz - It’s Not Personal, Unconditional Love; plus don Miguel Ruiz on The Fifth Agreement & The Agreements for Life.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. - Engaging Life plus Mastering Unconditional Self-Love with don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. - don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. on Unconditional Love, Self-Acceptance, and Humility.  Today on The Coaching Show!


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don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers and raised in rural Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and nagual (shaman) grandfather. The family anticipated don Miguel would embrace their centuries old legacy of healing and teaching and as a nagual, carry forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge. Instead, distracted by modern life, don Miguel chose to attend medical school and later teach and practice as a surgeon.

don Miguel began teaching in the United States, with his mother, the Curandera, Sarita in 1987. He taught small groups of people in a small room in Logan Heights, CA. Working with Sarita, he first began with healing practices. As his knowledge of English grew, he realized that he preferred to share his lineage through oral tradition, rather than a healing tradition.

don Miguel’s students grew in numbers and his mythologies and guidance grew with them. He appeared in lectures in Santa Fe, NM, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, Santa Rosa, CA and in many other locales. He began to share the wisdom that resulted in the creation of The Four Agreements®, when he witnessed his various students struggling to quiet their minds. don Miguel created a specific series of practical tools, that when used by anyone, can result in consistent and long-term personal transformation.

The tools shared by don Miguel are based on common sense and shared with such simplicity, that the universal message underlying his teaching is recognized by many. don Miguel’s message is simple, practical and when implemented, even incrementally, changes lives.

In the tradition of the Toltec, a Nagual guides an individual to personal freedom. Combining new insights with old wisdom, don Miguel has dedicated his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical concepts that promote transformation through truth and common sense.

In February of 2002, don Miguel survived a near-fatal heart attack. The impact of the heart attack on his physical body prevents him from returning to wide-spread public speaking and lecturing. He intends to complete several, limited appearances, each year.   http://www.miguelruiz.com


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07/02/14 – Best-Selling Author, Kevin Eikenberry on Remarkable Leadership & The World of Coaching with Meryl Mortiz

Segment 1 – Kevin Eikenberry - Remarkable Leadership & Approaches & Perspectives in Leadership with Kevin Eikenberry.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Kevin Eikenberry - Competencies of Remarkable Leaders & Kevin Eikenberry says, Just Start Writing!   Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Meryl Moritz - Meryl Mortiz & Her Path to Coaching & Leadership Agility.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Meryl Moritz - The Importance of Replenishment & Coach Training with Meryl Moritz.  Today on The Coaching Show!


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Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father (not necessarily in that order).

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin’s specialties include leadership, teams and teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning and more.

Kevin’s philosophy in business and in life is that every person and every organization have extraordinary potential. Investments of time, energy, focus and money are required for that potential to be realized. He believes learning is an active, ongoing process, not a passive, one-time event. Learning, work and life should be fun; and, if we are doing it right, work (and learning) is play.

Kevin’s students and clients consistently rave about his effectiveness, many calling him “the best trainer I’ve ever experienced.”  He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms, universities, government agencies, hospitals, and more. His client list includes the American Red Cross, A & W Canada, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, John Deere, Purdue University, Sears Canada, Shell, Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Mint, Verizon and many more.

Kevin also is the creator and content developer of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, a continual leadership development process focused on developing the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders with virtually delivered content to leaders worldwide.

He is the developer of the Leadership Training Camp, the Coaching Training Camp and the co-developer of the Bud to Boss and Ultimate Communicator Workshops – all offered in both public and in-house versions across North America.

He is the bestselling author of Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time (Jossey-Bass Publishing 2007), a leadership primer designed to help you learn and master the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders; and Vantagepoints on Learning and Life (Dog Ear Publishing 2006), a collection of his email essays on learning from everyday experiences. His other books include #LeadershipTweet: 140 Bite Sized Ideas to Help You Become the Leader You Were Born to Be (Happy About, 2009), and the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2011)  He is a contributing author to The Handbook of Experiential Learning (2007), Masters of Sales (2007), 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life (2006) and the best-selling Walking with the Wise (2003). Kevin also has been a contributor to thirteen Training and Development Sourcebooks since 1997.  He has also produced a series of workshop modules based on his Remarkable Leadership book, offered through Pfeiffer and Associates (2010).

Kevin also writes two email-based publications: Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, a weekly publication read by more than 22,000 worldwide, to assist organizations and individuals in turning their potential into desired results; and Leadership Updates, sent several times each week.  In addition, his Leadership and Learning Blog has been recognized on several occasions as one of the best leadership blogs in the world.

Kevin’s writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, trade journals and websites from around the world.  He is a frequent guest on WNIT’s Business Outlook, and has been a guest on more than 100 radio shows.

As a speaker, Kevin gives keynotes for organizations and non-profits on remarkable leadership, life-long learning, developing human potential, teams and teamwork, creativity and more. He has presented to American Dietetic Association, The National Institute of Health, The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), the International Society for Performance Improvement, the National Association for Experiential Learning, the American Society for Training and Development, the International Society for Performance Improvement, and many more.

Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up on a Michigan farm, Kevin says he learned some of his most important leadership lessons working with his father. Kevin earned a B.S. with honors from Purdue University, collects antique John Deere tractors, is an avid reader, and loves his family and his Boilermakers!


Meryl MoritzMeet Meryl Moritz

Meryl Moritz is a Master Certified Coach of senior executives, their teams, and high-potentials who are intent on delivering increasingly greater performance and improving business results.

Since 1994, Meryl has coached in scores of global organizations. She was a partner in the Princeton, NJ firm Leadership Strategies until 2002, when she founded Meryl Moritz Resources LLC to deliver leadership development services, coaching program design, and leadership coaching to major organizations.

Meryl believes that the discipline of coaching enables leaders to become more resourceful, to recognize and be resilient in the face of ongoing change, and to accurately assess and leverage strengths in order to achieve strategic goals. Her philosophy is strongly influenced by the concept of leadership agility as it maps to stages of development of a leader. She is certified in a 360◦ instrument based on leadership agility and uses this extensively to support leaders whom she coaches.

Meryl’s coaching draws on 20 years of corporate consulting, marketing, management and facilitation expertise. Most relevant are her experiences as a senior executive at two international firms (Hill & Knowlton, Inc., global public relations and public affairs, and Louis Harris & Associates, global public opinion and market research experts) and as an entrepreneur (she founded a marketing consulting business in 1986 to serve advertising, public relations and marketing agencies, in addition to global companies like Elsevier, Okidata, Xerox, and AT&T, among others.)

Meryl holds the Masters of Science degree in sociology of organizations from Hunter College, a BA in Literature from Carleton College, and has completed Coach U’s two-year master coach program. Since January 2010, she has served on the Global Board of the International Coach Federation, the largest association for professional coaches worldwide, and is 2013 Vice-Chair.



06/25/14 Rudy Maxa – “Blue Zones” & Travel Tips; Josh Linkner- The Road to Reinvention & Disciplined Dreaming

Segment 1 – Rudy Maxa - Check out Blue Zones, Dan Buettner’s study on how to make your life better and last longer with Rudy Maxa.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Rudy Maxa -  The “Savvy Traveler,” Rudy Maxa, shares his tips on travel and destinations. Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Josh Linkner -  Josh’s new book, The Road to Reinvention – How to turnaround a city (Detroit, Michigan), companies, and individuals.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Josh Linkner - Check out Disciplined Dreaming, and why YOU should “Be The Cannibal” for your own products and services. Today with Josh Linkner on The Coaching Show!


Rudy Maxa

Florence  Italy Oct 10 271Rudy Maxa is host and executive producer of 91 television episodes on the world’s great destinations that air on PBS stations nationwide. His television episodes also air in 121 countries in 22 different languages on Travel Channel International. Public radio listeners will remember “The Savvy Traveler,” a show Rudy hosted before he transitioned to television.

Today, he hosts America’s most widely syndicated radio travel show that is broadcast each weekend on 170+ news/talk stations with an Arbitron-measured audience of 700,000 listeners. Rudy is an award-winning writer with National Geographic Traveler and a former Washington Post investigative reporter and columnist whose writing was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

He is also a fascinating and informative speaker on the subject of travel today and speaks extensively around the world. – See more at: http://rudymaxa.com & www.maxa.tv


Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner believes that creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress. As such, he’s spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption.   His journey has been non-traditional at every step:  he’s been a celebrated four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author, top-ranked innovation keynote speaker, venture capitalist, professional jazz musician and urban reinventor.

Today, Linkner is the NY Times Bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, named one of the top 10 business books of 2011 by Amazon.com.  He is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit, Michigan by backing passionate entrepreneurs who can make an impact through their own innovative ideas.

Josh is the founder and former CEO of ePrize, the largest interactive promotion agency in the world serving 74 of the top 100 brands.  He also founded, built, and successfully sold three other technology companies.  The businesses he’s founded have sold for a combined value of over $250 million. He has also been on the Board of Directors of over 50 organizations including startups, a major hospital system, and several non-profits.  He has been involved in raising over $120 million of venture capital and has served as an advisor to hundreds of businesses worldwide.

As a regular contributor to Inc., Forbes, and the Detroit Free Press, Josh’s inspiring message of creative leadership and personal success has reached millions around the world.  He has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was a President Barack Obama Champion of Change Award recipient.  His forthcoming book – The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation – will be released in May, 2014 and is widely expected to set the new standard on the topic of reinvention.

Josh lives in Detroit, Michigan and is playing an active role in the city’s rebirth.  And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.






06/18/14 – Mark Ruth – 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study; Shae Hadden – The Blue Pearl

Segment 1 – Mark Ruth - Mark Ruth, Director of Research and Education for the International Coach Federation joins us to discuss the latest research in coaching industry!

Segment 2 – Mark Ruth - Who is buying coaching? Who should I be marketing to?  Find out the latest research findings from the 2014 Global Consumer Coaching Awareness Study, from Mark Ruth.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Shae Hadden - Author, Shae Hadden discusses her book, The Blue Pearl, and the most important and impactful part of coaching.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Shae Hadden - What is the ideal internal coaching structure? Find out that and more with the author of The Blue Pearl, Shae Hadden.


Mark Ruth

When Mark joined the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2006, he was tasked with the creation of the ICF’s Research and Education department.  Included among his duties have been development and the oversight of seven global industry studies–including the highly acclaimed 2012 ICF Global Coaching Study.  Previously, Mark served as market research analyst for the National Tour Association, where he managed a North American economic impact study of the group travel industry.



Shae Hadden

LinkedIn_5nov13Shae Hadden is committed to bringing what’s at the heart of masterful coaching to open and aware leaders around the world. As an author and coach, she partners with leaders, executive coaches, and leadership development experts to help them effectively articulate ideas that engage people in creating positive, sustainable change. In 2014, she was selected as a coach for the prestigious TED Fellows Program.

Shae has experienced coaching herself as a transformative process and as a pathway towards both developing skills and competencies. As part of training to be a performer, she received coaching in singing, speaking, acting, and dancing. Stepping off the stage, she worked in various capacities behind the scenes within the film, television, and multimedia industries before being coached on the job to become a marketing writer.

After the sudden death of her mother in 2005, Shae sought coaching to reinvent the second half of her life. Through committed work with executive coaches and organizational transformation and culture change consultants, Shae gained a deeper appreciation and understanding of the contributions of these fields during the past few decades. While observing these executive coaches at work, she became curious as to what was at the heart of their mastery and what was essential for clients to achieve the remarkable results that were clearly possible working with them.  http://shaehadden.com/




6/11/2014 – Les McKeown – NY Times Best Selling Author – on Leadership & Jeff Klein – Conscious Capitalism-Make a Difference while Making a Living

Segment 1: Les McKeown - Les McKeown’s new book, “Do Lead.” Discussing leadership in organizations – dispelling the myths. Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2: Les McKeown - Fostering Leadership in organizations with Les McKeown. Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3: Jeff Klein - What is conscious capitalism? The principles of conscious capitalism from Jeff Klein. Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4: Jeff Klein - What does it take to develop conscious awareness – where do you begin? Jeff Klein’s book, “It’s Just Good Business,” and “Working For Good.” Today with Jeff Klein on The Coaching Show! Don’t miss it!

Les McKeown

A renowned speaker, author and advisor on accelerated business growth, Les started over 40 companies in his own right, and was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds more organizations worldwide.

Since relocating from his native Ireland to the US in 1998, Les advises CEOs and senior leaders of organizations on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth.  His clients range from large family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and include Harvard University, American Express, T-Mobile, United Technologies, Pella Corporation and Chiron.

Based in Marblehead MA, Les now spends his time consulting, writing, teaching, and speaking. Les has appeared on CNN, ABC, BBC, Inc, Entrepreneur magazine, USA Today and The New York Times.

Les is the author of the WSJ and USA Today Best-seller, “Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track – and Keeping It There” and “The Synergist: Leading Your Team to Predictable Success”. His new book is “Do Lead: Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible.” (Do Book Company, May 2014)




Jeff Klein

Jeff KleinActivator, Author, Producer + Process Facilitator

Thirty plus years ago I heard a call, which said, in essence, “your mission, should you accept, is to leverage the power of business for the greater good and in the process to make your work a path to learning, growth and development.” Wherever it came from, I decided to heed the call, and thus began a lifelong journey.

This journey has taken me to many places to live and work including Caracas,Venezuela, New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Southern Baja California, Mexico, and the San Francisco Bay area. And to various industries including music, natural products, fitness and publishing.

Along the way I played activating roles with Private Music, the career of Yanni, Spinning, Seeds of Change, ChiRunning, and FLOW, and I’ve consulted for the Esalen Institute, the National Geographic Society, GlobalGiving, the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Peace Cereal, among others.

After more than thirty years, I find myself at the core of the Conscious Capitalism movement and of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the organization catalyzing the movement, as a trustee, executive team member and producer of Conscious Capitalism events. I also serve as executive director of the Being Human project and executive producer of Being Human events.

My roles span the range from Activator (one of the founders of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.) to Author (of the award-winning book Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living and newly released It’s Just Good Business: The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & the Practice of Working for Good), Producer (of Conscious Capitalism events, including an annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit, and Process Facilitator(designing and leading workshops, meetings, Conscious Culture development programs and Stakeholder Engagement Marketing™ campaigns).

In addition to being an actively engaged, full-time single father of a teenage daughter, I love surfing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, ChiRunning and moving in general.





06/04/14 – Mitch Joel talks about the Power of “CTRL ALT DELETE; and Coaching Resilience, The Zombie Threat and more with Assessment and Organizational Development expert Hile Rutledge

Segment 1:   Mitch Joel – Online Marketing Tips: Get a nose for news, Become an “info-vore” and more from Mitch Joel.  Today on The Coaching Show!  www.twistimage.com/blog

Segment 2:  Mitch Joel – Three hours promoting for every hour of content, tell your story, and more from the author of “Ctrl Alt Delete,” Mitch Joel.  Today on The Coaching Show!  www.twistimage.com/blog

Segment 3:  Hile Rutledge -  Coaching Resilience, The Zombie Threat and more with Assessment and Organizational Development expert Hile Rutledge.  Today on The Coaching Show!  www.oka-online.com

Segment 4:  Hile Rutledge – Assessment Tools, Meyers Briggs, and Emotional Intelligence Workbooks for YOU for FREE – all with Hile Rutledge,  on The Coaching Show!  www.oka-online.com


Mitch Joel

When Google wanted to explain online marketing to the top brands in the world, they brought Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image – a digital marketing and communications agency. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and called him, “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries.” In 2006 he was named one of the most influential authorities on Blog Marketing in the world. Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image – an award-winning Digital Marketing and Communications agency (although he prefers the title, Media Hacker). He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader. He is also a Blogger, Podcaster, passionate entrepreneur and speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his marketing insights on digital marketing and new media.  In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Most recently, Mitch was named one of iMedia’s 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators in the world. Marketing Magazine has named Twist Image one of the Top 10 agencies in Canada for two years running (and the only digital marketing pure-play to make the list).

Joel is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Marketing Association and a former Board Member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada. He has been involved with the content committee for both Shop.org and the Web Analytics Association, and is on the advisory council for many businesses and charitable organizations.

Joel speaks frequently to diverse groups like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Nestle, Procter and Gamble, Unilever and has shared the stage with former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Anthony Robbins, Tom Peters and Dr. Phil. As a professional speaker, Mitch is represented exclusively by Greater Talent Network in the U.S. and by Speaker’s Spotlight in Canada.

Joel is frequently called upon to be a subject matter expert for, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Marketing Magazine, Profit, Strategy, Money, The Globe & Mail and many other media outlets. His newspaper business column, New Business – Six Pixels of Separation, runs bi-monthly in both The Montreal Gazette and Vancouver Sun and he also has a regular column, Media Hacker, on The Huffington Post. His first book, Six Pixels of Separation (published by Grand Central Publishing – Hachette Book Group), named after his successful Blog and Podcast is a business and marketing bestseller. His next book, CTRL ALT DEL, (also published by Grand Central Publishing) came out in Spring 2013.  www.twistimage.com


Hile RutledgeHile

OKA President Hile Rutledge is one of America’s most respected trainers in both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and the EQ-i® (Emotional Intelligence) assessment instruments.

He is the author of the MBTI® Introduction Workbook, the EQ Workbook, the Four Temperaments Workbook and co-author of the best-seller Type Talk at Work, as well as the creator of OKA online tutorials, videos and many other publications and training tools.

Hile’s primary area of expertise is the practical use of assessment tools in the development of self-awareness and improved self-management for leaders, teams and organizations.

In addition to MBTI and EQi, Hile is a master practitioner with the PMAI, SDI, TKI, KGI and many more instruments.

He is an expert consultant, trainer and keynote speaker with over 20 years’ experience in the organization development field.

Hile has done extensive work with Fortune 500 companies and most federal government departments, working with individuals and teams at all levels from C-suite to the front lines.  http://oka-online.com/about-oka/about-hile-rutledge/

Hile holds MSOD and BA degrees. He lives with his family in Falls Church, Virginia.


05/28/14 – Tracy Goss – Internationally recognized consultant & author of, “The Last Word on Power” & Eric Edmeades – International keynote speaker & business consultant

Segment 1 – Tracy Goss - Executive Re-Invention, Winning Strategies and the basic belief of all human beings.  Today with Tracy Goss on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Tracy Goss - “The Last Word on Power” author Tracy Goss on Ontological Coaching, Organizational Change and her new book on Velocity.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Eric Edmeades - Coaching the start-up Entrepreneur, including the mistakes Entrepreneurs make with Marketing Guru, Eric Edmeades.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Eric Edmeades - Inception Marketing, Blue Ocean Strategy and YOUR best strategy for business success – all with Eric Edmeades. Today on The Coaching Show!


Tracy GossAbout Tracy Goss

Her book, The Last Word On Power: Executive Re-Invention for Leaders Who Must Make the Impossible Happen, is a must-read for corporate executives or any leaders who must acquire the power to go beyond continuous improvement and make the impossible a reality.

Ms. Goss is President of a management consulting firm based in Texas. She specializes in working with Chief Executive Officers and their senior management teams, worldwide, to invent and strategically plan an “impossible future” and to “re-invent” themselves and their executive cadre to successfully lead their organization into that future. Her unique methodology, Executive Re-Invention, is a series of radical transformations in which you put at stake the success you have become as a leader for the power of making the impossible happen.

Over the past fifteen years, Ms. Goss has introduced the strategic thinking, principles and practices of Executive Re-Invention to clients, including major U.S. and international communications, technology, banking, chemical and retailing companies such as Paramount Pictures, IBM, Chase Manhattan Bank, Reebok, EuropCar, Rochester Tel, Owens-Corning, Monsanto and Ciba-Geigy.

She co-founded The Center for Executive Re-Invention and lectures to business audiences worldwide, including the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, as a member of the AVIRA faculty at INSEAD in France and as a member of the faculty of AMANA in Brazil.

Ms. Goss is the author of the Harvard Business Review article, “The Reinvention Roller Coaster: Risking the Present for a Powerful Future,” (with Richard Pascale and Tony Athos). She is also a contributor to The Portable MBA in Strategy and is featured in the book, Fast Forward – The Best Ideas on Managing Business Change, published by Harvard Business Review Press.

Ms. Goss is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Mastery of Management, a graduate program delivered by the faculty of the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. – See more at:  www.tracygoss.com


Eric Edmeades

I am a father and husband. I am a serial entrepreneur. I am Canadian and, yes, I love hockey.

Elise (my amazing wife) and I split our time between homes in London, England and Cabarete, Dominican Republic. We also spend a great deal of time traveling around the world speaking, consulting, meeting great people and having fun. Oh, and kite boarding.

While I speak on a variety of topics my three favorites are, I believe, solid pillars upon which to build an outstanding life: financial freedom, romantic relationships and human health.

Over the last few years most of my speaking has been related to business and I have recently been added as a Guest Speaker to some of Anthony Robbins Business Mastery events around the world.

As well as speaking about business, I am still actively involved in the business world through my speaking and consulting activities and through a number of business that I currently own. In America, I own the Kerner Group — which includes both Kerner 3D Technologies and Kernerworks. I have also recently licensed our WildFit, brand to our first gym in Northern California. In Canada, I co-founded both GPIXA, a Vancouver-based Augmented Reality company, and Kerner Studios (Canada).

I am also an avid wildlife photographer and I really enjoy writing — fiction, non-fiction and articles on a variety of topics. My first fiction book, Intombi, is a dogs-eye-view story about life in the African bush and is available on Amazon.  See more about Eric at www.ericedmeades.com/


5/21/14 – Damian Goldvarg Ph.D, MCC & Global President of The International Coach Federation

Segment 1 – Damian Goldvarg - The Extraordinary World of the International Coach Federation with President, Damian Goldvarg.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Damian Goldvarg - The Future of Coaching & more with Damian Goldvarg.  Today on The Coaching Show!


Damian Goldvarg

Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., MCC, has 20 years of experience in executive assessment and coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and team building, making him a highly sought-after speaker around the world. Through dynamic and entertaining presentations, Damian is helping multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments and community-based organizations realize extraordinary results.

Damian is an expert on the topics of leadership development and effectiveness, executive coaching, and global mindset. His confident and enthusiastic style resonates with audiences in over 40 countries as he teaches them how to:  Enhance productivity and communication; Improve the quality of their leadership; Better the personal lives of individuals within their organization; Develop a global mindset.

Damian´s areas of expertise include: emotional intelligence, communication, coaching, cultural competence, delegation, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, 360 feedback, team building, and time management. He is the author of two books, Steps for Success: Guide for the Immigrant to the U.S. (2011) and Coaching Competencies: Following Global Standards (June 2012).

Damian is the President of Goldvarg Consulting Group, Inc., a consulting company that performs leadership development training, executive coaching and keynote speaking. He has worked on projects for Shell, British Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard, SAP, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Unilever, Sony, John Deere, Nestlé, Citigroup, Daimler, Porsche, L´Oréal, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Secretariat, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Food Programme, and World Health Organization.  Damian currently serves as the 2013 Global President of the International Coach Federation.

http://damiangoldvarg.com/    http://goldvargconsulting.com/




05/14/14 What Science is Saying about Raising Kids – Ashley Merryman; Redirecting Children’s Behavior– Kathryn Kvols

Segment 1 - Ashley Merryman – Nurture Shock! Children and Family Coaches –  you need to know what the science is saying about raising kids! Today with Ashley Merryman on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 - Ashley Merryman – Raising children is about sleep and self efficacy, and not self-esteem – according to Ashley Merryman, New York Times best-selling author of Nurture Shock, and Top Dog.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 - Kathryn Kvols – Children’s misbehavior, power dynamics, and needs.  Children and Family Coaching with Kathryn Kvols.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 - Kathryn Kvols – Redirecting Children and setting limits as a paren.   More from the President of the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF) on coaching children and families.  Today on The Coaching Show!


Ashley Merryman

With Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman is the author of two New York Times bestsellers NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children and Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing (both published by Twelve/Hachette).

Using science to develop a fuller picture of our lives – as individuals and as a society –Ashley and Po have written cover stories for Newsweek and New York, as well as having written for Time, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, and many others. Ashley has appeared on countless of radio and television shows around the world including: The Charlie Rose Show; The Tavis Smiley Show; Fox and Friends; @KatieCouric; CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and CNN Newsroom; Canada AM; BBC World News; NPR’s Tell Me More and On Point; and Kurt Andersen’s Studio 360.

For their work, Ashley and Po have won nine national awards for their writing including: the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Journalism; the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Science Journalism; an “Audie” from the Audio Publishers Association; two Clarion Awards; the Books for Better Life Award; the Mensa Press Award; and the award for Outstanding Journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. And their work is considered so substantial that scientists themselves rely on their reporting: their work has been cited as a research authority in more than 80 preeminent academic journals and almost 260 books, and it is being used as text in universities around the world. You’ll find references to their work in publications by the White House to speeches by politicians around the globe.

Ashley is an acclaimed public speaker, having appeared at such venues as Yale University, Cal Tech, American University, the Aspen Institute, PopTech, 92nd St. Y Tribeca, the Los Angeles Times Book Festival, and many other universities, conferences, and venues around the nation.

Previously, Ashley was an attorney and a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration. She lives in Los Angeles, directing a small all-volunteer tutoring program for inner-city kids since 1999. For her civic involvement, Ashley received commendations from both the Clinton and Bush Administrations.

Ashley has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University.


Kathryn Kvols

Kathryn Kvols, founder of the International Network for Children and FamiliesA catalyst for creating healthy relationships” is the best way to describe Kathryn Kvols. A dynamic and entertaining international speaker, Kathryn has worked with thousands of teachers, nurses, counselors, childcare workers and parents, presenting keynote addresses, workshops, and classes. Kathryn presents fresh new ways at looking at age-old problems. Seeing with these new eyes, her audience is inspired to make amazing shifts toward loving action. These loving actions are creating more satisfying relationships at home, in school and in the workplace.

Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Social Work with a minor in Education from Concordia College in Minnesota.

She is adept at creating safe learning environments through her heart-felt speaking style, her sense of humor, and insightful observations. Her workshops are interactive and her audiences walk away with practical tools they can implement immediately.

Highlights of her career include being invited to speak at the World Peace Conference in Costa Rica and being interviewed as an expert for the PBS Documentary, “The Children Are Watching.”

Kathryn is published in newspapers and magazines such as the Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Washington Post, Parent’s Journal, Tomorrow’s Child, Good Housekeeping and Women’s World. She appeared on MSNBC and featured on numerous radio interviews.

Large organization have sought Kathryn for her inspiring keynotes and workshops such as Burger King, NAYEC, the Pediatric Nurse Practioner’s Association and the American Montessori Society.





05/07/14 – Coaching in India with Gaurav Arora and Dr. Renu Khanna

Segment 1 – Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna - ICF Hyderabad Chapter President, Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna talk about coaching in organizations in India.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna - The ICF Hyderabad Chapter & Coaching in India – the broader picture.  Today with Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna - Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna talk about Team Coaching in India, plus cultural considerations.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna - Find out the latest on what’s happening with Coaching in India with Gaurav Arora & Dr. Renu Khanna.  Today on The Coaching Show!



Gaurav Arora, ACC

Gaurav Arora, Director, Events of the ICF Hyderabad Chapter, is a part of the nine Global ICF Nominating Committee. He is also the host of an online show “Coaching Matters,” which is an exclusive show for the aspiring and credentialed coaches. (http://coachingmatterspodcasts.blogspot.in/). He has had the privilege of interviewing Sir John Whitmore, Janet Harvey, Sue Knight and many other international guests from all across the world.

He is a computer engineer and a post graduate in Business Administration.

Gaurav is the founder of Inspire Coaching Systems. A Story Teller by heart, Gaurav is highly enthusiastic, a go-getter and is known for his high energy levels and contagious positive attitude.

Gaurav, has earned a number of widely recognized professional accreditations in the field of facilitation, coaching by reputed international organizations such as:

  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Team Coaching
  • Advanced NLP Practitioner, and a Gestalt Practitioner



Dr. Renu Khanna

Renu is a Learning and Development professional with over 25 years of rich experience in ITES/IT, Consulting and Manufacturing organizations. She is a learning strategist and has worked in areas of Organization Development, Change Management, Leadership Development and Culture Building, People development, Associate engagement and Diversity. She is a learning consultant and has the natural ability to provide learning solutions that align directly with the strategic needs of the business.

In her 17 years career Renu has led the learning for streams like Leadership which includes people leadership and business leadership. In the area of people leadership she has worked on initiatives like Global leadership, Building high performance teams, Mentoring and  Coaching. In the area of business leadership she has worked on Sales leadership and Delivery leadership. She has provided integrated solutions in the area of leadership by focusing on key issues and challenges in business. She has led many action learning projects which attempt to look at CXO challenges. She interfaces with HR and has led integrated projects like Building a leadership pipeline, Transition programs, Culture Transition, Game Changers and Improving retention of associates.

Renu also managed the Learning Alliances with global universities. Renu has travelled across the globe for consulting and training both customers and employees and also initiated virtualization in leadership education through various mediums.  She has incubated the concept of leaders as teachers and customers as teachers in the organization.

She is fond of research and has collaborated with Gallup and Wharton on specific projects. She has organized many conferences within the organization both for the employees within and outside. She is a part of the Leadership council, Diversity council and Green initiative council.

Renu has also worked at Tecumseh (previously known as Sriram Refrigeration), a multinational manufacturing company, as head of learning and development. She was instrumental in setting up the learning center and expanding it for workers, supervisors and executives. Her achievements at Tecumseh included bringing a learning focus across the organization and setting up a roadmap for learning in the old and new environment.

Renu has a Doctorate in Sociology as a fellow from Indian Council for Social Science and Research (ICSSR) and a double masters in Sociology and Education. She was the President of ISTD Hyderabad chapter from 2008-2010. She is on the board of various institutes and is a member of several committees and has been a speaker in various forums .

She is on the board of ICF (Hyderabad Chapter). She has been adjudged as one of the top 30 training and development professionals in India by Asia pacific HRM Congress


04/30/14 – Mastery , from the NY Times best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction, Robert Green; Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – The legacy of Susan Jeffers, with Marcia Jeffers

Segment 1 - Robert Greene – “Mastery,” from the author of “The 48 Laws of Power” and “The Art of Seduction” Robert Greene.   Today on the Coaching Show!

Segment 2 - Robert Greene –  Six Keys to Achieving Mastery from NY Times best-selling author, Robert Greene. Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 - Marcia Jeffers – “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!”  The legacy of Susan Jeffers, with Marcia Jeffers.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 - Marcia Jeffers –  “The No-Lose Model,”  The “Whole Life Grid,” and “Embracing Uncertainty” with Marcia Jeffers.  Today on The Coaching Show!


Robert Greene 

Image of Robert GreeneRobert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and his latest, Mastery. His highly anticipated fifth book, Mastery, examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, Paul Graham and Henry Ford and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene‘s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).

Greene attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.



Marcia Jeffers

Marcia Jeffers: Lawyer with Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.Marcia Jeffers is the Chief Marketing Officer of Sills Cummis & Gross. With a background in both law and communications, law firm marketing became a perfect fit.

In 2013, she was selected as a 2012/2013 Professional Woman of the Year within her profession by the National Association of Professional Women VIP Division. In 2012, both she and her Team were the recipients of three national awards: Top Private Company Marketing Executive for 2012 (CMO 250 List) by ExecRank, Ranked number 11 on 2012 MLF Top 50 Law Firms in Marketing and Business Development, and 2012 Recipient of Web Marketing Association’s 2012 Web Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.

She is responsible for all aspects of the Firm’s marketing and business development strategy, requests for proposals, collateral materials, website development, advertising, media placement, public relations, and works closely with the lawyers to enhance their relationships with the Firm’s clients.

Before coming to Sills Cummis & Gross, Ms. Jeffers practiced tax and securities law in relation to a family of mutual funds headquartered in Massachusetts for many years. She then became the Vice President of Development and General Counsel for The New England Council, one of the country’s oldest non-profit regional lobbying organizations. Following that, she became Executive Vice President and General Counsel of DynaSol, a multi-million dollar manufacturing corporation.



04/23/14 – NY Times Best-Selling Author, Kerry Patterson on Crucial Conversations; and Oxford Professor, Dr. Mark Williams on Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Segment 1 – Kerry Patterson - Check out how having Crucial Conversations Make a Difference and the Hazardous Half Minute.  Today with Kerry Patterson, on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Kerry Patterson - Breaking the Cycle of Silence to Violence in the Workplace & the Research on Crucial Conversations.  Today with Kerry Patterson, on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Mark Williams - Dr. Mark Williams talks about Mindfulness – What is it?  What are the Benefits?  How can it Make a Difference?  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Mark Williams - Mindfulness - Dealing with Old Habits & Moving into the Present, plus The Mouse & The Maze.  Today with Dr. Mark Williams on The Coaching Show!


 Kerry Patterson

Kerry PattersonKerry is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers: Change Anything, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, and Influencer.

A prolific writer, Kerry is recognized by the media as a topic expert and content guru in the areas of workplace communication, influence, and organizational change and effectiveness. Kerry has been featured in more than 150 print and radio programs, including MSN Career Builder, CNN, CLO Magazine, and Training Magazine.

Entertaining Speaker

An entertaining speaker, Kerry has addressed hundreds of audiences throughout his career. His riveting content and one-of-a-kind style attract thousands who wish to hear his insightful, humorous explanations of applied social theory. Clients across the nation including the UAW, the western region of the United Way, and The Presidents of U.S. Private Universities value Kerry for his mastery of relevant content and unique ability to relate to his audience.

Skilled at addressing large and small audiences alike, Kerry guides participants through compelling topics with a talent for linking engaging stories to useful theory. Whether the topic is crucial skills, teamwork, or social cognitive theory, audiences revel in Kerry’s original yet hard-hitting speaking style.

Business Strategy Expert

Kerry began researching the challenges of developing and maintaining healthy organizations during his doctoral work at Stanford University. He left Stanford to teach in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, where he received numerous awards including the Mentor of the Year Award and the Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award.

In 2007, Kerry and his coauthors were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for their work in founding and leading VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and organizational development.

VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by the Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked eight times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has trained more than 800,000 people worldwide.   https://www.vitalsmarts.com   www.crucialskills.com


Dr. Mark Williams

mark pictureDr. Mark Williams is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. From 1983 to 1991 he was Research Scientist at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. From 1991 to 2002 he was Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he founded the University’s Institute of Medical and Social Care Research (IMSCaR) and the Center for Mindfulness Research and Practice.

His research in clinical and experimental psychology focuses on understanding the psychological processes that underlie depression and suicidal behaviour and the development of new psychological treatments. Among the books he has authored are The Psychological Treatment of DepressionCognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self-harm and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach for preventing relapse. He received the Shapiro Award from the British Psychological Society, and has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

His recent book and audio-book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (London, Piatkus, 2011, co-authored with Danny Penman) extends MBCT to those who find themselves over-busy, stressed and exhausted; who feel that life is running away from them. It includes a free CD of short meditations.  www.franticworld.com


04/16/14 – Peter J. Reding, MCC, MCLC – Spiritual Coaching; and Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Author of The How of Happiness & The Myths of Happiness

Segment 1 – Peter J. Reding - Peter J. Reding on Spiritual Coaching & Strengths-Based Coaching, and is there a Place for Spiritual Coaching in Organizations.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 2 – Peter J. Reding - Peter J. Reding explains What is Spiritually-Based Coaching, and How it Can Work in Organizations.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 3 – Sonja Lyubomirsky - Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky on “The Science of Happiness” & the 3 Keys to Happiness.  Today on The Coaching Show!

Segment 4 – Sonja Lyubomirsky - What You Can Do when “Life Events” affect Happiness, plus “The Myths of Happiness.”  Today with Dr. Sonja Lyubomorisky, on The Coaching Show!


Peter J. Reding, MCC, MCLC

I am a visionary author. My vision for you is for you to really know, live and celebrate your Positively Brilliant Self. I have supported thousands to reclaim their unique combination of Innate Values, God-given Gifts and a Life Purpose, which makes them Positively Brilliant. You too are Positively Brilliant.

I am a recognized master in the profession of life coaching. I was one of the first in the world to be awarded the highest personal certification as a Master Certified Coach.

I am also an acclaimed leader and pioneer in the industry of life coach training. I co-founded Coach For Life, the Spiritually-based coach
training school. It was one of the first coach training organizations in the world to qualify for and receive two Accredited Coach Training
Program (ACTP) designations from the International Coach Federation.

I founded the Foundation for Inspired Learning as a non-profit to change the world of learning from a critique-based to a positive acknowledgement-based learning environment.

I earned my MBA from Pepperdine University and have held executive positions in the USA, Canada and Japan. During the past
35 years, I have lived and worked extensively throughout Asia, Europe, North America and the Pacific.  I live in Orlando, Florida.  To find out more go to  www.coachforlife.com or  www.positivelybrilliant.com



Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

Sonja Lyubomirsky is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.  Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.   Lyubomirsky currently teaches courses in social psychology and positive psychology and serves as graduate advisor.

Her teaching and mentoring of students have been recognized with the Faculty of the Year and Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards. Lyubomirsky’s research – on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness — has been honored with Fellow status from three different scientific societies, a Science of Generosity grant, a John Templeton Foundation Grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and (with Sheldon) a million-dollar grant from NIMH.

Lyubomirsky’s best-selling 2008 book, The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Penguin Press) has been published in 22 countries, and her new book, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does, is translated (or will be) in 17 countries.  Her work has been written up in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and she has appeared in multiple TV shows, radio shows, and feature documentaries in North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her family.  To find out more, go to www.dr.sonja.net.