BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chris Coward, MSW, PCC
Christine “Chris” is a credentialed Leadership Coach and Facilitator with a focus on the health of the leader. She partners with individuals and teams in both large and small organizations, using her strengths based approach to improve their communication, productivity, leadership presence, and relationship management. Chris is an experienced seminar facilitator, using experiential learning along with her talent in creating a learning atmosphere of trust, fun, and personal/professional growth. Chris helps her coaching clients create and implement individualized plans to enhance their leadership skills. Some of the areas she has helped clients develop include: leadership courage, confidence, effective communication, team development, emotional intelligence, managing conflict, work-life integration, and stress management. Chris’ coaching and facilitation style is supportive and strength based. She uses evidence based positive psychology techniques and works to increase her client’s level of self-awareness. Her clients experience lasting behavior change in key areas as a result of working with Chris.
Chris is the Vice President of Coaching Services for the HabitChange Company (www.habitchangecoach.com) where she recruits, trains and manages contracted coaches who coach individuals and groups in healthcare and other non-medical programs. She co-developed a 125-hour coach training program that has been taught at the university level, in organizations and virtually.
Chris received her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Masters in Social Work from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She earned the Certified MentorCoach (CMC) certification from MentorCoach and received her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialing from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is trained in the Core Values Index, Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) and uses other models and assessments as well. Chris is a member of the ICF and served on the board for ICF Philadelphia from 2008-2010. She has served as Board President of the Professional Referral Exchange Philadelphia Center City Chapter, a networking group for entrepreneurs. For fun, Chris plays bass guitar in a local rock band in Denver, CO and loves to be in nature with her husband and dog.
Sarah is an executive leader coach specializing in emotional intelligence.
Sarah was trained and certified through the Center for Coaching Certification and is pursuing her Associate for Certified Coaching distinction from the International Coach Federation. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and co-director of membership for the ICF Colorado Chapter. Sarah holds a B.A. in Communication from Michigan State University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Business Development Director
Kellie is a leadership coach and a leadership development consultant, with a focus on providing a safe space for leaders to discover what matters in their leadership and supporting them to take action to bring that to life. She works with clients in the corporate, public and non-profit sectors, and has a particular passion for helping professional working women to find their own unique path to thriving in all aspects of their lives.
Kellie trained as a leadership coach at Georgetown University in Washington DC and supports clients in their individual leadership journey with authentic presence, empathetic listening, genuine curiosity and gentle challenge.
With an MSc in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Bachelor of Accounting from Monash University, Australia, Kellie also brings the structure and detail orientation of her accountant roots, and more than 15 years of experience in global professional services firms, to the design, delivery and management of global leadership programs for senior executives.
Australian born, Kellie embraces her identity as a global citizen, having had extensive experience living and working around the world. She is a professional working Mom, striving to balance leadership and life with her husband, daughter and a myriad of four-legged companions. Kellie also loves running, baking and making lists.
Walt has been coaching since 2000. He has been an ICF member since 2012 and has served on the Chapter Board as Treasurer, Membership Director, and Credentialing Director. His primary focus is coaching CEOs and leaders on non-profits. He is the Director of Coach Training for the One Challenge mission organization. He also serves as an instructor and mentor coach for several coaching schools. Walt is the author of the book FastTrack to Masterful Coaching.
Walt’s coach schooling has included training from CoachNet, Creative Results Management, Coach U and numerous seminars and webinars. Walt earned the ACC credential in 2012, the PCC credential in 2015, and the MCC credential in 2018.
Walt’s parents were pastors and missionaries, so he lived in several states and three foreign countries during his boyhood. His formal education has included a BA from Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana), an MDiv from Anderson School of Theology, and a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California). He has served as a pastor for over 30 years, and currently is the Executive Pastor of his local church.
Walt is married to Sharon, who retired as a professor and Director of Clinical Counseling at the University of Phoenix. In their blended marriage, they have four living adult children and six grandchildren, plus a 32-year old son who died in a fire in 2012. All live close by in Colorado, with the exception of a son in California, a son in Michigan, and a daughter-in-law and grandson in Sweden.
In college, Walt participated in track, cross-country and wrestling. In his 30s he completed 10 marathons. Upon moving to Colorado in 1985, he took up skiing and mountain climbing, and has climbed all 54 of Colorado’s "fourteeners." He and Sharon enjoy camping, travel and cruises.
Ravi's mission is to help you find higher performance and success in your work and life. Current and past clients include top performers and leaders from companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple and numerous startups.
In Ravi's prior career, he spent 14 years as a leader at Microsoft Corporation where I helped large engineering teams to create and deliver on long-term product visions that were exciting, innovative and exceeded customer needs. These products included versions of Microsoft Office, Windows and a variety of emerging technologies and cloud-based services.
Ravi now dedicates his career to helping professionals become stronger leaders who are more creative, productive and joyful and in their work. His coaching approach is a blend of training across various modalities. Strategy and team building techniques, product envisioning, life coaching, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and personal empowerment techniques are all used to support your unique needs.
Ravi is a member of International Coach Federation (PCC, Professional-level Certification) and received my executive coaching training from Erickson College.
Douglas Slaybaugh, PCC, CPCC, CPA, CGMA
Doug serves as a coach to executives in a wide range of industries. His journey includes over twenty years within the accounting profession, with the greater part of his initiation spent with some of the largest firms in the world, as well as calls to adventure as controller, CFO, and entrepreneur. As a former audit partner, Doug has been through the trials and transformation that many professionals experience and has expertise in many of the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.
Changed by his personal and professional experiences, and in embracing his strengths of empathy and compassion, Doug began a new chapter of his professional career, developing the skills, experience, and knowledge to become a premier coach for professionals.
Doug is certified as a coach through the International Coach Federation and Coaches Training Institute, as well being a CPA. He continues his path to serve professionals by creating engaging coaching relationships. These connections empower growth to exceed his client’s expectations of business, career, and life, as they strive to be their best self.
Doug lives and works in Littleton where he enthusiastically juggles time between coaching, date nights with his wife, parenting their two children and finding time for the occasional horror movie, skateboarding adventure, or comic book.
Professional Groups include: International Coach Federation, Coaches Training Institute, Institute of Coaching, American Institute of CPAs, Colorado Society of CPAs.
Julia Zhu Meade
Julia Zhu Meade is an experienced leadership and career coach with PCC credential. She is also a certified ontological coach (NCC) with Newfield Networks. She has coached more than 350 executives and professionals from different backgrounds in support of their career transformation and life transitions since 2014.
She partners with her clients on a journey of self-discovery and self-actualization, helping them find and own their inner resources to maximize their personal and professional potential. She helps them observe how they “show up” in the world, discover hidden limiting beliefs and behavior patterns that hold them back, co-create practices so that they can step fully into their power to create fulfilling, joyful and meaningful life and work. Her clients describe their experience working with her as "magical" and "life-changing."
Julia brings her years of meditation practice into her coaching presence. Julia’s own life journey through many transitions has enriched her coaching practice. Born in a remote mountain village in eastern China, she was selected for a province-wide “prodigy class” at the age of 11, and ultimately earned a Master’s degree at a university in Shanghai. She taught for eight years at two Chinese universities before moving in 2008 to the U.S. She worked as a cross-cultural consultant, freelance journalist and English-Chinese interpreter, and a life-changing event led her to the profession of coaching.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:
- MA in American Literature, East China Normal University
- NCC, Newfield Networks
- PCC, International Coaching Federation
- C-IQ program (Conversational Intelligence) by Judith Glaser
- SOAR (Success through Observer-Action-Results) Program by Chalmers Brothers & Vinay Kumar
- Shadow into the Soul: Ego and Shadow Development Program by Terri O’Fallon and Kim Barta.
- The Evolution of Shadow Resolutions Course by Kim Barta
Born in Kansas, Geo spent 15 years in the USAF, 11 of those years as a fighter pilot and instructor. This inspired Geo’s passion for helping others achieve their potential.
Geo devoted over 30 years of his life in the United Kingdom working for top executives from both companies and non-profits who are experiencing change, or wish to make changes in how they conduct their operations. He is a PCC credentialed leadership coach, and Ihe specializes in working with ambitious leaders in organizations to dramatically increase their confidence and drive, so they get quicker and bigger results, and experience the satisfaction of making a greater impact! Companies love the work he and his team do, as it leads to faster growth, enhanced profitability and happier clients and staff.
Geo has coached individuals and teams across a wide range of local, national and international organizations such as Visa, Avon Rubber, Baxter Healthcare, PGA European Tour, Domino Printed Images Fuji, Marks and Spencer, MJ Mapp, John Lewis Partnerships, Ramboll Environ, Resurgo, Youth For Christ, New Life Church, Affinity Engineering, Morning Star Development and CU Denver.
Geo has written a book, IMPACT! How to Make a Positive Difference which highlights his experiences in helping leaders from a variety of backgrounds develop at least 6 core skills everyone needs to change their organization, team, community or family for the better.
Geo lives with Heidi his wife, in Colorado Springs. They have two sons, Nathan and Timothy, wonderful daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. As well as being a devoted grandfather, he enjoys golf, ‘building projects,’ bridge, being actively involved in his local church and USAFA Cadet Programs.
Teena Evert provides valuable coaching services that foster personal growth and professional development that leads to greater confidence, success and happiness in your work- life. She offers a holistic and comprehensive approach as certified career, life, and leadership coach that addresses the whole person in order to support work-life balance and long-term job satisfaction.
Teena’s primary focus as a coach is to guide and empower professional men and women to make important decisions, set goals based on knowledge of themselves and the market and take steps to realize their fullest potential.
Teena is equipped to provide her clients with the best support possible, as she is recognized by the National Career Development Association as a Certified Career Counselor (CCC). She holds the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential through the Center for Credentialing and Education. She completed a rigorous training program and earned the Certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC) credential from Career Thought Leaders that signifies understanding of coaching best practices and career decision-making processes. She is also a Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach (CC-IQ) and a licensed mental health professional (LMFT) who values and understands the impact that mental and emotional health can have on the longevity of your vocation. She is a member of the International Coach Federation National and local Colorado Chapter, pursuing the PCC credential.
Jacquie has over 21 years of business experience in the medical device industry working for companies like Medtronic, Inc. and Baxter Healthcare. She is highly skilled at facilitating complex yet collaborative efforts to drive new market development growth and real business results. She launched Coaching410 to honor her passion for coaching and developing high potential business leaders and professionals. She leverages her experience in working with clients in the medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, but also has a personal interest in developing leaders within the non-profit and social enterprise arenas. Recently, Jacquie helped develop and facilitate the Business for Transformation (B4T) Group for Transformational Ventures. Jacquie leads, funds and facilitates business development around the globe by mentoring business entrepreneurs and facilitating sales workshops in developing countries. With her deep love for Kenya and providing access to orphans and people living in poverty, Jacquie and Daniel Moore co-founded The Food Source to introduce aquaponics as a means to create improved food security, income generation and new business development as a weapon against poverty. She also co-sponsors a pickle ball racquet distribution business in Boulder led by her 8 year-old son. Jacquie is the CHO (Chief Home Officer) of The Fedo Family and you will often find them together in Colorado: skiing, cycling, camping or running the Bolder Boulder!