Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, MCC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, MCC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, MCC, began coaching in 1986. He designs and delivers executive coaching programs, wellness coaching programs, internal coaching programs to build a coaching culture, and emotionally intelligent leadership programs globally. Although based in California, he has worked with clients in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, India, Singapore and Korea.

Auerbach serves on the International Coach Federation Global Board of Directors, recently holding the office of Vice-President. He has also served as both President, and for five years as an International Board Member of the Association of Coach Training Organizations, an organization that has had a long strategic relationship with the International Coach Federation. He has served on the ICF Governance Workgroup, and also served on the Editorial Board of Coaching: International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. An expert on emotional intelligence in the workplace Dr. Auerbach is a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences on peak performance and emotional intelligence.

Auerbach is the author of the classic coaching book, Personal and Executive Coaching, as well as, Seeing the Light: What Organizations Need to Know - The State of the Coaching Industry Report, and the editor of Building Competence in Personal and Executive Coaching. His upcoming book (2014), co-authored with Dr. Sandra Foster from Stanford, is Positive Psychology and Coaching: Applying Science to Executive and Personal Coaching.

Other professional involvement includes: two years as the Co-Chair of the American Psychological Association's Society of Consulting Psychology Conference; four years as a Steering Committee Member of the American Psychological Association Healthy Workplace Awards; and Steering Committee Member of the Executive Coaching Summit. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Chicago School of Psychology, and Antioch University.

Auerbach is particularly passionate about the power of coaching, emotional intelligence and positive psychology to uplift humanity.

Past non-profit, government and corporate coaching clients include Mayo Clinic, US Air Force, MCI, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Pfizer, Los Angeles Retirement System, SAGE, CenturyLink, Allergan and Wells Fargo.

Dr. Auerbach is available for keynote presentation on executive coaching, emotional intelligence, well-being, peak performance and creating a high performing coaching culture.


Dr. Ana Maria Irueste-Montes, PCC

Dr. Ana Maria Irueste-Montes, PCC

Ana Maria Irueste-Montes, Ph.D., PCC, is an ICF credentialed Professional Certified Coach, a licensed psychologist, concerned with diversity issues, values and sustainability in the world. As an adjunct teaching staff for the College of Executive Coaching she provides training and coaching to professionals who want to expand into the coaching field. In the past she served as an adjunct staff for the Center for Creative Leadership, named the best leadership-training program in Business Week magazine. Dr. Irueste-Montes, received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, has experience utilizing assessment instruments and conducting feedback coaching for diverse companies. Dr. Irueste-Montes coauthored the chapter, "Coaching Women in Business" in Bruce Peltier's seminal text, The Psychology of Executive Coaching. As a small business owner she services micro and small businesses. She is bilingual and bicultural, a plus in California with our multicultural diversity.


Dr. Relly Nadler, MCC

Dr. Relly Nadler, MCC

Relly Nadler, Psy.D., is a psychologist, an ICF Master Certified Coach, author and trainer. He is a principal in True North Leadership, Inc., an executive development and team development consulting firm based in Santa Barbara. Dr. Nadler coaches presidents, senior vice-presidents and executive teams. His past clients include EDS, Anheuser-Busch, BMW, Honda, Deloitte and Touche Consulting and Delco Systems. Dr. Nadler is the author of Leading with Emotional Intelligence.


Dr. Andrea Molberg, BCC

Dr. Andrea Molberg, BCC

Andrea Molberg, Ph.D., BCC, is an executive coach and consulting psychologist whose individual clients include CEOs, physicians, police chiefs, attorneys, HR directors, entrepreneurs, managers, high potentials, and problem employees. Practical and dynamic, she has helped people work more effectively in Fortune 500 companies, health care and educational institutions, small businesses, non-profits, and governmental agencies. Her organizational clients include the Mayo Clinic, 3M, IBM, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Dr. Molberg served on the faculty of the Center for Business Excellence at the University of St. Thomas for over 30 years and taught MBA students at Pepperdine University's School of Business, HR professionals at University of California Irvine, and executives at the Executive Development Centers of the University of Minnesota and UC Riverside. Doubly trained at the University of Minnesota in both industrial/organizational and counseling psychology, she is the author of Making Live Training Lively.


Patricia Rachel Schwartz, MA, PCC

Patricia Rachel Schwartz, MA, PCC

Patricia Rachel Schwartz is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, trainer and facilitator for executives and managers in businesses, corporations and nonprofits. Patricia specializes in strengths based coaching and training approaches including Appreciative Inquiry, which she uses with leaders and their teams. She was trained by the founder of Appreciative Inquiry, David Cooperrider. Patricia holds a Masters degree in International Administration and Management. She is fluent in French and speaks Spanish. Clients include DreamWorks Animation, First Beverage Group, NMB Technologies, Fielding Graduate University, United Way, The FoodBank, Women's Economic Ventures, John Snow Inc., Pacific Capital Bancorps (Union Bank) and the Girl Scouts. Patricia has also coached over 1,500 business owners locally, nationally and internationally in start up and business expansion.


Dr. Sandra Foster, PCC

Dr. Sandra Foster, PCC

Sandra Foster, Ph.D., is a certified executive coach, author and performance enhancement psychologist based in Charleston, SC.  Her clients are business leaders and entrepreneurs as well as musicians, actors, and spoken word artists.  Dr. Foster, with a Ph.D. from Stanford, is a past Stanford University Consulting Associate Professor, and is co-author of Three-Shot Golf for Women.  Her book, co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Auerbach, is Positive Psychology and Coaching: Applying Science to Executive and Personal Coaching (2015). Dr. Foster has consistently received positive feedback for her clarity, breadth of knowledge, coaching experience and engaging teaching style.


Dr. Lynn K. Jones, ACPEC, PCC, BCC

Dr. Lynn K. Jones, ACPEC, PCC, BCC

Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach,, certified social work manager, consultant and trainer based in Santa Barbara. Her clients are leaders in nonprofit organizations, public sector organizations and private corporations, as well as small business entrepreneurs. Dr. Jones has a Masters in Social Work and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from Yeshiva University in New York, along with 30 years of executive leadership experience. She specializes in Appreciative Inquiry and other strengths based coaching and team building approaches and was trained by the founder of Appreciative Inquiry, David Cooperrider. In addition, her expertise in Organizational Culture has proved to be highly valuable to her leadership clients, which have included: Patagonia, Haas Automation, Driscolls, Montecito Bank and Trust, City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Police Department, Haas Automation, Agriculture Commissioner's Office, Antioch University. Dr. Jones is a visiting faculty member for the USC School of Social Work Virtual Academic Center.


Sylva Leduc, M.Ed., BCC

Sylva Leduc, M.Ed., BCC

Sylva Leduc, M.Ed., Chief Coaching Officer of Turning Point Northwest, is a certified executive coach and leadership development consultant to executives and upper level managers. Ms. Leduc's clients have included individuals from Seagate Technologies, ATT Wireless Services and Microsoft. She is the author of Women's Work: Choice, Chance or Socialization?


Dr. Randall White

Dr. Randall White

Randall P. White has written a number of both popular and academic books and divs, including the recent release of his book with Phil Hodgson, Relax, It's Only Uncertainty (2001, Financial Times Pearson Education). He is an adjunct professor at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, has an adjunct association with Duke Corporate Education, and teaches at the Johnson Graduate School, Cornell University. Randy was formerly the Director of Specialized Client Applications at the Center for Creative Leadership where he was responsible for all custom programs. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association, a board member of Division 13 (Consulting Psychologists) of APA, and a former board member of the American Society for Training and Development. He holds an BA from Georgetown University, an MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a PhD from Cornell.


Dr. David Peterson

Dr. David Peterson

David B. Peterson is Senior Vice President and global practice leader for coaching services at Personnel Decisions International. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, specializing in industrial/organizational and counseling psychology, and his B.A. in linguistics and anthropology is from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN.

An expert on coaching, executive development, and how organizations can create strategic advantage through learning and development, David has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Sloan Management Review, Working Woman, Training, Human Resources Executive, HR Magazine, Washington Post, and USA Today. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on leadership development, coaching, organizational learning, and knowledge management. With his colleague Mary Dee Hicks, David has authored two best-selling books which provide practical advice to help people develop themselves and coach others: Development FIRST: Strategies for Self-Development (1995) and Leader As Coach: Strategies for Coaching and Developing Others (1996).


Dr. Maynard Brusman, PCC

Dr. Maynard Brusman, PCC

Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist and International Coach Federation certified executive coach. He is a full professor in counseling psychology in the Northern Arizona University Statewide Education Program where he has taught courses in self-management and career development. As an instructor in the University of California Davis Extension Human Resource Development and Management Certificate Program, he taught interpersonal skills and techniques. While a post-doctoral fellow in Psychological Services at U.C. San Diego, he developed and directed the stress and wellness clinic. He is currently an instructor for The College of Executive Coaching, where he co-teaches tele-classes. For over twenty years, Dr. Brusman has trained and coached hundreds of educational institutions.

Dr. Brusman has been chosen as an expert to appear on KTVU FOX, Brian Banmiller "On the Money" discussing Surviving And Thriving after Corporate Downsizing; KGO ABC, "Bay Area Focus" discussing Getting Fired; KALW 91.7 Information Radio discussing Workplace Problems and Solutions; KFRC Radio Magic 61 "In the Medicine Cabinet" discussing Stress and Your Heart; K101 Radio, "Blue in the Morning" discussing How to Cope with the Stress of the Gulf War; and was quoted in the divs, "Surviving When You Get The Ax", in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Driven To Distraction - Are Your Bad Habits Driving People Crazy?", in Business Start Ups magazine, "Successful Strategies for Holiday Job Hunters", in The Wall Street Journal National Business Employment Weekly, "How To Cut Interruptions, Get Work Done" in Investor's Business Daily. "How to Get Job Stress Under Control" on MSNBC, "Downsizing at Work May Hurt Your Health" in CBS Health Watch, and "Betrayed at Work" in Fast Company.


Dr. Jonathan Aronoff, ACPEC, PCC, BCC

Dr. Jonathan Aronoff, ACPEC, PCC, BCC

Dr. Jonathan Aronoff is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, a licensed psychologist, and originally a psychoanalyst by training. He obtained his M.S. in experimental psychology at Ohio University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Brigham Young University. He then completed his certification as a psychoanalyst at The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. After 30 years of playing and coaching competitive soccer he discovered his own unique style of integrating his passion for athleticism and team into his psychotherapy and coaching practice. As a consultant to athletic teams, small businesses, couples and families and as co-instructor with Dr. Sandra Foster of the Positive Psychology telecourse for CEC, Dr. Aronoff views goal-setting, enhancing character strengths, peak performance and well-being through the lens of what it means to be part of a “Team”. The majority of his coaching practice focuses on young men who struggle with the transformation in to productive, successful leaders. He has referred to this population as “the Lost generation of Boys” and continues to find this part of his practice the most rewarding. Using his fundamental principals of self-discovery and accountability, he assists these young men to become confident and competent leaders, and has integrated those models and concepts into his executive and personal coaching.


Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D., PCC

Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D., PCC

Cathy L. Greenberg has a Ph.D. in the Behavioral Sciences who graduated from the College of Executive Coaching and is an ICF credentialed coach. She also completed our elite Masterful Coach program at CEC. Moreover, Cathy has a long history of outstanding success in the corporate and coaching world. She is Co-founder of h2c, LLC, Happy Companies/Healthy People, and a #1 WSJ/#2 New York Times bestselling author Speaker, Consultant and ICF Certified Coach who has been named a world-wide authority on leadership and human behavior by all major business and financial news organizations, and by popular media outlets such as Fortune, Oprah Magazine and Working Mother. Named a "Top 100 Leadership Coach" by Executive Excellence Magazine she is an engaging speaker and business talk show host on Voice America: Leadership Development News. An active contributor to television including ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS, BBC and Prime Time Specials on CNN. Dr. Greenberg is known for achieving outstanding results for others. A former executive in her own right, Dr. Greenberg enjoyed executive positions at two of the world's largest consulting firms, Accenture and CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation). She has contributed to 9 business books including The Future of Leadership with Warren Bennis and Global Leadership: Next Generation with Marshall Goldsmith. Her latest book series on the science of happiness include "What Happy Companies Know" and "What Happy Working Mothers Know" which was a CEO READ book of the year in 2010.


Rodney L. Lowman, PhD

Rodney L. Lowman, PhD

Rodney L. Lowman, PhD, is an internationally recognized executive coach and consultant on workplace issues, organizations, and professional ethics. In addition to his distinguished career as an academic administrator for a number of years he has headed a private organizational and career consulting firm. Dr. Lowman has written extensively on things that go wrong in the workplace and in careers and on how to make them better.

A PhD graduate of Michigan State U. with specializations in Industrial-Organizational & Clinical Psychology, Dr. Lowman is the author of eight books and monographs, has published over 100 publications of a scholarly nature and made hundreds of professional presentations all over the world. His books include Handbook of Organizational Consulting Psychology, The Ethical Practice of Psychology in Organizations (2nd Ed), The Clinical Practice of Career Assessment, Counseling, Psychotherapy of Work Dysfunctions, and Pre-Employment Screening: A Guide to Professional Practice. He has edited two journals: The Psychologist-Manager Journal and currently edits the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, the premiere journal in the field of consulting psychology.

In addition to his consulting work, Dr. Lowman has been a practicing manager having served as president Lake Superior State University and Acting President at Alliant International University.

He is a Fellow (the highest membership level) of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12 (clinical psychology), 13 (consulting psychology) and 14 [industrial-organizational psychology) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology. He also serves on the Board of Leadership Worth Following, a Dallas-based organizational consulting firm. He is Past President of the Society for Consulting Psychology and for the Society for Psychologists in Management. Dr. Lowman has received many other honors and recognitions for his professional work. He is also a psychologist licensed in California.


Zeina Ghossoub MSc, CPEC, PCC

Zeina Ghossoub MSc, CPEC, PCC

Zeina Ghossoub is an ICF credentialed coach as well as a Certified Wellness Coach. Zeina specializes in Wellness Coaching and is renowned for her approaches for emotional eating, nutrition and diet, as well as parent coaching. A clinical dietician, she is the host of the radio show, "Ma Zeina" and regularly appears as the Wellness Coach on TV and radio. Zeina is the author of over 20 scholarly divs on nutrition and has completed graduate studies as Drexel University. Zeina is the author of the forthcoming book (2014) "Ready, Aim, Captivate."


Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC

Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC

Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC is the first International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach in Alaska. Wolk is also a Board Certified Coach, industrial-organizational psychologist, accountant, and business consultant, adjunct professor at the Washington State University, published author and entrepreneur with experience in all aspects of running organizations that achieve success. Bobbie graduated from the College of Executive Coaching and is also a graduate of their Masterful Coach Program. With over 25 years of accounting and tax experience and owning her own business, she has an international client base and holds workshops and coaches throughout Alaska and the lower 48. Bobbie takes a holistic approach to her work with leaders to maximize their potential: personally, professionally, and spiritually to provide the optimal balance in life.


Dr. Darryl Cross, PCC

Darryl Cross, Ph.D., PCC, received his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Queensland. He is an International Coach Federation credentialed coach and a registered psychologist. Dr. Cross has conducted management consulting and coaching services for his clients since 1987 as well as teaching Leadership Dynamics in the MBA program at the University of South Australia. His clients have included Medicare Australia, SAGE Automation, Catholic Education and SA Housing Trust.


Rob Sproule, MA, MAPS, ACPEC

Rob Sproule, MA, MAPS, CPEC, has a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, is a registered psychologist, and is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach. Rob has been consulting in Australia and Europe since 1985, and specializes in using executive coaching to increase organizational effectiveness, and enhance performance in small groups and teams. His work includes clients from public and private sector firms, from small business to multi-nationals, as well as coaching and mentoring for the Melbourne Business School and Curtain University.


Christine Diaz, MA

Christine Diaz, MA

Christine Diaz, MA, is the Program Coordinator with the College of Executive Coaching. She received her Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Christine is able to connect with our students to uncover their needs in order to provide the most comprehensive information and support. She has been a vital part of our staff since 2011 and values the relationships she has built with the students and faculty throughout the years. Christine enjoys exercising her creative side with various wood/craft projects. However, her passion is music. She loves to sing and hopes to be performing again soon.. for now she is happy giving her gift back at Sunday Mass. She also practices archery, loves being outdoors and spending time with those she loves.


Katie Farrell, MA

Katie Farrell, MA

Katie Farrell, MA, is a Program Advisor at the College of Executive Coaching. She received her Masters in Health Psychology, and has an extensive background in service-oriented positions. She assists the CEC team with administrative work, research efforts, and course facilitation. She highly values building relationships with the students of CEC, and enjoys working with the extensive backgrounds of both the students and faculty. Her holistic educational background equips her with a familiarity to program content, which she enjoys conversing about with potential students. Outside of work, she enjoys participating in outdoor activities, camping, hiking, traveling and competing in bodybuilding competitions. She plans on completing her own coach training in the near future.


Jessica Bangay, BA

Jessica Bangay, BA

Jessica Bangay, BA, is a Program Advisor with College of Executive Coaching. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she is from originally. With over nine years of high-level administrative experience, she assists the CEC team by keeping active communication with our students, updating student transcripts, preparation for programs and several other pertinent administrative tasks. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with family, visiting the northwest, being active outdoors, indoor cycling (certified Spin instructor), the beach and creative writing.


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