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 served on the International Coach Federation Global Board of Directors for three years, 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. He is the co-author, with Dr. Sandra Foster from Stanford, of Positive Psychology and Coaching: Applying Science to Executive and Personal Coaching, which is used as required reading in many university programs.
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. Dr. Auerbach holds the highest level credential from the International Coach Federation, the Master Certified Coach Credential, and has also earned the Board Certified Coach Credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education, as well as the Health and Wellness Coach Credential from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the same Board that licenses physicians.
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.
Micah Auerbach, BA, is a program advisor at the College of Executive Coaching. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the College of Wooster. Micah previously specialized in customer advising for bio-medical technology. Micah assists the CEC team by helping students determine programs of study appropriate for their coaching goals, supporting faculty during class, and performing program administrative work. Micah believes in coaching as an important source of growth for the client, and he enjoys supporting students as they strive to become great coaches. Outside of work Micah enjoys hiking, martial arts, and collaborative storytelling.
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," as well as through the lens of neuroscience. 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.
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.
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.
Susan Douglas, Ph.D., PCC is an Associate Professor of Practice, Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt University. Susan is an ICF Professional Certified Coach as well as a National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is also certified team coach and has a specialization in coaching supervision. Susan is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (Ph.D.) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Susan is also an innovator in the field of measurement based care leading to a facilitation style where she weaves in the latest research and approaches.
Christine Falcon, MA, is a 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, BCC is Program Director at the College of Executive Coaching and a Board Certified Coach. She received her Masters in Health Psychology, and has an extensive background in service-oriented and leadership positions. She also has completed coach training at CEC and is a Board Certified Coach and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. In her role as Program Director at CEC, she wears many hats, some of which are managing the staff, ensuring the success of students, staff and faculty, advising students and many others. 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 with a particular interest in the intersection of psychology, business, education and well-being, which she enjoys conversing about with potential students. Outside of work, she enjoys participating in outdoor activities, camping, hiking, traveling, gardening and enjoying time with family, friends and her dog.
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.
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."
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.
Dr. Hernandez is an ICF certified coach, a National Board of Health and Wellness credentialed coach, and is credentialed in the Emotional Quotient 2.0. Virginia is also a certified positive psychology coach and a certified facilitator by the Brene Brown Education and Research Group. She shares, "my parents taught me the basics—to value education, to serve others, and to cherish my Mexican-American heritage. Some of my greatest learnings, however, have come from the clients I have served and the organizations I have led." Dr. Hernandez received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University and is the past Executive Director of the University of California Berkeley's Social Work Education Center.
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.
James C. Jones, MBA, is an ICF Credentialed Coach and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant focused on achieving individual and organizational talent development goals through applying research-based methodologies as the foundation for forging learning partnerships. James focuses on creating sustainable change through aligning identity, strengths, motivational needs, self-awareness and values, while bolstering leadership acumen. James is a graduate of Harvard University, holds an MBA from Columbia University, attended Julliard, and is a Fulbright Scholar (Paris, France). James is also certified in the Gallup Clifton Strengths, the Hogan, the MBTI, the Emotional Quotient 2.0, the Birkman Method, the Korn Ferry 360, and the Intercultural Development Inventory Assessments as well as an Unconscious Bias Trainer.
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., 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?
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.
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.
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.
Kiana Parker, BA, is a Program Coordinator at the College of Executive Coaching. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Summa Cum Laude, and minored in Applied Psychology and Educational Studies. Kiana assists the CEC team by helping students determine programs of study appropriate for their coaching goals, program administrative work, and aiding in student enrollment/registrations. She is passionate about helping students reach their coach training goals and building relationships with students. In her free time, Kiana enjoys embracing her creative side with crafts, traveling, baking elaborate cakes, hiking, and especially spending time with her partner and their dog.
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).
Suzi Pomerantz is an award-winning, International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach and international bestselling author. Ms. Pomerantz specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and innovative influence. She has extensive experience with clients from a wide range of industries including Fortune 100 executives, attorneys, entrepreneurs, scientists and PhD's, government leaders, as well as leadership teams. Her no nonsense approach is professional, strategic, direct, conversational, analytical and results-oriented. She was one of the first executive coaches to receive the Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation 21 years ago and is considered a thought leader in the coaching industry. Ms. Pomerantz has over 25 years of coaching expertise in over 250 organizations such as Accenture, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, DuPont, Freddie Mac, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Supreme Court of Virginia, IBM, National Commission for Women, US Department of Treasury, Goodwill Industries, Naval Sea Systems Command, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Suzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Russell is an International Coach Federation Credentialed Coach, has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology from Oakwood University, and a Master's of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management (MS) from National Louis University. He is a certified instructor in leading organizational transitions, a certified administrator for 360 leadership assessments for managers to C-suite executives via The Center for Creative Leadership, a certified facilitator in the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and certified in FIRO B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior).
He is a columnist for the Atlanta Business Journal, faculty member for the College of Executive Coaching specializing in diversity and coaching. Fredrick's current book project is on leadership through a systematic perspective. Through his writings, leadership coaching, leadership development and making strategic "deposits" in leaders, he embraces a passion and purpose for influencing influencers to be character-driven leaders — which impacts beyond the bottom line.
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.
Lily Seto, MA, PCC has a Masters in Leadership and Training and a Masters in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation and also holds a Diploma in Coaching Supervision as well as a certification in Mentor Coaching. Lily is a specialist in diversity and inclusion and is known for her engaging facilitation style. Lily was the Coaching Strategist for the BC Government, where she created a large coaching program of internal coaches. For this work, she was awarded the Royal Roads Leadership Award in Coaching. She is a Past President of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Vancouver Island Chapter and served on the Independent Review Board (IRB) on Ethics as well as the co-lead for the Community of Practice of Coaching in Government.
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.
Veronika Tracy-Smith, PhD, PCC, BCC is a personal, leadership and executive coach in Southern California. She is also certified in the EQi-2.0 assessment, is a registered ICF Mentor Coach and is also a credentialed Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching. Veronika stared her career as a psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist over 30 years ago and added coaching in 1998 as a balance to the trauma work she was doing and has specialized training and experience in Spiritual Intelligence. Through the years she built a unique set of skills to help individuals and leaders deal with complexity and change.
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.
Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, PCC, BCC is the first International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach in Alaska. Wolk is also a Board Certified Coach from the Center for Credentialing and Education, a certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Medical Examiners. Wolk has completed her Masters of Science in industrial-organizational psychology, is an accountant, 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 the United States. 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.