Our Team

Our diverse team contributes unique talents and perspectives from varied backgrounds. We come from nonprofits, corporations, education, marketing, management and beyond. We are passionate about transformational coaching and our commitment to unleash the power of coaching in individuals, organizations and communities.

Our faculty and mentor coaches share a love of learning. We come to the classroom full of enthusiasm for teaching, ready to inspire and support your learning. We look forward to making a connection with you. Please contact us anytime!

Adele James

“Stepping into intuition allowed me to manifest my dreams. I accompany people in their journey of finding purpose, passion and play guided by their innate wisdom.”

Bio > Adele James

Altaf Shaikh

“As a relationship coach, my interest lies in working with people who are partners or friends and helping them discover the power within.”

Bio > Altaf Shaikh

Amanda Berger

“My work is informed by a deep commitment to social change, transparency and accountability. I have a special interest in criminal justice reform.”

Bio > Amanda Berger

Anna Mathisen

“I enjoy being part of a community who shares my joy for coaching and human growth and helps me move into action to share the work with the world.”

Bio > Anna Mathisen

Belma Gonzalez

“I love working with folks who are committed to creating a more equitable world—people who refuse to step over the misery they see in their community.

Bio > Belma Gonzalez

Charlotte Morse

“I get to tap into the wisdom of a diverse team who pushes coaching way beyond traditional borders.”

Bio > Charlotte Morse

Damon Azali-Rojas

“We are experimenting with how culture, race, language, and spirituality, impact our coach training and world view. Attending to these nuances adds tones and textures.”

Bio > Damon Azali-Rojas

Deb Howard

“I bring intercultural insight and a passion for social justice to my work as a change catalyst—helping leaders and their teams transform themselves and the world.”

Bio > Deb Howard

Demarra Gardener

“We are a company that works from the inside out. Everything we do is premised on reflection, action, and inclusion. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

Bio > Demarra Gardener

Dewey Schott

“I love the transformational questions we are asking about how to grow the LTW and the field of coaching to be more inclusive and socially relevant.”

Bio > Dewey Schott

Ernest Mark

“I bring a lot of heart and authenticity to my work. It’s not just what I do but who I am. I love doing this work.”

Bio > Ernest Mark

Guthrie Sayen

“When clients and coaches-in-training come into loving relationship with rejected parts of themselves, both they and I are changed.”

Bio > Guthrie Sayen

Jagruti Gala

“LTW develops the being of the coach. It really points to what we can do, and how we must be to hold the container of deep transformation for others.”

Bio > Jagruti Gala

Johnny Manzon-Santos

“Our commitment is to expand the notion of who gets to coach and be coached. Increasingly, LTW is occupying the nexus of coaching, social justice, and spirituality.”

Bio > Johnny Manzon

Kathleen Moore

“Coaching has given me the tools to partner with families and others in a more collaborative way as we work to provide a meaningful education to every child.”

Bio > Kathleen Moore

Kathy Grosso

“Coaching skills give people what they need to move from theory to

Bio > Kathy Grosso

Kena Acuna

“I love being connected to an organization that is welcoming of all, and that genuinely cares about each person involved, be they students, staff, instructors, or assistants.”

Bio > Kena Acuna

Kim Fowler

“Our clients receive quality training with a lens on culture, power and privilege. This enhances their coaching, their work in organizations and their personal lives.”

Bio > Kim Fowler

Leslie Brown

“I blend various modalities to create a fun, interactive and outcome driven environment. Everyone is able to laugh, learn, make mistakes and step into action.”

Bio > Leslie Brown

Madhu Maron

“Leadership that Works teaches from the inside out by focusing on taking coaching skills out in the world in each person’s unique way.”

Bio > Madhu Maron

Maria Rogers Pascual

“I appreciate being part of a team that is dedicated to a rigorous curriculum. Continuous improvment is informed by the diversity of the faculty and the students.”

Bio > Maria Rogers Pascual

Martha Lasley

“My vision is to develop transformational coaches and facilitators all over the world so that social change organizations can flourish.”

Bio > Martha Lasley

Mary Kuentz

“It gives me tremendous joy to work with those who have the courage to tackle the daunting challenges of our world today.”

Bio > Mary Kuentz

Michael Badger

“I build networks for social change. Working as a facilitator and large-scale community organizer, I enjoy being at the front lines and providing rapid-fire style coaching”

Bio > Michael Badger

Michael Brazzel

“Being a coach gives me the opportunity to partner with others to be more fully who we are and what we stand for and to create a more loving and socially-just world.”

Bio > Michael Brazzel

Pernille Plantener

“We are finding new ways of working together, developing businesses and communities to create a sustainable culture of respect.”

Bio > Pernille Plantener

Rebecca Aced-Molina

“I draw on research, literature and science, as much as I engage the right brain through creative, metaphorical and body work,to deepen understanding.”

Bio > Rebecca Aced-Molina

Richard Michaels

“We combine heart, mind, and cultural awareness to create strong communities of learners. People draw inspiration from one another during and after the programs.”

Bio > Richard Michaels

Sharon Brown

“My quiet warmth combined with my fierceness calls people to stand firmly in the beauty of their authentic selves.”

Bio > Sharon Brown

Sonali Kelkar

“My quest to discover more of myself, and a desire to have deeper relationships with my loved ones, is what brought me to coaching.”

Bio > Sonali Kelkar

Steven Filante

“I teach to help every student find their unique way to bring coaching skills to the world.”

Bio > Steven Filante

Tanuja Ramchal

“Being among such diverse and bright minds at LTW allows me to continue to grow. We transform lives so that people can live up to their highest capacity.”

Bio > Tanuja Ramchal

Vikram Bhatt

”Life is my greatest teacher; everything that I offer or practice – I wish to experience it first and live it authentically. My work is my Ibaadat (act of worship).”

Bio > Vikram Bhatt

Virginia Kellogg

“I see the need for people to get in touch with what they uniquely have to offer and then to have support to offer it in service of the world.”

Bio > Virginia Kellogg

Wasundhara Joshi

“My work allows me to make a difference in my own small way. Coaching for Transformation is not just making coaches, but is also making a better world.”

Bio > Wasundhara Joshi

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