The DCG Coaching Cadre Team
(Partial List with Brief Bio’s.)
Lisa Bricker, PCC, CPCC – Director Coaching Cadre Fulfillment and QC
As a seasoned coach, Lisa Bricker has been working with professionals, executives and entrepreneurs for over 23 years. Since 1983, Lisa’s experience includes a broad span of diverse fields and roles, such as of manager and sales professional to successful entrepreneur, owning her first coaching practice in 1988.
Lisa earned her certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation professional and is a Certified Co-active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA. She has been an Executive Coach for the Executive MBA Program of Loyola Marymount University; she served on the board of directors of the International Coach Federation, Los Angeles Chapter and is a member of SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management and member of NAWBO, National Association of Women Business Owners.
Chuck Allen, PCC, CPCC – Director Coaching Cadre Programs
Chuck Allen, is the Co-Founder of Organic Communication (http://www.organicommunication.com), a consulting firm that provides coaching and training in communication, leadership and conflict management. Chuck has worked in such diverse fields as public relations, public health, technical writing, journalism, event planning and child development. As the owner of a technology consulting firm specializing in the entertainment industry, Chuck brings more than 20 years experience as a consultant and an entrepreneur to his business clients.
In the coaching field Chuck is on the faculty of The Coaches Training Institute, and he is an Executive Coach for the Executive MBA Program of Loyola Marymount University. Chuck is the Past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Coach Federation. He has coached and trained leaders in fields ranging from non-profit to aerospace, medicine, technology and the federal government. Chuck has trained people in coaching skills throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, South Africa and South Korea.
Ann Betz, CPCC
Experienced coach and trainer, with deep understanding of both the corporate and non-profit worlds. Coach since 2001; co-founder and former executive director of the non-profit organization AmeriCoach, which provides leadership development, coaching, and training for young leaders engaged in community service. Leadership training with women’s groups internationally in Costa Rica and Nepal. Have taught coaching skills to numerous groups over the past eight years, from scientists at Nestle Nutrition to AmeriCorps staff and volunteers and even classroom teachers. Experience ranges from leadership coaching at the highest levels in corporate America to working with passionate social entrepreneurs to create sustainable organizations. Special focus on leadership training and coaching that creates healthy organizations where true engagement and innovation can occur.
Ariane Cherbuliez, MBA, MEd, PCC, CPCC
Ariane has eleven years of experience as a professional coach, with clients representing a range of industries and levels within their organizations. She is known for her creativity, intelligence, and ability to inspire her clients to see new possibilities where they were previously blocked. She specializes in improving her clients’ workplace relationships and shifting old habits that are not useful after promotions. Ariane deliver coaching skills training to students pursuing their professional certification world-wide in teleconference format. She has designed and delivered workplace workshops on a range of customized topics, including Coaching Skills in the Workplace, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Designing Powerful Working Relationships.
Audrey Seymour, MA PCC CPCC
Seasoned professional coach and organizational leader with 8+ years coaching, teaching, and training entrepreneurs, managers and leaders, 6 years as Vice President of international training company in charge of strategy and operations, and 20+ years as a software development manager and lead engineer building 3D graphics and biotech applications. Gained reputation for turning low performing teams into strong contributors as well as resolving conflicts within cross-functional teams. Led initiatives to improve communications and operations efficiency. Designed new custom processes for program, product, business and curriculum development.
Camilla C. Rogers, PCC, CPCC
In addition to maintaining a private practice, with over 10 years as a leader in the field, Camilla has trained and supervised hundreds of professional coaches internationally. An engaging workshop leader, she is known for bringing humor, depth, and rigor to her work serving solo-preneurs, business leaders and managers in both small business environments and larger corporate arenas. With a special focus on helping others develop as engaging leaders that compel followership with personal mastery, systems awareness, emotional fluency, and empowering communication skills and practices, Camilla holds the focus on her client’s needs and agenda. She designs and delivers programs customized for the needs of the organization, with a special focus on small team leadership, innovation, and effectiveness. Camilla is also trained to facilitate large group work and to develop organizational alignment.
Cat Williford, MCC, CPCC
A pioneer leader in the field of coaching. Cat is one of the first six coaches certified sixteen years ago by the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is known as a “Coach’s Coach,” as well as the woman executive’s back-pocket secret weapon. Clients include executive mangers based in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and North America. Ex: A Swiss foundation executive tripled financial contributions and quadrupled volunteerism. Cat has trained approximately 1375 coaches worldwide as a senior faculty member of CTI’s Certification program. As a faculty member of UK-based The Forton Group, she is a current partner in the North America launch of the training program Coaching For Leadership. Cat develops training programs customized to critical client needs: team building and communication skills. Ex: A dysfunctional marketing team at an American Fortune 500 international company is now outselling competitors in their niche market. She trains leaders to speak with power, from vision, to inspire a team and to sell an idea. Cat is commanding with any size of group and activity: keynote speeches, conference breakout sessions, TV guest expert, addressing legislative bodies, training people.
Elizabeth Carrington-House, MCC
A seasoned professional coach and entrepeneur, Elizabeth has been coaching in a broad range of settings for the past 15 years. Whether it is individual coaching which includes executives and mid- and senior-level managers or working with teams, Elizabeth brings her awareness of each human’s desire to be challenged and to expand to the table. She works closely with her clients to help them discover their true and meaningful focus and co-creates with them a plan to achieve these objectives, using assessments, coaching dialogue, and training, as appropriate. Her passion for coaching has inspired the founding of five different coaching organizations, including DolphinLeadership, Inc. an international coaching and training company, Trilogy Coaching Institute and Women Circling the Earth.
Kenneth Mossman, MFA, PCC, CPCC
Ken brings three decades of leadership experience across a breadth of industries and locales – from steep, snow-covered western mountainsides, to suburban fitness centers, to public coach-training courses and corporate training rooms – to his work. With over a decade of one-on-one coaching experience, his clients are primarily Fathers who recognize that being a winning executive, a solid leader and a great dad needn’t be mutually exclusive. His “Business Dad” clients have come from such diverse fields as IT, finance, energy, engineering, real estate, arts and the military. He also works with “Creative Cliff-Jumpers,” including film makers, actors, writers, musicians and visual artists. Ken’s passion for coaching and teaching, his eclectic work and life experiences, to say nothing of his creative way of seeing the world, add up to a leadership style that is lively, intuitive, eccentric, fun and more than slightly irreverent. He has delivered coaching skills and leadership development training throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and South Korea.
Leslie R. Clark, PCC, CPCC
Accomplished and dynamic executive/leadership coach with proven success of transformational leadership coaching and development services for corporate clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. High impact trainer/facilitator who has great enthusiasm to customize and provide top class leadership training to individuals and corporate organizations to position their companies at the forefront of their industries; guiding them to develop strategic plans to advance their companies’ mission and objectives. Results oriented and driven to help individuals build to their capacity while assisting organizations to promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. Dedicated to partnering with a value-based corporation that has a strong sense of social responsibility and that desires to create a play to win culture internally.
Martha Carnahan, PCC, CPCC
An intuitive and insightful coach & business strategist with a passion for helping professionals discover and enhance their natural strengths. More than 25 years of professional experience includes 10 years in publishing, 10 years leading professional services firm marketing departments, and 8+ years as an entrepreneur, serving clients as a professional coach, business strategist and thinking-partner consultant. With strong foundation of leadership experience – from corporate management positions to business ownership to leading the board of directors for a bustling nonprofit organization – Martha brings a real-world approach to coaching business leaders, through programs designed to sustain the organization’s mission and meet business objectives through harnessing talent, facilitating emotional intelligence skills, and creating a fulfilling and engaging work culture for employees.
Pam Solberg-Tapper, MHSA, CPCC, PCC
With an MBA in Health Services Administration, 20+ years of senior level leadership experience and as a successful business owner, Pam has the solid foundation to address the many challenges that leaders face today. She’s an ICF Certified Coach with an exclusive background in executive coaching and leadership/management training. Due to her organizational development and human relations expertise, Pam is adept at assisting her clients with culture change, employee engagement, operations, talent management, 360 feedback, on-boarding, and teams. Her clients include a diverse group of industries including government, technology, finance, and health care, which helps her bring “real world” insight into working in today’s business climate. In addition to coaching, Pam is a facilitator and leadership development consultant best known for her engaging style that ignites people to commitment and action quickly.
Pat Carrington-House, PCC, CPCC
As a Coach of executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals for the last 11 years; Pat is one of handful of leaders who delivers the Co-Active leadership program for The Coaches Training Institute. He has 10 years of leading seminars and workshops throughout the globe: North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Throughout the last 11 years Pat has been designing and implementing custom programs with a leadership development and coaching component for businesses and organizations with an eye towards uncovering the natural leadership style, and team collaboration. Using his insight, energy and humor, he creates openings for people to look at themselves from different perspectives. This empowers individuals and organizations to take the kind of actions that are in-line with the legacy they wish to leave.
Pat Obuchowski, MBA, PCC, CPCC, WBE
Pat is a certified and an International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialed coach with over eight years of experience in business, leadership and team training and coaching, including over 25 years of operational experience in small, medium and large organizations in numerous industries. Her operational leadership experience provides her with a 360 degree understanding of business systems, leadership impact, and organizational politics. Most recently, she served as a Manager/Senior Leadership Coach for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, where she coached corporate leaders and teams in leadership competencies and helped facilitate the company’s transformation efforts. She has experience in the following industries: High Tech, Utilities, Financial Services, Government, Distribution, Consulting Services, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Food Service, and Non-Profit. She is the co-founder of Catalyst Youth Leadership Program that currently serves youth in the foster care system. She currently serves on the Global Board of Directors for the International Coach Federation, the largest coaching association in the world.
Patricia de Verteuil Anastos, ACC
Patricia has over thirty years of corporate experience and a successful track record of developing in-depth relationships with clients as well as building high-performing teams. During her tenure at Young & Rubicam she grew a three-person field operation to a full service integrated marketing agency with over 150 people working on a range of clients including Taco Bell, PepsiCo, KFC, Ford and Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Revenues grew over 500% during this time. She served in a variety of positions in account management and in executive leadership roles including global business development and leadership. As Chief Operating Officer, she oversaw further expansion of the agency to over 500 employees. During her tenure at The Leo Burnett company, she led cross-functional teams in the development of business building programs, consumer strategy and advertising for Kellogg’s, Kraft and McDonald’s, the latter of which required building relationships across the client organization at both headquarters and among the franchisee community.
Patricia Rachel Schwartz, MA, PCC
Over 30 years experience in the field of leadership and management. I have worked internally and externally as an executive, trainer, facilitator and coach-for mid and upper level corporate managers, teams, highly motivated entrepreneurs, business leaders and nonprofit executives and boards. I have been a practicing coach since 1997. My specialties are business and leadership development that positively impact the bottom line and staff retention, using a re-energizing strengths-based coaching approach. I have worked with over a thousand small business owners. Clients come from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. We work on site overseas, in the US, or via web conference or telephone. I am fluent in French and speak Spanish and have coached in both languages.
Rama Yaffe, PCC, CPCC
Over 5000 hours of one-on-one empowerment coaching. 22 years of executive management and leadership development experience in the nonprofit sector, both in the U.S. and overseas. Expert in recruiting, maximizing strengths in teams and organizations, and streamlining operations. Understands all levels of project management. Works with clients on problem solving skills. Supports leaders in developing communication and empowerment skills. Expert in understanding and negotiating cross-cultural challenges. Experienced in facilitating groups, sales training, and coaching skills training.
Sam House, MCC, CPCC
As founding partner of Polarity Pathways and head of Soulutions Leadership and Coaching, Sam provides executive coaching, team coaching, coaching skills training, leadership development, and polarity training to leaders, coaches and teams in corporate, governmental, private, and non-profit sectors. With over 13 years of experience as an executive coach, Sam brings a proven coaching skill set to CEO’s senior executives, managers, and entrepreneurs. From North America, across Europe, to the Middle East, Japan, Korea, and South Africa, Sam has developed the communication skills and inspirational capacities of organizational leaders, enhanced the functioning, diversity awareness, and productivity of teams, and trained high-level managers and leaders to use a “coach approach” with their subordinates and peers.
Stephanie Lovinger, PCC, CPCC
A leader and expert in professional coaching and training, with 18 years of teaching and coaching experience in the communication skills arena. More than 20 years in the corporate world, with executive positions in sales and training, primarily in financial services companies. Currently coach individuals and teams and deliver coaching skills workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, UK and South Africa. Also a trained Image Consultant. Work with executives, managers and entrepreneurs to improve performance, communication, outward image and quality of work/life. Design and deliver training programs for teams and groups of individuals with emphasis on communication, presentation and coaching skills.