Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter*is a career and leadership coach who worked in executive search for more than 4 decades assisting companies with hiring successful talent. Now as a career and leadership coach, he assists leaders to conduct effective job searches, career transitions, as well as helping people be successful with their organization.
Jeff holds an MSW from Fordham University and several years of post-graduate psychoanalytic training at the Institute of Modern Psychoanalysis. In addition, he is a Leader Emeritus for The ManKind Project, an international men’s organization that assists men with living lives of integrity, accountability, generosity, and service.
He is also the author of several books and courses about job search including his most recent, “The Ultimate Job Interview Framework,” is the host of the #1 podcast in Apple Podcasts for job search, “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” as well as JobSearchTV.com, available on YouTube, Amazon, Roku and through BingeNetworks.tv for Apple TV and 90+ smart sets.
Kerri Balliet is a certified transformational coach. She works with clients to transform themselves from the inside out giving them the opportunity to live more meaningful, joyful, and authentic lives so they can achieve their bad-ass dreams instead of sitting on the sidelines. After transitioning out of a 35-year corporate career, she started Red Baron Coaching in 2018, and has worked with many corporations and individuals to help people connect to their authentic self. That’s what creates freedom, alignment, joy, and fulfillment. Kerri brings decades of personal and professional experience, along with impressive training and credentials to her work as a transformational coach.
In 2019, she received her Transformational Leadership certificate from Cardinal Stritch, and her ACC transformational coaching accreditation from Coachville. In 2020, she received her certification as a Higher Ground Leadership® coach with The Secretan Center as well as her PCC transformational coaching accreditation.
Nancy is the founder of Emergent Resource Solutions, a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), specializing in strategic development consulting and leadership coaching. An ICF certified PCC, Nancy is passionate about transforming organizational culture through coaching. She brings more than 25 years of corporate, nonprofit, and hard-knocks experience to those she serves. She leads, lives and learns from her core values of dignity and love; striving to share both with everyone she meets.
Penny has specialized in not-for-profit philanthropy for twenty-five years holding executive level positions at major health systems and institutions in Washington, Colorado, Virginia and Arizona. Specialty areas include strategic planning, leadership development and coaching.
Penny earned her bachelors from Portland State University and masters from Washington State University. She holds the CFRE designation and has earned advanced certification as a Fellow in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP).
Margaret Dixon is passionate about contributing to successful business and leadership transformations with CEOs and entrepreneurs through executive coaching and think tank facilitation. She is dedicated to helping successful leaders achieve breakthrough results for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Her 30-year career includes starting companies and growing them to extraordinary success. Margaret’s last start-up achieved over one billion in annual sales in just four years. She is a visionary thinker and dynamic leader dedicated to serving others. Margaret guides leaders to uncover clear vision and purpose and align with excellence and core values. She is dedicated to giving back and has been recognized for her philanthropic endeavors. Specialties: • Executive Coaching • Leadership Development • Think Tank Facilitation • Clarifying Vision and Purpose • Team Selection & Performance • Business Start ups & Growth Strategies • Social Entrepreneurship
Margaret loves learning, reading, photography, yoga and nature including hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and swimming/snorkeling. She loves to travel and to return to her home in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, where she enjoys all the natural beauty of Colorado.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined!”
I am a father, husband, life coach, entrepreneur and former Army Ranger. My journey from hardcore punk rocker to engineer to military to corporate manager to life coach has been an incredible adventure. I am a lifelong student of transformation, well versed in the process of letting go and reinvention.
I coach individuals and leaders of organizations who are tired of going through the motions, and seek more adventure and aliveness. They want to create something bigger for themselves and others to create a better world. I facilitate deep connection and transformation with teams and organizations through connecting to heart and allowing all voices to be heard.
Life is an adventure. And we are here to come fully alive and explore it to the fullest, together. By bringing the spirit of love, play and adventure to our lives and our organizations, we can create a more loving, joyful and thriving world.
Lynnea Hagen, MS, provides holistic coaching, teaching and retreat services to leaders and their teams. As owner of The Abundance Company, Lynnea is a professional speaker, best-selling author (The Spirit of Silicon Valley—Journeys and Transformations Beyond Technology), entrepreneur and collaborative leader. Lynnea is a featured guest for TV, radio, and online media, and hosted her own live-talk radio program, “Abundance Leadership”.
She holds certifications in Life, Group, Small Business, and Executive coaching, as well as business planning. She has coached CEO’s, directors and company presidents in a wide range of organizations, large and small. Lynnea’s professional credentials include a background with Disney and AT&T, and clients such as H.P., Cisco, Intel, The Salvation Army, and Boys and Girls Club of America. She holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology, and an MS degree in Organizational Development. Lynnea started coaching groups in 1987, which ignited her passion for helping others get out of their own way, and fully blossom into their greatness.
Lynnea is a mom to twin sons, and resides in San Jose, CA.
Nancy is a CoachVille Certified Coach – ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and past CoachVille Mentor Coach, which positions her in the top 8% of coaches in the International Coach Federation both nationally and internationally. Nancy rounds out her skill set as a Peak Potentials Certified Trainer; Certified PRINT Coach; Certified Retirement, Career & Life Planning Coach and a Certified Wellness Professional Coach. To augment her skill set, she recently became Gamification Certified and Higher Ground Leadership® Certified. With over 20 years of mentoring experience, Nancy coaches executives, business leaders, and professionals to win big, working with them so they can achieve their highest level of knowledge, skills and attitude and use their strengths to grow the business. Nancy is a successful, innovative and creative leader. Proficient in communication, she easily engenders trust and inspires clients all over the globe.
Simon Lee is Managing Partner and Master Executive Coach of BRIEF Academy. He is one of Asia’s pioneer executive coaches specializing in Higher Ground Leadership® and Solution-Focused Brief Coaching.
As a leader in cutting-edge corporate coaching, he has helped many clients in Asia, including senior executives, business owners and entrepreneurs increase their effectiveness by using coaching as a development tool to drive business results. He leverages on his 25 years of corporate experience to help leaders and their teams align their leadership practices with their desired outcomes.
His dream is to illuminate the strengths of others to inspire the positive change they want to see for themselves and the people they touch.
Eirini is a Transformational Coach who founded me2morph to offer the insights she has learned along her personal and professional journey. Eirini’s passion is to guide clients to achieve their dreams, with breathtaking results. Employing the spirit of play, she has led clients to overcome their struggles, clarify their goals, implement action plans and hold themselves accountable for their progress. The name me2morph derives from the Greek word metamorphosis and stands for the proposition that “I too can change.”
It was only in the process of overcoming her own challenges that Eirini learned to see life in a different light. Now she inspires others to do the same so they can tap into their inner resources and achieve their own personal breakthroughs.
Eirini received her CVPCC from Coachville. Peer Specialist Training with the Mental Health Association of Westchester introduced her to the use of engagement and reflective listening. This led to a professional position as director of life enrichment at an adult care facility, where she gave hope and joy to 74 residents, all with chronic mental health disabilities. For more than a decade, Eirini has volunteered to provide pet therapy, meditation, deep breathing, stress management and pastoral care services at local hospitals. Eirini’s first career was as a graphic designer, working with such major brands as American Airlines, Bloomingdales, Pierre Cardin, PGA Tours and Van Heusen.
Eirini created the “playshop” — Discover Your Inner Goddess — which she leads each summer in the Blue Zone of Ikaria, Greece. She presents her weekly podcast — Dancing through Life with Eirini — on Apple, Podbean and Spotify.
A beautiful blend of logic and intuition, Nicole is a long time student of professional, personal and spiritual development. Nicole has faithfully observed human nature throughout her various experiences in business, education and nonprofits. She has been labeled on more than one occasion as a “life changer” & thrives on inspiring others to get from where they are to where they wish to be. In more recent years, as a Higher Ground Leadership® coach and student of Eden Energy medicine, Nicole has recognized that the only obstacle to achieving anything is a lack of personal or professional alignment. Nicole uses her Toolkit for Life to restore congruence between mind, mouth, heart and feet! The result? Increased connections, prosperity, effectiveness, freedom, satisfaction, love… Using learned techniques, Nicole herself has had an amazing life that is ever-expanding: leadership training with Lance Secretan, Donna Eden’s energy medicine certification program, life abroad in Europe and Canada, spiritual study including yoga, meditation, Qi Gong & Law of Attraction, mastery of swing & latin dancing, and advanced degrees in both science & humanities. The sum of all her experiences has resulted in a rich life but also truly benefits her clients who, like she did, seek to get over themselves, find their “true North” & receive satisfaction.
Janet Palmer is an ICF Professional Certified Coach as well as a Board Certified Coach. She holds a doctorate in psychology and is the owner of Dr. Janet Palmer International. Janet is a retired school psychologist, and has been describes by many as an exceptional coach. She has been a guest speaker at Winthrop University Hospital as a coach for families who are dealing with death and grief issues. Janet has been featured on blog talk radio on many occasions, and has worked with companies recently utilizing Higher Ground Leadership® techniques learned in CoachVille’s™ Higher Ground Leadership® Coach Certification with Lance Secretan. If you or your company wants to clarify your WHY, by all means look no more because Dr. Janet Palmer is the coach for you.
Bill’s calling is to foster kindness, collaboration and courage through inspiring leadership and lifelong learning. He comes by his nurturer voice naturally having spent the first 18 years of his life on his parent’s farm in southern Ontario, Canada. While the farm shaped his core values, his 50 + years of leading transformational change in both companies and individuals shaped his deep commitment to the idea that kindness, collaboration and courage matter, especially in today’s turbulent times.
Bill is a certified Higher Ground Leadership® Coach who naturally embodies and models the Higher Ground Leadership® sacred principles and Values-centered Leadership® techniques. He is particularly interested in persuading individuals in the last third of their life that, despite the outer evidence of aging, their inner authentic self can continue to evolve and blossom relatively unimpeded. By inspiring them to persist in manifesting their hopes and dreams, they will be able to live their life in a meaningful way with a genuine sense of peace, wisdom and fulfillment right up to the end. For Bill, Higher Ground Leadership® principles and values provide the blueprint for “a life well lived”.
Jim owns a consulting firm focused on organizational effectiveness, business advising and coaching. With over 25 years in leadership, technology, and change management roles with a Fortune 100 company, he has an exceptional background as a personal mentor and coach, global industry leader, and active non-profit leader. Combined with advanced degrees in education, business and engineering, Jim has a unique ability to help organizations clarify and resolve people, technology, and business-related issues. With many years spent supporting global teams, Jim is also an outstanding in-person and virtual meeting facilitator.
Len owns an executive coaching and consulting firm, Leadership @ Work, in Atlanta and is a Certified Executive Coach and Certified High Ground Coach. He coaches corporate leaders, executives and business owners to strategically address a variety of company, organizational and personal and professional objectives and issues. Len’s 15 years of corporate diversity, equity and inclusion work are making significant impacts for organizations and individuals. He applies his expertise in the neuroscience of conversation and leadership in his coaching work.
Len has an extensive corporate background with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and senior leadership in large companies. His experience includes international sales and marketing experience. His ability to manage rapid growth, as well as reorganizing and re-missioning won him national recognition.
Len holds an MBA from Wharton Graduate School, an MA in psychology and organizational development from the University of West Georgia, and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Karen is a certified Executive Coach and Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in corporate and non-profit environments and owner of Karen Senteio Consulting where she specializes in courageous leadership. She works with leaders and organization ready to unapologetically harness and leverage their greatest power for their greatest good. She is a certified Brené Brown Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ Facilitator and partners with leaders and organizations looking to open their hearts and minds to a different way of leading. She works shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders and organizations to lean into vulnerability as a key lever to dramatically inspire their leadership practice and creating courageous organizations powered by connection, engagement and belonging. She believes in partnering with leaders to create their unique blueprint with dynamic toolkit for sustainable inspiration, resilience, advocacy, and impact so they can show up, be seen and lead brave.
David Sherrod’s 30-year career spans consulting and direct employment with start-ups, small businesses, government, and Fortune 20 companies. Throughout these experiences, David has focused on helping individuals leverage their unique skills through significant improvements in their personal understanding and productivity. He helps individuals and organizations of all sizes attain alignment between their purpose and actions to effectively impact their bottom line while strengthening their relationships with their team members and customers. Client organizations include American Signature, Steve Smith & Associates, and Berrien | Faust Group, in addition to many individuals. Partnering with Baton & Baton and Mindbeat, David is a coach to C-suite leaders of multinational organizations and their team members.
David holds professional certifications from Herrmann International (HBDI Practitioner) and the Project Management Institute (PMI-PMP). He focused his Masters of Business Administration thesis on Learning Organizations, and has been applying his knowledge and experience to organizations and individuals ever since. David’s other credentials include a CVPCC from the Center for Coaching Mastery at CoachVille, and a PCC from the International Coaching Federation. He is also a Higher Ground Leadership® Certified Coach (The Secretan Center) and an instructor at the Center for Coaching Mastery at CoachVille.
Always challenging people to bring a spirit of play into their environments, Mr. Sherrod supports multiple charities with his bicycle — including century bicycle rides (100 miles) and antics like executing 10 daily workouts on a bicycle trainer sequentially in one day. If the Columbus Crew SC or FC Barcelona soccer teams are playing, he’s loudly cheering them as near to the field as he can get.
I’ve been a disrupter for most of my life — a rebel in the anti-status quo revolution. I’ve had remarkable adventures and the great fortune of epic business journeys.
As an experienced professional coach who focuses on diving deep, facilitating fear, and challenging core beliefs—all in the name of making the world a more inspired and connected world. It is my goal to change cultures of fear within organizations and individuals.
My expertise comes from 25+ years of business development, marketing, branding, and professional coaching.
As a Senior Faculty Instructor and Chief Experience Officer at Coachville, LLC, and Certified Higher Ground Leadership® Coach/Pathfinder and Secretan Center Adjunct faculty member, I have mentored 4,000+ students taught more than 2750 coach training hours to aspiring professional coaches.
In my own practice, I have worked with more than 1,250 clients ranging from the Mayo Clinic to private entrepreneurs, and I have logged more than 22,500 coaching hours. My past experiences include:
Launching the flagship location of School of Rock in Philadelphia, creating the foundation, marketing, and press which supported its growth into an iconic music school with 260 franchises and inspired a major motion picture, a television show, and an Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical
Transforming the culture at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee through Higher Ground Leadership® coaching in partnership with The Secretan Center that improved staff communication, connectivity, and increased the number of children served by 15,000 within a year
Inspiring an entrepreneur to break out of the mold to achieve the equivalent of one year of sales results in only six weeks by identifying roadblocks, creating an action plan, and making space for creativity and the spirit of play
I’ve believed, through most of this experience, that I was not enough. It was a deep survival pattern running underneath the surface of everything I did.
I am a creative, wild mind, I will challenge every belief you have about yourself and your business.
I believe all things are possible, and I encourage my clients to break free of old patterns and to see their own bright, rebellious futures. It takes time, practice, and innovative coaching techniques to make measurable progress.
Gord loves people and is passionate about leadership, human-centred organizations, and business agility. Gord is an Agile Leadership Development Consultant, IBM Executive, Agile, and Design Thinking Coach, who has been coaching since 2005. His transformational developmental coaching focuses on C suite executives and teams needing to develop the conscious mindset shifts to develop the agile leadership capabilities, competencies, and skills necessary to scale their individual and team’s collective leadership effectiveness. His focus is on organizations developing the capabilities and competencies to compete in today’s VUCAD (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, and Disruptive) business environments by helping organizations effectively leverage “collective leadership” and develop the “business agility” to innovate, adapt and respond at the speed of change as a strategic competitive advantage. Gord’s unique and road-tested “Agile Leadership System” integrates the leaders’ “inner game” with the organization’s “outer game” and provides leaders and organizations with the means to “future proof” their leadership and for organizations to become relevant as a “future-ready now” 21st-century business.
Gord is a continuous learning addict, avid cyclist and passionate gardener.
Michael Tominac is a Personal Coach and Business Consultant. He has been involved with personal development for most of his life and has been a leader and entrepreneur for over twenty years. During his business career, Michael has worked with a range of organizations, from small family-owned companies to multinational corporations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is also a Higher Ground Leadership® Certified Coach and member of the International Coach Federation. Originally from Northern New Jersey, he currently resides with his wife and children in the Lower Hudson Valley, New York.
Executive leadership takes finesse—a framework of relational empowerment and know-how strategies that really work. Mia Turpel knows both.
Her one-on-one inspired approach to teaching, coaching and mentoring lift you to higher ground. She walks you through the process of “letting it go”—shifting your perception away from the blocks that mire clarity and muddle goals. Mia then takes you step-by-step to claim your high-performance presence through engaging your key strategic strengths.
Right attitudes. Well-defined boundaries. Conflict solutions. Mia shows how these concepts come together to form a collective heartbeat—synergistic engagement—moving you from stressed out to streamlined, a joyful workplace and heady success.
The founder of Performance Support Partners, LLC, Mia has valuable experience in executive coaching, business consulting, project management, and corporate-culture logistics. Her clients appreciate her ability to break major undertakings into manageable bite-size pieces as well as her ability to surface a client’s underlying “super powers”—those prewired gifts that, once nurtured, catapult leaders to success. Mia’s specialty is assisting individuals within a team at tagging their core strengths, fitting these strengths together in a synergistic “puzzle” of interdependence—then moving the team forward in open/honest communication, enhanced efficiency and effectiveness toward a desired goal.
Drawing on 25 years experience as an international industry executive, Sylvia offers strategic organizational development that enables organizations, teams and individuals to succeed – through coaching, teaching and consulting. She serves as an adjunct professor of management at a top ranked US university with a focus on leadership and personality development, innovation culture, leading change, leading teams and organizations. An experienced program director, faculty, and classroom trainer, she has designed and delivered innovative, award-winning learning experiences for more than 2,000 international executives.
Sylvia is a Certified Coach (Psychology of Change | Emotional Intelligence in Coaching – training accredited by DBVC German Coaching Association); Certified MBTI® Practitioner; Certified Higher Ground Leadership® Pathfinder & Coach; Intercultural Awareness Profile (IAP) Licensee; and Change Pro Simulation® Facilitator. Sylvia volunteers as business mentor for early stage entrepreneurial companies at a nationally ranked startup accelerator. In 2005, she was named by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry.
Sylvia integrates strategy, transformational change, and the people dimension in international business. Add some authenticity, love and inspiration – helping individuals and teams to thrive, together!
Based out of Pittsburgh, PA and Boulder, CO (USA), Sylvia works with clients internationally in English as well as in German.
Rachel Lauren Wade is the Co-founder of Heads and Tails Coaching, partners with the Coaching Revolution and owner of Rachel Lauren Wade Life and Business Coaching. With her passion and love, she inspires a courageous world through her public speaking and life/business coaching.
Rachel’s approach to coaching is all about living the example for her clients by living her dream of running her business while sailing around the world. With over 19 years of experience working with individuals, corporations and nonprofits she has the tools, expertise and passion to help clients to create, design, and achieve their desires. By being inspiring and practical Rachel supports a client’s fulfillment, productivity, and happiness.
Rachel holds an MBA in Global Business, BA Psychology, and is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Arnie Wohlgemut has over 25 years of experience working in and for various government agencies. Arnie helped aspiring peers and co-workers to become authentic service-minded leaders. He has devoted his life to inspiring others in environments that so often can be uninspiring. His first leadership challenge came from a college professor who asked him “What type of leader are you going to be?” This “Destiny, Character and Calling” question led him to the pursuit of deeper leadership experience and knowledge; however it was not until he read “Reclaiming Higher Ground” written by Dr. Lance Secretan that he really felt a connection between himself and the teachings. With this inspiration he founded KP Mylene “Building to Lead” in his home town of Waterloo Ontario Canada. Through mentoring and coaching, he helps his clients in their pursuit of purposeful change in their lives both at work and at home. Arnie is very pleased to be associated with Higher Ground Leadership®.