Xin Ai

Xin Ai

San Jose, CA

Xin is the Founder and CEO of Trusiness (Sivicamp), Founder of Beijing XinFan International Education Co., and Co-founder and COO of meedow.com. She has been a Research Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center and a Research Scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She has a PhD from Emory University and and Entrepreneurship Certificate from Stanford University Innovation. Her innovative project “Spin a Wheel” was selected for former First Lady Michelle Obama’s College Readiness Initiative.

Rebecca Andersen

Rebecca Andersen

Berkeley, CA

Rebecca is a career coach (WellCoaches certification), educator, and employee engagement strategist. Her passion is partnering with individuals and teams, using design thinking to facilitate mindful decisions in their career and organizational strategy. A career changer herself (engineer to career coach), Rebecca is a popular career workshop leader and frequent presenter to mid-career professionals and career changers.

Cristina Barbosa

Cristina Barbosa

Montclair, NJ

I facilitate group workshops for women who have been primarily taking care of their families for some years and want to rejoin the workforce. I help participants get the clarity, inspiration and self-confidence they need to start an authentic journey back to work. Through curated themes, experienced facilitation and powerful group wisdom and support our amazing women figure what’s next. Previously I worked in HR, with 12+ years of experience in Organizational Dynamics and Training Facilitation. I’m the momma of three (and have been there!). Originally from Brazil, I live in Montclair NJ.

Catherine Carr

Catherine Carr

Victoria, Canada

Catherine is a Designing Your Life Coach, Professional Certified Coach and Master Corporate Executive Coach with a 25 year practice in counseling psychology. Catherine supports individuals and teams to feel confident, to increase their joy, wellbeing and resilience and to stretch themselves to create new possibilities.

Julie Caruso

Julie Caruso

Pasadena, CA

I am certified executive coach and Founder of Alchemy coaches. I support new managers and individuals in life transformations. My background is in Counseling Psychology and my passion lies in supporting people in transition (aren’t we all?) in the adult journey. I utilize adult development theory, positive psychology as well as design thinking principles in supporting my clients as they make their way forward.

Oswaldo Casares

Oswaldo Casares

Mexico City, Mexico

Innovation & Creativity Designer. Consultant · Coach · Trainer. After an uncertain journey exploring his peculiar interests and hobbies, and resigning his position as publicist in an advertising agency, Oswaldo managed to connect all the points of what he has studied and his experience to build his own career that makes sense to him, accompanying people who want to follow their inner voice and who enjoy exploring the range of possibilities we can probe to know how many people we can become in the process of living and how many things we can create that we have not yet imagined.

Gabriela Cevallos

Gabriela Cevallos

Quito, Ecuador

Gaby is a social innovator interested in human development and education. She is the founder of The Life Experiment where she challenges individuals to thrive and discover their inner potential. She creates experiences that connect them to their true purpose and live an authentic life through personalized workshops and coaching sessions. Gaby is a positive impact igniter. She’s a Certified Life and Leadership Coach and has a background in Peace Education, Social Innovation Management, Communication and Positive Psychology.

James Chen

James Chen

Greater China - China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Coach | Consultant | Trainer | An inspired friend courageously breaking down barriers, making the world a better place with meaning and happiness - everyday.

Kay Cooke

Kay Cooke

San Rafeal, CA

Certified Co-Active Coach: providing support for clients in navigating through life's changes and challenges whether personal, family or career related. Working with individuals, groups and teams to determine priorities, set goals, identify challenges, overcome barriers to success, improve relationships. Based in San Francisco Bay Area. Face to face meetings held in San Rafael, California. Telephone meetings conducted nationally and internationally.

Clare Davenport

Clare Davenport

Toronto, Canada

Clare is a creative explorer whose insatiable curiosity has served as a beacon for her life design with a varied career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, an international management consultant to global Fortune 500 companies and as CEO of Canada’s largest children’s cancer charity. A certified nutritionist and yoga instructor, she has authored two books, including one on mindfulness (Happier with Habits). For the past several years Clare has merged a variety of life tools and focused on design processes as a method to help both organizations and individuals identify and harness their strengths in order to achieve their goals and dreams.

Joshua Davies

Joshua Davies

Hong Kong, coverage throughout Asia

Founder at Knowmium, and formerly on the faculty of Yonsei and Sungkyunkwan universities, Joshua has 14 years of innovation and persuasive communications training experience working with Fortune 100 and non-profit organizations throughout the Asia region and beyond. As a coach, Joshua specializes in transitioning high potentials to roles where more regional or global presence is required.

Kelly Davis Martin

Kelly Davis Martin

Sisters, OR and Cooks Beach, NZ

Kelly Davis Martin, M.P.H., B.C.C., C.P.W.C., N.B.C.-H.W.C., P.C.C., is the owner and lead consultant at Achieve Wellness, LLC, where she works as an international expert in health and wellness coaching. She has a Master’s Degree in Health Education and Promotion and multiple certifications. Kelly has been on faculty at Wellcoaches School of Coaching, brought Design Thinking to the Wellcoaches curriculum and has been on the advisory board with the Institute of Coaching (IOC), Harvard’s McClean Hospital, helping to bridge science into practice, since 2012.

Vanessa Deschênes

Vanessa Deschênes

Quebec City, Canada

Vanessa is not your typical coach. She is currently working as a Chief Privacy Officer for a major financial institution in Canada. In addition of being a lawyer and holding an MBA, Vanessa has done different training related to wellness. Even though privacy law is something very entertaining, she always wanted to have a bigger impact in the world. Helping others is part of her DNA and that’s probably the reason why she got into law in the first place. She is currently working on a side project where she will be sharing her personal experiences and her knowledge to help people being their true self and live the story that no one else can live - the story of their own unique life… Stay tuned!

Ellen Fondiler

Ellen Fondiler

San Francisco, CA

Ellen is an award-winning entrepreneur, career and business coach, and the creator of an interview project called How Did You Do That? She has worked as a death penalty attorney, launched four businesses, and has raised millions for charities and nonprofits. Her motto is: “Every door can be unlocked.” She is based in San Francisco and works with clients all over the world.

Denise Freedman

Denise Freedman

Tampa Bay, FL

Coaching individuals desiring: pivot in career; leadership skill development; navigation in complex interpersonal system; group collaboration. Denise’s customized approach blends experience with knowledge, using your strengths, community, curiosity and action to advance toward your desired outcomes.

Maggie Graham

Maggie Graham

Ft. Collins, CO

Are you showing up in the world in a way that reflects who you are at your core? As an experienced career counselor, I’ve worked with people across the age spectrum in identifying what makes them come alive (don’t worry if you don’t have a clear passion – most of us don’t!) and where that unique vibrancy intersects with the world’s needs (and where you can make money). Once you’re done with the prototyping phase of our work together, I can support you with resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn writing, interview prep, and salary negotiation. You don’t have do this alone.

Naomi Hanada

Naomi Hanada

Tokyo, Japan

I work as an HR manager for global IT company. I was certified as a coach few years ago ago and have been coaching employees/managers and friends outside work. I enjoy helping people with coaching and I believe coaching power to flourish potential of everyone. I conduct coaching training for managers. I am also a big fan of Design Thinking and practices for my mission.

Sharri Harmel

Sharri Harmel

Edina, MN

Design Your (Mid) Life – It’s never too late! The need to design our lives doesn’t suddenly disappear when we reach a certain age or achieve a certain milestone. We have to keep checking in with ourselves and be willing to ask the tough questions. Happiness = our values + engaging in activities we like + using our strengths in our work + contributing to the world around us. If you feel your happiness meter is off and have no idea what next, it is time to dive into your life design.

Harriet Holbrook-Lui

Harriet Holbrook-Lui

Hong Kong

Harriet partners with business leaders to leverage strengths and enhance skills so they can deliver organizational performance today as well as prepare and plan for future challenges. She also works extensively with high potential Asian talent, women executives at all levels and leaders exploring career transitions.

Cindy Hooker

Cindy Hooker

Portland, OR

Cindy Hooker, Gold Dog Consulting, is a career and executive coach and a U.S. Navy veteran. Cindy helps empower staff to have successful careers, and leaders to create engaging workplaces.

Janet Hudson

Janet Hudson

Columbia. SC

Is your current, desired, or former career in higher education? Any part of that journey feeling uncomfortable or ready for an upgrade? I coach higher ed professionals (whether faculty, staff, administrators, or graduate students) fulfill their aspirations while developing much needed peace of mind. If joy and fulfillment doesn’t describe your life week in and week out AND you want it to, then I’d love to talk with you and see if we are a good fit for working together.

Carlin (Carly) Janson

Carlin (Carly) Janson

Stanford, CA

Carly is a certified executive and leadership coach and consultant who has served emerging and established leaders across the globe for two decades. In addition to her private coaching and consulting practice, Carly serves on the leadership team of the Career Management Center at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she oversees career development for all MBA and mid-career students. She leads Stanford Business School's Career and Life Design program, which she co-founded in 2014.

Melissa Jenner

Melissa Jenner

Aukland, New Zealand

Start Now’s purpose is to help people find happiness in their work. We guide people through a sequence of events to help them evaluate why work might not be working for them today, evaluate options, choose a ‘pathway’ and build a plan for how to execute. Our business is based on the principles of design thinking - our process starts with DISCOVERY, IDEATION, and PLAN. We work with executives of all ages, and now increasingly students and those in NFP to determine new and more valued work futures for themselves.

Danielle Kershaw

Danielle Kershaw

Seattle, WA or Vancouver, Canada

Welcome to The Next You Studio. Whether you're just starting out in your career, making a transition mid-career, or completely starting over… explore, create and design your next steps with a warmhearted guide (me) who knows + understands the non-Instagram, messy version of life.
Think of this experience as the white t-shirt of life and career design – simple, minimal, real, approachable. Visit me for 1:1 career + life chats, workshops, my blog and more.

Suzanne L'Amoureux

Suzanne L'Amoureux

Pullman, WA

The profile approach to life and career excites me so much, it isn’t about one “correct answer.” Allow yourself to explore and iterate; the next exciting step is just around the corner. My own path has taken me to teaching English in Japan, to fundraising in Chicago and to all 50 states and 6 continents so far. I went to a small liberal arts college and a D1 research university for business school. My sweet spot right now is business school - I am the Director of the Online MBA at Washington State University.

Permsit Lamprasitipon

Permsit Lamprasitipon

Bangkok, Thailand

I am a psychologist, as well as a design thinking facilitator based in Bangkok, Thailand. My specialist is in positive psychology, as well as Designing Your Life tools. Currently, I offer advice and coaching to my clients in both organizations and education institutes to help them live “a more meaningful life.”

Cynthia Hunter Lang

Cynthia Hunter Lang

Redwood City, CA

I am a certified diversity life coach with additional training in design thinking. I have many fun and creative ways to help you overcome productivity blocks, improve relationships and find happiness. Let's work together to design the life you are meant to live. I coach in English and Portuguese.

Tobi Marcus

Tobi Marcus

Monterey Peninsula, CA

I assist my clients in developing the clarity they desire - in intention, direction, and action. My approach blends over 25 years of strategic planning experience with my deep commitment to an integral coaching philosophy.

Marie Moran

Marie Moran

Tulsa, OK

I'm a graduate of Stanford's Product Design program and I work with companies to implement design thinking where it has never been used before. This fall I'm starting a teaching position at the University of Tulsa where I'll be part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty and I'll be starting a design program for the University. I'd like to offer Designing Your Life as a class any student can take.

Mary Morand

Mary Morand

Cincinnati, OH

I coach people in the discovery of possibilities that bring purpose, meaning, and joy to work and life. We collaborate to design your way forward - from launching a new career to easing into retirement, from natural life transitions to navigating the unexpected events that disrupt us. I leverage thirty years of rich experience in learning, leadership development, employee engagement, career development and executive search. My understanding of development and the challenges in personal change will help us navigate your design process. Together, we’ll break habit patterns in your thinking and shift mindsets to see what’s possible.

Clare Morrison

Clare Morrison

Indianapolis, IN

I am Clare Morrison, principal at Proceed Collected. I always start with my ``Why.`` I believe the process of living with curiosity and an open heart will lead to joy. I would be honored to join you on that journey.

Gretchen Neve

Gretchen Neve

Chicago, IL

Gretchen’s executive coaching practice focuses on developing leaders and teams to increase engagement, satisfaction, and work performance. Her life coaching clients are people in personal or professional transition who want to apply Designing Your Life practices to finding their way to what is next for them. Her client-centered approach includes inquiry, self-awareness, reflection, action learning, resilience practices, and positive psychology. She enjoys walks along Lake Michigan, family and friends, her qigong practice, journaling, and urban gardening.

Laura Norris

Laura Norris

San Jose, CA

Laura is Associate Professor and founding Director of two of Santa Clara Law’s most innovative offerings - the Tech Edge J.D. program and the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic. The Tech Edge J.D. is a specialized law degree program being piloted in 2018, designed to prepare law students for practice in technology-related industries. The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic, now in its sixth year, uses 2L and 3L students to provide free legal services and workshops to the Silicon Valley’s vibrant entrepreneurial community.

Abhijit Patwardhan

Abhijit Patwardhan

Menlo Park, CA

I am a silver haired executive and entrepreneur embarking on an encore career of teaching, mentoring social ventures start ups and helping people get unstuck in ``What to do next``. I am a Certified ``Design Your Life`` coach and a certified Dog trainer, who also writes on all things dog in Medium.

Liz Peintner

Liz Peintner

Denver, CO

Leadership coaching for mission-focused individuals and small teams. Liz supports emerging and established leaders in advancing their career and amplifying their social impact. Her practice as both coach and consultant is guided by the following values: co-creation and partnership, authenticity, connection, stewardship of valuable time and resources, empathy, innovation, and a focus on personal and organizational impact. Coaching and professional interests include mentoring early-stage changemakers, integrating simplicity and what’s essential into one’s personal and professional pursuits, spending time in nature, and helping people see the world through different lenses.

Lynda Peto

Lynda Peto

Winnipeg, Canada

As a passionate Career Educator and Coach, Lynda has supported hundreds of clients locally in Winnipeg and across Canada for over 10 years. Working with diverse groups of clients ranging from university students starting to build their career, to more mature clients exploring their “encore career”, Lynda provides engaging, dynamic and effective, in-person and online coaching sessions, seminars, and workshops. She is excited to support clients as a Designing Your Life Certified Coach, to work through the Design Thinking Process: ultimately providing a framework to get unstuck and applying the mindsets to build a well-lived and joyful life.

Penelope Robson

Penelope Robson

Sydney, Australia

I am a career and workplace coach, assisting clients to navigate their careers and develop the skills and confidence to work out “where to next” in the complex unpredictable world of work. My approach is positive, collaborative and solution-focused. I established my coaching business in 2012 and have coached individuals from a diverse range of sectors including health, banking, law, sport, higher education, government and publishing.

Selma Serger

Selma Serger

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a coach for management teams and executives, a facilitator and a leadership mentor who is keen to help professionals realize their goals, live their dreams, and thrive in not just their careers but also lives. My coaching niche has evolved by combining my extensive executive experience with a fast paced but rich coaching education. My coaching approach blends various coaching principles with the latest research data on neuroscience, emotional intelligence and human evolution behavior and as such is a unique combination of science and creativity based Designing Your Life methodology.

May Sripatanaskul

May Sripatanaskul

Bangkok, Thailand

Founder, facilitator and coach of an innovation process consulting firm based in Thailand and Southeast Asia. May has passion in innovation processes and design thinking. She is CEO and Co-Founder of ALA Playground and LUKKID, enterprises which seek to empower organizations and individuals to innovate through the designer’s mindset and design processes. May coaches as a hobby. In order to introduce Designing Your Life to Thailand, she has translated the book into Thai, and it is in the process of being published.

Kathleen Stafford

Kathleen Stafford

Oakland, CA

Stafford McConville serves people and organizations who do good work and do good in the world by providing executive coaching for teams and individuals, and HR/People advisory services primarily to small businesses and non-profits. Kathy spent 2+ decades as a financial executive in the biotech industry before finding her calling on the people side of the business. She has led the People/HR function in the biotech, cleantech, and maker space, and provided coaching and advisory services to a diverse array of people and enterprises. She believes there is a better in each person and organization, and loves nothing more than seeing that better unleashed into the world.

Peter Succoso

Peter Succoso

Hockessin, DE

Peter provides comprehensive planning services to individuals and business owners to support their financial well-being. As the Founder and Managing Representative of Sherpa Financial Services Peter utilizes his extensive experience in research, planning and investment management to support clients on their life journey. Peter offers insights that result in unique and comprehensive strategies for his clients. This guidance, the true mission of Sherpa Financial, represents Peter's vision for assisting clients in all phases of their financial lives.

Ragnhildur Vigfusdottir

Ragnhildur Vigfusdottir

Reykjavik, Iceland

Ragnhildur´s passion is to assist people designing their lives. She has worked in HR for 20 years. She was the educational and equality counsellor for Akureyri. One of her projects was organizing and running a Folk High School for Women. She worked at the National Power Company from 2000-2014 where she was an internal coach and participated in all areas of HR (hiring, talent management, strategy, equality etc). She is now working as a coach and counsellor and teaches courses: 50+ and runs workshops on Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ for companies, individuals and coaches.

Tom Ward

Tom Ward

Rockville, MD

Recognized life and leadership coach, consultant, and facilitator. HBS-trained former CEO with more than three decades of experience across various industries and organization types – Fortune 500, entrepreneurial, academic, and military. My goal is to help my clients learn and grow - into the people they aspire to be, for themselves, their families, friends and colleagues, and the causes they hold dear. I believe we all have an inner knowing and the wherewithal to find our way. I partner with clients to dream and grow into their dreams.

Tracy Yates

Tracy Yates

San Diego, CA

My focus as a coach is to help my clients find more life satisfaction no matter what stage of life they are in. I'm particularly adept at coaching clients through critical transitions in life, namely high school to college, college to career, empty nesting, and life after loss. Most recently, I've added organizational coaching to my resume assisting school districts in both Southern and Northern California in building out new programs and improving moral and team cohesiveness.