Sunanda is a Duke University Certified Integrated Health Coach. Her focus is Community Health and Prevention. She has helped clients at the Stanford Coordinated Care Centre at Stanford University. She has also worked with parents of International Schools in Singapore, mostly empty nesters, helping them reframe “loss” to “opportunity” and finding a renewed purpose in life. Sunanda is currently finishing up a fellowship at the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University.
Joanne Yuan Cao is a social entrepreneur and leadership coach. She has been devoting herself to building culture to cultivating meaning and creativity for the past 15 years. Joanne was CEO of a leading international healthcare company for 12 years. She redesigned her life 3 years ago for a deepened purpose. Now she is the founder of social enterprise called Meaning Creators, building a learning community for meaning-driven leaders and creators to support each other grow together . Joanne had a masters degree in management science with computing from University of Kent in UK, executive MBA from Peking university in China, leadership and entrepreneurship programs in Stanford university, and NGO and social entrepreneurship program from Peking university.
A TEDx Speaker about the Future of Work, Sandra is the founder of futureyou.be, a company that offers programs to help individuals, entrepreneurs and teams navigate the future, one experiment at a time. Co-founder of the first digital agency in Brazil, Sandra experienced different stages of a business, from a start-up stage to selling it to a big multinational, which led her to senior executive positions. She reinvented herself several times (including sailing around the world) and found out the mindset and tools to innovate in business are similar to innovate in life. She offers individual mentoring and programs globally, both face-to-face and online.
Through the lens of faith I work with those walking through life transitions, wondering what’s next in their vocation, and/or wrestling with their sense of calling. Using workshops and individual coaching we will use DYL tools to reveal an integrated version of you.
As a college counselor I provide academic, career and personal counseling to a highly diverse student population.
Steve is a professional facilitator and executive coach specializing in leadership effectiveness, team dynamics and innovation. He is an accomplished senior executive and corporate learning and development professional. Steve has a strong reputation for delivering world-class learning solutions that transforms mindsets and behaviors in support of organizational performance and change. His experience as a business leader comes from 20 years working for a premium five-star airline as a Head of Learning and Development. He has worked in over 100 cities and 40 countries leading global assessment, learning, and development programs that build employee engagement, operational excellence and customer-centric service cultures. Steve is known for helping individuals and teams get clear on what they want and why, and for taking massive action to achieve the results they desire.
Fion is an HR Consultant with a 23 year practice in counseling. She also co found Meaning Creators, a social enterprise aims to bring together people who quest for meaning and continue to create meaningful ways they can uniquely contribute to the world.
My work as an Executive Pastor includes coaching individuals as a pastor, as the Head of Staff of two large church staffs, through residency and intern programs, as well as with the annual cohorts of individuals pursuing a deeper understanding of their faith and work.
Currently the Director of Career Development & Alumni Relations at UC Berkeley and a Design Your Life Coach Julie encourages people to think beyond their roles, labels, and current titles. Having worked with engineering leaders in the Bay Area for over 10 years Julie employs a design thinking framework to support people as they move forward in their careers and life. Julie is also passionate about helping people build connections and spends a portion of her time organizing large scale networking experiences in the Bay Area. Other areas of specialization include transitioning back to work and balancing family life & career.
Gabrielle is a fellow, lecturer and program manager in Stanford’s Life Design Lab. She has spent the last 5 years working in the ins and outs of design thinking application at Stanford. She currently catalyzed and leads the Life Design Studio -- a movement to bring life design to universities globally. Her workview is to help people discover their unique learning potential. Over the past decade, she has trained professionals to use the design process in K12, higher ed, and in corporations locally and internationally, with companies like IDEO U, The Design Gym, and others leveraging design to solve wicked challenges. Gabrielle received her BA from Dartmouth College and her M.Ed. from Harvard.
Debbie is a business professional with extensive experience working in executive leadership roles for international companies developing advanced technology with broad human impact (i.e. autonomous driving, AI, IIoT). Combining her business perspective with her desire to reframe the narrative around the work + life connection, she founded Third Way Studio. TWS uses design principles and tools to help others focus in on the challenges and opportunities that arise from this dynamic. The following programs are currently offered: Studio Circles where professional women provide feedback to early stage entrepreneurs; small group workshops focusing on life design and portfolio career development; one on one coaching.
A Certified Designing Your Life Coach, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), Rita has advised individuals of all ages pursuing many different occupational paths including art and design, entertainment, entrepreneurship, business, and law. An educator at heart, she has worked at various four-year, two-year, liberal arts and specialized art colleges and universities as a Career Counselor and Administrator. When it comes to choosing a career, setting career goals, seeking and finding positions, and personal branding strategies, Rita utilizes her experience to guide seekers in a holistic way. Helping clients identify their intrinsic values and clearly convey their uniqueness, skills, and fervor for their career ambitions to potential employers and connections is Rita's greatest passion.
Emily is a coach and educator at Stanford where she leads the Life Design Accelerator. She draws on design thinking, behavior science and reflective practice to empower her clients build their creative confidence. She holds an MBA in Organizational Strategy & Design from the University of Michigan, where she co-founded Design + Business.
Roberto is a Certified Professional Coach with more than 15 years of experience working with leaders and entrepreneurs. He is a facilitator of change in the avenues of excellence in life and promotes the journey towards the best updated version of people. He works in a simple manner and likes to color people’s life in an artistic way, through the highest technology and the most robust methodologies.
I’m fortunate to have served in various roles from consultant, board member, to tenured faculty member. I have almost 20 years of experience as an educator, I’m a published academic author, I have extensive executive and entrepreneurial experience, an active community volunteer, but more importantly I consider myself a change agent. Coaching is an act of service. My personal coaching approach allows my clients to explore both the heart and the mind in their personal and work lives. I enjoy exploring the genius in each of them.
Originally from China, Iris is Founder and CEO of FLOW Learning, a Silicon Valley based education venture aimed at creating transformative learning experiences for life long learners. She is a leadership coach and has trained community organizers and social innovators from around the globe since 2012, at Harvard University and beyond. She is passionate in exploring the heart, head and hand based “flow” experiences with her clients and empower them to pursue purpose-driven lives. She has a masters degree in Education Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania and also a certificate in Leadership, Organizing and Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School.
I am a Certified Coach through Coaches Training Institute and Leadership Circle™ Practitioner. After leaving the corporate world, where I worked in Human Resource Management for 20
years, I spent 10 years at a non-profit educational organization. I gained a deep understanding of the gaps that exist in our traditional educational system and use that knowledge to partner with new college graduates to close those gaps and guide them in designing the life they are meant to live.
Alex is helping executives and startup leaders grow, change behaviors and find more meaning and joy in life. He’s a professional integral coach and ICF certified practitioner.
Martha is Co-Founder and Managing Director for Instituto Interamericano de Alto Desempeño in México and Spain. She is an International Coaching Federation PCC - Professional Certified Coach, a Master Trainer for Personality at Work with Paradigm Personality Labs and a Change Management Practitioner at Prosci. She utilizes Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Design Thinking methodologies to help her individual clients and companies reach their goals and thrive.
Susan is an executive career coach, writer, speaker and the author of the bestselling book Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career. Her passion is helping people go from surviving to thriving in their careers by focusing on their strengths, building strategies to remain resilient, and overcoming the fear of failure. She is the founder and principal of Positive Workplace Partners and as an executive coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds certifications in positive psychology and coaching. Susan also holds a B.A. from Queens College, the City University of New York and an M.A. from The University of Illinois.
Margarita is a psychologist who specializes in positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing. In her coaching, she integrates research findings about well-being with a focus on dialogue and personal narratives, to help her clients live fuller lives. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Chicago, is the President of the Mexican Positive Psychology Society, a member of the board of advisors of the International Positive Psychology Association
(IPPA) and a lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania´s LPS online programs. She is the author of Positive Identities: Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices, and has a podcast, PositivaMente con Margarita Tarragona. She coaches in English and Spanish.
Diana was a strategist and marketing director, and later moved on to Consulting Director, and then founded CXSTRATAGM to help organizations thrive through active, hands on workshops redefining, redesigning, and calibrating their capabilities. She has become more and more involved in the human level to help trigger the most important asset companies have, their employees, people. Her company is moving to focus on providing a life-changing platform to people with midlife crisis, partnering as well with ontological certified couches and talent recruiters’ counselors.
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.
“It’s never too late to change your career and life”. Dirk is an expert on improving Customer Success Management for Telecoms and on the coaching of professionals who are aiming at a career and life change. Dirk coaches clients into a life that is creative, productive, evolving, changing and surprising, a life you can thrive on. He worked for more than 20 years in the telecom industry across the globe and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences.
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.
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.
I am a career design strategist who is passionate about helping mid and encore career humans become unstuck so they can live life large! If you feel like there’s got to be more to this work/life gig, are struggling to connect the dots, and just don’t know where to start – I would love to work with you. I have extensive Senior Leadership experience and have recently left the corporate world. As an ICF member, an ICF certified Coach and now a Designing Your Life Certified Coach I can support you through a combination of coaching and using design thinking tools. Life’s an infinite game, let’s switch up the rules and play to thrive.
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.
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.
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.
Joe is a certified executive coach and retirement coach who partners with leaders
and professionals to help them explore options and create Second Acts following their “primary
careers”. As a former senior HR executive in financial services who has created a Second and Third Act personally, he enjoys helping people discover meaningful ways forward in their next chapters.
I am a career advisor at Butler University helping people design a meaningful life and career. Our office's mission is to inspire confidence and creativity in the personal and professional development of students and alumni by providing challenging and supportive individualized advising, innovative resources and programming, and connections to collaborative partners across academic disciplines and industry sectors.
I am a professional scuba instructor, yacht crew member and underwater/nature photographer/filmmaker. I pair my experience as a writer/editor/publisher with my extensive amphibious training to offer personalized ``immersive`` coaching programs for first-time authors, artists and creatives.
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.
Coach | Consultant | Trainer | An inspired friend courageously breaking down barriers, making the world a better place with meaning and happiness - everyday.
Executive Director of The Armstrong Center for Alumni Career Services at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Jennifer manages a team of exceptional career coaches that has provided customized, one-on-one career coaching to thousands of Darden alumni around the world. Ten years of career coaching experience.
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.
I coach a lot of teams in design thinking, and teach Designing Your Life at Northwestern University as well as the Cook County Department of Corrections. I teach design, empathy and innovation classes at the Institute of Design (Chicago, IL) and CEDIM in Mexico.
Life is all about growth and change. If you are anything like me, you desire growth but change can make you squeamish. Hmmm…Perhaps it is time to take the challenges of change and transition as an opportunity to look up from the busy-ness of your life to see where you are. Define what you want. Build your way forward. I invite you to design a life where you can thrive on your own terms.
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.
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!
I am a certified coach who has spent the last thirty years in both leadership and operational positions for diverse organizations including the US Army, Accenture, IBM, FORE Systems and Crown Castle. I believe that design thinking is an ideal approach to help individuals develop a way forward, as they consider all aspects of their lives: personal, professional, spiritual. I am originally from New Jersey, but have been living in Pittsburgh for the last twenty years with my wife, three kids, and two dogs.
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.
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.
Enrico is an entrepreneur, trader and business coach. He co-founded the unconventional academy Moneysurfers.com and he is co-author of the Italian best selling book ``La Felicità Fa i Soldi``, together with Davide Francesco Sada. In his work he melts financial expertise with business education, spiritual practices and Life Design.
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.
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I am currently working within the Cook County Department of Corrections as a culinary educator and counselor. I also teach nutrition and culinary arts at Kendall College.
It takes a well-designed plan to create the future we want and answer the important question: “What’s next?” I work with clients to uncover new possibilities and pathways for the future—whether it’s their “Next Act” or simply the “Next Steps” on their current path.
I love partnering with clients to help them design their future. I have worked as a senior executive at major US corporations, at an international women’s network, Encore.org and launched my own business. Those experiences provide valuable insights into navigating life, careers and all that comes on this journey we are traveling along together.
Naomi coaches business leaders to build and strengthen communication and leadership skills. As a Designing Your Life Coach, she believes that coaching helps people in times of transition to view the life they genuinely wish for and to achieve aspirational goals in an authentic way. Naomi has extensive HR management experience in global IT, enjoys Design Thinking facilitation and training for managers.
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 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, 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.
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.
I’m a Certified Professional Coach, Designing Your Life Coach, and Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner with a 10+ years of experience at a Fortune 500 consulting firm and three years in non-profit fundraising. I’ve created a one-of-a-kind program called the Outstanding Imaginator where I partner with mid-career professionals to increase their energy, make mindful choices and design a happy life. I’m grateful for you to read a little about me and working together. I would love to have a conversation with you to learn more about your goals and passions! E-mail me for a confidential discussion.
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.
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.
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Linda Jensen, Encore Life DesignHer and Owner/Operator of Encore Life Design, is a Life Coach certified through both the Life Purpose Institute and Stanford's Design Your Life Life coaching program. She holds graduate degrees in both Counseling and Educational Psychology. She has extensive experience in non- profit program design, development and administration where she used Design Thinking for social innovation. She now applies the Design Thinking process to life design for women in the second half of their life. Her specific coaching focus is: 1) Women in Transition, 2) Second Act Career, and 3) Badass BoomHers wanting to continue to make a difference.
I partner with clients in discovery of their best potential selves. After unforgettable a-has`` we land on prototyping and execution following rhizomic structures! Career and professional Coaching is my true passion!
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.
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.
I am a coach, trainer, facilitator, and storyteller. My professional life and coaching practice have centered around helping individuals, groups, and organizations, find, tell, and live better stories. Intentional storytelling is an essential part of the life-design process because stories help us to make sense of our lives, the world, and our role in it. They help us name the change we want to bring. To help people discover and inhabit these stories of transformation, I create carefully designed workshops, training, and coaching experiences nested in applied improvisation, storytelling, and creative experimentation.
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.”
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.
Designer and consultant. Design Thinking partitioner and trainer.
Joseph is a designer who believes in social innovation, and promoting Design Thinking. He is experienced in projects in industrial design, health care, aging, etc., all with social causes. Joseph enjoys teaching / facilitating Design Thinking workshops to individuals as well as organizations such as the Hong Kong Government (Efficiency Office), PolyU, HKUST, YPO, Deloitte, Y.E.S. (Youth Employment Start), etc. Before going into the design field, Joseph started out with an MBA and used to work in the US in show biz, and licensing. He is also a photographer videographer, and have done commercial work. Joseph produces and hosts video programs on social media.
Entrepreneurial Coach and Certified Business Model Designer, assisting my clients to start up and design disruptive business models inspired from who they really are. Forming a young entrepreneur camp for high school and university students in Asia.
After co-founding a successful tech startup, Lisa collapsed from years of stress overload. Using the skills she developed as an entrepreneur, she self-hacked her own mind and body to restore her health go on to feel better than ever. With private coaching, groups, and retreats, Lisa helps highly successful go-getters to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food and stress, reframe negative self-talk, investigate habits and triggers, and set strategies for success.
I have been an HR professional for 20 years. I work as coach to help both managers and employees build their competencies and resolve employee issues, and I enjoyed doing such things. Now I am dedicating myself to be a great coach.
I am the Career Development Manager for the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) developing and delivering career development learning and coaching for MBA students across the full-time, part-time and online programs for the last 5 years. In total, I have been a career counsellor / coach for the last 18 years in the university sector in Sydney, Australia.
We spend most of our lives working- work that defines us and demands our energy. Yet, sometimes we get stuck. There's many things we get stuck on-- how can I be a better leader? how can I find a new career? how can I find more peace at work? how can I plan for the future? I work with people who are stuck on figuring out that next step. Together, we reflect on who they are at their best, uncover what they have to offer and figure out ways to create meaning and fulfillment. Then we bring these insights to life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helping to motivate clients to develop the confidence they need to choose a meaningful career/life path, using creative problem solving to help achieve goals. Clients' will be asked to test out their ideas, even when they don’t believe they can.
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 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.
Career Development professional focused on working with adults and youth to enhance career planning and management skills. Experienced in providing counseling and education across a broad range of contexts as well as management within education, community health and small business environments. I am particularly interested in applying creative strategies to career development, with dual qualifications in Career Development and Art Therapy.
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.
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.
I do coaching for people who want to thrive in public tests in Brazil (to enter the public service). That involves, also, career coaching. I have been coaching leaders and teams in the public service as well.
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.
Following a successful career in business development, I want to use my skills to help others. Working with young people to help them with their transitions these past 8 years, I've witnessed the changing face of work. In my personal time I have trained as a coach and offer early and mid-career coaching, supporting clients to explore their options and take the first steps to improve their work life in this fast-changing world.
ThinkPartner Coaching Ltd.: Entrepreneur. Mentor. ThinkPartner.
Deborah is both a creative and critical thinker. Her thirst for diversity has made the world of entrepreneurship her playground. She is a certified executive coach, strategic think partner and a design thinking enthusiast. Her coaching style is energizing and collaborative. She focuses on resolving challenges and discovering new possibilities. She is a powerful connector of ideas and concepts helping people explore directions that are aligned with their values.
Deborah believes that it is better to live life by design rather than by default.
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.
When asked what I do in my role as a Career Advisor at Butler, I tend to respond by saying, ``I grow people.`` Essentially, I spend most of my time at Internship and Career Services (ICS) helping individuals identify their strengths and career aspirations. I LOVE that my job allows me to connect with and guide Butler University students and alumni through the career development process.
I am a university career counsellor and cross-cultural sojourner who has redesigned his life several times and lives the dream. If you are wondering if there is more to life than where you currently are - let’s talk! (Polski, 日本語)
Founder and Managing Partner of Executive Recruitment firms focused on Africa, with a strong focus on working with innovative and fast scaling companies. Specifically focused on sourcing and assessing leadership that is effective in high pressure and volatile environments. Coach to Executives and Entrepreneurs, especially Women, that are looking for a more effective ways to manage career and life goals. Also, the Founder of a High School Counseling and Mentorship business.
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.
I help people in all stages of life gain clarity. In my role as Director of Leadership for the Poole College of Management I work with undergraduates, MBAs, faculty and staff to help create lives they love. I also provide pro-bono coaching to individuals in career transitions.
Best-Selling Author, Certified Samurai Sword Master (Battou Jutsu & Sports Chanbara), Lecturer, and Zen/ Mindfulness Coach and Trainer with more than 16 years of Buddhist Mindfulness Training in 68 eight-day retreats. Thai translator of international bestseller, ``Buddha's Brain`` who loves to incorporate neuroscience into Zen/ Mindfulness Training.
I work with MBA alumni of The Darden School of Business on transition and career coaching. I help alum at every age/stage and any industry/function. My strengths are in identifying career goals, establishing action plans, improving networking outcomes, and achieving interview success rates.
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.
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.
I believe that everyone starts with all that they need, and it’s my job to help create a new awareness about potential and possibility. My coaching and training practice is designed for individuals and organizations managing change and innovation. I am a certified executive and leadership coach with a focus on design thinking, mindfulness, and character strengths, and my career includes work as a startup founder and entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator, coder and civic leader. I am also an accredited yoga instructor, and I often encourage wellness in coaching conversations.
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.
“The unexamined life is not worth living” --Plato. As a career development expert and coach (PCC accredited by International Coaching Federation), Clark passionately devotes his professional life to helping his clients explore, transform and thrive. He became a full-time coach after completing his tenure as Training Director at Allianz China, and previously as Senior Manager of L&TD at Standard Chartered Bank. He is currently the CEO of Sun Radiance Leadership Co., a coaching boutique practice.
I work with MBA students on developing their career goals and their professional development skills. Through workshops, individual coaching and advising, and providing relevant information, I help them with their plans and job search skill development.
My mission is to amplify and consolidate the fragile process of organizational creativity - by coaching business leaders, designing and facilitating strategic brainstorming sessions and training teams to use collaborative thinking tools.
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.
I am a career advisor at Butler University, a private, non-profit, residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution. I am a liaison to our students and faculty in our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a focus on our natural and social sciences majors.
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.
Georgie is dedicated to facilitating personal and professional growth by capitalizing on best practices learned working over 25 years in education, business, talent management, and professional development. She is passionate about helping people leverage their strengths and core values to reach meaningful goals and create a robust path forward. Georgie is thrilled to be part of the Designing Your Life community and use it as a framework for self-reflection and life design with clients!
Since 1993, Workfit Partners Director and Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) Adjunct Associate Professor and Fellow, Denise Weinreis has been coaching MBA students, and middle to senior executives towards personal, workplace and career transformations.
Workfit partners, with interested and interesting people and organizations to make a positive difference for their communities and for our planet in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
Education for Good (EFG) equips talents with practical innovative tools, entrepreneurial mindset and user-centric design skill sets in order to nurture compassionate talents to innovate effectively. We use design thinking methodology and tools to work with education sectors and youth in Hong Kong. We nurture over 200 youth and over 100 teachers per year.
Hunter Wright is a certified executive coach, consultant and principal of Huntley Partners. Hunter developed High Performance Women coaching for emerging and established leaders seeking to elevate their impact at work, at home, and in life. While most executive leadership programs focus primarily on intellectual growth, High Performance Women engages the whole person - intellectual, emotional and physical – and aligns personal values to achieve peak results. Rooted in scientific research and the expertise of global leaders in business, health, and wellness, including Young President’s Organization (YPO), The Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Stanford University’s d.School, High Performance Women coaching drives meaningful results.
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.
An expert in Chinese retail banking transformation and talent development, Champagne Yu is currently at the Bank of Communications of China (HQ), with a certificate of coaching (International Coaching Federation). She does research on career planning within the changing Chinese banking industry and is committed to providing talent development consulting to her clients who seek solutions for continuous growth, career, and life changes.
Jennifer is a business consultant and college professor. Her passion for change management and business strategy always goes back to the people in a company's organizational design. Aligning people within teams to support each other with their talents and interests improves productivity, retention of exceptional talent, loyal customer relationships and is the key driver of competitive advantage.