Designing Your Life Certified Coaches

NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA

Mary Charles Blakebrough

Mary Charles Blakebrough

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

``Are you curious about what's next for you:
- Stuck in mid-career?
- In a transition?
- Planning for an encore-career?
How about collaborating in:
- Discovering where you are?
- Building forward through exercises, life design interviews, and experiences?
- Choosing the next step in the design of your life?
My career coaching practice turned upside down when I was introduced to ````Designing Your Life```` (DYL) in 2018 and the design-thinking process that moved past the traditional “carefully crafted cover letters and resumes,” which I had used career coaching in IBM 13+ years, early in my private practice.
--> Start DYL where you are, find out what energizes, engages, puts you into flow; get creative with super-charged brainstorming and mind mapping; find those doing the work that might suit you; connect into the hidden job network. Since you are looking at 5-7 careers (not jobs) in your life now, this can answer: ````What do you want to be when you grow up?```` NOTE: MS/OD American U, BA Middlebury; in Career #6.``

David Desplaces

David Desplaces

Charleston, South Carolina & Dubai

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.

Leigh Shamblin

Leigh Shamblin

Raleigh, NC

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.

Cathy Mazan Murata

Cathy Mazan Murata

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

I am passionate about inspiring, connecting and developing others while democratizing access to coaching and leadership development. I am an experienced Leadership Development and Learning Strategist, Designer and Facilitator with extensive experience in multinational corporations, healthcare, consulting and academia. I currently lead emerging and executive leadership development at Corning Incorporated where my team is reimagining talent development to deepen connections and development opportunities to enable the next 170 years of life-changing innovations. I graduated from the Georgetown Executive Leadership coaching program and am a certified coach with the ICF. I hold a B.A. from Purdue University and an M.Ed. from Harvard.

Sarah Gould Wright

Sarah Gould Wright

North Carolina

I have directly experienced the benefits of applying the Designing Your Life principles in my life. In July 2020 I attended the DYL Women’s Retreat. Initially, I struggled completing the Odyssey Plan homework as I was in the middle of a major life transition. During the retreat discussions with other women I then was able to articulate my third plan, the wilder alternative for your next five years. My third plan was to participate in a spiritual retreat as I had never devoted such a significant amount of time and money to my singular fulfillment. In November 2020 I participated in a residential month-long spiritual retreat. Without the DYL Women’s Retreat I would never have realized such a personal and professional transformation. Having worked for 25 years in the helping profession, earning a graduate degree in counseling and having ample vacation time did not lead me to living out the DYL principles. Thinking like a designer transforms lives.

Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson

Raleigh/Durham, NC

I love connecting people and specialize in helping individuals discover and realize their potential, regardless of their industries, life stage, or background. I enjoy helping individuals find their paths and, more importantly, partnering with them to turn their plans into tangible, realistic actions. I currently coach through my role at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and in private practice.

William (Bill) Faulkner

William (Bill) Faulkner

Raleigh, NC/Greensboro, NC

Dr. Bill Faulkner has spent over 20 years as a leadership educator and administrator leading his own teams of professional and graduate level staff along with hundreds of emerging influencers. Bill is also the founder and principal consultant for his own coaching and training firm called Out Loud Strategies Inc. where he is sought to create innovative and relevant courses, workshops, trainings, keynotes, and other organizational development experiences for adult learners and corporate audiences. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Student Andrews University and holds both a Masters and Doctorate in Education from the University of Georgia. Currently, he serves as the primary Career and Leadership Coach and Trainer for Executive MBA students at one of the USA’s Top 20 business schools.