Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
Elizabeth (Betty) is a Design Coach at Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio where she teaches Life Design concepts to students to help them pave their way to success in college and beyond. She has worked with diverse populations at colleges in New Jersey, Michigan, and Ohio. Betty is a first gen college graduate and is passionate about working with first gen students and social justice issues.
Darci is a coach and workshop facilitator who leads her clients with a combination of infectious enthusiasm and disarming candor. Bringing 15 years of HR, Recruitment, and Design Thinking experience to her coaching practice, Darci’s greatest passion is helping others see their unique gifts and inspiring them to live their best life. With an uplifting spirit, Darci will walk alongside you throughout your wayfinding journey; offering insights, encouragement, tools, and support as you “Design Your Life” and beyond.
Victoria (Tori) D. Vogelgesang, Ed.D., MPA
Victoria (Tori) D. Vogelgesang, Ed.D., MPA is the Associate Director of Career and Experiential Education at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH. Tori has worked in education since 2010. Tori's prior experience includes serving as Director of Alumnae Engagement at her alma mater, Saint Ursula Academy, and as Associate Director at Kentucky Campus Compact where she helped develop civic-minded graduates. Tori studied sociology and graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, and completed her graduate work at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY. Her dissertation was titled ``A Quantitative Analysis of High Impact Practices and Civic Learning Outcomes Among Community College Students``.
Heather Golden, Ph.D.
Heather Golden is the current Director of Career Services at the Cleveland Institute of Art, an adjunct instructor in the Fashion Studies program at the College of DuPage, and a stylist for Stitch Fix. She began her career as a designer in New York City and Denver, CO but realized that she liked working with people more than products. She transitioned her career to higher education and has enjoyed teaching and advising college students ever since.
Leading with a servant’s heart, Alishea is a Life Design Coach at Bowling Green State University where she helps students to identify opportunities to maximize their college experience, and to create strategies to enhance their careers post-graduation. She brings with her a diverse background which includes experience in community engagement, mental health, and nonprofit organizations. She serves on the Queens Village – Toledo Community Advisory Board and is a co-creator of a community engagement project that focuses on healing racial trauma.
Frank E. Dobson, Jr.
Frank E. Dobson, Jr., teaches at Bowling Green State University in the Office of Student Success & Life Design. Frank has held administrative and teaching posts at Vanderbilt, Fisk, Wright State and Lafayette College, among other institutions. Having directed Black cultural centers at two PWI’s, Frank’s scholarly interests intersect with his work on college campuses, seeking to address historical and institutional inequities. His novels The Race is Not Given (1999) and Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks & Whites, Love & Death (2010), examine issues of historical racism, violence, and racial reconciliation. Frank has also published articles on Black popular culture and film, including on such diverse figures as Spike Lee, Clint Eastwood, and the legendary Black actor, Woody Strode. Frank is presently working on an article examining identity and family in the Fast & Furious films of Vin Diesel. Frank is a BGSU alum (Ph.D.) who took classes with the famed author James Baldwin at BGSU. Frank is married to his wife, Dee, and they have children and grandchildren.
Xidan (Dandan) Liang
As an international employee in a U.S. higher education institution, I bring empathy to my workplace. I empathize with my students, where I truly see issues through their eyes and coach them in the way that will fit their needs. I also believe diversity, inclusion, and equity work can not be fully achieved without empathy.
Molly is a Life Design Coach at Bowling Green State University. Her coaching practice is informed by experiences working in high school alternative education, youth mental health, creative writing, and counseling, as well as a passion for international travel and social justice. Molly is committed to making Life Design concepts both relevant and accessible to underserved communities, including first-generation college students. She helps students to discover and hone their interests, thoughtfully examine their options, and arrive at decisions that feel fully aligned with who they are and who they want to become.
Kim Regis, DNP, NEA-BC, BCC
Coaching became my passion after surviving a stroke at 36 years old. I work with leaders at two critical stages. 1) accelerating their career transitions and continuing to develop their leadership and management skills to succeed in their current or aspiring role. I am certified as a coach a work professionally as a VP of Operations is a large complex health system integrating coaching into daily work and life.