Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
After leading teams and projects for more than 14 years in the corporate world as an energy professional, Jessica founded Wilder Coaching Collective so she could pursue her #1 purpose: to help people create the future they want. She is a gifted planner and future-focused thinker and loves to partner with motivated, creative folks looking to make changes - big or small. Jessica works with individuals and groups; her primary coaching areas are leadership and work life, focused on supporting her clients' journeys to realizing their full potential and finding greater fulfillment.
I primarily coach leaders facing messy, complex challenges, including what many find when transitioning into new or expanded executive roles. I also have clients who want to step back and take a larger perspective on what they are doing; they benefit from scanning their experience for how they create value in ways that energize them. Also possible are guided, exploratory activities that enable people to grow and expand the range of possibilities they can imagine while facing their future.
I specialize in working with teens. Life can feel fast-paced, like a bullet train hurling us along a track. I help teens learn to pause, clarify their beliefs, and take purposeful action to create a life where intention > inertia. Learn more at pauselearning.com.
I have a confession to make--I didn’t actually know what HR was when I accepted a position in the field. I never had one “that one thing” that I just knew I was born to do---but I kept prototyping my way forward! My personal success in applying design thinking to my own career is what shapes my coaching practice today. Now, as a 20+year HR Professional and Executive Coach, I help people to find joy, meaning, and alignment in their work and life--especially when they aren’t quite sure what that might be or what that could look like. As an organizational HR leader, I work with individuals as they put DYL into practice to find happiness at work. I am a trained coach, and I am certified as both a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Zahie El Kouri
Zahie El Kouri (Za-hee-yah) is a writer and Certified Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach. She specializes in helping ambitious women align their time, talents, and energy to write their books. She also helps men and women write their own definitions of success by imagining and prototyping different lives and careers using the Designing Your Life framework. Zahie has a B.A. in Literary Studies from Williams College, a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and an M.F.A. from New School University. She has taught creative, expository, and persuasive writing at the University of North Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, Santa Clara Law School, the University of Oregon School of Law, and the Stanford Technical Communications Program. Her work has appeared in Mizna, Dinarzad’s Children: an Anthology of Arab-American literature, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Memoir Journal, Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking and The Manifest-Station. She is the author of two non-fiction books and is currently writing a novel about a family of Arab-Americans who start passing as white after 9/11.
Angela Schmeidel Randall
Angela Schmeidel Randall is a professional coach who specializes in working with clients in STEAM fields, entrepreneurship, and women, with a special interest in neurodiverse clients (ADHD, Autism) and those with special needs (disabilities, non-traditional life circumstances, first generation, etc). With a strong background in human-centered design, Angela was first introduced to coaching after fielding on-going requests for career advice, mentorship, and help solving gnarly problems. Eager to find a framework to shape these conversations into something results-oriented, she completed her leadership coaching training at Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Angela helps clients understand, reframe, and solve problems with empathy, kindness, and an appreciation for constraints. In addition to her private practice, Angela is on the faculty at the Jones School of Business at Rice University where she teaches about human-centered design, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Kyle Moses, PhD
With a 27-year career as a leader of people, programs, and policies, retired Navy Captain Kyle Moses (PhD) has extensive coaching experience priming executive leaders, based in government, non-profit-organizations, the private sector, and cross-cultural settings, for next-level excellence in leadership and in individual well-being. Kyle’s coaching philosophy is a systems-based framework styled around the core belief that “the revolution starts from within” as the client develops a new understanding of how the world is presenting itself while their own cognitive framing evolves. Dr. Moses has proven results in successfully guiding clients to optimize their work and personal lives, enabling them to successfully navigate increased complexity, expand their decision space, harness personal strengths, optimize life/career transitions, and increase organizational efficiency and productivity to meet corporate goals.
Robin Wilson-Tolbert, CPC, ACC
Robin Wilson-Tolbert, CPC, ACC, is an independent, certified professional coach, specializing in leadership and career design and development coaching. She takes a holistic approach to coaching, believing that it is never just about the job or career! Robin enjoys working with clients at each phase of their lives and careers. From charting a path within a chosen field to managing a complete life reboot, she helps clients discover and articulate what they really want; recognize and disarm their inner critic; and take actions to achieve their goals. Robin’s clients come from a variety of disciplines and industries and span the globe. Robin comes to coaching with over 25 years of HR leadership experience. She was first introduced to and trained in the coaching discipline by her former employer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). That introduction developed into a passion that led to her own career pivot to coaching! She is also a mentor for early career women with The Power of Professional Women, Philadelphia; and an advisor and former board member for the Age Equity Alliance.
Jerilyn, “Jeri”, is energized by, and passionate about, working with individuals and teams to co-create pathways to realize their full potential and find greater fulfillment. She believes in “getting curious” to explore and identify personal values, core aptitudes, and the types of workplace cultures that nourish growth mindsets and represent true learning environments. These are the catalysts for success. In her practice, Engaged Pathways, and as a university Career Advisor, she brings a background and expertise in strength-based coaching, leadership development training, and organizational culture. Jeri is a creative, results-oriented professional with over 30 years of experience in both corporate and higher education sectors. She has M.S.Ed. degrees in Counseling and Instructional Design, as well as graduate certification in Organizational Behavior and Consulting. She is GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator) and NCDA CCC (Certified Career Counselor) certified. She has built a strong toolkit of assessments and resources to help grow, plan and design and align lives and careers.
A seasoned leader of large organizations, non-profit executive, board member, and certified Executive Coach (LinkedIn @ dave monaco), Dave Monaco has spent three decades helping the organizations he’s served become better versions of themselves. As both an independent school leader and non-profit board member, Dave has been drawn to emerging environments, serving as the founder of an educational non-profit (Wake Summerbridge, formerly part of what is now known as the Breakthrough Collaborative); the first Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at a large independent school (Ravenscroft): Head of a recently expanded independent school (Parish Episcopal) for 13 years, during which time the school’s reputation for innovative programming grew and its financial and capital assets expanded; and board member and board chair for newly founded and/or expanding non-profits (KIPP DFW and United to Learn). The unifying theme in Dave’s career is his ability to bring energy, ideas, and foresight to the launch of new endeavors and the definition of new professional roles.
Tara N. Lewis, Ed.D.
Tara is an empathetic dot connector with over 15 years of experience working with students in higher education in various roles, including academic advising, career coaching, program development, teaching, and academic administration. She thrives on building relationships, creating collaborations, and empowering students to be curious. She enjoys working with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or disabled. Tara loves learning new things and has a history of coaching clients interested in electronic and creative arts, IT/Cybersecurity, liberal arts, returning to school or re-tooling, and who are just starting to design their life after high school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Doctorate of Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master's in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.