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Michelle Payne, MCC

Chief Executive Officer

Executive & Leadership Coach

Internationally recognized business advisor Michelle Payne turned to coaching after a decade of executive leadership in the retail industry. At Gap, Inc., Macy's, and Limited Inc., Michelle headed up teams as large as 1000+. Michelle is passionate about helping leaders understand and leverage their strengths, using strategy and skills to achieve their goals.


Michelle is a Master Certified Coach and in the top 1% of her profession in the world. She has coached executives across the U.S., in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada and Switzerland. Her strong leadership background enhances the value of every coaching engagement. She is a leader in not only the business world, but also the coaching industry. Some of her accomplishments:

  • Co- Director and Faculty for the Coach Certificate Program at the University of California, Davis.
  • Instructor and coach for the Executive Leadership Program for the UC Davis, extension.
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board for SEE Forward, a non-profit that provides professional coaching to single working mothers.
  • 2015 Poster Award Recipient, Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching and McLean Hospital-Shift in Value System – Shift in Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from an Experimental Coaching Intervention on Understanding the Content and Origin of Personal Values.
  • Participating coach in a program between the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
  • Credential Assessor for the International Coach Federation's credentialing program. 2006- Present.
  • Nominated and elected for the Board of the International Coach Federation, 2006-2009.
  • Co-founded and is Chairman of the Board of A Hand UP Coaching, an international non-profit organization that arranges coaching partnerships for women in need (affiliated with Dress for Success Worldwide and sponsored by AT & T Wireless), 2000-2010.
  • Winner of the Outstanding Women Leader Award for 2003.
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence.
  • Certified in Lominger 360 Voices.

Board memberships: SEE Forward, International Coach Federation, A Hand UP Coaching

Michelle and her clients have been featured in The Wallstreet Journal, Smart Money Magazine, L.A. Times, Sacramento Bee, The Business Journal and Entrepreneur Magazine.

"Of all the consultants that we have hired over the years, I can state with full conviction that Michelle is absolutely the best of the best.  Beyond the obvious results that her coaching has provided to me, my team, and our overall leadership development– her impact has changed our company culture from “tired and resigned”, to “fully charged and excited” about our future.  There’s just not a dollar figure that can be placed on that feeling."

-Gordon Fowler, CEO, 3 Fold Communications

Laurie Cozart, PCC
Leadership Coach

Laurie brings a unique talent mix of corporate communications and product marketing, public speaking development and business communications expertise to every assignment and every new client.  For more than a decade Laurie has applied the skills and expertise she has learned as a performing artist to work with executives, managers and leaders in major companies including East Bay Mud, Sutter Health, Ventura Health and Idaho National Laboratories.   Laurie has also developed and facilitated training programs for major corporations, large national conferences and on-line educational forums.

In addition to her business accomplishments, Laurie is also a working actor and brings that unique awareness to the business arena to help corporate professionals improve image, body language, speaking skills and overall presentation delivery by using on camera training techniques.  

Laurie helps her clients to find the courage to “Be Seen and Heard” in a way that creates instant rapport.  Her intensive, interactive communication skills development programs begins by helping you see yourself as others see you. Laurie helps clients build on their strengths and eliminate their weaknesses. Laurie’s clients develop the kind of winning presence and rapport building skills that successful leaders possess.  As a leader you are always in the spotlight!  Laurie believes the foundation of success in business and in life is the ability to authentically engage and connect with others.  

Known as the “Queen of Being Seen”, Laurie Cozart also has x-ray vision for seeing sales opportunities and the communication skills to convert them into gold!  Laurie delivers high-impact, low-cost, customized sales and communication strategies that turbo charge her clients to great profits.   

Laurie, the creator of “Be Seen Blueprint”, teaches experts how to become “Superstars” that create impact and inspire change when they speak.  Her blueprint maximizes your authentic speaking strengths and boosts the audience’s energy while delivering relevant, persuasive and logical content that sells! 

Laurie believes in "Preparation Meets Opportunity".

She helps make it possible for you to distance yourself from the masses and enjoy greater success by developing these critical communication strategies:

  • Charismatic expression, both verbal and non-verbal
  • Concise and congruent speech and movement
  • Confidence and influence
  • Clarity of message
  • Building rapport and trust
  • Strategic presentations for maximum sales results

Whether you’re looking to take your speaking skills to the next level, you’d like to learn how to present your ideas more clearly in any situation, you want to improve your sales and productivity, you want to move up the corporate ladder, or you simply want to improve the relationships in your life, Laurie can help you create ongoing results.  

Laurie has done over 30 National TV and Web Commercials and has been featured host on ShopNBC. Laurie has been featured in Smart Money Magazine, More Magazine and on several radio talk shows. Laurie is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in Business Management, a graduate from Coach Training Alliance for Business and has served on the Board of Directors of A Hand-Up Coaching, is a Member of The International Coach Federation, National Retail Federation, and American Society of Training and Development.

Ginger Jenks, MCC

Leadership Coach
Ginger Jenks is an Executive Coach who specializes in the areas of leadership development, communication, team building and life design.  She works with organizations, teams and individuals, coaching them to be who they are capable of being – not just who they can get away with being.  Ginger has created several programs to facilitate this, including the Professional Human Being program. 

Ginger has served on the Board of Directors for the International Coach Federation (a global organization of 15,000 coaches from over 80 countries), the Advisory Board of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations, and presently serves  on the Finance Committee for the ICF.  She has also held various other leadership positions in organizations outside of coaching.

Originally from the Boston area, Ginger presently lives in the beautiful mountain town of Durango, Colorado.  She coaches several CEO’s, and clients have hailed from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups to agility competitors.   Many of her clients are associated with the commercial real estate industry, where Ginger spent 13 years in development and asset management and has considerable expertise and experience.

Dr. Paolo Terni, PCC
Leadership Coach
Dr. Paolo Terni is a Professionally Certified Coach with the ICF (International Coach Federation) and the author of the book "Coaching Leader: from human potential to business results" (Guerini Editore, 2007, Milano, Italy). He has also written many papers on the impact of current psychological research on consulting and coaching practices - his writings have been published in the book Doing Something Different: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices (Edited by Thorana Nelson, 2010, Routledge, NY), in Inter-Action: the Journal of Solution-Focus in Organizations, and other Journals.  

Dr. Terni has trained extensively in the US (Coach U, NLP Master Practitioner @ University of California at Santa Cruz with Robert Dilts) and is bi-lingual (English and Italian). Dr. Terni is an expert in Solution-Focused Coaching (certified by Solutionsurfers, Basel, Switzerland) and in Evidence-Based practices related to Leadership development and Behavior Modification (such as stress management and conflict resolution).

Dr. Terni frequently leads Assessment Centers for developing managers' strengths and he is qualified to use a wide variety of assessment tools, all development-oriented (such as MRG's LEA). Dr. Terni has worked for Festo CTE, Right Management Consultants, Learningedge, Armonia and other consulting firms in Change Management, Organization Development and People Development programs; the following corporations have been among the clients: Sanpellegrino, HP, Microsoft, Trenitalia, ZF, Molmed, Crif, Bayer, Burgo.

Dr. Terni holds a degree in philosophy, with a Master's in Work Psychology. Dr. Terni is very active in the international Solution-Focused community (SOL). Passionate about developing tomorrow's industry leaders, he holds Solution-Focused Coach Training in the US. Based in Sacramento, California, Paolo Terni works in North America and Europe.

Corry Ann March, PCC
Leadership and Personal Coach

Corry Ann March is a Professional Certified Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation. She specializes in team development, interpersonal relationships, communication, and conflict resolution. In her popular workshops, Corry helps clients tackle essential workplace responsibilities such as giving and receiving feedback, stepping into new leadership roles, and promoting employee ownership. She facilitates the critical process of navigating personal and organizational change, and with her eye for strengths and engaging coaching style, she helps even troubled teams pull together and produce the results they need.

Corry’s clients include leaders at Sutter Health affiliate Memorial Medical Center, Paramount Equity, Placer Title Company, and Arlington Heights Elementary School. Here are just a few of their comments:

Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, CA

“Corry is articulate, knowledgeable, and genuine with regards to  the topic she presents. As a result, she has been very effective in engaging her audience and transforming their level of participation from spectators to active participants.”
-- Craig Bosch RN, MSN, FNP
Manager of Intensive Care and Clinical Research

“Corry is outstanding and extremely engaging. The teamed loved her.” 
--Jonathan Felton
Assistant Administrator - Clinical Services 

“With your inspiring words, we approach our co-workers with greater appreciation as individuals, beyond the hospital role they fulfill. As a result, our positivity and teamwork is solid. Thank you!”
-- Betty Lopez, RN, BSN, MPA
Chief Nurse Executive

Corry brings real-world experience to her coaching approach: In her 10 years in the real estate industry, she worked in loan servicing, title and escrow, home sales, and real estate coaching. She is the author of Monday Motivations: 52 Weeks to a More Purposeful You, and a featured speaker for the Women’s Business Momentum Center.

Corry was born and raised in Atwater, in California’s Central Valley. She currently lives in Citrus Heights with her husband, Stephen March, and their two sons.

Ray Weaver, PCC
Leadership Coach

Ray Weaver brings mature perspective and seasoned expertise to our team. For more than 25 years, he has coached and mentored junior, mid-level, and senior leaders from a wide range of industries including aviation, medicine, communications, education, and public service. An Air Force veteran, Ray worked for 15 years in Europe and Asia, where he developed extraordinary awareness and appreciation for individual leadership potential. As a coach, he connects with each client, building an atmosphere of trust where potential grows into optimum achievement.

Ray’s method is open dialog. Instead of positioning himself as the expert with all the answers, he uses powerful questions to help clients discover new perspectives and solutions to challenges and changing needs. He partners with clients as they develop clear strategies for improving team performance. Here are some examples of Ray’s work with organization leaders:

Travis Air Force Base

Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Work Life Consultant and Transition Coach
Coached executives through 360-degree assessments, where his feedback inspired leaders to identify and take effective steps toward professional growth and development.

615th Contingency Response Wing, Command Chief Master Sergeant
Facilitated workshops and feedback sessions that led to better organization communication and greater employee job performance and satisfaction.

Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
RAF Lankenheath, United Kingdom
Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Trained 63 mid-level managers in motivating employees for sustained organizational success; coached administrators in developing marketing programs and gaining customer acceptance of policy changes.

Certifications

  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Professional Life Coaching, University of California at Davis
  • Executive Leadership, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas
  • BS in Strategic Leadership, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas
  • AAS in Personnel Management, Community College of the Air Force
  • AAS in Electronic Technology, Community College of the Air Force
  • Certified Personal Financial Counselor, Center for Financial Certifications

Personal       

Ray Weaver was born in Mobile, Alabama. He and his wife, AeHui, currently live in Suisun City, California. Ray enjoys walking, reading, and golf. The couple have two adult sons.

 

Susan Dunnaway
Personal Coach and Resource Specialist

Susan is a full-on advocate and powerful resource for your personal and professional development. She listens with laser intensity to understand who you want to become and what you want to achieve. She supports you as you examine your goals in the big-picture context of your life, as you better understand what you care about most and build on what you’re already doing right!

Susan is an experienced business writer and editor, the author of two books on entrepreneurship and ghostwriter of personal histories. An experienced interviewer, one of her most valuable services is helping clients clarify and articulate their ideas. She is highly analytical and often offers fresh perspectives to clients who are frustrated or bogged down by challenging situations.

Here are some comments from Susan’s clients:

“Susan Dunnaway is exceptionally skilled at questioning, reflective listening, interpreting, and guiding me in this process. She helped me understand why I am pursuing certain goals but not others, and she has helped me translate my goals into specific actions. I've had projects on the back burner for a long time—Susan has helped me make more progress in the last few weeks than I have in years.”
Patty M.

“I was fortunate to meet with Susan during a very difficult time in my life.  She has been able to mirror my thoughts and feelings into insights and affirmations which have resonated deeply within me. I am now able to move forward with more clarity and purpose.”
Stephanie W.

Susan is a skilled written and oral communicator, with over twenty years experience in adult education, staff training, and public speaking. She is adept at translating clients’ concepts into clear, step-by-step training materials, workshop agendas, reports, and multi-media presentations.

Degrees

BGS, Writing, Brigham Young University
AA, Technical Communication, American River College

 

 
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