ICF Los Angeles 2018 Leadership
RACHEL KARU, MS, ACC , Coach, Speaker, Author
Rachel Karu’s quest for purpose and passion led her to create Stepping into More – A personal and professional development company dedicated to supporting clients with their quest to unleash their purpose and passion in order to live a fulfilling and empowering life! An experienced coach, speaker, trainer, and singer with over 19 years’ experience, she energizes her clients and creates an affirming environment for personal and professional transformation. Prior to launching Stepping into More, Rachel served as Human Resources Manager at EMI Music Distribution and the Manager of Organization Development and Training at Easton Sports, Inc.
Rachel earned a Master’s of Science in Counseling for Business, Industry and Government and a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Human Resources. She achieved her Coaching Credential through the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Strengths Coach with the Marcus Buckingham Company. Rachel is certified/qualified in a variety of assessment tools including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Standout (strengths based assessment).
Rachel’s personal journey as a Recovering Perfectionist inspired her to create Stepping into More. Rachel’s perfectionism paralyzed her from pursuing her passion for singing for over 20 years until a car accident changed everything.
This series of events led Rachel back into performing, publishing her autobiographical self-help book - Stepping Into More – Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist (http://tinyurl.com/steppingintomore), and producing her CD of songs - Stepping Into More (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rachelkaru).
Clients include: Facebook, Intel, Cisco, AECOM, Raytheon, United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Allergan, Philips, Braille Institute, Mattel, Viacom, Fox Entertainment, and Disney/ABC Media.
Rachel is happily married for over 26 years and has two amazing children who continue to be her best teachers on a daily basis. www.steppingintomore.com
SARAH KHAMBATTA, PCC, Business and Career Coach
Sarah Khambatta is the founder of Dreams Transform Reality; a company committed to clients getting massive results in their businesses and careers by expanding their confidence, capacity and strategies. Sarah’s clients range from Executives and Managers to Creative Strategists at companies such as Google, Onzie, Deutsch Los Angeles, PMK•BNC, Vladimir Jones, Venables Bell & Partners, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, and Merck.
Sarah coaches her clients to create powerful relationships, communicate in challenging moments with compassion and confidence, becoming true leaders in their own lives. Her clients have results such as tripling their profits, claiming new careers, accepting offers for raises or bonuses they previously let pass them by, increasing their company’s net worth by inventing new company-wide procedures and booming in their own dream business.
Prior to Coaching, Sarah was the General Manager of two large live theatres and an outdoor venue bringing theatre to Broadway and from Broadway to Los Angeles. She managed creative productions with Hollywood and NY Talent while collaborating with Directors, Producers, and Performers. Now she coaches artists and people to implement their vision and become the biggest version of themselves in reality.
Sarah is a graduate of Bard College in New York, receiving her BA in Theatre and Dance. She received her International Coaches Federation credential as a (PCC) Professional Certified Coach through the accredited coaches training program, Accomplishment Coaching in San Diego.
To connect with Sarah, visit www.dreamstransformreality.com
YU LIN KONG, Communications Coach for Software Engineers
Yu-Lin Kong coaches software engineers to communicate effectively as they make successful career transitions to thrive as emerging problem solvers of our future. Whether it’s through one-on-one or group coaching or through speaking, Yu-Lin is an expert when it comes to personal branding, job search strategy, interviewing skills, and salary negotiation.
Drawing upon more than 10 years of coaching experience, formerly trained in the Evidence Based Coaching method, she brings a unique background in emotional intelligence, communication skills, and energy management in order to maximize an individual's potential.
After obtaining her black belt in Hapkido at the age of 16, Yu-Lin went on to study with a 34th generation Shaolin Temple Monk, practicing the arts of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai, Chi, and Qi Gong. As a martial arts master, she combines the essence of this training in discipline, persistence, and refinement in her unique approach to caching with software engineers at every level of their development. Check her out in action!
Bringing friends together over a locally sourced organic home cooked meal, trying new restaurants, and exploring art are some of Yu-Lin’s favorite pastimes.
BROOKE LOESBY, ESQ.
Director of Membership
Growth occurs outside our comfort zone. Brooke serves as a trusted ally, a resource and a sounding board for your transition. She is skilled in helping clients navigate roadblocks and keeping them focused on their path. Brooke has a genuine passion and interest in their success. Guided by clients’ inner voices, Brooke lends her creativity, inquisitiveness, and enthusiasm to help them to manifest their calling.
Brooke has assisted hundreds of clients in making important career and life transitions. Brooke’s approach is personalized and proactive; she works to help clarify their aspirations and assist them in achieving their goals. Brooke’s clients range from humanitarian activists to media and fashion professionals, to start up entrepreneurs and senior attorneys from Am Law 100 firms.
Before coaching, Brooke experienced several career transitions of her own: for three years, she worked in legislation on Capital Hill, for Senator Larry E. Craig; as an attorney, Brooke practiced Labor and Employment law at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld; she then served as Assistant Director of Career Services at Loyola Law School, for six years. Brooke earned her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine Law School and her B.A. from University of Idaho. She enjoys hiking, vegetarian cooking, yoga and meditation. www.lawlifecoach.com
Associate Director of Membership
Danielle believes that you are the answer to all your problems. Her approach to coaching allows clients to boldly step into their optimal future with enthusiasm, ease, and vigor. With a knack for bringing clarity, drive, and passion back into individual’s lives, she helps clients navigate through obstacles with joy and purpose. Through a customized program, she identifies core values, strengths, and passions to create your designer life. And most importantly, she makes the journey fun.
Danielle benefits from 10 years of experience in the finance industry, and understands the high demands required of professionals today. After suffering from persistent back pain, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and unending boredom, she turned in her corporate badge to followed her passion for coaching individuals and organizations into intentional alignment. Her clients range from actors to entrepreneurs and corporate executives, to name a few. She has helped clients transform their lives and is prepared to support you in living your best life.
Danielle has degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of Southern California. She is also a certified Nutrition Consultant, Crisis Counselor, and licensed energy healer. She uses a mix of traditional neuroscience, behavioral psychology, and spiritual principles to foster alignment and bring lasting change to her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys meditation, travel, and hiking with her dog. For more information about Danielle, you can visit her website at www.daniellebower.com
Tina Robinson, MBA
Tina Robinson is a workplace futurist and talent management strategist on a mission to transform how we think and feel about “work.” We all want to bring our “whole selves” to work, to unleash our potential, and be cheered and rewarded for it. Tina’s imperative is to make this a reality, as a business leader, consultant, coach, facilitator, and teacher.
Tina is Chief Executive Officer at WorkJoy, an organizational transformation start-up creating happier places to work and more engaged, future-ready workforces from the inside out – through personalized human-to-human coaching solutions and programs tailored to each organization’s intersection of people, processes, and systems. She builds on her extensive experience in the corporate world as a sales operations, OD, and HR leader for global entities across industries.
Tina completed coach training through CTI (Coaches Training Institute) and has SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) certification. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and earned her MBA from the University of Michigan. Tina shares her knowledge with the community as a business school faculty member at Loyola Marymount University and as a coach and volunteer with local and international nonprofits.
When not advising, teaching, coaching, or running a business, Tina studies astrology, meditates on the beach, camps in the desert, and plows through her stack of New Yorker magazines. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two crazy pet parrots.
Learn more about Tina on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tinarobinsonhr
tina[at]workjoycoaching.com - (310) 415-374
CAMILLE McKinney, Coach and trainer
Camille McKinney is CEO and Leadership Consultant at Leveraged Leaders...she helps midsize organizations prepare for future growth by developing the right leaders in the right way, driving toward the right results. She brings her experience in performance consulting, training, and leadership to help companies develop sustainable, actionable leadership readiness strategies as part of their overall business growth strategy.
Before becoming a Leadership Consultant and Professional Coach, Camille worked for over 20 years as a training and performance consulting professional, most recently as a Sales Training leader, where she led a team of professional sales training rock stars! Camille’s commitment to demonstrating effective leadership and empowering her team to be their best resulted in Great Place to Work employee engagement scores of 100% two years in a row!
She has a degree in Business Management and has completed Coach U’s Core Essentials and advanced coaching programs. She is a licensed facilitator of Corporate Coach U's Coaching Clinic™, a training program that is delivered as part of a comprehensive, interactive learning experience, Empowering Performance Through Coaching. This program teaches leaders how to use a simple yet effective coaching conversation model and provides post-training support to integrate coaching into the participant's leadership toolkit.
Camille lives in Southern California, where you’ll often find her with her nose in a book...usually more than one at a time! Check out her website at www.leveragedleaders.com!
Director of Events
With a passion for strategy and communications, Matt’s been a catalyst for an eclectic roster of start-ups shifting from vision to action for over a decade.
As Public Relations Director for the TheFix.com, he handled all communications for the site The New York Times called a “game changer” for pulling recovery out of the closet and into the mainstream. The site quickly became the world's premier online resource for addiction and recovery. While opening new territories for the expansion of innovative, sustainable design firm Greensulate, the company was selected as a Top 5 Start-Up at Opportunity Green, and earned a coveted spot on Inc. magazine's "Entrepreneurs We Love" List.
In addition to coaching entrepreneurs and creatives, Matt’s a contributing Editor at FourTwoNine Magazine.
COURTNEY BIRCH WEBSTER, PCC, CPCC, Coach and Facilitator
Courtney Birch Webster delights in working with new and established leaders in some of the most successful companies in the world to increase their effectiveness, productivity, engagement, impact, and joy by focusing on and leveraging their unique strengths and genuine brilliance.
As the founder of Your Recovered Life, Courtney is a dynamic and compassionate coach, known for helping clients make bold and courageous changes. Combining a wicked sense of humor with a keen understanding of the desire to find and live one’s purpose, she empowers her clients to identify and own their unique strengths in order to turn dreams into reality.
Courtney received her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach training and certification from the Coaches Training Institute, is a Professional Credentialed Coach through the International Coach Federation and is an Executive Strengths Coach through the Marcus Buckingham Company. In previous lives she was the top sales queen for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the on-air internet expert for a late-night series on FX, the coordinator for more reality sports shows than she can remember, and a producer for a documentary series on HBO that might make you blush.
Courtney has served on the board of the ICF-Los Angeles chapter for 5 years, including President in 2016, and looks forward to supporting the Board as Executive Advisor in 2018. courtney[at]yourrecoveredlife.com.
BARRY BETTMAN, PCC, CPCC, ATL Professional Certified Coach
Barry Bettman is a passionate coach specializing in Leadership Team Development. With over 21 years of coaching experience, Barry brings a mixtures of one on one coaching and facilitation to his clients.
Barry is an "Approved Tribal Leader" consultant for workplace culture and a "Professional Certified Coach" with leaders and executives. He also an an Executive Producer of Stage 5 Leadership Productions, “Real Time High Engagement Teleseminars” where he holds the possibility of “LEADERSHIP FOR EVERYONE TO BE GREAT TOGETHER”.
For the past 4+ years, Barry has served as Director and Co-Director of Virtual Education, He has helped to create and run the successful ICFLA Teleclass series that has provided 24 global teleclasses each year. Barry will be serving the Board in 2018 as an Executive Advisor.
LinkedIn | coaching[at]barrybettman.com
Associate Director - In Person Programming
Cynthia Oredugba’s passion is to guide women who yearn to be their best selves but who’ve put their innermost dreams on hold for family or career. Though they value their choices, now it’s their turn to explore new horizons. Cynthia helps them find clarity and confidence so they uncover their true purpose and manifest the abundant, meaningful life they desire.
Cynthia has a rich history of fulfilling her own life purpose. She was the first African American woman to join the William Morris Talent Agency as an agent trainee in the early 1970s, and later opened her own boutique talent agency in Los Angeles. In her 16 year career, she helped numerous creative individuals launch their dream careers, including director Lee Daniels of The Butler, Precious and Empire fame. Cynthia even introduced friend Alex Haley to David Wolper, who produced the iconic miniseries Roots! After stepping away to raise her two precious sons, Cynthia then helped the American Cancer Society raise awareness through trainings, workshops and seminars.
Cynthia’s empowering experience with personal development coaching inspired her passion to help others uncover and activate their full, extraordinary potential. Author of It’sYour Turn: Uncovering the Best You NOW, she completed her coach training with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and Lisa Bloom Story Coaching.
Alison Horstmeyer, MS, MBA
Associate Director of Sponsorship
Following a successful career as a business development executive in Entertainment and Technology working for both Fortune 500 corporations and venture backed emerging companies, Alison wanted to make an impact in a different, consequential way. Having guided high performing teams, and at the same time, witnessing first-hand the prevalence of disengagement, burnout, and the inability for many of her colleagues to develop homeodynamic adaptive skills and behaviors so they could thrive, Alison chose to embark on a path to become an executive coach and business growth consultant. She recognized to most effectively assist clients to successfully navigate the complexities and uncertainties associated with the contemporary business landscape required nonconventional approaches originating from evidence-based constructs of positive psychology, psychophysiological interdependencies, intrinsic motivation, and emotional and behavioral self-regulation intelligence. In parallel, as she continued her work, she realized the potency and profundity of curiosity. Her consultancy, Intrinsic Curiosity, has been founded on an empirically supported framework designed to cultivate curiosity, a growth mindset, and sustainable, productive behavioral outcomes. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine in which her research is dedicated to uncovering the invariant structures of curiosity with the aim to illuminate innovative ways in which curiosity can be cultivated.
Alison holds a Master of Science in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, and a Master
in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business. She currently serves as a
graduate teaching fellow in the Mind-Body Medicine program at Saybrook University. Alison is
also a certified yoga instructor and you can find her teaching yoga in the LA area as her way of
giving back to the community. Contact her at email@example.com
Associate Director - In Person Programming
Evan Kleiman is a human capital strategist who has worked everywhere from fast paced dynamic start up environments to mid to large size companies. He is also a Co-Active coach who has worked with over 100 clients around the world. He is a big picture thinker driven to understand what it truly means to unlock human potential. His role centers on driving business results through data based decision-making and helping individuals achieve breakthrough results in their lives.
His approach to building a culture of engagement is shaped by collaboration with brilliant thought leaders in the field, the use of empirically validated methodologies & models and continued research and application. His goal is to engage hearts & minds and create "buy-in" for a common purpose. He is driven to understand needs & behavioral drivers, and design programs & services to attract, develop and retain top talent. He is also passionate about working with individuals who want to make changes and start seeing magic happen in their lives. He is committed to helping elevate the human experience for as many people as possible.
Milton Mattox, Ed. D.
Associate Director - Communications
Dr. Milton Mattox is an Executive Coach, CEO Peer Group Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Author and Technologist who has worked with some of the world's most acclaimed companies. An authority in helping CEOs overcome everyday business challenges to achieve the success that they seek, career coach and expert in “all things technology-based,” he continues to practice the leadership techniques and methodologies outlined in his books and articles to successfully increase return on investment for companies, organizations, and individuals seeking to be all that they desire to be in life.
In addition, Milton is an experienced, senior technology executive with an extensive background in software engineering, application development, IT infrastructure and offshore Research and Development (R&D) team management. This includes a proven track record of transforming and accelerating technology development and delivery in alignment with the goals of the business worldwide. His professional experience includes an executive vice president position at Lucent Technologies with executive level experience at Intuit, Mitel, SHPS, Narus India, Cigna, and CGI.
Milton has a doctorate in education with a major in Organization & Leadership, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology. Lastly, Milton was an online adjunct doctoral professor for over 4 years at Colorado Technical University where he taught doctoral classes in Leadership, Management, and Technology.
Milton spends his free time writing books/articles, playing golf, exercising, and playing bass guitar and drums as well as enjoying the vegan lifestyle.