AMBASSADORS

 

NISHTHA GOEL

Ambassador, Sponsorship

Nishtha is a Director of Sales/Social Media at a luxury accessory brand wholesale company, where she shares her enthusiasm and creativity, as a servant leader, to streamline workflows and increase sales and market share.  Having worked in Fortune 500 companies for over 19 years, she uses her Agile project management, sales, social media marketing background to re-engineer and bring about positive transformation.  She uses her training, writing, coaching and consulting background in all her work and volunteer efforts.  Nishtha is a firm advocate of using meditation as a tool to empower and transform corporations into happier environments and has given presentations on how to use meditation as a technique to build better and more productive work environments.   Contact her via LinkedIn or email her Nishtha.Goel@sbcglobal.net

 

 CYNTHIA OREDUGBA

Ambassador, Teleclass Host

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’s Your Turn: Uncovering the Best You NOW, she completed her coach training with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and Lisa Bloom Story Coaching. Cynthia can be reached at cynthiaoredugba@yahoo.com.

 

 KATHRYN BURNETT

Ambassador, Teleclass Host

Kathryn (Kathy) Burnett is a Professional / Personal Coach & Consultant, principle of Vibrant Life Coaching.  Her experience includes positions as Wellness Coach for The Habit Change Company, and serving in various leadership and trainer capacities at MentorCoach, LLC.

Kathy specializes in Habit Change, Organizing, Positive Psychology, and Wellness Coaching. She’s passionate about applying positive psychology and the latest research in habit change, brain science, motivation, and happiness to her coaching practice.

Kathy created "Shape Your Space," a workshop with an approach to organization utilizing personal strengths and positive psychology principles to get and stay organized.

She coaches individuals and groups and especially loves helping clients connect to their most authentic, powerful, and passionate selves.  She has presented workshops on organizing, communication, procrastination, wellness, and successful change.

Kathy authored a chapter for the book, Clutter Free and Clear.  Titled "THE STRENGTH ADVANTAGE: Getting in touch with your inner Superhero," she presents her unique approach to getting and staying organized: utilizing the power of your own innate and developed strengths. 

 

TERRY NORTON, MCC

Ambassador, Teleclass Host

Terry is an innovator with a highly developed intuition that enables her to get to the heart of the matter – fast. She enjoys a well-earned reputation for producing lasting outcomes in even the most challenging situations. Terry has worked with all levels of senior executives from a wide variety of organizations including ABC, Warner Bros., Disney, NBC Universal, CBS Paramount, USC, Carnegie Mellon, Verizon, Rauxa Direct, PHFE, McCann, Carillion, Lewis-Gale and Kehillat Israel.

A certified analyst in the DISC, PCSI and custom designed 360 multi-rater assessments, Terry has a diverse set of professional and personal growth instruments to share with those who want to reach peak performance. Terry is also known for her energetic and results-oriented workshops, retreats and training programs. Her upbeat attitude with an uncompromising focus on results encourages active and enthusiastic participation in her group meetings and workshops. Terry receives consistently high evaluations from clients. 

 

SUSAN CUCUZZA, PCC, NBC-HWC

Ambassador, Teleclass Host

Susan Cucuzza is an international executive coach, wellness coach, and founder of Live Forward LLC. Susan is also a Master Executive Coach with Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management Executive Education programs.

Susan helps leaders become their best selves, from the inside out. She has coached hundreds of leaders around style and behaviors, 360-degree and stakeholder feedback, succession planning, performance management and career plans, executive presence, and emotional intelligence. Susan applies appreciative inquiry, the intentional change process, character strengths, and authentic leadership to her coaching engagements.

Prior to executive coaching, Susan led HR programs nationally and internationally in Fortune 500 companies, with special focus on leadership and talent development. Companies in which she worked span across global manufacturing, consulting, and financial services.

Susan earned her BA in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

 

GAY CUNNINGHAM, PCC, CEC

Ambassador, Teleclass Host

"I get my energy engaging with others and exploring options that drive their success and transformation. I am passionate about leadership development and witnessing individuals achieve what they thought they could not.

Prior to my transition to a full-time coach, I spent over 30 years as a nurse executive and consultant. My success comes from my ability to step outside my comfort zone and tackle tough issues with the head, heart and gut.

I have coached leaders at all levels. My clients have identified improvements in having difficult conversations, change management, work-life balance, setting and achieving goals and career transition. I can ask the thought-provoking question that challenges my clients to look at their situations in a different way.

Leadership finds itself in the workplace, home and community. I believe in community involvement and giving back. I have served in several leadership roles in my community and professional organizations, including ICFLA!

As a native of Missouri, I have an undying love for the St Louis Cardinals! I am also an avid SEC college football fan and can be found “tailgating” at home on Football Weekends!"

 

SANDRA MARIN, ACC, CPCC 

Ambassador, Membership

Sandra loves puzzles. Particularly the puzzle of creating and maintaining positive, productive human relationships and workplace cultures. Sandra is a successful 25-year veteran of the corporate world with senior leadership experience in Sales, Marketing Communications and Human Resource Management. She specializes in leadership, emotional intelligence, career and NeuroTransformational coaching.

Sandra has a significant record of accomplishment in organizations such as Hudson’s Bay, Nestle Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., IPSOS, and NorQuest College. She has led national, multi-level teams, managed and contributed to significant enterprise-wide projects. Since 2007 Sandra has run her own professional coaching and consulting company.

Sandra is currently a volunteer Trustee with Edmonton Public Library, a former Board member with SkirtsAfire, Golden Retriever Club of Canada, YMCA Enterprise Center. She is also a volunteer Foster Parent with the Edmonton Humane Society. Sandra was born in El Salvador, grew up in California, and lived in Quebec before making Alberta her current home.

 

DIANA CLARKE 

Ambassador, Membership

With over 30 years of experience as a strategic HR Business Partner and Executive Coach at top-tier global companies like Google and Amazon, Diana partners with senior executives to help them connect with their teams and propel their companies forward.

Diana works with her internal and external clients by combining her extensive HR and coaching experience into one powerful business partner relationship. She has been a senior HR leader and strategist partnering with large, complex global technology and business divisions within Fortune 100 organizations.

 

JILL KAHN

Jill Kahn

Ambassador, C3 Chapter Events

As a life coach for women, Jill supports her clients through life transitions such as changing careers, moving into retirement with excitement and purpose, and achieving a healthy work/life balance. She is known for her ability to help her clients take the overwhelming and make it manageable.

Jill holds an Advanced Life Coach Certification from the Life Purpose Institute, as well as an Associate Coach Credential (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Jill is the co-founder and GM of the non-profit YPLA, a part-time yeshiva program in Los Angeles. She has been a successful fundraiser and philanthropic advisor for a global non-profit and executed strategy for the Los Angeles and national initiatives.  Previously, as a Senior Account Executive at a major radio station in Los Angeles she developed, managed, and grew retail and corporate accounts.

 

ANAIS BABAJANIAN 

Ambassador, C3 Chapter Events

I am a CPA by trade and native Houstonian, recently relocated to Los Angeles for both a professional and personal move. I am new to the world of coaching and decided to pursue a career as a coach after working in the accounting and financial services industry for almost 10 years. In my most recent role, I ran an insurance agency and really thrived off of helping my employees grow and giving them the tools to realize their full potential. I want to use the experience I've gained in business to coach my future clients on how to discover and realize the opportunities available to them.

I’m excited to be a part of ICF Los Angeles and to start growing my network within the coaching community. I previously led a networking organization in Houston for young professionals and loved planning events for people to meet and foster new connections and relationships. I look forward to working closely with the team and organizing engaging events for our chapter members.

 

GAIL WHIPPLE 

Ambassador, C3 Chapter Events

I'm a creativity expert and coach known for sparking the inner creativity and courage of those I work with. My why: When people move their careers, lives, or relationships into a new space of their design it brings power and meaning to their lives – and helps heal the planet for all.

I champion others as a coach and mentor, serving also as a strategic thinking partner and communications guru. My cred: Employment as a "creative" in several industries over many decades. Certified coach and mentor coach (ICF) for almost 10 years. A master's degree in transpersonal psychology with concentrations in creativity and coaching. A lifetime of advocacy for others, with a talent for not just seeing possibilities but seeing them manifest.

 

MORGAN QUIST

Ambassador, Communications

Morgan is a Certified Leadership Coach and Communications Consultant – with over 15 years of experience partnering with senior executives and Human Resources leaders to help them strengthen their trust and engagement with employees and develop their leaders.

Throughout her career, Morgan has worked with organizations of 15k+ employees, mid-sized companies, as well as several technology start-ups, experiencing a wide variety of company cultures.

Morgan also enjoys partnering with professionals who want to shift from surviving to thriving in their careers – working with these clients to increase their self-awareness, work through the barriers, identify doable micro-steps and shift to a job that serves and sparks joy. You can view career stories and strategies from Morgan as Your Thrival Guide on her YouTube channel.

Morgan received her coaching certification from an ICF-accredited coaching institute (iPEC) and received her bachelor’s degree in Communications.

While Morgan is originally from Michigan, she has lived in Los Angeles for over 15 years – and doesn’t miss the cold, snowy winters.