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SARAH KHAMBATTA, PCC -  Business and Career Coach

President

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

 

CAMILLE MCKINNEY, Leadership Consultant / Coach

President-Elect

Camille McKinney is CEO at Leveraged Leaders, a leadership coaching and consulting company. She is hired by women who want to show up as powerful leaders in ALL areas of their lives, while navigating the obstacles and pressures that come with success. She believes that women can move to the next level by leveraging their intuitive ability to lead by tapping into their innate emotional intelligence.

Camille 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.

Camille is also a Peer Advisor for Linkage Inc.'s peer advisory program, LinkEDGE. This program bridges the development gap that exists in many organizations for mid-level leaders, providing a customized learning opportunity to develop their leadership skills leveraging Linkage's Purposeful Leadership model.

Camille has over 25 years of experience in leadership, performance consulting, training/facilitation and Emotional Intelligence to go beyond traditional leadership development to support leaders in revealing their hidden potential by becoming more of who they are as leaders, both in business and in life. Learn more at www.leveragedleaders.com.

 

 

RACHEL KARU, MS, ACC , Coach, Speaker, Author

Past President

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 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 served as the chairperson for the Association for Talent Development’s Westside special interest group for over ten years.

Rachel is happily married for over 29 years and has two amazing children who continue to be her best teachers on a daily basis. www.steppingintomore.com

 

 

COURTNEY BIRCH WEBSTER, PCC, CPCC, Coach and Facilitator

Executive Advisor

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 6 years, including President in 2016, and looks forward to supporting the Board as Executive Advisor for a second year in 2019. courtney@yourrecoveredlife.com.

 

 

NICOLE LEIGHTON

Secretary

A leadership and career development coach and talent consultant, Nicole’s mission and purpose is to partner with leaders who want to define an authentic leadership vision and move their careers, businesses and people successfully toward that vision.  Her corporate work includes consulting with small companies and start-ups who are in growth mode, with a focus on building out structure, tools and programs to support the ‘talent ecosystem’ in scalable and meaningful ways.

Over the course of her corporate career, she has worked in Australia, Canada and the US, across a diverse range of industries that include banking, finance, video games, interactive media and entertainment.

Nicole received her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) training and certification from the Coaches Training Institute, is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation and is a Conversational Intelligence (CiQ) Enhanced Skills Practitioner.

When she’s not coaching and consulting, she’s raising teenagers, facilitating mindfulness meditation, practicing yoga and hitting the beach.  She’s a travel-loving Canadian-Australian, based in Los Angeles, CA.

Learn more about Nicole on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/nicoleleighton

 

RAYMOND MCARTHY

Treasurer

Ray McCarthy has had a life long goal to assist and serve people in all walks of life.  He spent several years in the corporate world with major insurance corporations and was Western Regional General Manger for a self-insuring operation.  For the past ten years he partnered in building a small firm to become a major player in the business community.

Through business experience and obtaining certifications such as Master Behaviorist and DISC he uses a unique approach to coaching clients to close the gap to where they are to where they want to be.

Credentialed with ICF as ACC coach he earned his NLP coaching certification through the California NLP Institute in northern California.  For two years he served as teaching assistant and advisor to the training program at Academy Leadership & Coaching, an ACTP sanctioned program incorporating NLP techniques.  He obtained his MBA in Business Management from Golden Gate University.

Raymond works toward inspiring others through his Rx4Empowerment platform.  Coaching clients to be empowered in their personal and professional lives.

He recently sold controlling interest in the company and is researching other opportunities.  Other times he can be found volunteering time at Children’s Hospital L A with his therapy dog Riley visiting the children and staff.

 

BROOKE LOESBY, ESQ.

Co-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

 

DANIELLE BOWER

Co-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

 

GAY CUNNINGHAM, RN, MSN, FACHE, ACC

Director of Teleclasses

Gay Cunningham, thought leader and change agent, is a passionate and celebrated nurse leader and coach who has helped to develop and influence leaders in every organization she’s led.

Gay has inspired organizations to strive for a culture of excellence through strong leadership development and engaged employees. Her success comes from her ability to step outside her comfort zone and tackle tough issues with the heart.

Her passion is a focus on current and aspiring leaders to optimize their performance and success, with a special emphasis on women. Her clients have included leaders at the supervisor, manager, and director level. They have identified improvements in having difficult conversations, change management, work-life balance, setting and achievement of goals, and career transitions. Gay can use thought provoking questions that challenge her clients to look at their options in a different way.

Gay spent 45 years in healthcare with the last 30 years as a nurse executive and consultant. She worked for both not for profit and for profit organizations; small, medium and large hospitals. She has implemented major initiatives over the course of her career including EMR conversions, major patient tower moves and patient flow.  Through the practice of shared governance and continuous improvement, Gay has guided organizations to improve and sustain outstanding patient satisfaction scores and quality metrics through the implementation of best practices.

Gay is past President of Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders, Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders, past Chair and board member of the St George Chamber of Commerce, board member of Leadership Dixie, inaugural board member of Women’s Influence Center of St George, and is President of the St George branch of AAUW. She is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Gay, is a certified coach (ACC),  a member of the International Coach Federation and a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

 

PEDRO PINTO, MBA, PCC, ECPC, CEC

Director of Communications

Pedro Pinto is a Certified Executive Coach, supporting C-Level individuals and Managers to overcome their roadblocks, balancing their personal and professional lives while being the most effective in their companies, and with their teams – he focuses on leadership, business strategy, and behavior/cultural transformation.

With a solid – 17+ years – in the corporate world as a CIO, he understands the hurdles of how to navigate across a company, it's areas, and teams.

Having an IT, Digital Marketing, Master in Neuropsychology, MBA, and having a solution-focused mindset he can support, facilitate and provide solutions in an integrated way achieving the best possible outcome/scenario.

He is an International Coach Federation member, Professional Certified Coach, and was an ICF Charter Chapter Portugal volunteer for the past two presidents with responsibilities regarding communications, election process, membership, and advisor. Alongside he is also a member of the ICF Los Angeles, Spain and Italy Chapters, due to his love for languages – he speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian -, getting a broader perspective of the daily life of these Chapters.

Moreover, he is also a Coach Activism volunteer, providing pro-bono coaching to frontline technicians dealing with refugees - a program run by the ICF Greece, Portugal, and Canada Charter Chapters.

Pedro uses his free time balancing his interest in the US and International economy and politics with his passion for reading, meditation – Mindfulness, and Reiki -, traveling and connecting with friends from all over the world.

For more information about Pedro, you can visit his website at www.iamyourcoach.pt

 

PAUL SHADI SANBAR, PCC

Director of Programming

A Fortunate Series of Over-corrections, both the title to his upcoming book and his personal narrative that sets the foundation for his belief in the possibilities of positive change from the power of small shifts in our mindset, Paul is relentless in his empathic aspiration to live each moment of his life -just above average- and to leave this place just a little better than he found it.

A Launch Coach, BetterUp Associate Coach, workshop facilitator and assistant trainer with his alma mater, Erickson Coaching International, Paul has over a decade of personal and professional development experience, initially as a psychotherapist and now as PCC level coach with the ICF.  Whether as a coach, a writer and performance poet or with his work at The Guerrilla Experience, Paul's coaching mission has been focused on bringing transformative experiences to the masses and disrupting people's perception of coaching and

development.

Prior to receiving his Master’s in Psychology, Paul attained his BSc from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and then spent many years in market research and business development for various tech startups in Silicon Beach where he first realized how much he enjoyed finding solutions for our most powerful device, our minds. Learn more about Launch Coaching with Paul – www.paulsanbar.coach

 

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