The mission of the ICFLA Board is in support and execution of ICFLA's overall purpose. Through connection, collaboration and fun, we work together as thought partners to create innovative solutions to support the education, training, and access to coaching experts to advance the professional success of our ICFLA members.

Some of the benefits of being a Board volunteer include:

  • Networking and relationship building opportunities
  • Cache of holding an ICFLA title
  • Leadership experience you can add to your resume
  • Positively impacting the coaching community
  • Free* in-person chapter meetings and ability to invite a guest to our in-person chapter meetings

If this mission resonates with you, please consider joining our passionate team of volunteers.

*Eligibility varies by role




CARRIE WILLIAMS, PCC, Executive and Leadership Coach

As a certified professional coach and best-selling Amazon author, Carrie Williams works with individuals and businesses to help them get farther, faster. As a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and one-on-one coach, Carrie works with teams and individuals to reach their goals in leadership, stress management, business growth, and team development. She has worked with top-ranked law firms, entertainment companies, and “Big Four” financial firms.

 Through her workshops, speeches, and coaching, Carrie provides practical tips and inspiration to thousands of lawyers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals every year. Her Amazon best-selling book Eyes on the Prize: A Kick-Ass Guide to Setting & Achieving G.R.E.A.T. Goals is a tool that enables anyone to tackle their goals at their own pace.

 Carrie is the founder of Los Angeles-based RainShadow Coaching. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) – the governing body and gold standard for the coaching field. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA, the Television Academy. She holds a graduate certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University, and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.


Diana Ideus has her Master’s in Executive Coaching and Organizational Behavior and is one of only 1300 coaches globally to have attained the level of Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Diana leverages her coaching, consulting, management, and leadership development supporting leaders and entrepreneurs in fast growth for-profit companies in tech, finance, and healthcare.

Diana founded Hawthorne Union with the belief that there was a better way to do business and that if we take care of our people that they will take care of the profits. In addition to her work with leaders and companies, Diana teaches professionals how to coach at the university level and in courses approved by the International Coaching Federation. Her book Listen: Mentor Coaching for Coaches and other resources for coaches and leaders are available at

Immediate Past-President

 John is a former C-suite executive. Having previously worked at startups and publicly traded companies, as a Performance Coach John coaches CEOs and high-performance individuals to clarify vision, build complementary leadership teams, use clear and concise communication and to lead with authenticity with their employees, investors, and other stakeholders. John also conducts workshops on Corporate Diversity and Culture, with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community inclusion.

John acts as a mentor to the L.A. tech community through his work at AmplifyLA, and is also a member of Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC), Vistage Executive Speaker network, CMO Council, Junto Institute, Digital Marketing, International Coaching Federation L.A. and the digital CMO Network. John is passionate about Feeding America’s children.

CAMILLE MCKINNEY, Leadership Coach and Consultant
Executive Advisor

Camille McKinney is a Leadership Coach, consultant and speaker at Leveraged Leaders; she helps women get out of their own way so they can gain the CLARITY and CONFIDENCE to show up as the leader they are meant to be in ALL areas of their life! In Camille’s experience, women often come to coaching with a very specific goal around changing the results they're currently getting, wanting the ‘how to’ to change those results. What coaching quickly reveals is that it’s less about what you need to do differently, and more about how you are showing up, based on your beliefs, often inaccurate, about who you are. Additionally, what you’ll come to realize is that the changes you make through coaching multiply throughout your life, allowing for an expanded level of transformation.Before becoming a professional Leadership Coach and Consultant, Camille worked for over 25 years as a training and performance consulting professional in the banking and healthcare industries, most recently leading a team of sales training professionals. 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! Camille brings her experience in leadership, Emotional Intelligence, performance consulting and training to support leaders in revealing your personal leadership advantage, both in business and in life.

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.

Camille is also a certified facilitator for Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Academy, a nine-module learning experience, delivered on site, that seeks to equip women with actionable steps and practices to address the barriers that impede their advancement in the workplace.

RACHEL KARU, MS, PCC , Coach, Speaker, Author
Executive Advisor 

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, facilitator, and singer with over 20 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. 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 and producing her CD of songs - Stepping Into More (

Clients include: Facebook, Intel, Cisco, University California, Los Angeles, AECOM, Raytheon, United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Allergan, Philips, Braille Institute, Mattel, Viacom, Fox Entertainment, and Disney/ABC Media.

Rachel serves as a Co-Leader for ICF Global’s Coaching and Human Capital Community of Practice ( She served as chairperson for the Association for Talent Development’s Westside special interest group for over ten years.

Rachel is happily married for 31 years and has two amazing children who continue to be her best teachers on a daily basis.



 Matt is an Executive, Career and Personal Development Coach and Emerging Markets FinanceAdvisor. His coaching business focuses on cultivating and nurturing leaders and executives who feel stuck in their current roles and need a guiding hand to build confidence and a vision for themselves and their teams . He supports clients in their efforts to mobilize self and team awareness as a means to unlock untapped potential in results-oriented organizations.

Matt has a 35+ years successful track record in leading and managing global teams in commercial, investment and development finance in New York, Washington, DC and London. Prior to becoming an executive coach, he and his team managed a $15 billion portfolio of emerging market syndicated debt transactions for International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. His coaching clients have included executives in
Washington, DC, Boston, London, Europe, Singapore, Jakarta and Nairobi.

Matt also offers mentoring support to junior executives in two areas: 1 People struggling with LGBTQ and/or Diversity and Inclusion challenges in large, multicultural organizations and 2. First generation Americans committed to contributing to refugee resettlement efforts. Matt earned his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University. He completed his executive coaching certification from the Co-Active Training Institute (CPCC) and is ICF certified.


 Samantha is a certified coach (ACC), a member of the International Coaching Federation, a certified scrum master, and a human resources professional. With over a decade of experience working in non-profit leadership and higher education, she specializes in working with talented individuals to break down silos in order to improve processes while co-creating a vision of the future and a roadmap to get there.

Samantha is the founder of Kramer Consulting Group, where she provides executive coaching and strategic consulting. She completed her Executive Master of Leadership at the University of Southern California with a focus on strategic planning and social innovation. Samantha was born and raised in Los Angeles and lived and worked in Brazil for 5 years. She provides coaching services in English and Portuguese.


Director of Communications

Lauren Miura is a coach and communications strategist who helps high-achieving women in career transitions write their next chapters, so they can feel more fulfilled at work and inspire others to do the same.

Lauren brings a deep understanding of purpose-driven careers and the importance of service to her coaching practice. She believes that giving back to others and being intentional about your career are key to increasing happiness at work.

Prior to becoming a coach, Lauren had an 18-year career in marketing, communications and consulting for leading organizations, including UCLA, The Nature Conservancy, UNICEF USA, Best Friends Animal Society, and Feeding America. She holds a master’s in public administration from Baruch College and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC.

Lauren lives in Los Angeles with her husband Brian and two young daughters.

Director, Community Outreach

Adeline M.L. Yoong is a Success and Empowerment Coach who works with rising and seasoned leaders, change makers, advocates, and activists interested in making a positive impact in this world. Adeline’s clients come from the world of business, politics, academia, government, and nonprofits. They are passionate about making a difference in lives and in the future; and do so by influencing or enacting policies and regulations, helping break the bamboo/glass ceiling, serving as mentors and role models, leading or supporting community-based organizations, or advocating social justice causes.

Adeline is naturally intuitive and empathetic, and genuinely wants the best for her clients. She coaches her clients to design and live a life filled with meaning and joy by working with them to quiet negative self-talk, step into and embrace their superpowers, and take inspired and courageous steps and actions.

Adeline has over thirty years of experience in government relations, public affairs, and marketing in the corporate world, government sector, and political arena. She holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies from Carleton College.

Advisor, Communications
Iris Gelt Warner is an executive coach and communications strategist with an extensive track record of achieving powerful results. Her clients range from C- suite executives and their teams to individual business leaders.

Drawing on her long and diverse career as a senior corporate executive and consultant, Iris brings a wealth of direct, first-hand experience to helping organizations, teams, and individuals reach new levels of professional development and achievement.

An expert in strategic communications, Iris helps businesses and individuals optimize the measurable impact of strong communications skills to effectively influence audiences and deliver results in all types of meaningful interactions – including pitches, presentations, conferences, negotiations, interviews, media opportunities, and other leadership activities.

Her dynamic, customized communications trainings go beyond typical preparation methodologies by focusing on strategic message-building targeted to specific business objectives. With this strong foundation, Iris conducts focused practice sessions using real-time video playback and critique to develop basic presentation competencies, help increase confidence and ensure that delivery is both authoritative and powerful.

As a business executive, consultant and coach, Iris has worked with a wide variety of organizations, from global corporations to local start-ups. Her diverse experience includes many different business sectors, including retail, technology, entertainment, government, higher education and non-profit. Her career highlights include heading the Corporate Communications department of Universal Studios for 22 years; and creating and heading the Strategic Communications department at Art Center College of Design for seven years.

Iris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from the University of New York at Albany; a Certificat d’Etudes in French Literature from the University of Nice, France; and a Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College. Hailing from New York and now living in Los Angeles, Iris brings a unique bi-coastal perspective to her coaching practice. Her fluency in French and Spanish is an added asset when working with global corporations both here and abroad.

Iris earned her certification in Individual and Organizational Coaching in 2002 from the ICF-accredited Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, one of the profession’s premier coaching organizations. She participates annually in Hudson’s community service initiative and is a certified practitioner of the Learning in Action Emotional Intelligence Profile, one of the foremost measurement tools of leadership skills and practices.

Director, DEI

Joel Pérez is the owner and executive coach at Apoyo Coaching and Consulting. He is a former C-suite executive in higher education where he held various roles in a 20-year career. He is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory that he uses as the foundation for cultural humility coaching. He works with executives and leaders that want to become stronger DE&I allies and social justice advocates. He also works with organizations in assisting them in developing strategic plans for diversity to implement sustainable DE&I efforts more effectively.

Joel received his certification through the Academy of Creative Coaching now serving as an instructor specializing in helping prospective coaches develop skills to become effective cross-cultural coaches. He has a doctorate in higher education administration from Claremont Graduate University. He also serves as the interim executive director of the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley located in Monrovia.


Director, IT

Pedro Pinto is a Certified Executive Coach, supporting clients from different walks of life in overcoming their roadblocks while using their strengths, balancing their personal and professional lives, and being the most effective contributors in their companies.

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

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

He is an International Coach Federation member, Master Certified Coach (MCC) - (with two complete ACTP programs under his belt) -, an NLP Master Practitioner, and he is also an ICF mentor. Pedro was an ICF Charter Chapter Portugal volunteer in the past before ‘crossing the pond’ and being able to call ICF Los Angeles ‘home’ where he served as an AD and Communications Director during a combined period of a year and a half.

He transitioned to coaching more than seven years ago. It was a smooth and seamless transition since he was already doing most of what a Coach does. Furthermore, being a coach allows him to connect with individuals worldwide while providing the best coaching/results and learning with his coachees (clients.)

On a more personal level, he loves languages – he speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian. International economy, politics, and foreign affairs also spike his interest - and he loves to have deep and meaningful conversations.

Being exposed to different cultures and countries throughout his life allows him to have an open, diverse, inclusive, and broad perspective of the world.

If you want to get in touch with him, 'shoot' an email to - you will get a reply from him for sure.


Director, Membership

Jen is a coach, trainer, and non-profit consultant who works with leaders, teams, and organizations to get results. With nearly 20 years of experience developing and leading ethnically and generationally diverse teams, Jen combines her deep experience leading and forming teams and driving results with her training as a certified coach. Her practice focuses on engaging emerging leaders and teams where they are and together with them, crafting a vision of where they will find fulfillment and transformational growth. Her passion for coaching teams, leadership development, and diversity have fueled her career.

Jen comes from an 18-year career in international education, higher education collaboration, and non-profit management. Over this time, she has built and led multiple teams in a global organization and has created breakthroughs with leaders and cross-cultural teams by helping them take stock of today, co-create a vision of tomorrow, and commit to sustained impact over time.

Jen has received her certification as a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and certified in the Team Diagnostic Survey (TSD). She also holds a Master’s degree in International Education Development from Columbia University, Teachers College, and a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development from Benedict College.


Director of Teleclasses

Adam Venker is the Founder and Lead Coach of The Productive Pause, a leadership, communication, and performance coaching practice. With over three decades of experience, Adam coaches executives,  creatives, and high potential professionals from organizations such as Netflix, Cisco, Nestle, National Public Radio, Chronicle Publishing, and the FBI.

“The key to elevating performance, enhancing influence, and expanding your role is to root down into your deeper purpose. From that fertile, dynamic, and resourceful place, a path appears, your power and intelligence activate, and the future becomes a clear destination on the horizon.”


Director, Volunteers

As an ICF Certified Accredited Career Coach, Tiffany Dedeaux is a career development resource for purpose-driven professionals. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, a Master of Arts in Psychology focused on cultural transformation, a certification through the Institute of Career Coaching, and is an active member of the International Coach Federation and the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches.

Tiffany is also an Emmy award-winning Broadcast Journalist with a passion for marketing and a skill set that includes video editing, software training, resume writing, and career advisement across the tech industry. She empowers high performing business leaders to work outside the box of buildings, expectations, and routines through a nature-driven coaching and career services practice, Sacred Time.

Director of C³ Chapter Events

Heba Turner is a coach, speaker and facilitator who supports women in midlife and mid-career transitions to connect to their grace compass and design their next chapter. She helps her clients experience a sense of calm, clarity and connection as a gateway to self-compassion, renewed vitality and grace.

As a previous V.P. of Family Education for the National Alliance on Mental Fitness (NAMI), Heba often focuses her speaking engagements on mental fitness, surviving and thriving after trauma and living a balanced grace-full life.

Prior to becoming a professional coach, Heba launched a successful luxury lifestyle design, stationery and event boutique business. Heba has more than 30 years of corporate retail business development, merchandising and marketing experience. Heba holds a BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).