2020 BOARD Of DIRECTORS

Camille McKinneyCAMILLE MCKINNEY, Leadership Consultant / Coach
President

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.

John R. Volturo, CPC, ELI-MP, MBA
President-Elect

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.

SARAH KHAMBATTA, PCC
Business and Career Coach
Immediate Past 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

Rachel Karu, MS, ACCRACHEL KARU, MS, ACC
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, 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

Raymond McCarthyRAYMOND 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 Manager 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 a controlling interest in the company and is researching other opportunities.  Other times he can be found volunteering time at Children’s Hospital LA with his therapy dog Riley visiting the children and staff.

Carrie Williams, PCC
Secretary

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.

JEN WILSON, ACC, CPCC, Leadership & Team Coach/Non-Profit Consultant
Director, Operations

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.

Gay Cunningham, RN, MSN, FACHE, ACC
GAY CUNNINGHAM, RN, MSN, FACHE, ACC
Associate Director – 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.