Minx Boren, MCC is a Master Certified Coach who, for 35 years, has been exploring and sharing about the ways positive thoughts and actions lead to a joyful and fulfilling life. As founder of Coach Minx Inc. (www.coachminx.com) Minx develops and facilitates innovative programs that support health and balance, reflection and achievement. This work is produced for individuals, women’s groups, spas and wellness centers, and women and men in business and not-for-profit settings.
Minx is the author of 4 collections of poetry, co-author of 5 books for women, and creator of the CalendHER System®. Her latest book, Healing is a Journey – Finding your own path to hope, recovery, and wellness, will be released by Blue Mountain Press in May 2014. Minx is trained in such cutting edge technologies as Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Too Young to Retire, the Transformation Game, the Art of Convening, the MBTI and PRINT assessments, and has studied Authentic Happiness Coaching with Dr. Martin Seligman. Minx offers motivational talks and programs in a wide variety of settings on a wide variety of subjects, including Journal-Keeping – Discovering Yourself on the Page, Give Your Brain a Break, What in the world is work-life balance? and Stress Makes Us Stupid. Minx currently serves as President of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. Her favorite question, from the poet Mary Oliver, is, “Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
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Nancy C. Cosgriff, MA, DMin, has a varied background and Third Age work “portfolio” that encompasses several of her interests. She is a principle of Third Age Partners and designer/facilitator of its “Coaching for Third Age Renewal and Response-Ability” program and co-author of its self-study “Growers’ Guide” as well as an associate of The Center for Third Age Leadership. She is also a faculty member of the Center for Spiritual Guidance and Leadership and facilitates personal/spiritual development workshops for “women of a certain age” through her business, Spiral Explorations.
Nancy has over 25 years experience in executive and life/work coaching, has participated in the New Ventures coaching program, in EDGES, a learning community for coaches, and is a member of the MN Coaches Association and MN Organization Development Network. She continues to serve organizational leaders and teams through her Leadership and Organization Development consulting, design and facilitation. Nancy is based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and lives in Marine on St. Croix, MN, on the bluffs of the St. Croix River Valley where she continues to be renewed and inspired.
Melita DeBellis, CPCC is an entrepreneur and Life Coach based in beautiful and idyllic Richmond, Vermont who works with individuals seeking midlife redirection and renewal in their lives.
Professionally, Melita holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Vermont, and a Juris Doctor degree from the National Law Center, George Washington University in Washington, DC. She has been trained and certified in coaching by the Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, California and is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Melita’s professional experience began in Washington, DC as an attorney specializing in the practice of immigration law. Her legal background took her into the area of employment law, which led to many years of experience as a corporate human resource executive. Returning to Vermont in 1996, Melita’s professional path journeyed through the manufacturing, non-profit / human services, and consulting arenas, including three years in human resources management with Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. After discovering coaching and pursuing formal training and certification in 2002, Melita established her business Turning-Point-Coaching in January of 2003. In early 2009 Melita launched her new business, Midlife Unlimited (www.MidlifeUnlimited.com) to expand her focus in the area of midlife renewal. Its goal is to bring information, inspiration, and a variety of resources to the midlife and “boomer” audience. She is also a partner in Third Age Partners (www.ThirdAgePartners.net) with her colleague, Nancy Cosgriff.
In her professional capacity, Melita coaches individuals and groups, conducts workshops, teaches coaching skills to employees of the State of Vermont, offers retirement transition planning programs within organizations, and speaks publically on the topic of midlife renewal and redirection.
Melita and Nancy are co-authors of the training program, “Coaching for Third Age Renewal and Response-Ability”. This program is based on the groundbreaking research of sociologist and author Dr. William Sadler, author of “The Third Age, Six Principles of Growth and Renewal after 40” and “Changing Course – Navigating Life after 50”, and is specifically designed to meet the challenging needs of individuals seeking a new sense of personal fulfillment, contribution, and identity as their roles shift in the second half of life. In addition to using this program with their clients, Melita and her colleague, Nancy Cosgriff, have been teaching this program to other coaches across the country since the fall of 2005. Melita and Nancy have authored a “self study” version of this program, called “Thriving! A Grower’s Guide for Renewal and Response-Ability after Fifty.”
Melita enjoys a satisfying life of purpose and meaning living in the shadows of the beautiful Green Mountains, where she lives with her husband, Michael (another coach and fellow “Third Ager”), and wonderful pug dog, Olivia. Melita is also the very proud stepmother of her two adult sons, Sean and Pat.
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From entrepreneurs to corporate leaders, artists to scientists, Ayn has coached thousands of adults to create meaningful, fulfilling work. She brings a strong understanding and experience in whole brain creative thinking to the career development and job search process.
Having conducted training programs and retreats in creative thinking at corporations, government agencies, professional and non-profit agencies worldwide, she is familiar with a full range of career options. She is exceptionally skilled in working with her clients to recognize their unique qualities, expand possibilities and increase confidence.
She has designed and presented numerous interactive workshops that provide the opportunity for participants to access their personal creativity and deepen the conversation with themselves and others.
Throughout her career, Ayn has participated in several entrepreneurial ventures: She was the co-founder of the Transitional Hospital at the Menninger Foundation, the Bucks County Guidance Center, an Executive Retreat Center in Lancaster, PA and a Restaurant which was an excellent learning experience.
This past summer, Ayn participated as a Career Coach on a three-month Empowerment Tour to 40 Cities throughout the United States. In the course of the tour she appeared on several TV talk shows and provided laser coaching to approximately 500 people. She is in the process of co-authoring a book on the lessons learned from the tour.
Ayn holds a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, is certified as a Master Coach by the International Coach Federation and has studied and worked with several of the world’s leading thinkers in career development and creative thinking.
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Bobbi Gemma, MCC is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and has been coaching, training and providing assessment work for 24 years. She is President of The Gemma Group and Associate with the Pyramid Resource Group, the first dedicated coaching company in the country. She is a founding member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), founder and Chapter Leader of the Coastal Coaches chapter of ICF, former Southeastern Regional Leader for ICF, and is on the board of both an Organizational Development special interest group and the Suncoast chapter of American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).
Her background includes project management within non-profits, universities, corporations and outplacement services. Her clients include corporate leaders, new managers, entrepreneurs, and women dealing with life and professional transitions and overwhelm. She has been a guest on radio and television talk shows, a speaker for national and regional conferences and the author of Thought Bites, Wisdoms and Other Funky Stuff – a guided journal.
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Deborah Roth, MA, PCC is a Life & Career Transition Coach, a Relationship Coach and Interfaith Minister who has operated her own business, Spirited Living, since 1998. Prior to that, she spent 13 years in the business world as an Employee Benefits Consultant and then for the next 7 years, as co-owner of a successful family-owned children’s music business. She has a BA in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Lesley University in Boston; her Master’s thesis was on the transformative power of women’s ritual. She is a certified graduate of Coach University, the premier coach training institute in the world and has been awarded the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation. Deborah is also a Certified Relationship Coach, trained by the Relationship Coaching Institute to deliver relationship success programs for singles and couples. In addition, she completed the 2-year Counseling Training Program from The Astrology Institute in Lexington, MA and is a nationally certified Counseling Astrologer.
She has facilitated workshops on career transition skills, work/life balance, and relationship success for such organizations as Manchester Consulting, the International Coach Federation, the Learning Annex, New Life Expo, and the Olive Leaf Wholeness Center. Since 2004, she has been a Senior Trainer for top coach Laura Berman Fortgang‘s new life transition coaching program, “Now What?: 90 days to a New Life Direction”. She is on the faculty of the 92nd Street Y in NYC, as well as a resident expert on www.SelfGrowth.com and www.TheGuruNation.com.
As a licensed Inter-faith Minister, she loves creating unique wedding ceremonies and was the first Wedding Officiant ever selected by Modern Bride magazine for their prestigious listing, ”Top 25 Trendsetters in the Wedding Industry”; she now serves on their Advisory Board. Deborah also designs creative, meaningful rituals for individuals and families wishing to mark other important life passages as well, including baby welcomings and house blessings, Coming of Age ceremonies for teenage girls, retirements, and funerals.
For the past 13 years, Deborah has facilitated monthly New Moon SisterCircles, Full Moon TeleCircles (over the phone) and co-ed WisdomCircles, as well as a year-long Women’s Spirituality program (for the past 10 years), and leads workshops and classes on transformative ritual, practical spirituality, women’s empowerment and self care.
Deborah has been featured in Modern Bride, New York Newsday, The Village Voice, and Utne magazine, and others. She has appeared on The Learning Channel’s (TLC), A Wedding Story, in the documentary, Potential Partners, and on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has coauthored 101 Great Ways to Improve your Life, and the forthcoming The Authentic Woman Playbook: Delightful Discoverings of Your Divine Feminine. She writes a quarterly newsletter and is currently working on her third book entitled Circle of One: The Art of Becoming a SELF-centered Woman.
Deborah lives in New York City and has been married for 28 years to the same awesome guy (Peter). They have two equally fabulous sons, Ben, 26 and Chris, 22. She’s an accomplished singer, seamstress, and writer, and loves spending time practicing vinyasa yoga, walking or cross country skiing (weather permitting!) through the various Big Apple parks, and playing in the dirt in her little community garden plot.
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Bonnie Snyder, Ed.S., CPC is an Energy Alignment, Life Balance Coach and graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching program. Bonnie was trained as an Educational Psychologist with an M.S. in Education and Ed.S in School Psychology. In her counseling practice she found the number one problem for her clients was stress. Bonnie discovered that reducing the stress response in the body opened the door to release what was keeping her clients stuck.
To meet her clients’ busy lifestyle needs, Bonnie became an expert on numerous techniques that specifically reduced stress easily and quickly using a variety of techniques, including Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine. Coaching with Bonnie will help you discover your natural gifts and strengths giving you confidence to move through challenges and find success more easily. Her comprehensive approach has benefited both individuals and organizations, including Charles Schwab, Fiserv, Florida Hospital, and banking institutions.
Today, Bonnie has designed the first and only Online Spa, where you can de-stress in 10 minutes or less. Her powerful blend of easy, quick, high-impact techniques can be experienced at The Virtual SpaTM. Bonnie is also a contributing author in the book, How to Live Every Day Motivated, Successful and Happy as well as the creator of “Create Inner Space Cards” and a portable, pocket Finger Labyrinth.
Whether it’s coaching with Bonnie or visiting her online spa at www.SerenityPathways.com, you’ll discover how, in just a short amount of time, you’ll let go of overwhelm, stress, and worry. You’ll experience better health, be more productive and enjoy moving more easily.
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Lisa Gruenloh is an organizational consultant, trainer, coach and mission-driven entrepreneur with a passion for helping individual and organizations achieve higher levels of fulfillment and success.
Corporate Consulting/Training/Coaching. Lisa helps organizations align values, behaviors, processes and metrics to drive business results and create a healthy, collaborative environment where people can thrive. She helps executives balance professional and personal success, helps teams overcome common dysfunctions that hinder effectiveness and efficiency, and helps employees reach their full performance potential.
For more than eight years Lisa worked as communications director and a leadership/cultural consultant for InfiLaw Corporation, contributing to a highly successful organization and business. Her experience cultivating a results-driven culture as an employee – not merely as an outside consultant – gives her a unique perspective on the challenges, opportunities and nuances associated with ensuring a sustainable culture and actually living it day to day.
Life Coaching. Lisa is known for her engaging, thought-provoking workshops and coaching style that inspires people to create meaningful change and success both personally and professionally. In 2008 she developed Empower Parties® and later Empower Circles as a means of both providing coaches with exceptional coaching content and marketing support and making life coaching more inviting and accessible to consumers.
Government/Public Affairs/Public Relations. Lisa’s career in stakeholder engagement and organizational development began nearly 20 years ago. She worked at some of the nation’s leading public relations firms, including as a vice president at Golin/Harris International in Miami with projects in Washington DC and as a PR director at Off Madison Avenue in Phoenix. Some of her areas of expertise are message and strategy development; employee and customer engagement; relationship and crisis management; and executive media training. She served as communications director and spokesperson to a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and a board member at the National Credit Union Administration. She also worked as a reporter and producer at two NPR affiliates and was a freelance writer/journalist.
Education/Credentials. Lisa earned her master’s degree in Public Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Broadcasting. Lisa is a Certified Professional Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation. She completed her coach training with the College of Executive Coaching and is a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach. She’s also certified in the Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment and the EQ-i 2.0 emotional intelligence assessment.
Community Contribution. Lisa joyfully provides pro-bono life coaching to current and former residents of the Shelter for Abused Women in Naples. She serves on the Naples Chamber of Commerce Action Committee and was president of the Women’s Network of Collier County in 2010 and 2011. Lisa is a prayer chaplain at Unity of Naples Church, and serves in many additional service roles in the Southwest Florida community.
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