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lisag2Lisa Gruenloh, MA, ACC, Founding Coach

Naples, Florida

Lisa Gruenloh, MA, ACC founded Empower Parties in 2008 to more deeply fulfill her passion for helping people develop and pursue their life vision, achieve their goals and be truly joyful. She is a Certified Professional Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

Lisa believes coaching is a unique and powerful opportunity to develop a new way of thinking and acting every day that makes it possible to seek and live our life purpose, improve relationships, overcome obstacles and manage change, and maintain a sense of inner peace no matter what our life’s circumstances. Prior to her coaching career, Lisa had a diverse professional background in public relations, political communication and journalism. With extensive experience in crisis management, media training, and employee engagement, Lisa has provided senior communications counsel for government, business and advocacy leaders.

Lisa has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries at some of the nation’s leading public relations firms. As a vice president at Golin/Harris International, Lisa planned media relations activities for Arlington County, Va., which led the 10-day rescue and recovery effort at the Pentagon following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack – developing strategy for the release of the After Action Report and leading media efforts for the one-year anniversary of 9/11.

Much of Lisa’s career was spent in Washington, D.C., where she served as communications director and spokesperson to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Lisa also served as a Clinton administration appointee at the National Credit Union Administration. Prior to that, she was a reporter and producer at two National Public Radio affiliates and a freelance journalist.

Lisa earned her master’s degree in Public Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Broadcasting. Lisa continues to serve Northwest on the Department of Mass Communication’s Professional Advisory Council. Continuing education includes certificate programs in Six Sigma Green Belt, Organizational Leadership, Business Analysis and Project Management from Villanova University.

Pro bono and volunteer work is an important part of Lisa’s life. She enjoys contributing time to the advocacy efforts involving children living with disabilities and disadvantaged children and families. She works with the Naples Equestrian Challenge, Ronald McDonald House and Humane Society. A former lifeguard and swim instructor (in her youth!), she also is a certified Water Safety Instructor with the American Red Cross and volunteers her time to teach kids life-saving information and skills.

HERE Email:    Phone: 239.207.4572  



minxb2Minx Boren, MCC, Founding Coach

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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. ( 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?”

Email:    Phone: 561.624.7984   Websites:


bobbigBobbi Gemma, MCC, Founding Coach

Tampa, Florida

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.

Email:      Phone: 727.784.3181    



bonniesBonnie Snyder, Ed.S., CPC, Founding Coach

Tampa, Florida

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, 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.

Email:   Phone: 727.230.9160    Website:


ellensEllen Schuster-Nastir, Charter Coach

Tampa, Florida

Ellen is a certified professional co-active coach with advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching. She received her coach training and certification from The Coaches Training Institute, the first ever to be recognized by The International Coach Federation. Her BA degree is from University of Florida, and her Masters was obtained from University of North Florida, both in Education.

Her extensive background includes teaching hearing-impaired children from birth through elementary school. She implemented and organized many educational workshops, training, and seminars for their parents.

Ellen has also been involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures, and for the past 19 years has focused on marketing and promotional sales. Her success in those endeavors makes her a natural for coaching individuals and businesses.

Ellen’s international practice is varied – working with individuals from young adulthood through middle age empty-nesters, as well as executive, team and corporate coaching. She is a results oriented coach– helping people and companies achieve their most important goals and vision. She is passionate about partnering with those who want to make positive changes in any area of their personal or professional lives.

Ms. Schuster-Nastir is a trained People Map Systems educator, a proven training and development system. She focuses on the “people side” of professional performance within the corporate structure. Her expertise is in the development of employees’ people skills to complement their technical skills and abilities, thus increasing productivity and retention, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Company retreats, seminars, workshops and Lunch & Learns have all proven to be well-received –with great results — long after the initial interaction occured. She has also been a presenter for numerous organizations and associations. Her broad background allows her to easily connect with her audience. Her speaking engagements are known to be thought- provoking, interactive, and FUN!

Ms. Schuster-Nastir is the co-author of When Divorce Crosses Your Mind…What You Need to Know. Her desire to help those in transition through the divorce process is the catalyst for reaching out to educate and inform others how to successfully navigate this unfamiliar terrain. She also contributed to the educational program Building a Successful Parenting Plan for Children, which is useful for helping parents co-operate in creating a system that will work for their individual family, needs and circumstances.

Ellen also is involved in her local community. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for The Ophelia Project, and belongs to University of Tampa’s Leadership Coaching Program since 2004, offering pro-bono coaching to their MBA candidates. Ellen is an active member of the International Coach Federation, ICF Tampa Bay Chapter, Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Family Law Division, Stepfamilies of America, Mustang Sallies, and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Mastermind. In addition, she is a past board member of Tampa Jewish Family Services.

On the personal side:

Ellen enjoys living in connection with who she is. Although her life has had many twists and turns, with an occasional volcano or tornado thrown in, she would not change a thing. It has made her who she is. She appreciates all of her past experiences and uses them as stepping stones to implement what is next. Ellen is divorced, happily remarried, mother of two, bonus mom of one, and LOVES the joy each of those roles provide her.

Email:   Phone: 813.968.8597  Website: