Our Team at the Center for Coaching Certification
Cathy Baskin – Trainer - is a Certified Master Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification and certified in EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 assessments. She is also a PCC credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation. Cathy is a Leadership Coach and is the owner of Aspirations Coaching Services, LLC. She has Executive and Leadership Coaching experience with fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and the federal and public sectors. She has over a decade of leadership experience in the federal sector as an Acquisition Professional. Cathy has earned her M.S. in Contract and Procurement Management and B.S. in Technology & Management from University Maryland University College. Cathy is passionate about helping leaders develop and grow professionally and personally. She believes that great leaders inspire greatness from others, and get great results!
Elena Hedoux – Trainer - is a Certified Master Coach and a Certified Coach Trainer through the Center for Coaching Certification. She is also an ACC credentialed member of the International Coach Federation. Elena is currently working in one of the leading European international public organizations where, in addition to her managerial job, she is the head coach of the internal coaching program. In coaching she focuses on individual, team, leadership, and organizational development. Elena holds master's degrees in psychology and pedagogy. She has studied in Russia, the United States, Spain, and France. She also gives lectures at different universities. Her working languages are English, French, Spanish, and Russian.
Trainer in Training and Connection Team
Bijou Attey – Trainer and Connection Team - is a Certified Master Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification and a member of the International Coaching Federation. Bijou often meets people who struggle with choosing the right path or staying motivated in reaching their goals. She uses techniques in creativity to help clients identify and push past their barriers and build new perspectives to achieve the life that they want. Bijou holds a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Bologna in Italy and has studied in the USA, Canada, and Spain. Bijou’s passion for supporting individuals in their personal and professional development is the foundation for her coaching work, both pro-bono and paid. She is currently making her break into the training and development field, with the goal of improving the way that organizations support people in their development. Bijou lives in Ghana and is actively working with the Center for Coaching Certification to establish an ICF chapter in Ghana, to make coaching accessible to Ghanaians at all levels. Her working languages are English, Italian, and French.
Trainer in Training and Connection Team
Akshatha Raghunath – Connection Team - is a Certified Professional Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification. Akshatha is the founder of Workship Global where she provides coaching services for Business/ Executive and Leadership. She is a seasoned professional with 16+ years of work experience as an entrepreneur, behavioral skills trainer, and workshop facilitator. Akshatha helps individuals and corporations with learning new competencies to enhance their careers. Additionally, she is a professional emcee / model for social media ads, marketing films, and events. Akshatha holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce, and she is certified in Business English Communication from the University of Cambridge. Her passion is to empower people through coaching and help them achieve their goals successfully. The vision of Workship Global is to transform people's life personally and professionally by utilizing knowledge & skills resulting in the overall development of society.
Trainer, Connection Executive Team Lead, and Group Coach
Pandora Ray – Trainer, Connection Executive Team Lead, and Group Coach - is a Certified Master Coach (CMC) and Certified Executive Coach Specialist (CSS) through the Center for Coaching Certification. She has a tenured career in both the private and not-for-profit sectors serving in a variety of leadership and operational management roles at the senior level. Known for her facilitation skills she works to encourage groups and individuals in clearly defining desired outcomes before advancing to solution mode. Pan is a Mills College alumna, holds two Masters degrees in Organization Design and Public Health and is certified as an Action Learning Coach through the World Institute for Action Learning. She has a profound interest in coaching and the value it provides in the personal and professional environment. Her focus is on embracing change, working passionately, and making the space in which we work and live a better place.
Ruth Pearce – Trainer - is a Certified Master Coach and a Certified Coach Trainer through the Center for Coaching Certification. She is also an ACC credentialed member of the International Coach Federation. Ruth has a long career in complex international project management, with experience in financial services, state government, non-profits, and education. She is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Ruth loves to coach groups and individuals and is most often asked to coach those who are struggling to prevent or recover from burnout. She experienced it herself in 2016 and that started her journey into coaching.
Ruth has spoken about various topics to more than 50,000 project managers around the world. She is the instructor for three LinkedIn Learning courses for project managers on Mindfulness; Burnout, and Project Motivation and she has another in production about Building Bravery as a project manager. More than 50,000 people have watched her courses to date! In 2018, Ruth’s book Be a Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-based Project Management.
To find out more about Ruth check out her LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-pearce-projectmotivator
Sue Stasny – Trainer - is an ACC credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation. As a Leadership Coach, she enjoys working with individuals who are in new leadership roles as well as those already on their journey to becoming the leader they want to be. Sue enjoys helping leaders find and amplify their strengths and then become a model for their colleagues. Sue is the owner of Progression Leadership Coaching, a coaching business with methods focused on reflection, planning, and building on successes.
Trainer / Diversity and Equity Trainer
Maravi-Melendez-Davis – Coach Trainer / Diversity and Equity Trainer - is an ICF Associate Credentialed Coach, a Certified Master Coach, a Certified Executive Coach Specialist, a Coach Trainer, and a Continuing Education Trainer through the Center for Coaching Certification. As the owner and managing partner of C-Vantage Advisors LLC, she is a multi-certified practitioner leveraging processes, tools, and techniques of integrated coaching and development programs—POSITIVE INTELLIGENCE® and FIVE LENS People Development—to connect, support, and empower clients experiencing change and growth shifts: moving from feeling stuck to being adaptable, moving from making unconscious decisions to creating conscious choices and/or moving from ineffectiveness to high performance. Maravi is a member of the International Coaching Federation using rapport, thoughtful questioning, and assessments to help clients in their curious, creative, and courageous discovery work. She is a Drexel University alumna, holding a master's degree in Educational Administration and is certified as a Human Resource Professional (SHRM-CP) through the Society for Human Resource Management.
Christie Carney – Trainer - is a Certified Master Coach (CMC) and Certified Executive Coach Specialist (CECS) through the Center for Coaching Certification. She is an ACC credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation. Christie brings her unique background and set of experiences in business, communications, training, and medical management to her work as a coach. Christie provides executive and leadership coaching, training and consulting, offering expertise in leadership development, strategic communication and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. As a board member of PFLAG Los Angeles, Christie leads the Speaker’s Bureau which offers education, advocacy, and support of the LGBTQ+ Community to the public and private sector. Christie holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University, and is Cornell University Certified in Diversity and Inclusion Management.
Javier Goldsman – Trainer - is an ACC credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation. For Javier, it's been all about people. He started working with teenagers' groups and also served at Citibankers, Tenaris, Mercer Consulting, and QBE in HR & consulting capacities in 60+ countries across the 5 continents. Javier engaged with all levels, from the most junior up to the C-Suite, helping them cope with change, transitions, and organizational and market demands. He then started to offer a similar service on a one-by-one setting, focusing only on my Clients' objectives and interests ... and what a change! Faster and stronger impact ... and it felt better! He continues to collaborate with corporate customers, putting commitment and loyalty to clients first which helps corporate customers as well.
Genaro Torres – Spanish Trainer and Private Group Trainer - is a Certified Master Coach (CMC), a Certified Coach Trainer (CCT) with the Center for Coaching Certification, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Genaro is the founder of GTC in the United States and Virtus in Mexico. Both companies collaborate with leaders in organizations in the United States and Latin America. He is a bicultural business consultant with a proven track record of success. Genaro is the author of the Book "DO" 道 The Path of Continuous Growth, an Amazon Best Seller in English and Spanish plus both earned the Award Winning Author by the International Latino Book Awards. Genaro has a Master of Science Degree in Systems Thinking Engineering and Planning (graduated with Honors), and studied Industrial Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Genaro is currently studying top management at IPADE Business School with two of the most prestigious international business schools through their International Advisory Committee: Harvard Business School (United States) and IESE Business School (Spain). He has taught in the San Diego Community College District and has been Chair of the Mentor Program at the Association for Talent Development in San Diego.
Genaro's CPC Schedule and Genaro's CMC Schedule
Beth Donovan – Connection Team - is a Certified Master Coach and a Certified Wellness Coach Specialist through Center for Coaching Certification. She began her journey to becoming a health / weight coach after moving 100 pounds closer to her right size. Beth changed her size be over 230 pounds healthier in a way that is practical and easily manageable. Beth has been mentioned in magazines, books, interviewed in podcasts, written about in newspapers, and gone on to start her own coaching business. She brings over 9-years of coaching experience and her unique perspectives to the team. She is passionate about helping people and animals. She truly wants to help people feel empowered so that they make positive choices and are their happiest selves.
Teri McGraw – Connection Team - is a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Master Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification. Teri is also certified as a Qualified Family Mediator through Effect Services, LLC, and the founder of Center for Quality Coaching, LLC. As an alumni from Clemson University with a B.A. in Psychology and Business, Teri continued her master studies in pastoral theology, counseling, and coaching. She spent 20 years as a director of education and continued working in education enhanced through the value of coaching. She has served as a speaker for both schools and churches with her love and value of coaching and being coached. She is presently using her training, wisdom, experience and positive motivation for coaching while assisting in the Center for Coaching Certification.
Kris Fry – Connection Team - is a Certified Professional Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification. Kris has over 30 years of experience in leading, coaching, training, and developing others in large international companies including finance, education, and volunteer organizations. Kris earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and truly enjoys working with women in the STEM fields. Kris's passion is to coach and train others to lead their own best lives through personal discovery, setting goals, taking action, evaluating growth, and making positive impact. Kris provides 1:1 coaching, group coaching, and learning opportunities. Please connect with Kris on Linked in at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-fry-a39a91146/
Kari Scotece – Connection Team - is a Certified Professional Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification, working towards becoming a Certified Master Coach. Her background is in education and office management. She has spent the last year holding down the fort while her spouse completes his military career. She is looking forward to opening a coaching business with her husband to collaboratively guide clients through life transitions and empower them to move forward in life happily and gracefully.
Tracy Prunty – Connection Team - is a Certified Professional Coach with the Center for Coaching Certification. She works in the public school system as an Occupational Therapy Assistant working with special needs students, teachers, staff, and parents. Tracy is a life-long learner and enjoys investigating new ways to enrich lives through changing habits and improving communication.
Janine Sunday – Connection Team - is a Certified Master Coach with the Center for Coaching Certification. She holds a BA in communication from UNC-Chapel Hill. Janine is the owner of Lean Into Change, a consulting and coaching business that uses her 15 years of experience helping medical professionals find new communication tools and use them in daily interactions with patients and staff. She is also an awarded singer and actress in the DC metro area with mastery in lyric interpretation, as well as a gifted voice teacher. Janine runs Lean Into Change and a parallel coaching practice for people in the performing arts industry, many who are finding new ways forward due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a coach, Janine is able to use her ability to interpret words, body language, and vocal inflection to effectively connect with clients. Her mission is to compassionately guide and collaborate by leaning into challenging transitions to find a new way toward balance. She believes that everyone is capable of greater awareness and the courage to make positive changes that will enlighten every facet of life.
Kris Liebau – Connection Team - is a Certified Master Coach (CMC) through the Center for Coaching Certification and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As the founder of Action & Ease Leadership Coaching, Kris is most known for supporting engineering managers and executives propel themselves and their teams forward with her innovative, 2-part coaching program that empowers them to identify the most valuable actions to take to grow themselves, lead with ease, communicate effectively, and guide their team to reach their potential. She holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Jane McCarthy – Connection Executive - is a Certified Master Coach (CMC) and Certified Executive Coach Specialist (CSS) through the Center for Coaching Certification and a member of the International Coach Federation. Jane is the CEO and Chief Brainstormer at JaneSTORM. Her thirty-year career at Verizon and as a volunteer lead at the American Cancer Society served as her foundation for transformational coaching for life and business, workshop facilitation and public speaking. Jane is known for bringing positive energy and curiosity to every relationship. She is an intentional listener and draws out individuals and groups with empathy, compassion, and humor. She has a proven track record in public speaking, non-profit fundraising, and event planning. Jane’s high energy and bountiful ideas have contributed to her success as a program implementer and team/community interface. The JaneSTORM mission is to clear your mind clutter through thought provoking, creative and purposeful collaboration. She empowers her clients by using the six Cs of Transformation: Confidence; Client Base; Curiosity; Clarity; Commitment and Client Feedback, plus the bonus C: Celebration.
Pete Liska - Information Management - is a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Business Coach Specialist presently working with the Center for Coaching Certification. He graduated from The Citadel with a MS in Project Management, retired from the US Air Force, and most recently was working as a defense contractor in the Charleston, SC area. He brings management, training development, technical, and social media skills to us in support of our expanding programs and company growth.
The Guide from the Side® MCC, Certified Coach Trainer - CEO/Founder
Cathy Liska, the Guide from the Side® MCC, Certified Coach Trainer, CCE Trainer, Connection Team, Connection Executive - CEO/Founder of the Center for Coaching Certification is a Certified Coach Specialist and Certified Coach Trainer plus an MCC credentialed member of the ICF. She is recognized internationally in coaching, training, conflict management, and facilitation. Cathy is a sought-after trainer and coach, drawing on her 30 years of experience in business ownership and management. Cathy certifies others to coach in her ICF-approved coach training programs and provides mentor coaching for those seeking a credential with ICF. Her personal mission statement is “People.” Cathy is known for her positive attitude and inspiring success plus training and coaching that empower others to achieve the results they desire.