Certified Professional Coach Certificate

Margaret Krigbaum, JD, Master Certified Coach
Lead Instructor

After 11 years in private law practice, Margaret transitioned to coaching in 1994 at the start of the coaching profession. With over 20 years of coaching experience, her broad range of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, C-Suite and senior executives, and executives and professionals in the sectors of financial services and law. Margaret coaches issues of significance for her clients, including executive and leadership development, strategic planning with bottom line results, team communication and growth, individual brand development and professional progress, as well as mentoring advanced coaches in continued growth of their coaching skills. Her international client base extends throughout the United States and to Europe and Asia. She has coached over 2000 clients and has coached individuals and teams in 26 different countries. She is also mentors coaches at all skill levels.

Margaret is also a pioneering leader in the coaching profession. She has received the Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation. She was chair of the credentialing and continuing education committee for six years until 2005, chair of the ICF Research and Education Committee, and chaired the Education Committee for the ICF 2007 International Conference which served 1800 coaches. In addition, she is former vice president of the ICF, past chair of the ICF’s Application Review Committee, and is currently a core leader of the ICF’s seminal three year project changing the scoring and building an assessor training for the ICF’s credentialing system. She is the recipient of the ICF’s President’s Award (2013) and Jennifer White Award (2003) for Outstanding Contribution to the Coaching Profession. Prior to coming to the University, she was a senior instructor in four coach training programs and had taught coaching skills in 9 other programs on four continents.

As a sought after presenter, Margaret has been a featured speaker and workshop leader to businesses, executive teams and conferences around the world She is a featured author in the Rutledge Companion to International Business Coaching, Working Wisdom, and The Law & Ethics of Coaching.

Bobbi Gemma, Master Certified Coach
Bobbi Gemma is an ICF Master Certified Coach with more than two decades experience in coaching and training. Bobbi's business background covers a broad spectrum ranging from owning three businesses to project management in corporate, academic and non-profit organizations as well as outplacement counseling. Her client base ranges from executives in Fortune 500 companies and community leaders to small business owners and individuals facing the constancy of change and transition. She has also provided coach training within organizations across the country.

Bobbi has been a leader in the coaching profession, is a founding member of ICF and has been active in helping build the profession since 1995. She was founder and chapter leader of Coastal Carolinas chapter of ICF, Southeastern Regional Leader for ICF, Chaired the 2003 SE Regional Coaching Conference and is a current member of the ICF Assessor Team.

Bobbi has authored one book and been a contributor to others. She has been a guest on radio and television talk shows and is a speaker at regional and national conferences.

Molly Gordon, Master Certified Coach
Molly Gordon has been coaching since February, 1996, when a consulting client sent her a Newsweek article about Thomas Leonard with a note saying, "This is what you really do." From that moment on she has said YES to coaching at every turn.

Molly trained with Academy for Coach Training (now InviteChange) and The Newfield Network. She's also done extensive training in Embodied Intelligence and Process Work. Since leading her first workshop at the 1998 ICF Conference in Orlando, Florida, she's presented at numerous regional and international coaching conferences.

Molly was a founding member of the Puget Sound Coaches Association and, as President of the Board, spearheaded the initiative to make PSCA a chartered chapter of ICF. She has been the chair of the ICF's Chapter Leadership Committee and a member of the Credentialing Committee. In 2003, Molly earned her Master Certified Coach credential and since then has been active as an assessor in the ICF's credentialing program.

Molly has designed and developed numerous courses including Authentic Promotion, Authentic Wealth, and The Empowerment Dynamic for Coaches. She was a pioneer in the use of technology to deliver virtual training and has been leading teleclasses since 1998.

Bobette Reeder, Master Certified Coach
ICF Past-President, Bobette Reeder, has been a professional Coach since 1995. Bobette was among the first coaches to receive the distinction of ICF Master Certified Coach. She also holds a Masters Degree in Communications Disorders. Bobette received her coach specific training at CoachU where she has been a senior trainer and is a Certified Mentor Coach and Coach U Certified Master Coach. Her clientele has included a wide range of individuals from CEO's to homemakers, senior coaches to "newbies", members of the clergy to a tennis pro in the Netherlands-Antilles, the National Motorcycle Racing champion of Spain, small business owners to exciting corporate refugees and beyond. Her coaching voice has been heard by well over a hundred fifty clients in 29 U.S. states and 10 other countries.

She has coached in both individual and group settings. Bobette's experience in serving the ICF has also been extensive and varied. She was the first ICF Outreach Coordinator, in charge of creating and developing new chapters worldwide and was privileged to be a part of the growth from two chapters to 130+ before leaving that post to become the '98 Secretary, '99 Vice President, '00 President - elect and '02 ICF President. She has also served as ICF Conference Co-chair for the past 4 years and is creator and presently serving as co-facilitator of the ICF Global Forum.

Joel M. Rothaizer 

Dr. Joel M. Rothaizer, Master Certified Coach

Dr. Joel M. Rothaizer, MCC, is an executive coach and organizational consultant with extensive training and over 30 years’ experience in understanding the functioning of both organizations and the people within them. His focus is on leadership development, executive coaching and team/organizational effectiveness. He assists leaders in finding versatile styles that are more successful, authentic, and energizing. He assists teams and organizations in creating results-oriented cultures vitalized by collaboration and partnership, incorporating the alignment of clear hierarchy with the engagement and productivity of self-governing teams.

A Licensed Psychologist and Certified Business Coach, he is also on the faculty of the University of Miami Certified Professional Coach Program as well as a Certified Enneagram Teacher and Holacracy™ Practitioner. Underpinnings of his work include Contextual Thinking (understanding behavior by first looking outside the person, rather than inside), Developmental Thinking (the different leadership “operating systems” that are increasingly more effective for dealing with complexity, ambiguity, and rapid change), Complexity, Polarity Management, Leadership Versatility, and Living Systems. The International Coach Federation has designated him a Master Certified Coach, their highest credential. He is one of only two coaches in Alberta with this designation.

Joel assists his clients in focusing on root causes rather than on energy-sapping symptoms, and in discovering unique and elegant solutions to seemingly complex problems. His clients have included Government of Canada, Ledcor, HSBC, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Province of Alberta, General Electric, IBM, ADP, Alberta Health Services, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Italian Centre Shop, ATCO Structures & Logistics, University of Calgary, Rehrig Pacific, New Belgium Brewing, PeopleSoft, Hagemeyer, Mellon, Wide Open West, StorageTek, Sanofi-Aventis, Ferrellgas, and Los Alamos National Labs. He and his partner, Sandra Hill, are currently providing leadership effectiveness training for the top 800 leaders in the City of Edmonton.


Tracy Stevens

Tracy L. Stevens, Master Certified Coach
Tracy's business experience includes 35+ years of diverse corporate and entrepreneurial experience and has positioned her among the most sought after leadership coaches and public speakers. Specializing in effective communications, organizational development and leadership skills, she has coached people around the world for more than 25 years, accumulating over 20K hours of coaching. Her work takes her to Australia, South East Asia, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia as well as all parts of the United States and Canada.

Trained in professional corporate coaching by Corporate Coach U (CCUI), Coach U, CoachWorks International, The Experiential Learning Center and The Center for Creative Leadership, Tracy has obtained the highest designation in the profession of coaching - Master Certified Coach. Additionally she has been awarded the designation of Professional Mentor Coach. Tracy has authored two books in the field of Leadership and professional success, plus the communication assessment and self-study series – Success Circle™ - Four Styles to Championship Communications.

Tracy has designed, developed and facilitated more than a dozen corporate coaching programs for several coach training programs around the world. Curriculums range from entry level coaching skills to the most advanced skills training. She sits on the faculty of multiple coach training organizations and universities within the United States and international locations. Professional affiliations include the International Coach Federation (ICF) where she has been the 2007 and 2008 Chair of the Credentialing and Program Accreditation Committee and former Assistant Chair and member of the ICF Membership Committee. Tracy sits on the faculty of Corporate Coach U International's (CCUI) Corporate Coaching Program (1999-present) and was the Director of Accredited Programs CCUI (2000-2005). Today she continues her active involvement in the coaching profession as a Credentialing Assessor at ICF, multiple coach training programs.

Jeff Staggs, Master Certified Coach
Jeff Staggs is an ICF Master Certified Coach with nearly twenty years experience coaching senior executives. For the last nineteen years, Jeff has built his business specializing in coaching senior leaders in Fortune 500 companies both in the U.S. and Internationally. His client work has focused on CEOs, board presidents and VP and above executives.

Jeff designed and delivered the first coaching program to be fully integrated into an MBA program for Capella University and was an adjunct staff member in the MBA program. He is the co-designer of Breakthrough Coaching and Feedback.

Jeff has been a leader in the field of coaching and is a founding member of the International Coaches Federation and the Minnesota Coaches Association. He is a current member of the ICF Assessor team and a member of the team that trains new assessors for ICF. He is on the team responsible for writing the ICF credentialing standards and more recently, the MCC examination process. Jeff chaired the 2008 ICF International Conference in Montreal.
He has supervised well over a hundred coaches in both the US and internationally and has trained numerous coaches as a staff member for the Coaches Training Institute. Jeff also conducts international training courses for advanced coaching, regularly training in the UK and Denmark.

Meryl Moritz, Master Certified Coach
Meryl Moritz work with global leaders, teams and boards of directors of major institutions in North and South America, Europe, China, Japan and Australia.  Her coaching career has spanned 21 years and draws on two decades of corporate consulting, marketing, management and facilitation expertise.  Prior to coaching, Meryl spent seven years as an executive at two global firms (Hill & Knowlton, Inc. and Louis Harris and Associates, Inc.) before founding her coaching and consulting business Meryl Moritz Resources LLC.

Her views on management, executive development and coaching have been published in numerous books and articles (“A Notion of Trust in Executive Coaching”: International Journal of Coaching in Organizations; “The Human Side of High Technology”: DePaul University Press; “Using Your Sales Force as a Vital Resource”: AMACOM; “Electrotechnology & the Engineer” SPECTRUM/IEEE; etc.

Meryl serves on the coaching faculty of PEMI-Shanghai academy, and is an evaluator for executive coaching program at Columbia University-Teachers College.  Previously, she co-directed the coaching certificate program at New York University. Meryl holds the Masters of Science degree in sociology of organizations from Hunter College, the BA in English Literature from Carleton College, and completed Coach U’s certified coach program. She served for five years on the global Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation, two years as a Vice President, and two years as the Vice Chair as a means of forwarding her vision of a world where anyone who wants access to a professional coach has it.

Russell LongRussell Long, Master Certified Coach 

Russ is an executive coach and leadership consultant with over 30 years of CEO, executive and entrepreneurial experience. His clients are executives, business owners, professionals and government leaders around the world. He specializes in leadership skill, team building, effective communications and onboarding/transition coaching. He has designed and implemented multi-year, multi-level executive coaching/culture change programs for businesses.

He holds the highest level credential from ICF – Master Certified Coach (MCC). He was trained in business coaching at Corporate Coach U and in personal coaching at the Coach Training Institute. He holds certifications from the Center for Creative Leadership; Society for Learning at MIT; and various organizational development and assessment organizations. He is a Certified Business Coach.

Russ is a leader in the coaching profession. He is a founding officer of his metropolitan ICF chapter; has served on several ICF international committees (Membership, Research & Development, Credentialing); has been a selected speaker at ICF conferences in the US, Italy and Australia; is a Faculty member at two ICF accredited coach training schools; and is a Certified Mentor Coach at Coach U.

Linda Finkle, Master Certified Coach

Master Certified Coach Linda Finkle is the CEO of Incedo Group, a boutique firm that focuses on assisting businesses in making practical and long lasting changes to solve core business problems. Linda is a catalyst for change, her no-nonsense approach and first-hand experience in running a business is evident in the success of the companies she has helped.

For more than 30 years, Linda has helped many companies in different industries by leading changes in employee attitude, communication and company culture. Her advice has prompted even some of the most established executives to re-think their strategies and communicate with their people in better ways. Not only has she improved productivity and revenue, she has also enhanced business and staff relationships among different levels of an organization. As a result, she has bridged the gap amongst previously incompatible business partners, significantly improved company revenue and employee retention. To say that she can move mountains with her communication and coaching skills is an understatement.

Linda has developed an exceptional background when it comes to people and communication challenges faced by companies. She’s an elephant chaser, with an uncanny ability to immediately discover and delve deep into a business’ real problems. Linda has a true love for the sales process and teaching others how to develop the sales skills to not only drive sales and increase revenues but how to keep customers and gain referrals. She has developed and taught sales skills workshops to dozens of companies and trained thousands of people during her career.

Linda doesn’t use template presentations and you won’t receive clichéd, but vague strategies from her either. She believes in authenticity, knowing that even the best plan will not have lasting impact if it’s not realistic for the organization She understands that everyone is different, thus every company’s problems’ deserve a tailored approach. Linda hosts seminars in a fun, lighthearted way that captures her audience’s attention, without boring them with unnecessary preambles. Incedo Group is in the top 10 per cent of coaching companies around the world in terms of revenue, and more than 70% of her clients are referrals - a clear sign that her strategies and advice work.

Prior to the success of her coaching company, she built and managed her own executive search firm, LG, Brand Inc. Her recruitment agency hired talents for Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-sized business as well, and ranked among the top 10 recruiting firms in the country. In spite of her success, she continued to be hands-on with her business, successfully placing candidates that oftentimes lasted well beyond the typical tenure in a given job.

Linda is one of only 600 people in the world to earn the title of Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has a degree from the University of Ohio and a certification from Coach U. She teaches the University of Miami’s esteemed coach training program. Her book, Finding the Fork in the Road, hit the bestseller list within three days of being launched.

Linda’s success among the dozens of organizations she helped led her to the spotlight of major business and investment publications. She has been interviewed in Harvard Business Review, Investor’s Business Daily, US News and World Report, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal amongst numerous other prestigious publications.

Agnes Mura


Agnes Mura, Master Certified Coach 
Agnes Mura, MA, is a globally experienced Master Certified Coach to Global 1200 C-suite and senior executives, boards, business owners and service professionals.

As a business leader, she serves on the Board of Directors of AIRCASTLE, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded global company (AYR: NYSE) that acquires, leases and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world. On the Compensations and Governance committees she is appreciated for her expertise in strategic leadership and global talent development: "Building talent at the speed of business".

For over 18 years, as president of her firm AMI, she has demonstrated success and in coaching leaders through high-stakes high-performance challenges of all types - individually and in teams - including performance leaps, role expansion, dramatic change in location or geographic reach, integration in new corporate cultures, and how to successfully shift the culture of a team, a function or a board.

Executives and teams turn to Agnes Mura at the critical junctures to strengthen skills (e.g. developing their strategic abilities, managing dispersed multi-cultural teams and companies) or to vastly expand their leadership competencies (e.g. influence, executive presence, stakeholder negotiations, creating engagement, public communications, global emotional intelligence, matrix collaboration).

When designing and delivering leadership development programs for senior or emerging groups of global leaders, she directly impacts each firm’s culture and results. She performs thorough and transformational evaluations for public and private boards and their C-suite executives. Agnes Mura also leads powerful team building processes for executive teams and boards, and regularly facilitates creative retreats (e.g. strategic planning / scenario planning) for her client companies.

She is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Miami’s Certified Professional Coach program. She was a founding director of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, the founding president of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations, author of several leadership publications (and two books on executive coaching) and prominent as an expert Assessor, certifying professional coaches for the International Coach Federation.

Agnes Mura’s personal journey as a leader was forged in her escape from communist Romania; then included teaching and running an academic program in Germany, helping break the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympics as the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee’s Envoy to Romania, and a ten-year management career in international banking. Her last role at Bankers Trust Co. of New York was Mexico Country Head for private banking and California Representative.

She earned her BA at Edinburgh University, UK, and her MA from Cologne University, Germany. Fluent in six languages, she is coaching and consulting worldwide.

Her clients have included: AT&T, Accenture, Agassi Preparatory College, Avon, Bank of America, Bayerische Vereinsbank, Banco Santander, The Coca Cola Company, Citizens of the World Charter Schools, ConAgra, CEMEX, Citi, Coors, CBS Paramount, Catholic Healthcare West, Dell, Deloitte & Touche, DineEquity, East West Bank, ExEd, Experian, Gilead Sciences, Goodyear, Habitat for Humanity, Kraft Foods, KPMG, Lovelace Health System, Mission Hospital, Mercer, MGM, Merck, Maytag, Medtronic, National Australia Bank, Novartis, Nissan Mexico, Raytheon, Roche Mexico, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, Symantec, Shuffle Master, Sun Microsystems, Toyota, TRW, US Foods, UBS, Time Warner, and many “fast” small and mid-size firms in the US and abroad.