Certified Professional Coach Certificate

Philip Cohen, MCC

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen, Master Certified Coach, has a passion for working with business owners and senior executives. His expertise is in helping clients look at situations from a variety of perspectives, including challenging current beliefs and attitudes that might be hindering his client. By working with Philip, his clients often have more options to choose from and can make better choices about actions to take. Rather than just giving them answers, Philip works in partnership with his clients to find customized solutions that fit the client. Once a course of action is decided on, Philip assists by helping his client stay focused and adjust course if necessary. Actions are important, but worthwhile results are what counts.

Philip's background and training is uniquely suited to being a coach. He was a CPA and consultant for over 20 years. He worked with hundreds of companies in all phases of growth, from start up, through operations, to exit. As a CPA, he learned about systems and process. As a consultant, he worked with clients on managing and growing their companies. In addition to working with clients, he was managing partner of his accounting firm. This is where he learned the realities of running his own business, not just looking at other people's companies from the outside. To build on his strong business background, he pursued an extensive coach training program. This is where he enhanced his communication skills, leaned coaching skills, and got more training in human behavior..He has continued his personal growth with a variety of continuing education He has been coaching full time since 1994 and is on the faculty of Coach U and The University of Miami. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation, and was their Treasurer for four years.

We all have untapped potential. Philip's vision is to assist people in tapping into that potential so they can create bountiful success.



Ellen Fredericks

Ellen Fredericks

Ellen Fredericks, Master Certified Coach, partners with executive and leaders to take their individual, team or business performance to the next level. Ellen specializes in executive and organizational development, supporting clients to build organizational cultures that reflect their vision and values and to develop leaders that can consistently produce new levels of results in the face of rapid change and competition. She also supports clients in the art of building collaborative business relationships and aligned high performing cross-functional teams within a complex business structure. Additional focus areas of her coaching include executive presence, powerful communications, strategic thinking and leading change. She is known for her practical approach, evocative coaching style, and for promoting essential think time as the foundation for executive success.

Her clients include executives at the VP level and above including C-Level leaders in companies such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays Bank, Macquarie Bank, Credit Agricole, Merrill Lynch, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi, Tate and Lyle, Cisco, Philips, and RGM Advisors (now DRW). In addition to 1:1 executive coaching, Ellen’s professional services include group coaching, 360 feedback, and meeting facilitation.

As a former corporate executive, Ellen brings twenty years of management and executive experience to her coaching from the telecommunications and information technology industries where she managed multi-million dollar start up and turnaround initiatives. She held diverse positions in marketing, sales, information technology, operations, human resources, and government affairs. Her areas of business expertise include leadership, business management and development, strategic planning, new product development, product marketing and product management.

Ellen is one of several hundred coaches worldwide awarded the designation of Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Ellen holds a certificate in coaching, a B.S in Computer Science and an M.S. in Management. She attended Executive Management Training Programs at Duke University and Arizona State University. Ellen has been a featured leadership expert at the monster.com Leadership Center. She is a contributing author to the ASTD published book, “Coaching for Extraordinary Results”, the co-author of “Executive Think Time – Thinking That Gets Results”, “Executive Foundation – 5 Essential Skills for Senior Leaders”, and “From Cross Purposes to Cooperation – The 10 Factors That Unify a Cross Functional Team”.

Ellen is an adjunct instructor for the Columbia University Teachers College Executive Coaching Program, the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Coaching Program and the Certified Professional Coach Program at the University of Miami. She is the past President for the NJ Chapter of the ICF and the Founder and Past President of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Alumni Association Executive Program Chapter. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for LitWorld in New York City. Ellen resides in Warren NJ with her husband Tom.



Bobbi Gemma, MCC

Bobbi Gemma

For more than 30 years Bobbi has been coaching along with designing and facilitating workshops to provide guidance and solutions. She primarily focuses on leadership development, high-level team performance and interpersonal and coaching skills to enrich collaboration, innovation, retention and overall performance. Bobbi is known for her direct style, support and lightness in addressing the serious issues in the workplace for successful and sustainable results. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies, Government Agencies, Academics and Medical Facilities, etc.

Bobbi is an adjunct faculty member in the Certified Professional Coach program at University of Miami, in the Health Care Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech, and in the HR development curriculum at University of South Florida. She also serves as both a facilitator and coach for MBA students at University of Tampa.

She has a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University, holds a Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation and certifications in: EQ-I (Emotional Intelligence), DISC – Behavioral assessment, VIA – Values profile, LSP – Leadership Spectrum Profile and Team Advantage – Team development program.

Bobbi has been a speaker and facilitator for regional and national conferences.



Molly Gordon

Molly Gordon

Molly Gordon has over 20 years of experience coaching entrepreneurs and business owners to master the inner and outer games of leading successful businesses. She is known for her quick intelligence, lively sense of humor, and extensive practical experience.

Molly is known to many founders of the profession as a "coach's coach." A visionary, she regards coaching as both an expression and means of individual and collective evolution. A pragmatist, she is committed to grounding that vision in the cultivation of coaches who embody both artistry and technical skill for the sake of producing in their clients the insight and self-regulation they need to lead, adapt, and innovate.

Molly is an instructor and mentor coach for the University of Miami (Coral Gables) Professional Coaching Certificate Program, 7 Paths Forward, ClientWise, and Coach Masters Academy. She was a founding member and first president of ICF Washington State and is the recipient of the 2015 ACES Award (Advancement of Coaching Excellence and Service).

Molly lives near the shores of Puget Sound with her husband (whom she refers to without a shred of irony as The Charming Prince), three cats (Princess Catalina, Lady Isabella Squeak, and Scoutmaster Sophie), and two hens (Morticia and Elvira).

"Molly Gordon is a breath of fresh air in the world of coaching. She's a master coach that brings depth, wisdom, and authenticity to her craft. Unlike many coaches who often tout quick fixes and high-pressure sales, Molly invites you into the power of your own truth and knowing. Through this centered place, you can become an unstoppable force for taking inspired action in service of what truly makes you feel alive and on purpose. My work with Molly helped me to transform my business and my life in exceptional ways." ~Terra Christoff, Women's Inspired Work & Life Coach



Susan Klein

Susan Klein

Susan has been professionally coaching/training executives and leaders for over 29 years. She was one of the first 20 coaches in the world to be awarded the Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation. Susan calls on her extensive background in sales and sales management, having worked in broadcasting and advertising as a sales executive and regional sales manager.

Susan works with executives, managers, business owners, and physician leaders, to deepen their leadership development in a thought-provoking process that supports them in achieving their organization and personal goals with sustainable, high-impact results.

Change is not usually comfortable, and having an objective partner who listens, provides new insight, and moves the client forward, are valuable in creating change.

Many coaches work exclusively on a linear level, and the results may not be long-lasting. Susan shifts people’s perspective by delving deeply to challenge their beliefs and assumptions, which may result in shifts on multiple levels.

Susan works with Fortune 100-1000 companies, non-profits, healthcare and government agencies. Her clients include: Mayo Clinic, Exxon Mobile, Weitz Construction, Florida Dept. of Transportation, T-Mobile, Merck, Lifespace Senior Communities, Wyndham Resorts.

Susan is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeast University, University of Miami and University of Texas/Dallas, where she teaches Coaching Competencies, Coaching Ethics, Coaching Skills for Leaders and Emotional Intelligence in the workplace- with a coach approach. That often includes mentor coaching, assessing and supervised coaching.



Margaret Krigbaum, MCC, JD

Margaret Krigbaum

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 and organizational development experience, her broad range of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, C-Suite and senior executives, and executives and professionals. Margaret coaches issues of significance for her clients, including executive and leadership development, strategic planning with bottom line results, team communication and growth, and cultural transformation. Her international client base extends throughout the United States and to Europe and Asia. She has coached over 3000 clients, has coached individuals and teams in 26 different countries, and has been instrumental in helping create culture change in over 75 companies.

Margaret is also a leader in the coaching profession and its largest professional organization, the International Coach Federation. She is former vice president of the ICF, chair of its Credentialing Committee for six years, past chair of the ICF’s Application Review Committee, and is currently a core leader of the ICF’s seminal three year project re-inventing the ICF credentialing process and building an assessor training for the ICF’s credentialing system. She is the recipient of both the ICF’s President’s Award and the Jennifer White Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Coaching Profession.

As a sought-after presenter, Margaret has been a featured speaker a workshop leader, and a strategic planning facilitator 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.



Russell Long, MBA, MHA, MCC

Russell Long

Russ Long is the President of Change Innovations, LLC, an executive coaching and leadership development consulting firm. He draws on thirty years of executive experience in the business and non-profit sectors where he served as a chief executive officer, consultant and entrepreneur. His coaching clients include executives, entrepreneurs, healthcare, government and other professional leaders. His work has impacted Merck, Comcast, Boeing, American Red Cross, Kaiser-Permanente, Abbott Labs, Federal Aviation Administration, North Texas Tollway Authority and other business and government organizations. He specializes in the areas of change initiatives, team building, board development, culture change, marketing and operational improvement.

Russ holds the highest certification available from the International Coaching Federation, “Master Certified Coach” (less than 650 coaches worldwide have attained this certification); is a graduate, faculty member, Professional Mentor Coach and licensed facilitator at Corporate Coach U; a Certified Business Coach; a certified graduate of Coach Training Institute; Certified in Organizational Development and in Change Management by National Training Laboratories for the Applied Behavioral Sciences; and holds both Master’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Healthcare Administration degrees. He is a faculty member at the University of Miami Professional Coach Certification Program as well as the University of Texas at Dallas and he serves as a mentor coach in the MBA programs at Queens University in Charlotte and The Citadel in Charleston.

He was a founding officer of his metropolitan area chapter - International Coaching Federation (ICF, the largest independent coaching federation in the world); is a member of the international ICF; has Chaired its Membership Committee for 4 years and served as a member of the Research & Education Committee as well as the Credentialing Committee and has been ICF Assessor. He is a selected member of the Society for Learning at MIT and other professional organizations. He has been a selected speaker at several International Coach Federation Conferences, Academy of Healthcare Executives, and other international, national and regional meetings including the Australasia ICF Conference in Sydney. He is an author of “Coaching for Extraordinary Results” published by ASTD in 2002.

He is the Past President of the Daniel Island Rotary Club and the Daniel Island Business Association; has served on several boards and the National Business Coalition on Health.

He enjoys traveling, snow skiing, tennis and golf.



Agnes Mura, MA, MCC

Agnes Mura

She has special expertise in coaching and consulting with leaders towards an agile culture, a global mind-set and masterful communication with complex sets of stakeholders, and adapting their leadership practices to rapid changes in the work force, in the market or in job scope. Multi-generational executives and their teams turn to her at critical junctures in their evolution to strengthen their strategic perspective, their sustainable and authentic executive presence and their learning agility for sustained, effective execution.

A hands-on business leader, Agnes was voted in 2013 to the Board of Directors of Aircastle LLC, a multi-billion-dollar global company that acquires, leases and sells high-utility commercial jet aircraft to airlines world-wide. She also chairs the Board of the Institute of Professional Psychology Studies, where she teaches Coach-Based Consulting™.

Over her 20 years in executive development, Agnes has not only coached across many industries, but also designed and delivered leadership and management development programs in English and Spanish in the Americas, and worked with public Boards and senior teams on their efficacy.

In addition to serving as adjunct faculty in the University of Miami’s Certified Professional Coach program, she has taught Coaching and Assessments to global executives in the Advanced Executive Program at the Anderson School of Business (UCLA) and to new coaches in the California State University at Long Beach professional coach training program.

In 2005, Pacific Soundings Press published her book, Ten Themes and Variations for Postmodern Leaders and Their Coaches, co-authored with Dr. William Bergquist. Their seminal book on organisational coaching strategies and practices, Coachbook, was released in 2011 (2nd edition forthcoming).

Agnes Mura’s personal journey as a leader was forged in her escape from communist Romania; then included teaching and managing an academic program in Germany, helping break the Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympics as the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee’s Envoy, followed by a ten-year senior career in international banking, last at Bankers Trust Co. of New York. Fluent in six languages, she holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Linguistics from Cologne University, Germany; and a BA from Edinburgh University, UK.



Dr. Joel M. Rothaizer, MCC

Joel Rothaizer

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.

He is an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council and the International Coach Federation has designated him a Master Certified Coach, their highest credential. A Licensed Psychologist and Certified Business Coach, he is also on the faculty of the University of Miami Professional Coach Program, as well as a Certified Enneagram Teacher and Lectica Coach. Underpinnings of his work with his partner 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, Practical Neurobiology, Living Systems and Mindfulness.

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, Exxon-Mobil, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Province of Alberta, General Electric, IBM, RBC, ADP, Dialog, Alberta Health Services, PCL, Edmonton Police Service, 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, designed and for more than five years delivered the leadership effectiveness training for the top 800 leaders in the City of Edmonton. This program has some of the strongest outcome data in the world.



Terrie Lupberger, MCC

Terrie Lupberger

A bit revolutionary and evolutionary, Terrie coaches and advises leaders and teams worldwide, to elicit their very best and greatest potentials. Combining her passions for business and for people, she uses innovative change processes to help individuals and teams improve the results they get without sacrificing well-being.

As an executive, Terrie’s career has spanned 25+ years in various management and leadership positions, in both the private and public sectors. She was CEO of an international coach training and leadership development company, managing partner of an IT consulting firm and a Federal manager in Washington, DC overseeing large scale projects. She managed the department that sold US Treasury securities, led the automation efforts for a program housing $10B in government assets, and directed an outplacement program for 1,000 employees. She knows, first-hand, what it takes to build teams, lead large scale change and manage complexity. Her passion for people eventually led her to become an executive coach so she could support others in navigating the mine fields, pitfalls and lind spots inherent in playing a bigger game.

In the profession of coaching, Terrie is a pioneer in the field. She helped develop the core coaching competencies being used today as the standard of coaching professionalism worldwide. She is a former Board Member of the International Coach Federation, has managed coach training programs at three U.S. Universities, and is a contributing author to several books on coaching and leading. She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Big Re-Think, for change agents who want to help others make big, sustainable changes. She currently teaches at the University of Miami, in Asia and Europe.

One of Terrie’s passions is working with women leaders who want to make a greater, positive impact in their organization. She offers in-house programs that build leadership capacity in woman at all levels of an organization. Integrating more of the feminine into leadership produces a different way of engaging with each other that is essential to developing and sustaining high performing organizations and teams.

Terrie’s international clients come from a variety of sectors including technology, education, finance, not-for-profits, manufacturing and bio-tech. Terrie is also part of the coaching teams for the TED Fellows Program and the Sundance Women-In-Film Coaching Initiative.