As a HR professional having worked for the 3rd largest OC employer for 30 years and as someone who invests in her own continuous development, my coaching style includes a consultancy aspect. Organization development, hiring, performance management and training are just some of the expertise areas that I bring to the table.
ECofOC clients have said that they value my ability to stick with them during the rough times and they appreciate my being present for them exactly where they are every time we meet.
Additionally, Alvarado sits on the board of the Orange County United Way and has over 25 years of experience managing in the financial services industry at large, regional, and community sized banks. Ben is passionate about coaching, leading, and developing others and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
With a well rounded resume in both the non-profit and business world, I can help you run your non-profit like a successful business. My non-profit experience includes 8 years on a board working on board development, fundraising, and operations. Additional volunteer experience includes being a Superior Court mediator where I mediated both small claims and civil harassment cases.
Brenda’s specialties include leadership development coaching, finance and HR leadership strategies, organizational change, and career transition coaching. Brenda has her B.A. from UCSD, M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Claremont Lincoln University, and coach training with the International Coaching Federation and Co-Active Training Institute.
Volunteering and assisting the Orange County nonprofit community has been my second career. I have served on the boards of: Hoag Hospital, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Charitable Ventures, and The Cambodian Family. My business background of financial and general management positions with major national food drug chains has proven to be applicable to even the smallest of nonprofits.
Dave is also on the Board of Second Harvest Food Bank and the Orange County Council of Boy Scouts of America.
An ICF Associate Certified Coach, my coaching background spans over 15 years. Previously I was a senior leader in Product Development for restaurant chains such as Taco Bell, Carl’s Jr. and Godfather’s Pizza.
Previously, I was a hi-tech global sales leader selling to Fortune 500 companies, reaching out, doing business and negotiating with high confidence individuals. I’m also a volunteer and past board director with Youth Employment Service, advocate and guest lecturer with Chapman University related to first career jobs, and a speaker for networking, negotiating and using social media in positive ways.
After joining EC of OC in 2018, I feel rewarded to be working with a fine group of coaches and watching my clients progress in their career and personal lives.
My specialty area is in the development of leadership styles, developing strong and dynamic teams, and professional self-development for greater career success.
Having many years of experience setting up human resources departments and staffing in the for-profit sector, I am a great asset for teaming up and creating the structures inside the organization for greater performance.
In addition to consulting, Dave’s experience includes leading financial services businesses at Wells Fargo and Bank of America, serving on non profit boards and as interim CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and teaching strategic management at California State University, Fullerton.
Named “Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year” at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day, Victoria has served on multiple non-profit boards and brings insights on leadership, fundraising, board development and marketing.
With a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Victoria has authored or co-authored seven books on how emotions drive financial behavior. She has been interviewed on major TV shows and is quoted in multiple national publications.
She has over twenty-five years of experience in nonprofit organizations as an Executive Director, Development Director or Marketing Director.
Sam Dawson had her own public relations company for more than 25 years working primarily with nonprofit and arts organizations and is retired from the Ahmanson Foundation.
She has volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations and serves on the board of Working Wardrobes and Girls Inc. of Orange County. She is a founding partner and board member of Impact Giving, a woman’s collective giving organization.
Over the years, I have formed strong, creative, collaborative, enthusiastic and mission-driven leadership teams. I have special skills in strategic planning to assist you and your team in developing ambitious but achievable short and long-term goals. Because Board relations is an essential element of successful non-profit organizations, building/maintaining effective Boards is one of my keen interest areas.
She has an MPA and a PhD in Organization Development from USC and has served on the Boards of the United Way, Family Services of Orange County, Wiseplace, and St. Jude Memorial Foundation.
With over thirty-five years of experience working in five different countries, I combine a corporate lawyer’s mindset with an extensive international senior Human Resources experience supporting leaders in global multinational and non-profit organizations.
Andrea L. Espy, M.A. is an Executive Leadership Coach with over 20 years of experience in Organizational and Leadership Development. She was most recently the Director of Talent Development with Vans and has held leadership roles in healthcare, sales & marketing, and senior living.
She is currently serving clients across industries, such as biotech, food, packaging, retail, and non-profit to help leaders identify their talents and strengths, specific opportunities for growth, and provide coaching and support to move the needle on their own leadership development goals. Through her appreciative and strengths-based approach she guides leaders in fulfilling their purpose.
Jim Evans, after getting his Ph.D. in Executive Management from Claremont, had a thirty year career in city management.
The last 15 years were as City Manager and Executive Director of Development for Eureka and Glendora. He is currently a Senior Associate at Citygate where he specializes in municipal consulting.
Daphne Felicitas is currently the VP of Learning & Development at Lazy Dog Restaurants has 20 years of experience in the learning, talent and organizational development field. She’s held Talent & OD leadership positions in a range of industries including: entertainment, gaming, technology, action sports, retail, hospitality and education.
Daphne’s expertise is in helping leaders invest in their talent and potential to build capabilities required to lead their organizations and teams.
Having worked in a variety of industries, including 11 years in global companies, she understands the importance of listening, meets people where they are, helps clarify where they want to be, and prioritizes learning the unique context of their organization and culture.
Daphne is here to support leaders fulfill their organization’s purpose, amplify their values and have a meaningful impact in their community.
John has worked closely with bank boards to develop achievable objectives helping to navigate performance through turbulent economic cycles, mergers and acquisitions, and increased regulatory oversight.
A Certified Executive Coach by the U.C. Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, over the course of my career I have led and coached individuals and teams as a Partner in a leading international law firm, as the Chief Legal Officer of both a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest private real estate investment companies in America, and as the Chief Executive Officer of a leading environmental not-for-profit entity.
Prior to joining EC of OC in 2016, I had a 40-year career as a CEO for nonprofit organizations. I also bring a business perspective and I have an MBA. Most recently I was the CEO of a regional food bank that grew sustainably, received numerous recognitions and raised over $100 million during my tenure.
As a seasoned Executive Coach with a demonstrated history of management coaching in the nonprofit industry, I help my clients identify and actualize their talents so they are able to reach their full potential by setting specific goals and solving difficult issues in a confidential setting.
Shaheen’s career began in banking and shifted to architecture, then higher education, and nonprofits. Her personal and professional experiences have driven her to focus her efforts on education, income, and social responsibility, both on an individual and corporate level. Shaheen was born in Khartoum, Sudan and was educated on four continents before high school!
My areas of expertise include, Donor Stewardship, Donor Relations, Program Development, Grant Writing, and all other areas of fundraising.
I have served on many non-profit boards and as a volunteer for many non-profit organizations.
A national keynote speaker, she works with schools and companies to foster inclusive environments where introverts can thrive.
Heidi has served as Educational Director at Quiet Revolution, and History Chair and Leadership Program Designer at several schools and universities in New York City.
My best gift is the capacity to listen on many levels and avoid judgement. I listen with the intent to understand. Other skills that I bring to the table are developing leadership, work/life balance, conflict resolution, and better communication. The client and I accomplish this by creating a relationship of mutual trust, honesty, feedback, and accountability. It offers a neutral perspective.
I am a retired psychologist. I was in private practice for 31 years. I also taught part time at CSU-Fullerton. I believe coaching is transformative.
He has a proven track record of driving unprecedented business results by hiring and developing amazingly talented individuals.
Danny founded A&B Solutions in 2018 to deliver transformational operational improvements in the manufacturing industry. A&B grew quickly, and by 2020 the company evolved to include E8 Engineering to deliver technology assisted “boots on the ground” solutions to supply chain challenges in quality-critical industries.
He is also a certified Executive Coach through Allen Training Centers.
Danny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Cal State Long Beach and an MBA from Webster University.
Over the course of her established career, Nicole has spent copious amounts of time in both union and non-union environments, and is well versed in acquisitions, divestitures, and business transitions, to match seamlessly with her extensive familiarity in opening high end properties.
She now works with business owners in all industries, helping them establish their HR infrastructures and providing Leadership Coaching to owners and Managers on how to create an environment where individuals and their businesses can thrive.
Lee Anne Maki. Dedicated to helping leaders affect positive change in their own lives, organizations, and communities they serve, I am earning my International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coaching Certification. In my 25-year professional career, I developed a leadership style that channeled positivity, enthusiasm, energy, and encouragement that delivered results.
Working with me, I regard you as a partner with a strong focus on collaboration and goal achievement. A growth mindset runs how I coach and, shapes every action we take and decision we make together.
Rachel is an experienced executive coach, life transformation coach, speaker, facilitator and trainer. She is an internationally credentialed and certified professional coach who holds an ICF (ACC) credential, a coaching certification from one of the top ranked coaching academies in the world and degrees in both Psychology and Spanish. Rachel’s career paths have included being the #1 nationally ranked high-performing senior sales executive for a pharmaceutical company multiple times where she also worked on the marketing team for two of the products, founding and running two companies, teaching, training, speaking, coaching for individuals and organizations as well as being the CEO of Mohr Enterprises where she gets to be a wife and mother to two little ones who keep her on her toes.
Rachel has a demonstrated history of teaching others, improving personal and team performance and guiding others to excellence. As a personal excellence and success coach, Rachel loves helping empower achievement-oriented individuals struggling with feeling stuck whether in their career, in relationships or personally to finally break free, gain the traction needed and get the forward momentum they crave to produce massive results and live the fulfilling and intentional lives they’re meant to live for themselves and those they love.
Nader has also volunteered his time to coach Orange County firms providing counseling, seminars on key business, technology and social media topics as well as CEO forums. Nader has also taught business and project management methodology courses at universities. Nader works to understand the mission and purpose of the nonprofit to set a comprehensive plan in executing, measuring and reporting to their respective community and stakeholders.
My “Super Power” is guiding my coaching clients to a better version of themselves, to capitalize on their strengths and manage their development opportunities. I work with individuals who are looking to achieve a greater degree of professional and/or personal leadership success by enhancing their leadership style, communication skills, interpersonal savvy, executive presence, and/or career development.
I am an ICF Associate Certified Coach, have a Master’s in Human Resource Management, an instructor for UC San Diego, and certified in 9 assessments and leadership programs.
Bryan serves as an internal executive leadership and team coach within a Fortune 500 organization and is a current board member for ICF Orange County as well as Parentis Foundation. He believes in partnering with leaders and their teams in all aspects of their organization so that they can reach their full potential in order to fulfill upon the mission of their Non Profit that serves our community.
In 1990, Jerri founded Working Wardrobes, and for 31 years “has been driving the bus” as she grew revenue from $200, in the first year, to $7.5 million in 2020.
He has facilitated many board strategic planning retreats and served as a thought partner for several CEOs of nonprofits. Barry has experience in obtaining and administering government contracts and private foundation grants, and has a passion for addressing upstream issues through policy, system and environmental change. He teaches part time in the MPH and MSN programs at CSUF.
I best serve my clients by helping them realize their full potential, as well as to recognize areas for growth, including helping them set goals, develop strategies and action plans. With these steps, coupled with holding them accountable, my clients become their very best.
As the ED, Joe spearheaded a capital campaign of $8.5 million to renovate a 126,000 sq. ft. warehouse office facility for the nonprofit.
She has worked in the fields of Financial Services, Telecommunication, Information Technology, Insurance, Automobile, Retail, Engineering and Government sectors. She hold an MBA degree and PMP certification.
My background includes extensive merger and acquisition experience, strategic planning, sales and marketing, board growth, development and retention and fund development expertise. It would be an honor to work with you!
I work to help non-profit executives to develop clarity and inner confidence. I will help you become a stellar communicator and a strategic thinker who will have executive presence. I will also teach you the very important skill of delegating.
Yohan Sohn is the general manager at SimTech USA, the developer of versatile mind mapping software MindMapper, and an executive coach at Alegre Coaching. Yohan’s areas of expertise include emotional intelligence, visual thinking, and project management, all of which are, in his experience, the foundational skills necessary for success at work, home, and school.
He is passionate about executive coaching, helping leaders nurture themselves and grow their characters to achieve their full potential. He specializes in fostering the opportunity for personal change, growth, and high performance in the workplace. With his extensive business background, Yohan understands and possesses what it takes to help executives develop a competitive edge and thrive personally and professionally.
Ernest also has ten years experience in coaching corporate teams in professional development and in using social media to promote his business.
Previously, Valerie had a 25 year career in the property management industry where she rose to becoming a regional vice-president of Merit Property Management.
My experience also extends to working with nonprofit boards in developing effective board retreats and practical strategic plans, both of which require a comprehensive process of planning and partnering between staff and board.
David volunteers as a mentor to small business owners with the nonprofit SCORE Orange County. His keen focus relates to sales, marketing and community engagement. He is a frequent mentor for the CSUF Entrepreneurship student-consultancy program.