Meet Our Inspiring Faculty
Get to know our inspiring and masterful faculty!
We contract highly successful coaches that are here to empower your next steps.
We contract highly successful coaches that are here to empower your next steps.
Carrie Doubts, MA, PCC
Mentor Coach / PCC Evaluator
Carrie is a Spiritual Resilience Coach working with men and women experiencing major life transitions, whether it be in relationships, career, health, or spirituality.
She supports people to navigate through the upheaval and chaos of major life transitions and the sense of profound loss and identity confusion that are part of these changes. She assists her clients in discovering their natural resilience and wholeness when faced with difficult life challenges, utilizing a potential-based coaching philosophy.
Ultimately, her clients learn to embrace change as a co-creative partner and transformational opportunity – and even as a blessing – that leads them to creating a life they love on the other side of change.
As the founder of Life’s Next Chapter Coaching, her passion is helping men and women accelerate their healing process, discover new dreams for themselves, and consciously and powerfully rebuild their lives. The mission of LNCC is to assist clients to reconnect with their heart, reclaim their power, and realign with their purpose to create their life’s next chapter.
Carrie provides mentoring for practicing coaches and students who are seeking ICF credentialing at the ACC and PCC levels. She holds a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in Consciousness, Health, and Healing as well as certifications in Grief Counseling, Mentor Coaching, Transformational Presence Coaching, and Relationship and Divorce Coaching.
Chuck Palm, MPH, PCC
Leadership and Integrative Coach
Chuck is a military veteran and an effective coach and organizational consultant. He has helped small business owners, business executives, nonprofit executives, military leaders, and elected officials to overcome challenges and thrive.
His work as a coach, consultant, and speaker has taken him to work with 15 tribal entities in Arizona with indigenous populations in American Samoa and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Chuck is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Professional Integrative Coach (CPIC) through the Institute for Integrative Intelligence.
Chuck’s coaching philosophy is straightforward. Help people to be open and feel safe in a confidential setting. Expertly and compassionately allow people to open up their thinking and decision-making. Encourage and help people to blossom into their desired roles as professionals and as human beings.
In his 11 years in the U.S. Air Force, Chuck supervised and led military staff in intelligence efforts while stationed in West Berlin, England, and at the National Security Agency in Maryland. He is an expert in group facilitation, interpersonal communication techniques, and strategic planning. Chuck is a former military dependent himself and was the single parent to his young son while on active military duty. He has a BS in journalism, a BA in language studies (Russian major), and a master’s in public health.
Coach / Speaker / Circle Facilitator / Author
With over 25 years experience in print and non-profit media as a sales, marketing and fundraising professional, Esther has coached leaders in healthcare, sales, higher education, and non-profit sectors. She cultivates a mutually trusting relationship as the foundation for the coaching conversation. As a coach, she is committed to holding heart-centered curiosity utilizing her intuitive senses and generous listening to support her clients' rising awareness toward their resonant choice. Esther believes her clients have the power to discover their own answers and as a subtle guide in the process she helps them connect with their values to gain clarity. Clients appreciate that she is trustworthy, insightful and authentic.
Esther’s coaching style is firm yet gentle and supportive during moments of discomfort. She has your back and asks probing questions to reveal the true issues while using her intuitive senses to provide unexpected insights. She will empower you to trust your instincts inside a safe space designed for vulnerability and growth. Past clients have described Esther as a wise storyteller who is trustworthy, curious, authentic, grounded and a supportive leader who’s encouraging and playful.
“Esther will push you past your comfort zone, she will empower you to trust your instincts, she creates safe spaces for vulnerability and growth.”
Hasan Rafiq, PCC
Instructor / Self-Identity & Integration
Hasan is a distinguished workplace strategist and a dedicated practitioner in the realms of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).
With an impressive background encompassing over 15 years of executive coaching, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership development, Hasan's expertise is renowned in driving positive change within organizations through coaching senior executives on DEIB.
Throughout his career, Hasan has consistently demonstrated his ability to construct equitable systems within organizations, placing DEIB at the very core of employee engagement and development strategies. In recognition of his groundbreaking work, Hassan was honored with the prestigious 2019 DEI Innovator of the Year and DEIB Leader of the Year awards by Great Places to Work.
Hasan is an ICF Professional Certified Coach. Currently, he spearheads the esteemed Coaching for Inclusion practice, catering to C-suite executives and senior leaders, and further propelling the transformative power of DEIB within organizations.
Howie Adams, DMD, NCC, PCC
Instructor / Neurobiology of Emotional Intelligence and Somatics
Howie introduces the role somatics play in delivering powerful coaching conversations. Howie’s calling is to remain a life-long learner. As a coach his intention is to facilitate others in their learning and self-discovery — to allow the client to awaken, connect, and amplify living infinitely in their truth.
He coaches from the client’s agenda with curiosity, building mutual respect and trust — providing an unconditional safe place for the client to express themselves; compassionately listening; playfully sharing his intuition; gently challenging the clients assumptions; providing encouragement; and importantly, completely accepting, appreciating, and seeing the client just as they are without judgment.
His clients are adolescents, adults, couples, executives, and business owners. A retired dentist, he holds a DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, is a graduate of Newfield Network with a Newfield Certified Coach designation (NCC), and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.
Jill Aronoff, ACC, CPIC
Leadership, Transformational & Integrative Coach
Jill Aronoff is dedicated to empowering professionals to reach their potential and create lasting change through interactive tools, straightforward techniques, and defined plans that integrate into all areas of the unique self. She partners with leaders to evoke personal and professional transformation, discover inner talents, silence that mental chatter that loves to whisper in our ears, and find the sweet spot of work/life balance through adventure and grounding oneself in nature.
With over 20 years of executive leadership experience, specializing in sports marketing, branding, and licensing, people development, creative strategy, and program and product development, Jill brings a diverse skill set and acts as a Coaching Sherpa to her clients quest.
Jill is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Textiles & Clothing. She has worked for retail organizations including The Gap, Leviʼs, and Nordstrom before she moved into sports where she worked for the Oakland Raiders and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Dr. Kristen Truman-Allen, RN, PCC
Instructor / Executive Coach
Kristen is an Executive Coach serving artists and leaders. She brings her experiences as Executive Leader, Emergency nurse, Outward Bound expeditionary learning instructor and Organization Development professional into her coaching. She utilizes expeditionary and experiential methodology to evoke personal transformation, team and leadership development as well as organization experience strategy.
Kristen is an enthusiastic mother of five children and is passionate about living and leading boldly and authentically. Kristen supports leaders as they transition throughout their work by helping them tap into their purpose, their passion and their intention to achieve the results they are hungry for.
Laurel Elders, MCC, CEC
Visionary / Founder / Senior Faculty / Lead Instructor
Laurel Elders is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is the founder and CEO of the Institute. Laurel began her career as a coach in 2005 after noticing that we are living in pivotal times; corporations often place profit above people, individuals are feeling lost in the "rat race" and corporate drive is leaving the largest scale impact on the future of sustainability.
Laurel observed how coaching is powerfully tapping into the next phase of human potential in ways never before experienced and coaches are activating much needed solutions. She is invested in bringing the highest levels of coaching, training and mentoring, into a world that needs people's gifts, talents, purpose and heart, now more than ever.
Her clients and students are torch holders for positive impact, locally and globally, in service to the generations ahead.
Lauren Stidham, PCC, CPIC, BSEd
Lead Instructor / Dean of Students / Integrative Coach
Lauren Stidham is a certified life coach and graduate from the Institute for Integrative Intelligence. She is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer and Enneagram Specialist. Lauren was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University, where she dual majored in elementary and special education. Lauren taught 5th grade for 7 years then transitioned into the world of sales and entrepreneurship. For over 15 years, she trained and empowered hundreds of women while building up a spa and skincare business.
In the Fall of 2019, Lauren felt called to the transformational work of life coaching. She opened her coaching practice Blueprint to Bloom to help her clients be the architect of a life they love. Many individuals struggle with the tension created by the “hustle for your worth” culture and feel like they’re not enough. Lauren is passionate about supporting others as they discover how to live life in a way that's empowering, balanced, and abundant.
Lauren cultivates a calm and thoughtful space for individuals to tap into their possibilities and allow creativity to flow. One of her favorite coaching tools is the enneagram which provides incredible insights on navigating stress, communication, self-care, and integration. Lauren also uses HeartMath® techniques designed to bring the head and heart into alignment which builds much-needed resilience in today’s world.
When Lauren is not coaching… you will find her reading a book for book club or trying to recreate a Pinterest craft. She enjoys walking, restorative yoga, paddling her feet in the ocean, fiddling with her potted plants, and laughing with friends over a caramel frappuccino.
Matthew Cintron-Quiñones, PCC, BCC, ACMC
Coach / Mentor Coach / Executive Coach
As a current professional coach—and former educator, administrator, manager, and international jetsetter—Matthew has found that one of his favorite things in the world is understanding the way humans learn. It's like cracking the code to unlock one's true potential. Matthew has a knack for helping folks figure out how to learn more effectively, and there's nothing quite as satisfying to him as watching the lightbulb go off when they finally get it—who doesn't love a good "aha!" moment? When it comes to problem-solving, Matthew is like a detective on a mission. He lives to help people get to the root of their challenges and come up with creative solutions. In the words of his mentor: "Until, and unless, you get to the bottom-line truth for your client, you are merely providing a Band-Aid."
Matthew doesn't do temporary fixes. He brings his clients on an adventure to the depths of their being. Matthew also emphasizes one's personal power. It's like a secret superpower we all have, but sometimes we forget it's there. Matthew supports creating a space where people feel seen, cared about, and respected. That's when the real magic happens. Matthew believes that, when we tap into our own personal power, that's when we can truly transform our lives. Matthew is not here to give all the answers, but he is here to ask the right questions (about things we haven't thought about) and help others find their own truths. Together, Matthew partners with his clients to navigate the inner workings and uncover their unique strengths and challenges—with a little (or a lot of) fun along the way!
Michael Tucker, MA, PCC
Lead Instructor / Coach / Executive Coach
Michael Tucker, M.A., PCC, CSM, CSPO is an ICF certified executive+team coach, consultant, author and speaker who is committed to the acceleration, advancement and conscious evolution of the human family. His expertise is in supporting organizational growth, leadership development, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives by enhancing intuition, increasing empathy, insight decision-making abilities and collaboration among leaders and their teams.
Although Michael's coaching is industry agnostic, tech companies and AGILE or STEM professionals and investors tend to seek him out. He boldly supports the deeply spiritual and non-spiritual alike and regularly works with CEOs, executives, product managers/owners, entrepreneurs, creatives & on occasion their families.
Nancy Smyth, MCC, CPCC
Director of Education / Lead Instructor / Author
In the mid 1980’s, Nancy apprenticed with an Aztec Indian Medicine Man. Her entire apprenticeship was one of learning to see and recognize what was invisible to the eye. Life kept leading Nancy to lend a hand off the reservations as well, to more global communities. Loving the empowering process of coaching, Nancy studied and went on to receive a Master Certified Coach credential through the International Coaching Federation in 2006.
Nancy’s clients include Fortune 500 organizations, entrepreneurs, couples, and individuals. Her focus guides clients to lasting substantial change, both professionally and personally. As a coach, speaker, artist, and poet, Nancy cultivates the experience, understanding, and expression of peace-filled solutions.
In 2003, the Arbinger Institute invited Nancy to co-develop and facilitate training for coaches world-wide – The Choice in Coaching. December 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of this mastery-level program.
Nancy is also the course co-designer and facilitator for The Anatomy of Peace. She serves as Arbinger’s Director of Individual and Group Coaching, is a Global Leader, and an Executive Coach.
Nancy is an invited participant of Conversations Among Masters, SupporTED, Ashoka’s Start Empathy Initiative, Planetary Dance and other collaborative projects. Nancy’s presence is delightfully tranquil while being powerfully transformative.
Rebecca Smith, MEd, PCC
Instructor / Referring Out
Rebecca is a licensed therapist that transitioned into full-time coaching.
She was an internal coach in an NGO before launching her own coaching business in 2010. She was the first person certified through Fielding Graduate University's Evidenced Based Coaching for Personal Development program in 2014.
She completed Crossroads Recovery Coach training program in 2011. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in WA State and a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Rebecca‘s clients include: executives in leadership positions; couples addressing communication styles; individuals who need support with recovery from behavioral health issues; and women who are learning how to celebrate themselves.
Rei Perovic, PCC, CMC
Leadership Coach / Mentor Coach
Rei Perovic, PCC, CMC, is a Self Leadership Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, Coaching Instructor, and the Founder of Realign Project.
She is passionate about working with purpose-driven professionals in non-dominant groups, especially BIPOC, AAPI, immigrants, and women. Her mission is to empower them as leaders at all levels and to create a positive impact. Rei has coached over 1,500 clients internationally across industries, helping them live and work from a resonant place of authenticity and alignment with their core values and vision.
Accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), she previously served on the board of the ICF NYC Chapter as a community builder. Currently, she is an active board member of the Association of Coaches and Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). With a commitment to cultivating diversity in the coaching industry, Rei actively mentors BIPOC coaches as a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) and teaches coaching skills with a multicultural lens.
Tabitha Danloe, PCC, CPIC
Lead Instructor / Business Launch
Tabitha is a certified graduate from the Institute and the head coach of our Business Launch program.
Tabitha is a wildly successful full-time life and business coach. After working in corporate America, at the traditional break-neck pace, Tabitha decided to follow her heart, take a huge leap of faith, quit her job, pack up her house, and buy a one-way ticket to Africa. In her 5 months traveling abroad, she was able to better understand what she wanted out of life. She now enjoys a much more abundant and peaceful life helping others and aligning with her destiny through her coaching practice.
Tabitha has been an independent business consultant. After training she sky-rocketed into full-time life coaching at her company The Divine Sophia. Tabitha helps people design their lives and businesses to grow and sustain a lucrative profit with life balance.
When Tabitha isn't working, she loves inspiring people through dance and movement. She loves African Dance, hiking, and yoga.
Executive Coach Trainers
Tamica Sears, PCC, CPIC
Leadership & Executive Coach Trainer / Supervisor
Tamica is on a mission to change Corporate America for the better... one leader at a time. She believes that each person has it within themselves to be an excellent leader. Someone who can develop themselves, motivate and inspire the people around them, and transform organizations.
Tamica holds an M.A. in Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a B.A. in Organizational Development and Psychology from American Intercontinental University. She is a Certified Professional Integrative Coach (CPIC) and a Professionally Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
Tamica has been an HR Professional and Leadership Development Coach for the past 20 years. She has coached and developing leaders in a wide range of organizations from Fortune 100 companies to mom-and-pop shops.
Tamica's professional coaching services include: DiSC Personality Profile Assessments, 360 Assessments, unconscious bias & diversity coaching, executive presence, stakeholder alignment, Emotional Intelligence, leadership development, and Individual, group and corporate coaching.
Suzanne McFarlin, PCC, BCC
Leadership & Executive Coach Trainer / Supervisor
Suzanne McFarlin, PCC, BCC, and owner of Step Up Leaders, is a board-certified coach specializing in executive coaching and leadership development. She received professional certificates for training services through the American Society for Training and Development and is trained in the StrengthsFinder assessment and certified in the Four Lenses assessment. Suzanne received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Michigan. She has been a Professional Leadership Coach and Adjunct Instructor for MBA students at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.
Suzanne is involved in many community organizations and causes. In 2018, she was awarded the Greater Tucson Leadership Alumni Excellence Award and was a finalist for the Tucson Women of Influence. She has served as an Alumni Honorary Commander for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. She is a graduate, board member, former Executive Director, Leadership Coach, and Past President of Greater Tucson Leadership. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Brigadier General Ronald L. Kurth Merit Award for Leadership.
As a coach and leader, Suzanne loves to build connections with innovation and impact to enable individuals and groups to prosper and grow. She is fascinated with human potential and the spirit it takes to maximize it.