The Coaching Guild Leverages the Power of Community
The Coaching Guild was founded by Lisa M. Hayes.
Otherwise known as the best of the best
Iyabo is a facilitator, keynote speaker, and consultant for organizations that are ready to eliminate racism, dismantle oppressive systems and grow equitable cultures. Iyabo’s customized, high touch workshops allow for deep dives into the heart of race, inclusion, equity and racial justice. Her work opens pathways forward for organizational communities to build just and equitable environments by teaching with a carefully curated curriculum, creating learning spaces for guided self-reflection and
facilitating challenging exchanges. Iyabo is simply a community builder.
Iyabo is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach (EQi 2.0). She graduated from Goucher College (B.A.), Georgetown University Law School (J.D.) and Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M.Div.). She also serves as the Co-Director of a nonprofit organization, Compassionate Atlanta, where she has so much fun loving on her community and where she is the most comfortable in her own skin.
Kevin Anthony Johnson
Emotional Literacy and Intelligence
Kevin Anthony Johnson (Coach KJ) was adopted and raised in the Midwest, where he overcame the downward pull of homelessness in Detroit as a young person and forged his own way as an entrepreneur, creative and trusted advisor to leaders from Chicago to Israel to Shanghai.As an executive coach to public servants, startups, teams and executives at billion dollar companies, KJ brings his signature style of heart, challenge and personal excellence to everyone he interacts with. He deftly weaves living systems, neuroscience and emotional fitness into a bold approach to personal and collective transformation.
KJ earned his certification as an evidence-based coach from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California and holds certifications for Transformational Leadership, Coaching and Social & Emotional Intelligence from Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. He currently serves on the local & national boards of @826CHI, a nonprofit centered on amplifying the voice of our youth. He’s the author of two books, an artist, Haiku aficionado, marathoner and philosopher—but most proudly he’s the father of three curious young adults who are making their own kind of change in the world.
Marketing and Visibility
Karen Hawkwood, also known as KJ Sassypants, is a deep-diver into the human soul who also helps people make pragmatic and lasting changes. She is a certified Master Life Coach through Martha Beck, having taken coach training in 2012 and Master Coach training in 2015, and has had a client practice since 2013. She’s been an ardent student of human nature since before she could walk, and paired that with a deep interest in Jungian/archetypal astrology in the late 1980s, which is a key component of her individual and group work. She’s also somewhat of a geek, and in addition to her private practice she founded and runs a small tech-set-up business to help entrepreneurs get the tech they need in ways that are neither scary nor ruinously expensive. She is funny, fierce, quirky, eloquent, insightful, and deeply devoted to helping people know who they really are and build lives and businesses around that.
Trauma Response and Decoding Triggers
Tracy McNeme Carrothers
Tracy Carrothers wants to live in a world where all women are welcomed to expand instead of required to shrink– where they aren’t silenced, sidelined, or defined by the narrow roles, responsibilities, and standards society prescribes. She is a passionate creative, coach, facilitator, writer, and former attorney.
Tracy is a coach, facilitator, creative, former attorney, expat, mom and adventurer living in Taipei Taiwan.
After a sabbatical from her coaching work due to a little rumble with breast cancer, she is back and ready to go. Over the next few months, she is expanding her work through in-person groups, online courses, writing, and more. That work will center on fiercely advocating for women to make space for themselves so that they can live fully into who they are.
A mini- workbook for ex-pat/”trailing” spouses can be found on her Instagram and Facebook pages as well as other art and musings on living abroad, fitness, body love, mindset, and the not so occasional photo of her dogs and kids.
Understanding Sexual and Gender Identity
Jacqueline (Jacqui) Gates
Setting Your Life Up to Support Your Success
Mental Health in the Coaching Process
As an Integrative Nurse Practitioner with decades of Psychiatric experience, Trudy brings a unique perspective to Human optimization. She insists on her own continuous personal growth, understanding that it is a never ending path. She is committed to listening for and being a stand for your Life working. For you loving the Life you have and are building.
In this coaching capacity, Trudy is intent on your understanding when the barrier to growth in a Human is beyond your scope and is best served by a referral to a Mental Health professional. She is excited to be a resource for a group of people focused on lifting Humans to their highest potential!
Academic Mentor Coaches
Otherwise known as the International Dream Team
LIFE COACH | ASTROLOGER
Janette Dalgliesh helps rebel progressive women to create their 5-year dream in three months (even if they don’t know what that dream is yet).
Energy Coach & Pranic Healer, Arhatic Yoga Practitioner, Yoga Teacher & Practitioner.
Published author, International speaker
Jessica is a published author, international speaker, and one of the most trained coaches in the whole world. She has been recognized (twice) as one of the most 100 Powerful Women in Business in Mexico.
With more than 18 years of marketing and sales background experience in Fortune500 companies, Jessica decided to create her unicorn life. She founded her own boutique coaching company, where she teaches Brave Spirits how to create more money. She lives in the intersection of strategy and energy and loves to work with introvert, highly sensitive and empath souls –just like her-.
Jessica knows that coaching saved her life in many ways. Coaching was the technology that allowed her to graduate from many old identities. With coaching miracles (as she calls them), she recovered from depression, left the bulimia and disordered eating world, created the love of her life, became pregnant and gave birth (painlessly) to an energetic and intuitive boy.
Her most recent deliberate creation is the body of her dreams: she dropped off 46 pounds in less than 6 months.
Relationship & Career Coach
Joy Zalzala-Soyka is a relationship and career coach with great love and respect for misfits and rule breakers, who expect the best for themselves and the world.
As an academic, activist and writer, Joy has an inter sectional perspective on violence and addresses the connections of violence and discrimination on a personal level with systemic & state violence. For 8 years she has worked as a counselor, educator and manager in non-profit organisations serving women and trans*people who have experienced violence or discrimination. Joy’s focus lays on empowerment and
visionary activism, as she believes it is possible to change the conditions of how we live in society. She loves turning ideas into action and following unconventional paths.
Joy started her own coaching practice in 2012 and specializes in working with people in biracial / multicultural relationships and people from various lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, non-binary and inter* communities.
When their kids were just 3&5 years old, Joy and her wife started to travel the world with them long-term as a rainbow family. They currently live in their home-base Berlin, Germany.
The Love & Magic Coach
Cindie Chavez, “The Love & Magic Coach”, is a certified life, relationship, and mentor coach (iPEC graduate 2010), and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (2010), as well as an author, speaker, and teacher.
She enjoys mentoring corporate coaches and life coaches and has a reputation for bringing astounding clarity and having a wicked sense of intuition.
Her areas of expertise range from communication and conflict resolution to NLP and a widely diverse range of other proficiencies and interests including astrology, kabbalah, tarot, magic, and spirituality.
Best-Selling Author & Expert Copywriting Teacher
Tepsii is a Best-Selling Author, Expert Copywriting Teacher, and Coach with a degree in Public Communication and over 13 years of experience as a professional writer. She has worked with over 100 soulful 6 and 7-figure business owners. Collectively her clients have made millions of dollars (over $20M USD collectively) using her sales copy.
Her first book, Open Your G.I.F.T.S., is co-authored by Actress/Entrepreneur, Kim Coles. It includes the stories of 21 women who share how they reclaimed their power in moments of loss.
Tepsii is referred to as a leading authority in digital marketing. Since starting her business she has amassed an online following that includes over 20,000 fans on her email list and social media.
Admin and Technical Operations
A Teacher, Husband and CEO of HashStack Technologies. Top Rated Freelancer on Upwork with six year Web development Experience. Love to do Gaming, Research in information security, traveling.