Board of Directors
Lynn is a skilled facilitator, dynamic trainer, and compassionate coach, at her best when helping others learn and grow. Utilizing 15 years of experience across multiple industries and in various roles, Lynn partners with professionals and leaders on their developmental journeys, creating a customized approach to maximize each individual’s and organization’s experience.
A lifelong learner herself, Lynn is pursuing her PhD in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego, focusing on Coaching and Organizational Consulting. She earned her BA in Broadcast Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and her MPS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.
Lynn completed her coach training via the Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, and she is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation. Her involvement with the ICF San Diego Board is driven by her passion to support coaches in their professional and personal development.
Maggie Murphy Maertz
Maggie serves as an OED Strategy Leader within the Enterprise Talent Office at Wells Fargo & Company. She partners with key stakeholders focused on growing leaders and team members so they thrive within a VUCA environment while strengthening key organizational capabilities.
Maggie has been a member of ICF-San Diego almost since its inception. She is excited to be able to more fully contribute to the chapter and is thrilled to be the Secretary. Desmond Tutu once said: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” This is a motto Maggie tries to live by and hopes to bring to the chapter -- creating change with and within our community, big and small, and to learn and grow with chapter’s members.
Chuck focuses his coaching practice mostly on helping lawyers and other professionals get the most out of their practices and lives. He received his ICF accredited coach training from the Solutions Academy in Dusseldorf Germany.
Chuck brings 25 years of experience as an attorney and small businessman to his coaching practice. He started his legal career handling all types of civil matters, and transitioned to a diverse tort practice including wrongful death, brain injury, paralysis, pharmaceutical, and medical device cases.
Chuck earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. He moved from Seattle to San Diego, California in 2012. He is married and has two daughters.
Charles Furman, MS, PCC
Charles is the President of San Diego Leadership Institute, Inc., a Certified Executive Coach, a Vistage Chair, and the Founding President of the San Diego Chapter of the International Coach Federation. He is passionate about partnering with successful leaders who have a desire to achieve more than they ever imagined possible. He lives out his passion by working with business owners, CEOs, senior executives, and their teams to grow their businesses and become more effective leaders.
Charles brings over 25 years of hands-on corporate experience spanning both the private and public sectors across in a wide variety of industries. He has held CEO roles and C-Suite positions and has also served on numerous Boards. Charles held a public service role for nine years where he served as Trustee of the Fremont Unified School District.
Charles earned a BS degree in Organizational Behavior and an MS degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco, as well as a graduate degree in Banking/Finance from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Charles received his Professional Coach Certification training from the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, California. Charles is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Barbara is a certified Executive Coach with Lee Hecht Harrison and also has her own private coaching practice. With 25+ years of experience in business, Barbara brings perspective and best practices to her clients. She works with highly motivated leaders to elevate their personal and professional performance to help them grow and sustain their business. She specializes in Change Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Operations and Project Management.
Barbara has worked with organizations of all sizes from small businesses to global companies. She understands the pressures that business leaders face because she has been there, speaks the language of business and leadership, and knows the drivers that create and sustain business value.
Barbara is the former Vice President of Corporate R&D at Qualcomm Inc. where she managed diverse teams of professionals in early-stage engineering research, product development and Fortune 100 technical partnerships, with an annual budget of $200M+.
Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations and is the recipient of several awards including the San Diego Business Journal’s Top 500 Influential Business Leaders.
John has over nine years of coaching experience in the areas of communication skills, emotional intelligence and leadership. Earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation. Certified in Co-Active Coaching by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Background includes six years of experience as a structural engineer and earning the designation of a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
With this knowledge and experience, John supports managers in building self-confidence, stress management, and communication skills. His style of coaching helps them build self-awareness around their strengths, values, and personal vision by asking thought-provoking questions and giving in the moment feedback. This process of building self-awareness and a personal vision naturally builds their self-confidence. He incorporates mindfulness techniques to improve stress management and resilience. With practical listening, empathy, and communication skills he helps them succeed as a leader.
Payam is an Executive and Leadership Coach, Speaker, Lightworker and Social Impacter. He is a graduate of a year-long Ontological Coaching program with Accomplishment Coaching. He got his Master's degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Tehran in 2014.
Payam has seven years of experience in sales & online sales in a variety of industries in Iran and the US. He has moved to the US 6 years ago that had him transform his mindset, lifestyle, and way of being. It was through his new life experiences that he has found his life purpose, the ultimate joy, and deep connection with human beings and the universe through self-awareness, coaching, and supporting individuals and businesses so they can live a fulfilled life and high impact businesses.
His business covers: 1:1 Coaching sessions, Mastermind, Workshop, Motivational speaking.
Whittney has been a professional coach for 13 years, and a lawyer for 20. Her coaching practice centers exclusively on law firm lawyers and she also designed and leads the Volta Coach Training, which is the only ICF-accredited coach training program aimed at teaching legal industry professionals how to coach lawyers.
Whittney’s coaching style is light and direct – she is big on using humor and boldness together to support her clients to achieve their professional and personal development objectives.
Whittney is a proud single mom by choice (“SMC”) to a 6 year old boy, who happens to be pretty fabulous. She joined the ICF board because she believes deeply in the mission of the ICF to craft an industry guided by rigorous and measurable professional standards, and she is committed to supporting the community of coaches in San Diego.
Wil Fisher is the founder of Willfully Living, his life coach practice that focuses on supporting gay, queer, bi and trans men. He is also an executive coach with BetterUp, where he supports high level executives in the tech industry.
Wil became an ACC ICF certified coach under the tutelage of Damian Goldvarg, the former President of ICF. He studied with Damian at Easton Mountain, an LGBT retreat center in upstate New York where Wil served as Executive Director. While living and working at the retreat center, Wil became well versed in many modalities of healing and personal growth.
Prior to coaching, Wil predominantly worked in the nonprofit sector. He served as the Northeastern Regional Director of Scouting for All, a national organization working to change the Boy Scout’s discrimination policy against gays and atheists. Later, he became the director of communications and special events for the Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation’s largest organization dedicated to housing homeless LGBTQ youth. While at AFC, Wil also earned his MA in applied theatre from CUNY, and discovered the ways theatre can be used for community building, education, and for addressing social rights issues. He has brought this work to NYC classrooms in workshops focused on ways students can change their school's culture around the perceptions and agreements of LGBTQ people. He has also brought this methodology to men's work with the company he co-founded, Man Question which has offered workshops addressing our relationship to masculinity with groups ranging from LGBTQ groups to inmates at a maximum security men's prison.
Yennie Rautenberg-Loya, ACC
Yennie Rautenberg-Loya is an executive coach specialized in developing and empowering leaders of diverse backgrounds. Her coaching firm offers one-on-one and group coaching, as well as training programs focused on inclusive leadership, resilience and career/life transitions. Her commitment is to enable corporate environments where everyone belongs, participates and thrives. She’s a bilingual (Spanish/English) and multicultural leadership coach with 25+ years of global experience in corporate and executive communications and 10+ years delivering life and executive coaching and training programs.
Yennie is an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a graduate of the Leadership Coaching Certification Program by the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences. In 2019, she completed Cornell University’s Certificate Program on Strategic Human Resources Leadership, and the Latina Success Leadership Program by MANA de San Diego.
Before immigrating to the U.S. from Mexico City, Yennie received a Diploma on Organizational Communications and Behavior by Universidad Panamericana, a Diploma in International Marketing by Universidad La Salle, and a Trade Degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations by Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt.
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