Board of Directors
Shahrzad Sherry Nooravi, PsyD
Shahrzad Sherry Nooravi, PsyD, PCC, is an organizational psychologist and CEO of Strategy Meets Performance. For the last two decades, she has supported fast-growth to Fortune 500 companies in strengthening their culture and leadership through executive coaching, training and facilitation.
As President of ICF-San Diego, Shahrzad is looking forward to furthering the coaching profession, creating a strong and joyful local community and supporting all coaches (new, intermediate-level and seasoned) in gaining new skills, knowledge and certifications.
She has been named Citizen of the Year, Trailblazer of the Year and A Voice to Listen to for her community work and original leadership research. Shahrzad’s leadership philosophy is that we can tap into our deepest potential when we focus on expanding our wisdom, power, resilience and grace. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology from Alliant International University, Masters in Communication from Pepperdine University and Bachelors degree in Psychology and Journalism from California State University Northridge.
When she is not serving clients, you can find her spending time with her husband and Siberian Husky, writing her forthcoming book and smashing a tennis ball.
Gaby is a learning & development expert and a professional coach with an emphasis in strategic talent management, behavioral assessments, and organizational design. For over 20 years, her passion for learning, growth and strategy has helped individuals, teams and organizations achieve success by finding the perfect combination of personal meaning and business results.
Gaby creates and delivers transformational learning experiences focused on bringing individual talents and strengths to life, improving emotional intelligence, and opening paths of continuous learning and growth, always in support of organizational goals and business strategy.
She is a Certified Master Coach, a Gallup Strengths, Emotional Intelligence and DISC Certified Instructor and Coach and has worked with 100’s of leaders and teams across a variety of industries. Gaby brings insight to her work rooted in Positive Psychology and the Neuroscience of Growth Mindset.
Gaby is the founder and Chief Learning Officer at GS&L Consulting, holds an MBA and is on the journey of becoming ICF- PCC accredited by the end of January 2021.
In the classroom of life, she spends her time at the golf course, reading a good book, and enjoying a nice glass of wine. Gaby calls San Diego and Mexico City her home, where she lives and learns with her husband Steve and their 9-year-old, Lucas
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.
Whittney has been a professional coach for more than 14 years, and a lawyer for over 20. Her coaching practice centers exclusively on working with lawyers. 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. She holds a Master Certified Coach credential.
Whittney is a proud single mom by choice (“SMC”) to a 6 year old boy, who incidentally 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.
Jennifer Guillaumin is an International Coaching Foundation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach. She completed the Fielding Graduate University Evidence Based Coaching & Organizational Leadership Certification Program, and has a MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
She has completed extensive continued professional development in the coaching and business fields. Jennifer has pursued her goal and passion of providing professional coaching and mentoring services to others through her business, “Transformation”, in the areas of personal, career, professional and business development; and in empowering others towards pursuing their goals and personal best.
Jennifer has contributed to her community through serving as a professional resource, volunteer mentor and coach for Fielding Graduate University as Group Coaching Facilitator, for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce as Leadership Program Mentor and for Point Loma Nazarene University as Co-Chair of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network.
She looks forward to supporting ICF Membership by increasing engagement with current and future members!
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.
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.
Yennie Rautenberg-Loya, ACC
Yennie Rautenberg-Loya is an executive coach specialized in developing and empowering leaders of diverse backgrounds and teams to collaborate in an inclusive and authentic way. Her coaching firm offers one-on-one and group coaching, as well as training programs focused on 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 certified to administer EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 assessments. She graduated 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.
Sylvia Zepeda-Eckley, the CEO/Founder of Daughter of Hope, is a skilled facilitator, dynamic trainer, and compassionate Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. She is at her best when helping others learn and grow.
Utilizing 14 years of experience across multiple industries and in various roles. She understands that you can be fed up with life... or fueled up for it! Sylvia captivates her audience by focusing on the fundamentals needed to live a purposeful life and translating them into things anyone can do and achieve, thus making a purpose-filled and successful life attainable to anyone. She believes a clear call to action and a strong foundation and coaching ethic will change the world.
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