Board of Directors


Donald E. Coleman, ACC

President 2023


Donald E. Coleman is a United States Marine Corps veteran and the Founder and Chief Evangelistic Officer of Semper Kaizen Corp, a human development company. For over 30 years, he has devoted himself to joyfully serving others and adding value by restoring hope and creating new possibilities. He’s now using his experience to partner with credit unions, other not-for-profit organizations, and individuals to create sustainable change using his “Kaizen Approach” and the power of coaching. His servant’s heart makes him an ideal partner for anyone desiring to create sustainable change in their life or organization

He resides in San Diego, California, where he provides engaging financial empowerment, personal development, leadership workshops and keynote speaking throughout California. He spent the last 20 years working in the credit union movement as a Vice President in San Diego. Under his leadership and personal direction, he used the coach approach to help thousands of families achieve their personal goals centered on financial health. Donald is a Licensed Coaching Clinic™ Facilitator.

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Gaby Alvarez-Pollack, MBA, CPTD, PCC

Past - President 


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, the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTP) and is PCC accredited.

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 10-year-old, Lucas

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Ana Floyd, PCC

Treasurer 2023

Secretary 2022-2023


Ana is a Life Development Coach in CommunicationsTMCertified Communications Trainer, and experienced facilitator who has worked with thousands of clients worldwide. Ana began her training in San Francisco, California in 1988 when she attended the first Design Your Life WorkshopTM, co-created by the late Thomas J Leonard and Carol McCall, PhD, which was an integral and foundational part of her beginnings in training as a coach.   Currently, Ana holds her Professional Certified Coach credential with the International Coach Federation (ICF), as well contributing as a supervisory board member for the Women in leadership program at the University of California, Santa Barbara-PACE. 

Starting out as one of the youngest pioneers in the coaching industry, since 1997, Ana has co-owned and operated a successful coaching and training company for over two decades.  She has been blessed for 25 years to develop her skill as a seasoned coaching entrepreneur, gaining a reputation for being quick on her feet, facing numerous business challenges while continuing to follow through on deadlines. She is a focused professional, as well as a compassionate, open-hearted leader who prefers to relate to others with a relaxed approach when faced with challenges and opportunities.

Moreover, Ana is a skilled listener who is capable of listening on several levels, thus hearing what's being said and what's not being said. Ana continues to professionally develop her expertise in empowered listening through coaching and training professionals worldwide.

Ana is a native Californian, born in San Francisco and graduated from University of California, Davis. Ana now calls San Diego her home.

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Freda Wilson, BS,MA,MAAM,PLC

Communications Director 2022-2023

Meet Freda Wilson, a dedicated Life, Relationship, and Divorce-Care Coach, author, founder of HELP Enterprise Inc., and owner of Your Relationship Matters. With over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, pastoral care, speaking, teaching, and guiding individuals and couples, Freda has made it her life's mission to empower others to achieve their aspirations and reach their full potential. Freda is a beacon of hope, offering essential skills for positive interactions in all relationships. She specializes in marriages and romantic partnerships, providing effective communication and conflict resolution skills, as well as tools to deepen intimacy and pleasure. If you're struggling with a breakup or divorce, Freda can serve as a guide on your path to healing. She'll help you work through painful emotions and assist you in making the best decisions based on your wants, needs, and concerns. Freda has a profound sensitivity to the hurts and needs of others and has dedicated her life to helping people succeed. Freda's impressive academic credentials include a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University in Chicago, IL, a Master of Arts in Theology & Church Administration from Logos Bible College in Jacksonville, FL, and a Master of Arts in Applied Ministry from Bethel Theological Seminary in San Diego, CA. Whatever your needs may be, Freda has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals.

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Cathy Horishny

Communications Director 2022-2023


I am thrilled to be a part of the amazing Board of Directors team. I am excited to see what our conversations and programs will bring the ICF San Diego Chapter members and the community. We are living and making history during these astounding times. I look forward to what our Chapter members share as they continue to grow in their coaching practices, professional lives and personal achievements. What an incredible year 2023 will be! 

With all that life has brought me I understand the wondrous and surprising journey of life. It is an honor and privilege to currently serve as a high school science educator. I continue to stand in awe of my students' curiosity, conversations and courage as they navigate, grow and mature to become responsible and commendable citizens. 

I center my business, Vitality Unlimited, LLC on family, education, well-being and professional growth. I bring ingenuity into the dynamics of life, working alongside clients as they create the life they imagine. I am a graduate of an ICF Life Coach Certified Program. I strive to be active within coaching networks and consistently work to provide my clients with unparalleled conversations. 

I enjoy running and hiking. I have completed the 5 Peak Challenge in Mission Trails, including the 5 Peak Pentathlon in one day. I enjoy music and literature as well. I love chocolate, a great book and being in nature. I am a US Navy Veteran of the Gulf War-Desert Storm-having served in San Diego, the Pacific and the Middle East as a parachute rigger. I currently live in La Jolla, CA. 

I deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve alongside each of you as we bring incredible countless open doors to our members, each other and the San Diego community. 

Sharon Saevitzon, PCC, ELI-MP

Programming Director- 2022-2023


Sharon Saevitzon is a certified Transformation, Empowerment, Happiness and Energy Leadership Coach.

She helps women, teenagers and young adults break through and overcome their emotional, mental and physical blocks and obstacles, facilitating change that leads to a life of empowerment, self love and happiness.

Sharon accomplishes this using her knowledge and experience in Psychology, Business, Coaching, Energy Leadership, Mindfulness, NLP, Medical Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic Guided Imagery and Energy Healing.
She has worked with both gifted children and those with special needs for over 15 years. Perhaps most importantly, she is also a mother who has emerged victorious from the trials of raising her own children through very challenging circumstances into the country's top law schools and tech companies. Sharon now dedicates herself to sharing tools and insights for making the parenting journey enjoyable and successful for others raising children in these amazing but difficult times.
Sharon helps adolescents, teens and young adults with anxiety and stress management; overall leadership; transitions between grades and from high school to college and college to post grad; and with mindset/sports psychology for high-performing athletes.

She works with women in all types of life transition; to create fulfillment as well as success; to balance the challenges of work and family; to deal with emotional stress or trauma; to create healthier, easier relationships; and to implement difficult change or elevate any area of life.
She works to connect each person with their “higher power” or “intuition”, and encourages focusing on moving towards what you want rather than away from what you do not want. Sharon has established her coaching practice centered on emotional health and well-being  that is powered by self love. Sharon strives to discover and honor everyone’s unique and authentic strengths which provides her insight into the type of coaching support and accountability each of her client’s need to thrive.
It is Sharon’s purpose in life to help others embrace their dreams, cultivate emotional intelligence and calm their nervous system even through life's biggest challenges.

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Karley Snell 

Programming Director

Karley is a certified Life Coach, Yoga Therapy teacher and Personal Trainer with over a decade of experience helping individuals overcome obstacles, set meaningful goals, and develop the mindset and skills needed to create positive and lasting changes.

Her journey, shaped by the challenges of managing hip arthritis and chronic Lyme disease, profoundly altered her perspective. Each diagnosis demanded swift adaptations, triggering overwhelming stress, anxiety, and a relentless inner dialogue of self-doubt. This journey not only shaped her but led to her passion of helping others navigate their own transformative paths, empowering them to rediscover a life of purpose and vitality.  She collaborates with individuals, tapping into their intuition to help them move forward, cultivating inner peace, improved self-talk and a healthier relationship with their selves.

Karley resides in San Diego, CA where she also works as a project manager applying her coaching expertise to create cohesive and motivated teams, enhance communication, and foster an environment of growth and innovation, ultimately optimizing project outcomes and team performance.

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Leslie Couch

Membership Director

Leslie is a Business Strategist and Coach for entrepreneurs. While pursuing a career in retail banking, small business lending, and operations management, she recognized a need for accounting and bookkeeping services - and hand on coaching. As a result of this need among the entrepreneurs she serve, she became an entrepreneur herself when she opened her company.

Leslie partners with individuals making a career transition into business ownership, or owners that want to be more effective and successful with their businesses.  As an established business owner herself, she thoroughly understands both the challenges and obstacles that could arise.  She guides her clients using focused listening, thought provoking questions, and valuable feedback, helping them discover and open their own doors to success.

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