2021 Staff Coaches

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Permanent Staff Coaches, 2021

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Joan Virginia Allen
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Casey Lipka
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Tim Stephenson
Megan Myra Moore

Assistant Staff Coaches, 2021

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Sylvia Fox
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Lorna Gill
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Kelly Mobeck
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Shannon Stone
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Alexis Bernard
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Alexandria (Ali) Goff
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Evelyn “Rose” Solorzano
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Christine Smith
Shirley Patterson
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Elise Baker
Joan Virginia Allen

Joan Virginia Allen graduated from the inaugural class of McLaren Coach Training – Transformative Coaching Essentials 2019. This is her second year as a staff coach for the training. She is a certified professional dynamic aging life coach. Her purpose is to explore, inspire and empower.

Joan is a retired elder law and estate planning attorney. She founded and coordinated three county-wide multidisciplinary teams in California to facilitate services to victims of financial elder abuse. She is a Nutritious Movement(r) certified Restorative Exercise Specialist and has taught these practices since 2009.

She is the co-author of the book Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility, and the creator and primary author of the blog Dynamic Aging 4 Life. To learn more about Joan and her successful Coaching Dynamic Aging practice, click here.

Casey Lipka

Casey Lipka, coach and creative musician, brings a unique blend of experience in the business world to this work with you. She has been coaching individuals and small groups in the areas of personal and professional development, helping people utilize who they are authentically as creatives to build sustainable, profitable and fulfilling results in their lives.

She brings a thoughtful blend of professionalism, coaching expertise, musical experience, collaboration, connection, a sense of humor and the ability to relate to real-life situations, while challenging you both personally and professionally.

Tim Stephenson
Tim Stephenson is a certified performance coach (McLaren Coaching), professional musician, and owner of Inspire to Create; an inspiration based company that provides a safe, creative environment for transformation through custom visualizations, group inspiration classes for both professionals and students, and inspiration retreats. Tim uses the powerful tool of visualizing to help his clients access their own inspiration and create the results they want in their lives. His purpose is to Inspire through Creativity and Passion, and he seeks to implement this into all that he does.
Megan Myra Moore

Megan is a lifelong risk taker, story teller, advisor, and educator. Through coaching, she discovered her life purpose: to educate and inspire growth and change in herself and others. She realized she has leaned into that purpose in each of her professional choices: as a teacher, mid-level executive, and attorney.

Megan began practicing law in 2008, and in January 2019, left the law firm life to run a solo law practice. After seeing her law practice flourish, she decided she wanted to pursue more entrepreneurial work and find fulfillment beyond the law.

Megan graduated from Transformative Coaching Essentials (TCE) 2020 and is now proud to call herself a certified coach. At the end of 2020, she launched Megan Moore, Inc., where she brings her life purpose to the world through speaking engagements, workshops, training, and coaching. She teaches people the power of the right question and stands for her clients as they create significant changes in their personal and professional lives. Megan believes that by hearing and answering the right questions, we have the ability to evolve and arrive at our next best thing. She is tickled to be a part of TCE 2021!

Sylvia Fox

Sylvia Fox is a Life & Wellness Coach in Point Richmond, California. Sylvia discovered the key to health and wellness is a whole-life approach. Her passion is to learn and help others align their mind, body, and heart to feel energetic, vibrant, purposeful – and ageless. Being a life coach brings together a lifetime of health fitness, advising, mentoring, sponsoring and working with others.

Sylvia is also a journalist and editor. She retired from teaching journalism at California State University, Sacramento. Sylvia and her husband, Michael J. Fitzgerald, are lifetime adventurers. They sailed their 48-foot sailboat Sabbatical to Mexico, where they eventually built a home in a tiny rural Mexican village on the Pacific Coast. In that village, Sylvia hosted free spay and neuter clinics for dogs and cats, taught English to the children in the village, and offered classes in Zumba on the beach.

She eventually returned to the U.S., living for a few years in her native Upstate New York. Then she resettled in the San Francisco Bay Area to be close to her grown children and grandchildren. In the Bay Area she hikes the hills, teaches fitness and coaches her clients, helping them live their dreams.

Lorna Gill

Lorna is a Human Resources Analyst who enjoys the opportunity to provide a few hours of coaching weekly as a part of her job. She is also partnering with others in her workplace to explore more possibilities for offering coaching to employees. At the same time, Lorna is working toward building her coaching business outside work, gradually bringing her retirement vision into being.

As a believer in lifelong learning and growth, with a Master’s degree in Education, Lorna is energized by the privilege of being partner and witness to others’ transformation through coaching. Recognizing that each client/coach partnership is unique and offers transformative learning opportunities for both client and coach, she is continually fascinated by her coaching journey!

Kelly Mobeck

Hi, my name is Kelly Mobeck aka Coach Kelly. I am a Certified Performance and Leadership Coach, a Certified Facilitator, and NLP Practitioner. I have been coaching and training, leaders, entrepreneurs, and businesses in the areas of leadership, personal and professional development, with a dash of “Let’s Go & You’ve Got This” for 18 plus years, I love my job, my clients, and all the people I have had the honor to support and work with.

In 2020 I launched the podcast “Let’s Be Honest Before We Start Pretending” where you get to take the lead in your life with me every single week and it is so much fun.

Also, in 2020 I founded LIFt, the Leadership Impact Forum Training & Coaching Program where we get to work with the most amazing people tapping into who they are authentically as leaders and make an impact in their lives and the lives of others, truly EPIC!

I live in the Los Angeles area of California, love spending time with my family & friends and four dogs. Meaningful conversations and belly laughs are musts because life is short, and we get to live fully every single day.

Shannon Stone
Shannon Stone, is a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), Certified Performance and Family Coach and Client Advisor for DHR Investment Counsel in Oakland, CA. She works with individuals, couples and families in reaching their goals for retirement, college planning and other important life’s milestones. Coaching emphasizes Shannon’s passion in working with people, whether it’s through advising and financial planning or creating high tough and memorable client experiences.
Alexis Bernard

Alexis Bernard is the founder and owner of Intentionally Me! A coaching practice dedicated to empowering women so that they can create a life that is intentional, value-driven, and filled with passion and joy. Alexis envisions a world in which every human has access to the resources they need to live their best life.

Alexis is a Certified Personal Coach and has an MS in Organizational Leadership and an MA in Counseling Psychology. She received her certification from McLaren Coaching’s Transformative Coaching Essentials (TCE) and graduated with the inaugural class in 2019. In 2020, Alexis served as a Staff Coach for TCE supporting the second group of coach trainees as they went through the program. Alexis sees coaching as an incredibly important tool to support both organizations and individuals with moving forward and achieving their stated outcomes.

In addition to her coaching practice, Alexis has spent the past twenty years working for a non-profit providing mental health services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and living with a severe and persistent mental illness. She is currently working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Alexandria (Ali) Goff

Alexandria (Ali) Goff is the founder and owner of Goff Legal, PC and the owner of BAWLR, LLC.

Ali grew up in Northern California, graduated from Sacramento State with her bachelor’s degree and from the University of California, Davis with her Juris Doctor, and was certified as a coach through McLaren Coaching’s Transformative Coaching Essentials program.

As a results-based performance coach, she focuses on coaching individual clients who are business owners and lawyers who want to grow their businesses and find the balance between their business and their life. As a coach, she is direct, easy to talk to, and takes a stand for her clients.

Ali also owns BAWLR, LLC (Bad Ass Women Leaders Retreat) a transformational retreat for women leaders. The retreats (virtual and in-person) offer a unique opportunity for women to be coached in a group setting with other supportive and collaborative women, so that they can recharge, learn how to take care of themselves, and have tools and support to make the changes they want in their lives and careers.

Evelyn “Rose” Solorzano

Evelyn “Rose” Solorzano is an advocate for transformation and social change. She is delighted to have a long history of uplifting people to redesign their own inner and outer relationship cultures and develop attitudes of kinship for all. Through a variety of settings, her view on kinship has touched the lives of thousands to open themselves in ways that transcend painful bindings toward peace and harmony. Her skills have been lovingly referred to as “The Velvet Hammer” hitting hard with wisdom and truth yet landing softly with respect and joy. Her services include, coaching, counseling, courses and consulting.

  • Awarded 3 professional certifications as a Performance, Relationship, and Family Coach
  • Awarded 2 professional certifications as a Transformative Facilitator
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Doctoral Student, Transformative Organizational Leadership, Meridian University
Christine Smith
Christine Smith (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians and a certified professional coach. She graduated from McLaren Coaching in January 2021. Christine loves working with her clients and partnering with them to change their lives through coaching. Her purpose is to further social justice and equity by advocating, supporting, and creating connection. In her professional life, she works as a Policy Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, where she works to advocate for the needs of domestic violence programs and survivors through state and federal legislation, training and technical assistance and systems change work. She received a Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Native American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Christine is a dedicated policy nerd, a crafter and soccer player, as well as the Mom of a puppy and two cats.
Shirley Patterson

Shirley established Charis Coaching and Consulting with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to reach their goals. Her purpose is “to ignite a spirit of hope and purpose in people in a way that supports and encourages them to embrace and achieve “what’s possible!”

After retiring from a successful career in the Aerospace and Defense Sector with The Raytheon Company, Shirley became a Certified Performance and Leadership Coach through the Source Point Training Institute, an ICF affiliate. Her years of mentoring and coaching employees and small business owners coupled with her expertise in training, strategic planning, policy and proposal development, and conference and retreat planning, uniquely prepared her for her role as Coach and Consultant.

Shirley is passionate about being in service and actively supports child education, economic development, and women’s empowerment initiatives worldwide. Her missions’ travels have included nations in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.

Shirley holds a Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of San Diego and a Master of Arts in Behavioral Science with a Concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution from California State Dominguez Hills.

Elise Baker

Elise Baker is a certified coach and a graduate of McLaren Coaching’s 2020 TCE training class. Elise was drawn to coaching because of her experience in group coaching for several years. After experiencing, firsthand, how coaching positively influenced every facet of her life, Elise decided that becoming a coach was the next best step.

Elise’s purpose is to create and hold space for magic and possibility. As a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and the owner of Placer Law Group, APC, Elise brings her coaching skills and knowledge to her work with her clients and to her vision for her law firm. As a musician and songwriter, coaching helps Elise challenge herself to continue learning new musical skills and to share her music with others.

As a coach for individuals and small groups, Elise enjoys being her clients’ biggest cheerleader and their most honest reflective listener as they figure out what they want out of life and create it for themselves.