2023 Staff Coaches
Capture Your Success
2023 Staff Coaches
Capture Your Success
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.
Matt graduated TCE in 2022 and is a full time professional coach. His purpose is to be fully present and to share his true self with others so that they feel safe and comfortable sharing themselves with the world.
With a background in sales, management and small business consulting, he has spent years collaborating and partnering with people to foster insights, growth and change. Matt brings this experience into his coaching along with a combination of direct honesty and nurturing support that cuts right to the heart of matter. His willingness and commitment to dive in and explore without limits, empowers and challenges his clients to achieve and experience meaningful breakthroughs and measurable results.
Matt’s belief in the magic that lives in the heart of us all, radiates out into his coaching, his life, and those around him.
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.
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.
Emily Bennington is a Certified Career Empowerment Coach! One of my biggest passions is supporting working professionals in taking a stand for themselves. Witnessing that stand is so powerful and I get such a kick out of being a part of others’ journeys. One of my favorite parts of being a coach is acknowledging my clients and celebrating them at the end of our time together! I graduated from McLaren Coaching’s TCE program in 2022 and look forward to supporting the next cohort of coaches – it’s really exciting stuff!
In addition to my ‘Incredibly Emily’ career coaching business, I am employed as a Human Resources Business Partner for a large healthcare insurance company. I have spent the last 11 years in the HR field, growing progressively in my career and working in a handful of industries. I have had extensive experience in the job search realm – interviewing for jobs, negotiating my salary, utilizing my network, and revamping my resume to the different types of jobs I was looking for. I have also been a hiring manager, so I have seen boat loads of resumes and know what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for. I love how my career as an HR professional and a certified coach have blended together into something where I get to live my life more purposefully.
I spent most of my life in the Northern Virginia area with my younger sister and parents. In late 2013, I took a leap into the uncomfortable and moved across the country to San Diego, CA where I currently reside with my partner and pup child, Cali. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outdoors and active – I play beach volleyball, floor hockey, practice Buti yoga, and run with my friend and fellow coach, Megan Moore. I love having a good time, laughing, and bringing fun to any interaction!
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.
Deb Coughlin is a recent graduate of McLaren Coaching TCE 2022 class. She brings coaching style leadership into her role as the executive director of Welcome Home Housing, Inc a mental health housing nonprofit. In addition, she continues to coach individual clients and is in the process of building her business.
Deb has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field primarily in case management and advocacy for individuals living with serious mental illness. She holds a BA in behavioral psychology and a MA in organizational leadership with an emphasis on nonprofits. Her interest in bringing opportunities for transformational change for individuals and groups has led her to becoming a coach.
She is passionate about others being empowered to see the possibilities beyond their challenges so that they achieve their dreams and can freely express their authentic self. Deb is also a visual artist and brings this creative side of herself into her coaching. She believes that we are all artists who can create the life we desire.
Bio coming soon.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Bio coming soon.