25DW: Coaches

We encourage you to check out coaching.  What is coaching? Coach Belma Gonzalez has a great explanation here:  http://www.bcoachingandconsulting.com/coaching/what-is-coaching/

These coaches are some of the coaches that work with Windcall Residents to help them to prepare for their Windcall experience and to help them implement their Windcall-inspired visions once they’re back home.

They are available to consider new clients at this time.

Damon Azali-Rojas, CPC   •   www.destinycoachingandconsulting.com

Damon has over fifteen years of experience in social and racial justice movements. As a community organizer with the Labor/Community Strategy Center, he focused on see more…

Amanda Berger   •   www.coachingforjustice.org

Amanda brings twenty-five years of social justice experience to her coaching practice. Amanda has an extensive background in progressive philanthropy and see more…

Adrienne Maree Brown   •   www.adriennemareebrown.net

Adrienne is currently a part of the faculty for the Center for Whole Communities. She is a contributing editor for YES! magazine, and see more…

Linda González   •   www.lindagonzalez.net

Linda is a bilingual organizational consultant with over 15 years experience consulting with, facilitating and training groups of diverse participants see more…

Eileen Hansen   •   www.linkedin.com/pub/eileen-hansen/59/166/49b

Eileen has been providing coaching and consulting services to individuals and nonprofit organizations for fifteen years and has worked within nonprofits and community-based organizations for some 40 years. see more…

Julia Lau de Guzman   •   www.essencelifecoaching.com/

Julia is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation. see more…

sujin lee   •   http://www.sujingetsit.com/

sujin is a coach and consultant with over 15 years experience in the non-profit sector. She specializes in the areas of strategic and program planning, ED/staff coaching, leadership development, and alliance/coalition-building.  see more…

Alex Poeter   •   http://www.alexpoeter.com/

Alex is a Certified Professional Coach and nonprofit consultant who has founded and led as well as co-founded and co-led multiple award-winning social justice organizations. see more…

Jonathan Rubenstein   •   http://immanentleadership.com/

Jon, founder of Immanent Leadership, was an organizer for over ten years in the South and Southwest.  He now coaches executive directors and organizers, develops community engagement strategies and see more…

Elizabeth Seja Min   •   www.sejamin.com/

Elizabeth works with leaders and teams in the non profit and social sector who want to extend their reach and sweep of influence. “We are an interconnected sector of  idea-makers see more…

Patricia St. Onge   •   www.seven-generations.org/bios.html

Patricia is the founder of Seven Generations Consulting and brings over twenty years of experience leading and working with nonprofit and public sector agencies. see more…

Pnina Tobin   •   www.linkedin.com/pub/pnina-tobin/15/542/24b

Pnina is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC.) She was certified by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), an international coach training organization, and is a graduate of CTI’s Co-Active Leadership Institute as well. see more…

 

Thanks to:

Windcall alumnus Margi Clarke of Roadmap Consulting (www.roadmapconsulting.org/),

Belma Gonzalez of B Coaching and Consulting (www.bcoachingandconsulting.com), and

Windcall coach and alumnus Pnina Tobin www.linkedin.com/pub/pnina-tobin/15/542/24b

for their work developing the Windcall coaching program.

Damon Azali-Rojas, CPC   •   www.destinycoachingandconsulting.com

Damon has over fifteen years of experience in social and racial justice movements. As a community organizer with the Labor/Community Strategy Center, he focused on race, class and gender equity spanning the fields of education, police, and criminal justice reform as well as environmental justice. He taught in a public high school in San Francisco where he supported students to create peer-led relationship violence and homophobia workshops. Currently at Jemmott Rollins Group, where he is the Director of Field Programs, he supports non-profit organizations that seek to prevent and end domestic violence through the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s Strong Field Project. Damon also works with community-based organizations in several initiatives that aim to expand the rights of boys and men of color. Many of Damon’s past and current clients include movement organizers, spiritual leaders, immigrant rights lawyers, writers of Black-thought, anti-domestic violence advocates, and non-profit leaders. He has coached since 2009 and graduated from the Coaching for Transformation coach certification program in the Bay Area.

Damon (aka Gbuduala) is initiated in the Yoruba spiritual tradition of Ifa and helps lead the Ifa Temple of Los Angeles. He draws on Ifa’s teachings about character, compassion, and purpose in his coaching work. He can readily weave spirit into work with clients. Gbuduala is Damon’s Ifa name that means “he who glows with whiteness of character.”

Damon is the Principal of Destiny Coaching & Consulting. His ultimate goal is to support people to uncover what is really important to them; help them connect to their purpose; and live fully integrated personal and professional lives. He lives with his partner and five-year-old son, Maceo, in his native South Los Angeles where he and Maceo, love to rock out to musicians Fela Kuti, Rico Pabon, and the Clash. Damon is a person of African decent.

Amanda Berger   •   www.coachingforjustice.org

Amanda brings twenty-five years of social justice experience to her coaching practice. Amanda has an extensive background in progressive philanthropy and transformational leadership development through her work with the Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing, the Women Donors’ Network, Rockwood Leadership Institute and Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER). She is passionate about working with women leaders who want to step into fuller leadership roles while staying connected to their values and what’s most important in their lives. Deeply attuned to trust and safety, Amanda works with clients to explore their greatest hopes and fears with an eye toward “what’s possible” and creating new habits and ways of being.

Amanda brings practical experience, direct communication, compassion and accountability to her coaching sessions. In addition to her coaching practice, Amanda consults with foundations and social change organizations interested in fostering collaboration, learning communities, networks and policy change. She is a volunteer on a project to expand partnerships between colleges and incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in CA.  Amanda says, “My work is informed by a deep commitment to social change, transparency and accountability. I specialize in educational equity, community engagement/organizing, and fostering meaningful collaborations. I have a special interest in criminal justice reform, including efforts to expand educational opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.”
Amanda is an affiliated coach with RoadMap, Rockwood Leadership Institute and a co-founder of www.coachingforjustice.org. Formerly from New York City, Amanda now lives in the Bay Area with her partner, two daughters and a “cat-dog” named Zuma. She is white.

Adrienne Maree Brown   •   www.adriennemareebrown.net

Adrienne is currently a part of the faculty for the Center for Whole Communities. She is a contributing editor for YES! magazine, and participating in a year long Somatics and Trauma training to deepen her healing and facilitation work. In the past few years she has been a facilitator for the Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Detroit Future, and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition. She also partnered with Engage to facilitate a year-long Community of Practice on Networks and Decentralizing Leadership, 2011-2012. Adrienne was the executive director of The Ruckus Society from 2006-2010, and now sits on their board. She was also a National Co-Coordinator for the 2010 US Social Forum. In addition, Adrienne sits on the board of Allied Media Projects. She has sat on the boards of Third Wave Foundation, and Common Fire, as well as the advisory board of East Michigan Environmental Action Council.

She facilitates the development of organizations throughout the movement (most recently the leadership team of the Detroit Media Economy Collaborative (Detroit Future) in Detroit, Black Mesa Water Coalition, INCITE!, the Young Women’s Empowerment Project in Chicago, New Orleans Parents Organizing Network, ColorofChange.org and Detroit Summer). A co-founder of the League of Pissed Off/Young Voters and graduate of the Somatics and Social Justice Cohort, Rockwood’s Art of Leadership training, and Robert Gass’s Art of Change yearlong training, Adrienne is obsessed with learning and developing models for action, community strength, movement building and transformation. She was a Windcall Resident in 2012. Adrienne is multiracial, black and white and from the deep south. Queer too!

Linda González   •   www.lindagonzalez.net

Linda is a bilingual organizational consultant with over 15 years experience consulting with, facilitating and training groups of diverse participants in the non-profit, health care, educational, and philanthropic sectors. She integrates coaching into all of her initiatives. Her primary purpose is to work with multicultural wisdom and inspire people of color to embark on a creative journey of balance and healing for this and future generations.

As a principal of Diversity Matters for 10 years, Linda developed successful and innovative approaches to integrating multiculturalism into strategic planning, team building, training, and leadership development. She is a trainer for Interaction Institute for Social Change in leadership, facilitation and coaching. She enjoys her work as an Independent Associate for Isagenix, a world leader in nutritional cleansing, assisting others to achieve and maintain their important health and financial goals while expanding their definitions of abundance and prosperity.

Linda has her MFA in Creative Writing and enjoys coaching creative writers along with her other clients. She has a MSW from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning and Administration. She has a BA from Stanford University and is a multi-racial Latina.

Eileen Hansen   •   www.linkedin.com/pub/eileen-hansen/59/166/49b

Eileen has been providing coaching and consulting services to individuals and nonprofit organizations for fifteen years and has worked within nonprofits and community-based organizations for some 40 years. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Her primary life commitment is to social justice and social change, and she loves to work with those who have a similar life passion and who are attempting to find sustainability in their lives while engaged in movement-building.

Grounded in a history of community organizing, and positioning nonprofit organization development within the context of social change, Eileen partners with individuals and organizations that are building communities, confronting systemic injustice and transforming societal structures. Her coaching practice is based on previous leadership roles in executive management, public policy, development, program planning, mediation and training, along with activism in international, national and local politics. As a long-time executive director and interim director, Eileen specializes in offering strategic guidance to organizations and individuals who are facing transition and managing change – and willing to think outside the box.

Eileen is white and came of age politically during the Vietnam War and has been an organizer in numerous political movements including those focused on racial and economic justice, feminist and LGBT liberation, international peace and social justice, and community empowerment. She lives in San Francisco and has worked in both urban and rural environments, including the cities of Boston and Salt Lake City. Eileen is grateful to have been a Windcall resident at Bozeman, Montana, in 1998.

Julia Lau de Guzman   •   www.essencelifecoaching.com/

Julia is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation. She is also a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute’s renowned Co-Active Leadership Institute. As the founder of Essence Life Coaching and cofounder of Coach2Coach, she supports people in living their most authentic and fulfilled life, and ultimately in creating and living a life they love! She brings her positivity and passion for life to her coaching and supports people in being well and vibrantly alive. She creates an open and safe space for clients to clarify intentions, expand possibilities and reach new heights. She combines fierce honesty with loving compassion and her coaching sessions are known for being inspiring, energetic and transformative. She runs circle coaching groups and leads workshops throughout the Bay Area on fulfillment and living from essence. Julia specializes in working with women in leadership in non-profit organizations, artists and holistic practitioners. Before coaching, Julia worked for several years in non-profit organizations, including serving as lead community organizer for both Chinese Progressive Association and East/West Community Partnership and as director of Chinese Americans United for Self Empowerment.

Julia currently serves on the Board of the International Coach Federation’s East Bay Coaches Chapter and is a part of the leadership team at Awakened Wisdom, a global coach training organization. Julia is happily married and lives with her husband Noel in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her greatest achievement is now her own life—balanced, nourishing and abundant in Love and the daily joys of life. She is Asian-American.

sujin lee   •   http://www.sujingetsit.com/

sujin is a coach and consultant with over 15 years experience in the non-profit sector. She specializes in the areas of strategic and program planning, ED/staff coaching, leadership development, and alliance/coalition-building.  Her coaching and consulting practice provides individuals and organizations with the ability to achieve clarity on strategic priorities, act from a place of power, and develop explicit decision-making to support their goals.  She is particularly interested in helping organizations create strategic and sustainable organizational structures and practices, in addition to building organizational cultures that reflects their vision, values, and purpose.

sujin’s clients have included ACCESS/ Women’s Health Rights Coalition, Alliance for Education Justice, The California Endowment, Global Action Project, Oakland NetWork for Responsible Development, Oakland Rising, McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, Wider Opportunities for Women, The Women’s Foundation, and many others.  As a coach, she uses her curiosity, strong intuition, non-judgmental approach, and sense of humor to help individuals connect to their values, passion, and creativity.  Her coaching style uses a holistic approach to help people work from a place of strength, which opens up new personal and leadership opportunities.

sujin has worked at Movement Strategy Center as the Alliance Building Director, in addition to working as an labor organizer with SEIU Local 1877 in Los Angeles, domestic violence advocate with the Shimtuh Korean Domestic Violence Program , and as the Community Fellow of  Tides Foundation  from 2003-2005.  She also worked on international human rights issues by supporting the work of families of prisoners of conscience with Minkahyup Family Council to Realize Democracy in South Korea. sujin is based in Oakland, California, where she is the Vice Chair of the Board of Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). She is Asian-American.

Alex Poeter   •   http://www.alexpoeter.com/

Alex is a Certified Professional Coach and nonprofit consultant who has founded and led as well as co-founded and co-led multiple award-winning social justice organizations.  Immediately prior to founding Alex Poeter Coaching & Consulting he served as one of the Managing Partners at the Chicago Freedom School, which he also helped found.

As a Windcall alumnus, he is very familiar with the challenges people who work in the social justice field are facing.  For over 20 years he has been immersed in issue-based, constituency-based and geography-based organizing as well as intergenerational movement building and working through an anti-oppression framework (with a focus on anti-racism work).  A deep commitment to merging personal development approaches with social justice work led him to becoming a Certified Coach so that he can support others on their journey towards transformative change.

As a Coach, his goal is to help you step back from your daily work routine so you can reconnect with your life vision and your core values, and create a more balanced life experience for yourself based on a deeper sense of purpose.  He will help you to develop achievable goals and work with you to create strategies that can be carried out successfully within the time frame you set for yourself.  This process can aid you in making your work more sustainable and help you to explore how you can pursue your work as a whole person by attending to all facets of your personality.

Alex’s approach is to focus on overcoming old beliefs (e.g. “successful social justice work equals 60 – 80 hour workweeks”) and habits, which often keep us from making more significant progress towards our life and career vision.  He helps people to develop new skills and techniques, so they can sustain the positive changes created through the coaching process.  By building on people’s strengths, he helps them to maximize their potential.

He currently serves on the board of the Education for Liberation Network through which he helps organize biannual Free Minds Free People conferences.  He lives in the greater Boston area and he is white.

Jonathan Rubenstein   •   http://immanentleadership.com/

Jon, founder of Immanent Leadership, was an organizer for over ten years in the South and Southwest.  He now coaches executive directors and organizers, develops community engagement strategies and consults on complex, large-scale initiatives — reflecting his passion for supporting transformative change within individuals and communities.

Jon’s approach to coaching and constituency building is influenced by over ten years of combined community organizing experience with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) and the West End Community Center, where he led community- and faith-based organizing efforts in multi-ethnic communities in North Carolina and Texas. As an organizer with Communities Organized for Public Services (COPS) and the Metro Alliance (San Antonio’s local IAF affiliates), he helped these organizations secure $2 million in annual funding from the city government to support a citywide after-school initiative for 28,000 students in 161 schools. At The Metropolitan Organization (TMO)—Houston’s IAF affiliate—he led an expansion effort, which doubled the organization’s membership base and tripled its membership dues base. This expanded constituency organized forums attended by as many as 2,500 local leaders. Jon’s innovative coaching approach has supported the transformation of many leaders and organizations.

His approach to coaching is to: 1) help leaders break through limiting belief patterns and access essential leadership qualities and 2) help leaders build powerful constituencies, since this is often the differentiator between merely good ideas and ones that actually take hold and create change. Jon is a graduate of Duke University and holds an MA in Philosophy & Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is also certified in Internal Family Systems and Integral Coaching through New Ventures West, and has spent over 10 years studying the personal development teachings of the Diamond Approach.  He is white.

Elizabeth Seja Min   •   www.sejamin.com/

Elizabeth works with leaders and teams in the non profit and social sector who want to extend their reach and sweep of influence. “We are an interconnected sector of  idea-makers – a giving and action economy where aspirations for a sustainable future and the development of people generate some of the world’s brightest hopes. It’s life work, soul work, practical and world-change work.” Her toolkit mixes design thinking, pragmatic use of resources at hand, cultural mindfulness, accelerated learning, and immediately applicable methods and models using brain-friendly techniques. The mission: support leaders and teams to deepen purpose, take more generative and strategic action, provide for the development of others, and deliver resources.

Elizabeth brings over 30,000 hours of hands-on projects with organizations, networks, and philanthropies from five continents, professional international coaching certifications, a deep portfolio in all facets of organization development with a specialty in resource development, a commitment to human-centered learning communities, an entrepreneurial spirit that founded one landmark organization and nine signature programs for others, and since childhood, at least another 30,000 hours of being guided and guiding others as a professional music director and conductor, record label chief, multi-instrumentalist, and community cultural worker. She has been in the executive role in three organizations, is passionate about working with The Enneagram, and serves on the board of Delta Research and Educational Foundation, the national foundation for the African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.

She is a Certified Integral Coach, Professional Certified Coach/International Coaching Federation. As a coach, I work solely with leaders and small teams engaged in work for social justice and social change. My clients lead community-based grassroots organizations with budgets under $200K as well as publicly-supported foundations ….I have coached leaders on a wide range of personal challenges and struggles, ranging from having to fire staff, manage tricky board leadership transitions, work through physical threats from political opposition, intervene in violence/abuse at home, and deal with life-threatening illnesses, addictions, extreme debt, and complicated issues related to class, race, gender and immigration status.” Her first language is creativity. She is Hawaiian Pacific Islander / Adopted / LGBTQ / Raised Poor Working Class / Artist.

Patricia St. Onge   •   www.seven-generations.org/bios.html

Patricia is the founder of Seven Generations Consulting and brings over twenty years of experience leading and working with nonprofit and public sector agencies. She provides training, consulting and technical assistance in the areas of community organizing, social justice advocacy, organizational development, cross-cultural effectiveness, consensus building, spiritual & personal coaching. Patricia serves on the board of directors for Common Counsel Foundation in Oakland. Prior to launching Seven Generations Consulting, Patricia was Executive Director of several nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, where she also served as Western Regional Director. She also served as Director of Education and Training at National Community Development Institute (NCDI). These experiences have enabled Patricia to serve as interim Executive Director for 7 nonprofits and foundations, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, assisting with the executive search, and coaching their board through the transition.

Patricia writes and speaks on an array of issues including executive coaching, executive transitions, board development and engagement, and cultural competency. She is the lead writer for Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders published by the Fieldstone Alliance, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit publishers. A trainer and coach for over 15 years, Patricia works with organizations to deepen their cultural competency skills as part of an ongoing journey that involves nonprofit leaders, their boards, and broad based communities, resulting in a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Southern NH University and Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion. Between them, she and her life partner have six daughters and seven grandchildren. Patricia is of Six Nations (Mohawk) and Quebecois descent.

Pnina is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC.) She was certified by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), an international coach training organization, and is a graduate of CTI’s Co-Active Leadership Institute as well. Pnina uses the Co-Active model of coaching; an interactive way of helping clients find their aliveness and strengths to live a fulfilling, balanced life in line with their most deeply-cherished values. She specializes in working with women in leadership in non-profit organizations, women in transition, and parents and families.

Pnina is also a consultant, providing training and consultation in the areas of parenting and child sexual abuse prevention, disabilities and abuse prevention, starting and maintaining a non-profit organization, and women and non-profit management. She has worked with diverse groups and non-profit organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. Pnina worked with people of color in non-profit organizations to develop a Minority Training Project for single parent families and other programs distributed by the California Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. Pnina was the founder and executive director of two non-profit organizations focused on child sexual abuse, and support for single parents.

Pnina holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, (MPA) with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management, from the University of San Francisco. Her Master’s thesis, “Women Executive Directors of Non-Profit Organizations: Feminism and the Use of Power” explored the use of power by women in leadership roles. She uses insights gained from this research, as well as her own experience as a woman executive director, in her coaching and consulting work. She is a Jewish feminist children’s issues activist, a single mother of two grown children, and the grandmother of three. She went to Windcall in 1992.