Meet some of our Goleman EI Certified Coaches:

Gayle Van Gils

Business & Professional Services

Gayle Van Gils is the award winning author of Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace. An experienced meditation teacher, and a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself - the mindfulness and emotional intelligence training developed and proven at Google, Gayle is founder of the consulting, training and coaching company Transform Your Culture. A popular mindfulness teacher on the app Simple Habit, and a Goleman EI meta-coach, helping leaders and other coaches to deepen their Emotional Intelligence, Gayle has helped thousands of people to find more peace, energy, inspiration, joy and success in their lives and businesses.

Alexander Kostyuk

Business & Professional Services

Alexander Kostyuk has more than 25 years of experience in the media industry. For about 15 years he worked in various senior positions at TNS Media Research. Since 2008 he was in charge of international operations of Video Int'l, the biggest adsales operator in Russia. In 2014 he founded a Joint Industry Committee on TV Ratings (JIC). Since July 2016 - Chief Strategic Development Officer at CTC Media

Leo Ardine

Business & Professional Services

Leo serves as the CEO of United Teletech Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial. For over 20 years he has led his team through many challenging times. He has firsthand experience in how emotional intelligence and mindfulness can make a difference in personal and professional well-being. They have changed the culture and performance at UTF. A certified executive coach and mindfulness instructor, he founded Wisdom Leadership Group, a strategic coaching advisory, to help leaders discover ways mindfulness and emotional intelligence can help deploy their wisdom to solve problems they encounter. He is a dad, a brother, a child and a friend. He's a good guy that is driven to learn and help others. He knits, hikes and enjoys travel.

Alejandra Navarrete

Business & Professional Services Health Care Psychology & Social Services

Alejandra Navarrete is a Chilean Clinical Psychologist whose interest in consciousness and in the development of human potential has inspired her to seek for different disciplines in this field to work with individuals and in organizations. She is a meditator from the Shambhala Tradition since 2007, Facilitator in Holotropic Breathwork, Master in Human Resources and Organizational Development, Coach in Emotional Intelligence, and now she is going through a Certification to become a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Alejandra recently founded her own Consultant with the aspiration to help bring our innate wisdom into organizations.

Punam Telford

Business & Professional Services High Tech & IT

Punam combines over 20 years of strong business acumen as a lawyer, exec advisor and strategist with EI skills to bring a unique approach to coaching, business strategy and transformation to create successful, thriving, flourishing businesses with engaged and resilient employees; a launchpad to lower opex and higher profitability. She is motivated by helping you build a deeper level of awareness of yourself and of your business behaviours and using this data to create a powerful change. Punam is passionate about translating EI skills in to tiny shifts in behaviour that pack a punch for the goals you're pursuing and the organisations you lead.

Samuel Singer


Samuel completed the Goleman EI Coaching Certification program in Dec. 2020. He has facilitated mindfulness groups for over a decade. He holds a doctorate degree in education from the Univrersity of Wyoming. He currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming where he is the Executive Director of Wyoming Stargazing, an educational nonprofit organization that he founded in 2013.

Sergio Mallo

Finance & Insurance Government & Non-Profit Sales & Customer Service

I consider myself a life-long learner with a passion for reading, exercising, meditation and traveling to learn about myself, other cultures and mindsets, and about our planet and global history. In the past 20 years, I have had two careers. During the first one (2000-2010), I grew up professionally in roles such as sales support officer, B2B account manager, banking consultant, head of department, COO, and investment manager. It has been a blessing to be at the forefront of generating new business for a series of wonderful employers. My second career started in 2010, a complete career shift, and has been all about maturing as a professional within the talent development field.

Rada Yovovich

Business & Professional Services Education Health Care High Tech & IT

Rada (she/her) is an experienced coach, trainer, public speaker, and facilitator. Her clients include executives, founders, rising professionals, artists, and coaches/facilitators/healers. She specializes in aligning goals with values for individuals and teams/ organizations to create cultural alignment and collective commitment. She co-founded a consultancy, The Darkest Horse, focused on helping teams build a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and radical inclusion. She also co-founded The Rising Practitioners, a national collaborative community of practice and growth for transformational facilitators, coaches, mediators, consultants, and trainers.

Keyaunoosh Kassauei

Health Care

Dr. Keyaunoosh Kassauei MD is an international medical graduate (IMG), with a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her respected work during her pathology fellowship in the study of mitochondrial DNA mutations in pancreatic cancer patients has led to several publications in prominent journals of medicine. She is currently a member of ICF (International Coach Federation/Foundation) and also a Fellow at IOC (Institute of Coaching) at Mclean/Harvard Medical School, She also serves on IOC board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEI). Keyaunoosh is CoAuthor of Best Sellers, "Beautiful Scars" and guest speaker at Iheart/Talk Radio. Dr. Kassuei is Founder of My Conscious Coaching Group, a 501 C3 Nonprofit.

Patty Moore

Business & Professional Services

"Patty has worked in business for 25+ years. Holding leadership positions with increasing responsibilities throughout her career. Patty earned a B.A. in Organizational Management and an M.A. in Psychology, Health and Wellness. She has obtained and Executive Leadership and General Management certification. Patty is currently completing an M.B.A. Patty's personal mission is to live with passion and energy each day to create positivity in the pursuit of equality and advancement of under-represented individuals. She values respect for each other, authenticity and accountability. Her mission as an EI coach is to unleash potential to transform lives."

Arash Arabi

Business & Professional Services Education Finance & Insurance High Tech & IT

"Arash Arabi is a globally recognised transformation consultant, international speaker, entrepreneur and Taekwondo World Champion. His company Sprint Agile, uses an empirical approach to help businesses move from opinion-based decision making to evidence-based decision making. Arash is the author of the Internationally best-selling book, The Wise Enterprise: Reshape your organisation for the age of uncertainty. For more information on Arash's work please visit "

Elizabeth Solomon

Business & Professional Services Education Government & Non-Profit Health Care Psychology & Social Services Sales & Customer Service

Elizabeth is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, writer, and workplace strategist invested in equity and positive social change. Bridging business-oriented strategy and intuition-guided development, she has spent over a decade at the intersection of corporate culture, storytelling, and leadership development-a place where transformation happens. Influenced by neuroscience, theater, spirituality, and a dash of the mystic, she helps individuals and organizations clarify their purpose, communicate authentically, and redefine "business as usual." The founder of New Realm Coaching and Consulting, her approach is both data-driven and intuitive-grounded in the facts while embracing our humanity. In addition to coaching and consulting, Elizabeth is a producer, correspondent, and co-host for Daniel Goleman's podcast, First Person Plural: Emotional Intelligence and Beyond.


Business & Professional Services Education Government & Non-Profit

"Eva is a Goleman EI certified coach, HR Consultant & career coach with 20 years of experience in different roles in public and international organisations. She has held different managerial, strategic and operational responsibilities in areas such as L&D, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and HR branding, building trustful relationships with leaders and Executive Committees. She focuses on delivering impactful strategies working hand in hand with clients, integrating the diversity and the human dimension in every innovative breakthrough. Eva speaks Spanish, English and French. She enjoys nature, travelling and always learning new things. She practises yoga regularly and meditates every day. "

Shannon Houde

Business & Professional Services Energy Psychology & Social Services

"Shannon Houde, MBA, ACC, is a certified Leadership Coach and Talent Strategist with 20 years serving as a trusted advisor to evolving change leaders from Managers to CEOs. Ten years ago, she founded Walk of Life Coaching, the first international career development and talent advisory business focused on sustainable business, resilience, corporate responsibility. Shannon has trained more than 1000 professionals to maximize their personal brands to advance their careers that make a difference. As a certified Goleman EI meta coach and accredited in the Game Changer Index©, Shannon leverages NLP and mindfulness when helping clients break through personal barriers."

Rachael O'Meara

Business & Professional Services High Tech & IT Psychology & Social Services Sales & Customer Service

Rachael O'Meara, MBA, MA is an leadership coach who empowers her clients to develop their emotional intelligence to stay out of overwhelm and thrive as they feel more energized, empowered and resilient. Rachael's 13 years of experience at Google helps her know what it takes to be a successful leader. Her book Pause was a top business book for your career and was featured in the New York Times, and on the TEDx stage. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE - a lifelong challenge!

Renny Bloch

Business & Professional Services Health Care Manufacturing Psychology & Social Services

"Mr. Renny Bloch is a proven leadership and organizational development expert and an ICF certified coach with a focus on helping leaders achieve both personal and organizational objectives. Having worked in several staff and leadership positions in various global organizations, he is a seasoned coach, facilitator, strategist, consultant and educator. Renny values building strong relationships and working through people's challenges in a supportive, safe, judgment-free and fun way. He is passionate about helping others build new skills and increase self-awareness allowing them to grow and develop not just as leaders, but also as people. "

Nadia Muijrers

Business & Professional Services

"Nadia is a consultant, EI coach, and founder of Alphard, a social design studio based in Bahrain. Her specialties include organizational culture, social innovation, wellbeing and emotional intelligence. She is fascinated by interpersonal and cross-cultural dynamics. Past clients include Olayan Kimberly-Clarke, The East India Company, GEW, and Aion Digital. Previously, Nadia worked at SHM Productions, EY, Bank ABC and others across Bahrain and London. Nadia completed her MBA as a Fulbright Scholar, and holds an MPhil in International Development from the University of Cambridge. She is a Certified Cross-Cultural Dialogue Facilitator, and Goleman Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach."

Velma L. Cobb

Education Government & Non-Profit

Velma L. Cobb, Ed.D., CPCC, ACC, is Director of the Lander Center for Educational Research in the Touro College Graduate School of Education in New York. Principal and Founder of the V L. Cobb Leadership Group, Velma is an ICF certified leadership coach; trained CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Educators) Mindfulness facilitator; licensed Bigger Game© trainer; and a Leadership Circle Profile© (LCP), LCP Culture Survey©, Emotional and Social Competency Inventory© (ESCI) 360 assessment practitioner. She is a Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Meta-Coach and a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory© (IDI), and the Intercultural Conflict Styles© (ICS) Inventory.

Christoph Zohlen

Business & Professional Services Finance & Insurance High Tech & IT Manufacturing Sales & Customer Service

"""Transformation"" is a central theme in Christoph's life and profession. Soon after starting his consulting and coaching career in 1996, he joined Gemini Consulting, the first global consulting player to design, practice and publish a human-centric approach to Business Transformation. Ever since, he had the privilege to support business leaders with their individual and business transformation (at BOSCH, LINDE, SAP, UBS and more). Christoph follows a transdisciplinary approach, incorporating valuable insights from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and sociology. Christoph loves people and effectively supports strengthening their emotional intelligence competencies, becoming more effective leaders and business transformers."

Carle Paul

Health Care

Carle Paul is senior physician and professor of Dermatology and Venereology in Toulouse, France since 2006. He has extensive experience in leading multicultural teams in different European countries over the past 25 years in Academia, in private companies (Novartis Pharma) and in non profit organisations. He is dedicated to coach and develop young academic physicians as future leaders. As President of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2018-2020), he initiated in collaboration with Goleman EI a leadership development program based on emotional intelligence for European leaders. He also performs one-to-one coaching for healthcare workers and pharma industry executives. Carle is fluent in english and french.

Gabriel Stüve

Business & Professional Services Energy Finance & Insurance High Tech & IT Manufacturing Psychology & Social Services

Gabriel is a management consultant with over 16 years helping organizations design and execute their transformation programs. Led 40+ local improvement initiatives in 12 countries around the globe, and across several sectors. Transformation programs delivered include agile at scale, lean, operational excellence, and digital transformation. As a leadership and emotional intelligence coach Gabriel helps leaders and organizations develop a more compassionate mindset and approach transformation.

Tony Saccardi

Finance & Insurance High Tech & IT

Tony is a certified Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coach and accredited member of the International Coach Federation. His experience includes 25+ years in the corporate world working as a consultant and Technology director. Today he helps leaders understand the science of emotional and social intelligence so they can create a culture of trust, collaboration and appreciation. In addition to emotional intelligence, Tony regularly teaches science-based mindfulness at the workplace to help people manage stress and improve their focus. Tony lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two daughters. His favorite activities are traveling, hiking and ocean diving.

Galen Bingham

Business & Professional Services Sales & Customer Service

Known as The Leadership Strategist, Galen is one of a handful of African American certified Executive Coaches in North America who can also offer insight from 30 years of operating experience with Fortune 500 companies and 5 years' experience as a brick-and-mortar retail franchisee. Galen has led in industry-leading corporations like Kraft Foods, Imperial Sugar and The Coca-Cola Company. He is consistently sought to advise or serve on premiere non-profit boards. Galen is a published leadership author and has coached or consulted with over 875 senior executives, CEOs and non-profit leaders across 7 countries.

Gianna Cassetta


"Gianna began her career as teacher in 1992 in New York City. Her passion for education led her to co-found and lead public, charter conversion, and charter schools in Harlem, New York, and in Denver, Colorado. She has been a teacher, coach, school leader, district level leader, and an independent consultant. Gianna is the co-author of three books about cultivating emotional intelligence in young people: Classroom Management Matters: The Social and Emotional Learning Approach That Children Deserve, No More Taking Away Recess, and The Caring Teacher: Strategies for Working Through Your Own Difficulties with Students. "

Johanna Leal

Education Government & Non-Profit Psychology & Social Services

Johanna supports the growth of leaders who seek to transform systems to work better for people and communities. She uses science driven and human centered strategies to help people reach their highest potential. Her passion is justice reform and she works with community leaders and government agencies to rethink justice and safety and find new thinking and solutions around what more just and equitable systems can look like. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, and is an executive coach as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, a Goleman Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach, Offender Workforce Development Specialist and Global Career Development Facilitator.

Yanneke Josephus Jitta

Buddhist chaplaincy/ EI for Autism

Yanneke feels deeply inspired by the fact that by training our minds, we can align our actions with our desired results. Moreover, in accordance with the most recent scientific findings, she believes that we need to embrace kindness and empathy if we want to arrive at any true development. Yanneke’s Buddhist studies and practice have strengthened her emotional self-awareness, which is the very foundation of emotional intelligence. She enjoys guiding her emotional intelligence coachees towards activating their own EI, and welcomes anyone to join her on this EI journey.

Wendy Chin

Business & Professional Services

Wendy is a driven HR professional with international blue-chip experience. She advises senior executives on their people and talent strategy; partners with clients to create organizational development programs to grow their teams; and, identifies key senior talent who deliver. As an executive coach, Wendy’s style is empathetic yet challenging and solution-oriented. Her approach enables clients to navigate change with confidence, build resilience, and use emotional intelligence to achieve rapid growth. Wendy is accredited by the ICF, EMCC and was the 1st in Ireland to complete her training and EICC accreditation by the Goleman EI team.

Patricia Figueroa

Business and Professional Services

With a solid background in human behavioral sciences, Patricia Figueroa, a specialist in Emotional Intelligence, is respected for her exceptional ability in training, evaluating, and integrating senior executives globally. Patricia has an extraordinary combination of skills that make her an expert in talent evaluation and development. She trained in Leadership Coaching at Harvard University, is a certified professional in Directive Evaluation by Hogan Assessments and, is a certified coach in Emotional Intelligence directly by Goleman EI, training executives in the USA, Latin America, and Europe.

Carole Corbanese


Known as the Emotional Leadership Coach® and Change Alchemist® Carole is a Certified Executive Coach for many years and specializes in coaching C-Level executives, boards, and management teams on topics related to governance, strategic transformation issues and team engagement. Carole brings her 28 years of experience as an international board-level executive, involved in direct, operational and multicultural management of organizations where she has developed profitable businesses from vision to operational implementation. Her conviction that Human Potential is not a bonus is what enabled her to recruit and lead multicultural teams to succeed. Carole co-created the Women Act development program, to coach each year a class of women entrepreneurs in their role and posture as Women Entrepreneurs.

Natalie Katsarou


A humanist in essence and a creative in practice, Natalie is an Emotional Intelligence Coach certified by Goleman EI and the International Coaching Federation (ACC), a bilingual Language Consultant (English and Greek), and a professional actor. She holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford (MA Oxon), and has trained in the Cours Florent Drama School in France and the New York University - Tisch School of the Arts. She now helps new professionals and teams develop cognitive skills, communicate and connect with peers, clients, and audiences effectively, and match the language they use to their objectives.

Sandra De Nobrega

Business and Professional Services

Sandra has specialized in Emotional Intelligence and helps leaders to strengthen their Emotional Intelligence from the program created by her, called "Emotionally Intelligent Leaders" She is a Goleman ei certified Meta Coach and ICC certified Coach in addition to being certified as a Team Coach and Life Coach, she has a master's degree in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Sandra is also a postgraduate university professor of Emotional Intelligence, is an international speaker and runs her company Straight Up Group, dedicated to strengthening emotionally intelligent organizational cultures that generates memorable experiences. You can receive coaching from Sandra in English or Spanish.

Isabell Dittmar

Business and Professional Services

Isabell unlocks her clients full human potential. With 20 years of executive coaching and 25 years of international leadership experience up to board level in human resources, finance, supply chain and strategy consulting, she brings a full 360 view into her coachings and workshops, and tons of empathy. At the base a master in industrial engineering with many additional credentials from MIT, IMD etc., Isabell is one of few worldwide who are certified both as facilitator for the mindfulness-based Emotional Intelligence Program “Search Inside Yourself” and as Goleman EI Coach & Associate. A German national who has worked and lived in a myriad of countries, she proficiently coaches in English, German, Spanish and French.


Business and Professional Services

Carole is a Certified Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coach whose experience includes 35-years as an engineer, manager, and mentor in the oil industry. She holds masters’ degrees in Engineering and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Today she focuses on working with others who are struggling in high-stress environments, to go beneath the surface and help them make lasting transformational changes in their personal and professional relationships by learning and applying science-based emotional intelligence concepts and techniques. Carole lives in Colorado and enjoys traveling, hiking, painting, and writing.



Personal evolution and development has been a commitment of Pepa’s for more than 25 years. During her career in Human Resources and ever since she made the decision to study Psychology, Pepa has helped thousands of people in their professional and personal lives. Pepa strives for a favorable outcome for her clients by utilizing her knowledge, experience and skills as an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Goleman Emotional Inteligent meta-coach and Expert Psychologist in Coaching. She loves people, nature, reading and writing in different publications, co-author of Psychology for Coaches. Pepa is specialized in the Spanish and Latin American market.

Lynn Friesth


Helping Leaders develop new perspectives and habits of action to create the future they aspire to. Lynn provide Leaders a safe place to reflect, think, gain insight, and plan action. Lynn helps leaders to develop clarity around their intentions, identify and develop key relationships, uncover insights into new solutions, learn how to “learn” new skills and knowledge. Lynn brings 40 years of experience from multiple facilities and functions including the areas of manufacturing, operations, productivity improvement and HR. Because the world desperately needs talent, Lynn’s current focus is to help Leaders and Experts create the next chapter in their life, their “encore” career.

Leonard “Len” Wysocki

Emotional Intelligence assessments and coaching in Organizations

His most recent work has been in leadership effectiveness through his implementation and coaching utilizing assessment instruments, Executive Training and in Development. Len is part of the Industrial/Organizational Graduate faculty of the University of New Haven teaching both Clinical and Organizational Psychology Courses in the MAIOP graduate Program as well as Management courses in the MBA program for the graduate school of Business. Len has held a variety of generalist, specialist and VP management positions in Human Resources and Organizational Development within several Fortune 500 organizations for 20 years. Beginning with his board certication as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and followed by his obtaining a License as a state of ct. Psychologist, Len has coached executives and consulted with Fortune 500 companies in aerospace, banking, insurance, large hospitals, nuclear manufacturing and the Pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years.

Bernie Schreck


Seeing how many people begin training mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence, but do not have the guidance to get the most possible benefit from their efforts, inspired Bernie to create the Mindfulness-based Emotional Intelligence Development (MBEID) approach. Drawing on his 25 years of experience in teaching mindfulness and program development, MBEID provides an effective and achievable program, even if you have a busy life. Bernie is a Goleman EI Associate and certified coach, and a certified teacher for Search Inside Yourself (SIY), one of the leading in-house Emotional Intelligence training programs. He is also an experienced teacher of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Bernie recently wrote three articles for the Goleman EI Blog entitled “Under Pressure,” on how Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence can help us deal with stress effectively, and ensure personal sustainability in a time of extremes. Bernie proficiently coaches in English and German.



Inez is a certified Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coach and accredited member of the International Coaching Federation. Her experience includes 25+ years of IT Program Management and over 12 years of coaching experience in the corporate environment. Inez is an Executive Coach, recognized for her reflective coaching skills and partners with Senior and Professional leadership clients to address their challenges, establish trusted relationships, build actionable plans for effecting behavior change and achieving their goals. Inez is also an experienced Leadership Development Consultant, Executive Program Manager, and Emotional Intelligence Course Developer and Adult Instructor. She has developed multiple online courses and e-books on topics related to Emotional Intelligence, Team Motivation, and Leadership.

Maria del Mar Torrijos


Maria del Mar is a Certified Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Meta Coach, PCC accredited by ICF, and a leadership assessment and development expert. Maria del Mar holds a 5 years Degree in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as an Executive MBA at the IE Business School, where she is also Executive and Career Advisor for top executive international programs. Her experience includes 25+years of experience in international HR leadership positions at top leading multinational firms (Marks & Spencer, Allied Domecq, BCG). Maria del Mar coaches, trains and mentors individuals and groups, helping them to maximize their professional performance and personal well-being in a practical, experiential and reflexional mode. The relevant ingredients of Emotional Intelligence, are always part of it, for a truly transformational change. Maria del Mar was the 1st in Spain to achieve the EICC accreditation by the Goleman EI team. She can deliver trainings and coaching in both English and Spanish. She has coached people from all continents. Passionate by culture in all kinds, music, languages, nature, and travelling, Mar has visited over 70 countries and studied and lived both in Spain and in the UK. She is also very keen in sports and has numerous awards, she is Spanish National Champion for rifle shooting.

Lotta Adelstal


Lotta is a lifelong learner, joy bringer and enthusiast with a mission to humanise the world. In her roles as emotional intelligence coach, facilitator and consultant, she supports people to discover and bring more of themselves into life and work, and she helps teams and organisations to transform and become more human-centered. She is Swedish but grew up in East Africa and has worked for 16 years in Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand. Fascinated by neuroscience, she uses what we know about how the brain and nervous system work and how they can be re-wired with practice to make it work for instead of against us. She is also a certified teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion which offers fantastic tools to explore and develop our own internal resources to feel safe, calm and happy. Using curiosity and compassion, she will help you see what might not be readily apparent to you and discover new ways of responding to what life throws in your way. On high-pressure days when you are falling back to old ways of acting - whatever it is you would like to change - she will support you to not give up.

John Walters


John Walters, MA, is a certified Goleman Emotional Intelligence coach with 40 years of military service, both in uniform and as a government civilian. John retired from the Air Force in 2004 after 22 years in Intelligence, Special Operations, and Personnel Recovery. He transitioned to an Air Force civilian career and now teaches Code of Conduct training to military personnel. John coaches clients from all professions but specializes in military, veterans, and government civilian workers. John enjoys working with individuals to apply Emotional Intelligence principles and increase their self-awareness, resilience, and leadership. Additionally, John facilitates New Politics Leadership Academy programs and is a Teaching Fellow for the True North leadership program. John and his wife are avid golfers and proud grandparents.