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Nurturing Extraordinary

Our purpose, vision and guiding principles define who we are and how we work with every individual.

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Our Guiding Principles

We have a few guiding principles we strive to live by every day.​

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Our Vision

Our vision is to bring a high-quality coaching experience to professionals at any career level.  We serve individuals and organizations to make coaching accessible to all.  Our Watering Seeds™ initiative supports underrepresented communities so that everyone, regardless of their starting point, can choose to be their best.

Our Purpose

Like the rippling of waves in a pond or the continuous repetition of tree rings, coaching is a transformative experience that moves you forward in your career and in life. We believe there is extraordinary in you, and our purpose is to nurture that extraordinary. Whether you are an individual taking the next step in your career or an organization who wants to grow your people, we are privileged to partner with you on your journey.

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We respect everyone and make sure they feel it.​

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We believe the value you give comes back to you.

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Just as we help you ​

be your best, we strive to be our best, too.

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We’re human and bring our whole selves to every relationship.

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We work to make every experience matter.

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Our Coaches


As a senior executive in an international organization, Ellen led economic reform with governments in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Through this she learned how to empower diverse teams and deliver on results even under difficult and rapidly-evolving circumstances. As a leadership coach, she helps clients find their professional and personal balance and unlock their full potential to transform vision into results.


Team Members

Margaret Brake

Co-Founder & Chief Coaching Officer

Award-winning executive coach and consultant with 25 years of experience. Coached hundreds...

Chris Campbell

Director, Tech Strategy & Development

Technology leader and software architect...

Brian Gorman

Director, Coaching Programs

Brian has worked with clients as they identify the goals they want to achieve and come face-to-face with what is holding them back.

Vivian Vitale

Advisory Board

Ms. Vitale has over 30 years of experience in people management in high technology organizations;

Linda Hoopes

Advisory Board

Well-known expert on resilience, change, and employee well-being. (Learn more at )

Sam Iosevich

Advisory Board

Analytics and Artifical Intelligence Expert

Gregg Bedol

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Serial entrepreneur with technology and services companies since 1998. Key leadership roles in...

Joanna (Asia) Jarosz, PhD

Qurator, Network Q

Joanna Jarosz has an MA degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, holds an ACC credential with the ICF and a PhD degree in Social Sciences from the University of Silesia.

Chris Burns

Chief Financial Officer

Transformational C-Suite finance and operations executive, entrepreneur and leader with over 25 years experience guiding both large Wall Street divisions and startup organizations through high growth and challenging environments.

Edward Francis

Advisory Board

A channels expert, helps organizations deliver exceptional business results through direct business development & alliance development

Benn Konsynski

Advisory Board

George S. Craft Distinguished University Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

Mary Pitzer

Advisory Board

25 years of experience in Enterprise Application Software and Software as a Service

Maja Dragnic

VP, Operations

15+ years of experience in business operations, project & program management, and strategic planning....

Chelese Perry

Executive Director, Watering Seeds Foundation

Chelese Perry has over 15 years’ experience as a senior sales executive for Fortune 100 organizations and life-changing technology firms as well as the honor of serving the community through first-ever educational initiatives.

Donny Askin

Advisory Board

Donny is a retail technology pioneer, entrepreneur, and leader with over four decades of experience...

Noel Stephens

Advisory Board

A former founder and CEO of a technology start-up Noel has held senior management positions at Unisys, Mastercard, and Transax/Equifax.

Rick Gilkey

Advisory Board

Rick Gilkey has held a joint appointments at Emory University, where he served on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School as Professor in the Practice of ...

What Our Coaches Are Saying

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The journey to your best self

starts with the very first step.

Let’s get started.​

"Working with clients as they connect with their passion and guiding them as they live into it makes my heart sing!"

"It is truly a privilege to support my clients through the coaching process. I am deeply grateful to have the opportunity to bear witness to their vulnerabilities, self-reflection and to objectively hold a mirror to this process to facilitate their journey into awareness, insight and action."

"Coaching is very rewarding. I am continually inspired by the courage clients show by taking a hard look at themselves and doing the inner work that leads to their improved effectiveness both professionally and personally."