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#100MasterCoaches with Mel Leow, MCC

English, Education, 1 season, 80 episodes, 2 days, 11 hours, 46 minutes
Welcome to the #100MasterCoaches show, where I interview Master Coaches from around the world. Why follow this podcast? Coaching is globally estimated to be a 20 Billion Dollar industry by 2022. And yet, there are many questions left unanswered. In this show, I endeavor to achieve 3H's ; ⭐️ HARNESS... Key Insights into a Coaching "Jar of Wisdom", ⭐️ HONOUR... those who have "Walked their Talk" for Decades, ⭐️ HUDDLE... Coaches (and Future Coaches) to Celebrate Diversity, Inclusivity and the Values we stand for. Enjoy the Show! Mel Leow, MCC - Founder of Catalyst Coach and The #100MasterCoaches Show
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Mel Interviews Mike Green

Welcome to the 80th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Mike Green, MCC from Alaska, USA. For the last 30 years, Mike Green has traveled to 63 countries throughout all 7 continents and has documented over 13,000+ hours of coaching along the way. Through a unique journey of self-discovery and transformation, Mike helps successful leaders achieve goals ordinary coaches would claim are impossible.   Great Leaders Are Formed In The Wild. Mike has been quoted to say “You’ll never discover the truth about yourself behind a desk, but in the rugged wilderness of Alaska, on the breathtaking plains of the Serengeti or in the stunning Gobi desert.”   Whether in group or individual coaching or customized travel expeditions, Mike partners people up the mountain of self-discovery that every great leader in business, sports, or military service must conquer before being transformed. He believes extreme environments will challenge people to become their best version by drawing upon the courage within and achieve new levels of performance.   His book "Wandermust, A Hero’s Journey To Seven Truths" chronicles some of his travels as well as how he coaches clients in the outdoors. Mike utilizes various methods, including dynamic workshops, virtual coaching, face-to-face coaching, and adventure coaching, to help uncover clients’ leadership truths.   Mike has earned the Master Certified Coach accreditation from the International Coaching Federation, which is the highest standard for coaching, and lives in beautiful and rugged Alaska with his wife and two boys. Want to become an ICF Credentialed Coach like Mike? You can start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
5/16/202446 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mel Interviews Marc Bowles

Welcome to the 79th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Marc Bowles, MCC from Peachland, British Columbia, Canada. Marc works at the intersection of leadership, conversations, and education. Marc spends every day thinking about how we can use conversations to create leaders that are more engaging, people-centered, and inspiring. Marc has been recognized and acknowledged for his innovative approaches to connecting people and organizations to the purpose of their work. Marc is the founder of MB Global, where he works to bring global leaders and teams to conversations that impact those around them and inside themselves. One of Marc’s values is human connections through conversations that will impact change in the world. Marc believes in being a supportive and challenging coach to encourage positive change toward the next generation of leaders. This fuels Marc to coach and serve others to step into life. Marc has more than 30 years of experience in coaching and leadership development at the corporate, and international level in business and sport. Marc is an Associate Faculty member of Royal Roads University, instructing in the Fundamentals of Executive Coaching, and is a Faculty member of Beckett-McInroy Consultancy based in Qatar. Marc works with individuals and leadership teams around the globe in the fields of oil and gas, technology, education, health care, construction, military, and high-performance sports. Marc embraces a compassionate and giving mindset and this fuels his passions. Marc has volunteered with Ethical Coach to continue his work – 2021 was The Hunger Project with 11 other global coaches to provide volunteer coaching to leaders around the globe working to end hunger. 2022 his give back was ACDI VOCA. In 2023 he is honored to be accepted as a coach with the Humanitarian Coaching Network. It is an honor to give back and serve globally. Marc is currently involved in a global research study and the impact of coaching and wellness in the outdoors and nature. He is one of many contributing authors to a book called: Creative Reflective Practice: Global Perspectives Blended with Theory for Critical Reflection on Professional Practice. Desire to become an ICF Credentialed Coach like Marc? We invite you to start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
4/16/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mel Interviews Michael Skjøt

Welcome to the 78th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Michael Skjøt, MCC from Copenhagen, Denmark. Michael has served as a leader for 17 years across two international corporations within the aviation industry. For 5 years, he was also a Member of the Executive Management team. During his years in the corporate world, he gained invaluable firsthand knowledge of the challenges that come with steering and working in large organizations. In 2007, Michael founded his own coaching company, driven by a passion for supporting individuals and teams towards their “next level” and at the same time making the world a better place. Michael integrates a holistic approach into his coaching practice, acknowledging the interconnectedness of personal and organizational growth with societal impact. Whether working with C-suite leaders, teams, startups, or emerging talents, he always invites them to a dialogue about how “working together” will contribute positively to the greater community. Michael is Danish born and raised in the very northern part of Denmark. He has lived and worked in many places around the world; Scandinavia, Europe, Greenland, the US, Japan, and the Middle East. Michael is married and with two grown children. Want to become an ICF Certified Coach? Start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach.
3/14/202445 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mel Interviews Jihane Labib

Welcome to the 77th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Jihane Labib, a Moroccan in the UAE. Jihane is the 1st Arab coach in the International Coaching Federation to be elected as a Global Board Director. She is also the 1st Master Certified Coach (MCC) and an Advanced Certified Team Coach (ACTC) in the North African region and francophone Africa. She is also the Founder of the 1st Internationally Accredited Training Coaching program in francophone Africa. Her expertise includes developing leaders and teams, building healthy relationships, increasing emotional intelligence, managing diversity, developing innovation skills and design thinking, managing change, and building effective teams. She is a Corporate leader who helps organizations improve team productivity, enhance collaboration, and reduce turnover, she guides team leaders and members to collectively and reliably impact business performance and people growth. Her clients list includes Multinationals, NGOs, International Banks, Hi-tech industries, Big 4 firms, Universities, and others in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East region. Jihane is multilingual: in Arabic, French, and English. She has a business background, in Marketing in the Telecom, Media, and Pharmaceutical industries. she holds an MBA and a second Master's in Governance & Human Resources. She is a Doctoral candidate in Education & AI. Want to become an ICF Credentialed Coach like Jihane? You can start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach.
2/13/202452 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mel Interviews Peter Busby

Welcome to the 76th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Peter Busby from Rome, Italy. Originally from England, Peter moved to Italy in 1992 after meeting his then-girlfriend in London. He spent more than 20 years in firms like Fiat-Chrysler, Whirlpool, and Ipsos, with ever-increasing roles and responsibilities with a team of 15 people reporting to him. Peter always looked for a greater understanding of human potential and growth and has read much, but a close friend and Nigel Risner’s “The Impact Code: Live The Life You Deserve” inspired him to become a professional coach and make an impact on people’s lives. In his own words, "I adore business. And I also adore PEOPLE". As an ICF Master Certified Coach, Peter is passionate about Helping Professionals Succeed. His UNIQUENESS comes from the blend of two cultures: his Britishness has made him respectful towards others, a very good listener, and always on time. And combined with his Italian friendliness, warmth, and flexibility. Peter has over 3,000 coaching hours to his name, working both with individuals and teams around the world. He is completely bilingual and coaches in both English and Italian. Desire to become an ICF Credentialed Coach like Peter? You can start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach.
1/17/202446 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mel Interviews Jasna Knez

Welcome to the 75th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Jasna Knez from Slovenia. Jasna is an exceptional coach passionate about empowering individuals, teams, and organizations. With credentials as an ICF Master Certified Coach, EMCC EIA Master Practitioner Coach & Mentor, ITCA Team Coach, and ESIA accredited coaching supervisor, she brings extensive expertise. She specializes in communication, leadership and team development, change and culture transformation, and coaching skills. She works in diverse industries and contexts, cultures, and with a wide range of clients and complexity. Her pragmatic, people-centered, and creative approach, rooted in a systemic and integral perspective, helps clients achieve higher-level results in a shorter time, reduce levels of stress, experience greater satisfaction at work and in life, and overcome obstacles to operate in new ways to thrive. As a mentor, trainer, and supervisor, Jasna contributes to ICF and EMCC-accredited programs, shaping the next generation of coaches, team coaches, and leaders in developing a coaching mindset and expanding their coaching capacity and maturity. (Povej na Glas, The Integral Institute, GTCI, Clutterbuck CMI). She has developed "Embody Your Coaching Wisdom" practical coaching program, accredited by both professional associations. Fluent in multiple languages, she offers coaching, supervision, and training in Slovene, English, Croatian, and Serbian. She is constantly developing a high level of professional expertise by actively collaborating with ICF & EMCC Global. As co-founder and Vice President of the ICF Slovenia Charter Chapter, Jasna promotes coaching's sustainable growth. She also serves as an EIA assessor for EMCC Global, PCC assessor, and participates in the SAN Supervision Adria Network as a supervisor. Desire to become an ICF Credentialed Coach like Jasna? We invite you to start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
12/14/202346 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mel Interviews Clare Norman

Welcome to the 74th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Clare Norman from England, UK. With over 20 years of coaching experience, Clare is highly sought after by other expert coaches, as well as successful coach training companies as a Master Mentor Coach. Clare looks to continually sharpen individuals’ coaching edge and upskill mentor coaches so they can deliver high-quality feedback to their coaches-in-development. Her laser focus on mindset shifts and her knack for spotting marginal gains has made her a go-to person for coaches looking for mentorship and practical, meaningful ways to improve their practice. With an international following from both her coaching peers and senior leadership, Clare is making a difference in the world of work via the professional application of coaching. Her mission across all her work is to encourage leaders to put people and the planet before profits. In 2015, Clare started her own business, Clare Norman Coaching Associates. Drawing on 25 years of learning and development experience gleaned from leading L&D strategy within NatWest and Accenture, she specializes in transition and leadership coaching, alongside mentor coaching and coaching supervision. Clare’s first book, "Mentor Coaching: A Practical Guide" is a work of passion and according to Fran Fisher MCC, makes a significant contribution to the conscious evolution of the coaching profession, and offers a new paradigm for coach mentoring and the continuous personal and professional development of the coach.’ Her second book, "The Transformational Coach", enables you to shed the ineffective scripts, trappings, and beliefs that a lifetime of personal interactions, professional training, and even your parents have taught you, such that you can reset your thinking to a beginner's mentality and so begin a fulfilling and exciting journey to coaching mastery. Living in the New Forest, Hampshire with her bloodhound and husband, Clare is a prolific blogger and an award-winning regular feature writer for industry magazines and journals. She is also a popular speaker, often called upon to deliver webinars and keynotes to fellow coaches looking to sharpen their edge. You too can be an ICF Credentialed Coach like Clare. We invite you to start your journey today at Catalyst Coach.
11/15/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mel Interviews Brenda Baird

Welcome to the 73rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Brenda Baird from Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Brenda is a highly sought-after Executive Leadership and Mentor Coach who is an exceptionally accomplished businessperson, with strong financial acumen, a well-regarded expert in leadership and talent development, very experienced in leading high-growth and fast-paced organizations, and a mentor coach of professional coaches. She brings a wealth of valuable and extensive business knowledge with over 30 years of work experience as a successful Business Owner and Organizational Leader, a Board Member of a public financial institution, a Consultant in leadership development, and a Director of Learning and Development for a large and complex Global organization. Brenda has significant coaching experience in several industries and all functional areas, having worked with hundreds of individuals, and completing thousands of coaching hours, including time spent mentoring coaches to enhance their capabilities. She earned multiple prestigious Coaching Credentials: Master Certified Coach (MCC) - the highest coaching distinction; held by only 4% of International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialed coaches worldwide, ICF-Accredited Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) - specific to coaching coaches, and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Certification (ranked #1 coach training school by Forbes). Given Brenda’s unique combination of an extensive leadership career and her leadership coaching experience, she knows how companies work and how to navigate organizational obstacles and political situations to realize goals and maximize success. Desire to be an ICF Credentialed Coach like Brenda? We invite you to start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
10/17/202347 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mel Interviews Hellen Yang

Welcome to the 72nd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Hellen Yang from Vancouver, Canada. Hellen Yang is not just a Master Certified Coach (MCC) but a catalyst for confidence, using her vast reservoir of skills to empower other coaches and leaders. Her credentials include an MCC certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a graduate of the transformative Co-Active Leadership Program from CTI, and a certification in Embodied Leadership Core from the Strozzi Institute for a somatic coaching approach. Paired with her credentials, her mastery in coaching also draws from over 3000+ coaching hours and 13 years in the corporate finance sector and is rooted in profound curiosity, deep empathy, and a calming presence. Her coaching ripples have been felt in Fortune 500 companies like Meta, Google, IBM, and PwC. For coaches, Hellen catalyzes confidence as an ICF Registered Mentor Coach and an expert in the PCC Marker Assessor system. Her mentoring style is specifically designed to enhance your confidence, allowing you to gain ICF certification and improve your coaching skills. For leaders, Hellen ignites confidence in your leadership journey by helping reduce stress and accelerate your career and financial freedom. She equips you with tools to navigate changes effectively, fostering growth and amplifying your leadership presence - leaving an indelible mark on your career trajectory. Outside the realm of coaching, Hellen is a passionate life enthusiast. Her love for spicy culinary delights and outdoor explorations with her husband, Hugh, and their cherished labradoodle, Thor, are as captivating as her coaching journey. Desire to start your Coaching journey? Head to Catalyst Coach at today.
9/14/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mel Interviews Christoffel Sneijders

Welcome to the 71st Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Christoffel Sneijders from The Netherlands. Christoffel is a Master Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation), with a passion to bring out the best in you. With this in mind, he introduced the 3 Brains - Head, Heart, and Gut - Theory in 2018 after many years of research on how to assist clients the best who stayed stuck in limiting beliefs and trauma-like experiences. He teaches these concepts in the ICF CCEU-approved 3 Brains Coaching Certification Training and is visiting professor at the IE Business School, besides working as an Executive Coach and Supervisor. He is the author of “How Men & Women Fit, Finally Understand Your Partner with The 3 Brains Theory” and Relationships? Which Brain is Talking?” Two books that bring a clearer understanding of how our three brains operate in relationships at home and at work. As collateral beauty the 3 brains concept: it has the potential to change the world for the better, and work on gender equality - no more famine or masculinity traits but simple heart or gut brain traits as they are much easier to accept for the other gender - having more 3 brains let companies with as result, no more toxic workplaces, more wellness, and sustainable achievements and success. His passion, authenticity, empathy, and versatile knowledge in Hypnosis, NLP, Coaching, psychotherapy burnout, PTSD, anxiety, and trauma grief are vital to helping his global clients create the life and outcomes they long for. Besides his passion and enthusiasm to inspire other coaches and leaders so that they can do even more amazing work, more important is that we as coaches and leaders have the potential in our possession to make a huge positive difference in this world! Desire to be an ICF Credentialed Coach like Christoffel? We invite you to start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
8/18/202357 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mel Interviews Karen Dean

Welcome to the 70th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Karen Dean from Nottingham, England, UK. Karen is a Master Certified Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She has delivered her professional coaching worldwide with senior leaders, individually, and with teams. These are from 16 commercial sectors, plus government organizations, NGOs, and charities. Karen is passionate about coach development and is a trained coach supervisor, embracing the complexity which comes with supervisory oversight. Karen co-authored the book Coaching Stories: Flowing and Falling of Being a Coach where she candidly shared stories of when she was coaching well, and when she was disappointingly poor at her craft. The intention was to encourage coaches to normalize their experiences of the highs and lows on the journey toward mastery. Karen has written many coaching articles and was the winner of the Best Article of the Year Award in Coaching at Work magazine in 2016 as co-author. Karen’s creative and original thinking led her to develop online resources for coaches and facilitators at These comprise the me:my™team diagnostic, and the me:my™team method for working with teams to accelerate performance. Her other original me:my™resources support professional coach development and enable feedback from clients on a coach’s impact, professional competencies, and relationship quality. In 2022 Karen found herself ‘cancering’, experiencing treatment for Stage 3 Breast Cancer throughout that year. This resulted in her engaging with her professional life, with renewed vigour, enthusiasm, and inspiration. She is now sharing her ways of working with other coaches and facilitators, to empower the way they work with teams, faster, safer, and with better business outcomes. Want to be an ICF Credentialed Coach like Karen? You can start your journey at Catalyst Coach.
7/20/202347 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mel Interviews Diana Ideus

Welcome to the 69th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Diana Ideus from California, United States. Diana has her Master’s in Executive Coaching and Organizational Behavior and is one of only 1500 coaches globally to have attained the level of Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Diana leverages her coaching, consulting, management, and leadership development to support leaders and entrepreneurs in fast-growth for-profit companies in tech, finance, and healthcare. Diana’s areas of specialty include Mergers and Acquisitions, Organizational Culture Development, Growth and Scalability, Change Management, Innovation and Technology Implementations, Succession Planning, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development, High Potentials, and Coaching Strategies for Leaders. Diana founded Hawthorne Union with the belief that there was a better way to do business and that if we take care of our people that they will take care of the profits. In addition to her work with leaders and companies, Diana teaches professionals how to coach at the university level and in courses approved by the International Coaching Federation. Her book Listen: Mentor Coaching for Coaches and other resources for coaches and leaders are available at You too can become an ICF Credentialed Coach like Diana. Start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
6/22/202344 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mel Interviews Sylviane Cannio

Welcome to the 68th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Sylviane Cannio from St-Genesius-Rode, Flemish Region, Belgium. Sylviane is a pioneer of executive coaching in Belgium, accompanying hundreds of executives and their teams since the late 90s (see She combines the triple accreditation as Master Certified Coach ICF (since 2009), Master Practitioner EMCC, and accredited supervisor ESIA/EMCC. With other MCCs, she trains coaches through mastery coaching, worldwide (see She is a co-founder of MentoringCo, training mentors with a coaching attitude in China, and is the president of GO-TKM, a think-tank contributing to the management of tacit knowledge in organizations. She has been a supervisor and a coach mentor for more than fifteen years and loves analyzing complex situations brought by team coaches. As a true citizen of the world, multilingual and multicultural, she is a well-appreciated keynote and author of books translated into several languages. The first president of the Belgian chapter of the ICF (2004-2006), she was then part of the Global Board (2008-2010) and Vice-President of the ICF (2010). Desire to become a Master Coach like Sylviane, you can start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
5/26/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mel Interviews Nana Hovhannisyan

Welcome to the 67th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Nana Hovhannisyan from Armenia. Nana is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Master Trainer (Door International), and an expert with 19 years of experience in consulting & HR management in different countries (Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Romania, Luxemburg). She is the President of the ICF Armenia Chapter, and the Founder of 8.18 Consulting Special Edition HR Agency. Nana’s client base includes both small and medium-sized firms and large, multinational corporations. She has conducted people management development sessions for the top and middle management of companies and organizations including Marriott International, HSBC, Central Bank of Armenia, USAID, GIZ, UNDP, and World Bank. She is a trainer for EBRD Women in Business and EU Erasmus+ Entrepreneurship development programs, a mentor in the US Embassy Mentoring Program, Lecturer at the American University of Armenia and RA Academy of Public Administration. Her main areas of specialization include but are not limited to, leadership development, HR management programs, implementation of agile systems in HR teams, etc. Desire to become a Master Coach like Nana? You can start your transformative coaching journey here at Catalyst Coach.
4/20/202353 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mel Interviews Suzi Pomerantz

Welcome to the 66th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Suzi Pomerantz from Maryland, USA. Suzi Pomerantz is an award-winning, internationally credentialed Master Certified Coach and international bestselling author with 30 years of experience in 250+ organizations internationally. Her extensive experience with clients ranges from industries including Fortune 100 executives, attorneys, entrepreneurs, scientists and PhDs, government leaders, as well as leadership teams. Suzi’s strength lies in helping leaders and organizations find clarity within chaos. Her no-nonsense approach is professional, strategic, direct, conversational, analytical, and results-oriented. She was one of the first executive coaches to receive the ICF Master credential in 1998 and is a thought leader in the coaching industry. She currently serves on the advisory boards of Harvard Business Review as well as Choice, the magazine of professional coaching, and the international journal Philosophy of Coaching. Suzi has authored over 50 publications about coaching, ethics, and business development, and 11 books including the bestseller, Seal the Deal. She has also co-founded the Library of Professional Coaching (the world’s largest free online coaching library). You too can become a Master Coach like Suzi, by starting your Coaching Journey at Catalyst Coach.
3/16/202346 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mel Interviews Andrew Sheridan

Welcome to the 65th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Andrew Sheridan from Luxembourg. Andrew is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), holds the Master Certified Coach (ICF), and is a founder, past (and once again current) President of the ICF Luxembourg Chapter. Andrew is a founding partner of several international firms specializing in organizational development and change management, with a strong focus on leadership impact, emotional intelligence, and effective communication. Andrew’s early career was in international banking, where he spent 10 years working as a sales and relationship manager in the securities divisions of Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. Managing a portfolio of institutional clients including ABN Amro Bank, Bank of England, and Barclays among others, Andrew went on to become Vice President of Sales for Benelux. In 2007, he left the corporate world and undertook in-depth study and research in the fields of social science, psychology, and management theory at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Brisbane. He further strengthened his skills within the coaching arena by pursuing professional accreditation at the highest industry standards, and is also a certified Process Communication Coach, using the tools of transactional analysis to help develop client awareness regarding impact and behaviour. Andrew is also certified in the use of the Leadership Circle 360 Profile as well as being a Team Diagnostic Assessment Facilitator for Team Coaching International. Andrew is a current senior member of the CTI faculty, delivering coach training programs globally in both English and French, in public and organizational forums. He also carries out Certification, Supervisory, and Examiner roles for students undergoing professional accreditation. Andrew is also part of Google’s Internal Mastery Faculty Team, delivering online and in-person events to their global community. In recent years, Andrew has worked extensively with General Managers, Country Managers, and Executive Committees in a wide range of industries. Both a Luxembourgish and British national, Andrew has lived in Luxembourg, Germany, Australia, the UK, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. His central European upbringing coupled with an extensive work focus in the Asia Pacific have shaped his strong interest in cultural communication and diversity. Fluent in French and with strong working knowledge of German, Andrew is currently based in both Luxembourg and Hong Kong. Desire to become a Master Coach like Andrew? Then start your transformative coaching journey here at Catalyst Coach.
2/10/202340 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mel Interviews Maggie João

Welcome to the 64th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Maggie João from Lisbon, Portugal. Maggie João has had a career of over 20 years, the first 10 years working in prestigious multinational companies namely Volvo Cars, Nestlé, and Price Waterhouse Coopers. The next 10 years of her successful career were in the Coaching arena, where the pragmatism she brings from Engineering is highly appreciated. Currently, Maggie is the only Medical Coach (PMC – Professional Medical Coach) certified and with a license (nr.55546) in Portugal and she is also an Executive Coach, a Master Certified Coach (ICF), and Senior Practitioner (EMCC). Maggie is also a Coaching Supervisor since 2012, helping coaches to grow and continuously improve as professionals, focusing on reaching excellence and the highest quality standards of the profession. She was the ICF Portugal President between 2015 and 2016 and a member of the ICF EMEA Regional Advisory Council in 2017. Maggie is a published author with 15 books about coaching written in Portuguese, English, and Spanish and she frequently collaborates with magazines on topics related to Coaching. She is also a lecturer of Relational Management, within the Post-graduation program of Engineering & Management developed by the Engineering National Charter and IST. The fact that she has lived and worked in 12 countries, grants her a vast cultural experience, which distinguishes her in the Coaching world. Thinking of becoming a Certified Coach like Maggie... Start your transformative coaching journey here at Catalyst Coach.
1/20/202343 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mel Interviews Priya Ramesh & Ramesh Sreedharan

Welcome to the 63rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Priya and Ramesh from India. This is the first time we will be featuring a "𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑪𝒐𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒆" on the show. 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒚𝒂 𝑹𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒉 has been a practicing coach for the past 8 years with credentials such as an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), Advance Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC), and Senior Practitioner from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). She has a Master in Psychology, Economics, and a PG Diploma in Buddhist Psychology. Her experience in Coaching includes 3500hrs of Coaching corporate leaders across industries and levels of management. As Mentor Coach, she has mentored over 350 learners towards ICF credentials. She is also a speaker and a performing artist. 𝑹𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒉 𝑺𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒏 is a seasoned business leader with an overall experience of over 30 years working with multinational organizations in senior business leadership roles. He is also an accredited ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) and has an Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC). Ramesh has over 3500 hours of Coaching experience having worked with over 300 leaders and their teams to date. He believes that leadership effectiveness is really about leaders and their teams being able to engage and build high-value partnerships with both their teams and stakeholders. Hence, the coaching approach that he has helps both individuals and teams get a systemic view of their ecosystem, but also helps his clients engage effectively with their ecosystem in an emotionally intelligent fashion. 𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓, both Priya & Ramesh are Founders of ORENDA Centre for Leadership Excellence, a boutique Coaching firm that offers curated interventions with an emphasis on Emotional Intelligence and Embracing Authenticity in Leadership. Thinking of becoming a Certified Coach like Priya and Ramesh, you can start your transformative coaching journey here at Catalyst Coach
12/16/20221 hour, 55 seconds
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Mel Interviews Simon Lee

Welcome to the 62nd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Simon Lee from Singapore. Simon Lee is the Managing Partner and Accredited Master Executive Coach of BRIEF Academy. He is also an EMCC Global Accredited Master Practitioner (EIA) and Coach | Mentor Supervisor (ESIA). He is one of Asia’s pioneer executive coaches specializing in Higher Ground Leadership and Solution Focused Brief Coaching. As a leader in cutting-edge corporate coaching, he has helped many clients in Asia, including senior executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs increase their effectiveness by using coaching as a development tool to drive business results. He leverages his 25 years of corporate experience to help leaders and their teams align their leadership practices with their desired outcomes. Simon is also the author of Solution Focused Briefly Illustrated, a book dedicated to leaders as coaches. His dream is to illuminate the strengths of others to inspire the positive change they want to see for themselves and the people they touch. You too can become a Master Coach like Simon, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
11/25/202240 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mel Interviews Maya Hu-Chan

Welcome to the 61st Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Maya Hu-Chan from San Diego, California, USA. Maya Hu-Chan is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, Best Selling author, and Master Certified Executive Coach. She specializes in global leadership, cross-cultural management, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ranked Top Leadership Coaches of 2021, Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers by Thinkers50, World Top 30 Leadership Gurus, and Top 100 Thought Leaders in Management & Leadership, Maya has worked with thousands of leaders in Global Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and public sectors worldwide. Maya is the founder and president of Global Leadership Associates, a global consultancy that partners with organizations to build leadership capabilities and enable profound growth and change. Her latest book “Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust” is Amazon's #1 Best Seller (Berrett-Koehler 2020). Her book “Global Leadership: The Next Generation” was a Harvard Business School Working Knowledge book. She is a contributing author of 12 business books and a columnist for Born and raised in Taiwan and living in San Diego, California, Maya is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Maya has lectured at the Brookings Institution, University of California, San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Thinking of Becoming a Certified Coach like Maya? You can start your journey here at Catalyst Coach
11/4/202255 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mel Interviews Lyssa deHart

Welcome to the 60th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Lyssa deHart from Washington State, USA. Lyssa deHart, LICSW, MCC, author of StoryJacking: Change Your Dialogue, Transform Your Life and the Reflective Coach. Lyssa is a Leadership Confidence Coach and Whole Life Coach, Certified ICF Mentor Coach, Coaching Super-Vision Partner, ICF PCC Assessor, and coaching educator. Using her understanding of the ICF Core Competencies, combined with her knowledge of Neuroscience, Lyssa works with Professional Coaches to expand the capacity to partner with their clients through how they show up and hold the space for those with whom they work. Lyssa is the creator of the Power of Metaphor Certification Program. Giving coaches new ways to tune their ears to hear the powerful metaphors their clients bring forward, as well as discovering how to actually leverage the important metaphors to create stronger agreements, build trust and safety, allow the client to lead, and ultimately evoke powerful embodied awareness. Lyssa works with creative executives and leaders ready to move their goals forward, shift mindsets, and get unstuck. Her clients develop powerful embodied goals and together they get curious about what stands between where her clients are and where they want to be. Using a creative human solutions-focused framework, she supports people to get results. What fires her up is working with smart creative people to trust their brilliance, and develop the courage, and confidence to believe in themselves and the goals that are important to them. Want to become a Master Certified Coach like Lyssa? Start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach
8/5/202252 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mel Interviews Emily Golden

Welcome to the 59th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Emily Golden from New Jersey, USA. Emily Golden, Master Certified Coach (MCC), member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner, brings 17 years of corporate Human Resources experience in talent management and recruitment to her coaching practice. Her clients range from seasoned executives to emerging leaders in a wide range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial services, not-for-profit, and entertainment. Through a combination of coaching, relevant theory, practical experience, and trauma-informed training, Emily brings more than 3500 hours of individual and group work, Emily builds future business leaders who bring newfound value and positive impact to their careers, and their teams, and their companies at large. But it’s her passion, vision, and empathy that set her apart. As a former trainer with Accomplishment Coaching©, a CHIEF Core Guide Facilitator, and a member of The C-Suite Collective, Emily continues to impact teams across the world. Emily’s ontological approach allows high performers to shift underlying beliefs and habits to find their sweet spot, that feeling of success when work aligns with core values. By examining thoughts and actions, clients gain clarity on their goals, separate emotion from decision-making, take calculated risks, and understand the importance of leveraging strategic relationships. Emily is familiar with the many challenges executives face including time management, overwork, and the potential for burnout. She is practiced in working with clients to make sure they are creating a balanced and meaningful life inside and outside of work by choosing where their time and energy are most needed and learning how to create the space for necessary self-care. Emily’s intuitive nature gets to the root of roadblocks, turning limited viewpoints into transformative action. The result is increased productivity and engagement and overall career satisfaction. Want to become a Master Certified Coach like Emily? Start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach
7/14/202241 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mel Interviews Dr. D. Ivan Young

Welcome to the 58th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Dr. D. Ivan Young, MCC from Houston, Texas, USA. As an expert on human behavior and building fulfilling relationships, and a Master Credentialed expert on personality type, Dr. Young is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and media personality. He is an ICF Credentialed Master Certified Coach (the gold standard in coaching), Certified Professional Diversity Coach, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, as well as a Credentialed Master MBTI Practitioner. In January 2021, Dr. Young was invited to become a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council. Due to his insightful perspective and robust expertise, Dr. D makes sense of what can seem like incomprehensible behavior. He’s known for his quick-witted ability to make complicated conversations relatable, explicit, and unforgettable. There is palpable energy alive in the room that catalyzes transformation when Dr. Young speaks in front of an audience. It’s this unique ability to bring heart to heavy topics and connect to a diverse group of individuals that keeps him in high demand by many media outlets. Dr. Young’s impressive range of talents has catapulted his career as a highly esteemed coach, on-camera expert, and interventionist. He recently reached a new milestone in his career with the online surge of engagement for his straight-from-the-hip TEDx Talk on Emotional Intelligence: Using the Laws of Attraction, which has received over three million views. He combines his knowledge, vast experience, and exclusive theories to help motivate, educate, and energize any audience, understanding how to connect ‘human to human’ even when addressing the masses. When the lights go up, Dr. Young commands the stage and the crowd instantly knows that they are in for an extraordinary experience they won’t soon forget. Desire to become a Master Certified Coach like Dr. D. Ivan Young? Start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach
6/9/202246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mel Interviews Marina Jankovic

Welcome to the 57th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Marina Jankovic, MCC from Serbia, and now based in Sydney, Australia. Marina is a Master Certified Coach with 17 years of international experience in Business Management, Talent Development, and Executive Education. Marina managed a Global Diversity and Inclusion Program for a company operating in 180 markets and has contributed to building a more diverse talent pipeline and inclusive culture. As a coach and leadership development expert, she has collaborated with numerous private and public sector organizations, including NGOs supporting people to build their way out of poverty. Marina is the author of the book “Your Time To Shine” which provides practical wisdom for readers - to create the lives they want; by embracing challenges, leading with courage, and creating a better world for the generations to come. She holds a Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology and HR Management (from the University of London, Birkbeck) and is a Certified Workplace Mediator and Nutritional Therapist. You too can be a Certified Coach like Marina. To find out more, head to Catalyst Coach
5/20/202241 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mel Interviews Heru Yuwono

Welcome to the 56th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Heru Yuwono, MCC, MP, MC, from Jakarta, Indonesia. Heru is a 'Triple Masters' Certified Coach with the 3 Globally Recognized Coaching Bodies; the ICF, EMCC, and AC. Before Coaching, Heru has had more than 25 years of Corporate career in MNC/Joint-venture (European, Australian and Japanese) and Local companies, mostly in the Financial Services industry, in JV and local Life Insurance companies, and one of the biggest banks in Indonesia. He has been exposed to diverse roles as CEO, President Director, Director HR & Corporate Strategy, Country Head HR, Head of Distribution (Sales & Marketing), Operation, Finance. In Coaching, he has > 3,000 hours of Coaching experience, including Executive Coaching with Local (Private & BUMN) and Expatriate Executives, C-suites, BOD, Professionals, Business Owners in various industries. He is also a People Development Facilitator, with a strong passion & skill to develop people & to serve as catalyst and change agent of the people and organization with a focus on Leadership & Coaching, where he has delivered training & workshop to thousands of participants. His personal interest is in learning, reading, watching movies, and sports, especially badminton. Want to become a Master Certified Coach like Heru? Start your journey here today with Catalyst Coach!
4/29/202258 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mel Interviews Laura Fierro Evans

Welcome to the 55th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Laura Fierro Evans, MCC from Mexico. Laura contributes to building cultures in which all the voices of a system are listened to and are being listened; in which the wills align towards achieving a common goal, and collaboration and caring for each other constitutes the prevailing spirit. She is the founder of Hagakure Leadership and Coaching, a company that supports leaders in transforming their organizational cultures through building collective intelligence. She promotes that leaders move from “Ego-centric to Eco-centric” approaches, as described by Otto Scharmer in his U-Theory. She helps leaders in two ways: first, to gain a view of the whole system they work in so they can reconnect to their purpose, and second, to discover their incredible inner richness through having a dialogue with their inner "voices" or "selves" that allow them to become leaders of their own inner team. Laura has coached hundreds of officials from different United Nations Agencies since 2009 across the globe and is currently training Regional Senior Leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Coaching Competencies for the Health Transformation in Africa. She is also an author of two books: “𝑪𝒐𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔: 𝑳𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒗𝒐𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓” and “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝒕𝒚𝒍𝒆𝒔”. Become a Certified Coach like Laura, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach today!
4/7/202246 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mel Interviews Christine Sachs

Welcome to the 54th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Christine Sachs. Christine comes to coaching with professional experience in the finance, advertising, and higher education industries. Most recently, she was the Director of Major Gifts for the University of Oxford in North America. Her role there trained Christine in cultural awareness and leadership amidst complex organizations. The client profile that Christine most frequently works with is highly educated and successful in their roles. Her clients tend to hold C-Suite or near C-Suite positions. Christine likes to joke that her clients don’t believe in coaching until they work with her. Trained in ontological coaching, she provides a fresh perspective and highlights blind spots that corporate experience may not reveal. Many of Christine’s clients work in high-growth technology, entertainment, and finance. In 2016, Christine attained the credential of Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation. Less than 4% of coaches worldwide hold this credential. Additionally, she has a master’s degree in Literature from Washington University. Her passion and commitment to quality coaching have led Christine to become a Senior Training Leader with Accomplishment Coaching, a 20-year-old accredited coach training program based out of San Diego, CA. Desire to become a Master Coach like Christine? Start your journey here today, at Catalyst Coach.
3/17/202239 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mel Interviews Dorothy Siminovitch

Welcome to the 53rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Dorothy Siminovitch. Dorothy is a Canadian native who earned her MA in clinical psychology from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the renowned Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University. She earned her certificate as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coaching Federation in 2005. She is certified in the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, Resilience Index, and is a Certified Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute. She is a twenty-year member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and of the Academy of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Dorothy pioneered the first Gestalt Coaching program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Her early recognition of the potential of professional coaching as a viable organizational asset led her in 1995 to conceive and co-teach one of the first workshops specifically focused on coaching conducted in accordance with the premises of Gestalt theory, principles, and practice. In 2009, Dorothy co-founded the Gestalt Center for Coaching in Istanbul, and continues to serve as Director of Training and faculty for the Center’s Gestalt Coaching Program, the first ICF-certified coach training program founded on Gestalt principles. Dorothy is the founder and principal of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC. She has been invited to deliver workshops and keynote speeches to organizations and coaching groups across North America and around the world: from Atlanta, Scottsdale, Toronto, and Wichita to Budapest, Baku, Malmö, and Singapore. She has published articles outlining her approach and tracing the evolvement of her distinctive conception of Awareness Intelligence as the heart of transformational, effective, human-centered coaching. She is “best” known for her pioneering thought leadership on presence and use of self in coaching and leadership. She considers coaching an art that inspires our world. Want to become a Certified Coach like Dorothy? Then start your journey here today, at Catalyst Coach.
3/3/202256 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mel Interviews Tony Latimer

Welcome to the 52nd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Tony Latimer. Tony is a Master Executive Coach, working globally with leaders in transition; transition for themselves, and for their organizations. He is one of the few coaches worldwide who have been examined and accredited by the International Coach Federation as Master Certified Coach (MCC) and as a Board Certified Coach (BCC) by the Centre for Credentialing and Education. A naturalized Singapore citizen of British origin, his background includes 30 years in Leadership and Sales positions in Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia-Pacific in Technology and Software companies. Tony has developed the Profitable Leadership® framework for coaching leaders and TheCoachingAppTM - Personal Edition (available at, which delivers success to coaches by helping their clients develop leadership skills, build new habits and create measurable behavioural change. Become a Master Certified Coach like Tony. Start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach.
2/18/202252 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mel Interviews Sirirat Siriwan

Welcome to the 51st Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Sirirat Siriwan, MCC. Sirirat is a Master Certified Coach with the ICF. As a well-known executive and leadership coach in Thailand, she has worked with many corporate organizations to develop their leaders and internal coaches. She is trustable, reliable, tough, but also warm and kind. She has helped her clients by developing their managers, senior managers in many areas such as connection, team synergy, the building of confidence, coaching of self and others, providing constructive feedback, etc. One special quality that lends to her Coaching Mastery, is her flexibility. She adapts herself very well to different kinds of coaching situations and dares to take risks which have helped many of her coachees leave their comfort zones towards growth. Apart from being a coach, she is also a facilitator who has helped develop more than 9,000 people in the areas of leadership and presence, as well as emotional management and brain-based communication skills. Become a Certified Coach like Sirirat. Start your journey today at Catalyst Coach.
2/4/202244 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mel Interviews Ram S. Ramanathan

Welcome to the 50th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Ram S. Ramanathan MCC. Ram is an accredited master coach and trainer with the International Coach Federation (ICF), European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), and the Center for Credentialing Education (CCE). He is also a certified coach supervisor and mentor. Coacharya, which Ram co-founded with son Pranav in 2013, won the inaugural global coach award from EMCC in 2014, and again in 2019 with Magda Walczak as CEO. Coacharya is now one of the largest coaching and coach training institutions outside North America, having graduated over 2000 coaches, of whom 50 are MCC credentialed master coaches. Ram as a CEO helped build a multibillion $$ conglomerate in South East Asia in the Nineties. Ram was a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and government consultant in later years before he moved into executive leadership coaching. Ram’s passion for Hindu Buddhist spirituality and experience in the monastic path has led to Coacharya’s focus on integrating Eastern wisdom with Western science to help people in their transformational leadership journey that he terms ‘Mindless Barefoot Leadership’. Ram has written over 30 books on spirituality and leadership. Ram’s coaching focus is on leadership and systemic transformation. He believes that the first question that an organization needs to ask itself is “How the organization, as well as the individual (and the team the individual is a part of), would benefit from coaching, and how these benefits would be evidenced?” Without an answer to this question, no coaching can be effective. Ram and his wife of over 40 years are Singapore citizens with permanent residence in Bangalore, India with their dog, with annual sojourns in the USA where their children, grandchildren, and dogs live. Become a Master Certified Coach like Ram. Begin your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
12/17/202143 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mel Interviews Tracy Sinclair

Welcome to the 49th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Tracy Sinclair, MCC. Tracy Sinclair is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a trained Coaching Supervisor, Mentor Coach, and ICF Assessor. Tracy trains coaches and works with managers and leaders to develop their coaching capability. She works as an international Corporate Executive and Board Level Coach, a leadership development designer, and a facilitator working with a wide range of organizations. Tracy also specializes in working with organizations to support them develop a coaching culture. Tracy has co-authored a book: Becoming a Coach: The Essential ICF Guide published in 2020 which provides a comprehensive guide to coaching for coaches at all levels of skill and experience, the psychology that underpins coaching, and the updated ICF Core Competency Model. In this same year, she founded Coaching with Conscience which exists to have a positive impact on society and our environment through coaching. As part of this work, she collaborates closely with MIND, the UK’s leading mental health charity bringing coaching services to those who are supporting local communities with mental health challenges. She also offers pro bono personal development and coaching programs to young leaders (18-25-yrs). Tracy was named as one of the Leading Global Coach winners of the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Awards of 2019 and is a nominee for the Thinkers50 Coaching and Mentoring Award in 2021. She was the President of the UK ICF from 2013-2014 and has been an ICF Global Board Director since 2016, serving as Treasurer in 2017, Global Chair in 2018, and Immediate Past Global Chair in 2019. Become an ICF Certified Coach like Tracy. Start your journey here today at Catalyst Coach.
12/3/202150 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mel Interviews Craig Stanton

Welcome to the 48th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Craig Stanton, MCC. Craig is a Master Certified Coach and faculty member at Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Coaching program. He has served in a variety of coaching and OD roles, including Director of Organizational Development and Coaching for a business coaching startup in the Federal government, and founder of his own coaching practice. He has worked with hundreds of clients, and partnered in the design of customized interventions for every kind of organizational challenge imaginable. In addition to his work as a coach, he serves as an executive in the federal government. He is an attorney and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctorate). Current certifications include: Hogan suite, Emotional Quotient-Inventory 2.0, and the EQ-I 360 tools. He considers himself a student of adult development theory and has delivered individual and team coaching in many organizations including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Osprey Publishing, and Luminis Health, as well as multiple federal agencies (Defense, Agriculture, TSA, Health and Human Services, NASA) small businesses, non-profits, and independent law firms. Craig lives in rural Maryland with his wife and two children and spends much of his free time riding a bike or hiking with children and two Corgi pups. You too can become a Master Certified Coach like Craig, by starting your journey today at Catalyst Coach.
11/18/202144 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mel Interviews Gillian McMichael

Welcome to the 47th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Gillian McMichael, MCC. Gillian is a Master Certified Coach, a passionate teacher, healer and guide; having dedicated the last 17 years to helping others navigate their journey to self-discovery, and professional fulfilment. Having been on her own personal transformation journey, she knows the importance of realising one’s passion, purpose and infinite potential. Her mission at Full Circle Global is to offer specialised Professional Development Programmes to aspiring and existing coaches and enriching Life Development Programmes to those seeking transformative life changes. She prides herself on delivering a series of life-changing Onelife™ programmes that combination of practices – to bring healing, happiness, and wholeness. Want to become an ICF Certified Coach? Start your journey today at Catalyst Coach.
11/5/202145 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mel Interviews Inga Bielińska

Welcome to the 46th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Inga Bielińska, MCC. Motivational. Passionate. Dynamic – these words are often used by her clients to describe her coaching style as she partners them to achieve their goals. Inga is a Master Certified Coach and she works with leaders from all over the world who undergo change, both organizational and individual, and desire to thrive managing remotely and culturally diverse teams. These leaders experience challenges and conflict moving up from managing to executive positions and learn how to be a more courageous and respectful leaders within their environment. During her career, she gained experience as a managing partner, business owner, consultant, and Board member in non-profit organizations, which helps her to bring a hands-on, credible approach to sessions. She has worked in different countries which has expanded her appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity and managing unique groups of people. She currently resides in Mountain View, California. Inga is a part of Forbes Coaches Council and Newsweek Expert Forum where she shares her expertise with those communities through her writing. She is an author of two leadership books, with her latest book being shortlisted by a major Polish business magazine for a book award. Become an ICF Certified Coach like Inga today. Start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
10/25/202155 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mel Interviews Catherine Tanneau

Welcome to the 45th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Catherine Tanneau, MCC. Catherine is the Chair of the ICF Global Board for Professional Coaches 2021 and the Past-President of the ICF French chapter, the CEO of Variations International, and Dean of Activision Coaching Institute, an ACTP Coaching Training Program. She is specialized in executive coaching and organizational transformation, and is a Leadership Professor & Academic Director at HEC Executive Education in Paris, rated #1 business school by Financial Times, she is also a speaker and an author of various books and articles. She is also the co-founder of the digital platform Welead Grow (coaching and micro-learning). As a Certified Board Member since 2013, she acts as Non-Executive Board Director for an industrial international holding company in Luxembourg and for a Non-Profit Organization in France (Foundation for Childhood Protection), she is also a permanent member of the Strategic and Digital Committees in startups and Investment funds. She has published a few books out of which the very recent “Coaching for Leaders” (March 21), in French for now; she is also the author of articles and academic publications on leadership, coaching, and digital transformation. She has been invited as a keynote speaker in coaching and leadership events and conferences in France and abroad including China. Catherine believes in the power of creative vision and of human potential. Having spent more than 16 years abroad, she is multicultural and is fluent in four European languages: French, English, Italian and Portuguese. She has recently acquired notions of Estonian as she is based between Paris and Tallinn and works over the 3 continents regularly. Her main coaching specialties are Executive Coaching, Digital Transformation, and Governance. Become a Master Certified Coach like Catherine. Start your journey today at Catalyst Coach.
10/15/202152 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mel Interviews Leda Turai

Welcome to the 44th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Leda Turai, MCC. Leda is a Master Certified Coach with more than 20 years of international work experience in profit and non-profit organizations, and academic settings. As a leadership and executive coach, OD consultant, and director of boards, she has supported many companies in implementing important changes and achieving sustainable business results. Leda is a leadership and executive development partner and founder at UAB L-CON Global, a partner trainer at Coaching Development (London), and at the Professional Effectiveness Management Institute (China). She has conducted research in the field of human resource development and corporate coaching and revealed those factors, which make various types of leadership approaches and coaching interactions effective and sustainable. In 2015, Leda became a partner at the Management Institute of Finland, and from 2017 she has been the Head of the Leadership Module at the ISM Executive School EMBA program, where she is still working with C-suite leaders in individual and group settings. She has received one of the highest presidential awards, Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, served as Chair of the ICF Global Board in 2016, and in 2020 she was awarded the title of “101 Most Fabulous Coaching Leaders” by the World Coaching Congress. Desire to become an ICF Certified Coach like Leda? Begin your journey at Catalyst Coach today!
10/6/202147 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mel Interviews Samia Klouche

Welcome to the 43rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Samia Klouche, MCC. Samia is a Master Certified Coach, with 20 years of experience as a senior leader, executive coach, and supervisor. She is specialized in leadership development for up-and-coming organizational leaders; women in leadership; and coaching for performance. As a coach, Samia is committed to the growth and effectiveness of individuals, teams, and organizations towards their goals and successes. Her approach is highly engaging, collaborative, and results-focused. Samia is known for her ability to get to the heart of the matter, and her passion for challenging people to move beyond their comfort zones. She strongly believes in the inherent uniqueness and strength of each individual. She uses dynamic coaching interactions to leverage and deepen the client’s awareness of themselves, others and achieve both personal and professional excellence. She comes from a multicultural family (Algerian, American, Spanish and French) and graduated in Psychology. For more than a decade she was a psychotherapist, communication manager then journalist. She had international experience over many years (Europe, Middle East, Maghreb, and China) and intervenes in French, English, Arabic, and Spanish. Become an ICF Certified Coach like Samia today. Start your journey here at Catalyst Coach.
9/24/202151 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mel Interviews Tara Nolan

Welcome to the 42nd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Tara Nolan, MCC from Dublin, Ireland. Tara is a Master Certified Coach who works with Top Teams & Senior Executives from Global concerns. She was previously a Head-hunter for PricewaterhouseCoopers and an investment banker for Morgan Stanley, having worked around the world. Today, she leads her company Tara Nolan Ltd – a high-value-added, pan-European provider of executive leadership solutions with selected partners. Her approach balances the needs of the company and individual while leaving a lasting, positive legacy of professional and personal change. She is a Certified Mentor Coach, Leadership Development Facilitator, Keynote speaker, and the host of the Podcast “The Game of Teams”. Desire to become an ICF Certified Coach like Tara? Begin your journey at Catalyst Coach today!
9/15/202149 minutes, 1 second
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Mel Interviews Merci Miglino

Welcome to the 41st Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Merci Miglino, MCC from Albany, New York. Educated as a teacher and working as a journalist, paralegal, communications director and campaign manager, Merci is the eldest daughter of nine children where she learned to motivate a divergent group toward a common goal and to persist even in the face of impossible challenges. Armed with this background, and a passion for advocacy, she worked in the rough and tumble world of the New York State Legislature serving as Director of Communications in both the State Assembly and State Senate. For the past 20 years, Merci has run a successful coaching practice and conducts training and coaching for numerous organizations including the International Coach Academy, CoachA, Blanchard Coaching, Laser Coaching, Clearing Beliefs, and several Employee Assistance programs. Merci is a Master Certified Coach who works with executives and entrepreneurs, and mentors and trains coaches worldwide. She is the Creator of the ICF-Credential Prep Course, which up-levels your coaching skills in a predictable, effective, and fun experience. Want to become an ICF Certified Coach like Merci, begin your journey here at Catalyst Coach today!
9/3/202152 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mel Interviews Gabriel Serban Chinole

Welcome to the 40th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Gabriel Serban Chinole, MCC from Romania. Serban is a Master Certified Coach, an Entrepreneur, and passionately works with Team Leaders and New Leaders, to help them with the right support in today's changing environment. The end of 2020 brought an imperious need for leaders to close some gaps in capability building – applying new skills in the VUCA context, linking re-skilling priorities to business outcomes, or becoming experts themselves in the new role as a facilitator/coach. He believes everyone can change their career path and destiny. Through the intensive programs designed by the Coaching Attic Academy; based on coaching principles, self-development, and lean learning, one can experience learning insights that can ultimately serve one’s growth and development. Serban has had 3 decades of vast experience from Sales to Consultancy and Facilitation, and to Executive and Team Coaching globally. He is a Master Certified Coach and was Past President of the International Coach Federation in Romania. He has implemented major executive coaching projects for Marshall Goldsmith Partners CEE in Romania and has been an experienced facilitator developing and transforming leaders from Fortune 100 companies. Want to become an ICF Certified Coach like Serban, begin your journey here at Catalyst Coach today!
7/28/202153 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mel Interviews Ebru Goksu Yildirim

Welcome to the 39th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Ebru Goksu Yildirim, MCC, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ebru is an empowering, creative, and growth-oriented ICF Accredited MCC and Certified Professional Co- Active® Coach. She has been coaching individuals, executives, and teams since 2011 by staying true to her life-purpose of ‘unlocking potential’. One of her key skills is being able to meet her clients exactly where they are, holding them there just long enough to show how resourceful they are, and to increase their capacity to grow. She works with her clients on mindset and energy levels by focusing on their being and doing. She truly believes this is the path to transformation and professional empowerment. Ebru is a faculty member of the Academy of Executive Coaching and trains, mentors’ coaches, and provides coaching supervision. Some of her other coaching credentials include Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSCTM), AoEC Executive Coaching, and Systemic Coaching and NLP. She has a BA in Economics and is a Marketing Communications Expert with almost 20 years of experience, which she gained through working in different fields of Advertising and Marketing in the MENAT region. During her corporate experience, she held senior roles where she led large businesses and teams, globally, regionally, and locally as well. Want to become an ICF Certified Coach like Ebru, start your journey here at Catalyst Coach today!
7/13/202154 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mel Interviews Giuseppe Totino

Welcome to the 38th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Giuseppe Totino, MCC from Orlando, Florida, USA. Giuseppe is a Master Certified Coach, an ICF Registered Mentor Coach, Assessor, and Trainer, Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), is the Principal of Giuseppe Totino LLC, a leadership development and executive coaching business. For over 15 years, he has worked with leaders and with coaches as a coach, mentor, and learning facilitator. In 2019 and 2020, as a Subject Matter Expert, he has been part of the Work Team that contributed to the update of the ICF Coaching Core Competencies and the Professional-level (PCC) Coaching Competency Markers. An ICF Registered Mentor Coach, Giuseppe is the creator of The EASIER Framework, a learning compendium to help coaches quickly and intuitively build confidence in the Coaching Core Competencies along their professional journeys. He runs innovative Group and Individual Mentor Coaching Programs and to date, 100% of his mentees have been successful on their first Credentialing Application. He regularly conducts workshops and mentoring camps for prestigious organizations and coaching schools in Europe, Russia, and China. He is frequently invited to speak on coaching and to give seminars on coaching competencies and coaching demos. As a Learning Facilitator, Giuseppe has worked with over 1800 top executives, middle managers, emerging leaders, and teams worldwide. His corporate clients include large multinationals like Kerry, NTT, ENEL, Luxottica, Ferrero, Coca-Cola AdventHealth, and many other reputable organizations in various industries. He also worked for over a decade both as a coach and learning facilitator for the United Nations Secretariat Management Dev. Program and several UN Agencies, including the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, the International Court of Justice, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the UNHCR, FAO, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) where he is currently co-leading a Workplace Cultural change project. Giuseppe, a former UK Chartered Tax Advisor and International Consultant with KPMG, holds a Master of Laws (L.L.M.), a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Marketing, and a Degree in Economics and Finance. Like Giuseppe, you too can become a Certified Coach. Start your journey today at Catalyst Coach
6/28/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mel Interviews Gideon Culman

Welcome to the 37th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Gideon Culman, MCC from Washington DC, USA. Gideon is the Founder and President of K Street Coaching. Gideon holds a Master Certified Coach credential from the ICF and focuses his executive coaching practice serving the law and government relations firms on and adjacent to Washington DC's K Street corridor and beyond. Clients are inspired to work with Gideon because of his thoughtful engagement which magnifies their curiosity about life and ignites sustained performance breakthroughs. Gideon translates his theoretical background into plain English, gently yet powerfully supporting clients to experience adaptive growth. Gideon’s Master Coach Collection podcast introduces listeners to deep, intimate portraits of the most highly qualified and seasoned coaches in the world. Adapting a global perspective, Gideon revels in learning new languages. Based in Washington, DC, Gideon has experience living and working throughout Europe, China, Japan, and the Middle East. He holds Master of Arts degrees in Liberal Arts and Eastern Classics from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Become a Certified Coach like Gideon, we invite you to start your journey here at Catalyst Coach
6/17/202150 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mel Interviews Mónica Albuja

Welcome to the 36th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Mónica Albuja, MCC from Madrid, Spain. Mónica is a Master Certified Coach, a Business Woman, and a Leadership Executive Coach. With previous experience in the business world for more than 20 years holding senior positions as Director of Marketing and developing a professional career in companies like Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Campari Group, and Melia Hotels, she founded her own company 10 years ago. She works with many top CEOs, Directors, Team Leaders, and Executive Teams to increase their professional and personal impact, demonstrating an expansion in accountability, leadership, efficiency, productivity, happiness, and a well-balanced state of mind. She has a deep passion for exploring the intersection between communication, neuroscience, and coaching to modify, transform and improve the way we work, connect and relate with one another to better our lives, jobs and companies. Here is her Purpose Statement; “Being: Serve, Empower and Be useful to lead oneself transformation”. Become a Master Coach like Mónica, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
6/8/202153 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mel Interviews Gaurav Arora

Welcome to the 35th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches​ Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Gaurav Arora, MCC from Delhi, India. Gaurav has over fifteen years of rich experience in the professional services industry as a Facilitator, Coach, and Speaker, with a strong track record of building high-performing leadership teams. As an Executive Coach, he works to dismantle barriers that come up at the workplace for leaders and help them in fulfilling their intent. He has worked with individuals and organizations primarily in India, and has led few workshops in China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey in the past. Gaurav is a faculty member with The Leadership Circle (TLC) and handles certifications for Indian geography. Gaurav is also an international partner, faculty, and Coach mentor to Erickson Coaching International in India. Gaurav was the President of ICF Hyderabad Charter Chapter. The breadth of his experience also includes hosting an online talk show “Coaching Matters”, where he had the privilege of interviewing Sir John Whitmore, Janet Harvey, Sandy Vilas, to name a few. As a thought leader, Gaurav is coaching change-makers across India. Gaurav learned how simplicity opens up new experiences and beginnings and how everyone can contribute and generate change. Gaurav is a voracious reader and loves adventure sports. In his free time, he does calligraphy, painting, and reads books. Want to become an ICF Certified Coach like Gaurav, start your journey today at Catalyst Coach
5/28/202144 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mel Interviews Jerri Udelson

In this 33rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches show, Mel interviews Jerri Udelson, MCC from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jerri has been called a “coaching pioneer and visionary.” She is one of the first 100 Credentialed Master Coaches in the world, the founder of International Coaching Week (ICW), and was named a “Thought Leader” by RISMedia. Jerri does not believe in a cookie-cutter coaching approach. Because to her, “…there is no playbook and YOU are uniquely gifted.” Clients have called her “direct and insightful,” “very caring and intuitive,” and “warm, and non-judgmental.” Her company, Entrepreneurial Coaching, helps real estate agents and other entrepreneurs grow their businesses quickly and strategically, while creating lives they love. She is the author of Beyond the Sale—for Real Estate Agents—How to Create a Great Business and a Life You Love. Jerri has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from Tufts University and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from Yale University. Wanna become a Certified Coach like Jerri, you can start your journey here at Catalyst Coach
5/17/202139 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mel Interviews Allan Milham

Welcome to the 33rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Allan Milham, MCC from Phoenix, Arizona. Allan has logged over 15,000 hours working with top performers and their teams. His experience ranges from his early work consulting U.S. Olympians to advising senior executives and their teams in over fifteen industries globally. Allan has more than 25 years of experience coaching top-performing teams and individuals in corporate settings — from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. He is the co-author of three leadership books: Bold Moves, Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win and Who Are You … When You Are BIG? Allan served as a consultant for one of the world’s leading career transition firms and has held key leadership positions for Marriott International and TMI USA, an international human resource consulting firm focused on performance management, customer service, culture change, and human relations. From his early experiences growing up in the Midwest achieving leadership roles in school, church, and on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, Allan has always been interested in human potential and what makes leaders top-performing. Allan holds a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology. He is a certified practitioner in numerous leadership and team assessments including the Integrative Enneagram (ie9) Instrument. Become a Master Coach like Allan, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
5/4/202142 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mel Interviews Jenn Lofgren

In this 32nd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show, Mel interviews Jenn Lofgren, MCC. Jenn is the Founder of Incito, an executive leadership coaching, and development firm in Calgary, Canada. A Master Certified Coach, Speaker and Facilitator, Jenn has worked with executives and entrepreneurs across Canada and worldwide, helping them grow into inspired, authentic leaders. Jenn is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, a SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (WXN) and an outstanding Alumni by Mount Royal University. Jenn is fortunate to be a partner with the Women’s Executive Network, a regular contributor to the Forbes Coaches Council, and an MBA mentor through the Haskayne School of Business. She also serves on numerous boards supporting struggling youth, the arts, the community, and local businesses. Jenn is a champion of local enterprise, an ally to women in business, and an actively involved citizen, and a passionate member of the global business community. Become a Certified Coach like Jenn, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
4/22/202137 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mel Interviews Philippe Rosinski

Welcome to the 31st Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Prof. Philippe Rosinski, MCC. Philippe is considered the pioneer of intercultural and global coaching. He is the author of two seminal books, "Coaching Across Cultures" and "Global Coaching". For almost 30 years and across continents, Philippe has helped people and organizations thrive and make a positive difference in the world. Philippe is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He has also developed an integrative coaching supervision approach. Philippe is the principal of Rosinski & Company, a consultancy based in Belgium with partners around the globe, and a professor at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan. He intervenes in several other academic institutions including HEC Paris and the University of Cambridge. He is the co-author of over 10 books including Evidence-Based Coaching Handbook and Mastering Executive Coaching, and the author of the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment. A Master of Science from Stanford University, Philippe has received numerous awards including the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Award (London, 2019). Become a Certified Coach like Philippe, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
4/13/202134 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mel Interviews Janet M. Harvey

Welcome to the 30th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Janet M. Harvey from Seattle, Washington. An early adopter for creating a coach-centered workplace, Janet has worked with global organizations and teams of leaders to establish a generative, resilient, and high-performance culture through a coaching approach. As the CEO of inviteCHANGE – a success-culture building coaching organization, she has coached and trained leaders at Fortune 500 companies, across 6 continents, for nearly 25 years. Janet has experienced that the secret to having your biggest breakthrough is reconnecting with your authentic self. Janet is an ICF Global Past President, Certified Mentor Coach, and Accredited Coaching Supervisor. She is also the Best-Selling Author of the book Invite Change - Lessons from 2020, The Year of No Return. Built upon 18 years as a corporate officer for Charles Schwab and General Mills, Janet is an igniter, initiator and compassionate champion for conscious generative living for individuals, teams and organizations. Be a Master Certified Coach like Janet, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
4/2/202152 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mel Interviews Hayden Lee

Welcome to the 29th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Hayden Lee from Los Angeles, USA. Hayden is a Master Certified Executive Life and Leadership Coach, and co-founder of Master Mind Institute, a partnership with neuroscientists to merge the fields of brain science and professional coaching in order to more effectively serve coaches and clients. Seen as an industry expert and chosen as one of the “Top 20 Best Life Coaches in Los Angeles,” by for 4 consecutive years (2018-2021), Hayden works with high achieving, highly motivated, and highly committed executives, leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals who are ready to make the changes needed for exponential growth in their personal and professional lives. He helps powerful leaders find their edge to fly at their highest levels. He has coached leaders from Fortune 500 and Forbes 500 companies. Hayden is an accredited practitioner of the Enneagram and is on the faculty of Integrative Enneagram Solutions and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). He co-created the ICF-accredited course, Information for Transformation: The Neuroscience of Coaching. He is on the Advisory Board at Coach Training EDU, an ICF-accredited institution, where he co-created the Executive Life Coach Training Program. He has trained and mentored hundreds of coaches worldwide. As a highly sought-after speaker and facilitator, he has spoken at or led trainings at TEDx, UC Berkeley, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Nielsen company, CAUSE, the International Enneagram Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, and many more. Become a Master Certified Coach like Hayden, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
3/26/202141 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mel Interviews Marco Buschman

Welcome to the 28th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Marco Buschman from Oss, Netherlands. Marco is an internationally recognized Leadership Expert, Master Team & Executive Coach, International Facilitator, Inspirational Speaker (Dutch and English), and Bestseller Author of Verbindend Vermogen | The Connection Quotient. He has facilitated and supported thousands of leaders on strategic issues and the development of individuals, teams, and organizations, leading to more fulfillment, business impact, and growth in their personal lives. He is interested in leadership, the power of connection, and creating best-performance cultures where the focus on result and productivity are combined with an atmosphere of trust, respect, and an appreciation of differences. His impact led him to be a trusted partner for clients such as Capgemini, Majid Al Futtaim, Heerema Marine Contractors, Shell, AkzoNobel, and many others. Want to become a Master Certified Coach like Marco, start here at Catalyst Coach
3/17/202149 minutes
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Mel Interviews Sackeena Gordon-Jones

#𝗜𝗪𝗗𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭​ 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 In this 27th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show, Mel interviews Sackeena Gordon-Jones from North Carolina, USA. Sackeena is a Master Certified Coach, specializing in strengthening and developing leadership capacity and organizational effectiveness. She has been an Executive Coach since 2003 and has coached organizational leaders on 6 continents, in public, private, and government sectors. She helps leaders accomplish their most important goals, transform organizational culture, maximize potential, and achieve personal and professional fulfillment. Sackeena has been a leader in the coaching profession, taking the helm of the ICF Raleigh Chapter as its 2-time president. She has served as the Chair of ICF’s Southeast Region and board member of the Association for Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). Wanna become a Certified Coach like Sackeena, start here at Catalyst Coach
3/7/202148 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mel Interviews Kirsten Dierolf

In this 26th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show, Mel interviews Kirsten Dierolf from Frankfurt, Germany. Kirsten is a Master Certified Coach and a member of the ICF assessor team for PCC and MCC. She is the owner and founder of Solutions Academy, a Global Online ICF accredited coach training school, where she trains coaches, team coaches, mentors, and supervisors. She works as an executive and team coach and is the current President of the ICF Deutschland Chapter. Kirsten is the author, co-author, editor of three books: “Solution Focused Team Coaching”, “The Solution Tango”, and “Solution Focused Practice around the World”. Become a Certified Coach like Kirsten, by starting your journey here at Catalyst Coach
2/26/202140 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mel Interviews Benita Stafford-Smith

In this 25th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show, Mel interviews Benita Stafford-Smith from Muscat, Oman. Benita is a Master Certified Coach, an accredited Coach Supervisor, and a certified Systemic Team Coach. Overall, she has proudly coached over 5,000 hours with hundreds of clients spread across three continents. Currently, Benita manages the coaching practice for HR Consulting, where leading organizations and their executive teams trust Benita’s expertise to enable them to get clarity on the results they want to achieve and how to accomplish them. Benita was the founding President of the ICF Oman Chapter, a past EMEA Regional Advisory Council member, and was recently elected as Chair of the ICF Global Board for Credentials and Standards, among a number of other roles at ICF Global Committees. She is the author of two published books, co-author of another two, a frequent blogger, and has articles published in traditional media outlets. Want to become a Certified Coach like Benita, begin your journey here at Catalyst Coach
2/19/202145 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mel Interviews Diane Bonneau

Welcome to our 24th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Diane Bonneau, a Master Certified Coach from Calgary, Canada. Diane is a highly skilled executive coach who has over 20 years of experience working with companies of all sizes in industries such as oil and gas, construction, building technology, academia, finance, and insurance. Diane held roles in human resources and management roles in oil and gas marketing organizations. Diane demonstrates her commitment to authentic leadership and lifelong learning through her extensive involvement in the coaching community. She is a CoachU Certified Graduate, an ICF Master Certified Coach, and a Professional Mentor Coach. She is Past-President of the ICF Calgary Chapter and has participated in various ICF Global Committees and Advisory Boards. Most recently, Diane has co-founded Maslow Centre for Executive Leadership and supports the organization as the Director of Supervision and Mentorship. Start here at Catalyst Coach, and become a Master Coach like Diane.
2/12/202137 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mel Interviews Ben Dooley

Welcome to the 23rd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Ben Dooley, Master Certified Coach and Founder of BeDo.Org. Ben facilitates the bi-weekly “COACHING SKILLS FORUM” telecalls, as well as creator of multiple interactive and engaging coach growing workshops like the “Fast Pass to MasterFull Coaching”—that explore “the Science, Artistry and Performance of our Coaching”. As Past President of the ICF Chicago Chapter, co-founder and of the Midwest Regional Advisory Council and past co-producer of the Midwestern Coaching Conference he continues to demonstrates his overwhelming commitment to helping coaches discover their powerful coaching confidence, power and success. In fact, everything Ben does is an expression of his greater commitment to challenge, expand, stimulate and reveal the true power of MasterFull Coaches. Want to BE a Master Coach like Ben, start here at Catalyst Coach
2/5/202156 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mel Interviews Vijayalakshmi S

Here's our 22nd Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show. In this episode, Mel interviews Vijayalakshmi S (or Viji), a Master Certified Coach, experienced Management Consultant, and a certified Systemic & Team Coach. Viji is the founder of CoachConsult, an integrated Coaching and Management Consulting practice that is driven by the guiding belief - “Play at Full Potential”. Her coaching specialties include Executive, Leadership, Wellness & Conflict coaching, working with individuals, teams & businesses. Viji is a multi-faceted Management Professional with 20 years of experience in Consulting & Human Resources, a background in Law, and is an accredited Mediator. Presently, she serves as President on the Board of International Coaching Federation, Chennai Chapter. Passionate about all things sports, health & fitness, Viji is a certified SFG Kettlebell and GFM movement instructor. She takes an integrated, holistic approach to wellness and this is reflected in her Wellness practice. Unlock the full potential of others like Viji, and become a Catalyst Coach
1/29/202149 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mel Interviews Libby Robinson

Welcome to the 21st Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show, where Mel interviews Libby Robinson, a Master Coach and CXO Whisperer from New York City, USA. Libby is the Managing Partner of Integral, an award-winning leadership, executive coaching, and advisory company working with Fortune 1000 companies globally. Integral uses a multi-disciplinary approach to foster deep personal change in leaders and to evoke “conscious leadership” cultures for their clients. A former Wall Street Banker, aerospace engineer, and National Champion Equestrian, Libby has worked for 26 years with senior leaders globally, helping to bring more mindfulness, resilience, and greater capacity to brilliant and ambitious leaders. Libby’s latest venture has been to launch BackFeed+, a new app that helps individuals and organizations get better, faster feedback using a method backed by the latest neuroscience data about how individuals receive feedback with less stress. Become a Certified Coach like Libby, by taking your first step here at Catalyst Coach
1/21/202141 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mel Interviews Marilyn O'Hearne

Welcome to the 20th Episode of the #100MasterCoaches Show, where Mel interviews Marilyn O'Hearne, from Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Marilyn is globally experienced (since 1998 and 40 countries) and known for her big picture approach, producing sustainable results. Unlocking ALL potential, so all can prosper and live in peace, is Marilyn’s vision. She is a recognized thought leader in bias, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and Emotional Intelligence (EQ); including Breaking Free from Bias, articles, popular speaking, and interviews. Leaders, teams, and organizations move from uncertainty to confidence with renewed vision via her breakthrough coaching and programs. Her compassionate listening inspires truth-telling and establishes trust. Want to become a Certified Coach like Marilyn? Begin your journey here at Catalyst Coach
12/17/202029 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mel Interviews Linda McLoughlin

In this 19th episode, Mel interviews Linda McLoughlin, originally from Dublin, Ireland, and now in Dubai, UAE. Linda is an award-winning coach and founder of LeadershipWorks specializing in coach training; executive education and gender intelligence. As an expert in executive and leadership development, she has worked across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, USA and South America. She is a serving member of the ICF Professional Coaches Board of Directors 2019-2021 and is a co-author of two books on leadership and change. You too can become a Certified Coach like Linda. Begin your journey here at Catalyst Coach
12/10/202043 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mel Interviews Jonathan Reitz

In this 18th episode, Mel interviews Jonathan Reitz, from Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has been coaching since 1997, when coaching “found him”. His first career was in the morning radio and television, which means he spent more than 20 years getting up earlier than anyone you know. He is the author of "Coaching Hacks: Simple Strategies to Make Every Conversation More Effective" and is the primary architect of CoachNet's Integrated Coach Training process. He is a Master Coach, Mentor, and Master Trainer of the Harrison Assessment, with his coaching featured on WBECS! Want to become a Certified Coach like Jonathan? Join us today, at Catalyst Coach
12/3/202056 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mel Interviews Clare Beckett-McInroy

In this 17th episode, Mel interviews Clare Beckett-McInroy originally from Manchester, UK and now based in Doha, Qatar. She is passionate about co-creating positive transformation in partnership with people & organisations through coaching and leadership development. She is the Founder of #CoachME Coaching Model and #TAP360 team level profiling tool, which have been translated into over 25 languages. Clare is the Co-Founder and current President of ICF Doha, Qatar. She's also the nominating Coach and internal Executive Coach for the ICF Middle East Prism Award Winners 2020 - Qatar Financial Centre Authority. Want to become a Certified Coach? Join us today, at Catalyst Coach
11/26/202033 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mel Interviews Pedja Jovanovic

In this 16th episode, Mel interviews Pedja Jovanovic. He is an entrepreneur, international trainer and high-performance coach from Serbia, with a mission to challenge the status quo. He is highly motivated to support individuals, teams and companies to grow, deliver value and make a difference for people and society, through coaching and skills development programs focused on communication, sales and leadership development. In his career, he has delivered more than 1,000 training days and more than 3,000 hours of individual and team coaching in more than 20 countries around the world. You too can start your journey and become a Certified Coach. Join us today, at Catalyst Coach
11/19/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mel Interviews Marie Quigley

In this 15th episode, Mel interviews Marie Quigley. With over 27 years of international experience, Marie understands the challenges involved in leading from the ground up in a VUCA world. She is not just a Master Certified Coach with the ICF, she's an EMCC ESIA Accredited Coach Supervisor, Coach Trainer, Mentor, and Executive Coach. She is passionate about partnering senior leaders and high potentials towards transformation and supporting the growth and development of coaches. Become a transformative leader and coach today, find out how
11/11/202039 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mel Interviews Dr. Pat Williams

In this 14th episode, Mel interviews Dr. Patrick Williams, a psychologist turned Executive Coach, Philanthropist, and Educator. After 15 years as a practicing therapist, he became one of the coaching industry’s founding pioneers, helped found the ICF, and began “Coaching the Global Village" to deliver the power of the coach approach to communities of all sizes, in developing nations. Dr. Williams is an inaugural recipient of the ICF Circle of Distinction Award, a Board Certified Coach, a Coach for the US Navy SEAL Future Fund, and a member of the Forbes Coaching Council. Do you desire to become a Certified Coach? Start your journey today, at Catalyst Coach
11/4/202036 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mel Interviews Eva Hirsch Pontes

In this 13th episode, Mel interviews Eva Hirsch Pontes, a Brazilian Executive Coach, Trainer and Facilitator, Coach Mentor and Supervisor. She currently lives in Berlin, coaching senior executives, teams and high potentials from global corporations. Eva holds a Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from ICF - International Coaching Federation, as well as the ESIA Coach Supervisor Accreditation from the EMCC – European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Want to become a Certified Coach? Head to Catalyst Coach
10/28/202037 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mel Interviews Dr. Marcia Reynolds

In this 12th episode, Mel interviews Dr. Marcia Reynolds. She is a world-renowned expert on inspiring change through conversations. She is a past president of ICF Global and one of 10 coaches recognized with the ICF Circle of Distinction. She has delivered programs and coached leaders in 41 countries and reached thousands online. She has four award-winning books including The Discomfort Zone; Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; and her latest bestseller, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. Your first step to becoming a world-class Certified Coach, begins at Catalyst Coach
10/21/202037 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mel Interviews Rossella Pin

In this 11th episode, Mel interviews Rossella Pin. She is not just an ICF Master Certified Coach, she's also a Certified Mentor Coach, an EMCC EIA Senior Practitioner and Assessor, and founded EMCC Italy. Rossella is an expert in organizational development and is passionate about change. She develops Leaders as Coaches and Mentors around the World, helping them experience positive awareness and confidence, as they step into transformation with fulfillment and joy. Become a Certified Coach like Rossella with your first step at Catalyst Coach
10/14/202029 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mel Interviews Karl Van Hoey

In this tenth episode, Mel interviews Karl Van Hoey. A Master Certified Coach and Mentor Coach from Antwerp, Belgium. He coaches and advises leaders and organizations to challenge their strategy, strengthen their leadership, and sharpen their delivery, all towards sustainable transformation. Want to know more about becoming a Certified Coach? Take your first step forward today at Catalyst Coach
10/7/202034 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mel Interviews Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott

In this ninth episode, Mel interviews Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott originally from San Francisco, USA, and now in Bangkok, Thailand. Ever since 1974, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies, executives, entrepreneurs, and employees all across the globe. She has appeared on Oprah (twice) over the years and is known as "The Mother of Coaching". She believes her call is to teach people to love themselves, trust their choices, and become the very best version of themselves. She helps individuals decode their Spiritual DNA and align themselves with their life's purpose. You too can become the 'Future Coach Chérie' for your generation. Head to Catalyst Coach today
9/30/202042 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mel Interviews Mohana Kotian

In this eighth episode, Mel interviews Mohana Kotian from Mumbai, India. She is a Business and Executive Coach who believes in her client’s potential, enables discovery, challenges where necessary, and co-create outcomes. She is passionate about empowering women and the leaders she works with, achieve transformation and realize their potential. Transform the life of another by being a Certified Coach. Head to Catalyst Coach today
9/23/202023 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mel Interviews Micki McMillan

In this seventh episode, Mel interviews Micki McMillan from Colorado, USA. She has been a teacher of coaches since 1998, currently serves as Global Chair of the ICF Coach Training Board. She serves on the Board of Directors for AutoClubGroup (ACG), a multi-state 14 million member affiliate of AAA. Her domestic and international corporate experience gives her insight into the specific challenges executives face, as well as into organizational dynamics, values, and motivating factors. Want to be an Internationally Recognized Certified Coach? Head to Catalyst Coach today!
9/16/202033 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mel Interviews Lin Tan

In this sixth episode, Mel interviews Lin Tan from Singapore. She's been Coaching since 2004, and brings over 4,000 hours of coaching experience into her work with organizations and individuals. She currently serves on the leadership committee of ICF Singapore as President (2020). Join our Catalyst Coach Certification program today! Head to
9/9/202033 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mel Interviews Claire Pedrick

In this fifth episode, Mel interviews Claire Pedrick from the UK. She's a Systemic Executive and Mentor Coach and been Coaching over the past 3 decades. Claire started Letchworth Walks to D’Feet MND a community of walkers doing half marathons and raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. She has a Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for this. Be a Certified Coach who Impacts Lives with your "Light". Head to Catalyst Coach today!
9/2/202031 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mel Interviews Kathy Tracey

In this fourth episode, Mel interviews Kathy Tracey. She is not just an amazing Master Coach and Practitioner of Systemic Team Coaching, she's also a celebrated Ocean Rower. Along with her 3 crewmates, they hold a Guinness World Record to be the first-ever women’s fours crew to row across any ocean. They self-sufficiently crossed the Atlantic, after a gruelling 67 days, 7 hours and 20 minutes. Want to become a World Class Certified Coach? Head to Catalyst today! Coach
8/26/202028 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mel Interviews Jean-François Cousin

In this third episode, Mel interviews Jean-François Cousin. He is truly a Global Executive Coach having clocked over 10,000 coaching-hours and served over 800 executives from 5 continents. He faithfully served as Chairman of the ICF Global Board in 2019 and is an author of the book "Game Changers at the Circus—How Leaders Can Unleash Greatness in Their Organizations". You too can be a globally recognized ICF Certified Coach. Head to Catalyst Coach today!
8/19/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mel Interviews Belinda MacInnes

In this second episode, Mel interviews Belinda MacInnes. She has been a pioneer of coaching in Asia Pacific for over 20 years, coaching leaders and emerging leaders in both the private and public sectors. Her energy lies in inspiring them to have increased sustainable energy and engagement by bringing their authentic wholehearted selves to the workplace. Want to know how to become a Certified Coach, head to Catalyst Coach today!
8/12/202033 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mel Interviews Karen Cappello

In this first episode, Mel interviews Karen Cappello. This is a special interview as Karen was Mel's Coach Trainer back in 2005, when it all began. Get behind Karen's mind and experience as a Master Coach, helping Coaches to Grow their Businesses with Ease & Joy. Want to know more about Coaching, head to Catalyst Coach
8/5/202029 minutes, 11 seconds