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Brian Whetten, Ph. D., M.A.

By the age of 30, Brian had received a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley, raised $20 million for two high tech startups, become an internationally known academic and speaker, made and lost millions – and burnt out twice. He had gone from “being the one in high school that the chess team made fun of” to seemingly having it all. Yet he felt miserable. In the midst of an emotional and spiritual crisis, he began reaching out for help, and found his worldview shaken to its core. This led to six years of deep inner work and a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Today, Brian delights in doing business in a different, more conscious, more purpose filled way – and in helping others do the same. He specializes in supporting entrepreneurs and executives as they build companies that create both money and meaning. He writes the conscious business column for the Huffington Post; is the author of both Selling By Giving and the soon to be published Love Beyond Belief; and has appeared on programs as diverse as the NBC show Starting Over and the MIT CIO Symposium. He lives in Los Angeles, where he and his wife spend much of their time wondering how their daughter can be so cute.

Steve Chandler

Steve Chandler is the best-selling author of dozens of books including 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself (Chicago Tribune’s Audio Book of the Year), 100 Ways to Motivate Others, Reinventing Yourself, and 9 Lies That Are Holding Your Business Back. His books have sold more than 1 million copies and been translated into 20 languages.

Chandler is a national speaker with 30 Fortune 500 clients and more than a thousand packed-house keynote speaking engagements to his credit. A popular guest on TV and radio talk shows, Steve Chandler has recently been called “the most powerful public speaker in America today.” A proud father of four, Steve lives with his wife Kathy in Chandler, Arizona.



Jay Fiset

Jay Fiset is the best-selling author of Reframe Your Blame, and has trained 40,000 people in the last 25 years. A master facilitator, coach and entrepreneur, he is a student of human nature, an avid outdoorsman at 5 star hotels, and loves having 2 sons so he can play with their toys. Entrepreneurs and executives regularly rate his personal leadership seminars as among their most powerful life experiences. Jay loves ideas, and loves results even more. He is dedicated to helping people own and develop their passions and gifts, and to consciously creating their lives and careers. He lives in Calgary, with his wife of 25 years and their two sons.


Gary Henson

Gary Henson is one of the founders of the coaching industry. He started in 1989, and for 25 years, his organization has been considered the premier institute for training business coaches. While it's often said that "those who can't do, teach," Gary is an exception to this rule. He has personally coached over 7,000 business leaders. Of these, 70% of his clients at least doubled their sales or profits. He is also a successful entrepreneur, having built multiple successful companies in the real estate and printing industries.

Gary is particularly passionate about helping businesses function in more effective ways. He is the co-founder of The Make A Difference Project, a non-profit organization committed to ending domestic violence. Gary is happily married to his wife Jenene and is a proud father of five daughters. He considers his family the most successful achievement of his life, and his greatest joy. Gary has also authored two books; “Strategies to Future Proof Your Business” and is the co-author of "Ready, Aim Captivate" along with Deepak Chopra.

David A. Whetten, Ph.D.

David A. Whetten is an internationally recognized business professor. He is the co-author of Developing Managment Skills, the world's most widely used textbook for teaching applied management. David is the Jack Wheatley Professor of Organizational Studies and Director of the Faculty Development Center at Brigham Young University.  Prior to joining BYU in 1994 he was on the faculty at the University of Illinois for 20 years, where he served as Harry Gray Professor of Business Administration, Director of the Office of Organizational Research, and Associate Dean of the College of Commerce.

He has served as the President of the Academy of Management, the head of the University of Illinois MBA program, the editor of the Academy of Management Review, and as an editorial board member of 15 professional journals. A pioneer in the fields of organizational behavior and management effectiveness, David holds visiting professorships at Oxford University in England, Jiatong University in China, and National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He lives with his wife Zina in Provo, Utah, where they travel often to be with their 4 children and 16 grandchildren.

Nicole Whetten, M.A. (With Annibelle!)

Nicole is one of the most gifted and intuitive coaches we've met. She has an uncanny ability to understand people, often deeper than they understand themselves. She couples this with a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology and ten years of experience helping clients change their lives for the better.

With the birth of Annibelle, Nicole's services have become particularly treasured. As a full time mother, she only works with two clients at a time, and her coaching slots are some of the most sought after services we offer.

Annibelle is our ambassador of joy, spreading cuteness, laughter and light wherever she goes. She is clearly here to be one of our master teachers, and inspires us each day, with her dancing, drawing, and flying trapeeze ( 22 months...we tried to talk her out of the video.)


Jim Niswonger

Jim serves as our marketing manager and JV manager. After two decades working as an employee in large companies, he decided that it was no longer enough for him just to make a great living - he needed to find and follow his purrpose as well. This decision marked the beginning of an eight year journey. In his work as a life and small business coach, he discovered his passion - helping companies turn their marketing into opportunties for authentic connection. He is a master at conscious copywriting, a guerilla marketing coach, and an avid student of what works. He lives in Northern California, near his two adult daughters and granddaughter.


Kelly Talbot, M.Ed.

Kelly is a senior coach and licensed therapist, with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Kelly is particularly passionate about helping business people organize their lives, so they can get more done in less time, and have more time for joy. She has a gift at supporting clients and holding them accountable to their commitments, as a way of creating life changing new patterns and habits. She's also able to work with any deep blocks or conflicts that arise. Kelly lives in British Columbia, with her husband and their beautiful dogs.




Bill Stafford, M.A.

Bill Stafford is a senior executive and life coach, who takes great delight in helping entrepreneurs, employees and executives to harness their creativity, improve their personal and business relationships, and create lives filled with purpose, balance and sustainable success. Known for his compassion and gentle wisdom, Bill is a master at helping people own their greatest gifts and move through their greatest challenges. At Core Coaching, we call him "The Sage," because of his deep wisdom and the self-trust he inspires in others. As a coach and facilitator, he has helped over 1000 people find their passions and move forward in live with greater commitment, confidence and capability. He has a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, as well as a Masters in Music Education. He lives with his wife Irene in Monrovia, California.


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Blaine Bartlett, CEO of Avatar Resources Inc.

Blaine is one of the most senior figures in the fields of coaching and leadership development. He has trained over 250,000 people, is one of the founding members of the ICF, and has coached the leaders of dozens of top companies in Europe, Asia and the United States. He is known as a thought leader in the fields of leadership development, organizational development and change management, is the author of two books, and serves on the board of a number of organizations. He is an avid fly fisher, a hopelessly optimistic golfer, and the happy husband of Cynthia Kersey. He lives in Southern California and Washington state.


Scott Coady, Founder of the Institute for Embodied Wisdom

In high school, Scott had a dream of being an air conditioner repairman. Thankfully, he completely failed to acheive it. Instead, Scott has devoted his life to the practice of stretching beyond what he thinks is possible, and to helping others do the same.  He’s worked alongside NAVY Seals, competed in the world championships of cycling, and raised $250,000 for non-profit causes. As the head of Sage Alliance Partners, he led NASA’s leadership development and culture change program, which was rated #7 among the leadership development programs used by the Federal Government. As an adjunct professor, he’s taught graduate classes at George Mason University.  As a keynote speaker, he’s presented at the annual conferences for the International Coaching Federation and HSBC.  And he’s worked with some of the top companies in the world, including Argentine Telecom, AT&T Wireless, Capital One Financial, Cargill, Cisco Systems, The David Allen Company, HSBC Bank, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, National City Bank, and the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). Scott lives in Ojai California, with his wife Kathleen.

Kendall Lyman, Principal of the Cornerstone Group

Kendall has 25 years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach, specializing in the areas of strategy, leadership development, organizational design, and execution. Kendall consults with Fortune 500 organizations, and has worked across diverse industries such as oil and gas, lodging, government, and manufacturing. Kendall is a faculty member of the Duke Corporate Education Learning Resource Network, and is a co-author of the Employee Engagement Mindset. He's a founding principal of the Cornerstone Group, and has an MBA from Brigham Young University. When he's not on an airplane or serving clients, he delights in spending time with his wife and three children in Lehi, Utah.


Terry Tillman, President of the 22/7 Company

Terry Tillman is a recovering entreprenuer and a pioneer in the field of transformational leadership. He has trained over 150,000 people in 91 countries, and keynoted for audiences of up to 15,000. He's known for his courage and his utter commitment to living his life on purpose. Terry was featured in the movie The Answer and is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council. A lifelong student and adventurer, he is one of the most respected figures in the field of leadership development. He lives for adventure and the outdoors, and lives in Topanga Canyon, California.