Meet Our Coaches
Our coaches are experienced professional career, life, business, wellness, and executive/leadership coaches holding credentials from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and/or certification from distinguished coach training schools.
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Career Development, Small Business Development Life/Relationships, & Executive/Leadership
Adriana Garay received a B.A in Communications from University of New Mexico in 1992 and an MBA with a specialization in International Business from University of Miami in 2001. Adriana has 25 years of National and International executive corporate experience having held several posts (CEO, VP, Executive Director) in large and complex organizations.
As a bilingual member of the International Coaching Federation, she is acutely aware of the challenges leaders face in today’s market unpacking diversity, equity, and equal opportunity challenges. Her coaching style is a blend of curiosity, boldness, and intuition. She gets it and will help you build great teams, overcome complex challenges, and increase your current productivity and revenue expectations one powerful conversation at a time.
On a personal note, Adriana’s top VIA Strength is Honesty, Spirituality, Love of Learning, Perseverance, and Forgiveness. She resides in Florida and is often spotted in Albuquerque, NM visiting family. When she is not coaching she loves to salsa dance, train, travel, and live out her bucket list!
Certifications include, International Coaching Federation, Professional Coach( ICF, PCC), University of Miami, Professional Certified Coach, (PCC), Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator.
Specialties include, Mental Fitness-courage to show up whole and flawed, self leadership, leadership skills, listening skills, presence and engagement, parent coaching, and relationship building - to name a few.
Executive/Leadership & Life/Relationships
Alison Carroll is an executive coach who has been working with transitioning military veterans for almost a decade. Prior to becoming a coach, Alison had her own translation practice, helping clients express themselves across barriers of language, culture, business and relationships. After eight years in coaching, she rebranded her practice in 2018 as The Hidden Narrative to embrace her belief in the power of language and narratives to shape our lives. Alison coaches veterans seeking to enter the private sector, pursue educational opportunities or start their own small businesses. She is trained by the Newfield Network, is a Newfield Certified Coach (NCC) and holds the PCC credential from the ICF.
Life/Relationships & Executive/Leadership
With over 20 years of international experience spanning Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, Amanda Duarte is a somatic coach that has honed her expertise in guiding individuals through significant professional and life transitions. Having undergone four career changes herself while adapting to diverse cultures and languages, she possesses a unique perspective and skill set to support others in their transformative journeys.
Amanda is dedicated to help individuals to develop self-confidence and enhance emotional agility. Her coaching approach revolves around empowering individuals to break free from self-limiting beliefs and embrace their inherent strengths. Through her guidance, clients develop the necessary tools and strategies to overcome self-doubt and insecurity. By aligning actions with values and goals, they cultivate inner strength, enabling them to navigate challenges with confidence and grace.
Emotional regulation is Amanda's area of expertise. Together, clients explore effective techniques and practices to manage emotions, fostering a sense of calm and clarity. They learn to assertively express themselves, even in challenging situations, transforming conflicts into opportunities for growth and constructive resolution.
Outside of coaching, Amanda finds joy in her roles as a wife and mother. Having lived as an expat for 17 years, she considers home wherever she is with her family. She treasures her morning coffee ritual and considers regular exercise an integral part of her life.
She is certified by the International Coaching Federation (PCC) and as a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).
Amy is a seasoned executive coach who facilitates performance improvement and gets results by helping people realize their highest potential. Coupling her deep knowledge and evidence-based practices with an individualized and pragmatic approach, Amy helps people gain new skills, insights, and perspectives which enable them to rise to meet their challenges. Having witnessed remarkable and transformative changes in many of her clients, Amy believes that most things are possible when people are motivated to grow. In addition to her work as a coach, Amy is often engaged to help optimize the functioning of teams. Amy holds a B.A. with a double major in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology. She is also an experienced crisis counselor who, in addition to providing counseling in crisis situations, has developed and facilitated training for crisis counselors in a community mental health setting. Amy is a Master Certified Coach and a trained Coach Supervisor, and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the division of Consulting Psychology, and the International Coach Federation.
New Jersey (NJ)
Amy coaches her clients to capture the energy and vitality pivotal to success and balance in their personal and professional lives. She is trained in leadership methodologies, movement techniques, martial arts and self defense, which she incorporates into her approach to coaching. As a somatic specialist with nearly 10 years experience teaching movement, Amy thinks of coaching as the wake up call to get up and get moving in your personal and professional life. Amy encourages and challenges her clients to practice deep awareness of their own potential and of their ability to impact the lives of others. She has 20+ years experience as a Community Events Director, and a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist. In addition to her Coaching Certification from the Coaches Training Institute (ACC) and the International Coach Federation (PCC), she is a Mentor Coach for the Kresser Institute Adapt Coach training program and an adjunct lecturer at Bloomfield College in NJ. Amy holds a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Arts from Cornell University.
Life/Relationships & Health/Wellness
Alexis is a Certified Professional Life and Health and Wellness Coach. A graduate of the renowned Coaches Training Institute, Alexis is also a Certified Grief Specialist, Yoga instructor, and long-time mindfulness and meditation practitioner. having completed the Teacher Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. With over 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Alexis has worked with many clients seeking to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives. She enjoys guiding them to discover their unique gifts and strengths to live a meaningful, fulfilling life and to reach their personal, professional and relationship goals. Her specialty is helping individuals to live with less stress and anxiety, using evidence-based coaching and mindfulness skills. Her coaching style is simple, practical, and profound.
Amanda (Sam) Sharma
Executive & Small Business Development
Amanda (Sam) Sharma is a Leadership Coach and provides coaching to entrepreneurs, academics and public leaders. She is a Director at a small and growing IT company and works to align technology and tools to support processes and strategy in the area of emergency management and natural resources.
She is a skilled sustainability professional and has worked in the areas of disaster preparedness and recovery. She is a former public administrator and has experience as a county planner, federal program manager, emergency manager and as an executive director of a local nonprofit. Sam is also a part-time lecturer and has instructed graduate courses in Leadership, Ethics, and Environmental Law.
Sam was drawn to the mission of Stand Beside Them, as that daughter of veterans who became successful business owners following their military service. She has worked with organizations and founders of start-ups to incorporate a triple bottom line approach - social and environmental responsibility along with profitability - into its business strategy.
Sam is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the ICF DC Metro Chapter. She has been coaching since 2005. Sam holds an Executive MBA and a Master of Resource Law Studies from the University of Denver. She is a Prosci Certified Change Manager and has been helping individuals and organizations navigate change for over 15 years.
New Jersey (NJ)
Career Development & Small Business Development
Amanda Veinott is an expert in Military Talent Programs and Veterans Initiatives. Amanda has coached over 500 veterans and military spouses on career transitions and business startups and has worked with over 45 companies on their military hiring efforts. She creates customized educational content and resource guides to help facilitate greater awareness of military talent and connects companies to various governmental organizations and Veteran Service Organizations with the intent of increasing reach among the target demographic. In prior roles, Amanda created legacy human resource initiatives, crafted leadership development and employee engagement programs, and developed and deployed organizational research and surveys. Amanda graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.S. in Psychology, received her M.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Centenary University, and holds a CPC – Certification in Professional Coaching –approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Executive/Leadership, Life/Relationships & Career Development
Amy Coffman, MA is a Professional Coach certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She works with professionals seeking awareness, purpose and change in their life and career.
New York (NY)
Executive/Leadership & Life/Relationships
Prior to becoming a coach and workshop developer, Andrew Heffner served as a New York City prosecutor for over twenty years and developed team and departmental leadership skills as Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Official Corruption Unit. He then spent three years as an Assistant New York State Attorney General, where he and his team investigated matters pertaining to public integrity and corporate ethics. Andy decided to shift his focus from the institutional agenda of his role with the government, to focus all of his energy and resources on helping individuals realize their personal and professional goals. Through his coaching, Andy helps his clients think more clearly, improve decision-making, and communicate effectively; he then assists them in developing forward-moving action plans geared to accomplish their specific objectives. Andy is passionate about empowering individuals to maximize their potential and reach goals without compromising personal or professional integrity. Andy received his training and certification as a professional coach from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and holds a B.A. in Psychology in addition to his law degree.