Leadership Team


PresidentLisa Hale
Dr. Lisa E. Hale, PCC
Focused Leadership Consulting

Lisa is the go-to trusted advisor for senior executives, high net worth families, successful entrepreneurs and leaders. For more than 20 years, her focus has been to help teams and families enhance their enterprise effectiveness by enriching the quality of their relationships. Lisa trains, guides and supports senior leaders. Lisa agreed to privately coach select leaders who have an inspiring mission and discovered that working 1:1 with leaders is pure joy! Now, she is a sought after Executive Coach who mentors leadership teams, business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs on four continents to help them achieve their most treasured life and business goals faster, with greater impact and confidence.

Lisa’s brings her life experience, professional talents and education to bear for all her clients. Conscious, smart and visionary leaders also may face family dysfunction, teams with weak links, and great companies that could be greater. Lisa’s Executive Coaching clients navigate these challenges and more with clarity, empowerment and focus. Outstanding results show up when your leadership skills and presence naturally move you AND your team in the right direction. The key is not just to achieve results. The key is achieving results that truly matter. On purpose! Lisa coaches, trains and supports exceptional leaders to do just that.

Lisa’s recent clients have included: 1st National Bank, AlloSource®, Source Gas, Florida Power and Light, The Office of Personnel Management, Lovelace Hospitals, Sennheiser NM, Defined Fitness, The Department of Energy, Albuquerque Health Partners, and others.

Lisa earned graduate degrees from Northwestern University and post-graduate credentials in Leadership and Executive Coaching from the College of Executive Coaching.

Lisa lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where she and her three sons create art, hike, cook and laugh together every day. Dr. Hale’s upcoming book is “Bringing Leadership Home: The Path to Fierce Ownership.” (2017)




President ElectJacquie Fedo
Jacquie Fedo
Coaching 410

Jacquie has over 21 years of business experience in the medical device industry working for companies like Medtronic, Inc. and Baxter Healthcare. She is highly skilled at facilitating complex yet collaborative efforts to drive new market development growth and real business results. She launched Coaching410 to honor her passion for coaching and developing high potential business leaders and professionals. She leverages her experience in working with clients in the medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, but also has a personal interest in developing leaders within the non-profit and social enterprise arenas. Recently, Jacquie helped develop and facilitate the Business for Transformation (B4T) Group for Transformational Ventures. Jacquie leads, funds and facilitates business development around the globe by mentoring business entrepreneurs and facilitating sales workshops in developing countries. With her deep love for Kenya and providing access to orphans and people living in poverty, Jacquie and Daniel Moore co-founded The Food Source to introduce aquaponics as a means to create improved food security, income generation and new business development as a weapon against poverty. She also co-sponsors a pickle ball racquet distribution business in Boulder led by her 8 year-old son. Jacquie is the CHO (Chief Home Officer) of The Fedo Family and you will often find them together in Colorado: skiing, cycling, camping or running the Bolder Boulder!




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Donna Read

Donna Read has been providing life and wellness coaching, career development, leader development, executive and team coaching services for the past thirty years.  She worked first as an internal coach and HR specialist providing career development support to international technical consultants and coaching international foreign assistance team leaders and team members. Her responsibilities also included working overseas and at headquarters to provide crisis support, psychosocial care and wellness training to aid workers in posts such as Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan etc. Donna currently works in private practice at the senior and middle management levels providing training, facilitation, and coaching in leader development, team dynamics, career transition, workplace wellbeing and resilience in the private and public sectors.

Donna has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and am a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Behavior, currently preparing a dissertation on using evidence-based methods in team strengthening and building self-organizing frameworks. I am certified through the Canadian Coach Federation as a CCP.   She received my coach training through Saybrook University in executive, leadership, integral and life/wellness coaching. She is also certified in Social and Emotional Intelligence Coaching and Human Systems Dynamics.  Donna has worked in Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Europe, and North America. She has served on the boards of two APA divisions and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science.  She is bi-lingual in French and English (from childhood) and has a somewhat less than working knowledge of Moroccan Arabic, having lived in Morocco for twenty years. Donna has been a member of ICF for the past four years and have found great value in gaining the friendship and support of other coaches, increasing her training through our wonderful SIGs, and connecting with the experienced coaches in the Coaching Salon.

Donna believes that coaching can benefit everyone, whether it be at work, at play, at home, or in intimate relationships.  There is something empowering about having a coach help a client to see the obstacles and opportunities in front of them and having support in identifying possibilities for success, making choices, moving forward, and getting unstuck. After all, you can’t see the mountain when you are sitting on it and the eyes of someone watching you from an adjoining mountain can see what you may not be able to.  Everyone needs to and should have a coach.  Coaching is the best way to achieve one’s full potential.




Co-Membership Director
Chris Coward, PCC

Christine “Chris” is a credentialed Leadership Coach and Facilitator with a focus on the health of the leader. She partners with individuals and teams in both large and small organizations, using her strengths based approach to improve their communication, productivity, leadership presence, and relationship management. Chris is an experienced seminar facilitator, using experiential learning along with her talent in creating a learning atmosphere of trust, fun, and personal/professional growth. Chris helps her coaching clients create and implement individualized plans to enhance their leadership skills. Some of the areas she has helped clients develop include: leadership courage, confidence, effective communication, team development, emotional intelligence, managing conflict, work-life integration, and stress management. Chris’ coaching and facilitation style is supportive and strength based. She uses evidence based positive psychology techniques and works to increase her client’s level of self-awareness. Her clients experience lasting behavior change in key areas as a result of working with Chris. Chris is the Vice President of Coaching Services for the HabitChange Company (www.habitchangecoach.com) where she recruits, trains and manages contracted coaches who coach individuals and groups in healthcare and other non-medical programs. She co-developed a 125-hour coach training program that has been taught at the university level, in organizations and virtually. Chris received her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Masters in Social Work from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She earned the Certified MentorCoach (CMC) certification from MentorCoach and received her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialing from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is trained in the Core Values Index, Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) and uses other models and assessments as well. Chris is a member of the ICF and served on the board for ICF Philadelphia from 2008-2010. She has served as Board President of the Professional Referral Exchange Philadelphia Center City Chapter, a networking group for entrepreneurs. For fun, Chris plays bass guitar in a local rock band in Denver, CO and loves to be in nature with her husband and dog.




suzanne-mariner170x210Co-Education Director
Suzanne Mariner

Suzanne Mariner guides individual clients and groups in connecting to their passion, clarifying their vision, & taking insightful action in alignment with their core values.

She did her first coach training many years ago with one of the original pioneers of our field, Cherie Carter Scott. Over the years, she also went through various degree and certification programs that enabled her to grow a strong and diverse background in the combined fields of health & wellness, community education, and somato-emotional therapies. In 2009, she trained with Julio Olalla, another coaching pioneer, and became a Newfield Ontological Coach. 

What Suzanne loves most about coaching is being able to support people in the journey of remembering & honoring their inner knowing and in using those sparks of brilliance to see past, present, and future through new eyes. Over 30 years of honing her way of coaching, she has found that sustainable positive change (transformation) is made possible through an integrative approach that embraces the wisdom of body, mind, and spirit, inviting lasting change from the inside out. 




Carl DierschowCo-Education Director
Carl Dierschow

Carl Dierschow is a business coach located in Fort Collins.  After starting in 1999, he pursued internal corporate leadership development and coaching for ten years before joining an international group called Small Fish Business Coaching.  He now works with clients worldwide, and loves the incredible diversity of business models and leadership challenges he gets to help with.

Carl was a leader of the ICF Charter Chapter Northern Colorado Coaches Alliance, and subsequently joined ICF Colorado.  He has three coaching certifications, and achieved his ACC credential in 2011.  He’s now working toward his PCC credential.

Carl is a director of the Colorado chapter of Conscious Capitalism.  He sings in a Gregorian Chant choir and directs a handbell choir at church, and leads Community Engagement in his Rotary club.

Carl is dedicated to building ICF-CO as a coaching organization which delivers its members compelling value by improving coaching and business skills, while increasing the visibility and credibility of the coaching profession in society at large.  We need to see more coaches sustainably supporting clients!




Marketing Director
Andy Scantland, CPCC, MBA

Andy is an executive leadership coach, leadership development facilitator, and marketing strategist with a focus on driving business results by supporting the executive’s growth and ability to lead authentically. He has supported leaders in the technology, hospitality, communications, financial, education and development industries. His goal is to drive improved organizational effectiveness through individual and team performance improvement, increased engagement, and values-driven leadership. 

Andy is a a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) trained through the ICF-accredited Coaches Training Institute.  He is also a certified strengths coach and facilitator through the Marcus Buckingham Company and holds certifications to administer and interpret the TILT365 Leadership Predictor suite of individual and team assessments, a strengths and values-based instrument.

Andy launched his coaching and leadership development firm, Upside Partners, after more than 20 years of corporate executive roles in marketing, business develop and strategy at companies experiencing dramatic growth. Unique to his background is a comprehensive knowledge of branding, marketing research, communications, business development and financial analysis.

Andy holds an MBA in Marketing from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and a BS in Management from Clemson University. He also is a graduate of Harvard University’s ‘Strategic Planning: Formulation to Implementation’ program. He is an experienced college-level instructor in management and marketing, a certified social media leader, and winner of the CLIO, the advertising industry’s version of the Oscar.




Communications Director
Lora Polowczuk, MPH, CPCC, CHPC
Courageous Path Coaching

Lora Polowczuk is a Transformation and High Performance Coach. She ignites her client’s potential through values based decision making. As clients align their true essence with their actions, they learn how to set boundaries, increase their self-confidence, communicate effectively, take bold action, live in the flow instead of reactive state, speak their voice, and manage time effectively to live an empowered life and career. Afterwards, clients gain a sense of freedom and renewed energy to fully live their dreams and increase their performance.




Reuel Hunt

Reuel Hunt has had a long career spanning the corporate, coaching and non-profit arenas. He started his career with a Fortune 50 company in accounting, moving from a Junior Accountant into Senior Management focusing on HR. DIVERSE Leadership.

Reuel departed the corporate world in 1992, and co-founded several new companies, one of which grossed 10M dollars in 2000. In 1996, he found his new passion and made the into Coaching world. He started his coaching practice and founded Coaching Kids. Reuel has personally coached over 300 clients since starting his coaching practice in 1996.  His coaching passions are Executives, Coaches, and Parents & Kids.

Coaching Kids, Inc., is a nonprofit dedicated to taking the coaching model to the world of kids, age 10 to 19, creating their life vision and developing a life plan.

Here are some of the roles Reuel has played over the years:

  • Accountant at a Fortune 500 Company
  • Accounting and HR Specialist
  • President of Coaching Kids, Inc Non-Profit
  • Twice past Treasurer (two-year terms) of the Denver Coach Federation (now ICF-Colorado Chapter), and Chapter President (including President Elect and Past President).

Reuel is from a large family and is the eldest of 12 children, and father of a daughter and son, and grandfather of 2 grand daughters and continues to learn and absorb from these experiences as well.

Reuel and his team have delivered coaching/or coaching-based, team-focused workshops and training for Boards of Directors and/or staff members of the Daniels Fund, Project Safeguard, Leukemia Society, KUVO Radio, Women’s Crisis Center, Children’s Hospital, Denver Coach Federation, Denver League of Women Voters, Microsoft, the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and others.

Reuel brings his rich life experiences and passion to his coaching.  His greatest coaching strength is in his strong spiritual, intuitive heart-centered approach to coaching.




walthastings150x167Credentialing Director
Walt Hastings, PCC

Walt has been coaching for 17 years, after serving for 35 years in pastoral ministry. The majority of his clients are pastors, Christian leaders and leaders in the non-profit sector.He is a graduate of Coach U’s advanced coaching program, as well as Creative Results Management’s CORE training. Walt received his early coach training through CoachNet. He presently holds the PCC credential. With over 4,000 coaching hours logged, Walt will be applying for the MCC credential soon. He is an instructor and mentor coach for Coaching4Clergy and for Creative Results.

Walt joined the ICF Colorado Chapter in 2012 because he wanted to meet and be associated with other professional coaches in the community. He began to serve on the Chapter Board in 2013 out of a desire to give back to the local Chapter and to ICF International, in return for his life and coaching career being so wonderfully enriched by them. During that time Walt has served as Treasurer and as Membership Director.

Walt is serving now as Director of Credentialing. His desire is to help Chapter members pursue the next level of credentialing primarily because in so doing they can greatly increase their skill level as coaches, resulting in their clients being served more effectively. He also helps lead the Core Competencies SIG each month. Please feel free to get in touch with Walt, if he can be of help.




Monica McNulty, ACC

Monica is a graduate of Coach University, and has received additional training through the Arbinger Institute’s Anatomy of Peace and Choice in Coaching programs, focusing on creating healthy, rewarding relationships in our lives. She is the founder of the professional life coaching company, Transformational Choices. Her focus and passion is empowering women to step into the life of their dreams, with a particular emphasis on the power of meaningful connection and how deep, rich relationships transform our lives. Monica is all about helping others move beyond surviving to thriving!




Conference Chairs
Jim and Ruth Sharon
jim@energyforlife.us & ruth@energyforlife.us

Jim Sharon, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and Ruth Sharon, M.S. is a licensed professional counselor in private practice together in Centennial. During the past 40 years, the Sharons have served thousands of people as psychotherapists,  wellness and relationship coaches, consultants, and as seminar, conference and retreat facilitators. Between them they have published five books and many professional articles, as well as writing book chapters. Their most recent book is Secrets of a Soulful Marriage: Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship, Skylight Paths Publishing, 2014. 

The Sharons leadership experience includes directing a holistic health center, coordinating an international humanistic psychology conference, coordinating an intensive program for regional health professionals, coordinating an event to foster men’s wholeness, and coordinating a city-wide “new games” festival.

Jim and Ruth have been married since 1970, have raised three adult children, and have two young granddaughters. 




Past President
Greg AdenGreg Aden
Aden Leadership

In October 2013, Greg started Aden Leadership a coaching & consulting company focused on the impact, influence and inspiration of top performers and leaders. It is through language, behavior and relationships Greg coaches his transformational style of service leadership. The company also supports the efforts of education and personal development within the Hospitality and Financial Services Industry. Greg was most recently Vice President of Franchise Sales & Development, U.S. West, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC. In this position, Greg lead the strategic franchise sales and development activity for five of IHG’s globally recognized brands in the western United States. He helped develop the ‘lead with service’ initiative for the development organization. He was responsible for the leadership of seven regional directors covering the western United States.

After some 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry and five in the financial service arena, Greg is now following his passion in life by coaching and inspiring others to find their true sense of purpose.





Stephanie Wachman – Facilitator
Business Mentoring SIG
(Special Interest Group)


Stephanie Wachman, principal and owner of Life in Balance LLC, is a seasoned businesswoman and coach. She has a BA and PR degree from the prestigious McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec and received her coaching certification from Coach Training Alliance. Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in marketing, product management and national sales management. Stephanie’s business and sales skills were honed at companies of varying sizes, from family-owned, closely held companies to Fortune 500, publicly-traded companies, where she has received recognition for her achievements in mentoring individuals and teams to achieve their goals.




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Experienced Coaches Salon
(Special Interest Group)

Judy Sabah

Judy Sabah, MCC, is the co-founder of ICF Colorado, and also co-founded the Colorado Chapter of the National Speakers Association. She has been coaching for nearly 20 years, is a graduate of CoachU, and a Master Axiological Consultant. Judy has been a long-standing member of the ICF assessor team and is regularly involved in the review process for applicants acquiring their credential. A leader, communicator, and a relater, her energy, motivation and zest for life is contagious, whether she is mentoring a fellow coach or giving a presentation.




Carl DierschowCarl Dierschow – Facilitator
Credentialing & Core Competencies
(Special Interest Group)


Carl Dierschow is a business coach located in Fort Collins.  After starting in 1999, he pursued internal corporate leadership development and coaching for ten years before joining an international group called Small Fish Business Coaching.  He now works with clients worldwide, and loves the incredible diversity of business models and leadership challenges he gets to help with.  Carl was a leader of the ICF Charter Chapter Northern Colorado Coaches Alliance, and subsequently joined ICF Colorado.  He has three coaching certifications, and achieved his ACC credential in 2011.  He’s now working toward his PCC credential. Carl is a director of the Colorado chapter of Conscious Capitalism.  He sings in a Gregorian Chant choir and directs a handbell choir at church, and leads Community Engagement in his Rotary club. Carl is dedicated to building ICF-CO as a coaching organization which delivers its members compelling value by improving coaching and business skills, while increasing the visibility and credibility of the coaching profession in society at large.  We need to see more coaches sustainably supporting clients!




RalphDatema175x265Ralph Datema – Facilitator
Credentialing & Core Competencies
(Special Interest Group)


As a personal coach since 2007, Ralph has worked with people of various ages and in various life situations. A graduate of the Coach Approach Ministries in Hickory, NC, Ralph became interested in life coaching in 2005 as an adjunct to his counseling practice and ministry. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he holds a Doctorate of Ministry and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Ralph is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.




Walt HastingsWalt Hastings, PCC – Facilitator
Credentialing & Core Competencies
(Special Interest Group)


Walt has been actively involved in the Colorado Chapter for three years, having served on the Leadership Team as Treasurer and Membership Director. He has been coaching for 16 years, with over 3,500 coaching hours logged. He is an instructor and mentor coach for two coaching organizations – Creative Results and Coaching4Clergy. Walt will be applying for the MCC credential this year. He graduated from the CoachNet and the Creative Results Management training schools, and the Coach U Advanced Coach Training program. Walt’s degrees include a BA in physical education and a minor in music (Anderson University); an MDiv (Anderson School of Theology); and a DMin (Fuller Theological Seminary). With a background of 35 years in pastoral ministry, Walt has focused on coaching pastors, church planters and non-profit executives.




Michelle SugermanMichelle Sugerman, PCC – Facilitator
TASKAGETM – Why Things Aren’t Getting Done
(Special Interest Group)


Michelle Sugerman (PCC, PMP) is certified by the Center for Executive Coaching (founded by Andrew Neitlich, author of Guerrilla Marketing for Coaches). She combines 12+ years of “ninja style” coaching and consulting with nearly 25 years of corporate, franchise, project, and technology management experience. Her clients love her sense of humor and ability to bring relief and insight to complex and frustrating, uh … “opportunities!”


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