Sylvia Soholt, President
Owner of Sylvan Sanctuary on Vashon Island in the state of Washington, Sylvia supports guests in their quest for creativity while managing and restoring a four-acre forest and providing sanctuary for rescue dogs.
Sylvia also is a sole proprietor of Soholt Strategic Communications where she partners with school districts, state departments of education, universities and educational organizations to build support for high-quality K-16 education.
Martha Hahn, PCC, CPCC
Martha Hahn, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a senior executive for Grand Canyon National Park, joined the CNPC community as one of its first leadership coaches in 2011 and became a board member in 2015. A resident of Flagstaff, Arizona, Martha has coached leaders and mentored new coaches through her part-time business, The Sage Project, LLC.
Tobi-Velicia Johnson, MPH
Tobi-Velicia Johnson, MPH, is a Prevention Services Coordinator for the Cook County Department of Public Health. She co-chairs the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium, STI/HIV sub-committee. Tobi also co-chairs the Illinois HIV Planning Group that provides cultural competency training for public health agencies throughout the state. She has 17 years’ experience in regional and community-based public health administration and case management. She resides in Chicago
Larissa Thurlow, PCC
Larissa is a learning and development professional with a passion for wellness. She specializes in internal coaching, leadership development, employee engagement and culture building. She brought coaching to the higher education world in Doha, Qatar by designing a coaching program for leaders at all levels. She also has worked in Japan, China, and Australia. Larissa is trained in team coaching and development, leadership, communication effectiveness, conflict resolution, thinking styles, Appreciative Inquiry and Coach Supervision. A coach and consultant for CNPC for several years prior to joining the Board, Larissa now lives and works in Alberta, Canada.
Mary Riley, PCC, Executive Director
Founder of CNPC, Mary is a certified coach who retired in 2008 from a 32-year career in public relations and resource development for education, social service, and healthcare organizations on both the West and East Coasts of the United States.
CNPC represents a long-held vision of bringing into being a coaching organization dedicated to working with non-profit professionals throughout the world who have important missions to manifest.
CNPC Coaching Team
Nathalie Bayol, MBA
Training – International Coach Academy, Center for Transformational Presence
Leadership and Transformational Coaching
Emotional Intelligence Assessment
Multi-Lingual (English, French, Spanish)
Young Leaders Coaching in Conscious Leadership
Catherine (Kay) Blake, ACC
Catherine (Kay) Blake
A Better Life with Coaching
Long Island, New York, USA
Training – New York University School of Professional and Continuing Studies (NYU- SPCS)
Mary Crowley, PCC, CEC
Courtenay, BC, Canada
Training – Royal Roads University, the Center for Transformational Presence
Team Coaching and Facilitation Leadership
Transition, Work-Life Integration
Samantha Dye, PCC, CTPC
Juneau, Alaska USA
Training – Fielding Graduate University, Center for Transformational Presence
Isabelle Fernandez, AAC
San Diego, California USA
Training – ADD Coach Academy
Multi-Lingual (English, French, Spanish)
Christine Neilands, PCC, CPCC
Affinity Leadership Group
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Training – Coaches Training Institute
Mary Riley, PCC, CTPC
Center for Non-Profit Coaching (CNPC)
Ithaca, NY USA
Training – New York University, Center for Transformational Presence, and the Mindfulness Coaching School
Leadership and Service
Resource Development Collaborations
Cherie Silas, PCC
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas USA
Training – Coaches Training Institute and CRR Global
Tandem Coaching Academy President
Group/Team High Performance
Nancy Terry, BCC
Anderson, South Carolina USA
Training – Coach Approach Ministries/InVision, Center for Transformational Presence
Health and Faith-based Coaching
Barbara Russo, USA
A founding Board member of CNPC, Barbara is a coach trainer and facilitator who conducts workshops on career transition and leadership development. She lives and works in both New York City and San Francisco.
Marie Josee Smulders, Europe
Marie Josee Smulders is a former educator who lives and works in the Netherlands as a coach, trainer, and consultant. She serves as a liaison for CNPC clients and coaches based in Europe.
Jack Smith, Consultant Emeritus
Jack Smith is a retired US Naval Aviator with 30 years of experience in leadership and teamwork with dedicated, highly motivated individuals. He has a BS degree from SUNY Maritime College and an MS in public administration from Troy University. Jack currently is a certified county court mediator in the First Judicial Circuit in Florida with 10 years experience in formal conflict resolution.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) certifies coaches at three levels ACC, PCC and MCC. Most CNPC coaches have attained ICF certification at the ACC or PCC levels through ICF accredited coach training programs or through ICF portfolio applications.
CEC – Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads
CTPC – Certification from the Center for Transformational Presence
CPCC – Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Coaches Training Institute
BCC – Board Certified Coach from Center for Credentialing and Education (obtained by coaches with advanced degrees in psychology and/or counseling who complete an approved coach training program)
AAC – ADD Coach Academy Associate Coach
All CNPC Coaches adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics.