Board Members and Coaches
–Marian Wright Edelman
CNPC Board Team:
Cherie Silas, MCC – Executive Director
Cherie has a deep background in organizational management across multiple domains and has served in executive level management roles with multiple Fortune 500 companies. She is an executive coach focused on helping clients achieve the successful outcomes they desire in their personal and professional lives. She helps leaders focus on developing confidence, skills, and executive presence and works with motivated high achievers, many who have ADHD to focus on conquering their world. She also works with corporate organizations to improve culture, processes, and to develop high performing teams.
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 an Epidemiologist with the Cook County Department of Public and has worked in the public health field for over 23 years, specializing in STD. She has been a member of various public health planning bodies, and finds her work to be interesting and challenging, yet very rewarding and an honorable way to serve the public.
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 – Founder
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
Lucia Baldelli, PCC
Gibraltar, UK Overseas
Training – Coaching for Today’s Leaders, ORSC
Life & Relationship Coaching
Leadership & Organisation Coaching
Multilingual: English, Italian, Spanish
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
Chase Callegan is an experienced agile coach who works with individuals, teams, and organizations. He helps organizational clients tackle challenging systemic problems that hold them back from the success they want to see. Chase partners with individuals to unlock their true potential by helping them uncover blind spots and challenge limiting beliefs. His style is insightful, challenging, and fun.
John Chilkotowsky, PCC
Ithaca, NY USA
Training – Presence-Based Coaching
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)
Patrick Foster is a leader who serves people from all walks of life. He coaches college students as well as executives in fortune 500 companies. Patrick sees his clients as creative, resourceful, and whole, and walks alongside them in the journey. His goal is to work together with his clients to achieve better results in their lives. He has a background in technology as an Agile Organizational Coach and uses the same lens to help organizations transform the way they work and provide value.
Denesha Miller, MBA, MPS
Dynamic Leadership Coaching LLC
Denesha is a life, career, and leadership coach that leverages her training and experience as an executive coach and consultant to help clients reach their goals. I truly believe that coaching is a partnership to help clients maximize their personal and professional potential. My passion for elevating women and championing diversity and inclusion drives my interest in life, career, and leadership coaching.
Christine Neilands, PCC, CPCC
Affinity Leadership Group
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Training – Coaches Training Institute
Kathrin O’Sullivan, PCC
San Francisco Bay Area
Training – New Ventures West, Center for Transformational Presence
—leading in complexity
—scaling your business
—increasing leadership presence
Dave Saboe is a coach, author, and frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. Dave has partnered with many clients to help them remove obstacles, discover new ways of thinking, and achieve their goals, both personally and professionally. In addition to coaching, Dave is an entrepreneur and has held leadership positions in several Fortune 100 companies in banking & financial services, healthcare, and technology.
Cherie Silas, MCC
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas USA
Training – Coaches Training Institute and CRR Global
Tandem Coaching Academy President
Group/Team High Performance