Sylvia Soholt, Co-President, Board of Directors

Sylvia Soholt

As sole proprietor of Soholt Strategic Communications, Sylvia Soholt works with school districts, state departments of education, universities, and educational organizations to build support for high-quality K-16 education.  Her work in public engagement has been profiled in Education Week, the Journal of Staff Development, the School Public Relations Journal, the American School Board Journal, and Educational Leadership.  Through employment with KSA-Plus Communications, she has worked with clients in 41 states and presented at over 150 conference, association, and school district seminars, including the National Council of Staff Development, National School Public Relations Association, and American Evaluation and Research Association.

As owner of Sylvan Sanctuary on Vashon Island, Washington, she supports guests in their quest for creativity while managing and restoring a four acre forest and providing sanctuary for rescue dogs.

She brings to her work skills and expertise acquired through experiences in the public and private sector in the United States and Japan.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wake Forest University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from City University.

She is the mother of two independent adult children.

Barbara Russo, Co-President, Board of Directors

Barbara Russo

Barbara Russo is President of Barbara Russo STRATEGICS. She is an Executive/Organizational/Life Coach, trained and certified through New York University’s School of Continuing Professional Studies, and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the NYU-SCPS Coaching Program and The Berkeley Extension, Business and Management Department. Barbara is certified through the International Coach Federation and holds additional certifications, including SDI  – Strength Development Inventory and Power Coaching.

As a facilitator, moderator, workshop and teleconference leader, coach, coach-trainer and presenter, Barbara’s focus is career transition and leadership development.

A former executive vice president of a national, New York-based personnel staffing firm and entrepreneur, Barbara combines the synergy of these roles and the breadth of her professional and personal experience to support and facilitate executives, career professionals, entrepreneurs, individuals, teams and organizations across the country through successful strategic transition and growth.

Barbara serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. She enjoys living life and does so in both New York City and the San Francisco Bay area.

Mary Riley, Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Directors

Mary Riley

In 2008, Mary Riley retired from a 32-year career in public relations and resource development for education, social service and health care organizations on both the West and East Coasts of the United States. She then became a full-time life coach after completing training at New York University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. In 2010, while studying with Master Coach Alan Seale at the Center for Transformational Presence, Mary decided to step into a long-time dream to create a coaching organization dedicated to working with non-profit professionals who have important missions to fulfill. Thus began the Center for Non-Profit Coaching, a 501(c)(3) organization and resource for those who serve others anywhere in the world.

A native of New York City, Mary lives with her spouse, Max, and Angie, the beagle, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York.

Regional Coaching Coordinators

Martha Hahn, Western USA Coaching Coordinator

Martha Hahn

Coaching Program – Coach Training Institute (CTI)

Coaching Certification – Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CTI

Other Professional Pursuits – Chief of Science and Resource Management, Grand Canyon

Martha Hahn, Life, Leadership and Organization Relationship coach, has 10 years of experience coaching individuals, executives, and teams from across North America. In addition, Martha has an extensive 28-year career in federal land management and leadership, serving at the senior executive level. Martha also has worked in the non-profit arena, an area that inspires her to serve community through her coaching.

Peter Heinrichs, New England Coaching Coordinator

Peter Heinrichs

Coaching Certification – Certified Transformational Presence Coach (CTPC), Center for Transformational Presence, pending

Other Professional Pursuits – Co-Founder BeLove In Yourself Life Coaching; and part-time minister in Freeport, Maine

Peter Heinrichs has been a pastor and spiritual director for more than 30 years. As a coach and professional listener, Peter listens for the power in his clients to take their lives to a new level of courage and wisdom. He is co-founder of BeLove In Yourself Life coaching and resides in Steep Falls, Maine.

Max Riley, Mid-Atlantic Coaching Coordinator

Max Riley

Coaching Program – Institute for Life Coach Training

Coaching Certification – Board Certified Coach (BCC), Center for Credentialing & Education

Max Riley recently retired from a 35-year career in public education as a school psychologist and administrator. He has a Ph.D. in education leadership from the University of Oregon. Max has a deep concern for the social fabric of communities. Through CNPC,he wants to ease the strain non-profit organizations experience in their efforts to care for the vulnerable locally and throughout the world.

Volunteer Certified Coaches

Nathalie Bayol

Coaching Program – International Coach Academy

Other Professional Pursuits – Executive and Business Coaching, Transformational Presence Coaching, Emotional Intelligence Assessment, Multi-Lingual Coaching (English, French, Spanish).

Catherine (Kay) Blake

Coaching Program – New York University

Other Professional Pursuits – Principal, A Better Life with Coaching and Hypnosis; Host of NY television show Coach Talk; Hypnotist; and Corporate Trainer

Susan Lewis

Coaching Program – Coach Training Institute (CTI)

Coaching Certification – Professional Co-Active Coach, CTI

Other Professional Pursuits – Co-Founder, BeLove In Yourself Life Coaching, Ordained Ministerial Counselor, Pathways of Light Spiritual College; Inner Wisdom Counseling and Programs for Mind Healing

Chris Neilands

Coaching Program – Coach Training Institute (CTI)

Coaching Certification – Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation (ICF) and Professional Co-Active Coach, CTI

Other Professional Pursuits – Leadership Coach and Managing Partner for Affinity Leadership Group, Atlanta, GA

Mary Riley

Coaching Program – New York University

Coaching Certification – Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation (ICF) and Certified Transformational Presence Coach (CTPC), Center for Transformational Presence

Other Professional Pursuits – Non-profit management, resource development

Nancy Terry

Coaching Program – Coach Approach Ministries and inVision Ventures

Coaching Certification – Board Certified Coach (BCC), Center for Credentialing and Education

Other Professional Pursuits – Licensed Professional Counselor, Health and Faith-based Counseling, Expressive Arts Therapy, Change in theory and practice

Leadership Consultant

Jack Smith

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 a 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.