This program is supported by a talented group of instructors and mentors, all of whom are Certified Wayfinder Master Coaches and are ICF credentialed. These expert guides bring a broad range of life experiences that add to their knowledge and wisdom.
We have MDs, RNs, MBAs, JDs, LMFTs, ex-corporate executives, professors/teachers, and more. And every one of them is fluent in Wayfinding tools and the science behind life transformation.
All instructors are Certified Wayfinder Master Coaches and are ICF credentialed.
Amy Pearson, founder of Being Amy, is a teacher, master coach, writer, and speaker who strives to make the world a better place by telling the truth … in public. No apologies. Her coaching approach is irreverent, incisive, and deeply compassionate. She calls upon an eclectic mix of modalities including The Work, metaphor, dream analysis, and self-compassion using a tool she created called The Forgiveness Method that builds self-awareness through storytelling. Amy is currently finishing up her first book, a work of creative nonfiction called Forgiving Amy. She lives in Ashland, Oregon, with her husband, three children, one dog, two cats, five chickens, and twenty-three koi.
Carla Robertson is a Wayfinder Master Coach who helps people rediscover their truth and make deep shifts in their lives by improving relationships and reconnecting with lost dreams. She offers personal coaching, coach mentoring, customized experiences in nature, retreats, and courses that bring her clients back into alignment when they feel stuck, disconnected, or overwhelmed. She is a skilled outdoors-woman who learned to be a true badass while solo hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 6-month, 2,000-mile journey. She is happiest with her feet in the grass or wading in a creek. While she travels widely and never meets a trail or tree she doesn’t like, her home base is in New Orleans with her husband and cats and beautiful tropical garden.
Chris Brandt has helped hundreds of people define, create, and pursue new possibilities to bring purpose and joy to their professional and personal lives. In addition to working with individual clients, Chris leads a variety of workshops and coaching groups. A Wayfinder Life Coach Training (WLCT) instructor since 2008 and WLCT Certification Coordinator since 2014, Chris is also a member of Martha Beck Inc.’s leadership team. She holds a BBA in International Management and an MS in Counseling and Development. Active in her community, Chris volunteers at Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, connecting special-needs children with the magic of horses.
Deanne Weinberger, a Certified Facilitator for The Work of Byron Katie, is an intuitive coach whose fundamental philosophy is that every human has equal wisdom, even if they may struggle to access it. With deep compassion and a quick wit, she reconnects her clients to their inner wisdom and truth. Deanne combines thought work, emotional and physical awareness, spiritual discovery, Reiki, and ritual to guide her clients in developing deep connections to themselves, their lives, and the people around them. Through this work, clients discover they already possess the tools they need to live their most amazing and magical lives.
Dixie St. John is a Wayfinder Master Coach, an EquusMaster Coach/Facilitator, writer, social justice advocate, truth-teller, story-whisperer, and witness. Her passion is supporting her coaching clients as they navigate the liminal space of grief following loss and transition. Other coaching specialties include establishing/maintaining boundaries and self-empowerment for introverts. With an educational background in thanatology (the study of death and dying), Dixie has extensive experience providing end-of-life support, both for the dying process and the mourning that follows. In addition to coaching and teaching, her favorite things include reading, deep conversations, trees, sacredness, solitude, curiosity, and strong coffee with real cream.
Erin is an intuitive Wayfinder Master Coach who helps her clients bridge the gap between the lives they want and the lives they have. As the owner of the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching, her love of experiential coaching with horses stems from her belief that people are meant to learn out of doors, in nature, by trying things. She has a background of more than 20 years in risk management and finance, has an MA in Organizational Leadership, and is the Director of Training for the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching. She lives with her partner and two children in the Salt Lake City area.
Gina Clowes is an accredited author, speaker, and Wayfinder Master Coach, with 15 years of experience helping clients transform uncertainty and pain into hope and possibility. A nationally respected expert in the challenges of protecting children with severe food allergies, Gina is an invaluable resource for families who live with this unrelenting threat. As an instructor, she combines compassion, insight, and humor to help students understand themselves more profoundly, while imparting the tools and confidence they need to achieve their goals. She brings lightness and fun into challenging situations and takes pride in guiding and inspiring others to understand what they want and to make it happen.
Jackie Gartman is one of the first Wayfinder Master Coaches that Martha Beck Inc. certified in 2008. A self-described optimist, Jackie helps clients blast through the blocks of their limiting beliefs in order to boost their personal and professional confidence and live authentic, electric, and purposeful lives. Her super power is helping people illuminate their self-limiting patterns, so they can stride into an ultra-bright floodlight of purpose and meaning―at home, at work, and everywhere that matters. As an ICF Professional Certified Coach, Jackie also trains and mentors newly minted life coaches. She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, with her hubby, John, her pup, and, intermittently, her two grown children who have (mostly) flown the coop.
Jennifer Johnsen is a Wayfinder Master Coach widely known to be direct, compassionate, and in possession of a magnificent metaphorical imagination. She masterfully combines coaching and mindfulness with a healthy dose of humor to help people lead their lives from a place of integrity. Jen works with a wide variety of professional clients, some of whom have similar backgrounds in medicine and public health, while others connect through shared experience as members of the LGBTQ and/or mindfulness communities. She offers classes, workshops, transformative experiences with horses (Equus Coaching), individual coaching, and mentoring. When not coaching or teaching, Jen loves to play outdoors, capture the beauty of nature with her camera, design beautiful homes for tropical fish, and ski downhill at exhilaratingly fast speeds.
With more than 30 years of experience in business ownership and executive-level management, Jennifer Voss has navigated the changing world of work by negotiating mergers, acquisitions, reinventions, and liquidations. Leveraging her understanding of the dynamics of industry and personal evolution, she coaches leaders to trust their intuition, stay grounded in their integrity, empower others, and inspire teams to reach common goals. She trusts in synchronicity and believes our creative powers are of greatest service when we walk with one foot in the magic and the other in the real. Jennifer is a seasoned executive coach, Equus Coach, and family business consultant. She is proud to be the CEO and Director of Wayfinding for Martha Beck Inc.
Natalie Miller is a Wayfinder Master Coach with a boldly feminist approach who helps evolutionary leaders and creatives trust themselves to live well and do good in the world. Her clients tend to be those who achieve themselves into golden cages: work, relationships, and everyday lives that look fabulous but feel awful. Working with Natalie, they free themselves so they can walk their talk and live generously. In addition to coaching, Natalie develops curricula, mentors new coaches, and leads retreats around the world. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her partner, teenage daughters, naughty dogs, and a jungle of houseplants.
Nikki Sargent is a Wayfinder Master Coach, renaissance girl, nature lover, and explorer. She has an extensive background in teaching, learning, and human behavior, combined with a deep curiosity of what it means to be human. Her capacity for discovering inner truth is what helps her restore and nurture innate abilities that lie dormant within her clients. Her work focuses on reuniting mind, body, and soul, as a means to embody safety, ease, and joy. A lifelong learner with more than 25 years of experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring all age groups, Nikki is committed to guiding client-centered, deep-dive explorations into the inner wilderness.
With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, Renee Sievert specializes in consulting, training, and team building for business leaders. An executive coach at pLink Leadership and Sievert Services, she is known for her quiet wisdom and calm energy. In addition to her corporate-focused work, Renee is also a Master Equus Facilitator, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She serves on the faculty at the UC Davis Training Academy, Martha Beck Inc., and the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching. She lives in San Diego, loves extra-hot chiles, and can often be found at the ranch communing with her horses.
Even as a kid growing up in Portland, Oregon, Sarah Papp has always had a deep curiosity about people. What made some happy and others miserable? After growing to loathe her career in the corporate world, she jumped off the “hustle” train, found her way back to herself, and followed her calling to become a coach. In 2012, she opened Sarah Papp Coaching, a private coaching practice, where she offers one-on-one and group sessions focused on helping people live with less stress and more ease. Sarah has been a Wayfinder Life Coach Training instructor since 2017 and is also an ICF Professional Certified Coach. Her goal is to create massive, long-lasting change for all of her clients.
Sarah Bamford Seidelmann was a fourth-generation physician living a nature-starved, hectic lifestyle until she took a sabbatical, wandered into the woods, and found herself anew. Now, she’s a practicing Shamanic Mentor, Woman of Medicine, and Wayfinder Master Coach who leads transformational travel retreats around the world. She’s also the irrepressible author of several popular books including Swimming with Elephants, How Good Are You Willing to Let It Get?, Born to FREAK, and The Book of Beasties! Sarah resides in northern Minnesota, near Lake Superior, with her family and two dogs.
Sheryl Shields is the Chief Happiness Officer of Get Happe Coaching where she helps clients tap into their inner knowing and divine guidance to create a life filled with joy and purpose. Her specialty is asking questions that help people get crystal clear on what they want to be, do, and invite into their lives. Shel holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Coaching from Lewis University, and a master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University. She was certified by Martha Beck Inc. in 2005, became a Wayfinder Master Coach in 2012, and was also certified by the International Coaching Federation. Sheryl is a board member of the ICF-Chicago chapter and believes it’s never too late to change the trajectory of your life.
Terry DeMeo is known for her wide-ranging versatility and deep, insightful coaching. She helps people create lives as satisfying on the inside as they look on the outside. Terry focuses on personal and professional relationships, including our all-important relationship with ourselves. She’s fascinated by the inner voice that can either empower and inspire us, or block us from our best lives telling us we’re never-good-enough. Prior to becoming a coach in 2007, Terry spent more than 20 years litigating civil rights, family, and criminal cases. She’s a certified stress management provider, Myers-Briggs certified, and an American Arbitration Association certified Family Mediator.
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