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Meet the Directors


Carly Anderson, MCC
Leadership Coach, Mentor Coach, Author, Trainer


Carly is a skilled executive coach with an international background. Since 1998, she has coached a wide range of executives, managers, and influential employees. She works with highly skilled, technically proficient employees who need to tap into stronger people and communication skills. She helps her clients understand their mindset and personal impact, and how their way of thinking and behaviors affect others, and business results.

Carly is experienced in coaching that focuses on the need for enhanced executive presence. She successfully garners results such as increased credibility and trust, stronger working relationships, conflict resolution skills and dealing with internal issues.

Carly attained the highest credential in the coaching profession of Master Certified Coach (MCC) in 2004.

In 2006, she was selected to train and personally coach 450 managers and high potential Individual Contributors in Google, Inc. on upgrading their ability to effectively communicate with fellow technical professionals, whether they are peers, superiors, or direct reports. Carly’s experience is in many industries including healthcare (medical devices), banking, financial services, transportation and construction services, technical and management services, project management, web technology, and online games (MMORPG). She has worked with companies such as AECOM, Blizzard Entertainment, Crowe Horwath, GE Healthcare, and Google.

Before establishing her own coaching business in 1998, she was the co-founder of a corporate communications consulting company in Sydney, Australia.

Carly is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Credentialing Review Committee, which evaluates candidates and certifies professional coaches on a global basis. She is considered an expert on the ICF Core Competencies, and has created an audio/visual product to help coaches increase their coaching skills called, “The Target Approach: Demystifying the ICF Core Competencies.” She leads a Mentor Coaching Group for seasoned coaches to increase their coaching skills and prepare for their credential application.

Carly is a sport enthusiast having played professional sports continuously from ages 8 to 27 years. She continues to be fascinated by high performing athletes and sports coaches, and correlates their mindset and behavioral habits to success as leaders and team players.

“I had the privilege of working with Carly as my executive coach, during which time she worked with me personally and members of my staff. As a mid-career executive, I have been exposed to a variety of coaching and leadership development in corporate and academic settings – my work with Carly has by far been the most positive experience.”

Patrick Jabal, Vice President, Global Search Partnerships, Google Inc.


Michael Stratford, MCC
Master Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer


Provoking and Evoking Personal and Business Transformation

Michael Stratford is well known as a pioneer and leader in the field of coaching, coach training and development. He has trained over 6,000 coaches worldwide and authored curriculum for many coach training organizations.

In the field of Executive Coaching, Michael has earned a reputation for helping others achieve excellence in communication, leadership, and team performance. Michael has coached a range of clients from executives and teams in Fortune 500 companies to Rock Bands. In particular, he has worked with individuals and groups on Leadership Development at QuickLogic, Cisco Systems, Ford, GM, GE, Healthcare Services IT, and Blizzard Entertainment – developers of World of Warcraft.

In the field of education he co-created and taught “Coaching Skills for Business Leaders” for the  Brandman/Chapman College Leadership Development Services.

Michael specializes in the Art of Provocative Inquiry for Leadership Development. His creativity, mastery of language, and business acuity have helped his clients align with emerging trends and personally congruent solutions. Michael has a light and playful approach. Yet through his keen insights, masterful coaching and training, he quickly reveals a depth of knowledge and understanding on a wide range of human and organizational issues.

A prolific author, Michael has written four books on coaching including Masterful Questions, Directed Evolution: Taking Charge of Change, Hungers: the Hidden Motivators and The Game of Coaching.

“To be called a leader all one needs is followers, little more than sheep. To be a great leader, one needs to be worthy of being followed.  Leadership is not a job description, it’s Being in action.  Great leaders are known for their ability to develop self-leadership in others, not for directing traffic and putting out fires.”

 from “QuintEssential Leadership” by Michael Stratford

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