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Dr. Terry Hildebrandt is an executive coach, organization development consultant, researcher, coach educator, coach supervisor, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC, an organization development and executive coaching consultancy.  Terry is also founder and CEO of Activating Leadership LLC, a leadership development company.

Terry has over 25 years of coaching experience and 35 years of business experience. He has dedicated a large portion of his career to executive coaching and organization development. He has worked with companies and organizations in multiple industries including high tech, aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, insurance, energy, construction, network communications, farming/ranching, government, schools, and nonprofit. He works primarily with mid-level and senior executives including members of the executive committee, board chairs, chief executive officers, vice presidents, directors, and selected promising leaders.

He has worked with the leaders of global business units and their teams to design and implement organizational change initiatives resulting in increased revenue, greater market share, improved executive team effectiveness, and alignment of organizational culture with new business strategies. Terry is an expert in the principles of evidence based coaching, which involves using the best existing theoretical and researched knowledge, in combination with his personal coaching skills and knowledge of the client, to develop and deliver an effective coaching engagement.

Terry’s expertise includes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Organization Design
  • Organization Culture and Change
  • Team Development and Effectiveness
  • Process Development
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Meeting Design and Facilitation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mediation and Conflict Management

He was formerly at Hewlett-Packard Company for over 22 years where he served in several positions including Master Level Internal Consultant, Reengineering Manager, Business Manager, Production Manager, Sr. Quality Consultant, Manufacturing Development Engineer, and Quality Engineer. He has worked in Germany, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and the United States. Terry also grew up working on his family’s vegetable farm and cattle ranch for over 12 years. Terry also served as the Director of the Evidence Based Coaching Program at the Fielding Graduate University from 2018-2020.

He is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a certified Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) with the MEECO Leadership Institute, a certified Evidence Based Coach from the Fielding Graduate University, a Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach from the Institute for Social & Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), a Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach, a Certified Productivity Coach, and a Book Yourself Solid® Certified Coach from Michael Port. He also serves as an executive coach at UCLA Anderson School of Management in the Executive MBA, Executive Education, and Diversity Leadership programs. He is a Certified Coaching Supervisor. Terry is co-author of the book, Leading Business Change for Dummies. He is certified in over 30 instruments and tools, including Hogan Assessments, the Leadership Circle 360 Profile, the Birkman Method, Korn Ferry Voices 360, Lominger Voices 360, MBTI, Integrative Enneagram, EQ-i 2.0 and others.

Terry earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University. He also holds an MA in Organizational Design and Effectiveness and an MA in Human Development from Fielding along with a BS in Materials Science from Rice University. He has also completed Fielding’s Certificate in Integral Studies and the Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching.

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Laura Belsten, PhD, MCC


Dr. Laura Belsten is an executive coach specializing in leadership, management, communication, and social + emotional intelligence. She has successfully supported C-suite and senior-level executives one-to-one and in teams for almost two decades in private practice as an executive coach, team coach and facilitator, and strategic consultant. She specializes in working with her clients on strategy development and refinement, leadership development (including Leader as Coach), results-focused change management, and more. She also supports her clients in developing personal skills such as negotiation and powerful influencing, interpersonal and political skills, working with difficult people, improving personal power, conflict management, emotional intelligence, executive presence, building trust, delegating, motivating and coaching others, providing honest and effective feedback, personal and professional resilience, stress management, and time management.

Prior to becoming a coach, Laura spent 25 years in various executive and leadership positions in the private and public sectors, and has, in addition, been on the faculty of the University of Denver for 25 years, teaching graduate courses in leadership and communication.

In addition to 1:1 and team coaching, Laura facilitates executive and Board retreats, leads energizing, customized team-building and leadership development sessions, and designs and conducts comprehensive organizational assessments.

Dr. Laura is also the founder of the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence, an international educational and research institution that trains coaches and HR professionals on coaching social + emotional intelligence, with over 500 trained coaches worldwide.

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Christina Tangora Schlachter, MA, PhD, PMP


Christina has more than a decade of experience as a facilitator, coach and trainer consulting on leadership development, strategic change, team development, and results driven process excellence. She has worked with multi-national corporations both globally and in the US to develop and deploy a variety of organizational tools including readiness assessments, communication plans, role mapping, and talent retention plans. Some of her recent clients include the US Department of Veteran Affairs, where she created curriculum and facilitated training; the State of Colorado, where she created an ethical leadership training; and Stanford University, where she developed a coaching program for professional and administrative staff. She is an adjunct lecturer at CSU on ethical leadership and is a guest lecturer at Stanford University. She is also a national board member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Facilitation Instructor, Facilitation Train the Trainer Instructor, Change Acceleration Program Instructor, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

She has a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, an MA in Education from Stanford University, an MA in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University, and a BS in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami.

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Jim Knickerbocker, MA, PhD, PCC

Executive Coach, Organization Development Consultant

Dr. Knickerbocker has an extensive career in organizational change consulting, meeting design & facilitation, project management, change management and training – in both executive management roles and as a consultant.

His most recent work has been as a social entrepreneur working with innovative start-up nonprofit organizations in the education sector. Before that he had a successful 15-year career at Hewlett-Packard, where he provided organizational development consulting to HP executives and ran a management consulting practice for HP customers. Before that he was an IT manager and project manager in the financial industry focused on large software development projects.

Jim graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in Economics, holds an MA in Management from John F. Kennedy University, as well as an MA and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. His doctoral work focused on the use of experiential learning to help people adapt to change. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.

In addition, he is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, a Certified Integral Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco, and a member of the American Psychological Association.

His executive coaching work is typically aimed to allow leaders to successfully drive major organizational change. His transformational coaching work is focused on helping clients leverage deep sources of personal meaning for what they want to do in the world.

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Timothy Kincaid, EdD, MBA, ACC


Tim Kincaid is an executive coach and consultant specializing in strategic communications, change management/ organization development (OD), and leadership development. He specializes in helping leaders, teams, and organizations become more focused, effective and successful. He also teaches university level business courses.

Dr. Kincaid is a highly trained executive coach certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF), specializing in helping leaders to be more focused, effective and successful. He holds certifications to administer and interpret several well-known assessments. In addition, Tim is on the executive coaching rosters for UCLA Anderson School of Management, Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders, the University of North Texas, Coaching Right Now, and other organizations.

Previous consulting clients included American Airlines, DFW International Airport, and the FAA (as an independent contractor with Overland Resource Group). His work focuses on increasing organizational effectiveness and productivity through transformation of culture, with emphasis on building a more collaborative and inclusive workplace.

Tim brings more than 25 years of corporate experience to his practice, including more than 16 years with American Airlines at its corporate headquarters. At American, he provided strategic communications counsel and support to executives on a wide range of issues and initiatives, with a focus on accurate and effective communications to all stakeholders. He worked extensively with AA’s HR department on many initiatives, including organization change management and diversity.

He is adjunct faculty at three universities. At the University of North Texas College of Business, he regularly teaches an airline management course with a focus on leadership development. Dr. Kincaid also teaches three online social & behavioral sciences courses for Wilmington University. Tim also teaches online graduate level management courses for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is co-author of an MBA case study for the Reaching-Out MBA organization.

Tim holds a Doctorate in Human Resource Development, through the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program at The George Washington University. His dissertation focused on Transformative Learning Theory, an adult learning theory highly relevant for coaching and OD work. He holds an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/PR from the University of Oklahoma. Tim’s coach training and certification were through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and also has additional training in the Organization Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) model. He holds ACC certification with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

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Jim Marsden, MA

Organization Development Consultant

Jim Marsden collaborates with clients to achieve personal, group, or organizational breakthroughs through transformative experiences. These experiences often take the form of innovative workshops and projects and produce meaningful contributions at both individual and collective levels. Jim is adept at discovery, larger system and co-creative methodologies including Theory U, appreciative inquiry, rapid results, discovery driven planning, world café and search conferences.

Previously, Jim spent over two decades at Hewlett Packard, where he helped to create and develop businesses and to manage breakthrough organizational transitions that resulted in innovation, new levels of performance and sustained cultural change

He is a core member of the Presencing Institute,, and a member of the governing council for the ALIA Institute, Authentic Leadership in Action, Jim’s academic credentials include an MA in Organizational Management from the Fielding Graduate University, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Physics from Kalamazoo College. He is an alumnus of the London Business School’s Accelerated Development Program for business management and has completed extensive field and course work in dialogue and innovation.

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Barbara Mintzer-McMahon, MSW, PCC


For the last twenty-three years, Ms. Mintzer-McMahon has been working as an organizational consultant, executive coach and trainer. She specializes in leadership development, team building, change management, building strategic partnerships and training in mindful leadership. In 1989, she founded The Center for Transitional Management (CTM) in Orinda, California. Ms. McMahon is also head of the consulting division of Women in Leadership for The Alexcel Group. She has been head of the coaching faculty for the Global Institute for Leadership at Linkage Inc. from 2003-2011. In 2012, she was offered a position as adjunct trainer/presenter working with the Marcus Buckingham Company. She facilitates workshops and consults both nationally and internationally for a wide variety of professional organizations including those in business, media, high-risk occupations, hospitality, mental health and education. She has keynoted and developed training programs for Women in Leadership, Strategic Partnering, Mindfulness and Strategies for Successful Leadership for companies including Shell International, Intel, Pella Corporation, Nektar Therapeutics, University Polytechnic in Madrid and many others.

For the last two years, Ms. McMahon has been partnered with Alexcel and Institute for Executive Development in a research project and paper on Best Practices for Executives in Transition. She has been frequently called on to speak and consult on this topic.

Ms. Mintzer-McMahon was an instructor for over 20 years in the Graduate Psychology Department at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California, teaching Systems Theory and Group Dynamics. In 1999, she accepted a position as adjunct professor at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, teaching Group Process in the Graduate Department of Education and Counseling.

Based on her specialization in leadership development, coaching and consulting, she is a contributing author to Enlightened Power: How Women Are Transforming the Practice of leadership released in April 2005. She is also a contributing author to Marshall Goldsmith’s recently released book on Coaching for Leadership showcasing her model for Transformational Change.

Ms. Mintzer-McMahon is a psychotherapist and has accumulated twenty-five years of clinical experience, during part of this time she worked as a full time clinical consultant to a Police Department in Northern California. While working for the police she developed one of the first systemically oriented programs in Stress Management and soon became sought after as a consultant in Stress Management for both Business and Professionals in High Risk Occupations.


  • University Michigan Medical Center- Surgeon and Chief- Relationship Management- How to build better strategic partnerships.
  • Juniper- VP Leadership Development- Influence
  • Johnson and Johnson- VP IT- Change Management- Strategic management initiative transitioning the organization to centralized IT.
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts- VP Owner Relations- Self-awareness and Creating a leadership brand
  • Tesco Corp- Regional Manager- Building High Performance Work Team


Ms. McMahon has a PCC, a MSW degree from San Francisco State University and a BS in Sociology from University of California at Berkeley. Instrument Certifications/Trainings: Myers-Briggs (MBTI), FIRO-BTM, Emotional Intelligence, Hogan certified.


  • Change Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Influencing Others
  • Relationship-Building
  • Teambuilding
  • Transition Management / First 90 Days
  • Women in Leadership
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Janine Underhill


Using collaborative process, experience, and vision, Janine Underhill skillfully delivers a unique product that strives to meet her clients’ desired outcomes. Janine has over 13 years experience as a Graphic Facilitator consulting with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, Non Profit, Education, NGO organizations worldwide. She has a dynamic graphic approach that allows meeting participants to fully engage in conversation, tethering their ideas and beliefs to the big picture of the organization.

Janine co-developed a NEW offering, Amplify the Impact™. The product is designed to literally amplify the impact of meetings and conferences. Born to meet the needs of leadership, Amplify the Impact™ combines real time visual learning and organizational storytelling, to give employees a way to re-experience critical information and messages, and drive engagement and action.

Leading organizations need a way to maximize the investment dollars and effort when gathering people for meetings and conferences, enabling employees to drive ROI with engagement, which leads to higher profits and employee less turnover.

Janine applies a Fine Arts Degree and sixteen years of experiential education, management, and international event coordination to her current role as a graphic recorder, researcher, and facilitator. Janine’s diverse client list includes: US Forest Service, National Renewable Energy Lab, Denver Public Schools, MARS, Inc., Grove Consultants International, Girl Scouts of America, Lundy Foundation, St. Anthony Hospital, University of Michigan, The Smithsonian, and many other for-profit organizations.


Kathy Ryan, MA, PCC

Executive Coach, Leadership & Team Coach, Organization Development Consultant, Coach Supervisor

Kathy has over 25+ years of experience in global technology and consumer products firms, focused on organization design and change management, workforce planning, leadership development and leadership & team coaching. She was most recently head of People & Talent at a FinTech company in Silicon Valley. Previously, Kathy was the HR Leader for the Search Product Group at Google; she led Global Talent Management at Intel Security (McAfee) as well as Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Kathy also spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems, Inc., working in global business facing HR leadership roles and as an organization development consultant. Earlier in her career, she worked at Levi Strauss & Co., in San Francisco in a variety of HR roles.

Kathy’s expertise includes:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Organization Development
  • Integrated Talent Management
  • HR M&A
  • Leading Global Teams
  • Change Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Culture & Values Design
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Start-up HR
  • Strategic Workforce Planning

She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a certified Evidence Based Coach from Fielding Graduate University, a Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach from the Institute for Social & Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), and a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach. She is a member of the Association for Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC), and is a Certified Prosci Change Management practitioner. Kathy is also certified to administer multiple assessments and instruments for coaching, team development and change management including FIRO-B, MBTI, Workplace Big Five, Birkman, multiple 360’s (Center for Creative Leadership, Zenger Folkman, CustomInsight, Korn Ferry/Lominger).

Kathy holds an MA in Organizational Development and Leadership and BA in Human Resource Management. She is a graduate of the year-long program in Evidence Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University.

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Ted Middelberg, Ed.D., MBA

Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant, Coach Supervisor

Ted Middelberg is an executive coach, leadership consultant and a supervisor for other executive coaches.   He brings to his practice over twenty years of business experience, including executive level positions, along with fifteen years of experience developing leaders and teams. Ted adapts to the needs and issues of each client by using systems-level thinking and attuned interpersonal skills. He has a track record of bringing out the best in individual leaders, teams, and organizations.

He has worked with a distinguished list of executive clients, at Fortune 50 firms such as AT&T, Centene and ExxonMobil, and across a wide range of industries. He also works with aspiring executives. While at IBM, he created the widely acclaimed Global Executive Program that enabled great senior managers to become successful executives.

Ted has a BA in Economics from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from The Ohio State University. By the time he reached the VP of Finance level, Ted came to appreciate his passion for developing leaders and retooled by obtaining a doctorate in Human Resource Development and Leadership from the University of Texas – Austin. He has gained coaching certifications through several international coaching organizations, including his certification as a coaching supervisor to other coaches earned in 2017.

For ten years, Ted guided aspiring executives through leadership and ethics topics at the graduate level as an adjunct professor in the Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics program at St. Edward’s University.  He integrated that business, academic and coaching experiences into a well-received book written for coaches, Transformational Executive Coaching: A Relationship-based Model for Sustained Change.

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Amanda Carrothers, PCC

Executive Leadership Coach, Mentor Coach, Coach Supervisor, Senior Organizational Consultant

Amanda Carrothers’s experience is worldwide, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and business leaders from 41 countries with over 6500 hours of coaching conversations. She has extensive experience working with C-level leaders operating in global locations as well as military positions. Amanda is a specialist in all aspects of leadership effectiveness, political savvy, and strategic influence.  Amanda holds several certifications in the training, coaching, and development fields to help leaders achieve big impacts to the business.  Leaders come away with knowing themselves more deeply, precise results they feel compelled to produce, and a fire and influence to bring others along to achieve their vision for success.

Amanda is also a supervisor to coaches. Amanda has a genuine passion for helping coaches thrive in their businesses.  She believes that coaching is a profound gift of transformation for her clients and she supports coaches to be the conduit. Her coach supervision practice is reported by supervisees to be a time that they “look forward to” because they feel held to expand, be challenged, and explore areas of client sessions that are still stuck with them.  She works with many supervisees with cross cultural coaching clients because of her global work experience.  She helps coaches navigate underlying influences and blockages they might be experiencing in their practice.

Amanda’s expertise includes:

  • Strategic Thinking and Leadership Development
  • Individual and Team Executive Development
  • Management Development
  • Team-building and Matrix Collaboration
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Management
  • Risk Management & Accountability
  • Managing Potentially Emotional/High-Risk Communications
  • Political Savvy & Influence

Coaching Experience

With dozens of executive coaching clients in the following industries: Consumer Products, Finance, Government, Manufacturing, Insurance, Non-Profit, Real Estate and Construction, Technology, Telecommunications, Military, Legal, and Aerospace.  Amanda has extensive experience working at the highest levels of executive leadership, from senior managers to board chairpeople.  Inquire for full client list or testimonials.

Education and Training

B.A., Psychology, Emphasis in Neuroscience & Adult Learning Theories, the University of Colorado at Boulder; Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy graduate. Professionally trained Certified Coaching Supervisor from The Goldvarg Consulting Group, Inc.

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