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MEET OUR WONDERFUL COACHES

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Charlie Johanson-Adams

Charlie Johanson-Adams

Charlie Johanson-Adams

Specializing in Personal / Corporate

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Vesna Atwan

Charlie Johanson-Adams

Charlie Johanson-Adams

Specializing in Personal

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Barry Zwiebel

Charlie Johanson-Adams

Barry Zwiebel

Specializing in Corporate

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Elizabeth Coons

Charissa Adelman

Charissa Adelman

Specializing in Corporate

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Charissa Adelman

Charissa Adelman

Charissa Adelman

Specializing in Personal

COACH PROFILES

Charlie Johanson-Adams

A forty-three-year veteran leader in the corporate/non-profit organizational leadership, early childhood, disabilities and family services field, Charlie Johanson-Adams has served on various Alaskan statewide, regional and national committees/boards and has written and published articles, curriculums and manuals promoting leadership within the field.

Charlie expanded her Sole Proprietor Business in 2013 as a Professional Leadership and Life Coach. Recently graduating from an Advanced International Leadership and Life Coaching Program, Charlie received the recognition as a Professional Coach with a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) certificate through the International Coach Federation.


Charlie offers individual / group leadership and life coaching experiences and is in the process of contributing publications to the field of coaching. She is also a licensed facilitator for the Coach U Coaching Clinic; training that develops internal coaching capacity within organizations. Charlie divides her time between her home/office in Chugiak and her family’s lodge and guiding business in western Alaska where she is camp cook, single-engine plane pilot and co-organizing partner.


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Vesna Atwan

Vesna Antwan is a certified personal and professional coach who guides soul-seeking professionals in finding their way back to themselves and their inner compass. As a mixed race, multilingual coach, she is at ease interacting with a wide variety of people and promises to accompany her clients in living a more purposeful and enriching life.


Vesna brings a lot of soul to her work and cares deeply about supporting her clients in reconnecting with the things that make their heart sing. In her transformational coaching practice, she coaches the whole person (mind, body, spirit) and guides her clients in turning their hopes and dreams into reality by using approaches of mindfulness, self-love and compassion.


Her ideal client is curious, engaged and open – someone who is ready for change and looking for direction. On top of her regular coaching offerings, Vesna has also designed and facilitated workshops on topics such as self-care and burnout prevention. Before becoming a coach, Vesna worked in higher education administration and communications. She also served on the boards of several community organizations supporting immigrant and refugee populations in Montreal, Canada. She completed her Personal and Professional Coaching Certification (PPCC) at Concordia University in 2011 and holds a B.A. in Communication Studies.


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Barry Zwiebel

As Founder of LeadershipTraction, a leadership development consultancy, Barry Zweibel (zwy-BELL) likes to say that he pokes and prods his clients in a caring way to become better leaders. Barry’s client say that as a result of his coaching they think more strategically, take full responsibility for their actions and impact, and deliver consistently stronger and more meaningful results.

Barry insights on leadership, conflict management, and career acceleration have been widely published. The Wall Street Journal and CNN.com, among others, have quoted him as a subject matter expert.


Barry is also a Master Certified Coach; a distinction that fewer than 2% of all coaches, worldwide, have achieved. Prior to founding his leadership development consultancy, Barry served, for many years, as vice president and corporate officer of telecommunications for a global futures and options trading Exchange. In addition to being accountable to the Board of Directors for insuring the operational integrity and fiduciary control of all mission-critical systems and programs, he also brought a number of innovative, cutting-edge, technology applications to the trading floors that set the standard for other Exchanges, throughout the world.


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Elizabeth Coons

Elizabeth is a Leadership dedicated to the advancement of women in business and leadership. She helps women reach their performance and sales goals, increase their profits, get promoted and take on leadership roles. She offers her clients a solid edge in becoming wildly successful by creating a growth mindset that significantly increases their impact and their earnings. A champion for women who want more fulfillment in their work and freedom in their life, Elizabeth is founder of Live Your Brilliance, supporting women to reach their highest professional visions. Her mission is to empower women to stop settling for a job, a relationship or a day-to-day life that keeps them feeling stuck, stalled or unable to advance

Elizabeth’s passion is helping women overcome adversity in the workplace, navigate successfully through change, and transform challenges into opportunities with courage and grace. Her work supports women at pivotal points – especially those who have the potential to shape their businesses and organizations in a much more significant way and are seeking an inner foundation for taking risks and overcoming fears.


Elizabeth received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College, her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She completed training through CoachU’s Advanced Coach Training Program, the Center for Coaching Certification and is a Certified Laser Coach through Marion Franklin’s Life Coaching Group. She is also an authorized “Now What?” Career Coach Facilitator and a Certified Coach in the Gaia Leadership Program.


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Charissa Adelmann

The estimable Charissa Adelmann supports her clients in building greater personal authenticity and in bringing their individual strengths and power into every aspect of their lives. She is passionate about supporting people in leading happy, healthy, and full lives and believes that mentally and physically healthy people build healthy families, businesses, and communities, and therefore make the world a better place.

Charissa’s greatest value in life is creativity, and Coaching allows her to bring creativity into her work, and allows her to support others in fully accessing their own creativity. She also believes in the power of having fun and leverages fun in her Coaching to create a playful, uplifting, and transformative environment for her clients to work within.

In addition, Charissa uses many approaches and tools in her Coaching including:  Positive Psychology, personal and professional goal setting, brainstorming, role play, positive affirmations, Strengths Finder, Enneagram, and guided imagery.

Charissa started Coaching in 2012, is a Coach U Graduate, and is currently working towards her Professional Coach Certification (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Charissa also holds a B.S. in Communications from Oral Roberts University. She also attended an faith-based Leadership school.


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