Our Team

We are a diverse international community coming together to drive the growth and development of young women leaders around the world.

Jane Finette

Jane Finette

Founder & CEO

Jane is obsessed with accelerating social change at the intersection of human performance and connection. Her expertise span two decades of building and empowering global communities at scale including eBay, Sothebys and Mozilla. Jane is a CPCC Executive Coach, and leadership expert focusing on women of impact. Jane is a board member Semester at Sea and advises numerous impact organizations. Jane is also the co-founder of the non-profit Mentor For Good.

Nan Liu

Nan Liu

Chief Catalyst Officer

Nan is passionate about creating opportunities for people to reach their greater potential. Her experience includes connecting students with new cultures, building public-private partnerships, and developing product and service solutions. She is one of the founding Coaching Fellows in Spring 2014. Nan is responsible for growing the Fellowship’s scope and scale of impact as the Chief Catalyst Officer.

Skylar Gieseke

Skylar Gieseke

Program Manager

Skylar is motivated by growth, both in herself and those around her. She believes that positive social impact occurs only when those driving the effort are living their full potential. With a background in behavioral health and non-profit management, she brings the finely tuned skills needed to manage the day-to-day demands of the program.

Elise Rankin

Elise Rankin

Head of Coaching

Elise is a seasoned leadership development coach and team performance consultant for change makers. She brings 20+ years of experience as a thought partner and change catalyst for organizations solving the toughest global challenges we face today. Elise brings her passion for women’s leadership and in-depth coaching experience to her role of spearheading Coach Engagement initiatives at the The Coaching Fellowship.

Claudia Pape

Claudia Pape

Coach Recruiting Lead

Claudia is a passionate and committed coach. She supports women, entrepreneurs and mothers in discovering their authentic self to live a conscious, meaningful and joyful life.

Arjanna van der Plas

Arjanna van der Plas

Impact Researcher

In her international coaching practice, Arjanna specializes in working with people who are facing a major life transition. In her work as a teacher/coach at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, she supports international students in their personal and professional development. In the past 10 years, she coached many managers, teams and students to thrive in times of change. Arjanna leads the research to study the impact of our programs.

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette

Secretary & Director of Digital

Pascal is Co-Founder of be radical and heads up entrepreneurship at Singularity University. Prior he founded technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm, invested into early-stage startups, led Mozilla Labs, created Mozilla’s startup accelerator, headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair and invested into impact organizations globally at Google.org. Pascal heads up digital initiatives at The Coaching Fellowship and is a Founding Coach and mentor.

Rocco Capobianco

Rocco Capobianco

Treasurer

Rocco has spent decades driving growth for multinational companies both as a C-level Executive and highly successful founder in the advertising industry. He now dedicates his time to non-profits helping those currently underserved including minority populations, young women from US and around the world as a business mentor, and the physically challenged. Rocco is the Treasurer of The Coaching Fellowship.

Maria Soledad Troya Miller

Maria Soledad Troya Miller

Coach Engagement Lead

María is an Ontological Coach and Strategic Interventionist who inspires, empowers, and develops strong leaders. She brings more than 15 years of experience combining entrepreneurship, personal development, facilitation, healing, and energy work. She has a passion for working holistically and integrating a person as a whole, connecting body, heart, and mind.

Sophia Jones

Sophia Jones

Community Engagement Coordinator

Sophia enjoys helping to advance the lives of young women & girls to ensure they are equipped and have a voice. She believes when you are whole, confident and show up in your full potential you can achieve whatever it is you want. She has a background in Community & Human Services with a focus in Community Advocacy and Non Profit Management.

Farwa Akbari

Farwa Akbari

Community Outreach Coordinator

Farwa is greatly excited and passionate about opportunities designed to culminate a better world. Farwa is currently studying Public Health and biology at the University of Michigan. Deeply devoted to public service, Farwa heads a mental-health awareness non-profit, Finding Light. Farwa is committed to living a purposeful and joyous life, and spreading positivity.

Selene Shen

Selene Shen

Coach Engagement Coordinator

Selene is passionate about women’s advancement through leadership development. Having worked both corporate and educational consulting fields, she is now transitioning to the adult development space and aspires to become a leadership coach. She strives to build a collaborative learning community and safe space for women to develop as leaders and realize their full potential.

Pratyusha Sibal

Pratyusha Sibal

Fundraising Coordinator

Pratyusha is deeply committed to women-centered change and her passion to work towards gender justice stems from a myriad of personal experiences. Her past work experiences have centered around supporting engagement on gender equality programming that enhances women’s legal, economic and political rights in the Asia Pacific.

Hucky

Hucky

Chief Hug Officer


Advisors

Athena Katsaros

Athena Katsaros

Athena is committed to empowering women around the world. She works with emerging and established leaders who are committed to being catalysts for positive change in their communities and countries. Athena inspires the people she works with to discover their purpose, authentic voice, and vision as a leader. She is an active member on the Executive Council for Bpeace, a not-for-profit dedicated to creating employment for all and expanding the economic power of women.

Karen Kimsey-House

Karen Kimsey-House

Karen is one of the earliest recognized luminaries in the coaching profession. She co-founded The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in 1992, and co-created the Co-Active philosophy that informs CTI’s world-renowned coaching and leadership programs. She also is the co-author of Co-Active Coaching, the best-selling industry bible and Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead. Karen is a prolific author and dynamic keynote speaker - she joins us on a mission of global, transformative change.

Catherine Berman

Catherine Berman

Catherine is a three-time entrepreneur with experience launching and building scalable businesses. She is a Co-founder at CNote and served as Managing Director of Charles Schwab where she led a strategy division focused on the future of finance incorporating behavioral economics and predictive analytics. Over the last two decades, Catherine has held senior roles in both management consulting and venture capital.

Dino Anderson

Dino Anderson

Dino is a cultural capital architect and human resource strategist. He focuses on building and implementing people-centric interventions to dismantle systemic inequalities that adversely impact under and unrepresented human beings. Dino Anderson particularly focuses on women leadership and empowerment, equitable representation of people of color in business, and is an advocate for inclusion of people with mental health considerations. Dino is currently, Executive Director of Learning & Organizational Development, Inclusion & Diversity at Maxim Integrated.

Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley

Since 1984, Chris Shipley has identified the startups that are driving market disruption. As leader of the DEMO Conference (1996 to 2009), she helped more than 1,500 companies go to market. A journalist, analyst and innovative thinker, Chris focuses her work on entrepreneurs who are making sustainable impact in the world.


Alumnae Committee

Emma Brooks
Emma Brooks
Sarah Castle
Sarah Castle
Alyza Devraj
Alyza Devraj
Priyanka Rao
Priyanka Rao
Clara Raven
Clara Raven
Kate Seaman
Kate Seaman
Tiffany Tong
Tiffany Tong

The Coaching Fellowship Alumnae Committee is charged with furthering connections and catalyzing a fellow-led community. Meet the nine Alumnae Committee members here.


Coaches Council

Arsenia Corcoba Santamaria
Arsenia Corcoba Santamaria
Sharon Gilor
Sharon Gilor
Eileen Goldman
Eileen Goldman
Maureen Johnstone
Maureen Johnstone
Claudia Pape
Claudia Pape

The Coaching Fellowship Coaches Council is tasked with deepening and expanding our coaching community both in terms of our diversity and expertise. Meet the five Council members here.