As a coach, your TEAM is everyone who shares your DREAM!
Your customers, your employees, your colleagues, your boss (if you have one), your advocates, your community members, your friends and your family.
We encourage you to think broadly, boldly and generously when you imagine the team that will live into your dream and love it as much as you do!
All of our amazing CV Members around the world. Together we co-create powerful resources for coaches in pursuit of humanity playing better! Learn about TEAM CoachVille here.
OUR CV TEAM!
We are thrilled to introduce you to our TEAM of players here at CV.
Together we serve our global team of over 38,000+ Members and 4,000+ Alumni transforming the world with great coaching!
Dave Buck, MBA, MCC, Head Coach
Super Power = Enthusiasm
Dave is the Chief Celebrant at CoachVille. Enthusiasm and infectious energy are the original hallmarks of Coach Dave. He holds a deep desire to change the world through coaching and empower coaches and leaders worldwide.
He sees a way beyond bureaucracy, beyond rules to a way of truly living. He is inspiring and challenging coaches worldwide to become masterful, game changing coaches and leaders.
His superpowers: champion of the spirit of play, life changing conversations and profound transformation. He is here to lead you from Industrial Age thinking to the Connected Age of Purpose and Play.
He is a Master Certified Coach and MBA, founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council and of course, the CEO of CoachVille.
Coordinates: New York City (with occasional outings to his lakeside cabin in Hopatcong, NJ)
Deanna Stull, PCC, Chief Experience Officer
DREAM = to create a space where people learn to live courageously from a deep place; and climb BIG mountains.
Super Power = Courage
When you talk to Deanna, it is inevitable that you will get “wound up” about life and it’s infinite possibilities.
Deanna is a champion of bold self-expression. Her superpowers include: creating Profound Belonging in a single conversation; relentless energy and a freakish sense of timing.
She is our new student adviser and interviewer. Nobody gets into our school until they talk to Deanna first! And it could be one of the most transformational conversations you ever have.
Deanna has a wild entrepreneurial background: she was the “founding mother” of the infamous School of Rock.
Coordinates: Barto, PA in close proximity to artists, organic farms and cows!
Satellite School Leaders
Lorraine Esposito, PCC
West Chester Community College, New York
Super Power = Desire
Lorraine is like wildfire. She is dynamic and determined and is a mover and shaker. She is the founder of the first live satellite CoachVille program and she is growing it to be a real force in the world of coaching. She makes things happen, she gets people involved and she does so with the spirit of play.
Her super power is desire, when she wants to make something happen, she does it. She is here to instill a powerful belief in all things possible.
Lorraine is successful with such a wide variety of people because she coaches people to be strong, confident leaders who first understand clearly their personal values and strengths so that they can really leverage success from one area of life to build greater success elsewhere.
Coordinates: West Chester, New York
Ales Vrana, PCC
CoachVille Czech Republic
Super Power = Mutation
Ales has a big dream to transform the Czech Republic with coaching and the spirit of play. And he is going to do it!
His super power is mutation! He has the ability to look at a challenge or a limitation and transform it into a fun growth opportunity.
Ales is passionate about teaching others how to see life as a game and then play with an ALL-IN mentality. Ales brings this passion to some of the most innovative firms in the Czech Republic. His enthusiasm for life is infectious.
Coordinates: Brno, Czech Republic (in the Summer; the rest of the year… The World; currently in residence in the Canary Islands, Spain)
Trudy Ames, PCC
Super Power = Depth
Trudy is a rare combination of deep intensity and everyday strength. The moment she start speaking you feel a sense of peace and safety. She is not afraid of depth, of emotion or the challenging spaces of life because in them she finds growth and transformation.
Her exploration and understanding of coaching methods brings a richness to her classes that is incomparable. She is compassionate and support, which creates a safe space for students to explore. Another super power she possesses is being unafraid to face the deep spaces of life. She is here to help you do the same.
Life is full and fun when co-creating big dreams with the Universe!
Coordinates: British Columbia, Canada
Rivers Blake, PCC
Super Power = Healing Presence
Rivers is compassionate, caring and has a true desire to help you become a truly masterful coach. He presence is healing and kind, and she listens deeply to who you are and sees beyond to what is possible for you as a coach. She supports and challenges beautifully.
She is wanting more for you, but is always mindful of your vision and ways of being. Her super power is her healing presence, even in the face of challenge. She is here to help you master coaching, from a deep, thoughtful space.
Rivers Blake coaches in the Health Field. With over 25 years in the field from providing nursing care to designing programs and coaching nurses, doctors and social service providers…clients, patients and their families through the maze of choices in the health structure.
Coordinates: A beach in Hawaii (VERY Smart)
Pamela Dykes, MCC
Super Power = Come Back From a Deficit
Pamela is a phoenix rising. After life asked her to put her own ideas and ways of being aside to raise some remarkable children and to handle some dramatic life changes, she rose to create a more powerful life that called to her. She is smart, funny and so incredibly down to earth, you feel an immediate connection with her.
She challenges you to communicate in more authentically and powerfully. Her super power is communication and she is the queen of comebacks. She is here to create ease in connection and transition for all she encounters.
Pam is an author, speaker, teacher, and coach who specializes in helping people create awesome lives. As a communication and relationship expert, she teaches people how to communicate in a way that helps them make meaningful connections, the type that transform the way they Live, Be, and Do in the world.
Coordinates = Tampa, Florida
Josh Hornick, PCC
Super Power = The Voice of Zen
Joshua is the centered voice of Zen at CoachVille. His gentle presence supports student growth exponentially, but behind his calming way is a strong force in the field of coaching. He will challenge you to think beyond what you normally see so you can expand into new territories.
His super powers: master of the dynamic balance of support and challenge; and Environmental Design: He can expand your capacity to view your world and design it in a way that best supports who you are becoming.
Joshua Hornick began his professional career as a corporate lawyer. He helped to found Community Capital Bank, New York City’s first “socially responsible” bank.
He recharges his batteries hanging with the family, playing sports, playing piano, and by teaching robotics at Holyoke Community College.
Coordinates: Pioneer Valley Co-housing Community in Massachusetts.
Rick Reddington, ACC
Super Power = Imagination
Rick is a vibrant, masterful agent of change. His rich history at CoachVille is supported by his constant desire to improve all that we do. He listens to students needs, and responds deftly and with great imagination. He wants to challenge students to play bigger and see themselves in new ways.
He is committed to the CoachVille culture so deeply, and it is infectious. Rick is a super hero of sparking growth and betterment through creative thinking. He is here to ask more of you, always with playful caring.
“I joined CoachVille in 2001, as I was searching for my true self, and was immediately at home. I was fortunate to work with and learn from Thomas Leonard, the most influential and inspiring man I have met yet.”
Coordinates: A beach on Florida’s East Coast (Smart)
Super Power = Inspiration
Lance is the voice of inspiration and truth at CoachVille. His strength and unwavering faith in a more loving and authentic way of being asks us all to be more every day.
He is masterfully direct and deeply loving and it is in this rare combination that many have life changing awareness which lead them to their true reason for being on this planet. His super powers are inspiration, truth and love.
Dr. Lance Secretan is widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative leadership teachers of our time. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist and author of 15 books about inspiration and leadership.
Lance is an expert skier, kayaker and mountain biker
Coordinates: , He divides his time between homes in Ontario and Colorado.
Super Power = Intuition
Amanda is a living embodiment of the transformation that can happen through coach training. When she first came to CoachVille she was unsure of herself, quiet, and not so participatory. She embraced everything she learned in her classes and we started to take notice. She is now a member services team member, and she always reaches behind to mentor those following her footsteps. She’s willing to take risks, fail epically and step into the unknown in order to grow. Her superpower, growth, as she’s consistently willing to step into new territories in order to become who she was born to be.
Amanda is a gifted intuitive wife, mom and Coach who lives passionately, playfully and rebelliously to challenge ideas to create a life outside of the box! She uses her gifts to help others break free from their boxes and create winning environments based on the spirit of play. In her free time, she enjoys snapping photos, art journaling, listening to music, reading, writing, blogging, playing frisbee and walking her dog.
Amanda Chance is currently a student at CoachVille. She is aspiring for a PCC Life Coach certification. She specializes in the area of Environmental Design and self awareness.
Coordinates: Austin, TX
Super Power = Patience
Linda is the master of student services. Her desire to be sure that every student feel certain about their experience a CoachVille creates a profound sense of belonging. She she’s so deeply connected to our student body that she has nearly every student on speed dial. She goes to great lengths to ensure our students feel at home, feel included and understand what’s next for them in their cultural journey. Her compassion and caring way is influential for all of us. She is the superhero of inclusion, as no one CoachVille ever left behind thanks to Linda. She is here to be sure you feel like you are part of our connected and amazing CoachVille family, the ultimate team in the pursuit of human greatness.
Linda is behind the scenes at CoachVille and has been supporting members for many years. She’s a speech therapist by education and a ‘Jill of all trades’ by passion. Linda’s an avid lifelong learner and a college football fan. She also enjoys the NFL and MLB as well as photography and historical preservation.
She brings to the team her years of life experience and a BIG heart! She’s a California native, raised in South Pasadena, and is a big fan of personal growth and the possibility that all people can create the lives of their dreams.
Coordinates: Los Angeles, CA
Super Power = Bold Creativity
Chris embraces everything he learns at CoachVille and applies it to his life and really big ways. He steps out of his comfort zone to live all that we teach. He is an inspiration in his desire to live a coach approach life. His lessons from one class inspired a summer performing tour stepping in to new territories and exploring in significant ways. He is living what he learns daily, and it is inspiring. His super power, stepping out of the comfort zone playfully and with passion. He is here to ask you to do the same.
Chris is a native of Pennsylvania who enjoys the musical arts, exploring, and education above all. His Libran heart seeks balance and beauty in all endeavors – to him, balance IS beauty. His adventurous nature has led him to some bold plays, including the US Navy, lots of college, a family, and most recently, Coachville.
Chris operates a music instruction and performance coaching practice. He is also an active song-writer, and performer. His education includes Masters in music and business. His aspiration is to lead and advocate socially through his teaching/coaching practice, his music publications, and his live performances.
Coordinates: Bethlehem, PA
Melba E. Rivera-Irizarryo
Super Power = Joy
Melba is so passionate and committed, but also kindhearted and loving, you hear it in her voice the moment you speak to her. She feels like a warm, fuzzy blanket on a cold day. She is silly, joyful and determined and she brings an amazing background in virtual training to our team. Her insights and ideas are game changers, and they always ask us to serve you in bigger and more powerful ways. Her super power is joyful commitment. She is here to give you more, and create a warm sense of belonging.
She was raised in Puerto Rico and currently resides in Arizona with her husband of14 years, and her identical twin girls whose beauty and energy lift her spirits daily. She loves to read, do yoga, dance and sing. What makes her truly unique is her contagious energy and everlasting joyous state.
She is a Transformational Career/Personal Coach, Director of Finance, and Certified Public Accountant with a Master in Accountancy. She currently playing for her coaching certification. She is passionate about spreading joy and happiness to the world through inspiration.
Coordinates: Phoenix, AZ
Super Power = Deep Thinker and Writer
Dream = A life of true inner happiness… A thriving Coaching business
Lauren is an explorer of the deep spaces. She ‘s experienced a series of life-changing challenges, and she rises and looks forward with purpose and desire. She wants more, for herself, her family and the world. She knows the learning from the journey is important, and she want to share her “becomings” with the world.
Coordinates: New Jersey, USA
Super Power = Creating BIG Moments
Game = Professional Coach
Life is too short to waste time doing things you don’t love, this was the big insight that got Nathan on the path to professional coaching. He looks for opportunities to have life changing conversations like the ones he has with his coach. He aims to inspire others to pursue the BIG MOMENTS in life.
Like everyone brought up in the industrial Age he became super analytical, but with practice he is finding the play in everything he does.
Coordinates = Idaho
SuperPower = Influence
DREAM = To thrive as a professional coach; help people own their worth
Jerome did a lot of soul-searching about what to do with his life. He embraced gratitude and his desire to impact the world in a positive manner through coaching.
He is thinking about his impact on this planet and his legacy early in this journey. His voice is funny, energetic and relevant.
Coordinates = Detroit, MI
Super Power = Truth!
DREAM = Inspire men to become better gentlemen
Nathaniel is a writer and a gentleman. He is a Sales Manager using the Coach Approach by day… Coach and content creator by night. His purpose, to become a better gentleman and a better king, and then lead others by sharing his journey. He is embracing the spirit of play as he embraces fear and change. He is an ambassador of freedom and greatness, join him through his story.
Coordinates = Charlotte, North Carolina
Super Power = The Spoken Word
DREAM = Use her coaching experience to win a spot in the Peace Corp.
Mona embraces all life has to offer. She has transcended a lifetime of challenge in her teenage years. It taught her that life is meant to be lived, truly and fully. Her age does not reflect the wisdom and aliveness she carries inside of her. She is an old soul here to teach the world some significant lessons; her journey will be one of truth and openness.
Coordinates = Philadelphia, PA