Our Coaching Team

Our coaching services are tailored to focus on the challenges, goals, and values that matter most to your organization, team, or professional vision. Like you, we are seeking partnerships with clients that align with our company values and mission... our work hinges upon a deep commitment to growth, and we expect from you the same dedication to excellence that we invest daily. Visit our Organizations & Teams, Startups & Founders, and Career Professionals pages prior to contacting us to set up your initial strategy session.

Team member biographies and areas of specialization can be viewed below.

(Clicking on above photos reveals each coach's geographical location)


Beth's Services: Financial Education & Coaching, Mindfulness Training, Facilitation

CFO & COACH/CONSULTANT
CFO & COACH/CONSULTANT

Beth Crittenden enjoys working within the broad spectrum of practical/factual to emotional/energetic (i.e. spreadsheets to empathic listening; P & L reports to identifying and practicing healthy boundaries; data analysis to deep, clarifying conversations). She brings training and experience in Somatic Psychology, bookkeeping, small business consulting, coaching and communication support for individuals and partners, group facilitation, workshop delivery, Profit First Professionals, mediation, and mindfulness practice (including tennis, which continues to provide her patience and humility!).

CFO & COACH/CONSULTANT

Dana's Services: Executive Coaching, Mindfulness Training, Wilderness Retreats

DIRECTOR OF COACHING
DIRECTOR OF COACHING
Dana Menlove is dedicated to cultivating communities of conscious, change-making leaders. Her focus is at the intersection of purpose and high performance, supporting and challenging leaders to serve with excellence even and especially in critical, uncertain conditions. Dana specializes in the clearer mind, authentic presence, and deepening awareness, compassion, and trust. She works with executives and leadership teams in myriad sectors from high-tech and social enterprise to manufacturing and medicine. In addition to serving clients 1:1 and in teams, Dana leads retreats in wilderness and teaches a mindful leadership course in the College of Innovation + Design at Boise State University. She thrives and is most at home in the wild mountains and rivers of Idaho and Argentina.

DIRECTOR OF COACHING

Hedy's Services: Team Coaching, Dialogue Facilitation, Leadership Coaching & Programs

DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN ENGAGEMENT
DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN ENGAGEMENT

Living and working in Paris, France as an executive coach and leadership development consultant for more than 20 years has enabled Hedy Caplan to develop the skills and sensitivity that lead to effectiveness in working with diverse populations, ages, national and corporate cultures. The key to performance resides in our ability to focus attention, appeal to intrinsic motivations and develop the confidence to make decisions and follow through. To this, Hedy brings years of Mindfulness practice, and she assists her clients in developing greater awareness, confidence, emotional stability, and clarity that facilitate commitment to objectives and outcomes aligned with what brings meaning, joy and the sense of good work done well. In addition to individual and team coaching, Hedy has developed a process for transferring her skills to co-development peer groups, bringing emotional intelligence, self-mastery and openness to differences into the space where collaborative dialogues and peer-development dynamics can be developed. Hedy's approach is informed by her training in psychosynthesis, which promotes the integration of body, mind and emotions. She became a coach under the guidance of Sir John Whitmore and his team of Olympic coaches.

DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN ENGAGEMENT

Jen's Services: Corporate Yoga, Private Yoga, International Yoga Retreats

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE YOGA
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE YOGA

Jen Burk Reynolds designs and executes on-site corporate yoga programs that complement organizations' in-house workplace wellness initiatives. Jen works with organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that seek to increase overall employee engagement, employee job satisfaction, and the development of a mindful, emotionally intelligent workplace.

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE YOGA

Jim's Services: Sales Teams, Leadership Resilience, Corporate Presence

DIRECTOR OF SALES STRATEGY
DIRECTOR OF SALES STRATEGY

Jim Schaffer is a mindfulness trainer and consultant who has had a decades-long career in the corporate world, primarily in advertising and market research. He has been conducting workshops and speaking on mindfulness in business since 1990. Jim helps organizations and leaders develop the ability to see things clearly, focus on getting results, and maintain high morale & deep resilience, regardless of what is going on around them. He has been a featured speaker at the Boston Whole Health Expo and the Babson College International Symposium on Business and Spirituality. Jim lives with his wife in the Boston area.

DIRECTOR OF SALES STRATEGY

Jonathan's Expertise: Business & Leadership Coaching, Corporate Culture, Mindful Leadership

FOUNDER & CEO
FOUNDER & CEO

Jonathan Reynolds is founder and CEO of Mindful Life, Mindful Work. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jonathan’s business and leadership coaching clarifies and leverages the value propositions and key relationships of his clients. Since 1997, Jonathan has trained extensively in the discipline of mindfulness, and his work with leaders emphasizes simple and practical ways to improve performance, efficiency, and workplace cultures by integrating mindfulness sensibilitiesRead More

FOUNDER & CEO

Kari's Services: Leadership Coaching, Co-Founder Coaching, Team Consultation

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Kari Sulenes has a passion for facilitating the development of workplaces and life designs that allow people to be their most authentic selves.  Her background in clinical psychology and mindfulness practice make her an intuitive and attentive partner for leaders, employees, teams, and organizations.  Kari believes that showing up as your full self is a holistic endeavor and she strives to integrate the mind, body, community, and transcendent aspects of life in all of her work.

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Megan's Services: Nutrition Coaching, Mindful Eating, Wellness Programs

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Megan Barnett works as an educator and coach facilitating the incorporation of healthy behaviors into her clients’ daily lives using nutrition, lifestyle, and mindful eating to promote overall wellness and optimal functioning. Megan has a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University, is a certified yoga instructor and is currently completing a Master's degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

COACH & CONSULTANT

Nichole's Services: Mindfulness Training, Coaching & Facilitation, Retreats & Workshops

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Mindfulness Trainer, facilitator and coach, Nichole Proffitt, has worked with small and large groups facilitating mindfulness based programs and transformation processes for over 10 years. Her passion for her work and her own personal growth are founded in the belief that mindfulness brings us closer to the truth. She sees her work with clients as a shared journey of personal exploration and inner cultivation. Nichole works with clients in private practice, teaches workshops, daylong and weeklong retreats and offers mindfulness-based programs at various institutions and organizations throughout the Bay Area. She has degrees in psychology and education, and is a graduate of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center/Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior as a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF). Nichole is also currently in training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

CEO & FOUNDER

Pete's Services: Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Yoga & Meditation Instruction

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Pete Chandonnet brings over 13 years of experience as a leadership coach, yoga and mindfulness instructor. He assists individuals to be their best selves and to do their best work, thus thriving in all areas of their life including their work. Prior to coaching, Pete spent 12 years working in leadership development and experiential education. Pete has advanced Falling Awake coaching training, as well as an MS from University of Michigan and a BA in Economics and Political Science from University of Richmond.

COACH & CONSULTANT

Ritu's Services: Design Thinking, Program Development, Corporate Wellbeing

DIRECTOR OF WELLBEING & CORPORATE PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR OF WELLBEING & CORPORATE PROGRAMS

Ritu Riyat integrates her experience as an epidemiologist, yoga and meditation teacher, health coach, and behavior change expert in designing effective and engaging wellbeing programs for individuals and organizations. Believing that true change comes from the inside out she has worked with executives, athletes, law enforcement, and fortune 500 companies to go beyond traditional wellness programs and create a culture of wellbeing in the workplace.

     As a speaker and educator she delivers seminars on stress, teaches pop up meditation labs, and coaches clients to create simple habits for sustainable health. Ritu earned her BS in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, a Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology from USC and is 500-hr certified yoga teacher. In her spare time she can be found striking a yoga pose, sitting in silence, or writing about all things wellness on her blog: eat.move.meditate.

DIRECTOR OF WELLBEING & CORPORATE PROGRAMS 

Shenandoah's Services: Coaching, Mindfulness Training, Facilitation, Program Development

Shenandoah Weiss is a coach, mindfulness teacher, and corporate learning specialist who’s passionate about each human’s potential to grow and transform. In her coaching practice she partners with clients to help them deepen into their aliveness in order to navigate the transition between who they presently are and what they are longing to do or become. Her “embodied leadership” coaching is based in mindfulness, neuroscience, action-oriented communication, and body-based practices and research. Shenandoah has worked with a myriad of organization types from hypergrowth technology companies to universities and nonprofits to design and facilitate learning and development programs and workshops. With an unquenchable desire to explore and honor the complexity of the human experience, Shenandoah earned her MA in social science from the University of Chicago, her professional coaching certificate from the Strozzi Institute, and her BA in communication studies and anthropology from UCLA.

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Stephen's Services: Technical Consulting, Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence Coaching

COO & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
COO & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Stephen Morse, COO and Director of business development at MLMW, integrates neuroscience, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence practices into his coaching and education of technology leaders, unlocking more well being, better team collaboration, and higher performance. A 25 year veteran of the software technology industry, and a Search Inside Yourself Teacher Trainee (SIYLI.org), Stephen currently delivers technical workshops on SaaS best practices and mindfulness, and seeks to help lead the change in the way technology is built and delivered, increasing technology's overall value to society and to the well-being of its workers and consumers.

COO & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 

Tiffany's Services: People Strategy, Development, Systems

DIRECTOR OF CULTURE & TEAM EXPERIENCE
DIRECTOR OF CULTURE & TEAM EXPERIENCE

Tiffany Foo, Director of Culture and Team Experience, was forged in the fires of early stage startups. Tiffany has led people strategy and built people infrastructure for multiple emerging San Francisco Bay Area companies. As a culture crafter and organizational midwife she wields a refined interpersonal intuition, org development savvy, and a human resources background to build people centric cultures that help companies do their thing, better. In the business of facilitating whole human development, her coaching works at the intersections of people, systems, and relationships.

DIRECTOR OF CULTURE & TEAM EXPERIENCE 

Varun's Services: Business Growth Coaching, Harnessing Intuition & Creativity

DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

“Magic unfolds when rational thinking and gut intuition can exist in unison”, and Varun Venugopal Gupta is a man on the journey to harness both. Based in Goa, India, he helps businesses worldwide achieve stellar results by simply tuning in - businesses grow when entrepreneurs grow from the inside. Varun's work draws upon his experience as an improv-theatre actor and his understanding of human dynamics and complex business processes. An engineer by education, he believes that most complex problems come down to just 1-2 key variables. In addition to his work with leaders, Varun is curator of the Global Shapers Community in Goa, a World Economic Forum initiative; a Starting-bloc fellow; and until recently, was a partner at MaynardLeigh Associates, a UK based behavioural consulting firm pioneering the use of theatre, psychological insight, and frameworks for organisational change. Varun's clients have included McKinsey & Company, HSBC, Coca-Cola India, EY, and Genpact.

     Varun lives an off-the-grid life in Goa, practicing Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form, growing (some) and cooking (most) of his own food. He loves spending time outdoors (sailing, swimming, trekking, cycling) and spiritually engages via movement, minimalism and meditation. He is currently working on a book and dabbles in theatre and facilitation whenever he finds the time.

DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Yingzhao's Services: Leadership & Team Coaching, Facilitation, Wilderness Programs

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Yingzhao Liu has a practice of integrating deep spiritual practice with our complex modern life. Drawing from Zen Buddhism as well as the Native American path, Ying supports others in their journey of inner and outer transformation by shifting consciousness to deeper and deeper levels. As a design leader in Silicon Valley, she also draws from a deep investigation of human and organizational processes. She has lead experiential education for over a decade and loves to facilitate group processes in nature. Ying is native to mainland China and has traveled to 30 countries, always affirmed by people's relationship with the environment they live in—their creativity and spirituality in everyday life.

COACH & CONSULTANT



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