UWCPC – The Team

ICF accreditation

Accredited Coach Training Program seal
The UWCPC is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the accrediting body for coaching. ACTP accredited programs are all inclusive training programs, which offer start to finish coach training. Graduates of an ACTP program may apply for an individual ICF Credential including the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Watch as Magdalena Mook, CEO and Executive Director of the International Coach Federation (ICF), explains why it’s important to choose an ICF-accredited coach training program.

Who you’ll be working with

“84% of adult consumers who had experienced a coaching relationship reported that it was important for coaches to hold a credential.”

ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study

Just as it is important to your clients that you are credentialed, it is equally important that the coaches that train you are credentialed as well. So you—and eventually your clients—can be assured of receiving the most current, researched, and relevant training and coaching available today.

Chariti Gent headshotChariti Gent (MA, PCC, CPCC)
Lead Instructor and Program Director
Faculty Associate Chariti Gent is a professional leadership development coach, workplace communication expert, and team building specialist, as well as the owner of Chariti Gent Coaching and Consulting, Inc. Chariti has worked as a coach, trainer, and consultant for nearly 20 years. She began her coaching career as an internal corporate coach for a major international franchise; in 2011, she launched her own boutique coaching and consulting firm and has had the pleasure of serving clients around the globe. Chariti is known for her high energy, dynamic facilitation skills, and empathetic and direct leadership style. A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and member of the International Coach Federation, Chariti is routinely voted one of Madison, WI’s favorite life coaches by readers of both the Isthmus and Brava magazine. Learn more at charitigent.com .

Sharon Barbour headshotSharon Barbour (MPH, PCC)
Instructor and Mentor
Sharon Barbour brings ten years of coaching experience to her clients, as well as expertise in habit change, mindfulness, and leadership development. She delights in facilitating life-changing shifts in perspectives, presence, and actions that inspire clients to make fulfilling changes and creations. Her habit change expertise ensures that changes last. Sharon’s warm and creative spirit, coupled with a fluid yet rigorous coaching style, helps her clients to make breakthroughs and move past old roadblocks to positive change. A life-long learner and observer of human nature, she is inspired by human potential and inner wisdom. She certified at the PCC level through the International Coach Federation and holds a faculty position at Presence-Based Coaching & Leadership Development. Prior to coaching, Sharon earned a Master’s degree in Public Health and worked with nonprofits, cooperatives, and educational institutions, primarily in program development, evaluation, and management. She loves family time and being outside — kayaking, gardening, and simply enjoying.

Laura Gleisner headshotLaura Gleisner (MS, ACC)
Associate Instructor and Mentor
Laura Gleisner, BSE, MS, ACC is a professional leadership coach, communication specialist, and sole proprietor of Laura Gleisner Coaching + Consulting, LLC, and has over 20 years of experience as an educator, consultant, coach, and trainer. A quote attributed to Tony Robbins, “The quality of our lives is equal to the quality of our relationships,” has created the foundation for her coaching with leaders and teams. She believes that in order for leaders to create satisfying professional relationships, healthy work environments (i.e. life giving rather than life draining) and maximize their impact, leaders today need to be experts in the fine art of communication. As a leadership coach and communication specialist, Laura practices and trains leaders and teams to communicate in a way that builds trust, creates healthy work environments, and supports efficiency, productivity, and goal achievement.

Laura is a self-described “recovering perfectionist” and has struggled with social anxiety her entire life. A gift of these challenges is that she geeks out on personal development, leadership and communication books, videos, and trainings. These experiences, in addition to her work in coaching and communication, has solidified her belief that coaching conversations can change your life. lauragleisner.com


Darcy Luoma headshot Darcy Luoma (MCC, BCC, ORSCC, MSOD, CPCC)
Director of Training and Quality Control / Mentor
Darcy Luoma designed and created the Professional Life Coaching Certificate program (now the UWCPC program) at the University of Wisconsin and served as the lead instructor for its first five years. She is now thrilled to be the MCC Credentialed Director of Training. Darcy is a master certified executive and leadership coach, dynamic facilitator, and professional speaker. Her knowledge and intuitive style has helped hundreds of clients achieve remarkable results, including greater work/life balance, a clearer vision, and enhanced leadership. She is thrilled to have been voted Madison, Wisconsin’s Favorite Life Coach several times! Darcy has her Masters of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, where her thesis research showed profound results that life coaching significantly increases overall life satisfaction and professional growth. Darcy served for 12 years as the Director of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl’s office. She is now the owner and president of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC, which focuses on creating high-performing people and teams. Darcy balances her thriving business with raising her two energetic daughters, adventure travel, and competing in triathlons. You can learn more about Darcy at Link to Darcy Luoma’s personal coaching websitedarcyluoma.com


Samantha Dye headshotSamantha Dye (MA, PCC)
Samantha Dye is an organizational development and leadership coach. As owner of Dynamic Consulting, Samantha combines a coaching approach with organizational development methods to simultaneously support the uniqueness of individuals, the cohesiveness of teams, and the health of organizations.

Samantha began her career in South Africa, working for six years with a grassroots movement focused on developing leaders. After completing a stint of international development work in Afghanistan, Samantha attained her MA in Organizational Management & Development and a certificate in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University. Samantha is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and is also one of eleven international partner coaches that comprise the Center for Non-Profit Coaching (CNPC), a supporter of non-profit professionals throughout the world.

Samantha is skilled in coaching for leadership and transformation, developing cohesive teams, facilitating small groups to large community stakeholders, increasing personal and interpersonal awareness, and creating space for individuals and groups to become more effective within their environments. Samantha resides, works, plays, and recreates in Juneau, AK with her husband and daughter. Samantha loves the opportunities that life and community in Alaska bring to her work in the world.

Paul GilbridePaul Gilbride, PCC

Paul is a “recovering CPA” with 16 years of corporate experience and 7 years of coaching. In addition to his PCC designation, Paul is certified as a Dare to Lead™ facilitator based on the work of Brené Brown, and is certified in the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment. He works exclusively with people and teams in corporate America and other large organizations on topics like leadership, work/life integration and general corporate navigation. He has had the honor of partnering with many companies including KPMG, Deloitte, Department of Defense, Lionsgate, Bloomberg Corp., Talking – Talent, Elanco, and PhRMA. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and considers his role as a member of the University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach Program as one of his highest honors.

Paul is passionate about making corporate and all organizations better. He strives to make people’s lives more fulfilling, rewarding, passionate and purposeful, one organization, team or individual at a time. He believes in connection, heart and emotional intelligence. He believes we do better when we lead with compassion not fear, growth not scarcity, integration not division, and heart not hurt. Above all else, he believes in courage. Courage to stand tall in our values, courage to listen with purpose, courage to speak truth, courage to have tough conversations, and courage to put people—all people—first.

Susan KleinSusan Klein (MCC, BA, CMC)
As the owner and CEO of Success Technologies Inc., Susan has been professionally coaching/training executives and leaders for almost 30 years. She was one of the first 20 coaches in the world to be awarded the Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation, where she was one of the founders. Susan works with executives, managers, and physician leaders to deepen their leadership development in a thought-provoking process that supports them in achieving their organization and personal goals with sustainable, high-impact results. Utilizing her training from Coach U (where she was a founder), Newfield Network, Judith Glaser, Susan applies neuroscience and emotional intelligence to change human behavior.

She works with Fortune 100-1000 companies, nonprofits, health care, and government agencies. Her clients include Mayo Clinic, Exxon Mobile, Weitz Construction, Army Corp of Engineers, T-Mobile, Merck, Lifespace Senior Communities, and Wyndham Resorts. She facilitates her program “Coaching Skills for Leaders” in organizations. Susan is also an adjunct professor at Nova Southeast University, University of Miami and University of Texas/Dallas, where she teaches Coaching Competencies, Coaching Ethics, Coaching Skills for Leaders and Emotional Intelligence in the workplace, mentoring and assessing student coaches.

Susan’s mission in coaching has always been to bring joy and humanity to the workplace.

Mary Stelletello headshotMary Stelletello (MBA, MA, CPCC, PCC)
Mary Stelletello brings 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to her coaching and consulting work. She worked internationally for five years managing two corporate philanthropy programs, focusing on leadership development and education in 13 countries. She founded Vista Global Coaching & Consulting, a national consulting and coaching firm in 2010, becoming the first certified B Corp in Wisconsin in 2012.

As a leadership coach, Mary believes that everyone has talent to contribute to a successful team. It is really a matter of tapping into that talent and integrating it with the shared vision of success. Mary believes we are multidimensional, and with that she approaches coaching through looking at the whole person. She leverages her experience of working internationally to her work with leaders, capitalizing on their strengths to move toward actionable change.

Mary is certified as a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is trained as a Conversational Intelligence Enhanced Skills Practitioner and is certified in the Student Leadership Practice Inventory 360. She is an associate coach with Ken Blanchard Companies and Coaching Right Now. Mary holds an MBA and MA from the University of New Mexico and received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

As a solopreneuer, Mary maintains two virtual offices, one in Madison, Wisconsin and one in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mary spends the winter months in Oaxaca with her husband. When she isn’t doing the work she
loves, she is outside biking, hiking and playing tennis. Mary is also very active in her community, serving causes committed to business as force for good and equitable sustainable economies. You can learn more about Mary at vistaglobalcc.com.

Nancy TurngrenNancy Turngren (BSN, MA, BCC, ACC)
Nancy Turngren is a professional coach passionate about her mission of helping individuals and organizations flourish through the power of awareness and conscious choice. She believes our work and personal lives have become so driven by outside forces that it requires us to consciously pause and be mindful of our priorities. As a coach, she finds it rewarding to provide the space for individuals and organizations to work through this process and witness the growth that is achieved.

Nancy believes in life-long learning and has a Masters in Organizational Management and Development with a Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching. She is certified by the International Coach Federation and is a Board Certified Coach. She works with leaders through a humanistic approach by helping them uncover their true needs and discover ways to utilize their strengths to grow. She understands the complexity of business relationships and how this can impact the performance of an executive. The partnership she develops with clients leads to lasting changes and successful outcomes in professional and personal growth. Link to Nancy Turngren’s personal coaching websitentcoaching.com

Program support

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