Leadership Breakthroughs

Our Executive Coaches

Tom Lemanski

Executive Leadership Coach - Certified Business Coach

For the past 20 years, Tom has facilitated breakthroughs for executives in over 60 different industries. Tom’s experience as both an accomplished top executive and business change agent formed the foundation for his coaching career.  >> more >>

Two decades of executive leadership formed the foundation for Tom’s coaching career.  He combines his business savvy with and a keen understanding of the human aspects of business and proficiency with world-class leadership development tools and processes.

Tom approaches his coaching engagements with a focused, results-orientated mindset and a tireless commitment to assuring his clients’ success. He is inherently analytic, highly articulate with a unique ability to sort and simplify complex details of interpersonal, organizational and operational issues.  Tom is an insightful, empathetic listener with a utilitarian mindset.  Tom draws insight from having been there and done that, as an officer and business owner in three diverse industries.

This diverse experience provides him with a unique ability to develop innovative solutions. His talent, enthusiastic style and depth of business savvy combine for an inspiring personal development experience that has proven to generate significant improved results and achievements for his clients.

In October, 2020, Tom was inducted into the Trusted Advisors Hall of Fame in recognition of his commitment, dedication and quality of work with his clients. 

Bill Voigt

Advanced Communication Specialist

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Bill’s professional mission is to help individuals and organizations excel through improved interpersonal communications. His coaching results in more collaborative and engaged environments.

Bill’s experience includes almost three decades of using innovative and strategic communication and team-building methods toward improving organizational development in various software and technology companies using The Gordon Method of collaborative communication, which focuses on identifying organizational-specific communication issues, conflict resolution, developing peer respect and team building.

Bill uses those core principles for leadership and sales training.  He has re-purposed the content for those in transition to help them in overcoming the hurdles of interviewing.

Bill’s Areas of Focus:

  • Conversational Leadership
  • Conversational Sales
  • Conversational Interviewing
  • Medical Practice Leadership Development

Utilizing the concepts embedded in two specific skills, Bill brings transformation to relationships and develops inspirational leadership skills.

Sandy Mitchell

Executive Coach - Certified Business Coach - Not-For Profit Leadership Specialist

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Sandy Mitchell is a certified business coach and executive coach. She helps leaders and teams in companies as well as non-profit organizations discover what needs to be developed or changed, and how this change will be done, in order to reach better results. She is particularly adept at helping address situations in which communication issues within a business or organization may be less than optimal. Among her coaching specialties are leadership development, planning and goal development, organizational and personal assessment and development, intercultural communications and non-profit governance.

With more than 30 years of leadership experience leading and managing international networks in not-for-profit organizations, Sandy brings a broad range of skills in working across cultures and across organizational functions. She has a holistic solutions-oriented approach involving both the big picture and awareness of specifics, encompassing the areas of visioning, planning, operations, finance, and people development.

Steve Terusaki

Executive Coach - Certified Business Coach - Specializing in Professional Service Firms and Faith Based Not-for-Profits

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Steve Terusaki works with C-level executives to help them achieve greater success through a process of dynamic inquiry. The process is grounded in “active listening” and works to uncover the assumptions and beliefs that become the deterrents that prevent each of us from being our best.

Having filled roles of CAO, COO and CEO, Steve has personally experienced the challenges that leaders at the C-level face. He is sensitive to the need for the “coaching experience” to be both a sounding board and a cushion for topics that cannot be discussed in any other place nor with any other person. Confidentiality and trust are paramount; providing the safe zone to allow these conversations to occur.

Steve utilizes proven behavioral and talent assessment tools to identify areas important in leadership development for leaders to understand and improve upon at all points in their careers.  He combines that insight with robust coaching processes customized to clients’ needs.

Steve received his MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business. His coaching work embodies the four Defining Principles of the School:

  1. Students Always
  2. Question the Status Quo
  3. Beyond Yourself
  4. Confidence Without Attitude

Steve sits on many non-profit Boards; is co-president of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network East Bay Chapter; and is a Business Coach for the U.C. Berkeley Executive Education Program.

Katie Bellamy, LCPC, BC-DMT, MPA

Executive Career Coach specializing in Decision-Making, Team Dynamics, and Experiential Techniques

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Katie coaches executives in transition and large corporate teams who need guidance navigating change and want to stop being misunderstood and step into the next phase of their career with a sense of purpose and pride. She helps clients redefine their role and approach to the workplace by learning to operate from inherent strengths. Katie uses a strengths-based approach to eliminate use of unsuccessful strategies to instead create lasting success. She helps executives and teams implement effective change, increase self-awareness, learn in a dynamic way, and improve the ability to self-reflect and remain accountable.

Katie is based in Chicago, IL but provides virtual sessions and is available to travel nationally and internationally. Katie is a certified consultant in Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA), a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), a board-certified dance/movement therapist (BC-DMT), and Reiki Master/Teacher. Katie’s mission is to facilitate success, growth, and change by removing labels and limiting beliefs and building self-awareness and the ability to follow through on goals.

Katie has coached in many settings, including individual consulting, partners’ conflict resolution, large corporate team dynamics, and corporate wellness workshops. Her approach balances creating a non-judgmental, accepting space with holding clients accountable and providing direct feedback. Katie’s clients often comment on the effectiveness of her experiential approach — Katie’s coaching and presentations are dynamic and involve clients in an active way.

Linda Saran

Career Coach

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As a Coach/Consultant, Linda Saran has witnessed her life principle—“to make a joyful difference in the lives of those she touches”—empower others to progress on their journeys. Whether trying to find a path, or scale a summit, it’s been said that Linda is the “sherpa” you want as a guide along the way.

Throughout a 30-year communications career spanning the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Linda has honed executive coaching, leadership, presentation, training, strategic planning, time management and managerial skills.

Linda has partnered with C-Suites and their teams, serving Fortune 100 companies primarily in the financial and health care industries. Clients have included Accenture, American Express, Citicorp, Bank of Montreal, Harris Bank of Chicago (now BMO), First National Bank of Chicago (now J.P. Morgan Stanley), Allstate Insurance, EHS Health Care/Good Shepherd Hospital (now Advocate), Hyatt, Pepper Construction, McClier Corporation, Lillibridge and Rustoleum Corporation.

Directing the “Second Act”

Having navigated her own re-invention through three successful careers, Linda is passionate about helping others do the same. This may include those facing, among other things, a:

  • Crossroads: career and/or life
  • Juncture: job and/or life
  • Transition: between jobs and/or industries
  • Career Reinvention: job and/or life change

Linda’s proprietary coaching program, True North Performance, provides the space and grace to explore options and create a strategic plan…for the Second, Third…Act.

John O'Sullivan

Executive Coach

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John O’Sullivan was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland, and graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1974 with a BS in Construction Economics. He has been a resident of the US since 1979. For 15 of the last 30 years, John has been a Senior Operations Executive in the electric power generation industry. He has frequently used his proficient leadership skills to effect needed cultural and management change and improvements in companies that were in financial and operational distress. He has held senior level operating positions and is acknowledged as one of the most experienced in his field of Waste to Energy. His strong work ethic combined with his excellent communications and motivational skills positions him very well for his results orientated coaching practice.

He is uniquely qualified to raise levels of performance of clients with a technically focused business. John partners with organizations to help them realize dramatic improvements in the areas of leadership, profitability, growth and the ability to attract and retain loyal customers. He supports his clients in their quest for greater results, and creates momentum through delivery of effective action programs to achieve substantial improvements in business results and lifestyle goals.

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