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Member coaches serve various client groups including:

  • Executive Coaching,
  • Leadership Coaching,
  • Internal Coaching,
  • Life Coaching,
  • Career Coaching,
  • Team Coaching,
  • Systems Coaching,
  • and Business Coaching

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Steve Aidikonis, ACC is a trained and ICF-credentialed coach, specializing in career change and life transitions. He works with his clients to help them take positive action to achieve their goals. His professional clients run the gamut from corner office executives to corporate managers.

Along with coaching, much of Steve’s working life has been in the technical arena, and he has served in systems leadership as well as technical roles like systems analyst and project manager. The businesses he’s been part of as an employee and contractor are varied as well, and include energy services, banking and organizational development.

Besides what Steve has learned in formal training and continuing education, he brings his personal coaching style to the table. This is drawn from a varied life experience and curiosity prompting people to consider different points of view. He’s also developed the powerful skills needed to walk along with his clients so that they have ownership of their successes.

Steve is also a volunteer coach for Stand Beside Them, an organization whose mission is to provide free coaching and mentoring services to our returning service members and their families/caregivers during their transition to civilian life.
Small Business, Life/Personal, Career, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana
Sandra R. Hughes (Sandy), ACC

As a Business Consultant and Leadership Coach, my roles include: mentor, success partner, resource and guide. Goals are achieved faster and more robustly as a result of working with me, compared to figuring it out on one's own.

I parlayed a degree in Systems Analysis and Business into a 35+-year career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) specializing in business transformation. Strategy development, leadership and team relationship skills were essential to solve one business issue, and then move to the next in more than 20 assignments spanning all categories, multiple countries, and with global responsibility. As a manager at P&G, I was trained to be a coach to my employees; and, in my last decade I was acknowledged as one of the best! Since leaving P&G in 2012, I have added to my portfolio career executive board member and leader of corporate and nonprofit boards as well as Associate Certified Coach with ICF and certification with the Center for Creative Leadership in 360 assessments. I work with individuals, teams and organizations of all sizes both in person and via phone/skype. My proudest achievement, however, are my two independently successful children who give back to their communities. I draw from all of these life experiences and resources to customize an approach with each client.
Corporate/Executive, Career
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Rev. Dr. Lee Strawhun, BS, MDiv, DMin, ACC

Thirty-five plus years in the not-for-profit world has offered Lee and plethora of opportunity and experience with conflict resolution, carrying a leader’s vision through vision casting, speaking and writing along with financial development, marketing, employee development and volunteer motivation. Lee also has a background in faith development, agriculture, police chaplaincy, and emergency disasters (mostly others!) but there have been a few from his multiple hobbies including stained glass, woodworking, gardening and traveling.

If you spend some time with Lee you’ll meet a guy who will listen and help you sort though the next forward steps you can take to fulfill your dreams. Being a pastor you will even get that prayer support and honesty that comes with the integrity of years in pastoral ministry and coaching through numerous personal and personnel challenges.

Married for 35 years with two grown children, growing large volunteer organizations from the bottom up and keeping a balanced life has led this coach to coach others in personal leadership development as a whole person balancing family, work, faith, re-creation, service and personal fulfillment.
Small Business, Life/Personal, Career, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana
Kristen Beireis, ACC

Kristen Beireis is a Certified Marketing Coach and Consultant. She specializes in helping Coaches create marketing strategies and messages that are as unique as tie-dye. Her mission is to make marketing easy and natural for coaches, even if it’s something they hate when they first come to her. She helps her clients trust in their uniqueness so they stand out when their ideal client is exposed to what they offer.  Kristen believes life was meant to be enjoyed and that includes marketing.

Kristen supports the coaching industry through her volunteer work, having been the Marketing Chair for the ICF Midwest Regional Conference from 2013-2015 and in 2017, she served as VP of Membership for the ICF Ohio Valley Chapter.  For her work within the coaching industry, Kristen has been recognized as the 2015 Coach of the Year by the ICF Ohio Valley Chapter.

Connect with Kristen for a free 30 minute Values Marketing Clarity session at
Coaches’ Marketing Source
Small Business
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
John Rhoads

Through a wide range of personal and professional experiences, John passionately believes that we each have a purpose; that our personal dreams, talents, and vision fit into a bigger picture for how the world works. He is a highly motivated individual and thrives on guiding others to their own passion and inspiration. John developed his coaching and mentoring skills, working with teens through several youth programs as well as Tri-Life Leadership Training. It was in these initial programs John began to develop the skills for meeting individuals where they are and finding creative solutions to helping individuals find meaning in the world. These experiences created for John the belief that everything around us is connected and we as individuals all have a purpose to fill regardless of our history or circumstances; that this purpose provides meaning and fulfillment allowing us to overcome the obstacles we face in life. John offers a unique coaching experience. He offers an empathetic and non-judgmental perspective in how to identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent each of us from achieving the vision and purpose of our lives.
Rhoads Life Coaching
Corporate/Executive, Small Business, Life/Personal, Career, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Jeff Nally, PCC

Jeff Nally coaches people using no-nonsense neuroscience and the science of leadership. He has 25 years of professional experience in human resources, executive coaching, professional speaking, and leadership development. He created and led the Executive Coaching Practice at Humana, Inc. for senior leaders and established Humana’s Women in Leadership Group Coaching Program for the top 120 women at the health, insurance, and well-being company.

Jeff is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, Results Professional Certified Coach through The NeuroLeadership Group, and graduated with distinction with a Certificate in Foundations of Neuroleadership from The Neuroleadership Institute.

He is a certified coach supervisor, Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management and certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with the Human Resources Certification Institute.  He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and is a graduate of The Cavett Institute at NSA and The Speakers Academy at NSA Kentucky.

Jeff co-authored Rethinking Human Resources, and Humans@Work with HR and coaching thought leaders. Jeff earned a BA in Psychology from Georgetown College and an MBA from Georgia State University.  Jeff was named one of the top Twenty People to Know in Human Resources by Business First of Louisville.
Nally Group, Inc.
Corporate/Executive, Small Business, Career, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Strategic HR Advisors
Corporate/Executive, Life/Personal, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Elaine Suess, PCC

President of Beyondbeing Executive and Leadership Coaching, Elaine Suess is passionate about stirring individuals, teams and organizations to meaningful change. As an executive and leadership coach and organizational development consultant, Elaine delivers on Beyondbeing’s mission to help leaders maximize their performance and success, especially in times of change.

Elaine works with executives, and leaders at all levels, to unleash their extraordinary potential. She does this by helping them uncover blind spots and patterns keeping them from being their best, and identifying and leveraging their strengths to take their influence and impact to higher levels. With research-based tools and proven approaches, Elaine helps clients achieve lasting performance improvements in areas such as conflict management, communication, relationship management and leadership presence.

In her 20-year corporate career, Elaine was a leader in multiple disciplines at General Motors and Hill-Rom Company. Over a decade ago, Elaine founded Beyondbeing to bring the culmination of her leadership experiences, insights and strengths to others.

Elaine is a certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach, PCC, a certified Appreciative Inquiry consultant, certified in Barrett Values Cultural tools and is a Core Skills Coach in Conversational IntelligenceTM. She is certified in assessment tools such as MBTI, EQ and 360 instruments.
Corporate/Executive, Small Business, Career, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana
Dana W. Sutton, ACC

I have been coaching full-time for more than two years, and love helping people find new perspectives and possibilities. I am a nurturing, supportive coach and use my intuition and sense of humor to connect with clients’ deepest selves and hopes. As a former ministry professional, I am also attentive to spiritual resources for those clients who want to draw on or develop them. My work with ADHD students and adults creates additional change and growth opportunities. I’m also an (aging) athlete and can relate to issues of competition (along with the various kinds of stress it brings) and goal-setting. My goal: To help you Thrive, not just survive!
Sutton Coaching, LLC
Life/Personal, Career
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Cory D. Shelton, ACC

I serve individuals and companies who are interested in transformational change.  Based upon broad coaching experience, I support leaders to achieve their hoped for future.
My offer includes 1:1 personal and professional coaching, team performance improvement and training.
For larger projects, I specialize in at improving performance through; shifts in safety culture and leadership, applied behavioral science, major accident risk reduction and systematic coaching solutions.
My track record and commitment is to bring integrity, passion and quality to every endeavor.
Shelton Coaching and Consulting
Corporate/Executive, Small Business, Life/Personal, Career, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Carrie Doubts, PCC

Carrie is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in supporting people through life transitions (such as career, health, spirituality, or relationships). She holds certifications in Grief Counseling, Mentor Coaching, Relationship and Divorce Coaching, and is an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.

As the founder of Life's Next Chapter Coaching, Carrie works with men and women who have lost a spouse/partner to reconnect with their heart, reclaim their power, and re-align with their purpose to create their life's next chapter. She has created a nine-month program, Rebuilding Your Life After Loss.

Carrie works to engage her clients in discovering and embracing purpose and meaning in their lives, utilizing a potential-based coaching philosophy. A Mentor Coach for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Carrie also works with practicing coaches seeking ICF credentialing. She is sought by coaches who want to enhance their skill level and expand their capacity to support their clients through transitions, loss, and grief. She also is a member of the coaching staff for Journey Beyond Divorce.

Carrie's coaching style is characterized as loving, supportive, educational, respectful, compassionate, and empowering.
(513) 860-0448
Life's Next Chapter Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia
Belinda Gates, ACC

Belinda Gates retired as an owner of a large architectural/engineering firm and has since pursued her passion to support and inspire others to reach their goals. Now, she is an Associate Certified Coach, Speaker and Author. Her leadership development and executive coaching services support engineers, architects and manufacturing companies in the built environment as well as corporate clients and non-profit organizations. She provides one-on-one and team coaching as well as leadership retreats and strategic planning services.

Belinda serves clients in various states and travels nationwide to speak at conferences, retreats, workshops and other meetings. Her topics include varying subjects involving leadership development, increasing your value to your company, how to be a more strategic driver, increasing productivity and achieving success.

Belinda is the author of Your Successful Life, The Playbook for Defining and Achieving What Success Means to You. Her speaking engagements include SMPS conferences and corporate meetings nationwide on the topics of leadership development, goal-setting, planning, achieving success and other topics.

Belinda has served on many non-profit Boards and Commissions throughout her career.  Some of the activities that she enjoys are riding her motorcycle, flying single-engine airplanes, golf, hiking, fly-fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Coaching By Compass
Corporate/Executive, Small Business, Career, Public Speaking, Team Coaching
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia