Inspiring Teachers

Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), this Coaching for Transformation program is led by seasoned trainers with extensive experience in:


Providing an in-depth curriculum for transformation through coaching using the wisdom of the body and emotions to create alignment of heart, mind, and energy


Delivering an accredited coach training curriculum that addresses the assets and challenges faced by people of different cultures, including issues of power and privilege, social justice and to making coaching accessible to less served communities


Holding values of growth and possibility to support each individual in    fulfilling their purpose and contribution



Richard MichaelsRichard Michaels, MCC, coauthor of Coaching for Transformation, is cofounder, partner, and director of the Leadership That Works Coaching for Transformation program, which launched in 2005. A founding member of Kripalu Center, master certified coach, Gestalt therapist, fundraiser, and artist, Michaels has led seminars on personal, professional, and spiritual development for more than 30 years.

Mary KuentzMary Kuentz, PCC, CPCC, is a coach and senior faculty member of Leadership That Works and Coaching for Transformation. Since 1999, she has coached executives, small business owners, community leaders, seekers, and coaches, helping them become spiritually fulfilled while also making the most of their talents at work and in life.


Damon Gbuduala Azali-Rojas, PCC, is a life coach and community organizer who trains and mentors coaches. He is a RoadMap affiliate and a Coaching for Justice core coach. He has over 15 years experience in social and racial justice movements addressing state and community violence and promoting healing.                                                                     

Rebecca Aced-Molina, ACC, coaches and trains leaders, managers, activists and social entrepreneurs to build socially, economically, culturally, and spiritually vibrant workplaces and communities. She co-authored “Plan to Lead”, a course for parents advocating for quality public education. 

Guthrie Sayen, PhD, PCC, is a senior mentor and faculty member of Coaching for Transformation and the co-founder and lead trainer for the coaching certification program at The Graduate Institute. Guthrie is certified by the International Coach Federation, the Coaches Training Institute, and the True Purpose Institute, and trained in Internal Family Systems, Voice Dialogue, Pyschosynthesis, four archetypes coaching, and Lucid Living.

Belma González, PCC, has been providing assets-based, culturally aware coaching to nonprofit and social justice activists since 2004. She works with diverse, multigenerational clients on leadership enhancement, change management, work life transitions, balance, and fulfillment. Belma has coached participants of thirteen leadership development programs to date; all with an eye to strengthening the nonprofit sector and social justice movement.

Teachers subject to change.

Join the CFT faculty for a free introductory teleclass about the Coaching for Transformation sessions:


November 15 and 17
December 14 and 15


January 11 and 12
February 8 and 9
March 8 and 9
April 12 and 13
May 10 and 11
May 31 and June 1

All teleclass registrants receive a 50% discount on dorm housing for the CFT program. Call 877.944.2002 to register or learn more.