2012 Coaching Sessions

Certified coaches from Prism Coaching will facilitate break-out groups using coaching tools and techniques to explore several different topics: developing work/life balance, setting priorities and time management, effective relationships with supervisors – managing up/managing down, identifying your life purpose and professional direction. Each group will have an opportunity to learn coaching tools and techniques, witness a short demo coaching, participate in peer coaching on the session topic, and develop participant-specific next steps.

  • Coaching Session A: Balancing your Work, Life and Family
  • Coaching Session B: Managing your Time for Enhanced Productivity and Reduced Stress
  • Coaching Session C: Creating Effective Relationships with your Supervisors
  • Coaching Session D: Changing your Career or Work Direction
  • Coaching Session E: Managing your Career and your Well-being in Times of Organizational Change and Transition

About the Coaches:

Adriana Diaz brings 30 years of experience in adult education, counseling, and group facilitation to her Creative Life Coaching practice. She has taught in colleges and universities around the San Francisco Bay Area, and conducted classes and workshops across the U.S. and internationally. She has a Masters Degree in Culture and Spirituality and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute's Co-Active Coaching program. Adriana believes that through the clear determination of intention and the committed dynamics of the client-coach relationship, the client can develop habits and tools to achieve goals, increase creativity, and achieve harmony and balance in career and the ongoing process of life. A published writer, the author of Freeing the Creative Spirit (Harper San Francisco, 1992), and an exhibiting artist, Adriana utilizes the creative process as a tool and template for individual growth. She is bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English. For more about Adriana, visit http://www.yourcreativelifecoach.com.


Rebecca Aced-Molina has seventeen years of professional experience as a leadership trainer, consultant, evaluator and coach working with individuals and organizations within the non-profit, philanthropic and the public sectors for positive social change. In particular Rebecca has focused in the fields of children, youth and families, global public health, and education reform. As a coach, Rebecca is passionate about helping clients connect more deeply with their values and take action to achieve what’s most important to them.  She believes that all of us are capable of much more than we give ourselves credit for.  Her clients say her style is, “affirming, challenging and eye-opening.”  Rebecca received her professional coach certification from Leadership that Works in January 2012 and has been coaching since 2003.  She is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Dewey Schott, CPCC, PCC is passionate about helping leaders soar to new heights. He considers himself part punk, part mystic, and part organizational development nerd. He has over eighteen years of experience working in the social and cultural sectors specializing in capacity building and leadership development. Through both his coaching practice and his role as Senior Manager of Leadership Services for NAMAC, a national arts service organization, he helps people hone their leadership capabilities, achieve their creative goals, develop healthy life/work practices, and create more effective organizations. He is particularly interested in supporting LGBTQ leaders. Dewey lives in Oakland, CA with his partner Alan and his 10-year-old daughter.
Coaching individuals who are committed to transformational social change.


Ernest Mark, CPCC, has coached numerous individuals through professional leadership development, life balance and fulfillment, strengthening relationships and personal/professional transitions. His coaching style is bold, challenging, and supportive and promotes living by one’s dreams and values. Ernest also brings over ten years of experience as an organizational development consultant for small to large social justice organizations with programs in environmental justice, social services, community arts, community development and youth development. He has completed relevant training programs with the Coaches Training Institute, National Community Development Institute, Community at Work, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training and the Institute for Zen Studies.  He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Tufts University in Boston. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute. For more about Ernest, visit www.ernestmark.com.


Fresh! White, is a Certified Co-Active Life Coach, writer, speaker and presenter. As Principle of Affirmative Acts Coaching for over 3 years, Fresh! enjoys working with people from all walks of life and primarily coaches artists, students, activists and other life coaches. Fresh! works with clients to create fuller and richer experiences on their life path, including reaching particular goals, developing new skills or habits, creating new work, or simply living their dreams in larger ways.  He also has the honor of serving as a coach for members of the Brown Boi Project, a racial and gender justice project focused on masculine identified individuals.  Fresh! is a recent graduate of the Coaches Training Institute's Leadership Program.  Fresh! presents LBGTQQI anti-violence and “Getting to Know Us Discussions” as an individual consultant or volunteer with both San Francisco's and Marin's Spectrum Speakers Bureaus. Fresh! is also a certified speaker for Out & Equal. For more about Fresh!, visit www.affirmativeacts.org.



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