Coaching Champions Community


The Coaching Champions Community is a networking and educational forum that is open only by invitation to corporate human resource and learning leaders responsible for executive coaching within their organization.

Admission to the Coaching Champions Community is complimentary for qualified members.

Designed especially for Human Resource Professionals

The Coaching Champions Community offers its members the chance to participate in a variety of virtual learning formats that address and educate on the challenges and leading trends of the executive coaching industry:

 Panel Discussions

Presentations by Thought Leaders
Interactive Workshops


Three (3) ICF CCE Units for each LIVE session attended
The community supports opportunities for networking, strong peer-to-peer learning, and clear and concise take-aways that can immediately be applied to real-world corporate scenarios. 

We envision this community to be a small, select group of CHROs, CLOs, corporate executive development leaders, and those with similar roles within their organization . Executive Coaching Practice Leaders from non-profit organizations are also welcome.

In order to ensure a peer-only experience for leaders who oversee or manage the corporate executive coaching function within their organization, external coaching providers are excluded.





In 2019, CoachSource hosted one of the first Pan-European coaching forums called ‘Dedicated Best Practices in Executive Coaching’. Its success is what has driven the CoachSource team to build the Coaching Champions Community.Watch the highlight video from the 2019 Live Forum! (Please note: The 2021 Coaching Champions Community will be 100% virtual.) 

The Coaching Champions Community is Unique Because:

Every member is fully-vetted to ensure the group consists of like-minded peers and influencers in the executive coaching industry

All members have access to an open forum for asking questions, sharing ideas, and staying on top of industry trends
Some members may have the opportunity to be featured as a panelist in an upcoming Coaching Champions webinar.**

**Webinar topics for the year have been determined in advance and panelists will be selected based on their relevance to those topics. Not all members will be featured as a panelist.

Upcoming 2021 Events
In order to attend the upcoming forums, please APPLY TO JOIN the Coaching Champions Community

NOVEMBER 10, 2021 @ 10:00AM - 11:00AM PST

When Roles, Goals, and People Change: Managing through Organizational Transitions

CoachSource Moderator:  Brian Underhill, Ph.D.



Navid Nazemian, PCC, Global Head of HR & Executive Transition Coach, Vodafone


Navid helps leaders successfully transition into new roles through maximising their leadership impact, build high performing teams and create admired organisations. Navid is an unparalleled expert and thought leader in executive transitions, having lived and successfully worked in 5 countries across 6 sectors and working with C-level leaders on the same as a Coach. He brings to the table an eclectic background that spans over 2 decades of HR experience in some of the world’s most admired organisations at country, regional and global leadership level, in both emerging and developed markets.


Bob Kunkle, Jr., Executive Vice President – Executive Coaching

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP


Bob Kunkle is an ICF Certified Professional Coach (PCC) and in Systemic Team Coaching through the Global Team Coaching Institute. He leads the Catalyst Coaching Practice at DHG in Charlotte NC. Bob has a proven track record of helping people and their teams gain clarity, focus on what's important to them, take action, grow and reach their full potential. Bob is a caring guy with enough edge to help you bring out your best. After working in private practice as an executive coach for 12 years, Bob was recruited to serve as an executive coach at EY as part of the Americas Coaching Practice. After an amazing 5 years, he was recruited to join DHG to build the executive coaching practice in support of the partner group and that work is thriving as leaders at DHG reach for their full potential.


Whether it be onboarding a new executive to the organization; or the movement of an existing leader to another – typically higher – position, change can be hard. In situations like this, executive coaching is often called upon to assist in the transition. Preceded only by leadership development coaching, transition coaching is the second most commonly-utilized type of executive coaching. In fact, according to the 2020 Executive Coaching for Results Research Study, internal practice managers reported that transition coaching accounted for 48% of the executive coaching that took place in their organizations. During this webinar, attendees will hear examples of past successes in transition coaching and learn the warning signs that help identify key opportunities for implementing an executive coaching transition strategy.


















































Past Events
For access to recordings, please APPLY TO JOIN the Coaching Champions Community

January 26, 2021

The Changing Landscape of Coaching: Stories from the Real World

CoachSource Moderator:  Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D.


Mohsin Siddiqui

Global Head, Organizational Effectiveness


Mohsin is an international HR executive with multi-national, cross-industry, generalist experience and expertise in business partnering, agile and digital transformations, and talent management. He is further focused on enterprise and strategic interventions including psychometric assessments, coaching, connecting talent to strategic value and Agile/Future ways of working.


Erica Desrosiers

Head of Talent

Johnson & Johnson Consumer


As the Head of Talent at Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Erica specializes in talent management, high potential assessment and development, succession management and talent planning, performance management, 360 feedback, executive coaching, and organizational  surveys.


During this webinar, Brian moderated a conversation with our featured panelists on the changing landscape of the coaching industry. Referencing new data derived from the recently-released Executive Coaching for Results research study, Brian and the panelists discussed future trends in coaching, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and current social justice inequities on the coaching industry, and the most prominent reasons why organizations may look to hire executive coaches in 2021 and beyond.


MARCH 11, 2021

The MYTHS of a Coaching Culture: How to Build, Scale, and Sustain Coaching at Multiple Levels in the Organization

CoachSource Moderator:  Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D.


Ginny Gray, MA

HR Director, Global Coaching, Assessments & Facilitation

Intel Corporation

Ginny is a leader committed to the team, the process, and the individual, while helping them on their path of growth and discovery. She thrives in environments where she can define new strategies, solve complex problems, and pull the right people and processes into place to deliver impactful results. Ginny is passionate about manager and leader development.  She holds a master’s degree in psychology, focused on Organizational Behavior and is a certified leadership coach, as well as both a Hogan and Korn Ferry assessment interpreter.


During this webinar, we discussed ways to promote a culture that sees coaching as more than a fix for "problem" employees, and rather as an organization-wide solution. This session introduced and discussed the Maturity Model.


MAY 20, 2021 @ 10:00AM - 11:00AM PST

Leveraging Group Wisdom to Ignite Strategy: Next Practices in Group Coaching
​CoachSource Moderator:  Jeff Nally



Pamela Siliato, Global Head of Talent Management at Marvell Technologies 


Pamela Siliato is a strategic Organization Development and Learning executive with over 25 years of progressive leadership expertise in High Tech, BioPharma, Medical Device, Healthcare and Power industries. She has worked as a leader in Talent Management, People Development, Coaching and Performance Improvement for notable companies such Google, Medtronic, AbbVie, Hewlett-Packard and Applied Materials. Pamela specializes in Organizational Development & Learning, Team Chartering & Development, Executive & Team Coaching & Assessment, and Organizational Planning & Capability. Her current role is Global Head of Talent Management for Marvell Semiconductors, Santa Clara California.


Gina Chaney, USP/ViiV I&D Business Lead, US Inclusion & Diversity, GSK

Gina Chaney is an accomplished commercial leader and motivator with a 20-plus-year record of success driving the design, development, and execution of initiatives across sales, marketing, product, skills-based training and Inclusion and Diversity talent development programs for pharmaceutical giant, GSK. In her current role as an Inclusion and Diversity Business Lead, Gina is dedicated her role as an I&D strategist in identifying and leveraging opportunities to build a more diverse and inclusive organization through dynamic dialogues, coaching workshops and other business key I&D initiatives. Gina is adept at building, cultivating, and empowering teams to perform at optimal levels. Gina possesses an inspirational leadership style centered on her honed strategic planning, relationship-building, communication, coaching, facilitation, public speaking, and team-building skills. Key initiatives that Gina has led focus on Diverse Talent Programs such as the Accelerating Difference for Diverse Men and the Women of Color Field Initiative. The programs are coaching based and designed to develop and progress high potential diverse talent into senior roles within GSK.

Group coaching has recently found its place in the spotlight – largely due to the pandemic – as a meaningful way to address organizational challenges. From product development to DEI solutions and crisis management to leadership development, group coaching leverages the wisdom of the group to ignite strategy and accelerate solutions.


This learning event will help attendees craft group coaching programs using next practices to guide their organizations and leaders through challenge and change.

JULY 15, 2021 @ 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT

Driving Innovation: How to Apply Coaching to Increase Team Creativity and Productivity

​CoachSource Moderator:  Dan Feldman




Whitney Thoren, Sr. Program Manager, Learning and Development at Zillow Group


Whitney leads Zillow's executive leadership development programming, helping them to approach workplace challenges from new perspectives and with better tools. As a Senior Program Manager for the Learning and Development team, Whitney believes that today’s leadership requires empathy, humility, and adaptability in order to achieve incredible results.

Whitney holds a BS in Human Services and an MA in Organizational Leadership. Before joining Zillow, she ran her own leadership and organizational development consulting practice. Outside of time spent with Zillow, Whitney is part of a psychodrama learning community, a foster parent, and obsessed with her dog, Peaches.


Team coaching builds a work group's collective ability to collaborate and discuss ideas in more open and creative ways. It helps team members build a foundation of trust and hold each other accountable. In short, team coaching paves a pathway for teams to develop greater strategic awareness and decision-making skills.


This webinar features success stories of organizations that have used executive team coaching to drive key initiatives of a workgroup or team. Our panelists will share first-hand accounts of how team coaching has aided their senior team in achieving their strategic initiatives and organizational goals.


SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 @ 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT

Taming the Wild, Wild West: How to Gain Control of Organization-wide Coaching Activities

CoachSource Moderator:  Keiko Hsu



Matthew Black, CPTD®, SHRM-SCPsm

Global Chief Learning Officer, Edelman​


Matthew Black is the Global Chief Learning Officer for Edelman.  He is responsible for building and managing a high-quality learning and development function which includes the design and delivery of the organization’s learning strategy, including overseeing onboarding and executive coaching.  Matthew is a master facilitator and has delivered hundreds of leadership, management and professional skills development programs, and he has facilitated talent and team building interventions. 

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm.  As a global communications company, they partner with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Their honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

Prior to joining Edelman, Matthew was the SVP, Learning & Development for CMG/ Weber Shandwick.  In addition, Matthew has held Learning & Development roles at Daymon Worldwide and Deutsche Bank.

Matthew holds the Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Association for Talent Development Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD®) designations and has been certified to design educational programs by Friesen, Kaye and Associates, an industry-leader in instructional design, training and performance solutions.  He is also a certified Diversity & Inclusion facilitator.
Matthew earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and his Master’s Degree in Design from New York University.


Karen Meyer-Ponzi, Executive Development,
AbbVie Inc.


Karen Meyer-Ponzi has global responsibility for the Executive Coaching practice at AbbVie, Inc.  She also leads various programs such as AbbVie’s Key Talent Director Development Program, Executive Transition Program, and Women’s Leadership Journey.
Founded as a spinoff from Abbott Laboratories in 2013, AbbVie, Inc. is a research-driven, global biopharmaceutical company most known for their top-selling drug Humira. They now develop and manufacture a broad portfolio of specialty drugs.  Last year, AbbVie completed a $63 billion acquisition of Botox maker Allergan PLC. Before joining AbbVie in December 2017, Karen spent 17 years as an executive coach and leadership development consultant.  She is a certified coach through New Ventures West, has earned her Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is certified in more than fifteen psychological assessments and 360 surveys including the Hogan Assessments.


Before starting her own coaching practice, she was Vice President, Organization Development with Equity Office Properties Trust and Senior Director, Organization Development with ADP.
Karen has a MA in Organization Development from Loyola University Chicago.

If you’re responsible for overseeing coaching activities, how do you get your arms around all the ad-hoc coaching going on unbridled across a far-flung organization? In this webinar, you’ll hear panelists share their stories of how they were able to tame the “wild, wild west” coaching situation and develop manageable programs and processes. You’ll also learn the various stages of organizational maturity moving toward a coaching culture, and how to take the first steps toward optimizing your coaching investment. 

If you’re responsible for overseeing coaching activities, how do you get your arms around all the ad-hoc coaching going on unbridled across a far-flung organization?  In this webinar, you’ll hear panelists share their stories of how they were able to tame the “wild, wild west” coaching situation and develop manageable programs and processes.  You’ll also learn the various stages of organizational maturity moving toward a coaching culture, and how to take the first steps toward optimizing your coaching investment.

  • Initial steps you can take to determine what coaching activities are going on, and how much money is being spent on coaching.
  • Policies and practices you can implement to improve visibility, consistency, and control.
  • Pitfalls to avoid when rolling out process changes to enable you to oversee and manage coaching activities across your organization.

CoachSource Moderators

Dan Feldman

Team Coaching Specialist
& Engagement Manager
CoachSource, LLC

Keiko Hsu

Vice President,

Client Operations
CoachSource, LLC

Jeff Nally

Group Coaching Specialist

& Vice President of the

Global Coach Community

CoachSource, LLC

Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO
CoachSource, LLC


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