Board of Governors

Dr. Shanmugam D. Moorthi


BOG Term: 2016 – 2019 
President Term: 2020 – 2021
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Dr. Luis Gaviria


BOG Term: 2016-2020
Vice President Term: 2019-2020
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José Manuel "Pepe" del Río Zamacona

Past President

BOG Term: 2012-2021 
Past President Term: 2018 – 2019 
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Anjali Nair

1st Vice President

BOG Term: 2018-2021 
1St Vice President Term: 2019-2021 
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Guilian Carlotti

2nd Vice President

BOG Term: 2020 – 2023
2nd Vice President Term: 2020-2023


Martha Pasternack, MMC


BOG Term: 2016-2019 
Treasurer Term: 2016-2019 
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Leanne Chan

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2016-2019 
BOG Member Term: 2016-2019 
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Carla Cofiño

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2019 – 2022 
BOG Member Term: 2019 – 2022 
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Monica Siu

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2019 – 2021 
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Gonzalo de la Canal

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2020 – 2023


Betsy Martínez

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2021 – 2023

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David Huang

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2019 – 2022 
BOG Member Term: 2019 – 2022 
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Yechezkel Madanes

BOG Member

BOG Term: 2021 – 2023

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Diana McFarlane

Virtual Assistant

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Becky Fyke


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Wendy Rumrill

Recording Secretary

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Juan "Charlie" Medina

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Shan is an International Trainer, Facilitator and Coach. Over the past 20 years, he has trained, facilitated and coached participants across the Asian region on various aspects of Leadership, Team Development and Performance Coaching. His innovative, interactive and high impact approaches empower his participants to experience, reflect and act for self and organizational improvements.

Shan has held strategic and senior management position with a multi-national Training Resource Company and coupled with his previous key position as a military officer, has given him a unique perspective in harnessing a myriad of adult-centered action learning tools to develop leadership and team competencies. A much sought after speaker, he has addressed local and international seminars and conferences.

Shan holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from University of Canberra, Australia. His professional qualification includes:

  • Certified Solution Focused Coach – Canadian Council for Professional Certification (CSFC-CCPC)
  • Independent Certified John C.Maxwell Team (JMT) Coach, Teacher and Speaker
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Certified Executive Coach (UMCCed)
  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF – IAF)
  • Senior LPI Licensed Consultant and LPI Licensed EQ Coach
  • Pass Part 1: Certified Coach – International Association of Coaches (CC-IAC)
  • Certified EQ Trainer by Six Seconds, USA.
  • Certified Professional Marketer by Asia Pacific Marketing Federation (CPM-APMF)
  • Certified Trainer by the Malaysian Human Resource Development Council

Professional Associations

  • President, International Association of Coaching
  • Founding President Malaysian Association of Facilitators
  • Member, International Association of Facilitators,
  • Founding President, International Association of Coaching, Kuala Lumpur Chapter
  • Member, Malaysian Institute of Management
  • Life Member, Institute of Marketing Malaysia

Luis Gaviria is a high impact inspirational speaker, author and professional coach. He has been featured on WLRN PBS Miami, Telemundo, Univisión, Televid, LifeDesignTV, American Latino TV. He presented “Universo Interior”, his own show (Inner Universe) in PBS, dedicated to the exploration of human nature. Currently he presents his “Neurociencias y Coaching” show (Neuroscience & Coaching) on LifeDesignTV, aired by satellite to more than twenty Hispanic countries.

He specializes in coaching and training leaders in personal and organizational transformation processes. His mission is to transform lives towards excellence and happiness, in sustainable and meaningful ways.

He is the Director and Provost at the Neuroscience & Coaching Institute, where leaders are trained in powerful coaching and mentoring approaches, to get their results to higher levels. He is also the chairman at Gaventerprise Group Corporation an American consulting firm, that designs and deploys human and organizational development processes, all this with the help of a great team of consultants. He has been a member of Executive Committees in the Gas and Oil industry, in Turkey and the Middle East.

His main areas of interest are:

  • Coaching as an essential tool for transformational and highly effective leaders.
  • Luis is a Master Coach Trainer at Neuroscience & Coaching Institute.
  • His potent training course, “Think, Act & Succeed” has helped thousands in achieving great levels of success, reaching enormous personal transformation, with a great impact their lives and business.
  • Neuroscience & Coaching: Neurocoaching – His version of Neurocoaching, Neuroscience Base Coaching is a powerful discipline that enhances personal motivation and clarity of purpose, offering tremendous possibilities for personal and professional development.
  • HSE (Health Safety Environment) & SBC (BBS: Behavior Based Safety) – Neuroscience and Coaching Leadership Training geared towards accident free, highly productive industries.
  • Cultural Transformation Process Consulting.
  • His “Train the Trainers” programs tap into the organizations own leadership and teaching resources, offering a highly cost-effective means for multiplying and deploying training processes.

Pepe is a life and executive Coach. (His expertise includes communication, retirement, Outplacement, career & life coaching). Bicultural, he has a worldwide experience in different industries and organizations. In addition, He is a speaker in human development, personal transformation, family, communication, coaching and sales topics. He works on a daily basis in del Río training and back to business.

Pepe’s purpose is, Help human beings to build responsible and conscious awakening; encouraging their potential to achieve their goals, communicate better, and to live the life they want. Pepe’s style as a coach is friendly, empathetic and assertive. He rules his work under the masteries, and the code of ethics of the International Association of Coaching that handles the highest standards of practice of coaching in the world.

Pepe is the coauthor and facilitator of the certifications “High performance families”, “Quality a personal mission”, “productive communication”& ” Public Speaking transformation”. Together with his wife Aída was the former producer and host of the family radio show, “Vivir en familia” in Mexico.

Among other studies, he holds two Coaching certifications:

  • Coaching sistémico (Systemic coaching), from More global Consulting.
  • “Life Options”. Retirement Coach, from Careers Partners International.

Pepe’s interests include spending quality time with his wife and kids; Books and theater.

Anjali brings over 20+ years of experience in human resource management as HR business partner, learning facilitator and coach. She has worked across industries with organisations ranging from MNC to start-ups.

Anjali is a Certified Masteries Coach and the founder of The HR Studio, a boutique HR consulting firm. She partners with organisations, to deliver projects that leverage her expertise in areas of performance management, leadership development, process interventions, psychometric assessment, performance and leadership coaching. She has extensive experience in designing and facilitating learning programs for organisations, and experiments with a compelling mix of learning methodologies to shape sustainable solutions. She believes in leveraging technology to build simple and scalable people processes that align with business strategy. She is passionate about creating platforms to coach women in leadership.

Anjali was heading the HR function at Acusis Software India Pvt. Ltd. ( where she successfully conceptualized, designed and implemented simple and scalable people processes and systems for their unique business model across multiple talent segments. Her belief in “what gets measured gets done” significantly optimized the processes.

She is also certified on DiSC  (DiSC Classic and Everything DiSC), GPP and Watson Glacier Critical Thinking (Pearson).

She also holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from IIT- Roorkee (India), MBA with specialisation in Human Resource Development (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, India) and a Masters degree in Labour Law and Labour Welfare.

Guilian G. Carlotti R, is primarily an entrepreneur and businessman.
Married for 30 years with his wife Nancy. Father of three children.
Since 2010 he is dedicated to coaching. Especially the executive and team coaching at the same time directs the companies he founded.
As a coach he has worked for professional soccer teams, highly competitive athletes and executives of transnational companies.
Marketing and Sales Specialist. 40 years related to media.
Founder- Director of Vanguardia Publicidad, By Pass Publicidad y D.P.I Impresión Digital.
Founder of Carlotti Coaching Center, Progressia and Empowerment Coaching Partners.
Executive Director and Executive Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia, Edo. Carabobo (1,984 – 1,988)
President of the Venezuela chapter of the International Association of Coaching (2015 – .1818)
He is currently a career development program coach, global chapter coordinator and member of the governing board of the International Association of Coaching.
For the last 15 years he has conducted Conferences and Seminars in 12 countries, on: Coaching, leadership and teamwork.

I have been a member of the IAC since 2009 and am now certified by the IAC® with MMCC status. Over my 35+ years of professional life as a nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner, and my 10+ years as a certified life coach, I am excited to champion the development of life coaching as an elegant and potent way to promote global peace, kindness, health and self-acceptance for all people.

I feel committed to supporting life coaches worldwide to do the work they’re called to do in the name of “Expanding The Path to Coaching Mastery”, the IAC® slogan.

It is with a sense of humility that I am able to serve as a member of the IAC® Board of Governors.

I was initially certified as a life coach by the Fearless Living Institute and am currently a Master Coach, Mentor Coach and Certified Trainer for the Fearless Living institute. I have been the director of the International Coaching Program, now known as the LCCP, for the Fearless Living Institute. I am currently serving as mentor for the LCCP.

I have been writing for the IAC VOICE™ since 2013. In addition I have been writing for the Huffington Post since 2012. I have created and participated in mastermind groups focused on business building and professional growth.

My husband and I live in southwest Colorado with winter jaunts to southeast Florida. I have 2 adult children, that I am very proud of, and my first grandchild who inspires me to continue this work for a peaceful world for him and for  children the world over.

Professional Coach/HR Practitioner, Hong Kong

Leanne is a career & leadership coach serving both on campus and in corporations leveraging her corporate talent management experience plus her interest in young people’s aspirations.  Drawing on over 15 years of a value-added human resources professional in multinational corporations, provides HR consultancy to senior executives and leaders on talent management and leadership coaching in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. 

For the past few years Leanne has been developing her career, performance and leadership coaching skills focus on helping individuals and organizations to unleash their potential and achieve greater performance through a blended approach of individual and team coaching, training, facilitation and action learning to enhance personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness.

Leanne obtained her Associated Certified Coach from International Coaching Federation since 2012.   Passed Test 1 (Written Test) from International Association of Coaching in 2013 and got the Practitioner Certification in 2015. Leanne keeps on expanding her path to coaching mastery. 
She has strong desire to help early career professional become who they’re, not being under others life. Enhance their conversation skill to improve the working life and family life.

Carla Cofiño is a Personal and Team Coach, she defines herself as a confidence and awareness coach for change and that is how her clients and students identify her. She is CEO, together with her husband Tomas Lozada, of the BCF Group, learning platform whose mission is to train leaders and empower teams with Coaching tools. They have trained about 300 Coaches since 2014 with their Training Program in Life & Sport Coaching and providing training and support to teams, project leaders and entrepreneurs in Venezuela, Panama and Chile in face-to-face format and in different Spanish-speaking countries in an online format.

From the age of 21, she has trained people, initially, in academic and technical areas such as economics and financial risk, and later in the management of organizational change, the development of communication skills, speaking, impact presentations and the strengthening of relationships on their teams.

Certified Coach by the International Coaching Community led by Joseph O’Connor (ICC #8006). Founding Coach of the Venezuela Chapter and the Panama Chapter of the International Association of Coaching. IAC Member #169756 with the IAC Masteries Practitioner Designation. Coach in training of the Empowerment Coaching Program of del Río Training.

As a Personal and Team Coach, Carla has specialized in working with beliefs, which has earned her the recognition of clients and colleagues for her Power Class Program “The World of Beliefs”, where she delivers her methods and tools to transform behaviors and results on a personal and professional level.

Economist (UCV University degree) with a Master in Financial Management (ISEAD & Westfield Business School, Spain) and a Teaching Diploma (UCV & UNEFA, Venezuela). Financial Risk Specialist with extensive experience in banking, reaching important positions at a young age. Researcher and Instructional Designer with experience in the design of models and methodologies.

Lover of physical activity, with training in different disciplines: CofiDance™ Free Dance, TRX® Suspension Training, Pilates and Functional Training System (FTS)®. Mother of a beautiful son and two pets (a furry cat and loving Pitbull), passionate about human potential and eternal apprentice with an extended family in the world.

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Monica is the Board Governor (Global), and Leader of HK Chapter of the
International Association of Coaching (IAC).She is a certified coach at master
level, accredited by the IAC. Monica is passionate about unleashing people’s
potential and exploring the megatrend of the world. Continuous life-long
learning is what she has been fascinated. She believes that the opportunity is
for those who have prepared. Anyone will shine if his or her strength
\potential is identified and developed.

Monica has solid experience in talent development, leadership\career coaching,
and leadership development training. She is a columnist for a local magazine,
the articles she contributes are mainly about career development and the future
trend in the talent market. Before being a professional full-time coach,
Monica had held responsible positions in the function of talent management with
sizable corporations in Greater China for more than 15 years.

Gonzalo de la Canal – I am a full-time loving father, explorer, and lifelong apprentice.

During my journey of self-knowing and development I have been Captain of sea going vessels sailing all around the globe, port Captain, international business consultant at government, companies, and entrepreneurs, university professor at UNSAL, UTN, UdeMM, maritime agent, developing oil trading business, independent business consultant and Coach.

Since 2004 started with coaching trainings and when I knew at 2016 that IAC Certification path were available in Spanish I become member, start my certification path and join as volunteer with the commitment to Expand the path to Coaching Mastery, IAC values, and promote compassion, kindness and self development through coaching conversations in a context of humility, mutual respect, validation and letting arise the best potential that each one of us already have. I’ve been Chapter Leader at Uruguay from 2018 to 2020.

Nowadays I’m associated at Zona-H Organizational and personal coaching with Ontological Coaching approach, associated at Peregrinus implementing AGILE training and practices along with coaching approach, in companies, and as last, becoming a Yoga teacher to integrate this discipline to my life and coaching practices.

My vision is to serve and be part of something bigger than an individual effort to raise awareness, compassion, kindness, peace, love, acceptance, and inclusion. I’m convinced as Thomas Leonard said, “all problems exist in the absence of a good conversation” and therefore here I am! not to solve problems but to promote and facilitate good conversations.

Betsy Martínez, a woman who loves creativity and being amazed by life with a curious spirit. In love mother, faithful life partner and a professional in the business world that she started the professional record of her doing a corporate career until the day of her labor and professional independence. Since 2011, she made the best decision of her life by creating her portfolio of services with her Coaching & Organizational Development company, BMM & ASOCIADOS. In 2015 she opened her second company, Human Resources Latin America; a proposal for Executive Education with disruptive methodologies and active learning. And in 2019 she created the Institute for Positive Organizations. Since her 3 ventures, she continues to develop, train and certify professionals and organizations throughout the Latin American region.
In the Coach career she has been a Master Coach- Expert Degree since 2013, certified by The International School of Coaching-Spain, with accreditations in: Corporate Coaching, Coaching for entrepreneurs, Executive Coaching, Personal Coaching. Since 2020 she is part of the Conscious Business Center Program (CBC-Fred Kofman) as a Conscious Business Coach.
In the career of Positive Psychology, he is a specialist in Happiness Sciences and Positive Organizations by reference institutions: Institute of Happiness Sciences, Tecmilenio University-México, DF, the Integral Wellness Institute (IBI, México-DF) and the Wholebeing Institute – Program of Dr. Tal Ben Shahar- USA.
She is the author of the Empresas Azules® Model, a project of organizations that develop positive cultures and the transformation towards Positive Organizations. She designs cultural transformation programs and coaching processes for organizational development. At the same time, she is the creator of the Conscious Leadership Hub Program for Triple Balance companies (B Companies).
She has other international accreditations such as: Appreciative Inquiry, Thinking Partner, Appreciative Coaching & Leadership and is a teacher at the Institute for Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogues (IDEiA).
Between her current partnerships and her volunteering, Betsy takes volunteer service as an extension of her life. She is the founder and current Vice-president of the Red Beta Association with a focus on Gender Equality and Female Leadership. She is the founder of the Costa Rica Chapter of the IAC and an active volunteer in the IAC Chapter of Mexico.
Regional Coordinator of Chapters for Ibero-America of the International Association of Coaching (IAC).
International speaker on different topics of Positive Psychology, Work and Personal Well-being, Transformations of Positive Cultures, Women’s Leadership, Speaking from the intelligence of the heart, Triple Balance Companies and Conscious Leadership.

Graduated from School of Information Studies, Syracuse Univ. some forty years ago, David is a quite old fashion IT guy.

Has been in the educational sectors (teaching in the colleges and universities), semiconductor field (document control head for TSMC & ASE – leading Taiwan semiconductor corporates), and health care industries (IT director for a 400+ beds medium size hospital) … all these working experiences gave him a very diversified skill spectrum – still IT.

As a part-time translator for 20+ years, he devoted himself to help people communicating to break the language barrier, to understand across the cultures.

8 years ago (2012), due to an IT service opportunity, he got in touch with local coaches – including his mentor Mrs. Jinny Wang – started his coaching quest journey.

Has the reflection on talking too much to the machine; he decided to develop more on “soft (people) skill” than software skill …

An IAC member since 2014, he has serviced in the translation team, license committee, research committee, and currently a BOG member.

Yechezkel Madanes

As life and executive coach, Yechezkel is a pioneer in the field of coaching with personality types and cofounder of the Madanes School of Enneagram Coaching, an official licensee of the International Association of Coaching (IAC). With his wife Ruth, he was part of the “father of the coaching industry” Anthony Robbins and Dr.Cloe Madanes coach training program team. He co-founded with world-renowned authority in organizational transformation Professor Ichak Adizes the Adizes Systemic Family Coaching Institute of California, co-authoring two books with him and creating multiple training programs. From 2019, Yechezkel is the Head of the Research Department at the International Association of Coaching. Best-selling co-author of seven highly acclaimed coaching books translated into eleven languages, he coaches clients across the globe in four languages. He is the founder of the Madanes Assessment Center and a leading researcher in the field of assessment-based coaching.

Diana McFarlane, President and founder of DKM Online Office Solutions, currently holds the position of Virtual Assistant Administration to the IAC. She has 10 years experience in the virtual administrative support field working for a variety of clients both in administrative and website design. At the IAC, Diana is the Certification Processor, handles email correspondence, sends out the VOICE newsletter, maintains the website and has various other duties. Diana can be reached via her websiteDKM Online Office Solutions.

Becky Fyke, together with her partner, has been doing bookkeeping and accounting for about 25 years through their company, Checks & Balances, Inc. Checks & Balances has a diverse group of clients consisting of personal accounts, retail, service, non-profits and more. They design their services to meet the specific needs of each client. Becky began working with IAC in 2006 and has watched the organization grow considerably since that time. She finds it to be a pleasure to work with everyone associated with the IAC. She is responsible for getting everyone compensated in a timely manner and creating the monthly and annual financial reports for the IAC Board of Governors.

Wendy Rumrill has worked with the IAC since March, 2010 in the capacity of Recording Secretary / Transcriptionist through Tya Bolton and Exceptional Business Solutions. She attends monthly BOG meetings for the purpose of taking minutes and also transcribes IAC Certification interviews. Her career has consisted of various administrative support roles. She has been a transcriptionist for 15 years and currently specializes in virtual assistant and transcription services with a particular focus in the coaching industry.

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