David Goldsmith Executive Director
One of the founders of the coaching profession, David worked closely with Thomas Leonard, served as the first president of Coach U and later went on to lead CoachInc.com. He trained the first Japanese coaches, wrote the Dear Coach column for the Sunday London Times and co-founded the Foundation of Coaching which later became the Institute of Coaching at Harvard.
David B. Peterson Chief Catalyst and Transformation Officer
Pioneer in the field of coaching, Director of Google’s Center of Expertise on Leadership Development, and author of best-selling books on coaching and development. Vikki Brock’s history of coaching names David as one of the primary influencers in the field, both for his early impact on the emergence of executive coaching and for continuing to shape the field as someone “on the cutting edge of the profession, doing and saying surprising and thought-provoking things.”
Iris Rankin Event Coordinator
Iris Rankin is an intuitive personal coach for women and a creative business assistant for purpose-driven entrepreneurs. As the event coordinator, Iris provides logistical and on-site support for 7 Paths programs so the event details are seamless and participants are free to deepen their learning without distraction. Iris recently completed training at the Coaches Training Institute and is in the process of becoming both ICF- and CPCC-certified.
Molly Gordon Director of Continuing Evolution and Excellence
Molly Gordon is known to many of the founders of the profession as a "coach's coach." A visionary, she regards coaching as an emergent aspect of individual and collective evolution. A pragmatist, she is committed to grounding that vision in the cultivation of coaches who embody both artistry and technical skill for the sake of producing in their clients the insight and self-regulation they need to lead, adapt, and innovate.
Committed to exploring the sources and conditions of coaching excellence and how it can be cultivated. Founding member of International Coach Federation (ICF) Washington State, the first chair of the ICF Chapter Leadership Committee, and former member of the ICF Credentialing Committee, she is both a standard bearer and an iconoclast, known for her commitment to excellence and her readiness to challenge the status quo. In addition to a diverse private practice, she teaches for the University of Miami Coaching Certification Program and is a guest instructor for the Advanced Track at Coach Masters Academy, Singapore.
Marcy Swenson Faculty
As an executive coach working with growth-stage CEOs and tech leaders, a startup founder with multiple exits, and a managing partner at a seed-stage investment fund, Marcy has deep knowledge of the entrepreneur’s journey from multiple perspectives. Following a successful career co-founding 3 tech companies (CPTH to IPO in 1999), Marcy became one of the first executive coaches working with startup founders.
Karen Wright Director of Marketing
The first credentialed coach in Canada, Karen has played an active role in the growth and development of the coaching profession. Founder of the Toronto Chapter of the International Coach Federation, ICF Regional Leader and member of the Credentialing committee, Karen has also supported coach development by teaching at two accredited training schools and by mentoring new coaches. In addition to her own corporate coaching practice she runs an associate-based executive coaching firm located in Toronto, Canada.