Maria Glenn, PCC, CPCC, is an executive coach and leadership trainer who has a passion for inspiring leaders to get out of their own way and realize their full potential. A Merck & Company veteran of 25 years, Maria is all too familiar with corporate America quandaries. Many leaders struggle with the balance of being fully connected with their people, while remaining beholden to the bottom line. The goal of her coaching is for her clients to be wildly successful without having to sacrifice optimal fulfillment and in their role and equilibrium in their life. Encrypted on her DNA is a love of selling that makes her a perfect fit for motivated companies that want to close the deal. Her wealth of experience at Merck also included marketing, training, management and internal coaching. Maria has also previously held the titles of Co-lead Faculty and Mentor Coach at Raleigh Coaching, LLC.
A graduate of The Coaches Training Institute, Maria was certified by the International Coach Federation in 2009 and remains very active in the local chapter. A public-speaking enthusiast, Maria continues to hone her craft in Toastmasters and has held two leadership offices. In the regional speaking network, Maria has enjoyed sharing her expertise on leadership, Imposter Syndrome and mindfulness. A self-proclaimed yoga and weightlifting junkie, Maria stays active with her husband, David, and their two great kids.
Laura Neal, ACC, CALC, is an expert Executive Career Coach and Facilitator specializing in Authentic Conscious Leadership with the vision to change the face of corporate.
A lifelong career woman, Laura stepped out of her Senior Management position at Cisco Systems to pursue her passion for executive coaching. The trials, tribulations and politics of corporate taught her that a successful career requires being in touch with your own needs, desires, and definition of fulfillment. Her coaching is focused on tapping into a client’s authenticity and uniqueness, and applying that to their careers and leadership style, thus creating authentic conscious leaders. Often referred to as a “Direct Communicator” for her ability to candidly mirror back incongruity and challenge limiting beliefs, while holding her clients with compassion and empathy. Her clients range from individual contributors to high potentials to senior executives, all of whom have the common goal of searching for a life that connects their core values and unique gifts with a career of purpose and fulfillment. As part of her philanthropic DNA, Laura has previously held a voluntary leadership role as faculty at Raleigh Coaching Academy and as coach at The Women’s Leadership Institute Impact Center. She is currently enrolled in a two-year Spiritual Direction Program with Shalem Institute.
Certifications: Certified Emotional Intelligence EQi-2.0 and 360 Practitioner, Link-Up Instinctive Drives Master, Mentor Coach, Co-creator: Executive Coach Curriculum (XCC), Certified Spiritual Director (class of 2019)
Vahbiz Shroff, PhD, ACC, XCC, is an executive coach, trainer, facilitator and an organizational leader. She has developed a diverse professional presence through fulfilling careers in science, business and leadership coaching. After 20-year career in research and academia, Vahbiz explored coaching as a means to personal and professional improvement. She soon realized that coaching was a passion and now dedicates herself to helping students and professionals achieve fulfilling careers.
Vahbiz blends technical and coaching expertise to provide balanced, holistic guidance to her clients. She can best be described as: a scientist’s mind with a coach’s heart. Serving people in her community is of great importance to her. She has served as an executive coach for the Adams Apprentice Program (UNC-CH) and the Caldwell Fellowship Program (NCSU), and several other pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions.
Vahbiz is an ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed coach with a certification in Authentic Leadership Coaching (CALC) and Executive Coaching (XCC). She currently serves on the board of directors for the International Coach Federation - Raleigh Chapter. She is founder and president of Living Your Best Coaching, LLC. Vahbiz also participates as supporting faculty for Raleigh Coaching Academy and Assenter Coaching, LLC.