NYWICI coaches

At a crossroads in your career? Want to know which direction you should take? Let professional coaches help you overcome obstacles so you can achieve a higher level of personal and professional success!

NYWICI’s select group of professional coaches (see roster) — each of them experienced and highly-recommended — offer the member services listed below, and are also available for additional private consultations.

Our coaching program is one more way NYWICI helps members navigate the changing communications landscape. 

Annual Complimentary Coaching Session

As a dues-paying member, you are entitled to an annual one-on-one free coaching session with a NYWICI coach of your choice. Contact a coach directly to schedule your appointment. Some coaches conduct the session by phone; others may prefer a face-to-face meeting. If you can’t keep your appointment, you must notify the coach at least 24-hours in advance.

Members-Only Coaching Salons

Each year, our coaches host a number of members-only salons at no cost to you. Coaches share their expertise and work with members in a group setting to nurture personal and professional growth.  Check our Events page to see when the next salon is coming up.

Annual Night of the Coaches Event

Each spring (usually in June), NYWICI hosts an annual evening of networking and small group discussions on a wide variety of career-enhancing topics, facilitated by NYWICI coaches and communications industry leaders. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend; members receive a discount on the admission fee. Details on the next Night of the Coaches will be posted on our Events page a few months in advance. 

Read our extensive coverage of past Night of the Coaches events: 
2014  | 2013  | 2012  | 2011  |  2010 |  2009

Our Coaching Roster

Contact one of the NYWICI coaches listed below to arrange your annual complimentary one-on-one coaching session. 

Nomi Bachar is a highly skilled counselor and self-actualization expert. For the past 25 years, she has worked internationally with individuals and groups, lecturing and leading workshops. She is the founder and Director of the White Cedar Institute...
Company name: White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living, LLC
Job title: Founder and Director
Phone: 212-877-0346
Diane Baranello, Principal, Coaching for Distinction, asks, "Are you in command of your personal brand?"  Diane works with seasoned executives, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders who want to develop career distinction, build a personal brand, refine...
Company name: Coaching for Distinction
Job title: Principal
Phone: 718.680.7046
Gail Blanke is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Lifedesigns, LLC, a company whose vision is to empower men and women worldwide to live truly exceptional lives. A celebrated motivational speaker, renowned executive and life coach...
Company name: Gail Blanke’s Lifedesigns
Phone: 212-878-3611
Matrix Award winner, former NYWICI president and serial entrepreneur, Patrice Tanaka, offers business and career coaching strategies to help people identify and “unleash their joy” and express it through their work. Whether you seek greater...
Company name: Joyful Planet LLC
Job title: Chief Joy Maker
Phone: 917-697-4538
Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career and business expert, having launched a range of eclectic businesses from SixFigureStart® (career coaching) to FBC Films (science fiction/ horror). Caroline has been extensively quoted including TV appearances on...
Phone: 212-501-2234
Alexandra Duran, MSW, CSW, JD, is Principal and CEO of Duran Consulting. She coaches professionals throughout their careers, from entry-level through the Board Room, to develop tools to advance and gain new insights and optimism. Sessions are...
Company name: Duran Consulting
Job title: Principal and CEO of Duran Consulting
Phone: 212-535-1486
Margaret Haas is an executive coach and psychotherapist who has run her own cross-cultural consulting and recruiting business since 1985. She works with executives to define their core values and then implement them as ethically, practically and...
Company name: The Haas Associates, Inc.
Job title: executive coach and psychotherapist
Phone: 212-741-2457
Once an extremely shy child, Robyn Hatcher is now passionate about helping individuals express themselves effectively and powerfully. Robyn is an actor, author and communication skills expert and Founder of SpeakEtc., a boutique communication and...
Coach type: Executive Coach
Company name: SpeakEtc.
Phone: (917) 361 38 60
Kristina Leonardi, as a Career & LifePath Consultant and Founder of the Women’s Mosaic® provides a practical framework to make the most of your personal and professional life, a llowing you to recognize, connect to, and fulfill your role in the...
Company name: The Women’s Mosaic
Job title: Career & LifePath Consultant and Founder
Phone: 917-816-0834
Coach Mim (Mim Nelson-Gillett) is a Business and Career Coach with 15 years of experience working with executives and business owners.  She focuses on clarifying your goals, identifying what stands in your way of achieving them and developing...
Phone: (973) 600-5404
Belinda Plutz, is a full-time coach / mentor with extensive experience providing concrete, practical assistance to people who really want to take control of their careers. She teaches career and on-the-job strategies, as well as proven and highly...
Company name: Career Mentors, Inc.
Job title: full-time coach / mentor
Phone: (212) 947 – 3180
Laura Schwarz, is an executive coach, trainer and founder of i2 Leadership. As a former Marketing Director, Laura knows the value that high-performing leaders can contribute in driving business results. Laura's passion for executive development...
Company name: i2 Leadership
Job title: executive coach, trainer and founder of i2 Leadership
Phone: (917) 721 - 5751
Stephanie Silverman is an Executive Coach specializing in Public Speaking and all areas of spoken communication. Stephanie earned her BA from San Francisco State University and her MFA from Rutgers University and has been working as a performer and...
Job title: Executive Coach
Phone: 718-701-5858
Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos International, a marketing consultancy specializing in social media, content marketing and personal branding online. She is also a Speaker, Author and adjunct Professor at NYU...
Terry R Yoffe, CPCC, PCC is a certified personal and business coach who brings to her clients many years of experience as a senior sales and marketing executive. Terry works with high-achieving business professionals and entrepreneurs in helping...
Job title: certified personal and business coach
Phone: 212-876-8166