What We Do
Rated as one of the most effective business consultants and coaches in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Indonesia, and across the United States and Canada since 2003, Chris’s capacity to facilitate and build businesses is proven, as is his talent for creating a relaxed, team-oriented rapport, while getting teams actively engaged and experiencing optimal performance dynamics. Chris has been called “The Unconventional Facilitator”; doing it differently, inspiring power, passion and possibilities.
Chris has over 25 years of business experience, specializing in Strategic Planning, Team Building, Diversity & Inclusion, and Change Management, bringing decades of leadership, business development, and team-building experience. Chris’ background includes international management consulting, business ownership, corporate VP in the Technology sector, service as an active duty United States Marine Corps logistics officer, and NCAA national rowing championship and coach.
Chris earned his MBA from Boston University, BS in Marketing from the University of Central Florida, and a secondary diploma from Culver Military Academy. He holds numerous business coaching certifications, and is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.
Wendy Haines brings more than 15 years of experience to her transformational coaching and facilitation. She is certified with the International Coaching Federation and is also Certified Somatic Coach. Wendy has a passion to create positive impact in the world and has been described as a visionary leader who calls out the best in people with a gift for bringing possibility to life.
Since 2003, as Founder of Illumine Education, Wendy has created and facilitated workshops empowering people in the arenas of personal and organizational success. Whether her clients are top-level executives or entrepreneurs, they praise the impact of Wendy’s inspiring and unique brand of leadership and authenticity.
Originally an actor and producer by profession, Wendy’s passion for cultivating Gender Partnership is informed by her time in the entertainment industry. Driven to be a part of the solution, Wendy Founded the organization, iWe – Inclusion for Women in the (Entertainment) Industry. This grassroots organization is unifying organizations and individuals working for gender parity across the industry.
Wendy’s work with us is a natural extension of her extensive experience and care for making a difference for individuals and organizations.
Wendy has faced the challenge of a life-threatening illness and can attest to overcoming it through embracing it as an opportunity to learn and grow. As an avid athlete, and as her personal commitment to wholeness, she has taught martial arts, holding a blackbelt in Shotokan Karate, participated for three years in the 575-mile California AIDS (bicycle) Ride, and placed in the top ten in her first-ever triathlon.
After graduating from UCLA, Mike Flores worked for 15 years in the university setting as Instructor, Coach and Director of Development at five universities, including UCLA, the University of Hawaii and the University of Arizona.
For the last 20 years, he has owned his own company with a focus on leadership/executive coaching, and facilitation services. He has provided leadership consulting to leaders of local universities, community colleges, local non-profit organizations and leaders of $100M+ organizations. Additionally, Mike also has a long history of community involvement, sitting on over 12 non-profit Boards.
Besides graduating from UCLA, he is also a graduate of Coaches Training International (CTI), and he has completed his hours for certification as an Executive Coach. He also is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Mike also has an athletic background, he was a starting QB at UCLA and coached Division I college football for 10 years, including a UCLA Rose Bowl Championship Team.
International Ambassador For Trust
Her personal experiences left Vanessa doubting if there was anyone in the world she could trust. It was a combination of her business and personal experiences, coupled with an epiphany brought about by her son, that ignited an unstoppable passion and a clear, God given mission that has seen Vanessa dedicate her life to teaching, advising, coaching, speaking, and writing to raise a new awareness to the power and fragile nature of trust through her uniquely simple but powerful model of trust.
For the last seven years (and the last 3 consecutive years awarded CHI’s Coach of the Year) he has been a Senior Vice President with Business Breakthroughs International and its successor Chet Holmes International as an elite consultant and master executive coach helping business owners and C-level executives execute growth strategies that demonstrably change the ways they have previously run their companies with incredible success. Mr. Roth sits on the board of directors of Avant Diagnostics, Inc. (OTC:AVDX) and was an initial investor of this early stage medical diagnostic company.
Prior to this he held various executive positions with Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), both domestically and internationally. He started his career there as a National Account Manager. Then at the age of 25, he became responsible for three separate business P&L’s generating a total of $12MM in revenue.
While consulting with companies around the world, Gordon is able to teach his clients how to take advantage of the significant opportunities in the marketplace and avoid the mistakes that so often cause businesses to grow slowly or in many cases fade away. Consulting, coaching and collaborating with organization to achieve their maximum growth provides his greatest satisfaction.