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Preparing family members and working within family systems requires skilled practitioners who have evolved from other professional fields and bring years of experience in the family consulting domain. Our Coaches come from various backgrounds, including psychology, medicine, estate planning, social work, philanthropy, education, and communication.

Amy Castoro

CEO and Senior Lead Family Consultant

Amy Castoro is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Williams Group, which prepares families for the smooth transfer of wealth across generations.

For eleven years, Amy has specialized in preparing high-net-worth families to successfully transition their wealth while keeping their families united and in control of their assets. She is an accomplished author, keynote speaker, and senior family coach. Amy’s clients recognize her for her honest and compassionate approach that yields long-term relationships and results.

Amy has more than two decades of experience building high-performing individuals and teams that develop trust quickly, coordinate effectively, and build resilient relationships. She leads family members; high-net-worth advisors; business leaders; executive managers; and teams from Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofits to innovate, lead, and work better together. Amy’s experience with The Walt Disney Company, Adecco Corporation, and Grant Thornton Management Consulting provide her with a strong foundation of leadership in organizations. Amy’s representative corporate clients included Microsoft, Swarovsky, Capital One, ABB, Welcome/Trust, and Equifax.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in organizational psychology from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and a Masters in Somatic Coaching through the Strozzi Institute. Also, Amy completed a three-year business course with Hecht and Associates that emphasized the design of new offers and optimizing threats and opportunities in business. She is engaged in continuing education with Dr. Fernando Flores, focused on the dynamics of working on teams.

In 2020, Amy’s chapter, “Ladies, Take a Seat,” was published in a book titled Stepping into Your Power: An Embodied Approach to Developing Women Leaders. She frequently appears on podcasts; Motley Fool Rule Breaker Investing ranked one of her appearances among its top ten.

Amy is the author of Bridging Generations—Transitioning Family Wealth and Values for a Sustainable Legacy (2017).

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Peter Yaholkovsky, MD

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Peter has an extensive background in linguistic foundations of action and relationships, having studied and worked with Dr. Fernando Flores at Logonet and Business Design Associates. He is certified by the Strozzi Institute as a Master Somatic Coach, with a special interest in developing the emotional skills for building trust relationships characterized by power differentials. He has consulted with families from diverse backgrounds, guiding them into appreciation and utilization of their shared long-term values. Peter’s expertise is his unique ability to coach teams in building trust, both in family and in executive-level business situations. As a prelude to his consulting career for the past two decades, Peter practiced Internal Medicine as a Board Certified Internist after graduating from Stanford and UC Davis.

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Joel Kimmel

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Joel’s career covers a broad spectrum of coaching experience, from private clients to corporate executives, from family integration and visioning to outreach programs for inner-city youth. He has been a Senior Lead Family Coach for The Williams group for 20 years.  His approach with families focuses on teaching them co-design a path forward that strengthens family unity, gives them the skill to connect through conflict, and contribute to the family’s wealth and legacy in meaningful ways.

Joel’s organizational clients include: US Bank, Shell Oil, Wells Fargo Wealth, Mattamy Corporation, Itron International, the Charles Schwab Foundation, and Allianz Life. Joel’s perspective, whether as your individual coach or corporate consultant, brings a communication technology that promotes personal opportunity and change. He applies the power of language to personal and business leadership.

A military veteran, world-class athlete, and recipient of the Presidential Call to Service Award, Joel is also the author of Self – The Vast World Behind Your Words. His promise is that those who engage with him will be able to build honest and authentic personal relationships with ease and inspiration. Having been someone who has literally touched death and returned, he has a wealth of insight to share with our world.

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Debbie Daniels

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Debbie has an inviting way of being with people and families that creates a comfortable and safe place where deep work happens easily. Her effectiveness as a personal consultant and group facilitator comes from combining this authentic compassion with a strong and no-nonsense style that gets family members focused on what really matters to them. She has a well-earned reputation for producing dramatic individual and group results in a short period of time.

Debbie’s effectiveness is the culmination of over 30 years of deeply personal work with people and groups in a wide range of situations and industries, and extensive and ongoing academic preparation. Debbie’s work uses strategies drawn from a variety of discourses, including Inter-personal Communications, Behavioral Psychology, Systems Theory, and Ontological and Somatic Coaching. This synthesis enables her to help families and their members observe breakdowns from numerous vantage points, which creates opportunities for new thinking, purpose-driven action, and passionate living.

Debbie’s academic preparation includes a Masters in Social Work specializing in family and system dynamics, certification in mediation, and post-graduate credentialing in counseling, personal development, and consulting. Debbie has achieved three coaching certifications, through the International Coaching Federation and The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and is a Master Somatic Coach with the Strozzi Institute. She also holds advanced credentialing by the National Association of Social Work.

Debbie lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, and has two grown children and two grandchildren. She is a dedicated yoga student, an avid outdoor adventurer, and an enthusiastic traveler.

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Scott Coady

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Scott’s work focuses on transformational leadership, high-performance team development and creating cultures that awaken and harness the brilliance of everyone in an organization enabling clients to achieve extraordinary results. Over four recent engagements, Scott has helped his clients produce an average annual increase in profitability of 56% ($11.3 Million per client). 

Scott has dedicated his professional life to learning, embodying and applying emerging technologies from the areas of somatics, philosophy, linguistics, athletics, integral studies, experiential and action learning and applying these disciplines to leadership, high-performance teambuilding and creating cultures that create healthy and thriving teams and cultures.

A third-generation Californian, Scott received his BA in Business Administration from Cal Lutheran University and his MBA from Pepperdine University. His continuing education includes extensive study with Dr. Fernando Flores, Julio Olalla, and Dr. Richard Strozzi Heckler. He was certified as a coach by the Newfield Network in 1992, and as a Master Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute in 2002. Scott has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University, Virginia where he co-led a graduate-level course entitled Coaching and Organizational Learning and has been a Mentor Coach and Program Facilitator for the Newfield Network’s coaching certification and graduate programs.

Personal experiences enrich Scott’s teaching, consulting and coaching. Scott got his first taste of high-performance teamwork and leadership as a navigator in the U.S. Navy’s Assault Craft Unit One, performing “insertions” and “extractions” on missions with the US Navy SEAL Teams. Participation in competitive sports has provided further insights. In 1996 Scott set the record for the flying 200-meter time trial set at the National Sports Center Velodrome and competed at the World Championships.

Scott resides in the Ojai, California where he cheers on his daughter Olivia from afar as she pursues a career as a doctor of Chinese medicine. His passions include surfing, standup paddle boarding, cycling, adventure travel and flying small planes.

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Maggie Weiss

Senior Family Consultant

Maggie Weiss has spent her entire career developing effective team-building programs, directly managing training/consulting organizations, and consulting with organizations, communities, and families to maximize effective performance through the development of people. Her commitment is to people working joyously and powerfully together; each individual’s unique contribution is fully expressed. Always at the center of what she does is tapping into the collective intelligence and heart of those engaged for the often surprising, always profound accomplishments that come as a result.

Specializing in numerous approaches she has found useful and effective include Integral Leadership in Adaptive Situations, Somatic Awareness, Trust Building, Coordinating Action Conversations, and Appreciative Inquiry. She has designed and led engagements in global corporations, government agencies, and large capital projects primarily focused on the Executive Team leading the Cultural Change necessary for innovation and/or care for people and the environment. Clients included Chevron, BP, Shell, Irving Oil, Cargill, Intel Fab Construction and Chip Manufacturing, AT&T, Microsoft, Johnson Controls, BARDA in Dept. of HHS. Maggie has also worked with the UN Development Program to develop a grassroots leadership response to HIV-Aids Pandemic in Bombay and Northern and Southern Nigeria. Maggie continues to volunteer with youth, parents, and communities with the Breakthrough Foundation, Youth-At-Risk Program, Now Unlocking Futures New York, Learning Forum/SuperCamp, and numerous high schools and colleges throughout the US and India.

Maggie is a sister, aunt, mother, stepmother, and grandmother. She loves the great outdoors, farmers’ markets, musical theater, foreign movies, and gathering with loved ones for dinner.

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Michael Kalikow

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Michael Kalikow is a coach and mediator.  His specialty is working with individuals and teams to address the root causes behind conflict, establish trust, and build alignment around shared vision and values.  Michael has been a mediator for 20 years and spent over a decade working with affiliates of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation.  He has worked extensively with families, leaders of Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, nonprofit organizations, and the US military including the Navy SEALs. 

Representative corporate clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Emergent BioSolutions, ExxonMobil, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lowe’s, MasterCard, Merck, and Under Armour.

Michael is deeply steeped in the linguistic foundations of relationships, leadership, and action.  Whether working with families or executives, Michael’s approach to working with clients is deeply supportive and grounded in listening, rapport, trust, and objectivity.  Yet, he will also challenge clients and help them hold themselves accountable to their personal values and their highest aspirations.

Michael earned his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at U.C. Berkeley, where he was honored with the Jamison Award for Scholarship and Advocacy.  He holds a certificate in executive leadership coaching from the Strozzi Institute and is currently a member of the Strozzi Institute faculty.

Outside of his professional life, Michael enjoys spending time in nature cycling and cross-country skiing.  

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Jennifer Reitz

Senior Family Consultant

Jennifer’s belief is “Your attention is the greatest gift you can offer.”  Clients value her ability to build trust quickly, get to the heart of the matter, and her invitational, appreciative approach.  As a Master Somatic coach, she uses a proven embodied and linguistic approach to help individuals and teams navigate change.  She has a passion for guiding clients to lead and live their lives with a whole-hearted leadership presence.  Jennifer’s areas of expertise and focus include embodied leadership, mindful presence, and inner fitness. 

As a powerful builder of community, Jennifer guides teams to create high-impact, collaborative cultures where people thrive.  She designs conversations and practices that support people to dialogue and move more freely in the world in collaboration with others. 

Jennifer brings extensive experience in Human Resources Leadership including over ten years at Patagonia where she contributed to the design of a unique corporate culture that continues to positively impact the world today. For over a decade has run a boutique leadership development firm guiding leaders, teams, and organizations in navigating the human side of business for greater effectiveness. She has extensive experience coaching executives and leaders at all levels.  Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies to non-profits. Jennifer is actively involved in her local community as a Board member serving the social sector in Santa Barbara County. 

Jennifer is certified as a Master Somatic Coach from the Strozzi Institute.  For nearly a decade, she served as a teacher for the Strozzi Institute for Personal Mastery/Leadership teaching courses including Leadership in Action and the Young Women’s School of Embodied Leadership (SOEL). 

She is certified as an Executive & Organizational Coach from The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation.  She has completed additional certifications through Coaches Rising (The Power of Embodied Transformation), the Greater Good Science Center at US Berkeley (Power of Awareness), and Case Western Reserve University (Change Management).  She holds a B.A. from Antioch University. 

Jennifer is co-creator of The Relating Game, Deeper Intimacy and More Meaningful Connections for Individuals and Couples (2009). She is co-author of A Princess and Her Garden, A Fable of Awakening and Arrival, Becoming the Queen of Yourself with Patricia R. Adson, Ph.D. (2012).  This book won two Silver Nautilus Awards in 2012.

Jennifer is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

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Blaine Bartlett

Senior Family Consultant

With decades of experience as an executive coach, management consultant, and organizational and leadership expert, Blaine Bartlett is an internationally respected thought leader in the field.
Blaine’s approach is centered on developing and leveraging trust and communication strategies designed to help him achieve remarkable results with teams, families, and individuals. He’s known for his direct and fair approach, which enables him and his clients to navigate even the most challenging transitions with relative ease.

In addition to his work with teams, families, and individuals, Blaine is widely recognized for his coaching of C-suite operating executives, helping them become more effective at growing themselves and their organizations. His highly impactful coaching, leadership, and management programs are designed to be immediately applicable to the needs and objectives of his clients, ensuring rapid and measurable results.

Blaine is a certified executive, organizational, and master somatic coach, and the author of five books, including the #1 international best-seller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business. He’s also a long-time member of the Transformational Leadership Council, an international group of thought leaders, CEOs, authors, film producers, and educators.

Blaine’s impressive credentials and experience have made him a sought-after advisor to some of the largest companies in Europe, Asia, and the United States. His clients include Blackrock, TEVA Pharmaceutical, Starbucks, Astra-Zeneca, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, IDEO, 20th Century Fox, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. As a board member of the World Business Academy and Unstoppable Foundation and an advisory board member of the All Nippon Management Coaching Association and the Beijing based Asia Coaching and Mentoring Association, Blaine is globally recognized as a true innovator in the field of leadership development and organizational change.

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Ben Schick

Senior Family Consultant

Ben has been an executive coach, leadership team facilitator and business strategist for over 15 years.  His coaching approach brings together both ontological and somatic methods that are pragmatic and reliable for bringing forth new possibilities and generating meaningful change for individuals, families, teams and organizations. His organizational clients include: Apple, Stanford Healthcare, Outside, AirBnb, Propeller Fish, Kaiser Permanente, City of Oakland, and the Women’s Earth Alliance. 

Ben began his career honing his skills as a senior executive leading 6 organizations over 25 years. As executive director, his leadership brought workshops to 100,000 middle and high school students a year with Challenge Day, an award-winning program highlighted by Oprah Winfrey and MTV that dramatically reduced bullying and suicide in schools across the U.S.

He spent nine years as CEO of MediaOne Services, the premiere broadcasting, satellite, and studio production hub in the San Francisco Bay Area for marquee clients such as NBC, HP, Climate Alliance, BBC, and the San Francisco Giants. Ben knows the territory of leadership and team performance, and brings a lifetime of potent frameworks to support his clients reach their highest aspirations and be in alignment with their values. 

Ben holds a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UCLA and a Master’s in Organizational Development from Antioch University.

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Fred Krawchuk

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Fred Krawchuk brings a diverse thirty-year background in government, business, and education to his current coaching vocation with families. A former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer and intercollegiate athlete, Fred has led high-performing teams in over thirty countries. Following his military career, Fred consulted with RAND Corporation. He also began teaching leadership, negotiations and strategy at IESE Business School.

These diverse work experiences taught Fred how to inspire individuals, families, leaders and organizations to effectively manage change and strengthen relationships in the process. He has earned a reputation as an accomplished facilitator known for deep listening, building trust, and designing innovative approaches to tough challenges. Fred guides clients on how to build consensus, align action, and generate pragmatic solutions to successfully transition wealth and values to the rising generations.

His wide-ranging training background also supports his work with wealth transitioning families. Nineteen years of mindfulness practice enables Fred to be patient and compassionate with individuals, families and teams. He has trained extensively with David Whyte in Conversational Leadership, Sheila Heen in Negotiations, Richard Strozzi Heckler in Somatics, Don Beck in Spiral Dynamics, and Phillip Moffit in Life Balance Coaching. Fred applies his training to empower families to communicate more effectively and build trust. As a result, families discover common ground, articulate a clear mission, clarify roles, and unify behind a collective action plan that best prepares the next generations.

Fred is a graduate of West Point, has degrees from IESE Business School and Harvard University. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, Olmstead Scholar, and former George C. Marshall Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. Fred serves on the Advisory Committee for the “Coming Home Project,” and on the board of directors of “Peace Through Commerce.”

Representative corporate clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Emergent BioSolutions, ExxonMobil, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lowe’s, MasterCard, Merck, and Under Armour.

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Phil Halstein

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Phil has worked as a consultant, coach, and facilitator for over 35 years with leading businesses, executive teams, and families of wealth. Since 1995 he has been affiliated with the Williams Group as a lead consultant and worked with a dozen wealthy families, organizing and conducting over 50 family meetings and several hundred individual and small group consulting sessions.  His role has been to:

  • Win the trust of the patriarch and matriarch that their family could learn to be together in a way that helps them achieve their legacy and wealth succession 
  • Show family members how to improve inter-family trust and communication which sustains family unity, wealth, and heritage
  • Prepare family members to work in cooperative ways with each other and with their wealth management advisors
  • Work within family businesses to develop performance standards for bringing family members into the business and to design governance policies to coordinate the intersection of business ownership, management, and family participation
  • Prepare 2nd generation family members to productively participate in the family business, to learn how to manage and leverage their wealth using philanthropy, and to learn how to select and work with wealth advisors
  • Expand the family’s capacity to think and plan together for the successful transition of wealth – while the parents are living  
  • Work with family members to create a unified family legacy mission and action plan that incorporates the various interests and social concerns of family members.

Phil builds the capacity of his clients to better motivate and manage themselves – particularly in challenging or stressful situations. He expands their emotional intelligence, he strengthens their somatic presence for staying present, open, and connected in the midst of upset and change, and he teaches them how to use the power of language for creating new possibilities, powerful relationships, and satisfying futures.

Phil works with his clients – both families and individuals to give them the ability to better observe and manage their internal conversations, to more effectively speak and listen to others, and to take more productive action. At the same time, he helps them consistently align their thinking, their language, and their actions to create more satisfying relationships and lives.

Phil has always been fascinated to learn what it takes for people to work together to be more productive as a group while being more satisfied as individuals. During his career he has:

  • Designed and conducted consulting engagements working with senior executives and leaders from around the world to improve organizational productivity within a wide range of industries. Programs have included: culture change, executive team development, business process improvement, service quality improvements, and leadership development.
  • Been a partner and program designer with SportsMind – an innovative leadership and management development company. His work has been applied in various corporate cultures to produce greater employee productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Worked with companies such as Capital One Financial, Microsoft, Motorola Semiconductor, American Express, Smith Barney, Frito-Lay, Pacific Bell, Warner Bros., Young & Rubicam Advertising, EF Hutton, ABB in Sweden, Agip Petroli in Italy and Ontario Hydro in Canada.

Phil started his career as a professional balloonist in New York City. He became a certified FAA examiner and opened one of the first FAA certified Balloon Inspection Facilities on the east coast. He currently lives with his wife in Marin County, California.

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James Flaherty

Senior Lead Family Consultant

James Flaherty has more than 30 years of experience coaching top executives at Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. He is the author of Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others, which is widely recognized as a seminal text in the field of coach education and is used internationally in universities and coach training institutions.

James’s immense curiosity about people and life—and mostly about how to be useful to others—led him to develop the practical and customized methodology known as Integral Coaching®, a uniquely effective approach that integrates recent discoveries in biology, linguistics, developmental psychology, and twentieth-century philosophy. He teaches this approach through his company, New Ventures West. He designed its Professional Coaching Course and dozens of other programs. Over the past three decades, he has led coaching and leadership courses involving thousands of people throughout North America, South Africa, Asia, and Europe.

James is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. He was educated at the University of California in literature and psychology. He apprenticed with Dr. Fernando Flores and received several years of private philosophical training. He is a longtime Zen student and also practices yoga and qigong.

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Dr. Eunice Aquilina

Senior Family Consultant

Eunice Aquilina works with leaders, individually and collectively to unlock their capacity to effectively navigate emergent change and achieve the outcomes they seek. Her work is underpinned by her belief that transformative change begins with those who seek to lead it and who are awake to who they are, their relationships and the wider organization. She draws on over 25 years of working in executive positions and leading change within blue-chip companies.

In her last position at the BBC, she played a lead role in Making it Happen, in which 10,000 staff participated in redesigning the organization’s culture, workplaces audience relationships, and people policies. Eunice was instrumental in the development of their award-winning internal coaching network and her doctorate research explored how these coaching conversations supported organizational learning. Since then she has supported a number of global organizations in developing leaders’ capacity to engage in different conversations.

Eunice brings a unique approach combining embodied learning, adult learning principles, linguistics and complexity science. A graduate member of the British Psychological Society, she has a Masters of Science in Organisational Behaviour and a Doctorate in Professional Development. She is a master accredited coach (EMCC) and an accredited coach supervisor.

Eunice has recently published her first book, Embodying Authenticity, a somatic path to transforming self, team, and organization in which she shares her research through leaders’ stories of navigating change for themselves and with others. She is the co-author of a chapter on Somatic Coaching in the forthcoming second edition of the Handbook of Coaching Psychology. A keynote speaker, Eunice has spoken at a number of conferences both in the UK and Internationally

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Juan Mobili

Senior Lead Family Consultant

Juan Pablo Mobili is a Leadership Development consultant, executive coach, and facilitator, who believes that authentic trust and a deep sense of purpose are the basis of sustaining significant business growth: genuine collaboration, dynamic strategies, and integrity of execution.

For the last thirty years, he has designed and facilitated events and initiatives for executive teams throughout the Americas, as well as Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Juan’s work has shown its impact in global companies such as Nike, Disney, Danone, PepsiCo, Levi’s, and Saudi Aramco, among others.

He has also been coaching faculty for the Wharton School of Business’ Advanced Management Program, and for one of Harvard Business School’s senior leadership programs on organizational transformation.

As a result, Juan has developed his own brand of design and coaching, providing his clients with the ability to articulate and realize their purpose, amplify their core strengths, and inspire their organizations and families to unleash their creativity and full engagement.

In addition to this, Juan has also designed and/or facilitated customized team sessions for top senior leaders at AstraZeneca, GSK, Citigroup, and LEGO, aimed at increasing their capacity to lead enterprise-wide change.

Juan is fluent in Spanish and English and is a professional writer and translator (Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese). He’s also published articles and poems in literary and business publications in Argentina, Spain, Germany, and the US. He was educated in Argentina and the US, with an emphasis on Philosophy of Language and Social Anthropology.

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Sue Staker

Senior Family Consultant

Sue is dedicated to creating independence and sustainability in her clients by developing their competence to intentionally strengthen relationships, build authentic trust, and coordinate effectively together. Sue’s consulting practice spans working with individuals to move their personal and business goals from vision to successful action, to working with leadership teams and executives in the design, implementation and leadership of organizational change. Her clients include sole proprietors, small founder-led firms and global public corporations – across diverse personal, family and business situations.

Sue has over 20 years experience in business, including 10 years as a consultant to leadership teams, and founders, of a wide range of businesses. A Canadian citizen, who has lived in Calgary and Vancouver, Sue has an international perspective on the obstacles heirs face as they mature and grow into responsible beneficiaries. A former instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technologies, she is a certified Somatic Coach and has also received training from Business Design Associates, and the Leadership Institute of Seattle.

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Marion MacGillivray

Senior Family Consultant

Marion has 30 years’ experience in nonprofit organizations, corporations, and educational institutions in roles including coaching, leadership, training, professional development, business and strategic planning, program and organizational development, fundraising and consulting. Marion’s academic preparation includes degrees in psychology, communication and a master’s in education.

She co-founded and was Executive Director for 10 years of a home for abused and abandoned children. Marion became highly skilled in handling delicate interpersonal issues, facilitating challenging family communication and collaborating with social workers, psychologists, school districts, schools, attorneys and the courts. She was also a co-founder and served as Director of Development and Human Resources of ten K-12 public charter schools in California.

Marion’s deep caring for people and life experience makes her highly effective as a consultant and group facilitator with entrepreneurs, educators, and families, including blended and bicultural families. Marion’s areas of expertise are in education, communication, psychology, conflict resolution and mediation with individuals, families, groups and communities. Marion has worked extensively in the areas of developmental psychology, family systems, various forms of inquiry, and is committed to ongoing personal growth.

Marion brings a unique skill in cross-cultural awareness that spans numerous continents. She was born in Scotland, and grew up in South Africa. She became a world traveler living in London, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Belize, Panama and has made her home in the United States.

Marion and her husband of 30 years founded and have volunteered in numerous international humanitarian projects, including Zulu women’s groups, survivors of the Rwandan genocide, and indigenous Embera Indians in the Darien jungle of Panama. They facilitated volunteer groups from the UK and USA to provide assistance in these countries and connected business, philanthropic, governmental and thought leaders with these communities.

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Linda Curtis

Senior Family Consultant

Linda combines 20 years of corporate experience with a decade of coaching and consulting entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate and community leaders. The result is a common sense, empathetic style that opens the way for clients to increase self-awareness, become powerful communicators, strengthen relationships and increase well being. She has held officer and VP positions at U.S. Bancorp and The Harris Bank of Chicago and led an award winning business development team at VISA, USA. Linda attended DePaul University and has done post-graduate work at the University of Chicago ‘s Graham School of Continuing Education, the American Management Association, and Visa’s Bank Card Management School. She is a graduate of the Integral Coaching Program at New Ventures West, which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She has served on their certification committee and adjunct faculty, mentoring future coaches through the practicum and certification process. Her promise to Williams Group clients is that they will awaken to new ways of being with themselves and their family members, open to new possibilities for honest communication, creative expression and authentic, joyful living.

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Nicholas Yaholkovsky

NextGen Consultant

Nicholas is passionate about helping people live successful and fulfilling lives by teaching them to navigate the world of human relationships through the lenses of language and intentionality. He is especially focused on the empowerment of young people to live with agency, intentionality, and authorship.

He has studied and worked with Fernando Flores at Logonet, utilizing online games to teach executives of diverse backgrounds to be members of high-performing teams. Nicholas was a mobilizer for Opus Dynamic, teaching commitment-based management and reinforcing those teachings throughout business practices to ensure that learning is embodied and ingrained beyond the classroom. Clients remark that Nicholas is very skilled at diagnosing and analyzing obstacles to success and supporting them to achieve their goals.  

Earlier in Nicholas’ career, he was an umpire and coach with baseball teams for two years. He studied at the University of California at Santa Cruz. It was during these studies that his love of language inspired him to study linguistics.

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