THE SMART NICE PEOPLE OF SNP

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Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor

  • Founded SNP on a foundation of clear communication, memorable delivery, and an insatiable appetite for helping good people
  • Became an Aristotle groupie while teaching public speaking at San Francisco State
  • Splits her time between San Francisco (the home of the brave), New York City (the greatest city in the world), and Dublin (the land of her people)

Renn Vara
Renn Vara
Renn Vara

Renn Vara

  • Travels the globe working with multinational companies on leadership and cultural alignment
  • Worked for four years on Capitol Hill and even ran for Congress
  • Addictions include the search for interesting marathons in the world and attempting to master the piano

Joe Mullen
Joe Mullen
Joe Mullen

Joe Mullen

  • Joined SNP in 1998 and is responsible for all of SNP’s revenue growth
  • Previously worked in the non-profit sector and in New York City publishing
  • Prefers playing sports to watching them

Antoinette Abellar
Antoinette Abellar
Antoinette Abellar

Antoinette Abellar

  • Manages the sales and delivery operations for Joe Mullen
  • Joined SNP from the classroom – most recently a middle school teacher in San Francisco
  • Will often be seen with Kuma, her beautiful – albeit a bit aloof – Shiba Inu

Jordan Bailey
Jordan Bailey
Jordan Bailey

Jordan Bailey

  • Motion graphics wizard
  • Received a BS in Commerce with a minor in Video Production from Santa Clara University
  • Enjoys long walks on the beach, general cynicism, and soccer

María Bertogli
María Bertogli
María Bertogli

María Bertogli

  • Has more than 10 years experience in operational fields.
  • Loves helping make things happen.
  • Can’t live without books, music and nature.

Carl Blakey
Carl Blakey
Carl Blakey

Carl Blakey

  • Works on visual presentations, web projects, and many other graphic requests
  • Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BA in Sport Management
  • Coaches youth soccer and cheers for his “favourite” soccer team, Middlesbrough FC

Mindy Bockewitz
Mindy Bockewitz
Mindy Bockewitz

Mindy Bockewitz

  • Travels the globe working with her husband, working from anywhere with a wifi connection
  • Spent her first career in Property and Casualty Insurance gaining 20 years of knowledge and procuring 5 designations
  • Enjoys seeing the world from underwater as a PADI Advanced scuba diver

Aiza Bonus
Aiza Bonus
Aiza Bonus

Aiza Bonus

  • Specializes in video editing, screen capture demos, and motion graphics
  • Traveled to Central America to make a documentary for the University of San Francisco
  • Enjoys cuddling with her dogs, Appa and Pepper

Cory Caprista
Cory Caprista
Cory Caprista

Cory Caprista

  • Leverages 10 years of experience at Google, YouTube and Twitter while coaching and teaching for SNP
  • Earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a focus in Marketing and Technology from Santa Clara University
  • Finds time for meditation, recreational sports, and building Know Your Humans! into a successful business (his party game of thoughtful questions and fun challenges)

Rita Chen
Rita Chen
Rita Chen

Rita Chen

  • Focuses on helping coachees maximize their impact by developing an authentic leadership style
  • Spent the last decade in product management and product leadership roles at Google and Grand Rounds
  • Loves running experiments, especially of the culinary kind

Alexa Cole
Alexa Cole
Alexa Cole

Alexa Cole

  • Specializes in writing, coaching, and facilitating
  • Strives to build a sense of community among faculty while bringing in top talent
  • Worked for several years in women’s health non-profits on public policy and advocacy

Rick Corrigan
Rick Corrigan
Rick Corrigan

Rick Corrigan

  • Has worked with SNP since 1994 in various roles, from field engineer to sound designer
  • Has composed for and performed with various musical groups in the Bay Area and Colorado
  • Plays with his band, The Pickpocket Ensemble, in Bay Area nightspots on the weekends

Alexandra Dattelbaum
Alexandra Dattelbaum
Alexandra Dattelbaum

Alexandra Dattelbaum

  • Worked many years as an EA while moonlighting as a freelance graphic designer
  • Made the leap to full-time graphic design when she joined the SNP team in 2012
  • Likes taking long walks with her dogs and mastering her spontaneous napping technique

Jack Dean
Jack Dean
Jack Dean

Jack Dean

  • Trained as a boxer and spends his free time practicing gymnastics and Muay Thai with his family
  • Degree in International Political Economy, has lived in China, India, Nepal, and Central America
  • Focuses on empowering leaders by helping them learn to trust their own intuition

Tom Frank
Tom Frank
Tom Frank

Tom Frank

  • Is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Coach
  • Is a former technology start-up CEO and Executive Director of top-ranked university entrepreneurship program
  • Father of two sons and one yellow lab, cooks to relax, HGTV junkie

Alex Henry
Alex Henry
Alex Henry

Alex Henry

  • Specializes in data analytics and acts as resident photographer for SNP’s website
  • Graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Economics
  • Enjoys photography, mountain biking, and sailing on the San Francisco Bay

Tommy Herbst
Tommy Herbst
Tommy Herbst

Tommy Herbst

  • Heads SNP’s sales initiatives, based in San Francisco
  • Has been selling for Bay Area tech companies since 2012, and started his career where SNP started: radio
  • Met his wife at a Kanye West concert (one of our favorite trivia facts)

Roisin Hunt
Roisin Hunt
Roisin Hunt

Roisin Hunt

  • Is inspired by the impact of a truthful message, and bringing out the best in others.
  • Values stories as a way to engage and connect – has experience in television and radio production, higher education, and immigration nonprofits.
  • Believes in the problem-solving power of a good cup of Irish breakfast tea

John Hughes
John Hughes
John Hughes

John Hughes

  • Delivers all of SNP’s services, specializing in speaker coaching and creative services
  • Moved to Dublin, Ireland in 2014 to co-head SNP’s first global office
  • Has an impressive yet useless knowledge of pop culture, song lyrics, and Tom Brady

Lucrecia ruela
Lucrecia Iruela
Lucrecia ruela

Lucrecia Iruela

  • Thrives to create space where people can grow, find solutions, and develop plan actions.
  • Combines her experience as an attorney, human resources, and business owner to support executive leaders.
  • Passionate about merging internal values and strengths with external goals and results.

Florence Irwin
Florence Irwin
Florence Irwin

Florence Irwin

  • Expanding SNP’s Irish business through building, managing, and leveraging relationships
  • Worked for many years in the international music industry
  • Learning to play the xylophone and studying for an open university degree

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

  • Specializes in SNP’s content services and technical direction
  • Previously worked in sound design and promotional writing for a video game startup
  • Enjoys playing with various other local guitar-slinging singer-songwriters

Luke Kreinberg
Luke Kreinberg
Luke Kreinberg

Luke Kreinberg

  • Associate Director of the Career Management Group at Haas Business School, UC Berkeley
  • Partnered a boutique search firm and developed learning curricula for emerging tech firms
  • Wrote The Book of Goals: Achievements, Plans, and Dreams of a Lifetime, which has sold more than 100,000 copies

Amalia kyriazis
Amalia Kyriazis
Amalia kyriazis

Amalia Kyriazis

  • Focuses to make content clear and delivery memorable, while taking a personal and empathetic approach
  • Graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Media, Communication, and Information and a minor in Business and Innovation
  • Has been to 46 states, 25+ Countries, and is always looking for the next adventure!

Kristine Libby
Kristine Libby
Kristine Libby

Kristine Libby

  • Manages the finances for all three offices and acts as point person for all things HR
  • Combines strategic office skills with a “can-do” attitude to help everything run smoothly
  • Born and raised in California and proudly roots for the Warriors, Giants, and 49ers

Corey Libow
Corey Libow
Corey Libow

Corey Libow

  • Loves supporting his team and creating a welcoming, fun, productive atmosphere for both customers and coworkers.
  • Has a background in music journalism, covering the hip hop scene in Los Angeles for a variety of outlets.
  • Enjoys learning about cultures and regions through their food scene, and is currently making his way through a ridiculously huge food map of New York City.

Abby Lima
Abby Lima
Abby Lima

Abby Lima

  • Focuses on creative solutions for presentation and graphic design
  • Earned a BS in Visual Communication Design from San Francisco State University
  • Enjoys nerding out at geek conventions and wrestling with her two shih tzu dogs

Irene Patel
Irene Patel
Irene Patel

Irene Patel

  • Focuses on goal attainment and awareness through personal change
  • Has over 15 years of experience in Silicon Valley, working in a variety of high growth people-development related roles
  • Bay Area native who enjoys pushing her limits…unless she’s binging on Star Trek episodes

Nella McNabb
Nella McNabb
Nella McNabb

Nella McNabb

  • Over 20 years of experience as a Communications Coach and Trainer including 15+ years with SNP
  • Regularly works with companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Intel, Sony, Universal and Warner Music
  • Although a London native, she has lived and worked in the US, Asia, and throughout Europe

Selena Persiani-Shell
Selena Persiani-Shell
Selena Persiani-Shell

Selena Persiani-Shell

  • Brings creativity to digital video and film production at SNP
  • Studied experimental video and stop-motion animation at the Art Institute of Portland
  • Creator of many award-winning short films

Marc Ream
Marc Ream
Marc Ream

Marc Ream

  • Records and edits audio for webcasts, talk radios, headliners, and videos
  • Holds a PhD in music composition from UC Santa Barbara
  • Enjoys writing music for theater, ballet, and modern dance productions in his free time

Suzy Rollins
Suzy Rollins
Suzy Rollins

Suzy Rollins

  • Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychology
  • Received a MA in music business from NYU
  • Enjoys running along NYC’s West Side and exploring the big city with her puppy Winston

Charlie Ruiz
Charlie Ruiz
Charlie Ruiz

Charlie Ruiz

  • Takes a calm, compassionate approach to coaching with an emphasis on mental discipline
  • Values experimental team settings—has professional baseball & startup experience with a business development and customer success background
  • Is a Bay Area native with admiration for hiking off-trail and appreciation for people’s stories; also a resource for collegiate and professional athletes finding their way

Chris Sams
Chris Sams
Chris Sams

Chris Sams

  • Leads sessions on applied improvisation skills: from spontaneous storytelling to quick-thinking adaptability
  • Coached and facilitated over 1,000 improv sessions spanning more than 120 companies and organizations
  • Enjoys a range of creative outlets: composing music, rapping freestyle, and hosting interactive game shows

Danny Schultz
Danny Schultz
Danny Schultz

Danny Schultz

  • Focuses on presentation skills and crafting clear messages, with an energetic and encouraging approach
  • Graduated Bucknell University with a BA in Philosophy, and coached swimming for 8 years
  • Enjoys abstract painting, crossword puzzles, karaoke and burritos

Judy Sheldon

Judy Sheldon

  • Delivers all of SNP’s products and services
  • Previously worked in non-profits and higher education
  • Loves to read urban fantasy novels

Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan

  • A writer focused on crafting clear content for customers and internal projects.
  • Has a background in art criticism and writes about contemporary art in New York.
  • Spends his evenings writing poetry and his nights playing guitar.

Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

  • Chief of Staff to our CEO and Co-Founder, Maureen Taylor
  • Has a background in marketing and events, including managing a global community of social media influencers
  • Lives in San Francisco with her dog named Thomas…yes: Thomas Thomas

Jessica Thrasher
Jessica Thrasher
Jessica Thrasher

Jessica Thrasher

  • Focuses on presence, influence, and empathy…and approaches it all with a practical sense of humor.
  • Has coached in 15 countries before landing in the Bay Area tech community.
  • Loves yoga, monograms, and flared denim. And is a lifelong fan of Wonder Woman.

Mansi Goel
Mansi Goel
Mansi Goel

Mansi Goel

  • Ex-Google executive with ~20 years of experience in leading start-up initiatives and global teams.
  • Coaches leaders and facilitates Interpersonal Dynamics at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
  • Loves this living world, philosophy, poetry, and physics

Alex Vara
Alex Vara
Alex Vara

Alex Vara

  • Loves co-instructing SNP’s trainings and 1:1 coaching
  • Passionate about storytelling across all mediums
  • Currently working towards her MFA in Creative Writing

Will Vara
Will Vara
Will Vara

Will Vara

  • Aids instructors, conducts market research, and supports sales efforts
  • A Bay Area native
  • Loves playing guitar and drums, long runs, and cheering on the Golden State Warriors

Kathleen Wallace
Kathleen Wallace
Kathleen Wallace

Kathleen Wallace

  • Coaching is both personal and pragmatic
  • Tailors her work to the individual client as she works to clearly define their goals and uncover their specific needs
  • Gives targeted, direct feedback that helps her clients achieve greater ease and effectiveness in communicating in an honest, impactful way

Andrea Wedell
Andrea Wedell
Andrea Wedell

Andrea Wedell

  • Co-founded and ran a mid-sized international coaching and training organization in France for 12 years, working with entry to senior-level leaders.
  • Studied theatre at UCLA, as well as education and mindfulness in Europe.
  • Is a professional visual artist, and in recovery from a mild fashion obsession.

John Welsh
John Welsh
John Welsh

John Welsh

  • Previously taught high school social studies, English, and math
  • Earned a BS in Social Studies Education from Boston University
  • Enjoys writing music, attending concerts, and slurping an occasional bowl of gumbo

Claire Williams

Claire Williams

  • Coaches using practical skills, with a strong commitment to getting clients where they desire to be
  • Managed leadership development trainings and community engagement for education and wellness organizations
  • Loves teaching yoga, vintage finds, and strong cups of tea…and often goes by the nickname Curious

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

  • Joined SNP in 1996 and oversees all creative services
  • Studied Theatre Arts Design in college and is now applying those skills to a career with an actual income
  • Her favorite afternoons are spent watching her sons on baseball fields or cross country trails

Nikole Yinger
Nikole Yinger
Nikole Yinger

Nikole Yinger

  • Learning content designer leading the effort to build new curriculum offerings at SNP
  • Systems thinker, human-centered design enthusiast, passionate about building resilience and belonging in the workplace
  • Lover of jazz music, hiking in the redwoods, and Highway 1

Bri Libby
Bri Libby
Bri Libby

Bri Libby

  • SNP’s youngest-ever intern and only-ever little dumpling
  • Lords over the office from her tiny throne as her alter ego, Bri-yoncé
  • Fluent in Baby English and Baby Mandarin

Appa
Appa
Appa

Appa

  • Only has one eye but has double the attitude
  • Avid costume connoisseur (shamelessly reuses the greats: Appa Potter and Ewok-appa)
  • Wants the other office dogs to have a good time, but not too good of a time

Bambi

Bambi

  • Hits up San Francisco’s hottest bars in a backpack
  • Throws shade
  • Finds Macklemore’s latest single controversial

Gidget

Gidget

  • Just wants an apple, a banana, anything out of a crinkly bag, or a nap
  • Will stare at you endlessly in adoration…or is it confusion?…or it may be judgment…
  • Speaks fluent Ewok and Mogwai, and will let you know definitively when she’s ready to go home for the day

Pepper
Pepper
Pepper

Pepper

  • Kisses you on the mouth whether you like it or not
  • Pees while standing on two legs (really though, you should see this chick)
  • Still waiting to be tagged into the ice bucket challenge