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Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor

Co-Founder, CEO

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, New York City, and Dublin.

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

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

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.

Fatine Amrani

Fatine Amrani

Thrives on helping individuals grow into new career paths. Thinks women entrepreneurs will change the face of Africa. Loves learning dances from all around the world.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Anna Bowman

Anna Bowman

Was an internal coach at The BBC, has over 300 hours’ coaching experience and is accredited by The International Coaching Federation. Specialises in working with new managers to find their own leadership style, using warmth and support.

Seamus Byrne

Seamus Byrne

Led recruitment at Oracle EMEA before becoming an entrepreneur. Brings a sense of humor and palpable drive to every customer engagement. Loves learning about people, cultures, and why we do what we do.

Cory Caprista

Cory Caprista

Leverages 10 years of experience at Google, YouTube and Twitter while coaching and teaching for SNP. Earned his BS in Commerce with a focus in Marketing & Tech from Santa Clara University. Finds time for meditation, recreational sports, and building Know Your Humans! into a successful business.

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.

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 & advocacy.

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

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.

Rhian Davies

Rhian Davies

Passionate about driving culture and engagement within organisations and helping people thrive. Creating a positive environment where people are inspired to do their best work.

Jack Dean

Has a background in senior ops mgmt, business development and retail. Degree in Int'l Political Economy, has lived in China, India, Nepal, and Cent. America Focuses on empowering leaders by helping them learn to trust their own intuition.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 and 25+ Countries!

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

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.

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.

Jennifer Ma

Jennifer Liu

Specializes in coaching, developing leadership training programs, and strategic account delivery. Double-majored at UC Berkeley in English & Business Administration @ Haas School of Business.

Marcy McGinnis

Marcy McGinnis

Coaches professionals how to best navigate and manage their own ca-reer paths, how to inspire and mo-tivate others, and how to improve communication skills including with media organizations.

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

Irene Patel

Irene Patel

Focuses on goal attainment and awareness through personal change. Has over 15 years of experience in Silicon Valley. Has over 15 years of experience in Silicon Valley, working in a variety of high growth people-development related roles.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Linda Yach

Linda Yach

Develops people and potential by combining possibility, pragmatism, and playfulness in everything she does. Majored and fluent in Spanish; lived in Mallorca, Spain for 1 year. Midwestern roots, California soul.

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 and hiking.

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

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

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

Gidget

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

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.