Listee Features — Coaching Services


Laurie J. James embarked on her professional journey by earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1983. In the early years of her career, she developed her business acumen through such positions as office manager with KLFY TV, teller with the Louisiana USA Federal Credit Union and front office manager for Panavision. In 1986, she became the president of Just Your Type, Inc., where she excelled until 2004. Concurrently, she helped to co-found Career Directors International in 2000. Serving as their first president until 2005, Ms. James continues to contribute to Career Directors International as an active member. In 2005, Ms. James established herself as a career image coach, independent sales

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Born in El Paso, Texas, Andrea M. Contin-Chesek spent her early years traveling internationally. She embarked on her professional journey at Asociacion Escuela Lincoln, also known as the American International School of Buenos Aires-Lincoln School, in Argentina. After graduating with a diploma, she went on to matriculate at John Cabot University, an American university in Rome, Italy, earning a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in psychology, magna cum laude, in 2001. Ms. Contin-Chesek began practicing Pilates upon her return to the United States in 2003, recalling that she was instantly captivated upon taking her very first Pilates class. Having always turned to physical fitness to manage her health needs, be it stress, anxiety, depression or something else, Ms. Contin-Chesek

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Earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Viterbo University in 1995, Theresa A.  Nutt, MA, BSN, began her career as a registered nurse. As a hospital nurse, she remembers seeing patients come back again and again with the same symptoms, meaning that the patients needed more care than just what they were getting in the hospital. This led her down alternative health care routes concerning stress management, integrative modalities and coaching. In 2003, she obtained a certificate in personal and life coaching from Coach U, Inc., which she followed with a Master of Arts in human development with a focus on corporate coaching and training at St. Mary’s University in 2005. Ms. Nutt is also board certified in holistic

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Backed by more than two decades of professional experience, Talath Aalia Siddiqui is renowned for her transformational leadership and coaching skills. Likewise, she holds an abundance of knowledge in operations management, process improvement, human resources and strategic planning. Ms. Siddiqui earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix in 2010 and a master’s degree in leadership and coaching from Wright Graduate University in 2017. Ms. Siddiqui presently excels as a transformational leader and coach through her business, Coach Aalia. Since 2018, she has worked with people to help them learn more about themselves and provides educational workshops at community centers, colleges and charter schools for personal and professional development. Her curriculum is based on individual and

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Zandra Harris


An accomplished aerospace professional and personal coach, Zandra D. Harris, PhD, began her career as a personal assistant at Boeing in 1980, rising to become the manager of marketing communications. During her tenure with Boeing, she earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from West Coast University in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration in organizational management from the University of Phoenix in 1999. Subsequently, Dr. Harris joined Lockheed Martin Space, a division of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, in 2004, as the director of marketing communications and customer relations. Dr. Harris has earned several distinctions as a multilevel manager over the course of her 40 years in the aerospace industry. Notably, she considers her work as an

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Ann Carden


Inspired by her father, who was a serial entrepreneur, Ann L. Carden first earned a diploma in general studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 1979 and began her career as a corporate retailer with Corporate Business Management in 1980. In 1991, she became certified as an LPW platinum business and marketing coach and went on to complete the additional coursework necessary to earn an associate degree in retail and business management from Hickey College. Over the course of her career, Ms. Carden has built up and sold five lucrative, well-established companies, including two health clubs, two weight loss centers and an international doll company. With considerable expertise in business growth, Ms. Carden established A. Carden Inc. and Ann Carden

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First obtaining licensure as a practical nurse from Triton College, Nancy J. Wallace has spent over 45 years as an intuitive life coach, author, and radio and TV host. In 2016, she published the book, “Raised by Angels.” Still dedicated to helping people move through life, she has brought her expertise in life coaching, education and nonprofits to A Child’s Miracle Mind, a nonprofit focused on children’s rights and special education, as the founder and chief executive officer. Through A Child’s Miracle Mind, she worked to establish the School of Now, which was created in response to witnessing her granddaughter’s less than ideal experience at a Montessori school. While the primary focus of the School of Now is education for

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Georgette Lombardo


Georgette M. Lombardo, MS, has excelled as the owner and founder of Pawsitive Training ABQ since 2015. First embarking on her education at New Mexico State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations in 1988 and went on to achieve a Master of Science in athletic administration from the University of New Mexico in 1993. From there, she began her career as a media relations assistant in the athletic department at the University of New Mexico. After moving into the corporate world, Ms. Lombardo found she wasn’t entirely happy in her work and sought a change. She found the answer after a colleague recommended that she enroll in the Karen Pryor Academy, a dog training school. Having loved

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Jeanne Enstad


With a work ethic inspired by her childhood growing up on a farm, where there was always work to be done, Jeanne L. Enstad earned an associate degree in elementary education and teaching from Bowling Green State University Firelands, followed by completing early childhood and teaching coursework at the Ohio State University. From 1995 to 2015, she was a preschool teacher and program and center director for the Ohio State University Extension and the 4-H youth development and program director for the Ford Motor Company. Additionally, Ms. Enstad established One Journey in 2006, where she excels as an author, motivational speaker and life coach, and she also spent time as the fundraising manager for the Ohio State Office of Volunteerism.

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Nanette Yabiku


With an early interest in both psychology and teaching, Nanette L. Yabiku earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Sonoma State University in 1984 and began her career as a teacher with the Bakersfield City School District in California, where she has excelled for over 35 years. First joining the John C. Fremont Elementary School, where she taught kindergarten, second and third grade, she went on to spend time teaching at the Ramon Garza Elementary School before accepting a position at the Dr. Juliet Thorner Elementary School. During this period, she began taking courses with the John Maxwell Team as a way to further develop her leadership skills, and achieved a certification in coaching. Finding success with these coaching

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