Life Coaching




Muunie Beard, '12

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Morgan "Muunie" Beard is a creative life coach, artist and embodied healer. She got her BA in Visual and Media Studies from Duke in 2012, earned an MPS in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in 2017 and is a certified Reiki practitioner. In her 5+ years coaching, she's helped clients change careers, discover their passions, move to new cities, navigate depression and anxiety, dissolve creative blocks, be better leaders, and improve their relationships. She brings her personal and clinical experience, full-body presence, self-expression toolkit and radical insight into every session to create holistic transformation.

Ann Park '87

Company:

Ann Park, M.D.

Location:

Virtual, West Coast,

Ann Park, M.D. is a Board-certified psychiatrist, therapist, and coach who specializes in working with women.  Ann brings cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches to managing stress, work-life integration, and relationship building. She is a certified Executive Coach with the Financial Times Top 10 ranked Center for Creative Leadership network, where she coaches C-suite and Senior women managers to navigate and lead in their organizations. Ann helps her clients thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Kelly Brown (Sanchez), '06

Location:

San Rafael, CA

Whether you’re switching careers, trying to find greater balance in your current career, or not sure what you’d like to do next, I specialize in helping people move forward with clarity and confidence. Clients describe our sessions as effective, warm, and inspiring and our conversations often lead to immediate and meaningful change. 

I’ve been coaching for over ten years and hold certifications from the University of California Berkeley, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition to my private practice, I’m currently a Faculty Coach at UC Berkeley and a Career Coach at Parentaly.

Prior to becoming a coach, I worked at Google and Duke Corporate Education. My knowledge of the corporate world helps me understand the nuances and rewards of building a career while juggling a personal and family life. 

On a personal note, I’m a mother of three, a lover of RV camping trips with my family, and a frequenter of coffee shops. I’ve called many places home including Chicago, Durham, and currently, San Rafael, California.

Nicolette Johnson M.B.A. ’00

Company:

Welcome Passion

Location:

Durham, NC

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(919) 808-2060

Are you doing work that sets your heart on fire? As the founder of Welcome Passion, I can help you unearth your passions and discover your unique talents – so that you can build a life that you love.

With career coaching expertise built at Duke, Indiana University, and Thrive Scholars, in addition to Human Resources leadership experience at GE, The Home Depot, and JCPenney, I have 18+ years of coaching people across a variety of levels and contexts.

Let’s discover your passions and welcome them in! Join me in a judgment-free zone where you can dream big, and your passions can take flight.

In addition to passion, I can help you discover your unique talents through CliftonStrengths as well as provide tips to help you become an interviewing star.

Certifications: Co-active Coaching (CTI), Gallup CliftonStrengths, Myers Briggs (MBTI), DDI Facilitation

Education: MBA, Duke; JD, Vanderbilt; BA, DePauw.

Rayner Jae Liu, '16

Location:

Elkhorn, NE

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(408) 515-6785

I help conscious leaders stand tall. In an age where old systems are crumbling and each individual is called to empower themselves and discover their unique leadership style, I help creative problem solvers make their visions an undeniable reality. My clients include organizational leaders, visionary entrepreneurs, highly sensitive professionals, and activists. Through deep inner and outer work, I help you gracefully handle complex situations, expand what you can accomplish, and claim your place in the family of things. A certified Integral Coach® and faculty member in New Ventures West’s ICF-accredited professional coaching course, I have worked with leaders from the Big 4 and Fortune 100 and have been recognized by 4x NYT Bestselling Author Marianne Williamson for my insight on the human condition. Through our work, you’ll learn how to find your frequency and establish new patterns in the world.

Laura Castaing ’05

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Laura partners with experienced entrepreneurs to get unstuck and move faster. Her clients lead fast-growing start-ups and small to mid-sized businesses. They value their health, family, and building sound businesses, but can sometimes feel bogged down. She works alongside them as a strategic thought partner and provides tactical support and advice when it's in her wheelhouse. Her background includes 20+ years in operations, working directly with and for entrepreneurs. She has been coaching since 2017 and has a mechanical engineering degree from Duke and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern.

Itir Keskiner, MBA, MBA'09

Company:

itirkeskiner.com

Location:

Durham, NC

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(919) 599-3522

Itir (Duke MBA, '09) is an Executive, Life, and Leadership Coach who specializes in coaching professionals who want to get more satisfaction out of life. Whether her clients are in the midst of a career transition, trying to enhance their performance at work without compromising on life, or wanting clarity on life decisions, she helps them bring their values, strengths, and actions into alignment so that they can be their most powerful selves. Itir uses her 15 years of corporate leadership experience in creating brands and driving growth at Accenture, Unilever, Samsung, and Burt's Bees to help her clients develop and live their personal brand.

Free 30-minute coaching session offered to Duke students, alumni, and staff.

Certifications: International Coach Federation PCC (Professional Certified Coach), ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner)

Karen Shapiro '88

Location:

Haverford, PA

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(610) 642-4313

Karen’s goal as a coach is to help her clients rise to new heights, with a renewed sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. Whether it be a career or life related goal (or both), Karen supports clients to navigate hurdles and be their best, most authentic self. She is a certified coach and lawyer. She coaches primarily by phone.

Julia Faye Wuench (Korn), MBA'17

Location:

Raleigh-Durham, NC

I am a life-long learner, omnivert and empath. I have been through many career and life transitions, but no matter my function, I have always been a coach and teacher first. An adopted North Carolinian, I have loved what this region has to offer, professionally and personally. I currently do leadership and executive coaching for emerging female leaders.

Stacey Stern ‘88

Stacey Stern ‘88

Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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(303) 808-9756

An Executive, Life, and Leadership Coach, I work with bright, motivated people who want to live more powerful, less stressful lives. Whether you are embarking on your career, are at the pinnacle (so far) of your professional life, or are somewhere in between, you have ample opportunities for growth and increased fulfillment. 

Knowing who you are and what you really truly want is where it all begins. Early in our engagement, you'll be given the Energy Leadership Index™ (ELI) Assessment, which captures how you currently perceive and approach work and life. Through your personalized debrief, you'll learn practical strategies to fortify what's working and shift what's not.

Together we'll embark on a rich process of creating a life you love. Expect to be deeply listened to, heard, valued, challenged, and supported as I bring my full intuitive self and nearly 20 years of experience as a business consultant and coach. For the rest of your life, you can enjoy the benefits of our work. 

I offer a 15% discount for Duke students, alumni, and staff.

Certifications: Certified Professional Coach, Certified Leadership Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and Graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).