As a scholar, I explore the ways experiences and environments influence perspectives, decision-making, and behavior, and how to succeed through positive change despite barriers. As a coach, I help young people maximize their personal and professional potential, or process through positive, long-term change. As a coach trainer, I combine expertise in research, development, and mentoring to help new coaches master a coaching approach that fits who they are and who they serve.
Leah B. Mazzola, PhD, BCC, ACC
Maggie Steele, MSW, BCC, ACC
As a coach, Maggie specializes in helping young adults help themselves so that they can build confidence, overcome limiting beliefs and make decisions that resonate with their own, personal values. As a coach trainer at Youth Coaching Institute, Maggie is committed to helping new coaches grow into effective helping professionals.
Cyndy Etler, MEd, ACC
Driven by a mission to empower struggling teens, Cyndy coaches with respect, deep listening and humor. As a facilitator, she helps trainees build confidence in their role as a professional coach while developing a style that matches their personality. As a young adult author, she focuses on voice, engagement and authentic representation of the adolescent experience.