Shipley coaches are some of the brightest and most talented professionals in the business. Our coaches hold advanced degrees, professional certifications, and have extensive experience working in global corporations. All have many years of experience in various coaching disciplines including leadership, management, personal and spiritual coaching. There is compelling evidence that the right external coach with the right coaching process and tools can have a tremendous impact on individual and organizational performance.

Anu Arora

An experienced technology leader, leadership and an executive coach, Anu thrives in complex environments that require both technical and interpersonal excellence. She received her Bachelor of Engineering, Aeronautical from Punjab University and her Master of Technology, Aeronautical from the Indian Institute of Technology. Prior to becoming a coach, Anu was a technology leader and held software engineering and aeronautical engineering leadership roles in public sector and high-growth companies. After starting her career in building helicopters at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, she managed the training function of the Social Security Department in Australia. She moved to the US to engineer software products for Microsoft. Among other noteworthy engagements, she managed the quality division of Microsoft Windows responsible for delivering Windows in over 100 languages. She also was a part of small and niche company-wide quality improvement team, re-designing processes and introducing innovative solutions across the entire company.  

Anu is now a professional coach for the leaders and teams in the to increase their effectiveness, self-awareness, and help them realize their potential. In addition to her coaching practice, she also has corporate training practice, training future leaders in technical and leadership skills. 

Wendy Balman

Wendy supports leaders in navigating the sometimes awkward, challenging and exciting opportunities that surround organizational leadership. Her belief that each individual has a unique contribution to bring that is vital to team and organizational success is the driving force behind her work. Creating a thriving organizational culture that results in high energy and productivity and high trust relationships is her vision of success. Wendy’s specialty is creating and implementing leadership development programs within low trust environments to increase trust, relationship building skills, and leadership competencies that move the whole team or cohort forward together into higher productivity and interdependence.

Wendy was trained and certified by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is also certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She uses several assessments as tools to provide greater awareness and touchstones for growth and learning for individuals, teams and throughout an organization. Her favorite starting point is an exploration with her clients on their strengths and where they are brilliant. This provides a positive foundation for addressing what may not be working for them.

Outside of work, Wendy loves to travel and explore new parts of the world and also enjoys running, walking and biking with her run club buddies year around.

Lisa M. Ciccomascolo

Lisa M. Cicomascolo is a certified, ICF credentialed, evidence-based executive and behavioral coach. She uses evidence based coaching techniques and models to elicit positive change. Evidence-Based Coaching utilizes psychology, communication, and organizational studies, along with current coaching standards, techniques, and strategies.

Her career spans over 25 years, working in a diverse range of industries, serving as both a specialist and in management positions. As a coach, she is committed to continued learning and staying apprised of new coaching methods, assessments and practices to best serve her clients. Her education includes a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Change. Lisa is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change. Her doctoral program concentrates on Evidence-Based coaching. She also has a graduate-level certification in Comprehensive Evidence-Based Personal and Executive Coaching.

Lisa’s certifications and memberships include:

  • ACC (Associate Certified Coach) accreditation through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has recently taken the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) exam and is awaiting her advanced certification.
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
  • Administering and interpreting the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment.
  • Was honored to be hand selected by Forbes® to be a member of their Coaches Council (Forbes Coaches Council is an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches).
  • Professional membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • American Psychology Association (APA), Member.

Tony Husted

Tony Husted is a leader in the field of Performance, Business, and Executive Coaching with over 15 years of experience. He is passionate about delivering Coaching that impacts Performers, Teams, Organizations, Families, and Communities. Tony uses his knowledge and experience to inquire into the performers world to help empower, and improve their leadership, engagement, and performance to maximize their potential. Tony combines his experience with ongoing study, research, training, and his own personal development to keep himself on the forefront of the field of Personal Development.

Tony is a Performer Engagement Coach,  Coach Trainer, Coach Mentor, Sales Coach and Coaching Curriculum Designer. Tony has delivered thousands of hours of Coaching and Coach Training to individuals, businesses, and government organizations throughout the US, Europe, Brazil, Singapore, China, and Khazahkstan.  He has 13 years of practice in developing and delivering online interactive trainings that produce results, and thousands of satisfied students.  Tony blends his depth of Coaching knowledge, training experience, instructional design, and adult learning models together to create transformative programs.

Tony is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach.  His formal education includes a Bachelors in Organizational Management from Northwest University.  He holds multiple additional Coaching Certifications including Certified Erickson Professional Coach, NLP Coach, Team Coach, and Leading From Your Strengths Coach.  He additionally has completed multiple NLP Practitioner Courses, multiple NLP Master Practitioner Courses, the NLP World Health Certification,  Standing in Contribution Trainers Training, and Patterns for Renewing Your Mind Practitioner.

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones is a best selling author, international speaker and executive coach. Dawn has her audiobook Top 7 Personality Challenges: Successful Secrets for Differing Personality Types which has been very successful and a wonderful tool in her coaching. She has trained people around the world from America to Australia to Africa on how to pinpoint, recognize and resolve people and personality issues. Dawn has the ability to influence and transform all personality types through her highly energetic coaching seminars.



Margo Myers

Executive and Performance Coach Margo Myers helps high achievers who are ready to do what it takes to get promoted and take their place as leaders making big impact. Her zone of genius includes communication and presentation skills, leadership development, executive presence, and media training. 

As a former award-winning TV news anchor at KOMO TV and KIRO TV in Seattle, Margo has covered everything from the downfall of General Manuel Noriega in Panama with U.S. Army troops to the WTO riots in Seattle and has flown with the Navy’s Blue Angels. 

Margo is the Principal at Margo Myers Communications, and holds her coaching certification from the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She also has her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation and served as a Life Reimagined coach for AARP, coaching clients around the world. Among her clients: Amazon, Zillow, DocuSign, the City of Seattle, Heritage Bank, and the Washington state Governor’s Office. She’s also the Founder of Career Success Programs, online coaching courses designed to navigate transition and improve communication. 

Margo graduated with honors from Washington State University, with a Journalism degree from the Murrow College of Communication. She currently serves on the ICF Washington State Board of Directors, and has served in leadership positions on the Seattle Seafair Board of Directors, and the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Margo boating on the waters of Puget Sound with her husband. She loves a good mystery book, is partial to a glass of Washington state’s ‘red blends,’ and considers popcorn its own food group.