Kathleen Spike, Senior Coach, MCC
Kathleen Spike began her coaching focus in 1995 and works mostly with business owners, executives, and professional individuals. She was one of the first graduates of The Coaches Training Institute of San Francisco, California in 1995 and holds the organization’s Certified Professional and Personal Coach certificate. The International Coach Foundation recognized Kathleen’s coaching proficiency in 1998 and awarded her its highest designation as a Master Certified Coach, which she still retains. Kathleen co-founded the Portland, Oregon chapter of the Northwest Coaches Association/ICF Coaching Chapter in 1998 and served as one of its first presidents. She holds a BA in Business Management and Communication and operated a successful business for 26 years, prior to beginning her coaching work.
Kathleen’s straightforward, no-nonsense – yet full of wisdom – approach to business management and leadership communication benefits her clients by spurring high levels of growth and enhanced results. Kathleen is an Organizational Brokered Coach with The Coaches Training Institute, where she coaches at Nike, Airbnb, and other multinational companies. Her certifications in The Leadership Circle assessments, Enneagram, NLP, and hypnotherapy all enrich her clients’ experiences.
Mike Curtis, Senior Coach, ACC
Mike Curtis believes there is no greater motivation than the goals people set for themselves. He motivates and inspires his clients with objectivity and a focus on accountability. Mike excels at working with each individual coaching client to define and leverage their unique abilities. He also enables clients to explore their talents, achieve their goals, and raise their performance.
Mike is the executive coach of choice for leaders of many organizations. He has guided their development for numerous functions, strategies, and collaborations, leading to tangible results. His leadership coaching has spanned a wide variety of sectors, including government agencies, the automotive industry, tech companies, manufacturing companies, and Human Resources. He is certified in the Personal Coaching Styles Inventory (PCSI) and uses this assessment to help clients recognize how they interact with others and assist them in identifying the changes that will be most effective in their growth. Mike has successfully coached leaders at organizations such as Automatic Data Processing, CDK Global, Bonneville Power Administration, The Department of Interior, Wacom, and others.
He served for 28 years at ADP, a Fortune 200 company, where he held multiple leadership roles. As National Technical Support Manager and then as National Training Manager, Mike developed and implemented training and mentoring programs that were used nationally to reduce training time and increase productivity. He also assisted in the successful design and rollout of ADP’s national internal coaching program.
Mike serves on the leadership team for his local Chapter of the International Coach Federation and is an ICF Global member. He is also an ICF-credentialed coach. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and he earned a certificate in coaching through Corporate Coach U.
In his free time, Mike competitively races sailboats on the Columbia River. He also enjoys cooking and fishing.
Suzy Driver, Senior Coach
Suzy Driver is a life-long learner, observer, and seeker who brings diverse talents, interests, and skills to the work she engages in with her clients. Uniquely qualified with a background as an expert negotiator, facilitator, mediator, and lawyer, she is also grounded in the practice of coaching those who are eager to grow professionally and personally.
During the past 30 years, Suzy has worked as an attorney representing Indian tribes and the federal government. She has also worked as a negotiator and mediator who resolves natural resource disputes. Additionally, she has been a facilitator of personal and organizational strategic planning processes and a teacher of conflict resolution.
Suzy’s current dedicated work mirrors her transition from resolving client conflicts to encouraging clients to create a more authentic and productive work life that reflects both their present needs and future goals. This personal and professional strategic planning work is future-focused—and it is this very element of executive coaching that calls upon Suzy’s strengths, interests, and skills. She is a master at creating opportunities for clients to explore and refine the steps they will take to cultivate their own growth while enhancing the organization in which they serve.