YOUR E.P.I.C. TEAM
CEO & Founder, Lead Trainer, Executive Coach
Jenna Dillon is committed to working with high performing individuals and companies who are up to exploring what they’re capable of achieving within their careers, company culture and leadership.
Jenna has been trained in several professional development programs in phenomenology, ontological coaching via transformational coaching, neuroscience/neuroplasticity, psychology and sociology. She became the highest performing apprentice in her executive coaching training program and joined an elite executive coaching firm soon after. Within a matter of years, she became a top performing coach in the firm.
Now, with her own executive coaching practice, she founded E.P.I.C. to blend her many hats as a dynamic educator, coach, connector and resource. Some of her individual clients include business owners, c-suite executives, doctors, physiotherapists, financial advisors, business consultants, mortgage bankers, engineers, executive coaches and more. A few of the companies and/or company leaders she’s partnered with include DreamWorks Universal Studios, The Allbright, Northwestern Mutual, NASA, and First American.
Change Management Consultant, Lead Trainer
Elvin Yavuz, a leadership and change management consultant, draws from 15 years of experience helping Fortune 500 organizations implement global transformation initiatives and coaching employees in achieving high performance. She is passionate about partnering with executives to create a culture and environment where employees feel inspired and motivated to perform their best. Elvin excels at quickly building credibility and trust with clients that enable her to get to the heart of the organization's challenges and provide strategies for senior leaders to successfully navigate their employees to the desired future state.
Elvin has extensive experience in leadership coaching, change management, organizational design, strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, relationship building and training. She has partnered with organizations such as Cargill, Caterpillar, Circle K, Grainger, Kraft Foods, McDonald's, Metavante, Pepsi and VCA hospital network to implement programs that help overcome complex business challenges, including changes in culture, process and technology.
Business Consultant, M&A Specialist, Lead Trainer
Rick Dillon's forty-year entrepreneurial tenure brings a unique perspective to business start-up, development, and acquisition or sale. Since 1985 he has been dedicated to using his knowledge and experience to help business owners achieve their goals through merger, alliance, acquisition, divestiture or business operational improvements of their privately held businesses.
"Dealing with the right people, an integrated team of advisors, combined with holistic and comprehensive planning continues to yield the optimal results. From the school of hard knocks and nearly two decades of matchmaking we have developed systems and processes that almost guarantee an "eyes wide open — win/win transaction."
Rick is the founder and principal of Investment Bankers International, a coalition network of like-minded financial service professionals that together bring extraordinary value to the clients they serve. Rick is co-author of "The Business Sale... An Owner's Most Perilous Expedition" and a seminar series "The Magic of M&A Math." Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as basketball, snow and water sports. Rick's most fulfilling life experience is his contribution to the creation and implementation of a conflict resolution system now successfully being used within the ELCA Lutheran Church.
DR. JENNIFER BEAMAN COHEA
Executive Coach & Lead Trainer
Dr Jennifer Beaman Cohea has served as an Executive Leadership Coach and has been providing executive consulting and leadership development for more than 25 years. Her background evolved from managing processes and people, to leading people to the source of their own power. As a firm believer in the power of leadership, her passion is helping others maximize organizational success through heighted leadership. As such, Jennifer’s experience has spanned from entrepreneurs and small/mid-sized business owners to Fortune 50-500, franchises, and nonprofits nationwide.
As a thought leader dedicated to optimizing process effectiveness and maximizing strategies to propel organizational success, she has fine-tuned the art of leadership development. Jennifer has been a small business owner since 2004 and in 2010 founded the Association for Leadership Practitioners. She supports business owners and senior executives through leadership development programs, management consulting, workshops, and one-on-one coaching for the purpose of catapulting revenue generation. To provide our clients with the best experience, we have partnered with best class leaders in training & development and mastermind groups.
Clients within the U.S. span from entrepreneurs and small business owners, to Fortune 50-500s leaders and executives nationwide. In addition to local and/or smaller businesses, our clients include Hewlett Packard (HP), Wells Fargo, City of San Diego, State of California, Chevron, Taco Bell, San Francisco International Airport. As an advocate for continuous improvement, she maintains professional credentials that exceed industry standards to include industry-specific certifications and continuous professional development.
Dr Beaman holds a Doctorate in Management with a focus in Organizational Leadership, a master’s in organizational management, and an undergraduate degree in Organizational Development.
LYNDA MARTIN LAWLEY
Business Consultant & Lead Trainer
Lynda's 30 years in the Mortgage Banking arena, has allowed her to grow start-up team(s) from inception, into multi- Billion dollar operations — for a Fortune 100 company. By hiring smart, screening for the best 'culture fit' and empowering each individual, she has coached her team(s) and Client(s) to consistent exceptional Performance.
Lynda's ability to influence their business intelligence by fusing their dreams and goals into reality, was powerful and effective. Her Consulting Services utilize her extensive, successful Management expertise to assist an individual or company, to inspire their team(s) to peak Performance, Teamwork and maximum Profitability. Lynda's mission is to coach Leaders to activate Results!
Speech Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author, & Lead Trainer
For over twenty years, Mimi captivated audiences from the Fortune 100 to the just plain fortunate. She's won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, compelling workshops, and in-house training programs. She has shared the keynote platform with Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Suze Orman. Mimi has created speeches for TED Talkers, executives, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and sales staffs. Mimi is an official speech coach for TEDx Talks and TED Talks. To date, she has coached 15 speakers to the TEDx stage.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Master's Degree in Education from Columbia University. For 10 years, she was a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International. Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.
Mimi Donaldson is co-author of Negotiating for Dummies, published in six languages and sold almost 2 million copies worldwide. She also co-wrote Bless Your Stress: It Means You're Still Alive! Mimi's third book is about women, success and football: Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life. Mimi's latest book is designed to improve the quality of how you present yourself: Pitch Perfect: Speak to Grow Your Business in Seven Simple Steps.
ECEC Certified Executive Performance Coach
Jezabel May is an ECEC certified Executive Performance Coach committed to making room for vulnerability, curiosity, and courage to allow high-performing individuals to dare to show up for themselves. In her coaching sessions, she takes a deep dive into people's lives to explore what they are capable of.
13 years of international experience as a marketing and logistics expert, give her a first-hand understanding of the pressures, challenges, and exhilaration of working in a global business environment. Having lived and worked on multiple continents, Jezabel thrives in diverse cross-cultural contexts. She has resided in Germany, China, France, Wisconsin, Texas and now California.
Her clients include mostly successful entrepreneurs but also employees in the corporate sphere in the US and Europe. They have all "made it" by societal standards but feel there is something missing. Jezabel helps them in gaining clarity on their goals, pointing out limiting beliefs or patterns that don't serve them and reframing these to allow clients to step into roles that make an impact and leave a legacy.
ECEC Certified Executive Performance Coach and E.P.I.C. Certified Facilitator, Speaker and Trainer
Jennifer Melyan is dedicated to working with growth-minded individuals and companies who are up to creating extraordinary results. Anyone up holding their dreams accountable?
Educated and trained by E.P.I.C (Executive Performance Institute for Coaching), Jennifer has been trained in several professional development programs in phenomenology, ontological coaching via transformational coaching, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology. Jennifer's coaching clients are entrepreneurs, business owners, and artists in the entertainment industry. They have consistently achieved results. They have drastically increased revenue, created new career/business opportunities, and completed passion projects and life-long dreams. She has also worked with several non-profit foundations (Scouts of America, Breast Cancer in Action, After Hours Ministry) and lead workshops and facilitated strategy meetings.
On top of being an executive coach, Jennifer is a life-long educator. She was a founding teacher of Valley Charter Elementary School. She has been a first teacher for over a decade. She designed and published curriculum with her current teaching partner. She takes a constructivist approach to education. She was trained in project based learning, reader's and writer's workshop as well as Singapore math.
She was an active member of Teach For America. Jennifer graduated from Oberlin College where she spent a year studying in Kyoto. She got her masters from Loyola Marymount University. She grew up in Taiwan and attended Taipei American School.