At a crossroads in your career? Want to know which direction you should take? Let professional coaches help you overcome obstacles so you can achieve a higher level of personal and professional success!

NYWICI’s select group of professional coaches — each of them experienced and highly-recommended — offer the member services listed below, and are also available for additional private consultations.

Our coaching program is one more way NYWICI helps members navigate the changing communications landscape.

Annual Complimentary Coaching Session

As a dues-paying member, you are entitled to an annual one-on-one free coaching session with a NYWICI coach of your choice. Contact a coach directly to schedule your appointment. Some coaches conduct the session by phone; others may prefer a face-to-face meeting. If you can’t keep your appointment, be courteous and notify the coach at least 24-hours in advance.

Our Coaching Roster

Contact one of the NYWICI coaches listed below to arrange your annual complimentary one-on-one coaching session.

Nomi Bachar

Nomi Bachar is a human potential expert, who helps people self-heal and optimize their life. She’s created a method that supports the well-being and success of all 7 areas of life, and has 27 years of professional background and experience.
Company name: White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living, LLC
Job title: Founder and Director
Phone: 212-877-0346

Diane Baranello

Diane Baranello coaches and collaborates with emerging and evolving leaders and job changers helping them navigate challenging career pivots and find their competitive edge. She builds trusted relationships with those she works with. In her own words, “I don’t coach careers. I coach people to value themselves in the work they do. I coach job seekers to find their competitive edge. I coach leaders to lead with a human touch. I coach networkers to develop enduring relationships they can count on. I coach mid-career women to define success for themselves. There are no two people alike in this world. What stands us apart is our uniqueness… the distinction we offer as a human brand. Value your quirks, your personality, your character, your life experiences, and what you stand for. Get comfortable in your own skin. Be proud of all you’ve accomplished. Learn to tell your story like the star you are.” Diane can help you do that. You may reach out to her on LinkedIn.
Company name: Coaching for Distinction
Job title: Founder and Executive Coach

Lois Barth

Lois Barth is a Human Development Expert, Motivational Speaker, Life and Career Coach, and Author of the book, “Courage to SPARKLE; The Audacious Girls’ Guide to Creating A Life That Lights You Up.” (Amazon #1 Bestseller in New Releases in Self-Help/Emotions). Lois supports her clients to overcome their negative self-talk, manage stress and advocate for themselves while dynamically creating the next chapter of their life personally and professionally. She has worked with over 800 clients and on a personal level has helped them overcome patterns of “going nowhere” relationships to walking down the aisle with the love of their lives, and on a professional level with career transition, interview skills training, communication and building their business. The creator of Smart Sexy TV, she has been the makeover life coach for SELF Magazine; Fitness Magazine and Fit Blog (Sears) as well as the “Stress Less–Thrive More” Lady for C.T. Style TV (ABC Affiliate). A sought after expert, Lois has been quoted and published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, College Recruiter, SELF Magazine, to name a few.  Her speaking clients include L’Oreal, Women in Banking, Capital One, Mid-Atlantic Women in Energy, Society of Women Engineers, and the American Heart Association to name a few.
Company name: Lois Barth, Coaching and Consulting Services (LBCC)
Job title: Human Development Expert, Motivational Speaker, Life, and Career Coach
Phone: 646-342-5911

Gail Blanke

Gail Blanke is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Lifedesigns, LLC, a company whose vision is to empower men and women worldwide to live truly exceptional lives. A celebrated motivational speaker, renowned executive and life coach and best selling author, Gail’s fifth book, THE MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATOR…How Good Could You Make It? has just been published on
Company name: Gail Blanke’s Lifedesigns
Phone: 212-878-3611

Marcia Cole

Marcia A. Cole is a media executive with over 25 years experience working for organizations such as AOL, Essence, Fairchild, Latina, and Time Inc. She is a Certified Life Coach and an experienced facilitator trained by Dale Carnegie and Momentum Education. As the founder of Life on Levels Coaching, where she specializes in helping media professionals and creatives become the people they were born to be, she has coached over 300 men and women to connect to their vision to create and live a life by design, not by default.

Marcia is also the CEO and founder of Ivy Digital, a digital and content marketing agency with clients like American Express, IMAN Cosmetics, Jay Manuel Beauty, L’Oreal, Ouidad, Firelight Media, and SiriusXM. She is the founder and Board President of Passion Meets Purpose, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses coaching to empower the homeless and transform communities. An award-winning author and writer, Marcia’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, New York Post, Essence, Elle and more. A former Board member of New York Women in Communications and New York Women in Communications’ Foundation, Marcia has a BFA from Paron School of Design and an MS in Publishing from Pace University.


Helen Dayen

Helen is an executive coach specializing in honing executive presence, elevating influential leadership and fostering stronger professional relationships. Helen has over 15 years of experience in sales, relationship management, business development, and executive coaching. She works with professionals in high stress/high demand industries and enhances the effectiveness of her clients as they face an inflection point in their careers. Helen’s clients can become better leaders, team players, and influencers.

Helen’s clients are ambitious and highly successful Type-A’s. Much like Olympic athletes use coaches to win medals, Helen’s clients partner with her to effectively compete in the business world. Helen supports her clients in:

  • Having greater influence and impact
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Helping navigate change within a business environment
  • Growing their career and/or business to produce record-breaking results
  • Increasing their confidence and how they present themselves to investors, clients, and management
  • Building strong professional relationships
  • Earning what they deserve

In addition to executive and business coaching, Helen is an advocate for developing female talent. She worked closely with members of NYSSA (New York Society of Securities Analysts) as well as the Financial Women’s Association Pacesetter program that includes companies such as BNP, Royal Bank of Canada, and New York Life. Furthermore, Helen sits on the board of NYU’s Stern Women in Business Alumni, where she received both her BS and MBA.

Helen GETS the challenges of being a professional in a very competitive business world and wants to help businesses and professionals realized their best versions of themselves.
Coach type: Executive Coach
Company name: The Dayen Group
Phone: (917) 994-0375

Alexandra Duran

Alexandra Duran, MSW, CSW, JD, is Principal and CEO of Duran Consulting. She coaches professionals throughout their careers, from entry-level through the Board Room, to develop tools to advance and gain new insights and optimism.
Company name: Duran Consulting
Job title: Principal and CEO of Duran Consulting
Phone: 212-535-1486

Margaret Haas

Margaret Haas is an executive coach and psychotherapist who has run her own cross-cultural consulting and recruiting business since 1985. She works with executives to define their core values and then implement them as ethically, practically and happily as possible in their professional and personal lives.
Company name: The Haas Associates, Inc.
Job title: executive coach and psychotherapist
Phone: 212-741-2457

Robyn Hatcher

Once an extremely shy child, Robyn Hatcher is now passionate about helping individuals express themselves effectively and powerfully. Robyn is an actor, author and communication skills expert and Founder of SpeakEtc., a boutique communication and presentation-skills training company whose clients have included C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, as well as academics and human services professionals.
Coach type: Executive Coach
Company name: SpeakEtc.
Phone: (917) 361-3860

Tanya D. Jones

Tanya coaches clients in areas of career, relationships, and personal growth. She offers pro-bono services to underserved communities and is currently partnering with wellness experts and coaches on workshops and retreats.
Company: Your Life Coached
Phone: 917.482.9769

Kristina Leonardi

Kristina Leonardi, as a Career & LifePath Consultant and Founder of the Women’s Mosaic® provides a practical framework to make the most of your personal and professional life, allowing you to recognize, connect to, and fulfill your role in the world at large.
Company name: The Women’s Mosaic
Job title: Career & LifePath Consultant and Founder
Phone: 917-816-0834

Mim Nelson-Gillett

Coach Mim (Mim Nelson-Gillett) is a Business and Career Coach with 15 years of experience working with executives and business owners. She focuses on clarifying your goals, identifying what stands in your way of achieving them and developing practical strategic solutions.
Phone: (973) 600-5404

Belinda Plutz

Belinda Plutz, is a full-time coach / mentor with extensive experience providing concrete, practical assistance to people who really want to take control of their careers. She teaches career and on-the-job strategies, as well as proven and highly tailored goal setting, job hunting, networking, interviewing and negotiating techniques to help each person enhance their self confidence, increase career satisfaction and achieve success.
Company name: Career Mentors, Inc.
Job title: full-time coach / mentor
Phone: (212) 947 – 3180

Juliana Shalek

Juliana Shalek, MS RD CDN is a Registered Dietitian and owner of The Nutrition Suite, a nutrition counseling practice in Manhattan. Juliana graduated Cum Laude from Union College in Schenectady, NY where she studied English and Psychology. She went on to complete her Dietetic Internship at Mount Sinai Hospital and received a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.
Company name: The Nutrition Suite
Job title: CEO

Simone Sloan

Simone Sloan’s mantra is “Voice, Power, Confidence.” She is a goal-oriented
business owner with a passion for achieving positive results.

As an Executive coach, Simone is focused on emotional intelligence to help
managers become better people managers. Simone helps to change the way
managers and leaders engage their employees and customers. Simone helps
professionals with their personal branding, pitch framework, negotiations, cultural
competency, emotional intelligence, & Inclusive leadership.
Company: Your Choice Coach
Phone: 908-376-6196

Patrice Tanaka

Matrix Award winner, former NYWICI president and serial entrepreneur, Patrice Tanaka, offers business and career coaching strategies to help people identify and “unleash their joy” and express it through their work.
Company name: Joyful Planet LLC
Job title: Chief Joy Maker
Phone: 917-697-4538

Joanne Tombrakos

Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos International, a marketing consultancy specializing in social media, content marketing and personal branding online. She is also a Speaker, Author and adjunct Professor at NYU who blogs on demystifying digital for you and your brand.


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