Meet Tiffany

Tiffany Grimes, Empower Lead Coach and Founder of Evolutionary Consulting and Empower: Tiffany鈥檚 focus is to help people understand and manage human behavior through the lens of neuroscience

She a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation. Tiffany is also a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Specialty Master Trainer through Portland State University鈥檚 Oregon Registry Training Program, national presenter, and published author. Grimes also holds a Master鈥檚 Degree in Management (MIM) with a focus on organizational development.

Vital to the scope of this work, Tiffany鈥檚 background lends to her strength of leading the Empower Team. As an advocate, direct service provider, staff trainer and program leader, she has spent over 20 years creating change and opportunities within workforce development collaborating with businesses, community agencies, and job seekers. Her passion to serve and to create cultures of respect has touched many lives and dramatically changed service models. She has helped to create communities of change where a strong sense of belonging, shared vision, and high emotional intelligence make positive and lasting impacts on organizational culture and business relationships.

Meet Satya

Satya Beneventi, Empower Coach: A Certified Parent Coach and founder of Turning Point Parenting, LLC. As a parent coach she is deeply embedded in interpersonal neurobiology, quantum physics and emotional intelligence.聽 Satya works with groups, couples and individual coaching to bring out the core essence that lies within each individual allowing the client to realize their full potential while dismantling shame, guilt or deeply engrained subconscious patterns.聽 Satya shows her clients how to identify and navigate their emotional spectrum to create the life they desire using mindfulness and emotional resiliency.聽聽Satya holds a Bachelor鈥檚 in Business Management and minor in Organizational Behavior.聽聽She speaks, consults and hosts parenting webinars for clients all over the world.聽聽Her transformative work was recognized by Dr. Chip R. Bell, customer service guru, in his book聽Magnetic Service.聽聽

Meet Tom

Tom Shelstad, Empower Coach: After Grad-School, Tom trained and certified by IFC Accredited CTI (Coaches Training Institute) in 2005. He incorporates many modalities and tools: weaving 20 years of challenge course facilitation, leading self-discovery processes and bringing-in The Work of Byron Katie. Additionally, Tom is well versed in facilitating organizational and leadership development experiential training. Tom co-founded聽Inner Guide Expeditions聽in 2012, which provides experiential personal growth adventures for teens and adults. Tom鈥檚 focus is working with at-risk youth, mentoring teens, and parent coaching.

Meet Anna

Anna Sherman, Empower Coach:聽 Anna holds a B.A. in Communication and is a Certified Transition Guide through Liminal Space. Seven years in social work settings have informed Anna鈥檚 approach with those who desire to increase their quality of life and employability skills. Partnering with co-workers and supervisors from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, Anna has served adults with developmental disabilities and youth experiencing homelessness and sexual exploitation (the majority of whom identified as LGBTQ+), in pursuing their goals. She worked alongside youth exiting street life at Street Bean Espresso, an employment training program in Seattle, WA. In her former work, Anna participated in monthly all-staff meetings focused on Undoing Institutionalized Racism. The outcome of those meetings equipped Anna to engage in challenging conversations surrounding DEI topics. Anna has created and facilitated several half-day trainings for men and women in the construction industry focused on leadership, team building, collaboration, CliftonStrengths and the DiSC assessment. Provisionally (soon to be fully) Certified to teach the Community Resiliency Model 庐, developed by the Trauma Resource Institute, Anna co-teaches the biologically based, evidence-informed set of wellness skills to support individuals to increase their resiliency. She embodies a growth mindset, is a voracious reader of HBR and Psychology Today, and applies best practices, approaching client work from a trauma-informed and resiliency-informed lens. Anna owns and operates Choose Kindness Daily.

Meet Trisha

Trisha Foster, Empower Launchpad Trainer and Whole Person Coach: Trisha has over a decade of experience serving some of the most at risk youth and adults in the Rogue Valley. In addition to her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology, her years of experience within Domestic Violence Support and Advocacy, Children and Family Services, Parenting Education and her current work at Oregon State University have collectively provided her with excellent trainings on the topics of trauma-informed care and practices, ACEs, evidence based parenting education, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol, strategic planning, organizational equity and inclusion, high conflict resolution and many other topics that support her work with the community. Trisha鈥檚 proficiency in working with children and families who experience extensive, generational trauma provides Empower with a trainer and coach who is comfortable in serving individuals who struggle with emotion regulation, maintaining relationships and employment, and have minimal social supports in their lives. Trisha worked with ICF accredited Coach Training World to acquire her Whole Person Coaching Certificate. At Empower, Trisha serves as the lead for the Launchpad program in addition to her work as a coach.

Meet Kiersta

Kiersta Fricke-Gostnell, Launchpad Trainer: Kiersta has over 20 years of experience as a community college Adult Basic Skills instructor, advisor, department chair, state trainer, and social justice advocate in the Rogue Valley and New York City. She is passionate about helping at-risk youth and adults find their voice, embody their capabilities, stand in their power, and reach their goals.聽 She also has a background in teaching and developing experiential, life skills curriculum for English Language聽Learners.

Kiersta has a BA in Spanish Literature and Film from Hampshire College, a Master of Professional Studies from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and a Teacher of English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) certificate from Oxford Seminars. Most recently, she completed a Community Health Worker certificate at Rogue Community College and a two-year Contemplative Psychotherapy Program (CPP) at the Nalanda Institute in San Francisco and New York.聽 The CPP training integrates mindfulness and compassion practices in Buddhist psychology with evidence based western psychotherapy and neuropsychology.

Meet Nancy

Nancy Hauschildt, Empower Coach: Nancy is a former Registered Nurse turned Life Coach who specializes in supporting introverts. Nancy is an Introvert, Shyness, & Social Anxiety Coach. For the past 8 years, she has dedicated her life to studying brain science, leadership development, and the application of brain-based principles to her personal self-development and coaching practice. She holds an ACC聽certification through the ICF, trained at The Life Coach School, Accomplishment Coaching, and The Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence. Additionally, she has advanced certification in faith-based coaching. Currently,聽Nancy is obtaining a聽second degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at ASU while coaching high-achieving introverted women through her coaching practice, Haus of Coaching, LLC.

Nancy loves coaching and teaching introverts, shy or quiet people to be great leaders both in their personal and professional life so they can show up with presence and confidence, and be seen, heard, and remembered.

Her mission is to coach, lead, & inspire, quiet and introverted leaders live more consciously, embrace who they are, and lead with their best assets so they are seen as a leader, heard with clarity, and remembered for their presence and contribution, that reflects their nature. For more information, go to聽


Meet Delma

Delma, Empower Coach: Delma is the founder of The Empowered Outlier, a coaching business that aims to equip women with the necessary tools to have thriving and healthy relationships. She incorporates all the tools she has learned at The Life Coach School and Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence coaching program, into her 1:1 coaching with clients.聽 With these combined tools, Delma is able to help clients identify clients sabotaging behaviors, build new positive habits and rewire the subconscious in order to have a better relationship with themselves and others.

As a former foster child, Delma was profoundly impacted by the circumstances that led her there.聽 She vowed to claim her independence, break the curse of generational abuse, and learn the tools necessary to ensure she showed her own family a better way to live.聽 She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Sociology and began her career in social services. Through her employment at the Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center, she assisted laid-off and unemployed clients find work and training opportunities.聽 She then assisted families with prevention and intervention services as the Family Resource Center Supervisor for the City of Westminster in California.聽 As the lead agency representative, Delma managed the coordination of services for clients which included emergency assistance, therapy, domestic violence intervention and any other resources that each family needed. She ventured into the private sector in 2010 and turned an administrative assistant role into a C-level executive career.聽 She strategically organized the operations of a manufacturing and distribution company to successfully grow seven times over.聽 Although she was extremely successful in that field, Delma yearned to get back in line with her passion: helping people.聽 That is when she decided to go all in on her coaching business.

Delma鈥檚 passion and mission is to empower individuals (not just women) with the tools they need for success.聽 Her unique life experience combined with her coaching tools, help her connect on an emotional level with those who feel stuck and helpless find their way out of whatever situation has been holding them back from living the life they desire.

Delma, Empower Coach: Delma es la fundadora de The Empowered Outlier, una empresa de coaching que tiene como objetivo equipar a las mujeres con las herramientas necesarias para tener relaciones pr贸speras y saludables. Incorpora todas las herramientas que ha aprendido en The Life Coach School y el programa de coaching de Inteligencia Positiva de Shirzad Chamine, en su coaching 1: 1 con clientes. Con estas herramientas combinadas, Delma puede ayudar a los clientes a identificar los comportamientos que sabotean, construir nuevos h谩bitos positivos y reconfigurar el subconsciente para tener una mejor relaci贸n con ellos mismos y con los dem谩s.

Como ex hija de cuidado de foster, Delma se vio profundamente afectada por las circunstancias que la llevaron all铆. Prometi贸 reclamar su independencia, romper la maldici贸n del abuso generacional y aprender las herramientas necesarias para asegurarse de mostrar a su propia familia una mejor manera de vivir. Se gradu贸 en la Universidad de California en Irvine con un B.A. estudi贸 Sociolog铆a y comenz贸 su carrera en servicios sociales. A trav茅s de su empleo en el Santa Ana W / O / R / K Center, ayud贸 a los clientes despedidos y desempleados a encontrar trabajo y oportunidades de capacitaci贸n. Luego ayud贸 a las familias con los servicios de prevenci贸n e intervenci贸n como Supervisora 鈥嬧媎el Centro de Recursos Familiares de la Ciudad de Westminster en California. Como representante de la agencia principal, Delma gestion贸 la coordinaci贸n de servicios para los clientes que inclu铆an asistencia de emergencia, terapia, intervenci贸n de violencia dom茅stica y cualquier otro recurso que cada familia necesitar谩. Se aventur贸 en el sector privado en 2010 y convirti贸 una funci贸n de asistente administrativa en una carrera ejecutiva de nivel ejecutivo. Organiz贸 estrat茅gicamente las operaciones de una empresa de fabricaci贸n y distribuci贸n para crecer siete veces con 茅xito. Aunque tuvo un gran 茅xito en ese espacio, Delma anhelaba volver a alinearse con su pasi贸n: ayudar a las personas. Fue entonces cuando decidi贸 hacer todo lo posible en su negocio de coaching.

La pasi贸n y misi贸n de Delma es empoderar a las personas (no solo a las mujeres) con las herramientas que necesitan para tener 茅xito. Su experiencia de vida 煤nica, combinada con sus herramientas de coaching, la ayudan a conectarse a un nivel emocional con aquellos que se sienten estancados e indefensos a encontrar la salida de cualquier situaci贸n que les haya impedido vivir la vida que desean.

Meet Polly

Polly Farrimond, Empower Systems Virtual Assistant: Polly鈥檚 business background in business and education has been beneficial when structuring operational systems for Evolutionary Consulting.聽 She has completed psychology course work through Southern Oregon University and has extensive experience in leading individuals to attain their key performance indicators.聽She has hired and managed teams of individuals meeting and exceeding expected growth within the business model. Through work at the Oregon Employment聽Department, has gained extensive training in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.聽 Polly has years of experience developing聽systems and working models to meet and exceed growth projections. At Empower, Polly provides website management, database management, and contract reporting.