Bebe has assumed the helm of Presence-Based Coaching and as a senior faculty member teaches our ICF approved coach training with other PBC faculty members. Bebe designed the Mentor Coaching course, and has trained a team of PBC Mentor Coaches who deliver the course. Bebe grew up in a family business (the largest flea market in the Southwest!) that exposed her to many areas of business management and ownership, as well as a wide range of diverse populations. Bebe operated the business for its last 7 years, until its sale to another family. She felt called to serve others in a more personal context, and earned a Masters of Science in Social Work, which led her to develop and operate a private psychotherapy practice for 5 years. When coaching came forward as a possible career change Bebe met Doug through the Presence-Based Coaching training. Coaching proved to be a powerful blend of her background of both business and helping . Bebe is a precise and compassionate leadership coach and an incredibly skillful trainer, and has worked with leaders in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. Bebe also delivers leadership development programs around the Washington, DC metro area and internationally. Bebe is an avid learner. She particularly loves the PBC dual focus on personal development (through becoming a more effective coach … and human) and professional development (skill building around coaching methodology.) She loves that the PBC work is itself open and emergent. New threads of the curriculum arise through research and interests, and are continuously being integrated into the training. New material is often sparked from interactions with students. As a whole, the curriculum continues to become more robust and integrated, and Bebe enjoys being a part of this evolution. On a personal note, Bebe has a deep ongoing commitment to yoga and meditation practices, and has been a practitioner of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2001. She enjoys road trips with her husband and spending time with her two grown daughters (and son in law), and is celebrating being a new grandmother. On weekends she enjoys reading for her book club and whipping up tasty meals with friends. She can occasionally be found sailing the Potomac.