Dr. Soyini Richards
Business Psychologist & Coach
Dr. Soyini Richards’ background includes a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Howard University and Phd in Business Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Richards utilizes all the tools she has acquired as a Christian psychotherapist, school psychologist, business consultant, coaching leadership and over 20 years as a Professor to equip her clients with tools on the path God created them to live. Dr. Richards coaches her clients through life’s ups, downs and turn arounds to live your best life.
In addition, she has helped clients navigate through challenges with family, romantic and workplace relationships. She helps her clients navigate through their individual development, tap into true confidence, learn how to say “no”, discover your calling and purpose, guide you to deep “inner” work, develop resilience, overcome barriers, redesign and transform.
Dr. Richards develops a partnership with her clients based on trust and mutual responsibility in an atmosphere that encourages experimentation, risk-taking, growth, and accountability. She helps you find creative solutions, step out of you comfort zone, learn, and grow. Her coaching strategies aid in clients discovering strengths, develop their skills, and strengthen their relationships.
Michelle Williams LCPC, MFT
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified in Marriage & Family Therapy
Michelle’s educational background includes a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Argosy University of Atlanta Georgia, where she also received a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. Michelle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has 11 years of experience in the counseling field and is licensed in both Georgia and Maryland.
Michelle offers individual, couples, family and group counseling. Her theoretical orientation consist of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and various techniques. Michelle believes that each individuals journey is different therefore the therapeutic process will be also.
Michelle’s passion is health and fitness. She enjoys outdoor activities and travel.
Matthew Haynes, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Matthew Haynes has worked in the fitness industry for 14 years, beginning my career as both an Aerobics Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. Matthew began his journey in Jackson, MS, while attending his alma mater Jackson State University (JSU) where he was a member of the “Sonic Boom of the South” Marching Band at JSU and also attended Mississippi School of Therapeutic Massage. He also, played soccer and ran for the track team. His passion for health and wellness has dramatically transformed an understanding of the body and the benefits of massage, as well as fitness to help thrive in all areas of one’s life.
Karenthia A. Barber
Consultant, Strategist, Speaker, Certified Coach
Karenthia A. Barber has over 20 years of experience in organizational development, education/training, human resources, and government relations. Recognized as an exceptional strategist, world-class speaker, seasoned business consultant, and leadership coach, she utilizes a holistic approach to leadership,success, and wellness.
Karenthia Barber has been recognized by the Graduate School USA, as a distinguished faculty member. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the US Office of Personnel Eastern Management Development Center, the George Washington Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, Penn State University, Allegheny Community College and the Community Colleges of Baltimore County.
Ms. Barber has served in both appointed and elected office. In addition, she is a trusted advisor to many corporate executives, elected and public officials. Ms. Barber received her undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh and completed her graduate studies at Penn State University. She is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and Coach University .
Other accolades of Ms. Barber: she served as the first woman Chair of the Board of Maryland Automobile Insurance, providing governance and leadership for the $100 million dollar carrier; The Maryland Daily Record named Ms. Barber one of the 2016 Maryland Top 100 Women in Maryland; Leadership Maryland honored her as a Top 25 at the 25th Anniversary for her statewide leadership and impact; She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and The Baltimore (MD) Links, Inc.
Coach Tysha ‘Ty’ Tolbert
Career & Workplace Advice Coach
Coach Tysha or Coach ‘Ty’ is a passionate and purpose-led Career & Workplace Advice Coach with a focus on professional storytelling, positioning, and branding. Her focus is professional empowerment while offering strategies to fuel professionals seeking success in their fields. She believes “No Professional Should Quietly Fail “.
Tysha holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from George Washington University, as well as 20 industry technical certifications. She was a tech sales executive & consultant specializing in data center, hardware/software and cloud solutions for 14 years before transitioning into full-time coaching.
Coach Ty is a Silver Spring native and in her spare time is a VA and MD certified Cheerleading judge, freelance choreographer and technical referee for the Northern VA Cheer Officials Association.
Sophie von Laer
Certified Life Coach
Sophie von Laer is a ICF approved Certified Coach. She is a compassionate coach, engineer, and consultant. With over a decade working as a coach and consultant for companies like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and several three-letter agencies. Sophie has vast experiences in creating sustainable solutions for her clients to empower them to achieve higher levels of personal and professional success.
Coach Sophie is a patented inventor, performed extensive brain-studies, and published research. She is in a Ph.D. Organizational Leadership program studying Neuroleadership (the combination of Neuroscience and leadership development). Sophie has experienced noteworthy results using neuroscience-based coaching in creating behavioral change and creating life-altering cognitive habits. Furthermore, Sophie has a M.S. in Decision Analytics-System Engineering enabling her to incorporate system thinking and giving her the needed extra advantage when her clients require her to engage in complex organizational problems. She has worked as a risk manager, decision analyst, and system engineer before pivoting her career to purely focusing on coaching leaders.
LMHCA, MHC-LP, MA, CHC
Eugene completed his Bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also has a Master’s degree from Oxford Brookes University. In addition, Eugene is a Certified Health Coach (CHC) through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and completed the Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach course from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Eugene’s goal is to work with clients in an empathic and non-judgmental manner to help them overcome whatever struggles they may be going through, improve their quality of life, and help them to create any changes they want to make. He believes that people can have many different types of lives and still be mentally healthy. This is why he is alternative friendly, including LGBTQ, polyamorous, asexual, open relationship, and this is of course not a full list.
Eugene is fluent in English, Russian and has a basic conversational level in Spanish. He also enjoys art, photography, martial arts, skiing, scuba diving, poetry, traveling, and investing.
Dr. A. Mechelle Haywood
Dr. A. Mechelle Haywood is an East St. Louis, IL native currently serving the Washington D.C. area. Dr. Haywood has a special interest in creating a “new narrative” and breaking the stigma associated with mental health and emotional wellbeing. Her clinical interests include preventative psychology, community wellness and youth emotional development. She lives out her motto: heal one, heal the community, one client at a time.
Core Team Members Listed Above.
Additional Team Members & Practitioners Available.