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Sherri Gerek, CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Sherri Gerek is a Faculty Member and Mentor Coach at iPEC Coaching. In her coaching practice, Sherri coaches busy working women who want to establish more time for themselves while incorporating more fun and creativity into both their personal lives and careers.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Tara Roth!

Often described as enthusiastic, loyal, and supportive by her clients, Tara brings a special brand of positivity to life. She uses fun and laughter as simple tools for putting those around her at ease, and in doing so, Tara motivates others into action. A strong business acumen, and rock-solid communication skills are key to an executive’s success, but what Tara learned in her 20+ years as a senior executive for multinational corporations went far beyond that skill set.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Sherry Dutra!

At first glance, Sherry’s nature is quiet and somewhat reserved so most acquaintances would be surprised to learn that she’s actually a bit of a daredevil! She bought herself a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and taught herself to ride in her mid-40s, and started ziplining in her 50s. Her first daring adventure? Whitewater rafting!

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Meet Lead Trainer, Jaimini Chandarana!

When it comes to describing the experience of Jaimini Chandarana, words seem woefully insufficient. While her intellect is sharp, she is thoughtful, yet reserved in her approach. She listens carefully while someone fully expresses themselves, and then with an almost uncanny ability to cut right to the chase, she cleverly sums it up in an honest, understanding way.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Kyle Pertuis!

Upon first meeting Kyle Pertuis you’re sure to detect the oh so familiar southern hospitality behind his telltale grin. Chances are, soon after meeting, he’ll be heard extending an offer, “Do you like barbeque? I know just the place—you’ll love it!”

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Meet Lead Trainer, John Bond!

It’s fun to introduce this Lead Trainer with a slight play on words, a British accent, and just a hint of drama reminiscent of Ian Fleming’s 007 character. His name is Bond—John Bond! Fictional MI6 agent aside, John volunteers, “I’m really just a nerd who loves technology, spending time with my family and Labrador retrievers, and riding roller coasters whenever I can.”

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Meet Lead Trainer, Stephanie Marisca!

With a professional background in jewelry design, Stephanie Marisca knows first-hand the precise artistry and workmanship required for a stone to deliver the maximum effect, as it interacts with light. As it turns out, she found the same principle to be true when it came to fashioning her career in coaching.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Mark Schall!

From a trainer perspective, Mark Schall is often referred to as a “one man Broadway show.” He has a knack for hitting all the right notes with his special brand of training which includes wildly entertaining stories, a wicked sense of humor, and his proclivity to break into a song at the drop of a hat. Through it all, Mark has a way of taking abstract concepts and making them relatable through a vivid word picture or personal account to add context. As the longest standing trainer amongst the iPEC team, Mark calls what he does “edu-tainment,” or what he refers to as education entertainment.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Nina Cashman!

Should you ever find yourself in the presence of Nina Cashman while she’s passionately advocating for something she cares about, take good notes. A skilled conversationalist, Nina has equipped herself to think and act simultaneously—drawing on her knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. On occasion, she may wax philosophical to share timeless wisdom, long forgotten by most, except for this college philosophy major. Nina decided a career path as a philosophy professor wasn’t practical for her, yet she remains captivated by the wisdom of the ages.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Lesley Picchietti!

An entertaining, dynamic communicator in and out of the classroom, Lesley Picchietti is masterful at the art of arranging words for whichever medium she is using—whether it be speaking, writing, or singing. As a professional singer and musician, Lesley uses language effortlessly to connect to others.

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Meet Lead Trainer, Cindy Gardner!

Often described as a bright light, Cindy Gardner’s warmth, humor, and authenticity dazzle like a bonfire in the night sky. A few minutes with her and you’ll experience a special brand of super power, her rare and extraordinary gift of positive effect. Cindy cuts to the chase with an approach that is at once, compassionate and courageous. Those under her tutelage are motivated and encouraged to be their personal best.

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