About Us

Kathryn Downing

Kathryn is passionate about leadership development – both professional and personal. With a strong capacity for lifelong learning, she guides her clients through major career and life transitions. Drawing from her extensive experience and training, Kathryn co-creates an experience of coaching that allows clients to reflect, be intentional, discover a bigger vision and live an authentic and wholehearted life.


30 Years in Corporate America
Publisher, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times
Led several organizations through cultural transformations

Diploma in Coaching Supervision
Coaching Supervision Academy, UK – 2015
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Consultant (CDWF-C) – 2013
The Daring Way™ from the work of Brene´ Brown

Certified Coach, CHIC
Hudson Institute of Coaching – 2009
International Coach Federation (ICF)

JD, Stanford University Law School – 1979

Doctoral Program, Middlesex University, UK – in progress

Please contact me to find out how we can work together.

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Gerry Flake

Gerry continues his interest and passion in the application of human and systems development. With his extensive knowledge and experience in business and leadership development (personal and professional) he and his clients co-create an effective pathway to achieve the client’s goals.


More than 35 years of business, management and executive experience

Industries and functions ranging from consumer products, software development, electronic publishing, publishing, product development and operations

Certified Coach, CHIC
Hudson Institute of Coaching – 2009
International Coach Federation (ICF)

Certified Daring WayTM Facilitator– 2013

BS Mathematics and Chemistry
MBA Quantitative Analysis
Doctoral Program, Human Systems Development (did not complete dissertation)

Please contact me to find out more.

Read more from Gerry here.


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