We’re a collective of like-hearted individuals (and numerous furry friends) dedicated to human excellence.
Feroshia Knight, Creatrix, Founder, Nature Lover!
I’m the luckiest girl in the world who has the best job on the planet. I’m surrounded by amazing people who consist of a global family of change makers who make their unique difference. Together, we make the world a better place. If you want to read more about me…
As the catalyst for Coach Training World, I’m deeply supported 24-7 by both my Portland, Oregon and virtual team members who seamlessly combine decades of experience and varying skill sets toward a singular mission: your future success.
Please meet my right and left hands below!
Zorwyn Madrone, Coach Trainer
MFA, PCC, WPCC
I am inspired by how we humans can recreate ourselves as desired throughout our lives. I’m passionate about coaching because of how it ignites and structures that process.
Coaching provides a rare and essential environment in which people can arrive and be seen just as they are, without apology or expectation. It offers fertile ground for new ideas to become reality. Clients become clear and specific about who they are and what they truly want. This allows them to align their actions in order to create the authentic lives they are meant to live.
My journey into coaching was a natural step from my work as a university instructor, interpersonal conflict mediator, restorative justice facilitator and trainer. Working in the field of human behavior change for many years, I encountered numerous people still reacting to past circumstances. I yearned to work with people proactively creating their lives. Coaching allows me to do just that.
As a coach, I am honored when clients share their stories with me. I facilitate a process in which they become the protagonists of their own lives. They take courageous steps that help create more respectful, realized communities.
As a coach trainer, I’m fortunate to offer a similar environment of learning and growth to students. They will experience their own metamorphoses as they become guides for others.
When not coaching and training, I get joy from performing creative work, being in the wilderness, and meditating.
Pat Martinez, Tech Support and Business Manager
As Tech Support and Business Manager here at Coach Training World, I get to use two of my favorite skill sets in support of others: technology and coaching communication. You may not see me in one of our classrooms, but whenever you use our website to fill out a form, sign up for one of our programs, or supplement your training, access a digital course I’m right there at your side.
I tend to the backend – a job that is all about you! I also keep tabs on our databases, website integrations and payment processing. This ensures optimal usability when you navigate our site, and especially when you access our student center or use the secure portal to pay your tuition or buy one of our products for further development.
Academically, I pursued the fields of biochemistry, molecular genetics and plant pathology, earning my PhD as a research scientist (I geek out on lichens and fungi!). But, then like many of us I decided to become a coach, and pivoted into coaching college students within their own academic pursuits, helping them stay on track and flourish through the lens of what mattered most to them. But my true love was in the details and that’s where I found my home in web technology. And that’s why I’m here today, merging the best of both worlds.
In addition to my contributions at CTW, I am also the owner of Reveal Web Works. In this role, I help new and seasoned entrepreneurs, as well as nonprofits and businesses within an extensive range of industries, craft and streamline their online presence through web design and personalized online marketing tools.
Born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in Houston, TX, I have an innate love of the outdoors. I enjoy cross-country and backcountry skiing and backpacking. I also play guitar, writing a song now and then, cook, and will happily join you for a good whiskey or beer. As an avid lifelong learner, I’m always keen to discover something new.
Like the rest of us at CTW, my aim is to support your learning journey and make sure you achieve your goals as efficiently as possible. Please let me know if there’s anything we can do to further improve the quality of your experience.
Heather Cunningham, Director of Student Success, B.S., WPCC
As someone who loves to help others, my role as the Director of Student Success allows me to whole-heartedly serve our global community and our team.
May I just say upfront… There is nothing better than championing changemakers! Your success is my mission!
Here at Coach Training World, I wear a number of hats. Don’t be surprised if you find me involved in everything from student care to program improvement surveys to leading informational webinars and our global coaches connect sessions. And more!
Prior to coaching, I spent 20+ years in the corporate world supporting teams and executives in various operational management roles. Nicknamed “Radar,” I was the steady force working in the background to pre-empt and resolve any problems or delays. Despite my success behind the scenes in administration, I always felt that I had a greater purpose and so much more to contribute. I knew I could have a more significant impact on the world by helping people become their best selves instead of focusing on systems and procedures. Still, I wasn’t sure how to make the shift. It wasn’t until I found CTW that I finally felt like I had found the right pathway.
As a coach and founder of Next Chapter Coaching and Training, I work with women going through periods of transition and uncertainty to transform the stale scripts and stories that defined them for so long. I help them identify their unique strengths to overcome obstacles and move forward with confidence. I also work with teams who benefit from my corporate dynamics experience and coaching skills. I help them leverage natural strengths, navigate and mitigate conflicts, and build accountability practices to create thriving, productive teams.
I am also a Certified Kolbe Consultant as well as Core and Domestic Mediation certified. Academically, I hold a B.S. Degree in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University. And, of course as a graduate of Coach Training World, I’m a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) and graduate of the CoachPreneur Academy.
And I have truly never been happier.
When I’m not coaching, I love spending time with my family, my dogs, volunteering, and reading too many books for self-development. Just kidding. You can never read too many books.