We’re a collective of like-minded individuals (and two dogs) 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 hand 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.