Wright Coaching

Our Coaches

Dr. Judith Wright

Dr. Judith Wright


She has been called one of “America’s Ultimate Experts” by Women’s World magazine and has appeared on over 600 radio stations and 80 television shows including ABC’s 20/20 and the Today show.

Dr. Bob Wright


Dr. Bob Wright is an internationally recognized author, speaker & visionary known for his witticisms. He co-founded The Wright Foundation to teach people to develop their vision and unlock their full potential.

Mike Zwell, Ph.D., PCC


Dr. Zwell is a leading expert in competencies, developmental corporate cultures, leadership development, and executive coaching.


Dr. Gordon Medlock

Faculty, Coach, Director of Doctoral Research

Dr. Gordon Medlock, PCC, has over 25 years of practice and research experience in the fields of coaching and learning psychology and human capital management consulting. He specializes in career and life coaching and mentors doctoral students in becoming accomplished scholar-practitioners. He also leads small-group transformation labs and trainings with a focus on facilitating social-emotional learning.

Jillian Eichel, MA, MEd, PCC

Director of Coaching

In addition to being the Director of Coaching, Jillian oversees most of Wright’s programs and attends to students' success in the courses at the Wright Foundation. She trains Wright’s coaches & program leaders, leads several weekend trainings & coaches individuals in all life areas.

Beryl Stromsta, MSW,MA

Senior Coach and Group Facilitator

Beryl serves as a group facilitator on many of Wright’s Foundation weekend trainings.

Gertrude Lyons

Dr. Gertrude Lyons, EdD, MA, PCC

Senior Coach, WGU Faculty, Director of Mothering Program

Dr. Lyons is a leading-edge trainer and educator in human emergence, lifestyle, parenting, leadership development, relationship satisfaction and success, and women’s development. With over 20 years of experience, her work inspires people to bring out their best selves by guiding them to realize meaningful, successful lives to bring new perspectives and foster personal transformation.

Dr. Phil Blue


Dr. Philip Blue is a coach the at Wright Foundation and Professor of Applied Neuroscience at Wright Graduate University.

Kate Holmquest, MA


Kate serves as Campus Director for the Wright Graduate University and provides support to the Wright Foundation’s non-credit programs as a coach and curriculum developer.

Geroge Miller

George Miller

Coach & Career Program Manager

George Miller is a speaker, coach, and career lab program manager. He also leads small groups in the Year of MORE and MORE Life Training.

Dr. Karen Terry


As a doctoral student she dedicated her research to better understanding, codifying, and advancing Wright’s unique advanced coaching methodology.

Christina Canright, ACC


Christina is a core coach in the Year of MORE program, leading YOM labs and coaching individuals on how to get the most out of the program and their assignments.

Monica Staco, MA, MEd


Monica Staco helps clients drive organizational strategy, maximize executive and cross-functional team performance, and drive leadership development.

Dr. Lisa Sanden


Dr. Lisa Sanden has over 30 years of experience in education. She is faculty for the Wright Graduate University and is a coach, trainer, group leader, and consultant for the Wright Foundation, with a specialty in meeting people where they are so that they can get to where they want to go.

Lori Zwell, MBA, PCC


Lori Zwell helps executives, entrepreneurs, and high potentials advance their social, emotional and leadership skills.

Rachael Marusarz, MA, MBA, EdD


Rachael Marusarz is a fundraising executive with 15 years of experience working in Chicago's nonprofit sector.

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Ashley Donahue, MA, ACC

Coach, Administrative Supervisor

Along with being a coach with the Wright Foundation’s Year of More program, Ashley oversees and manages our administrative department.

Mike Novak


Andrew Ettenhofer


Andrew helps a wide range of salespeople - new and seasoned. incorporate new best practices, and be a well-rounded coach to sales professionals.

Emma Miele, ACC

Philanthropy Manager and Coach

Emma Miele serves as the Philanthropy Manager on the team as well as a coach and facilitator.

Caitlin Nisos

Sales Representative & Coach

Caitlin is a Sales Representative & Coach at Wright. She welcomes people to the organization and helps connect them with the most supportive & aligned programs for their growth and leadership, including coaching for all areas of life.

Dr. Tonya Biglow


Dr. Tonya Biglow earned a B.S. in Physics from Chicago State University and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sedona. Tonya is foremost committed to supporting her clients to emerge as their most radiant selves. 

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