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Executive Coaching and Leadership Certification Bootcamp

  • Crete
  • 9 September 2018 - 18 September 2018

Dr. Mark Rittenberg, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

For over twenty years, Dr. Mark Rittenberg has helped organizations create communities of excellence among their people and empowered individuals to become true leaders with the ability to actualize a vision -- all through the power of communication. Dr. Rittenberg believes that important personal, social, and business problems can be effectively addressed using the Active Communicating methodology he developed -- which draws upon the actor's discipline of engaging, creative and effective communication. 

Dr. Rittenberg's experience extends around the globe, across cultures and across industries. In Israel in the 1970's and 1980's, he was able to use theatrical activities to build cultural bridges and develop mutual respect among the Israeli and Palestinian students in his workshops. In South Africa, he served as Professor of Education specializing in teacher training workshops in arts based education as an interventionist working with at-risk youths in disadvantaged situations. Based upon this work, Dr. Rittenberg was awarded the J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and traveled to post-apartheid South Africa in an attempt to rebuild the self esteem and confidence that had been shattered in Black communities during years of segregation. In 1999, he was asked to return to Israel and apply his cultural conflict resolution experience in Middle East peace initiatives with the Young Leaders Network. Dr. Rittenberg served as both a mediator and communication specialist for the UNESCO Middle East Peace Process forum. He worked with leaders from Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Egypt on peaceful solutions to the Middle East conflict. Rittenberg led a special interest group symposium on arts- based programs for disadvantaged youth for use in community centers in the four countries. 

Dr. Rittenberg is on the business and leadership communications faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where he was awarded the The Earl F. Cheit Award For Excellence In Teaching . Additionally he currently teaches expressive communication and presentation in Executive Education Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of San Francisco, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Rittenberg holds a Doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. He also holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education from San Francisco State and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at Berkeley where he double majored in Education and Social Welfare.

Ingrid Gavshon, Director of International Development and Strategic Alliance, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

Ingrid Gavshon serves as a lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and at UC Berkeley Executive Education's popular course High Impact Leadership. She is a partner at the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute in charge of International Projects and serves as executive coach and senior training consultant.

Ingrid is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has made several documentary films about Nelson Mandela. Ingrid draws on her filmmaking skills integrated with the executive coaching process that helps leaders discover their authentic selves and helps them actualize their vision, dreams and aspirations.

Ingrid facilitates programs at a number of international companies, in the USA, South Africa, Asia and the Middle East. These include Mubadala UAE, Eastwater Group Thailand, Adobe Systems, Salesforce.com San Francisco, Cisco Systems, Bio-Rad Laboratories, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland and the Peterson /CAT Corporation. She specializes in leading Brand Ambassador programs, which are large-scale culture change projects that empower all employees as they learn to live the company’s values, culture and vision.

Doy Charnsupharindr, Chief Executive Officer, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

Doy is an executive coach and an instructor of MBA-level courses on developing leadership, communication, and coaching skills. He has taught at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management, and Berkeley Executive Education. He is also guest lecturer at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership (Germany), Nanyang Business School (Singapore) and the Thailand Management Association (Thailand). As an instructor and consultant, Doy draws upon his prior professional experiences in management, customer service, business strategy, operations, and product management for the financial services and high technology industry.

Today, he is the CEO of the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. He continues to coach and lead workshops for some of the largest corporations, as well as non-profit and governmental organizations worldwide. The clients he has worked with include Adobe, Caterpillar, Cisco, Facebook, Genentech, McKinsey, Moody’s, Novartis, Pixar, and Salesforce.

Doy has an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School (2011) and a BA in Economics from Stanford University (2000). He’s a former musical director of Stanford’s Mixed Company a cappella and a winner of the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA). His love for the performing arts extended to other stages as an actor—from Shakespeare to Broadway musicals—and a dancer with Bay Area’s dance companies. Today, Doy utilizes his extensive experiences in the performing arts to enable others to develop their communication skills and leadership presence. Doy’s goal as a coach and instructor is to be the catalyst for others to become authentic leaders, change agents, and inspirational communicators.

Jennifer Caleshu, Director of Marketing, Facilitator and Executive Coach, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

Jennifer Caleshu is a lecturer, facilitator and certified executive coach for programs in leadership, communications, design thinking and innovation. Her coaching work is informed by more than 15 years of leadership in the cultural sector with functional expertise in strategy, marketing and communications, including most recently as Director of Earned Revenue for a museum. 

She is a member of the professional faculty at the University of California’s Haas School of Business where she teaches in MBA and undergraduate programs as a Lecturer for the core design thinking course Problem Finding / Problem Solving, and Building Trust-Based Relationships, Team Coach for applied innovation consulting course, and Assistant Lecturer for leadership and communications courses. She has also facilitated both leadership and innovation programs through the UC Berkeley Executive Education, including KAUST Saudi Leadership Program, High-Impact Leadership, Leading Strategic Growth, Leading and Managing Globally, Accelerating Change Readiness & Agility and Leading Innovative Change.

She is a facilitator and executive coach for the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, where she facilitates leadership, communications and coaching programs with diverse clients in the US, Thailand and in Singapore. As an executive coach, her clients have included individual contributors, managers, directors and vice presidents seeking to empower themselves and their teams through one-on-one coaching for leaders. She also serves as the Director of Marketing for Berkeley ECI.

Jennifer also coaches individuals on creating and delivering effective presentations, including supporting verbal and non-verbal communication skills, overcoming stage fright, designing impactful PowerPoint presentations, preparing for Q&As and more. Additionally, she has developed and led design thinking workshops for clients including GitHub, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and Rotary International.

Jennifer earned an MBA with honors from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor” award. She also holds a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University with a focus on Issues of Adolescence. She is a certified Executive Coach from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.

We have chosen Crete as the location for this program as it is exceptional in many ways just as our Executive Coaching and Leadership program is.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and has the most diverse mix of landscapes, situated farther to the south of most of the rest of Greece. Some parts of Crete are reminiscent of other parts of Greece, but on the whole it stands alone and has its own unmistakeable culture and atmosphere.

Crete stands out from the other Greek islands due to the breadth of its history: from the mysterious Minoans with their labyrinthine palaces, through Venetian control, to the daring deeds during the German occupation.

Cretans are known for their determination, perseverance and strength. They are leaders who don’t shy away from challenges. Our Executive Coaching and Leadership program will draw from this strength and our participants will be prepared to meet the challenges they encounter in their professional lives.