Our Faculty

 

Laura Belsten, Ph.D., MCC | ISEI Founder

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Dr. Laura Belsten is an internationally known expert and author of the Social + Emotional Intelligence Profile®.  She has studied extensively with international EI experts, and she is certified in four other leading emotional intelligence instruments.  She has been on the faculty at the University of Denver for over 20 years where she teaches graduate courses in leadership and communication, including a graduate course in Coaching Emotional Intelligence.  She is an executive coach in private practice for over 15 years, a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation, and earned her Ph.D. in Leadership & Organizational Communication from the University of Denver in 1996.


David Colarossi, Ph.D. 

David Colarossi is a Counseling Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.  He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. David has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver, teaching graduate courses in Career Counseling, Intermediate Counseling Techniques, Advanced Counseling Techniques, and  Program Evaluation.  

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 Erin Cunningham 

For over 15 years Erin Cunningham has had the privilege of  helping over 3,000 candidates with personal and professional development and life transitions. She focuses her efforts on delivery and administration of group learning environments and one-on-one coaching.  She is a Master Certified Career Coach through CPI and is certified in New Horizons Retirement Planning.  Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts in Speech Communication.  Erin’s career began in higher education where she worked with at-risk/non-traditional as well as student athlete populations. She later developed all corporate management and leadership programming for one of the nation’s largest retailers. Erin’s ability to create authentic, supportive environments which lead to structured action steps allows her and her clients to make meaningful progress towards their life and professional goals. 

John Moore, P.C.C. | CEO at Moore-Strength 

Colonel (Retired) John Moore, CEO of Moore Strength Executive Leadership and Business Advisors, is an ICF Credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and an ACTP Certified Executive Leadership, Business, and Marketing Coach. As a West Point graduate, Army Officer, and Airborne-Ranger John has been leading successful organizations and developing leaders for over 30 years.  He holds a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from the US Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Arts in Strategy Studies from the US Army War College, and a Bachelor of Science from the US Military Academy where he was a distinguished graduate in the top 5% of his class.  John’s leadership in key positions within organizations ranging from 30 to 180,000 people was marked by courage and a commitment to excellence in performance and character.  He has combat experience at every level and was the operational Chief of Staff during the surge in Iraq in 2007-2008.  His service at the Army’s major training command provided him important experience with the corporate level Army including strategic communications, marketing, resource allocation, organizational design, entrepreneurship, and change management.  As the Defense Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region VII he gained tremendous insight into civil-military relationships as well as the cultures of other government, non-government, and civilian business and non-profit organizations.  John implemented a wide range of post-Katrina improvements that became the model for the military response in support of FEM.


Amy Sargent | ISEI Managing Director

For the past 7 years, Amy Sargent has managed operations and client services for various organizations in the Denver area.  Her background in teaching and ministry has given her a unique ability to connect with others while providing the organizational and structural support vital to our company.  Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Ambassador University in Pasadena, California then completed her Master’s of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Aesthetic Arts at the University of Denver.


Virg Setzer, M.S. | Executive Coach | Organizational Consultant at Performance Point Solutions, LLC

Virg Setzer has a M.S. in Organizational Performance and a B.S. in Business Administration.  He is a Certified Executive Coach, a Certified Social & Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Coach Certification Facilitator with the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence®.  He is certified as a Human Capital Strategist and serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Denver Business School where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level Management. Virg is the founder and president of Performance Point Solutions where he provides executive coaching and organizational consulting to a broad range of businesses.  He has 35+ years in business with four major companies where he held positions in Operations Management, Organizational Development, and Human Resources.  He serves as chair of the Colorado Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association and as the faculty advisor to the UCD Student SHRM Chapter.  He served in the USAF and is a Vietnam Veteran.


Deborah Westcott, P.C.C. | Founder and CFO of coachEQ

Deborah Westcott is the Founder and CFO of coachEQ, an emotional intelligence coaching, training, and assessment organization. She has a coaching certificate as a Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C.) from the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work.  She is certified in two social and emotional intelligence assessments.  Deb has worked as a coach, consultant, speaker (both locally and nationally),educator, and psychotherapist for more than 30 years.  In addition to her coaching and consulting work, she has taught at Colorado State University and has served on many Colorado non-profit boards and commissions. Some of Deb's clients include IBM, Hewlitt-Packard, national health organizations such as Trinity Health and telecare Corp., and various women's professional professional networks around the country. Deb believes that one of the most important skills necessary for great leadership is emotional intelligence.  With an emphasis on emotional intelligence skill building, coachEQ helps to empower individuals, teams and organizations to succeed.  Deb's success is founded on her ability to develop a powerful, trusting relationship.  That bond helps to transform behavior and develop the skills needed to help clients reach their full potential as leaders.



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Upcoming ISEI® Courses

  • Aug Coach Certification Course - Tues Aug 8 - Sep 26, 2017, 3 - 4:30 PM  ET [Register or Learn More] Price: $1799 per registrant
  • Specialty Course:  Leader As Coach - Thur Aug 10 - Sep 14, 2017, 12-1 PM ET  [Register or Learn More] Price: $795 per registrant
  • Specialty Course:  Using Positive Psychology to Coach Emotional Intelligence - Fri Sep 15 - Oct 20, 2017, 3-4 PM ET [Register or Learn More] Price: $795 per registrant
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    Upcoming ISEI® Courses

  • Aug Coach Certification Course - Tues Aug 8 - Sep 26, 2017, 3 - 4:30 PM  ET [Register or Learn More] Price: $1799 per registrant
  • Specialty Course:  Leader As Coach - Thur Aug 10 - Sep 14, 2017, 12-1 PM ET  [Register or Learn More] Price: $795 per registrant
  • Specialty Course:  Using Positive Psychology to Coach Emotional Intelligence - Fri Sep 15 - Oct 20, 2017, 3-4 PM ET [Register or Learn More] Price: $795 per registrant
  • Self-Study Coach Certification Course - [email us at info@the-isei.com to learn more] Price: $1799 per registrant
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