About Our Executive Coaches

Learn more about executive coaches below:

Lynne Brown
Lynne Brown is a recognized leader with over 30 years experience as an aerospace and financial services leadership team member, coach, and organization development consultant.  Her practical, hands-on experience in organization change and start-ups was developed during her years with Fortune 500 companies including Sperry Aerospace, Honeywell, United Technologies, and American Express. Her innovative work as a leadership team member for the Hamilton Standard, Mesa, AZ startup facility resulted in benchmarking requests by many Fortune 100 companies and training houses.  
Lynne received her MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine. She received her Executive Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation.
Lynne is known internationally (United States, the Middle East, and South America) as an excellent leadership/business coach for senior leadership in a variety of organizations.  She is also known for her ability to facilitate the implementation of strategic concepts into tactical realities.  She has the ability to work with diverse groups or individuals and can establish rapport quickly in order to build trust. She has worked as a change consultant with executive teams, supervisory teams, and diverse groups in for profit, non-profit, education, and government organizations.  
Lynne conducts team development and strategic planning sessions for groups ranging from Boards of Directors, senior leadership teams, community groups, to supervisory teams.  She has worked with for profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes.  Her expertise in organization development, team-based structures, high performance work and large-scale change processes have been implemented in organizations worldwide.
She has worked with such diverse organizations as Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, Occidental Petroleum, Empire Southwest, MTD Manufacturing, St. Jude Medical, DMB Associates Inc., United Way, ID Theft 911 and many more. 

Wally Graham
Wally Graham is a recognized leader in organization development with over 30 years’ experience as an operations manager and organization design consultant.  His practical, hands-on experience with organization change in existing operations and start-ups was developed during his years in management at Fortune 500 companies including McCormick & Company, Miller Brewing Company and Frito-Lay, Inc.  His most recent corporate position was Director of Talent Development with DMB Associates Inc., a billion dollar Scottsdale land development company.   
Wally’s portfolio of experiences includes significant achievements.  His innovative work as plant manager of the Frito-Lay Casa Grande, AZ startup facility resulted in that facility that was named “US Food Plant of the Year” 1985 by Food Engineering Magazine.  Wally’s consulting practice has involved building high performance teams, organization change, strategic planning, operational assessment, leadership coaching, management workshops, and facilitating client meetings. Wally led significant consulting projects for organizations such as Compaq Computer’s Worldwide Data Management Group; a re-design team at Freeport McMoRan’s Morenci Copper Mine; and trained an internal Organization Development team at Los Alamos National Labs.  He also developed a strategic planning process for a large Nigerian electric construction company; coached senior managers at Del Webb Corporation; and worked with many other projects that have led to bottom line contributions for his clients. 
The following are some of his specialties:
Organization Strategy 
Facilitating and teaching client’s use of strategic tools, processes, and skills 
Development of strategic plans and goals that make a transformational difference
Leadership Development 
How to effectively lead diverse organizations 
Managing and leading change- workshops and seminars 
Leadership theory and practical skills 
•   Styles assessments- used to assist clients to develop their goals and the coaching plan 
•   Follow-up with clients to reinforce, and coach changes they want to make 
•   On site observation and real time coaching at the client’s site 
•   Providing feedback, and collecting feedback through 360 assessments
He has worked with such diverse organizations as ALCOA, Nestle Food Company, Camelot Homes, Motorola, DMB Associates Inc., Quaker Oats Company, McDonald's Corporation, Honeywell, Freeport McMoRan, Pulte Homes, Chicanos Por La Causa, Phoenix Union High School District, Scottsdale Unified School District, Sun Microsystems, Husky Oil Canada, Warner Lambert Inc., Native American Connections, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., Gilbane, Kitchell, Arizona Education Association, Quiksilver, The City of Scottsdale Facilities Management, and many others.

Jeanine L’Ecuyer
Master communicator Jeanine L'Ecuyer is a sought-after writer, coach, strategist and media relations expert with a gift for insight. She is constantly tuned-in as she works with organizations, individuals and audiences, listening for clues to their deepest, most authentic stories. Once she captures that insight, she works with you to shape it into effective communication and public relations strategies that win you new fans, new donors or new business. 
One of her high-level specialties is crisis communication, but not the typical ‘clean up the mess after the fact’ approach. L’Ecuyer leads her clients to reproducible, sustainable systems and processes that prevent the crisis before it ever happens. 
L’Ecuyer has been a top-level leader in for-profit, nonprofit and government organizations.  She was a deputy chief of staff to then-Governor Janet Napolitano, after spending more than 20 years in the business of television news. L’Ecuyer has been honored with eight regional Emmy Awards, as well as dozens of other honors for her work as a producer, reporter, businesswoman and communicator.  Although she was infected with the entrepreneurial bug a long time ago, she acted on it in 2011, leveraging her accumulated experience to serve for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 
Born in Kansas, L’Ecuyer has lived in Arizona off-and-on since 1960. She acquired a love of ice hockey at an early age from her East Coast/Canadian dad, and played the game as an adult (until good medical advice suggested it was no longer a prudent activity). She rescues cats and as a result has far too many (more than two but less than 95). L’Ecuyer and her husband Mike Set share a home in north Phoenix. 

Christine Whitney Sanchez, MC
President | Innovation Partners International of the Southwest LLC (IPIS)
Christine Whitney Sanchez, MC is the President of Innovation Partners International of the Southwest LLC (IPIS), an Arizona-based company that integrates over twenty years of experience in organizational change, leadership development, culture transformation and collaborative impact. IPIS works with leaders around the globe to align values, behavior and results. 

Christine dedicates her life to collaboration and transformation. A serial social entrepreneur, she has worked with organizations and communities across five continents to build leadership and strengthen collaboration. Whether she’s working with executives to resolve conflicts, clarify roles or engage in succession planning or she’s working with stakeholders across the system on strategic planning, post-merger unification or collective impact initiatives, Christine’s emphasis on mindful action poises organizations and communities to get to work to serve their purpose. 

Her background as a psychotherapist strengthens her natural ability to tune in deeply while elevating shared vision. World-renowned as a pioneer in blending collaborative methods to engage stakeholders at all levels of an organization or community, Christine is often referred to as a trailblazer. She has guided tens of thousands of stakeholders to resolve thorny issues and generate new opportunities. She has trained thousands of consultants and change leaders around the globe in strength-based approaches for self-organizing in their own communities. She has facilitated some of the largest intergenerational conversations in the world. And that is what brings her joy. 

As a program designer of the Master of Arts in Social Impact and a faculty member at Claremont Lincoln University, Christine leverages her passion for collaboration and transformation and her global experience as a consultant and trainer. She supports the students’ growth as mindful leaders and offers practical tools for generating positive and sustainable impact. 

Christine deliberately seeks opportunities to contribute to the evolution of human consciousness and to increase social, environmental and economic well-being. She is a highly sought-after conference presenter, consultant, coach, trainer and facilitator. Christine holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. She works internationally and in the US. Her husband and Christine live near her mother, children and grandchildren. Christine engages in daily life as spiritual practice through yoga, hiking, swimming, global travel, and photography.

Paula Shoup
Paula brings a strong leadership background from her twenty plus years in high technology manufacturing operations in fortune 100 medical technology and aerospace organizations. She rose up to a Director level role with a department of over 80 people with an international staff and a budget of over $400M. Her experience includes creating and leading a new functional organization in Puerto Rico and establishing and growing international business relationships across East Asia and Europe. Paula has her Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain from ASU and is a graduate of the Coach U Advanced Coaching program. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). 
She has a warm and compassionate presence that combined with her strong leadership experience and critical-thinking skills brings out the best creative solutions by her clients. Paula is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF) of powerful interactive workshops based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD and she conducts coaching skills workshops for the Valley of the Sun United Way. Her clients include leaders of leaders, teams and professionals in non-profits, large organizations and small to medium sized business owners.

Brian Wood
Brian Wood assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce on 7/1/16. Originally, from NJ, Brian Earned his BA in Communications from William Paterson University.  He earned his MBA in 2014 from the University of Phoenix while balancing family, community involvement and work life as a Senior District Manager at Waste Management. 
Additionally Brian is: 
A Certified Professional Coach (Leadership and transition) 
Founder of MARS Coaching - Myrtlewood Athlete Representation and Success 
A Board Member with “Linking Sports and Communities”
A Mentor with New Pathways for Youth
A Certified Agent with the NBA Players Association
A graduate of Valley Leadership Class 32 
Brian is enthusiastic about helping people find their passion, identifying and achieving their definition of success – while enjoying the journey and leveraging their “gifts.” He loves adventure, travel and time with his wife Vivian and family.  In addition, he enjoys reading and is passionate about watching his children compete athletically and in life.       


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