The Pisgah Coaching Institute is the fulfillment of Brian's vision to create a community for learning whole system coaching that is in service to humanity. His blended coaching methodology incorporates his learnings from teachers such as Richard Schwartz (Internal Family Systems), Susan Trout (The Institute for the Advancement of Service), Judith Johnson (a pioneer in the trauma healing field) and many others. Brian also incorporates his innovative Five Stages of Gift Development and Mapping Your Internal Influences frameworks that emerged during his 20+ years as a coach. He is currently working on a book on coaching as a spiritual practice.
Courtney has been a trusted advisor and colleague for many years and is now part of the faculty of the Institute. A resident of Old Fort, North Carolina (near Asheville), she recently completed a 30-year career in juvenile justice, social work and LGBTQ/racial/social justice advocacy. In addition to her work with PCI, Courtney devotes her time to working with the Center for Conscious Living and Dying, a nonprofit in Asheville NC. She continues her spiritual development via her lifelong practice of meditation, Kundalini yoga, shamanic studies and ancestral work. Courtney brings a compassionate heart and passion for learning to all of her roles.
Robin is one of our mentor coaches for the 2024 training. A PCI graduate, Robin resides in Carmel Valley, California with her husband and two teenagers. As a coach, she specializes in working with clients to break habitual and ancestral patterns to create a new legacy for themselves and their children. Robin is especially interested in working with parents struggling with addictive processes who are ready to break the cycle of inherited family trauma. She brings training in many modalities to her role as coach including Somatic Psychology, Presencing and Mindfulness Coaching and Recovery and Integration Coaching. Robin has a gift for connecting deeply with her clients and accessing the core patterns that are creating suffering in their lives.
Diane is one of our mentor coaches for the 2024 training cohort. A graduate of the PCI training, Diane resides in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and is a passionate advocate dedicated to supporting individuals navigating the spectrum of life challenges and opportunities. She brings a multitude of trainings including IFS (Internal Family Systems) Level 1 and decades of experience serving the elderly, disabled, women in recovery and survivors of sex trafficking. Diane is a wise soul who brings a gentle yet strong presence to her work with clients. She is also a cancer survivor with tremendous wisdom to share.
Robert is the designer and trusted guide for all things visual for the Institute including the PCI logo, website and our newsletter. He draws on his experience working with large advertising agencies throughout the Southeast as well as his tenure as Art Director for the Biltmore Estate. In addition to his design work, Robert has trained as a dream worker and spiritual director with the Haden Institute (founded by his father) and volunteers with the Asheville NC-based Center for Creative Living and Dying. He brings his gifts of vision, intuition and connection to the natural cycles of our planet to all that he does.