Ingrid Gavshon serves as a lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, in the Leadership Communications and Creativity and Leadership and at the UC Berkeley Executive Education organizations course, High Impact Leadership. She also lectures at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership where she was awarded her MBA.
Ingrid is a partner at the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute in charge of Strategy and International Projects and serves as executive coach and senior training consultant.
Ingrid specializes in coaching people who want to bring humanity into the workplace and to discover their authentic leadership. In addition, she coaches her clients to make impactful presentations and to be better communicators. She qualified as a UC Berkeley Certified Coach in 2010 and has a large international practice.
Ingrid is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has made several documentary films about Nelson Mandela. She 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, The Dusit Hotel Group and Eastwater Group Thailand. In California at Adobe Systems, Salesforce.Com, Cisco Systems, the Peterson /CAT Corporation Bio-Rad Laboratories, Nexius, Qualcomm, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland and San Francisco. 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 Mission, Vision, Values and Culture and become Ambassadors for their brand.
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 courses Fundamentals of Design Thinking and Building Trust-Based Relationships, 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 VP of Marketing & Operations for Berkeley ECI.
Additionally, she has developed and led design thinking workshops for clients including GitHub, Pacific Gas & Electric, 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.
Mehmet Sevinç is the Director of Business Development at Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, where he oversees establishing and enhancing new and existing partnerships both locally and globally. He is also a communications consultant, lecturer and an executive coach with a consulting background in business intelligence.
Mehmet’s business intelligence consulting background enabled him to work in various different industries such as energy, financial services, non-profit, higher education, biotech, pharmaceutical, technology, Internet Security and social networking. He is a certified Oracle Hyperion Developer. He managed local and offshore teams and worked in three different continents: Asia, Europe and North America.
After participating in a two-day workshop with Dr. Mark Rittenberg and his team in August 2013, which included sharing leadership stories, dreams and aspirations with his colleagues, Mehmet became a big fan of Mark’s teaching methods and decided to quit his business intelligence career and moved into leadership development training with Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. He has been working a lecturer at University of California, Berkeley with Dr. Rittenberg. He has also taught at University of California, Davis and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Mehmet holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA in Business Administration from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a certified executive coach from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. Mehmet won two national sailing championships in his homeland Turkey. He was the captain of the Turkish National Sailing Team between 2001 and 2004. In 2016, he completed Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco. In 2017, he finished Santa Rosa Half Ironman Triathlon and became an Ironman.
Thomas is a leadership development educator and executive coach. Over the past nine years, he has taught at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley's Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In addition, he has consulted within leading pharmaceutical, heavy equipment, consulting, computer software, and high-technology companies, facilitating workshops and coaching clients in a one-on-one setting.
The paramount question Thomas enjoys pursuing with his students is this: How can I develop my communications skills to more powerfully connect with the people in my life? To develop these skills, Thomas identifies each student’s unique strengths as well as their unique areas for growth. He then works with them to bring about that growth through experience so that key lessons are not just understood but, moving forward, students have tangible life experiences from which they can draw. Developing each student’s unique abilities in this way cultivates the authentic leader within.
As an executive coach, Thomas works with clients, acting as a thought catalyst, to help them explore their aspirations and plot paths to reaching them. Often obstacles obstruct these paths and it can seem daunting to move forward. We may need to determine how we can unlock potential or how to surmount uncertainties and fears. Thomas works with clients to help them think through, identify, and overcome these obstacles. Using a non-directive approach, Thomas helps clients look at challenges with new perspective so that they can arrive at solutions that fit their unique situations. He prioritizes experience over theory and is a firm believer in the benefits of a “growth mindset”.
Thomas has over 15 years experience in the technology sector. He has held positions in Operations, Business Development, Product Management, and Strategic Partnerships and he has led multicultural, globally-distributed teams. He has roots in education, having taught high school Latin and Ancient Greek prior to his business career. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Certificate in Executive Coaching from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Philosophy from College of the Holy Cross.