EDI is pleased and privileged to attract best-in-class consultants, certified coaches and experts from the leadership field. These professionals invest in the training, pragmatic practice and implementation of required skills and knowledge so participants may reach greater positions of influence.


 Professional Trainers: 

John Chen, Geoteaming

John Chen, Geoteaming

Marisa Rivera,    Mpowerment Works

Marisa Rivera,    Mpowerment Works


Professional Coaches:

  • Sharmin Banu, Career Advancement Coach, Green Leaf Coaching
  • Freddie Barrett, Leadership Coach & Consultant, Resilient Solutions
  • Hsuan-hua Chang
  • Maura Fallon
  • Lyn Jeffress, President & CEO, Imagined Future, Inc.
  • Ann Kruse
  • Dan Leahy, Principal, Waypoint Leadership Consulting, LLC
  • Monica Lin-Meyer
  • Christopher MacArthur
  • Tyler Parris
  • Carrie Sjaarda
  • Vinita Srivastava
  • Russ Taylor, Coach, Consultant & Trainer, Windmark Partners
  • Roni Viles, Owner, MindDance Learning
  • Anh Vo, Executive Coach & Founder, Collective Leadership

Executive Mentor Panelists & Keynote Speakers:

It has been EDI’s advantage to enlist local, prominent and well-regarded community leaders to be executive mentors panelists and keynote speakers for its curriculum. These sessions are greatly desirable by the participants as they learn directly what it takes to achieve high-level positions. It also provides most participants a first time opportunity to network with individuals who are shaping the Greater Puget Sound and Greater Portland business economy.

  • Claudia Andrews, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Shannon Bell, Senior Vice President, District Retail Leader, Seattle-Cascades, KeyBank
  • Linda Villegas Bremer, Strategic Initiatives Manager, WorkForce Central
  • Danielle Burd, EVP Regional Manager Washington Commerical Banking, Umpqua Bank
  • Florence Chang, SVP, Chief Technology Officer, MultiCare Health System
  • Tai Danforth, COO, Western Energy Institute
  • Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Corporate Diversity Affairs Specialist, Nordstrom, Inc.
  • AJ Ghambari, Owner, Seattle Bagel Bakery
  • Wallace Greene, Principal, FINAO
  • Christopher Kodama, Medical Vice President, Inpatient Clinical Operations, MultiCare Health System
  • Jill Kashiwagi, Client Relationship Manager, Capital Family Office
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney, former State Representative
  • Peter Kwong, Partner, Perkins & Co.
  • Matt Iseri, President, TokuSaku Consulting
  • Paul Ishii, General Manager, Mayflower Park Hotel
  • Jerry Lee, Chairman, MulvannyG2 Architecture
  • Pearl Leung, Community Relations Manager, Vulcan, Inc.
  • Thomas Lin, CEO, Alki Direct Investment
  • Nyle Miyamoto, Director Engineering Operations, The Boeing Company
  • Verne Naito, Vice President, Naito Corporation
  • Assunta Ng, Publisher, Northwest Asian Weekly/Seattle Chinese Post
  • Tim Otani, Vice President, Community Relations, Union Bank
  • Jenette Ramos, VP, Boeing Commerical Airplanes, Supplier Management, The Boeing Company
  • Naomi Sanchez, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Management, University of Washington
  • Bob Santos
  • Cal Shirley, retired Vice President, Energy Efficiency Services, Puget Sound Energy
  • Bill Tung, Vice President of International Distributors and Asia Direct, Columbia Sportswear
  • Yale Wong, CEO, General Biodiesel
  • Marlene Yamashita, Director, The Boeing Company
  • Grant Yoshihara, Vice President, Utility Operations & Chief Engineer, NW Natural