Our Staff

 Stacy Flaherty, President and CEO

Stacy is in charge of anything and everything here at NVW, from scheduling courses and hiring staff to developing NVW’s presence in new geographical areas. Having steered the company for almost 30 years, she loves the surprises and challenges that come with owning her own business, and she loves the chance to travel to new places as New Ventures West grows around the world.  For relaxation she sings in the San Francisco City Chorus and tends her home garden.

Anna Syrett, Registrar

With her exceptional efficiency and friendly, unflappable manner, Anna makes the demanding job of registrar look like a breeze. Before coming on board she graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame de Namur. She has a background in journalism, is an avid international traveler, and stays in shape with yoga, pilates and spinning. She is a Bay Area native and lives in San Mateo with her husband Michael and their dog Teddy.

Adam Klein, Global Graduate Director

Adam graduated from the Professional Coaching Course in 2012. Prior to joining our staff he worked to fight global slavery and helped establish the most recent incarnation of the spiritual formation center, ReImagine. He's an avid endurance athlete, having completed several ironmans and ultra-marathons. And if that's not enough, he's also a published poet and is a Leader In Training on New Ventures West faculty. He lives in Petaluma with his wife Robyn and their little girl Genesis.

Jessica Minah, Director of Enrollment

Jessica was certified as an Integral Coach in spring of 2014. Her presence, curiosity and wisdom—not to mention her previous experience as an award-winning radio producer and sales account manager—make her a natural fit for the role of guiding would-be coaches into the fold. Jessica works with clients around the country through Pronoia Coaching and lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband Greg and cat Lucy.  She brightens our San Francisco headquarters with her regular visits.

Michael Cabanlit, Production Supervisor

Michael is the events wizard here at the office, booking all our events  worldwide while keeping things running smoothly at our two facilities in San Francisco. He's adept at working across multiple time zones, setting up events and tracking lost packages, be it in Cape Town, London or Singapore. He's also an avid musical theater actor and occasionally takes on starring roles in his "spare" time!

Chris Cheung, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Chris’s background runs the gamut from firefighter to gourmet pizza maker to cable installer to Uber driver. Now, this multitalented maven brings her boundless energy to the challenge of helping run the company. Speaking of running, she loves to run through the hills of San Francisco and explore the city's hidden gems. She also enjoys good food and drink and entertaining friends in her home. Chris lives in San Francisco with her partner Danika and has a four-year-old daughter, Malia.

Joy Mazzola, Communications Director
Joy graduated from the Professional Coaching Course in 2010, after which she found it hard to stay away. She delights in bringing Integral Coaching to the wider world using what she knows about writing, design, and, of course, coaching. Originally from Boston, she now lives in Berkeley, CA with her boyfriend and their two dogs. She's a student of energy work and Aikido: practices that keep her physically well, spiritually growing, and generally sane.

Florian Tan, Logistics Assistant

Florian works the behind-the-scenes magic that keeps the Lauren Coaching Center feeling peaceful, spacious and bountiful. And that’s just one impressive skill of many: Florian is a 4th-degree black belt in Aikido and a practitioner of the Russian martial art Systema. He graduated from the PCC in 2011 and has his own coaching business, RenSomatics. Originally from the Netherlands, Florian currently lives in Oakland with his girlfriend Amy.

What our grads are saying:
"Whenever anyone asks me to characterize my training and experience at New Ventures West, I always use the same four adjectives: rigorous, meticulous, generous, and loving."

Michael Scott
PCC Graduate: Sausalito, CA