You can read more about our Coaches below:

Jean Ali Muhlbauer

Coach, Writer, and all around Pragmatic Dreamer

Jean is an innovative, forward-thinking, driven coach and consultant. She is passionate about bringing her clients practical solutions, while still keeping an eye on their big-picture goals. She aims to create a safe space for clients to get curious, get clarity, and feel empowered.

Jean is experienced in coaching a variety of individuals in jobs that range from entrepreneur creatives to corporate executives, and with professionals, from recent graduates to experienced Ph.D.s.  She is well-versed in working with expatriates, immigrants and first-generation Americans, women, “minority” populations (as a fellow Latina) and those looking to transition to new industries.

Jean earned her coaching certification from Coaches Training Institute, considered by most to be the gold standard in coaching. She works with clients and companies to help them meet their goals by building on her 11+ years of Human Resources experience in large, medium and small companies- both in the public and private sector- with her innate creativity and bias for results.

Jean has lived and worked in South America, Europe, Africa and the U.S and can coach in English and Spanish.

Jean earned a Masters degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the top-rated program at Michigan State University. She graduated with honors from Florida International University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology.

Jean enjoys reading nonfiction, all things music (especially rock) and learning new things. Her greatest joy is spending time with her small group of family and friends, including her labradoodle Cooper.


Karl Muhlbauer, Jr.

Coach, Photographer, and all around Natural-born Networker

Karl is a well-respected, insightful, and results-oriented coach and consultant. He is passionate about training and building leadership capacity with individuals and within organizations. His approach is decisive and goal-oriented yet kind and supportive.

Karl has over 20 years of progressive HR experience, including two international expatriate assignments for Fortune 500 companies. His experience spans a variety of industries, including Technology, Insurance, Materials and Manufacturing, Retail, Consulting Services, and Oil & Gas.

Karl is well-versed at coaching recent graduates and seasoned executives alike. He has extensive experience working with expatriates, first-generation Americans, those looking to progress in their current career, in either leadership or technical roles, as well as with individuals entering a new industry or those re-entering the job market after a sabbatical.

Karl has managed and led the recruitment function in several of his past roles, including the development and implementation of recruiting processes for both small and large companies. He has also trained recruiters and managers on the recruitment process in both, times of rapid growth, and contractions in the economy.

Karl earned a Masters degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources, as well as a Bachelors degree in History and Political Science, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Karl is also a certified Leadership Trainer.

Karl loves traveling, exploring new cultures and winning at all things trivia.  He is also an avid photographer since middle school and geeks out over technology and how gadgets work.

We also have an extensive network of experienced Coaches and Consultants, who we may leverage from time to time, depending on the project. If we think a Client’s project will benefit from bringing on additional resources, we will discuss this option with our Client to ensure it makes sense for all of us.