about us

Ashley Warrenton-Smith Ashley Warrenton-Smith, CEO, is a trainer, facilitator, & leadership coach at our corporate headquarters in Medford, Oregon. She founded Catalyst Coaching & Training in 1985.

She has 11 years of management experience in human resources ranging from Fortune 250 to entrepreneurial companies & over 25 years experience in organizational development. She served as Senior Vice President in her last two corporate positions & has been a consultant for over 25 years.  She taught Emotional Intelligence at Stanford University.

Ashley's BA is in Psychology from the University of South Florida & her Master's is in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. She is a Certified Trainer in L4 Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, MBTI®, DiSC®, Birkman & numerous other assessments and programs. Ashley is certified in Thought Pattern Management. She graduated from the Coaches Training Institute & the NLP Institute of California as a certified Leadership Coach & Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) - a transformational tool used internationally to assist in leadership development. She served as President of North Bay Coaches, a chapter of the International Coaches Federation. Contact Us

Diane Boivie Diane Boivie, President & Partner, is a coach, facilitator, speaker & trainer based in Medford, Oregon. She has a BA in Computer Science & is certified in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching – a leading edge model for developing & strengthening team dynamics.

She has over 23 years experience working in corporations & has been a consultant & coach for more than 7 years.   A former corporate transformation project & program manager, Diane specializes in experiential team-based facilitation, training & coaching, leadership development training, & communications training. She helps leverage the power of shared leadership embedded in teams so that they can become more empowered, collaborative & inspired to deliver outstanding results.

Diane is credentialed with the International Coach Federation, certified as an Organization and Relationship Systems Coach™ & as a Co-Active Professional Coach, & is a graduate of the year-long intensive Co-Active Leadership program.  She is a certified facilitator for the Team Diagnostic Assessment™ through Team Coaching International.  Diane specializes in experiential team-based training, leadership development training & is available for in person coaching in the San Francisco Bay Area & telephone coaching throughout the US and Canada. Diane served for two years as President of North Bay Coaches.  She is a former Community Holder for Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching™ in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She was also co-founder of the North Bay Sustainable Business Alliance. Contact Us

Paula Love Photo Paula Love, Vice President is a leadership coach & organizational development consultant based in the Vancouver, Washington area. Paula brings her breadth & depth of experience to a broad range of organizational issues, including change management, leadership training & development, defining & clarifying roles & responsibilities, building collaborative working environments, performing cultural assessments/integration, & facilitating high-visibility team projects. She leads structural change in organizations & promotes individual excellence at C-level posts. The high-impact results Paula produces for her clients are reflected in the numerous performance awards she has won over the past 16 years.

Paula has a coaching certification from The Newfield Group, is certified as a Master Coach by the International Coach Federation & holds a certification as Master Somatic Coach from the Strozzi Institute. She has an MS in counseling & a BA in psychology from San Francisco State University. Contact Us

Kim Vincent Kim Vincent is an international trainer and coach based in our Los Angeles office. She is fluent in Portuguese as well as English. She divides her time between work in England & the United States. Kim received her BA from the University of the West of England in Accelerated Adult Learning. One of Kim's specialties is developing & facilitating customized Train the Trainer courses for organizations to meet their goals & objectives. In England & the United States, she has facilitated multiple workshops for educators & managers including MBTI® communication skills, stress management, time management & other topics. Kim is available for various training programs, in person coaching in the LA area & telephone coaching anywhere in the US, Canada, England or Portugal. She is a Master Practitioner in NLP & is certified in Thought Pattern Management. Contact Us

Mike Fink Mike Fink is an international trainer & coach based in Vancouver, Canada. He is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish as well as English & has worked in a wide range of industries & companies domestically & internationally. Mike has a BA & MA in Economics from Bocconi University, Italy's premier business school & an MS in Psychology from Yale University. He is an NLP Master Practitioner, Certified NLP Leadership Coach & teaches NLP throughout Europe. Mike specializes in communications, leadership & other training programs, in person coaching in the Paris area & telephone coaching in Europe and South America. Contact Us