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Our team

We are Human-based executive and leadership coaches who believe in people's intrinsic ability to not only succeed, thrive and be happy, but truly flourish.


We use this approach and these skills to connect authentically and quickly with our clients to deliver powerful results, to make sustainable and measurable progress and uncover new and exciting opportunities.


We know that meaningful pursuits, intimate relationships, cultivating positive emotions, a gratitude practice and engaging with yourself, your work and your community are prerequisites to flourishing. 

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Sarah Hammond

Sarah brings uncommon energy, expertise, and skill to her work as an Executive, Life, and Health Coach. She is a certified Positive Psychology Coach, certified Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach, helping professionals drive themselves and their teams forward. She specializes in Positive Psychology, the science of human flourishing, and applies the leading-edge science of thriving with evidence-based coaching. With over 25 years of experience, she’s been a catalyst for thousands on leading them to be their best. Sarah is also a certified yoga instructor, the mother of four outstanding humans, and has personally completed 47 triathlons.

Mo has her certification in life coaching through The WholeBeing Institute. She’s passionate in helping people thrive by knowing their strengths and moving beyond daily stressors, volatility, and mistakes of the past. She's been a people expert, working in sales, marketing and advertising for Bravo and The Independent Film Channel for ten years, as well as on Capitol Hill. She has a love for tennis, running and healthy living. Mo resides in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin with her husband Tom and three children.

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Christel Wendelberger

Christel founded Forward Communications over 25 years ago, a results-driven consulting firm specializing in communications, fund development, and executive coaching services. Since 1996 she has helped dozens of organizations to clearly articulate their vision, raise millions of dollars, and garner local and national attention for important issues and events. She serves as an Executive Circle Facilitator for the UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader Nonprofit Institute, and is the author of Mindful Gratitude: Practicing the Art of Appreciation, a contributing author to Gratitude Infusion: Workplace Strategies for a Thriving Organizational Culture, and the mother of three fabulous humans!

Janna Ernst

Janna Ernst is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach affiliated with both Forward Coaching and Lakeshore Psychology Services.  She also has a Master's in Collaborative Piano and a Specialist Degree in Vocal Performing.  After working as a vocal coach with some of the world's greatest opera singers, she has expanded her clientele to include anyone needing support as they move through transitions whether they be personal or professional.  

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