Helping employees grow and thrive one company at a time.

Making life
at work better

In the years since, our mission has evolved beyond connecting people with coaches (although it’s still the core of what we do). The average person spends more than 3,000 hours at work each year, and our experiences on the job have a huge impact on every single part of our lives. And the truth is that for many people, “work” can be synonymous with anxiety and dread.

We believe that there’s another way, and it’s why we’re on a mission to make life at work better for everyone.

“We founded Bravely with the mission of providing people unprecedented access to professional coaching so that everyone, at every level within an organization, could benefit from the power of this incredible resource. Our coaches provide support to employees with their incredible experience, wisdom and care. Coaches support employees in skill-building, mapping professional goals, and creating a safe space where employees can share openly and confidentially. Bravely’s mission is now a reality that is realized every day through our platform where our coaches provide support, help to drive action, and build skills for thousands of people, every day. At Bravely, we’re setting a new standard for the future world of work; a world where coaching is provided to employees at every level and delivers the individualized support that each and everyone one of us deserves.”

Sarah Sheehan & Toby Hervey

Founders | Bravely

Our values

  • Everyone

    We work to foster an environment where everyone’s humanity and unique lived experiences are celebrated, so that all employees can thrive.

  • Further

    Our success is contingent upon defining and seeking clear lines of ownership, and every individual taking responsibility for their contributions.

  • Champion

    We’re committed to proactively sharing our ideas, plans, dependencies, insights, and challenges, even when it may not feel easy or comfortable.

  • Results

    We demonstrate our commitment to our purpose with the results we drive. We see impact as more meaningful than intent, and actions as more powerful than words.

  • Strive
    for better

    We’re always looking for ways to further and deepen our impact wherever we can. We don’t accept the status quo as a given.

Backed by the best

Bravely is proud to work with people-centric organizations who understand the importance of supporting employees at all levels in their careers.

Meet our Coaches

Our world-renowned professional coaches have an average of 10 years of experience and are ready to support your employees through whatever comes their way.

  • Carla Vazquez

    Carla Vazquez

    Carla is an open-minded and curious person, passionate about connecting with others and pursuing a life of learning and personal growth. She truly believes in people’s ability to grow and change into whatever version of themselves they envision. She enjoys working with curious, driven people who want to achieve their full potential and overcome self doubt and insecurities. Her clients describe her as warm and empathetic and appreciate her positive energy and support to make traction towards their goals. She has over 15 years of experience working in international environments in management consulting and tech startups as a strategy and operations leader. Carla led multi cultural and remote teams, and was recognized as a highly empathetic and effective leader. She is a certified professional coach through the Co-active Training Institute and holds an MBA from Berkeley Haas and a MS in electrical engineering. Carla is originally from Barcelona, and after having lived for over 8 years in California she is now settled in Amsterdam where she lives with her husband and two young boys.

  • Cathleen Merkel

    Cathleen Merkel

    Cathleen is a Leadership Coach who is curious about people and about everything that makes them 'tick'. Characterised by aspiration and the pursuit of excellence, pace and constant change, Cathleen’s career has been shaped by her passion for a better understanding of what it takes to be at our best, and what it takes to help other people around us be at their best. She spent 15 years as a leader in international, matrix-structured organisations supporting leaders and teams in transition, and individuals through their personal development and growth paths through coaching and leadership development.

  • Christi Nix Bloomer, PCC

    Christi Nix Bloomer, PCC

    After two decades in HR and management consulting, Christi made a pivot to focus on executive coaching. She had much to learn as an entrepreneur and harnessed her ability to use technology, network and connect to create a successful coaching business on her own terms that align with her values. She loves to work with professionals who are high performers, courageous, driven and intentional and want more. She knows that coaching is and consulting are in her blood, both help create success for herself and others and always enjoys seeing her clients create a vision for what's possible for them.

  • Dr. Christine D'Alessandro

    Dr. Christine D'Alessandro

    Christine has a passion for helping people live more meaningful and vibrant lives by unlocking their greatest potential and purpose. In her roles as a life coach and an organizational and leadership development coach she provides the safe space for individuals to create their own conscious transformation. She brings 20 years of collective and diverse experience to her coaching practice. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and comes to coaching with a background in psychotherapy. She uses a strength-based approach to help empower individuals to live authentically and to thrive in all areas of their life. Her work is strongly guided by a holistic and cultural lens as she is multilingual and multicultural and has worked within diverse groups and organizations globally.

  • Christy Macchione

    Christy Macchione

    Christy enjoys supporting individuals and teams in their ongoing growth. With specialties in leadership development and cultural diversity/inclusion, she provides coaching that creates effective individuals, leaders and teams in support of an organization’s strategy and mission. Christy highly values her experiences working throughout the US, Europe and Asia. She is passionate about developing diverse teams, working across cultural, generational, and gender differences. As gender culture specialist, Christy’s experience ranges from one-on-one coaching to being a keynote speaker in multiple major organizations. Christy has partnered with individuals at all levels of an organization, from new supervisors to senior leaders in identifying their path for growth and improvement. Her coaching philosophy is to meet the individual where they are, without judgement, and providing support to find the direction that best suits them.

  • Christy Stuber

    Christy Stuber

    Christy has a MSW, is an Associated Certified Coach, holds a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation and has over 20 years of experience in roles in the business, education and nonprofit sectors. Throughout her career, she has supported others through developing insight to what is most meaningful to them and how they can execute that vision utilizing their strengths and values. Christy lives in Southwestern PA and loves to explore the world through stories.

  • Cindy Hurley Leister

    Cindy Hurley Leister

    Cindy loves people, places and performance. For over a decade, she held a full-load, corporate HR career in Germany and the US. On top of leading a team, she worked closely with Senior Executives of a German DAX30 to solve people and culture challenges around the world. In 2019, she decided to make a shift, serve a wider community of leaders and spend more time in Australia, her partner's home country. Since then, she uses her brave, energetic and optimistic style to help people around the world transition into the life they want. She is the founder of Blue Mountains Coaching and is based in Leura, Australia, on Darug and Gundungurra country.

  • Costas Theofylaktidis

    Costas Theofylaktidis

    Costas is an International Coaching Federation accredited coach. He holds a Maritime Economics and Theatre Studies degree. He loves working with people that are Managing Change or transitioning in their lives. He has done a lot of work on Effective Communication and feels very passionate about DEI practices. A proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and a Steering Committee member of Coach Activism. He holds many years of experience in the aviation industry and the non profit world. Speaks English, Italian and Greek, has relocated a few times and loves to hear about your journeys.

  • Danielle Francis

    Danielle Francis

    Danielle is a Professional Certified Coach by the ICF with 15 years of diverse experiences in corporations and executive coaching. She is a former engineer and start-up founder who leveraged her knowledge in business process improvement to drive change in her various strategic roles in manufacturing and product development. As a US expat in Spain, she is accustomed to working with and coaching various cultures. Danielle pairs her extensive professional experience with her coaching expertise to provide coaching that is grounded and practical. She helps leaders challenge their comfort level, express themselves more constructively, and align their behavior with their goals.

  • David E. Johnson, Ed.D.

    David E. Johnson, Ed.D.

    David Johnson, Ed.D. is a teacher, professor, consultant, and coach. He has worked in corporate and non-profit settings as a leader, supervisor, and manager. He has inspired people and has taught and trained in varied settings. He is also a U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and who began as a “slick sleeve” and achieved colonel. He holds a doctorate from Indiana University and completed the International Coach Federation accredited Executive and Professional Certificate Coaching Program at the University of Texas-Dallas. He is a lifelong learner who embraces diversity and inclusion.

  • David Molotsky

    David Molotsky

    David's background includes over twenty-five years of talent management and development, coaching, training, and global human resource leadership experience in profit and non-profit organizations. He transitioned to HR after working as a behavior therapist and now focuses on individual and organization behavior in the workplace. His behaviorist background equips him with a deep commitment to his clients. He is a certified Executive Coach and a Master Practitioner in MBTI and Emotional Intelligence in Leadership. David is passionate about helping organizations and individuals at every stage in an organization to grow, develop, and succeed.

  • David Norman

    David Norman

    BA in Political Science; dual JD / MA in HR and Labor Relations program, Michigan State Univeristy; SPHR certification; Cornell Inclusion certification David is a passionate and dynamic leader with broad HR Business Partner experience supporting diverse client groups in multiple global Fortune 500 organizations (including Lockheed Martin and PepsiCo). As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, David's passion for diversity and candor tackling tough topics shapes the way he builds lasting client relationships.

A healthy culture starts with Bravely

Offering individualized coaching as a benefit is an impactful show of support - it signals to your people that you’re investing in their workplace wellness.