Board of Directors
Why I serve on the board: I believe in the power of coaching and wanted to serve our coaching community. When I began my coaching business, SFBAC provided support with wonderful people. I’m here to serve our membership with a high functioning chapter that meets their needs while seeking input for continuous improvement.
Fun fact: I enjoy “Billy goat” gardening!
Why I serve on the board: My primary goals serving on the board are to promote professional and trustworthy coaching services and to build a vibrant community of coaches who can support each other and find the resources and help they need.
Fun fact: Change is my passion and almost a way of life! In the past 30 years I have lived in 5 different countries and learned 3 different languages. I love being exposed to new environments and new responsibilities, and I love being able to coach clients through their own transitions. Also, I make political speeches in my sleep.
MANOJ RAMANAN VISWANATHAN
Why I serve on the board: I serve on the SFBAC board as I get to live two of my biggest values—Service and Connection. I believe that as coaches our impact is accelerated through the power of community and I am driven to play my part in helping to strengthen our coaching community. I bring to the board energy, positivity, and passion and I appreciate the opportunity to work with service-minded leaders.
Fun fact: I love hiking and being in nature.
Why I serve on the board: I am happy combining my professional worlds of Board Governance, Leadership and Coaching to serve on the Board of SFBAC. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with other coaches, support my community and help to create a valuable, welcoming and enjoyable experience for the members of our San Francisco chapter.
Fun fact: I am a harpist and love music from all over the world and ride my motorcycle for relaxation.
Website: Rosalind Franklin Group
Why I serve on the board: Collegial associations are important to any professional who is committed to continuous improvement. I continue to learn so much from our members and am grateful to serve with such an incredibly talented team!
Fun fact: I was a professional actor, improv comedian, and casting director for many years and now have integrated this work into our team building retreats! I love to paint BIG paintings and travel frequently to Italy to visit my husband’s family.
Why I serve on the board: I am passionate about the power of coaching to support individuals in reaching new heights and wanted to connect with and serve other like-minded coaches. I believe in community and participation as a means to enabling us all to have a deeper connection, tap our collective wisdom and create a ripple effect of positive change.
Fun fact: I am an avid reader, traveller, love to dance and have a special passion for doing the occasional equine-facilitated workshop to support transformational change
Membership Engagement Director
Why I serve on the Board: I chose to serve on the board to build and contribute to the community of coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Furthermore, to develop a professional platform for continuous growth as coaches.
Fun Fact: I was a child star on Nickelodeon India ads!
External Events Director
Why I Serve on the SFBAC Board: As a career nonprofit professional, I have long been personally committed to supporting those groups and organizations that operate toward a vision of excellence and that make a positive difference in the world driven by a mission of service to others. Working in service of the greater Bay Area community of coaches not only gives me a (selfish) small thrill personally but moreover, it aligns with my professional values of connectivity and contribution to something impactful and relevant on a global scale. I am grateful for the support and agency that SFBAC offers our coaching community!
Fun fact: My fur family has two rescues: Winston the Wonder Pup (bichon), and Blue Boy (corgie), who capably run the household.