Laser-Focused Coaching

Laser Focus Coaching
Introducing: Laser-Focused Coaching

With so much uncertainty facing our community right now, you may be thinking about your next steps, personally, professionally, or both. And you're certainty not alone. Many of our members are facing difficult decisions and transitions due to a job loss or reduced hours, adjusting to remote work, caring for kids at home, and more.

To help you through whatever challenges you're facing right now, CCYP is pleased to introduce our new Laser-Focused Coaching service. Provided FREE for CCYP members, Laser-Focused Coaching offers up to three (3) 30-minute "laser coaching" sessions, made possible through a partnership with Living Whole Coaching and a network of trained, professional coaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laser-Focused Coaching?

It's a confidential, one-to-one coaching session designed to address a single issue or challenge that is impacting you right now, whether professional or personal in nature. Coaching is not counseling or mentoring - it's a collaborative process that helps you move forward toward your goals and realize the outcomes you want to see.

How Does it Work?

Complete the confidential sign-up form. We'll match you with a trained professional coach, and work with you to find the best time for your session. Sessions take place virtually and can be scheduled at your convenience, beginning Monday, May 25. Sessions are available in 30-minute blocks, with a maximum of three (3) sessions available for FREE to CCYP members. Non-Members may participate for a suggested donation of $5 per 30-minute session, up to three (3) sessions. For your coaching session, you'll choose a single issue or challenge (professional or personal) to focus on, and your coach will help you decide your next steps. Laser-Focused Coaching topics can range from how to make your next career move, to finding a work-life balance that works best for you, to anything in between.

Who Can Participate?

Participation in Laser-Focused Coaching is FREE for CCYP Members and available to non-Members for a suggested donation of $5 per session

How Do I sign up?

Sign up for your Laser-Focused Coaching session using our confidential sign-up form here!

Meet Our Coaches!

Peggy J
Peggy Jablonski

As a senior administrator at universities such as Brown, MIT, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peggy guided diverse and complex organizations to meet the ever-changing needs of students, parents, and faculty.

To prepare for her next chapter, Peggy took an adult “gap” year to redirect her own future and broaden her outlook, immersing herself in cross-cultural experiences to learn about the changing nature of leadership in the 21st century. During that year, she worked with a coach to integrate her experiences, and then earned her own coaching certifications through the Gestalt International Study Center and the Gallup Organization.

Experience taught her about the mind/body connection in leadership, so she became a certified yoga instructor and studied mindfulness meditation and other wellness practices.

Coaching has since transformed her life and career. Now, Peggy brings her own experience and strengths to guiding organizations and individuals as they navigate change, develop leadership capacity, create effective communication strategies, and build effective teams. She particularly enjoys working with women leaders and women’s organizations.

Sue J
Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson currently works as a consultant and coach whose primary focus has been with individuals and organizations in transition.

She has held various leadership roles for both profit and non-profit organizations having served as the Chief Operating Officer for a non-profit organization serving developmentally disabled adults throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, National Sales Manager for TECA instruments (a division of Vickers Medical), a Marketing Manager for Beckman Instruments, Neurophysiology Sales and the Director of the Neurophysiology Department at the University of Colorado.

She was a founding member of the Bridgespan Non-Profit COO Network, a Professional Associate at Gestalt International Study Center, Chairperson of the GALE Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Unsung Heroine from the Mass Commission on the Status of Women and most recently is the Board Treasurer for Pilgrims Landing – Cape Cod’s Spiritual Life Center in Chatham. She is also currently an Associate for Boston Executive Coaching. She is a graduate of several GISC programs including Leadership in the 21st Century, Coaching Leadership Transition and the first Competency Development Program for Coach Certification. She majored in Physical Therapy at Boston University and also received her business degree at Pepperdine University.

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Polly Goddard

Polly is known for the ability to motivate and inspire individuals and teams through clear communication, high integrity, and vision setting. She is also a true expert in developing and managing in-person and virtual teams. Her breadth of experience in training and leading teams within higher education, technology, hospitality, finance, manufacturing, and conservation allows Polly to deepen leadership capabilities in diverse industries.

Polly is certified as an ACC Coach with the International Coach Federation as well as a certified coach in Gestalt theory which is a globally-renowned methodology for increasing awareness and expanding existing competence as the foundation for achieving one’s own and others’ full potential. Polly instills a feedback process that increases growth and development in her clients, an honest approach to deepening impact and an attention to designing a culture of honesty and intention that fosters team relationships and productivity.

Areas of Expertise: Executive Coaching, Management Skills, Virtual Team Management, Difficult Conversations, Accountability, Forward Supportive Feedback, Direct Communication, and Team Building & Alignment, and In-person & Virtual Leadership Training Programs.

Trish D
Trish Doon

My expertise is listening for meaning and asking questions to motivate insight.

I serve as your accountability partner throughout.

My skills as a coach and my experience as an executive, a parent, & community member provide a foundation from which to create a safe & supportive environment for our work together.

My coaching training was through the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, MA.

I have an MBA from Clark University, and worked in leadership roles for over twenty years within organizations large and small.

Deb K
Deb Kennedy

Deb Kennedy is an executive coach and leadership development specialist working with individuals and teams to develop strategies for successful careers and balanced lives. She leverages her 25+ years of corporate and higher education leadership experience to help managers and executives optimize their professional presence and skillset to achieve positive and successful results.

As a coach, she partners in a straightforward manner to enhance career potential and smooth transitions while considering the whole person and the passions that drive excellence in life and work. Her approach is grounded in experience in several industries and professional training in leadership and coaching. Prior to becoming an executive coach, she was the founding Director of Executive Education at Bentley University where she launched the business unit and excelled in designing innovative leadership development and business programs for corporations and small business partners as well as teaching Global Strategy. As a former General Manager in the energy industry she led finance and marketing business divisions. She is a seasoned leader with proven results in creatively launching new business units, redesigning existing processes within established operating units, and looking for new solutions.

Deb’s depth of experience in strategy, finance, marketing and leadership development provide a broad and unique perspective to her coaching practice. She has a tangible understanding of the challenges of leading organizations through change and shaping strategies to make progress.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Executive Coaching – Leadership, Teams, Presence, Politics
  • Career Coaching – What’s Possible and What’s Next
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Onboarding Coaching
  • Professional Presence and Brand
  • Strategic Thinking and Value Proposition
  • Team Development


MBA, Babson College, Wellesley, MA BSBA, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching - Certified Coach – CPC International Coach Federation – Associate Certified Coach Conflict Dynamics Profile Certification, Center for Creative Leadership Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile Certification, Center for Creative Leadership

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Jeb Bates

Jonathan E. 'Jeb' Bates is an executive coach and leadership development consultant who specializes in helping leaders, sales and service teams, and high-performance professionals develop their capabilities and achieve their objectives.

With experience in the technology, healthcare, construction, financial services, life sciences, marketing/media, consumer products and higher education sectors, Jeb provides his expertise, guidance, facilitation, and coaching skills to large and small client organizations and individual professionals.

Prior to building his consulting/coaching company over more than 15 years, Jeb’s professional career has included positions at IBM Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, Productivity Point International, Businessland Inc., Boston University and the University of New Hampshire. Jeb is a candidate for a Master of Science in Organization Development at Pepperdine University and holds a B.S. in Hospitality Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

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Edith A. “Deede” Tonelli, Ph.D., LMFT, CPC

Deede's training and experience bring together a unique combination of strategic and creative skills that allow her to view your individual situation from a comprehensive, wholistic perspective – exploring work, personal, and relationship factors that interact and affect each other,

She has developed strategies and exercises from positive psychology, mindfulness practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, strategic planning, and gestalt psychology, to guide you in navigating your transitions and reaching your goals. In addition, her background in the creative arts gives her the skills to use more visual, sensory, and playful approaches to helping you move forward.

Dr. Tonelli is a Certified Professional Coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation, and a Licensed Psychotherapist, as well as being an experienced management executive. She has been in private therapy practice for over 20 years, has worked as a staff coach for the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans, has been a business owner, and has served as Executive Director and Consultant to several local organizations. See more at

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Lisa Hales

Who is Lisa Hales? Not many women have followed a career track that includes repairing bicycles, owning and operating two hairstyling salons including the Harvard Business School, and being a successful real estate broker in the Greater Boston area,

She has lived overseas and held leadership positions in the expatriate community, is a motivational speaker, has worked as a Real Estate Productivity coach. and is now a certified Neurostrategic Transformational coach/trainer . She is also certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Timeline Therapy, and Hypnotherapy helping people to let go of their negative emotions and limited beliefs and become the best they can be.

She has been married for over 25 years, has 2 adult children and enjoys vacationing and time with her family.

Her mission is to help change people lives by unlocking their minds through transformational coaching and training and transform the planet.