Our Team

Michael Strasner – Our mentor and coach

Michael Strasner is a master leader in the work of personal and professional coaching for over 30 years. Through his life changing transformative workshops, trainings, seminars and key note speaking he has impacted, inspired and made a profound difference with thousands of people throughout the world.


Some of his clients include Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s, Presidents, professional athletes, entertainers and his specialty, entrepreneurs.
As an entrepreneur himself, Michael has created and invented several successful and profitable businesses. This entrepreneurial spirit has led him to designing extraordinary training programs including his Mastering the Art of Leadership/Phd Program, currently being offered in all over the United States and several countries including Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Columbia.
Michael is the Founder, Owner and President of Direct Impact Inc. which provides coaching and trainings to existing and aspiring leaders, trainers and entrepreneurs.


He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Hillary and their children.

www.bostonbreakthroughacademy.com
www.michaelstrasner.com

Read his books:
Living on the Skinny Branches
Mastering Leadership

Evrim Numanoğlu Özgen – Founding Partner

Evrim Numanoglu Ozgen

 

Evrim has completed her Leadership Training in San Diego in 2019 and it changed her relationships and especially her family in an amazing way. 

When I started my Leadership Training, I thought I already had the answers and just wanted to check out another highly recommended programme. Oh my God!!! It felt like I found a treasure chest which had all the secrets about who I was and what life was about! The biggest takeaway for me was how to live my live as a loving, powerful, generous leader. This meant deepening my relationships, connecting with my vision and taking action towards bringing my vision into life. I truly believe this work makes the world a better place and frees the next generations from old limiting programmes.

Boğaç Özgen

– Founding Partner

Bogac is a “Spiritual and entreprenuerial professional”. He has been enthusiastic about self-development in his entire life. Lately, he has been going through spiritual experiences and they are profoundly affecting his life. 

Bogac has been running his own Management Consultancy company since 2006 and worked all around the world with more than ten thousand people. He worked with Forbes 500 companies,  2 people companies, CEO’s, professionals, individuals and communities. 

Latest journey he pursues is about happiness, trust, love and abundance. He is a story teller who has a lot to share.

What he enjoys is learning and making people happy. 

Sharon Coleman

Branding, Website and Design Expert

 

Sharon also moonlights as a writer and tech confidence coach.

Prior to completing this training I was a victim to my past.  After this training, all the baggage was as light as air. My past is still my past, but it holds no weight.

I love more deeply, am more connected, free, and powerful than I ever thought possible.

Perhaps the biggest testament was when an old friend I hadn’t seen in months bumped into me shortly after my graduation and asked, “What have you been up to? You look transformed.”

Shelly Hazard

Community Building Advisor

Shelly has lived on this planet long enough to remember what life was like before the computer and she freely shares her wisdom and her love. Fueled by her passion for learning, she is always a student as well as a teacher, for there is always more to learn and always more to give. Recent examples of learning include belly dancing and graduation from an improv comedy training program. Shelly is a senior technical writer, working with engineers and scientists to translate highly technical concepts and instructions into common language. She is passionate about writing for it’s yet another way to share and communicate with others, to connect and share ideas, create, and grow.

Through her own leadership training she rediscovered her empathy and her passion for connection, for building communities, and for showing people that we all matter, we are here for a purpose, and everyone’s voice has value. As a leader in transformation, she demonstrates that anyone can step forward, use their voice, and lead – regardless of where you are standing.

Ashurina Petrossi

Operations Manager

Ashurina has completed her Leadership Training in San Diego in 2019 and the training shifted her perspective on how she views the world. This new perspective inspired her to continue to work in transformation to support others to shift into embracing their passions. 

Born and raised in California, USA, and has always been connected to Europe. Ashurina loves to travel and explore new cultures and when not travelling enjoys spending time with her fur babies… 

Michael Strasner

Our mentor and coach

Michael Strasner

Michael Strasner is a master leader in the work of personal and professional coaching for over 30 years. Through his life changing transformative workshops, trainings, seminars and key note speaking he has impacted, inspired and made a profound difference with thousands of people throughout the world.


Some of his clients include Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s, Presidents, professional athletes, entertainers and his specialty, entrepreneurs.
As an entrepreneur himself, Michael has created and invented several successful and profitable businesses. This entrepreneurial spirit has led him to designing extraordinary training programs including his Mastering the Art of Leadership/Phd Program, currently being offered in all over the United States and several countries including Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Columbia.
Michael is the Founder, Owner and President of Direct Impact Inc. which provides coaching and trainings to existing and aspiring leaders, trainers and entrepreneurs.


He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Hillary and their children.

www.bostonbreakthroughacademy.com
www.michaelstrasner.com

Read his books:
Living on the Skinny Branches
Mastering Leadership

Evrim Numanoğlu Özgen

Founding Partner

Evrim Numanoglu Ozgen

Evrim has completed her Leadership Training in San Diego in 2019 and it changed her relationships and especially her family in an amazing way. 

When I started my Leadership Training, I thought I already had the answers and just wanted to check out another highly recommended programme. Oh my God!!! It felt like I found a treasure chest which had all the secrets about who I was and what life was about! The biggest takeaway for me was how to live my live as a loving, powerful, generous leader. This meant deepening my relationships, connecting with my vision and taking action towards bringing my vision into life. I truly believe this work makes the world a better place and frees the next generations from old limiting programmes.

Boğaç Özgen

– Founding Partner

Bogac is a “Spiritual and entrepreneurial professional”. He has been enthusiastic about self-development in his entire life. Lately, he has been going through spiritual experiences and they are profoundly affecting his life.

Bogac has been running his own Management Consultancy company since 2006 and worked all around the world with more than ten thousand people. He worked with Forbes 500 companies,  2 people companies, CEO’s, professionals, individuals and communities.

Latest journey he pursues is about happiness, trust, love and abundance. He is a story teller who has a lot to share.

What he enjoys is learning and making people happy.

Sharon Coleman

Branding, Website and Design Expert

 

Sharon also moonlights as a writer and tech confidence coach.

Prior to completing this training I was a victim to my past.  After this training, all the baggage was as light as air. My past is still my past, but it holds no weight.

I love more deeply, am more connected, free, and powerful than I ever thought possible.

Perhaps the biggest testament was when an old friend I hadn’t seen in months bumped into me shortly after my graduation and asked, “What have you been up to? You look transformed.”

Shelly Hazard

Community Building Advisor

Shelly has lived on this planet long enough to remember what life was like before the computer and she freely shares her wisdom and her love. Fueled by her passion for learning, she is always a student as well as a teacher, for there is always more to learn and always more to give. Recent examples of learning include belly dancing and graduation from an improv comedy training program. Shelly is a senior technical writer, working with engineers and scientists to translate highly technical concepts and instructions into common language. She is passionate about writing for it’s yet another way to share and communicate with others, to connect and share ideas, create, and grow.

Through her own leadership training she rediscovered her empathy and her passion for connection, for building communities, and for showing people that we all matter, we are here for a purpose, and everyone’s voice has value. As a leader in transformation, she demonstrates that anyone can step forward, use their voice, and lead – regardless of where you are standing. 

Ashurina Petrossi

Operations Manager

Ashurina has completed her Leadership Training in San Diego in 2019 and the training shifted her perspective on how she views the world. This new perspective inspired her to continue to work in transformation to support others to shift into embracing their passions. 

Born and raised in California, USA, and has always been connected to Europe. Ashurina loves to travel and explore new cultures and when not travelling enjoys spending time with her fur babies… 

Our Trainers

Most of our all-star trainers have been facilitating workshops and personal development seminars for 20+ years. They have spent their careers mastering the art of effective coaching and communication, and will hold you to a standard of excellence for your life that pushes you to reach your maximum potential.

Chris Hawker

Level 1 – Discovery Trainer

Chris Hawker is an inventor, entrepreneur and life coach. He has over 20 years of experience leading creative teams in developing innovative consumer products, through his company, Trident Design, LLC. Having brought dozens of products to market, he is an expert in innovation and creativity. He coaches entrepreneurs, executives, authors and creatives in living their vision. He is cofounder of Next Level Trainings in Columbus, Ohio, and serves as their Leadership trainer in Residence.

Contributing author to Entrepreneur
Investors Mind Video Blog
School of Greatness Podcast

Myrna Gonzalez

Level 2 – Breakthrough and Level 3 – Mastering Leadership Trainer

Myrna’s mission in life is to impact as many people possible in such a way that they choose to take action to create a life worth living being the best version of themselves. She believes humanity united can change the world. For the past 17 years she has coached, trained and developed many leaders as a District Manager and continues to do so now as a Transformational Coach and Trainer. She is an entrepreneur and has a Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of Texas in El Paso. Myrna is bilingual and facilitates various leadership workshops throughout the United States and internationally.

Chris Hawker

Level 1 – Discovery Trainer

Chris Hawker is an inventor, entrepreneur and life coach. He has over 20 years of experience leading creative teams in developing innovative consumer products, through his company, Trident Design, LLC. Having brought dozens of products to market, he is an expert in innovation and creativity. He coaches entrepreneurs, executives, authors and creatives in living their vision. He is cofounder of Next Level Trainings in Columbus, Ohio, and serves as their Leadership trainer in Residence.

Contributing author to Entrepreneur
Investors Mind Video Blog
School of Greatness Podcast

Myrna Gonzalez

Level 2 – Breakthrough and Level 3 – Mastering Leadership Trainer

Myrna’s mission in life is to impact as many people possible in such a way that they choose to take action to create a life worth living being the best version of themselves. She believes humanity united can change the world. For the past 17 years she has coached, trained and developed many leaders as a District Manager and continues to do so now as a Transformational Coach and Trainer. She is an entrepreneur and has a Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of Texas in El Paso. Myrna is bilingual and facilitates various leadership workshops throughout the United States and internationally.

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