Meet One-on-One with Coaches and Mentors.

At NIx San Francisco, you'll have a unique opportunity to get one-on-one sessions with a coach or mentor that specializes in impact careers. We've invited several life coaches, business coaches, career specialists, and impact investors to give you quality, personalized advice and motivation you need to achieve your most important goals. 

Best of all, Coaches Corner is free to attendees, with purchase of an NIx San Francisco event ticket. 

There are limited meeting times available for each coach. In order to participate in Coaches Corner, you must purchase a NIx San Francisco ticket before May 27. You must indicate that you are interested in this opportunity in the Eventbrite registration. After May 27, we'll send you a more comprehensive survey to understand your needs. Then, we will match you with one of our talented coaches. You'll receive an email with your coach and meeting time and location prior to NIx San Francisco. 


The Coaches and Mentors.



Isabelle Peyrichoux
Founder and Career Coach, Brilliant Seeds

Certified career coach, Isabelle offers individual coaching for professionals who feel stuck in a career they no longer love. She helps them find the career they absolutely love and the confidence to make it happen. Founder of Brilliant Seeds, her mission is to help people do the Work they are meant to do, so that they can bring their unique talents to the world.

Areas of expertise: Career reinvention, Finding the Career You Love, Discovering your talents, passions, and purpose

Learn more about Isabelle at

Rani Croager
Co-Founder, Uptima Business Bootcamp

Bio coming soon!

Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, strategy, product development and testing, marketing, raising capital, industries and business models that seek to make a positive social or environmental impact

Learn more about Rani at

Gina Su
Founder, Gina Heart Lifestyle

Gina Su is a certified professional life coach and founder of Her coaching is focused on helping clients find fulfillment in their own way. Gina focuses on creating satisfaction in one's daily lifestyle and using research-based studies in the field of positive psychology.

Areas of expertise: Personal development, personal branding, intentionality, health/mindfulness

Learn more about Gina at

Marian Zizzo
VP, Community Partnerships, Change Catalyst

Marian Zizzo adds value in the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystem through building partnerships and mentoring diverse students and start-up followers. She focuses on how people can pursue a career while also creating impact. Her consulting firm, Triple Impact Partners, assists social enterprises with global expansion strategies, business modeling, partnerships, business development, and corporate philanthropy. In her role at Change Catalyst, she specializes in building relationships between companies, founders, and diverse job seekers - ultimately, matching people to opportunities. 

Areas of expertise: Social entrepreneurs, Latin America, partnership development, careers with impact

Learn more about Marian at

Mary Shindler
Principal & Leadership Coach, Mary Shindler Consulting

Mary helps high achieving leaders, rebels, and change-makers with big visions to get out of their own way and move their ideas into action - with ease.

Areas of expertise: Emerging and established leaders, millennial managers, social entrepreneurs, clarifying purpose, intentionality/goal setting, women's leadership, personal growth and transformation, developing leadership capacity

Learn more about Mary at

Shawnrey Notto
Success Performance and Presentation Coach

Women founders and upper-level management are in the public eye, and must lead, speak, present, and/or pitch. For some, this can be terrifying; imposture syndrome takes over, and they are not seeing results and business they want. Sawnrey helps women captivate the room with their aliveness and their realness, so that they joyfully and quickly generate leads, create more yes, and convert their audience into investors or paying clients, and become the bad ass leaders they are meant to be!

Areas of expertise: Presentation, performance, presence, confidence, joyful and realness-based leadership, image, and style

Learn more about Shawnrey at

Emanuel Pleitez
Technology Growth Equity Investor, Sunstone Partners

Emanuel Pleitez is an investor at Sunstone Partners, a technology investment firm, and the Chairman of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation under which he created the LOFT Network and numerous initiatives including LOFT Code as a Second Language.  Prior to Sunstone Partners, he served as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions and Head of Strategy and Business Development for Qlovi, an education technology startup. Emanuel has served on nine non-profit boards of directors and worked in or advised over a dozen other non-profit organizations and startups.   

Areas of expertise: Fundraising, venture capital, business and nonprofit strategy, diversity in tech

Kiki Federico
Leadership Coach & Consultant

Kiki Federico works with emerging women leaders, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking companies.  She guides her clients reconnect with themselves to find clarity on their path, purpose and the confidence to lead authentically.  Her consulting work focuses on helping companies create sustainable models to elevate the culture and expand leadership/mentorship opportunities for women in the workplace. 

Areas of expertise: authentic / feminine / conscious leadership, personal growth/empowerment, wellness/stress-reduction, mindfulness/meditation, presence/embodiment, voice/speaking, company culture 

Learn more about Kiki at