OUR TEAM

Inner Glow Circle (IGC) is the #1 training company for women coaches and entrepreneurs. Our mission is to teach people how to find their purpose live it and get paid. In our vision, the future belongs to the female entrepreneur.

Katie DePaola
Katie DePaolaFounder and CEO
Katie DePaola is an entrepreneur, author and the founder of Inner Glow Circle. Right after opening her business, Katie’s brother died from an accidental overdose. Also a Lyme Disease survivor, she built her business from her bathtub, taking the company from self-funded startup to million dollar business. Katie has turned her greatest losses into her greatest opportunities and says her business is what saved her life. Through certification programs, memberships and online courses, Katie has taught thousands of women. She has a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and is an ICF Credentialed PCC Coach. She has been featured in TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily and more. In her book At Least You Look Good (2020), Katie shares her most vulnerable (and often funny) reflections on how to deal with the hardest parts of life — and her best advice for women who want to “glow through what they go through.”
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Liv Chapman
Liv ChapmanCo-Founder and COO
Liv Chapman is an entrepreneur, author and the Co-Founder of Inner Glow Circle. Liv joined the company after leaving her teaching career and starting her own business as a life and business coach. Also a single mom of two, Liv is known for her ability to create through the chaos of life, taking the company from a self-funded startup to a million dollar business. Rather than being set back by her circumstances, Liv decided to use them to her advantage, going after her limitless life and inspiring others to do the same. Through certification programs, memberships and online courses, Liv has taught thousands of women how to make money doing work they actually love. She has a Bachelor’s in Education, Masters in Education, Educational Leadership and Administration and is an ICF PCC Credentialed Coach. Liv has a book deal with Hay House Publishing for her forthcoming (and first!) book, Old Soul New Money.
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Shannon Whaley
Shannon WhaleyClient Development Coordinator
An ICF Credentialed PCC Coach, Shannon is in her Glow Zone when she’s connecting with women around the world. Her passion is sharing stories about travel, sobriety and following your heart even when (and especially when!) it doesn’t seem to make sense. With a Bachelor’s of Psychology and a Minor in Women’s Studies, this adventurous Virgo has been a domestic violence counselor, hairstylist, waitress and drug and alcohol counselor for teens, just to name a few. An early graduate of Inner Glow Circle, Shannon found her calling in coaching and now helps coaches and entrepreneurs find their #truthtruth and tell their stories online. She is currently in training to become a Certified Mentor Coach. As a powerful marketer and storyteller, Shannon coaches our clients, members and students about the power of vulnerability. She describes her style as powerful, playful and inspiring. She is a speaker and writer currently living her dream life with her hubby and two cats in Italy.
Kelly Curtis
Kelly CurtisTraining Coordinator and Trainer
An early student, graduate and now ICF Credentialed PCC Coach, Kelly was quickly recruited to join the Inner Glow Circle leadership team. Kelly is in her Glow Zone when she’s helping our students become the best coaches in the world. She is a natural born intuitive who helps our students discover their own unique coaching styles. She’s a strong believer in the power of intuition when it comes to partnering with clients to create breakthrough results. She holds a Master’s of Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and a Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of Iowa. As an ENFJ, Kelly attracts students who are experiencing spiritual awakenings and want to legitimize their spiritual practices with a life coaching certification. She’s our internal liason to the International Coach Federation (ICF) and manages the development and integrity of our programs. Also an artist and paranormal investigator, Kelly is multi-passionate entrepreneur herself. Kelly supports our students in merging all their Glow Zones into one successful career.
Danielle Waldman
Danielle WaldmanWomen's Circle Trainer
As a IGC Certified Life Coach and Women’s Circle Leader, Danielle specializes in helping people find their voice and discover their authentic path. With a Bachelor’s in Sociology and nearly a decade in the nonprofit world, Danielle is committed to helping others find their purpose, live it and get paid. Danielle believes the world needs more spaces to share real experiences and trusts in the power of circles to do just that. She’s an innovator and creative in the coaching space. Danielle graduated from IGC in 2016 and came back to do our graduate program and finally bring our women’s circle training to life.
Laura Weldy
Laura WeldyTrainer
Laura is an ICF Credentialed PCC Life Coach and Leadership Mentor. She works with women identifying individuals and innovative organizations to develop leadership skills, clarity and vision. She believes leadership development is personal development and is passionate about helping women become better advocates for their values and their work. When Laura isn’t on a coaching call or hosting a workshop, you can find her talking feminism, listening to a podcast or buried in a self-help book. For Laura, “create the thing you wish existed” means creating innovation in the coaching space. She specializes in public speaking, organizational strategy and one on one coaching partnerships. Laura is a self-proclaimed stubborn Aries, committed to the success of her clients and students. Her coaching style is laughter-fueled, honest and always focused on possibility. She has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Gender, Women and Sexualities Studies from The University of Minnesota Morris. She is a media partner with the International Coach Federation, specializing in the millennial experience of coaching. She has been featured in Fast Company, Buzzfeed, ThriveGlobal, Politico, Glassdoor, Darling Magazine and more.
Hayley J. McKenzie
Hayley J. McKenzieTrainer
Hayley is a Brand, Voice and Visibility Coach and a millenial entrepreneur on the rise. Known for using her life experiences to help women own their stories with style, she teaches female entrepreneurs how to stand out boldly online. Through her work, Hayley helps women find their unique voice and clarify their marketing message while becoming the soul driven leaders they are. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), the Female Entrepreneur Association and the Women of Westchester. For her extensive community service, women’s empowerment initiatives and entrepreneurial success, Hayley received the Young Humanitarian Award by the Board of Education as well as the Mayor Award of Excellence in the Fight for Women’s Issues. She was given a Certificate of Merit from the Tallom Foundation and New York State Assembly for her community building work with young women. Hayley has been a featured in The Huffington Post, YSF Magazine and Elite Daily. Hayley is an Inner Glow Circle graduate and 2018 scholarship recipient.
Kelly Fullerton
Kelly FullertonTrainer
As a mother and business owner, Kelly is an example of what’s possible while living with chronic illness. Kelly works with students to own their circumstances, move past limitations and live the high quality lives they desire. Walking the talk (cane in hand!), she demonstrates wholehearted living even with limitations. Using humor as a tool to teach others, Kelly has even named her cane “Candy the Cane.” A graduate of Vanderbilt with a Bachelor’s in Human and Organizational Development and a Master’s in International Education Policy and Management, Kelly has experience public speaking around the world, in France, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Singapore, India, Tanzania and beyond. She founded and co-chaired the Women’s Leadership Forum and sat on the board for the Young Nonprofit Professional Network in Denver. Kelly started her coaching business to take control of her life. Now her vision is to help others reclaim their lives, find their purpose and get paid well for work they truly love! With a background in training, Kelly helps her clients focus on what they can do and work through overwhelm to reach their goals, regain their health and glow from the inside out.
Laura Ellen
Laura EllenContent Coordinator and Visibility Coach
Previously a personal trainer, Laura escaped the suffocating diet and fitness industry to carve her own path to body empowerment and optimal health. After years of struggling with disordered eating, Laura turned her struggle into her success when she became a certified coach through Inner Glow Circle. Starting her coaching career as a holistic health coach, Laura has expanded her work into the realm of visibility, marketing and being seen online. Being an entrepreneur and influencer means getting visible, which can surface deep insecurities. Rather than allow fear to hold herself and her clients back, Laura has developed methods for working through your deepest fears so you can have the life that’s meant for you. Through one on one coaching programs and educational YouTube videos, Laura blends science and soul to guide women to their most radical transformations from the inside out. She is currently earning her Master’s in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Today, Laura also manages the creation and distribution of content-based marketing within IGC and coaches our internal team to become more visible every day.
Rachael Welsh
Rachael WelshSocial Media Coordinator and Writing Coach
Rachael is the author of our monthly Glowscopes, horoscopes for business life. She graduated from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s in Professional Writing. Rachael’s Glow Zone is teaching other women how to share their life experiences (and life lessons!) through the power of writing. She hosts monthly moon circles in Tampa and is a teacher of all things spiritual. In her coaching practice, Rachael uses the lunar cycles and mindset magic to help women create lives of intention and income. Rachael is working to launch IGC Publishing, the company’s brand new publishing arm, in 2020. She’s a brilliant writer and is credited with bringing significant growth to our social media channels over the past year.
Valeria 'Lera' Faniuk
Valeria 'Lera' FaniukFinance Coordinator
Detail oriented and determined, Lera keeps things running smoothly and efficiently for the Inner Glow Circle team and our growing client base. Originally from Israel, Lera is an entrepreneur herself, who previously owned her own custom t-shirt printing business. Valeria has her Yoga Teacher Training Certification and still teaches yoga on the side. When it comes to staying calm, connected and focused while managing IGC finances, tech and operations, Lera glows from the inside out. Lera defines her GLOW as supporting people in finding inner peace and releasing the external pressure that creates worry and anxiety. She has brought passion, creativity and excitement to our operational team and has been incremental in the growth of the company. Lera works closely with Liv Chapman in our Tampa office.
Tiffany Manley
Tiffany ManleyProject Manager
An entrepreneur herself, Tiffany deeply resonates with the Inner Glow Circle vision that the future belongs to the female entrepreneur. Tiffany is a trusted expert in the online business industry and a lifelong learner. She’s passionate about staying ahead of trends in the tech, operations and business strategy space and brings that innovation to IGC. Tiffany is devoted to delivering the tools and techniques savvy female entrepreneurs need to organize their businesses and move to the next level. In her project management career, Tiffany has launched multiple online programs and project managed many book launches. She has an Associates Degree in Business Management and is a graduate of Infusionsoft University.
Ellie Higham
Ellie HighamStudent Trainer
An England native and graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a Master’s in Human Geography, Ellie always felt the call to coaching and personal development. After earning her degree, she started globe-trotting through China, South America and London, finally becoming a “CEO for Hire” in East Africa and South Africa. She made the leap into the coaching industry when she found Inner Glow Circle coach training. With a belief in the power of individuality coupled with the importance of community, she is deeply inspired by the IGC value ‘work for yourself, not by yourself.’ As a Life and Style Coach, Ellie believes big change happens through intention, action and mindset. She approaches every client and student with the belief that they have the power to create their biggest, fullest life. She’s based in Seattle with her husband and dog, but can often be found on a plane seeking adventures, hugs with her nephews, delicious food and sunshine. Ellie is currently enrolled in the IGC graduate program, Leaders Rising.
Jaimie Johnson
Jaimie JohnsonStudent Trainer
Both a dreamer and a doer, Jaimie is hell-bent on helping her students and clients find their glow in the dark so they can create a life that sets their soul on fire. Jaimie has learned firsthand that true magic comes when you let go of who you think you should be and embrace who you truly are. She believes that without focused desires and intentions, people often move through life trying to find fulfillment in any way they can, all the while accomplishing things that never really light them up. Jaimie works one on one with her clients to help them find their Glow Zone and figure out what makes them glow from the inside out. With a background in corporate marketing management, Jaimie is also an expert at marketing, branding and messaging.
Jennifer White
Jennifer WhiteStudent Trainer
Jennifer is a graduate of Inner Glow Circle, a top IGC Affiliate and an Embodiment Coach, specializing in emotion, shadow work and menstrual cycle awareness. As a busy mom of six, survivor of two failed marriages and chronic illness warrior, Jennifer has found her Glow Zone in helping women move powerfully through doubt, out of overwhelm and into alignment with their higher purpose. She believes that embodiment is the key. Jennifer holds an Associates Degree in Cultural Anthropology as well as certifications in Aromatherapy, Crystal Healing, Yoga, Reiki and Aroma Freedom. She is currently enrolled in the IGC graduate program, Leaders Rising, and is working towards her PCC credential. An INFJ and multi-passionate entrepreneur, she lives for her work as a coach and is passionate about IGC mission, vision and core values. Jennifer values the freedom and flexibility of being able to work from her beachside home on the Oregon Coast with the love of her life, her teenage kids, one dog and three cats.
Angela Korantang
Angela KorantangStudent Trainer
Angela holds a B.S. in Psychology from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Nursing from Denver College of Nursing. She’s a certified yoga Teacher and Reiki practitioner. Angela is a graduate student in the Inner Glow Circle Leaders Rising program, as well as a Women’s Empowerment Coach. Angela helps women turn their pain into their purpose, overcome adversity and manifest their wildest dreams. As a Scorpio, she’s highly intuitive, pairing her spiritual awereness with the science of women’s health in her coaching work. With a focused mindset, confidence and a high level of self-care, Angela believes you can be anything you decide, even after the most adverse experiences. When Angela isn’t coaching, you can find her hiking the Colorado mountains or snuggling her pups. She still works part-time as a registered nurse and has helped hundreds of women overcome fertility issues and eating disorders. One of her life goals is to write a book to share her unique view of the world as a woman of two races.
Thea Sobers Charles
Thea Sobers CharlesStudent Trainer
Thea graduated from Providence College, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She did as expected and took a career path in the medical field, working as a Histocompatibility Specialist and Compliance Officer. For Thea, following a path that was created for her didn’t keep the internal fires burning. Being stuck at a crossroad in her career ultimately helped Thea realize coaching was the path for her. Thea is a Style Coach for life and business. She believes when you know your purpose you can build the confidence to show who you are to the world. Thea has a knack for helping clients see the big picture, zero in on what they desire, and create manageable steps to get there. She helps women manage their transitions in life as she can relate having gone through many changes herself. Thea has had the opportunity to speak in front of an audience of over six thousand women and conduct trainings around the US on behalf of her clothing boutique. She is a mom of two boys, wife, travel enthusiast, accomplished flutist, lover of tea and a good mural and a 2018 Inner Glow Circle scholarship recipient.

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