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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Kelly Curtis
Kelly CurtisProduction Manager
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.
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.
Jaimie Johnson
Jaimie JohnsonTrainer
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.
Thea Sobers Charles
Thea Sobers CharlesTrainer
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.
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.
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 a graduate of 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.
Kari Lahde
Kari LahdeStudent Trainer
Kari is a business and life coach who works with women and moms to create their dream business and life. Kari graduated from IGCs coach training program in 2018 and completed the Leaders Rising program in 2020. Kari likes to call herself a serial entrepreneur. She started her first MLM business at 18 opened her own salon by 21 and turns most of her passions into side hustles. She started her coaching business so she could spend more time with her family without having to ask anyone for permission. Kari specializes in working with mom entrepreneurs to find harmony in their life, business and home. She understands the struggles of building a business and raising babies/kids, she is right in the middle of it herself. Kari strongly believes her medicine to Moms is to heal the struggle pattern. With moms creating harmony in their lives will only pass on love and harmony to future generations. The old way of working is gone and we are creating the new way.

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