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Mina Brown

President and Founder

Mina Brown is an experienced, insightful executive coach, career consultant, and seminar leader. As a former senior executive with more than 20 years in large corporations, she offers the unusual and powerful combination of hands-on business experience coupled with sensitivity, intuition, and communication abilities.


Joan Evans

PCC, MBA, Specialist in Neuroscience and Ontological Coaching, Faculty Member

Joan Evans is a highly accomplished executive coach and consultant who is known for her leadership of cultural and innovative transformations in the health care industry. The extraordinary combination of her deep executive experience, studies in neuroscience and ontological coaching, and sincere belief in the resourcefulness of the human spirit sets her apart as a teacher and coach.


Shelley Smith

PCC, BCC, MBA, Faculty Member

Shelley joined the faculty of Coach Academy in 2019 with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, consulting with executives, coaching and organizational development. Her passion is to help leaders and organizations focus on purpose and talent to help move individuals and organizations forward.


Meg Rentschler

PCC, MSW, Principal Mentor Coach

Coming from a background of individual and group therapy, Meg has the experience to help her clients understand and make changes in behaviors that are not serving them well. Now as an executive coach, she works with her clients to identify areas of growth to build confidence, take leadership to the next level and reduce roadblocks that get in the way.


Paula Asinof

Wharton MBA, MA, NLPC, Faculty Member (Careers)

A cofounder of Coach Academy, Paula Asinof is a broadly experienced career management consultant and an authority on resumes and bios. She is known for helping clients become more focused, articulate, and energized by addressing career strategy, professional positioning, and visibility. Clients appreciate the depth of her “real world” executive experience in major corporations, executive search, and career services.