Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
HomeICF St. Louis Chapter Leaders

ICF St. Louis Chapter Leadership Team

Ray Capelovitch
Athletes Edge Coaching, LLC™
Personal Coach to Professional Athletes™ & Coaches

Ray Capelovitch, President

I am proud to be serving in my second year as President of the ICF St. Louis Chapter.  

I specialize in working with professional athletes, specifically hockey players, to maximize their playing careers, and, develop a game plan for life after hockey, so they can always compete with supreme confidence, now, and in their next venture.

I also coach coaches, primarily hockey coaches, to consistently get the best performance from their players by improving their leadership ability and presence.

After graduating from Amherst College, I went on to earn a law degree from Washington University School of Law and worked as an attorney for 25 years before discovering coaching.  I completed my training and became a certified coach through the Coaches Training Institute.  And now, for the first time, I can candidly say that I love what I do.

Lisa Bianco

lisa bianco

Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Membership and Marketing Director
Sandy Tomey

sandy tomeySandy Tomey is serving as both the Membership and Marketing  Director. She is PCC certified through ICF, and earned her CPC through the Institute for the Professional Excellence in Coaching ( iPEC).

As a love and relationship coach that helps singles attract their spiritual partner, she is excited to bring her love leadership and relationship building skills to enhance the energy and excitement of the St. Louis chapter and promote all coaches and the coaching field to the St. Louis Community! She graduated from University of Missouri- Columbia in Business Marketing, and has owned Sacred Journeys Enterprises for 8 years!  She is Mom and step mom to 3 amazing young adults sharing their own passions and purpose with the world!

Program Director
Nadine Kouba

I am an executive and business leader coach. I’ve had the good fortune to present workshops, consult and coach individuals all over the United States as well as globally in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Europe. My business expertise spans seven different industries, education and not for profit, so I’m able to bring a powerful mix of strategy, empathy and real-world insights to my client engagements.

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with leaders at all levels, which includes executive and individual contributor coaching, intact leadership team development, as well as, succession planning and leadership program development and facilitation. Upon retiring from corporate life, I started Kouba Coaching, LLC.

As a coach, I help my clients surface their goals, then create and work an action plan that achieves their desired results – solving a business problem, handling a people issue, developing personal leadership, executive presence, transitioning into a new role or planning their career.

My doctorate is in Education - Higher Education Leadership from St. Louis University. And, I earned a graduate certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. I’m certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Hospitality Director
David Hyatt, PCC

David Hyatt

“My mission in life is to help pastors, churches and people to actually live their God-given potential.”

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, David received a BA from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary (1974).  He served six years as an associate pastor of an inner-city church in St. Louis and then twenty years in Manchester, MO, as a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.

David left the local pastorate and began helping churches in his own business, Effective Ministries Coaching and Consulting in 2003, following two years at Lay Renewal Ministries in St. Louis. He received his initial certification as a Christian Leadership Coach from Valwood in March, 2005. David works now as a full time Coach and Consultant.

David has become involved with Coaching4Clergy, a national coaching organization, led by Rev. Val Hastings, serving as a Trainer for Basic Coach Training, a member of the faculty and a Mentor Coach.  He received the Professional Coaching Credential (PCC) from ICF in 2014.

Living in St. Louis, David is married to Bonnie and they have two grown children and two grandchildren in Kansas City.  He loves to play golf and support the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

Immediate Past President  
Nicki McClusky

Nicky McClusky

Nicki McClusky served as our ICF St. Louis President for 2016 and 2017.  She has a part-time, dual practice in psychotherapy and professional coaching, earning her PCC and certification in Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching in 2012; Nicki became a Board Certified Coach in 2011 and attended three coaching schools from 2005-2009.  She studied with the Center for Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching from 2010 to 2012.

Nicki is a Transformation Life and Voice Coach. She serves people who help others, whether they are looking to remove inner impediments that block their access to manifesting their fullest potential, reaching the next level of personal or professional success and fulfillment, or transforming their self-talk into that which supports and encourages them to live their best life. Many of her clients originally seek her out to become authentic, compelling speakers; frequently, they request inner voice coaching (self-talk transformation) in order to make the shifts in energy and consciousness that they desire. When requested, Nicki provides mentor coaching to coaches seeking their ACC or PCC certifications through the International Coach Federation.

This year’s president has earned two master’s degrees, sang professionally for years, taught for 12, and is the author of 15 books. She is a voracious learner---including loving to learn about our chapters’ members and the dreams they hold dear to their hearts.

In service as president in 2016, Nicki wishes to encourage, support, and hold a space for each member in our group to step into his/her greatness as a coach and human being. You may often see her encouragement written to our chapter ---“Live fully, coach greatly.”

Meeting Location:

The Heights Community Center
Argus Room
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, Mo 63117

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Networking 5:30- 5:45pm 

4th Tuesday of the month!
2019 Dates:
 Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19
Holiday Party: Dec. 10

Find on Google Maps

Monthly Member Spotlight:

Meet Richard Byrne. We hope you will take a moment to read about Richard and his journey.