ABOUT US

Way To Go! inc. is an award-winning, woman-owned boutique coaching firm, with Cynthia Way as the Principal and many Associates spanning the country and even the world.

Cynthia Way

Master Certified Coach (MCC)

While Cynthia has been coaching since 1991, she has been the President and Owner of Way To Go! inc. since 2001. She works with individuals and teams to develop mastery in leadership competencies, to create meaningful results, think strategically and systemically, lead change, deal constructively with conflict, master the art of communication and achieve breakthrough results, aligning with passion and purpose.  Cynthia brings a unique history:  a successful 13 year career with the Central Intelligence Agency on the executive track, co-led a private sector merger and acquisition culture integration effort with AT&T, and worked with the FBI and police departments as a biometrics consultant.  Her clients span the private and public sectors.  She has served on the Board for the Society for Organizational Learning, the Big Big World Project--a nonprofit she co-founded serving Vietnamese orphans, and Circulos.

The Facts

EXPERIENCE

  • 25 years experience as a coach, trainer and facilitator

  • Master Certified Coach, the highest level of credentialing one can achieve

  • Coached hundreds of mid-level leaders and senior executives

  • Works in the public, private and nonprofit sectors

  • 5,750 coaching hours, 2,500 of them are with Federal leaders

  • Worked in over two dozen Federal agencies, international banking, the aerospace industry. and various nonprofits and private companies

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • MS in Learning and Development from Revans University, England

  • Post-Graduate Certification in Social Therapy from East Side Institute in NYC

  • Bachelor's Degree from George Mason University

  • Certified in Social Action Research by Willamette University

  • Certified as an Emergent Learning Practitioner by Fourth Quadrant Partners

  • Certified as a Brain-Based Facilitator and Results Systems Coaching by the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI)

  • Certified in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership by NLI

  • Certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Emotional Intelligence (Bar-On EQi and EQ-360) The Learning Circle Profile and various 360 Instruments

  • Undertakes significant advanced training on an annual basis. Past trainings include: appreciative inquiry, neuroscience of leadership, emotional intelligence, somatic coaching, team coaching, systems thinking, theoretical foundations of coaching, polarity management, action learning.

AFFILIATIONS,ETC

  • A consultant member and past Board member of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL)

  • Member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF)

  • Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaches Federation

  • Adjunct Faculty for the NeuroLeadership Institute

ASSOCIATES

Deborah Reidy, PCC
Senior Associate

Since 1979, leadership has been Deborah Reidy's passion.  At the age of 24, she was recruited to establish an agency serving people with severe disabilities and she’s been in numerous leadership roles ever since.  Along the way, she became committed to developing other leaders through coaching, workshops, strategy design, and writing. She holds a MEd in Adult Education and a Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership.

Her workshops are designed to ensure learning that lasts. With a Professional Certified Coach designation, she’s coached hundreds of leaders in industry, government and nonprofits. Longstanding board chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), she’s played significant leadership roles in that organization.  In 2012, she published a book on leadership entitled Why Not Lead?, and she regularly blogs on leadership topics.

She is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and has recently taken up the art of mobile photography.

Pascale Brady, PCC
Associate

Pascale Brady is a Professional Certified life and business Coach, a consultant and a trainer/speaker with 30 years of professional experience, both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. She is French, German and American and works fluently in all three languages.  As a Business Coach and Consultant, she guides executives and managers individually or as part of groups or teams to successfully master their challenges and effectively resolve problems. As a Life Coach, Pascale empowers individuals, couples, and groups to overcome challenges in life or at work, specializing in those related to transitions and relationships. As a Mentor Coach, Pascale supports coaches in training toward attainment of their (next) coaching credential. Finally, Pascale is an intercultural trainer and a speaker on a variety of topics.

Meade Dickerson, MCC
Associate

Meade's “no-nonsense” coaching approach gets to the core of the issue with his clients and helps them be the leaders they want to be. Meade’s mission is to serve individuals and organizations committed to creating positive and sustainable change. This includes clarifying goals, strengthening leadership capacity and transforming the status quo from the “expected” into something truly dynamic. This mission is based on his belief that the combination of deepened insight and intentional choice creates powerful change. As your coach, Meade will help you discover your unique leadership strengths and passions to help you achieve the goals that you design for your career and your life. He will support you in discovering and implementing the actions necessary to make your leadership skills stronger and create higher levels of success and achievement in your life. He is a compassionate, intuitive listener who sees the power, brilliance, and magnificence already in your possession. He currently lives in Miami Beach and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and spending as much time on the beach as he can!

Margaret Echols, MCC
Associate

Margaret Echols, Master Certified Coach and Certified Somatic Coach, has been assisting individuals, groups and organizations in taking steps toward transformation for nearly twenty years. She helps leaders find effective solutions and take skillful action to address complex issues facing organizations today. Margaret was a senior manager within Executive Development at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she gained extensive experience as a strategy and organization development consultant working with major firms. Her work is described in Daniel Goleman’s book, Working With Emotional Intelligence. Margaret is a faculty member in the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University.

Birgit Zacher Hanson, MCC
Associate

Birgit Zacher Hanson, MS, is a distinguished author, speaker, thought leader, strategic advisor and Master Certified Coach.  Her purpose and passion center around helping executive leaders in all industries elevate their thinking and create a culture of safety, reliability and growth. As co-author of Amazon bestselling Who Will Do What by When?, a business fable (available in German, English and Spanish) about how to improve performance, accountability and trust with integrity, Birgit is considered an expert in creating a coaching and commitment culture in which people value diversity, lead change, develop other leaders and hold themselves and others accountable for results.  Birgit hold a MS degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University (1998) and BS in Psychology from the University of District of Columbia (1994).

Valerie Lingeman, PCC
Associate

Valerie Lingeman, M.A., and Professional Certified Coach, thrives on helping leaders navigate the complexity of organizational life.  Over the course of her 25-year career in the national security sector, Valerie managed people and programs and led change at division and enterprise levels. In her private coaching and organization development consulting practice, she has coached hundreds of leaders and teams at all levels, helping them achieve a multitude of individual and organizational goals. Valerie especially enjoys the challenge of coaching leadership teams because they are the single most critical link for achieving organizational success.

Illary Quinteros, MCC
Associate

Illary Quinteros, MA, Master Certified Coach, has over 18 years of experience working with executives and teams in the development of effective leadership, communicational competencies, team alignment, change and diversity management, and building coaching cultures. She has worked with companies and organizations in different lines of business; designing and facilitating programs to optimize the performance of executives, teams and organizations. Illary has great international exposure and wide experience in the business and organizational world. She is familiar with a great variety of cultural and linguistic environments, having lived in Peru, Mexico, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Chile, Argentina, USA andFrance. She is also an intercultural mentor and trainer and speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.

Lloyd Raines, MCC
Associate

Lloyd Raines is a seasoned executive coach (MCC, International Coach Federation) specializing in agile servant leadership. With over 30 years of experience as a university level faculty and entrepreneur, he has created a uniquely holistic methodology that taps the breadth and depth of leaders’ impact. He loves the riddles that each leader faces in their workplace and in their own world. Lloyd was Director and lead faculty of an undergraduate honors program at AU, a founding faculty member of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Program and Institute for Transformational Leadership. He was spiritually mentored for 18 years by his venerable chocolate lab.

Michele Roden, MCC
Associate

Michele Roden, a Master Certified Coach, coaches individual executives, leaders and teams. Clients say she creates safe space for challenging conversations- particularly with teams who have to work together well. Michele’s advanced certification in Organization & Relationship Systems is enhanced by other certifications in the Leadership Circle 360 Profile, Team Culture Survey and Team Diagnostic Assessments. Healthcare transformation is a true passion, though her clients come from many industries- public, private and non-profit. As a dynamic trainer and instructional designer, she emphasizes experiential learning with real-life application. 

Stephanie Winters
Associate

Facilitator Stephanie Winters is a crossover cellist who has performed more than 1500 concerts on three continents.  Inspired and intrigued by the transformative power of live music, she began to explore how people can transform their work and day-to-day lives. Stephanie now brings her music into the leadership training field to leverage change and learning for participants.  With voice and cello, Stephanie's self-accompanied poems and monologues enhance participants' capacity to reflect, aspire and draw connections to shared values and ideals.  

She has presented programs for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank Group, International Finance Corporation, Rutgers University, UK Peak Performance Sports Conference and others.  Stephanie holds an M.A. from Columbia University.

PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH

Way to Go! inc. delivers solutions, not just training courses.

A systems approach. All our work is grounded in the five disciplines of organizational learning: Systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, team learning and building shared vision. Way to Go! inc. is committed to creating a sustainable learning culture within our company and with our clients.

Experiential, grounded in theory. We blend the two together to produce results that make a lasting difference. All our work is highly experiential but grounded in theory and research, including the latest in neuroscience, positive psychology, social action research and emotional intelligence.

Working with real challenges to make a real difference. Our programs are designed with real work as the centerpiece. We take theory and make it relevant, accessible and practical. The results speak for themselves: nearly 100% of polled clients report that they use what they learned on a weekly if not daily basis.

Changing the way you think. Einstein said “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Unless you change the way you, your team, your organization, think, all the tools and training in the world will only have a small impact. Our strategy at Way to Go! inc is to first focus on the shift in thinking, then on the practical tools, methods and models to create the winning formula for breakthrough results.

Self-Discovery. We take a coach-like approach to the educational process, grounded in Adult Learning principles.

Competencies: Our offerings have common underpinnings, designed to enhance, strengthen and reinforce the following competencies:

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Control

  • Self-Discipline

  • Personal Responsibility

  • Accountability for Results

  • Listening

  • Communication

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Dealing with Conflict

  • A Systems Approach

  • Results-Driven

  • Learning-Oriented

  • Bring Out the Best in Others

  • Cultivating Positivity

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