Platinum Exchange Coach/Facilitators

Platinum Exchange – Coach/Facilitators

Debra Underwoodlinkedin-icon

Debra works in partnership with her clients to clarify their aspirations, take concrete steps to achieve personal and professional goals, and create lasting change.  She has coached professionals in large corporate, start-up and academic environments. Debra started her coaching career by working as an Advisor and Faculty Coach for MBA teams and individuals at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.  Her earlier professional background was in investment banking and real estate development.

Debra holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and her coaching training through New Ventures West.

Melissa McVicker

Every day, leaders are asked to gracefully handle situations, relationships and technologies that are uncharted territory. Melissa helps her clients build skills, confidence and resilience when working through change and complexity. Whether it be navigating communications, organizational change, career transition or market dynamics, she coaches and supports her clients so they may gain more capacity to handle ambiguity and to inspire others. She is fluent in corporate and leadership communications, and technology branding and marketing, and is an expert in developing and coaching high performing individuals and teams. She has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry in progressive leadership roles in marketing and communications.

Melissa holds an MBA from UCLA and a BS in Engineering from the University of New Mexico and her coaching training from New Ventures West.

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Throughout Sarita’s career, the one common thread has been to fill the gap between what exists, and what is possible.  She has built her own nonprofit organization, worked in Social Enterprise, and now helps clients become the best and most authentic versions of themselves through Presentation Training/Coaching, Leadership and Career Development, and Life Coaching.  She applies her 15 years of experience in passionate public speaking, writing and improvisation to support her clients.

Sarita is a UCLA graduate, and a proud Los Angeles native.  She received coaching training at New Ventures West and The Coaches Training Institute.


Stacy Mayerlinkedin-icon

Stacy Mayer is an authentic leadership coach, facilitator and business manager for small business owners.  Working in-house at a New York based hedge fund, Stacy observed many executives on the edge of burn out.  Using mindfulness practices she is able to not only help clients reduce stress but also bring forth their authentic self, allowing them to reach their highest potential.  Stacy’s passion for women’s leadership led her to Platinum Exchange where she utilizes over 25 years of experience in public speaking and improvisation to help women find their voice and unleash their confidence in the corporate world.

Stacy holds a BFA in Theatre from The University of Michigan and received her coaching training at the College of Executive Coaching.

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Yvette Castanon is an experienced leadership consultant with a proven record of success in providing the highest levels of coaching and business consulting.   She calls upon her thirty-years as Vice President of communications, marketing and public relations experience to improve upon her client’s personal and business skills raising their performances.   Yvette is uniquely qualified to translate her skills, experience and track record of growing careers, teams and businesses, helping them achieve high-impact measureable results.

Yvette holds a BS degree in Marketing from San Jose State University and her coaching training through New Ventures West.