OUR TEAM

Scott Coady

Scott Coady is the co-founder of Sage Alliance Partners, a Business Performance Advisory firm dedicated to empowering organizations to achieve extraordinary results through dramatically improving their leadership, teamwork and individual performance.

Scott is a master transformational leadership coach, organizational development consultant, strategic and executive team facilitator, workshop leader and keynote speaker. Scott’s work has focused on transformational leadership, high performance team development, employee engagement and creating cultures that awaken and harness the brilliance of everyone in an organization, enabling client companies to achieve extraordinary results.  

Scott got his first taste of high-performance teamwork and leadership as a navigator in the U.S. Navy’s Assault Craft Unit One, performing “insertions” and “extractions” on missions with the US Navy’s SEAL Teams.

Scott resides in the Ojai, California where he cheers on is daughter Olivia from afar, as she pursues a career as a doctor of Chinese medicine. His passions include surfing, standup paddle boarding, cycling, adventure travel and flying small planes.

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Nicole Cronin

Nicole Cronin is a certified Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teacher in San Francisco, lifelong athlete, facilitator of wellness retreats, and graduate of the Art of Leadership Mastery program at the Institute for Embodied Wisdom. In 2012, after breaking her back and losing her fiancé in a car accident, Nicole deepened her commitment to sharing her passion for health, wellness and vitality.

Nicole’s belief is that each individual has their own need for balance between knowledge, inspiration and refining the connection to one’s own body wisdom and inner voice. To achieve peak wellness, Nicole encourages a practice of fine tuning one’s daily relationship to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Allow her to effectively design strategies to improve your team’s overall health, and she will happily and enthusiastically guide you.

Vikas Bhatia

Vikas is a former executive with an extensive track record in Marketing, Analytics, Strategy & Operations at Fortune 100 organizations. He now runs The Prana Partnership, a human development organization focused on personal and organizational leadership and transformation. His commitment is to inspire and serve people and teams that wish to be their best self.

Vikas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT, Bombay and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. IIT and IIM are the elite, world-ranked institutions for Engineering and Management education in India. Vikas has graduated from the coach training program at Newfield Network.

He has been an active student of leadership, human potential and personal transformation for the last 7 years. His many formative influences include the Executive Leadership Development programs at his former employers CapitalOne and PayPal / eBay Inc., the field of Ontological Coaching, the Leadership in Action program at Strozzi Institute, the Body and Movement program at Newfield Network, the Art of Leadership Mastery program at the Institute of Embodied Wisdom, and several Eastern traditions that he has absorbed and practiced for the last several years. His focus is to bring about the synthesis of mind, body and spirit to help his clients create a leadership presence that enables them to take exquisite care of the concerns that they hold for the world around them. He believes that life is a journey, a destinationless pursuit of mastery over one’s chosen discipline. He strives to live his life in congruence with this vision.

Brennan Smith

Brennan has dedicated his career to consulting and training global leaders. He specializes in training foreign affairs professionals and consulting international organizations to generate high-performance teams that produce visionary results despite the high-risk, high-stress environments in which they operate.

Prior to his consulting and coaching work in government, Brennan was one of the most respected hypnotherapists in the entire hypnosis community. Through his decade-long private practice, his teaching on the faculty of two hypnosis colleges, his hypnosis audio downloads on-line, and his group workshops, Brennan has generated transformational change in the lives of over 100,000 people.

He is the author of The Art of Inspired Action, and writes the Inspired Leadership column on the Huffington Post.Brennan has been featured as a guest on TV and radio and tele-seminars around the world, speaking on the subjects of leadership, human potential, and life transformation. He is a founding member of the Association of Transformational Leaders.

Jon Love

Jonathan Love has recently served as an executive with The Pachamama Alliance, a non-governmental organization in San Francisco, CA. He was a key member of the development team that created a multi-media educational symposium delivered by volunteers. In the first four years over 2500 facilitators were trained to lead the symposium and over 100,000 people have attended.

As the Founder and Senior Partner of Leadership for Social Change, Jonathan has been a practitioner of Organizational Transformation for over 25 years. He has assisted dozens of companies to develop leadership at all levels of the organization, ensuring that breakthrough results are accomplished by the people of the enterprise. Using a model of leadership that incorporates effective practices derived from diverse and eclectic sources, grounded in somatic, linguistic and emotional competence. Jonathan guides participants to discover and then realize commitments that have been suppressed and gone unfulfilled until now.

Prior to consulting Jonathan was a marketing executive at CompulterLand Corporation and CEO of Armstrong Kitchen and Development Director at The Hunger Project.

Larry Burback

Larry is the Director of Sage’s outdoor leadership and team learning programs and lead consultant for client engagements. Larry has over 35 years of experience in training individuals, teams and organizations to achieve high performance. Over the course of his career Larry has personally worked with thousands of individuals in both large and small group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.

Larry was a co-founder of Sportsmind, which conducted some of the initial research upon which key elements of our high performance team philosophy is based.

A life-long athlete, Larry competed in college football at Lewis & Clark, international rugby, the rodeo circuit, marathons, and triathlons, having finished more than eighty, including twelve Ironman competitions. Larry Lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Mary, loves Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Erik Clapton—and refuses to tiptoe through life in to arrive at death safely.

Maggie Weiss

Co-founder of Sage Alliance Partners, Maggie has devoted her professional career to the study and realization of exceptional performance on an individual and organizational basis, and then engaging those applications in the workplace and for social change. Her consulting and coaching services are built around specific accomplishments to be delivered while using the work and situation at hand to develop individuals and teams as effective leaders and managers for the often surprising, always profound accomplishments that come as a result.

Maggie has coached the senior executives, their management teams in engagements ranging from high performance capital project execution to challenging strategic or culture change initiatives in service, construction and manufacturing organizations. Typically these are situations that call for leadership and collaboration often with several cultures (national, corporate and/or professional) and perhaps several languages in the mix.

Working the Project Manager and Project Team building a liquid natural gas facility for a major oil company in California, Maggie was able to work with this first-time PM through a union dispute, a change in the California state emissions laws and the largest shutdown in the refinery’s 100 year history, to bring the project in without injury, on time and within budget. The Project Manger won the company’s 2002 Chairman’s Award.