SUN Coach Trainers

Please scroll down to read about these SUN trainers:

Diane Ingram, MCC, Virginia Velez, PCC, Adrienne Fikes, PCC, Angela Gaehtgens, PCC, Johana Alvarado, PCC, and Andrea Locci, PCC


My Life Purpose is to transform my heart and the heart of the world, through grace and beauty, in order to find fulfillment, magic and surprise.

The highest expression of my purpose is as a SUN Coach since 2006 and now a SUN Coach Trainer since 2017. In both roles, I have the opportunity to watch potential unfold in people’s lives in the most remarkable ways.

As a lifelong student of personal and spiritual development, I studied Psychology and Human Development. I am a student of the Diamond Approach, which fosters personal development through methods of meditation, present-moment awareness, and self-observation. The work of SUN aligns perfectly with who I am and allows me to witness and support more and more transformed hearts blossoming in the world.

I have authored five books, and have been writing my blog Bits of Inspiration since I became a coach. I have hosted my own radio show and was the producer/host of my cable television show.


“Mi propósito de vida es amarme libre, guiándome por mi intuición y con actitud activa facilitar alquimia”. Which in English translates more o less to:

“My life purpose is to love myself, to fell free to follow my intuition, and facilitate alchemy with an proactive attitude”.

Before I became a SUN coach I worked as a Lawyer for 20 years, for international and national companies, in the private and public sector and sometimes as a Freelance Lawyer.

A common dominator between being a Lawyer and a Coach is to help others. When I was a Lawyer I used to resolve problems for others, and now as a Coach I help others resolve issues for themselves.

I trained to be a coach and for some time I worked both professions, until 2014 when I decided to dedicated all my time to coaching and training.

The reason why I chose to be a SUN coach is because I am passionate about helping others become aware of their long term potential and I enjoy the deep working relationship that both my self and the client gain.

I truly believe in collaborative working which I incorporate into my personal and working life.

My personal branding is a Ladybug which I use as a metaphor to explain how an individual or organisation can learn how to obtain desired results in all life areas with a sense of well-being, fulfillment and satisfaction, as a new way of working.


My purpose for being a SUN Trainer is to promote the highest level of professionalism and coaching competency across the industry, and to actively promote SUN as the standard of quality for coach certification. Let’s protect safe spaces for radical personal transformation. I intend to see how far you and I might shift the tipping point of unspeakable joy towards racial equity, and peace of mind across identity and economic spectrums.

I am seeking coaching students who are willing to point love, unspeakable joy, and fiery, steadfast courage toward the unvarnished truth. I believe this is possible. I believe this is the work I must do. I believe my Ancestors will not allow me to rest if I don’t pursue this work. I believe all forces of love and joy are rising to make way for us to do this work, at this time. I believe no work could be a greater honor, or bring more joy.

SUN is not by any means the fastest or the easiest path to certification. For over a decade, I’ve recommended SUN to anyone who asks for a path to becoming an excellent coach. I am delighted to work with any adult who is ready to enter this space and do the work. I prefer to train students who light up inside discussing the science and discipline of this art. My highest intention is to invite Generation Xers and older Millennials, who have a passion for social justice, to join me in leading humanity across this bridge between where we are, and where we were created to be.


With curiosity I search for awareness trusting the wisdom of every human being and believing that awareness brings freedom and more possibilities to choose and to contribute to a better place to be and to belong to.

This is the curiosity and purpose that I bring and share with the students I work with. I am also an ICF Certified Mentor Coach and strongly committed to my continuous professional development.

Coming from the corporate world with an HR background and 18 years of HR management experience I work with executives and senior leaders. I believe that self awareness is a determinant ingredient for professional development and growth. In partnering with my clients we explore the sense of one’s life purpose and how being aligned with that can make a huge positive change in their lives and in the life of others.

The state of curiosity is also what feeds my passion for traveling and getting to know new places, new people, new cultures and new and different ways of seeing the world.


I am Johana Alvarado, I am from Costa Rica and I train in Spanish (entreno en idioma Español).

My life purpose is “to be a cheerful, exponential, daring human being, who learns at the University of life and with love I aspire to positively impact those around me.”

I was trained and graduated in Clinical Psychology, Master in Psych Pedagogy, Master in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Duel Management specialist, I am certified in High Impact Communication, I have many years of experience as Executive and   Team Coach, founding partner of the Costa Rica chapter of the International Coaching Federation, I own PCC credentials and am in the process to obtain the MCC for the same federation. I aim to contribute in a determined manner by sharing a broad and deep vision of life, in the present as well in the future, as I did in the past since I started, 15 years ago, through workshops, webinars, seminars, talks, conferences, face-to-face or online meeting, in Costa Rica, Central America, United States and South America, radio programs, podcasts, television programs, through government organizations and a wide range of private companies. I am constantly developing tools that complement my work with the different companies and people I work with. I integrate each lesson I learn from my experience into my Coach training, to share with my students and learn from real experience.


My goal in life is to build a relationship of mutual trust and confidence conveying serenity, balance, commitment and inner strength to discover the deep meaning of every action. My passion for coaching comes from my belief that it represents the ultimate expression of my purpose in life. Coaching is a great tool to reach a higher awareness of themselves and develop a perfect inner and outer balance that leads to happiness. As an Associate SUN Coach Trainer I love sharing with people the excitement of discovering values, beliefs, thoughts, skills and insights. I’m proud to offer a program that contributes concretely to the personal growth of human beings.

Each of us is unique and special and our purpose in life should be to know thoroughly ourselves developing our full potential.