Coaches

You are brilliant.

Wow, I wasn’t expecting us to get there today.  What a natural segue in the conversation and you handled it beautifully.

I know you came into my life at this juncture for this purpose.  I so appreciate your support and help to both of us.

Becca Apfelstadt
President + Principal
treetree agency

Becca Apfelstadt
President + Principal
treetree agency

Julie Colbrese, CPCC/PCC

As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and experienced group facilitator, Julie combines co-active coaching skills with unique problem-solving tools honed through 20 years in the creative services industry.

Julie has coached hundreds of individuals and provided executive coaching, team coaching and group facilitation inside organizations, including some of the biggest and best known brands in the world. She believes everyone deserves a champion and is deeply committed to being that champion for clients with whom she works. Her unique background attracts — and welcomes — creative types and other sometimes seemingly “difficult” people.

Julie earned additional certification in Co-Active Leadership from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), is certified in The Art of Innovation & Creativity from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), an Arbinger trained coach, having completed The Choice in Coaching: Arbinger Mastery Training for Coaches program and is a certified practioner of The Leadership Circle 360 assessment. She is an Executive Coach/Group Chair for Vistage International, the world’s leading peer advisory group and a member of the International Coach Federation, the Chicago Coach Federation and The Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, A Harvard Medical School Affiliate.

Brian Cahill, CPCC/ACC

As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Brian leverages coaching with nearly 20 years of corporate experience to help clients discover a path to meaningful, lasting change in their lives and careers.

From the halls of academia to the conference rooms of Corporate America, Brian works with clients who long to make big leaps in their lives and careers.  Whether they are looking to move up, move on or move over, Brian uses humor, curiosity, and accountability to champion his clients to discover what’s next.

Brian has received training from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Chicago Coach Federation (CCF). He received his BBA in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago and his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.

Bill Bunkers, CPCC/ACC

With a career spanning more than 30 years of organizational and team leadership, Bill brings wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor to his coaching. Bill is thrilled to be working with clients committed to challenging their personal status quo.

As a client, Bill experienced the benefits of the Co-Active Coaching approach firsthand and credits it — and his coach! — with helping him hit goals that had been previously out of reach. He believes everyone would benefit from having a personal “Phil Jackson” helping them achieve their championship ring.

Bill is trained and certified through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and earned his Associate Certified Coach distinction from the International Coach Federation. He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Chicago Coach Federation (CCF). Bill holds a B.A. from The University of Missouri and an M.A. from Northwestern University.

Note: When assignments require multiple coaches and/or a specific expertise is required or preferred, Hot Coffee Coaching maintains a select cadre of colleagues who are similarly trained, experienced and certified. Just ask.