Our Team

We are leaders, transformers and coaches. 

We guide individuals and teams to find the inspiration, courage and clarity to reach their full potential. 


David Lesser

Founder, CEO

David is a master executive coach who believes the best way to change the world is to empower people to be more fully themselves. He has guided people and organizations through crucial transitions for over 35 years, acting as coach and confidant to CEOs and senior executives aspiring to the highest levels of personal growth in a variety of fields.

David is passionate about helping executives, teams and individuals to discover their unique gifts, strengths and talents and to find the most conducive setting to express them. He believes strongly in the power of creating personal networks of support for people to encourage and inspire each other to realize their full potential.

David has an MBA from London Business School. Formerly CEO of a $100m London-based real estate and construction group and executive director of a $40m worldwide not-for-profit operation, he combines a strong management pedigree with perceptive facilitation skills and clear insight in working with people. David has held senior corporate positions in marketing, real estate and corporate finance. He has taught as visiting professor at Redlands University and spoken at a number of conferences in the US, Europe and Africa. David is trained in emotional process work with Shadow Work training, facilitation with Interaction Associates and in coaching with New Ventures West, and is a certified transformational forum facilitator for Young President’s Organization. He has learned Golden Shield Qigong under Paul Holden and Attunement Energy Work under Roger de Winton.

David was born in London, England. He moved to Colorado, USA, in 1994. Since 2004, he has been living with his wife, Chellsa, near San Francisco, California.


Vanessa Huebner

Numina Facilitator

Vanessa holds a B.A. in Psychology and German Cultural Studies and a M.A. in Organization Development from Sonoma State University. She has worked with a wide variety of different industries and in the non-for profit sector. Vanessa is especially excited about bringing people from different cultures together by learning with and from each person.

Zach Schlosser

Cofounder, COO
Zach Schlosser studied religion at Brown University. He has mentored academics, non-profit directors, prison inmates, healthcare workers, high school students, technologists, and other coaches. In addition to his work on Numina he writes for online publications about using technology to change humans’ experience for the better. His passion inspires many people to create a culture that reminds all of us to stand in our own creative power and to shape the world so that it works for all.

John Welch

John Welch is a veteran leader of the games industry and one of the early pioneers of digital distribution. He helped build the SEGA Dreamcast Network, then ran the Shockwave.com games business, where he sold among the first premium digital content – download versions of arcade classics including Defender and Spy Hunter – long before Kindle books or iTunes. In 2004 John co-founded PlayFirst and its successful Diner Dash franchise. Since 2009 he has been founder and CEO of Making Fun, a mobile and PC developer whose games include Hidden Express, BloodRealm, and Mage & Minions. Welch is a board member of two other gaming companies, an active member of the Golden Gate chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization, and a regular advisor and speaker at the annual Game Developers’ Conference. He holds degrees in Math and Computer Science from M.I.T. and UMass Amherst.

Content Partners

Ted Strauss

Ted Strauss

Ted Strauss is co-founder of iConscious.global and has been a writer and teacher of awakening for over 40 years. Over the past 19 years, he was instrumental in building the foundations of the Waking Down in Mutuality work, including designing and presenting core dharma workshops and the mentor and teacher training programs. During that time, he worked very personally with thousands of students to assist their awakening process. Through this experience, Ted has discovered ways to streamline personal and interpersonal development, enabling most aspirants to experience major shifts in days or months instead of years or lifetimes.
Holly Woods

Holly Woods

Holly Woods PhD is a coach and mentor to executives and entrepreneurs who desire to unleash their purpose-driven potential and bring more meaning, innovation, and strategic focus to their work or life. Her intuitive holistic strategies will align your energy with your authentic life and activate the power of your purpose. Holly brings 35 years in working with leaders, teams, and organizations, including as a Purpose Guide™, Integral Master Coach™, Professional Mediator®, Integral facilitator, Shadow guide, and in consciousness-based Organization and Human Development. Holly now lives in the San Francisco Bay area and works globally.
Carole Griggs

Carole Griggs

Carole Griggs, Ph.D. is co-founder of iConscious. She is a university professor, international speaker, professional coach and consultant, author/writer, and pioneer and leader in the areas of Consciousness Evolution and Human Development, and integrative Wellness and Nutrition. Carole is a professor at National University for the Masters of Science in Complementary and Integrative Healthcare program, owner of Carole Griggs Enterprises LLC (drcarolegriggs.com), and author of Space to See Reality: A New Model for Professional Coaches. For more than a decade, Carole has been extensively researching and working with clients and coaches worldwide in the awakening and development process. She brings a depth and breadth of experience and expertise working with clients in the evolution of human consciousness, personal and interpersonal development, and in various modalities of physical health and wellbeing. Carole holds a Doctorate degree in Professional Coaching and Human Development, a Masters degree in Education and Teaching, and a Bachelors degree in Science.

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