Bridget Horvath C.C., ACC
Our Amazing Founder

Bridget Horvath, has been on a journey.  Lately she has been on a fun soul searching exploration of the Globe!  Sri Lanka, Kenya, Eygypt, Turkey, England, Cayman Islands and lots more.  She has trained us well to step up into her shoes and teach our amazing students.  We are so excited!

As the founder of the Life Coach Institute of Orange County,
 is a speaker and trainer with experience derived from the corporate world where she owned and operated one of the largest  multimedia companies in Orange County before selling the business to pursue a calling in life coaching. 

She was trained in life coaching in La Jolla, California and continued her training in Boulder, Colorado with her teacher and mentor, Michelle Weiner-Davis, who has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and written books appearing on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Her extensive corporate marketing background was used to develop the marketing portion of our Institute, which we feel is one of the best in the United States.
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Lisa Finck, C.P.C., A.C.C.
Lead Facilitator/Trainer

Lisa brings her vast experience as a Certified Relationship Coach to our Institute by providing our students with insights into the world of relationship coaching.  

Lisa has successfull practice working with couples, discovering custom ways to rebuild or enhance their relationships by providing a specific, time honored approach.  Her extensive training in the field includes Barbara De Angeles, John Grey, and  John Gottman, some of the most famous specialists in relationships. 

She has been happily married for 30 years with two 
beautiful children and now an exciting granddaughter.

Lisa is also a Certified Life Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Narrative Coach, Certified Early Education though Teach 3, Certified Massage Therapist.

Luke Benoit C.P.C., A.C.C.
Facilitator, Trainer

Luke Benoit holds a B.F.A. from USC and an M.S. from Cal State Long Beach.  

He has worked in the areas of self-help and recovery for the past 17 years and has focused on Life Coaching in his private practice and in teaching with the Life Coach Institute for the last four years.  Luke specializes in working with adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse,couples and singles struggling with difficult, addictive or obsessive relationships and codependency.  Most of all, Luke works with people (all those mentioned above) dealing with self-esteem issues that make them undervalue themseves and sell themselves short in so many areas of their lives. 

HIs mission:  to empower our students and graduates as well as clients, and help them realize how truly wonderful and valuable they really are.

Cindy Di Ferdinand M.S.,C.P.C., A.C.C.
 Facilitator, Trainer

Cindy Di Ferdinand is an experienced Nutritionist, Health and Wellness Educator, and Professional Life Coach.

Cindy has built a career on pioneering new food products with a focus on good nutrition. She has consulted to the food industry, and works as a clinical nutritionist in private practice, counseling people of all ages on preventative nutrition as it relates to optimal health and longevity. Cindy pioneered and developed nutrition programs at various clinics and fitness facilities, she is experienced in healthy menu planning; she is a speaker, workshop facilitator, and media spokesperson.

In her role as clinical nutritionist and professional coach, she has implemented an array of disciplines and methodology to analyze her clients dietary habits, motivation, and drive to change. Once her clients are on the path to a healthier lifestyle, she then coaches them to identify their passions and set goals to achieve the optimal life they deserve personally and professionally.

She holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition from University of New Haven, Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and Food Administration from University of California, Long Beach. She is certified as a professional life coach.

Daniel Olexa CPC, CCHt
Facilitator, Trainer

Daniel is a recognized hypnotherapist and co-author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller, Practical Manifesting: Overcome Fear, Realize Truth, and Create the Life You Were Meant to Live.
Daniel loves looking for answers that are not obvious; not settling for the expedient solution, but asking the right questions to find the correct answer to a problem or issue. As a marketing professional, he was regularly called upon by his clients to help them find the right solution to their advertising needs.

One of his early mentors said of him, "Dan naturally sees systems. He understands how one thing flows to the next; how every step is related to the outcome."

Daniel brings more than 25 years of professional problem solving to his hypnotherapy and coaching practice. His practice is client-centered, meaning that he is committed to finding the right solution for each person he works with.

An avid scuba diver, Daniel is also a PADI Staff Instructor. He has helped many tentative students learn to breathe underwater by gently coaching them past their fears so that they can experience an entirely new world in the sea.

 He brings this teaching experience to his practice. You could say, that in a different way, he teaches those who feel they are in over their head in life to breathe underwater.
He has been recognized by as one of the Top 100 hypnosis blogs in the world.

Marci Bryant C.P.C.
Assistant Trainer

Dr. Bryant is the Founder and Director of BVT Ministries Outreach, founded in 1994, to teach, train, encourage and inspire individuals to pursue their God given gifts & talents. To this end, she ultimately became the Pastor of the BVT Ministry & Director of its Bible School which offers faith based degrees, from Associates to Doctorate.  

The church has partnered internationally with other ministries to provide bibles and other ministry supplies to assist in the spreading of the gospel. She is a teacher by profession, and a Certified Life Coach Instructor, a published author & playwright of inspiration works. She has appeared on several TV networks including TBN, ABC, Cable, & Spread the Word. She is a spirit-filled motivational speaker and she travels both nationally and internationally.  

Her passion is to help people reach their full potential and pursue their purpose. She also specializes in marketing for the small business owner and entrepreneurs. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry, a double Masters Degree, one in Educational Leadership and the other in Christian Ministry Education as well as a Bachelor’s in Church Administration.
Heather Tucker
Facilitator, Trainer

Dr. Heather Tucker is the CEO and co-founder of Another Level Living, Inc. She is a certified Life Harmony Coach, Speaker, and Trainer and uniquely skilled in technology harmony, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and significant emotional events.

She supports business leaders who desire to stress less, make more money, and strengthen their relationships. She guides her clients to heal the past and live more in the present moment. She also teaches Communication Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, and energy work for strengthening the mind, body, and spirit connection. Her work allows to have more harmony in their professional and personal lives, lead their companies with more momentum, and increase their online presence.

She has over 15 years of higher education teaching and research experience as well as a natural gift of easily working with others. Dr. Tucker has a PhD of Human-Computer Interaction as well as BS of Computer Science. Dr. Tucker's work has been published in many peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books.