Meet our



Daniel Olexa, P.C.C., C.C.H.T., M.C.L.C.

Lead Facilitator

Co-author of two Amazon #1 Bestsellers: Practical Manifesting, and A Pessimist’s Guide to Manifesting. He is also the creator of Amazon bestseller, My Two Minute Journal. Daniel brings more than 25 years of professional problem solving to his coaching practice.

Beyond his corporate, creative, marketing, and broadcasting experience, he is proud to have served in the United State Coast Guard Reserve for 9 years.

Daniel's practice is client-centered and he loves looking for answers that others may not see, refusing to settle for the expedient solution, but asking the right questions to help chart a course towards his client's most heartfelt desires. 

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."

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

When Dan teaches he helps the students who feel like they are underwater in class to learn to breathe and swim again.

Ray Carmen A.C.C., M.C.L.C.

Lead Facilitator

Ray comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, personal experience, and expertise.  She has a bachelors in nursing and began her career in 2012 as a health coach. Through the years she studied NLP (neurolinguistics), Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Bio-Energetic Medicine and Spirituality. She specializes in helping women break through their pain in order to start living an empowering life. 


"My Mission is to empower, inspire and ignite that superhuman gene that resides in all of us, when we live from our true, authentic & powerful selves.  I am insanely committed to a life of mastering the human condition and achieving amazing results internally and externally."


Along with being a coach, she is a KeyNote Speaker, Facilitator, and Spiritual teacher traveling through the US, Canada, and Overseas bringing women together in community, collaboration, and Sisterhood. 

Jerome LeDuff Jr. M.C.L.C. 

Social Media Mastery & Lead Admin

Jerome is the social media manager for Cunning.Marketing, heads up Certified Life Coach Institute's social media, and is also a Master Certified Life Coach. He lends CLCI the power of his degree in public relations & marketing, his content creating talents, and his artistic eye. Jerome ensures CLCI's social media stays current, enriching, entertaining, and informative. Jerome also has the pleasure of being CLCI's Lead Admin and has the privilege of supporting our students with all of their technical and class related needs as well as supporting our faculty and staff.  Without him we would be lost.

A Certified Life Coach Institute, Level 2 graduate, and California native, by way of Louisiana, Jerome is passionate about his work and about helping others to thrive. Both talented and hard working he does everything from creating posts, to editing promotional videos, photographing & filming classes, to developing ad campaigns and increasing the CLCI's social media following. Jerome also ensures CLCI stays on the pulse of the up and coming younger generation of life coaches. CLCI is honored to have him as part of the team. 

Joe McParland c.l.c.

Office Administrator & Class Admin

Joe is the Office Administrator at Certified Life Coach Institute, Joe prides himself in helping our students achieve their goals as life coaches and helps to ensure that the front office runs smoothly at CLCI. He also can be found every so often working as a class administrator where he has the privilege of supporting our students with their in-class technical needs. He’s always a friendly email and call away.

Joe McParland is native of Whittier, Ca. and is married with 1 kid, 1 dog, 2 cats, and 24 varieties of tomatoes in his garden. Joe is a film enthusiast and can match wits with the best of them in movie trivia. Not only does Joe watch movies he also makes them as a partner at the production company Seven Faces Films. 

Anthony Lopez, M.C.P.C. c.p.c.

Content Writer & Copy Editor

Anthony is a content writer and copy editor for both Certified Life Coach Institute and Cunning.Marketing, offering his skills to outside clients as well. Whether he is looking at a project line-by-line or developing a whole work, he brings his technical skills and analytical mind to bear when overseeing projects but keeps the bigger picture in mind and knows his priorities when it comes to writing and editing. Readers first. Clients second. Himself last.

Born and raised in Southern California, Anthony is a senior at CSUSB where he is working towards a degree in English Linguistics and a teaching accreditation. When not working or studying, he makes time to write horror, podcast with friends, read copious amounts of literature, and sleep only when necessary.  

His most important traits of all are his desire to learn and his zest for education. By writing and editing, he gives readers the ability to understand clearly and satisfyingly what the author has in mind.

Brooke Adair Walters M.C.P.C., C.P.C. 

Marketing, Branding, Education & Operations

Brooke Adair Walters is the owner and operator of Cunning.Marketing and Cunning Fox Creative. She brings with her over 17 years of experience in marketing, branding, entertainment, design, and entrepreneurship. A consultant and producer in the entertainment industry and also a Brand, Business & Marketing Strategist, and Coach. She had the pleasure of heading up CLCI's re-branding in 2018. 

Brooke is a creator at her core, who prides herself on being able to identify the unique and sell-able elements of brands and their voice. She employs the use of her creative and artistic skill-set paired with her entrepreneurial business mind to help businesses and brands connect with their customer and clients.

She fell in love with coaching world once she joined CLCI and has been a part of the team ever since. Brooke has a deep love for the neurosciences and psychology, specifically neuromarketing, neuroeconomics, and the psychology of fear. She lends her talents to assist students as they begin to open their practices with marketing and business and also has the pleasure of heading up our marketing, content creation, and design.

Lisa Finck, M.C.P.C., A.C.C.

Operations, Student Relations, &  Education

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 successful 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 31 years with two beautiful children and now an exciting granddaughter.


Lisa is also a Certified Life Coach, Certified Narrative Coach, Certified C-IQ Executive Coach, Certified Early Education through Teach 3, Certified Massage Therapist, time with neurofeedback and many other types of training. With well over 10,000 hours of coaching, she continues to grow and learn new ways to coach and share with our amazing students.

Bridget Horvath, C.C., A.C.C.


Bridget Horvath has been on a profound journey.  Lately, she has been on a fun soul-searching exploration of the Globe!  Sri Lanka, Kenya, Egypt, Turkey, England, Europe, 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!


Bridget, our 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.



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