WHO WE ARE
Spiro Coaching Institute exists to serve people who serve humanity.
Our team of expert faculty, coaches, and administrative leaders are dedicated
to creating meaningful social change through high impact coaching programs.
Our graduates coach at the intersection of
Curiosity, Mindfulness, and Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity.
Together we catalyze social impact sectors' impact on humanity.
SPIRO COACHING INSTITUTE FOUNDERS
Rob Kramer, PCC
Director of Faculty & Coaches
Rob is a higher education administrator, educator, and coach for over 20 years. He is the author of Stealth Coaching, and Management & Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty and Healthcare Executives*.
Read more about Rob
Kimberly Nelson, ThM, MA
Director of Learner Success
Kimberly Nelson worked in higher education for 15 years, serving in senior administration, teaching, coordinating international programs, and mentoring instructors.
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Kara Penfield, PhD
Kara’s work as an executive coach and in leadership development is informed by a career in leadership spanning over 25 years, including roles in higher education and the Center for Creative Leadership.
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*We are thrilled to share that Rob Kramer's book is, "helping solve the world's greatest challenges." Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty and Healthcare Executives, A Practical Handbook is among the top used publications from Springer that concern one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing.
Check out Kara and Rob being interviewed by AAMCC Core Skills for Coaching graduate,
Dr. Phil Pierorazio, host of the popular podcast, "Operate with Zen." This engaging discussion covers the impacts and value of coaching physicians, surgeons, and healthcare leaders, creating a culture of coaching, and the intersection of mindfulness, coaching, and professional development.
And subscribe to Operate with Zen where you get your podcasts.
Jane Boswick-Caffrey, MPH, MBA, PCC
Assistant VP of Organizational Effectiveness
Duke University Health System
Craig Buchman, MD
Lindburg Professor and Chair
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis
Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive Officer
Jefferson Health System
Priscilla Gill, EdD, MBA, PCC
Director Leadership & Organizational Development
Angela Kashuba, PharmD
Dean; McNeill, Sr. Distinguished Professor
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Linda Love, EdD
Director of Faculty Development
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dexter Nolley, M.Ed., SPHR, ACC, BCC
Chief Human Resources Officer
Duke Regional Hospital
Michelle Braden, PhD, PCC
Gina Columna, MBA, PCC
Art Pittman, MA, PCC
Robin Schenck, PhD, PCC
Bev Wann, M.Ed., PCC