About Us

The GetZENd suite of products was created by certified success coach, mindset, and positive psychology expert Zahra Karsan.

With over 20 years of experience as a consultant and corporate coach to high-performance executives, goal setting and producing results are second nature for Zahra.

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Yahoo! Finance Names Zahra A Top Success Coach To Follow In 2021!

"When C-Level executives need help with challenging projects they call Zahra Karsan." (Yahoo! Finance, March 2021).

MEET THE FOUNDER OF GETZEND AND CREATIVE FOR THE R.E.W.I.R.E. SYSTEMTM

Zahra Karsan

Author, Speaker, Certified Success Coach, Founder & CEO, GetZENd

Certified in Mindset Coaching and Neuroscience, Zahra Karsan is an entrepreneur, public speaker and trusted Coach to dozens of global executives.

Voted by Yahoo Finance as a Top 10 Success Coach, she is the best-selling author of "6 Weeks to Happy" and the creator of the R.E.W.I.R.E. System™ , a groundbreaking methodology that retrains your brain for greater happiness, health, wealth and success. Her company, GetZENd, offers a suite of products including online training courses and an award-winning app that helps users define and achieve their goals in record time.

With over 20 years experience as a management consultant and corporate coach, producing results has become second nature for Zahra.

This year, she was awarded a Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries Award by the International Forum for Advancements in Healthcare (July, 2021).

She holds degrees in Psychology, Applied Positive Psychology, and Neuroscience, and holds certifications as a Master Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner and Life Coach, Master Hypnotherapist and Master Timeline Therapy Practitioner.

Zahra continuously educates herself in the fields of brain science and Quantum Metaphysics, in order to bring her clients the latest research and most innovative tools available.

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Zahra also sits on the board of the World Happiness Foundation, whose mission is to create a free, conscious, and happy global society.

Zahra is also committed to her passion project — The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation — empowering young girls to move past limiting beliefs so they can live more successfully.

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CO-CREATORS OF 6 WEEKS TO WORKPLACE WELLNESS

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Zahra Karsan

Author, Speaker, Certified Success Coach, Founder & CEO, GetZENd

Certified in Mindset Coaching and Neuroscience, Zahra Karsan is an entrepreneur, public speaker and trusted Success Coach to dozens of global executives.Voted by Yahoo Finance as a Top 10 Success Coach, she is the best-selling author of "6 Weeks to Happy" and the creator of the R.E.W.I.R.E. System™, a groundbreaking methodology that retrains your brain for greater happiness, health, wealth and success.

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Dr. Peggy Farmer

Certified Coach, Wellness Consultant and Keynote Speaker

Known for her enthusiasm and high energy, Peggy creates an atmosphere where learning is fun and interactive as well as thought-provoking and life-transforming. She has certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Intrinsic Health Coaching, Communication, Stress Management, Meditation and multi-faceted approaches to wellness programming with WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, and other wellness modalities. She is a member of the WELCOA faculty.

She served as the Wellness Consultant for the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, for academic year 2014-15, co-creating a wellness program and peer health education training with students, faculty and staff. She recently worked with the North Coast Co-op in California assisting in the creation of an employee wellness program and providing wellness coaching, executive leadership training and staff development.Peggy provides seminars, keynotes and workshops on EQ, communication, team building, stress reduction and tailor-made programs to serve the needs of individuals and organizations.

MEET OUR TEAM OF COACHES

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Alicia Dunams

Diversity & Inclusion

As a corporate leadership trainer,executive coach and certified peacemaker/mediator, Alicia Dunams uses the foundation of healthy conversations and storytelling as the bridge to overcome conflict in the workplace and beyond.

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As a certified Virtual and Diversity and Inclusion trainer, Alicia’s expertise includes facilitating Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence, Team Building, Workplace Communication, and other Leadership trainings with a focus on conscious communication to create a foundation of belonging and mutual respect. In her book, I Get To: How Using the Right Words Can Radically Transform Your Life, Relationships & Business, Dunams empowers readers and leaders of all ages and in all stages of their career and life to harness the power of intentional communication for transformational results.

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Cindy Geier

Coach, Facilitator, Consultant, and Speaker

Cindy is a compassionate entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience as a coach, facilitator, consultant, and speaker. She has worked across multiple industries in small and large organizations and is well-versed in a variety of disciplines

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including trust, influence, managing life transitions, resilience, and executive presence. Through a rare combination of grace and confidence, Cindy shines whether on a large stage, an intimate retreat or in an individual coaching session. Her deep listening skills combined with her intuition, allow her to effectively help clients live true to their values and surpass limiting beliefs so they can live their best lives. Cindy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Psychology from Iowa State University and a certificate in Organizational Development from DePaul University. Additionally, she holds over a dozen leadership development, team effectiveness and performance improvement certifications and is a Certified Life and Business Coach. Cindy and her husband Jeff are empty nesters and reside in Chicago with their Golden Retriever, Sampson.

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Frieda Hoffman

Coaching consultant, Entrepreneur and Writer

Frieda is a coaching consultant, entrepreneur and writer with a passion for uplifting women, changing hearts and minds, and dancing like nobody’s watching.Frieda helps visionaries, small-business owners,

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, and intrapreneurs find clarity and fulfillment, while holding them accountable to their goals, no matter how big or small. That often means working with clients to develop business plans and personal goals, foster creativity in work and play, nurture leadership skills and professional presence, achieve work-life balance, and work toward racial justice. Frieda especially enjoys supporting individuals and teams through times of transition, both in dialogue and with facilitation that aims to catalyze and inspire growth into one’s fullest potential. Frieda's style is fluid, tough-loving, and rooted in deep empathy and curiosity. She holds an MA in social work and conflict management from Berlin’s Alice-Salomon Fachhochschule, a dual BA from Johns Hopkins University and is a certified Executive Coach from the UC Berkley Haas School of Business.

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Karen El-Bayadi Tharp

Nurse with a background in healing touch, expressive therapy, and fine art

I am a registered nurse with a background in healing touch, expressive therapy, and fine art. I have 20+ years of experience working with university students helping them forge their paths into adulthood with self-compassion while engaging in and creating community.

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Areas of Experience and Expertise: Director, University Health Service, Sewanee: The University of the South Supervisor for Public Health case managers, Sewanee: The University of the South Bringing in the Bystander facilitation Changing Campus Climates Program for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking(DVSAS)Prevention at Sewanee University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at Sewanee Facilitator in Happiness Hygiene Member of the Center for Leadership, Leadership Lab Facilitator with Self Mastery International and Igniting Human Potential Education: BFA, Painting, BA Expressive Therapy, Prescott College RN, Austin Community College Graduate work with the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute, Sonoma State. Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support certified Bringing in the Bystander facilitator training, Hampshire College Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner(SANE) Facilitator in Happiness Hygiene workshops Member of the Center for Leadership, Leadership Lab Sewanee Courage to Lead Seasonal Retreat, Center for Courage and Renewal Thich Nhat Han “Cultivating Mindfulness in Schools” certificate, Brock University, Toronto

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Kate Zaun

Writer and Educator

Katie is a writer and educator driven by a passion for lifelong learning and the creative process. In pursuit of these things, she has traveled and studied all over the globe.Her teaching and facilitation work have taken her from California to Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and back.

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Whether at the community level, in schools, or within organizations small and large, she is focused on designing learning experiences that are equitable and engaging. What makes her work unique is that it lies at the intersection of education, human-centered design, and arts-based practices. Through curriculum design and innovative, inclusive, and experiential facilitation techniques, she builds community and gets people thinking differently so that they can learn better together—in person and online. Pedagogically, her practice as an educator is based in critical, communication, and constructivist theories. With an intersectional framework, and additional training in emergent facilitation, Liberating Structures, and innovation leadership. She is dedicated to maximizing learning and retention, including more voices, and meeting student's needs with sustainable, restorative solutions.

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Kelli Reese

Author and Award winning leadership coach

Kelli Reese is an author and award winning leadership coach. She works privately with female business owners and women in management roles to finally free them from the chronic self-worth issues holding them back.

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In her research & work, she's discovered that what’s keeping self-aware, heartfelt women from thriving in the highly visible roles they were born to succeed in isn’t “imposter syndrome”: it’s deep, unhealed wounds around shame, judgement, and criticism that are linked to traumatic events from their past. These unresolved traumas create a confdence-destroying feeling of never being enough. Chronic self-worth issues are the hidden driver underlying their overcompensating, exhaustion, burn out, worry, and stress, and with the right approach, it can be completely resolved. Through Kelli’s signature method, she’s helping women confidently show up in their roles and get the recognition (and the fulfillment), they deserve. Her clients thrive in work and life and feel more like themselves than ever, while having the impact they’re meant to have.

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Kyla Shawyer
Kyla Shawyer

CEO & Co-Founder of Philanthropy & Fundraising North America (PFNA)

Kyla has been leading transformational change in the global nonprofit sector for 15 years. She is currently working at the intersection of systems innovation and leadership in the social good space, serving as both CEO & Co-Founder of Philanthropy & Fundraising North America (PFNA)

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, a nonprofit executive leadership program that builds nonprofit capacity for fundraising growth and innovation, and as Creative Consultant for DSIL Global, a social innovation company. Kyla has served in numerous executive positions in the global nonprofit sector, most recently as CEO for the Resource Alliance and IFC (International Fundraising Congress), a vibrant community of global nonprofit fundraisers and change makers from across the social good ecosystem. Prior to that Kyla spent 7 years at Operation Smile, as COO and SVP where she was responsible for leading the development of the organization's first globally integrated fundraising and marketing program. Kyla is passionate about enabling meaningful collaboration by inspiring new ways of sharing to break down silos and unlock the full potential of each individual's contribution to the greater team.

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Laura Bakhof
Laura Bakhof

Experienced leader in Human Resources

I am an experienced leader in Human Resources with a passion for developing people, coaching leaders, and successfully establishing innovative programs that drive business and people strategies. I have 25 years of Human Resources experience working in the pharmaceutical,

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telecommunications and consumer products industries.

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Lisa Landry

Certified Leadership Coach

I am an experienced leader that loves helping people find their flow. I enjoy motivating and supporting leaders in developing a culture that is both thriving, and compassionate. In today’s world finding balance is a must for everyone.

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Life can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Helping people change their realities by coaching them to change the way they think is my passion. My experience includes 10 years of human resources management in the grocery cooperative world, and 12 years of credit union management. Certified Leadership Coach Enthusiastic Trainer Change Agent Team Leader People are my passion.

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Peggy Farmer
Dr. Peggy Farmer

Certified Coach, Wellness Consultant and Keynote Speaker

Known for her enthusiasm and high energy, Peggy creates an atmosphere where learning is fun and interactive as well as thought-provoking and life-transforming. She has certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Intrinsic Health Coaching, Communication, Stress Management, Meditation and multi-faceted approaches to wellness programming with WELCOA the Wellness Council of America, and other wellness modalities. She is a member of the WELCOA faculty.

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She served as the Wellness Consultant for the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, for academic year 2014-15, co-creating a wellness program and peer health education training with students, faculty and staff. She recently worked with the North Coast Co-op in California assisting in the creation of an employee wellness program and providing wellness coaching, executive leadership training and staff development. Peggy provides seminars, keynotes and workshops on EQ, communication, team building, stress reduction and tailor-made programs to serve the needs of individuals and organizations.

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