SKILLFUL GOVERNOR’S COACHING CORPS – a partnership of Skillful and the state of Colorado – is an intensive program that recognizes the vital role career coaches play bridging the gap between job seekers and employers, supporting economic growth across the state, and guiding professional advancement for thousands of Coloradans.

The Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps gives coaches the tools and training they need to better serve jobseekers in our rapidly changing labor market and to invest in their own personal and professional development. At the end of the program, the coaches recommend new practices and approaches to state policymakers for adoption.

The inaugural Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps launched on October 26, 2017. The exceptional coaches that make up the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps hail from workforce centers, community colleges, high schools, and nonprofit organizations from across the state.


Inaugural Members of the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps

Meet some of the inaugural members of the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps below!



The Second Cohort of the Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps

Allana Farley
Arapahoe Community College

Andrew Pyrc
Colorado Mountain College

Andy Horner
Adams County Workforce and Business Center

Becca Kronenbitter
Front Range Community College

Beverely Leadon
Rescare/Denver Workforce Center

Carrie Sigmon
Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Christine Broders
Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Elizabeth Allemang
Mesa County Workforce Center

Janae Hunderman
Animas High School

Janet Farley
Mt. Caramel Veterans Service Center

Janet Colvin
Community College of Denver

Jennifer Beck
Burlington Workforce Center

Jennifer Mercado
Discover Goodwill

Jennifer Bird Crandall
Front Range Community College

Jessica Valvo
Launch High School

Jessica Lichota
Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Jim Thompson
Eagle County Schools

Joseph Pritchett
Colorado Springs Early Colleges

Kira Maples
Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)

Laura Aycock
Arapahoe Community College

Lauren Jones
La Junta Workforce Center

Londell Jackson
Metro Caring

Marpessa Allen
CrossPurpose

Meg Stewart
Housing Catalyst

Michael Walton
Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Michael Smith
Mesa County Workforce Center

Misty Falk
Employment Services of Weld County

Mohammed Abulkhair
Work Options for Women

Neetika Kapur
Mi Casa Resource Center

Patty McCarthy
Granby Workforce Center

Tiffany Jaramillo
Emily Griffith Technical College

Tracey Monteiro
Community College of Aurora

Steven Gold
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Charlyna Johnson-Stark
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

William Peters
Goodwill Industries of Denver