Our Coaches

Our Z1CareerZone Certified Coaches are the best in the business.

Meet The Coaches

Our Z1CareerZone Certified Coaches are the best in the business. They are trained to provide the best services for a variety of clientele and are dedicated to each of their successes. The feedback we receive from our clients on their experiences with our coaches is nothing short of outstanding.

Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson

Certified Career Coach

Doug was born and raised in Lakeville, MN and has a bachelor’s in speech communication and information media from Saint Cloud State University. Doug joined Z1CareerZone as one of our certified coaching in 2018 and brings 20+ years experience in sales, marketing and training. He is also currently a Field Customer Support Specialist at Johnson Controls. Doug, his wife and their two daughters currently live in Colorado and spend their free time taking advantage of all the outdoor opportunities Colorado has to offer. Read more.

Beth Kirke

Beth Kirke

Certified Career Coach

Beth, a native Virginian, moved to Denver in 2007. With a bachelor’s in communication studies from the University of Iowa and a master’s in integrated marketing communication from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Beth joined the Z1CZ team as a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and a certified career coach in September 2018. Building on her experience as a sales leader, fundraiser and relationship manager, Beth has developed a coaching practice working with people at all career ages and stages. When not coaching, you can find Beth enjoying family time and the outdoor Colorado lifestyle. Read more.

Suzanne Hinton

Suzanne Hinton

Certified Career Coach

Suzanne was born and raised in Michigan. She completed a Medical Laboratory Technology degree from Kellogg Community College and finished her education at Colorado State University with a bachelor’s in business management. Suzanne joined Z1CZ to help facilitate the success of others by sharing the wisdom she has gained throughout her long career in sales and management. Suzanne has three adult children that live in the Denver area. When not working, Suzanne takes advantage of all Colorado has to offer including hiking and skiing. Read more.

WHAT HE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“I have been coaching, guiding, and mentoring others over the course of my entire career. The tools, skills, and confidence our clients gain through the Z1CareerZone program is the best I have ever personally worked with. The positive benefits of the Z1CareerZone program serve our clients currently and long into the future of their career path. I’m proud to tell my family, friends, and acquaintances that I’m a certified Career Coach with Z1CareerZone because of the helping others spirit through our entire organization.” – Doug

WHAT SHE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“Candidates in the current extremely competitive job market must be prepared, polished and professional to achieve their career goals. Z1CareerZone’s interactive, comprehensive program and one-on-one coaching cover every detail of the career search process in depth. At completion, our clients have a clear career focus and all the skills they need to present themselves to potential employers as the best possible candidate. Our clients make the hiring decision easy.” – Beth

WHAT SHE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ
“The most important thing any company does is hire people. The competition for top talent is fierce and candidates need to be able to clearly differentiate themselves. Here at Z1CareerZone, we understand exactly why people get hired and others don’t. Our 600+ years of combined industry experience is weaved into the most comprehensive career coaching program available today. If you are willing to invest in yourself, we will be there with you step by step to get the job you desire and a career where you can thrive and
excel. Having years of experience interviewing and hiring professionals, I can say without a doubt that this program has changed the lives of our clients in a way that I never thought possible. It will definitely change yours as well.” – Suzanne

 

Ty Heckelmann

Ty Heckelmann

Certified Career Coach

Ty has always lived in mountain states, including Alaska, California, Utah, Washington and Colorado, where she and her husband currently reside. Ty’s education has been an eclectic mix of public, private, homeschooling and on the job experiential learning. She joins Z1CareerZone as a certified coach and serves our clients as a teacher, developer, influencer and entrepreneur with contagious enthusiasm. Ty strives to partner with our clients on their journey to define and fulfill their professional goals. She and her husband have two sons, a daughter-in-law and one grandchild. An avid reader and learner, Ty also enjoys downhill skiing, tennis, hiking and biking. Read more.

Kevin Jonell

Kevin Jonell

Certified Career Coach

Originally from Sweden, Kevin moved with his family to Denver at the age of seven. He completed his bachelor’s in philosophy at Eckerd College and went on to receive a MBA at the University of Denver. Kevin brings 20+ years experience in Human Resources to Z1CareerZone and joins the team as a certified career coach. He will work alongside our clients through the different stages of our program to create a strong foundation for their personal brand and help them find the job they love. Kevin resides in Centennial, CO, with his wife and three children. He is an avid fly fisherman, golfer and plays on his neighborhood tennis team. Read more.

Lauren Fisher

Lauren Fisher

Certified Coach

Lauren has over 30 years of sales experience in the medical device industry, working in sales, management and field training. She served her customers and sales teams with enthusiasm and creativity, achieving numerous sales awards individually and collectively. The most rewarding aspect was seeing her team members grow and create their own success, and helping customers improve patient outcomes. Read more.

WHAT SHE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“The Z1CareerZone program is very comprehensive and more than worth the investment in time, energy and resources. It is such a privilege to walk alongside clients who desire a meaningful career fitting for their strengths, skills, and interests while also aligning with their values. It is incredible to watch a number of different tools set a client apart and help them achieve their professional and personal goals.” – Ty

WHAT HE'S SAYING ABOUT Z1CZ

“As a Human Resources professional and a Z1CareerZone coach, I have found the Z1 curriculum provides an essential foundation to prepare candidates for their job search. Clients gain a clear understanding of what they want through personal assessments, learning the skills and art of building a personal brand and networking. As a result, clients not only excel in interviewing, but they now have the tools and skills to help them land a job that they truly love. These are skills that will create success for them throughout their career.” – Kevin

Dori Klass

Dori Klass

Facilitator + Certified Career Coach, e-MBA, PCC

Dori Klass helps executives, leaders and successful, mid-career professionals to achieve personal mastery, optimize their leadership capacity and reinvigorate and truly love their lives. She is an author, educator and certified coach. Her clients call her their trusted advisor, powerful advocate and a compassionate listening presence.Read more.

Kristine Thody

Kristine Thody

Facilitator + Certified Career Coach

Kristine’s career pathway is like a jungle gym, having climbed in a few different directions, to make three career transitions to date. Today, she’s a Certified Personal & Professional Development Coach and Portfolio Manager, with 28 years of combined experience working for UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, a highly regarded academic business school; ranked the #1 Best Business Program in Canada by Maclean’s University Rankings 2020. Read more.

Janet Hudson

Janet Hudson

Facilitator + Certified Career Coach

Janet is passionate about helping people learn in a way that works for them. She’s enjoyed a 25-year career in higher education as a university history professor and a professional development leader for faculty and administrators. Those experiences taught her so much about human learning and the discomfort that comes with setbacks and uncertainty. Read more.

Sandy Lamb

Sandy Lamb

Facilitator + Certified Career Coach

Sandy has a passion for helping business leaders and is known for challenging the status quo to get the best out of your greatest asset, people. She focused her entire career on process improvement, strategic planning, innovation, leadership development and human performance. She saw executive coaching as the perfect opportunity for her to give back the expertise and operational insights she learned in corporate America while affording her the opportunity to spend more time blending family and wellness into her life. Read more.

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