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Chapter Leadership

The ICF AR-OK Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to serving our chapter in a variety of roles. Feel free to reach out to any member of our leadership team with questions or feedback about their area of oversight. 

Each office is a two-year commitment with overlapping terms to ensure continuity of leadership and chapter initiatives. 

President - Brady Ross

Brady lives in Edmond, OK with his wife and two young children. He is wrapping up his coach training with Coach Approach Ministries, an ICF-approved coach training program that has trained thousands of professional coaches since 2005. He holds a Certified Christian Leadership Coaching credential and expects to complete his Executive Christian Coaching credential by June 2023.

After spending the first five years of his career in church leadership, Brady felt a call to pursue coaching in 2020. He enjoys helping people unlock new and deeper sources of motivation to pursue the goals that matter most to them. He is also passionate about helping people win at work without sacrificing their overall well-being.

Brady is the author of “Seven Steps to Dominate Your Day and Crush Your Goals” and the host of the “Motivation for Regular People” podcast. He contracts with Lingo Live as one of their leadership coaches and works as a freelance writer when he isn’t coaching.

Brady’s excited to be on the AR/OK chapter board, and he’s looking forward to co-creating opportunities for members to learn and connect. Reach out to Brady here.


After earning her Master of Accountancy degree, Crystal worked as an auditor and later in planning and forecasting in the corporate offices of an international company. She subsequently worked as the business administrator for her church. After her oldest daughter was born, Crystal left the workforce and began learning about child development and educational philosophies. She used this knowledge to homeschool her two daughters and later to inspire and equip other parents to homeschool their children by publishing resources and speaking at conventions.

As a life and homeschool coach, Crystal delights in inspiring and equipping parents to cultivate an atmosphere where they and their children can thrive. She loves supporting parents as they calm the chaos of their schedule, manage their emotions, develop richer relationships, and train their children.

Crystal lives in Edmond. You can connect with Crystal at

Secretary Treasurer - Rhonda Ellis, ACC

Dr. Rhonda S. Ellis is an executive leadership development coach and the founder of INTOUCH Coaching, LLC. She coaches with physicians, practice administrators, clinic managers, and C-Suite executives and teams in the healthcare space. Her specialties include organizational culture (personality assessments and purpose statements and values development), customer care, emotional intelligence, and change management.

She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is a Doctor of Business Administration, Management/Healthcare Management with a specialization in organizational leadership. Prior to coaching, she spent 10 years in physician practice management and 22 years in higher education. She is an active member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators. Rhonda is a published author with a co-authored book, book chapters, and scholarly article publications. She enjoys serving her community through several nonprofits.    

Rhonda resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas. If you would like to connect with Rhonda or have questions for her, please reach feel free to reach out to her here.

Director of Membership - Christa Vanzant

Christa has over 20 years of experience as a strategic consultant in leadership and professional development training. Partnering with HR Teams, Executives, and Emerging Leaders, she has helped coach towards successful career paths and the development of more fulfilling personal and professional goals. Christa holds a (MA) in Executive Coaching & Consultation, from Concordia University and is a leadership trainer certified in Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 4DX, Time Management & Productivity.

As a small business owner, she has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Her passion is to help small business owners through the difficult seasons of team development and effective communication. Reach out to Christa here.

Director of External Relations - Amanda Connelly

Amanda Connelly is the SVP, Leadership Development for Career Management Partners (CMP), Certified Executive Coach, Certified Leadership Coach, and Certified Master Cognitive Behavioral Practitioner who offers a dynamic coaching approach coupled with assessment tools that promote authentic leadership in her clients.

She uses her 20+ years of leadership and executive level experience including roles in companies such as CVS Health and Raising Cane’s Restaurants to institute a commitment to self-discovery and professional growth. She combines validated assessments and proven techniques to create personalized, performance driven coaching programs that result in increased enterprise leadership and acceleration of leadership growth. If you would like to connect with Amanda or have questions for her, feel free to reach out to her here.

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