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Providing Partnership & Practice For Arkansas-Oklahoma's Coaching Professionals

Welcome!  We are so excited you have made the decision to be a member of the International Coach Federation Arkansas Oklahoma Chapter. Covering such a large geographical area provides the opportunity to get to know and network with coaches outside your local community.


We are a virtual chapter that meets monthly via Zoom. During each meeting we have the opportunity to grow in knowledge as well as support each other in our individual practices.  We also meet periodically throughout the area for networking events.


There are a variety of ways you can become involved in our chapter. Please feel free to reach out with a call or an email with any questions you have. I look forward to getting to know you and how I can assist you on your coaching journey.


Warmly,  Lissa

  • Lissa Qualls
    President

    For over twenty years Lissa served as a trainer for Youth for Christ USA and International. During that time, she filled one passport and her second passport, with double pages, was filled as well. In her leadership roles Lissa has trained staff, National Directors and National Boards of Trustees throughout the world. She has also worked with CEOs, managers, leadership teams and entire companies each time helping them to better understand how they show up and how to better communicate with each other. 

  • Dr. Rhonda S. Ellis
    Director of External Relations

    I am honored to serve the AR-OK ICF chapters. I have been an executive leadership development coach since 2011 coaching mostly healthcare executives, administrators, and clinic managers. I obtained my ICF training from the Hudson Institute of Coaching with a certification in internal coaching programs. I also have a John C. Maxwell leadership coaching certification. Before coaching full-time, I spent 18 years as a professor in higher education, and 10 years in physician practice management. Please feel free to reach out if you have ideas or people you would like me to contact to increase our exposure and credibility in the AR and OK communities. 

  • Kelly Gallagher
    PCC. – Director of Programming

    As a lifelong learner, I am honored to serve the AR-OK ICF chapter in this capacity.  It is my firm belief that programming largely determines the culture of an ICF Chapter, and my aim is to mold ICF AR-OK into one of the best through innovative continuing education. 

    I have been a strategic consultant and executive coach since 2014; prior to this I was an internal coach and trainer; coaching professionals for success in the areas of communication, negotiation, and all things business development. I obtained my ICF training through the Master’s program at the University of Texas/Dallas along with an MS. in Management and Organizational Development. 

    My 25 years corporate business development experience across the healthcare industry provides me with a unique perspective fostering advancement of individuals, organizations and teams, sustainably and without dysfunction.

    Currently I am working towards my MCC through a program within the North Texas ICF, mentoring a group of coaches in my business development program “90 Minutes to Success,” and coaching business leaders across a variety of industries.

  • Mary Selzer
    Professional Certified Coach

    Mary is a leadership/team coach and has coached more than 300 individuals and teams over the past twelve years. She holds Professional Certified Coach credentials with the International Coach Federation, and she is a licensed coach trainer and a mentor/coach, having trained more than 100 individuals in pursuit of coaching credentials. 

    She served on the ICF-Michigan board for six years, filling the roles of treasurer and president. Currently, she serves as secretary/treasurer of the ICF-Arkansas-Oklahoma chapter.

    Mary has published two books and is currently in the process of being contracted for a third one to be published in 2020.

    Mary and her husband reside in Enid, Oklahoma. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren. 

  • Alison Nail-Malone
    Director of Communications

    Alison Nail-Malone is the Chief Principle & Executive Coach for Malone Consultants Group. She is a national expert in C-level and Executive business success coaching. She has three degrees, two professional certifications where she has worked in 48 states with a myriad of Fortune 500 companies ranging from transportation, staffing, professional and university athletics and advertising. She is responsible for successfully guiding corporate relationship and business partnerships resulting in profits of tens of millions of US dollars. She is a teacher, a noted public speaker and expert communicator for community, political and civil rights events. 

  • Danny Reding
    Member at Large

    Danny is a skilled communicator and experienced leader. As a coach, he focuses on helping people improve their leadership by improving the way they communicate in the most challenging situations. He also provides coaching for people who are going through personal or career transitions, whether of their own choosing or one that may be coming their way due to other circumstances. With degrees in music, theology and counseling he brings a high level of creativity and thoughtfulness to his coaching. He will challenge you to dig deep and bring out the best in yourself. In addition to coaching, he plays trumpet, sings with the Singing Men of Arkansas, is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and directs the music ministry at First Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas.

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