About Us

Leadership Lab International

The partners at Leadership Lab International are passionate about leadership. We have experience working with entrepreneurs, educators, business owners, corporate leaders, non profit leaders and more. We have a wide range of experience in different industries including small business, higher education, health care, technology, aerospace and more. We are experts in leadership, coaching and culture change. We look forward to connecting with you and learning how we can help you solve your problems and reach your goals.

Carrie Kish

Founder & Senior Partner

Carrie Kish founded Leadership Lab out of her passion for developing leadership in entrepreneurs, coaches and non-profit leaders who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills without access to formal leadership training and development.  Her passion is to help people explore themselves as leaders so that they will live a life of passion and purpose while making a positive contribution in their own lives, their families, their communities and the world.

As a serial entrepreneur, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and a certified “Get Clients Now” facilitator, Carrie teaches her clients simple and effective strategies to take their businesses and their lives to the next level. Carrie is a CTI Leadership Graduate, a Mastery University Graduate, a Leadership Mastery Graduate and a UCLA Graduate.  She also volunteers her time developing teens through her church, as a Youth Mentor with Step Up Women’s Network and as the President of The International Coach Federation in Los Angeles.

Carrie lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband of 23 years and their 4 sons and three dogs.  She thinks that being a wife and a mother may qualify her as a leader more than any of her other credentials.  She likes climbing trees, laughing, dancing, going to the movies, reading and all things Apple.  She loves to travel and thinks that world travel provides an opportunity to grow and expand yourself and your world view unlike anything else.

Paul Plamondon

Senior Partner

Paul Plamondon is passionate about human transformation.

As a successful coach, trainer, and instructional designer, he works with individuals, teams, and organizations to bring out the best in others by helping them discover what’s possible, overcome real and perceived obstacles, and tap into their strengths, passion and courage.

Paul has been a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) since 2007, has a Masters Degree in Education, has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute’s intensive leadership program. He is also a Certified ChangeWorks Professional, specializing in helping his clients see the role of productive and unproductive tension in achieving their goals. He worked in the financial services industry for fourteen years before starting his own private consulting and coaching practice in 2001.

Paul has been committed to his lifetime partner, Dr. Tom Freese, for more than 26 years. They share their home in the Los Angeles area with the best pit bull ever – Joey.

Chuck Allen

Senior Partner

Chuck Allen, is the Co-Founder of Organic Communication, a consulting firm that provides coaching and training in communication, leadership and conflict management. Chuck has worked in such diverse fields as public relations, public health, technical writing, journalism, event planning and child development.  As the owner of a technology consulting firm specializing in the entertainment industry, Chuck brings more than 20 years experience as a consultant and an entrepreneur to his business clients.

In the coaching field, Chuck is on the faculty of The Coaches Training Institute and he is an Executive Coach for the Executive MBA Program of Loyola Marymount University. Chuck is the Past President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Coach Federation. He has coached and trained leaders in fields ranging from non-profit to aerospace, medicine, technology and the federal government.

Chuck has worked throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, South Africa and South Korea.

Danielle White

Senior Partner

Originally from New Zealand, Danielle moved to New York City in 2000 because she had always wanted to live there.

After ten years in film and tv production, she became certified as a professional Co-Active Life Coach and in 2008 completed the one-year intensive Leadership program (CTI). This ignited a passion for helping create a new generation of leaders who are trained to lead from authenticity, create intimacy and grow their responsibility.

In 2008 Danielle founded WE LEAD, a global leadership community with an annual Global Conference (2009 NYC, 2010 Spain, 2011 Tokyo). She is a Personal Coach and Executive Leadership Development Professional and an authorized facilitator of The Leadership Circle Profile and Leadership Culture Survey.

With a variety of global and creative projects, Danielle also continues her various film projects with her production company Brooklyn Broadcasting.  Danielle also co-created an Asia-Pacific CleanTech conference to be launched in 2011. Danielle brings fun, authenticity and heart to her work.

When not traveling, Danielle is based in Brooklyn, NY with her scruffy dog, Sammy Davis Junior.

Karen Pery


Karen Pery is a coach, facilitator, trainer and developer of leaders who believes that in every individual or situation, just beneath the surface there is gold waiting to be revealed. In her career, Karen has evaluated, recruited and developed talent at some of the nation’s most prominent universities, charities and community organizations. She is an engaging public speaker with a vision for creating programs and events with impact and meaning. She has developed and managed programs, projects and people in the tens of thousands (but not all at once!).

Karen is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach trained by CTI, and is a student in CTI’s Leadership program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, holding their ACC credential, and serves on the Board of Directors for ICF Los Angeles, recently as Secretary and currently as President-Elect. Karen earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from LMU and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.

Karen is an avid movie-goer, reader, foodie and traveler.  Though she dreams of living in Paris, she currently resides in suburban Los Angeles with her husband of 13 years, two adorable and precocious children, and two loyal dogs.

Leah Wang


Leah is an educator, writer, facilitator, and service quality expert with more than ten years of experience as a consultant in the healthcare field.  She founded her private coaching practice in 2007 after coaching numerous clinicians, executives and managers to achieve their goals in a large non-profit medical organization. She is currently launching Project: Flourish, a coaching and consulting company that crafts self-development tools, products, and programs for forward-thinking spas and wellness studios.

Leah has developed and led hundreds of workshops and training sessions on effective communication, improving interpersonal relationships, service quality, and flourishing.  She received her coach training and certification from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and holds a BA in English Literature from Occidental College. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through The International Coach Federation (ICF), and is the 2012 President of the ICF Los Angeles Chapter.  Leah is trained in working with the VIA Character Strengths Instrument, and is also a Veriditas-certified Labyrinth Facilitator.  She often coaches clients in the labyrinth to experience the benefits of slowing down and getting centered.

Leah takes great pleasure in reading, gardening, walking, and dancing.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Andrea Bahamondes


Andrea is the founder of The{Naked}Elephant, a blog and coaching firm that intersects creativity, leadership and passion. She has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur and VP of Business Development. She is a Leadership graduate of the world class Coaches Training Institute. Her areas of education include Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Communication, and Psychology. Andrea is proficient in Spanish and English. She lives outside Los Angeles with her husband and their three kids.

Andrea has over 10 years experience as an entrepreneur and VP of Business Development. She took her business from a start-up to over $8M in revenue by the fifth year. She has been awarded Elite National Hispanic dealer by DIRECTV 2 years in a row. Andrea’s experience is in building a profitable, healthy business and making solid human relations. She values people.  She has been trained by a state of the art school in leadership and coaching. She has also received training in Emotional Intelligence and Diversity by Jorge Cherbosque, Ph.D. and Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D. founders of EID.  Learning is her fuel.  Andrea sits on the Board of the International Coach Federation, Los Angeles Chapter.

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