Ontological Living

A High Performance Team in Action

Dr. Ray Blanchard

TDG - Ray Blanchard Training Systems

Dr. Ray Blanchard is a Lifestyle Architect, who is grounded in transformational principles and “heroic leadership.” He is a master international trainer, seminar designer, corporate consultant, Co-Owner of Trainer Designs Global, LLC and founder of BLANCHARD CONSULTING GROUP, LLC. He is a partner in SPECTRUM LIFE DESIGN HQ, LLC and is the owner of the SUPER SEMINAR Series. Ray co-founded Transformational Media Group, and he is Co-Executive Producer of the movie THE ANSWER To Absolutely Everything and the upcoming documentary movie “Consider This.”

Ana Escalante

Amadi Solutions

Ana Escalante, MCC, co-trainer and master coach for Ideal Coaching Mexico,®™ is a business, executive development company and coaching academy. She is also the author of the personal transformational book and workshop, “Seven Seeds of Love and Abundance.”®™ Specialties: C-level executive development through coaching and training.

Dr. Carolyne “Isis” Fuqua, Phd.

Circles of Light

All across the United States, as well as in such exotic locations as Egypt, China, Malaysia, and Ghana, groups of like-minded individuals form “Circles of Light,” led and inspired by visionary founder, Dr. Carolyne Fuqua. Transforming the lives of untold thousands of people, Dr. Carolyne, lovingly known as “Isis,” (pronounced Ezeese) continuously travels the globe, ministering to what she considers her seven billion member family, as a spiritual harbinger of both personal and planetary healing through the power of love.

Dawnelle J. Hyland

Aligned Leadership LLC, TDG

Dawnelle Hyland is a transformational trainer, groundbreaking educator, Certified Management Coach, and published author.For the last eighteen years, she has designed and trained transformation-based workshops for general public audiences as well as over 10,000 visionary leaders in corporate, educational, non-profit, and government arenas internationally— most notably, the United Nations.She has been recognized by the White House for her award-winning Visionary Leadership programs for educators.

Joyce Christie

CEC - One in All

Joyce Christie is the owner of Peak Performance Services in San Rafael, California, which is founded on the premise that the amazing potential in human interconnection is virtually unlimited and, when fostered, can produce extraordinary results.

Joyce is a Certified Effectiveness Coach (CEC), a Master NeuroLinguistic Programmer, and is a masterful international training facilitator. Her array of skills and accomplishments, grounded in communication technology and human transformation, gives her an astonishing ability to connect with people of differing ages, cultures, backgrounds and beliefs to help them improve their lives and communities.

Kevin Perry

Resident Philosopher

Kevin Perry does research in Indian and Western metaphysics, Buddhism, and ethics. He is on track to finish his Ph.D. by early spring 2016 in comparative philosophy. As a philosophy teacher who earned his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley, working with pivotal thinkers like John R. Searle and Hubert Dreyfus, and later earning his M.A. and Ph.D. candidacy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa studying Indian philosophy and Sanskrit, he has developed a diverse skill set. He teaches global-world philosophy, with emphasis on Asian and South Asian traditions. He also has a strong background in contemporary ethics, and the history of Western philosophy, recently publishing a sourcebook and thematic introductory philosophy text devoted to a diverse range of themes (free will, language, epistemology, time, love, God, and death, to name a few). He has also spent many years working on mindfulness training, meditation, and practical-embodied philosophy. He developed a background in transformative philosophy and ontology while studying the work of Martin Heidegger with Hubert Dreyfus at the University of California at Berkeley.

Kyla Rae Walstad

Social Tribe Media & Marketing

Kyla Rae is the Director of Business Development at Ideal Coaching Global, as well as, Bettie J. Spruill’s Executive Assistant. Kyla has always been fascinated by the human condition. Hence, her studies include philosophy, politics, business, economics, language, sociology, and a healthy variety of other modalities. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with high honors in political theory. Instead of pursuing graduate school, she chose to travel, and has been doing so for the last nine years. This provided her to a unique education from a thinkers who could only exist outside of the box of formal education. Kyla now operates an online marketing and media company, Social Tribe Media & Marketing, which markets and creates media that supports in the distribution of knowledge for many of the teachers she has studied under. This led to working with Bettie and Ana in founding the Los Angeles ICG coaching program, alongside her private practice as an ICF certified, Ontological Coach through Ideal Coaching Mexico. Her emerging work is focused on inspiring people to live incredible lives by discovering and fulfilling their purpose, resulting in a deeper sense of personal freedom.

Merle McKinley


Merle has been coaching since 1996. She is currently Program Manager and Senior Staff Coach for Ideal Coaching Global. Merle received her ontological and coach training with Fernando Flores, Ph.D., who she worked for over 22 years. In addition to being an executive coach with Dr. Flores’ consulting firm Business Design Associates, she participated on many business-process redesigns and performance-improvement teams. She is a Certified Somatic Coach through Strozzi Institute, which leads clients to discover their default and habitual behaviors and thoughts, freeing them up to achieve their ambitions and work skillfully with others. Merle also shares this coaching technique with students at Ideal Coaching Global. In her private coaching practice, Confluence, Merle focuses on assisting clients to discover a deeper sense of purpose and satisfaction in their lives. Confluence is the act or process of merging. Through her coaching, confluence is achieved by focusing on the relationship of body and language and aligning the two. Among her personal achievements, Merle holds the rank of Shodan (Black Belt) in the martial art Aikido. She lives in Sonoma County, California.

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