Celeste Mayer – Co-Founder

Celeste started her career as a nurse and went on to earn a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and merged the two in a leadership position in healthcare focused on safety and team performance.  After retirement, she pursued her curiosity and desire to continue to help others and became a coach with a passion for coaching teens and Gen Z. All along she felt a pull to help both new coaches gain confidence and experience, as well as help those who might not be able to afford coaching.  The realization that this was bigger than she alone could do and the happy serendipity of the coaching relationship with Ashley lead to Authenticship.

Ashley Gibson - Co-Founder

Ashley has spent the past 25 years working in Silicon Valley, with the most recent 15 years spent in executive leadership positions in digital health. Ashley’s passion for coaching began when he was working in the tech industry. He saw how coaching could help people to achieve their goals, both personally and professionally. With experience in  building marketplaces for global brands, he realized there is an opportunity to create a platform matching mission driven coaches willing to offer free or heavily discounted coaching, with those who would not normally be able to benefit from coaching.  

Vanessa Hagerbaumer - Adviser

With a focus on events and marketing, Vanessa has dedicated herself to supporting mission-driven organizations and startups in NYC over the past 15 years. Leveraging her expertise in experience creation, community development, and multi-disciplinary coaching training, Vanessa is deeply committed to empowering women to make their unique impact on the world. Authenticship allows her to return to her roots, collaborating with mission-driven orgs and extending the transformative power of coaching to individuals in an equitable manner. Through this work, Vanessa strives to create meaningful connections and inspire positive change.

Gina Torres-Perryman - Adviser

Gina grew up in Coach Beach, FL watching Space Shuttle’s launch.  She’s lived in Durham, NC for the last 20 years and considers it home. She has raised her two grown children there and lives there with her husband, oldest son and 3 dogs.

Her background is in higher education as an international student ad visor and success coach. She has worked many years with diverse populations including: immigrants, non-traditional students, international students and English language learners.

As a coach Gina enjoys going through the self-discovery process with her clients.  She partners with them as they work through designing the life they want.  Thus, she considers herself a “Life Design” coach.

Gina finds great fulfillment in connecting with others. Whether you are a friend or acquaintance you can count on her to bring her joyful, friendly energy with her wherever she goes.