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Meet Our Founders


Christie Mann

Christie is a Best-selling Author, Executive coach, learning consultant, speaker, Meditation + Embodiment teacher who designs, delivers and facilitates transformational content and experiences. Her business leadership experience over the past two-decades in marketing, operations, sales, business development, strategic partnerships and learning & development has allowed her to work with some of the world’s leading brands and organizations. 


She possesses a rare ability to create larger organizational visions and make things real, while achieving and exceeding targets, operating profitable P&Ls and leading empowered teams who take responsibility for their results and their worlds. 


She is a proud member of CTI’s (the world’s oldest and largest in-person coach-training school) and The Trium Group’s - Faculty and Organizational Coaching teams, delivering courses and coaching leaders in over 100 countries across the Globe. Christie has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and holds a B.A. in Media Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario. 


She is the creator of the Emotional Leadership Academy, a 6-week Virtual Intensive, developed after the overwhelming response from adults with the release of The Adventures of Lil’ Sass, a series of emotional wellness books for young people. In awe of children’s resilience and emotional flexibility, she champions adults’ rights to have and express emotions too. 


When she’s not in the classroom, writing, on her mat, or in the boardroom, Christie is bringing leadership development tools to the vulnerable youth incarcerated in Southern California and Ontario, Canada. A stand for humanizing the workplace, Christie works with individuals and organizations to support them to UpLevel all areas of Well-Being and ignite their true potential.

Rachel Baldi

Rachel is on a mission to empower and inspire those around her to lead their lives with conscious presence, authenticity and responsibility. As an Interfaith Advocate and End-of-Life Coach, Rachel brings her knowledge and expertise in coaching, leadership development, project management, workshop design and facilitation to act as a conscious bridge between people of different cultures, races and religions to build healthy relationships. 


Committed to serving marginalized communities, she began her career working with nonprofits, delivering coaching and leadership development programs to disadvantaged and underrepresented youth and young offenders within Britain's criminal justice system. As a member of CTI’s (the world’s largest & oldest in-person coach-training school) Faculty and Graydin’s (a state-of-the-art coach training org. for Educators & Schools) coaching team, Rachel has expanded her experience over the past decade through consultative sales, client relationship management and program delivery with Leaders and Educators inside world-leading organizations.


Rachel is a Certified End-of-Life and Grief Coach who is passionate about educating and providing essential safe space for people to acknowledge, express and process their grief. She is on a mission to train organizations on how to be End-of-Life safe and how to support grief in the workplace. 


Rachel has the unique ability to be in the liminal space of the past, present and future; of who you’ve been, where you are, and who you will become. She is able to see and communicate the lazer truth within herself and others.  A mother of 5 beautiful children and a Muslim woman of Islam Faith, Rachel is authentic, passionate, supportive, empowering and is here to UpLevel all and everyone she comes into contact with.


Meet the Team

We lean into, collaborate and play with only the best network of UpLevel Experts, who are tried, tested and true leaders in their respective area of expertise.

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Kalise Aplicano

Client Coordinator


Chrissy Bernal

Brand Acceleration

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Brittany Greier

Project Manager

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