Our Team

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Mike Gellman

CEO and Founder of High Five Career Coaching

Mike is passionate about coaching and has devoted his career to helping employees, leaders, and teams work more effectively. He launched and managed a highly regarded career coaching and development center for SoCalGas employees and was heavily involved in leading enterprise-wide talent management and organizational development initiatives.

For over 15 years, Mike has successfully facilitated numerous succession planning, high potential leader development, employee engagement and organizational change efforts. He also created an award-winning mentorship program for the Association for Talent Development-San Diego that is celebrating its 20th year of successfully preparing future leaders.

Mike currently resides in Irvine, California, having been born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and spending most of his professional career in San Diego, California. Mike enjoys hiking with his son Jonas and volunteering in his community.

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Associate Coaches

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Heidi Prescott

Consultant | Career Coach Laguna Niguel, CA

Heidi is a trained and certified career coach with over 12 years experience helping individuals clarify career choices, develop strong resumes, and conduct successful job searches. She is also an expert in guiding U.S. veterans to successfully transition from military life to the civilian workforce.

Heidi has a corporate background leading B2B sales, business development, and client service teams to increase revenue, improve profitability and service excellence. She previously served in a variety of executive and management roles in the healthcare and nonprofit industries. As a result, she possesses an insider’s view into what companies look for when recruiting and hiring candidates.

A lifelong learner, Heidi’s clients regularly benefit from her vast knowledge and understanding of career and job market trends including ongoing impacts from changing technology.

Specialties
Career Development | Military Veterans | Branding & Sales | Job Search | Salary Negotiation | Workshop Facilitation

ARLENE KAPLAN

Arlene Kaplan

Consultant | Career Coach San Diego, CA

Arlene’s coaching is driven by her commitment to shift clients’ perspective, so they are more self-aware, realistic and responsible. Her secret to success for her clients is to show them how to get out of their own way, come to terms with their strengths and weaknesses, appreciate others’ differences and open their minds to new possibilities.

Arlene also has her own coaching business where she guides clients with career strategies and sage advice.

Specialties
Performance Coaching | Conflict Resolution | Leadership Advisor | Team Dynamics | Employee Relations | Career Coaching


Training

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Wendi Fast

Consultant | Trainer

Wendi Fast is an experienced professional who has been an independent consultant directing organizational development and training efforts for divisions of Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. Throughout her career, she has supported high priority, strategic organizational change by partnering with executive and management clients to develop and implement learning strategies, programs and content.

Wendi assists organizations in shaping organizational behaviors and strategic workforce planning approaches in order to meet business objectives including the development and facilitation of company-specific training programs that provide growth opportunities for employees.

Specialties
Facilitating Training in Communication | Interpersonal Skills | Leadership (Management and Supervisory skills) | Organizational Change | Customer Service | Quality Management


Client Services

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Jewell Lynn

Client Services | High Five Career Coaching

Jewell is proud to work directly with High Five clients to help them fulfill their coaching needs. Jewell has worked with a varied range of clients and organizations and holds a journalism BA from San Diego State University.