Justina Vail Evans, MCC CHt
Justina is our Director of Training and is one of the two founders of the school. She is also co-owner of Envision Global Leadership, a leadership assessment provider (LeaderNAVTM) and the parent company of Envision Coach Training. Justina works closely with the International Coach Federation (ICF) to maintain the high curriculum and testing standards that have given Envision Coach Training its reputation as a world-class training and certification organization.
Justina has worked since 2002 in the coaching field, providing executive coaching and personal and professional development coaching and consulting. Her credentials include ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), Certified Executive Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP (Neuro-Linguistics) Master Practitioner, and Grief Recovery Specialist. Justina is also a speaker, award-winning author and award-winning actress. Her clients include executives, small business owners and entertainment professionals, some at major corporations including Chevron, Warner Brothers Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, and Twentieth Century Fox, as well as at non-profits such as the Houston Ballet and Habitat for Humanity.
Justina is author of the award-winning book How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business: A Guide to Thriving Through it All, and is an expert contributing writer for BackStage Magazine, the world's leading magazine for actors.
Justina served as thought partner in the design of CoachRice, a coach training program created for The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. Along with Dr. Jeff Evans, Justina served as faculty, delivering the training pilot and enabling program approval from ICF.
Additionally, Justina is a registered ICF Mentor Coach and works regularly to support other coaching professionals. She encourages a focus on high levels of coaching competency as well as the ability to be acutely present and in alignment with the client and their needs, creating rapport and a safe place to create powerful change.
How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business: A Guide to Thriving Through it All
This Award-Winning book takes us on a journey through the practical steps that research shows will raise happiness levels in each of us, no matter what we do for living.
"Lessons from a true Master." - Jeffrey Marcus, actor and acting coach
"Read this book and fire your therapist!" - Alex Manette, actor
" Justina provided a very safe and secure environment to help the group along their journey toward personal mastery. Experiencing Justina’s coaching first-hand, and feeling how quickly an expert coach can help a client safely discover limiting beliefs, was simply awe-inspiring."
"Justina: I wanted to let you know that our last few mentor coaching sessions did more for my confidence in myself as a coach than probably the 100 hours of coaching sessions required to get to this point. Your support via the insights, encouragement and recognition really instilled a more concrete belief in myself that this is what I'm meant to be doing. Thanks so much."