TED* Team

Dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic, the TED* Team loves to share and support TED* as a positive approach to life’s challenges. Whether you need a keynote speaker, facilitator, executive, team or individual coach, want to attend a class, need help with shipping, or want to invite The Power of TED* to your organization, contact the TED* Team for assistance.

David Emerald – Creator in Chief
David is an engaging consultant, master facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author. What sets David apart is his authentic style of presenting his inspirational and practical material aimed toward stepping groups away from problem-oriented approaches. David’s passion lays in supporting individuals, teams, and organizations in making conscious shifts toward leading and working from an outcome-focused orientation.
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Donna Zajonc, MCC – Director of Coaching and Practitioner Services
In addition to being a Master Certified Coach, Donna received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Missouri, and specialized in mental health nursing before turning to public health policy and leadership development. Donna served three terms in the Oregon Legislature and is author of The Politics of Hope: Reviving the Dream of Democracy. A full-time professional coach for many years, Donna collaborates with David Emerald, author of The Power of TED* and co-author of TED* for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story, as both wife and business partner.
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Bert Parlee. Ph.D. – Principal
Bert is a licensed clinical psychologist, executive coach, leadership facilitator and mediator. He works for STAGEN in Dallas, and also consults with several other organizations focusing on executive team alignment, and helping organizations have “difficult conversations.” Bert regularly hears from clients—ranging from struggling teens to challenged CEOs—that the Empowerment Dynamic affords the most significant unlocking energy to stuck systems.

Debbie Hulbert – Creator of Web & Design
Debbie’s path began with studies in Anthropology and Sociology, but she also brings a full range of tech and design abilities to the TED* Team. From writing code to applying strategic thinking in the development process, Debbie honed her skills and insights in internet design and development while leading large international web marketing teams. After a personal shift, Debbie’s passion now lies with helping “small organizations doing great work” to succeed online.

Simone Snyder – Social Media Guru
Simone’s path began with studies in Anthropology and Women’s Studies at New York University. Her career in social media marketing serendipitously began working with organizations like Mothering Magazine and Beginnings Guides. She is the mother of two boys, a doula, childbirth educator, teen dating abuse educator, and massage therapist. She is a valued member of the TED* Team who is always figuring out new ways to apply The Power of TED* to all aspects of her life and work.

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