Modern Mind grew from a dream to a garage based business, to operating on multiple continents. Our vision is to make transformation available to everyone around the world, regardless of size or status. We have transformed companies big and small through empowering their human workforce. Modern Mind’s clients have become mobilized and modernized workplaces to the benefit employees and clients.

We have supported the transformation of talent and teams through mergers and acquisitions and technology transformations. Modern Mind has modernized companies in multiple industries from aerospace to healthcare and even tech companies who want to become more mobilized for advanced technologies, ultimately for the advancement of the Human experience.

About Our Team

Co-Founder

Samantha Mason Vazquez, Modern Mind Coach

A Business Transformation, and Mindset Coach, Samantha’s lifelong love of learning has led to several university degrees and accreditations in industrial organizational psychology, communication, emerging technology and coaching.

She carries these passions into her career, dedicating herself to understanding the training needs of organizations and helping individuals learn what they need to know to be successful and foster sustainable growth in their workplaces. She been focused for more than a decade on creating coaching and organizational development programs to both emerging startups and global corporations such as Google, United Airlines, and Slalom Consulting.

Strategic Partner and Growth Strategist

Sukhdev Krishan, Modern Mind Coach

Creative, innovative, & visionary are some words used to describe Sukhdev Krishan by high performance individuals and top of mind brands.

Sukhdev has been featured in over 500 media publications including FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, and many more. He was invited to speak at “Passion vs. Purpose” Mixer in collaboration with the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City and has built relationships and business partnerships with some of the world’s greatest coaches, authors, & business leaders.

Sukhdev is the Godfather of Global Giving with his mission to positively impact a billion lives across the planet and welcomes new conversations with donors & influencers who are interested in creating a ‘world of difference’ in business, personally, or around the world.

Co-Founder and Client Services Manager

Ellis Vazquez, Client Learning & Development

With a record-breaking business development background in the Automotive industry, Ellis is all about service excellence. He drives the customer focus for Modern Mind, ensuring that everything we do has the best interests of our clients top of mind. 

Having developed his team mindset through playing on champion Rugby and champion Football teams, Ellis was instrumental in formulating the structure and consultative approach of Modern Mind, as a business. Ellis is a thought leader and collaborator at all levels of Modern Mind Operations. He is focused on helping to formulate client programs to increase sales and grow impact.

 

Organizational Development Strategist

Diane Mapes, Modern Mind Coach

Besides being a successful business owner and past customer engagement and marketing trainer, Diane has a strong understanding and passion for mindfulness. Her warm, energetic, motivating and uplifting personality shines as she coaches her clients. Diane is a wonderful listener while she provides support and encouragement as her clients work towards their goals. Diane strives to foster positive, systemic transformation and optimal performance within organizations and teams. She also has extensive experience with media appearances which boosts her ability to assist her clients with public speaking and live appearances. Diane provides clarity, inspiration and encouragement to her clients. Her empathic nature, business knowledge and mindfulness awareness builds strong relationships and creates a trusting partnership with her clients. Her favorite part of coaching is celebrating with her clients and teams when they meet their goals.

Organizational Development Strategist

Flávia Reis, Modern Mind Coach

Flávia Reis, has led companies and projects in Brazil, France and the U.S in Mining, Arts, Healthcare, Innovation and technology, Government, and Global Entrepreneurship. She is a member of boards and committees for international innovation, communication and entrepreneurship. She is a co-founder in both the US and in Brazil.

Flavia holds a Master’s in Communication, with a Specialization in International Negotiations. Her higher education spans Paris, Vienna and Brazil. She is has taken her own products to the international market. Her partnership with the Brazilian government led to projects with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH, and NICE UK, and as part of cross-functional teams for international cooperation. She worked as a technical advisor for creating joint mechanisms of cooperation between multiple countries.

Strategic Partner and Innovation Strategist

Ali Nasser, Modern Mind Coach

As a Modern Mind and Creative Discovery Group strategic partner, Ali provides oversight for large-scale program implementation. Founder of his university chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Ali’s engineering background transfers as a natural ability to discover critical details, easily overseen. 

Ali supports the global mission of this team to positively impact a billion lives on planet earth as the media director for the Global Charity Summit 2022. Ali also serves as the leading connector for the ‘Em-Powering Yemen’ project and Creative Discovery Group’s CDG-100 to power homes in 3rd world countries.

Always a visionary, Ali is inspired to grow and push the boundaries and limits of what others see as impossible.

Mindset Strategist

Madelynne Broyles, Modern Mind Coach

Madelynne has 20 years of experience with helping people improve their focus and performance through the use of a variety of mental wellness tools. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Social Work, she brings her creative problem solving into play in her corporate trainings and individual sessions.

Using proven methods and visualization techniques, she helps our clients who are motivated to grow, shift into a new self-awareness to improve motivation and behavior, change negative beliefs about self, and increase productivity and leadership skills.

She has been instrumental in achieving measurable behavior change and significant performance improvements for athletes, racing drivers, and C-Level executives.

Mindset Strategist

Wayne Veldsman, Modern Mind Coach

Wayne is an accomplished business growth strategist, success coach, and entrepreneur. He specializes in helping executives and entrepreneurial minded businesses to grow both their individual mindsets and their collective income as an organization.

Wayne has experience with scaling a business for sale. He successfully launched and scaled a digital marketing agency to a 7-figure valuation.

As a Modern Mind strategic partner, Wayne actively works with entrepreneurs and businesses who are looking to take massive action and create drastic positive growth and change.                                                                                                                                                    

Organizational Development Strategist

Steven Kohnke, Modern Mind Coach

Steven Kohnke is a business coach with an Industrial/Organizational Psychology background. He holds a BA from University of Colorado, Boulder in Psychology & Neuroscience. He is Certified in Change Management from PROSCI; is a certified Value Builder with the Value Builder System; and is a certified ProfitFirst practitioner.

Each organization is unique in its own way, and encounters unique obstacles. Steven works to understand you, as an organization, inside and out to discover the most effective and efficient course of action can be taken. Steven’s approach with our clients sets them up for sustainable on-going success by working with the individuals within the organization to pass along the knowledge, and coach the skillsets required for this type of lasting success. He’ll share the objectives of our coaching program, step-by-step, to make sure the right practices are in place for your business to achieve success for years to come.

Strategic AlliancE

Our clients and partners

Our busy lives can be made less busy, our mundane jobs can be changed and our time devoted to what human beings are best at: creating new and exciting things. Taking the skills she has honed in training, elearning, and technology and coupling it with her psychological compassion and awareness of the human condition, Samantha is also a certified Magnetic Mind Coach. She is creating a bridge between the old way of doing things and the modern workplace.

Making the connection between people and the freedom coaching can offer us, Samantha can show us all how we can get there. How to get our heads around what mindset coaching and workforce modernization means for our future.