Who We Are

Carey Battle and Bert Speelpenning are both experienced at leading impactful courses by conference telephone calls, having done so since 2003.
Both Carey and Bert have several successful careers behind them.  Between them, they’ve been a biologist, high-tech engineer, tax-accountant, business owner and educators.
Carey is from Galveston, Texas and has lived in Texas her entire life, though she has traveled to many parts of the world.  Bert is from the Netherlands, has lived in the United States for forty years (including 16 years in Silicon Valley) and has been in Seattle since 1995.  Both have adult kids and grandkids.

On Dec 9 2019 Carey passed away.  We will always miss her gregarious spirit and her down to earth style of acting and interacting.

Chace Oldmixon has been actively supporting these courses in many ways for many years.  He leads the What Are You Really Up To course.  Chace has lived in many places in the world and has worked for many startup companies.  He describes himself as a Digital Nomad.  As of the end of 2022, Chace lives in Turkey with his wife Anna, who is Russian and runs a company based in dance, and their son Adam, who is 3 years old and speaks fluent American English and Russian.  Adam is expecting to get a younger brother in January 2023.