President's Profile

Executive Coaching and Somatic Coaching by Mimi Welch, Based in Seattle, Washington


Mimi Welch uses an integral approach to coaching her clients, knowing that engaging all three of our human intelligences - intellectual, emotional and somatic (body) - ensures sustainable change. Her interactive style in working with all senior and executive management focuses on self-correction and self-generation of appropriate responses to whatever challenges and opportunities her clients face. Mimi's goal is to assist her clients in building lifelong skills that serve them long after her coaching engagement is completed. Her methodology is grounded in science, philosophy and proven experience that assures her clients and their employers experience mutual benefit.

The distinctive body of knowledge and practice that Mimi integrates into her work includes the fields of social intelligence and somatic science. Mimi often uses somatic coaching to help her clients experience immediate results. The integration of somatic practices leverages the biological and intuitive responses that exist in all human beings. By becoming more aware and skillful, Mimi's clients build their leadership presence in a more powerful and impactful way. As clients develop their ability to observe their own thoughts, emotions and sensations in the moment, they are better able to respond and adapt to the situation at hand. Somatic coaching is the most powerful form of coaching that clients who desire immediate change can experience.


M.S. Organizational Development, Central Washington University

B.A. Communication, University of Washington


Mimi's areas of emphasis include: organizational and personal change and transition management, intergenerational workforce development (especially Gen X and Y), leadership development targeting mid- and implementation managers and organizational culture shifting. Mimi also specializes in companies that are downsizing, developing high-potential succession candidates, and find themselves in crisis due to major organizational change.


Mimi is a certified executive Coach, having completed Strozzie Institute's Somatic Coaches certification and New Ventures West's year- long customized program, both recognized by the International Coaching Federation. Other certifications that contribute to her success in organizational development and behavioral expansion include:
  • PulsePoints (behavioral assessment),
  • Conflict Dynamics Profile and Thomas Kilman Conflict Management Instrument (conflict management),
  • Franklin Covey (leadership development), and
  • William Bridges Organizational Transformation (organizational development and assessment).
Mimi has also been accredited in group facilitation, process improvement and Total Quality Management.


Mimi's career has spanned twenty-five years in capacities ranging from business ownership to both the public and private sectors. She has served in exempt and non-exempt management and executive liaison positions for cabinet agencies and served in appointed positions for federal and statewide-elected officials. Her employment with the private sector includes working in and with executive management in enterprise-wide functions of Fortune 500 companies and privately held conglomerates in the industries of healthcare, retail, manufacturing, natural resources and entertainment fields.

Mimi has been formally coaching for over 10 years as both an internal coach and private practice coach. Over the years, Mimi has engaged clients from a variety of industries and various sizes of organizations that are in various stages of organizational evolution including start-ups, rapid growth and global expansion. Due to Mimi's experience with the public and not-for-profit sectors she is also deeply involved with local, state and federal government organizations and their leaders. Mimi usually integrates coaching in tandem with consulting and intervention work associated with organizations experiencing monumental change.

Mimi is also a national speaker and has served as guest speaker and trainer at the University of Washington, Pepperdine University, NOVA University and a variety of community colleges. Mimi is committed to community involvement and has served on several boards including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, Volunteers of America, Youth Automotive Training Center, the Humane Society and Women in Distress. She has also chaired committees and held offices for professional organizations such as the Lions Club, National Association for Women Business Owners, and the National Association of Female Executives. Mimi is a frequent speaker for national conventions and statewide organizations including the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, National Retail Federation, International Mass Retailers Association and Food Marketing Institute. She has also been a columnist for two national trade publications.