Merideth Mehlberg International LLC

Hi, I’m Merideth Mehlberg and I am an Executive Coach and Career Strategist. Through my one-on-one and group coaching programs, I have helped hundreds of people like you find success and joy—both at work and in life.

I have worked with top executives from companies such as Starbucks, Intel, Oppenheimer Funds, PG&E, Colliers International, and others. My proven coaching methodology helps me to hone in on the best techniques designed to get results with your individual needs, learning style, and preferences in mind.

Find out more about me and my coaching programs by scheduling a 20-minute complimentary introductory session; we’ll discuss your situation and determine which coaching package is best for you.
Let today be the day that you take action toward your future. Career success and joy are within reach—let me show you how!
1516 Oak Street, Suite 328
Alameda, CA 94501
Merideth Mehlberg or Kevin Mehlberg or
Mindful Mediation

I am a Certified Master Mediator (CMM), Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counselor (MA, CADC-II), Reiki Master Teacher (RMT) and Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT). I specialize in, and am not limited to, Family & Marital Mediation for those affected by Substance Use. In addition to Mediation, I offer Coaching and Counseling sessions to support your development, along with Reiki energy healing.

Healing is not a curing of symptoms, but the integration of a more whole self. My holistic background enhances my capabilities as a mindful mediator, coach/counselor and energy practitioner. I can assist you with these varying modalities to move through challenges, so you can utilize conflict as a platform to transform your life and relationships.

I am truly passionate about my work and believe it is important to find the right match. My goal is to meet everyone where they are at in their readiness and insights, and I work with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds. I have over a decade of experience in working with others, and will bring a comprehensive and eclectic approach to our time together. Working from the Present allows for the integration of mindfulness techniques within our experience. My ability to empathize and yet remain objective is my biggest gift. I provide a safe and judgment free setting, so that my clients can relax and allow themselves to open to a new awareness.

1516 Oak Street, Suite 310
Alameda, California 94501
Lisa Myruski
Polaris One

Bob is President of Polaris One and Insurance Coach U. He coaches financial services professionals who want to achieve more in their business and personal life. His company specializes in partnering with individuals and companies in the financial services industry to increase sales, customer loyalty, producer retention, and personal productivity. Bob brings 30 years of experience in these areas.

Bob is a NAIFA coach, author of What Every Salesperson Knows, a no nonsense guide to sales success.  He is the creator of an online program, The Time Management Boot Camp.

Bob has contributed articles to many industry publications, including Advisor Today, Super Annuity Producer, Producers Web, and the GAMA International Journal. A seasoned presenter, Bob has spoken nationally on goal setting, training and leadership at company and insurance industry meetings and conferences.  He has presented at MDRT, GAMA LAMP and NAIFA’s annual meetings.

After a successful career in insurance sales, Bob was the VP of producer and manager training and development departments in several Fortune 500 insurance companies. Bob was appointed General Manager of The American College LUTC program. As General Manager, Bob provided direction and management oversight in support of LUTC’s online training, association marketing, and company and custom programs.

Bob began his life insurance career with The Northwestern Mutual in 1976 and was a multi-year member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He was named Northwestern Mutual Life’s New Agent of the Year, and was a multi-year recipient of both the National Quality Award and the National Sales Achievement Award.

Bob is a past member of the New England Training Directors Association (Hall of Fame recipient), ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership, and the Financial Services Marketing Association (Board member).
Bob is passionate about what he does.  He is dedicated to helping his clients be all that they are capable of being.

When not coaching, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, bicycling and kayaking. Bob is passionate about air and space exploration and was a docent at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
310 Laguna Vista
Alameda, California 94501
Robert Arzt
Ripple Effects

About Us
The company

Founded in 1997, and initially funded by angel investors, including prominent philanthropists, Ripple Effects is a woman owned company (WMBE) dedicated to using emerging technologies to prevent social injury and promote school and life success for children, youth and the adults who work with them. The company provides training software, assessment tools, web resources and live training, technical support and consultation to promote social-emotional competencies and remediate social emotional deficits that contribute to poor academic, social, and mental health outcomes for children and teens. Ripple Effects has been recognized for leadership as a double bottom line, social enterprise, with awards from Haas Business School and the University of Washington Business School. It has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Business Week magazine for its success in making good works good business practice as well. It has been featured in a variety of education related publications for its success in effectively addressing students’ non-academic barriers to school success. Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention software is listed by National  Registry of Effective Programs and Practices (NREPP) as a Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health Preventive Intervention, and is listed as a model program by the National Dropout Prevention Center.

History of empowering those at the bottom

Through Ripple Effects 18+ year history, our hiring practices, product development process, and outcome research have all been oriented toward leveling the playing field for those with diminished prospects for success. Both student and teacher software target a wide spectrum of individual risk factors, and provide cognitive-behavioral, affective, social-skill and social change training to help address them. Use of our student software often starts in detention settings, with kids who are close to reaching the end of the line.  It is often a part of IEP and behavioral support plans. It includes a whole range of ways of making the program more accessible to English Language learners (ELL) , and students with disabilities (SWD), including hearing impaired students, mobility impaired students, students with attention problems, and those with mild cognitive disorders. Most testing has been conducted in schools and settings that predominantly serve students with both personal and group level risk factors. Use of the professional development software supports teacher effectiveness with these same populations of students.
1601 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 105
Alameda, Califdornia 94502
Kerry Crespo
Strong Coaching Academy

President and Founder


Business Genre:  Coaching, Consulting

Business Description:

Susan Strong is Founder and Owner of the Strong Coaching Academy (SCA) and Strong Consulting located in the city of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area. SCA specializes in working with small to medium businesses and helping them with their business and people strategies. She attributes her success to great listening skills and common sense and an un-ending curiousity to learn about people and business and an interest in helping her clients do and be their best. Susan’s career spans 30 years working first for a number of Fortune 500 companies as a Human Resources Executive and then as a Human Resources Consultant and finally as the owner of several business coaching practices. 


Susan has learned from owning her own small business coaching practice, that the most important thing small business owners need to get them through the first tumultuous years, is help with their lead generation and lead conversion strategies to generate regular cash flow.  Susan is the author of “45 Minutes Business Breakthroughs”, which identifies simple ways to find $10,000 in any business.  For those interested in taking a deeper dive and really building up their businesses, she has an E-Learning Marketing System with 52 (one a week) lead generation tools that can help any business be successful.


For those businesses already on a strong path and growth trajectory, ready to build a team, Susan can help strategize and execute on building that team and long term, practical Human Resources processes and programs.  Throughout her corporate career she was  an executive and career coach, and found that the leaders she worked with really valued having someone to talk to help them with their employee and leadership issues.    Susan can help with recruiting plans and terminations, training, organizational design, and employee relations to name a few of her areas of HR expertise.

Susan is a sought after speaker and has been a regular webinar presenter on business topics for the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association.  One of her most popular topics is entitled, Women In Business: Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word, in which she emphasizes the need for women to negotiate and ask for what they are worth. Susan is passionate about helping women to overcome societal barriers that are keeping them from being successful. 

Susan is a 4th generation San Francisco Bay Area resident, and graduate of UC Berkeley.  In her free time she is an avid tennis player, a less avid golfer, book reader, and traveler. She is currently a Director on the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and a Business Advisor for the Diablo Valley College Business School. She is a past president of the Alameda Business Networking Group (ABN) and the Children’s Hospital Oakland Family House and has been a regular volunteer for over 20 years with the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale.
Alameda, California 94501
510 693-1875
Susan Strong

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Alameda Chamber of Commerce
2215-A South Shore Center
Alameda,CA 94501
(510) 522-0414