Meet Our Team of Experienced Coaches
Our coaches come to iAmCouncil with a wealth of experience and training in their field of expertise. Each coach has 10+ years of experience in their specialty, working in areas such as sexuality and gender, corporate finances, building career development curriculum for premier universities, and providing 1-on-1 coaching to individuals across culture, age and life stages.
Alexa McElroy, LPCC
Credentials: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Licensed Counselor Candidate (Colorado), Harm Reduction, HIV-Related Affirming Care
My unique vantage point as a coach is shaped by experiences in educational and non-profit settings as an academic/career advisor, mental health clinician, teacher, and researcher. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Spanish from Kenyon College. I also hold a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado, Denver.
I want to help you write the story you want to tell with your career and academic pursuits. I promise to accompany you as my genuine self as we explore what it is that truly enhances your life and honors your capacity for excellence and growth. I promise to bring empathy, accountability and curiosity to our time together.
I have worked with hundreds of students who can attest to both my goofy humor and observant nature. Some of my past experiences include teaching high school Spanish in an immersion setting, creating an award-winning bilingual college preparation program, designing and teaching a college course on academic excellence and achievement geared towards first-generation college students, and being an invited speaker at a summit regarding conflict resolution.
Dane Dowell, CPA, CPC
Credentials: B.S. in Commerce, Certified Public Accountant (Colorado), Certified Professional Coach, iPEC
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 2006 and started my audit and accounting career in Denver. As a CPA, my audit career has taken me from Denver to Singapore, DC, New York, and now back to Denver.
As I matured and learned more about myself and my own journey, I decided to pursue coaching so that I could help others start to live more authentic and whole lives. I completed my coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, or iPEC, and am now an iPEC Certified Professional Coach.
I work with clients as a life coach helping them dream and develop as they find their own direction in life. I believe my clients have the answers to their questions and through open dialogue, intuitive listening, empowering questions and self-imagined goal setting, my clients are able to take strides and make changes in their lives. My practice is predicated on openness and authenticity, respect, commitment, and confidentiality.
Monique Sledd, MA, LPC
Credentials: M.A. in Forensic Psychology, Licensed Counselor (Colorado), Trained in Motivational Interviewing, CAMS Suicidology, DBT, CBT
I graduated from the forensic psychology program at the University of Denver and started my career at a local community mental health clinic in Minnesota prior to working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. My career has centered on addressing the needs of marginalized communities (e.g. LGBTQIA+, people of color, individuals in the justice system, etc.). I have done extensive research and presentations in diversity, equity, inclusion, and intersectionality (the layers of our identities).
My approach to coaching is to meet my clients where they are at along their lifelong journey towards contentment, success, and understanding their own intersectionality. Many of us bring different “selves” with us to each interaction in life, whether that be our gender, race/ethnicity, mental health diagnosis, or attachment style. My goal is to help individuals understand how all of these parts of ourselves interact and how we can best approach a life worth living while navigating daily obstacles and life’s transitions. My techniques provide person-centered ethos to help you reach your life goals. My coaching style is interactive, compassionate, and collaborative with an appropriate use of humor, when applicable. We will work alongside one another as a team throughout your coaching tenure with you leading as the expert on your life, needs, and wants the entire way.
Rae Stout, MA, LPC, CCC
Career Coach and Life Coach
Credentials: M.A. in Community Counseling, Licensed Counselor (Colorado), Certified Career Counselor, Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner, National Career Development Association (NCDA) Leadership Academy graduate, EMDR, Strong Interest Trained, Career Construction Training
I am a certified career counselor—a nationally recognized credential from the premiere career development association—and have extensive experience and training in mental health and career development. I have over 10 years of experience as a mental health counselor, career counselor and coach, working with a wide variety of clients ranging in ages from 15 to 80+ on topics ranging from exploring self and identity, defining meaningful and decent work.
My experience focuses in on the unique career development needs and experiences of underserved populations, including undocumented individuals, LGBTQIA+, and women in STEM. I believe many individuals feel tension with their careers because of a friction between themselves and the places where they work. I work alongside clients, using researched based theories like career construction, strengths based and solution focused strategies. As a queer person who has navigated being out at work, it is my goal that through our work, clients are empowered to make lasting change in their personal and professional lives. Some of my favorite career highlights include serving on the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Government Relations committee, and being selected as a member of their Leadership Academy, a unique mentorship program where members develop research to further career development access. I’d love to hear more about your favorite career moments and ones you’d like to have more of!
Tim Leach, MA
Credentials: M.A. in Leadership, Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, PREP Facilitation
I have been in the financial services industry for 10 years and have enjoyed helping clients understand how their relationship to money affects their lives. I desire to bring peace of mind to an often worrisome area of people’s lives by helping them understand the financial options available and what makes sense to pursue given their individual wants and needs. There is not a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to financial decisions in people’s lives and my heart is to help people uncover what is truly important to them financially and emotionally while providing achievable steps to reach the outcomes they desire. I integrate both left brain (2+2+=4), and right brain (what do I desire) to help clients take positive steps forward to reach their goals.
Our Administrative Team
Isaac Archuleta, MA, LPC
Founder and Co-Director
Isaac founded the iAmClinic brand in 2010, which now is three separate businesses covering mental health, neurofeedback and life coaching. He is currently a co-Director, overseeing the creative direction of iAmCouncil along with Jamie Leach.
Jamie Leach, MA, LPC, LMFT, ACS
Co-Director and Relationship Coach
Jamie joined the iAmClinic team as a co-Director in 2019, and was instrumental in the launch of iAmCouncil. They manage the financial direction of the businesses, while also providing couples counseling and relationship coaching.
Client Coordinator and Billing Specialist
Nicole has been the voice of the iAmClinic and iAmCouncil brands since the very beginning. She’s the first person you’ll speak with when reaching out to iAmCouncil, and she’ll work tirelessly to help you find the right coach to get started on your journey.