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Our Team

ithrive31® Business Team

With wide-ranging business experience, proven coaching success, and a passion for serving others, the ithrive31 team strives to help clients lead their best life.

Our team of highly qualified coaches and client-focused staff combines business acumen, certified coaching credentials, and real-life leadership experience to help individuals realize their goals, overcome challenges, and step toward their full potential. Talk with us about taking your next step >

Dorene MacVey, PCC, CPC


Early in Dorene’s leadership career, role models demonstrated effective coaching. As she grew as a leader and executive, Dorene developed a passion for coaching. Now, as a certified coach working with organizations and personal clients, Dorene helps uncover meaningful, sustainable solutions using her ithrive31 philosophy. She helps identify practical, achievable strategies for reaching goals.

Mel Guanci


Mel is a passionate advocate for personal development and truly believes every leader deserves access to coaching. Through coaching, leaders become equipped to empower themselves to engage with their teams in a more thoughtful way which improves results. In her ithrive31 role, Mel manages marketing, brand expansion, and client systems. She’s using her experience to advance the ithrive31 coaching model beyond Iowa.

ithrive31® Coaches

Committed to the ithrive31 philosophy, our coaches focus on whole-person well-being, personal accountability, and results for clients.

Our location-based teams provide customized professional coaching and share high-quality resources to initiate and support client goals. Learn more about coaching customized for you >

Marli Overman, CPC


Marli is a dynamic and adventurous life coach driven by her passion for transformation and growth. She firmly believes in the power of balance across all aspects of life and possesses a keen eye for how our environments influence our well-being and energy. With a certification in decorating and an ongoing pursuit of her Feng Shui certification, Marli recognizes the significance of our living spaces in reflecting the larger picture of our lives and their impact on our mental and emotional health. With over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and professional coaching certification from IPEC, she effortlessly establishes deep connections with her clients, infusing her contagious energy and proven professionalism into every interaction.

Stacey Walter


Stacey thrives on connecting with others one-on-one and in small groups.  Prior to becoming a coach, Stacey trained and coached leaders in Early Childhood Education, challenging them to be strong and supportive leaders in their field.  She became a Coach to help women step into their best selves personally and professionally so they could live fulfilling lives.  As a Personal Development and Leadership Coach, she believes that we can all step out of our comfort zones and reach our full potential through coaching.  We tend to put others first, but in doing so, we can sometimes neglect our relationship with ourselves.  Stacey would love to be your advocate and show you a kinder, gentler way to treat the most important person in your life. Using the ithrive31 Coaching philosophy and approach, she helps clients uncover what is holding them back and works side-by-side to create results, supporting her clients as they move forward.

Lauren Foxwell


After spending the first part of her career as an engineer and manager in manufacturing, Lauren now coaches women with technical backgrounds who are looking to unlock their greatest potential and generate a larger impact. She became a Coach to help guide women to a place of empowerment and influence so they can find fulfillment in their technical careers, advocate for themselves, and drive innovation. With a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s in Business, and strong on-the-job Lean Six Sigma training, Lauren recognizes the significance of having tools for solving problems both at work and at home. Using the ithrive31 Coaching philosophy and methods, she helps clients identify limiting beliefs, and she works with them to create an action plan as they move forward.

Miki Huntington, M.A., CPC


Miki is an innovative leader and higher education professional who helps you find clarity and purpose to move forward in life and work! With over 20 years of experience serving in the classroom and the military, she has developed effective coaching strategies to connect and empower various clients. As a Leadership and Transition Coach, Miki uses the ithrive31 Coaching philosophy and approach to help guide leaders and professionals to uncover possibilities, take action, and get tangible results. Miki has a professional coaching certification from IPEC and is a Corporate Communications Trainer and Mental Health First Aid Instructor.