Meet Your Coach

Svetlana Whitener


I am Svetlana Whitener, and I am thrilled to meet you.

One of the great things about the web is that wherever you live around the globe, we can connect. Whatever your needs and wherever you are, I can support you!

I am passionate that every human being on this planet lives in a space in which he or she is vibrant and can be filled with purpose. I believe this is the way we are meant to live, grow, and thrive.

I’m grateful every day for the opportunity to inspire my clients and remind them that they can choose to remain one of the world’s best-kept secrets or become a gift to the world.

I am an expert at coaching leaders on how to accomplish desired outcomes and achieve performance objectives though the use of Emotional Intelligence (EI) assessments, training, and implementation.

I specialize in using EI training to help clients become the absolute best version of themselves with constantly improving self-awareness, self-expression, self-resilience, self-management, and self-motivation, while at the same time growing and mentoring those around them.

My clients include:

  • Executives
  • Mid-to-senior level managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Mid-career professionals
  • Anyone interested in developing leadership skills and boosting their emotional intelligence

My ability to be simultaneously vulnerable and fearless models a successful paradigm clients can readily use to obtain desired results as they continue to profit from the heightened EI and other skills they learn with my guidance.

What I Do

I guide the way for clients to move forward to a more successful and satisfying life. As a result of my training and experience, I am particularly interested in how EI, Neuroscience and Positive Psychology can transform the lives and relationships of people looking for an inspiring career, meaning in their lives, a legacy and total fulfillment. Through skillful use of these tools, I have helped hundreds of clients transform their careers and personal relationships.

Just as I have helped my previous clients, I can help you develop your authentic self, live your values, and make a positive impact on your organization and the world.

My Educational and Professional Background

With an MBA and BS in Organizational Development, I spent seven years with a major Russian corporation, starting as an Organizational Development Specialist and rose to become the Vice President. After starting and operating my own business, I left Yekaterinburg for the United States.

My employer for most of the 25+ years I have been in the United States was the oldest coaching school in the world – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) or Co-Active in San Rafael, California. After starting at CTI as the Accounting and HR Manager, I rose to Director of Human Resources, reaching one career milestone after another.

About InLight Coaching and My Qualifications

Staying in alignment with my personal values, including continuous learning and honoring my life purpose, I started my own company, InLight Coaching, in 2007. I have logged more than 5,000 coaching hours in service to my entrepreneurial and executive clients, who are based all around the world.

I have TEN coaching certifications. Also, I am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and Certified EI Executive Coach (EQCC) specializing in Emotional Intelligence and Career Development. I have 25+ years of corporate leadership experience and 20+ years of personal development experience.

I have been trained as an Executive Coach by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), The Center for Right Relationships Global (CCRG ), The Bigger Game (TBG), Headway Coaching Business School (HCBS), Unlocking Your Potential Project (CMK), Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), NLP Business Institute (NLPBI), Multi-Health Systems Inc.(MHS) and Neuro-Change Solutions.

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I have no doubt that you have an amazing spark in you. We will use this spark to ignite your passion. I will use my experience and training to help you discover your inherent gifts, define your purpose, and fulfill your legacy. Often, I have been instrumental in helping my clients find their most gratifying careers.

The Next Stage

I would not be where I am today without my amazing clients. I treasure every single one.

I look forward to learning about you, your business, and propelling you toward success.

Get in touch for career coaching, emotional intelligence executive coaching, emotional intelligence relationship coaching, emotional intelligence coaching, purpose coaching, legacy coaching, parentingship coaching or confidence coaching. Whatever you envision for you and those around you, I will help you make positive, transformative changes that put you in control of your life.

If you are willing to settle for the status quo, you may a click away, of course, but if you are ready for change, contact me and we will begin our dynamic journey together!

I am looking forward to working with you!

With service and love,


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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"

- Maya Angelou

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”

- Mark Twain

"I have chosen to focus on Emotional Intelligence (EI) coaching because I see EI as the most consistent and effective gateway to authentic being. An authentic, powerful and creative self is the foundation for everything else in life. If we get that part right, the rest simply falls into place."

– Svetlana Whitener

“The world only exists in your eyes…  You can make it as big or as small as you want”.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Emotional Intelligence