The Team

Kris Plachy, Founder & Coach

Kris’ work centers around her vision ‘to prove the power of one thriving woman’. As more and more women have launched their own businesses, it has become imperative for them to also learn how to find their leadership voice. Through her 25+ years of leading and managing and now 8+ years leading her own business, Kris has culminated her work into practices applied by leaders all over the world. Her latest contribution, The Founder’s Lab, is an unparalleled program designed to bolster female entrepreneurs with ‘everything you didn’t know you needed to know’ about managing and leading others to achieve results. Together with her team, Kris combines business acumen, exceptional coaching skill, and sound, relevant and immediately applicable practices that literally change how much women both lead and love their businesses.

Kris coaches the female entrepreneurs that are literally shaping and changing the world. She is recognized as the one to turn to when you need a sage partner-advisor mind. What you’ll find working with Kris is an in-depth knowing and understanding of business operations and management, combined with a levity and energy that is disarming and safe.  In your conversations with Kris, you’ll find her to be direct, honest and enthusiastic in how she helps you navigate moments in your business that you likely never considered or thought you’d have to resolve.

Michelle Arant, Coach & Operations Director

Michelle has proven over and over that she is seriously as-good-as-it-gets when it comes to coaching.

Michelle is a Master Certified Coach Instructor with The Life Coach School and a Certified Leadership Coach with Leadership Coach, LLC. In addition to her coaching certifications, she also has a doctoral degree in Education.

Michelle’s expertise in coaching complimented by her extensive leadership experience make her a natural addition to the Plachy Coaching team. She understands entrepreneurship, assembling, developing and (yes) even dismantling a team. And she understands the nuances of human behavior that present ongoing ‘opportunities’ for each of us as we learn and stretch ourselves and our businesses to grow. Michelle is a true Integrator and is able to distill the challenges female entrepreneurs face into simple and solvable concerns.

She is a game-changer, change maker and (a little bit of) a rain-maker. If you’re ready to change. If you’re ready to learn. If you’re ready to shake things up. Michelle is the coach who’s on your side to get you there.

Dr. Camille Broussard Wise, Ed.D Conscious Inclusion Advisor

Dr. Wise is a scholar-practitioner of leadership, management, and advancing diversity and equity by meeting leaders where they are and skillfully guiding them to an understanding of blind spots they didn’t realize they had.

A career public administrator and organizational development consultant, Camille brings, and is excited to share, a wealth of knowledge in operationalizing equity within and throughout organizations and companies, starting with their leaders. During her tenure she managed teams of upwards of 200 employees, overseeing budgets in excess of $30M.

Utilizing competencies honed while attaining her doctoral degree in Leadership & Management, Camille stays abreast of current and emerging research and movements that she incorporates into her role as both college professor and advisor to dynamic leader-learners. We are so honored to have Dr. Wise as an Advisor to the Kris Plachy Coaching Group and for our clients in The Founder’s Lab and private coaching programs.

A passionate social justice advocate, she holds a safe space for inquiry and growth while also equipping leader-learners with tools to facilitate their own growth and accountability.