Couples Coaching Couples (CCC) Ambassadors are recognized by the National Board of Directors of CCC for their sustained vision, courageous commitment, shared passion, and extraordinary service.

Mission Statement – Who we are:

  • We provide continuity as the year-to-year leadership of Couples Coaching Couples changes.
  • We are a vital resource for the success of the CCC Board and CCC committees.
  • We represent and inspire exceptional contribution by CCC Member Couples.
  • We inspire each other to continue our own growth as Couples, coaches and leaders.
  • We keep alive the long-term memory and history of CCC.

Purpose – What we do:

  • We serve purely as Advisors to support the Board and the membership at large. Never to dictate.
  • We lead and participate in trainings.
  • We support outreach.
  • We mentor new Member Couples.
  • We lead Information Sessions.
  • We encourage and support strategic thinking and BOLD action in CCC.
  • We foster leadership development.

Ambassador Couples listed by nomination year.


Carol & Duane Gumbs – Northern New Jersey


Amy & Dan Sheesley – Capital Area, Capital Connectors

Michelle & Zack Clayton – Ohio Valley


Holly & Tim Miller – West World, Denver


Amy & Steve Burke – Hudson Valley

Norma & Bill Freeborne – Delaware, Seattle

Francine & Steve Turtz – SoCal, West World


Carol Herndon & Paul Bennett – Capital Area, Capital Connectors


Rhona & Nat Fiore – Northern New Jersey

Karen May & John Marra – Hudson Valley


Phyllis Koch-Sheras & Peter Sheras – Virginia, Heart of Virginia, Blue Ridge


In 2006 Couples Coaching Couples (CCC) gave the inaugural Hartfield-Mendez Lifetime Service Award, named after and presented to Vialla Hartfield-Mendez and Hugo Mendez, founders of CCC, for their years of generosity and dedication. This is an award generated prior to, and in the same spirit of the Ambassador Awards and are presented during national conventions to couples who have contributed over the years to having CCC thrive and grow.