Meet Your Facilitators

Tara Howley

Senior Coach, Facilitator

Tara is a senior coach, facilitator, and founding partner of AoA. She currently trains coaches and facillitators, coaches executives, facillitates workshops, and works with company culture, especially women’s empowerment.

Tara started working in PR for Karl Lagerfeld. Later, she fell in love with theatre. Obsessed with the human condition and how to portray it on stage, she studied psychology and somatics. When she started experiencing extreme anxiety, she focused on overcoming fear, studying every modality she could find. She took her learnings and started coaching other artists. During the dot-com era, she brought her work into sales teams. She worked with engineering teams, prepping them before conventions.

At 35, she left work to raise a family. Returning to work, she incorporated her parenting learnings into coaching.

Coaching practice currently full.

Mark Alexander

Coach, Facilitator

Mark is a coach and facilitator with the Art of Accomplishment. He facilitates online and in-person courses, working with individuals and with groups. Since 2020, he has produced and facilitated the Connection Course and the How to Make Great Decisions Course in collaboration with Joe.

Mark’s background in large and small technology companies is where he found his passion for team cohesion and alignment. His coaching focuses on bringing clarity to the places where people feel stuck. If you're a leader seeking a coach, contact Mark at the link below.

For availability and waitlist, please email

Janine Parziale

Coach, Facilitator

If you’ve done our online courses, you’ve likely seen me cry or have a 404 in one of the demos, and I imagine it comes as no surprise that I have found my time with the Art of Accomplishment immensely transformative. Today, I love being a facilitator for many of our online and in-person programs, so there’s a good chance we’ve met, too!

My years of training in The Martial Art of Awareness, meditation, and bodywork, have hugely shaped my practice as a coach and facilitator. I’ve learned to deeply trust the signals of my body, and to attune to the signals in others. I believe my deepest service comes through being in contact and alignment with myself while discovering what is available in the ever-changing present moment.

I am all about long-term practice and the work which takes time to fully sink in. For me, this 1:1 coaching is an opportunity for us to do just that. I can’t wait to play in the depths with you!

For availability and waitlist, please email

Brett Kistler

Coach, Facilitator

Brett is an entrepreneur, facilitator, and coach. He's spent much of his life traveling the world full-time as an extreme sports athlete while building a fully remote software company, Clearview.

Following his curiosity about his own motivations and ways of processing reality, Brett has pursued interests in machine learning, neuroscience, psychology, psychedelics, and contemplative practices. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he coaches and co-hosts the Art of Accomplishment podcast with Joe.

For availability and waitlist, please email

Christy Tripp

Coach, Facilitator

Christy is the co-founder and Executive Director of a family foundation that funds education non-profits. Previously, she worked in management consulting and for education start-ups.

In both her funding and facilitating, she is passionate about effective and efficient paths to wellness and thriving.

For availability and waitlist, please email

Alexa Kistler

Coach, Facilitator

Alexa is trained as an anthropologist, and her passion for “making the strange familiar… and the familiar strange” has informed her path through corporate work as a strategy consultant, her work with individuals as a coach, and her work as an AOA facilitator. Alexa currently lives in Berkeley and is focusing on starting a family.

For availability and waitlist, please email

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