Forbes Coaches Council Member

Washington Athletic Club Partners with Teri Citterman

For Immediate Release

SEATTLE (April 2, 2019) — The Washington Athletic Club (WAC) announces a partnership with Teri Citterman, member of Forbes National Coaches Council and author of From the CEO’s Perspective. This partnership establishes the WAC as the home of Ms. Citterman’s successful CEO forum series and will also include Executive Performance coaching programs held at the WAC, Executive Book Club events, socials and continuing education.

In the first of several tailored events created by this partnership that are available to both members and non-members, the WAC will host “From the CEO’s Perspective” speakers’ forum on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The program features panelists Rahul Sood, CEO, Unikrn; Bill Shihara, CEO, Bittrex, and Shauna Swerland, CEO, Fuel Talent; who will share their perspectives on the “CEO as Chief Culture Officer” — leadership, recruiting, and talent retention — and how company culture improves all three.  Register Here.

“For almost 90 years the WAC has been recognized as a central hub for business leadership in the Seattle community,” said Chuck Nelson, president and CEO of the Washington Athletic Club. “We are excited to partner with Teri Citterman, one of the nation’s leading CEO and professional growth coaches, to build on that legacy and create purposeful opportunities for our membership to learn and grow in their professional lives.”

The partnership will add dimension and support to the WAC’s wellness mission beyond the traditional focus of fitness, mindfulness and social connection, to embrace the concept that comprehensive wellness should consider the idea of reaching for one’s full leadership potential and achieving the professional and personal satisfaction that comes from contributing and sharing at an elevated level.

“What I’ve learned from the many CEOs I’ve coached, is that prioritizing health, increasing self-awareness and defining a clear leadership purpose is a winning strategy for realizing your fullest leadership potential,” said Teri Citterman. “What excites me most about our partnership is the opportunity to help people who have already formed healthy habits increase their leadership performance.

Register at ($50 for WAC Members and $60 non-WAC Members) for the May 9th event, which includes a plated breakfast and networking opportunities.

About the Washington Athletic Club

A designated Seattle Historical Landmark located in the heart of downtown Seattle since 1930, the Washington Athletic Club (WAC) is dedicated to continuously improving and enriching the lives of its members. As the nation’s premier city athletic club and hospitality organization, the WAC offers extensive state-of-the-art fitness facilities, along with lodging, dining, banquet, day spa and wellness services. The Washington Athletic Club is located at 1325 Sixth Avenue (at Union Street), Seattle, WA 98101. For more information, please visit or call 206-622-7900.

About Teri Citterman

Teri Citterman is the CEO of Talonn,  an executive performance coach and author of the book “From the CEO’s Perspective” which provides a peek into the thinking of some of today’s top CEOs from companies like Alaska Airlines, JP Morgan Chase and Gravity Payments. Teri Citterman’s coaching clients include  CEOs and senior executives in companies like Alaska Airlines, Lockheed Martin, DocuSign, WeWork, Cambia Healthcare, Accolade, OfferUp, Virginia Mason Medicine and Microsoft. Her work specializes in helping leaders increase their executive presence, onboard into new C-Suite roles and succession planning. She is the founder of LeadershipLab19. Learn more about Teri Citterman at


Contact: Michelle Pinson,

VP Marketing & Membership

Washington Athletic Club

(206) 464-3092;


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