Our Team

Zia Maria, Founder, CEO

Zia was one of the first individuals in the state of California over 30 years ago to provide business and management coaching to people who are dedicated to achieving unprecedented results.  With her background as a professional athlete and coach she has dedicated her life to blending the two worlds of health and business.  She has become an expert in the Alternative Healthcare profession and is committed to   providing doctors with the necessary business tools and strategies to operate thriving practices.  She has been instrumental in utilizing her prior experience with fortune 500 companies and bringing it into the small business arena providing the leadership and substance needed for many start up clinics and businesses.

An entrepreneur by nature, Zia directed several non-profit organizations and established three successful businesses, including a company dedicated to enhanced work/life balance, before founding Breakthrough Coaching, Inc. Her skill in leading organizations through difficult change is manifested by her ability to foster relationships with her clients that promote trust, empowerment, and teamwork. She is an accomplished public speaker and facilitator who has inspired and trained thousands of business leaders throughout the country.

Zia currently resides in San Rafael, CA and Denver CO, and her daughter Jessica is in her third year at Oregon University.


Anne Lague Zorich, Lead Consultant

Lead Consultant, Breakthrough Coaching brings a passion for working with Alternative healthcare practioners which arose from her experience as a founder of a chiropractic clinic with her husband. The clinic began as a family based practice with 3 employees and grew to a large thriving practice with 16 employees grossing $2 million a year. Anne brings her clients the lessons she learned in 18 years of growing a practice, and now coaches to help others create clinics with strong foundations in business and exceptional customer service.

Anne has learned that a growing, thriving business is built on the continued commitment to building leadership and communication skills within each business owner.  Anne’s work has a dynamic impact on removing barriers that are impeding the business performance by focusing on the foundational aspects first.  This approach creates a clarity for individuals to move forward powerfully in reaching goals that they have set for themselves and their businesses.


Shar Gracelyn, Consultant

Shar BTC Website CropShar started her career in commercial real estate, land development, and syndication in Tucson, Arizona, working with the Howard Hughes estate holdings.  She moved to California to work for a land syndication company in property acquisition.  Through many years of working with high-level business executives, Shar developed a deep understanding of the critical success factors in generating wealth.

The focus of her life then turned inward and, after years of intense training, Shar is now the Director of Program Development for an international, nonprofit, meditation center.  She leads transformational seminars and workshops around the world.   As a result of her training, experience, and personal development, Shar has the keen ability to help people identify and realize their deepest personal goals and achieve profound breakthroughs in their lives.

In her coaching, Shar works with businesses to build strong, successful teamwork through sound communication, motivation, and inspiration, while holding firmly to the underlying belief that the whole is only as strong as each individual part.  She works with each business professional to not only set goals and a structure for success in the workplace but also to establish a depth of awareness of purpose leading to a sound balance between work and personal life.

Shar has two sons in their mid 20’s who live and work in Boulder, Colorado at a very successful company owned by her eldest son Jeffrey.  As a mother Shar raised her sons to follow their dreams and live as individuals outside of the box.

Shar currently lives in Denver, Colorado where she has joined Breakthrough Coaching Inc., as well as continuing to lead transformational seminars and workshops.

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