Yesenia Sanchez, Principal

Yesenia has over 15 years of experience working with artists and arts organizations in many capacities. She has been an interim director, finance manager, administrative and program director, and executive coach and consultant. She is a finance trainer and coach for the Center for Cultural Innovation and is a featured author in the Business of Art© book, authoring the chapter on financial literacy for artists. Previously, she ran one of the largest artist incubation programs in the country at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. She is a founding member of C2Arts – Consultants and Coaches for the Arts (, a community of practice. She received her coaching training in 2009 through the Coaching & Philanthropy Project’ Coach Training Pilot Program, where she and 40 other national non-profit leaders were awarded the opportunity to receive coaching training  and to be a part of a year long cohort exploring the value of the coaching model in non-profit environments and in under-served communities. Yesenia specializes in business and finance coaching for individual artists, in addition to financial management, fundraising and development, facilitation, executive coaching and team building for arts organizations.   


Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo, Organizational & Leadership Consultant

Vanessa Camarena-Arredondo is a non­profit consultant & leadership coach who works closely with groups and individuals to design processes that fit the needs, interest, and goals of each client. Her clients have included SF Bay Area Emerging Arts Professionals, San Francisco Foundation, Galería de la Raza, among others. She believes that an individual & group’s most satisfying experiences are grounded in a deep understanding of their values and include support, inspiration, and accountability in order to arrive at their desired outcomes, both professionally and personally.


Christopher Sadler, Finance & Operations Manager

Chris supports Soleil Coaching & Consulting finance & operations. He graduated with a degree in Economics and  provides nonprofit finance services and arts bookkeeping.