Meet the Partners of the IFC

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Marti Murphy
EFT Professional and Author
Executive Business Partner
JAMP© Transformational Coach
IFC Team

Marti Murphy is an Emotional Fitness Coach, Certified EFT Practitioner, and Psychosomatics Practitioner (Body/Mind Connection).

Marti has been a life-long spiritual junkie, but nothing worked until she identified her forbidden emotions.

She was exhausting herself “trying” to think positive, under highly stressful financial circumstances, and it wasn’t working. When she gave up “trying” to change, she accessed her forbidden emotions. Forbidden emotions that were attached to her most negative thoughts.

As she gave these emotions full expression, she felt better without “trying” to think positive, and her life changed for the better.

She now specializes in helping her clients resolve conflicts in their personal and business lives, opening their eyes to their forbidden emotions. This helps allow guidance and direction to come through, creating inspired action. As this happens, life unfolds with more grace and ease.

George Kurian

George Kurian is a filmmaker (Production / Direction / Camera / Writing), photojournalist, and writer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has worked in India, Afghanistan, Syria, Nepal, UK, Spain, Norway, Kenya, Turkey, and other parts of Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Kurian's film work has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, Channel 4, Canal +, ZDF, Arte, TV2 (Norway), and Doordarshan. He has had photographs published in The Daily Beast, The Sunday Times, Maclean's/Rogers, Aftenposten (Norway), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), The Australian, Lancet, IRIN, and through AFP. Mr. Kurian has also worked on a range of TV documentaries, from current affairs and history, to human interest and wild life in Asia and Europe. These documentaries have been broadcast on international networks like BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, Arts, ZDF, and Canal+.

Photojournalist & Filmmaker
Executive Business Partner

Lance Allred
Motivational Speaker
TEDx Star
IFC Team

Lance Allred, with his 5 Principles of Perseverance, is the first deaf player in NBA History and an expert on Leadership, Perseverance and Grit.

Legally deaf, at 80% hearing loss, from RH complications at birth, Lance was born and raised in a polygamist commune in rural Montana before his family left at the age of 13. Unable to play basketball with his hearing aids in and standing at 6'11, Lance is more than a basketball player as he didn't begin playing until he was in 8th grade as a way of adjusting to his new life outside of his childhood upbringing. 

As an international Inspirational Speaker, Lance’s story of being an underdog is for anyone who has ever felt a dream was just out of reach, as he travels the world sharing his “5 Principles of Perseverance” and journey of becoming the first deaf player in NBA history… at the age of 27, which took him seven years longer than the average NBA rookie.

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Dr. Adrian Thompson

Dr. Adrian Thompson is currently a staff psychologist at the Washington State Department of Corrections. He has a passion for both clinical interventions and innovative research. He has specialized in the research and treatment of trauma in specialized populations. Dr. Thompson has experience working with adjudicated youth, physically abused and sexually abused children, and many other vulnerable populations. As the co-founder of a minority mentoring program, he has mentored several African American men ranging from middle school to medical school. Dr. Thompson believes in the strength of the narratives that we tell ourselves, adaptive and maladaptive, and how systematic and environmental interventions can help individuals and groups thrive.


Executive Business Partner

Allan Guggenbühl, Ph.D.

Dr. Allan Guggenbühl completed his studies in psychology and education in Zurich. He was seminary teacher for psychology and education in the Kindergarten and Horteminar of the Canton of Zurich, as well as serving as head of the psychotherapy groups for children and adolescents in the educational counseling of the canton of Bern. Today he heads the Institute for Conflict Management and Mythodrama in Zurich and Bern ( Additionally, he is a professor at the College of Education of the Canton of Zurich. Guggenbühl has published numerous publications on violence and aggression among children as well as male identities, including "Klei­ne Ma­chos in der Kri­se," "An­lei­tung zum Mob­bing," and "Pu­ber­tät echt ät­zend."

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Executive Business Partner

Dr. Karen Appel
Executive Business Partner
JAMP© Transformational Coach
IFC Team

Karen is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University. Before seeking a career in natural medicine, Karen served 14 years in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) including earning her BS in Electrical Engineering at the USCG Academy. Also while serving as an officer, she earned her MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She completed her military career as a Certified Public Accountant and Budget Officer for USCG operations in the Pacific Northwest.

Passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health, Karen also worked as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and nutrition counselor for her neighborhood gym. She has competed in local weightlifting events, practices yoga, and is a strong believer in the power of meditation. To recharge, Karen loves traveling to tropical destinations to soak up the sun and scuba dive. During shorter breaks, you can find her day hiking, cooking delicious meals, and playing with three rambunctious cats.