Hi, I'm Betty Lochner

Owner of Cornerstone Coaching & Training LLC

This is my Story

Back before Zoom calls were all the rage and I worked as an executive director in the public sector, I founded Cornerstone Coaching & Training LLC. I was training my own staff and being asked to train others and decided I wanted to share my executive leadership and coaching experience to help make a difference. It's my passion and my calling!

Despite today’s demands, I help individuals (like you) create and sustain positive work relationships and contribute toward a positive work culture that boosts morale and increases productivity.  

I specialize as a workplace communication and career coach, HR and small business consultant and trainer.

My professional work background includes 32 years as a public servant in widely diverse workgroups:

  • Director of Washington State 529 Plans and Chair of the national College Savings Plan Network
  • Client Services Manager at the Public Works Board
  • Washington State Emergency Manager - Training and Public Information Officer
  • Career Counselor at The Evergreen State College

I hold a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement and I’m focused on how you can better lead and communicate with confidence, clarity, and gratitude.

I'm an author and expert in corporate and government communication, human resources (I am a nationally certified SPHR), am a certified Performance Coach, hold a Master of Education in Counseling, and Personnel Administration, and am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

My goal is to inspire confidence and empower individuals and teams to learn how to bring out the best in each other - and to become more skilled and confident communicators and business leaders. 

I’ll help you develop practical communication skills to power your performance in your role as an employee, team member. supervisor, and executive leader.

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Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary

HR Systems Set-Up

I worked with Betty on HR issues for our 100% volunteer non-profit organization. I needed a lot of help setting up systems and Betty walked me through every step.  She also helped me brainstorm marketing ideas to attract and keep volunteers and worked with me to help establish and refine systems to make my work more manageable. 

We developed employee manuals, job descriptions and she individually coached two of my volunteers to be better communicators in their jobs.  She has been a cheerleader, coach and inspiration as I work to grow our organization with few resources. 

~ Kelly Lapham, Executive Director


Pierce College

Workplace Communication Skills Applied at Home

After the Mastering Workplace Conversation workshop I had an opportunity to use the tip of how to diffuse a disagreement between myself and my husband.   We were discussing politics and religion with family members (I know this was not a great idea); but we (my husband and I) did not agree and I could sense it escalating into a disagreement.  Then I remembered a practical part of the workshop and put it to practice.  I stated while extending my left hand out that I understood his position but however (extending my right hand out) I am standing by my ideas and thoughts.  I had to repeat this two more times … but it worked and there was no argument over our “opinions”.

I found the workshop to give both theory and practical applications that would be ideal in any communication situation.  This was enlightening even for someone who has been in the workforce for over 20 years.  Thank you!

 ~ Elizabeth Danner, Military Program