About the Guides 


Maryliz Smith

Maryliz Smith is an international performance artist and guide for people facing important thresholds. She is co-founder of the Callanish Society, an organization that supports people living with cancer. She has an extraordinary ability to use sounds she creates on the piano in the moment, to guide and accompany individuals and organizations through pivotal transitions.



Mitch Saunders is a pioneer in the areas of leadership, innovation and organization change. He is the founder of SGRPartners, and creator of The CEO Studio, a program sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank for early stage entrepreneurs. He helps people reinvent themselves and the ways they create value when it's time for a change.

When you face an impasse, or when your situation is complex and unstable, then our coaching expertise will help you adapt to new realities.
— Maryliz & Mitch


"Mitch Saunders and Maryliz Smith have created innovative processes that invite us to take a deeper dive than we're accustomed. They supported me to locate the place where I freeze or flee and allow my body's wisdom to inform me of a more satisfying way that is already moving within me, ready to emerge. Their tools are many and varied, spanning the range of cognitive, somatic, emotional, and musical. Their multiple skills blended beautifully for an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend their work!”   

Marcia R.