Meet Our Core Team 

Alan Cooney

Founder

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Alan’s core values are growth, connection, and learning.  His 16 years of deep personal growth work combine with his mastery of science and technology to yield a unique aptitude for creating scientifically sound, reliable processes for personal expansion.  As a highly respected mentor and coach, Alan has helped hundreds of individuals to break free from their limiting beliefs and self-imposed restrictions. He holds an honors degree in engineering, and left a senior position at Apple to pursue his true calling by forming Truyu – his new work and love.

Kirby Joy 

Founder 

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Kirby’s core values are love and connection. A highly competent and compassionate professional, Kirby has founded two companies and directed multiple nonprofit agencies, each with a mission to heal and empower people of diverse ages, backgrounds and abilities.  Kirby holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Life Coach.  She has practiced family therapy, individual counseling, and personal coaching for 23 years.

Working with Truyu has been the single most important personal growth work I have done in my life. I’m still in shock by how much I’ve changed.
— Samantha

Kate Gillispie 

Marketing Director & Truyu Guide

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Kate’s core values are connection, learning, and beauty. Her passion for deep listening and authentic communication has been life-long. She uses her innate empathy and insight to empower countless people. Kate’s zeal for Truyu stems from its revolutionary processes and the profound life transformations she is privileged to witness in her clients. Kate holds a BA in Psychology and is earning a Masters in Counseling Psychology.

I really appreciate the illumination I’ve gotten. I see clearly the things that were blocking me. I feel so much more at peace.
— Anna