SOUL Charter School is PERMANENTLY Closed.

Michal Koenig

Board President

Sr. Director Product Development (Retired)


Michal Koenig is internationally recognized as an IoT subject matter expert in water, transportation, energy, lighting and building automation. With more than 30 years of wireless, communications and technology experience, Michal has developed and expertly applied operations, engineering, and R&D solutions.


He recently completed his tenure at Qualcomm serving a Sr. Director of product management for their Corporate Engineering group. In his tenure at Qualcomm, he initiated several strategic initiatives for the wireless industry including the 2011 co-founding of Qualcomm’s Smart Cities/Industrial IoT business unit. Michal pioneered the Smart Cities product and engineering disciplines and represented several industry policy, regulatory and technology working groups.

Michal also served as the technology officer for Qualcomm’s Corporate Social Responsibility group, Wireless Reach.  In this capacity, Michal guided technologies in the CSR verticals of personal security, entrepreneurialism and education.

He currently consults into Jacobs Engineering, serving as a telecommunications and Smart Systems subject matter expert.


Michal earned his BSEE from California State University, San Diego, and his Master’s in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. He has been granted eight patents and has several patents pending in multiple wireless solution areas. He has travelled the world, he speaks German and especially loves Encinitas, California, where he lives with his wife and son.

Phil Black

Board Treasurer

Founder and President

Inner Radiance Advisors

Phil Black brings over 20 years’ experience in leadership training, coaching and personal development to his clients. In addition, Phil is an expert in establishing alliances and partnerships with small and medium-sized businesses who are dedicated to achieving outstanding levels of success. Driven by his life purpose to help coach others and himself into living extraordinary lives. 

As a trainer, coach and Strategic Breakthrough Expert with one of the largest personal transformation companies in the world, Phil drives his client’s visions consciously from his personal core values. Phil trained over 6000 individuals and Fortune 1000 management teams such as, but not limited to: Intel, Unisys, Sprint, Tony Robbins Companies, Qualcomm, AT &T, Dow Jones, Casitas De San Jose, Wells Fargo, Cushman Realty, and Red Mountain Retail Group. He is described by his clients as caring, dynamic, insightful, professional, passionate and results driven. One of his clients said, “Phil is a true expert in his field. He is able to get people he’s training to open up and take a magnifying glass to their own psyche.”

Kimberly Corallo

Board Secretary

Kimberly Corallo brings forth broad knowledge and expertise in communication, management, execution, legal matters, and governance from over 20 years in the private sector, working closely alongside C-suite leadership, counsel, and governing bodies in both VC and private wealth management worldwide. In addition, she pulls extensive insight from her background accomplishments as an event planner with the world’s largest financial services provider.


A parent of three children, Kimberly has always had a passion for newly evolved education and that is what ultimately brought her to SOUL. Kimberly has practiced yoga since the age of 5, and became a 200HR certified instructor in 2011;  additionally, she is a certified Advanced Level Reiki practitioner of the Usui lineage. She spends her free time with family and in nature as much as possible.

Monet Diamante