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[dropdown_box expand_text=’ Marney Reid – Founder‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
My name is Marney Reid and I’m from San Diego, California. I’m a Principal Account Manager for a global industry leader in medical devices. My mission is to help successful individuals achieve personal and career success by identifying and utilizing their authentic value proposition.
I’m the Founder of SOTGC, and MyGoldenHandcuffs (MGH) which is a website exclusively focused on how to advance your cjiareer. Why did I create SOTGC? I wanted to create a global forum of support where we do NOT focus on the negatives. SOTGC is place where women can come together and share inspiring stories and lessons learned, and through this help other women realize that there IS no Glass Ceiling when we decide not to allow it to be a personal barrier. I graduated with a Business-Economics degree from UCSB, finishing my senior year at L’Universite De Toulouse in Toulouse, France.
Please interact with myself and my amazing contributing authors as this is a forum for sharing ideas, creativity, and helping each other rise through personal growth and support. Thank you for visiting our site and keep inspiring others!
[dropdown_box expand_text=’ Laurie Itkin ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Laurie Itkin is Founder of The Options Lady and a licensed investment advisor. Her passion is educating and empowering women of all ages to take control of their money, overcome their fears of the stock market, and grow the money they work so hard to earn. She offers one-on-one coaching, group seminars, and full service money management for those without the time to manage their own investments. Laurie specializes in teaching conservative stock and options trading strategies. She is co-author ofEmpower: Women’s Stories of Breakthrough, Discovery and Triumph. Laurie received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys playing squash and practicing yoga and lives in San Diego with her husband and stepdaughter.
Laurie can be reached at:firstname.lastname@example.org
[dropdown_box expand_text=’ Christie Lees ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Christie’s career began in the field of Nursing, after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a deep passion for helping individuals heal, she began to sense that there was much more to health and wellbeing than what was being practiced in the traditional medical settings. This led her to the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, where she served as Center Director and Perfect Health Program Director, where key roles included wellness program management/development, wellness coaching, health education, and speaking. She is a Chopra Center certified Vedic Master, specialized in teaching Ayurveda, meditation, and yoga.
In between travelling, seeking “foodie experiences”, and enjoying her friends and family, she is currently working on launching Modern Wellbeing™, a coaching and consulting company devoted to encouraging the wellbeing of people everywhere and inspiring a more benevolent world.
[dropdown_box expand_text=’ Cobi Collins ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Your Mary Kay Lady for life! Cobi is a professional skin care consultant and makeup artist with 21 years’ experience as part of the Mary Kay global sales force. She has been trained by the best makeup artists and skin care developers in the world. These practical skills women value and put to use every single day are the most effective vehicle for her to carry out her true mission to enrich women’s lives: Helping women become priority focused, financially stable and emotionally healthy, to wage war on mediocrity in their own spheres of influence and positively affect the next generation to achieve their best life.
Cobi started her career, much like the rest of us, in corporate America. Slaving away for hours and getting little recognition and compensation that she deserved. She grew increasingly tired of the corporate grind with little reward according to her priorities, the light bulb came on and she realized Mary Kay is a Fortune 100 company whose business model is taught in Ivy League business programs at Harvard and Yale, offered the best training and support of any direct sales business on the market, provided for important flexibility to pursue her ministry leadership in conjunction with her “day job” and offered an unlimited (no glass ceiling) opportunity to earn what her skills are worth. So, that’s where her focus turned. It was time to move on to her next season of life, away from limiting territories and into the realm of risk taking business owners. Her new journey has just begun.
We hope you will join us over in Lip-gloss Diaries as Cobi shares the hottest tips and trends to keep you looking and feeling your best for whatever challenge or exciting event is coming your way and as she shares her personal journey of cultivating her more feminine side to be the most successful in her business endeavor, serve women well and be transparent in her progress. There a million ways to beautiful, come find yours.
[dropdown_box expand_text=’ Lindsey Smith ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
When people say, ‘if you want something done well, give it to a busy person,’ they might be talking about commercial real estate agent and broker Lindsey Smith. Her go-getter attitude has gained the attention of movers and shakers in business and charitable sectors, and they always seem to want Lindsey on their teams.
In November 2011, just in time for her 30th birthday, Lindsey founded San Diego Office Properties. Lindsey’s approach to business has been the foundation for her significant success at such a young age: “It’s more than the business; it’s the people behind it.” She takes the time to treat each client as a partner, finding an office and lease that match their strategy, culture and budget, ensuring a perfect fit. Lindsey spends as much time on building relationships as she does on negotiations.
Lindsey’s background has positioned her well for starting a new company. For eight years she worked at international commercial real estate giants CB Richard Ellis and Cassidy Turley. Her tenure at Cassidy Turley was in that company’s commercial office division working as a leasing agent and a key member of the local team
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[dropdown_box expand_text=’Natascha Thomson ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Natascha Thomson is the Owner & Founder of MarketingXLerator, a B2B Social Media Marketing Consultancy and the co-author of the book 42 Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing. She has over 15 years experience in B2B marketing, working at international startups and large corporations, including SAP, EMC, Documentum, Bay Networks, and HP. Natascha’s education includes an Executive MBA from St. Mary’s College, California, and a Master of Commerce and Arts from the University of Passau, Germany. B2B Social Media Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter | SlideShare _| Google+ | Email
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Heather Boggini ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Heather Boggini is co-founder and COO of PSDNetwork, LLC. Heather enables self motivated women to realize their next big thing – including career advancement, entrepreneurship or returning to work after a long hiatus. She believes self driven women want much more than inspiration – they want access to relatable information and access to valuable networks. PSDNetwork, LLC provides that concrete information and networking through its robust and differentiated content. Heather blogs at PSDNetwork and WorkingMother.com. Read Heather’s full bio here and Connect with Heather on Twitter at @hsboggini.[/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Beverly Davis ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Beverly is President & CEO of Davis Financial Services, LLC. Launched in 2010, my mission is to provide Big business financial services to small businesses. My company focuses on assisting business owners and professionals with organizing their finances and is known for our custom packaged services. Whether the client is local or long distance, I go above and beyond for each one. I have 12 years of corporate banking experience and I bring that same professionalism and attention to detail to every project I take on. As an entrepreneur, I take great pride in the quality of service and high standards I demand of myself. Beverly’s previous experience spans a variety of corporate banking divisions and roles. She has worked at Bank of America in Asset & Wealth, JP Morgan Chase in Investment Banking and CitiBank in the Global Loans Division. Beverly graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Wilmington University in Delaware. She is a single mother of an 8 year old son who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. She is a Board Member of The Academy of Dover Charter School, and a volunteer for the Delaware Money Management Program. Follow Beverly on Twitter [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Casey Gibson ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Casey is a coach, consultant, facilitator, writer, speaker and leadership revolutionist. She is passionate about helping smart, ambitious, high-achieving women thrive both professionally and personally. Casey has over ten years of experience in organizational, leadership, and career development. She is a Senior Learning and Development Specialist for Medtronic Surgical Technologies division where she leads the internal coaching and assessment programs. She also serves as the Vice President of Public Relations for the ASTD Northeast Florida chapter<http://www.astdnefl.org/> and has a private executive coaching practice. Casey has a master’s degree in Human Resource Development and is a certified professional coach. She is certified in emotional intelligence and positive psychology. Casey is currently continuing her executive coach training through the UT Dallas school of management. To learn more about Casey, check out her website and blog<http://caseyagibson.com/ [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Kristina Moore ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Kristina Moore is a style expert focusing on visual presentation as a dynamic professional tool. She is the founder and editor of Corporate Fashionista which is a fashion blog dedicated to the working woman. She began her career in accounting and finance working in a variety of industries from the casual high tech arena to the more formal environments of banking and legal. Kristina even spent time as a headhunter where she came face to face with how truly powerful professional presentation could be. Ultimately, she realized her true calling was in the field of fashion as it relates to women and business. Specifically, how our attire empowers us and, at the same time, communicates our confidence and competence in the marketplace. That’s when she became a personal stylist for this dynamic group with a specialty in new media. When she’s am not immersed in all things fashion, working with clients, speaking to groups, blogging at Forbes and contributing to other publications, or running Corporate Fashionista, you will find her spending time with family, friends, and engaging in other creative outlets…photography, event planning, painting, crafting, Pilates, travel and more. Corporate Fashionista | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Pinterest [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Kara Ronin ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. Drawing from 10 years of living an international life, she offers professional women (and professional men) a wealth of practical advice and inspirational tips to move them toward an international mindset and an amazing corporate career. Kara started her international journey in Japan when she was 19. She loved being immersed in Japanese language and culture so much she ended up living there for five! In between, she spent time back in her home country, Australia, and had an unforgettable experience living in New York. Now she is based in France living just a couple of hours from the French Alps and Geneva. Kara’s career ambitions pushed her to land a business role in a Japanese trading house. After advancing her studies, she went on to work for one of the Big 4 in Tokyo as an international tax consultant. Her international experience and passion for etiquette in the modern world led her to create Executive Impressions where she offers corporate and university etiquette programs for groups, and virtual etiquette coaching programmes for ambitious professionals. Kara runs the Executive Impressions Blog and is a regular guest author for other blogs and publications including Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling. Executive Impressions Website | Twitter | Facebook | Email [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Liz Anthony ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Mariposa Communications President & Founder Liz got her start in the corporate public relations department of a major American fashion brand, where she oversaw regional press and events. In time, Liz segued into the fast-paced agency world, moving to a boutique firm specializing in fashion accessories. In early 2009, with her passion, talent and eye for irresistibly chic and stylish designs, Liz set out on her own. She founded Mariposa Communications to provide unparalleled PR services to a selection of designers, whether established or on the rise. Liz currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog Mackie. Mariposa Communications | Email | Instagram [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Ryan Green ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Ryan Green is a business woman, writer, and inspirational leader who has enjoyed a successful career in the surgical device industry for over seven years. She currently works for Medtronic Neuromodulation, a global industry leader in medical device. She is passionate about women’s development and female leadership initiatives. Her goal is to inspire both women and men to understand the benefit of a diverse and gender balanced workplace. Ryan serves on the Medtronic ASPIRE (women’s employee resource group) development committee, and writes the “Incite” weekly E-Newsletter. In her spare time, Ryan is a mentor and career coach. She is a self proclaimed health nut and half marathon runner. Ryan resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband Alex and dog Evelyn Jo. Twitter [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Connie Pheiff ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, Connie Pheiff. She is a former Director at the United States Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Girl Scouts. Connie brings style and substance to any event. She shares her powerful tools helping experts worldwide engage and achieve more. She is an achievement and attitude adjuster.
Connie Pheiff has achieved remarkable heights in her professional career, having come from humble beginnings and learning as an adult of her adoption.
Connie Pheiff uses her public platform to pursue her mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above and connect with themselves. Maximize their God given talents and understand that achievement and attitude will propel their action into their intention. Many know her as the Queen of the Ask working with organizations and individuals to align personality with purpose.
No matter the venue, from her radio show to corporate audiences, Connie Pheiff delivers with her high-energy, high-impact; tell it like it is real world stories.
Connie Pheiff is the author of several international best-selling books including The Art of the Ask … get into your fundraising groove; The Art of the Ask … a collection of letters and telephone scripts; and Marketing Masters: ready, set, GROW your market, which was endorsed by Dan Miller.
Connie Pheiff holds a Master of Public Administration, Bachelor Organizational Innovation, Master Certified Coach, Certified DISC Instructor, and Certified Workshop Facilitator.
Connie Pheiff is a member of National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International; and volunteers her time with Dress for Success and Rising Stars ~ horse therapy with children with disabilities.
Need help with your achievements and need a little attitude adjustment? Call Connie to learn more at 570.906.4395 or email at email@example.com.
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Lara Wyss ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Lara calls herself a PR gal interested in personal branding and storytelling. She has spent many years honing her craft at companies like eBay Inc., Starbucks and Unilever, as well as Global PR agencies. She started her career in New York City working for the Cohn & Wolfe public relations agency with Hasbro and Colgate as her first clients. Her personal mission is help the PR industry evolve in a rapidly changing media landscape and a truly global world. Additionally, she enjoys mentoring women in the field and helping them with career development by approaching it from a brand management perspective. Lara and her family currently live in Silicon Valley but she has also called Seattle, New York, and Columbus, Oh home. In addition to PR, Lara is a self-proclaimed news junkie and foodie. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, Pilates, cooking, and of course, spending time with her family. Twitter | Tumblr | Pintrest | LinkedIn [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Maria Psihogios ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
My name is Maria Psihogios and I am currently in my third year of Medical School at the University of Ottawa, Canada. I recently started my clinical placements and am enjoying the journey to the fullest; working with patients has taught me lessons far beyond those of pathology and physiology. I’ve gained invaluable insight into the therapeutic relationship between patient and doctor, about the psychosocial determinants of health and the practice of medicine as not only a science but also an art. Both passionate about medicine and working with youth and children, my aspiration is to fuse both these areas of interest together and become a pediatrician “when I grow up”. I am an advocate for empowering others to lead healthy lives in a holistic manner that allows them to enjoy the utmost wellbeing and self-fulfillment. I recently started my own blog, Positively Profession-elle, in order to put my love for creative writing to good use by sharing my own perspective and experiences when it comes to finding balance between work and life. Essentially a blog dedicated to all young women who are on the great journey of achieving their dreams in life, who are infinitesimally passionate about something in life that drives them to make a difference in our world, who are willing to go the extra mile to reach their full potential. Over the years I have involved myself with research in mental health as well as immersed myself in work pertaining to health prevention and promotion for both the young and young at heart. I also greatly enjoy travelling, the study of languages and experiencing new cultures through music, dance and cuisine; I’ve thus taken on a number of leadership roles in the setting of cultural associations and most recently engaged in a medical placement and cultural immersion program in Greece. I feel blessed for the support of my friends and family and consider enjoying a coffee with friends in a cozy coffee shop as one of my favorite activities. I strongly believe that with a bit of creativity, a tad of inspiration, a classy set of pearls and an occasional, perfectly-made café mocha, anything is possible! Website | Facebook
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Dorothy Montgomery ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
With 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, Dorothy has become a talent expert in the fields of personal and professional growth, employee engagement, team and change leadership. She is a Career Coach and Founder of Find Your Aim, a company dedicated to those who seek career momentum while finding their true potential. Dorothy is the host of the popular radio program Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Going Beyond Expectations interviewing career experts and leaders who share their life changing success stories. Mission Statement: Helping career-minded women find their inherent power. Facebook | Twitter | Website [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Carrie Caruthers ‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Carrie Caruthers – I am mother of three adventurous, curious and amazing children. My husband, of 18 ½ years and I, were quickly educated on parental multi-tasking when our twin sons were born 8 weeks premature. The doctor told us they were healthy and just was just simply ready to start their lives. Now, 11 years later they have not stopped. We were further blessed in April 2007 when we traveled to China to bring our beautiful 6-month daughter home to complete our family. Our children keep us busy with all their academic, church and sports activities. My second full time job is at American Century Investments as the Business Manager for Priority Investors. This year I will celebrate 15 years with this amazing company. In my spare time I serve as Chairperson on the Advisory Board for Bright Futures Harrisonville and serve as Secretary for Bright Futures USA Board of Directors. Our mission is to help bring communities together to serve the needs of children throughout their adolescence years and to help them grow to their fullest potential. Our goal is to provide a framework that will connect businesses, human services agencies, faith-based organizations and parents in a partnership with the schools. This allows school administrators and educators to leverage the synergy of these groups when a child need is identified and to have it filled within 24 hours. We have expanded to 5 states and have over 20 community affiliates with several more communities, in several states, looking to become an affiliate. As a child of poverty and abuse, I have first-hand experience of what it is like to go without shoes, coats, hats, gloves, food or other basic needs that can overshadow a child’s ability to fully function at school. I remember how difficult it was to fit in because I wore dirty close, or sitting through class counting the minutes to lunch to have my one meal of the day. Many times I wanted just one person to notice me and rescue me. Because of my past, I aspire to be the voice of children who have been silenced by abuse; to give hope for our future generations and help them reach their greatest potential. Twitter
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Ellina Cho‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
My interests range from fashion and beauty to food, social media, and entrepreneurship. My goal is to become a “Jack of all Trades.” I love challenges and making meaningful differences with the companies that I work with and the people that I encounter. Although most women have a “passion for fashion”, I see it more than just cute clothes, shoes, and bags. I find joy and excitement from the details, the construction, and design of couture wear and the practicality and accessibility of ready-to-wear. My major influences in fashion have come from my mother and my grandmother who have both worked in the styling and fashion industries. In the future I would like to gain experience in ecommerce, marketing, and buying and planning within the fashion industry. I also plan on going back to school in order to pursue obtaining my MBA. For now I am enjoying my last semester in college and am on the hunt for jobs in San Diego and the perfect puppy (preferably a corgi!) to keep me company while I start on my journey to real adult life! Ellina is a Senior at the University of Maryland with a desire to work in the retail and public relations industry. She has a strong interest in fashion and has worked with brands such as Donna Karan, Nissa Jewelry, Water Vixen Swim and more. Website | Pinterest | Twitter [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Patricia Dwyer‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Patricia Dwyer is the founder, owner, and sole employee of Digital Chaos Control. Patricia started her digital organizing business after over 20 years working in the high-tech world. She’s worked in computers (Apollo Computer, Apple Computer), networking (Auspex Systems, CoSine Communications), storage (SanDisk), and cloud (Egnyte). She transitioned in 2004 from designing computer systems to managing technical communications and cross-company projects after she realized that her communication and managements skills were a cut above other engineers. She is now applying those skills to running her own business. After doing some consulting in Technical Marketing and meeting several entrepreneurs in the field of professional organizing, she realized that there was a real need for people to get their computer and mobile systems in order in order to free up their time for their work and families. This is ideal work for her to do as it utilizes her technical and her planning skills. Patricia’s mission is to enable women to feel empowered, rather than overwhelmed, with their technology. There’s nothing that Patricia hates more than to hear an intelligent, capable woman express the feeling that she’s “dumb” when it comes to technology. After a few working sessions with Patricia, her clients tend to feel much more relaxed and comfortable with their technology as well as experiencing a world of improvement in productivity. Patricia has a creative side as well. She enjoys blogging and is experimenting with young adult/middle school fiction. Patricia lives in San Carlos, CA with her husband, son, two cats, and a dog. Website | Facebook [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Julie Barnes‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Julie Barnes is a business storyteller, social media maven and media influencer. She helps discover and tell the stories of entrepreneurs and small businesses that connect with clients, leaving a lasting impression. Julie says, “It’s your story that sticks with your potential clients and customers, but only if you share it.”
She is a certified coach, writer, entrepreneur and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post.
Her book, Born For This! The Journey to Success in Life, Love and Business, a collaborative project will be out in late 2014.
Julie lives in beautiful Northern California with her husband of 26 years, Ron, and two crazy cats, Sammy and Petey. Julie loves driving with the sunroof open while jamming to rock ‘n’ roll, dancing to 70’s disco music, and wandering the aisles of Barnes and Noble.
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Michelle Powell‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Michelle Powell is founder and CEO of Professional Manner, a training and development firm in Washington, D.C. focused on improving business etiquette, customer service, personal branding and other soft skills for business success. She is a professional speaker, trainer and business columnist. Michelle is passionate about civility in the workplace and believes that a better society begins by teaching our children manners, selfless giving and strong ethics. Website | Facebook | Twitter |Pinterest [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Sarah Evans‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Sarah Evans is the Founder of Well Aware, which is a non-profit organization that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. While she claims to be “no expert on career change”, she wants to offer her own experience. Through her journey she has learned that there is no greater reward in life than doing something meaningful to help someone else, regardless of how you may be judged, and despite the obstacles you may face (without being unhealthy or hurting others, of course). She thinks this can be done on many levels. Some people choose to be terrific moms, some lead food drives for the homeless on the weekends. Some take care of our elderly family members or friends, and some lead organizations to raise awareness for important causes. Both loud and quite philanthropy are important, and she believes we’re all hard-wired as human beings to want to help others. Sarah has worked with so many people who had a void in their lives and have successfully filled it with charity or generosity that she wants to continue to share her experience and help others who want to do the same. You can learn more about Sarah by following her at: website | Facebook | Twitter [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Sandra Shum‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Sandra Shum is a certified health and lifestyle coach. She founded Synchronicity in the beginning of 2013 with the vision of creating a health and wellness destination dedicated to the cultivation of joy through self-care. Sandra has had her share of health challenges. She was born with chronic tonsil inflammation and was diagnosed with thyroid and adrenal imbalances soon after her first pregnancy. Given her health condition, she felt inspired to take charge of her own health. She is constantly reading and doing research to customize her food choices and lifestyle to keep balanced with the focus of being present in every moment with optimal energy and joy. In the past 10 years since she started her journey into holistic wellness, she has gone to India twice for detox and rejuvenation. Since completing her training as a health and lifestyle coach, she has continued with her studies in the graduate counseling program at the world-renowned Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She earned her BA in economics from UCLA and built a career in financial planning and analysis in Silicon Valley. She has two beautiful children, which have been her greatest teachers. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, catching up on health and wellness readings, and experimenting with different skin care and body care formulations. Twitter | Website | Facebook [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Mary Beth Storjohann‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP® is shaking up the traditional views of financial planning by making it fun, affordable and accessible. She leverages technology to work with individuals and couples in their 20s and 30s across the country to help them plan for and navigate through the financial questions and issues that arise during their post-quarter-life transitions. Mary Beth Storjohann is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and the Founder of Workable Wealth. She works as a writer, speaker, and financial coach to arm her clients with the necessary tools and resources needed to set them up for financial success. Mary Beth’s mission is to empower her peers to get on the right financial track by helping them to make smart, educated decisions with their money and gain confidence in their financial lives. Her writing and expertise has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, NBC 7 San Diego, Nasdaq.com, U.S. News & World Report, TheStreet.com, GoGirl Finance and more. Mary Beth has been named as one of San Diego’s 25 in their 20s and most recently as one of the city’s Young Influentials. You can e-mail Mary Beth at: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on twitter @marybstorj. Workable Wealth Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Email [/dropdown_box]
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Dana Malstaff‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Dana Malstaff is a consultant, writer, speaker, Mindful Communication Coach, and the founder of PerspectiveCubed. Dana has spent most of her career consulting with organizations in various industries nationwide to establish programs, tools, and resources that work to create a culture of wellness and improve the health of their employees. She began to realize that, while people had the right tools and resources, communication barriers were often holding them back from finding the change and happiness they were seeking. She created PerspectiveCubed to offer resources, coaching, and training in Mindful Communication with the idea that we can maximize our personal and professional relationships, and our success, when we approach each interaction with value. To join the Mindful Communication Revolution, get free resources, and check out our blog, go to www.perspectivecubed.com
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Gina Gomez‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Gina Gomez is a Certified Life and Business Coach and the Founder of What Moves You Coaching™. After building a successful career in corporate America as a Vice President of Sales for a major health care corporation, she used her results-oriented business philosophy and knack for developing relationships to help others achieve and exceed their professional and personal goals and live up to their true potential. She has coached talent and professionals in the entertainment industry, corporate executives, small-business owners, artists, teachers, high school and college students, parents, couples, and other life coaches.
To learn more about Gina or download her free workbook to help you discover your own purpose, check out www.ginagomez.com
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Tamara L. McMillan‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Inspirational and passionate, Tamara L. McMillan is the Chief Empowerment Officer at McMillan Empowerment Enterprise, which she affectionately calls MEE, a company energized by Creating and Supporting Platforms of Empowerment. Tamara is a Speaker, Educator and Coach, and her company holds annual conferences, facilitates empowerment workshops, teaches leadership classes, and has intimate and progressive conversations via its signature program: Cupcakes and Conversation. Last year MEE was afforded the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Burchfield Penney Art Center to hold three Cupcakes and Conversation events that received rave reviews. The last event titled: “How Mass Incarceration Imprisons our Communities” was standing room only! These rare events allowed our community to discuss our humanness and struggles using art as the tapestry.
Tamara is also the Associate Director of Leadership and an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo State. In her role she’s a mentor, coordinates the NIA Mentor Program, an enrichment program geared toward assisting minority students make a successful transition into the collegiate environment and advises student organizations. Tamara was instrumental in getting Buffalo State’s first student chapter of the NAACP on campus.
Known for her presence, Tamara was one of ten speakers for the inaugural TEDxBuffaloWomen conference held in downtown Buffalo in December 2012. After her captivating performance, she was invited by the committee to not only be a committee member, but was also asked to serve as Emcee for the 2nd annual TEDxBuffaloWomen held in December 2013. She also served as Emcee for the 6th Biennial Networking in Higher Education: Building Bridges for a Better Tomorrow Conference, where Dr. Pedro A. Noguera of New York University was keynote.
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Ali Rim‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Ali is a Florida State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Human Resource Management. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Fla., where she landed her first “Big Girl” job as a Learning and Development Specialist for the world’s largest medical device company. Experience in organizational development, compliance/quality, training, education, and instructional design has led Ali to her current role as a Human Resources Project Coordinator. She also serves as a head Co-Chair for a young professionals group that she helped establish.
“Be the change or sit back!” is Ali’s life mantra. She hopes to inspire others to not only find, but to also utilize, their strengths in order to shape what matters most to them. It is also people’s “Ah Hah!” moment that makes Ali passionate about training and educating others.
When she’s not coaching friends, mentoring students, or volunteering, you can find her traveling, cooking, cheering on her beloved football team, and just figuring out life in general!
[dropdown_box expand_text=’Liz Lawrence‘ show_more=”” show_less=”” start=”hide”]
Liz Lawrence, MA, LPC-S works as a multi-faceted counselor, coach, creative consultant, and speaker whose work includes environmental design and Christian psychology in both corporate and ministry arenas. She is currently the Director of Streams Counseling Center in Austin, Texas. She provides a counseling structure that includes spiritual practices, creative uses of media, physical health, intellectual growth, brain-healthy practices, and relational strength in all seasons of life.
Liz lives in Austin with her husband where they love to enjoy all the city offers and serve with local and global nonprofits. While Austin is their home-base, they enjoy connecting with friends globally.
A few random facts about her include: she was a child athlete (gymnastics and dance), started painting and writing creatively at an early age and hasn’t stopped, spent a few years acting in community theater, was trained as a broadcast journalist, enjoyed a first career as an environmental designer, grew up in a household speaking two languages while traveling between two cultures, and is a second generation American.
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Amy Lisewski is the Artistic Director of Finest City Improv. She is an improv performer, improv instructor, public speaker, and conducts corporate training workshops for businesses. The Finest City Theater opened in December of 2013 in North Park. We currently have over 70 students enrolled in classes, we have improv shows every Thursday through Sunday, and our corporate clients include GoPro, Kaiser, Seer Interactive, and The Komen Foundation. To get tickets, register for classes, book Amy for a speaking event or a corporate workshop, go to: Finest City Improv.
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Norma Maxwell is Founder and CEO of Connect Interactive, LLC, a digital creative agency that specializes in WordPress design, development and strategic online success building. Her passion is helping clients create a strategic online presence that not only connects with the right people, but resonates long after they have made their first contact.
Norma has been designing and developing websites and consulting with clients on their online success strategy since 2002. In 2010, she launched Connect Interactive, LLC in order to focus on creating custom websites exclusively on the WordPress platform. Her clients include authors, speakers, coaches, bloggers, artists, designers, and similar creative professionals and businesses from all over the world.
Norma lives in North Dakota with her husband, Martin, and two boys, Charlie and Josh. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her friends, eating copious amounts of her husband’s amazing coconut-oil popcorn and watching movies on family pizza and movie night with her boys–oh, and she loves dark chocolate. There must be dark chocolate involved.
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Jessie Gardner is Co-Founder of HeySoul and lives for inspiration. She is an entrepreneur and creator of heart-thumping experiences that serve up inspiration in ways this world has never seen before. Ultimately, her work is all about helping people be happy and connected, even if for a single moment, to their core. It’s about purpose. It’s about burning through the fog of routine. It’s about paying attention to the lives we are creating and making sure it’s coming from passion and not projection of society’s opinion of how we should mold our lives. Sometimes all it takes is one moment, one box, one surprise to light the wild fire within.
In her bag of tricks, Jessie carries a business and communications degree from SDSU and six years of experience in the online marketing industry including one year dedicated to culture and engagement development. She is also a certified Yoga Teacher and healthily obsessed with creating connection experiences for her students. Hands to the heart. Eyes closed. Time to reconnect.
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Corinna Klawon, is from Hamburg, Germany, where her parents still live. She currently resides in the beautiful Midwest town of Warsaw, Ind., also known as the orthopaedic capital of the world. At the age of 16, she took a leap of faith to explore the U.S. as a high school exchange student, and instead of celebrating the A-levels with her high school mates, she decided to start her Marketing and Management degree at Manchester College.
What seemed like a dream nine years ago is her reality today, where she pursues a career as a Marketer at one of the largest orthopaedic companies in the world.
Corinna’s personal mission is to “light it up …. Light up that passion within you and wake up with spirit so you can pursue that salt in the air.” Life begins at the end of your comfort zone because the journey you are on is only building your character. She believes in being an encourager to others and letting them know that they can believe in themselves because sometimes it take another person to remind you that you were born to be AWESOME.
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Denise Holt is the CEO and Founder of Social Intel, Inc. She is a leading voice in Social Media Strategy and Social Intelligence Solutions, as well as the host of the Social Business Helpline Podcast. Denise is a social business speaker, author, trainer, and strategy consultant with comprehensive insight as an educator in the area of Brand Advocacy and Employee Advocacy programs. DeniseHolt.com | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter [/dropdown_box]
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A former attorney with experience as a solo practitioner and tax litigator, Katie Chamberlain Kritikos now lives in downtown Chicago and recently established Katydid Yoga, LLC. Katie discovered yoga in 2001 in her high school library. Yoga followed her to college at The University of Alabama, graduate school in Illinois and New York City, and a law practice in rural Illinois and downtown Chicago, keeping her centered, calm, and confident.
After a recent diagnosis of hypothyroidism, evolving writer and lawyer Katie finally let yoga lead the way to a creative career empowering students to live healthy, meaningful lives. As a Wild Abundant Life certified yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance RYT-200, Katie incorporates adventure and silliness into her classes. When she’s not writing, reading, or practicing handstands, Katie enjoys studying French and German, taking long walks with her husband, and sampling craft beer.
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Shannon Meehan graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in May 2014 with dual majors in English and Spanish with a minor in communications. Shannon is currently working as a Business Development Associate at BFC, Ltd., where she is a member of the “New Business Development and Marketing Committee” at partnering company Starnet Worldwide.
She is passionate about both online and in-person connection. Shannon explores her curiosity and love for effective communication through writing, photography, and practicing Spanish. Her goal is to create and curate content that inspires positivity and support through a lens of social justice.
In her free time, she can be found blogging, singing, and long distance running (though probably not all at once). Her claim to fame is the ability to pack her bags and travel at a moment’s notice. Shannon resides just outside of Philadelphia, the city of Sisterly Support and Brotherly Love.
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Aga’s belief in an active and healthy lifestyle is the foundation for her company, Confident Motion. The philosophy is simple – stay active so you can be stronger, confident and more energetic in everything you do.
An active wife and mother of two girls, Aga is extremely passionate about fitness and its ability to empower one to accomplish more than fitness goals. Her commitment to this lifestyle made her leave a decade long career in public relations to become a student and ambassador of better fitness practices. When she’s not working, you can find her playing beach volleyball or working out at the playground.
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Nicole Le Maire, managing owner and founder of The Female Leader, is an energetic, resourceful, passionate and skilled visionary entrepreneur. As a renowned global people expert and connector, she is also an accomplished speaker who has addressed local and international audiences at conventions, conferences, and workshops, both online and offline.
Nicole is an inspiration to women in business and a proponent of female empowerment, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
As the owner of her own companies, Nicole has inspired other upcoming HR professionals and female entrepreneurs via her many blog posts, webinars, and books that she co-authored – most recently, The Female Leader, which aims to support women professionals who are working hard to make a difference in today’s competitive business environment.
Clients rely on Nicole’s seemingly intuitive ability to handle people, but most importantly, her expertise and the professional integrity with which she conducts herself.
Personal Mission: I Do It My Way – Be Authentic!
Social Media Links:
The Female Leader Twitter | Nicole LeMaire Twitter | New To HR Twitter | New To HR Interns Twitter | Nicole LeMaire Linked In | Nicole LeMaire Pinterest | The Female Leader Biz Google+ | New to HR Google+ |
Human Resources Global Google+ | New to HR Instagram Google+ |
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Chris Scheller studied International Business Administration and Public Relations in Germany and has been working as a Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at a middle-sized company. Being part of the management, and, additionally, handling apprentices and interns at the company, have made Chris into an emphathic, ingenious, and assertive leader.
Due to her persistance and organizing talent, Chris built up her own Marketing and PR company, Simply in Motion, in 2012, which she is dedicated to in her freetime.
She helps small and middle-sized companies with marketing and communications concepts and assists in everything from developing logos and creating brochures to defining brands for companies.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her horse, Woodstock, her two guinea pigs, Max and Mia, and is always looking for new places to travel and time to explore a new book.
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Founder of Alice in Social Media Land, Alicia uses this site as her personal project where she writes in Spanish about Marketing, Branding, Social Network, and more. She is also Cofounder of SoMeChat , a newly made Tweetchat in Spanish for professionals. Her latest project is blogging in English for SOTGC.
For more than seventeen years, Alicia’s career was associated with financial management but, due to the crisis, the company went bankrupt and she had to reinvent herself. This change meant the tipping point to discover her real passion … Social Media, so that’s why nowadays she is a Social Media Coach and Content Manager who enjoys her work. As Audrey Hepburn said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’. ”
As an insatiable reader and life-long learner she would love to share interesting and useful content with all of you.
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Kara is an human resources project leader and founder of the Ideal Work Lab project. Her mission is to help overwhelmed professionals, teams, and organizations conquer work dilemmas, get wildly empowered, engaged and energized, and do their BEST work. She’s a working mother who believes we do our BEST work when we align work with our life.
In her corporate work, Kara’s HR project leadership combines talent acquisition and development best practices with a focus on workplace engagement and performance. Kara’s expertise is in designing and leading experiential training programs and workshops that focus on productivity and leadership.
The Ideal Work Lab is a learning lab focused on helping professionals conquer work dilemmas such as making a job transition, finding flexible work, and navigating the search for ideal work. As part of learning in the lab, professionals use the research-based Ideal Work Lab Method as the framework to identify and apply simple habits to shift toward ideal work and life.
Kara has 13 years of corporate insider leadership experience in human resources, recruiting, and learning and development with Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Whirlpool, and Deloitte. She completed a Masters in Human Resources from Michigan State University, and completed a B.S. in Sociology and Music Performance from University of Wisconsin @ Madison.
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Colleen Cassel, CEO and Founder of Upstream Solutions, had previously spent 20+ successful years in Management in Sales and Marketing for leading Entertainment Companies in New York. She yearned for her own business and started Upstream Solutions, a consulting and executive coaching firm focused on improving leadership strategy, thriving work environments, career development, work-life balance, effective marketing strategy, and sales development for organizations and individuals. The emphasis Upstream Solutions offers their clients is on increasing and building focus, clarity, trust and creativity while expanding the skills to deliver outstanding performance and results. To reach Colleen at Upstream Solutions, visit her BLOG at Upstream Solutions or email her at email@example.com. Also listen to Colleen on Blog Talk Radio, Coach Chat.
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Petra is a marketing executive in the high-tech industry by day. She drove several high-profile social and digital marketing initiatives and programs as well as built and led the social business practice at Cisco. She is the recipient of many digital and social media best practices awards. She was named by FierceCMO a Woman to Watch in B2B Marketing in 2014, received Top Digital Marketer of the Year award in 2013, and was named one of the top 25 Digital Marketers in 2012 by BtoB Magazine. She also made iMedia’s 10 Hottest Digital Marketers list in 2013.
She has an MBA and is pursuing her Masters degree in Ayurveda, a form of holistic medicine. She is also a certified health practitioner and a yoga teacher. She recently launched her new adventure, Red Pantz, whose mission is to help improve the wellbeing of leaders and teams by providing tools and methods to create a happy and healthy environment for themselves and others around them – #OnePantzAtATime.
She finds great pleasure in exploring new things and places, exercising, practicing yoga, and staying connected with friends and family. She believes in paying it forward and is passionate about spreading the word about health, wellness, and mindfulness in the corporate world.
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Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context LLC, an ethical leadership development consulting firm. Her passion is helping forward-thinking leaders and organizations learn the kind of proactive ethical leadership that brings out the best in people, organizations, and communities. She is the author of the award-winning book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership, a practical guide to leading ethically in today’s world. Her Leading in Context Blog is striking a chord with people across industries and geographic boundaries, attracting followers from 182 countries.
Linda has been in the leadership development field for more than 25 years and Trust Across America has honored her with a Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior title for the last two years. When she’s not speaking, writing, and consulting, Linda teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethics and Leadership for The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies.