Contributing authors of “The Courage to Fly” Book
Huge, massive thank you to all our contributors! Click on their lovely photos to visit their site.
Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and soon-to-be publisher of Danielle Magazine, launching this September. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
Karen Salmansohn, founder of the Oprah.com recommended inspirational site notsalmon.com, is an ex-Senior VP award winning ad writer/creative director (at age 27) who left her successful advertising career (having worked as a writer/creative director/image consultant for J. Walter Thompson, McCann Erickson, Young + Rubicam, etc.) to pursue her passion of writing.
She is now a best selling author and designer with over 1 million books sold – known for creating a new breed of books – “self help for people who would never be caught dead reading self help.” Or: “self help books you can give as a gift — and not get slapped, because they look kinda cool.” Some titles: How To Be Happy Dammit, The Bounce Back Book, Instant Happy – and many more. Journalists call Salmansohn “Deepak Chopra Meets Carrie Bradshaw” because of how she merges empowering psychology/philosophy tips with edgy humor and stylish graphics – which she designs herself.
Melody and Kathy come from a close-knit family of 9 children. Kathy is the oldest girl, complete with all of the leadership traits that being the oldest typically entails, and Melody one of the middle children, complete with the maverick qualities that middle children often possess.
In 2006, artist Melody Ross hired her older sister, Kathy Wilkins for strategic consulting for Chatterbox, the worldwide company she had built and desired to get ready for sale. Over the course of the next few years, they found that they were not only great together as sisters, but that they were extremely compatible and complementary in business.
Melody is a wild-minded, free spirited visionary artist, product designer, and writer; while Kathy is a skilled strategist, planner, and executor. After working together for 3 years, with Kathy helping Melody wrap up her Chatterbox years, they decided it was time to branch off and make their much-discussed new dreams a reality.
Their combined experience in life, business, and creative pursuits is the perfect combination needed to pull off the worldwide adventure they are embarking on. They have created the Brave Girls Club www.bravegirlsclub.com and are helping women everywhere get their brave on.
Nisha Moodley is a former foodaholic, shopaholic and workaholic, turned freedom junkie, who broke free from addiction and is on a mission to champion women’s freedom. She is the founder of FIERCE FABULOUS FREE, where she takes women on incredible adventures worldwide to create a clear vision for their future, and design their lives and work to align with that vision.
Download her free Take Flight Action Guide at fiercefabulousfree.com.
Amy Pearson is a Master Certified life coach, a coach mentor, and instructor for Martha Beck’s life coach training. She is a teacher, writer and speaker. A former approval addict (with the occasional relapse), Amy is now addicted to success. Her mission is nothing short of world peace by empowering every women on a mission to magnify their tribe, make great money and an epic impact while doing their unique thing in the world.
Chantelle Adams is a highly sought after motivational speaker (delivering over 150 presentations a year), author, courage ignitor and passionate do-gooder. Her mission is to teach our future leaders (aka our kids) to be confident, courageous and compassionate while giving the rest of us (aka the adults) tools to soar and live our most courageous lives. (www.chantelleadams.com)
Chantelle has started The Courage Revolution and is on a mission to face all of her fears and help others do the same. The Courage to Fly Project was born because of this desire and she has joined forces with the most amazing women on the planet to spread the message of hope, freedom and courage for all while raising money to give kids in Nicaragua a chance for a brighter future.
Erin Cox is on a mission to revolutionize motherhood into a hotter, healthier, and more joyful experience, as outlined in her bestselling new book, One Hot Mama: The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After Baby (Hay House, Nov. 2012). Her powerful messages ring true for all women – that we need to take utmost care of our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being so we have energy and joy to pursue our passions and be the partners and parents we have always aspired to be.
Erin has become an expert in leading a peaceful, healthy, fulfilled life as a mother through her personal experiences since delivering her first child in 2006. As the wife of an Air Force F-15 pilot, Erin has moved four times since her wedding in 2002. As a result, she has bonded with and learned from mothers from all over the world. Erin also worked in water resources science and engineering before upheaving her life and following her dream of inspiring women with her writing and speaking. Erin’s mission is to nurture and support women so they can love and feel good about themselves, live their dream lives, and offer their best selves to their loved ones. She can be found practicing yoga, snuggling with her three precious kids, or having a glass of wine with her husband, Steve, at her home in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
To learn more, connect with her at www.erincox.com.
Mercedes is a Motivational Speaker, Business and Abundance Life Coach and Patagonia Surf Ambassador. She is a three-time consecutive finalist at the XXL Billabong Big Wave Awards, nominated as one of the top three female big wave surfers in the world (2009/2010/2011).
Though her work as a coach, Mercedes guides women to go for their dreams and take action steps to live life to their highest potential. Mercedes is based in Hawaii, and travels the world surfing while inspiring others to follow their dreams through her motivational talks and writing. She is currently working on her first book, a guide to manifest our dream life.
Taylor is the founder of Change Heroes – a social enterprise that has funded over 60 schoolhouses and libraries in 9 countries all over the world. He gave a keynote address at Harvard’s Social Enterprise Conference, has a well known TEDx talk called “How to build a school in 3 hours”, and recently addressed delegates from around the globe at the United Nations in New York. He will be telling Do Gooders about how his obsession with human behaviour has resulted in Change Heroes impacting 60,000 children in developing countries, and how he plans to impact 1 million more by the end of 2014.
Becca works with people who want to start their own businesses doing something they actually give a damn about, so they have the freedom to work on their own terms, travel the world, and live life THEIR way. She helps people create cool jobs out of thin air, and she also works with entrepreneurs to help them Uncage their businesses, so that work never feels like work. Check her out at theuncagedlife.com.
Jen Mazer is the Queen of Manifestation. She’s always been able to dream up outrageous adventures and actually live them out – From rubbing elbows at a small private cocktail party hosted by Martin Scorsese, to living rent-free in the East Village of Manhattan for 10 years, to paying off over $38,000 of debt, traveling the world, and meeting the man of her dreams (a successful rock star) and giving birth at home to a beautiful baby girl. She now runs a successful online business and is full-time mom! Jen teaches other women how to manifest their biggest dreams through her Manifestation Masters online program.
“The Communication Stylist” by day, proud military wife and toddler mom by night, Nikki Elledge Brown is a fun-loving communication expert who helps bright entrepreneurs attract their dream clients, one brilliant message at a time.
Thanks to a ridiculously successful business launch and a purpose-driven decision to donate 10% of her income to non-profits close to her heart, Nikki’s brand new business has already funded a Ugandan well that provides fresh water to over 1,200 people. (And this party’s just getting started.) She looks forward to some seriously Texas-sized giving in her future, and aims to inspire others to follow suit!
Erin Stutland is a lifestyle and fitness coach and the creator of Shrink Session: Tone Your Body, Expand Your Mind. As a former professional dancer turned actress, Erin has guest starred on The Soprano’s, Chappelles Show, Sex and the City and more. She combined her love for movement, spirituality and self development into a unique fitness class that has impacted people all over the world.
Shrink Session, now an official class at Crunch Gyms, has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Daily Candy, Shape.com., Hello Giggles, Crazy Sexy Life and reaches people in their homes in Australia, Tokyo, the UK and all over the United States.
Erin runs a coaching business where she has the opportunity to help women create movement in their bodies and their lives. She is passionate about guiding creative entrepreneurs and artists to clarify an ideal visions for their lives and then make a plan of action to get there. She does this and everything with a sense of humor, ease and a touch of sass, because going for your dreams should be nothing short of a good time.
Ali Rittenhouse is an award winning Online Business Coach + Tech Cheerleader. She has a talent for unpacking digital mysteries into simple steps even non-geeks can master. Ali is on a mission: to activate a new generation of tech-powered trailblazers–women who bust stereotypes, break glass ceilings, build six-figure empires from their living room sofas, and show the world who’s boss. She offers training and coaching for women entrepreneurs and their tech-savvy assistants. Check her out at aliciarittenhouse.com
Sonia Singh is a Personal and Professional Development Coach + Project Management Expert. In the Life Balance Project she supports women with change through self-discovery, mindset, and goal-setting.
Sonia is the go-to lady for women who want to re-design their life by turning their goals and dreams into reality. Her clients walk away with a deeper understanding of what’s important to them, gain clarity on their goals, and create an action plan to get what they want. You can visit Sonia at thelifebalancecoachingproject.com.
Stephenie Zamora is a life coach + lifestyle expert. She helps unconventional women transcend “the quarter-life crisis” by translating their passions into profitable online businesses.
Stephenie created her business with a simple philosophy – Women who take personal responsibility for creating the lives (and jobs) they desire are happier, healthier and have a greater impact than those who don’t.
Stephenie is the founder of stepheniezamora.com, a full-service, life-purpose development, design and branding boutique. Here she merges the worlds of personal development + branding to help young women build passion-based businesses. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, Yahoo Shine, Positively Positive & Brian Tracy International. Visit her website to download her free guide, “The Unexpected Trick to Transforming Your Life With ONE Single Question.”
Erica Noelle Duncan developed the courage to fly by leaving the safety and security of her high-powered corporate tax job to launch her own travel concierge business, The Travel Analyst, LLC. She learned a lot of important lessons during her transition from employee to entrepreneur. She learned how to properly value her ability to launch and run a successful business. She learned the importance of taking action on her ideas before they’re perfect. She learned that doing so is the best way successfully develop an idea.
In putting herself out there and flying with her travel concierge business, something beautiful happened. She began attracting other female employees who desired to become entrepreneurs themselves but didn’t know where to start. And so she decided to teach others how to fly solo with their own businesses. She saw patterns and themes with the women she worked with and created a coaching program for women at the idea or initial phase of their business, The Pathfinder Program.
Erica is humbled and honoured to be part of this project because finding her own courage to fly has meant developing her passions into two successful, independently designed businesses. In providing Nicaragua’s children the opportunity to receive a stellar education, they will be able to spread their own wings and fly. And that will be a beautiful sight indeed.
Amber McCue is an entrepreneurial business coach and small business consultant empowering leaders to run better businesses in order to make a bigger impact. One client refers to her as a combination of Mother Teresa and the energizer bunny—all wrapped up in a best girlfriend. Fun and full of life, Amber went from a single mom to a six-figure earner by the age of 27.
A self-professed workaholic and philanthropist at the core, Amber has worked with businesses of all sizes, from tiny start-ups to multi-million dollar companies, including co-founded her own photography boutique, Three Boudoir. These days you can leverage Amber as your partner in crime or just hangout with her at NiceOps.com
Suzanne Hanna is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Spiritual Coach, Writer, and Inspirational Speaker. She has helped hundreds of men and women move through their fear and pain as a way to live a more Inspired Life. Suzanne believes that it is up to the mid-lifers and beyond to come out from the shadows of their own fear, pain and shame in order to be the way showers for the younger generations.
Suzanne is currently writing a spiritual memoir about her Wilderness Walk across the United States with her dog Grace. She has come to realize that we are all on a Wilderness Walk and how the journey into darkness is vital in order to experience true joy and freedom. Her book is also the catalyst for her upcoming signature program that will be launched in 2014. Suzanne will be hosting her own weekly radio show on Contact Talk Radio Network airing early August 2013. Her upcoming vlog called InspiredTV launches early June and will feature other leaders who have transformed their pain into purpose.
“More than anything in the world I want you to live fearlessly, passionately, and
with unbridled joy so that you can LOVE FULLY and be in service of healing
others for the purpose of our souls’ evolution.” Suzanne Hanna
Shana LaFore is creativity mentor and business strategist. Her goal is to help you get inspired, simplify your business and live beautifully while creating beauty. She writes weekly at ShanaLaFore.com combining her background in travel, the arts, and business to create a luscious mix of wanderlust, insider info, and savvy business tips. Her frequent travels keep her up-to-date on international trends in culture and livelihood. Her down to earth resourcefulness and relationship based approach to sales and marketing is a breath of fresh air. She takes complex concepts and pares them down to delectable tidbits of simple know how.
In addition to her experiences as an entrepreneur she has managed the art department of a thriving non-profit art and music center as well as a high end design showroom, orchestrating the project success and sales objectives of her teams. Teaching, training and giving back are central to her mission. Through her HOME (Heart of My Endeavor) initiative, proceeds and volunteer efforts are donated to families in need.
Shana is a dynamic, fun & engaging catalyst, determined to help you take action to happily succeed in business and in life.
Jenev Caddell, PsyD, is the founder of www.mybestrelationship.com and My Best Relationship Psychological Services, PLLC. She is a psychologist, certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. She is also a relationship coach for entrepreneurs and career driven professionals whose relationships can use some help. Her mission is to spread the word that your best relationship is crucial to your health and happiness, and that it is also within your reach. Dr. Caddell works with couples committed to each other who struggle with their relationships and would like to communicate better, understand each other, and be happy together again.
Sign up here for your free report: 5 Steps to Take Today Toward Your Best Relationship: mybestrelationship.com
Wendy Reese is Mandohani, a “superhero” of sorts, fighting the villains of doubt, fear, and worthlessness so you can love your authentic life NOW. She helps clients face the nitty gritty, messy, smelly, not-so-pretty, dull gray and shadow aspect of their life, transforming them in a way that isn’t long and drawn out or overly emotional. In fact, people say it’s pretty fun. She “plays” with clients one-on-one, in groups, and through programs that can be found on her website. She plays a yoga teacher and a writer.
For more information, www.wholebeinginc.com or follow her on twitter @wholebeinginc or on Facebook.
I am THE branding expert for undeniably mindblowing, awe-inspiring (profitable) brands. I teach. I strategize. I help you become truly unforgettable online (you are already FABULOUS in person).
Mariah Neeson specializes in helping entrepreneurial women break free from fear and step into their own Feminine Fierce. Allowing them to own their power and thrive in life and business.
She lives in Portland, OR with her husband, two boys and Porter, their Boston Terrier.
You can have all the business building tools, marketing strategies, and sales techniques in the world, but in order to be outrageously successful you need the confidence to implement them. That’s where Jenna Dalton comes in. She has the tools and strategies to boost your confidence, and help you find the courage to step outside your comfort zone so you can go full-steam ahead in your business – even if things aren’t perfect and you’re crazy scared.
You’ll find her online at JennaDalton.com where you can enjoy confidence buildings tools and resources that she provides for free.
Kelly Lynn Adams, CPC, is a certified professional business leadership and life coach, motivational speaker and writer. After more than 10 years in corporate America, Kelly Lynn was overworked, stressed out and had hit rock bottom.
After becoming a self-help junkie, Kelly Lynn turned her life around: She decided to channel her passion for business, spirituality and self-love into creating her own dynamic brand.
Her mission is to empower women entrepreneurs to build profitable businesses while helping them shift their mindset, increase their confidence & step into their own divine power. She does this through private coaching, live events and group coaching programs–her latest live program — and co-creator of TheBoudoirBusinessBootcamp.com
Kelly Lynn’s mission is to leave a legacy for the next generation of women to come by helping one woman and one business at a time realize that they can be, do and have anything they desire.
Kelly Lynn’s work has been featured in Forbes and many other media outlets. Download her ebook, “The Little Pink Book Manifesto” 10 Powerful Tools That Will Transform Your Life and Your Business,” at kellylynnadams.com
Denise is a life-long learner. She researches and follows social media and celebrity news daily to understand the psychology of the celebrity status and ever changing framework of media. She has appeared on the Today Show, Fox and Friends, Dr. Phil, in People magazine, several local news programs and interviewed on national radio shows.
Examples of some of the individuals and groups she has worked with include:
Carlos Santana, Counting Crows, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Art 21, Campaign for Finance Reform, Steve Oedekerk, Annie Potts, Padma Lakshmi, Jamie Lee Curtis, Edward James Olmos, David Suchet, Phylicia Rashad
She also has a passion as an educator. She teaches at several universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She coaches clients one on one and currently is building online learning tools to help turn anyone into a celebrity within their field through the use of Media and Events.
Erin Giles is the Founder of End Sex Trafficking Day and a Business Philanthropy Consultant who helps businesses find a cause they’re passionate about and create a campaign, so they don’t just have a business, they start a movement. She believes more than ever hope is alive and it’s alive in us. Erin’s been seen on USA Today, Inc, Forbes and Huffington Post.
She writes weekly at eringiles.com and happily welcomes tweets at @erinmgiles.
Nicki Bullock is starting a revolution of her own. A revolution of mama’s who are ready to reclaim mamahood on their own terms to live the life they deserve. Nicki teaches mothers to bring back their own joy, which in turns allows kids to find theirs. She believes that Happy Mama’s Change the World and she is on a mission to inspire mama’s all over the planet to get happy.
Tova Payne is a Health and Life Coach, encouraging others to live healthy lives and follow their dreams. She writes, speaks, and coaches other to take action to live fulfilling lives. This October she will be releasing a ground-breaking, inspiring book: Eat Think & Live Rich: A Guide to Health and Happiness.
In this book she gives you the information, tools, strategies, and practices to live a healthy and fulfilling life so that you can take on your dreams. Tova writes a weekly newsletter full of inspiring tips and offers a free guide to radiant health at her virtual home. Receive your free copy at: tovapayne.com
Hayley is a holistic nutritionist, lifestyle design coach, motivational speaker, and soul sparking adventure seeker dedicated to helping you fall in love with your life. She works with people ready to let go of how they think their life “should” look or be, and ready for a plan to create exactly what they want in their life. Those who are ready to experience more freedom, passion, purpose, power and peace.
She is the creator of Healthy Living, Healthy Loving, an 8 week revolutionary program and the author of forthcoming book of the same name. She also leads workshops, teleclasses, and retreats focused on helping others create an authentic expression of themselves and find passion and purpose in life and love.
A creative strategist working with women who are ready to stop compromising on what is most important to them, self-expression and soulful companionships. Her goal is to inspire women to live inspiring lives and encourage them to fall in love with their lives and live their dreams, whatever those may be.
Hayley created La Bella Living to help individuals create a life they love. You can find her at www.labellaliving.com, on Facebook, Twitter @livinglabella
Alexis Pierce is a life strategist, adventurer, and yoga instructor. She gives bold women the confidence and strategies to live brilliantly. If you’re looking to make big waves in the world, let’s start rocking the boat! Connect with Alexis at email@example.com
Ciara Kamara is Founder & Managing Partner of Life Reset Coaching, LLC (LRC). She is a life coach, trained through ICF Accredited Coach Training Program, Accomplishment Coaching. She has a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and a master of science degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Ciara founded Life Reset Coaching in Virginia to support social entrepreneurs to get out of their heads and into action to impact the world in a big way! Get your LRC Freebie.
Erin Brule is the co-owner at The Milky Way: a photographers resource. To date, the Milky Way has been able to donate the funds to cover the operating costs of the Guinean school for 3 months (for all 157 students!), and they plan on continuing to donate a portion of profits to contribute to expanding the school.
Sarah Grear is a creative writer, speaker, and PR Manager for Creative Custom Writing, Inc. with more than six years experience in sales and marketing. She has written for business professionals with her signature style that positions them as the leader in their industry with high value copywriting that makes dreams grow and cash flow.
Along the way Sarah has specialized in writing for several community news publications, and her work can be found in Alhambra Source, Trazzler, and Los Angeles Fashion. Her live workshops are filled with actionable, insightful information, and most recently she presented to 100 bloggers at LALLBlog.
Sarah successfully launched her business venture to assist entrepreneurs who want to stay relevant in their market, so they feel less overwhelmed while increasing their profits. Hop on her list, and get FREE tips on how to whip out impeccable content effortlessly by clicking HERE.
As a career stylist, Kelly Studer has been transforming careers and images for ambitious, career-minded professionals and executives at Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and everything in between. Prior to starting her own coaching business, Kelly was a successful leader, recruiter, and consultant, at some of the world’s best companies, including Google, Salesforce.com, Sapient, and Accenture.
She is passionate about helping her clients discover and convey their innate talents and “uniqueness”, increase their confidence and clarity, encourage them to ask for what they want, and ultimately obtain success, fulfillment, and happiness. To learn more, visit kellystuder.com.
I’m a business strategist and my clients are smart, conscious business owners who care about people, care about the planet but also care about making money. They know that doing business and doing good do not have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, they understand that doing both will boost their bottom line.
However, they also know that it’s not enough to have good ideas and good intentions. You actually need a clear vision and a plan. That’s where I come in. My gift is my ability to see the big picture and map out customized step-by-step strategy plans so my clients will know exactly what to do, in the right order, as they move toward their goals.
Put people, purpose and the planet first and profits will follow.
I set up www.Coeur-Strategies.com (“Coeur” is French for “Heart”) in 2011 and help business owners trust their hearts and successfully build socially responsible and profitable businesses they love. Find me on Facebook.
Noelle Notals is a lifestyle entrepreneur who is fascinated with unleashing the power within to overcome challenges. She helps entrepreneurs, who have decided to use their passion & purpose to build and grow an outrageously successful, world changing business. She helps them master their inner psychology so that they can make even more money doing what they love.
As an “inner game changer” for business and life, her work encourages entrepreneurs to build their businesses from the inside out through leveraging their strengths, building self-confidence, maintaining their determination and taking action. Noelle’s entrepreneurship journey consists of living a free, bright, vibrant life & inspiring others to build an unbelievably lucrative business doing what they love!
Cara Maclean is a writer, yogi, and coach who helps women create space to experience their most radiant life by clearing clutter in mind, body, and home. Yoga instruction coupled with focused coaching creates massive action while fostering ease and lightness. By letting go of what’s not working, her clients can clearly see what IS working. They appreciate their wonderful life and use their new found energy to go after their dreams. Cara works with individuals and groups in the Seattle area and has online programs in the works! You can find her at caramaclean.com and on Facebook.
Chelsea Bond is a travel-inspired jewelry designer specializing in creating handcrafted little luxuries. She works with brides around the world to design tangible, wearable works of art for wedding days and beyond. Featured around the country on TV news segments and publications online, her reach extends internationally when it comes to making her clients swoon. From her signature barefoot jewelry to accompanying necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories and beyond, Chelsea’s sense of adventure and travel translates into timeless wearable art.
Victoria Prozan is a brand + customer experience consultant who helps entrepreneurs dig into their core strengths and business vision to develop their brand and business from a place of authenticity and confidence.
She’s the creator of the Superluxe Naming Experience which has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs create spot-on names and tag lines for new brands and offerings. You can find her at victoriaprozan.com
Sheryn Kelderhouse is a woman with big dreams to change the world. She is the founder of The Inspired Life Movement and works with other women with big dreams to take inspired, meaningful action to create an exhilarating life.
Sheryn is a college graduate, spent several years in the hospitality industry, working throughout the United States, before becoming a mom and an entrepreneur.
She is a wife and mother of three. As an entrepreneur for the past 24 years, she has been an award winning designer, an artist, writer, retail shop owner, as well as a daughter, sister, friend, dragon slayer, and a believer in possibility.
Cyndi De Rossi is a qualified counsellor, intuitive life coach, writer, artist and speaker.
With her authentic, fun, down to earth approach (together with some kick ass spirituality), Cyndi supports and inspires women to confront the variety of their life experiences, both positive and negative, to move beyond the things that are blocking them and to open themselves up to love and life. Cyndi helps women learn how to live their lives in ecstasy, to see the true beauty of themselves and the world around them, and to nurture their inner spirit so they can reach their full potential, and start living the life they want. Cyndi is available for 1:1 sessions via skype, or in person in Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia. She can be contacted via her website at CyndiDeRossi.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
“Each one of us has an inner radiant sparkle, and by learning to shine our gorgeous sparkling light we can feel amazing every day, and attract the people and situations we want. My life’s mission is to help women find and ignite their own sparkle and start living the life they have dreamed of.” – CyndiDeRossi.com
Silvia Bianco, MBA is an award winning chef, writer, mother and restauranteur. She was the co-owner of Biscotti, a much-loved Mediterranean restaurant in Connecticut and winner of Zagat’s “Award of Distinction” for multiple years. At Biscotti, Silvia wowed her customers with original, sautéed Italian dishes, which exemplified the simplicity of her native Italian cuisine along with her own distinct contemporary style. She quickly became known as “Chef Silvia”.
Chef Silvia began offering cooking classes to her restaurant patrons in 1995. Today she teaches private and corporate groups classes for some of America’s top companies including: GE, Unilever, Dannon, Barnes & Noble, Proctor & Gamble and many others.
She is the author of Simply Sauté, the first in-depth book on sauté in the U.S., and has cooked on stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse, the James Beard House, and numerous TV shows, including The Today Show.
Genevieve Mari is a sociocultural anthropologist, published author, public speaker, wellness activist, certified plant-based nutrition educator, life coach, dedicated mother of two and wife. Her passion lies in people; learning about their life stories, and about how they came to be who they are today.
She is also equally passionate about our health and wellbeing as a society. Mouthful of Greens (under construction) is her platform to document and share her thoughts and experiences about her personal struggles with wellness, her journey through the fascinating world of plant-based eating and living, and everything else that encompasses a life well lived. Genevieve lives in Montréal, Canada with her two kids, husband and cat.
Vana Feliciano wants to live in a world where life isn’t a race to the top, its a journey back to the basics. She created Your Graceful Life to help women reclaim their lives through gratitude and a progress over perfection attitude.
She is the author of The Mindset Makeover and chronicles her lessons daily, on her blog The Grace Project.
Wellness Advocate, Communications Strategist, Writer and Speaker. No matter what role she steps into, Chivon is passionate about inspiring people be fully engaged in every moment of their lives.
In addition to her work as a Communications and Project Management Professional, Chivon is a Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach and completing studies in Holistic Nutrition. Having overcome her own personal obstacles, she is eager to pay it forward as a catalyst of change. Her work includes wellness coaching, community service, motivational speaking and consulting in the areas of fitness, healthy living, nutrition, self-esteem and personal branding. In addition to her blog and freelance writing, Chivon is also the co-founder and co-host of Hot N Holistic, a webshow designed to empower individuals to live holistically healthy and wealthy.
Connect on Facebook and Twitter @chivonjohn
RaShaunda Fuller is a social media expert , motivational speaker and author of the soon to be released book “How Social Media Changed My Life”. She is the founder of My Social Media Mentors an online Social Media and personal development training center.
Best known for her social empowerment movement. RaShaunda’s passion is to help others accomplish their goals in both their business and personal life. Having started her company with zero dollars and an infinite supply of faith turned into action, she knows first hand what it takes to make your dreams come true.
She works with both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to help them understand and apply the power of social media to their current business initiatives. In addition to helping them understand the power of social networking she also provides personal development resources to help people to understand how their personal development is directly connected to their business development.
Her mission is to spark the flame that ignites others to utilize the tools and resources we have at hand to bring their dreams to life.
Christi ignites positive change in the world by facilitating the alignment of her clients with their essence. She is the creator of Self-Full Living™ and Full-Strength Living™ programs that help people administer the antidote for the People Pleasing Virus and reclaim their full, authentic selves.
Christi specializes in creating strategic methods for people to use in making subtle shifts that net life-changing results. Her methods focus on Holistic Success, success and alignment in all areas of life without sacrificing any one area at the expense of another, and often leverage the innate wisdom of the body as both an entry point for change and for accessing guidance.
Nathalie Doremieux is an ex software engineer from the Silicon Valley. She started the WP Help Club in 2005 and as a WordPress expert, she helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas or products online. You can find out more about her or schedule a free consultation at WP Help Club.
Stacie Whitney is a wife, mother, author and creative muse. She is the CEO & founder of staciewhitney.com, which is devoted to helping big-hearted women getting nourished, inspired and on their purpose-filled path.
Hannah is Austrian native + speaker of 7.5 languages + lawyer + Caribbean music addict. Also, she writes highly effective copy for entrepreneurs who wanna stand out from the crowd. (Like you!?)
Expert for sales-pages and persuasive writing, she loves to multiply her clients’ incomes. With her sharp, entertaining and straight-to-the-point style, her mission is to eradicate boredom and confusion from websites and blogs. Hannah’s clients love her because she truly listens and transforms cryptic words into outrageously clear copy that sells.
For free advice (and inappropriate jokes) click here: hannahmang.com
Megan Potter is the audacious and Limitless (but face obsessed) S’hero who holds court over at Limitless Living. When Megan’s not working on her plans for World Domination, or playing on swing sets, she’s using her superpowers for perceiving patterns, Chinese Face Reading, and unleashing potential as the Secret Weapon of women with riotously outrageous dreams.
(Photo credit: In Her Image Photography)
Jo runs a group program for busy moms wanting to organize their home and kids so they have more time for the fun stuff. My Organized Chaos and a 1:1 mentoring program for busy moms wanting to get back on track and rock it the way they were born to Secrets Of A Rock Star Mom.
She also recently launched the book Montessori Inspired Activities for pre-schoolers available on Amazon.
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Writer, but most importantly, a proud Mother and Wife. Uchechi created My Empowered Living, a website aimed at helping women identify and live the life of their dreams. Whether it’s starting and building their dream business, or discovering how to turn their passion into a profitable business, Uchechi is the modern woman’s secret to success! Dubbed the Dream Whisperer, she loves to educate and empower women to tune into their abundant nature to achieve their dreams.
You can find more information about Uchechi at myempoweredliving.com. There you can sign up for her newsletter where she shares weekly tools and tips to help you create a life you’re crazy about!
Loren Manheimer is a holistic health, weight loss and life coach dedicated to helping set women free in every possible way. She helps women identify the emotional blockages that are preventing them from releasing their extra weight. She helps women get their strut back, get their sexy back and change their lives by getting over their fears, releasing their emotional blockages and overcoming the old programming and expectations that are holding them back from the success they want in all areas of their lives. What’s your dream? Let Loren help you name it and achieve it.
Shirley Plant is the Author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies and dietary restrictions.
Through Delicious Alternatives she helps people come up with healthy, tasty menu plans that fit into their dietary needs.
Follow her on Twitter @sherrecipes and Facebook.
Marcy Criner is the creator of Phatmare.com, author of soon to be published novel, The Art of Foreclosure, and a follower of horse wisdom. As an inspired speaker, she combines meditational imagery of horses with deep insights to move her listeners to their soul essence. She writes weekly at Phatmare.com, where her visitors go to experience more than just advice. Listening to her 5-minute horse meditations, brings a jolt of clarity to any day. Horse Clarity live events launch this October to combine the very best of horse wisdom with live horses and people. Reach out and touch the mane for the best in life.
Shari Beaudette, MBA, busy mother of 2, yoga + spa aficionado, founder of SpaTimeLiving.com is co-author of the International Best-selling book “Finding Fulfillment in the Spiritual Age” and author of the forthcoming book, Life Lessons Learned from Laundry: 10 Mindful Living Habits to Cleanse the Chaos When Work Life and Laundry Keep Piling Up.
As a self-care, renewal and mindfulness coach, Shari is on a mission to help busy moms shift from frazzled to fabulous through the habit of guilt-free, non-negotiable self-care. After a traumatic childhood and path to motherhood, Shari discovered 2 powerful secrets that helped her begin to re-write her story: self-love/self-care AND learning to ask for and accept help. Spa Time Living is an online community for busy women to mindfully renew & recharge regularly, even when they don’t have time to get away. A place to inspire meaning. Positive change. Connection. Healing. Authenticity.
Her Chaos Cleanse on-line programs give the essential permission, support and accountability to help moms embrace self-care and renewal as THE keys to maximum energy and productivity. Shari lives with her family in Denver, Colorado and online at http://www.spatimeliving.com/. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter @SpaTimeLiving.
Jennifer’s first year teaching college Composition taught her more about the importance of writing than any writing class she ever taken. Teaching her students how a poorly-formed sentence or paragraph could completely turn an audience off an idea, even an idea well researched and thought provoking, pushed her to improve her own writing, as well, which led her into the world of professional writing and editing.
Working with clients on a national level, Jennifer writes various types of content for business coaches, lifestyle and fitness coaches, marketing firms, and other professionals. The content varies from blogs and newsletters to video scripts and e-books. So if you are in need of some quality content for your blog, newsletter, website, e-book, etc., please feel free to check out jenniferlozier.com for more information and writing samples.
In addition to the above, Jennifer is an astrophysicist, a lover of literature, past wedding coordinator of the Toledo Zoo, and loves connecting with and helping as many people as she can.