Take The Lead Connects: Purposeful Networking
On Wednesday, October 8th at 6:00 pm we are partnering with sustainable jeweler Alex & Ani to bring together young professional women for an evening of shopping and purposeful networking with seasoned career coaches who will share their experiences and tips on mentoring and relationship building skills to advance their career paths.
Alex & Ani’s unique approach of bringing positive energy into their signature bangles, necklaces and charms helped form their Charity By Design division allowing their customers to connect with the philanthropic world. We expect the evening to be a fun and insightful one that includes lite bites, several giveaways, and shopping with 15% of sales directly benefiting our programs.
Meet The Coaches
All guests will be entered to win a complimentary one hour coaching session!
Vision & Empowerment Coach
As a transformational coach, Dana Baliki partners with artists, activists and social visionaries for clarity, courage and inside-out transformation in work, life and love. As an engagement strategist, she works with mission-driven companies, non-profits, small business owners, individual and collectives of creatives to develop and implement strategic visioning and communications planning in order to cultivate their online sensibility, grow their ventures and their communities.
Organizational Performance Coach
Maggie Castro-Stevens is experienced/outgoing bilingual professional who is skillful in building rapport and cultivating relationships with clients and team members in order to assist in achieving the targeted goals; Bringing her expertise, talent and experiences to the world of Coaching where she provides her clients with insight and guidance from an outside vantage point. If you are seeking to enhance organizational performance or re-evaluating life choices and looking for a breakthrough Maggie will help you turn your goals, strengths and passions into a strategic game plan, with a unique creative edge and positive ‘can-do’ attitude. Maggie has experience working with individuals and small groups in the public and private sectors.
“My Passion is to help position others for success!”
Executive Presence, Power, Influence & Charisma, Corporate Politics and Decision-making
Alisa Cohn is an executive coach who works with executives and high potential leaders to help them create positive permanent shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. Alisa specializes in Executive Presence, Power, Influence & Charisma, Decision-making, and Corporate Politics.
Prior to starting her coaching practice, Alisa was Vice President at one high-tech start-up, CFO of another high-tech start-up, and a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Monitor Group. A CPA, Alisa earned her MBA from Cornell University. Alisa is known for her high energy and results-oriented approach. She was selected as one of the Top 10 Coaches in Boston by Women’s Business, which called her “absolutely brilliant.” Alisa has an expertise in coaching CEOs and executive teams of start-ups and fast-growing businesses.
Presentations & Communication Skills expert
Once an extremely shy child, Robyn Hatcher is now passionate about helping individuals express themselves effectively and powerfully. Robyn gives practical, actionable tips to improve body language, vocal quality, content and confidence. Her first book, Standing Ovation Presentations (Motivational Press, 2013), is a complete presentations skills guide that contains a unique communication-style system called ActorTypes. Robyn has helped thousands of business professionals improve their presentations and conduct successful interviews and interpersonal communication. Her clients include C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, as well as academics and human services professionals, among many others.
Certified Executive Coach, Professional Speaker, Self Promotion Expert
Award winning entrepreneur and Forbes contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., has real conversations for real women about real situations in the workplace today. As the President of Women’s Success Coaching, Bonnie assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie’s extensive business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries. She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies. Bonnie shares her message globally through speaking engagements, blogging, and her popular radio show.
Executive Coach, Global Leadership Strategist
Transformational Networking Coach
Over the last 20 years, Leslie Grossman has brought her unique knowledge and a expertise as a business leader to help CEOs and entrepreneurs grow their businesses beyond their expectations. With a focus on women, she co-founded Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE) and from 2002 – 2012 presented 85 conferences reaching more than 65,000 women with leadership and business growth workshops and motivational speakers. in 2012 the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo invited Leslie to work with Japanese women speaking and advising them on how to start and grow enterprises in 4 major cities in Japan. After devoting her efforts almost exclusively to women, today Leslie believes that collaboration between men and women yields the greatest benefits for leaders and entrepreneurs. Therefore, she devotes most of her time with Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization, facilitating groups and coaching male and female CEOs to maximize their success. Leslie is also the author of two books: SELLsation! (2005) and LINK OUT (2013).