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Kelly Youngs, FounderKelly Youngs is the Founder of She Is Fierce! & its sister site Lift U and a brand coach for online entrepreneurs.

She is an Emmy-nominated producer and communications professor and has served as the creative and strategic lead on TV, digital and press projects for CNN, BBC, NBC, CBS, BSkyB and others. Kelly has an M.A. from the University of Sydney and has lived in the U.S., Australia, England and Spain… she is married to an Englishman and has two absolutely adorable kids… click here to learn read her story of how She Is Fierce! came to be or hire her to help you grow your brand here: kellyyoungs.com

 


 

CONTRIBUTORS – In alphabetical order, by last name

Angeline Ambatali, She Is Fierce! ContributorAngeline Ambatali is a full time general Virtual Assistant and has worked with CEO’s, small business owners and entrepreneurs over the years.

She is a mother of two wonderful children, Lauren and Ezekiel, and wife to a very supportive husband, Raymund.

Meet Angeline here… www.angelineambatali.com or on LinkedIn and Twitter


 

Lisa Alexander, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Known as The Marketing Stylist™, Lisa N. Alexander is a speaker, marketing consultant, and author of This Woman Knows and Put It Out There! 5 Steps to Kick Fear’s Butt and Move Your Dream Forward. Lisa believes women must know their value, face their fears and shares a message that is both practical and inspirational. Lisa married her high school sweetheart and have been married for 27 years. Together they have two children, one grandchild and a frisky Lab mix named Kobe.

Meet Lisa at  ThisWomanKnows.comTheMarketingStylist.com or follow Lisa on Twitter.


 

Katina Jones Amoah, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Katina (Kat) Amoah, The BOLDA$$ CoachTM, is the founder of You, Can Women in Business, an entrepreneur and a certified professional life coach. She is committed to helping as many women as she can, to transform their lives from the inside out, and live authentically.

Kat created the Transformational Awe-thenticity CoachingTM method. As a certified Coach, she uses her background and coaching skills to help women meet their particular ‘challenge to change process’ liberating themselves into wholesome, enjoyable and confident lifestyles. Kat uses what she has coined the “BOLDA$$ Coach ApproachTM” to help the women that she coaches know that they can be bold, even in the face of fear. That they can leave doubt behind, and courageously take ownership of their lives, stepping into the goals that are important to them.  Kat is also a proud mother of five amazing children. In her spare time she enjoys handcrafting organic skin care products, working out, and binge watching zombie movies and spending time with her children.

Every woman deserves to live a BOLDA$$ life! Visit www.awethenticyou.com and www.youcanwomeninbiz.com.


 

Claresa Baggs, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Claresa Baggs worn in New Orleans, Louisiana and has lived in Jacksonville, FL for more than 20 years.

She and her husband are approaching 27 years of marriage and are exceedingly proud parents of 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Claresa is the Founder & President of All I Know Incorporated, a non-profit organization committed to providing valuable, insightful, purpose-focused life skills to at-risk men, women and children.  In addition to running All I Know Incorporated, Claresa is also a Certified Life Coach and Public Speaker. She focuses on the topic “Still Surviving and Walking in Your Purpose” and is focused on influencing change and reducing barriers to the improvement of quality of life for the voiceless.

Meet Claresa here… www.alliknowjax.com


 

Rachel Bailey, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Rachel Bailey is, first and foremost, the mother of two daughters. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Rachel teaches parents how to raise children who believe in themselves and meet their full potential. She also helps parents redefine “perfect parenting” in order to reduce the worry, guilt, helplessness, and desire for perfection that are often associated with parenting in today’s high-pressure society.

Meet Rachel here… www.ParentingbyHeart.net


 

Kathy Bass, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Kathy Bass, The Branding Lady®, is an entrepreneur, lifelong learner and Brand Identity Strategist who founded www.LadiesWhoBrand.com in 2010.

She loves to help other solopreneurs Power up!® by discovering, creating and communicating their unique brand value with simplified, understandable and actionable branding information. Her motto is: Start small, think BIG and always enjoy the journey!

Kathy is a skier, foodie, traveler, observer, author, speaker and VoiceAmerica™ radio host on the Business Channel who holds Marketing, Psychology and Graphic Design degrees. Everything she speaks about is from real, live, hands-on experience and experimentation as she strongly believes we must all lead by example and help each other by sharing personal expertise and experiences that can elevate others to their next level of success.

Meet Kathy here… www.LadiesWhoBrand.com or on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn


 

Emily Beatty - She Is Fierce! Contributor

Emily Beatty has a passion for holistic living and healthy cooking. While healing her own health issues, Emily discovered a way of living that left her 20 pounds lighter, full of energy and migraine free. She now runs a successful healthy living blog and is currently working towards becoming a certified Holistic Health Coach.

You can read about Emily’s journey to good health and get access to tons of resources to improve your own health at www.tryingtobealady.weebly.com or find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!


 

Angela Belcamino, She Is Fierce! ContributorAngela Belcamino is an actress and mental health counselor in New York City. She got her M.A. and B.A. from Rollins College and has worked in private practice, education and agency settings supporting clients of all ages and backgrounds, with a particular focus on college student populations. She is currently living her dream, pursuing her dual passions of helping others and acting in TV and film.

Meet Angela here… www.angelabelcamino.com


 

Farah Bernier, She Is Fierce! ContributorFarah Bernier is an experienced HR, Sales, and Personal Branding professional. With over 10 years of corporate and independent coaching experience, Farah has developed and leveraged recruiting, analytical, crisis management, executive coaching and consulting skills across various industries, globally.

Ms. Bernier frequently delivers workshops on Personal Brand Building for students of various high schools, colleges and universities as well as professional women and entrepreneurs connected to the Center for Women and Enterprise. She has also served as speaker for various conferences including the Urban League’s Young Professionals’ Network, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy, and the National Association of Asian Professionals for which she was recognized as Distinguished Speaker. Currently, Ms Bernier serves as the National Talent Management Director for her organization, focused on initiatives to further attract, retain, develop and advance historically underrepresented professionals in the accounting, tax and advisory professions. In her spare time, Farah is committed to Living Fabulously Fierce as a way of spotlighting, encouraging and uplifting the amazing women she finds herself having the opportunities to connect with.  Farah enjoys reading, reflecting and releasing stress through intense workouts at the gym. Ms. Bernier is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, earned her MBA in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship from Babson College and her Coaching Certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

Meet Farah here… livingfabulouslyfierce.wordpress.com


 

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Latoya Beverly is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Integrative Mindfulness Healing, LLC in AZ and a fantastic spiritual visionary of today’s era. She is all set to empower women to reach the life they love & build their spiritual gifts.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 


 

Joyelle Brandt, She Is Fierce! ContributorJoyelle Brandt is the author/illustrator of Princess Monsters from A to Z. She is a passionate mama and creator, and a lover of dark chocolate, iced coffees and feathered earrings. Joyelle lives and creates from the mantra LOVE, KINDNESS, GRATITUDE.

Meet Joyelle here… www.joyellebrandt.com or on Facebook or Instagram

 


 

Beth Bridges, She Is Fierce! ContributorBeth Bridges is a Naturopath and Coach based in Sydney who works 1:1 with women to help them banish feelings of being overwhelmed, balance hormones, and introduce an attitude of radical self-care into their every day. She believes that nourishing oneself is the basis of success in every area of life, and that in the frantic pace of modern society, women must prioritize their own health and well-being, in order to thrive.

Beth uses a combination of naturopathic principles, nutrition and herbal medicine, and sustainable lifestyle changes to guide women back to wellness; whilst at the same time offering a very unique perspective on life that encourages women to define their purpose, and go for it! Her naturopathic consults and coaching programs are designed to help modern women establish a sense of ease, grace, and vitality in every area of their lives.

Meet Beth here… www.naturopathbeth.com or on Facebook, Instagram or via email at info@naturopathbeth.com


 

Molly Butler, She Is Fierce! ContributorMolly Butler is She Is Fierce’s resident ‘Mom Made Simple.’  She is mom to Lizzie and Jake.

 

 

 


 

Kerry Cordero, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Kerry Cordero is an Image and Style Consultant who speaks on all manner of style and clothing empowerment topics and she is the Owner of The First Look Image.  Kerry has extensive training in image consulting from The Fashion Institute of Technology and the AICI, training in color analysis, makeup application and transformational style.

Kerry assists individual clients by creating beautiful and fulfilling ensembles and assisting them in dressing to express their personal brand.  Kerry also writes substantive and humorous blogs and articles on clothing and style and works backstage at New York Fashion Week.

Corporations and associations hire Kerry to speak because she focuses on the power of clothing to add authority, appropriateness and authenticity to the world of workwear.  Kerry’s personal belief is that style uplifts you, clothes fortify you and that ensembles have the power to make you feel unstoppable.

Meet Kerry here… thefirstlookimage.com


 

Denise DeRosa, She Is Fierce! ContributorDenise Lisi DeRosa is Program Manager for the Family Online Safety Institute. She is dedicated to empowering families with the tools needed to embrace the current social and digital technologies in meaningful, creative and positive ways. Denise is committed to further develop and promote FOSI’s Good Digital Parenting initiative as a valuable resource for parents.

Prior to joining FOSI Denise worked as a Program Manager for AOL’s Kids Only Channel, devoted to providing a fun and safe place online for kids to enjoy. Denise has a Master’s of Arts Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. Her thesis, entitled “Creating Gateways for Girls in the New Technologies” focused on how developing video games for girls could help to interest them in computer sciences and careers in technology.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Providence College, Denise worked for several years at MTV Networks in New York City, at both Comedy Central and VH1.

Denise is a married mother to three enthusiastic users of media and technology and understands first-hand the opportunities and challenges parents face in navigating the online world with their children. In her role at FOSI, she hopes to impart the importance of media literacy, cyber safety and cybercivility for kids, teens and parents.


 

Idaliz Escalante, She Is Fierce! ContributorIn 2005, Idaliz Escalante began a personal transformation process and went from being a timid girl, dedicated to the care of her four children and her home, to becoming an empowered woman, leading thousands of female entrepreneurs. She created the business of her dreams successfully and she is well known in her native country, Puerto Rico, for her success and leadership.

In 2008 she founded “MujerEmpresariadehoy.com” (Today’s Business Woman Network) to connect and empower women. Idaliz has been named among the most influential Latin women on the Internet, as one of 10 outstanding women in the Business Wonder Woman Tribute 2012 in Puerto Rico. She was also chosen to represent her home town of Cayey in the special edition “Nuestras Caras; 78 Mujeres y sus Versiones de Éxito” (78 Women and Their Versions of Success), in the CARAS Magazine, May edition, 2012. She’s a Certified Professional Coach and NLP Master, and is known as the Empowerment Coach and Mentor for Business Women in Puerto Rico. She created a powerful Success System based on her own transformation and experience. Her latest projects include the “Circulo de Poder” (Circle of Power), a group coaching program for women entrepreneurs and the 5 Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams 30 Day online coaching program.


 

Natalie Edwards, She Is Fierce! ContributorNatalie Edwards is a Women’s Health & Mindfulness Coach. She specializes in working with women with the same negative body image issues and feelings of low self-worth which held her back in her life and career for many years.

Fascinated by the body-mind connection, through powerful mindfulness, yoga, meditation and health coaching, she helps people reconnect to their bodies, uncover hidden parts of themselves, and come back to a more inspired and truthful way of living.

Meet Natalie here… http://www.natedwards.co.uk


Julia Ford-Carther

Julia Ford-Carther, founder & creative director at The Self-Love Formula, is a relationship expert who draws on her wildly extensive dating experience, Stanford-educated mind, and just plain common sense to deliver the truth about dating.

The Self-Love Formula is a new media movement for Millennial females out there who want more from their content. Written for young women by their peers and experts that understand the 20-and 30-something plight, the lifestyle site delivers beauty, fashion and dating & relationship guidance that supports and entertains.

She is also an editor at Ocean Drive magazine, and has contributed to various outlets including Allure magazine, and MindBodyGreen.com. She has been featured on CBS, Racked, and in EBONY magazine, among others.


 

Sophie French, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Sophie French is a blogger and freelance copywriter by day and, well, a blogger and freelance copywriter by night (bills to pay, y’kno!) Currently settling into her transition from PR Manager for the UK’s leading homewares brand to Freelance Copywriter in Australia’s Sunshine Coast, she’s taken note from the bold moves of inspirational women around the world and is newly committed to creating a life she loves.

Favourite things: stationery shops, mugs of milky tea and the sort of belly laughs that only a night with the girls can provide. Beliefs: everyone needs a crazy, fiery, stubborn redhead in their lives, or nothing fun would happen. Fierce quote: “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick some ass” Maya Angelou.

You can find Sophie blogging about the trials and troubles of being a twenty something female here www.littleredfrench.com. Or, if you just fancy a chat about the meaning of life or what you had for breakfast, you can drop her an email here: littleredfrench@gmail.com


Katie Ghiotto

Katie Ghiotto of Neptune Beach, Florida, is a mom, wife and entrepreneur who recognized opportunity when she sees it.

 

 

 

 


 

Veronica Grant, She Is Fierce! ContributorVeronica Grant wants to live in a world where healthy is the guilty pleasure. As a health coach, she empowers women to transform their relationship her food, body, and health so she can show up as her best self in work + life, 100% guilt free.

When she’s not empowering, transforming, + guiding, you can find her indulging in her favorite guilty pleasure: a glass of Chardonnay + a good book. Her life’s latest work – Guilt to Guilty Pleasure Health Mentorship — hit the internet in early 2015.

Discover how to indulge pleasurably + guilt free, and to snag your free guide to Deconstruct Your Cravings + Healthy Snack List at www.veronicagrant.com


 

Nadia Gross, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Nadia Gross is a certified professional coach & owner of Centered Self Coaching.

She believes in the power of being your authentic self. She gives women a safe space and the tools to transform their limiting beliefs, self-doubt, and fears into courage, self-confidence, and trust as they grow into who they’re meant to be. Nadia helps her clients listen to their inner wisdom to create a life aligned with their core values and self-love. She coaches women one-on-one and leads personal development workshops & webinars. She’s a lover of great coffee, animals, affirmations, The Real Housewives (just the California franchises), and impromptu dance parties.

Meet Nadia here… www.centeredselflifecoaching.com on Instagram or Facebook


 

Hastie, She Is Fierce! ContributorHastie is a writer, speaker and creator of CenterStage! Her program teaches women how to step out from behind the curtains of their limiting beliefs and into their power. She believes women need to discover who they really are in order to live a more meaningful life.

The former pro-figure competitor used to be shy and hid under baggy clothes while working out. After witnessing a woman at her gym exercising with the lights off, she wrote 10 Steps to Become a More Confident Woman in the Gym, which you can download for free on her website. Hastie can be found in Pittsburgh, PA asking every new person she meets who has the best pizza in town. She is super organized and loves colored office supplies.

Meet Hastie at www.Hastie.guru, on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or The No Fear Zone Radio Show on WPHT 1210-AM (CBS)


 

Rebekah Hibbert, She Is Fierce! ContributorRebekah Hibbert is a Certified Athletic Trainer who works on getting athletes ready for their sport and taking care of them after they are hurt.  She is passionate about women’s issues and sharing that passion through various social media outlets and is a part-time blogger trying to share my knowledge and experiences while connecting with others.

 


 

Joanna Hobday, She Is Fierce! ContributorJoanna Hobday is a ‘have it all’ type female. A professional, business leader and marketer by trade. She balances a demanding professional career with marriage and motherhood (fur babies, albeit, but babies none the less!) Her mother was a lone parent and really taught her what it is to balance and juggle so many commitments, while still being successful and growing all the time. She is British but lives in the USA, which she adores and very much calls home. Joanna believes everything is possible, you just need determination, belief and good old fashioned hard work and perseverance!


 

Lina Hollman, She Is Fierce! ContributorLina Hollman is an entrepreneur, positive living coach, career strategist, instructor, trainer and speaker, whose mission is to help as many people as she can find and unleash their true potential so they can live a more healthy, happy and fulfilled life. Lina believes that through positive thinking, fearlessness and small action anything is possible and has used that very formula to transform her own career and life with great success. Passionate about helping others, Lina offers inspiration, life changing strategies and actionable tips through her weekly blogs, workshops, training programs and discovery and wellness retreats.

Prior to launching her current business, Lina created and managed an award winning nationally recognized workforce development program for a Fortune 500 company. When she’s not helping others find confidence, clarity and success, she is traveling or skiing in the mountains with her husband Keith, daughters Jessica and Brittany, cooking Italian and sharing delicious meals with her friends and family, laughing and having fun.

Sign up to receive free inspiration and life-changing tips from Lina here… www.linahollman.com and connect with her via Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin


Julie-Ann-Howlett-200x200Learning with Love. It is possible ladies! We can nurture ourselves, nurture our children, and step into bold and resourceful new lights with where our learning and career journey takes place. Education and learning new career endeavors, new topics, and new personal development tools is best done with compassion, and Julie Ann Howlett is on a mission to make just that happen. Amongst helping students and families in New Jersey, North Carolina, Alabama, and Illinois via teaching and tutoring, she has learned, lived, and breathed education in many locales. She brings to the table a unique blend of scientific understandings, brain based understandings, and learning strategies to serve you, as a transitioning career adult, a parent, a caretaker, an entrepreneur. You can find her rocking neurons with a free 20 minute consultation at www.nurturingneurons.com and you can also give her a neuron shoutout at nurturingneurons@gmail.com.


 

Amy Impellizzeri, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive and best-selling author. In 2009, she left her 13-year litigation career to write and advocate for working women, later joining the executive team of the award-winning website, Hybrid Her (named by ForbesWoman as a “Top Website for Women” in 2010 and 2011). Through her work at Hybrid Her, and as Vice President, Community & Content, for its later re-brand, ShopFunder, Amy worked closely with hundreds of creative and inspiring entrepreneurs and fundraisers, writing and marketing their stories to new audiences.

In October 2014, Amy transitioned to full-time writer, with the publication of her first novel, Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014) which debuted as an Amazon best-seller (Romance/Fantasy and Romance/Time Travel). Oprah’s very first Book Club Selection author and New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author, Jacquelyn Mitchard, has called Lemongrass Hope a “fine and fresh thing – a truly new story.” Lemongrass Hope was featured by Library Journal and Foreword Reviews Magazine, and has been a favorite with Book Clubs and numerous Book Bloggers (including as the #1 favorite reviewed selection in 2014 by The Literary Connoisseur).

Amy’s first non-fiction book, Lawyer Interrupted (ABA Publishing 2015), is due out this Spring. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Huffington Post, ABA Law Practice Today, The Glass Hammer, Divine Caroline, Skirt! Magazine, among more.

Meet Amy here… amyimpellizzeri.com or on Facebook or Twitter


 

Latrisha Jacobs, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Latrisha Jacobs is the owner of Bombshell Techie; a company that exists to help female entrepreneurs DIY and maintain their online businesses. With a primary focus on making sense of the techie side of business (specifically eCommerce, WordPress, and brand design), Latrisha is changing the way women entrepreneurs approach building and maintaining their businesses online.

It’s not uncommon to find Latrisha in front of a computer with split screens with some code on one side and Sephora up on the other, Starbucks cup in hand, and feet propped up with the most coziest footies in a bright pink or super cute gold color.

Connect with Latrisha on Bombshell Techie, Twitter, or Instagram.


Nicole Jacobs HeadshotNicole Jacobs is a fitness and health enthusiast born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago. As a recent college grad from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Nicole developed a love for marketing specifically within brand management, advertisement, and event planning. Nicole is fortunate to work with some of the best brands today. She is passionate about empowering women and young girls through health, fitness, and overall wellness.

Connect with Nicole

LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


 

Genie James, She Is Fierce! ContributorGenie James is an author, speaker, business owner and liftoff activist for women and girls. Over a 30-year career, Genie has championed natural health and lifestyle medicine while spearheading women’s health initiatives for large healthcare systems, physician organizations and venture capitalists. Today, Genie is owner of The Natural Medicine Pharmacy. Most importantly, Genie is also a wife, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend.

Meet Genie here… www.geniejames.com


 

Janelle Jordan, She Is Fierce! ContributorJanelle Jordan is 35-year-old mother of two. She is the owner of a Virtual Assistant business called JMJ Virtual Administrative Support.

Janelle helps small businesses with their administrative needs. Her goal is to build a team and coach them into a successful team of virtual assistants. In addition to her running her business, Janelle is a parent coordinator and a mentor with the goal of becoming a life coach and helping others find their passion.


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Fatima Khan only realised what being a mum really means, when she was gifted with her boy-child. Despite a difficult initial adjustment period, she is now reveling in the role. She is using all of my life and work and academic experiences to good use in raising this new human being.  Hence the twitter logo ‘multi faceted mum’.

 

Naaj Karim, She Is Fierce! ContributorNaajiyah Karim is equal parts sweatpants aficionado and junk food enthusiast.  Add a dash of playfulness, a pinch of sass, mix and serve!  As a passionate PR student by day and feminist warrior by night, she battles misogyny on a daily basis and hopes to eradicate patriarchy in her lifetime.  In her spare time, you’d catch her playing basketball, watching documentaries, or crafting.

Meet Naaj here… Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn


 

Tanner Kennedy, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Tanner Kennedy is a Law of Attraction Love Coach and Founder of Love Is On The Way.

Tanner helps single women become their authentic and best selves so they can attract lasting love. After years of dissatisfaction from unhealthy relationships that caused her to hide her true self and desires, she finally said enough was enough and made a choice to learn to love and live another way.

Meet Tanner at http://loveisontheway.com or on Facebook or Twitter


 

Sasha Lipskaia, She Is Fierce! ContributorSasha Lipskaia Is a cheerleader and right hand girl to girls everywhere. She is a confidence and desire coach, motivating fabulous girls to run their own show, live a healthy and confident life and use their gifts and passion to successfully pursue their desire.

A kid at heart, she is a certified life+wellness coach and business strategist. She is also a fitness professional and nutrition nerd. An avid walker and hiker, once you get her in the kitchen she can bake and cook with abandon for hours, as she creates… (and burns) healthy, allergen -free, decadent recipes! She reads whenever she can, is a film buff and a lover of all things magical and mythical. On snowy Montreal nights, she may indulge in a teary rom-com or Grey’s Anatomy, while drinking a super hot chocolate infused with medicinal herbs!

Meet Sasha here… www.sashalipskaia.comwww.joyfullpurpose.com Facebook or Twitter


 

Dr. Heidi Maston, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Fearlessly Creative, Dr. Heidi Maston is an internationally recognized distributed education and communications expert with a strong history and solid reputation for innovative leadership, integrity based outcomes, and an unprecedented ability to meet people where they are and champion their way to their desired outcomes! She is a strategic visionary who has combined 25+ years of experience in social service and education to create a strong worldview of cultural diversity enhanced with compassion, tangible achievement, and a comprehensive understanding of the issues in today’s teaching, training, and personal development environments.

Meet Heidi here… www.drheidimaston.com


 

Shannon McLellan, She Is Fierce! ContributorShannon McLellan wants to live in a world where grammar is always correct, the story of love doesn’t include goodbye & more people laugh until they cry.

She is a new entrepreneur running a social media tutoring business for seniors & boomers, a blogger, a full time employee as a youth small business consultant, and not to mention, a separated mother of 2.  Shannon has been relentlessly pounding the pavement taking on each new opportunity as they arise. You can read about her journey on her Blog.

When she’s not aiding others to the path of being social media savvy, you can find her with her nose stuck in a book, dancing in her kitchen with her kids while cooking up a storm, or with her eyes glued to the latest social media feed. Shannon also enjoys volunteering for the local Relay for Life since 2011.

Get social with Shannon on FacebookTwitter, or Twitter @onthelinecom or on  Instagram


 

Alexis Mera, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Alexis Mera Damen is the Founder of Alexis Mera, a small and authentic Brooklyn Based Women’s Loungewear Brand with a Philanthropic Spirit. The Brands collections are meticulously crafted in New York City’s Garment District and sold at www.alexismera.com.

Alexis Mera values face-to-face communication with the factory owner and fair and ethical working conditions. On a mission to share her craft while contributing to the empowerment of young women, ten percent of sales each quarter are donated to Women’s Charities that align themselves with Alexis’ beliefs and values. Alexis Mera’s current partnership is with Step Up, a women’s non-profit organization that believes all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.  Alexis lives and works in beautiful Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with her husband, Márcio dos Santos, who is also the man behind her robust e-commerce website.

Connect with Alexis Mera! Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest


 

Tami-Meraglia-173x172Dr. Tami Meraglia is double board certified MD in Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine, who focuses on hormones and ways to boost and balance them. She has a particularly unique knowledge on testosterone in females and how it affects everything from weight loss to sex drive. Her approach is to use natural remedies such as nutrition, targeted supplements and real life stress tools that are both physically and mentally effective, to treat her patients. The Hormone Secret is her first book, releasing April 14.

 


 

Clarissa Mendez, She Is Fierce! ContributorAs author, community builder, consultant and coach, Clarissa Mendez uses holistic leadership to bring mind, body, roots and heart to all projects and persons.  She wrote about holistic leadership in the book, The Empowered Woman: Purpose, Passion & Possibilities edited by Linda Eastman available on amazon.com.  Contact her to be a keynote speaker, trainer, and/or life coach.

Meet Clarissa here…  coachclari.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter.


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Zaheen Nanji is a resilience champion and a business owner in Alberta, Canada. Embracing change and fear is Zaheen’s trademark because she overcame her speech impediment, her struggles with weight and learned to live in a new country, at the age of 15, without her parents.

Her book, The Resilience Reflex – 8 Keys to Transforming Barriers into Success in Life and Business, became an International Best-Seller on Amazon Kindle. Zaheen teaches people how to make resilience their first reflex using her 3-step system: Release, Re-program and Resolve. She can be reached at http://www.zaheennanji.com


 

Amy Peloso, She Is Fierce! ContributorAmy Peloso is a Happiness Advocate & Personal Growth Igniter.  As a Certified Coach, she inspires and motivates people to “bee” themselves and create the life they want to live. Whether she’s speaking to an audience of 1 or 1,000, her energy and optimism gets people buzzing!

 

Connect with Amy on social media, read her weekly blog, and learn more at thequeenbeenyc.com


Rachel_RitlopRachel Ritlop knew she was meant to help others in a big way, which is why she obtained her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education. Rachel quickly excelled in her career as a counselor at a leading dual diagnosis treatment center, however, she quickly realized her dream job, was more of a nightmare. Rachel was afraid to quit and follow her new dream of coaching job seekers and entrepreneurs, so she tried to “suck it up” and kept going to work day in and day out, totally miserable. Until the universe stepped in and did for her what she couldn’t do for herself: she got fired. Twice actually, in under a month. Cause of termination? She was still doing great at her job, her clients loved her, but she brought moral down with her co-workers. Rachel decided it was time to listen to that little voice inside of her, telling her she was meant for more, she was meant to become a solopreneur and empower others find their happiness in their work. Today, Rachel works as a Career and Business Coach, empowering Gen Y to make more money and build their dream careers. Rachel works nationally via Skype.

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Alex-Segura-CircleAlexandra Sisak is the talent behind many of the gorgeous graphics for She Is Fierce!  She is a graphic designer with more than 10 years experience working in design agencies on high-profile projects across the Southeast.

Her design expertise includes graphic design, photography, and much more. In addition to having incredible design skills, she is mom to Jack and Addie.

Meet Alex here… www.alexandrasisak.com

 


 

Lisa Shorr, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Lisa Shorr’s mission is to inspire confidence through image and fashion. Understanding that style is unique to each person, she empowers each individual, client or group to align with who they are mentally and physically, with how they dress.  As the owner of two businesses (Shorr Style & Secure Future Tech Solutions), Speaker, Writer, Marketer and Mom, Lisa’s consistent message focuses on the importance of our own “Personal Brands” – always presenting ourselves authentically and stylishly to achieve success! Lisa believes your voice is more than what you say it is how you say it both in tone and appearance. Together let’s sing!

Jennifer Ralston, She Is Fierce! ContributorJennifer Ralston Stringer is the founder and a consultant at Square 32 Consulting.  Over the past 15 years, Jennifer has gained experience as a Teacher, Administrator, Educational Technology Coordinator, and Professional Development Leader.  In 2010, she founded Square 32 Consulting to help schools, parents and educational technology companies understand the changing world of the digital learning age.  Her clients have included public and private schools, parent groups, and various educational technology companies.

Meet Jennifer at Square 32 Consulting


 

Susan Rocco, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Susan Foley Rocco is the founder and host of Women to Watch™.   When life handed her an opportunity for a career transition at the age of 48, she eschewed lament and went straight into formulating plan B: creating a radio show spotlighting mid-to high profile women in a variety of professions.  Her deeper goal was to use these stories as a way to educate and inspire women in order to strengthen their self-esteem and assist those still trying to find their own way.

From C-Suite executives like LeAnn Talbot of Comcast, to fashion icon Norma Kamali, to the Founder of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Nell Merlino, Rocco has brought attention to not only the successes, but to challenges, doubts and even failures faced across the board by women trying to make it in their chosen field.  In choosing to create conversations that avoid bragging in favor of inspiring, Rocco is providing a non-threatening platform for women to learn confidence.  And though she’s on the other side of the microphone, Rocco is an inspiration herself, proving that taking risks and following your instincts IS the key to building self-esteem.

Contact Susan here… susan@women2watch.net or 215-313-5561


 

Shanna Rochon, She Is Fierce! ContributorShanna Rochon is a Culinary Nutrition Expert and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. She runs her blog www.shannarochon.com, coaches clients 1 on 1, and runs cooking workshops that educate and inspire others to build their own foundation of health. Shanna is committed to starting revolutions of health, dream chasing and unconditional self love.

You don’t want to miss a thing so join her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


 

Jacqueline Rousseau, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Jacqueline Rousseau is a graduate of the London College of Fashion, and now has her own Menswear line based in New York City.

 

Meet Jacqueline at www.jacquelinerousseau.com


 

Melissa Stephenson, She Is Fierce! ContributorMelissa Stephenson is a personal trainer in Winter Garden, Florida.   She started her quest for health in college where she earned a B.S in Exercise Science at Stetson University. She has a passion for helping people find balance in a healthy lifestyle.  She continues to study and get certified in sports nutrition, corrective exercise, and exercise psychology and plans to continue to learn each and every day.

To Melissa, it’s not about “quick fixes”, it is about making changes in your lifestyle that you can manage.   Our society is quick to go to extremes in everything, but the key is finding a balance where you are not completely quitting a food group or eating all your daily calories in one  meal, or going from not exercising at all all for years, to living in the gym 4 hours a day.  Everyone can make health a part of their life.   Even if you have tried and felt that you have failed in the past, there is still lifestyle changes you CAN make to improve the quality of your life!

Meet Melissa here… http://www.recapturefitness.com


 

Susan Stevens, She Is Fierce! ContributorSusan Stevens is the founder of New Zealand-based Meme & Co, a jewelry and accessories company with an innovative, woman-centered business model. She has over 18 years experience in sales, marketing and advertising, she climbed the corporate ladder and was committed to her career but her priorities changed when she had her children. Life became a struggle, trying to find a balance between wanting to retain her worth and independence in the workforce without compromising her ability to be a present and attentive mother.

Then, Susan made a terrifying leap – leaving a six figure income to no job and a big mortgage. With a very strong resolve never to go back to the corporate world, and through commitment, perseverance and a passion to succeed, she found as one door closed other doors opened. It was this journey that gave her the motivation and the drive to create an opportunity for other women who want to be in control, who value their independence, who want to be empowered. Her drive to keep a balance between work and family life ultimately resulted in `taking a leap’ into the unknown and embarking on a personal journey of self reflection, new challenges and growth.

Meet Susan here… www.memeandco.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram


 

Laura Summla, She Is Fierce! ContributorLaura Summla is a lifestyle coach-in-training and a blogger who is passionate about spirituality, creativity and self-love. My purpose is to help women live life to the fullest and show them how to do it with love. I believe we are the creators of our lives and we should make it the best we can.

 

Meet Laura at www.laurasummla.com


 

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Stephanie “Ducky” is an artist and small business owner. She sells her art pieces and prints over the internet, as well as at shows and conventions. She is also a writer, and keeps a blog that she updates regularly. She blogs about life and her varying interests.  When she is not busy toddler wrangling, she spends her time working on art pieces, keeping up with her blog, and working on fiction stories that she doesn’t show anyone, as well as drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee.

Some of her other interests include activism, environmentalism, learning everything she can, various geeky things (from books about Babylon to The Legend of Zelda), and cooking Thai food. She is an LGBT advocate, and seeker of equal rights for all people. Her primary life goal is to leave the world just a bit better than it was when she entered it.

Ducky happily answers every question that she possibly can and would love to hear from you if you need any kind of help.  Meet her here… FacebookTwitter or via email: granoladuck@gmail.com


 

Monica Carter Tagore, She Is Fierce! ContributorMonica Carter Tagore is an author and business strategist. She helps mission-driven and creative entrepreneurs and executives live bigger lives by sharing their messages, ideas, and abilities. She does this by helping them package and share their expertise for thought leadership and growth.

Ready to learn how to market what you do, brand your business, and get better clients? Get her Accelerate training program here.

Meet Monica here…  www.monicacartertagore.com  or follow her on Twitter


 

Kate Taylor, She Is Fierce! ContributorKate Taylor is passionate about people and partnering with them to achieve their dreams and reach their maximum potential! She owns Taylor Made Consulting, the culmination of her journey and dreams coming true.

Kate has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication. After working in the fashion industry and then completely changing careers to the medical field and corporate world, she transitioned careers one more time to an amazing opportunity of full-time professional makeup artist. Through all of these career changes and opportunities, she realized that there was one common factor in all of them. It was that, what she loved the most and what fulfills me, is helping people to grow and live their lives in the best possible way.

Meet Kate here… http://www.coachingtaylormade.com


 

Ashley Taylor Yanello, She Is Fierce! ContributorAshley Taylor Yannello is a SOUL + Spirit Guide + Celebration Coach™. She is here to not only teach how to feel safe in being yourself and letting go of all worry and fear but to teach you how to tap into your soul, your essence, the true meaning of why you are here on this Earth in this physical body. Ashley wants to help you to set your soul on fire. Find your soul, find your light, find your beauty, find your passion, feel beautiful inside and out and feel empowered and strong and confident and safe in letting your soul shine and living a FULL joyous life. Life is our chance to shine, sparkle and play. Let’s celebrate! She is also the Creator + Founder of The Soul Sister Society™ (www.thesoulsistersociety.com) and the Curator + Hostess of Shine Your Soul™ Retreats. Graduated with her Masters in Business and certified as a Wellness Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition along with being a Reiki Healer. Features include Lucky Magazine Online, Mind Body Green, Wild Sister, Cafe Truth, Conscious Divas, Your Bella Life and more.

Meet Ashley here… www.ashleytayloryannello.com


 

Iva Tarle, She Is Fierce! ContributorIva Tarle is a former diplomat and public relations expert.  She is the founder of Gekko Retreats, specializing in wellness and health tourism in Bali – retreats, vacation for mind, body and soul.  Iva works with established international coaches, yoga teachers, nutritionists and MDs to build and promote fine tuned retreat programs.  Gekko Retreats also offers consulting and hands on assistance for coaches and therapists to build their own retreats on Bali and in Croatia.

Meet Iva at www.gekkoretreats.com or on Twitter


 

Natalie Tolhopf, She Is Fierce! ContributorNatalie Tolhopf knows what it’s like to try and fit in where you don’t see how it could work. Working as a chef in male-dominated, hot, and pressurized kitchens, she kept focused on her passion and learned from the best in the UK and Europe.

She took these skills into the development of a new café in New Zealand which made her see how important business planning and systems were. There, she discovered a rewarding love of teaching others how to be their best and realized her own worth and that it is okay to highly value yourself, your skills and experience.

From working in small business, she moved into a hospitality and tourism school tutoring young people in the importance of their own efforts and attitudes in even a large organization. Despite having a two-year-old and another baby on the way, Natalie was given the opportunity to run the business where she was in her flow, pushing the limits.

Knowing some time before that she would take the leap into launching her own business, she waited until the time was right and then … went for it! Natalie stopped playing small. She stopped hiding, stepped up, built upon her own journey,  and started to inspire and uplift women to showcase themselves to catapult their career.

Meet Natalie here… http://www.catapultyourcareer.co.nz


Michelle UnderwoodShe’s the the girl that wins her ten year high school reunion if the award goes to “She Who Watches the Most Netflix.” She’s also a wife, a mother, an Aggie, a teacher, an obsessive reader and a sucker for pop culture references. She’s obsessed with most things beloved by nerds like Star Wars, Star Fox and most other things that start with the word “star.” She’s written approximately three-fourths of a terrible novel, which she plans on never publishing, and credits her current level of success to her bangs. You can find her on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and her personal site:michbellewood.com. She also occasionally contributes to sites like Scary Mommy and HelloGiggles.


 

Catalina Valenzuela, She Is Fierce! ContributorCatalina Valenzuela believes that everyone deserves an education.  She is a passionate reader of news, fiction and poetry, a #TechApprentice and a women’s advocate.

Catalina is interested in the social impact of technology in business settings. She blogs at www.techcetera.co and tweets @cavalenzu about women’s issues, technology, education and economic development.


Monisha-Vasa-200x200Dr. Monisha Vasa is a board certified General and Addiction Psychiatrist in Newport Beach, California.  She is also a mother to two young children and two English bulldogs, a long distance runner, and a student of mindfulness, yoga, and meditation.  She enjoys learning everyday from her patients and her children, and translates those lessons into writing through her personal blog,www.monishavasa.com.  Monisha is also a children’s book author, recently publishing her first children’s book, “My Dearest One,” and in the process of creating a series of books to foster mental health and wellness in children.

Follow Monisha on Facebook and Twitter.


 

Meghan Van Bussum, She Is Fierce! ContributorMeghan Van Bussum is a news producer & reporter turned marketing maven. Throughout her career, she’s strived to figure out the story behind everything and make sure the story is told in the most pure form possible. Now, raising a two-year-old son, Meghan is trying to raise him in a world where he learns from an early start that not everyone lives the same life as him, and that he should always try to live in a way that gives back to the “little guys”, the “givers”, and ultimately makes our world a better place! Ergo, the “Socially Conscious Shopping” blog series.

Meghan hails from the North (oh hey Lebanon, PA!), but has made her home in sunny Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL with her son Noah, husband Matt, and two American Bulldog rescues, Samuel Adams & Kona. Football season is a family favorite; Notre Dame, Florida State & the New England Patriots, take over their home every Saturday & Sunday!


 

Kara Vanderpool Ward, She Is Fierce! ContributorKara Vanderpool Ward is owner of Triple V Enterprises where she works daily along side her father, affectionately dubbed the Suit, and her brother, The Hoodie.   She is the United States Winner of the Hot Momma’s Project, the worlds largest case study project for women housed at George Washington University, and the recipient of the  Patricia Lacy Metzger Distinguished Woman Award from The University of Mary Washington.  She lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and two teenage daughters and is caregiver to her 88 year old grandmother.

 


 

Abby Walker, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Abigail Walker is founder + CEO of  Vivian Lou (www.vivianlou.com). Collector of shoes, notecards, and themed pajama pants. Obsessed with polka dots, bows, and nautical prints. Mom to a bevy of two- and four-legged kiddos. Eats chocolate every day. Believes a pair of heels can change your perspective…on everything!

Follow Abigail + Vivian Lou on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


 

Barbara Headshot-126x125Barbara Williamson, Ph.D. is a Professional Certified Coach with over 25 years of experience working with 60+ organizations and leaders internationally, including Xerox, FPL, Rayonier and Porsche Audi. She has a PhD in Management and Career Development and has designed leadership development programs, coaching, career development, work-life balance and more.

Email Barbara here… barbara@foru2b.com

 


 

Lisa-Wisniewski-545x545Lisa Wisniewski is an educator, researcher, advocate, lifelong dreamer, and fashionista. She has her M.S. in Counseling and is completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Lisa’s community work began from her hometown which has a long history of Polish immigration.  She has been featured in local and international media outlets for her work with the Polish community.  In 2013 Lisa hosted the Quo Vadis Connecticut conference which attracted students and young professionals from all over the world. Attendees traveled from the United States, Canada, Poland, and Australia. The event was attended by many high profile guest from both the United States and Poland.  In early 2014 she was invited to participate in the White House Forum for Ethnic American leaders. She regularly contributes to the WNPR Polish Stories project blog and participated as a panel member on a radio broadcast about the community.  She was also featured in Observer magazine.

In her free time Lisa enjoys traveling, spending time with her loved ones, and a great cup of coffee.   Meet Lisa here…http://www.lisawisniewski.com


 

Ariela Weinbach, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Ariela Weinbach discovered her interest in the science of speech while living in Montreal to attend McGill University for her undergraduate degree in English Literature. She studied French each semester, and became fascinated with bilingualism and second-language acquisition in her elective Linguistics classes. Ariela’s experience learning French in Montreal inspired her to help adults learning to speak English as a second language after college, and to study for a master’s degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Ariela earned her certificate of English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) in New York City in 2010, then moved to Boston to complete her Master of Science degree at Emerson College. In her master’s program, Ariela learned to clinically evaluate her clients’ speech and design targeted exercises to improve communication skills. She applies these methods to her work with lawyers, professors, actors, singers, and other professionals to guide her clients toward clearer, more effective speech.

Ariela founded Sound Your Best to use her speech expertise to help others accomplish personal and professional goals. She applies her in-depth knowledge of speech mechanics, English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching, and public speaking techniques to her work with established professionals, students in higher education, native speakers of English, and speakers of English as a Second Language. She knows that changing the way you speak is not easy, and values creating a supportive relationship with all her clients. Ariela believes that everyone deserves to be heard, and looks forward to helping YOU sound your best!


 

Kelly Wonderlin, She Is Fierce! ContributorKelly Wonderlin expanded her entrepreneurial reach coining the phrase, “It’s a Wonderful Wonderlin Life” and sharing it via her YouTube channel and blog. Kelly and her husband Mark, teamed up to create Horns Illustrated TV in 2013, successfully gaining additional traffic and revenue for their business, Horns Illustrated.  Kelly and Mark have also made several personal and family videos for her YouTube channel. Kelly shares a mixture of personal and business life on all of her social media accounts.

 


 

Laura Woodroof, She Is Fierce! Contributor

Laura Woodroof is a New York City based Entrepreneur and one of the founders of TheConsultantLounge.com, a trusted career site for consultants dedicated to providing consulting professional community with everything they need to find and be successful in their career. Prior to launching TheConsultantLounge, Laura a Management Consultant for 10+ years and worked on projects across numerous industries and with a number of fortune 500 companies.

You can connect with Laura via Twitter or by email at lauraw@theconsultantlounge.com 


 

Alex Zamorski, She Is Fierce! ContributorAlex Zamorski is the founder and owner of Calamus Works, LLC. From the oldest publishing company in America to a newer publishing house to her own publishing services business, she has had the honor of helping people through the publishing process since 2009.

A life-long learner, reader, and writer, she worked hard in college and landed a job in book publishing right out of the gate. From there, she learned all she could about the industry, from marketing and sales to editing and writing to publishing and printing. She moved through two publishing houses before embarking on her own publishing journey with Calamus Works.  These days she helps a wide range of smart, motivated individuals tackle their writing and publishing goals. From book writing coaching to editing to publishing print books and ebooks, she loves helping people create wonderful books.

Meet Alex at http://www.calamusworks.com/ or on Twitter 

 


 

Anastasia Anthony Zervos

Anastasia Anthony Zervos

Anastasia Anthony Zervos is a real estate agent at One Percent Realty, who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband.  She has studied Journalism and Mass Communication as well as Theology. Anastasia is a dual citizen of Canada and her native country, The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, in the Caribbean.

 

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