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Eleanor Beaton

Fierce Feminine Leadership


Eleanor Beaton is an award-winning journalist, speaker and internationally recognized women's leadership expert.

She is the global chair of the Visiting Women's Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management. She is also an advisor to some of the country's most powerful women business leaders including Annette Verschuren (former CEO of Home Depot Canada), Arlene Dickinson (star of CBC hit show The Dragon's Den) and former First Lady Margaret Trudeau. She created and hosts an
internationally top-ranked podcast, Fierce Feminine Leadership: The Success Podcast for Ambitious Women.

Through her coaching programs and online platform, she helps thousands of women around the world claim their power, build their confidence and step into new levels of leadership and business growth. Eleanor's mission is to support women to build the confidence, influence and presence they need to successfully navigate gender bias and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.

In 2016, she offered keynote talks at numerous women-focused events including: Excelerate (a national conference for women entrepreneurs), SheEO Purple Carpet (a national event celebrating women in finance), the Security Traders Association AGM & Women's Symposium (other featured keynote included SEC Chair Mary Jo White), Empowering A Billion Women by 2020 conference Abundance Live. She has spoken throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. She has shared the stage with powerhouse women speakers including Sharon Lechter, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Catalyst CEO Deborah Gillis, and many others.


Carol Sankar

Author of The Confidence Factor for Women in Leadership


Carol Sankar is an international high level R&D business advisor, leadership consultant & real estate investment expert who focuses on strategic implementation strategies to assist today's established business owners and high level executives. Her international client-base are established executives and business owners who are seeking new and innovative methods to focus on productivity.

Carol holds a Degree in Political Science & International History from Hofstra University in New York. She served as a senior Paralegal and executive advisor for several leading general litigation firms and Fortune 100 corporations in New York City. She has earned several professional certifications; including but not limited to, NYS Notary Public, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Executive certification from Long Island University and American Political Science Fellow.


She took her experience out of the corporate world and began her entrepreneurial journey as an outsourced legal consultant with several boutique law firms and insurance agencies in the New York City area. 

Carol began to take interest in real estate and subsequently relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. Carol was relentless as one of the leading real estate investors in the Charlotte metro area. She founded Wholesaling 101™ to teach her techniques to other aspiring real estate investors. Carol has authored 5 best-selling books and is the founder of
The Confidence Factor for Women in Leadership global executive firm.



Lynne Jensen-Nelson


Sales Training



Lynne Jensen-Nelson is a nationally recognized sales leader and sought after inspirational speaker.  She has 20+ years of experience developing sales teams and coaching business owners.  She is also a fierce competitor and pushes herself and her team to do their best to maximize each and every selling opportunity.


Prior to founding Conversion-omics, Lynne began her career as an educator and athletics/fine arts coach. She developed a keen eye for finding the right way to motivate people.  She has an extensive background in creating curriculum and a proprietary process for implementing effective teaching strategies.


After earning a Master’s Degree in Communication, she parlayed her teaching and communication background into a successful career in sales. She credits her mastery of effective selling skills for her meteoric rise through the ranks of executive management.  In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, she has also earned numerous awards including Woman of the Year from the Organization of Business & Professional Women.


Lynne has helped businesses, large and small, refine their selling approach, define their ability to differentiate, hone operational processes, drive revenues, enhance market share and increase profitability.  


Hilary Johnson

Hatch Tribe


Hilary Johnson is the founder of Hatch Tribe, an organization devoted to cultivating and connecting women entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur herself, Hilary coaches and mentors entrepreneurs in all stages of business. Her passion is helping clients translate their great ideas to actionable plans and results.

Hilary became a first-time author in November 2016 with the publication of “A Girls Guide to Surviving the Startup with Your Mind, Body, and Soul Intact”, an encouraging read that imparts road-tested wisdom for tackling the inner and outer work of being a boss.


Lori Dolnick

Frank Advertising


Lori Dolnick is a 30+-year public relations and marketing professional.  She has proven strategic management experience on global brands such as BLANCO, Poggenpohl, Tile of Spain and Therapedic International. She joined the noted home design agency Frank Advertising in 1995 and is currently Senior Vice President.

Prior to Frank Advertising, Lori was a senior account manager for one of the world's best-known brands at the Leo Burnett Company - McDonald's. She has won numerous awards for her copy writing plus strategic execution of public relations and social media: 2x Winner of Golden Thinker, APEX, Telly, MarCom Creative and Event Technology.

Lori also served as an adjunct marketing professor at Rider University and is currently the Director of the Marketing Advisory Board.


Heather Nunley

Brilliance Work Consulting


As an Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Heather Nunley specializes in working with organizational leaders and teams to leverage their brilliance and design a better way to work.

In 2013, Heather established Brilliance Work Consulting, a professional development consultancy with focus on leadership, culture and innovation-thinking.
As a seasoned human resource director, Heather’s leadership inspires change. With a record of helping Fortune 500 brands - Marriott and Nordstrom - maximize their human capital and strengthen their talent pipeline, she has been developing business leaders for over 20 years.

Dedicated to creating workplaces that are more innovative, focused and engaged, she is passionate about helping high-performers elevate their leadership and transcend their perceived limitations to achieve sustained business and personal success.

A strong advocate for personal and professional development opportunities, Heather is affiliated with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) as an Assistant Trainer Coach and Peer Special Interest Group Facilitator.



Lisa Kahn Allen

Lisa Kahn Designs



Lisa Kahn-Allen, ASID founded her award-winning interior design firm, Lisa Kahn Designs, in the summer of 2000. Designing homes around the world, she has always been intrigued by the relationship between the built environment and the human spirit. In her work and in her writing she seeks to explore how we can create spaces that nurture us - not only physically and esthetically, but also emotionally and spiritually. She sees her work as creating sanctuaries: peaceful spaces of beauty and order, creativity and light.





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