a group of powerful women share their experiences in
Brave Women at Work: Stories of Resilience
Sucess in Business, and in their personal lives, is accomplished through perseverance, drive, and action. These women overcome a range of obstacles to create their optimal lives. They battle challenges in their careers, their health, and they wrestle with burnout and the enormity of childrearing. Each author shows us there is a well of resilience within us that can be tapped and deployed to overcome staunch difficulties. This book is a source of motivation and encouragement, proving that when you embrace your full-self unbridled joy follows.
Meet the Authors
Yalonda J. Brown is committed to empowering others through her mission of embracing her divine purpose by improving the lives of others, especially women and girls. Yalonda currently serves as the President of Diversity Initiatives for Engage Mentoring in Indianapolis, IN. She holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a host of certifications including being a Certified Child and Youth Care Practitioner. Whether it is via public speaking or her published works, Mrs. Brown uses her various platforms to inspire and motivate others to live according to their purpose. She is a seasoned professional with a host of accomplishments in both private and public sectors.
Trisha received her master’s degree in Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Human Resources Management Certificate from Rutgers University. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the International Coaching Federation. Trisha is currently pursuing a Professional Coach designation from the Institute for Professional Excellence is Coaching (iPEC). Trisha lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their two playful dogs. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, shopping, preparing meals, and sharing laughter.
shelia higgs burkhalter
Shelia is an accomplished speaker, facilitator, and a certified Executive & Leadership Transitions Coach. She specializes in helping aspiring executives and leaders to successfully transition to their next level of leadership. She believes in people, values, and leading with heart. As the owner of ShiggsB Coaching, she incorporates her knowledge of leadership, people, communication, and energy to create a transformational experience for her clients.Shelia has a Managerial MBA from University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, an MSEd in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University - Bloomington, and a BS in Mass Communication/Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University.
Kim’s success is based on learning how to reinvent herself and releasing the kicking and screaming that often goes with it! Some of her reinventions include going from a University of Georgia graduate to a career woman with numerous positions in the Hospitality and Meetings Industry, to full-time-parent, statewide community advocate as a Board Member for Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA), co-owner in multiple businesses, and then single mom, and back to school again. Currently as a Leadership Coach, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Facilitator, and business owner, Kim helps leaders and teams get out of their own way to reach their big goals. She is passionate about collaboration and brings people together for crucial conversations and building bridges. Kim specializes in leadership coaching and development while assisting leaders with employee and board engagement. Kim is a Certified Professional Coach and earned her credentials through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She holds the Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University and is certified in Cultural Mastery. Kim is a graduate of the University of Georgia and began her coaching business in 2012. She has owned the Atlanta office of The Growth Coach since 2014. You can read her Building Bridges newsletter on Linked In You can read her Buliding Bridges newsletter on LinkedIn or reach out to subscribe. Contact Kim for networking, executive coaching, and to learn more about building effective team communication. You can reach Kim on LinkedIn or www.kimellet.com
Jen has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Indiana University and is coaching certified from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Jen has developed the Brave Women at Work brand, hosts the Brave Women at Work podcast, and offers coaching services to women who are looking to get to the next level in their careers. You can listen to the Brave Women at Work podcast on Apple, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. Connect with Jen at www.bravewomenatwork.com or via LinkedIn.
Hope is the author of two inspirational memoirs, Hopey and Counting Hope. She has published a guided journal, Become, and several articles. Hope is the founder of Hunter Street Press, a boutique publishing company focused on motivational material that positively impacts readers. Hunter Street Press offers copy editing, co-authorship, and strategic story telling services to aspiring authors. Through Hunter Street Press, ambitious authors achieve their dreams of publication.
Georgie is a professional certified coach, a mediator and senior HR professional, a Master NLP Practitioner, and a long-term user of the Silva Method which helps her guide this journey on earth more effectively. She is passionate about helping others in their holistic development. She believes that there is a success story inside of everyone. That story is waiting to be unleashed upon the world. Today, as mediator, a life and career transition coach, and a holistic leadership coach, Georgie helps others to create their own success stories in life, careers, and in their relationships.
Betsy holds an MS in Health Systems Management, is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, received her coaching certification from Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) and team coaching certification from Gateway Team Coaching Institute. Additionally, she is a Transformational NLP Master Practitioner. She has published research articles related to her work with advanced illness management. She is a national speaker and faculty to several healthcare professional organizations.