Mia Hewett
Speaker, Coach & Best Selling Author
Mia Hewett is an international speaker, best selling Author, world-class business coach, and is the founder of Aligned Intelligence® presents on "How to Say What You Do That Has People Feel Intrigued, Wanting to Know More About How You Do That... And It's Not What You Think!".
Ann Mehl
Executive Coach
Ann Mehl is an Executive Coach based in NJ/NYC. She coaches, speaks and writes about how to successfully navigate the ever-changing world of work. With nearly 20 years of corporate experience working for companies including Citigroup, and Andersen Consulting, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge to her coaching clients. Ann’s background as an executive recruiter in the ‘90s led her quite naturally to “coaching” people in career transition.
Since launching her own consulting company in 2005, Ann has coached men and women from all walks of life. Some are CEOs of start- up companies, some are senior leaders looking to gain a competitive edge, while others are people seeking to reinvent their careers. Ann is a certified HBDI facilitator, has studied NVC Communication Technique and is certified as a relational life therapist. Ann is a graduate of Boston College and she has run over 50 marathons worldwide. She is the mother to two young boys, which has been the most humbling and rewarding journey of her life.
Angela Pitter
CEO at LiveWire Collaborative
Angela Pitter is Founder and CEO at LiveWire Collaborative, a digital marketing consultancy. LiveWire Collaborative helps business owners and executives to tap into digital marketing solutions that unleash their brand’s full potential and to use social media to connect, collaborate, and convert their target communities.
Angela is a highly sought-after speaker who was previously featured on the TV series Chronicle, WCVB, and has personally trained thousands of CEOs, business owners, and consultants worldwide on their signature LinkedIn Influencer system. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds both her M.S. in Administration and B.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University. Angela currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Newton Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Nina Yoshida Nelsen
Mezzo-soprano & BLO Artistic Advisor 
Mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen made her Boston Lyric Opera debut as Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana and was recently appointed Artistic Advisor for BLO. Recent engagements include her Bard Opera debut singing Mother Chen in Huang Ruo’s An American Soldier, a double bill at Opera Santa Barbara of El Amor Brujo and Frugola in Il Tabarro, and her Chicago Opera Theater debut singing Queen Sophine in Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus. Additionally, she made her Washington National Opera debut as Phoung Tran in the world premiere of The Rift, joined Santa Fe Opera for performances of Huang Ruo’s Angel Island and performed as the alto soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. This season, Ms. Nelsen reprises the role of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Atlanta Opera and New Orleans Opera, perform selections of orchestrated lieder by Alma Mahler with the Toledo Symphony, and joins her home company of Opera Santa Barbara as Mama in An American Dream and Fricka in the Dove reduction of Die Walküre. Ms. Nelsen has won first prize in the Performing Arts Foundation Vocal Competition, the Profant Foundation Vocal Competition and the Santa Barbara Foundation Vocal Competition, as well as a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and National Finalist in the Loren L. Zachary Society Vocal Competition and the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. Ms. Nelsen is a graduate of Boston University and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
& Sara O'Brien
Senior Director of Public Engagement
Sara O’Brien joined Boston Lyric Opera in 2016 and currently serves as Senior Director of Public Engagement, leading marketing & PR, sales, public programming, and community engagement and education initiatives. During her tenure at BLO, she has overseen the launch of operabox.tv, BLO’s digital opera platform, managed the Company’s return to live audiences following the onset of the pandemic, and developed new programming throughout her time with the Company. Prior to joining BLO, Ms. O’Brien worked in administration for Rockport Capital Partners and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. She also helped establish and lead Boston Opera Collaborative, a company committed to providing singers with opportunities both for artistic growth and development of entrepreneurial skills in the operation and management of the company. Ms. O’Brien is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Catherine Wilson

Program Director of Protocol, Stewardship, and Partnerships at University of Notre Dame

Catherine M. Wilson manages international visitor protocol and donor stewardship for Notre Dame International, working collaboratively with units across campus to develop strategic priorities for international visitors and to coordinate and execute event and protocol management for distinguished international visitors to campus. Before coming to NDI, she was director of special projects and media relations for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the 60th Judicial Circuit of Indiana.

She earned both her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and her master’s in nonprofit administration magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a certificate in hospitality and tourism management from Florida Atlantic University. She is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®’s protocol officer training, and is licensed through PSOW as an intercultural protocol and etiquette trainer. She is also certified in GlobeSmart Profile and Inclusive Behaviors Inventory through Aperian Global.

Laura Noel

Organizational Development Consultant, Training Facilitator and Leadership Coach

Laura Noel is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and certified Proctor Gallagher Institute coach and facilitator who works with individuals, groups and companies in reaching their potential and achieving their personal and professional goals.  

She has been studying and teaching personal growth and leadership for over 27 years as she served in the military and has continued to develop her expertise through working with her mentor, who is world-renowned in human potential and success, Bob Proctor.

Laura is thrilled to help clients stretch their thinking and minds in a way that opens them up to new possibilities. This mental flexibility allows them to lead happy, healthy, more abundant lives.

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Holli Bassin
Functional Medicine Health Coach, Author & Speaker
Holli Bassin is a Functional Medicine Health Coach, Author, and Speaker. She works with individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases and are frustrated with their health. Holli helps her clients find the root causes of chronic symptoms using nutrition, education, and holistic intervention to puzzle piece the reversal of the disease. Inspired by her daughter’s success in overcoming life-threatening food allergies through desensitization, Holli is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and author of the book, From Anaphylaxis to Buttercream.
Mickey Cockrell
CEO & Co-Founder of Catie's Closet
Mickey Cockrell is an entrepreneur in the non-profit sector serving as CEO & Co-Founder of Catie's Closet. She has won numerous awards for Catie’s Closet including The Mass Challenge Diamond 1st Place Award; The  Celebration of Excellence Non-Profit of the Year; as well as earned a fellowship with Draper Richards Kaplan and The Social Innovation Forum. Prior to Catie's Closet, Mickey spent over 30 years in Business Management. Her primary focus has been in the retail sector providing leadership for Jordan Marsh, Filene's, and most recently as Vice President for Kohls.  Mickey’s contributions include multi-level and multi-corporation buying, generating national expansion strategies, merchandise assortment and versioning, marketing, information systems task force, and store training. As a result of her flexibility and career aspirations requiring many moves, Mickey took a non-traditional root in education focused on Business Management and Business Law.  She is known as an innovator and problem solver in the industry creating high-impact marketing strategies and business solutions. Most notably are Mickey's contributions and leadership in driving the organization's expansion and operational efficiencies. Mickey serves on the Executive Board of Directors for CTI (Community Team Work, Inc), a $100 million nonprofit serving the low-income community within the Merrimack Valley, MA. 
Susan Hackney
Director of Marketing of Harvard Summer School at Harvard University
Susan Hackney is a marketing executive with extensive experience in leadership and team management.  She works for Harvard University as Director of Marketing for Harvard Summer School, Harvard Professional Development and HILR. Prior to joining Harvard, she served as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for The Christian Science Monitor.  As a member of the executive team. She provided leadership a during a period of transition as the 100-year-old news organization became the first US based newspaper to shift from a daily print publication to a web-first format. Susan has also held senior marketing positions with Aramark CorporationUS News and World Report, and Weider Publishing.
Maria DiLorenzo
Founder & CEO of MFD Style
A Dallas, TX native, Maria is the Founder and CEO of MFD Style, a Boston-based wardrobe consulting business. For the last 15 years, she has educated and guided those who seek to make a stronger connection between their self-presentation and self-love. Maria fervently believes how we dress says something deeper about how we feel about our own value and self-worth, and with her intuitive styling approach, she has helped hundreds transform into the best version of themselves by leveraging their wardrobe to reflect this insight.
With a focus on sustainable fashion practices, Maria’s expertise is in re-imagining wardrobes to help people maximize what they already own by creating new combinations and alternative functions for those items. She speaks about the intersection of psychology, spirituality and style in her podcast, Above & Beyond Style. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Loyola University, New Orleans and a M.A. in pastoral ministry from Boston College.
Petra Slinkard
Director of Curatorial Affairs at Peabody Essex Museum
Petra came to Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) from the Chicago History Museum where she worked with a collection of more than 50,000 examples of costume, fashion and textiles for exhibitions, acquisitions and online and community outreach.
Prior to that, she worked at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she helped expand the museum's fashion exhibition offerings and collection, as well as its Fashion Society. At PEM, Petra oversees the museum’s newly opened Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery of Fashion and Design and was the co-curator of Made It: The Women who Revolutionized Fashion.
She is currently serving as coordinating curator for the upcoming exhibition Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, opening in June 2022. In her role as Director of Curatorial Affairs, Petra oversees the integration of PEM’s exhibition research and curatorial teams and develops departmental priorities and the strategies to deliver them.
Amanda Clark MacMullan
Director of Philanthropy at Peabody Essex Museum
Amanda joined PEM in June 2014 and has over 20 years of high-level fundraising experience from the education and nonprofit sectors. Her previous leadership roles at Harvard, MIT, New Profit, and Boston University have provided the experience requisite in her role at the museum.
At PEM, Amanda cultivates global, national, regional and local support for museum initiatives, annual giving, and Membership. She leads the final phase of the museum's $650 million + PEM Connect Campaign. Amanda oversees the Development Department and its 5 primary teams: Major Gifts: Individual and institutional Giving, Stewardship, Inclusive Philanthropy & Membership, Donor Relations & Events, and Development Operations.
Janika LeMaitre
Advisor, Coach & Speaker

Janika (Jan) LeMaitre is a certified etiquette advisor specializing in personal brand strategy. She guides entrepreneurs, business owners, and industry trailblazers on how to put their best foot forward when presenting themselves in their professional world, online and in person.

Jan's experience spans over 20 years, working in customer service and managing in various luxury industries, including five-star hotels & resorts, airlines, fashion retail, and fine jewelry. Her love of travel has enabled her to take positions in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

She is certified with the Protocol School of Washington® and is a Protocol Diplomacy International (PDI-POA) member. For more information, you can visit Jan's website at: better-professional.com.

Jamie Palmer
Business Strategist & Coach
Jamie Palmer is a business strategist and coach for driven entrepreneurs, service providers, and coaches who want to grow and scale their business online with a signature program. She's the creator of the Business Ecosystem Builders program that helps entrepreneurs build their online business simply while creating more freedom, impact, and income.
Jamie has created other programs such as Social Made Simple which teaches entrepreneurs how to take the overwhelm out of their social media marketing efforts by turning macro content into micro and nano content and Productize for Profit, a course that helps service providers map out their offer suite, so they never have to write another proposal again.
Jamie has been a featured speaker at the RI Bar Association, the Better Business
Bureau of New England, the New England Association of Wedding Professionals, Boston Business Women, and the Environmental Business
Council. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Popsugar, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
In 2014 her digital marketing efforts won the prestigious Google ECity of the year award for Effingham, IL. This award recognizes the city's and their local businesses, which have the strongest online business community in the state. Jamie is committed to helping entrepreneurs create more freedom in their lives by simplifying.
Renee Hribar
Sales Strategist & TEDx Speaker
Renee Hribar has been a sales professional since 1994 in New York. Making her first million before she was 25 years old, she has gone on to sell millions of dollars in products and services and train thousands to sell for the first time. She is known in her industry as a fun, energetic sales coach who leads with heart.
In addition, she is a TEDx speaker who offers training sessions at global conferences, on-demand courses and virtual workshops, she skillfully breaks down her decades of sales expertise. With her one-of-a-kind "laugh & learn" teaching style, you will certainly gain a new view of the "softer side of sales".
Marjie Longshore
Executive Director at Family Leadership Center
Marjie Longshore, EdM, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, is the executive director and a parent educator with the nonprofit family education center, Family Leadership Center, based in Yarmouth, Maine.
The Center is a non-profit organization for parents, caregivers, teachers, and community leaders who want to bring out the best in children and teens. Through classes, workshops, and coaching, adults understand more about human behavior, why children misbehave, and how to best help them grow and live in positive, contributing ways.