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Melanie L. Denny  is an International Career Speaker, Award-Winning Resume Expert, Nationally Certified LinkedIn Strategist and President of Resume-Evolution. Since 2009 she has written thousands of résumés for diverse industries at all levels. Her clients have seen remarkable job-search success and salary increases to the tune of $15K to $50K as a result of her ability to not only concisely articulate their value on paper, but her empowering approach to self-marketing.  

Faizun Kamal is an award-winning franchise coach, nationally renowned public speaker, and best selling author. As CEO of The Franchise Pros, she leads a full-service franchise consulting and development firm. Her best-selling book, “The Right Franchise for You: Escape the 9 to 5, Generate Wealth, & Live Life on Your Terms,” is the guide that thousands of clients have used to find their “perfect fit” franchise! Forbes nominated this book for inclusion into their Executive Library for executives.

Kevin M. Coleman  is the Founder of KMC Empowerment, LLC where he provides executive coaching, empowering speeches, and professional development training to make individuals and organizations successful. In addition, Kevin served his country in the military for over 9 years and is a disabled veteran. Kevin has also been recognized as a winner of the BIG Region XI President Leadership Award and was awarded the Virginia Professional Leadership Award.

Rajika Mahan  is a certified Transformational life coach with the Brave Thinking Institute. The Premier Training Center for Transformational Coaching. Rajika helps you to create a life that you love living as you are living it. She specializes in helping people build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives. Rajika’s coaching programs help individuals breakthrough limitations and old patterns to achieve greater results in all areas of their lives.

Joanna Hoffschneider, ALEP, leads Resolute Consulting LLC, combining her first career in teaching and training with her second in marketing and business development. Joanna has always enjoyed bringing order and focus to the business world around her, providing a space for people to leverage their strengths and expertise. Joanna has built a reputation for incisive analysis and respectful candor, listening for the signal through the noise and helping her clients make meaningful change.

Marvin Powell is CEO and Founder of Coach Powell Training and Development, which helps business leaders fully exploit their unique talents and ensure long-lasting personal and professional development.  As the creator of VisionQuest90™,a dynamic personal, business, and executive coaching system, Marvin leverages advanced technologies and systems to help growth-oriented business owners, consultants, and nonprofit leaders achieve excellence in their chosen endeavors.

Dr. Sherri Yoder left the comforts of her rural-town clinical psychology practice to answer the risk-everything call from within to revolutionize how the world thinks about mental health. She is a Thought Coach, Podcaster, and published Author. Dr. Sherri extends her message globally through her new non-profit, Thriving Thoughts Global, designed to teach women across the globe, in their native languages, how to thrive through the simple power of thought.

 Marva Goldsmith  has been a member of the Perennial Workforce since 2001. At the age of 42, she left the Fortune 500 utility company where she had worked since the age of 17, moved to Washington DC and reinvented her professional life to better align with her passion. This electrical engineer became an image and brand consultant!  As CEO of Consult DSA, a Woman-Owned Small Business, she has come full circle, combining logic with creativity to provide management consulting services and organizational effectiveness solutions to a variety of companies and governmental agencies.

Carol M. Moulton is a certified trainer and holistic life coach dedicated to bringing out the very best in her clients. Carol often works with women executives and leaders who are highly successful, but who have trouble pinpointing the source of disconnect in their lives. Carole also consults with a number of corporations and non-profit organizations on their diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.

Sheila Murphy is Co-Founder of FlexProfessionals, a firm that matches experienced professionals seeking meaningful, part-time employment with growing businesses in need of top talent. Featured on The Today Show, Sheila is a career re-entry expert, work flexibility advocate, and seasoned speaker/trainer on a variety of job search and career development topics.

Charley Swords, owner of Charley Swords Consultancy, is an internationally recognized leadership consultant and mentor with an enviable reputation and extensive track record in developed, emerging, and transition economies. Charley has spent almost thirty years working with leadership and management teams in various sectors, organizations and cultures in 26 countries.

Tamara Wolfe is a certified International Life Coach, Speaker, and Teacher and founder of Full Spectrum Living. For over 30 years, Tamara has been studying and teaching personal development and success principles in her various roles as a therapist, life coach, mentor and leader in a top direct-selling company. She has been helping professionals and entrepreneurs to build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, fuller lives.

Carole Stizza is an Executive Leadership Coach, Senior H.R. Professional, and a Strength Strategy Specialist whose clients gain clarity on what they want, get recognized for their valued experience, and reap the rewards that are most meaningful to them – to include: increased influence, life balance, visibility, promotions, and monetary gains.

Dhru Beeharilal is a leadership and Identity Coach, and the founder of Nayan Leadership. Dhru’s approach combines positive psychology, somatic psychology, diversity and equity, and traditional coaching to create: Identity Coaching. This approach cuts across all contexts of coaching and incorporates the unique intersections of demographics that make up our identity, as well as how that identity impacts our leadership, our organizations, our relationships, and our overall fulfillment with our lives.

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Lisa Ealy, MBA, MPTh, SHRM-SCP is a powerful and charismatic coach, mentor, speaker, minister and #1 best-selling author who has deposited words of encouragement and wisdom in the lives of many. She is known as the “6- Figure Job Mentor.” Lisa has helped many of her clients raise their annual income and 10X their Mindset and grow their network through her proven D.R.E.A.M.® coaching system.

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Jean L. Battersby is the founder of Catalyst Coaching and Consulting, delivering human resources consulting and professional coaching to small and medium-sized organizations and individuals in transition. For 30 years, Jean created award-winning, engaging workplaces through the delivery of best practice HR programs throughout the United States. In 2015, she launched her visionary business after experiencing her final transition out of the corporate arena.

Hanh Michael is a leadership coach and facilitator with a passion for helping individuals and teams gain the clarity they need to make the right move, purposefully, strategically, and authentically. She partners with leaders to strengthen their abilities through clarity of purpose, interpersonal effectiveness, team management, and conflict resolution.

Laura Koepsell is a trained and certified career counselor based in the Washington, DC area, and has been practicing career counseling for the past 6 years at higher education institutions, non-profits, think tanks, and within her own business. She specializes in supporting professionals looking for a change and utilizes positive psychology and custom curriculum to make the process empowering and manageable.

As Vice President of FCEDA’s Talent Initiative Program, Mike Batt is responsible for developing programs and delivering solutions to solve the talent management attraction challenge at scale, aimed at retention, retraining, growth, and attraction. Mike joined FCEDA in 2019 after retiring from Microsoft after a 30-year career in technology sales and channel management positions.

Shira Lotzar, with Purposeful Hire, is a seasoned career coach and recruiter passionate about helping people do what they love! Through her dynamic career branding process, she helps job seekers discover their career passions and showcase their professional superpowers through compelling LinkedIn profiles, stand-out resumes, pinpoint networking, and memorable interviews.