Power Circle Facilitators

Nicole Fegley

For over fifteen years, Nicole has been a producer and connector in the field of personal and professional growth and transformation, creating diverse content, life-changing curriculum, and exquisite live and online experiences. She loves to unite and facilitate people in their work to live more good, true, and beautiful lives. Nicole brings her extensive production, coaching, and facilitation skills to Emerging Women as the Lead Trainer and Director of Power Circles and Corporate Programming. In 2016 and 2017 Nicole also served as the head producer for EW's flagship event, Emerging Women Live.

Nicole works in private practice as a Certified Integral Master Coach™, through her company, Unabashedly You. Formerly, she created programs and interviewed fascinating teachers and wellness experts in her role as U.S. Content Producer for Conscious Life. She is the co-founder of Core Integral, an educational company offering a comprehensive and accessible approach to learning integral theory. Prior to this work, she owned a large and lively restaurant and brewery in Pennsylvania. She has studied extensively and worked alongside Ken Wilber (Integral Theory), Dr. Daniel Brown (Tibetan Buddhism, Self-Development, Attachment, and Positive Psychology), and is a longtime practitioner of meditation, yoga, and feminine embodiment. She holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. She regularly delights in the sunshine and mountains of Colorado with her partner Clint and daughter Truly.

Robin Athey

Robin guides leaders in fast-moving, high-pressure environments to get clear about their purpose, build stronger relationships, and shift deep beliefs and patterns. They develop greater inner strength, resilience and confidence. They make better decisions and become better leaders of themselves and others, as they navigate change in complex systems.

Robin brings 30+ years of global experience as an executive coach, facilitator, consultant and thought leader. Clients include ABB, Microsoft, Eli Lilly, Fujitsu and Banco Santander. She’s taught the core MBA leadership class at Simmons, been a fellow at Harvard University and worked in 29 countries.

Robin has served as Deloitte’s global thought leader on the human aspects of organizational performance; VP global production at Cole-Haan; and strategy & operations consultant with Kurt Salmon. She holds an M.A. in Int’l Economic Policy and a B.S. in Engineering from University of Florida; is a graduate of leading modalities of coaching, group dynamics and somatic psychotherapy; is a Purpose Guide™ and has practiced meditation & yoga for 23 years.

Christy Belz

Christy Belz

Christy’s passion lives in the empowerment of you, both personally and professionally. Using progressive methods, clients are guided to discover their innate talents and are coached to bring those gifts forward to live a fulfilling life. Drawing from her former leadership roles in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Christy uses her vast experience to empower her clients to identify relevant solutions as a life-long personal practice. A candid and compassionate consultant, Christy uncovers what is too close for clients to see for themselves.

Combining the study of human development with advance technologies and intuition, Christy can lead clients into a steady evolution of authentic self-expression and inspired action while lessening negative repetitive thought patterns and behaviors. Christy holds both a Bachelor’s (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. She is certified in both the Leadership Circle and Leadership System. She is also a trained mentor in HeartMath.

Cheryl Breault

Known for her innate intuitive capacity, deep empathy, and wisdom accumulated through 20 years of therapy, coaching, teaching and workshops, Cheryl Breault helps people to live an inspired life.

In her practice, Whole Body Wisdom, she guides individuals and teams toward inner shifts of perspective, increased self-acceptance,  and a sense of greater possibility and freedom. Trained in Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University, Cheryl is a licensed psychotherapist who has served many years as a therapist in Psychological Health and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. An advisor and Power Circle facilitator for Emerging Women for the past 3 years, Cheryl is dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs, executives and creatives make a positive impact in the world.

Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown is a Certified Professional Coach who brings unique skills from thirty years of transformational conversations and thousands of hours of experience in working with groups and individuals. She hosts the podcast "Unapologetically You!” which is dedicated to the unique voice of every woman. Shirley designs programs for organizations and groups, offers coaching sessions for groups, couples and individuals which skillfully supports people in not only clarifying but actualizing what truly matters to them. She is known as being masterful in transformational conversations. Shirley lives in the Finger-lakes Region of NY State with her husband Rich and dog Winston.

Angel Carrillo

Angel Carrillo

Angel has over 12 years of experience in learning, leadership development and coaching. He has worked for 500 Fortune companies across various industries where he has had the chance to partner with people at different stages in their careers to support their growth and development. He is passionate about helping others realize their strengths and potential through the design and facilitation of thought provoking experiences. Originally from Mexico City, he now lives in Toronto where he works as a Senior Coach at the regional transportation agency. He holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Education, as well as certifications in Virtual Facilitation by Insync Training and Coaching Mastery by Essential Impact. He is passionate about music and sings with Toronto’s Singing Out choir; he is currently working with their resident dramaturg to write a story to be included as part of their next all original concert.

Aurore Charvet

Aurore is a coach for entrepreneurs and executive women that want to live their ambitions. She believes that women moving into executive roles are key to creating leaders, people and cultures who lead, decide and act with greater authenticity and courage.

Aurore has been working in international management roles in the automotive and healthcare industries with a deep focus on individual motivations and team dynamics. She has lived and worked in France, Australia and Argentina, and is passionate about the richness of intercultural exchanges. She believes HUMAN will make the difference and is intentional about working closely with women to develop into their full potential.

After 15 years leading in challenging international environments in big companies, she has decided to dedicate her career to developing her natural abilities to coach teams and activate more conscious individuals.

Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson is Founder and Managing Partner of Benton & Muse Consulting, a firm dedicated to digital business strategy, program management, enterprise solutions, and information technology transformation. He was named one of the “100 Most Important Blacks in Technology” by Black Engineer Magazine because of his consistency in making a positive and lasting impact on the clients, corporations, and communities he is committed to serving.  

A graduate of Jackson State University and native Chicagoan, Mark grew up engaged in his community and believes education and action are the cornerstones of self and economic empowerment. To that end, the father of three Incorporated actively serves on the Board of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. He also serves on the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee. Dawson is also an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Technology Association of Georgia.

Karen Delk

Karen Delk, M.Sc., is an executive coach who works with ambitious professionals who want to move from the cubicle to the C Suite. Her clients work primarily in Fortune 100 companies and she works with leaders in non-profit organizations. Her work with global leaders has given her keen insight on what companies seek in executive leadership.

Karen is a member of the Yale University School of Management Executive Education Program providing coaching on leadership skills, personal authenticity, and other essentials for success. She also provides group coaching to women from a variety of industries.

Karen has over 25 years of experience supporting and developing individuals and leaders in Fortune 50 organizations to reach their highest potential. Her expertise includes organizational design, strategic planning, change management, executive coaching, talent acquisition, and talent development for next-generation leaders.

Renée Dineen

Renée is a business consultant, and executive and lifestyle coach who is deeply passionate and committed to developing more conscious organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs, and human beings who love themselves, live their lives and lead their organizations and communities with greater presence, intention, care and flow.

She has been transforming organizations, teams and careers of talented and ambitious professionals, entrepreneurs, changemakers and executives for over 20 years in over 40 countries in the biotech, pharmaceutical, technology, and service industries. Her exciting career included her own five-year executive expatriate assignment in Switzerland leading the Learning and Organizational Development Organization for Genentech-Roche.

Today Renée runs her own global coaching and consulting practice out of California, with an important focus on women and leadership. She believes that the new era of women’s leadership calls us to step more fully into our role as changemakers, requiring greater attention to self-care and our true aspirations.

Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis

I began my career in the Blue-Chip Consumer Packaged Goods world with Kraft Foods and then as a Strategic Communications Planner at WPP. 18 years ago, I joined marketing capability consultancy, Brand Learning, part of Accenture since 2017. I specialized in learning & culture and I championed our work in Learning, Personal Development and Facilitation. As well as flying around the world delivering learning programs myself, I trained and developed the global facilitator team to engage individually and inspire change organizationally. My experience spans capability, wellbeing and culture change where I’ve been privileged to work with wonderful clients from Novartis, Mars, Verizon and Unilever. To optimize the value I add in the personal space, I gained a coaching qualification 16 years ago and now my focus is on personal and corporate values and purpose. In summary, I stand for developing healthy high performance so people and brands can flourish.

Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is a leading voice in helping unapologetically ambitious women learn how to embrace support as a superpower for success and fulfillment, and her new book, Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Realize Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone will be released by HarperCollins Leadership on May 11, 2021. She has been a speaker at global brands, organizations and institutions, including LinkedIn, the United Nations, the Women’s President Organization, New York University, Spelman College, Columbia University, Howard University, The National Association of Black Journalists, the Essence Festival, ColorComm, digitalundivided and INBOUND, and she has been a featured guest on the Today show, Nightline, Inside Edition, Extra, CNN, VH1, Sirius XM Radio and more. Elayne is the CEO of Chic Rebellion, a content and consulting that helps dynamic Black women build their thought leadership, elevate their brands and grow their businesses. In 2019, Elayne created the online learning platform, SiS.Academy, that contains video workshops and courses that she facilitates featuring women leaders who teach their expertise to help other women navigate business, leadership and personal development. In addition to hosting the Support is Sexy podcast for women entrepreneurs and interviewing more than 500 diverse women entrepreneurs around the world, Elayne is also in production for her new television show, The Elayne Fluker Show, which will highlight innovative and inspirational Black women entrepreneurs — who are currently the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs in the United States.

Colette Fretton

Colette is a life coach, executive coach, workshop facilitator and team mentor. Her extensive knowledge and expertise has developed during her time in high level corporate HR and as an NLP Practitioner and coach trained through an ICF accredited training company.

Colette’s broad expertise spans across recruitment and retention, talent management, reward and team development. Her specialism is leadership and organisational development having worked through numerous, successful programmes dealing with all aspects of individual, team and organisational change management.

During an overseas posting, Colette developed a number of leadership and change management programmes and was involved in the rollout of coaching circles, a powerful concept that achieved fantastic results.

Today, Colette works as a coach, supporting women in their personal and professional lives; helping them to gain clarity on who they are, what they want and how to get there. She is passionate about people living their best life, being true to themselves and being clear about their priorities to make the most of their potential.

Jamie Greenwood

Jamie Greenwood is a life coach who's passion is coaching driven, soulful women to reconnect with themselves for greater presence in their lives, peace in their hearts and power in their work and the world.

Jamie is a featured speaker and facilitator for companies across the US and her writings have been featured on The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Tiny Buddha. When Jamie's not coaching, writing or speaking, you can find her cooking with her family or dancing in her living room.

Sheila Hirst

Sheila has been working with wonderful, engaging women for the last 25 years supporting them through change and transition and helping them navigate the turbulent seas of organisational and personal life. She coaches leaders and executives across a range of sectors including the UK Civil Service and facilitates cross - cultural teams, large & small to engage and connect with each other. She has a Master’s degree in coaching and mentoring. Her research specialism is authentic leadership and how this shows up in the stories leaders tell. She is a trained and enthusiastic storyteller herself and runs regular Story Parties coaching people how to stand up and share their personal stories. Her clients describe her as ‘supportive and insightful’, ‘challenging with heart’ with a ‘searching and open determination!’

Sage Hobbs

Sage B. Hobbs is a coach, speaker, author of Naked Communication: Courageously Create the Relationships You Really Want, and host of The Naked Conversations Podcast. She’s known for her bold, insightful, and dynamic approach to communication, relationships, and personal growth.

Sage works with both individual and groups to cultivate courage, self-expression, and freedom. With a quick ability to see the underlying challenges, she supports her clients to unleash their voice, take action, and transform their status quo. Sage is dedicated to working with people to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

Sage holds a Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to creating her current work, she spent a decade working with teens and families to navigate the wild path of growing up. She’s also a mom of two, a cancer survivor, a proud teacher’s wife, a “retired” school counselor, a world traveler, a living room dance party aficionado, and a book lover.

Ariane Hunter

Ariane Hunter is the CEO & Founder of Project She Went For Her Dreams; a personal branding & marketing firm in New York City and serving clients globally. She works with enlightened women who crave a more meaningful, impactful, and perhaps more unconventional way of leading and working. Ariane draws on over 10 years experience working for the top marketing and branding agencies in New York City and supporting high profile clients become key players in their industry. She has spoken for NYU Stern Women in Business, Emerging Leaders for NY Arts, and has been featured guest on numerous personal empowerment podcasts. Ariane is also a published writer whose work appears in Time.com, Levo League, Ivy Exec, and The Muse.

Sky Jarrett

Sky Jarrett

Sky Jarrett is a transformational leadership coach, mindfulness instructor, and pioneer of 21st century leadership. She is actively serving senior executives and emerging leaders in private, public, and non-profit organizations across multiple industries in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Sky specializes in helping leaders harness more of their authentic power to live and lead with more ease, impact, and a better quality of life. Her transformative approach to increasing leadership maturity helps leaders deepen their self-awareness, cultivate adaptive leadership skills, and build personal mastery in reprograming unconscious patterns to achieve higher levels of effectiveness and performance.

As a certified instructor, advocate, and change agent for mindfulness, Sky has been instrumental in helping leaders at Fortune 500 companies across the globe expand their capacity to deal with the relentless and fast-paced challenges of life in the 21st century through the integrated application of neuroscience techniques, mindfulness, leadership maturity, and adult development theories.

Sarah Jones

Sarah is recognized as a coach and facilitator for her insight and warmth, as well as highly professional approach. She draws on a wide range of influences and resources, and her experience of over twenty years’ working to deliver learning and development with blue chip clients such as EY, Shell, BP, Linklaters, Lovells, OFT, and ACCA.

She has a particular interest in team development, as well as coaching within the team context, having chosen to investigate team coaching for her MSc research project. Sarah has been invited to work with senior leadership teams, and has designed and run numerous retreats and team awaydays, often for teams facing significant challenges, new teams, and those going through periods of change.

Sarah has been designing, facilitating and delivering learning events for over twenty years, and specialises in helping teams and individuals reach peak performance though her flexible yet focused approach. She has designed and delivered bespoke programmes in Leadership skills, Consulting skills, Facilitation, Communication skills, Influencing and Presentation skills. Most recently she has been involved in the delivery of a global women’s development program which includes a three day workshop supplemented by six 1-1 coaching sessions, and a series of masterclasses.

Eugenia Karp

Eugenia Karp is a self-development teacher and a certified coach with over 5-years of experience. She is also a successful leader and entrepreneur with a ten year track record in leading healthcare organizations. In her journey of self-discovery, Eugenia has transformed her life in a way that allows her to combine the passion for teaching self-development and self-awareness with her healthcare business career. Since becoming a coach, Eugenia has balanced her life from a place of self-approval and deep connection with her desire and sense of self. Eugenia specializes in helping people discover their potential through untangling the behavioral patterns and belief systems. She is deeply intuitive and her coaching style provides a precise insight into the workings of your mind. With Eugenia's help, you will unleash your genius and dismantle the blocks that stand in the way to having a successful personal and professional life.

Joule Ladara

Joule L'Adara

Joule L’Adara, MFA, is an experimental vocalist, holistic vocal coach, and sound facilitator based in New York City. She is the founder of Sounding Circles, offering sound-based practices that support well-being in the workplace and personal transformational development. She has worked with global companies including Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, WeWork Wellness, and Planned Parenthood, as well as training sound practitioners through live workshops, retreats, and online courses. Her vocal meditation programs have been featured nationally at the New York Open Center, Integral Yoga Institute, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, Unplug Meditation, The Green Spa, Naturopathica, The Dorot Institute, New York City’s Community Healthcare Network, The WOOM Center, The Big Quiet, The Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation Denver, The Globe Institute San Francisco, Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Program in Los Angeles, and at Kalani Oceanside Retreat Hawaii. Additionally, Joule is a professional singer who has performed with The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.

Stephanie Lam

Stephanie Lam

Stephanie is a first Chinese person to receive Master Certified Coach accredited (MCC) by ICF and Master Practitioner (MP) award from EMCC. She is also a qualified Coaching Supervisor, Mentor Coach, ICF Assessor and a Coach Trainer.

She has coached and facilitated workshops over 4,000 hours with 34 nationalities and 10 industries including Chemical, Finance, FMCG, Health Care, Luxury Retail, Oil & Energy, Professional Services, Telecom, Technology and Universities. Companies include BASF, HSBC, Dutch Bank, BNP Paribas, Nike, MARS, LVMH, Richemont Group, Exxon Mobile, Telstra, SAP, University of Hong Kong, Peking/Tsing Hua University, Keio University etc. A broad range of international clients from millennial, zillennial, young talents, individual contributors, startup, private bankers, hedge fund bankers, middle management to senior executives and C-suite level.

Wendy May

Wendy May

Wendy May is a purpose coach, self-inquiry guide, and conscious business and leadership consultant. She is the author of “Regenerative Purpose: The Dynamic Nature of the Way We Choose Work,” which introduces a frame-breaking perspective on purpose work as dynamic, interdependent, and regenerative. She uses the Enneagram in private sessions, immersion programs, and personal development workshops, having received her teacher certification from the Enneagram Institute. Wendy is also the founder of GLITTEREVOLUTION, a purpose-based small business that uses biodegradable glitter as a vehicle for raising ecological awareness.

A Harvard alumna with a graduate business degree from UCLA, Wendy started on her own coaching and consulting business in 2015 after leaving a 15-year career in corporate management roles, and leadership and organizational consulting. Through her writing, speaking, coaching, facilitation and teaching, Wendy supports the creation of a world of work that works for everyone.

Cara Moore

Cara Moore

Cara empowers future women leaders to realize their potential. She trains, mentors and coaches women to progress their careers in a successful and self-sustainable way. She shows them how to be a truly ‘human’ leader, one who is self-assured and inspiring, and who challenges, and is compassionate to, both themselves and others.

Cara graduated from the University of Cambridge and embarked on a professional services career as a Chartered Surveyor. However Cara eventually realized that people not property were her passion and she retrained as an Executive and Life Coach. She now holds the highly regarded Professional Certified Coach status with the ICF (International Coach Federation) and has coached many men and women to open their minds, think clearly and achieve both personal and professional goals.

Cara has her own private Life Coaching practice and also coaches Executives in major institutions. She is known for her intelligent insights and brings a warmth and care to everyone she works with. Cara has 3 sons and a gorgeous Springer Spaniel called Google

Karin Mueller

Karin is a leadership development and career coach, a trainer and facilitator with an extensive background in the corporate sector gained over 16 years in senior positions in a global top 10 FTSE company. She has worked across many different industries, such as consultancy, tech, financial services/banking, law firms, retail, the entertainment industry, automotive and the charity sector to name just a few. Karin has a great passion for exploring and understanding life from different perspectives.

She has worked across many different cultures and lived in Germany, the UK and the US. She is infinitely curious about people, their views, their backgrounds and their ambitions, but also about what drives and constrains them. Karin believes there are few things more rewarding than helping people grow, develop and live up to their potential. Her expertise comes from her professional and personal experience combined with approachability, personal integrity and kindness. Karin was born and raised in Germany and lives in London/UK. She holds a master’s degree in business from Goettingen University. Karin is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and sits on the board of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS). She is a Certified Integral Development Coach™ through New Ventures West, an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner, a LINC Personality Profiler Trainer & Coach and a certified Social Styles & Versatility instructor.

Jennifer Munley

Jennifer Munley is a skilled and experienced group facilitator, a transformational coach, and a film and television producer. Through courses, one on one sessions, and group work, Jennifer supports corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in discovering and remembering just how essential they are.

As a long-time Emerging Women Power Circle facilitator, Jennifer guides participants to see and be seen by others as deeply authentic and powerful leaders.

Jennifer has been part of The Hero’s Journey Foundation community since 2006, an organization dedicated to a uniquely crafted blend of psychological, mythical, and spiritual transformation work, and is thrilled to be a part of bringing this way of being to the world. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and the Institute For Integrative Nutrition, and is an Ordained Minister.

Julie Neale

Julie Neale is a life and leadership coach, facilitator and community builder. After a 20-year career as a leader in youth-serving non-profit organizations, Julie turned her focus to coaching, training at the Coaches Training Institute, and facilitating a group process known as “reflection” for youth development professionals. She founded her for-purpose venture, Mother’s Quest, in September 2016, to provide inspiration, coaching and community for herself and other mothers who want to live what she calls an E.P.I.C. life. She writes about the transformative experience of parenting at mothersquest.com and hosts the Mother’s Quest Podcast. Julie received her Masters in City Planning, Community Development from UC Berkeley and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, where she met her husband. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Carol Parker Walsh

Carol Parker Walsh

Carol is a powerful advocate for women unapologetically living life on their terms and doing the work they were meant to do in the world. She empowers women to take control of their life and career.

As an executive coach and personal brand strategist, she serves as a catalyst for transformational growth and professional development. Leveraging an almost 30 year career in law and organizational and academic leadership, and training in applied and social psychology and human development, Carol utilizes a custom methodological approach to career coaching and career development to help her clients achieve greater confidence, clarity and success.

She is a TEDx speaker, three-time best selling author, international keynote and award winning consultant and has been the "go to" coach for Grammy Award Winners, Paralympic Gold Medalists, Fortune 500 executives, and 6-7 figure successful driven professionals and entrepreneurs.

She helps her clients to stop hiding in the shadows of their brilliance and step into the power of who they are, their vision, purpose and their life's work.

Jane Price

Jane is an executive coach specializing in helping leaders grow personally and professionally to help get the results they desire.

Jane’s coaching is informed by over 25 years of international business experience. Prior to becoming a coach she held a variety of global sales and marketing leadership positions in the technology and fast-moving consumer goods industries. She has lived and worked in Asia and led diverse global teams.

Her business and cross-cultural experience helps her provide practical insights for clients to achieve their potential. She helps clients build upon their talents and grow their capacity to overcome barriers hindering success. Jane offers fresh perspectives to clients in ways that are easy to understand and implement. Clients describe her as strategic, effective, compassionate, and pragmatic.

Jane holds an MBA in General Management and is a Certified Professional Integral Coach.

Melody Ruan

Melody Ruan

Melody is a senior leadership consultant, organizational coach and facilitator based in Hong Kong. Melody supports global clients to develop and strengthen their leadership capabilities through coaching, and designing, delivering and managing leadership development programs and workshops.

Before finding her passion in developing people and becoming a leadership coach and consultant, Melody served in a number of leadership positions, focusing on strategy and finance. Most recently she was Vice President, Innovation and Capital Markets, at Fullerton Health, leading digital transformation initiatives. Prior to that she served as Director, Strategy and Investor Relations at WeDoctor, a leading digital healthcare player in China, an investee of Tencent, and Senior Associate, Corporate Finance at Alibaba Group, the world’s largest e-commerce company.

She combines a profound curiosity about life with a deep belief in the inherent potential of people to lead fulfilling lives, and to build effective teams and organizations that create great business value. She has a deep passion for understanding human sense making in different adult development stages and apply that knowledge to support clients’ development.

Melody is a certified organizational coach (IECL). She is certified in Hogan Assessment and the Leadership Circle Profile (LCP). Melody holds a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) Charterholder. Melody is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English and Cantonese. She is a passionate scuba diver, having dived in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, and Maldives. She enjoys reading, fitness and music. She has worked and lived in Beijing, Hangzhou, Singapore, New York and now lives in Hong Kong.

Lois Shannon

Lois Shannon is the founder of TheWomansNetwork.com (TWN) a space of authentic connection where women reclaim our womanhood and engage in conscious living. She spent the last 4-5 years on an intensive path of self discovery training to facilitate Mindfulness and Family Constellations and engaging with Somatic Work, Five Rhythm Dance, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and numerous other approaches to self awareness. Lois spent 19 years in Europe, originally sent there to work for Apple Computer in Paris in 1995.

She was subsequently a Partner at Russell Reynolds Associates in London, an executive search firm, where she established and ran their Internet practice. She was in the Wall Street Journal in 1999 as one of the top 30 Business Women in Europe and she and her husband, Tom Virden, were in the WSJ in 2000, as the Internet Couple of Europe. Before leaving the US, Lois was with Apple Computer in Cupertino and prior to that was a Consultant at Bain and Company in Boston, MA. Lois is an intrepid explorer having travelled extensively covering all continents. She and her family (with three teenage children) moved to Boulder three years ago from the South of France after attending the first Emerging Women Live in 2013. Lois holds a B.A. degree in French and Economics from Duke University.

Jane Sommers-Kelly

As an Executive Coach and team facilitator for leaders of global companies, Jane SK invests in understanding each client’s complex context and competing demands, having spent 11 years analyzing organizations and supporting solutions as a former finance professional (JP Morgan and Bankers Trust).

Her down-to-earth approach and “Why” questions prompt clients to re-assess how they navigate and influence their peers and stakeholders. Others’ perception of us is often different from our intended impact – understanding this improves one’s effectiveness and satisfaction. Given half of her life was spent in Europe and Asia, adapting to different styles while remaining true to self is a forte and a personal passion. Bringing the “Human” into our Team meetings is also a focus and increasingly needed engagement skill needed by successful leaders.

She invests in key communities: prior Chairwoman of the Compass Center DV organization, former Board member of the Hotchkiss School and refugee career-coaching. Her purpose as a PCC Business Coach is to prompt top leaders and their Teams to adapt and keep growing, themselves, the business and its people.

Kate Spear

Kate has been on a leadership and mindfulness path for over 25 years. Some of her education and training includes, Certified facilitator of the Leadership Circle Profile, Certified meditation and yoga teacher, a Certified Access practitioner, extensive training in Somatic Coaching work. Her 8 years in an Ashram community include studies with master teachers and daily meditation. She holds a BS degree from Penn State in Psychology and Gender Studies. Her career has included; department head at the Telluride Ski Resort, owning a retail and nutrition business, operating SpearVision consulting firm and Katespear.com. Her current work includes executive team and leadership coaching, leading retreats internationally, conscious business consulting and coaching individuals in personal transformation. She is the founder of Radiant Tribe. Hiking into the high country is a passion for Kate and when she's not working on her memoir of her life in an ashram, she is spending time with her 3 daughters.

Stephanie Yost

Stephanie Yost, CPCC, is the owner of GumTree LLC, a coaching and consulting company for executives and emerging leaders. She is one of the CEO coaches for the Techstars Accelerator Program in partnership with The Nature Conservatory; an Associate for the London based coaching organization of White & Lime LTD, and the Founder of WiNGs, the Women’s Network Group of PA.

Stephanie is passionate about personal, organizational and cultural change. Dedicated to helping both individuals and teams achieve purposeful alignment, she has spent the last sixteen years witnessing the power of authentic presence and how entire systems shift from the clarity any one individual brings to it.

Stephanie reconnects leaders in a profound, yet playful, way to their innate power and passion. She brings depth, freedom and focus to their highest capabilities, increasing the impact of their leadership and the satisfaction derived from relationships, both professional and personal.

Gayle Karen Young

Gayle Karen Young

Gayle believes the world needs more leaders who are “able for” what lies ahead, who have developed the capacity to meet the complexity of global challenges. Working in the field of leadership for the past two decades, it has become abundantly clear to her that there are the visible, tangible, practical, and pragmatic aspects of leadership that need to be executed on a day-by-day basis, and then there is the work of caring for the the spaces between people, of seeing complexity and interdependencies, of understanding relationships and power and all the ephemeral things that still excise tremendous influence on the day-to-day behaviors of people. Thus it is the invisible work of leadership, the work of showing up, setting culture, and creating spaces for others to thrive that is the focus of her work. She believes in meeting people and systems wherever they are, and then developing people to work with the full range of who they are to meet the full complexity of the organizational system and operating ecosystem, working with the intangible but critically necessary human substructures to move a strategy forward.

Gayle Karen Young is a cultural architect and a catalyst for human and organizational development. She comes from a rich organizational consulting background with both corporate and nonprofit clients. She was in process of becoming a Zen monk when she became an executive instead, taking on the role of Chief Culture and Talent Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation (CHRO for Wikipedia and its sister free-knowledge projects) until early 2015 when she joined Cultivating Leadership. From high-level strategic thinking to practical implementation, her skills include leadership development, change management, facilitation, training, strategic communications, speaking, team building, and personal and organizational transformation.

Gayle holds a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology.

Gayle is passionate about global women’s issues and supporting women in leadership. She is also very much a geek that loves attending Comic-Con and reading science fiction, which inspires a passion for technology and its leverage for societal change. She is keenly interested in the intersection of technology and human rights and supports futurist humanitarian causes. She lives in both San Francisco, California, and Whidbey Island, Washington.

Chelsea Brookshire

Chelsea Brookshire

Executive Assistant and Relationships Manager

Chelsea has over 15 years of experience in administrative and executive support. After her years of working in the legal and oil and gas industry, Chelsea has made it her passion to fill her life with creativity and incorporates that into everything she does. Her position at Emerging Women allows her to expand on that creativity and assist with empowering women around the world. She is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, bonus son, family, and friends. In her free time she loves camping, painting, and all things creative.

Michelle Caggiano

Online Business Manager

Michelle studied Marketing and received her degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her passion for marketing, combined with great attention to detail, and over 7 years of experience in the tech-world makes her a valuable asset to the team! In addition to Emerging Women, she is also a solopreneur and works with a number of different clients in the online business realm. She is an experienced Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant who specializes in marketing operations, project management and online course launch management. She is a Colorado native, mother of two dogs, a cat, and a turtle, and step-mother to an amazing little girl. In her spare time she enjoys live music, good food, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Jen Jefferson

Power Circle Administrator

Jen comes to Emerging Women with over 25 years of experience in event operations and volunteer management. She has worked various types of events as a Volunteer Manager for Integral Life conferences and as an Event Coordinator for various large arts and sports festivals throughout Colorado.
Alongside her passion for creating and producing events, she worked as a hospital administrator for over a decade in one of Denver’s largest hospitals helping make care affordable to hundreds of patients.
Jen was born in Lima, Peru but has spent most of her life in Colorado. In 2016, a year sabbatical morphed into a life living abroad. Jen has been living in Cusco, Peru for the past four years and cherishes her life in the Andes mountains. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the world, playing capoeira, and deepening her yoga and meditation practices.

Nicole Fegley

Director of Power Circles

For over 13 years, Nicole has been a producer and connector in the field of personal and professional growth and transformation, creating diverse content, life-changing curriculum, and exquisite live and online experiences. She loves to unite and facilitate people in their work to live more good, true, and beautiful lives. She’s honored to bring this diverse expertise to Emerging Women. For the past two years she has been the lead producer for Emerging Women Live, and now is bringing her extensive production, coaching and facilitation skills to EW’s Power Circles. Nicole works in private practice as a Certified Integral Master Coach™, through her company, Unabashedly You, and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) individually and as a group facilitator. She also creates programs and interviews fascinating teachers and wellness experts in her role as U.S. Content Producer for Conscious Life. She is the co-founder of Core Integral, an educational company offering a comprehensive and accessible approach to learning integral theory. Prior to this work, she owned a large and lively restaurant and brewery in Pennsylvania. She has studied extensively and worked alongside Ken Wilber (Integral Theory), Daniel Brown, PhD (Tibetan Buddhism, Self-Development, Attachment, and Positive Psychology), and Sofia Diaz (Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment). She holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. She regularly delights in the sunshine and mountains of Colorado with her two dogs and her partner Clint, and is a new mama to her daughter Truly Golden.

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat

Founder & CEO

Chantal’s mission is to increase women’s leadership across the globe. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women, a global leadership and media platform that serves over 70,000 women worldwide and has advanced women’s leadership within Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Oracle and more. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, for over a decade, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal is a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at The Grace Hopper Celebration, Wisdom 2.0, and many other stages where women’s leadership is critical to the conversation. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.