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Kerry-Ann Ellington

Real Estate & Filmmaking Consultant & Super Mom

My name is Kerry-Ann, and I am a multifaceted professional with expertise in real estate, filmmaking, acting, entrepreneurship, and being a devoted mother to my sons. With a diverse background and a passion for success, I have achieved numerous milestones throughout my career. In the realm of real estate, I have excelled as a mortgage loan officer, consistently ranking as a top producer. My extensive knowledge of the lending side of the industry allows me to provide valuable insights and guidance to those seeking to navigate the complex world of real estate. As a filmmaker, I have had the privilege of working on independent film projects that have garnered recognition and awards. From writing and producing to assistant directing, I have honed my skills and developed a keen eye for storytelling. My experiences in the entertainment industry have given me a unique perspective that I am eager to share with aspiring actors, film producers, writers, and assistant directors. One of the highlights of my journey was being featured on Oprah's favorite things for making a difference in the military community. This recognition not only affirmed my commitment to making a positive impact but also opened doors for me to connect with like-minded individuals who share my passion for service. In addition to my professional pursuits, I am a proud homemaker and a dedicated mother to my smart and talented sons. Balancing the demands of a successful career with the joys of motherhood has taught me invaluable lessons in time management, perseverance, and the importance of nurturing a supportive and loving environment. I am the ideal candidate for anyone seeking knowledge on the lending side of the real estate industry. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, I can provide expert advice and guide you through the intricacies of the mortgage process. Furthermore, if you are looking to break into the entertainment industry as an actress, film producer, writer, or assistant director, I can offer valuable insights and mentorship based on my own experiences. With a proven track record of success, a passion for excellence, and a genuine desire to help others achieve their goals, I am committed to making a difference in the lives of those I encounter. I invite you to join me on this journey of growth, empowerment, and success.

Starting at

$200

for 1 hour
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real estate

mortgage loan officer

top producer

lending industry

independent film projects

storytelling

Rachel Wainer

Workshop & Meeting Design Specialist

Hello, my name is Rachel and I design transformative learning experiences that make participants more willing and better able to adopt behaviors that will enhance their workplace performance and overall wellbeing. My expertise lies in meeting and presentation design, workshop design, retreat design, strengths-based development, psychological safety, leading effective meetings, time crafting, feedback conversations, and building high-performing teams. My professional journey began in the field of education, training, and adult learning. As a college student affairs professional, I successfully created university-wide interventions to decrease the harm of drug and alcohol use and lower the rates of campus sexual violence. This early experience provided me with a rich understanding of development and the importance of designing research-based interventions for behavior change. I then transitioned into workplace leadership as a training facilitator for New York City public agencies. In this role, I created and delivered workshops on personality styles, communication, challenging conversations, goal setting, performance coaching and feedback, intergenerational dynamics, and supervision fundamentals. I also created and led the Challenging Conversations in the Workplace and Fearless Feedback seminars for the NYC School Construction Authority, helping managers at all levels create a culture of honest feedback and rich dialogue. Currently, I am a faculty member at the American Management Association, where I designed the How to Manage Challenging Conversations and Psychological Safety: An Imperative for High Performing Teams, both of which I also teach. My unique background in education, training, and adult learning equips me with a deep understanding of workplace behavior and the skills necessary to create inclusive, impactful learning experiences. I am the ideal candidate for anyone planning an important meeting, workshop, or team retreat -- or someone who regularly runs meetings and is wanting to increase their effectiveness and overall team performance. Thank you for considering me as your partner in creating transformative learning experiences. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Starting at

$175

for 1 hour
1 Review

5

transformative learning experiences

meeting design

presentation design

workshop design

psychological safety

strengthsbased development

Baily Hancock

Community Architect & Strategist

I'm a super-connector, collaborator, and catalyst for community success. I'm confident that community, connection, and collaboration (or as I call them, “The 3 Cs to Saving Humanity”) are the keys to our survival as a species, as well as the quickest way to feel less alone in this world and succeed together. Most people get why “The 3 Cs” are important in theory, but lack the understanding of how to actually build community, connect with others, and collaborate vs compete - that’s where I come in. As a Community Architect and Strategist, I help individuals and organizations conceptualize, launch, and grow successful communities, acting as a guide from idea to implementation to iteration, and everything in between. I combine my MBA and operations mindset with three decades of experience both running communities and being a member of many to offer a well-rounded perspective on what makes communities and the people within them thrive. During my time as a Community Strategist at Mighty Networks, I supported hundreds of Community Creators with setting goals and measuring effectiveness, problem-solving and brainstorming new ideas, and acted as their trusted sounding board and Strategist. I also facilitated workshops, masterminds, and product training sessions to help people learn how to run successful communities and understand the intricacies and possibilities of the community-hosting platform. I now run my own company called Overlap Collective offering 1:1 consulting, Blueprints, Playbooks, and workshop facilitation. I share my thoughts and expertise on community, connection, and collaboration as a podcast guest and speaker, as well as in my keynote talk, Substack, podcast, and book-in-progress all by the same name, “Seeking the Overlap: Connecting Deeply in a Deeply Disconnected World”.

Starting at

$99.50

for 30 minutes
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community strategy

partnerships and collaborations

podcast guest skills

connection

networking

operations

Rachel Hutchings

Workforce Development Consultant

My name is Rachel, and I am a professional with a passion for creating human-first solutions. With a strong background in manufacturing and extensive experience in government and community affairs, I have developed a well-rounded understanding of how successful organizations can be formed and operated. Additionally, my work in higher education and workforce development has further enhanced my expertise in these areas. Throughout my career, I have excelled in various roles, demonstrating my ability to strategize, coach, collaborate, and build coalitions. Working in manufacturing for the majority of my professional journey has provided me with a solid technical foundation. However, it was during my time in government and community affairs that I truly honed my skills in strategy development and coalition building. This experience has been invaluable in my work with non-profits, where I have successfully implemented human resource development strategies to create positive change. My educational background includes a major in Business Administration from Tulsa Community College, a major in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and a major in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Oklahoma, where I graduated in May 2010. In addition to my academic achievements, I hold certifications in Kauffman FastTrac® and Sister Sky Certification, further enhancing my expertise in entrepreneurship and diversity. Currently, I am working at Chart Consulting, where I continue to apply my skills in strategy, coaching, and collaboration to help organizations thrive. Previously, I served as the Executive Director of the Green Country Workforce Development Board, where I led initiatives to enhance workforce development in the region. Prior to that, I held the position of Director of Development at Tulsa Community College, where I played a key role in fundraising efforts. I also gained valuable experience as a Corporate & Government Relations Manager at American Airlines. With my unique blend of technical knowledge, government affairs expertise, and experience in higher education and workforce development, I am uniquely qualified to provide advice and guidance to organizations seeking to create human-first solutions. I am dedicated to making a positive impact and look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of organizations and individuals alike.

Starting at

$150

for 1 hour
1 Review

5

manufacturing operations

government affairs

workforce development

consulting

program development

program implementation

Krystal Shanell

Nonprofit Startup & Development Advisor

I am Krystal Shanell, a dynamic force of empowerment. Professionally, I am a multifaceted leader, serving as both a serial entrepreneur and community developer. With an extensive career in financial accounting within the oil and gas industry, I have weathered a series of downturns and layoffs. It was during this challenging time that I made the decision to transition into creating a small business. As the CEO of Heavenly Service, LLC, I provide support to individuals seeking personal and professional development. My company specializes in preparing 501c3 structures for nonprofit organizations, assisting them in navigating the complex world of nonprofit startup, development, and funding. As a Certified John Maxwell Coach, I am passionate about implementing personal and leadership development strategies. I believe in equipping my clients with the tools and processes necessary to master their goals and be productive in their purpose, all while growing provision. I am uniquely qualified to provide advice and guidance to anyone seeking to start, grow, or fund a nonprofit organization. My expertise lies in leadership development for nonprofit founders, 501c3 startup consultations, nonprofit organization program initiative creation, and scaling for nonprofit organizations. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your nonprofit to the next level, I am here to support and guide you every step of the way. If you are seeking a dedicated and experienced professional who can help you navigate the complexities of nonprofit startup and development, I am the ideal fit for you. Together, we can turn your vision into a reality and make a lasting impact in the community.

Starting at

$85

for 1 hour
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technology

experience

multifaceted leader

serial entrepreneur

community developer

financial accounting

Debron Walker

Strategy & Project Development Consultant

Debron Walker - Creator/Chief Strategist of The ERSO Project Initiative Debron Walker spearheads the trailblazing ERSO Project as its Founder and Lead Strategist, an initiative where he and his handpicked team develop and house their unique accomplishments in historic preservation and community advancement. Built on four pillars of Education, Rebuilding, Service and Outreach, the ERSO Project centers on Walker's resurrection of the 1936 Eleanor Roosevelt School, securing over $694,000 in competitive preservation funding to reignite this cultural treasure as a vibrant community hub, as well as gaining personal support from key pieces statewide, elected officials, and the Roosevelt Family along the way. In present, Walker leads a team of specialists, ranging from child education experts to Fortune 500 financial authorities, who have yielded results and delivered measurable progress that continues daily. As the owner of an FDR commissioned National Landmark, Walker has cemented himself as a rare resource in the sector of Strategy and Project Development. With an “End in Mind Approach,” his consultancy is invaluable for organizations, municipalities, businesses, and individuals pursuing a roadmap and execution. His purpose is duplicating key elements of the ERSO Project, helping securing substantial support through building critical relationships and providing a model for strategically navigating community, geographic, and political landscapes. www.erso1936.com

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$37.50

for 15 minutes
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technology

historic preservation

community advancement

rebuilding

project strategy

Daniela Holban

Cultural Strategist & Curator

Daniela Holban is a Romanian curator, cultural strategist and producer whose curatorial practice is dedicated to exploring themes of self-reflection, identity, multipolarity, and sustainability. With a strong focus on public engagement, artist development, environmentally-based art programming, and action-driven communities, she aims to create meaningful experiences for audiences. Daniela possesses a well-demonstrated talent for cultivating connections with artists, creators, visionaries, and arts-focused institutions. She is renowned for her expertise in innovative project management, cultural analysis, and insightful storytelling. Daniela excels in brand positioning, cross-functional collaborations, and event production. Her track record includes the successful establishment of partnerships, exhibitions, and programming for museums, art organizations, and nonprofits. Daniela's exhibition series, REPOPULATIONS (2019 & 2022), received recognition and support through the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Grant. She has been actively involved in organizing and leading the We Are Nature Series, a summer art program at NOoSPHERE Arts that promotes systems thinking and environmental awareness. Additionally, she oversees the Broadway Stages @ Kingsland Wildflowers Residency Award, curating and producing an annual site-specific art installation. Recognized as one of Brooklyn's 50 Most Fascinating People of 2023 by Brooklyn Magazine, Daniela currently holds the position of Director of Programs & Curation at NOoSPHERE Arts. She has served as a Mentor for NEW INC: an incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design, and technology since September 2022. She has previously worked with institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MANA Contemporary, {CTS} Creative Thriftshop, William Bennet Gallery, The Ear Classical, and The Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Her extensive network includes partnerships with organizations like The High Line, NADA, Residency Unlimited, CalArts, BRIC, The Brooklyn Rail, ILAP, CreateART, gener8tor Art, Brooklyn Arts Council, Broadway Stages, Newtown Creek Alliance, Kingsland Wildflowers, Showfields, and Moleskine. Daniela also co-founded ARTFARE INC., where she served as Senior Curator.

Starting at

$130

for 1 hour
1 Review

5

technology

curator

cultural strategist

producer

startups

artist development

Melodie Sisk

Film Production & Development Expert

My name is Melodie Sisk and I am a passionate filmmaker with expertise in film production and development. Throughout my career, I have focused on creative development, casting, diversity, LGBTQIA cinema, and the intersection of film and social justice. I firmly believe that film is not just entertainment, but a powerful tool for change and self-expression. My journey in the film industry began as an actor, driven by a deep love for storytelling. It was through working with a scrappy filmmaking team that I discovered my true passion for cinema. Over the past 20 years, my projects have been showcased at prestigious film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Outfest, Atlanta Film Festival, and BAM Cinemafest. I have had the privilege of collaborating with industry giants such as Paramount Pictures and A24, exposing my films to audiences around the globe. One of my most notable accomplishments was co-writing and producing the critically acclaimed film "Little Sister" in 2016. Richard Brody of New York Magazine even hailed it as the best film of that year. Currently, I am co-writing a personal project that I will also co-direct alongside my filmmaking family of 20 years. Additionally, I am seeking funding for an ambitious and visionary film called "Let Me Let You Go," set to be shot in the spring of 2024. This project boasts an incredible team, including acclaimed artist and filmmaker Clement Goldberg as the writer/director, and executive producers Zachary Drucker, Silas Howard, and the iconic Lily Wachowski. With my extensive experience and diverse skill set, I am uniquely qualified to provide advice and guidance to anyone interested in the film industry. Whether you are a writer, director, young producer, actor, film crew member, aspiring creative, or someone looking to invest in the arts or apply to film festivals, I can offer valuable insights and support. If you are seeking a professional who understands the intricacies of film production and development, I am here to help. Let's collaborate and bring your cinematic vision to life. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1461281/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk MelodieSisk.com

Starting at

$100

for 1 hour
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film production

film development

creative development

casting

diversity

lgbtqia cinema

Jessica Olives

Nonprofit Governance & Strategy Advisor

I'm Jessica Olives, your dedicated Nonprofit Governance & Strategy Advisor, passionate about catalyzing positive change through effective organizational leadership. With over two decades of experience in administrative management and a specialization in nonprofit governance, I bring a unique blend of strategic insight and hands-on expertise to guide your organization toward excellence. Expertise Highlights: 1. Governance Mastery: My journey is defined by a deep understanding of nonprofit governance, honed through years of collaborating with diverse organizations. From facilitating board retreats to crafting robust governance frameworks, I specialize in transforming governance challenges into opportunities for growth. 2. Strategic Visionary: Strategic planning is the cornerstone of organizational success. I have a proven track record of developing and implementing visionary strategies that align with the mission and values of nonprofits. Let's co-create a roadmap that propels your organization toward its long-term goals. 3. Board Empowerment: As a Governance Advisor, I've empowered numerous boards to function at their best. From conducting board assessments to tailor-made training sessions, my approach is centered around elevating individual and collective board member capabilities for impactful governance. 4. Inclusive Leadership: Diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are fundamental pillars of effective governance. I am committed to fostering inclusive leadership practices, ensuring that your organization's board reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Services Offered: Strategic Governance Workshops: Engage your board in dynamic sessions to fortify their understanding of governance principles and foster a culture of strategic thinking. Customized Board Assessments: Identify strengths and areas for improvement within your board, paving the way for targeted development initiatives. Strategic Planning Facilitation: Collaboratively design a robust strategic plan that aligns with your mission, setting the stage for organizational success. Inclusive Governance Training: Equip your board with the tools to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating a governance structure that reflects the richness of perspectives. Your Journey to Excellence Begins: Partner with me, and let's embark on a journey to elevate your nonprofit's governance, strategy, and overall impact. Together, we can turn challenges into stepping stones, ensuring your organization thrives in its mission to create positive change. Reach out today, and let's build a governance and strategy framework that propels your nonprofit to new heights.

Starting at

$175

for 1 hour
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nonprofit organizations

governance

operations

policy

strategic planning

administration

Mo Ellabban

Community Building | Digital Communications | Social Marketing

I have spent the last 13+ years dedicating myself to building communities and digital projects that harness the power of data in various areas such as community growth, communications, social marketing, international expansions, digital media, creator economy, trust & safety, product operations, and generative AI. Lately, I worked as Director of Community at The Suite, overseeing C-Suite online communities such as TechGC and F Suite. Previously, at Quora, I played a key role in launching new products and programs for international markets, assuming leadership responsibilities in community strategy development and market adoption, notably establishing a strong presence in the MENA region from scratch. I also led a dedicated team focused on expanding Quora's global community through data analysis, moderation, events, partnerships, and digital communications. During my tenure at the Red Cross, I led digital operations using social media for disaster and crisis support, and at USAGM, I crafted digital communication plans and campaigns to combat online violence and misinformation within online communities. I hold a Master's degree in Social Science of New Media from the University of Kadir Has. I have also served as an advisory council member at the business schools of George Washington University and the University of South Florida. I am fluent in both English and Arabic. Having lived, worked, and studied in various countries across four continents, I have gained a unique and global perspective on the process of building online communities. Residing in different cultural and geographical contexts has provided me with valuable insights into the diverse needs, preferences, and dynamics of online communities worldwide.

Starting at

$150

for 1 hour
1 Review

5

community building

digital projects

communications

social marketing

trust and safety

international expansions

Rodney Van

Track and Field Coach & Community Engagement Specialist

Rodney Van is a luminary in the field of track and field coaching, community engagement, and youth development, bringing a wealth of experience spanning over three decades. As a decorated track and field coach with 33 years under his belt, Rodney has honed his expertise in nurturing athletic talent, leading many athletes to become coaches, Olympians, business owners, and educators. His journey in community service is equally commendable, marked by over 30 years of dedication to mentoring, youth counseling, and providing wrap-around services. This journey was further enriched by his roles as a youth program technician and a skilled grant writer. Rodney's proficiency in circles training, emotional intelligence, and youth delinquency counseling has positioned him as a specialist in these areas, reflecting his deep commitment to youth development and community welfare. Beyond his service-oriented roles, Rodney is also a successful small business owner with over 25 years of experience. His entrepreneurial spirit has not only led to his own business success but also enabled him to mentor budding entrepreneurs, particularly young athletes transitioning into business. His personal story is one of resilience and triumph. Growing up with limited means and losing both parents at a young age, Rodney overcame these challenges to achieve great athletic success as a College All-American. His academic journey saw him earning a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Criminology, further underlining his multifaceted expertise. Rodney's professional achievements are mirrored in his family life. A devoted husband of 33 years and a proud father of three, all of whom received Division I athletic scholarships and attained both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from prestigious universities like UCLA and the University of New Mexico. He is also a doting grandfather to three grandchildren. His extensive career also includes valuable experiences as a probation officer and a college professor, roles that have allowed him to impact and shape many lives positively. Rodney's life and career are a testament to the power of resilience, dedication, and the profound impact one individual can have on the lives of many. His journey inspires countless individuals, both in the athletic and community service arenas.

Starting at

$40

for 30 minutes
0 Reviews

0

track and field coaching

community engagement

youth development

athletic talent nurturing

olympians

business owners