OK 1: Owners of Consulting and Coaching Companies
Team 1 members are owners of coaching and consulting companies
Meeting times vary. Usually the fourth Thursday of the month from 8 to 11am
Andrea is the owner of Sage Coach, Inc. A sage expert in leadership and entrepreneurship, Andrea brings 36 years of business experience to her work. She works with C-level executives, movers and shakers in Human Resources, and all leaders. She is the author of An Entrepreneur's Trail Guide.
Jennifer is the owner of Radiant Star Enterprises. She has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years, successfully building several businesses, brick and mortar as well as virtual, and enjoys helping other entrepreneurs create healthy, prosperous businesses. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through International Coach Federation (ICF), a licensed Living Your Vision® Coach, a Certified Coach Mentor (CMC), and an ordained Spiritual Counselor. She is an experienced group facilitator, faculty leader, coach mentor and executive coach at InviteChange™, a coach training and leadership development organization (since 2000). Supplemental accreditation include Core Value Index™ , SoulCollage®, Expressive Arts®, Voice Dialogue and PSYCH-K® and other modalities that support holistic living and authentic leadership. As an artist and mystic, Jennifer loves to weave creativity and magic into all aspects of her work with others.
I am the owner of Sara Wiener Consulting. After 25 years of running my creative businesses, Sara Bella Custom Outdoor Wear and Sara Bella Upcycled, I've come full circle to my social work and teaching background. I'm excited to have a new business where I'll be working closely with youth and their parents to achieve success in their school, work and everyday lives by teaching strategies for executive functioning skills.
Katie Post, principal of Co-Elevate Coaching + Consulting, LLC., lights up on the subject of leadership. She has developed a company that honors her belief that we are all leaders of our own lives, learning how to grow ourselves and support the growth of others. As one in love with change as the hallmark of personal growth, Katie taps into her passion for learning and teaching in facilitating team work. Her favorite leadership tool: Curiosity!
I am the owner of Joanne Matthews Consulting. I worked for Charles Schwab for 17 years in product development, marketing, executive administration, sales management. Most recently I was National Vice President of Schwab Advisor Network, a program that refers wealthy individuals to highly select independent investment advisors. This was a wonderful opportunity that enabled me to take my leadership and communication skills to the next level. I have a BA in Economics from UCLA, and an MBA in Marketing and Market Research from UC Davis.
Matt Briggs is a Financial Consultant and Contract CFO. With a background in finance and economics and experience as the VP of Finance and Operations at Picky Bars, he has the tools needed to help small business owners understand the financial side of their business. Targeting small companies, he is uniquely situated to help companies that are at a stage where they are still too small to need or afford a full-time CFO but too big to go without financial management. He specializes in strategy, business modelling, cash flow, reporting, and analysis. In his spare time, Matt is a cross-country skier, runner, cyclist, and home-improvement hobbyist.
I'm the owner of Breakout Business Coaching and a long term executive in the Information Technology Consulting field. I have also been a small business owner. My passion is to help small businesses who are established break through revenue/profit barriers they may have hit by helping them understand and then incorporate a comprehensive business improvement system called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).EOS has been deployed in over 6,000 companies over the last 20 years.
My goal for Opportunity Knocks is to participate with peers who are always learning how to grow their business effectively. The chance to share successes and challenges, and when appropriate lend my own experience to discussions is very exciting!
I am the owner of Denise Bestwick Consulting. A 30 year career in the life sciences has provided me with many opportunities for learning, leadership and growth. While holding senior management positions in several companies I demonstrated strong fiscal management, strategic growth management, and creative problem-solving skills plus the ability to thrive in challenging situations. I have readily navigated the regulatory compliance requirements of both the FDA and EPA, in manufacturing, laboratory operations and services, as well as international standards such as ISO 9001. I have created and worked with multiple quality management systems where I embraced the spirit of continual improvement in all aspects of business management, especially with respect to improving operational efficiencies. Mentoring and developing agile teams has been the foundation of my success and the highlight of my career.