A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics
“Companies with at least 30% female leaders end up raking in 6% higher margins.”
Meet Our Coaches
Monique is a certified life coach who specializes in working with women who have experienced a major life transition. Whether facing a fork in their career road, rediscovering life after a bad breakup, becoming an empty nester, or simply in need of support, Monique helps her clients reignite their passions to get to their next season in life. Monique partners, supports and is the client’s personal cheerleader along their powerful journey to success.
Beth A. Burns
Beth is passionate about helping women live their best life. She built a successful career in corporate finance and launched THE (ER) FACTOR in 2012 to engage with women and share practical advice on how to be happi(ER) and more financially empow(ER)ed. She is author of Inner Strength, Outer Success: A Savvy Gal’s Guide to Financial Empow(er)ment and Inner Strength, Outer Success: Practical Strategies to Being Happi(er), Healthi(er), Empow(er)ed, Strong(er) and Wis(er). Beth truly believes that inner strength will result in outer success in any of life’s endeavors.
Tami teaches that, as leaders, we need to be confident in who we are, authentic to our true selves, and consistent in how we show up. She is founder and head coach of WeInspireWe, a leadership and professional development organization that helps leaders next-level their ambitions and amplify their impact on the world. Tami supports her clients by enabling them to reframe the vision of their career and expand their potential, overcome internal roadblocks, and refine their personal and leadership brands.
You’ve been so focused on career, family and other priorities that somewhere along the way you’re exhausting the most important player on your team – you. Don’t live in depletion another day. Melanie creates a safe space for her clients to RELEASE and RESTORE themselves. It’s time to REJUVENATE, honor and protect your greatest asset – YOU!
Abigail enjoys helping others cultivate self-love. She is the founder of Hearts Unleashed, focusing on personal and professional development and empowering her clients to operate with full freedom, power and self-expression in every area of their lives. Gazda is author of Giving Up Giving Up: The Memoir of a Quitter and shares her breakthroughs as proof of what’s possible for anyone who commits to living their fullest life.
Nicole is a strategic business executive skilled at creative thinking to drive business results. She has expertise in organizational leadership, planning, project management and leveraging corporate social responsibility to drive business goals. Actively builds and maintains relationships at the enterprise level.
Non-profits and Causes
As an advisor and former political operative, Quiana believes that we can change the face of power in America by electing more women and recruiting a pipeline of dynamic women leaders. She equips women with the skills to run viable political campaigns and empowers everyday women to become more civically engaged and make a difference in their communities.
Entrepreneur/Social Media Branding
Paulina is a branding consultant who helps entrepreneurs and home-based business owners successfully launch an online presence that will allow them to attract high-quality prospects via social media. With more than 10 years of experience in e-commerce selling over $1 million worth of product, Paulina specializes in lead generation, niche marketing, social media branding and system automation. What sets her apart from the rest: mindset. “Anyone can give you the blueprints on how to build a business, but if you aren’t motivated and feeding your personal growth you won’t succeed.”
About the Founder
Cheryle Robinson Jackson has experienced many firsts in a career that spans international business, civil rights, politics, government, nonprofit and media. A senior aviation executive and a rare woman of color in that position, Cheryle sits on the boards of the Business Council for International Understanding, the Corporate Council on Africa, and the Illinois District Export Council. She also serves on the Congressional Black Caucus Policy Institute.
Cheryle is known as a real go-getter. Prior to joining AAR, she ran for President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat in 2010 after serving as the first female president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. She also served as communications director for an Illinois governor and in senior-level positions at Amtrak and NPR (National Public Radio).
In her intimate TEDx Talk “Grit and Grace,” Cheryle validates the career trajectories of go-getters like herself but also implores women to self-advocate and practice grace, love in action toward self, as a sustainable model of success. The overwhelming response led Cheryle to consider ways to serve women on a broader scale. Hence, she has developed Grit + Grace as a professional and personal resource for women to inspire confidence to self-advocate and take charge of their success without sacrificing personal well-being and fulfillment.
“Grit + Grace … one won’t let you give up and the other makes it OK to let go.”