Alessia Pandolfi: Tech Expert

Mar 18, 2019
 

Here are the highlights from my interview with Alessia Pandolfi: Tech Expert on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Alessia Pandolfi?

Alessia Pandolfi is a tech expert for online coaches and consultants. She helps other solopreneurs from tech disasters and takes the worry and tasks off their plates.

Alessia works out of Helsinki, Finland and has been a full-time entrepreneur for over 3 years.

Her core value is helping others and she brings this sense of purpose into both her personal and work life.

Lightbulb moment

It all began when her father brought home their first Mac computer. Together, working on it was like a pet project. This influence molded Alessia.

It evolved into a position as a project manager for a non-profit in Ukraine where organization and technology were mandatory.

Spinning off into teaching Italian online was her first launch into entrepreneurship. That wasn’t the perfect fit right off the bat. The thought of securing a traditional job flooded in, but after...

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Shannon Kelly: Vintage Gypsy

Mar 04, 2019
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Shannon Kelly: Vintage Gypsy on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Shannon Kelly?

Shannon Kelly is the founder and editor of the Women’s Magazine “Vintage Gypsy” based out of Prince Albert, SK. She works one-on-one with writers and facilitates the “Write Your Way Home” 6-week intensive writing workshop that she created.

She is a storyteller, a community builder and a humanitarian. She believes that we all have a story to tell and that each story is unique and important.

 
Lightbulb moment

After raising her kids, like many women, she was looking for something more. Journalling and writing had been an outlet for healing for her in the past and an idea for the blog was born initially.

The paper never says anything bad to you. You can say whatever you want to the paper and the paper always listens.


Shining a bright light

Shannon spends a lot of her time helping other writers develop and...

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Carly Rohlin: On a Mission

Feb 18, 2019
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Carly Rohlin: On a Mission on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Carly Rohlin?

Carly graduated from The College at Brockport in 2012, with a BA in Spanish and a BA in International Studies. She joined her family’s commercial real estate brokerage, Mission Commercial Realty, LLC in 2013, where she specializes in working with small- and medium-sized businesses who are looking to buy and/or lease office and retail space.

The brokerage was formed with a focus on helping non-profit and community organizations, along with local entrepreneurs, grow their respective companies in order to create altruistic wealth in the Rochester area.

As a young professional, Carly combines her unique perspective on the next generation of business with a keen insight into the changing landscape of the Rochester market to best serve her clients as they work together to find a positive solution in every situation.

Lightbulb moment

After reading Start With...

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Tamara Kemper: Process Mentors

Feb 04, 2019
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Tamara Kemper: Process Mentors on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Tamara Kemper?

After 16 years of working in schools and ed-tech companies, Tamara Kemper had accidentally become an expert in getting things done. Now, as the founder of Process Mentors, she helps small business owners scale their businesses through better back-end processes and internal training.

Tamara lives in Phoenix, AZ where she can frequently be found singing and playing the ukulele with her little ones or continuing her quest to read all the books.


Lightbulb moment

Tamara experienced not having a lot of power or flexibility when she worked in the educational system and uncovered a lot of limitations. This opened up an opportunity to work with a local tech ed company where she quickly realized that she loved working with adults and helping them learn.

She herself is a forever learner and problem solver. She started focusing on how to make things work better and...

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Cindy Black: Big Tree School of Natural Healing

Jan 21, 2019
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Cindy Black: Big Tree School of Natural Healing on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Cindy Black?

Cindy Black, L.Ac. is the founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing, and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. Initially trained as a Massage Therapist, she dove into Chinese Medicine when the opportunity presented itself. Based on her experiences, she integrated Classical Chinese Medicine, western massage therapy, lifestyle adjustments, and movement practices into the Meridian Massage Approach.

Overcoming darkness

Cindy is no stranger when it comes to spinning out on the solopreneur journey. Whether it was initially trying to do what all the “expert marketers” told her she should or just general overwhelm that comes with the entrepreneurial path.

She applied her grounded in simplicity philosophy to business and discovered that you could simplify greatly and succeed.

She advises choosing fewer things,...

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Gina Tager: Mind Body Eating Coach

Jan 07, 2019
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Gina Tager: Mind Body Eating Coach on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Gina Tager?

Gina Tager is a Body Mind Eating Coach, certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

She helps people heal their relationship with food, body, and Life itself through self-knowledge and body wisdom.

Her work is based on HAES (Health at Every Size) a movement that promotes body diversity.

She is passionate about helping people who are ready to stop the battle with their weight and their body in order to start embracing who they really are so they can create lasting wellbeing.

Overcoming darkness

It was her personal motivation that brought her to this field. After cleaning out a lot of old beliefs, she started embracing the idea that you can be healthy and happy at every size/body type.

Having had personal experiences with body and weight issues, she now can channel that knowledge to women who come to her that previously struggled in shame...

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Mackenzie Piccarreto: Table for One

Dec 10, 2018
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Mackenzie Piccarreto: Table for One on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Mackenzie Piccarreto?

Mackenzie Piccarreto is an Integrative Health Expert, recipe developer, and all around wellness junkie. She founded her blog, Mackenzies Table, to share recipes, tips, and overall thoughts on what it means to live a vibrant, health-conscious life.

Mackenzie teaches that being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or taste bad, that when we really listen to our bodies, everything falls into place.

Overcoming darkness

Mackenzie shared how being a solopreneur can be isolating and a totally different scene than having co-workers. We talked about how easy it is to compare yourself to others online and get completely distracted.

She said, having a super supportive girl network in Rochester, NY has been a major contributor to her success.

Being able to rely on a trusted network that gets what you’re trying to accomplish and that you...

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Jennifer Jefferies: Present Day Wise Woman

Dec 03, 2018
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Jennifer Jefferies: Present day wise woman on Women Developing Brilliance.


Who is Jennifer Jefferies?

Jen describes herself as a psychedelic hippie committed to leaving the world a better place. She is a philanthropist who loves breaking new ground and living in the unknown zone of life.

She has published 14 books including the # 1 book on Intuitive Aromatherapy in the world.  

Jen is comfortable whether walking the 800 km Camino Way across Spain or speaking on the world stage.

She is The Present Day Wise Woman and says her greatest achievement is founding The Q Foundation, which brings hope, health, and happiness to children in poverty.


Overcoming darkness

After burning out in her twenties Jen reinvented herself as a naturopath and aromatherapist specializing in getting people out of survival mode and preventing burnout in the workplace.

She chose to specialize in aromatherapy because aside from loving aromas, she was drawn to the...

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Crista Beck: The Love Radar

Nov 26, 2018
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Crista Beck: The Love Radar on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Crista Beck?

Crista Beck, The Love Radar, is a dating expert who teaches single people who are seeking a healthy and long-term relationship how to attract quality dating partners, increase their confidence, and take the actions necessary to have the love they deeply desire. She is regarded by her clients as a “romantic healer” due to her holistic and conscious approach to finding a meaningful relationship in the era of hookup culture and online dating.

 

Lightbulb moment

Crista was always curious about cosmic love, relationships, and spirituality as a young girl. After she read The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris she was motivated to travel to Thailand and create an online business, as the author suggested.

From there, she approached her new business very strategically. At the time (now almost 10 years ago), the underserved keyword in the love and...

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Bruna Mebs: Goodness Illustrated

Nov 19, 2018
 

Here are the highlights of my interview with Bruna Mebs: Goodness Illustrated on Women Developing Brilliance.

Who is Bruna Mebs?

Bruna Mebs is a lifestyle brand. She started off as a costume designer and then transitioned into full-time illustration. She quickly realized that she wanted to do more and get her work into people’s lives in a bigger way - the lifestyle brand happened naturally out of that desire.

After spending some time in NYC and LA, she currently resides in PA with her husband and bulldog Achilles.


I find that nothing fulfills me as much as being creative does. I am constantly inspired by historical movies, vintage clothing, medieval tales, and old books. Creating a brand that incorporated my art, lifestyle and the classic aesthetic that I love was and is my life's dream. I am very grateful to be able to do what I love everyday. And I hope I can help others do the same.


Overcoming darkness

Bruna, like many multi-passionate entrepreneurs, struggles with so...

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