NE Ohio small business help and advice is available from the following NE Ohio BizTV Show Hosts through their quick tip video episodes to help you grow your business or improve the quality of your life.
The elite network of NE Ohio BizTV Shows host experts include:
Lynnette Begue-Lavery, Author, Speaker and owner of Uniquely Your Image has a passion for teaching others how to maximize their innate energy and create their own makeover for success. Combining over 25 years of experience in corporate America with 22 years as an independent image consultant specializing in skin care and color analysis, she helps clients build self-confidence and perfect their total image.
Lynnette provides education on the significance of different styles and offers tools to empower clients to create their own unique style. Training on the importance of color, design, style, and texture, she helps others discover ways to improve their communication skills and relationships, both personal and professional.
Lynnette encourages everyone to discover and understand their inner beauty and emphasize their natural gifts. This in turn allows them to be free and experience more synergy and success.
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Katherine Burik, partner in The Interview Doctor, Inc. Talent Leadership Edge, brings high energy, spirited human resource leadership to people issues that can make or break a growing business. The Interview Doctor improves people processes, particularly talent processes of finding and retaining the talent you need to grow your business.
In her previous life as Vice President or Director of Human Resources at several businesses in Chicago and Northeast Ohio, Katherine reported to the President and CEO, responsible for the entire array of human resource functions offering business solutions through people based problem solving.
Katherine is a Registered Corporate Coach and has been certified as SPHR. She holds a Masters in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago and a BA in History from Northwestern University.
Katherine is a sought after public speaker and the best-selling author of three books in the Job Seeker Manifesto: Job Search Marketing Plan, Resumes 3.0, and Tell Me About Yourself: Secrets to Strategic Job Interviews. She writes a regular blog about hiring, job search and people issues.
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Shanna Dunbar, RN, COHN-S, the founder and President of Workplace Health Inc., brings over 25 years of occupational health experience to focus on improving employee health and productivity of your company.
She holds a Certificate in Workers’ Compensation Administration and Management from the University of California and her educational preparation at UCLA in Kinesiology brings a particular expertise in Ergonomics and job analysis.
Her expertise is in teaching companies how they can save money by improving employee health & safety. Her company, Workplace Health Inc. (WHI), provides Occupational Health and Wellness programs to employers that improve employee health & productivity. They are part of the solution in creating a company culture of health and well-being.
Learn more about Shanna Dunbar at Workplace Health Inc. and also on and .
Diane Helbig is an international business and leadership change agent, author, speaker, and radio show host. As president of Seize This Day, Diane helps businesses and organizations operate more constructively and profitably.
As a speaker and workshop facilitator Diane merges energy and enthusiasm with rich content. Her goal is to leave her audience with actionable steps as well as the excitement to implement those steps. Diane has expertise in small business, sales, social media, networking, and leadership. She brings over 20 years of small business management and sales to her coaching.
Diane is the author of Lemonade Stand Selling and Expert Insights, and the host of Accelerate Your Business Growth Radio show. She is also a Solution Provider and Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact. Diane is the creator of the Clarity of Course Sales Training Program as well.
Diane is the founder of Business Opportunity Network™, a business referral/mastermind program with chapters throughout the United States.
Diane is a Council of Smaller Enterprises board member, Member of the NSBA Leadership Council, Marketing Chair for WIN Cleveland and past chairwoman of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.
Learn more about Diane Helbig at Seize This Day; Guiding Business Success and also on , and .
Debbie Jones is the owner of The Ideal Method. The Ideal Method is a Healing Practice founded on the belief that our physical and emotional well-being impacts everyone we come in contact with, especially those closest to us. When there is harmony in our physical and emotional systems, this resonates to those around us and maximizes the effect of energy healing.
As a Reiki Master, Debbie specializes in using The Ideal Method to balance energy, which helps people manage stress-related symptoms to improve physical and emotional comfort. Debbie is also an Animal Communicator and Canine Massage Practitioner. When negative energy is impacting people in a family, stress may begin to appear in their animals. These symptoms might be skin irritations, increased barking, depression, or physical discomfort. The Ideal Method for Pets is a combination of Reiki, communication, and canine massage techniques that can provide relief to the animal and their caregiver.
Debbie offers in-person and remote sessions and also teaches classes on how you can learn to use The Ideal Method.
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Betsy Muller, founder of Create and Connect Brilliantly and The Indigo Connection LLC, is a holistic coach, Master Trainer and Certified Advanced Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (CAP-EFT), and creative leader who helps others rapidly transform chaos into clarity. As a mentor, speaker and practitioner, Betsy’s passion is empowering individuals and groups to integrate creativity, positive energy and life balancing self-care processes for outstanding results. She offers EFT Practitioner Training and Certification, private EFT Energy Coaching sessions by Skype, phone or in person, group coaching, networking events, holistic business mentoring, book launch consultation, travel opportunities and inspiring presentations for sales meetings and organizational events.
Ms. Muller holds a BA in Chemistry and a MBA in Systems Management. She is the 2nd person in the world to become a Certified Energy Health Practitioner though the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and also Ohio’s first and only Master Trainer and Advanced Certified Practitioner of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Other credentials include: Certified Soul Detective, Certified Medical Office Manager and ordained minister.
Betsy is the author of best-seller, Energy Makeover – A Conscious Way to Stay Young, Have Fun and Get More Done (2012) and a contributing author to The EFT Clinical Handbook (2013). She blogs and has published numerous articles on life balance, success, goal setting and practical applications for EFT in daily life.
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STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development;
CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture;
BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations;
TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion makers.
In principle and in practice the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO shall seek full participation in the organization by all women business owners regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. NAWBO’s goal is to fully represent the diverse make-up of the women business owner community through increased representation within ethnic and minority communities and to expand access to leadership opportunities.
Learn more at the website of NAWBO Cleveland and also on , and .
Stella Nsong is the state director of the Ohio Elder Care Planning Council and the creator and care designer of the unique program called Assisted Living At Home, an exclusive service of Nightingale Home Support. With over two decades of experience as a registered nurse, she practices as a certified professional geriatric care manager, elder care consultant and a certified Delay The Disease (the #1 Parkinson’s exercise program in the country) instructor.
Stella is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer and health care columnist. In 1990, she won the Gold Medal for practical nursing in Georgia. In 2011, she was nominated The Business Woman of the Year in Chesterland Ohio.
In 2012, she was nominated for the Platinum Award in Care Management as well as the Professional of Note in Geriatric Medicine. In 2013, she became a syndicated columnist with her famous elder care advice column called the Elder Care Cliff Report: What baby boomers need to know about caring for their aging parents.
In 2015, she was a recipient of the 23rd annual Woman of Achievement Award. That momentous occasion recognized Stella Nsong for her endeavors in and to the business and health care community. Through her writing and lectures, she is building the bridge to transform America’s elder care cliff through education, innovation and collaborative initiatives.
She is also the facilitator of the program called “You May Have Parkinson’s But Parkinson’s Does Not Have To Have YOU” a service of the The Caregiver Relief Network, the only global community that promotes LONG TERM CARE PLANNING while transforming caregiving into a gratifying experience for Today’s and Tomorrow’s family caregivers.
Learn more about Stella Nsong at The Nightingale Home Support & Care Inc. and also on , and .
Megan Patton, Managing Partner of ODA Strategy, is a business strategist who has been a management consultant, trainer and executive coach for most of her career. She spends her time working with individuals, companies and non-profits to help define and implement strategies that enable peak performance and growth. She looks at the way something is done (process); who is doing the work (people); and whether something should be done at all (strategy). Megan approaches client situations from a perspective of what is working well, measured against company goals, and works hand in hand with her clients to develop workable and positive solutions to improving performance.
Megan worked in a “Big Four” consulting firm for many years and focused on business process reengineering, change management and learning system development. Her clients ranged from large multinational companies to internal constituents.
Prior to her career in management consulting, Megan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Megan received a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College, and an MBA in Strategy from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is a licensed affiliate of The One Page Business Plan Company. Megan is a strong believer in lifelong learning, and continues to take classes on a variety of subjects.
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DeLores Pressley, International Keynote Motivational Speaker and Success Coach, is dedicated to helping people launch bigger, bolder and braver lives. She is the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and Founder of the Global Up Woman™ Network, a network and movement to empower and elevate women in business. She travels the globe sharing insights, tools, and stories of how men and women can conquer any challenge and manage their lives and careers to a place they never thought was even possible.
DeLores is the author of Clean Out the Closets of Your Life, Believe in the Power of You, Empower and Co-Author of Oh Yes You Can! DeLores is a contributing writer for Smart Business Magazine. She has received many awards and recognition for her work including Top Ten Business Owners by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) & Key Bank Corporation, and Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Akron.
Her story has been touted in Speaker, Glamour, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Inside Business, Essence, Ebony and Marie Claire magazines. She is a frequent media guest. She has appeared on the Bravo TV Network Show; Married to Medicine and has been interviewed on every major network including Entertainment Tonight and OPRAH.
To learn more about DeLores Pressley and read her complete bio, visit DeLores Pressley, International Keynote Motivational Speaker and Success Coach and also on , and .
Lisa Ryan is a best-selling author and award-winning speaker who brings real world insight, a high content message, and immediately actionable ideas to her fun, inspirational and engaging programs. Focusing on workplace culture, employee engagement, and gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional transformation, Lisa’s down-to-earth approach and willingness to share best practices have proven to be a winning formula. Her high energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and passion for what she does makes her the ideal speaker for your upcoming conference, leadership retreat, or professional development workshop.
As Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy, Lisa Ryan brings more than twenty years of experience to her clients and audiences. She helps organizations keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s by instilling principles which build stronger emotional connections between the organization and its employees and clients. An added benefit is that her approach is transferrable to personal relationships and situations as well.
Ryan is a best-selling author of eight books and costars in two films. She holds an MBA from Cleveland State University and is the President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter. She has been blissfully married to Scott since 1996 and they are the proud parents of three very spoiled cats.
To learn more about Lisa Ryan, visit Grategy and connect also on , and .
Ellen “Sam” Scheer is an American Family Insurance Agent in Middleburg Heights. Her office includes herself and one full time licensed assistant. She has received the American Star Award for Customer Service for the past 11 years. She has also been Agent of the Month, Five Year Profit Leader, Life Agent of the Month, Dream Protector of the Month, All American, and Life Diamond Club member.
In the summer of 2000, Scheer received her insurance licenses and opened her agency offering auto, home, business and life insurance. Scheer has made insurance options not only flexible but expansive as her business grows to incorporate a one-stop shop for customers. Known as “Sam”, she is recognized and respected throughout the industry and is well known within networking circles in the area. She has a natural, intuitive ability to make it all about you, and she is a natural connector and does it seamlessly. Sam loves to educate and share with her clients while always listening so she can support and connect them to opportunities they need. Her clients will tell you she is warm, joyful, and authentic and they feel cared for by Sam. It’s not about selling insurance; it’s about protecting other’s dreams.
She is currently Past President of NAWBO Cleveland, a board member for the Renee Jones Empowerment Center, a long-time volunteer on the Selection Committee for Bad Girl Ventures, an organization that is supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs to grow into successful business women, and a past Disaster Team member with the Red Cross. Sam gives back to the community and shows her commitment in every action she takes.
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Dan Toussant, Executive Recruiter, is the President of Dan Toussant & Associates, a recruitment and HR consulting business built around executive, management and sales searches. Dan offers clients a dual focus of recruitment and coaching expertise with over 30 years of Human Resource Management experience. He has held corporate managerial training and recruitment responsibilities for publicly traded global manufacturing and electric utility organizations.
As an entrepreneur, Dan established a human resource consulting division that provided recruitment, career transition coaching, and human resource outsourcing services to clients within a professional service firm, and managed that human resource consulting practice for seven years.
As the corporate HR leader, Dan led the recruitment programs in both a hospital and a professional service firm. He also developed an innovative leadership training program for junior partners and managers. He authored a nationally recognized performance coaching system, and served as senior adviser to that system.
Dan Toussant & Associates is a franchise member of Sanford Rose Associates network, the eleventh largest search firm in the US and the Americas. The firm also holds memberships in the Ohio Recruiters Association and the Society of Human Resource Professionals.
Dan is also a partner in The Interview Doctor, an HR training-coaching collaborative to provide smart-hiring strategies to hiring managers and job-interviewing skills coaching to career changers.
Dan is an active member of Toastmasters International and the Society for Human Resource Management. He earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation. He serves on two non-profit boards for children, and also chairs a program for children of incarcerated parents.
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As Founder of Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions, Leah Villalobos strives to help clients feel empowered when making financial decisions. With over 10 years in the financial services industry, she affirms her dedication to helping educate clients as they transition to the next chapter of their lives. Leah is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), which means she has extensive training as well as ongoing education requirements focused on working with individuals and couples going through a divorce.
Along with her financial leadership skills and commitment to client education, Leah has extensive investment experience in equity research at leading firms like Longbow Research and Ferris, Baker Watts (now RBC Capital). Having earned her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College, Leah holds her Master of Arts from Ursuline College.
Above all, Leah truly enjoys helping her clients succeed and reach their most cherished goals. Actively involved in the community, she is a volunteer with her son’s Cub Scout pack and her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She is also a member of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). In her spare time, Leah enjoys reading and spending time with her three children, three dogs and cat.
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Joan Washburn, ACC, is a master at coaching busy, professionals as they zero in on their top priorities, stop wasting their precious time and energy on things that don’t matter and produce the results they’re aiming for.
She also works with leaders of large companies as well as small business owners to deliver professional development trainings designed to produce resilient and productive employees, happy customers and increased profitability!
Her on-line programs are guaranteed to deliver practical tools and build essential skills her clients use every day both personally and professionally to succeed with ease and grace vs. stress and struggle. Her clients come to her because they feel a need for her expertise in accelerating results, managing change with ease, or there is something at stake and it is big!
Joan is credentialed by the International Coach Federation, a Licensed Trainer by the Academy for Coaching Excellence and a graduate of the Wharton Business School AMP.
Prior to starting Washburn Endeavours, LLC (WE) in 2006, she was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a division of Siemens Medical (PETNET Solutions), where she built a world class organization comprised of sales, marketing, product development and technical support specialists to address the growing opportunity and increasing competitive nature in the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) market.
At PETNET she led the development and implementation of a training program and the associated selling aids that resulted in a sales force consistently ranked #1 in the industry. She had $10 Million dollar P&L responsibility in 2005.
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