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HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities. Annually, the network delivers approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at about $600 million.
Kerissa Kuis is the CEO and Founder of the University of Wellness. The University of Wellness was created to provide consumers with cutting-edge wellness education, services, retreats, and certifications. Her programs are offered at various locations throughout the United States and also online. She has created retreats for world renowned resorts in Miami and Los Angeles. In addition, she is a certified holistic health coach, spiritual life coach, and wellness practitioner. Kerissa is also a Spoken Word Artist. Kerissa is an inspirational international speaker who works with clients all over the world in all areas of their lives. She is an expert at leading clients through their most difficult trials using a variety of methods, including Reiki, Meditation, and Emotional Freedom Technique, for which she is a certified practitioner. Through her second Business Invisionuity, she offers business consulting services to a variety of firms and has helped develop many wellness businesses. Most recently, she is implementing a multi-million dollar business plan that she created in Mon County in West Virginia. She is also a Certified International Global Export manager and has helped numerous small businesses implement their products into other countries. Her clients range from world class resorts to grass roots entrepreneurs. Kerissa has studied under best-selling authors, spiritual, and business leaders which have included the following: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Oz, Cheryl Richardson, Louise Hay, and Andrew Weil. She has completed the Spirit Junkie Master Class Level One Training with Gabrielle Bernstein and will be attending Level Two in February. Kerissa's personal mission in life is to leave a legacy on this Earth by helping others leave theirs.
I'm a business strategy and operations consultant/coach with more than 20 years' experience working with a variety of businesses, from major corporations to freelancers. I specialize in helping companies plan for and solve the question of how to move forward and grow intelligently. I've helped hundreds of companies, large and small, with: * Business-wide and case-by-case strategic planning and implementation * Project design, planning and implementation * Growth planning * Business operations audits * Human Resources audits * Employee retention * Process improvement * Training and team building Let me know how I can help you and your business!
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Melinda F. Emerson (www.succeedasyourownboss.com), known as “SmallBizLady,” is one of America’s leading small business experts. She is a seasoned entrepreneur, professional speaker, social media strategist whose mission is to end small business failure. Melinda has lectured for The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship, National Association of Women Business Owners, Pennsylvania Conference for Women, International Association of Business Communicators, the Small Business Administration, and the Center for Women’s Business Research. Her firm has worked with marketing brands including: Pitney Bowes, Chase, Bloomberg, FedEx, American Express, Facebook, Walmart, Xerox, IKEA, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. Her areas of expertise include small business start-up, business development and social media marketing strategy.
Kumara Consulting programs, classes and sessions offer innovative processes, practical tools and professional guidance for inspired success. An experienced educator and consultant, Barbara enjoys working with individuals and organizations to meet their objectives for increased balance, well-being and creativity. Certified to teach Deepak Chopra's Primordial Sound Meditation in 2001 Barbara has helped hundreds to bring powerful meditation practices to their daily lives and experience the extraordinary benefits. She honors the traditional roots while recognizing the practical aspects of integrating meditation with today's lifestyles. Her background as a respected business strategist adds essential seasoning to the mix.
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In addition to her entrepreneurial work, Cathy also has executive leadership experience with IBM Corporation. She walked away from a successful corporate career to focus on her life’s purpose of enhancing and advancing the lives of others. Her professional experience in the male-dominated technology industry affords her the ability to speak from experience on many topics related to career and life success. She is Certified Professional Speaker with the National Speakers Association (NSA), Executive Women International (EWI), Kentucky Coaches Alliance (an International Coaching Federation organization), and has been featured in numerous regional and national publications including Black Enterprises, and Ebony Magazines. Cathy has national clients and has participated in Conferences with A-List top speakers (i.e., Zig Ziglar) nationwide.
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I am currently working as an Associate at a leading technology venture capital fund in MENA called MEVP (www.mevp.com, you can check my profile in the team page). Prior to MEVP, I worked as an investment banker at Lazard Brothers in Paris (rank 1 in France, in the top 10 worldwide). I also worked as a project manager at a leading technology venture capital fund in France called Truffle Capital. I have developed more than 100 business plans and successfully helped various startups in their fundraising process. Among the projects I worked on: -Fundraising for a gaming company, got 4x its initial valuation -Fundraising for a Music streaming app, got 10x its initial valuation -Fundraising for a Food portal, got 8x its initial valuation, etc. -Fundraising for an incubator fund, raised 10m EUR and was sponsored by Axa Insurance -Defining strategy, business model, product offering, business plan, market research, writing investment memorandum, negotiating and writing shareholder agreements and contracts, etc. for various startups in different technology sectors (Gaming, music streaming, ebook app market, job portal, food portal, E-commerce, etc.) I was also invited as a jury member and coach for various startup competitions, including: -MIT Arab Business Plan competition -Bader Startup Cup -Beirut Startup Week end -Egypt Investment Academy (Euro Med)
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