Leah is a Certified Business & Life Purpose Coach who helps entrepreneurs who struggle to balance their business and family life and who are often on autopilot, and have lost the sense of their intuition and purpose. They come to her when they are overwhelmed, over-worked, and on the verge of burnout from their business that once was a passion to them.
Her clients go from 5-figures to 6- and 7-figures by doing inner work that reflects outer success!
Leah works with them to get unstuck and out of their own way; improve their self-confidence and self-worth; consciously map out the lifestyle and the freedom business they desire; and develop an efficient business strategy so that they can generate more income with ease.
Leah coaches privately and facilitates group-coaching programs for entrepreneurs around the world. She is also an International Best-Selling Co-Author, and a Radio Show Host for Femmes International Radio Canada. Leah lives in Varennes, Quebec, Canada with her husband and 4 children.
Kelly Szwed is a Business Coach and the Event Coordinator for Hurricane Marketing Enterprises. She comes to the HME team with a professional background in marketing, advertising, public relations, event planning and small business development spanning more than fifteen years.
Prior to joining HME, Kelly was a marketing liaison with a private duty homecare company, where she successfully liaised with hospitals, sub-acute rehabilitation facilities and assisted living communities. She generated referrals from both new and existing sources, which led to increased revenue for the agency.
Her experiences along with her passion for entrepreneurship and homecare marketing make her a great addition to the HME coaching team.
Kelly studied Psychology at Rider University, as well as Holistic Health and Massage Therapy at Health Choices Institute. She’s also a Life and Business Coach with a certification from World Coach Academy.
Mary Anne is an author, motivational speaker, coach, trainer and organization/management development professional who is skilled in executive coaching, group dynamics, consultation and facilitation. She specializes in the areas of leadership, communications, executive coaching, change management and career transition and has experience in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, public utilities, insurance, retail and healthcare industries, numerous government agencies, non-profit organizations and academia.
As someone who has always had a keen and sincere interest in the development of human resources, Mary Anne’s personal motto is “committed to the extraordinary.” As a result, she remains “in touch” with the most current and most provocative issues relative to American business today. She is a determined individual and is committed to giving any project she is involved with one hundred percent of her talents and energies. She thrives on being in front of groups of people as they experience their learning, growth and development. Her philosophy “learning should be fun” is successfully integrated into her personal and professional life.
Mary Anne holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Organization Development from the American University/National Training Laboratories program in Washington, DC. Additionally, she holds the National Training Laboratories Certificate for Organization Development, the Strategic Learning Alliance (formerly Fowler Wainwright International) Coaching Certification and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
As a result of more than twenty years of experience in various Fortune 500 Companies, she has a broad background in the area of executive coaching, organization development, consulting and training. Her experience ranges from resource development and evaluation to program development and delivery.
Her first book, Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women was released in August 2013. She is an engaging and energetic speaker who inspires her audiences through her own personal experiences combined with her commitment to excellence and professional expertise. She has spoken at various business and entrepreneurial conferences including the Rutgers Business School Annual Business & Leadership Summit, The NJ Organization Development Network, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Women Leaders and Entrepreneurial Summit and The Global Women of Power Summit.
Before becoming an independent consultant, Mary Anne was an Assistant Vice President of Training and Development in the Financial Services Industry as well as a Training Specialist for AT&T in their School of Business and Technology. In both roles she performed consulting services for clients and developed interventions based on their individual organizational needs. She managed curricula and all career development, coaching and mentoring programs, delivered leadership, management development and skill development courses to employees at all levels of the organization and selected outside customers. The skill areas addressed by these courses included leadership, communications, diversity, managing people, managing work, team building, self-management and career development.
In addition, Mary Anne is on the faculty of Brookdale Community College, Essex County College, Hudson County College, Mercer County College and Passaic County Community College. Previously she was also on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University and Pillar College. She has also held the title of Senior Director of Human Resources at The Professional Service Group at the NJ Department of Labor. Some of her clients include: Lucent Technologies, Public Service Enterprise Group, The State of New Jersey, The US Department of Labor (through Strategic Learning Solutions) and Fifth Third Bank (through Neil Cerbone and Associates), Hudson County College, Mercer County College and Brookdale Community College.
She has executive experience from the Executive Branch of Government as a Member of the Borough Council for the Borough of South Plainfield, NJ. During her three-year elected term, she held two appointments: Economic Develop Committee Chairperson and Public Safety Committee Chairperson.
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