INSTRUCTORS

Emily Kerr-Finell – Wholesale in a Box

Emily is passionate about making space and tools for people to do work they love, more sustainably. Emily runs Wholesale In a Box, which helps makers get their work into stores and One Mill Co, which makes tools and workbooks for creative business owners. Over the past 10 years she has worked with more than 300 makers, artists and designers around the world.

Her work has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Forbes.com, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, she was Founder & CEO of Liga Masiva, a “global farmers’ market” connecting organic farmers in Latin America directly to consumers in the US (and doubling farmer incomes in the process.) She’s also led ICWES, an intercultural women’s leadership coalition, launched a program that increased Food Stamp usage at NYC farmers’ markets by 500%, and helped optimize operations at the largest low-income mortgage servicer in the world.

Joanne Leffeld – Moolah Doula

Joanne Leffeld began her career as a financial planner in the 1980’s and worked with clients one on one creating and preserving their estates. After several years, she left the financial world to join her husband’s growing exhibit lighting design company. Now that her children are grown, she has re-entered the financial world combining her knowledge as a former CFP with her experience as a yoga teacher to offer a more holistic approach. She refers to herself as a “Moolah Doula”, a person who helps give birth to a healthier relationship with money. Joanne connects with clients helping them uncover their underlying attitudes and beliefs about money. This practice establishes a crucial foundation essential to creating financial awareness and security. By revealing the deep-seeded, contradictory relationship we all share with money, she helps clients understand and accept how they must first take responsibility for their current situation. Moving forward, she then teaches clients how to save, invest and create the financial future they desire.

Kara Snyder – Vital Corps

Kara Martin Snyder is the Strategist over at vital corps, a health + lifestyle studio located at the 3-way intersection of functional health, self-care and strategic action. Kara’s not your run of the mill, wellness coach, though. Sure, she’s got the classroom and professional creds that many health coaches have but she’s also got an arsenal of badassery stemming from her experience in the boardroom, kitchen, and personal experience with the effects of chronic stress – namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Serving frazzled, Type-A women since 2009, Kara deconstructs the broken processes in her clients’ lives, investigates why they might feel not-so-great, and co-creates actionable steps towards a healthier life – a life spiked with passion and slathered with joy. Additionally, she’s the host of Le vital corps Salon podcast and the creator of 33K Task List Project. Her work has been featured in Prevention, the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine among others. Make yourself cozy in Kara’s digital home at http://vitalcorpswellness.com/.

Kate Bradley Chernis – Lately

Kate Bradley Chernis is the Founder & CEO of Lately, the only all-in-one Marketing Dashboard that pulls together content, project management, analytics and more in one place, at a small-business price. As a former marketing agency owner, Kate, initially created the idea for Lately out of spreadsheets for then-client, Walmart. Well, not just Walmart. It was a partnership between Walmart, United Way Worldwide, National Disability Institute, and tens of thousands of local, small business and nonprofit affiliates who were all using her spreadsheet system – because they all had the same problems: a lack of coordination, widespread redundancies, no visibility and no organization. With Kate’s spreadsheet system, they achieved a 130%, three year, year-over-year ROI.

In fact, Kate found similar success with all of her clients, regardless of industry or company size. So, along with one heck of a superhero team, she created Lately to organize the mess, automate repetitive processes and eliminate the “overwhelming” feeling that every marketer she’d ever met had complained about.

Prior to founding Lately, Kate served 20 million listeners as Music Director and on-air host at Sirius/XM. She’s also an award-winning radio producer, engineer and voice talent with 25 years of national broadcast communications,brand-building, sales and marketing expertise.

 

Robin Catalano – Content Strategist, Copywriter, Editor

Robin Catalano knows that stories sell, and she’s on a mission to help businesses large and small tell their unique story, increase their audience engagement, and drive revenue. Prior to launching a freelance creative-content business, Robin was the Managing Editor of Digital & Social Media for The Annie Selke Companies. Under her guidance, the company grew a following of more than a half million engaged fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+, as well as on the popular Fresh American Style blog. She holds an MA in English and creative writing from the University of Rhode Island, has worked as a journalist and the editor of more the 350 fiction and nonfiction books, and speaks frequently at conferences and seminars on a variety of writing and social media topics. Learn more at robinwriter.com.

 

Stella Yoon – Hudson River Exchange

StellaYoon-photobyLauraHarrisStella Yoon is a creative problem solver. When working with artists and designers she approaches things holistically, believing that a healthy brand is living and breathing. It’s not only about looking at product. By listening to the maker speak about their process and how they bring together various elements, Stella is able to bring their ideas and intentions to life. In her 10+ years of working as a visual merchandiser, prop stylist, and graphic designer, Stella has collaborated with small companies, independent brands, and boutique PR companies. She is the co-founder of Hudson River Exchange.