AmyK Hutchens
Speaker, Author, Trainer, Coach, Master Communicator and Cool Aunt

AmyK Hutchens is an international award-winning speaker, Amazon bestselling author and has over 19 years’ experience training, coaching and consulting. With over 75+ speaking events per year for clients such as Starbucks Canada, Expedia, Lockheed Martin, Securian Financial, IBM, Wells Fargo, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, and many more, AmyK travels the world helping leaders become Master Communicators so they can lead, innovate, sell and collaborate more effectively. One. Conversation. At. A. Time.

As a featured contributor for Entrepreneur magazine and with her brand new book, "GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary and Success You Want", AmyK teaches executives, biz owners, influencers and go-getters how to get the EXACT results they desire without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging relationships along the way.

AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio networks including Bloomberg, NBC and ABC. She resides in San Diego, CA. 
Learn more about AmyK Hucthens

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GET IT: Master Your Communication, Master Your Life 
In this compelling and energetic program, women leaders will be inspired and equipped to create the life they desire, both personally & professionally- one profitable conversation at a time. Women leaders who hone their communication skills are better decision makers, problem solvers, collaborators and they reach & exceed their goals faster. THey also experience greater satisfaction in their relationships, most especially the relationship they have with themselves. With over 28 years' experience workings intimately with executives as a business strategist, consultant and coach, and as an Amazon #1 best-selling author and international award-winning speakers, AmyK knows the secrets we keep- what makes our stomachs turn, our palms sweat, the thoughts that cause us to toss and turn at 3 a.m. and the conversations we need to lead to turn it all around and create BIG WINS. With humor, wisdom and powerful exercises, AmyK shares practical tools for choosing and crafting conversations that produce profitable results. AmyK gets it and she gets us. Join us and you'll definitely get a ton of techniques and tips to help you get the life you want.


Pamela Harless, Southern Methodist
Founder and CEO, Collective Confidence

After almost three decades as management consultant and C-suite executive for multiple professional services firms, Pamela recently made the decision to reinvent herself as an entrepreneur. In February 2019, she founded Collective Confidence - a consulting firm focused on maximizing the returns of an organization’s people and culture. Not merely focused on financial returns, she is committed to create lasting impact on the human beings that make up the working world. 

Having served as a Chief People & Culture Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for three organizations over the past 11 years, she understands how organizations operate.  Having inspired, led, and learned from tens of thousands of colleagues and clients over her career, she cares about what makes people tick.  People at all levels have commented that Pamela’s signature strengths are her ability to unleash potential and help others find confidence in being their authentic self.    

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Who are You to Lead?

It’s an innocuous word, “should,” and yet it yields so much power. It plays to our tendency to look into the rearview mirror, analyzing and finding fault with our choices. Should can also lead to unhealthy comparison: of our self to others or even our reality to the picture we’ve painted in our minds. It’s time to let go of this joy crusher, quiet our inner critics and own our authentic voice. Through this engagement you will find new inspiration and practical insights to guide you in answering the question, “Who am I to lead?"


Learn more about Collective Confidence online. Follow Pamela on LinkedIn, and Collective Confidence on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook

Ann Vertel, Ph.D., Villanova
Owner, Ann Vertel International, and Founder, Military Women Entrepreneurs

Dr. Ann Vertel is a Tri Delta from the Gamma Beta Chapter at Villanova. She is a motivational psychologist, executive coach, and 20-year naval officer. She's repelled out of a helicopter, been handcuffed to a barstool by the Secret Service, conducted international military protocol missions in almost every country in the pacific rim, and her wedding was featured on the TV series “A Wedding Story.”

As an executive coach, she helps professional women increase their influence and earn what they’re worth. She’s especially passionate about helping women veterans achieve financial independence through the power of entrepreneurship. As a leadership and success expert, with a distinct focus on personal and positive leadership, she speaks, trains, coaches, and consults with organizations dedicated to developing strong, positive, integrity-based leaders who lead themselves first so they can bring out the best in others. 

When she's not working, you’ll find her at the seashore with a cup of coffee or an ice cold beer, traveling the globe with her test-pilot husband, sharing the Tri Delta experience with her daughter, Emily, Oregon State (S’go Beavs!), or plotting world domination with her superhero gal-pals. Get a copy of Ann’s free guide: “3 Unusual Ways to Lead with Confidence” 

Learn more about Dr. Ann Vertel at AnnVertel.com and MilitaryWomenEntreprenuers.com. Connect with Ann on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram

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Leading Like a Woman
When women are mentored to lead with true self-confidence, they learn to develop a culture of encouragement that brings out the best in themselves, their colleagues, and their team.

In this uplifting program, Dr. Vertel shares several insights from her time as a U.S. Naval Officer and how those experiences, both positive and negative, shaped her perspective on what it means to lead with grit and grace.

This program will help you assess your self-leadership skills, expect the best from yourself and others, cultivate optimism and abundance, and look at leadership from a whole new angle. You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of yourself, and of those you lead now and in the future.

Dr. Sarah Burgamy, Dartmouth
Founder, PhoenixRISE

Sarah Burgamy, Psy.D. is the founder of a private practice in Denver, Colorado, PhoenixRISE, with specialty offerings in identity development (considering intersections of target and non-target status identities), sexual minority competency as well as transgender and gender diverse issues with adults, adolescents and children.  She is also the integrated psychologist in the TRUE Center for Gender Diversity at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  After receiving her degree from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis on child and adolescent development, Dr. Burgamy instructed courses as an adjunct assistant professor at DU in the Psy.D. program and the International Disaster Psychology Master’s program focused on arenas of development and culture, LGBTIQQ+ cultural competency, and cross cultural analysis. 

Dr. Burgamy previously served as the Colorado Representative to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives (2014-2019) and as a member, and 2019 chair, of the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (2017-2019).  She is a Past-President of Colorado Psychological Association and has previously served as the Diversity Division Chair of CPA.  Dr. Burgamy has been a member of the Board of Directors for Urban Peak, a non-profit organization in Colorado serving youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, since 2008, and recently joined the Board of Trustees at Stanley British Primary School in Denver, Colorado.


Arlena Jackson
Founder, Elevation Ally

Arlena Jackson is Founder of Elevation Ally, #1 Career Consulting Agency for College Women.

She created the CareerLaunch Program to help college women instantly eliminate fear and gain confidence, so they can rock their resumes, ace their interviews, and become the highest paid candidate for the internship or job they desire and deserve. Prior to Elevation Ally, Arlena served 15+ years in Corporate America as a global communications executive with IBM, NASA, Emerson and Salesforce. An award-winning communications practitioner, Arlena and her team successfully executed global communications campaigns throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  She is a former college campus recruiter for IBM Communications, where she established the IBM Corporate Communications Internship Program.

Arlena is a sought-after keynote speaker, workshop presenter and panelists for academic environments and companies on careers, leadership, women at work and success in the workplace. For more information, email info@elevationally.com. Connect with Arlena on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Launching You: 3 Easy Steps to Fast Track Your Career Launch 

Are you a college woman who feels disconnected from the future you desire?  Or, are you an early career woman uncertain of the great potential that lives within you and would like to discover it? If you answered “yes” or “maybe”, then this on demand workshop is for you!

In this session you will receive time proven steps used by countless Tri Delta college women to eliminate fear, instantly gain confidence and ace their job search. If COVID-19 has you concerned about securing the highest paid internship or job you desire, “Launching You” is your solution. Back by popular demand, Arlena Jackson returns to LEADDD Online to share behind-the-scenes strategies and secrets used by college women just like you to fast track their career launch.  You will leave with clarity and three easy steps to launch you!

Stacy Nadeau, Creighton
Speaker and Coach 

In the summer of 2005, six women made national news when they appeared on a Times Square billboard, dressed only in their underwear. While other nearby billboards featured actresses and supermodels, this one, promoting Dove brand products, promoted real women with real curves and the nation went wild. Dove’s mission was “to make more women feel beautiful every day by widening the stereotypical theme of beauty and by inspiring women to take great care of themselves."

Suddenly, Stacy, an industrial organizational psychology major at DePaul University, was thrust into the national spotlight. As one of the real women featured in the ad campaign, Stacy quickly emerged as a spokeswoman for healthy body image. She appeared on the Today Show, CNN, Ellen, Dr. Phil, Tyra and Oprah (twice).

Since then, Stacy has committed her life and career to helping women feel great about themselves. Stacy lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her family. She works full-time as a speaker, consultant and coach to empower women everywhere. 

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Confidence and Navigating the New 
One thing is for certain: change and transition are inevitable. Yet, change and transition can often trigger feelings of doubt, fear, and the unknown. Navigating change and new circumstances does not have to feel this way! There is a confident way to look at change that will have you looking at the next change in your life with inspiration and hope. Together in this workshop, we will identify the ways your brain makes change harder than it needs to be and tangible ways to move into confidence. You will leave this workshop ready to navigate your next transition in a different way!

Liz Navarro, Pepperdine
Communications Strategist, Liz Navarro + Co

Liz Navarro is a speaking coach, copywriter, and communications strategist who specializes in messaging. At Liz Navarro + Co, she works with businesses and professionals to communicate their value propositions through powerful words and marketing content. She also teaches communications courses as an adjunct professor in the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs division at Southern Methodist University.

Liz’s clients have launched websites, podcasts, marketing campaigns, publications, TED talks, and digital courses. As a public speaking coach, speaker and educator, she’s enjoyed teaching hundreds of undergraduates and professionals at SMU, Pepperdine University, and organizations in Dallas. Her work is featured at TEDx, the Dallas Business Journal, Voyage Dallas, Dallas Doing Good, and various podcasts.

Liz earned her BA in Integrated Marketing Communications and her MA in Education from Pepperdine University. She’s an Idaho-born, Los Angeles-migrated, Dallas transplant who likes to spend time in all three locales with her husband Alex and daughters Lucy and Phoebe. Learn more about Liz at www.liznavarroco.com and follow her on LinkedIn.

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Magnet for Opportunities: Create a Personal Brand that Attracts
We can think about our personal brands as the marketing tools we use to activate opportunities for our careers. Whether we’re looking for new jobs, new clients, promotions, speaking opportunities, or leadership within our industries, leveraging a strong digital presence through personal branding can open doors. In this workshop, we’ll cover:

  • How to talk about what we do with our networks
  • How to differentiate ourselves and stand out
  • How to create digital content to showcase our work
  • How to leverage tools like LinkedIn


What is Empower Hour? Empower Hour is an opportunity for you to "ask an expert" your questions on a given topic. Learn more about our dynamic panelists below and think about what you'd ask them if you were could be face-to-face. On event day, you'll be able to join a live video call with the expert and other attendees for a conversation featuring answers to YOUR questions. Spend the full hour in one session, or bounce from one to another. All sessions will be recorded. 

WOMEN & NETWORKING
Courtney Condon, Millikin

Regional Sales Manager, LinkedIn 

Courtney Condon is a Regional Sales Manager at LinkedIn in NYC. She leads a team of Relationship Managers that partner with LinkedIn corporate clients to develop their strategy to attract top talent to their organizations. Courtney has spent the past 15 years in the Talent and Recruitment industry. Courtney is an alumna of the Delta Epsilon Chapter at Millikin University. 

Courtney shared her three tips for career readiness during Spring’s 3 for You series. Readlisten or watch her series to learn more about Courtney. 

WOMEN & CAREGIVING
Kristi Horner, Denison

Founder and Executive Director, Courage to Caregivers

Kristi is the Founder and Executive Director for Courage to Caregivers, a nonprofit with the mission to provide hope, support, and courage to caregivers and loved ones of those living with mental illness. She believes that by sharing her story of supporting someone she loved very much living with mental illness, she can bring hope and healing to others. She has served Tri Delta in a variety of roles including Executive Board Director and Leadership Development Committee Chair.

Kristi graduated from Denison University with a BA in Economics. Throughout her career she has worked for a variety of nonprofits in different roles including Director of Special Events, Director of Volunteers and Director of Admissions.

In 2014, she lost her brother to suicide. She had been one of her brother’s mental illness long-distance caregivers for four years. He lived with depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. As someone who supported someone she loved very much living with a brain difference, she knew there had to be a better way to support mental illness caregivers. From this experience, she founded Courage to Caregivers. In recent months she finds herself back in an “active” caregiving role to her young adult son with a different type of brain difference. He was in a serious motorcycle accident in September 2019, suffering a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Connect with Kristi on LinkedIn or at Kristi@CourageToCaregivers.org to connect or subscribe to weekly inspirational email with caregiver tips.
Follow Courage to Caregivers on Facebook or Instagram.

WOMEN & OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE
Arlena Jackson

Founder, Elevation Ally

Back by popular demand, Arlena Jackson, career consultant to college women, is honored to return to LEADDD Online. During this power hour, Arlena will share time proven strategies she used to amplify her voice when matriculating from emerging young professional to a successful global communications executive who often climbed a corporate ladder with broken rungs. If you are ready to discover the techniques and strategies you can use (right now) to have your voice valued and heard, this power hour is for you!

For more information, email info@elevationally.com. Connect with Arlena on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

WOMEN & CONFIDENCE
Stacy Nadeau, Creighton

Speaker and Coach 

In the summer of 2005, six women made national news when they appeared on a Times Square billboard, dressed only in their underwear. While other nearby billboards featured actresses and supermodels, this one, promoting Dove brand products, promoted real women with real curves and the nation went wild. Dove’s mission was “to make more women feel beautiful every day by widening the stereotypical theme of beauty and by inspiring women to take great care of themselves."

Suddenly, Stacy, an industrial organizational psychology major at DePaul University, was thrust into the national spotlight. As one of the real women featured in the ad campaign, Stacy quickly emerged as a spokeswoman for healthy body image. She appeared on the Today Show, CNN, Ellen, Dr. Phil, Tyra and Oprah (twice).

Since then, Stacy has committed her life and career to helping women feel great about themselves. Stacy lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her family. She works full-time as a speaker, consultant and coach to empower women everywhere.

WOMEN & PERSONAL BRANDING 
Liz Navarro, Pepperdine

Communications Strategist, Liz Navarro + Co

Liz Navarro is a speaking coach, copywriter, and communications strategist who specializes in messaging. At Liz Navarro + Co, she works with businesses and professionals to communicate their value propositions through powerful words and marketing content. She also teaches communications courses as an adjunct professor in the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs division at Southern Methodist University.

Liz’s clients have launched websites, podcasts, marketing campaigns, publications, TED talks, and digital courses. As a public speaking coach, speaker and educator, she’s enjoyed teaching hundreds of undergraduates and professionals at SMU, Pepperdine University, and organizations in Dallas. Her work is featured at TEDx, the Dallas Business Journal, Voyage Dallas, Dallas Doing Good, and various podcasts.

Liz earned her BA in Integrated Marketing Communications and her MA in Education from Pepperdine University. She’s an Idaho-born, Los Angeles-migrated, Dallas transplant who likes to spend time in all three locales with her husband Alex and daughters Lucy and Phoebe. Learn more about Liz at www.liznavarroco.com and follow her on LinkedIn.

WOMEN & FINANCE
Pam Stearns, California/Los Angeles

CFO, Director of Women's Financial Focus and Sr. Advisor, Stearns Financial Group 

Pam Stearns, CPA, MBA, CDFA is the founder of Stearns Financial Group’s Financial Focus for Women initiative that helps women build confidence and better handle their finances and life transitions. Stearns Financial is a multi-award winning, fee-only financial planning and investment management firm with offices in Greensboro and Chapel Hill, NC and clients around the U.S. and overseas. 

Pam has her Economics degree from UCLA and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. She is also a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) and a CFP applicant, having over 30 years of experience in the financial arena with numerous Fortune 500 and Big Four accounting firms. She left the corporate world in San Francisco 14 years ago to follow her own dream – that of educating and empowering women to achieve financial confidence and personal clarity. Pam regularly speaks to women’s groups on how to navigate the future given all the financial and non-financial challenges that women now face. She is an expert in life transitions (“the only way out of them is through them”), resiliency skills, creating/recreating your life vision…and GOING FOR YOUR DREAMS!!

Pam is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). 

Pam has been passionately involved with many nonprofits, including being a founding member of the Greensboro Community Foundation’s “Women to Women” Endowment Fund. She has also served as President of Hospice of Silicon Valley and on many boards/councils including Junior League, Symphony Guild, Bennett College and First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. She loves traveling and outdoor sports and a few years ago was featured in a series of articles by the American Sailing Association.

WOMEN & PROFESSIONALISM
Lynn Teel, Texas Christian

Founder, LT Etiquette

Lynn holds a BS in Merchandising and Marketing from Texas Christian University and a MS in Sustainability from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to LT Etiquette, Lynn owned and operated a retail/wholesale business. She also worked and
held leadership positions in private businesses, university programs, and corporate settings, utilizing organization, engagement planning, and communication to affect positive cultural change. 

Learn more about LT Etiquette online and follow them on Facebook. You can also read, watch or listen to Lynn’s “3 for You” series where she gave three pro tips for etiquette and professionalism.

WOMEN & WELLNESS
Carolyn DeSena, Texas

President & Founder, WEforum Group

Carolyn Cushman DeSena is the founder of WEforum, a female-led organization devoted to raising community awareness on how to live a healthy lifestyle and raising money forfree educational health and wellness programs and services that are accessible toeveryone in the community. 

In the world of business, Carolyn consults and focuses on Strategic Business Development for a startup called VEEPIO, a content optimization platform that empowers content owners to monetize media by telling better stories while selling merchandise and tickets or delivering content without ever leaving the content owner’s ecosystem. She is also an investor and advisor in Excision BioTherapeutics Inc., a private company focused on developing advanced gene editing therapeutics for the treatment and cure of life-threatening diseases caused by viral infections, including AIDS. She recently accepted a position on the Women In Finance Advisory Board of Markets Media, a wall street firm designed to provide content spanning all sectors of the finance industry. In addition to her many accomplishments, Carolyn spends her spare time searching for new private equity investments and various independent film and real estate projects.

Carolyn was born in Singapore to a Vietnamese mother and United States Naval officer. She lived with her family in Sumatra, Indonesia and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old.She is a proud graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in communications (radio/television/film). She’s also a proud alumna of Tri Delta’s Theta Zeta Chapter.