BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Maria Jose joined Haskell in 2018 as a Marketing Specialist for the Consumer Packaged Goods Group. She transitioned to the HR team in 2020 and has since brought her design knowledge along with her communication and facilitation talents to the team. Maria Jose believes that the most sustainable way to create a better world is to help other’s help themselves by helping them develop personal / professional tools they can use to elevate the quality of their life. She uses her skills to ensure Haskell is effectively “walking their talk” by helping create and deliver quality content & resources.
Bachelor of Design, University of Florida, 2015 & Certified in DISC and Emotional Quotient (EQ) and 12 Driving Forces
I’m a Life Transformation and Mental Fitness coach who works with high-achieving, ambitious women going through transitions to tap into their potential and bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be (even if that destination isn’t totally clear yet).
My passion for coaching is to empower people to realize their full potential, let go of the ‘shoulds’ and be the author of their own life story because if you don’t tell your story, someone else will.
In January 2020, after 16+ years of building and leading global teams in organizations like Google, Clorox, and Booz Allen, I left the corporate world, sold everything, and took a 1-way flight to Ghana with my husband to volunteer at a breast cancer non-profit and travel the world. COVID shifted our plans; we got stuck in Ghana for 7 months.
One of my greatest learnings:
Your mindset, NOT your circumstance, makes all the difference in your happiness and success.
Through this lens, I work with clients to find their voice and the courage to speak up, build self-confidence, navigate change, and discover what they REALLY want next in their life and career.
I’m an ICF PCC, Certified Hudson Institute Coach, and a pioneer Mental Fitness Coaches certified through Positive Intelligence. I hold a MBA from Anderson UCLA, and a BS in Computer Science, BA in Communications from UMD.
Andrea Pence is a Senior Manager of IT Business Solutions at Exact Sciences in Madison Wisconsin.
As an IT leader and business partner, she uses relationship-building, honesty, and a proven track record of success to form strong partnerships between the Information Technology and business teams. As a natural connector, Andrea is constantly seeking to identify new ways to connect IT technology to support business objectives.
Andrea has led teams for over 10 years, mentoring Project Managers, Business Analysts, and future leaders in career growth. Weekly she uses reflection to assess skills, untangle chaos, and plan next steps. Looking forward to sharing insights with the attendees of this year’s Inspiring Women Leaders Conference!
Barbara Cotes serves Haskell by leading the Onboarding and Engagement strategies. She is retired Navy Veteran and an Instructional Designer by trade.
Prior to joining Haskell in 2020, Barbara led project teams designing courseware for the Department of Defense Including curricula for the U.S. Army Engineer and CBRN schools. She also led and designed award-winning curriculums for Intermodal rail transportation.
Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Operations, a master’s degree in Aerospace Science with a certification in Instructional Design from Embry Riddle University. And holds a certificate in Human Resources and Lean Six Sigma from the University from North Florida.
Barbara is on advisory boards for Keiser University and the University of Florida, she is a member of several trade associations and is a frequent speaker at conferences including DevLearn, Mobile Learn Con and Global Sim.
Camille McKinney is a Leadership Coach, consultant and speaker at Leveraged Leaders; she helps women explore, embody and express their unique leadership brand so you can up-level your results and get what you REALLY, REALLY want!
In Camille’s experience, women often come to coaching with a very specific goal around changing the results they’re currently getting, wanting the ‘how to’ to change those results. What coaching quickly reveals is that it’s less about what you need to do differently, and more about how you are showing up, driven by limiting beliefs that get in the way of you showing up INTENTIONALLY. What you’ll also come to realize is that the changes you make through coaching multiply throughout your life, allowing for an expanded level of transformation.
Before becoming a professional Leadership Coach and Consultant, Camille worked for over 25 years as a training and performance consulting professional in the banking and healthcare industries, most recently leading a team of sales training professionals. Camille’s commitment to demonstrating effective leadership and empowering her team to be their best resulted in Great Place to Work employee engagement scores of 100% two years in a row! Camille brings her experience in leadership, Emotional Intelligence, performance consulting and training to support leaders in revealing your personal leadership advantage, both in business and in life.
She has a degree in Business Management and has completed Coach U’s Core Essentials and advanced coaching programs. Camille is also a certified facilitator for Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Academy, a nine-module learning experience, delivered on site, that seeks to equip women with actionable steps and practices to address the barriers that impede their advancement in the workplace.
Camille is active in the Los Angeles International Coaching Federation (ICF) community, holding various Board roles including Chapter President
Katy McQuaid is an award-winning author, presenter and leadership consultant who spent more than three decades in the CIA, including 12 years living abroad. Her work in communities all over the world inspired her to share the art of humble leadership with her clients.
Katy is the founder of McQuaid Corporate Performance, LLC and a graduate of Penn State University where she attended on a full scholarship, lettered all four years as a swimmer, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Katy’s goal is to support people and organizations in experiencing successful, meaningful, and empowered transformations.
Katy was the first female Senior Executive in the CIA’s Logistics Career Service as well as the first Senior Executive Support Officer in a South Asia War Theater. She held a key Support Officer position during the transition of US intelligence activities from one city to another in one of the largest European offices. Katy served as an Elder at Pathways Church in Denver, Colorado and currently serves as Chair of the Dorcas Aid America Board of Directors. Learn more at www.katymcquaid.com
Lauren is an award-winning inspirational speaker and transformational coach, certified through the Brave Thinking Institute. She works with organizations and individuals, helping them build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives.
Faced with devastating news, Lauren had a choice: rebuild her life from the ground up in a way she would love or stay with the status quo. Taking the road less traveled, she decided to live her dream. Lauren founded Soul Savvy to help others connect with the most infinite side of themselves so they can life a life they love.
Lauren has spent over a decade as an educator and coach. She started her career in California public schools first as a teacher, then as a coach helping teachers to deliver the best instruction. Her ability to break down overarching spiritual and success concepts into bite-sized pieces is what makes her a standout in her field. Through her coaching and speaking, she has inspired thousands of people to live a life they love.
Out of 3,500 eligible coaches, she won the Outstanding Impact Award for 2021 from Brave Thinking Institute, recognizing her impact on clients and reach in the industry.
Lauren lives in northwestern Wyoming with her husband, Cameron, and their two cats, Little and Cadbury. She loves exploring the beautiful landscape of the Wyoming mountains, reading, and riding horses.
Lauren Ruth Martin is a licensed therapist and owner of Novel Counseling in Tennessee. She is a woo girl gone mild who has experienced all levels of work culture in her lifetime. Lauren specializes in chronic depression, unhelpful perfectionism, and burnout. Her goal is to help people declutter their lives with compassion and to get unstuck. Lauren hosts a Novel Life, a podcast on all platforms, in addition to her speaking engagements in order to educate and relate on mental health.
As a meditation teacher, Payal has traveled the world to share the transformative power of presence and deep listening. From entrepreneurship to corporations to universities, her work has been a driving force in bringing meditation to modern culture. Payal’s thoughtfully crafted immersive experiences invite self-discovery, inspire transformation and creativity, and provoke meaningful connection.
She has curated and facilitated unique, site-specific mindfulness experiences, from one-on-one sessions to thousands of people at a time. She has been invited to speak about mindfulness for companies such as Ted, eMerge Americas and Trivago, and she has led immersive workshops at multiple colleges at The University of Florida, Core Spaces, SharpSpring, and multiple student housing groups. In 2018 she founded and invited thousands of people into the doors of Gainesville's very first mindfulness studio, Stillness Studio. Currently, Payal is working on her first book and continuing to focus on supporting others to do power differently through presence.
Rasheda is the Owner and CEO of Rasheda Hatchett Media, LLC, a coaching and consulting firm steeped in her passion for wellness. She is the creator of Audacity To Thrive! TM a coaching program for women on the rise who are ready to lead audaciously in the world.
Rasheda is also the CEO of Panacea Nurse Delegation Services, providing education, delegation, and consultation services to adult family homes in the Seattle area.
Rasheda is an award-winning nurse leader and was the recipient of the 2019 Federal Way Public Schools Hero award for her community work and the 2019 Black Nurses Rock Leadership Academy- Fellowship Challenge Winner, for her outstanding leadership. She is also a John Maxwell Team member and National Wellness Institute Certified Resilience Trainer.
She is a best-selling author, and the author of Sis, It’s Time to Thrive: A Unicorns Guide to Loving Yourself Audaciously, Living Large: A Nurses Journey Toward Resilience, and The Power of Organizational Resilience: How to Retain Talent and Increase Your Bottom Line. Rasheda is a talented speaker who has graced the stage of a major university, served as a breakout speaker for conferences, and she trains on an array of topics ranging from burnout prevention to building a culture of resilience. She specializes in resilience based leadership, helping people discover their bounce back blueprint to thrive in the face of adversity.
As an international leader, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, Simone Knego has the uncanny ability to both motivate and inspire others to be the good in the world. If you were to ask her, Simone would tell you that she leads an ordinary life filled with extraordinary moments. As a mother to both dogs and children, a serial entrepreneur, and a popular speaker and author, Simone treasures each small moment she gets to make a difference. Splitting her time between her family, businesses, and personal growth, she’s realized that the small choices she makes every day to do good actually have the power to inspire others to see the extraordinary moments in their own ordinary lives.
In her best-selling book, The Extraordinary Unordinary You, Simone details her journey of adopting three of her six children, recounts her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, and shares all of the funny, scary, and inspiring stories that came along the way. Simone believes deeply that changing the way you see yourself can help the world around you change. Through her book, she hopes to show people how they are unordinary in the best possible way. She knows that through these realizations, people can redefine what they believe themselves capable of and impact the world the way they were created to.
Simone holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the University of Florida. In 2015, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for the Livestrong Foundation. Simone served as the 2018-2019 Co-Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and has travelled around the world on several philanthropic, international missions, including medical missions with her husband Rob, who is a Neurosurgeon. They have been married for 28 years and have six children.
Dr. Beachy came to Gainesville in 1989 from Sarasota in order to attend the University of Florida, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1991), a Master of Education (1992), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (2000). Dr. Beachy pursued a career in education from 1992-2000, working in rural and at-risk programs. She taught high school social studies in rural Hardee County, FL and was the principal at Eckerd Youth Alternatives’ Camp E-KEL-ETU, a wilderness education program for at-risk boys located in the Ocala National Forest, from 1993-2000. She has served as the Executive Director of Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc. the certified domestic violence center serving Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties since July 2000. In that time, she has grown the agency from a small, rural center with 18 staff and a budget of $950,000 to a thriving model of best practice with 47 staff and $2.4 million in annual grant and locally generated funds. Dr. Beachy is involved in numerous local community projects that address family violence, homelessness, and social justice. She is a member of the board for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Homeless Continuum of Care, the Gainesville Woman’s Club, and a member of the Vestry for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Her passion is for social change work that creates advocacy for issues related to violence against women and promotes the empowerment of women and the feminist philosophy. Her greatest joy is her family – husband Don and her son Nate - with whom she enjoys the Gainesville community and the Florida lifestyle.
Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a poet, comedian, author, orator, radio personality, educator, and writer. She is the mother of three amazing children Gregory II, Courtney, and Noah. Tiffany Danielle graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville where she still resides with her family. She holds certifications in Minority Mentorship from the University of Florida; Cultural Competence from Albany State; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in the Workplace from University of South Florida. Tiffany Danielle has created a certification for Obtaining Consent for Research Participation with an emphasis on cultural competence and many other trainings related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. She is the Chair and co-founder of the University of Florida’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Diversity and Cultural Competence Council known as DC3. Tiffany Danielle is a Regulatory Specialist at the University of Florida where she has been blessed to work in various positions for over 24 years including having been an Institutional Board Member for almost a decade. She has been a Board Member of Kids n Capes a non-profit dedicated to protecting children for over three years.
David has been trusted by the world’s top client base and humbly became one of the most in-demand event DJs across the country. He travels the country providing the soundtrack for celebrities, companies, organizations, and industry professional events.
He has appeared and been featured on television, radio programs, and industry magazines.
He founded Y? Entertainment in 1998 and built it into a multi-million dollar entertainment business. He has established an extraordinary resume not only personally as an entertainer, but also as a respected entrepreneur and industry influencer.
As an Event Industry Thought Leader he co-hosts multiple podcasts including Wedding Business Growth, In the Cue. and The Rookie & The Vet as resources to support business owners starting or looking to find success in entrepreneurship. He also serves on the boards of the Saint Augustine Wedding and Events Association, Jacksonville, FL Tuesdays Together, and North Florida MPI.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Brooke Jones-Chinetti joined Haskell in 2020 and currently serves as the Director of Learning and Team Member Engagement. She brings both military and corporate experience to Haskell. Most recently, she was the Director of People and Operations of Werk, a tech company focused on the future of work, and previously a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase. Prior to her transition to corporate America, Brooke served in the Army for six years as a Human Resources officer, completing two combat deployments.
Brooke holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.