She Did It Her Way Summit Coaches

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Stacie Brown

After a successful tenure in human capital management at ADP, Stacie Brown evolved her position to include sales and business development at a CEB. Her deep understanding of the evolving business terrains helped her employ strategies for sales effectiveness, leveraging the best practices of the world’s leading organizations. Her tenacity and results-oriented approach make her a tremendous asset to the Carver Peterson team. Brown knows from her background in talent management that talent is key to any business’ success. Over the course of her career, she has helped teams and organizations of all sizes build productive workforces through mentorship, management and proven talent management solutions. Coaching and training is a natural part of her professional profile, and her role at Carver Peterson Consulting allows her to inspire action that garners results for her clients. Stacie Brown is now a Managing Director at Carver Peterson.




Farissa Knox

A native New Yorker, Farissa relocated to Chicago in 2007 and founded RLM Media in 2008. RLM Media is a boutique advertising agency that specializes in media planning and buying and is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Additionally, Farissa founded WhatRUWearing in 2012. WRUW is a digital fashion forum that currently is made up of an online magazine, podcast and an iTunes app all geared towards a young style, fashion and beauty lover. WhatRUWearing is content driven and over the next year, will become an even larger player in the original content game with its target demographic being women 18-34.


Ari KrzyzEk

Co-founder, creative director and chief designer of Chykalophia, Ari Krzyzek implements powerful branding strategies to provide distinctive designs for maximum impact via web, mobile and/or print. Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs.


Yvonne (Lyngaas) Zeman

In 2009, at the age of 25, Yvonne founded Monarch & Company, a Chicago based branded merchandising agency. Funded with a $5,000 loan from her parents and only 18 months of industry experience she has grown Monarch to four employees, three contractors, five international clients, generating approximately 1 million dollars in annual revenue. After 18 months of working for someone else, Yvonne knew that going off on her own was the best possible move not only for her career but for all industry stakeholders. While her journey has not come without uncertainties, pressure, headwinds and stress, her story is one that is inspiring and valuable to others. Yvonne is thrilled to share some of the processes, mindsets, and things to consider when just getting started with those who are about to write their own stories of entrepreneurship.


Shauna VanBogart

Shauna VanBogart is a coach, speaker, and founder of the Studio for Image Professionals (SIP), the leading online educational portal for aspiring and growing image consultants.

 Shauna also works one-on-one with coaches, consultants and trainers to develop and refine what she calls their “Sweet Spot” so they can have maximum impact with their ideal audiences. Shauna has applied her very practical yet deeply transformational coaching techniques on hundreds of service-providing entrepreneurs over the past 10 years through her own coaching practice and her work with the Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center program in Charleston.

She has been featured in Huffington Post, FastCompany, Young, Fabulous, & Self-Employed Magazine,, MSN,, and other media outlets for her subject-matter expertise. She is also a 40 under 40 award winner and honored as one of Charleston's Most Influential Women in Business.