Judy Baker helps consultants take bite-sized actions that deliver results. She works with creative professionals, authors and speakers to create strategies and action plans that are sustainable, flexible, effective, profitable and in alignment with their values. Judy is a Certified Action Plan Marketing Coach + Graphic Artist who creates effective marketing solutions that transform you and your business. She is a popular speaker, trainer, coach and designer with expertise in publishing (print, video, audio, and social media), performing and making connections. Judy is the owner of brandvines and is blogging a book, http://www.yourmarketingalmanac.com
Judy chairs the programs committee and frequently leads Creating Connections and Members’ Forum sessions at meetings. She created the BACN logo.
Harry Chapman has more than 40 years of experience across a broad set of disciplines including IT management, finance, operations and consulting. His mission is to help non-profit organizations become more effective through improved use of technology. In addition to IT assessment services, Mr. Chapman provides CIO services for several non-profit organizations including the Exploratorium, the San Francisco Ballet, the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and Edgewood Center. In addition to starting BACN, Harry is a founder of the Bay Area Consulting Group LLC.
Angela is the Introvert’s guide to LinkedIn. Do you feel awkward about self-promotion? She works with Coaches & Consultants to refine their personal brand, expand their influence and increase opportunity. Her 10 Day Challenge has helped over 100 Entrepreneurs since October, completely transform their businesses and the way they use LinkedIn. She has been working for 7 years as a LinkedIn Consultant, Coach, Sales Trainer, and Social Media strategist. Angela, a former high school rodeo champion, is also a hiker, author and NFL fan (Go Packers!). Watch for her upcoming book, Conversations with Skunks.
Volker Frank is a synthesizer, combining business performance with human potential, systems thinking with intuition, and strategic management with organizational awareness. He brings his passions to the business world as an executive coach, leadership trainer and agile management consultant.
Volker worked for twelve years as a software consultant for different size companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He became known for his ability to organize chaos. He is able to translate the way people collaborate and organize business processes into mission-critical applications. With this foundation, he now supports companies with the transition to Agile software development practices and dramatically improve the effectiveness of their work.
Shelley Golden is the owner of A Style Experience and has been a Fashion Stylist and Personal Branding Image Consultant, speaker and Certified Color Consultant for professional men and women for 20+ years.
As fourth generation in the clothing and fashion business, she is passionate about helping create your unique style to boost your confidence and attract the people you want into your life, both professionally and socially.
Having lived in Europe and the Middle East for 15 years, Shelley brings her understanding of international style and the nuances of “Business Casual” into the workplace from various parts of the world.
As an independent stylist for J Hilburn, I offer men sophisticated made-to -measure clothing that looks great and fits perfectly.
Shelley aims to design “Wow, you look amazing!” looks tailored made just for you.
Ginny Kuhel has over 25+ years as a human resources professional, her specialty is working with small business owners, who do not have a HR professional on-site. Ginny enjoys handling all those HR needs and concerns that most business owners get frustrated with or do not have time in their busy days to handle. Maneuvering through the California landmine of labor laws and regulations can be daunting, and Ginny assists owners in staying in compliance and avoiding costly labor lawsuits.
Ginny has expertise in working with the trade businesses and service industries such as construction, landscape, restaurants, painters, roofers, and retail. As an advisor for Marin SBDC, she helps new business owners understand the labor laws and develop their orientation processes, and policies and procedures.
Ginny has a passion for teaching. She provides executives and employees with interactive, fun and educational training in the required Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Small Business Labor Law Requirements, Bridging the Communications Gap, Leaders vs Managers, Engagement of Employees, Motivational Techniques, and Career Development.
Ginny’s motto is: Let me handle your HR needs, So you can concentrate on building your business.
Janet Schieferdecker is an emerging leader’s secret weapon. She helps experienced professionals, who are motivated to have a fulfilling career, clarify their “personal why”, create and communicate boundaries around what really matters, and then teaches the art, practice and skill of asking for, understanding and giving feedback.
Strategic Alchemy: using a unique combination of business savvy and deep experience in personal development and communications modalities, Janet helps leaders to create more impact on the change they would like to see in the world.
When she’s not working, you can find Janet out on the trail with her dog, or at the barn grooming and leading horses at an organization that provides equine therapy.
As principal of Nora Wolfson Consulting, Nora Wolfson acts as a thought partner and sounding board, providing guidance for partnerships, family owned businesses, and management teams who are concerned that a lack of cohesiveness and focus in their business is leading to missed opportunities. An expert on human dynamics, Nora helps leaders understand crucial concerns and motivations, building alignment within the organization to realize business goals.
Nora joined the BACN board to foster interaction and support within the BACN community. She has regularly designed and led programs to deepen connections among our members. She also leads the Creating Connections and Members’ Forum sections of our meetings.