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Ulrika Brattemark
Work Phone: (415) 259-9536 Website: Soul Sisters For Good

Biographical Info

Ulrika Brattemark is a writer, speaker, and coach who provides a dynamic and playful approach to time management. She has twenty years of global experience at a large software company where she was a key evangelist for the grassroots implementation of Agile.

Ulrika leads groups of heart-centered female service providers, offering tools for intentional productivity and compassionate accountability. Her mission is to help amplify her clients’ positive impact on the world. Learn more at Soul Sisters for Good.

She is an ex-yoga-teacher, beginner SUP’er, who loves to dance and can occasionally be found sailing on the bay or telemarking down mountains!

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Harry Chapman
Cell Phone: 415-971-5746 Website: Bay Area Consulting Group

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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.

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Volker Frank
Work Phone: 510-517-7232 Website: Volker Frank Consulting

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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.

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Craig Harrison
Home Phone: (510) 547-0664 Website:

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Craig Harrison is professional speaker, corporate trainer, published author, management consultant and coach who founded Expressions of Excellence!™ to help professional aspire and achieve significance while maximizing their communication and leadership skills.

Craig shares Marian Wright Edelman’s belief that “service is the rent we pay for being” on this earth. Originally from Michigan, Craig grew up in the east Bay and has worked in corporate America, with non-profits, in health care, high tech and education.

Craig is the consummate servant leader: As a past president of the National Speakers Association, Northern California, and founder and former dean of their Pro-Track Speakers Academy. He’s served on the boards of a local ATD chapter, the Storytelling Association of California, and its Bay Area Storytelling Festival committee, as well as Their Angels nonprofit. He is also a senior associate with where he writes, coaches and trains public and private clients.

Over 30 years, Craig, a Distinguished Toastmaster and past District Director, founded,, and a dozen other clubs, coached hundreds of speakers and leaders, and his 90 published articles in Toastmaster magazine have garnered him a worldwide following.

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Diane Pleuss
Work Phone: 925-642-9976 Website: FranChoice

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Diane is a franchise business consultant. Think of her as a matchmaker or franchise “fitter.” She matches good people with good franchise businesses based on their goals, skills, interests and investment level. Her services are free, she tries to make it fun and her goal is that everyone has a first-class experience. Her process is like a Disneyland Fast Pass: efficient, easy and exciting!

Diane is also a Distinguished Toastmaster and past Distinguished District Director as well as a Foundation Director for her alma mater, UW-Stevens Point. She is an avid Packer fan and proud Wisconsin cheesehead.

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Nora Wolfson
Work Phone: 510-813-5354 Website: Nora Wolfson Consulting

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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.

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