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ABOUT

MEET THE TEAM

Our team works with schools, athletic teams, businesses, and individuals to discover and unlock all that is possible. Your potential is our mission. Just as we strive to be exceptional, our best selves, we offer the tools to facilitate the same for you.

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LORI GASE LUDWIG

Founder & CEO

About

LORI IS DEDICATED TO

CULTIVATING PURPOSE AND GROWTH IN OTHERS

Lori is dedicated to cultivating purpose and growth in others. With 31 years of experience in educating and elevating others, Lori thoughtfully supports and inspires individuals, teams and large groups. In addition, she co-founded a software company dedicated to serving nonprofits and schools. Lori lives in Ohio with her husband, Brett, and golden retriever, Riggins. Her greatest teachers are her 3 daughters, Emily, Brooke and Reece. Lori’s family is her highest joy!

Education

  • B.S. Education Bowling Green State University

  • M.S. Education University of Findlay

  • National Board Certified Teacher

  • Ohio Master Teacher

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ANNE ARNOLD

Educational Consultant

About

ANNE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT SUPPORTING

OUR NEXT GENERATION OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. 

Anne is an instructor in the Education Department at Bowling Green State University. She lives in Ohio with her husband Matt, her son Ryan and their giant dog Winston. She has two adult daughters, Allison and Katie. After 30 years in education, she continues to be amazed by the joy that learning with an inquisitive spirit brings! 

Education

  • B.S. Education Bowling Green State University

  • M.S. Educational Administration Bowling Green State University

  • K-12 Gifted Coordinator

  • K-12 Gifted Intervention Specialist

  • OTES (Ohio Teacher Evaluation System) Certification

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THEODORE 'BEARS' BERRY IV

Consultant

About

BEARS FIGHTS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF

DUE TO THEIR LACK SYSTEMS, RESOURCES, AND SKILLS. 

He is a former Financial Coach with 15 years of experience in the Live Event Industry. He believes if people learn to budget their time and money, they will have financial peace and fulfilling days. He is committed to helping others maximize their time by turning routines into rituals. He is a coach, public speaker and consultant. Bears is dedicated to honing his skills and expanding his knowledge through ongoing training and professional development. He is excited by making a positive impact in the lives of those he serves. 

Education

  • B.A. Audio Arts & Acoustics Columbia College of Chicago

  • Certified Financial Coach

EMILY ROBINSON CURRENCE

Athletic Consultant & Mental Skills Coach

About

EMILY IS COMMITTED TO ADVOCATING

FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE ATHLETIC COMMUNITY

She is a former dual collegiate athlete and believes there is a significant unmet need for mental health in the athletic community. Emily is currently a mental health therapist and high school basketball coach in North Carolina. She has experience in the mental health field working with athletes, coaches, veterans, teachers, and members of an at-risk community. She also has experience speaking to collegiate sports teams on self-care, life balance, boundaries, and gratitude.  Emily loves spending time with her husband, Zac, and their Goldendoodle, Rooney.

Education

  • B.S. Psychology Wheeling Jesuit University

  • M.S. Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in North Carolina

  • Certified Brainspotting Specialist

MONICA CURRY

Executive Coach

About

MONICA IS FOCUSED ON LIFTING PEOPLE

OUT OF THEIR OWN REALITY, TRANSPORTING THEM INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S EXPERIENCE, AND HELPING THEM IMAGINE WHAT IT MIGHT FEEL LIKE TO WORK/WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES.

Monica is a 'gentle disruptor' with more than 26 years of experience in financial services, automotive, and academic spaces. She approaches her work, and life, with authentic curiosity and believes that the willingness to have difficult and important conversations drives innovation. Her most enjoyable moments are when she is spending time with her daughter and grandson. Monica also enjoys traveling to watch her nephews play volleyball and bowl.

Education

  • B.S. Business Management & HR Delaware State University

  • M.S.M. Business Management & HR Wilmington University 

  • Ed.D Organizational Leadership & Innovation Wilmington University

  • Certified Change Management Practitioner (Prosci)

  • Certified Executive Coach (Marshall Goldsmith)

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SHARON SALT ESSWEIN

Educational Consultant

About

SHARON'S MISSION IS TO HELP LIFT AND EMPOWER

OTHERS IN BECOMING THE BEST VERSION OF THEMSELVES

She brings 40 years of experience in public education as a teacher, coach, and consultant working with a variety of organizations. Sharon is a reader and a writer who has a passion for learning.  She and her husband, Larry, are grateful for the time they get to spend with their children and grandchildren. 

Education

  • B.S. Education The Ohio State University

  • M.A. Education The Ohio State University

  • National Board Certified Teacher

  • Ohio Master Teacher

  • TESOL (Teaching english to speakers of other languages) endorsement Otterbein University

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EMILY ANNE HARMON

Director of Well-being

About

EMILY IS PASSIONATE ABOUT BRINGING PEACE AND BALANCE TO INDIVIDUALS THROUGH WELLNESS EDUCATION & THE HEALING ARTS OF BREATHWORK, MOVEMENT, & MINDFULNESS.

Emily believes in restoring and optimizing human performance and well-being.  She is dedicated to helping clients cultivate a life of ease and harmony through learning to more deeply understand our own body and mind.  Emily is a Certified Wellness Coach, trained voice specialist, functional breath instructor, writer and singer.  She is an avid reader, fitness enthusiast and lifelong student of the mind body connection. She loves spending time with her husband, Jesse, and dog John Denver. 

Education

  • B.F.A. Performance Belmont University 

  • M.M. Vocal Pedagogy Carthage College

  • Certified Functional Breathing Instructor

  • Certified Wellness Coach

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NAMI JAGTIANI

Consultant & Leadership Coach

About

NAMI GUIDES PEOPLE TO INTENTIONALLY LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE.

With a diverse background in science, leadership, and personal development, Nami helps people uncover their strengths, passions and purpose. She has developed a unique approach that combines deep insights, practical strategies, and techniques to guide others on a transformational journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Nami's style is engaging, interactive, and thought provoking, leaving people inspired, motivated and equipped with tools to live life intentionally. She loves spending time with her kids and exploring their new city of Atlanta. 

Education

  • B.S. Indiana University

  • M.S. Adelphi University

  • Certified Life & Success Coach 

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CHRISTINA KLEIN-YATES

Mindset Coach

About

CHRISTINA BRINGS 27 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING. FOR CHRISTINA, WORKING WITH HER CLIENTS AND HELPING THEM ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS IS VERY PERSONAL

During Covid, a life event happened, which allowed Christina to become a certified coach. She values an authentic experience, and the client’s need to be heard, valued and understood. She is extremely passionate about issues surrounding women and children. Her biggest accomplishment in life are her three children. Christina enjoys spending time with her husband and labradoodle. 

Education

  • B.A. International Global Studies, Bowling Green State University

  • AYA Program, Spain Exchange Program

  • Single European Market, Nantes, France

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BRETT LUDWIG

Director of Finance

About

BRETT BELIEVES IN INTENTIONAL STEWARDSHIP OF RESOURCES, EXCELLENT CLIENT COMMUNICATION & THE VALUE OF A COHESIVE TEAM.

Brett brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of finance, investment, sales & client services to the team.  He can always be found with the latest finance book in hand as he is a constant learner, committed to personal growth and team support. 

Education

  • B.S.  Engineering The Ohio State University

  • M.B.A. Bowling Green State University

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KELLY ROBINSON

Educational Consultant

About

KELLY BELIEVES IN INTEGRATING CURRICULUM WITH REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. 

For the previous 37 years, Kelly has been involved in educating people. He enjoys teaching and helping students become productive citizens as well as finding a career where they can thrive. He enjoys spending his time with his wife Debby and two daughters. He is looking forward to welcoming his third grandson!

Education

  • B.S.B.A. Accounting The Ohio State University

  • M.A. Workforce Education & Development The Ohio State University

  • Ohio DECA Executive Council

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MARKI SMITH

Intern

About

Marki brings an invaluable perspective to the team as a part-time intern with a full time career in public education. She is in her sixth year as an English teacher in an urban high school setting where cultivating a safe classroom community is at the core of her practice. She is a book worm and podcast enthusiast who enjoys yoga, fashion, travel, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

MARKI IS COMMITTED TO PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

WITH A PASSIONAL FOR MENTORING NEW AND ASPIRING TEACHERS

Education

  • B.S. Integrated Language Arts Education Ohio University

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MARYJANE SWEET

Wellness Consultant & Performance Coach

About

MARYJANE IS COMMITTED TO HUMAN FLOURISHING.

SHE BELIEVES IN THE POWER OF THE MIND TO LIVE A LIMITLESS, COURAGEOUS & JOY-FILLED LIFE.

Maryjane's career has revolved around wellness, whether that is being an adjunct professor teaching personal well-being courses, a consultant for healthy buildings, an outdoor adventure guide, or a life and executive coach. Outside of her work, she loves to explore the world and its people and bookshelves. Her most favorite thing is gathering loved ones around a dinner table for a home cooked meal, especially when it includes her two grown daughters. 

Education

  • B.A. Psychology Indiana University 

  • M.S. Organizational Behavior and Development Georgia State University

  • Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200 Yoga  Alliance)

  • ICF Certified Coach 

  • Certified High Performance Coach, Brendan Burchard 

  • Certified Executive Coach, MentorCoach

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KAYLA ZIMPFER

Mindfulness Consultant

About

KAYLA IS DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING OTHERS

IN TAPPING INTO THEIR OWN THRIVING STATE OF WELL-BEING THROUGH MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION PRACTICES.

Kayla brings over 13 years of experience in the mental health field, including trauma treatment, prevention, project management, self-growth, and mindfulness and meditation. Kayla is a lifelong learner in the areas of personal development and meditation, with a passion to compile these teachings in a digestible, practical application. She guides others in rewriting their narratives with more alignment, truth and purpose. She enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two young children, and Goldendoodle, Mr.Gus.

Education

  • B.A. Psychology The Ohio State University

  • M.A. Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling The University of Iowa

  • Professional Clinical Counselor

  • Certified Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner 

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