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Gladys Santiago

Overcoming Mediocrity


Gladys Santiago

“Unleashed Vitality, Now and Forever” is Gladys’ promise for the world. She is the Founder and Owner of Unitivity, Inc., bringing 30 years of strategic visioning and stewardship to deliver excellence to her client’s vision and mission.

In 2008, Gladys secured the CFRE credential from Certified Fundraising Executive International. In 2010, she earned an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation – Summa cum Laude (Illinois). Twenty years earlier, she earned her BA in marketing and economics from Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio).

She is certified in Diversity Intelligence and a Certified Volunteer Administrator. She is a graduate of Landmark Education’s Curriculum for Living Program, The Wisdom Global Power and Contribution Program, and The Team, Management, and Leadership Program. She served as a Coach in the LE International Discourse Project.

Gladys is an Order of Preacher Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She is a multi-medium artist and a Latina single parent of proud blended heritage children.

In 2021, Gladys returned to her hometown after living in Chicago for 13 years. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, of Puerto Rican descent. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is the first in her family to graduate from college. She was the First Latina school board member for the Cleveland Municipal School District and representative on the National Council of Great City Schools. She completed two fellowships with The Broad Institute for School Boards on school system reform.

Gladys is an effective leader and has served on numerous boards. Her work and volunteer experience include design and execution of strategic plans, conferences, programs and events resulting in record-breaking fundraising; increased public and private partnerships; recognition of corporate volunteerism; award-winning parental engagement; recognition of “Hispanic Women of the Year;” and, facilitated hundreds of individuals completing leadership development programs.

Are you living a life from innate gift(s)? If you have the will to thrive, Gladys will help Ignite Your Light!


Gladys Santiago, CFRE, MBA, DIO, CVA, OPA and PPBHC
Unitivity, Inc.


My Story

Finding Your Limitless Inner Heroine

Gladys story is about connecting to the Eternal. Our spiritual being has been assigned to experience humanity. Sage wisdom is clear that suffering need not be a death sentence. How do we navigate our journey? How do we discern the truth from what we have impregnated with meaning? How do we win over the threats to shine our unique light in the world? Her story is about how Gladys Santiago discovered the font of Limitless hope. It is about powerfully setting up a community to help protect and unleash our inner moxie and gracefully never letting it go.


My Free Gift

Your Light, Your Purpose, Your Journey

To stop the automatic way of life takes a deliberate act. This gift is yours to look at eight areas in your life where you may want to bring consciousness (the state of being awake, aware, and responsive). Congratulations on self-generating Your Light, Your Purpose, Your Journey.


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Kimberly Genovese

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII


Kimberly Genovese

Kimberly is currently focused on the art of serial entrepreneurship. Her ability to provide fertile space for radical accomplishments is unprecedented. She has spent her life obsessed with being not just a difference. She is not satisfied until the difference for all is achieved, including mastering the art of creating consistent, reliable, miraculous results through authentic self-expression with freedom, ease and love present. In every new company she establishes, she is committed to being the gateway for the highest valuing of other’s full self-expression. Her endless drive for everyone to have it all includes her awe-inspiring goal to create radiant financial freedom globally by 2050.

She is a Team Management and Leadership Program classroom leader at Landmark Worldwide. She leads Chicago, Illinois classrooms inside this ground-breaking technology. She has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs over the last few years. She was one of the first certified One Thing instructors leading seminars, workshops and offering training with the innovated tools provided by the critically acclaimed processes created by Gary Keller, the founder of Keller Williams Realty. Inside her 30+ year real estate career, she has completed thousands of real estate transactions in every arena and wearing almost every single available hat. She has blazed unchartered trails and many economies over the last four decades, including the 2008 financial crisis.

At the age of 20, she was sponsored by Pretzel & Stouffer and became a paralegal in Chicago, Illinois at the field’s conception, graduating in a paralegal pilot program at Roosevelt University that paved the way for paralegals.

Kimberly has been married to her rock and love of her life, Steve Genovese, since 1992.  She lives in Valparaiso, Indiana. Their passion project is to establish a restoration center empowering people, animals and nature to work together to create innovative holistic healing pathways for all.


Kimberly Genovese
Restpond Properties


My Story

Broken & Shattered to Magnificent Stained Glass

Kimberly Genovese shares how easy it is to live a full and lush life on top of deep-seeded fear and pain and how you can accomplish great things, pioneer expansive projects and still be left with a sense of lack and being unfulfilled. She takes us through her intimate journey and the processes she accessed of exposing the fear that we all have become unaware exists. Removing the fear, unleashing greatest potential, she opens the doors for everyone to access all that is within them with joy, laughter and fearlessness. She is devoted to create a World where all life be honored and celebrated, so that it can be expressed fully and harmoniously.

Jeanie Martin

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII


Jeanie Martin

Jeanie Martin

When Jeanie Martin taught commas and Shakespeare, she was also teaching high school kids how to stand up in front of their peers, overcome their fears, and be their best. When Jeanie taught skin care and make up artistry, she also introduced women and men to an opportunity to build their own business by developing relationships and improving their own self esteem. In that time, she grew a Mary Kay National Area into an organization of over 1,500 people in 36 states. For her last 7, years her national area averaged $4.5 million in retail sales per year.

Jeanie has bachelor degrees in English and speech, a master’s degree in reading, and taught high school speech and English. She began building her MK business in 1988 and was in a leadership position with Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 25 years. Some think she left teaching to sell lipstick. In truth, she found a venue in MK that put her in front of thousands more “grown-up kids” to teach and influence.

In 2010, she reached the highest level of Mary Kay Leadership when she was appointed to the National Sales Director position. To put that in perspective, there are about 600,000 Mary Kay consultants in the United States, over 10,000 directors, and only 225 nationals. In that capacity as a National Sales Director, Jeanie was invited to work with leaders all over the country who own their own business. She coaches, mentors, and leads women to tap out their full potential through the avenue of a business.

Since retiring from Mary Kay in 2018 as a Legacy Leader, Jeanie has continued to impact lives. She specializes in leadership and motivation as well as sales training and image development. She’s committed and passionate about working with winners to actualize their full potential.

Jeanie’s mission is to teach others how to live richer, more abundant lives. An opportunity to speak gives her a platform for fulfilling this purpose.

Jeanie Martin
Jeanie Martin NSDS

My Story

My Story

We’ve Unleashed Her

As Jeanie shares her captivating story through her personal experiences, there is humor where she can laugh at herself or the situation. There are sad parts that touch the heart and make her real and thought provoking, and reflective parts that make you grow and blossom. She uses a soft voice with lots of expression, and if she were presenting it, that voice would turn loud with a commanding but meaningful tone when expressing a point. She’s intentional about what she is teaching in her story. You can sense her unbridled passion and fun personality. Before you realize it, her story will bring her to life.

Nancy Abramovitz

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume V

RESILIENT WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.





Nancy Abramovitz

Nancy Abramovitz resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband, Jay. They run BTE Ventures, Inc., a company dedicated to building and inspiring a nationwide community of independent real estate investors and marketers. Their purpose is to create opportunities for financial stability and financial freedom for themselves and others.

Nancy and her husband serve on the Executive Leadership Committee for their local real estate investing community, and are 5-Star Qualified Affiliates for the #1 real estate investment education program in the country.

Nancy is a member of the Northwest Suburban Toastmasters Club, where she continues to sharpen her public speaking skills. She is also a proud supporter of the Responsibility Foundation and the Statue of Responsibility movement. She is helping to raise awareness of this important project and hopes that everyone will understand its importance and become part of the movement.

Nancy is an on-going student of the art of real estate investing, a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and The International Academy of Interior Design. She is also a licensed Interior Designer.

She has completed the Conscience Producer self-development course, and continues to study a variety of self-development programs. In addition, Nancy is an artist, dog-lover, and proponent of animal welfare. She loves to read, cook, and is a music and theater enthusiast.

For more information about how you can change the trajectory of your financial path through real estate investing, legal entity structuring, tax mitigation and interest reduction, all with the help and support of a community of awesome people, please contact Nancy here:

Nancy and Jay are both public speakers and would welcome the opportunity to speak to your group about healing, real estate investing, financial liberation and overcoming your life of mediocrity.


Nancy Abramovitz
BTE Ventures








Side Dishes

Nancy recounts her trials of the move from a home she loved, then a frightening diagnosis, leading to a new focus on healing every aspect of her life to strengthen her spirit, and ultimately her business.

Nancy believes that by accepting personal responsibility in life and showing your scars, you can heal yourself and your business. Her story of resiliency is about letting go of the past, so it doesn’t take control of your present, and rob you of your future. She hopes to encourage others to restore balance by identifying the parts of their lives that need healing.




Noël Thelander

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.






Noël Thelander

Noël Thelander is a financial advisor who emphasizes collaboration and education. She collaborates with her clients’ tax and legal professionals, works to help family members collaborate in defining what financial success means to them and guides her clients in taking the appropriate actions to achieve their most serious financial goals.

In addition to advising clients, Noël teaches and coaches them as they consider their particular needs and goals in various stages of life, from their working and education planning years through pre-retirement, retirement and estate transitions. Noël has a gift for translating the complicated language of finance into understandable concepts and for looking out for the best interests of her clients and their loved ones.

Noël is a charter member and Chapter Leader of the DPWN Woodstock, Illinois chapter where she specializes in working with business owners, generations of families and women of all ages who are ready to be more engaged in their family’s long term financial strategy. Noël lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois with her husband and two teenage daughters.


Noël Thelander, AAMS™
Financial Advisor








What’s in Your Back Pocket?

I never realized that I was strong. I just figured that I was getting through life. I mean we’re all given our cross to bear right? God doesn’t give us more than we can handle? Why am I strong? I found my way very late in life…but I FOUND MY WAY! Finally, this is what I was meant to do…and the journey here was, quite the adventure.




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