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Cathy Compton

Overcoming Mediocrity

EMPOWERED WOMEN

Cathy Compton

For over 20 years, Cathy Compton has been coaching and training championship teams and empowering leaders, companies, and organizations. With an extensive background in coaching world-class athletes, she has coached, trained, and/or consulted top-level CEO’s, corporate executives, olympic athletes, business owners, Major League Baseball, and leaders committed to high-level performance. She is passionate that people discover their power and move beyond their limits to live a created and fulfilling life. As a peak performance coach, Cathy ranks as one of the most successful college coaches in NCAA Softball and is a member of two college hall of fames. Her expertise is in the area of building teams and teamwork within organizations, developing leadership and communication skills, and impacting the world of performance. As a certified and licensed trainer for BANKCODE Technologies, Cathy trains companies and individuals to enhance their communication skills within the team, recruit and retain the best and increase sales. As a certified facilitator for the Extreme Leadership Institute, Cathy teaches the Extreme Leadership methods proven to create radical results for individuals and organizations. Power, performance, and a deep-rooted commitment to bringing out the best in human beings earned Cathy the prestigious ICON award with BANKCODE Technologies in 2020. As Abraham Lincoln said, “Our tomorrows need new and different solutions today.” The time is now to discover leadership and level up. Winning is about the people, the leadership, and the journey.

 

Cathy Compton
[email protected]
480-292-5322

 

My Story

It’s About the People, the Leadership, and the Journey

A lifetime spent trying to get somewhere and reach the top of the mountain, only to discover the view from the top, was not at all what I thought it would be. The passion to win and to be the best became an obsession that lead to nowhere. Until one day, I woke up and discovered it was not about the win at all. The turning point from Nowhere to Now Here. It was about the people and the amazing experience of accomplishing something great as a team. It was about the leaders who were developed and the people they got to impact. It was about the climb and the journey to the top, not the destination. Every moment and every lesson learned along the way was a gift. The real opportunity was in winning the game called “life” and making a difference. It wasn’t reflected in the scoreboard, in an award, an endorsement, or a Hall of Fame ceremony, yet it was part of the journey. The game had transformed into making a difference with people and making an impact in the world. Leaders on the softball field could become leaders of major corporations and countries. Teams and teamwork could set records, win championships and produce extraordinary results both on the field and in the boardroom and battlefield. That was a game worth playing, and it was available to everyone if they knew the secret. I had to reach the top to hit bottom and discover the secret, the game-changer. This story is about the climb, the summit, the view from the top, and the real prize.

 

Orit Shanet

Overcoming Mediocrity

EMPOWERED WOMEN

Orit Shanet

Born and raised in New York, Orit Shanet found her passion for teaching transformative life skills while working at HAFTR High School, guiding teens towards finding their unique path in life. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree and Doctorate in Physical Therapy, she discovered that while the body is integral to health and well-being, the key to transformation, and accessing new possibilities was created inside of an empowering mindset. Inspiring others to step into their greatness and discover who they truly are, has become her life’s work. She is best known for teaching transformative life skills that inspire people to be the heroes of their own stories. Orit founded Masters of Transformation, LLC to provide both powerful workshops and private coaching on key topics such as communication, empowerment, and spirituality. Known for her warmhearted, straightforward, and effective approach, Orit empowers others to transform their lives by following their passions, creating meaningful relationships, and stepping into a life that they said yes to.

 

Orit Shanet
Masters of Transformation
[email protected]
www.MastersofTransformation.com

 

My Story

Stepping into Greatness

Transformation begins when we choose to step into our greatness and discover who we truly are. In “Stepping into Greatness,” Orit Shanet shares her story of how she overcame her fears by developing powerful skills to transform her relationship with herself. Not only was she able to rise to the challenge, but she also now teaches others how to break free from their limiting beliefs to experience freedom and self-empowerment.

 

Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

FEARLESS WOMEN

Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro

Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro is Chief Alliance Officer at Plastic Bank, speaker, author, and mentor. She unleashes people’s leadership and purpose in action. Turning plastic and trash into currency for the circular economy of materials, Plastic Bank places the value into the hands of the world’s most impoverished people. Taylor identifies and develops potential opportunities to deliver value and impact through partner alliances and the application of assets. Her systems strategy has launched companies, programs, and campaigns. She’s hosted events, emceed, and led seminars and keynote engagements. She has also built and led teams. Her background as a molecular-oncology scientist, certified health coach, and yoga instructor, combined with her leadership, management, and team-building skills, allows her to take the most complex situations and offer simple solutions and results. Her systems strategy integration has launched companies to market, developed campaigns, and led teams. She has also integrated policy into governmental action.

Taylor enjoys hitting the gym, practicing yoga, ocean surfing, and wake surfing. Her highly personable, enthusiastic, and uplifting personality makes connecting with her extremely easy. It’s her passion for the health of people and the oceans worldwide that powers her drive.

Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro, Chief Alliance Officer
Plastic Bank
[email protected]
www.ImpactWithTaylor.com
778-708-5150

My Story

Becoming Leadership in Action

Something is inside each and every one of us, just waiting to be unleashed!

Barbara Beckley

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VI

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

 

 

 

 

Barbara Beckley

Insurance Expert/Professional Keynote Speaker/Women’s Group Chapter Leader

Barbara empowers women to overcome their challenges and helps them shine. Growing up in an interracial family in Chicagoland during the tumultuous 1970s imbued her with a bright inner light. This light has fueled her desire to help others. She believes people are people and that colors are there to remind us we all have filters to work through to appreciate the person underneath.

Knowing work and education were keys to success, she began working in insurance at age fifteen. Upon graduating high school, she obtained associates degrees in accounting and computerized business management, business management, and health administrative management. This landed her a job with AON Risk Services in their insurance department.

Wanting to become a better senior manager at AON, she found her true calling by joining a Toastmasters Club. Embracing the Toastmasters vision of improving communication and leadership skills, she worked her way up to becoming program quality director, providing educational opportunities for over 5500 Toastmaster’s members. The great part is Barbara is just getting started. The beginning of 2017 saw her leading the first Chicagoland Chapter of the Women’s Prosperity Network. Barbara’s motto: “You have a DIAMOND in you.” Let it shine because everyone has something special within them.

 

Barbara Beckley
Chicagoland Women’s Prosperity Network
[email protected]
www.womensprosperitynetwork.com/chicago/
262-344-1000

 

 

 


 

The ROCK…My Foundation. What is Your ROCK in your life?

Lessons learned concerning her father’s murder in her teens and how she took the tragedy as a stepping stone to learn how to focus on the positive side of her life instead of reverting to depression or ending her own life. A takeaway regarding her struggles and lessons learned to let women know they can move forward when life throws a curve ball and the ROCK in your life is shattered. You are able to use the negative to create a positive outcome and let it strengthen you, but you have to be willing.

 

 

 

Jackie Schwabe

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VI

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

 

 

 

 

Jackie Schwabe

Jackie Schwabe is CEO of Mindlight, LLC and vice president of leadership research at North of Center. She is a certified caregiving presenter, caregiving consultant, and caregiving educator. She received her BA in management computer systems from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and her MBA in technology project management from the University of Phoenix. She has been active in the area of healthcare integration, healthcare IT, telemedicine, product development, and product management for over twenty years. She has been a cross-sector, cross-discipline leadership practitioner her entire career.

Jackie wakes up motivated to help others. Her mission is to provide the tools, opportunities, and connections people need to be their best selves. A career in health IT allowed her to figuratively and literally connect thousands of systems and people. A mother of four children, one with autism, she often says different is not less and communication happens in more ways than verbally. She co-founded Mindlight, LLC as a way to technologically help caregivers. She joined North of Center because she saw a way to use the communication-based leadership framework to help others. She is confident her roles at Mindlight, LLC and North of Center will guide individuals to their best selves, and she wants to be there to help. She is a servant leader and her passion is to lead by service to others in her community.

 

Jackie Schwabe
Mindlight LLC
[email protected]
www.mindlightllc.com
414-909-3169

 

 

 


 

Finding Balance in Chaos – Juggling Birds

Everyone thought Jackie had it all together. Life threw her quite a few curve balls: an autism diagnosis, a new baby, four children, the death of their family pets, the illness of her parents, and then losing her job. All of this was being juggled with Jackie’s 245-pound body and a new diagnosis of narcolepsy. An unexpected muse allowed her to find the balance in her chaotic life. She stopped juggling balls and started juggling birds. The end result was a more blessed and celebrated life. 

 

 

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