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Maryellen Klang

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VI

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



Maryellen Klang

Maryellen grew up in Brooklyn, NY and lived in that area for the first thirty years of her life. She graduated from Brooklyn College cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago.

Working in the corporate business travel field led her to Chicago and being a director and People Leader for American Express Business Travel. Her achievements were mentoring and developing employees, leading diversity programs, and realizing excellent results for customer and employee retention. She was recognized for her efforts by earning multiple Presidents’ Club Awards, along with Centurion Club and Diversity honors.

Maryellen strongly believes in giving back to the community in which she lives and works. She spearheaded American Express’ Corporate Travel Giving Campaign for five years. She now volunteers by serving on the board of directors for a non-profit agency based out of Wheaton, IL whose primary mission is to provide and mobilize services needed to strengthen families and communities in Chicago and Du Page County.

Maryellen now resides in Winfield, IL with her husband, Jim, and their pet dog, Lillie, a beautiful red and white Irish Setter. They enjoy spending time with their family, grandchildren and friends, while also take advantage of all that the diverse city of Chicago offers, along with traveling throughout the world.


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The Comeback Is Always Stronger Than the Setback

Maryellen’s story is one of sadness, survival and resilience as she details the toughest time of her life. As a young woman in her thirties who thought she had it all, her life abruptly changed when she experienced the loss of her father, her marriage and her mother, all within one year.

She had tough decisions to make in her quest for survival. Her journey took her to a new city and job where she had to learn to live totally on her own and create a whole new life for herself.

Maryellen’s journey wasn’t easy. However, through tears, determination and perseverance, her comeback was stronger than her setback!



Gina Sannasardo

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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





Gina Sannasardo

Gina has been happily married for 16 years to a fantastic, giving man named Sam. They have two wonderful children: Juliana age 14 and Peter age 5. She is a Christian Life Coach who wants to partner with teens and adults struggling with finding their real “who” so they can find peace and joy in their daily lives. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with an ELI-MP from the Institution of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an ICF coaching institution. She has a Masters in Education (M.Ed) with a focus on Language Arts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is also a full-time middle school Language Arts teacher for St. Philip the Apostle School. In addition, she has a B.A. in Education. She has been blessed to have been afforded many opportunities to have seen the Holy Spirit move in and through her life. She is excited to start her next chapter in life…God Bless!


Gina Sannasardo
Peace, Joy, and You
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Peace and Joy are for you

In my story, I describe how I have been deeply influenced in my coaching training by learning insightful and empowering techniques to focus my energy in the direction that honors who I want to be. I also have always been and I still am transformed by the love of God. My faith has been my life-line and source of peace and joy. I just don’t survive every day, but thrive and live in abundance! I explain how from what I have learned, experienced, and what I am passionate about, I can journey with you to find the joy and peace that you desire.  This will allow you to be more in control of “who” you want to be and have more power in “how” you live!




Noel Baldwin

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

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






Noel Baldwin

Noel Baldwin, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CITP, is the owner of NBaldwin Company, which offers accounting and tax services as well as fraud, forensics and financial analysis for individuals, trusts, estates, and corporate clients ranging from small to mid-sized businesses.

Noel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Columbia College, Missouri. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Illinois and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is also a Notary Public of Illinois.

Clients find that Noel takes the time to know their business or personal financial situations and to understand their needs. She tailors the work she does to each client and makes sure that they understand and are satisfied with solutions she offers to meet both long and short-term accounting needs.

Noel Baldwin
NBaldwin Company
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I Can’t Wait to See What’s Next

Life experiences will be a mixture of good and bad events. Some of those experiences will change your future. It is all about determination and love of God and others that will bring you through. There is always something next on the horizon. You just have to be willing to see it and go for it with a positive attitude.




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