SWMH EVENT INTERVIEWS
We desire our Purpose in Life, and how we can make a difference. We grapple with our gifts and how best to share them with others. Join us for these powerful lessons on what Success Means to YOU as these notable EXPERTS share their lives to enrich, educate, and inspire us that lead to our taking bigger leaps in business and our lives! Hosted by SWMH Founder, Sheryl Matthys.
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OWNER, STILETO AGENCY
June 6th, 2019
Shelley Klingerman’s desire to be tough led her to dig deep for insights to help women develop the emotional, mental, and physical preparation critical to dissuading predators.
Her own experience making a documentary on school shootings and the wisdom gleaned from law-enforcement, military and counter-terrorism officials prompted her to open the Stiletto Agency and write Vigilance: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Personal Safety, Self-Protection Measures, and Countermeasures.
ORGANIZER COACH (COC®)
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER (CPO®)
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Barbara Bougher is inspiring and transformative. When she speaks, her compassionate and calming energy instantly puts everyone at ease. She creates an environment of connection and understanding that promotes improved performance and better communication for leaders and teams.
DR. NATALIE MARSHALL
OWNER / FOUNDER – VITALIZE PHYSICAL THERAPY
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Dr. Natalie Marshall is the founder and owner of Vitalize Physical Therapy, a specialty physical therapy clinic.
It’s her life mission to help active women live, work, and play without pain or embarrassment.
Natalie’s holistic approach combines her passion for unconventional therapy with her extensive professional training, for a blend of “East meets West” physical therapy.
Thurs. March 7th, 2019
Andrea is a Possibilities Coach who works with workplace teams and individuals to empower them to see things from a fresh perspective and to discover their power to create new possibilities in their business, career, and daily schedule. Andrea drives her clients to be creators of their own futures; and to realize that “thinking on purpose” is the key to get to the next level.
EMMY AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER
Thursday, Feb. 7th 2019
SANDY ROOB is an oil painter, reporter, and Emmy award winning documentary producer. She has always had a passion for telling stories on TV, radio, or on canvas through her artwork. Lately her creative lifestyle has combined her love of the arts and broadcasting. She is working on a documentary about creative arts renewal, and is a contributing reporter for the arts and culture radio show, Curious Mix.
OPEN GYM INDY
Jennifer Magley is an accomplished Division 1 athlete who attended the prestigious IMG Sports Academy, graduated from the Univ. of Florida ranked as the #1 NCAA Div. 1 singles player in the country, then became a professional tennis player traveling the world. At 23, she became the youngest Div I head coach in the nation at FGC Univ.
She’s author of Division I – a book that calls attention to the underworld of student-athlete life. Now her goal is to get everyone in shape as she’s created OPEN GYM – a “fitness concierge” service where members receive access to unlimited classes at more than 40 studios and gyms.
Nov. 6th, 2014
Kim Hannon started in her basement making candles and a bath soak for her friends and neighbors. But, quickly people were especially asking for more of the bath soak saying it was aiding their eczema, burns, dermatitis, dry skin, and even cancer sores!
Her all-natural hand-crafted products are infused with pure essential oils and Kim believes Jojoba and Shea Butter are the ‘secret aide’ to the skin’s elasticity and restoration. Her line includes vintage palm oil/soy hand-poured candles, body lotion, bath soak, and lip balm.
FOUNDER, KISS KISS BANG BANG SALON
Oct. 2nd, 2014
Tanya Foster founded Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (KKBB), one of the top hair salons in the country.
Her skills as a business consultant and color specialist along with her mission to empower stylists have taken her to stages all over the world, working with Aveda, Vidal Sassoon Academy, and Brocato international design team. Her color style even represents Brocato in their print/media marketing campaigns.
Sept. 11th, 2014
Marietta began her career in pharmaceutical sales and is the founder of iEvolve – to help professionals think differently about their communication, leadership, and career opportunities. She has an MBA from IU Kelley School of Business and is an Adjunct Professor at Butler where she teaches leadership.
She is currently working with Roche Diagnostics in the Talent and Organizational Development department where she is contributing to their efforts to build a Career Development Center.
SCARLET LANE BREWING COMPANY
Aug. 14th, 2014
We all have a dream job and for Eilise Lane that was creating a better beer. After working in an ultra-liberal hippy Oregon brewing company mixed with a conservative corporate background, Eilise came up with the perfect vision for her life as a Brew Master.
Eilise is the CEO/Brewer of Scarlet Lane Brewing Company having been trained at Butler University and the American Brewers Guild.
NIKKI BLAINE COUTURE
Thursday, July 17th 2014
Nikki Blaine Couture has dressed Hollywood celebrities: Niecy Nash, Brittany Flickinger, Tess Broussard, Jennia Fredriue, Loretta Devine, & Cheryl Fisher – Pres. Obama’s VIP at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. She’s ready to design & create your next outfit.
A winner of the Indianapolis Black Expo Designer Competition and Cultural Regalia Competition, Nikki continues to strive for excellence nearly making it on the TV Show Project Runway 3 times!
SOCIAL NET WATCHER (SNW)
June 5th, 2014
Susan Canal is breaking into the Tech sector big time! Her business endeavor, Social Net Watcher (SNW) won a 2014 TechPoint Mira Award for its innovative social media scanning algorithm and a business day later she gained a new investor/partner!
SNW technology scans students social media posts, and alerts teachers and parents to potential cyber-bullying, suicide or violent threats.
The art of N.A. Noel has the power to heal, inform, transform, and inspire. Working in a variety of mediums, she is able to capture the essence of her subjects, depicting them with reverence, which quiets the mind and comforts the heart. Nancy’s timeless paintings describe a world both natural and mystical, with a finesse that speaks directly to the soul.
KATHY DAVIS, ESQ
April 3rd, 2014
Kathy’s mission is to help you as a businesswoman and entrepreneur find your right path to make your dreams come true. As an attorney and small business advisor, Kathy specializes in establishing businesses legally with her Business Jump Start Package, contracts & agreements, and intellectual property protection.
Kathy is also a published author, a regular contributor to several publications, and is married with 2 young boys.
BEE FREE GLUTEN FREE
March 6th, 2014
With the help of her mom’s research and development, they spent four years perfecting recipes to be tasty and satisfying even for the most discriminating taste buds. Even teenagers were asking for more, and other people couldn’t tell these treats were gluten/dairy free. BeeFree’s mission evolved from her desire to bake really good treats for her son to any child with these attributes to enjoy cake at a friend’s birthday party, or pizza at a football game.
“THE SINGLES COACH”
Feb. 6th, 2014
“The Singles Coach” devoting her practice exclusively to singles.
She holds a Master’s Degree in counseling and is a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to specialized training in marital and family therapy, Amy studied personally with Dr. John Gray, developer of the Mars Venus model for understanding relationships.
Highly sought after as a counselor, keynote speaker, and workshop leader, Amy is known for her wisdom, warmth, and enthusiasm.
Pippa shares with SWMH her keys to success are having confidence, a brand, and relationships!
She’s a pioneer in her field; as she became the first-ever British woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Born in London, she’s the 8th woman in history to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and she’s the first British female driver to ever qualify, start, and finish the race. She’s adamant about leaving a legacy for girls and businesswomen, too. She encourages girls to do karting to build their self-esteem and motivates women to achieve what they set their minds too. Her favorite track is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!
Thursday, Dec. 5th 2013
Ever dreamed of turning your passion into profit? Alex Harris is doing just that. She loves tea and wanted to share the amazing benefits to drinking tea with others – so what a better way than to create her own natural, affordable, and savory line. Tea is a natural, healthy alternative to coffee and is a great way to get your body on the right track to a natural balance.
“KIT: IT’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED”
Nov. 7th, 2013
Kelly operated a pharmaceutical company called Med-Turn, but ever since she can remember she was intrigued by fashion. Yet, she fumbled on how to put together an outfit and desired a magazine that showed real options other than the impractical styles on a runway.
So she sold her company to Inmar Pharmaceuticals and created a magazine called After 40 – which is now rebranded as kit: It’s Everything You Need.
JANE GELLER & BECKY VOLK
BOATMAN GELLER COLLECTIONS
Oct. 3rd, 2013
Jane Geller took a dream and made it pretty… and it’s pretty incredible that she turned her passion for art and design into her livelihood. She created Boatman Geller Collections: fine stationery and other products with fresh clean lines and colorful patterns with style. Boatman Geller can be found in more than 1,000 stores across the country.
REDIRECTIONS SIGN AND DESIGN
Sept. 12, 2013
Kathy Mackey will point you in the right direction!
She created Re-directions Sign and Design and now celebrates 25+ years in business as a leader in the industry.
It all began for Kathy as a one-woman show in a Denver garage in the early 80s, and now it has grown to more than 6 locations ready to meet your signage needs.
ANNE & KELLY CAMPBELL
THE VILLAGE EXPERIENCE
After working in New York City’s fashion industry for top clothing designers, BCBG, Anthropologie, & Tommy Hilfiger, these sisters still desired to do more.
They had a passion to travel the world and empower women. In doing so, they created The Village Experience. They teach and organize women artisans their craft producing The Opportunity Collection under Fair Trade.
MANDY & CARLY
JUST POP IN
July 11th 2013
Nightly gatherings of watching their Grandfather make popcorn stove-top style inspired twin sisters Mandy Selke and Carly Swift to turn their nostalgic experience to a modern everyday occurrence.
They took a leap of faith and left their corporate jobs to create
Just Pop In! in Broad Ripple in 2003. They have since grown their business to a 2nd location at the Airport, online ecommerce, private events, and even the Super Bowl!
ANNE WHITE & HOLLY KIRSH
JUNE 13TH, 2013
Passionate about fashion, these business partners refer to themselves as soul sisters.
In 1994, Anne and Holly worked together as make-up artists and hosted shopping events to share the latest trends of the season.
Their business has evolved and branched out to provide cosmetics, skin care, fashion, and accessories both online and brick-and-mortar.
Anne and Holly’s business mission and desire are to help women discover their inner and outer beauty.
OWNER, LANGHAM LOGISTICS
President and Owner of Langham Logistics
OWNER, WICKLIFF CONSULTING
She reinvented herself and her business – but that didn’t mean starting over from scratch. Sue created Wickliff Consulting: The Estate Specialist to help those during transitions such as divorce, death of a loved one, or failing health. Sue’s passion is to help navigate her clients through the complexities of these life changes.
MINDFUL MOVEMENT STUDIO
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Miriam Resnick, CPT-PMA, RYT, is the owner of Mindful Movement Studio, Indianapolis, IN with certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic, Biocored, ACSM, ACE and Indoor Cycling. Coming from an athletic background she has been fitness training since 1999 and is known for her trained eye and sense of humor. She is a teachers’ teacher leading workshops for local Pilates trainers in the Indianapolis area and runs a 450 hour Pilates Apprentice Program as well as being a training studio for Gyrotonic® She co-created in 2010 an aerial yoga group class called, Off the Ground! Aerial Yoga.
DR. ERIN ALBERT
AUTHOR OF “PLAN C” AND
“SINGLE. WOMEN. ENTREPRENEURS.”
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Dr. Erin Albert is the author of several books including “Single. Women. Entrepreneurs.” and “Plan C.”
She’s a pharmacist, an assistant professor, a director in the Pharmacy department at Butler University and she’s taking the bar exam soon – so she’s going to be adding lawyer to her dessert section.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
AMBRE CROCKETT knows the smell of success.
Ambre was a massage therapist with an entrepreneurial heart. She felt there had to be better options than what was out there for her to work with so she created her own natural oil scent line called Ambre Blends. While many start their business at the kitchen table, Ambre’s grew out of her bathroom and moved to the basement!
ERIN EDDS & KC CRANFILL
HOOSIER MOMMA BLOODY MARY MIX
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Learn the business secrets of the ladies of “Hoosier Momma” – Erin Edds, KC Cranfill, and Cat Hill – who took on the alcohol mixer industry and the country took notice. And, they didn’t skimp on the quality of ingredients or their integrity in having it made. For instance, Hoosier Momma Original Bloody Mary Maker was created using natural products, is vegan and gluten-free with no high-fructose corn syrup.
HUMORIST / AUTHOR
You know those kind of business women who work yet manage to humorously document every step of what’s going on in their lives? Erma Bombeck was a pioneer in that and today’s modern version is LORI BORGMAN.
Lori created a brand image that truly represents herself; devised a marketing plan including her becoming a sought after speaker while raising her kids; and laughing and writing about it along the way. Her column is in 300 papers, her books include – All Stressed Up…
TEAM OWNER AND FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER
Women can fast track it! Take it from Sarah Fisher who has not only tackled a male dominated business as an IndyCar & NASCAR driver, but is now a team owner in IndyCar. Sarah is renown as the female driver with the most starts in the Indy 500, and heads Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Team.
In her interview, she shares how to be mentally tough and have integrity. Being successful comes from being true to who you are in business.