Jill Yesko CPO, President and Principal Professional Organizer, Discover Organizing

Jill YeskoJill Yesko, CPO® has been organizing professionally since 2003. Jill’s prior experience in social work and executive level Human Resource management has uniquely qualified her to work with individuals that require resources, compassion, and experienced guidance to overcome their organizing challenges and create a simple life. Jill holds a certification in Professional Organizing, and as a Personal Photo Organizer.

Discover Organizing Inc.® organizes residentially, commercially, and specializes in downsizing and photo and memorabilia organizing. Jill has been seen on KDKA (CBS) “Today Live” and has been featured in several local magazines and newspapers including this recent story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Jill believes that everyone can meet their organizing goals – at home, in the office – and that everyone has their own successful style of organization.

Jill and her team offer the following organizing solutions:

  • Business Organizing
  • Residential Organizing
  • Community Classes and Workshops
  • Photo and Memorabilia Organizing
  • Photo Scanning
  • Downsizing and Moving Services
  • Personal Assistant Services

To learn more about working with Jill or any of the team at Discover Organizing, click here: discoverorganizing.com/our-work

Kim McClure, National Sales Director, Mary Kay, Inc.

Kim McClureKim McClure is a National Sales Director for Mary Kay, Inc. When the Mary Kay opportunity came into her life in 1992, she was a Registered Nurse Specialist in Ophthalmology by education, and was working 70 hours a week as a Medical Practice Administrator and Hospital Administrator at a major Pittsburgh hospital. She agreed to listen to a presentation about the company’s marketing plan after being asked 20 times. Kim was blown away by all that Mary Kay offered women and by the company’s philosophy of living and working by the “Golden Rule” and of living your life with the priorities of God 1st, family 2nd and career 3rd. She quickly realized she had pre-judged Mary Kay. This was way more than selling lipstick! This was an opportunity to blend her love of making a difference in other people’s lives with having the opportunity to have her own business.

Kim earned her 1st Career Car for helping 14 women successfully start a Mary Kay business, just 18 months after beginning her business while still working her medical career. She became a Director 3 months after that by helping 30 women successfully start a Mary Kay business. Kim left her medical career at that point because she was making more money per hour with Mary Kay and there was more emotional satisfaction, less stress and greater opportunities for advancement.

To date, Kim has been the #1 Sales Director in the World for Mary Kay 3 times and 10 times in the Top 10 in the World, with her highest sales for her team being over 1.3 Million. She has achieved the highest position within the company, that of National Sales Director. She is the 1st and only National Sales Director ever appointed by Mary Kay in the western ∏ of Pennsylvania. Kim has also been recognized as being a multi-millionaire with Mary Kay and sits on the Advisory Board for Mary Kay Inc.

She leads over 400 consultants in 28 states in her personal Million Dollar producing Unit. Kim has supported over 40 women in achieving the position of Sales Director with each of them leading teams from 24 to over 150 women. Her Sales Directors have the highest percentage of car drivers of any other group in the world for Mary Kay. She personally has earned 12 Cars, with 10 of them being the prestigious Pink Cadillac and currently drives a Pink Cadillac Hybrid Escalade. She has earned over 50 carats of diamond jewelry, over $100,000 in cash bonuses and 16, 2 week all – expense paid luxury vacations for her and her spouse traveling to over 30 countries. In 2009, Kim led her sales organization to a 25% increase in sales during the down turn of the economy. This led her to receiving in March of 2010, the award as one of the Top 25 Women Business Leaders by the PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES.

While Kim still does work occasionally with select personal clients helping them look and feel confident, most of her time is spent teaching sound business skills, entrepreneurial skills/thinking and leadership development. She loves coaching leaders for the company. Her leadership philosophy is that of a servant leader. In this leadership model, leaders are servants 1st, making a conscious decision to lead in order to better serve others, not to increase their own power. The objective is to enhance the growth of individuals, increased teamwork, and personal involvement. Kim is passionate about helping women discover their God- given talents and developing them to the fullest of their abilities so they can live their most magnificent life without compromising their family or their values. She is energized by working with motivated women to achieve their dreams and soaring beyond their wildest imagination. Kim says, “Nothing is impossible in Mary Kay for those who believe in their dreams, truly want to make a difference in the lives of women and are willing to do the work to achieve it.”

 

Visit her website at www.marykay.com/kimmcclure.

Darci Saunders, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Direct Mail Service

Darci SaundersDarci Saunders is the Director of Marketing & Business Development for  Direct Mail Service.

Direct Mail Service has been serving the greater Pittsburgh region for nearly 100 years. Privately owned and operated, DMS employees are veterans in the mailing business and professionals in serving customers. 


Located in the Northside section of Pittsburgh, approx 2 miles from downtown, DMS is an invaluable business partner for their clients. Services include:

  • Bulk Mail Personalizing, Preparation and Mailing
  • Mailing List Research and Acquisition
  • Obtaining Consumer or Business Databases or Specialty Lists
  • Graphic Design
  • Print Brokerage

Contact Darci for ideas on how direct mail or email marketing can work for you. She’s an expert in creating, designing and mailing marketing pieces that work for your business or fund raiser. Reach her at 412-377-2068 or visit: www.dirmailserv.com/BulkMail.htm

Bonnie Sopko, Online Marketing Specialist, GeoSearch SEO

Bonnie Sopko Pittsburgh Professional WomenBonnie Sopko is an Online Markting Specialist with GeoSearch SEO. She helps her clients to grow their business with maximum online exposure at minimum cost. She is a marketing consultant who offers Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with GeoSearch SEO, helping her clients gain lots of visibility, traffic and sales with responsive websites.

Contact her at 412-443-7911 or visit www.geosearchseo.com/sales/bonniesopko.

Stephanie Jablon, Family Law Attorney

Stephanie Jablon PPWStephanie L. Jablon is a senior associate at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC and works aggressively on behalf of her clients to amicably resolve custody, support, property valuation, dividing marital property, adoptions, pre-marriage agreements and postnuptial agreements.

She joined the firm in 2004. As a mother of two young children, Stephanie understands the unique challenges facing families in transition. With an aptitude for swift resolution, Stephanie zealously represents her clients, while litigating with compassion, always conscious of how to best reach favorable results for her clients.

Stephanie began her legal career as the law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. Bigham of the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, Pennsylvania, where she concentrated in family law issues. She also previously worked with Edward Weintraub & Associates in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, concentrating in family law matters.

To balance her work and family life, Stephanie remains active in professional organizations that further her law career and advance her knowledge of legal issues. Stephanie is a member of the family law sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, and Allegheny County Matrimonial Inns of Court. She was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star every year from 2010 through 2013. With a dual certification in mediation and Collaborative Law, Stephanie is also an executive committee member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwest Pennsylvania (CLASP), where she serves as co-chair of the Rules, Policies, and Procedures Committee. She is also a charter member of the Allegheny County Bar Association Toastmasters Club, where she serves as vice president of public relations, and a member of the Women’s Bar Association, serving on the CLE committee.

Stephanie is a case note author for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer and frequently presents at Continuing Legal Education workshops and has also lectured at PBA.

Stephanie is a 1997 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. Stephanie attended Widener University School of Law and obtained her juris doctorate degree in 2000. While attending Widener, she was a member of the Student Bar Association and Civil Law Clinic. Stephanie was admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in May 2001.

http://www.pollockbegg.com/team-stephaniejablon.html

(412) 471-9000

Mary P. Hecht, CPA

Lighthouse Financial Planning, LLC

Mary HechtAs owner and investment adviser representative of Lighthouse Financial Planning LLC (“Adviser”), Mary P. Hecht CPA provides financial planning services on behalf of the firm including:

  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Education Funding
  • Asset Allocation and Investment Planning
  • Insurance Needs Analysis
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Cash Flow and Debt Analysis

If the client chooses financial planning services, the financial plan chosen by the client may be “comprehensive” or “modular” in structure. In a comprensive plan, Adviser will compile the client’s balance sheet, statement of income and expenses, and statement of cash flows. Adviser will perform an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Adviser will assist the client in defining financial goals and objectives and Adviser will provide recommendations of actions and strategies that may be used to achieve those goals and objectives.

By contrast, a modular plan will only focus on a few areas of particular interest to the client such as investment planning or college funding. Financial statements are typically not included in a modular plan and the depth of analysis performed will be dependent on the extent of services desired by the client.

A written financial plan is presented to the client. It may include financial and investment strategies as well as specific product recommendations. At no time is the client under any obligation to implement any or all of the recommendations outlined in the financial plan. For additional fees, Adviser can also be engaged to assist in the implementation and/or monitoring of the plan. Implementation of the financial plan may be coordinated with attorneys, insurance agents, and other professionals. Day, evening and weekend hours are available. Please call Mary at her Murrysville office to schedule a 1 hour no cost, no obligation consultation.
(724) 519-7307

http://www.www.lighthouseplanning.com

Amy Macklin, RD, LDN

The Gluten Free Mom Mentor

Amy-Macklin-300x300Amy Macklin is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert in Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Lifestyle. She’s known as “The Gluten Free Mom Mentor.” Amy specializes in helping moms raise well adjusted, gluten free children in a gluten latent world.

Amy’s mission began April 3, 2004 when her 3 year old son was diagnosed with celiac disease. Determined that her son would never be defined by a diet, she decided to do whatever she needed to make it happen, and launched her company Gluten Free Roots. Amy says, “Gluten Free Roots was born out of my experience and discovered purpose in life.

I am a MOM raising a gluten free child, a Registered Dietitian, and a Nutrition Expert in Celiac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet. I am driven by my passion for children. Now that my family and I have made it to living gluten freely, I want to do the same for other families. My Business Mission is to make a difference in children’s lives. I’m determined to not let the gluten free diet get in their way of experiencing all that life has to offer and most of all, define whom they are.” (412) 916-4890

http://www.glutenfreeroots.com

Jean Haller

Author, Community Advocate and Owner of Journeys of Life Bookstore

Jean HallerJean Haller believes if there is a will there’s a way beginning with taking that first step.

She is an entrepreneur and has owned and operated Journeys of Life Bookstore in Shadyside for 25 years. She is a community advocate and non-profit board member, being honored locally and nationally for those efforts. She is contributing editor to a retail trade magazine and is a national educator and trainer for store owners. Jean is one of the featured authors in the newly released book INSPIRE: Women’s Stories of Accomplishment, Encouragement and Influence.

Jean and her husband of 38 years live in Pittsburgh. They have two grown children. Most importantly, Jean is Morgan’s grandmother, a job she takes very seriously.

Journeys of Life is located at 810 Bellefonte Street, Shadyside, PA 15232. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm and Sunday 12-5.

Learn more at www.JourneysofLifeOnline.com.

 

Author, Speaker & Human Rights Advocate: Diana Fletcher

Diana-FletcherDiana Fletcher, The Stress Reducing Coach, author, and motivational speaker is an expert at helping people reduce stress and achieve optimal health no matter how busy and hectic their lives are. Diana is the author of five books:

* Happy on Purpose: Daily Messages of Empowerment for Women
* Creating Space: 38 Strategies to Help You Make Time for What’s Important
* Fun Re-defined: 33 Strategies to Remind You to Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Life
* Don’t Stop Now!: 25 Strategies to Help You Build Momentum and Keep It Going
* Reduce your Stress Month by Month Stress Reducing Strategies

Diana has developed powerful programs that enable people to successfully reduce stress. Her presentations and workshops offer simple yet effective techniques that people can implement immediately to reduce their stress.  She has recently become involved in a mission to end human trafficking by bringing awareness to this issue and raising funds to support women and families affected by trafficking.  Currently, there are more slaves in the world than at any other time in history. Women, men and children are being held against their will and forced to work for the benefit and greed of other people. “The selling of bodies of women and children is the fastest-growing industry in the world, and an incredibly lucrative criminal industry, second only to drug trafficking ….” –Innocents at Risk

Human Trafficking often happens in plain sight and is happening in the United States today.  Here are some examples:

  • Farm owners keeping men as slave labor under the threats of deportation or of hurting their families
  • Household help being kept as prisoners
  • Hotel chains that ignore the fact that the sub-contractor who hires the maids is not paying them their wages.
  • Children being trafficked by their parents or guardians
  • Runaways picked up by predators and forced to prostitute themselves

Diana is hosting a special fundraiser and awareness event on July 23rd at 5:30 pm at AJ Palumbo Hall, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

Learn more about Diana and her event online here:  www.ThoughtsByDiana.com.

Professional Certified Coach, Retreat Leader and Author Donna Billings

Donna Billings

Donna Billings, MBE, CPPC, PCC  When she is not hiking in Costa Rica, Alaska, or one of the National Parks with her “Wild Women” friends, Donna Billings is helping others to fulfill their visions. A certified professional coach and university instructor, Donna uses her extensive training and leadership experience to help professionals reach new levels.

Donna is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaches Federation and an Authorized Facilitator for Team Coaching International.  She is the architect and founder of Duquesne University’s Professional Coach Certification Program, has coached U.N. leaders as an invited participant in a joint program of the International Coach Federation and the United Nations UNICEF and World Food Programme and in 2008  she was named Pittsburgh Coaches Association “Coach of the Year”.

Donna recently published her first book called  Red and Purple Hiking Boots and is now offering New Beginnings Retreats  for Women and “Boomers” in Transition. Donna works with her clients to help them reach powerful new heights. If you are ready to transition into a new career, shift gears into a meaningful re-wired retirement, or take action to change your life, contact Donna to learn more about her coaching services and retreats.www.DonnaBillingsCoach.com.