Time Space Organization
Time Space Organization helps people organize their space and manage their time even when they are looking at transitions in their lives like downsizing, job changes, combined households, divorce, health issues, new babies or the empty nest.We work in residences and home offices. Jonda Beattie, owner of Time Space Organization is a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization), AHTF (Atlanta Hoarding Task Force), and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), and the Atlanta Hoarding Task Force.
Kerry Beaver, CPA, JD, MBA
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Are you thinking of buying a house, adding to your family or starting a business? Or perhaps you’re wondering how you’re going to pay for your child’s college and retire. All of these events are exciting, but can also be stressful from a financial perspective. I enjoy working with clients, and can provide you advice and recommendations to help you from where you are today to where you want to go.You have dreams and goals, and we’ll work together to help put them more within reach.
Instructional Designer, Writer, and Gaming Specialist
VB Ventures, LLC
Veronica Brown develops training materials and game-based activities for corporate and industrial clients. She also provides marketing and technical writing services, conducts whiteboard sessions to organize ideas, and creates “magic spreadsheets” with Excel. Recently she designed and created a board-game style learning activity, and is continuing to research ways that games can improve learning and productivity. Veronica’s other interests include singing (in an a capella trio), playing board games, genealogy, and yoga.
Small Business Services
Dolly Evans is the founder and President/CEO of Small Business Services and Prolease by SBS, a combined $4M+ enterprise with a twenty year history in Atlanta, Georgia.Dolly focuses her efforts on the development side of her clients’ business ventures, including assessment of specific financial issues, planning and projections. Dolly holds several taxation certifications and assists clients in this area of planning. Both of her companies focus on the small business market, with expertise relevant to the issues business owners face each day.
State Farm Insurance
Katy Fenbert has been in the insurance field since 1984 and is proud to celebrate over 28 years as a State Farm Agent. While her agency is located in Decatur, GA, she writes policies throughout Georgia. With numerous Insurance Products and Financial Services available, her agency helps individuals and businesses manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and protect their dreams.
Katy and her team provide professional, personal and friendly service. So, whether it’s insurance for your car, home or business, give her office a call. We’re happy to help!
Tess Gamble is the owner of Pend Upon, LLC a lifestyle management company. It is the modern version of a personal assistant plus personal concierge.
Pend Upon is the single point of contact for all personal and individual support services. We assist busy professionals and corporate clients who are trying to handle it all (work, family and children). Our services include errands, travel planning, small events and home maintenance.
Lynda Idleman, PhD
Idleman & Associates
We offer professional, personal, and reliable consultation services to doctoral level students, at all phases of the dissertation process, from topic development to final defense. Whether you are attempting to determine your topic and approach, you are ready to conduct your analysis, or if all you need is a final edit, we can help.
With Idleman & Associates involved in the dissertation process, we will:
- Make sure we fully understand the issue you are studying.
- Work on your quantitative or qualitative methodology.
- Support you in the development of a draft of your dissertation proposal or concept paper.
- Provide guidance on the selection of instruments to collect your data, guide you in the collection of the data, and provide expertise in the analysis of the data.
- Have your dissertation professionally edited according to APA or other specific guidelines.
- Support you through your committee review process and prepare you for the defense of your completed dissertation.
Jo Kenney is a long-time Atlanta resident and an experienced REALTOR® serving the metro area. Jo’s special ability to listen to her client’s needs makes her the ideal agent to help clients in the buying and selling process! Her clients appreciate her integrity, experience, and knowledge, and trust her with the important process of buying and selling their homes.
Jo specializes in Independent Women (Single, Widowed, Divorced, Domestic Partners and Investors), First Time Buyers, and Move-Up Buyers. Her exceptional negotiation skills will ensure that your real estate transaction will be a wise move! Her goal is that every transaction be a win-win, and as smooth as possible. She knows how to keep the drama down!
Owner / Acupuncturist
Dogwood Healing Arts
Karen uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat the root cause of disease for lasting health and well-being. She has helped hundreds of people transform their health by addressing issues such as pain, depression, anxiety, digestive complaints, menopause symptoms and fertility support. Her mission is to compassionately work with her patients to restore vibrant health and well-being in an environment that nurtures, supports, and gives focused and individualized attention to you and your health needs.
Karen holds a Masters Diploma in Acupuncture from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Karen also holds a Master of Social Work degree; part of what makes her a great listener.
Katie Leikam, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Gender Specialist
Katie Leikam is an MSW and licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Decatur, GA. She works with teenagers, families, adults and couples, particularly within the LGBTQIA community. As a gender specialist, Katie works closely with clients who are transgender, non-binary and gender fluid. She also works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety and perfectionists looking for more self-acceptance in their lives. She is most passionate about providing affirming, nonjudgmental care for her clients and offers video sessions throughout the state of Georgia.
Owner / Architect
Caroline Leyburn Designs
Caroline Leyburn is a residential Architect who is as comfortable remodeling existing homes as she is designing new custom homes. She focuses her design efforts on reflecting, reinforcing, and supporting the unique personalities of the home’s occupants. When your current home doesn’t comfortably fit anymore, Caroline is the one to call to help you with the alterations that will redefine your living space to meet both your current and your future needs, supporting both who you are now and who you intend to be in the future. Or, she can design for you an all-new living space to inspire and encourage your ideal future. From formal to informal, from Contemporary to Rustic to Organic, she creates environments uniquely tailored to the people who will occupy them and for the lifestyle they will have going forward. Her open-mindedness, creativity, and versatility allow her to create urban live/work spaces, mountain homes, and everything in between.
Before renaming her studio “Caroline Leyburn Designs” in 2018, it was named “Caroline Boyd Designs” back to 2014 and variations of the name “Leyburn Designs” for the seven years prior. Caroline was a partner in the firm HLP Architects for ten years after working at Harrison Design Associates for five years. Earlier still, she spent years gaining hands-on experience in various residential construction trades. Caroline’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are both from Georgia Tech. She became a LEED AP in 2009. She is currently registered in Georgia and North Carolina, and, through NCARB, can be licensed virtually anywhere.
Senior Technical Writer
Shoap Technical Services
Let me be perfectly clear. The concepts I write about are not necessarily complicated. A good technical writer creates precise and easy to digest content that explains simple and complex ideas. The business value that well written content contributes can be translated into employee productivity and retention, as well as bottom line dollars.
My clients and I value my 10+ years of Fortune 500 corporate background as a business analyst, trainer, project manager, and process engineer. These experiences uniquely position me to write as a subject matter expert.
Creator of Memorable Travel Experiences
Find A Pearl Travel
A passion for travel inspired Andrea to find her way to the travel industry. She observed that many of her friends were overwhelmed with the vast array of options available online for planning travel. They were so stressed over the planning process that they lost much of the joy of the journey. And when they returned, they didn’t always have wonderful stories to tell. Andrea realized that just because people could plan their own travel online, it doesn’t mean that they should. Understanding that vacation time is precious, she works to understand what her clients want and why it’s important to them so she can design the best travel experience. She wants each experience to be memorable.
Her professional journey includes a career in software and project management as well as a career in wealth management with a major firm. She has two degrees from Northwestern University – a BS in journalism and an MBA. As a serial entrepreneur, she has owned multiple businesses including a restaurant, a bus company and an equipment leasing firm.
Travel Industry Professional
Medical Travel Vacations to Costa Rica
In the Travel Industry since 1989, last corporate career was Corporate Travel Manager with Bell South in Atlanta.
Started my own agency in 2007. I get fantastic worldwide deals with a Wholesale Travel Club.
My passion is talking people to Costa Rica for Dental & Cosmetic surgery at 70% savings.
Please check out my website
Robin M. Robboy, CPA
Virtual CFO and Chief Number Cruncher
Numbers That Work For You!
Robin M. Robboy started Numbers That Work For You! with the goal of helping ambitious entrepreneurs optimize their success by focusing on doing what they do best. She does this by creating a customized virtual accounting department for each customer. The accounting work, and all of its inherent distractions and frustrations, is done professionally in NTWFY’s offices. This frees both time and space in the business, which can be redeployed to contribute to success rather than compliance. Using state of the art tools and cloud based technologies, coupled with a strong commitment to transparency, working with Robin and her team means that the business owner maintains complete control of finances, in fact vastly improved control, while letting go of the labor.
For the ambitious entrepreneur, a Numbers That Work For You! Virtual Accounting Department means you now have more time to focus on what’s really important to you, on running and growing your business, serving your customers, marketing your unique and fabulous offer, or even spending time with your family, while we push the paper, pay the people, and get your customers to pay you. You can use real data – significant numbers and meaningful performance indicators – to inform your business decisions. This works so much better than flying by the seat of your pants! You have a strong financial ally in your corner, helping you identify and lessen risks, evaluate opportunities, plan for success, and meet your goals for your business.
Robin’s motto is “Do what you do best and hire the rest!”
Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk
Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (like rustic without the “t”) is the founder and owner of bbr companies llc. After having built a widely recognized and respected marketing firm, bbr marketing, she decided to make a big change in 2017 and scale her business back so she could focus on what she does best and brings her the most joy. And thus her part-time chief marketing officer service was born.
Most firms can benefit from the input of a seasoned, experienced strategic marketer, but don’t need or want to invest in that resource full-time. This way partners can focus on what they do best with the knowledge that their marketing (and often their marketing team) is being managed by an expert with their strategic plan always in mind. Her services also include creating strategic marketing plans, coaching and guidance for internal marketing staff, client interviews and research, and even merger and acquisition communication consulting.
Anne Sciarrone, AIA, LEED AP
As problem solvers, our job is to listen to your needs and bring your vision to life in a way that suits your daily lifestyle. We offer comprehensive architectural services that cover all phases of a project whether your purposes are for master planning, commercial construction, single family homes, additions, or renovations.
Do you need help setting project goals and establishing design direction? Call on us for Creative Direction, we help set project goals, establish design direction, and provide mentorship for your project.
Do you need direction navigating functionality, zoning, building codes, and of course budget? Have us do a Feasibility Study, where we provide an objective, detailed project review for you including site, zoning, building codes, functionality, and of course, budget.
Do you need creative solutions and guidance through the design and construction process? We offer Full Architectural Services, shepherding you through the entire design and construction process beginning with the idea phase and ending with project completion.
Anne Sciarrone has been working in the field of architecture for over 30 years and is currently licensed in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Arizona. With a certificate from the National Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) she can obtain registration and travel anywhere you have a project. Anne founded Anne Architecture in 2010 and has a small staff of architects (currently all women) who strive to live out the firm’s mission: to SERVE. SOLVE. DELIGHT.
Debra Donaldson Scott
Investment Advisor Representative
Atlanta Planning Group
Debra Donaldson Scott advises her clients about their financial concerns through holistic financial planning encompassing cash flow analysis, insurance, investments including retirement and college planning, and small business concerns. She completed the certified financial planner program at the University of Georgia and was named one of NAIFA Atlanta Top Female Advisors of 2015. She translates the confusing jargon of finance into understandable concepts for her clients who range from single millenials starting a ROTH IRA for the first time to elderly widows in retirement concerned about living too long and the divorced who are dealing with financial headaches of divided assets along with broken hearts and juggling families. Although her main focus is traditional personal planning, as a former litigation paralegal and business banker, she specializes in structured settlements and advising those who experience windfalls from lawsuits, inheritences and sales of businesses.
A native Georgian, Debra lives in Buckhead with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats, all rescues. She enjoys tennis, travel and entertaining friends and family and demystifying money for her clients.
Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, L.L.C.
As part of her law practice, Law Office of Paige Arden Stanley, L.L.C., Paige represents small business owners in a variety of industries as their outside general counsel. Paige also focuses her practice on the area of estate planning and prepares clients’ wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Paige additionally handles probate and estate administration and is a frequent speaker on business law and estate planning fundamentals.
Paige believes wholeheartedly in operating her law firm efficiently so that her clients achieve true value for their legal dollar.
Just like a CPA can help you navigate the complex world of the IRS, we assist pre-retirees in planning and maximizing their Social Security income. There are over 2,700 regulations that oversee Social Security and many people end up missing out by not knowing. Social Security as a government agency is directed to answer questions but cannot legally give advice. Faye has been in the financial world since 2005 and also owns her own independent firm that focuses on helping women.
Consulting Engineer; LGBT Activist, Diversity Leader and Humanitarian
After a successful career in engineering and proposals management I am looking to focus more on a support role in a technical, humanitarian enterprise or small business.
I’ve found that my skills and passion lean toward making a difference and helping others. I enjoy working with people and creating successful relationships; bringing a strong focus to culture, diversity and minority groups.
I am a strong believer in bringing people together, promoting inclusivity, helping teams adapt to change and driving successful outcomes. As a recognized diversity leader and keynote speaker I have been honored to drive humanitarian awareness in support of minority groups and small businesses.
Much of my work focuses on delivery and accountability. In 4 years I have supported 14+ major capital projects in the power utility sector with minimal schedule complications; successfully avoiding contract penalties.
I would love to bring my talents to a growing enterprise here in metro Atlanta. Reach out to me; let’s get together and create a spectacular business model we can be proud of.