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Aurora Geis, PCC


Dan Pogue, PCC


Cora Lonning, MBA


Kerri Burchill, PhD

Director of Professional Development/ Masterminds

Aurora Geis holds her Professional Coaching Certification, PCC, with ICF and is a certified iPEC - CPC & ELI-MP Coach. She serves as the National Director of Strategic Relationships & Head Leadership Coach with New Apprenticeship, the nation's first Digital Marketing and College Degreed Data Analyst, Cyber Security and IT Apprenticeship Program. Aurora is also founder of A GO STRATEGY, a registered minority and woman-owned coaching, coaching and consulting company. She serves businesses, executive and emerging leaders, as they build their companies, culture and careers on purpose through a value-based performance coaching strategy. You can contact Aurora Geis at

Having owned and operated businesses for over three decades, Dan Pogue is a seasoned leader, business owner, executive and leadership coach. He is passionate about helping people achieve success and make a positive impact in their business and personal lives. Dan is an EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 certified coach, a Trust Quotient coach, and a CLCI Certified Professional Coach. In business, Dan has received numerous awards from the military and corporations. Training, coaching, and mentoring emerging leaders was one of Dan's many roles in the Air Force. Dan is CEO, Founder, and Principle at Thriving Leaders Group. In this role, he focuses on developing and refining leadership competencies, management expertise, and business capabilities so that they can achieve success in their chosen industry and market. In addition, Dan has served on and led three non-profit organizations (NPOs).

Dan holds two master's degrees from Webster University, Information Technology Management and Business Management & Leadership and a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Southern Nazarene University.

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Cora is a learning professional focusing on growing business through developing people. She believes playing to strengths and building knowledge is your game changer. Cora is future focused, with a learning mindset. She turns tension into productive energy, conflict into innovation, and differences into synergy. Cora is your partner to transition people from the most challenging part of business to your differentiator! She has a deep understanding of the drivers behind the actions; and the need behind the communication. 

Her MBA in Organizational Development and BA in Communication provide foundational theory. While her extensive experience as an OD practitioner and coach brings practical application. Cora has provided leadership teams insights to the human element for over 25 years. 

Dr. Kerri Burchill is President of North Star Coaching, a leadership development company that specializes in helping leaders slow down to go fast and achieve ambitious goals through coaching, leadership training and team development. While Kerri is an entrepreneur now, she didn’t start off that way. Her career began as a middle school teacher, then administrator, next professor, followed by director of organizational development and finally to her work now as speaker, coach, consultant and facilitator. Along that journey, she has spent 15 years in university, with master’s degrees in education and in Human Resource Management, plus a PhD in educational leadership. Kerri entertains audiences with stories from her experiences living in three countries and her insights working with a variety of leaders and industries.

Bridget VanHolland-Williams, MBA, CPEC

Director of Membership Engagement

Bridget VanHolland-Williams is the CEO and founder of The VanHolland Group LLC. She is an innovative and strategic visionary, passionate about educating and empowering others to walk in their purpose and live their dreams. She has been in the entrepreneurial arena since 2008 as a business consultant and career strategist. Her area of concentration has been business start-ups, small businesses, nonprofits, ministries, civic organizations, higher learning organizations, and individuals pursuing academic and career transitions/support.

Bridget has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, MBA from National Louis University and is working on her doctoral studies in organizational development, leadership, and management. She has served on many boards, one being the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in IN/MS. She holds two coaching certifications for personal/professional development and executive coaching. Bridget has a passion for working with diverse groups of women, empowering, enhancing, educating, and encouraging them in their day-to-day lives. Every woman from the single mom, and stay-at-home

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