SUE Talks Presenters – Sep 20, 2018

Leading With Intention

Our next slate of SUE Talks presenters will share their stories and viewpoints
on leadership their way – by leading with intention!

It’s all about being brave, bold and insightful!


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Our ​2018 Los Angeles SUE Talks Presenters!

Toni Brooks

Toni Brooks Foundation

Toni Brooks, “A Gal of Two Cities”, is an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Stylista and former Military Service Woman.

Toni made helping others part of her professional and personal lifestyle and believes if we focus on just being a good person, good will come out of us.

Toni is an awarded philanthropist receiving numerous accolades from various private organizations as well as the Los Angeles County. In addition to designing business development strategy for corporations and helping them realize their community influence, as a former stylist, Toni continues to motivate the fashion industry to “get involved” and provides styling strictly on a philanthropic basis.

The 2015 “Woman of Influence Awards” created the Toni Brooks Foundation, a product of Toni’s experience with homelessness. TBF supports female veterans, domestic violence survivors and at risk youth and young adults transitioning into the workforce and striving for their independence.

“It’s a running joke I can start a business and have it in full operation within 24 hours.” “I’m an entrepreneur at heart, I’ve created my fourth business and counting.” This Gal of Two Cities is building her empire from coast to coast & beyond.

Toni is currently working on her new book venture, upcoming travel fashion line and YouTube series “A Gal of Two Cities” which documents the jet setting lifestyle of a CEO living her dream in “The City of Angels” & “The Windy City”. Toni shares her infectious flare for fashion + life with viewers from London, Paris & Puerto Rico.


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Mimi Donaldson

Speech Coach

Mimi is a superstar in the speaking business, keynoting with celebrities for audiences of thousands.  Her combination of sophisticated humor and solid content makes her one of America’s most popular funny females.

Mimi has created speeches for executives, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and sales staffs.

She has recently been named the official speech coach for the TEDx Talks program at Loyola Marymount University.

Before starting her speaking and coaching business, she was a Human Resources Specialist with Disney, Northrop, and Rockwell. Her Masters Degree is from Columbia University.

Mimi’s latest book, Pitch Perfect: Speak to Grow Your Business in 7 Simple Steps was published in March 2016.

She is the author of three other booksNegotiating for Dummies, selling almost 2 million copies and translated into 6 languages, Bless Your Stress:  It Means You’re Still Alive! and Necessary Roughness:  New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life.


Hillary Gadsby

Chief Executive Officer
A Gadsby Affair

Referred to as a renaissance woman and “Jill of all Trades” by Forbes, Hillary is about as diverse when it comes to business as it gets. She has an international business degree from The American University of Paris, is best-selling author, and has worked in the marketing and event management departments of brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and The Wedding Shop (distributor for Valentino and Vera Wang). In 2009, Hillary founded A Gadsby Affair, which focuses on strategic marketing and branding solutions for companies.

Hillary’s ability to successfully put her clients in the public eye and build new business relationships for them has gained her respect with companies in a variety of diverse industries from luxury goods to corporate finance.

She is also the founder of Stiletto Gal, which is a national premium media platform and relevant global community for (millennial) women leaders. In 2014, Hillary founded Boss Talks, an entrepreneurial monthly speaker series featuring women who have worked their way from the bottom all the way to the top.

Zhe Scott

The SEO Queen
TSQ Marketing

Zhe L. Scott, The SEO Queen, is a creative, yet technical marketing & search engine optimization coach who achieves authentic success through building credible, visible, and profitable brands.  She is the Chief Digital Strategist for the SEO Services company TSQ Marketing Inc.

As an MIT alumni, her first professional position was as a web applications developer for Fortune 500 company Raytheon.  Since her foray into corporate America she has helped over 300 companies create thier web presence or dominate thier niche on search engines locally, nationally, and globally.

When she is not building websites or getting them on to Google Page 1 she is mother to Zerlinda and Joshua and performs on stages worldwide as violinist Lady Zhe.

Deborah Thorne

She E.O. …not C.E.O.™ Coach
The Information Diva

As a coach, she helps motivated women, 50 and over who want to transition from employee to entrepreneur, encouraging them to do business like a woman, not like a man, She E.O. …not C.E.O.™

As an author, she has written more than eight books; including FEAR, The Real “F” Word and Bullying? We Don’t Tolerate Bullying, There is something parents can do. She is a contributing author to the recently released, 52 Tips …Mistakes To Avoid In Building A Business.

As a trainer and speaker, The Information Diva has spoken before
numerous conferences, civic and religious groups covering a variety of
topics important to women.

Like many entrepreneurs, Deborah wears more than one hat. She is also
Ms. D to thousands of children. She is a certified mediator, anti-bullying
expert and Chief Conflict Resolution Specialist with Kids First Conflict
Resolution and Training Services. Providing comprehensive conflict
resolution training to children, churches and communities. Helping children
learn to manage conflict with words, rather than their hands or worse.

Eva Vennari

The Elevate Institute

Eva Vennari is the founder and CEO of The Elevate Institute, a cutting-edge health coaching firm specializing in empowering individuals to take charge of their body and their health.

She is the Creator of REVEAL – a hair analysis technique that lets you understand what it is exactly your body needs to heal and rejuvenate, EVOLVE Academy – the school of purposeful living, and ELEVATE – high-end retreat experiences to create lasting shifts.

She is on a mission to dismantle the status quo of the sickness industry. Having spent most of her adult life suffering from all kinds of conditions and fighting for her sanity she decided to take matters into her own hands. That’s when everything shifted and her body went from being the enemy to being her best and most devoted ally and partner.

Eva now teaches worldwide how sensitive people can take charge of their well-being and thrive in their lives.

Author: Michelle Bergquist

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