We’re back at the Seattle Interactive Conference and have an AMAZING line-up of superstar, badass women who can’t wait to share their fuckups!
Keita Williams is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Success Bully, an elite accountability practice for high-achieving “Type A” individuals who are stuck. In 2016, she began offering strategic support to our clients to create momentum in both their personal and professional lives; since then Success Bully has worked with individuals and businesses alike, including: Amazon (sub-vendor with ThinkGen), Alley to the Valley, Apptio, CEO Wattage, Ladies Get Paid, PartnerTap, Team Soapbox, The Swing Shift, and WeWork Labs. Keita is excited to share some of her “lessons learned” (ahem) along the way.
Chanel Reynolds has lived in Seattle for nearly 25 years and has worked in the creative, technology, and non-profit fields – she is a devoted Pacific North-westerner but insists growing up in Minnesota has made her ‘very Midwestern on the inside.’ She describes her work as “making things and showing them to people,” or “creating order out of chaos” – skills she learned as a project manager and had to lean on heavily after her husband was killed in an bicycling accident in 2009 when she became a widowed, single mother of a 5 year old as well as step-mom to a 13 year old. She discovered she wasn’t half as prepared as she should have been. And neither are you. She founded and launched the Get Your Shit Together website in 2013 to share some of the lessons and advice on what she ‘wished she would have done’ before the accident to have been better prepared – her hope was to help her friends and family – however, her story struck a chord and quickly spread internationally. Chanel has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR, CBS This Morning, and CNBC and has reached millions of people worldwide with her unique ‘kick in the pants’ to help people get the important stuff done. She co-founded the recently acquired website, GYST.com, in 2015, consults with companies and organizations and offers talks and offers workshops around the country. Her first book, ‘What Matters Most: The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance and Life’s What-if’s’ was published by Harper Collins this past March and is available at your local book retailer.
Adriana Vela, Founder, MarketTecNexus, is an entrepreneur and certified business coach strategist at the forefront of technologies in the high-tech, biotech, nanotech and immersive tech sectors. She works with companies dealing with fast-paced market drivers and technological disruptions that threaten their competitive edge. Her Fortune 100 company expertise includes tracking technologies, launching dozens of products, leading million-dollar initiatives, and defining new markets. As an entrepreneur, she has earned numerous awards including recognition from US Senator Dianne Feinstein for her partnership with UCSD Medical Center as a named sub-recipient in a $20M, 5-year NIH/NCI grant. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t fucked up a thing or two along the way. Check out Adriana’s future-readiness quiz via the QR code below!