PRESENTERS

 

Michelle Ferguson, AAMS®

Work Experience:

  • Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, 2012-Present
  • Sovereign Bank, Bank Manager, 2009-2012
  • Bank of America Assistant Vice President, Bank Manager, 2005-2009

Education:

  • BSBA, University of San Carlos, 1991-1995
  • The College for Financial Planning, AAMS®, 2013-2014

Community Involvement:

  • Member, Hyannis Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, YMCA Teen Achievers Steering Board
  • Volunteer, We Can

My family and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2003.

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you are working toward before you invest your money. The financial world can sometimes seem like a foreign territory. I can work one on one with you to help determine the most

appropriate financial strategy for you and your family.

Spiritual Guide

Pastor Christie Burns is ordained in the United Church of Christ and serves as a pastor at West Parish of Barnstable, United Church of Christ at 2049 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable, MA. She preaches every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.  She has lived on Cape Cod for twenty years, moving here after completing her seminary education at Harvard Divinity School.  She is the founder of A Baby Center in Hyannis, a non-profit that assists low-income families with free diapers, wipes, clothing and baby equipment for women who are at least seven months pregnant and for children from birth to age five.  Christie has a passion and drive for meeting the real needs of women from all walks of life, all faith traditions,  or spiritual but not religious backgrounds,  to find courage, hope and joy in living and seeking God.  She is the mother of four children and is married. Her favorite activities include walking in the woods with her dog Sailor, reading poetry and preaching.

Find out more about her at www.westparish.org.

ERIN HAS OVER 29 years of experience in the health and fitness industry since serving in the United States Air Force. She is the best-selling author, motivational speaker and empowerment expert. Erin studied meditation, relaxation, and stress reduction at the Center of Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She is a contributing writer for Aspire Magazine and is a business and personal development coach. Erin is passionate about helping others discover their own bright light. Erin inspires and motivates people to step outside of their comfort zone, do what feels exciting, dream BIG and live a life that has positive impact on the world!

Brenda Loan-Baker

Brenda is passionate about helping women redefine that dirty word “success” to something that fits their vision, then helps them plan actionable steps to attain it. Brenda coaches a wide-range of clients to access their highest levels of potential. With a compassionate approach and a depth of experience, she supports clients in connecting with their most compelling desires, developing a clearly focused and achievable action plan, and providing high-energy motivation for success.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Bringing over 20 years of sales, marketing and finance experience spanning many sectors including corporate and international organizations, regional businesses and non-profits, Brenda has a breadth of knowledge to address a wide-range of business development needs. Whether a client is a solopreneur looking for business startup coaching, or a C-Suite executive who is looking for high quality leadership development and employee engagement strategies, Brenda can offer the right solution. She is highly skilled at facilitating Board development as well as leadership development at all levels.

CREDENTIALS & COACHING APPROACH

Brenda is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is trained in both Core Energy Leadership™ through IPEC (The Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching) and the Results System™ through Thought/Action. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing from the University of Massachusetts

Maryann Murphy, MSW, has spent over 35 years empowering people to become better organized and more productive, with jobs in management, human services, government, and as an entrepreneur.  She holds degrees in Psychology and Social Work, and certification as a Certified Professional Organizer with a specialty in Chronic Disorganization.  Maryann has been a speaker, trainer, and professional organizer for over ten years, helping clients get their time and spaces better organized to reduce the clutter in their lives.  She is the author of “Stop Wasting Your Precious Time: 60 Easy Strategies for Eliminating Your Biggest Time Wasters at Work”, to be published on March 4, 2018.  She is a past President of the National Speakers Association New England chapter and of Boston NOW (National Organization for Women), a Distinguished Toastmaster, and both a national and local leader in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).  She lives in Mashpee with her loving husband Dan.

Jeni Wheeler has more than 20 years of experience as a successful social entrepreneur, operations manager, and business change agent in the MA business, non-profit and political scenes. Through working with others to solve issues, streamline functionality and add purpose, she noticed that her own life was lacking some of the very things she brought to others. So at 40, single with no kids (not where she planned to be), with a deep-set desire to find her own path, an opportunity presented itself and she took it.

Jeni’s Joy, the gluten free food brand, born out of a love of family, a passion for being creative (in the only place she feels her creativity exists), and a desire to fill both personal and professional goals, was born. This is where healthy meets happy. She is known for hiding vegetables in everything! Jeni firmly believes that everyone should be able to find their Joy.

Jeni has her MBA, with a focus on entrepreneurship, from Babson College. She is the past Interim Director of the MA Commission on the Status of Women, served as an Essex County Commissioner, and served as the National Chairperson of the 2005 National Association of Women MBA Conference. Prior to going to grad school, she founded Wheeler Swimming Inc., an aquatic education program which taught over 2,000 students a year and was the first of its kind to accept disabled students. Jeni built this program off of her background as a Division III All-American swimmer for Franklin and Marshall College.

Jeni has served as a guest lecturer, business plan evaluator, and mentor to high school, college, and graduate students. Her passion for food, ability to laugh, her belief that life is designed to be an adventure, and commitment to being present through the good, the bad, and the ugly, is entwined through everything she does.