Internationally known as an expert on change, MJ Ryan has served as an executive coach to executives and entrepreneurs around the world for the past 15 years. She currently serves as a program creator and guide for SheEO, an international funding model and customized development program for women-owned ventures. Previously, she was the lead of a women’s leadership development pilot for 100 high potential women executives at Microsoft and one of the founding coaches of “The Power of Self,” a year-long women’s leadership development program. Her clients include: HP, Time, Mastercard, Synaptics, Royal Dutch Shell, Frito Lay, Bolthouse Farms, The Levo League, Bishop-Wisecarver and dozens of startups.
Previously, MJ was the founder and CEO of Conari Press, a book publishing company specializing in personal growth and leadership development, which was named one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the 1990s. She is one of the creators of the NY Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of Habit Changers, This Year I Will… How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For, Attitudes of Gratitude, and many other titles.
Loren Walsh is a recognized business leader, executive coach and program architect known for inspiring entrepreneurs and executives to achieve breakthrough performance. Considered a thought leader on high performance teams; she is a frequent keynote speaker on the intersection between neuroscience, leadership and innovation. Throughout her career, Loren has held senior leadership roles in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and venture capital enterprises.
Founder and CEO of a successful management consulting firm, Walsh and Associates, Loren was later recruited to head up the Western Division talent management practice and global Center of Excellence at Right Management where her client roster included HP, Cisco Systems, Beckman Coulter, Infinera, Wageworks, Splunk, HSBC City National Bank, Yahoo!, Genentech and Gilead Sciences. Most recently, Loren was the Chief Learning Officer at FOUNDER.org, a venture capital firm dedicated to supporting exceptional student led enterprises at premier universities. In this role, Loren coached hundreds of game changing start-up ventures including NeoReach, Challenging Solutions, Knox Medical, Eko Devices, Securly and Verdigris. She is currently partnering with SheEO as a lead program designer.