Storytelling | Branding Executive Creative Director, Level Agency I help shape research and data into simple human stories. Then turn those stories into ideas – regardless of form – that motivate people to make brands part of their lives. Because, as a mentor once told me, “Never forget that ‘commerce’ is the root word of…

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Storytelling | Branding Manufacturing specialist focused on environmental sustainability, with backgrounds in purchasing, logistics, and procurement.  Respected public speaker. Senior executive with 40 years of experience and a record of continuous and significant accomplishments in environmental stewardship. Leadership positions in procurement, logistics and manufacturing in ventures ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. Tireless, passionate and…

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Six-Sigma | Startups Certified Six Sigma Black Belt & trained Master Black Belt with over 20 years’ experience in applying and teaching Six Sigma/Lean.  Food entrepreneur and conference center owner / manager. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt & trained Master Black Belt with over 20 years’ experience in applying and teaching Six…

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Development | Planning CEO working principally with foundations and non-profit organizations. I bring to this work nearly 40 years of experience designing, managing, implementing and evaluating programs and initiatives for foundations and non-profit organizations using a theory-driven approach. I am the CEO of Fulbright-Anderson and Associates, a consulting group that works principally with foundations and…

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Health | Fundraising Health activist, advocate, educator, and change agent.  The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) has raised more than $20 million dollars for lung cancer research. I have been an activist, advocate, educator and change agent empowering patients and giving them a strong voice in the fight against lung cancer ever since…

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Entrepreneurship | Retirements A focus on entrepreneurship education, sustainable enterprises, and phased retirements. Dr. John Golden teaches Law and Global Business in the School of Business at Slippery Rock University where he also serves as the University’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Chair of the President’s Commission on Sustainability. He is the managing director of the Sustainable Enterprise…

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Writing | Veterans Author and advocate for later-life careers in writing.  Advocate for veterans in career transitions. Jeff Walker is an attorney (Georgetown, Harvard) and retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.  He is also a specialist in advising ageless entrepreneurs regarding writing as a later-life career.  In addition Jeff advises military personnel considering…

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Aging | Planning Author of ’55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal.’ Aging solutions advocate, and seasoned non-profit executive with exceptional record in domestic and international development operations, strategic business planning, and customer centered program design and implementation.  Proven ability to deliver results under pressure. Critical thinker committed to finding contextualized solutions to complex problems and uncovering…

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Technology Law | Entrepreneurship I’m a lawyer and business founder with entrepreneurship in my DNA. Day Job Founder & managing partner of IP Law Leaders (iplawleaders.com) firm.  Nationally renowned attorney in intellectual property (IP), technology-related business and high stakes complex litigation matters.  Business consultant for startups. Awards/Distinctions Martindale Hubbell’s top 1% AV Preeminent rating for…

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Laurie Barkman

Transitions | Multigenerational I provide strategic plan consulting coupled with operational coaching to make a sustainable impact. My mission is guiding entrepreneurs to achieve clarity so their ideas can take flight. I launched SmallDotBig to work with closely held companies and family businesses to develop innovations that create enterprise value and transition plans to achieve their long-term…

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