Our Administrative Team and Program Personnel

Our administrative team and program personnel have been carefully chosen based primarily on three overarching considerations: 1) their professionalism and good communication skills; 2) their professional competency, including their organizational skills and their ability to clarify and streamline complex processes; and 3) their kindness and their ability to relate humanely in sometimes difficult, high pressure situations. Our administrative team and program personnel also share in common a personal desire to contribute to work that helps make the world a better place for the greatest number of stakeholders.

Biographies and areas of contribution can be viewed below.

(Clicking on above photos reveals each team member's geographical location)


Linette's Contributions: Bookkeeping, Administrative Support, Client Engagement

ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Linette Grayum has 15+ years of experience as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant in various roles, from large scale commercial property management accounts to working with individual sole proprietors. More recently she's been focusing on small businesses and individuals, specializing in working with coaches and artists, bringing balance to their books and their workflow. Linette thrives on organizing and sorting, be it business books, disorganized thoughts or the untangling of schedules.

George's Contributions: Program Development

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

George Pitagorsky  Bio coming soon.

Craig's Contributions: Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Mindfulness Training Programs

SIY PROGRAM MANAGER
SIY PROGRAM MANAGER

Craig Souza's mission is to help create heart centered, creative, and vibrant corporate cultures where innovation thrives and employees are empowered, engaged, and bringing their full selves to work each day. Mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills help leaders at all levels become more conscious and present to their actions, words, intentions, and choices so that they bring their leadership, and teams to the next level.

     Craig’s corporate background includes 28 years of sales experience; the last 15 focused on selling managed services to Global 500 companies. He is known for being creative, strategic, and relentlessly customer focused; always looking to “find a way forward”. Craig’s sense of humor and ability to remain calm under pressure enable him to build trust-based relationships quickly with coworkers, customers and prospects. He thanks his Mother for the sense of humor, and his mindfulness and meditation practice for the calm. Craig is a SIY Certified Teacher™ for SIYLI and excited about partnering with MLMW to bring Mindfulness to an ever wider audience.

     Craig’s other passions include Diversity and Inclusion (he is active in LGBTQ equality work), Theatre Arts (as an artist and board member), travel and the outdoors.

Leslie's Contributions: Business Development & Sales Strategy

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES STRATEGIST
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES STRATEGIST

Leslie Sarakin joins our team with professional experience that spans three decades. During her career she's been committed to building professional relationships and selling large-scale integrated solutions to enterprise businesses (within the branded merchandise industry). Leslie is a visionary who sees the big picture, and she masterfully leverages her innate ability to connect, educate and motivate others in the service of introducing solutions for organizations and their personnel; solutions that make the most sense and deliver truly meaningful results. Leslie is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and is passionate about the importance of mindset... forming new habits that allow us to be fully present and accepting is what ultimately allows us each to make more mindful and good decisions. When we harness these and related skills, we can then experience concrete and sustainable steps to being better at both living our life and in performing our work. Leslie lives in the New York Metro Area, and she earned her BA in Sociology and Marketing from Emory University.

Julie's Contributions: Program Design, Workplace Strategy, Building Client Relationships

PRESENT SOURCE ADVISOR
PRESENT SOURCE ADVISOR

Julie Fraser is a change leader who helps clients create environments where all people can flourish. She does this by creating safe, supportive and business-appropriate mindful experiential learning programs for leaders and their teams. Julie explains and delivers opportunities to experience the benefits of mindfulness plus effective collaboration, communication and performance coaching. A meditation and certified yoga and teacher, she also guides moving mindfully, taking pauses in the workday to regain energy, calm and focus. Her work guide clients to better communication, productivity, focus, innovation, influence, teamwork, and employee engagement.

Chandan's Contributions: Social Media Marketing, SEO Performance, Content Strategy

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Chandan Lohare is a virtual assistant with more than seven years of experience working with diverse clients and businesses based in the United Stated, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Chandan helps businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent contractors with their social media management, marketing, SEO, website management, blog and various other related online business strategies.

Michelle's Contributions: Corporate Tax Preparation, Financial Strategy

ACCOUNTANT, FISCAL INTEGRITY
ACCOUNTANT, FISCAL INTEGRITY

Michelle Caspary, CPA acquired her license after attaining a second bachelors degree (a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting emphasis) from Sonoma State University. Before becoming an accountant, she worked as a programmer for GreenPoint Mortgage. Michelle had also worked for years in the arts, and she is a painter, animator, musician and lover of all things beautiful. Michelle's first bachelor’s degree was in technical theater, and her past experiences have included managing summer shows, traveling shows and various Hollywood productions. Michelle is certified in Xero, QuickBooks and as a Professional Bookkeeper. She enjoy all aspects of accounting, tax and problem solving.


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