Our BrightFire Experts

Tiffany deSilva

Tiffany deSilvaTiffany deSilva, founder and CEO of BrightFire Women’s Business Network, is on a mission to empower women entrepreneurs around the world to create highly profitable and sustainable businesses while reshaping the world around them. She believes that women are natural caretakers. When women make more money, they naturally use it to do more good in their community.

She founded the BrightFire Women’s Business Network to help women entrepreneurs create financially successful and sustainable businesses that matter.

With the help of the BrightFire Women’s Business Network, Tiffany brings together mission-centered, passion-driven, and success-focused women entrepreneurs and connects them to the resources they need to dramatically increase their income and their impact.

Through the BrightFire programs, VIP Days, live and virtual events, teleclasses, ebooks, products, speaking and more, Tiffany helps women entrepreneurs to make great money and make difference while doing what they love.

Tiffany and her work has been featured on TLC, Discovery Health, NBC, AARP Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch, WBNS-TV, and numerous newspapers, radio shows, and other media across the United States.

To learn more about becoming a BrightFire Woman, visit www.BrightFireNetwork.com/JoinUsNow

Emily Katz

EmilyKatzHer illustrious career has spanned decades, truly as a celebrity image designer, not just having met and perhaps worked once with the stars, but right with them creating their “looks” in an ongoing basis.

Emily is recognized as an authority on Image, Style and Beauty. Her extensive background in the Entertainment Industry gives her unique perspectives and abilities.
Her latest clients are Martin Sheen, Selma Blair and Brett Butler. She has worked with Sharon Stone, Minnie Driver, Michelle Williams, Robert Redford and Bradley Cooper among many more creating their on camera persona.

Emily now speaks internationally with the strength of her background to inform, inspire and work with us all to help polish our presentation.

She welcomes private and corporate clients who are strategically revamping their visual presence and image.

You can visit Emily at www.ektruth.com.

Monique Caradine

MoniqueCaradineMonique is an award-winning TV & Radio personality, Speaker and a thought leader on women, money and influence.

She uses her nearly two decades as a producer and on-air personality and 10 years as an entrepreneur, to help women in business be seen, make an impact and make money.
Monique has been featured on the top national media outlets including CNN, National Public Radio, FOX News, ESSENCE Magazine, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise.com and many more.

Her international roster of clients includes globally recognized brands such as INC. Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, the National PTA, United Way, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Nielsen.
Having mentored dozens of entrepreneurs on how to become influential high-earners, Monique is now seen as one of the most respected experts in the coaching industry when it comes to Visibility and Money.

Monique is a mom and wife who now lives full-time on the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico.

You can visit Monique at moniquecaradine.com.

Kricket Harrison

Kricket.Harrison_0357FWKricket Harrison is a professional speaker, trainer, business productivity coach and the author of Focus to the Finish Line, 5 Steps to Follow-Through and Finally Make Money.  She utilizes cutting-edge training, knowledge and personal experience to help her clients maximize their potential by developing strategies for success based on individual learning styles. Kricket helps clients get focused and finish what they start.

Through her work with individual clients, Kricket identified that within traditional business systems, many talented and innovative individuals didn’t “fit in” – and the harder they tried to do so, the more they (and their business) shut down.  She knew that these creative and innovative individuals not only needed permission to work in their own way, they also needed help to create strategies and structures to support their unique working style.

Kricket is known for her dynamic and interactive presentations.  Understanding that creative thinkers need space to process and create, she delivers engaging workshops that are both informative and entertaining, often to standing room only crowds.  Kricket has been featured in Forbes Woman Online and interviewed by USA Today.  Speaking engagements include small businesses, networking groups, radio interviews, telesummits and national conferences.

You can visit Kricket at BrightOutsideTheBox.com.

Kathy Sciere

KathySciereKathy Sciere is a Media and Communications Coach for Entrepreneurs, Executives, and On-Air TV Personalities. She uses her major media expertise to teach how easy it is to create massive momentum in your business using the power of the media to raise your visibility and credibility, so you can attract more ideal clients, have a bigger impact and make a ton of money faster than you thought possible!

She believes getting media exposure should be a positive experience, where your message and your true self meet. She takes motivated entrepreneurs and effectively trains them until their message becomes second nature, ready for any opportunity that arises. That means they never get caught off guard, and that’s media ready.

Kathy is a multiple Emmy award winning television producer with more than 20 years of experience as a producer and executive at some of the most prestigious networks in the world, including CBS and NBC, working with Lesley Stahl and Bob Simon of 60 Minutes as well as Dan Rather and Brian Williams. In her first venture as an entrepreneur, she co-founded a multiple 7-figure independent television production company in NYC, which produced programs for cable networks including Bravo, MSNBC, Food Network, HGTV, and Lifetime.

Visit Kathy at www.KathySciere.com.

Shayla Boyd-Gill

ShaylaAs a successful entrepreneur of 11 years and recent honoree of the 2013 Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund Forty Under 40 award for “exceptional contributions in business”, 2013 Hell Yeah Six Figure Year award winner, 2013 Savvy Entrepreneur People’s Choice Award Winner, Shayla Boyd-Gill, owner of LABOR Business Coaching is recognized for her ability to empower women and helping them to ditch their money guilt and break through the six and seven figure barriers in their businesses. Her unique knack for guiding women to shift their mindset when they face their biggest challenges in business and life helps them to uncover their profit zones. Shayla is known for her nurturing personality, no nonsense guidance and desire to serve more people. She knows how to get things done in businesses and her family life. She is a wife of 17 years and mother of six homeschooled children.

Visit Shayla at www.laborbusinesscoaching.com.

Joanne McCall

JoAnne McCallJoanne McCall created Joanne’s Media Boot Camp to help entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, speakers and authors to go much bigger. Those who feel like they’re the best-kept secret out there, and those who are successful in their businesses but want to take it up a few more notches, get the specialized training and confidence to land the big guns: Top tier national media.

McCall is unique in that she’s a media insider and a veteran publicist who operates on a first-name basis with hundreds of top-tier producers, editors, and writers at such outlets as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Investment Business Daily, The View, Today, The Huffington Post, Yahoo, and many others.

She consults and trains entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants on how to attract media, work with them once they land the interview, and finally helps them to deliver a fantastic interview.

Visit Joanne at www.joannesmediabootcamp.com.

Rhonda Ryder

Rhonda Nov 2013Rhonda left the corporate world in 2003 where she worked as a copywriter for over 15 years in companies like Tupperware, Muzak and Global Travel International to start her own copywriting and marketing company. Since then, she has written sales copy and video scripts for numerous New York Times best selling authors including Mark Victor Hansen and 6 and 7-figure entrepreneurs. In addition, she created her own successful websites in the health and parenting niches.

With the onset of videos and YouTube and her background in scripting and theater, it was only natural Rhonda would begin teaching entrepreneurs how to incorporate video into their marketing strategy through her new company, Be You Videos. She has also spoken on the “virtual stage” with Bob Proctor, Marianne Williamson, Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff and many more. Rhonda graduated from Queens College with a B.A./Double Major in English/Creative Writing and Drama and Theater.

Visit Rhonda at www.BeYouVideos.com.

J. Lee Galanti

BrightFire Expert J Lee Galanti J Lee Galanti, who refers to herself as a former ‘Business Guru-chasing Junkie’, learned the hard way how to succeed in business by first mastering “the art of sabotaging a business.”

After crunching the numbers, in less than a year she had spent $40,000+ on numerous coaching programs, along with hundreds of hours on “free” webinars, conferences, and downloadable documents – to only find that things STILL weren’t working in her business. She had spread herself so thin financially, emotionally, and time-wise, that she ended up suffering a severe business breakdown.

Afterwards, she stepped back, stopped the madness, analyzed everything she had learned, connected the dots, and constructed a strategic plan that would move her forward, and FINALLY everything clicked.

Driven by a desire to help passionate, mission-driven entrepreneurs like herself avoid the pitfalls she and many other start-ups have fallen victim to, she decided to launch a business coaching platform in her business to guide new solopreneurs along a powerfully, profitable path to success.

She helps entrepreneurs to create & grow profitable businesses, so they can TRULY impact the world, make an absolute fortune, & have a blast doing it!

Visit J. Lee Galanti at www.Strategically-You.com

Deborah Genovesi

BrightFire Expert Deborah GenovesiDeborah A. Genovesi, APR, is a media specialist who prepares authors and experts to be media-genic so they attract publicity and then dazzle in TV and radio interviews. She teaches how to communicate media messages that get heard and move audiences to action, so clients SELL as well as tell.

From Hollywood’s Red Carpet to the board rooms of Fortune 500 companies, Deborah has interviewed & media trained some of the world’s top celebrities & executives during a career spanning two decades as a TV reporter and a nationally-accredited public relations VP.

Her list of celebrity interviews is extensive, including media moguls from Dick Clark to Ice Cube, as well as Pres. Jimmy Carter, CIA Director Leon Panetta and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other notables include Clint Eastwood, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Jenner, Ann-Margret, Lucy Liu, Matthew McConaughey, and 100+ others. She also enjoyed working with such renowned authors as Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch and John Gray. Corporate clients included General Electric, Sony, Nintendo, Lexus, Disney, and Target.

A recovering Type A perfectionist, Deborah steadily climbed the corporate ladder until a total health crash & burn forced her to reevaluate her career and get serious about acting on her lifelong dream to build her own media coaching business. Grateful to be healthy and happy today, Deborah helms Communications Copilot, LLC, based in Southern California.

Visit Deborah Genovesi at www.CommsCopilot.com

Crystal Gifford

BrightFire Expert Crystal GiffordA featured author in the international bestselling book, “The Live Sassy Formula”, Dr. Crystal D. Gifford, CFP®, known as “The Wealth Doctor” guides speakers, authors, and coaches to a life of financial freedom by helping them create the Massive Revenue Strategy ™ for their business and their lives.

Her dedication to helping others create the freedom that comes from designing programs that pay indefinitely for their expertise has earned Crystal recognition in financial and business circles across the globe.

If you are ready to take your dream life to the next level, and you are tired of being told you have to “sacrifice” now for a good future later, you are in for a treat. Dr. Crystal D. Gifford, CFP® is known as The Wealth Doctor for her extensive expertise and spot on remedies for healthy financial living and worry-free wealth. Helping clients to maximize the impact of their success and begin living their dream, luxury lifestyles through financial development and efficient resource planning for over 15 years, Dr. Gifford brings the difficult and often taboo topic of finances to clients in an understandable, applicable manner.

Visit Crystal Gifford at www.EmpoweredWealthNetwork.com

Kyra Howell

BrightFire Expert Kyra HowellKyra Howell is your Abundant Action coach, a money maven and philanthropy consultant, and an attorney for the past 15 years. After graduating from Fordham Law School in New York, Kyra enjoyed a successful career that included advising the CEO of a New York entertainment company, leading a celebrity non-profit focused on the solvency of Federal programs, and testifying before Congress on the Balanced Budget Amendment. After New York, Kyra moved to the DC metro area to work on Capitol Hill, and due to her knack for numbers in the electoral process, ultimately was tapped as an expert commentator on national and international television.

In 2005 after the birth of her first son, Kyra left behind the safe world of being employed to embark on her journey as an entrepreneur, opening her own law firm in the Virginia countryside. Soon afterwards, Kyra created her own cash-flow systems for managing the allocation of her firm’s revenues that allowed her to take her small town practice to multiple locations and multiple six figures.

Kyra is passionate in helping other entrepreneurs achieve success through an abundant mindset, a clear money pathway, and creating a life of meaning. Helping heart-centered individuals and entrepreneurs make more money while making a difference is at the heart of Kyra’s companies, The Business of Abundance and Foundations for Giving.

Visit Kyra Howell at www.TheBusinessofAbundance.com

Carolyn Herfurth

BrightFire Expert Carolyn HerfurthAfter helping launch 100 businesses in seven years, Carolyn Herfurth felt helpless as she watched 80% of her clients struggle with sales and saw the havoc it wreaked on their personal, financial and business lives.

Fed up with the plethora of super talented business owners who struggle with selling, she walked away from her multiple six-figure business to start The Biztruth, and is on a mission to equip service-based entrepreneurs with the confidence and skills to double their closing rates and multiply earnings.

As an author, speaker, and business development expert, her primary focus is on teaching entrepreneurs how to build the know, like, trust, buy factor so you make the most of every sales opportunity and land the clients who need you most.

Visit Carolyn Herfurth at www.TheBizTruth.com

Laura Kessler

ebnwoTefiYIVgwL0i4w2EdKkh-do-kTJW-dVyVVS_3oLaura Kessler, founder of YourVoiceInBusiness.com, is an Entertainment & Performance Coach specializing in Public Speaking, Creativity, and Visibility Breakthrough Thought Leadership. She teaches Hollywood Delivery Aesthetics to socially conscious entrepreneurs so they can increase their charisma, influence and persuasion while maintaining integrity in business. She works with executives, entrepreneurs, professional entertainers and foreign nationals to transform their vocal and stage presence into their highest expression from within their true core identity.

Laura is a former Music Director and Instructor for The Second City and Second City Conservatory, and has served many facets of the entertainment business and marketing world in London, New York and Chicago, including Sony BMG, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Search, Motorola, Hyatt, Price Waterhouse Coopers, The United States Air Force, International leaders and politicians, professional recording artists, Broadway, television and reality stars, and many Fortune 500 senior executives and universities. She has taught Dialect Coaching and Comedic Impersonations to professional stage actors, and is considered a specialist in Image & Voice Modification, Vocal Therapy / Accent Reduction, and Strategic Audience Analysis within the business world.

Visit Laura Kessler at www.YourVoiceInBusiness.com

Kristi Lynn Olson

BrightFire Expert Kristi Lynn OlsonSuccess comes from the soul.

Kristi Lynn Olson, a Business Coach & Marketing Strategist, is known for her systematic approach, the SPARKLE Effect™—matching up soul purpose and six-figure success in the woman entrepreneur.

As a Certified Life Purpose Coach© & Instructor, writer, and international speaker, with over 20 years corporate and non-profit business experience, she coaches and mentors women to design value-based, mission-driven businesses that reflect their purpose. She is dedicated to working with women entrepreneurs who are forward focused and ready to step out with their unique gifts and talents to grow their soul purpose into a successful six-figure business.

Visit Kristi Lynn Olson at www.TheSparkleEffect.com

Ally Piper

BrightFire Expert Ally PiperYears ago, Ally’s great-grandmother Marion nicknamed her “Brighteyes,” because the wide-eyed child marveled at the world around her and was always on the lookout for the next big thing. True to her childhood nickname, Ally sees her clients’ needs with a fresh perspective and an eye on the future.

For 10 years, Ally has been on the ground floor running and managing the marketing for successful 6- and 7-figure business and nonprofits. Often serving as a “department of one” and wearing lots of different hats – from developing marketing campaigns to designing marketing materials to writing copy and planning events, Ally has been called a “unique blend of highly creative marketing guru and clear-headed manager of budgets and timeframes.” She helps clients tune-up their marketing, find their people and profit.

Visit Ally Piper at www.BrightIdeasforBiz.com

Alicia Rittenhouse

BrightFire Expert Alicia RittenhouseTech Cheerleader + Digital Diva

Alicia Rittenhouse has a talent for unpacking digital mysteries into simple steps even non-geeks can master. She’s on a mission: to activate a new generation of tech-powered trailblazers–women who bust stereotypes, break glass ceilings, build six-figure empires from their living room sofas, and show the world who’s boss.

Visit Alicia Rittenhouse at www.AliciaRittenhouse.com



Claudia Sandman

BrightFire Expert Claudia SandmanClaudia Sandman has known just about every aspect of the design world. She went to art school on a design scholarship, worked her way through the ranks at prestigious agencies, rode the design wave of the dot.com boom, and currently owns a successful design and visual branding business, OOMPH Design. After 17 years in the industry, she keeps coming back for one reason: the joy she gets from seeing how strategic design can energize and delight a client — and help them get the results they are looking for.

As a visual branding specialist and graphic designer, Claudia works with entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits to strategically design a brand identity that is aligned with and communicates their company’s unique selling proposition, personality, and passion. She knows that in the blink of an eye, your brand speaks volumes, communicating exactly what you’re about and which clients you want to attract. That’s why she designs brands that function like visual homing devices — zeroing in on your ideal clients and speaking directly to them. She’s worked across industries, from industrial to healthcare to furniture, for both large and small companies. Some of her clients include Neilson Catalina Solutions, Link Training, AlignAndProfit.com, HealthBridge and Deliberate Careers.

Visit Claudia Sandman at www.DesignOomph.com

Michele Scism

BrightFire Expert Michele ScismMichele Scism is a leading authority on social media and online marketing and the Founder of both DecisiveMinds.com and The Global Social Media Managers Association. Her clients call her “The Results Lady” because as a business strategist she uses her signature “Take Action Get Profits” system to help entrepreneurs turn their passion into expert status and then profits.

Michele’s knowledge in the areas of online marketing and social media marketing have been recognized during recent interviews on several web TV shows, including being interviewed by Kristi Frank from Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, as well as multiple Talk Radio shows and tele-classes.

Whether you want freedom and flexibility, more time to be with your family, more money, or the feeling of satisfaction you get from creating a successful business, Michele is there with her expert business knowledge, strategies and accountability skills to help you get the results of your dreams.

Visit Michele Scism at www.DecisiveMinds.com

Tonya R. Taylor BrightFire-Expert-Tonya-R-Taylor

Tonya R. Taylor, founder of SavvyBizBuilder.com, empowers business owners with savvy ways to use their website to build a big online presence that doesn’t suck.

Tonya is known as the “Savvy Online Business Builder” for solo entrepreneurs and small business owners who need more time to focus on running their six figure business and want fast, proven results ensuring potential customers can find them online. She believes without traffic, what’s the point of having a website to begin with!

Visit Tonya R. Taylor at www.SavvyBizBuilder.com

Kristin Thompson

BrightFire Expert Kristin ThompsonKristin Thompson’s popularity has skyrocketed as she’s gained recognition in recent years as a top speaker and coach helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants grow their business by speaking their mission and serving their purpose in a way that naturally transitions more prospects into paying clients.

Her time is spent helping people and companies shine a light on their expertise, so that they too can not only speak their mission in a way that is profitable but also serve their purpose in a bigger, brighter way that gains them expert status and greater visibility. And, most importantly, Kristin helps people grow their business, so that they can do what they love and make money!

Her straight-forward approach, easy-to-implement strategies, and disarming sense of humor break through barriers and get results for her clients.

Kristin’s clients include CEO’s and sales teams at major banks and investment firms, six- and seven-figure women leaders in direct marketing, as well as speakers, solopreneurs, and consultants who want to attract business more easily and gain greater visibility for their business.

Visit Kristin Thompson at www.SpeakServeGrow.com

Aprille Trupiano

BrightFire Expert Aprille TrupianoAprille Trupiano, International Expert on Leadership, Speaker, Author, Radio & TV Show Host, is described by clients as being bold, high energy, vivacious and dedicated. Her TV program “Streetscape Show” can be seen on ABC 30, local television as well as YouTube. Her second TV program “St. Louis Presents” can also be seen on local television and YouTube. Aprille is also a published author working on her 2nd book, “Click! Leadership Secrets to Thrive in Your Business and Love Your Life”.

An entrepreneur since the age of 20, Aprille has built enterprises, even growing them from the ground up into six and seven figure businesses. Aprille’s lived in the US and Italy, where she’s delivered training for private clients, small organizations, mid to large sized companies and governmental agencies. Her practical mix of how-to and high dose of inspiration leaves people empowered and effective, causing many to call her “the Italian Oprah”. Her proven systems catapult clients to the extraordinary in their business and the miraculous in their life, so they make more money and have fun doing it. As they develop in their Vision, Leadership and Legacy, Aprille’s clients thrive in their business and love their life!

Visit Aprille Trupiano at www.GetClickNow.com

Erika Watson

BrightFire Expert Erika WatsonErika Watson, creator of “Affiliate-Partnerships 2.0,” the ongoing interview series, “Giving Rise to the Voice Within,” and partners in Soul Therapy International, has followed her calling to end the suffering and separation felt in the world through the empowerment of women globally.

Recognizing that business is one of the greatest spiritual practices of all times, Erika continues to work with entrepreneurs to create and deliver purpose driven businesses that generate deep healing, impact, and prosperity on the planet.

Partnership she proclaims is not only the fastest way to achieving the impact and freedom one desires in their life and business, but ultimately is the vessel to tapping into universal abundance and self-actualization, while dissolving the lines of separation, fear, and competition; harmonizing the planet.

Visit Erika Watson at www.SoulTherapyInternational.com

Amethyst Wyldfyre

BrightFire Expert Amethyst WyldfyreAmethyst Wyldfyre, The Empowered Messenger Master Mentor, is an internationally known speaker, spiritual leader and transformation artist. She is passionate about serving visionary leaders and conscious entrepreneurs who want to LEAP fearlessly into their highest level of service to the planet and who want to profit handsomely from following their Spiritual path.

With programs, products and services designed to serve the empowerment of women as global messengers of change and enlightenment, Amethyst believes that when people everywhere (and especially women!) feel safe speaking their truth, powerful asking for money and prepared internally to be seen and heard then the world will naturally change for the better.

She’s created an international reputation online as a speaker and has shared the “virtual” stage with colleagues like John Assaraf, a star in the block buster movie “The Secret,” Best Selling Authors like Sark, David Wolfe, Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, multimillionaire Fortune 500 entrepreneur and star of “The Secret Millionaire,” Ali Brown and many other leading global change agents.

Visit Amethyst Wyldfyre at www.TheEmpoweredMessenger.com

Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler

DeborahBolandandJoJamiTyler-2-150x150Known as the “The Glam Gals,” Deborah and JoJami have a wealth of experience helping women up-level their style.  With over 20 years’ experience in television, fashion and public relations they understand exactly what it takes to create a winning image. As the Leading Style Experts for women over 40, and hosts of Fabulous after 40, they can help you look and dress more chic and feel better about yourself and how you present to the world! The end result, you’ll turn heads and radiate class and confidence. This can help you be successful in all areas of your life by attracting the right opportunities so you can step into the lifestyle you deserve.

Visit Deborah and JoJami at www.Fabulousafter40.com

Odette Laurie

BrightFireExpertOdetteLaurie-150x150Odette Laurie is a business coach, speaker extraordinaire, kick-ass coach, and supermom. She is the founder of Women on Top and creator of popular programs like In it to Win it! and the Profit Domination Club.

Odette is all about looking beyond the problem and uncovering the possibilities. YOUR possibilities. She’s a proponent of tough love delivered tenderly. And she’s a survivor — of much.

Odette is your go-to gal when you need to get the answers quickly to what it takes to build your business quickly and successfully.

Odette is an award-winning entrepreneur with multiple business ventures under her belt. You see, SHE KNOWs how hard it is to start a business, to make it successful, to make money and to be happy. Odette helps her clients get the strategies in place so they can have the business and life of their dreams.

Visit Odette at www.BusinessWomenOnTop.com.

Adele Michal

082-Michal-Ad-MIA-FBAdele Michal, MA, helps mission-driven people in business make more sales by becoming more authentic and magnetic while selling with integrity. She is the creator of the Peak State Selling™ Process that teaches her clients how to enter a “peak state” so that they create win-win situations for themselves and their prospects in every sales conversation. Her clients report that they close more sales to the right people, make more money, and fulfill their mission of serving through their business.