Women in Technology Summit June 9-11, 2019  •  DoubleTree by Hilton  •  San Jose, CA

EVENT POSTPONED: Coaching Roundtables: Be Your Best!

There comes a time in life when you want to make a big leap forward, when you know it's time to move beyond your current state and climb the ladder to become your Best Self. You may want to leave an old situation behind, or start on a new path to a new goal, or both.

In some cases you can turn to friends and mentors for help, but other times you need the clarity, motivation, and accountability provided by a great coach.

Join WITI Boston as we host a group of outstanding coaches specializing in a variety of fields as they share their views on what can make the coaching experience a game-changer for you. You'll choose three different coaches to learn from and attend their roundtables. During a series of three 25-minute sessions, coaches will meet with their roundtable groups to provide insight into their fields of expertise and answer your questions. See the coaches' bios below to get started on choosing your roundtables!

Specialization areas include:
- Business Coaching
- Career Coaching
- Executive Coaching and Development
- Fitness Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Mindfullness and Meditation
- Nutrition, Health, and Wellness
- Presentation Skills
- Time Management Skills

Featured Speakers

Lana Bastianutti
Personal life coach and mentor

Her clients : Women who want to feel connected and clear in who they are and what they have to offer; who no longer want to settle in their life. Women who want to take active ownership of their lives and find inspiration, fulfillment and peace therein.

Areas of specialization : Women, male/female relationships, psychology of the mind, innate wisdom, belief in self.

Her superpower : Lana helps women develop an understanding of themselves and their own innate power and ability to create the life they desire. She uncovers relationship dynamics and habitual patterns and teaches how understanding the psychology of the mind can alleviate stress and struggle.

Lana is described as wise, compassionate, intuitive, honest, creative, playful, witty, intelligent and highly skilled. She uses both head and heart to reveal the issues at the core of a person's struggle - naturally guiding them into clarity and wisdom. Certifications: B.A. (Honors) - psychology, M.I.R., Queen's University, Personal and Professional Coaching Certification, Concordia University, Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention and Relationship Certification, The Life Coach School, School for the Work (Byron Katie). To learn more about Lana
click here.

What Lana would like you to think about before attending her roundtable: What does it mean to have an extraordinary life and do you believe it is possible for you?

Nicolette Blanco
Health Coach and Functional Nutrition Specialist

Her clients : Men and women seeking to understand and address the root causes of their symptoms and embrace joy in their lives.

Areas of specialization : Functional Medicine

Her superpower : Helping clients understand that true health is not about depriving themselves of the things they shouldn't have, but rather about embracing the deliciousness that life has to offer, both in terms of food and life experiences.

Nicolette's passion lies in uncovering root causes of clients' symptoms in order to eradicate them at the source and bring about true healing.Certifications: B.A, Psychology, The Catholic University of America; Certified Health Coach, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition; ongoing courses in Functional Medicine. To learn more about Nicolette click here.

What Nicolette would like you to think about before attending her roundtable: If you could wave a magic wand, what two things would you change about your health or life and why?

Kelly Botto
Executive Coaching and Professional Development

Her clients : Executives and other leaders. Organizations providing these services to their employees.

Areas of specialization : Women, interpersonal communication, confidence, conflict management.

Her superpower : Helps leaders uncover strengths they may not be leveraging, and critical issues that may be stalling or limiting their growth. Helps clients improve their leadership skills. Fosters her clients' ability to move out of their comfort zones, recognize new perspectives, and take action.

Clients describe Kelly as practical, direct, honest, warm, and insightful. Kelly creates a space that allows clients to receive feedback and then use that feedback to generate new ways of thinking and taking action.Certifications: B.A., Psychology, Saint Anselm College.
Contact Kelly directly at [email protected] or 781-772-8697.

What Kelly would like you to think about before attending her roundtable: Is there a story you are always telling yourself? How is that story helping you? How is that story getting in your way?

Charlotte Dietz
Public Speaking and Communications Coach

Her clients : 
Executives, up and down the corporate ladder, seeking to deliver communications with clarity, creativity and impact.

Areas of specialization : TEDX talks, keynotes, funding pitches, business storytelling.

Her superpower : 
Uncovering the essence of your communications message and aligning it with your unique voice. And keeping it real.


You can read Charlotte's raves on her website. If you have an upcoming presentation, I guarantee you will be ready and eager to present. Certifications: 
B.A., Economics and Women's Studies, UMassBoston. To learn more about Charlotte click here.

What Charlotte would like you to think about before attending her roundtable: What are the unique communications challenges that women working in the technology space encounter? What needs to change?

Marc LeBlanc
Personal Trainer

His Clients: Runners, athletes, stay-at-home moms, brides/grooms-to-be, those seeking weight loss.

Areas of specialization : Women's fitness, runners, husband-and-wife team training, high school or college athletes, functional training. Works outdoors in any weather or goes to your home.

His superpower : Transforms clients' minds and bodies to reach new levels of fitness. You will find your "new realm" working with Marc as he helps motivate and teach you to become stronger at your passion or new routine. He works with clients wherever their "starting line" may be.

Marc's clients describe him as highly motivated. He encourages his clients to achieve their fitness goals while ensuring their safety. He is ambitious with his own marathon running goals, setting high standards, and leads by example. Certifications: B.S., Health & Fitness, National Academy Strength Medicine (NASM-Certified Personal Trainer); pending: Corrective-Exercise Specialist. Contact Marc directly at [email protected]

What Marc would like you to think about before attending his roundtable: What is the one thing that would most motivate you to work out? If you were scheduled to participate in a fitness event or planning to attend an important social function, how would you prepare to be in shape to feel your best for that day and beyond?

Kim Meninger
Career Coach

Her clients : Mid- to senior-level professionals who want to advance their careers or transition to opportunities that better leverage their strengths.

Areas of specialization : Networking; career exploration/clarification; packaging individuals for target roles; overcoming the impostor syndrome; maximizing influence and visibility; developing strategic relationships.

Her superpower : Helping professionals to develop powerful narratives that connect the dots between their previous work and their target roles; making mutually beneficial connections across her network; empowering professionals to build strategic relationships.

Prior to starting her own coaching business, for more than 10 years Kim had a successful career managing strategic business partnerships at EMC and Monster Worldwide. She leverages the strategies and best practices she mastered in her own high-tech career to help others maximize success in their careers. Certifications: B.A., Psychology, Boston College; M.B.A., Boston College; Certificate in Executive Leadership, Cornell University; ICF Associate Certified Coach; CCE Board Certified Coach; Certified Career and Life Purpose Coach; Certified Executive and Leadership Development Coach; Certified 360Reach Analyst. To learn more about Kim
click here.

What Kim would like you to think about before attending her roundtable: What is the number one obstacle that undermines/threatens/stands in the way of your career success?

Jonathan Levene
Mindfulness coaching

His clients: Executives, mid-level managers, and individual contributors - as well as the organizations providing these services to their employees. Serves as a coach in Harvard Business School's Executive Education programs, as well as a lecturer at Harvard's Department of Continuing Education.


Areas of specialization: Stress reduction, building emotional intelligence, and effectively adapting to change and uncertainty through mindfulness and meditation techniques.


His superpower: Helps leaders to use mindfulness and meditation techniques to navigate new ambiguities in their role or in the organization, to remain resilient to failure or setbacks under increasing uncertainty and volatility, and to adapt to evolving situations and shifting priorities at work. Provides clients with evidence-based tools for self-management, including emotional regulation, focusing attention and awareness, and building presence.


About Jonathan: Jonathan has 15 years of experience leading teams in product development organizations at small and mid-size tech firms, and has held roles in engineering, product management, sales, marketing, and business development. Clients describe Jonathan as incisive, warm, and wise - with a wealth of cross-functional experience in the tech industry.


Certifications: M.Eng. and B.Sc. in Computer Science from MIT. MBA from Babson College. ICF-certified coach. Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James University. 


Website: www.levenecoaching.com

Contact: [email protected]; 781-640-9845


What Jonathan would like you to think about before attending his roundtable: Taking bold action toward realizing your personal or organizational vision requires slowing down to see clearly what is happening in the present moment. What issue or challenge would you like to clarify during our time together?

Nancy McCabe
Individual and Group Business Coach

Her clients:Nancy's clients have an element of boldness and know what success feels like. They have a vision of what they want next and they're willing to do the work to get there. Nancy also does training and professional-development classes and is a public speaker.

Areas of specialization:Innovative business leaders, entrepreneurs, and frustrated artists.

Her superpower:Helping people do what they think might be impossible. She helps clients clarify their vision, discover what's holding them back and why, and then challenges them to stretch, take some risks, and explore their options-or perhaps even change course.

About Nancy:Nancy came into coaching partly in pinstripes, partly in a pink Cadillac. She worked in banking and then in high tech. After that she build a successful direct-sales business and earned the famous pink Cadillac. Seven years ago, her coach asked a zinger: "What do you really want?" So she sent back the sweet set of wheels and set off on her coaching career.

Certifications:Certified Positive Psychology Coach and Group Coach from the School for Coaching Mastery and ICF; Member of the National Speakers Association.

Website: www.resultsbusinesscoaching.com.

Contact: [email protected].

What Nancy would like you to think about before attending her roundtable:What one change could you make that will put you on track for your next success?


Kathryn McKinnon
Time Management Coach


Her clients: Corporations, executives, professionals, and business owners who don't have enough time to get everything done and are not satisfied with the results they get with their time. Kathryn is also a speaker, seminar leader, and author.

Areas of specialization: Time management, productivity, holistic approach to managing time.

Her superpower: Helps clients add structure to their day, reduce the chaos, boost energy, and explode their productivity with her "Triple Your Time Today Signature Executive Coaching and Training System."

About Kathryn: She uses an interactive approach to connect with her audience and delivers practical content they can apply immediately. She offers time management best practices, strategies, tools, and techniques to help motivated executives and business owners overwhelmed and pulled in too many directions. She has spent over 32 years in business and 20 years as an Executive Coach and Speaker inspiring thousands of executives, professionals and business owners to create order out of chaos and change the way they spend their time so they can live more productive, balanced lives. Author of "Triple Your Time Today," a bestseller on Amazon.

Certifications: MBA Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School Executive Coach, WBENC Certified Women's Business Enterprise.


Website: www.Kathryn-McKinnon.com

Contact: [email protected] 781-631-2193

What Kathryn would like you to think about before attending her roundtable: What's your biggest time management challenge and what is it costing you?

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm - Registration, networking, and appetizers
6:00 pm - WITI overview and introductions
6:15 pm - Kelly Botto presents "Things to Consider When Selecting a Coach"
6:30 pm - Nancy McCabe presents "The 5 Steps to Creating Change That Sticks"
6:45 pm - Three 25-minute roundtable sessions (5 minutes in between)
8:15 pm - Raffle prizes and closing
8:30 pm - Event ends

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. Students can register as a Member by contacting Candice Benson at [email protected] for the event code. If you or your company wish to host or sponsor an event please ask one of the leadership team members listed here. Thank you for your interest.