Daisy Swan | Career and Executive Coach

CAREER COACHING AND HEALTHY LIFE STRATEGIES
WWW.DAISYSWAN.COM | DAISY@DAISYSWAN.COM | (877) 872-3929

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About: Daisy Swan has been a Career and Executive Coach for almost 30 years helping clients to discover, and be, their most authentic and productive selves.  Daisy has worked with thousands of clients working at companies such as Google, Sony, Yahoo, Cornerstone On Demand, Warner Brothers, Hulu, and many smaller start-ups; CEO’s, attorneys, producers and writers, sales professionals and executives in the media and technology sector, as well as those just starting their careers have benefited from working with Daisy. She works with clients in one-and-one sessions, and teaches or presents at Universities, and in corporate settings, offering valuable ways to learn more about tools, and perspectives, to gain clarity to find new and fulfilling ways of living and working. Based in Los Angeles for decades, and now in Santa Barbara, her clients are located across the globe.

Her book, Making Work Work: Secrets from A Career Coach’s Office, was published in 2012. She has been quoted in articles on negotiation, dealing with difficult office politics and bosses, dating while unemployed, career transition and work/life balance in Girlboss.com, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, The LA Weekly, The NY Post, LA Yoga Magazine, eHarmony, Yahoo! and many others. She has also appeared on TV and radio shows such as ABC, NBC, KNX. 

Daisy, a meditator for roughly 40 years, is also certified as a mindfulness instructor through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and is trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. She has taught many classes at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management incorporating mindfulness and attention training for MBA’s to learn valuable skills to increase emotional intelligence through self-awareness.

Daisy earned her BA in English Literature at Loyola University, and her MA in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. She is a devoted mother of her 22-year-old son, and an avid tennis player.

Connect: Contact Daisy at daisy@daisyswan.com or at (877) 872-3929, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE OCTOBER 2018

Ashleigh Taylor Henning | Owner/ Photographer

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About: Asheigh Taylor Henning is an internationally know photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. Ashleigh’s work has been published both in print (Grace Ormonde, The Knot Southern California) and online (Cosmoplitan.com, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, to name a few). In 2016, she was listed as one of the Best Boudoir Photographers in the world by Junebug Weddings. Her studio was featured on Sue Bryce’s Studio Tours webseries about highly successful portrait studios worldwide. Ashleigh was personally mentored and trained by Sue Bryce and assisted Sue Bryce on three folio build workshops in 2018. Ashleigh is also an accredited Master Portrait Photographer through The Portrait Masters. She was also named Best Photographer in Santa Barbara in the Santa Barbara Independent’s Annual Reader’s Poll 2018.

While the accolades and professional achievements are great, Ashleigh is most proud of the work she does for her clients. She loves to make women feel like movies stars. Nothing brings her more statisfaction than watching a woman come alive on camera and step full into her confidence!

Specialties: Ashleigh Taylor Portrait is a boutique portrait photography studio based in Santa Barbara, CA. What makes Ashleigh unique is her ability to make anyone look amazing on camera. Ashleigh believes that it's not the client's job to be "photogenic" but rather it is her job to make you look your best on camera which she does through posing, lighting, and styling.What makes Ashleigh's studio shoots unique is that she guides you through the entire process, including what to wear, she provides world class hair and make up for women, and clients get to experience what it would feel like to be a celebrity on a magazine cover photoshoot. Whether you are looking for a glamorous family portrait, to celebrate a milestone (like a big birthday, hitting a fitness goal, having a baby, an anniversary, etc) or are looking to update your personal brand studios, Ashleigh can help you get portraits beyond your wildest dreams!

Quote: “Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful." - Zoe Kravitz

Connect: Contact Ashleigh at info@ashleightaylorphotography.com or at (310) 404-1613, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE JANUARY 2019

Maria Vallejo-Meza | Financial Planning Assistant

AMERIFLEX FINANCIAL SERVICES | WWW.AMERIFLEX.COM
MARIA@AMERIFLEX.COM | (805) 280-1118

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About: Maria Vallejo-Meza has worked in the finance industry for 6+ years, after studying Business and Entrepreneurship at Santa Barbara City College’s Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Her experience includes 6+ years of Retirement Education and Retirement Plan Due Diligence. Maria also has 4+ years of experience with opening and servicing a broad range of financial accounts. More recently, Maria has been a part of the Financial Planning Team at AmeriFlex® and has gained experience in both building and updating financial plans. She currently holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 63 securities licenses as well as the RICP certification and is working on obtaining her Certified Financial Planner designation.

When asked what motivates her most about coming to work at AmeriFlex®, Maria responded "I love helping clients reach their financial goals and learn new strategies in the process. The opportunity to learn and implement this knowledge both professionally and personally is rewarding."

Specialties: Maria's specialties include Retirement Planning, Qualified Retirement Plan services and Education. As a fluent bilingual, she enjoys providing retirement planning guidance to both Spanish and English speakers.

Quote: “There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”- Paulo Coelho

Connect: Contact Maria at maria@ameriflex.com or at (805) 280-1118, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE JANUARY 2019


Maria Vallejo-Meza is a registered assistant to Thomas Goodson who offers securities and advisory services through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through AmeriFlex® Financial Services, which is not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.

Nouchee Vang | Operations Manager

Connect: Contact Nouchee at nouchee.vang@thewsource.com or at (805) 770-1366, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE JANUARY 2019


Maria Vallejo-Meza is a registered assistant to Thomas Goodson who offers securities and advisory services through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through AmeriFlex® Financial Services, which is not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.

Jennie K. Welsh | Mediator

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About: Jennie K. Welsh is a member of the Santa Barbara Superior Court (CADRe) Mediation Panel with over 27 years of experience in civil litigation and mediation.

She offers mediation services for a wide variety of disputes including divorce & custody, wrongful termination, harassment & discrimination, personal injury, contract disputes, elder care issues, neighborhood and HOA disputes, and onsite workplace conflict resolution.

She is specially certified in divorce & custody mediation and opened her private practice in 2013. 

Ms. Welsh is committed to ensuring that mediation is an option for anyone going through the challenges of divorce. Toward this end, she offers sliding scale fees to families where needed. 

In addition to her private practice, she also serves as Special Settlement Master for the Santa Barbara Superior Court where she has volunteered to successfully resolve cases on a weekly basis since 2010. She is also former Supervising Mediator for the Santa Barbara Small Claims court.

Ms. Welsh is a graduate of the Law Office Study Program administered by the State Bar of California with extensive training in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Specialties: Jennie offers mediation services for a wide variety of disputes including divorce & custody, wrongful termination, harassment & discrimination, personal injury, contract disputes, elder care issues, neighborhood and HOA disputes, and onsite workplace conflict resolution.

Quote: "Mediation is a passion for me which is continually renewed by the fact that it works. It’s hard not to love what you do when it provides such positive, even transformative results for those you serve."

Connect: Contact Jennie at jkw@welshmediation.com or at (805) 259-8097, or visit her website below!

Member since october 2017

Lauren Wideman | Attorney

REICKER, PFAU, PYLE, & MCROY LLP | WWW.REICKERPFAU.COM
LWIDEMAN@RPPMH.COM | (805) 966-3320

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About: Lauren Wideman is a business attorney whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business ventures, intellectual property, and general contract and corporate matters.

Lauren also has experience in handling a wide range of civil litigation matters including business litigation, real estate litigation, and employment litigation, encompassing such diverse matters as business torts and breach of contract claims, wrongful termination and employment claims, trade secret disputes and privacy claims, telecommunications and media law issues, and taxation disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

Lauren has represented a broad spectrum of clients, including small and large businesses and financial institutions, high net-worth individuals, non-profit organizations, television and print media, telecommunications and internet companies, and landowners.

Prior to joining Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy LLP, Lauren practiced with the law firms of Price, Postel and Parma, LLP in Santa Barbara, and Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Lauren received a B.S. in Advertising and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2006, and received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2009.

Lauren was admitted to the California Bar in 2012, prior to which she was also admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, before the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Lauren is an active member of the Santa Barbara Community. She is the former President of the Santa Barbara Barristers and a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. 

Specialties: Lauren Wideman is a business attorney whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, business ventures, intellectual property, and general contract and corporate matters. 

Quote: “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.”—Thomas Edison

Connect: Contact Lauren at lwideman@rppmh.com or at (805) 966-3320, or visit her website below!

member since december 2017