AGATHA BREWERAtlanta, GA
I know that when I support entrepreneurs in creating businesses that impact the world, I’m not only helping people chase their dreams, but also helping the planet heal in the process.
Agatha Brewer is the founder of Agatha Brewer Coaching where she works with new entrepreneurs to help them launch and grow businesses that give them freedom and flexibility while also making a bigger impact on the world. She combines 15+ years of digital marketing experience and her coach training (Whole Person Certified Coach®, ICF ACC) to help new business owners move their ideas out of their heads and into reality—getting them clarity around what they want to create, helping them set the right strategic foundations, and unraveling any mindset blocks that are standing in their way.
High Point, NC
CYRIL JEFFERSONHigh Point, NC
I hope to help social entrepreneurs by providing the encouragement and support that is needed whenever we are doing this kind of work, because it is so much bigger than just ourselves—it's ministry.
Cyril Jefferson is a Husband, Father, and Social Innovator currently serving on the High Point City Council. For more than a decade, he has dedicated his civic and professional work to socially responsible causes and creating purposeful opportunities for community betterment.
As Principal Consultant at Change Often LLC, he leads a team of Change Agents in leveraging collaborative and innovative solutions to build capacity in communities through effective project delivery and strategic development. Though he has received numerous community-based awards and honors—including Young Professional of the Year and 40 Under 40—the greatest to date came when the residents of Ward One made him the youngest African American to ever sit on the High Point City Council.
Council Member Jefferson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and he holds a certification in Non-Profit Management from High Point University. Living the words of Winston Churchill, he and his wife Raven teach their two sons that “To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often”.
ELAINE ROBINSON BEATTIE
ELAINE ROBINSON BEATTIEAtlanta, GA
I want to encourage individuals to be moral leaders, to bring God to work, and to take bold, courageous actions to impact communities for good.
Elaine Robinson Beattie is a management consultant, coach, and facilitator specializing in organizational, workforce, and leadership development, human resource management, and business coaching. Her expertise expands across corporate, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations with over 30 years of experience in leadership and management.
She is passionate about developing her clients to be effective, efficient, and profitable in their organizations while maintaining a healthy life rhythm.
In addition, Elaine has served on the Board of Directors of community, religious, and professional organizations. She attends Ben Hill UMC and is the chair of the Ben Hill Institute.
Elaine is a graduate of Emory University’s School of Theology with a master’s degree in religious leadership. She is a registered corporate coach through the World Association of Business Coaches.
Elaine is married to Rev. Dr. Charles M. Beattie II, who is also a blues musician and entrepreneur. They live in Atlanta, GA, with their beloved dog, Miss Ella Fitzgerald Robinson Beattie.
ERIN MCCLARTYHouston, TX
I hope to empower social entrepreneurs by helping them reimagine what they do in such a way that they see themselves in the work, and are able to connect the dots to creating their visions of the world in a transformative, authentic, and healing way.
Erin McClarty’s professional expertise includes that of a business coach, attorney, designer and community activator. As a social impact architect, she helps clients take action and translate big ideas into next steps. Architecting a pathway from their visions to the impact(s) they want to create. Her license to practice law is a unique aspect of her interdisciplinary approach with clients. She has worked for small and large nonprofits, run a business and managed legal in Fortune 500 companies. Erin is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and South Texas College of Law.
ERIN REIBELRichmond, VA
I encourage leaders to have a deep understanding of how they can positively impact the world, connecting their faith and values to every aspect of their life.
Erin Reibel has over 18 years of experience in ministry, working in a variety of positions, from youth leader to lead pastor. As a coach and mentor, she loves helping people connect theology to the practical aspects of day to day life. Erin is passionate about working with others to uncover their vision and mission so that they can take their next faithful step to positively impacting their world.
Accuracy Auto Glass
Accuracy Auto GlassAtlanta, GA
I want to encourage entrepreneurs to build profitable business models while implementing global improvements in society.
James Young has over 25 years of extensive consumer goods experience with a focus on entrepreneurship, financial planning and analysis, and strategic planning. He has worked with all levels of management from CEO’s to line managers in addition to cross-functional teams in sales and operations. James successfully built his first acquisition into a profitable full-service automotive glass replacement company in the Atlanta metro area, which has been in operation for over 35 years.
JERMAIL SHELTONAtlanta, GA
I have a strong desire to empower people to believe in their wildest dreams and goals while standing up to their internal fears and self-doubts.
Jermail Shelton and his wife Brandi are the proud owners of Just add honey tea co, which was established in 2006. Just add honey’s retail shop is located inside The Sweet Auburn Curb Market. They most recently opened their second retail location on the Atlanta Beltline in January 2019. During his downtime, Jermail enjoys spending time with his family, taking hikes, and reading.
KEVIN L. NICHOLS
KEVIN L. NICHOLSOakland, CA
Given my commitments and Catholic background, I want to support and empower faith-based entrepreneurs who want to create a positive impact.
Kevin L. Nichols is the founder of The Social Engineering Project, Inc., an Oakland based Google and Microsoft funded social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry. He has worked in multifaceted capacities at law firms across the country, including Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, and Holland & Knight. His interest in diversity and technology began while he was a mechanical engineering/diversity intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Kevin has become a social networking expert and full-time consultant specializing in litigation technology (eDiscovery), diversity, and social media marketing for the legal industry. He has been featured on LinkedIn’s Hall of Fame, Yahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner, CNN Money, Reuters, MarketWatch, and the Wall Street Journal.
KHALIL & NICOLE THOMPSON
KHALIL & NICOLE THOMPSONAtlanta, GA
As entrepreneurs, we are driven by our faith, serving others, and being an example to our children so they see us living a life of purpose and a life without regret.
Khalil and Nicole Thompson have been happily married for nearly 10 years and are the parents of two beautiful and precocious little girls, Selah (seven-years-old) and Syrai (two-years-old). Khalil is a creative visionary who has a passion for helping others unearth imaginative ways to express themselves and to solve problems in the world around them. He graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana and has built a successful career as a marketing professional. His wife, Nicole, is a self-proclaimed seeker of joy and peace who has lived her life committed to advocacy and civil justice. She is a graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law and pursued a career as an attorney and a professor.
However, in 2018, Khalil and Nicole answered a different path when they were inspired by their daughter Selah to start the Empowered Readers Literacy Project, a non-profit organization with a vision to turn the tide of the illiteracy epidemic in the city of Atlanta and eventually nationwide. Through their mission, Empowered Readers aims to help families build strong reading rituals and get kids excited about books.
Empowered Readers officially launched with their Inaugural March to 20Hundred Thousand Books: A Children’s March for Literacy on January 19, 2019. Through the Children’s March, Empowered Readers united Atlanta communities and children to join together to shed light on the epidemic of illiteracy and its proximal side effects on society, all while empowering children to reclaim their narratives, tell their own stories, and get excited about reading.
KIMBERLY BUTLERAtlanta, GA
I help creative entrepreneurs define their mission and vision, set goals, and refine business/personal rhythms and processes to promote healthy work-life patterns.
Kimberly Butler is the founder of The Whiteboard Room and is a business coach to creative professionals rising to the top of their industries. Kim makes it her daily mission to propel entrepreneurs and brands into their full potential for greatness. Located in Atlanta and working virtually with clients all over the world, Kim walks alongside companies and business owners to help them uncover their calling, develop purpose in daily life, and hurdle past fears and barriers to live fully alive. She accomplishes this through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements.
At the core, her faith is foundational in all she does—she desires to stand in the corner of fellow Christians to help them use their gifts and platforms to do good.
MAHZE' MCQUEENAtlanta, GA
A strong community is built from healthy and mutually beneficial relationships. I hope to add value to entrepreneurs in a specific way that fits their needs.
Mahzé is a licensed commercial real estate advisor at T. Dallas Smith & Company, who represents fortune 100 companies to local business in office & industrial transactions. A dual degree Georgia State alumnus, Mahzé received a BBA in Real Estate & Finance while pursuing his current career in commercial real estate. He has a strong passion for helping clients and others with his problem solving and analytical skillset.
MATT ELSBERRYAlpharetta, GA
Life is too short to separate the good you want to do in the world from the paid work you do to sustain yourself.
Matt Elsberry is an explorer and adventurer who loves working and interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. He currently serves as the president of Livful, a company that has created a technology that powers products to repel biting insects to fight disease, save lives, and transform communities around the world. After helping a nonprofit expand from three to 80 countries in six years, Matt decided to dedicate his life to blurring the line between social impact and business. Inspired by his faith, he and his wife spent five years in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they increased the Bumi Raya Group’s profitability through their three companies and several private ones. While there, he worked with a team of leaders to start the Kingdom Entrepreneurship Academy, an incubator that encourages entrepreneurs to restoratively serve others in a sustainable (profitable) way. He sees his work at LivFul as a shining example of how a company can address important societal needs while building a profitable business.
SCARLETT ROSIERAtlanta, GA
Entrepreneurship is a rewarding journey, but it can also be a lonely one. I want to be a trusted sounding board, offering support to ensure that at least one more person can follow their dreams.
Scarlett Rosier joined forces with her business-partner-in-crime, Karen McKenzie, to form Rhyme & Reason Design in late 2008. More than a decade later, she has become a force in traditional and digital marketing strategies. Through her work with community and association clients, Scarlett has become an expert at synthesizing customer needs and developing campaigns focused on awareness and engagement.
A firm believer in a research-first approach, Scarlett and her account team are able to effectively partner with clients to bring their marketing objectives from big ideas to beautiful results.
Beyond day-to-day operations and client management, Scarlett also speaks and blogs about the importance of building a values-based business culture, the impact of positive client/employee relationships and of course, the ever-changing world of marketing and communications.
Scarlett earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and a master’s degree in International Advertising from the University of Florida.