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Melissa , Ed.D., ACC, CDE
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As founder of Thriven Partners, LLC, Melissa Álvarez Mangual’s extensive experience and strategic lifelong learning informs how she approaches her work as an executive and leadership coach. Her work is laser focused on cultivating bravery and strategic action in clients committed to being emotionally intelligent, inclusive and equitable leaders that transform organizational culture and practices. 

Thriven Partners helps leaders recognize the value of a people-focused work environment and employee well-being to an organization's success. Coaching with Thriven Partners focuses on behavioral change strategies proven to surface and attend to biases, cultivating impactful, and more equitable leaders in the workplace and beyond. We work with you to recognize diversity and inclusion as driving forces behind organizational relevance, sustainability, and success.

Bio for Dr. Álvarez Mangual

A passionate leader, Melissa Álvarez Mangual, Ed.D. has been truly committed to establishing data-informed, successful, sustainable initiatives that effectively take organizational programs to the next level. Melissa is devoted to working with leaders in organizations who are ready and willing to dig deep in order to shift their mindsets, adopt positive habits, and demonstrate practices that will allow them to be more inclusive and equitable leaders, active champions for diversity, equity and inclusion, and agents for change.

Through coaching, Melissa has been able to successfully encourage dedicated individuals to take their personal and professional growth into their own hands. As a trustworthy and reliable thought and accountability partner, you can count on Melissa to provide you just the right challenge and support as you work to realize your goals. In her 20+ year career Melissa has worked in organizations like The Posse Foundation, Inc., The Pennsylvania State University, Habitat for Humanity International, and The Nature Conservancy.

Melissa’s knowledge and skill is derived from her professional work experience and formal studies. She has earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, MA; a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. She is also part of the first global cohort of The PowerMBA, committed to staying up-to-date on the best disruptive innovation practices in business. 

Active service and involvement in professional organizations is a priority for Melissa, and something she is incredibly proud of. Melissa is based in Chicago, IL in the United States of America. She serves on the board of directors for the Executive Service Corps, a USA based nonprofit organization. She has served as a Fellow for the Intercultural Communication Institute and earned the Intercultural Foundations Certificate. She has earned certificates in Executive and Change Leadership through Cornell University. Melissa also holds various certifications, including:

  • Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)
  • Executive Certified Diversity Coach and designation as an Associate Diversity Coach (ADC) with Coach Diversity Institute
  • Certified Business Coach through the Flow Coaching Institute 
  • EQi 2.0 and EQ360 administrator
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coaching Federation (ICF)



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Michele Aikens
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Michele Aikens, ACC is Lead Coach of Sepia Prime Communications & Coaching. She is a certified professional coach and credentialed member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her areas of specialty include executive women, transitional, non-profit and leadership team coaching. She enjoys particularly working with executives over 50. Aikens consults with non-profits and growing businesses in the areas of leadership, team and change strategies. Aikens has more than 30 years’ experience in training, consulting and team development. She helps individuals and teams navigate challenges with insight and humor. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

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Barbara B Appelbaum
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The dreaded words have been spoken; in the prime of your life you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic disease or dis-ease. You are thrust into chaos unexpectedly and forced outside your comfort zone. You search for how to summon the courage to step past your fear of the unknown; trusting that if you follow your instincts you will thrive. The proverbial sh*t has hit the fan and you need a hero to save you. What are you to do? Become one.

As an engaging motivational speaker, published author, certified wellness coach and consultant, I offer you simple strategies to recognize your superpowers of courage and resilience so you can live well with chronic disease/dis-ease. Learn how to make heroic choices; leaping into the unknown; bending, not breaking; prompting mindset shifts that create lasting positive change so you can feel great in your body and in your life.

As an aging baby boomer living with multiple sclerosis who walks her talk every day, I get what you're experiencing. Through inspiring anecdotes that bring my concepts to life, I'll have you laughing, sometimes crying, and always learning. I share an abundance of practical, relevant tips with authenticity and compassion. My compelling story and lessons I share will elevate your spirit.

With the publishing of my two books, Be Your Own Superhero (2018) and Live in Wellness Now (2013), I am recognized as an expert in the growing field of an integrative approach to proactive wellness. By combining healthy living, spirituality, and neuroscience principles, I help you understand how to be proactive in your health care versus reactionary in your sick care. My greatest wish is to never hear a person say, “I should be taking better care of myself.” This is YOUR time – long overdue, don’t you think?

As a member of the National Speaker’s Association, I hold two master’s degrees, one in business and one in teaching, and am a certified member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), International Association for Health Coaches, and American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  I am a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC) and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (IIN) as well as a consultant to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and an Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Greater Illinois Chapter. I am a regular guest-lecturer at Canyon Ranch – Tucson, AZ and contributor to ModernDayMS.