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Meet The Team


Nada Lena Nasserdeen, MA

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Founder and CEO

Nada Lena is the founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, #1 Best Selling Author, and 2x TEDx Motivational Speaker.

Nada's Core Strengths:

Executive Leadership, Confidence,  DEIAB, Public Speaking and Presence, Strategic Business Development, Emotional Intelligence for both professionals and students. 


Lauren Sweeney, BA

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VP of Business Development

Lauren Sweeney is the Vice President at Rise Up For You. Lauren holds a leadership and community development degree from UC Davis.

Laurens Core Strengths:
Confidence, Personal leadership, Women in the Workplace, Personal branding, Public speaking, Emotional intelligence,  and Values-based Leadership 


Sinan Cebeci

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Social Media and Video Manager

Sinan is a multimedia manager, film and TV editor contributing to the creative vision, messaging strategies and execution of multimedia assets.


Sinan's Core Strengths

Film, Video Editing, and Social Media


Sam Focer

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Team Coordinator & Outreach

Corporate Trainer and Coach

Ty Abolson


Richard Hilton

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Tech Support and

Web Developer

 Richard is specialized in front-end development, membership, and course E-commerce sites and services.

Richard's Core Strengths:

Website Development and Course integration


Nagham Wehbe, MA

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Corporate Trainer and Coach

Nagham is an Organizational Development leader with over 8 years of experience in developing organizational strategy, facilitating change, building business processes/systems, and developing people and culture.

Nagham's Core Strengths:

DEIAB, Organizational Strategy, Business Processes and Systems, Data Analysis, Leadership Development


Mona Halabi

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Coach and Business Development for the Canadian Region


 Mona is passionate about promoting positivity, personal growth, and well-being.

Mona's Core Strengths:

Confidence, Growth Mindset, and Personal Branding


Carlos Oregon MBA

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Specialized Trainer and Coach

Carlos is an accomplished operations and technology consultant, USAF Veteran,  Board member,  and Executive Coach. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he has built a reputation for excellence in C-level support and advisory.

Carlos's Core Strengths:

Business development, Operations, Executive Leadership, and Career Transition for Veterans


David Blair

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Specialized Trainer

David is a dedicated Development Professional,  Nonprofit Fundraising Expert, Corporate Philanthropy Advocate. 

David's Core Strengths:

Corporate Social Responsibility, Storytelling, Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence


Christine Boodanian

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Specialized Trainer and Coach

Problem solver, team builder and advocate with 20 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher and facilitator coach. 


Christine's Core Strengths:
Administration Communication, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence for Youth

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Walid Nasserdeen, MBA

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Strategic Advisor

A seasoned business operations specialist with over a decade of experience in demand planning, supply chain optimization, and inventory management.


 Walid's Core Strengths:

Business strategy, Leadership, Operations


Al Herrara

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Specialized Trainer

As a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, Trainer, & Speaker, Al get the opportunity to lead leaders that inspire people to make a positive impact and unlock their full potential.

Al's Core Strengths:

Executive Leadership, Performance Coaching, Middle Management Development

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