Olga Sagan

Olga Sagan

Olga Sagan is the sole owner of the nationally renowned Piroshky Piroshky. Founded in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Piroshky Piroshky has offered hand-crafted pies to loyal fans since 1992. She was named U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2020 Washington Small Business Person of the Year, and founded Catch22Delivery in…

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Manish Godha

Manish Godha

Manish Godha is the Founder and CEO of Advaiya, a technology consulting and implementation services company that provides tailored digital transformation solutions with business applications and analytics. Advaiya has earned a distinct reputation building and supporting cutting-edge digital initiatives for progressive enterprises including Microsoft, Google and Adani Group. Manish’s expertise…

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Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes

From Poulsbo, Washington, Andrew pursued the path that checked all the boxes that aligned with the socially acceptable narrative of success- from what he studied, his career, and his relationships. When failure found Andrew and the world he had constructed began to the crumble, he discovered that the foundations of…

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Aaron Burnett

Aaron Burnett

Read consistently and learn constantly.   Aaron Burnett is CEO and founder of Wheelhouse Digital Marketing Group, a fast-growing digital marketing agency recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the best places to work in the United States and by both Seattle Magazine and the Puget Sound Business Journal as…

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Val Kiossovski

Val Kiossovski

Involve everyone and brainstorm for new ideas. When everyone is contributing and involved, they take ownership and embrace the idea.   Val Kiossovski is a native of Bulgaria. He lived his life as a musician doing odd jobs, as any emerging artist, under communist rule. At the age of twenty-seven,…

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Werner Marksfeld

Werner Marksfeld

Make sure you’re consistently ironing out any kinks that you see in your process at what you’re delivering to your clients and customer service.   Werner Marksfeld grew up in Ontario, Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before he moved to Portland, OR, where…

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Lucy Dean

Lucy Dean

Appreciate the small wins, don’t get bogged down in the details, and keep your mind on the goal!   Lucy Grymes Designs was created from Lucy’s desire to provide a welcoming atmosphere when she invited friends and family to her small apartment. She’d arrive home after work to wrinkly or…

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John Vinson

John Vinson

Be flexible enough to readjust your expectations.   John Vinson, Assistant Vice President for the University of Washington, chose his career path to make a difference. He enjoys the energy of the higher education environment of colleges and university campuses. In addition, Vinson has served in law enforcement for more…

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Seth Whitmer

Seth Whitmer

Always be thoughtful and seek to understand what being thoughtful means for you   Seth Whitmer found his passion for his career at a very young age. He landed a position in healthcare administration at a long-term care facility directly after completing his bachelor’s degree. His mentor, an experienced hospital…

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Erin Papworth

Erin Papworth

Integrate your intuition with your intellect and you will be a force in all you do   Erin Papworth spent thirteen years working in women’s development and behavioral science internationally. She led multi-million dollar programs across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and successfully advocated for country-level health policy change to…

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Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. There is a better way to do everything vs working harder or longer. Chris Hall is currently the Chief Executive Office at Talking Rain Beverage Company and has been with the company for over ten years. Prior to joining Talking Rain, he worked in…

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