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LEANING OUT is proud to partner with premier coaches who understand the specific challenges of transitioning from a full-throttle career to your post-professional primetime. Read about the unique specialization of each of these leading authorities and how they can help you stand on the shoulders of your professional self to successfully envision and realize your next stage.

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Executive Advisor/Coach

and Mindfulness Expert

Jane Lauterback, ACC 

Founder and Principal, The Purposeworks

Jane Lauterback is an internationally recognized business advisor, executive coach and mindfulness expert. Drawing on her unique and deep global business experience in talent development, strategic marketing, business development, and modern mindfulness and contemplative neuroscience, Jane advises C-suite and senior executives, organizations, and teams to ignite their purpose as the foundation to be better. Her pathfinding guidance helps clients get ‘unstuck’ and accelerate results with clarity, focus, and constructive action, especially in times of individual and organizational transitions.


Learn more at The Purposeworks


Gerontological Consultant

Dr. Ilene L. Nathanson DSW, LCSW

Life-stage transition and Elder-Care Advisory

Dr. Nathanson is a clinical social worker specializing in areas related to retirement and continuity of care planning. She provides short term counseling for recently retired individuals who are reimagining the future and resetting personal goals. Dr. Nathanson’s approach incorporates a focus on self-discovery, comprehensive assessment of needs and strategic planning. 

Dr. Nathanson is recognized for her academic and service contributions to the field of gerontology, and especially, continuity of care planning for older adults. This is an important, often overlooked, component of financial as well as life stage planning.

Retirement and continuity of care issues are not mutually exclusive and Dr. Nathanson’s focus is often on helping people reconcile competing demands.

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Whether you want to be a solo-preneur or small business entrepreneur, starting your own business is daunting. And finding support resources can be overwhelming. LEANING OUT is here to help. We partner with exceptional business support providers who understand the needs of small business owners and have offerings to make your entrepreneurial dream a successful reality.

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Branding and Corporate Identity,

Print and Digital Design

Ananuku Kolar

Founder, Better Art Direction & Design

Are you looking to reshape your own or your company’s brand? Perhaps you need a website that reflects your start-up vision? Or maybe you’re just looking for some stunning and unique graphics for your website?


Ananuku works with a wide variety of clients to communicate their vision and message through thoughtful and sustainable design. Personalized services are tailored to suit the needs of each unique client whether they are solo-preneurs or small businesses.


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Social Media Agency

for Entrepreneurs

Nika Stewart

Co-Founder and CEO, Streambank Media LLC

From writing and posting daily status updates to full-service engagement and community-growing programs, Streambank Media provides a social media solution to fit your needs and budget.

Streambank works with small businesses – from solo-preneurs and start-ups--to growing companies with many employees who prefer to outsource their online marketing to the experts who stay current on social media technology and trends. The result: businesses save time, money, and stress.

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Virtual Assistant Services 

Leighanne Burnett 

Principal, Leighanne Burnett Virtual Assistance

Since 2011, Leighanne has been assisting solo-professionals and small business owners. She specializes in helping with the administrative, technical and creative pieces of their business, such as email newsletters, graphic design work and facilitating meetings and presentations.

Don’t spend another minute wishing there were more hours in the day. Get help and get more done! 


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Board Directorships are among the most coveted positions for late and post-career professional women. As many women learn, however, career success is not an automatic entrée to the boardroom. But board preparedness, readiness and effectiveness can be acquired by joining organizations that skillfully prepare women for future board directorships. We are proud to partner with two exceptional organizations that have supported hundreds of professional women in their journey to the boardroom.


Board Directorship Readiness

Sheila Ronning 

Founder and President, Women in the Boardroom

Women in the Boardroom is a global social impact organization committed to getting women on paid corporate public and private boards and helping them succeed throughout their board service.

Since 2002, WIB has provided:

  • 1:1 guidance with WIB-certified Board Strategists

  • Access to 50+ Board Openings annually and interviewing preparation

  • Continuous growth through events and content that drives connections, informs, and facilitates dialogue on crucial board topics

  • A nurturing community of accomplished women who support each other on their board journey and in their board roles

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Board Directorship Readiness 

Deborah Rosati

Founder and CEO, Women Get on Board

Specializing in Canadian Boards

Women Get on Board Inc. (WGOB) is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. This is accomplished through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.

Deborah Rosati, Founder & CEO of Women Get on Board, provides invaluable insights and preparatory exercises in her new book How to Get Yourself Board Ready. Order your copy here


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