Embodying Alchemy

Fall Season 2021

“There’s something about authenticity. I think there’s something about being honest with yourself, being honest about your skill set, being honest about what you value, and being true to that.”

Kirstine Stewart

Former Head of Media at

World Economic Forum

“If you want to change your life, then you have to engage in a new behavior and practice it. It’s not a sticky note on the refrigerator. Because it’s a behavior, you actually have to do a repetition.”

Bruce Lipton

Stem Cell Biologist and

Best Selling Author

“When opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. If you’re waiting and waiting for things to happen to you, you might be waiting a long time. Just own it! Take charge of your career, take charge of your happiness, take charge of your life, take charge of things that are going to help you and make you feel good and help others.”

Megan Crokos

Senior Vice President at

Bath & Body Works

“It’s about being true to yourself and having that confidence from within to say this is who I am, this is what I’m going to represent, and this is how I want to represent myself.”

Ashley McDaniel

Executive Director at

Estee Lauder Companies

Carrie Weaver

CEO of Silver Branch Consulting, LLC

Mei-Lan Maurits

Sound Oracle and

Intuitive Guide

Dom Farnan

Founder & CEO of DotConnect


Kirstine has spent a ground-breaking career working globally at the intersection of media and technology. As VP North America Media at Twitter in New York, Kirstine led teams across the US driving partnerships in News, Entertainment, Government and Sports. Before moving to Twitter, Kirstine was the Head of Canada’s national broadcaster the CBC, responsible for Television, Radio and Digital. 

Over her career, Kirstine held a series of executive positions in Canada and the US focused on the global and regional expansion of US brands including HGTV and Food Network and managing programming of 37 international channels for Hallmark Entertainment. Prior to her current role at WEF as Head of the Future of Media, where she works with the CEOs and Chairs of member companies such as Bytedance, Tencent, NBCU and Google, Kirstine held C-suite and advisory positions at successful tech startups. She has served on a number of public, private and nonprofit boards and currently sits as a founding member of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. Kirstine is the author of the bestselling leadership book “Our Turn”.

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.,

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co- author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony. For more information visit www.brucelipton.com


Megan is Senior Vice President of Product & Fragrance Development for Bath and Body Works (BBW). In this role, she leads ideation and defines big picture strategies for all personal care & home products; leading the creation of more than 1,000 new skus, with more than $6 billion in annual sales. 

She joined BBW in 2007 as Director of Creative Product Innovations. In 2009, she was promoted to AVP and in 2012, her role expanded adding Creative Fragrance and Innovations to Product Development. In 2013, she was promoted to Vice President and later to Senior Vice President in 2019. Also, in 2019, Megan was given the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Top Talent Award and joined Chief, a private network connecting and supporting women leaders.


Ashley is currently an Executive Director at The Estée Lauder Companies. Prior to that she spent her career in various Visual Merchandising/Store Construction roles at Ralph Lauren and Tapestry Inc. (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman). In addition, she was a member of the New York Junior League for over 10 years serving the NYC community and held various leadership roles there. She has lived in New York City for 20 years and recently relocated to North Carolina with her husband and two sons.


Carrie started her career as a Geologist working for the USGS. After studying rocks for a few years, she shifted into the Human Resources profession after answering a calling to help people unlock their full potential. Carrie spent 15 years in corporate HR in a variety of industries and roles where she leveraged her strategic vision for aligning people’s top strengths to achieve organizational outcomes. Carrie is a passionate leader of teams and advocates for creating an engaging workforce. She knows that organizations thrive with quality managers and visionary leadership. 

In 2017, Carrie became a certified coach and launched Silver Branch Consulting. Her coaching and training programs emphasize growth mindset, emotional intelligence, strengths-based leadership, and resilience. Carrie helps her clients unlock their next-level skills and behaviors so they can grow and scale both personally and professionally.


Mei-lan Maurits -- Sound Oracle, Intuitive Guide, and clear, open channel of the Divine. It is her soul’s purpose to be a conduit for light, love, and Divine presence. Through her sound healings, guided meditations, and courses, she bring frequencies of Divine love and peace to assist in the healing of humanity and Mother Earth. These sounds and tones carry the vibration of timeless wisdom, and the frequencies span from the ancient to the angelic. Her sacred work is bridging these higher frequencies into our physical realm so that we remember the wisdom and essence of our soul. This is how we bring heaven to earth. She devoted and dedicated to bringing these transmissions to our beloved planet during this time of great awakening. At the core of all us is peace. Oftentimes, this peace is wrapped in layers of fear, doubt, and hurt. Through connecting to Source love and channeling sounds of healing, I support people in this remembrance of who they are on a soul level -- pure love. This shifts their vibration to peace, joy, love, and abundance, which is their most sacred truth.


As a Leader, Founder and Entrepreneur, Dom has an uncanny ability of uncovering talents’ potential – and that’s why, after extensive personal development at the highest levels with thought leaders like Seth Godin, the women of Chief, and dozens of others, she has launched a professional certification program to help more Talent Advisors find their truest path through understanding their own growth, thereby accessing their fullest potential. Over the past 20 years, Dom has leveraged her passion for humans, her deep understanding of Talent Acquisition and combined the two to develop this strategic process that works wonders.