Meet our Experts in Colorado:
Allison Castano – Denver Central
Allison Castano, MBA, spent 15+ years making marketing dreams come true for industry leaders & Fortune 500 companies before realizing that her greatest gift is helping entrepreneurs to show up and stand out in their marketplace, and stop riding that “revenue roller coaster” once and for all.
As the Business Ninja, Allison has taught entrepreneurs the fine art of Client Attraction, showing them where to spend their precious time & energy to grow a business the right way. She’s known as a go-giver in the Denver community where people come first, and business is second. She invites you to play a much bigger game where a 6 figure business is not just a dream, but a reality!
Penny Brenden – Denver
Penny Brenden, a born connector, is known as the “Networking Queen” in the Denver Metro area. Growing up in Littleton, Colorado, she has done everything from owning Penny Bright Housecleaning when she was 18, to managing a restaurant with over 60 employees. Never meeting a stranger, Penny has a way of building a connection to everyone she meets and then making sure that she shares that connection with others.
Most entrepreneurs are lacking in the basic skill of how to network and Penny helps them to feel more comfortable and confident in any networking atmosphere. She does this through her Art of Networking Seminars and The Connecting Experts trade shows. As a member and leader of many organizations around Denver, Penny continues to grow her connections and make new friends wherever she goes. She is THE person to know!
Her desire is to help you get connected with the people you need in your life and business
Donna Evans – Denver
Donna uses her extensive corporate, higher education and non-profit experience in strategic planning, career coaching, human resources, organizational development, community and business advancement and marketing and communications helping professionals realize their market and growth potential. She has been a keynote speaker and led training and development workshops on various topics to hundreds of leaders.
Donna served in human resources in a large technology company hiring full-time employees in engineering, IT, finance and administration and manufacturing, among others. Additionally, she founded and ran a large temporary staffing agency placing hundreds of temporaries in numerous jobs. She has been responsible for professional development and training across multiple locations for hundreds of employees and is well versed in organizational development and strategic planning. As the president & CEO of a large Chamber of Commerce she led significant growth initiatives in all aspects of the organization experiencing a 280% growth in budget and 260% growth in participation. She is particularly proud of creating the Top 25 Most Powerful Women event and founding the Women’s Leadership Foundation.
Teena Barnett – Fort Collins
Having worked with entrepreneurs for more than 20 years, Teena has witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly. Most businesses, she found, simply need to change a few small things to maximize leadership and communication skills that maximize employee engagement, customer service, and sales leading to a profitable and satisfying career. Over the years, Teena has worked with business owners to reduce stress, balance work loads, and prioritize life.
Teena’s love of turning good businesses into great businesses led her to an MBA along with certifications in DiSC Behavioral Styles, Strengthsfinder, and Courageous Conversations. Teena has delivered programs to small businesses and groups of people looking to improve both professionally and personally since 1996.