Geeta Nadkarni

Geeta Nadkarni is a veteran journalist and performer with more than 25 years experience in the mainstream media. As the founder of ImpactwithInfluence.com, she has helped coaches and info-preneurs all over the world grow 6- and 7-figure businesses without sacrificing freedom, family time or integrity. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, CBC, CNN, ABC, Reader’s Digest and she has been a contributor to Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc and more.



Maria Elsea

Maria Elsea is a listener, healer, space holder, layer peeler, and champion of people who are willing to go deep. Words have been her love language for as long as she can remember. As a serial entrepreneur and change maker, she is passionate about helping other humans find the words to express their purpose, thus fueling the businesses of their dreams. Maria is a certified life and health coach, master yoga teacher, public speaker, and has been a leader in the wellness industry for over 20 years. She’s a happily married mom of 2, living the Driven+Soul-Centered life. When she’s not coaching clients (and running her other businesses), you’ll find her loving on her people, practicing yoga, listening to audiobooks, and traveling the world.

Director of Coaching

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James Beresford

Also a semi-professional race car driver and part-time beard model, Success Partner, James has a passion for helping people realize their vision and achieve what often feels impossible. He has an innate ability to listen without judgment, hold space when we’re most tender, and ask questions that guide us towards our own epiphanies. In his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, playing music, and spending time with family.



Jess Todtfeld

Jess Todtfeld is President of Success In Media, Inc., one of the top communication training firms in the U.S. He is a speaker, trainer, author of 4 books and Guinness Record holder for most media interviews given in 24 hours on radio (112.) Jess helpsCEOs, celebrities, experts, and authors in a few, very specific ways. He will show you how to give authentic, interesting, and actionable media interviews. “Figure out your end goal and drive attention and traffic.”

Todtfeld was a TV producer on the national level for 13 years, having worked at ABC, NBC, and FOX. He has trained clients from the United Nations, IBM, JPMorgan, AARP, USA Today, Land Rover USA, LinkedIn, North Face, and the ASPCA.

Media Coach


Patrice Blain

Pat has the best job on the team. He gets to tell everyone what they should be doing. As the glue that holds the intricacies of the tech and people together, Pat is the guy that everyone calls will the doodoo hits the fan. He is happiest when solving a problem, improving an existing system, or playing Pinball (not necessarily in that order).

Pat is also our Brand Director, which means he’s in charge of all graphic elements from the website and book covers to videos and photography. He brings his 15+ years in broadcast television experience to our in-house video and audio production and livestreams, and can spend many joyful hours picking the perfect tune or visual element for a project. When not at work, Pat enjoys running, spinning, tickling his two kids and… did we mention Pinball?

Chief of Operations, Brand Director

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Cherys Austin

Cherys is a empath, a big smiler, and a word-power wielder. As a counselor turned copywriter, she’s learned to combine her superpowers of listening and finding deeper meaning with writing that flows like a story, and uses them to help the people and businesses she loves most. Cherys is a certified School Counselor, Digital Marketer, musician, gamer and self-awarded Home Barista Champion. When she’s not at her Surface Pro typing up a storm, you can find Cherys somewhere outdoors (no matter the weather), reading at the back of a coffee shop, or dragging her husband and two dogs on a random adventure.

Assistant Copy Coach


Maya Saric

As a conversion-focused copywriter and an ex-translator, Maya harnesses the power of words to help her clients articulate their messages in a way that creates connection, deep understanding, and empowerment.
She’s passionate about using her sorcery of words to help people live fulfilled lives, doing what they love while having enough free time and money to spend however they see fit.
Maya is a mom of 2, nature lover, guilt-free TV series watcher, and traveler.

Assistant Copy Coach

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