Jessi Kirley formerly served as the Executive Director of the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS Amherst. Currently a business advisor for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, as well as born and raised in Western Mass, she has been committed to serving this community in various capacities for over 20 years.
Jessi is a proud mother of three teens and enjoys exploring the beautiful landscapes of The Valley. Her programs express her passion for helping people to claim their worth and find the power of their voice.
Andrea Bordenca is the CEO, and alumna of the Institute for Generative Leadership, USA (IGL US). Andrea is the mother of 3 boys and is married to artist Chris Bordenca. The Bordenca family reside in Belchertown, Massachusetts. Andrea also serves as the CEO and chairperson of DESCO Service, a national emergency field service organization; is the founder of Lead Yourself Youth, which adapts generative methodology from IGL for educators, students, and caregivers of youth; and is the co-founder of The Women’s Collaborative, an organization committed to building communities founded on trust, support and empowerment.
Andrea holds multiple certifications, including coaching certifications from Newfield Network and Strozzi Institute. Andrea is also certified to teach a 6 week teleclass called “Listening to Bodies Long Distance”, a course developed by Master Somatic Coach, Suzanne Zeman that offers participants guided practices to build somatic awareness to access deeper levels of presence and connection to others.
Tickets are $325. If you’re facing economic hardship and would still like to participate, take advantage of their fantastic pay-what-you-can option.
- Why dignity? Why focus on that?
- How are you two connected?
- How does dignity and tapping into it affect other aspects of life?
- How is dignity related to authenticity?
- What is Dignity in Conversation and who is it for?
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