Wonder Woman in Business, Laura Putnam

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Laura Putnam

Laura Putnam, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion

Laura PutnamMA, author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being and learning provider. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, L&D professional, public policy advocate, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. With a mission to get people and organizations “in motion,” Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She teaches at Stanford University, is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé. She can be reached at laura@motioninfusion.com

“Workplace Wellness that Works”

Packed with the latest research and brimming with ideas based on real-world case studies and stories, Workplace Wellness That Works takes a fresh approach to workplace wellness. Learn how you can shift the conversation from implementing yet another program to starting a movement. In 10 steps, Laura outlines tangible ways that you can make a difference in your employees’ health and happiness, and how you can promote an overall culture of well-being.


Laura Putnam

Every industry could use some wellness…

Frankly, we're all feeling a little stressed out and in need of well-being at work. That's why we've reached out to leaders, managers and professionals across the technology, financial services, education, heath care, manufacturing, government, nonprofit and energy sectors. Here are some of the clients we've worked with.


Contact Laura:

LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/laura-putnam-b3b2555

Website: motioninfusion.com (Company Website)

Phone: 4153105505 (Work)

Email: laura@motioninfusion.com

Twitter: MotionInfusion

Wonder Woman in Business, Amy Nouri

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Amy Nouri


About Amy

After earning her B.S. from Journalism School at the University Kansas, Amy went to work at Lathrop & Gage (now Lathrop Gage) for Katie Hollar Barnard. While there she managed public relations and advertising tactics in local markets and nationwide; she maintained firm social media accounts and website content; she coordinated production of firm marketing materials; and she handled numerous nominations and submissions for legal awards and rankings.

Amy then moved to Garmin International where she married her work life with her personal love of fitness, leading global public relations campaigns for the company’s fitness (running, cycling, multisport and swim) and wellness (activity trackers) products. She left Garmin and went to work on the brand public relations and social media team at Hallmark.

After about two years at Hallmark, Amy reconnected with Katie, joining her at her agency, Firesign, as vice president. At Firesign, she develops strategic communication plans for legal industry clients and coordinates the agency’s marketing and social media efforts.

Amy also coordinate marketing for their amazing educational program, "Ellesquire," and leads weekly coaching sessions with participants. This is something Amy is particularly proud to work on as it was a true passion project of Katie’s and clients love the program.

Amy feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with women, empowering them in their careers. As a working mom of two very active little boys (ages 3.5 and 1.5), she particularly loves this part of her job.

About Ellesquire

Ellesquire is a six-week business development program designed for the realities of being a working woman attorney. It’s designed for women by women, to give them the tools and confidence to build their book of business their own way. Participants receive three action-oriented lessons, delivered via video so participants can watch it on their own time, and a one-on-one coaching session every week.

For whom is Ellesquire designed?

Ellesquire is best suited for women attorneys at the senior associate, of counsel or junior partner level. Our content is most relevant to lawyers who know their specialty, have a solid footing of legal knowledge and have had some direct exposure to clients (their own or other lawyers’).

Who is behind Ellesquire?

Ellesquire was created by the founder of Firesign | Enlightened Legal Marketing, an agency that specializes in helping law firms and legal technology clients attract, win and retain business. It incorporates battle-tested marketing tips gathered from her experience at two AmLaw 200 firms – and as a boots-on-the-ground entrepreneur. Learn more about the Ellesquire team here.

What is the total time investment?

For six weeks, you will receive three business development lessons to watch online on your time. Each lesson is about 10 minutes; most are less. Some of the lessons include homework assignments. These are straightforward and will feed directly into your business development plan.

You also will have a weekly coaching session with a member of the Ellesquire team. Conducted by video, these sessions are typically 15 to 30 minutes and provide you an opportunity to ask questions, get help or brainstorm.

Where do I take classes?

Courses are delivered online; you can watch from your desk or even your phone 24 hours a day. Coaching sessions are conducted by Zoom, so we can catch up anywhere you have a wireless signal.

Can our firm deploy this for a group?

Group packages are available; contact us for more information.

What can I expect when I graduate?

While every lawyer, like every case, is different, you can expect a more professional profile, a comprehensive business development plan and – with hustle and action – measurable progress toward attracting, winning and retaining the business you want.

How do I start?

Book a call with one of our team members today. We will talk through your business development efforts to date and see how Ellesquire might help you. If you enroll, we will find a weekly coaching spot that works for you, and you will receive your first lesson that day.

Over 6 weeks, the curriculum covers the following:

  • Defining a personal brand and niche

  • Presenting that brand through biography, case studies and social media

  • Getting visibility through PR and a saner approach to networking (when all day golf and happy hours don’t work because you’re the pickup parent)

  • How to pitch and close business more effectively

  • How to keep and grow business through smart client retention tactics 

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Contact Amy:

Amy Nouri, Vice President – PR & Programming  

Firesign | Enlightened Legal Marketing

p: 913.225.7707 

w: www.firesignmarketing.com   

e: ahn@firesignmarketing.com 

Wonder Women in Business, Sarah Noyes

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Sarah Noyes

CEO, Noyes Works

Sarah is a Change Management Professional, Recruiter and Behavioral Mapper. She has a MA in Organization Development, is a certified Career Coach from the Baraka Institute and has a certification in Change Management from Prosci with 3000+ hours of Change Management experience. She routinely stays abreast of best practices in order to follow her credo of ‘listen, learn and adapt.’

And since 2005, she's put this knowledge behind her passion for the world of work -- whether it be recruiting, mapping leadership opportunities or facilitating groups through change. Her aim is to build better work environments for everyone. She's worked with burgeoning nonprofits focused on systemic change to exciting tech startups in Silicon Valley, yet is most familiar with the Social Enterprise sector: nonprofits or for profits that benefit the common good.

When she's not working, she's reading ferociously, cooking (Chinese food) or dancing Casino de Rueda, Kizomba and Salsa.

Go here to learn more about Noyes Works.

Sarah is quite undeniably genius and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. You will too.

Sarah Noyes

Contact Sarah:


(415) 713-4155

Wonder Woman in Business — and Politics — Joni Wickham

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Chief of Staff, Kansas City

Joni Wickham

Joni is all about grit, grace, and getting things done. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Joni and her indisputable southern accent arrived in Kansas City almost 10 years ago after leading initiatives within state and federal government as well as advocacy organizations. In her eight years with the mayor’s office—the majority of them spent as Chief of Staff—Joni has proven herself as an accomplished political strategist, communications expert, and organizational leader. She directed public policy initiatives, communications tactics, and administrative decision-making during her tenure, all while promoting women’s leadership and empowerment issues. An artful negotiator, Joni helped steer Sly’s major development projects in Kansas City while raising the city’s profile at the national and international levels. Her front-row seat at City Hall shed light on how local government is still very much a man’s world, and this motivated her to create a first-of-its-kind women’s empowerment initiative, which has been implemented in several major cities.

Prior to her time at city hall, Joni worked with the American Federation of Teachers, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and in the office of Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. While a student at Meredith College, where Joni received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies, she studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia. An accomplished alumnus of University of Missouri where she earned her Masters of Arts in Political Science, Joni was the recipient of the 2019 University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs Mel Carnahan Public Service Award.  


“New study shows lack of women in local government.”

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Wonder Woman in Business, Trish Lilley

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer

Stroock & Stroock & Laven LLP

A seasoned chief marketing and business development officer, Trish has nearly 30 years of experience in strategic client development roles at several AmLaw firms, including Dechert, Duane Morris, Crowell & Moring, and Fox Rothschild.

In both international and national roles, Trish has developed and executed data-driven business development strategies and marketing initiatives designed to boost revenue, enhance client loyalty and hone lawyers’ BD acumen. She also specialize in recruiting, aligning, developing and motivating strong, successful and collaborative teams.

As 2019 president of the Legal Marketing Association's Northeast Region - the organization's largest - Trish is an active and enthusiastic volunteer leader. A former co-executive editor of Strategies - LMA's flagship publication - Trish served two terms on its Educational Advisory Council, the entity charged with crafting professional development standards for the legal marketing industry.

A regular speaker at industry events and conferences, she writes frequently on issues related to cultivating leadership among lawyers and marketing team members, marketing best practices, and business development coaching.

A former journalist published in papers from The New York Times to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Trish has worked with, for, and around, lawyers for more than 30 years - as a reporter covering the federal courts, a legal recruiter, a bar association executive and in a variety of strategic management roles at major law firms.

Trish is also an active community member, having served in leadership positions with the Volunteers of America, Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology, Southern New Jersey Development Council, and the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey. She has also served as an instructor with the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

A Select Few of Trish’s Presentations, Publications & Podcasts:

“Succeeding in a Data Driven World”

June 2019  at GroPro 20/20, New York

”Business Development Coaching for Mid-Sized Firms”

April 2019 at Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, Atlanta 

“Growing Leaders in Your Marketing Department”

February 2019 in Market Leaders Podcast - Ackert Advisory

“Crisis Management Pitch Off: Managing Client Perception During a Firm Crisis”

January 2019 in American Lawyer Media Legal Week

"The Future of Organizational Development: Insights for Building A Results-Driven Marketing & BD Structure"

June 2018 at GroPro 20/20, New York

Trish Lilley

Contact Trish:

Trish Lilley
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer

180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
D: 212.806.1230

plilley@stroock.com | www.stroock.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trishlilley/

Wonder Woman in Business Marianne Fleischer

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Marianne Fleischer

CEO of Fleischer Communications

Marianne Fleischer is a speechwriter and presentations skills coach, based in San Francisco. Her colorful career has three parts, to date:

BROADCAST TELEVISION:  First, she was an on-air TV newscaster, then a writer-producer of talk shows and TV documentaries for Metromedia at two Midwest TV stations.  Moving to San Francisco, she worked for CBS-TV, NBC-TV and PBS-TV as a writer-producer of talk shows and documentaries, interviewing Supreme Court Justices and Hollywood comedians alike.

CORPORATE WORKSHOPS:  Based in the SF Bay Area for decades, she’s now most known for her corporate workshops and keynotes. Most notably:

·      COOL UNDER FIRE:  Helping professionals think on their feet

·      SPEAK UP:  How Women Leaders Get it Done

·      MANAGING TALENT:  Train the Trainer workshops offer theories, techniques & gaming. A long Improv practice, infuses workshops & keynotes w/spontaneity & humor.  

SPEAKER COACHING:  Ms. Fleischer is also a speechwriter who offers PRIVATE presentations skills coaching -- to help individuals move hearts and budgets. 


  • LAW:   DLA Piper Law Firm, Paul Hastings LLP, K&L Gates, Cadence Law,  etc. Gave keynotes at the Marin County Bar Association and will do San Francisco Bar Association (6/6/19)

  • MEDIA:  PBS-TV, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, Turner Broadcasting, WKLR-TV, WXIX-TV.

  • CORPORATE: Caligari & Morris, BPM, Viacom, Genentech, HP, Sony, Schwab, Salesforce, Apple,

  • UNIVERSITY:  Stanford University, University of San Francisco, University of Massachusetts

  • PROFESSIONAL GROUPS:  Provisors, Applied Improv Network, Bay Area Consultants Network +

EDUCATION:  Louisville, KY native has a Master’s Degree in Communications & Rhetorical Theory from University of Mass./Amherst, where she taught Public Speaking on a Fellowship.

Marianne in her garden

Marianne in her garden

Contact Marianne:

Marianne Fleischer, Fleischer Communications





Marianne Fleischer