Women With Wisdom
Nancy PlumerKaren RosandChris NeimanPatty CurryCindy HermanPatricia Varley

Women With Wisdom
is an eclectic group of women who create an environment that supports women in having vital, balanced lives. The WwW workshops, conceived in service, attracted this dynamic group of women to work together to share their personal and professional growth.

We are the following: international corporate consultant, corporate user technologist, manager, middle and high school principal, executive director of county youth department, artist, national speaker, personal and professional coach, events coordinator, writer, quilt maker, yoga teacher, dancer, spiritual teacher, energy healer, psychotherapist, wellness consultant, mother, sister, wife, partner, lover, friend.
Nancy Plumer, MS, SAS Nancy Plumer
Photo by Lauren Piperno
Nancy Plumer, M.S., is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and a certified One Light Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor.  She is a long time transformation trainer/coach who inspires and supports individuals and organizations to transform through wellness (wellness not meaning just the absence of dis-ease, but full aliveness, vitality, presence, energy, and excitement about life).  She has spent more than 25 years studying and exploring various holistic healing modalities, esoteric and shamanic practices, Eastern philosophies, yoga, meditation, compassionate communication (NVC) and various organizational processes. Nancy maintains a private practice of energy healing and spiritual counseling in Stone Ridge, NY.  Through her company, New Visions, she incorporates yogic principles and practices into consulting and training for schools, government agencies, and corporations.  She leads workshops and retreats throughout the United States and teaches a six-month One Light Healing Touch Energy Healing and Mystery School.  Nancy coauthored Meaningful Expectations and Consequences: Strategies to Encourage Positive Behavior, a manual for educators to systemically address student behavior. She is a cofounder of Women with Wisdom providing Reinventing Ourselves and Sustaining the Vision Retreats.  Nancy loves to share, teach and guide individuals and organizations to growth and wholeness.
Karen Rosand
Karen Rosand
KAREN ROSAND is a certified Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher, trained at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and is registered with The Yoga Alliance. She plans and coordinates yoga workshops, retreats and classes in the Columbia County area through her business, A Graceful Plan, and has been coordinating meetings and conventions for The New York Times for 10 years.

Chris Neiman Chris Neiman
CHRIS NEIMAN has 20 (joyful!) years of consulting, coaching and designing and running personal growth and development seminars. Her passion is helping women discover their true inner calling. She has a Masters in Adult Training and Development, and lives in Nashville, TN with her daughter.
Patty Curry
Patty Curry
PATTY CURRY, a writer, artist, and teacher, has enjoyed working with women since 1987 as a manager, coach, mentor, trainer and retreat leader. She believes in reinvention and the magic of intention -- She owns Saint Anne's Studio, a place to pursue creative endeavors and one of several where she leads quilting and writing retreats.

Currently her reinvention includes creating financial freedom and completing her memoir of her relationship with and the illness and death of her beloved partner. Patty lives in the lovely village of High Falls, NY nestled at the foot of the Catskills in the Hudson River Valley with her 3 dogs, Emma, Nora and Kaysha. She also spends time in Carolina Beach, NC at her oceanfront condo. Life is good! Life is a beach.
Cindy Herman
Cindy Herman
CINDY HERMAN, is a Business Consultant, Inspirational Speaker and Lifestyle Coach. She works locally and nationwide supporting individuals, teams and organizations in creating success strategies and habits to expand their possibilities and achieve the results they seek. She is committed to assisting others to grow personally, expand professionally and to deepen spiritually.

Cindy Herman is the principal of Cindy Herman Associates, founded in 1994. She brings an enthusiastic, focused and dynamic style to her work. Cindy has over 15 years experience developing leadership, building high performance teams, creating sales and service excellence and facilitating change. She has worked in the communications, financial services, hospitality, retail, healthcare, public services, utilities and horticulture industries.

Cindy's authenticity and commitment to excellence inspires and supports the organizations she works with to reach new levels of effectiveness. She has hands-on experience in management, marketing, and human resources in corporations and entrepreneurial businesses. Her assignments have included facilitating the strategic integration of two executive teams following Coleman's acquisition of Eastpak, and implementing training at Fleet Bank and Citibank to ensure the sales force was positioned to deepen relationships and deliver a consistent brand experience after numerous acquisitions. She designed and implemented a workforce development initiative for New York States Hospitality and Tourism industry in "World Class Customer Service" and co-designed and implemented a Business Management Training Institute for leaders in the horticultural industry.

Cindy is a founding partner in the Center for Sustainable Leadership, www.csleadership.com , where she facilitates programs and coaches leaders to embody a generative way of being, and she is a co-founder of Women with Wisdom , www.womenwithwisdom.com an organization providing professional retreats for women. As a Professional Coach, Cindy supports individuals to reach for the possibilities and achieve their dreams in business and in life. S he has lead motivational presentations to groups up to 600 for MetLife, Organizational Development Network of New York, The Partnership for Women Entrepreneurs, Garden Centers of America , and The United Way and American Heart Associations.

Cindy has Master's Degree's in Applied Psychology and in Practical Spirituality and her Bachelor's Degree in Business and Human Resource Management. She is trained in the "Holographic Approach" to individual and organizational development, the DiSC assessment system, Non Violent Communication, and in Appreciative Inquiry. Cindy is committed to learning and growing and infuses that spirit in all the work she does. She is an ordained Minister and has studied a variety of healing modalities in service to her work with others. Her compassion, curiosity and collaborative approach mean that she genuinely works with, not just for, the people and organizations she serves. Cindy resides in Dutchess County , New York .

Patricia Varley
Patricia Varley
PATRICIA VARLEY, MHSA is a National Speaker & Facilitator, Business & Personal Coach who focuses on integrating professional, personal and spiritual growth. She has successfully worked for the past 15 years with entrepreneurs, business owners, companies and national organizations in "Reinventing Success from the Inside Out" by "Reclaiming the Wholeness of People." Patricia combines her commitment to empowering women with her understanding of personal development and the importance of living with passion and contributing your unique purpose to the world. Her warm yet powerful presentations include personal stories and insights to impact audiences of all sizes with her universal message.

Her areas of expertise include Marketing, Sales and Networking, Leadership Mastery, Navigating Through Change & Transition and Work/Life Balance. Patricia's workbook and upcoming book "BECAUSE YOU MATTER: 10 HEART-CENTERED PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING THE LIFE YOU DESIRE" is slated to be published in 2006. Her strong leadership, coaching and communication skills in combination with her entrepreneurial spirit helped her develop an international sales and network marketing organization of 1000 distributors.

A frequent radio and television guest with numerous articles published, Patricia now hosts the new TV program "Spiritually Speaking" aired in SW Florida and expanding throughout the US in 2005. She was honored by the Connecticut Business and Professional Women as "WOMAN of ACHIEVEMENT". She is one of 3 women who created and presents locally and nationally the one act play " LIFE -DIVAS: A WOMAN'S JOURNEY." In 2000, Patricia Founded and Hosts the Naples , FL Chapter of Women of Vision & Action (WOVA). She holds a B. A. Degree in Behavioral Science from Rollins College , Florida and a Masters Degree in Organization & Management and Human Services Administration from Antioch , New England . Patricia is a member of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA), International Coach Federation and National Speakers Association. She is based in Naples , FL and works nationally.

For more information or to contact Patricia see her web site at www.patriciavarley.com , email patricia@patriciavarley.com or National Voice Mail 1-800-529-0063.