Meet the Brilliant Balance Team

Cherylanne Skolnicki

Founder and Life Design Coach

Cherylanne is a speakerwriter, and Life Design coach to high-impact women around the world. She is a respected expert on work-life integration and well-being who is committed to helping working women find their brilliant balance.

Cherylanne believes that we can thrive both at work and at home, and that it starts by intentionally shaping the rhythm of our lives. She founded The Brilliant Balance Company to guide women in prioritizing the three elements of the Brilliant Balance Model: connections, purpose, and dreams.

Cherylanne was formerly the Founder and CEO of Nourish, a home-cooking service for busy households, and prior to that, spent nearly 15 years working for Procter & Gamble in marketing and sales. While there, she managed businesses worth up to $1 billion in revenue and led teams that spanned the globe. She has first-hand insight into the pace at which successful women today must operate and she is particularly passionate about helping working women design the rhythm of their lives in a way that enables them to be brilliant both at work and at home.

Cherylanne holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Hospitality Administration and an M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Management. She is also a Certified Health Coach with a degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. A native of northeastern Pennsylvania, she now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and three children.

You can read more of her story here

Lisa Ritacco

Lisa is a Success Coach at Brilliant Balance Company, and leads the client coaching program to help high-achieving women achieve a balanced life AND a life full of possibilities. Lisa brings leadership and entrepreneurial experience from her background as an attorney and realtor, having run and manged her own law practice for over 12 years prior to joining our team.

Lisa is the proud mom of two school-age children, and thoroughly understands the calendar challenges our clients face with juggling a full career and an active family life.  

She has an established yoga, mediation, and mindfulness practice, which influences her  positive and grounded coaching style.

She and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, and kayaking together.


Hilary Molina

Hilary is a member of our Client Success Team. She manages the quality of the Brilliant Balance experience for our clients and she's one of the first touch-points for women considering the program, too. She has been a part of the Brilliant Balance team from Day One!

Hilary is married and a mom to three children: two teenage daughters, and an almost-teenage son.

Her life is FULL, and she uses the principles of the Brilliant Balance coaching program to make the most of her time.

Though she spends a lot of time in the car as a chauffeur to her kids, she'll tell you that the one-on-one time she gets with each of them is her favorite part of each day!

Anne Schmidt

Anne is the Creative Director at Brilliant Balance. She oversees the creative process and leads the team on all things design. She is the graphic and web designer behind our brand and has been part of the Brilliant Balance team from Day One!

Her professional career started at a marketing firm in Washington D.C., where she enjoyed creating designs for marketing and grassroots advocacy projects. She then started her own design agency called Blu Design Shop offering brand, logo, and web design to startup companies, which led her to working with us!

Anne is married and mom to a 9 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Both kids are very involved in athletics and music which keeps her schedule full!


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