Meet the Brilliant Balance Team

Cherylanne Skolnicki

Founder and Life Design Coach

Cherylanne Skolnicki is one of America’s leading authorities on work life integration — helping working women live their happiest, most fulfilling lives.

From her early days at a Fortune 500 company to founding The Brilliant Balance Company, where she leads a vibrant community of high achieving women, she’s become a go-to expert and trusted advisor for women who want to get the most out of life.

Cherylanne grew up wanting to be a Fortune 500 CEO, and started her career at Procter & Gamble where she worked for 15 years before forming her own company.

While there, she managed businesses worth up to $1 billion in revenue and led teams that spanned the globe. Her years in a leading global corporation give her first-hand insight into the pace at which successful people today are expected to operate; she is particularly passionate about helping working women find ways to experience thriving well-being despite the rigorous demands of their work and home lives.

Today, the Brilliant Balance Company equips women to get the most out of life through both through its extensive free content platform and its training and coaching programs.

Cherylanne is a sought-after speaker and top podcast host. Each year she speaks at a number of events, companies, and organizations. She hosts the Brilliant Balance Podcast which reaches thousands of women each week with inspiring messages and practical ideas.

Cherylanne's work and advice have been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, Cincy Chic and Women’s Day. She appears on TV news shows as an expert on work life balance, productivity, and purpose.

Cherylanne graduated from Cornell University in 1995. She also holds an MBA from the Goizueta School of Management at Emory University.

She is one of Cincinnati’s 100 Wise Women, a Forty Under 40 Honoree, a happy wife, and a proud mom of three.

Kathy Evans

Kathy Evans is a career coach who believes we are the hero of our own career. She is also a seasoned Business Executive who has built a career of successful leadership roles with respected business icons. Kathy has delivered results and transformed organizations and talent systems across major corporations, consulting firms, and agencies, including Procter & Gamble, PwC, KPMG, and IBMx/Resource. She is a natural problem solver, relationship builder, and change agent, who thrives creating order out of chaos.

Kathy is now the founder of Epitome Career Coaching, dedicated to bringing a fresh perspective to her clients as they pursue their career dreams.

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 teenage children. 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!

Lesley Moore

Lesley is our Team Administrator and Office Manager. In addition, she manages our online presence within our Brilliant Balance community group.
Prior to Brilliant Balance, Lesley spent the first 6 years of her career working within one of the
largest consumer banks in the Midwest, Fifth Third Bank. She lives in Loveland, OH with her
husband Eric, daughter Ruby, and son Dawson.

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.

Holly Schmidt

Holly is Operations Director at Brilliant Balance where she oversees strategy + operations for the company, including day-to-day management of key projects. 

Prior to Brilliant Balance, Holly spent the first 15 years of her career working in business development for Fortune 500 companies and multinational professional services firms. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Andrew and their three boys - Brody, Tommy, and Griffin.


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