Listee Features — June 8, 2021

Nicholeen Peck


Nicholeen P. Peck is an independent teacher, parenting coach, and the creator of “Self-Government,” a system of family interaction and discipline based on emotional self-control and effective verbal communication. A longtime foster parent and biological parent of four, Ms. Peck developed Self-Government as a system of helping families create harmonious home environments by teaching emotional self-control to parents and children of all ages. She began to develop the basics of Self-Government in the 1990s based on her experiences as a treatment foster parent and coursework taken with private mentors and through George Wythe University. Starting in 1999, Ms. Peck offered families independent coaching in the principles of Self-Government, and since 2008, she has shared her message to a wider range

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Kathy Luu


Kathy Phuong Luu is the owner and creative director of Spa Logic, a high-end, full-service salon and spa offering hair color, cuts, and styling for men and women, as well as makeup, nail, and skincare services, in a four-story historic building in downtown Washington, D.C. Born and raised in Vietnam, Ms. Luu immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s after fleeing the country to an international refugee camp in Hong Kong. Driven and detail-oriented, Ms. Luu dreamed of becoming a business owner from a young age, and immediately began coursework to become a licensed nail technician when she arrived in the United States at the age of 18. Ambitious, creative, and passionate about the beauty industry, Ms. Luu

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Ruth Ann Wagner, BA, MA, ABR, is a lifelong teacher, school administrator, and counselor who has dedicated the last two decades to building a thriving second career as a licensed real estate agent and accredited buyers’ representative. Born into a family with a legacy of teaching, Ms. Wagner’s earliest interest in education was inspired by her grandfather and her mother, both public school teachers during World War II. By the time she was in fifth grade, she had begun to demonstrate an aptitude for helping her classmates, and her teachers encouraged her to join an organization for students interested in teaching. She attended the University of Louisville, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and completed 18

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Pamela Mankoff is an instructional designer, manager, and technical writer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency with more than 15 years of expertise in disaster and emergency medical preparedness and leadership development. Since 2016, she has overseen mandatory training completion for FEMA employees and contractors, including ensuring employee engagement, editing department newsletters and other communiques, and participating in working groups for FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to create and assess training curricula. She credits her career to her upbringing and background as much as her tenacity and sense of humor. Raised in a large family by parents who often struggled to put all of their children through school, Ms. Mankoff was inspired by the hard work and consistency

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Chelsea Williams


Chelsea Marie Williams is the founder and chief financial architect of Core Solutions Group, Inc., a specialized accounting and bookkeeping firm created to tailor to the unique financial needs of attorneys and legal practices. Based in Bloomington, Illinois, Core Solutions Group, Inc., has counted clients from across the United States since its inception in 2017, and is dedicated to creating a broad range of bookkeeping and compliance solutions for firms of all sizes, from full-service accounting to designing customized software solutions for firms on a budget. Her journey into the financial industry began as a high school student: at the time, career and guidance counselors advised students to enter healthcare fields, as the influx of aging Baby Boomers would create

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