Meet Our Mentors

The NAWBO-OC Mentor team is comprised of an esteemed group of Orange County business women.  Hand selected, our mentors represent a diversity of disciplines. They are executive coaches, business consultants, company CEOs’ and executives.  The industries they represent range from sales and marketing to manufacturing to health care to finance and accounting.  As diverse as these women are, they are connected by the threads of success and a desire to help other business women create strength and sustainability in their businesses.  NAWBO Mentors volunteer their time to participate in the Mentoring program, and many have been with the program for 6 or more years.

Whether you are looking to join the mentoring program or to select a coach or service provider for hire, we highly recommend these women as mentors, coaches and service providers.

Laura Neubauer - NAWBO OC 2013 - 2014 President and Mentor, President of Deliver It!

Laura Neubauer Mentor

Laura Neubauer – Mentor & 2013 -2014 President
Owner of Deliver It!
Phone: 877-997-7447
Fax: 848-547-4205

Maureen Rhyne - NAWBO OC Past President and currently VP of Strategy and Board, and Mentor

Maureen Rhyne  Mentor

Maureen Rhyne – Mentor & VP of Strategy and Board
Heritage Associates, Inc. President
Office: 949 230-1094

Maureen Rhyne, Ph.D., is president of Heritage Associates, Inc., a boutique consulting and coaching firm where she specializes in leadership and organizational development. A seasoned professional, executive coach and consulting psychologist, Maureen has worked with both for-profit and non-profit clients, helping them by assessing organizational health and by harnessing the leadership’s motivation to move forward toward a culture aligned with their mission, vision, and values. Maureen is Past President of NAWBO-OC and currently serves as the VP of Strategy and Board Development.

Trina Fleming - NAWBO-OC Mentor, VP of Marketing and Communications Women Helping Women / Men2Work

Trina Fleming – Mentor

Trina Fleming – Mentor & VP of Member Services
VP of Marketing and Communications WHW
Office: 949.631.2333 Ext. 304

Trina directs the development and implementation of WHW’s strategic marketing and public relations activities. She oversees the shaping of WHW’s brand message, communication objectives of the organization, the critical marketing and outreach to all of WHW’s constituents and effective communication between the organization and the public, including a focused outreach to local small business partners. Trina is also responsible for facilities management as well as implementing and maintaining the organization’s technology infrastructure. Trina is on the board of NAWBO-OC as Vice President of Member Services and was voted member of the year in 2009. In 2011, Trina was selected by Farmers and Merchants Bank as one of their Women of Courage. In 2012, Trina was nominated for the prestigious Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award.

Karen Christensen - NAWBO OC Mentor, Co-Owner of Transworld Business Advisors

Karen Christensen Mentor

Karen Christensen – Mentor
Transworld Business Advisors

Karen Christensen opened the Transworld Business Advisors Irvine office in 2010. Transworld is a world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, franchises and commercial real estate. Karen’s prior experience includes 20+ years as a financial executive involved in mergers and acquisitions in the financial services and high tech industries. Karen led financial due diligence teams for multi-billion dollar transactions and was an executive of a Credit Suisse First Boston subsidiary specializing in acquisitions, business planning and financing transactions. Her prior positions include the CFO for Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Citi Residential and Ameriquest Mortgage; Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning for Washington Mutual and American Savings Bank; Vice President of Corporate Planning for Synopsys Corporation and Senior Vice President for Kaplan, Smith and Associates, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston.

Peggy Fu - NAWBO OC Mentor and Legal Counsel Board Member, Owner of Focus Business Law Group, 949-488-8295

Peggy Fu – Mentor

Peggy Fu – Mentor & Legal Counsel Board Member
Focus Business Law Group

Kim Slivkoff - NAWBO OC Mentor, Driven For Life, Inc. Director of Inspiration

Kim Slivkoff – Mentor

Kim Slivkoff – Mentor
Driven For Life, Inc. Director of Inspiration
949-706-5333 (Office)
(949) 209-2610 (Fax)

Inspiring others has always come naturally to Kim. With over 20 years of experience in sales, leadership development and business management, Kim’s passion to help others see potential not yet realized in themselves and their business has been key to her success. As Director of Inspiration at Driven For Life, Kim experiences daily the powerful and positive impact of a company that truly is on a mission to make a difference, one organization at a time. Specializing in corporate Employee Engagement, Driven For Life uses hands-on experiential programs and processes that unlock emotion and drive organizations to higher levels of performance; helping individuals and teams perform beyond what they imagined, while improving the company culture, bottom line, and the quality of life for those they work with.

Moty KoppesMoty Koppes
Master Certified Coach (MCC)
Professional Mentor Coach (PMC)
Faculty member of Coach U


Frumi Rachel BarrDr. Frumi Rachel Barr
The Why Institute


Victoria BetancourtVictoria Betancourt
Coneybeare, Inc.


Patti Cain-StanleyPatti Cain-Stanley
Cain-Stanley & Company


Cindy CandelaCindy Candela
Candela Consulting


Barri CarianBarri Carian
Carian Consulting


Nahid CasazzaNahid Casazza, MBA, Board Certified Coach
Aspyrre Professional Coaching


Linda M. DuffyLinda M. Duffy, SPHR, MBA
Ethos Human Capital Solutions


Cindy GossCindy Goss, President
Propel Business Solutions, Inc.


Patricia HirschPatricia Hirsch, Master Certified Coach, MBA
Design Your Life Coaching


Sima Safaee GraySima Safaee Gray, MA,CPC
Career and Life Balance Coach


Mickey WilsonMickey Wilson
Trilogy Guided Imagery For Healing
or Teen Centered Coaching & Counseling