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Founded in 1995, Inspiring Champions is comprised of a team of dedicated leaders in the Salon and Day Spa Industry. We are committed to providing you with innovative and creative solutions to growing your business.

Corporate
  • Lauren Gartland - Roberts
  • Brian Braet
  • Kathleen Collins
  • Michele Dixon
Lauren Gartland, President

Name: Lauren Gartland - Roberts

Title: President

Serving the Industry Since: 1983

History of Service:

  • Founder/President of Inspiring Champions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Contributing Author, Wake Up & Live the Life you Love, In Beauty!

Bio:

"As long as I can remember my passion has been helping people reach their full potential. My life is committed to teach, inspire and support all people to live their dreams. I want to be known as a difference maker! I want my legacy to live on long after I am gone and to know that one life has breathed easier because I have lived."

Heather Stambaugh, Marketing Director

Name: Brian Braet

Title: Bus. Dev. & Education Mgr. N/A

Serving the Industry Since: 2004

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Degree in Political Science

Bio:

Brian has 6 years of experience representing educators and consultants in the beauty industry. He has worked with several product distributors to develop business programs that are taught to salon and spa professionals all throughout the United States.

"I have learned that this industry is filled with passionate, hard working people that can often benefit from learning a few fundamental business techniques that can make their dreams grow into reality."

Kathleen Collins

Name: Kathleen Collins

Title: Program & Communication Mgr. N/A

Serving the Industry Since: 2000

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • BA in Business Management
  • Cosmetology License
  • Completed 'Train the Trainer' Course
  • Landmark Education - Forum & Advanced Course

History of Service:

  • Licensed Cosmetologist since 2000

Bio:

"I experienced the major dysfunctions first hand which really had me want to make a difference for the future Salon & Spa professionals. I really love helping people and empower them to have the business of their dreams. In this industry a lot of salon and spa owners/technicians are so great technically, but what they lack is business knowledge, so I am lit up when I can give that to them and it completes the circle of success for them, allowing them to perform better because they have all of the necessary systems and structures in their business that allow for the business to run more efficiently."

Michele Dixon, Executive Assistant to President

Name: Michele Dixon

Title: Logistics & Purchasing Coordinator

Serving the Industry Since: 2011

Bio:

"Becoming part of an amazing team with shared passions and goals to serve the Salon and Spa Industry is the best. Since joining Inspiring Champions in March of 2010, I have become very excited about the dynamic change that can be made through the coaching and educational products IC offers to the beauty industry. Our success is measured by the success of our clients."

Coaches
  • Debra Hanson
  • Ame Metcalfe
  • Caylee Auge
  • Heather Goodwin
  • Jennifer Foo
  • Jill Ruone
  • Jolene Casey
  • Jynelle Waymire - Beatty
  • Lauren Gartland - Roberts
  • Stacey Staley
  • Randi Rose
  • Vicki Hughes
Debra Hanson

Name: Debra Hanson

Title: Inspiring Champions Coaches Trainer and Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1976

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Inspiring Champions Coaches Trainer since 2004
  • Advanced Leadership Program Facilitator since 2004
  • Certified Co-Active Professional Coach since 2002
  • Professional Business and Life Coach since 2002

History of Service:

  • Salon Owner for 28 years
  • Service Provider for 25 years

Bio:

Debra Hanson has personally trained all of the Inspiring Champions Coaches since it was developed in 2004. Debra also was instrumental in developing the Advanced Leadership Program and facilitates this program to effectively teach you how to coach your team. Debra is committed to the countless amount of Salon and Spa Owners needing coaching, education and training for success in this industry. Debra’s passion is for developing leaders, and finding the natural leader within. Debra will hold you accountable to your vision and goals and walk with you as your partner every step of the way to support you in realizing your vision.

Ame Metcalfe

Name: Ame Metcalfe

Title: Buisiness Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1998

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • American Board Certified Hair Colorist since 2005
  • Champ Camp 3-day Business Course
  • Cash Flow Camp 3-day Business Course
  • Advanced Leadership 1-year Program
  • Top Gun Front Desk
  • Aveda Business Colleges
  • Aveda Train-the-Trainer
  • Fierce Conversations Conflict Management Certified 2015
  • Denver “A” List winner of Top 5 Hair Color Salons. Voted by consumers as best of the best by local TV channel award.
  • Educator for the Energizing Summit – Premier Hair Color Education Event since 2010
  • Hair Extension Certified since 2013
  • Hair Restoration Evolve Certified 2016

History of Service:

  • Salon owner since 1998 with double digit growth year after year. Awarded Salon Today Top 200 Salon in North America for Growth and Advanced Education Hair Designer since 1990 Aveda Hair Color Ambassador

Bio:

Ame is a prime example of what happens when passion and talent collide. She is a highly lauded industry professional that uses her love of education to empower those around her to excel. This has led to one of her biggest accomplishments—leading her team to recognition by Salon Today as a Top 200 Salon in North America in the areas of growth and advanced education. Not only is Ame superbly adept at growing a team of talented, educational powerhouses, but she has mastered taking charge of her financial growth. She currently works only 24 hours a week “behind the chair”, yet still earns six figures. She chooses to spend the rest of the time focusing on growing her team, business, and her profits! . If you’re ready to experience explosive growth using proven strategizes, Ame will successfully coach you to leverage your opportunities in the coming year.

Caylee Auge

Name: Caylee Auge

Title: Buisiness Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 2009

History of Service:

  • Visionary & Owner of Hype Hair Studio since 2009, Caylee has a lot of hype around her name! She is a L'Oreal Professionnel Business Trainer/Coach, Certified John Maxwell Team Trainer/Coach, and Lumina Spark Certified Practitioner and Wife and Mother of 2 beautiful little girls. She won the title of Canada’s Best Beauty Talent in 2012, and has been developed curriculum for L'Oreal Professionnel and Inspiring Champions. Caylee has been an educator and platform artist since 2000 working in some of the most fashionable cities in the world. Caylee’s life calling is to mentor & educate while helping others to achieve their full potential. “I love sharing my experiences with others, seeing them grow and change their futures.”

Heather Goodwin

Name: Heather Goodwin

Title: Certified Business Success Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1995

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Certified Success Coach with Inspiring Champions
  • Certified Master Pedicurist
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Trainer
  • 1st Runner up Nail Technician of the Year, 2007

History of Service:

  • Nail Technician since 1995
  • Salon Owner since 2007
  • Led 'Coaching Chronicals' - Nails Magazine

Bio:

"I love being able to help facilitate a future for someone’s career goals. By leading day to day my team in the salon, as well as behind the chair, I am able to understand and connect with my coaching clients on a more personal level. When I began in 2004 my journey with Inspiring Champions I was working 6 days a week! Through the tools and systems they gave me I quickly was able to turn my business around and in that year not only did I cut back to 4 days per week, I also increased my sales by $33,000! Now I’m down to only 2 days behind the chair and still maintain over $100,000 per year.

"It’s because of that transformation in my life that I took the steps to became a coach with this incredible company and to begin leading my own team to their goals and dreams. Inspiring Champions changes lives- we will change yours too!”

Jennifer Foo

Name: Jennifer Foo

Title: Business Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1991

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Red Seal Journeyman Hairstylist
  • Certified Reflexologist & Nail Technician
  • Multiple “certificate of completion” from leaders in the Industry in Hair color, design, leadership & business management.

History of Service:

  • Service provider since 1991
  • Salon Owner since 2004

Bio:

I love this industry and the amazing people that help shape and create a beautiful experience for others. I know that it doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges and balancing acts, which is why it is my pleasure to work with you on an exciting journey into your future. It’s incredible to see people’s dreams and visions come into light when they realize the power and potential for success is within them, all they needed was support and guidance, which is exactly what I’m here for. Together we’ll help you get from where you are now to where you want to be, one step at a time.

Jill Ruone

Name: Jill Ruone

Title: Business Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1982

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Goodman Group Award, 2000
  • Regis Franchise - Manager of the Year Award, 2002
  • Regis Franchise - Franchise of the Year Award, 2004
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Coach, 2008
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Trainer
  • Regis Franchise - Coach and Mentor of the Year Award, 2009

History of Service:

  • Service Provider for 28 years
  • Platform Artist for 3 years
  • Manager/Owner for 27 years
  • District Manager for 7 years

Bio:

"As the Owner of own Salon and Spa and managing my team on a daily basis, I know what it’s like to be defeated, and I know what it’s like to have great success. Being able to help an owner move forward and watch the growth they experience is an awesome thing.”

Jolene Casey

Name: Jolene Casey

Title: Business Coach, Salon Owner, Technician

Serving the Industry Since: 1979

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Making a Difference Award & Businesses Caring for our Community Award
  • 1st Runner–up, Northwest Stylist Cover Contest
  • Voted # 1 Salon Renton 2008 & 2009
  • Voted # 1 Barbershop Renton 2010
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Coach

History of Service:

  • Service Provider for 30+ years
  • Developed an In Salon Coaching Program, Apprentice Development Plan for her salon
  • Runs a thriving business from 32 hours per week every other week

Bio:

I challenge you to come to coaching with the salon you have, so you can have the salon and life of your dreams. I walk in your shoes as a current salon owner, service provider, and manager of people. I know it can be overwhelming. By embracing the Inspiring Champions systems and trusting the process, I was able to see results for myself first-hand. As a service provider I increased, my service dollars 16%, my retail sales 28%, became a $100,000.00 producer, and eliminated one day of work behind the chair. With my newfound knowledge, I have confidently and powerfully implemented these systems with my team one step at a time, increasing team service dollars 21% and retail sales 19%. Having a team that uses the Inspiring Champions systems, is excited about goal setting, tracking, monitoring the results, and is held accountable through one-on-one coaching a PROFITABLE business and BALANCED life is achievable. My goal is to help you see that this is possible for you.

Jynelle Waymire

Name: Jynelle Waymire - Beatty

Title: Certified Business Sucess Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1991

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Certified Buisness Coach
  • Certified Master Pedicurist
  • Business Mastery Graduate

Bio:

Jynelle Waymire-Beatty, a salon owner and business coach, has been in the salon industry for over 24 years. Jynelle turned a non-profitable salon into a thriving, profitable salon by making major changes to the compensation structure, implementing systems through Inspiring Champions by increasing retail by 30% and prebooking to 75% overall. Jynelle is a graduate of Champ Camp, Cash Flow Camp, Coaching Your Team to the Top, Top Gun Front Desk Training, Advanced Leadership Program and most recently, became a graduate of Business Mastery Camp. She has taken her hours behind the chair from 50 hours per week down to 25 hours per week, while still producing higher sales.

"Through my Coaching Certification from Inspiring Champions, I have had the honor to work with owners needing leadership and systems to offer them a roadmap for success. I am proud of my clients that have committed to the journey of coaching and they have had great successes. I have walked a client through compensation changes, a price increase and implementing systems in her business that have taken her from losing $5,000 almost every month to now being profitable each month on a consistent basis! Another client has grown their service sales by 70% and their retail sales by 50%, by implementing systems and learning to grow their average service ticket so they may have the time to grow their team. I am excited to share my knowledge and my passion for helping move others forward so that they may lead a life they love and a business model that is profitable. I am very committed to my clients and willing to share my experiences so that they, too, can change their lives!" Jynelle and her family reside in Bartow, Florida.

Lauren Gartland, President

Name: Lauren Gartland - Roberts

Title: Business Coach, President

Serving the Industry Since: 1983

History of Service:

  • Founder/President of Inspiring Champions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Published Author, Wake Up & Live the Life you Love, In Beauty!

Bio:

"As long as I can remember my passion has been helping people reach their full potential. My life is committed to teach, inspire and support all people to live their dreams. I want to be known as a difference maker! I want my legacy to live on long after I am gone and to know that one life has breathed easier because I have lived."

Debra Hanson

Name: Stacey Staley

Title: Inspiring Champions Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 2000

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Winner of 2 Contessa Canadian Hairdressing Awards
  • Top Toronto salon for 6 consecutive years on FASHION Magazine’s Best Of List
  • Featured in print and online for Elle Canada, Canadian Living, National Post, Canadian Hairdresser and Salon Magazine
  • 10+ Years’ experience as an Educator for Matrix and Kerastase
  • Salon Owner since 2006

Bio:

    When I opened my first business in 2006, I quickly realized that although I considered myself to be a highly successful colorist and stylist, I had not received or been trained on the skills and knowledge necessary to run and operate a thriving and profitable salon business. I made things up as I went along- Sometimes my impulsiveness worked, sometimes it didn’t. Eventually, I got sick of being a gambler. I was sick of making costly mistakes that resulted in having to work long hours to make up lost revenue. All too soon, I became frustrated and was doubting my ability to successfully grow and manage my team.

    I started my journey with Inspiring Champions in February 2012, within the first year of partnering with them I was amazed at the growth we experienced. Service sales grew by 58%, Retail Sales increased by 37% within 1 year. Best of all, I was able to reduce my personal hours behind the chair and client count by 50%. By focusing on my Ideal Guests, I increased my weekly service sales and retail sales and to this day, my team and I continue to remain in the Top 1% performance standards.

    Most recently, In 2016, I compacted my spacious salon and converted our space into a two floor hybrid model to maximize profits per square foot and cross promote with other talented creative entrepreneurs in complimentary fields such as Lash Extensions, Microblading, Nails, Barbering and Cosmetic Injectables.

    My mission as your coach is to empower you with the tools and systems for success in your business and life. I will support you on this journey and challenge you to be your best possible version of yourself, take charge of your business and live the life you were born to live!

Randi Rose, Finance Manager

Name: Randi Rose

Title: Business Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1999

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Certified Life Coach
  • Former Seminar Leader, Landmark Education
  • President of the Board of Directors, San Diego Earth Works

Bio:

"I am passionate about serving people. I have touched a lot of industries, and this industry has some of the kindest, truest, sweetest, most authentic and appreciative people I have ever encountered. I love knowing that my job allows me to make a difference in someone’s life. In the quality of their life and that of their family."

Debra Hanson

Name: Vicki Hughes

Title: Busines Coach, Salon Manager, Cosmetologist-Skincare & Waxing Specialist

Serving the Industry Since: 2007

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Toastmaster
  • Aveda Concept Salon & Spa Manager
  • ABC (Aveda Business College)
  • Fierce Conversations
  • Desire Map Licensed Facilitator
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Coach

History of Service:

  • Salon and Spa Manager since 2007
  • Service Provider since 2011

Bio:

    Vicki has been running small businesses since 1986, and managing Aveda Concept salon/day spas since 2007. She is a cosmetologist, specializing in skincare and waxing.
    In 2011 she was recruited by offsite owners as an operations manager for an Aveda concept salon and day spa on the Gulf Coast. Her arrival at the salon was just after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, shortly after a walk-out.
    Since that time, Vicki has increased overall revenues by over 41.63% and retail sales by 69.93% Her background as an entrepreneur and retail business owner taught her the importance of retail, and smart, inexpensive marketing to add profits when times were tough. She implemented a systematic coaching program for her team, as well as reduced her hours to spend time with her family, while simultaneously increasing service revenue for 2014 by 9% and retail revenue by 19% after implementing the Inspiring Champions Systems.
    She led her team through a long overdue price increase and lived to tell about it! They have not only increased revenues, but after the price increase, remain at 85% productivity.
    From 2011 to 2014 their % of service guests purchasing product increased from 21% to 30.94%. "As a manager without on-site owners, I found that managing a team, while working with my own clientele, AND trying to create consistent systems from scratch, was like trying to build a banana while I was IN the blender! Inspiring Champions gave me my sanity back.
    Before I went to Cash Flow Camp, I was a woman on the edge. All of my prior business experience had not prepared me for the time demands of the salon and spa business. I left Cash Flow Camp with actual hope that things could be different.
    I realized that for myself and my team, making more money was not a WIN, if none of us had the time to enjoy it. Creating TIME along with the profits to allow us to enjoy our lives, was my mission.
    In spite of having been trained well on Aveda benchmarks, and business principles, through ABC (Aveda Business College) I knew WHAT to do, and WHY it needed to be done, I simply didn't know HOW. We lacked proven, effective systems.
    My goal to become the master of my time and schedule became possible in less than 12 months, thanks to my coach. That's what motivated me to become an Inspiring Champions Coach. I wanted to reach out to other serious professionals who were working themselves to the bone, but not making the progress or profits they knew they were capable of.
    Now I have answers and systems that I've used myself, and taught to my team. What a joy it is to bring hope and encouragement and PROFITS to other salon and spa technicians, managers and owners."
Trainers
  • Lauren Gartland - Roberts
  • Gary Ahlquist
  • Heather Goodwin
  • Jill Roune
  • Lance Courtney
  • Lori Davis
  • Paul Wilkinson
  • Rachaun Julian
Lauren Gartland

Name: Lauren Gartland - Roberts

Title: Trainer, President

Serving the Industry Since: 1983

History of Service:

  • Founder/President of Inspiring Champions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Published Author, Wake Up & Live the Life you Love, In Beauty!

Bio:

"As long as I can remember my passion has been helping people reach their full potential. My life is committed to teach, inspire and support all people to live their dreams. I want to be known as a difference maker! I want my legacy to live on long after I am gone and to know that one life has breathed easier because I have lived."

Gary Ahlquist

Name: Gary Ahlquist

Title: Coach

Serving the Industry Since: 1982

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
  • Peak Potentials, Train the Trainer Certificate
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Coach
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Trainer

History of Service:

  • Developed 3 Product Companies
  • Managed 15 Salons and Spas
  • Worked with 150 Distributors
  • Worked with over 8,000 Salons and Spas

Bio:

"I pride myself in making Cash Flow Consulting with Salon and Spa Owners easy to understand with step-by-step systems. Helping hard working Owners receive the financial reward that is due them is what drives me to work for this wonderful industry."

Heather Goodwin

Name: Heather Goodwin

Title: Trainer

Serving the Industry Since: 1995

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • 1st Runner up Nail Technician of the Year, 2007
  • Certified Master Pedicurist
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Trainer

History of Service:

  • Nail Technician for 15 years
  • Salon Owner for 2 years

Bio:

"I love being able to help facilitate a future for someone’s career goals. By living day to day in the salon, as well as behind the chair, I am able to understand and connect with my clients on a more personal level."

Jill Ruone

Name: Jill Ruone

Title: Trainer

Serving the Industry Since: 1982

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Goodman Group Award, 2000
  • Regis Franchise - Manager of the Year Award, 2002
  • Regis Franchise - Franchise of the Year Award, 2004
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Coach, 2008
  • Regis Franchise - Coach and Mentor of the Year Award, 2009

History of Service:

  • Service Provider for 28 years
  • Platform Artist for 3 years
  • Manager/Owner for 27 years
  • District Manager for 7 years

Bio:

"As the Owner of my Salon and Spa and managing my team on a daily basis, I know what it’s like to be defeated, and I know what it’s like to have great success. Being able to help an owner move forward and watch the growth they experience is an awesome thing.”

Lance Courtney

Name: Lance Courtney

Title: Trainer

Serving the Industry Since: 1992

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Inspiring Champions Certified Coach
  • Inspiring Champions Certified Trainer
  • Certified Dream Coach & Group Leader
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Member of National Speaker’s Association

Bio:

"Most technicians are taught how to pin, twist, cut, color, and transform the physical appearance and condition of others, while lacking the tools, skills and systems to do the same for their own lives and businesses. My passion is giving this industry the inspiration to reach higher, while providing the necessary tools to reach further and create positive transformation."

Lauren Gartland

Name: Lori Davis

Title:Trainer

Serving the Industry Since: 1981

History of Service:

  • VP of Operations & Marketing for Gene Juarez Salons & Spas for 30 years

Bio:

Having worked in the professional beauty industry as an executive since 1981, she uses her broad knowledge and background to strengthen the organization and set Inspiring Champions and their clients up for success. Lori has the proven ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom-line of salons and spas. As an Inspiring Champions Business Trainer and Coach, she is dedicated to helping her clients achieve unlimited potential and take their business to the top!

Paul Wilkinson

Name: Paul Wilkinson

Title: Trainer

Serving the Industry Since: 2000

Degrees, Certifications & Awards:

  • Trainer with Inspiring Champions

History of Service:

  • Manager of Spawho.com Division

Bio:

"I like to use my spontaneous humor & genuine kindness to make sure that every training session is totally unique and anything but boring. It’s rewarding to see a person double or even triple their income after learning what I’ve taught them in just a single weekend, I love knowing that I’ve made a difference in their lives."

Rachaun Julian

Name: Rachaun Julian

Title: Trainer

Serving the Industry Since: 2000

Bio:

"My passion is to inspire and empower individuals to believe in themselves and to never give up on their dreams. My unwavering commitment is to support you in soaring to your greatest heights."

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