Doyenne offers our members access to one-on-one coaching with the Doyenne Coaches. It is easy to get stuck inside your own head. We encourage you to reach out to us or other professionals to get advice and support.


Things to keep in mind

We suggest you keep a few things in mind as you consider engaging coaches:

  • Start early: You don’t have to have it all figured out BEFORE you meet with coaches. The whole point of a coaching session is to help you figure it out. We know sometimes things are messy.
  • Be you: Our coaches want to help you achieve your dreams. To be most helpful, they need to get to know you a bit.  We encourage you (and our coaches) to try to be your authentic selves in the coaching session. At Doyenne you count, you’re legit, we take you seriously. (Refreshing, eh?) Take down the mask and be a little vulnerable – it is the best way to invest in you.
  • Advice is Advice: Ultimately you are the one who makes decisions about your business. A coach helps explore and evaluate options WITH you; they are not there to tell you what to do. Coaches are human and have a particular lived experience from which they operate – from which they offer you suggestions. Some will connect more with you and your venture, others won’t. That’s normal.
  • Service Agreement: When you register to meet with a Doyenne Coach you agree to our Coaching Terms of Service Agreement
  • Rescheduling: If for any reason you need to reschedule your meeting please refer to the confirmation email you received after initially scheduling your appointment. In that email, there is a button where you can “Change/Cancel” the appointment. The confirmation email will be from “Doyenne Group

Madison Coaches

Below are the Doyenne Madison Coaches you can sign up for sessions with. Click “Learn More” to see their calendar and book an appointment.

Ashley Quinto Powell

Ashley Quinto Powell is the Director of Business Development at Table XI, Chicago’s #1 Custom Software Development Firm. She is an expert in national accounts, technical sales and relationship-based selling and has over $20m in sales under her belt. She’s happy to share her rain-making skills with members of the Doyenne Group.


Areas of Coaching

  • Business Development
  • Negotiation
  • Sales Strategy
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Jill Peterson

Jill spent seven years at the Division of Information Technology managing Help Desk operations as a student and running statewide implementations of new systems after graduating with her BA from UW – Madison. She joined Zendesk in 2013 and has worked with hundreds of companies and nonprofits around the globe as they start or scale their customer support/tech or consider social impact strategies.


Areas of Coaching

  • Customer Service Strategy and Scaling
  • Technical Tools/SaaS Software
  • Social Impact Business Strategy
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Laura Gmeider

You can find Laura at the intersection of leadership development and business strategy. She coaches emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Laura is a certified laser coach and contributor for the International Coach Federation. Her passion projects include: Disrupt Madison/Milwaukee, “If You Don’t, Who Will?” Empowered Women Empowering Women short documentary. Learn more:


Areas of Coaching

  • Leadership (Mindset/Confidence)
  • Communication (PR/Marketing/Negotiation/Speaking)
  • Strategy (Idea generation)
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Madhavi Krishnan

Madhavi is a seasoned computer scientist and passionate social-environmental entreprenuer. She founded Square Harvest, an online farmer’s market, which won the Wisconsin Innovation Award and was a finalist for Force For Positive Change Award. She currently works in Healthcare IT. Her goal is to use technology to make lives better. She has worked with computer whizzes, doctors and farmers and enjoyed the different challenges along the way.


Areas of Coaching:

  • Web & Mobile Technology
  • Food & Healthcare product development
  • Lean startup model 
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Amber Swenor

Amber Swenor is the founder of Strategic Partners Marketing, a brand strategy and implementation marketing firm that has grown to a team of 7 in 3 three years, as well as Amberdella Coaching, where she coaches and consults entrepreneurs to get clarity in their vision, and create structured and actionable plans to scale their badass businesses. Amber is a 2018 Vital Voices International Fellow.


Areas of Coaching:

  • Brand Strategy
  • Marketing Planning/Budgets/ROI
  • Coaching through Fears that hold people back.
  • I’m the clarity and structure queen: I can help you get clarity in your vision, messaging, brand strategy, and budgets, and then create structure and actionable steps to move forward in your new found clarity.
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Milwaukee Coaches

Below are the Doyenne Milwaukee Coaches you can sign up for sessions with. Click “Learn More” to see their calendar and book an appointment.

Katherine Ramirez

With over 30 years of advertising & sales experience. Kat offers expertise as a sought-after Advertising Consultant and Respect Advertising Market Leader. Kat is currently the CEO and Founder of adBidtise – helping businesses Stand Out, Survive, Succeed & Grow with affordable advertising options. Previously, Katherine’s advertising sales experience has covered five markets.

Areas of Coaching:

  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Training
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