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.

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Kathy Evans

Kathy is our resident Career Coach and the leader of Corporate Partnership Development. She joined Brilliant Balance in March 2020 after an extensive career of successful leadership roles, where she delivered bottom line results and transformed organizations and talent systems for a Fortune 50 corporation and other large multinational firms.

Kathy is the proud mother of two grown sons who have embarked on successful careers of their own.

Kathy applies the Brilliant Balance growth mindset to her adventures as an avid traveler, as well as in her enthusiasm for cooking and trying new recipes for her family and friends.

Hilary Molina

Hilary is our Marketing Operations Director and 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. She has been a part of the Brilliant Balance team from Day One!

Hilary is married and a mom to three very busy and active teenage children. She loves spending time with her extended family, whether it's an outdoor bonfire, Sunday dinner, or a beach vacation! Her life is FULL, and she uses the principles of the Brilliant Balance coaching program to make the most of her time.

Lesley Moore

Lesley is our Team Administrator and Office Manager. In addition, she manages our Brilliant Balance Facebook platform by keeping her finger on the pulse of what is relevant to serve our community in the best way possible.

After being a stay at home mom for a few years, Lesley joined us in August 2019. Before becoming a SAHM, she spent 10 years working as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor. She also spent the first 6 years of her career working within Fifth Third Bank.

Lesley lives in Loveland, OH with her husband Eric, daughter Ruby (11), adventure being her middle name, and son Dawson (9), sweet family comedian.

Lesley and her family enjoy travelling whether to a beach vacation or visiting all things history. Prior to working at Brilliant Balance, Lesley was a client and has learned to put herself on her to do list, creating her own dreams/goals list and a plan to make things happen.

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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 managed 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.

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Holly Schmidt

Holly is our Operations Director, and she oversees the “behind the scenes” projects that bring Brilliant Balance to life. She’s been with us since January of 2019. Prior to joining our team, Holly spent the first part of her career working in business development operations for Fortune 500 and large multi-national firms.

Holly is married to Andrew and has three sons - Brody (6), an inquisitive first grader, Tommy (3), a rough and tumble pre-schooler, and Griffin (1), who can do no wrong.

Holly loves to cook, listen to nerdy podcasts, and have dance parties in the kitchen. Life is full, and she utilizes Brilliant Balance’s mindset work as a crucial part of keeping her on her A game.