Meet our Founder, Lianne Kim
Lianne Kim founded Mamas & Co. in November 2014 with the aim of bringing mama entrepreneurs together to support each other in their efforts to grow their businesses. Her current role is to continue to grow the mission of the community by working on strategic partnerships and curating the educational content such as our conferences and online courses.
In addition to leading this community, she is also a Business Coach and she helps business owners at all different stages through her online courses and coaching programs. She also runs an annual retreat for female entrepreneurs every January.
While she loves her work, Lianne’s #1 passion in life is spending time with her family. She is a wife a mama to two adorable kids and she loves going on family adventures, whether it’s traveling to a new destination as a family, or going on long bike rides. She believes that it is possible to have the life and business of our dreams.
Meet our Member Experience Manager, Camilla Brown
Camilla Brown joined the Mamas & Co. team in 2018. While she started out assisting with a wide variety of tasks, we quickly realized Camilla’s true gifts lie in communicating with our growing audience and helping our mamas get the most out of the member experience.
Camilla does everything from helping women join our community, to answering their questions in the member forum. She helps ensure our mamas have the information they need to attend our webinars and events. She is also a seasoned event planner and helps produce our live events.
As a wife and mama of 3 teens/tweens life is pretty lively. Camilla's favourite recharging activities are discovery walks, cooking, and spending time with her family doing just about anything!
Meet our Operations Manager, Nicole Mickevicius
Nicole joined the M&C. team in 2020 as the Operations Manager. She has become an essential member of the team, and takes it upon herself to ensure that Mamas & Co. operates as a well-oiled machine! She works extremely hard behind-the-scenes to ensure all the Mamas & Co. events and projects are executed smoothly and efficiently.
In addition to her duties in Operations, she also supports our Mama Mentors, and is the point-of-contact for the Affiliate Program.
Aside from being an organizational guru, Nicole is also a wife and mother of three, who loves to sail, cook and be one with nature.
Meet our Marketing Coach, Amanda Casinha
Amanda Casinha joined the Mamas & Co. team this year but she has been a long-time member, and Mama Mentor leading one of our ever-popular Accountability Groups, and has been a Guest Coach in several forums hosted by our community.
With close to two decades of marketing and business experience, Amanda is currently our Marketing Coach for the A-Player cohorts, helping them take their content and messaging to the next level for more online visibility. While assisting the amazing mamas in our community, she also leads the Mamas & Co. social media channels.
Amanda lives in Toronto and Portugal with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t chasing toddlers or creating content, you can find her drinking coffee and listening to a true crime podcast.
Meet our Mindset Coach, Chernell Bartholomew
Chernell is a mom to 3 beautiful girls, a published author, Certified Health Coach, A Ritz-Carlton Award winning Registered Massage Therapist & a Personal Trainer and the A-Players Mindset Coach.
With over 16 years of experience in health and wellness her passion is to help exhausted moms put themselves first again, get out of their own way & stop limiting their potential. Her positive non judgmental approach helps our A-Players realize they have the power to question old habits & start making real big moves!
Meet our Podcast Producer, Emily Milling
Emily Milling is a podcast producer and comedy artist from Toronto. As a graduate of Baking and Pastry Arts Management at George Brown, and Event Management at Algonquin College, Emily's varied careers have led her to entrepreneurship where she found her sweet spot in helping other entrepreneurs with their podcasts.
Emily is proud to have been on the Mamas and Co. team since the inception of Lianne's podcast, The Business of Thinking Big. When she's not producing podcasts, you can find her on various stages around Toronto performing improv and sketch comedy, or you'll catch her producing music and indie films.
Meet our Administrative Assistant, Therese Velasco
Therese Velasco, an experienced Virtual Assistant with over 8 years of expertise in virtual assistance and online marketing space, has been providing backend support for Mamas & Co. Her contributions as part of the Operations Team have been invaluable not only in the day-to-day tasks but in assisting in important projects and launches. Therese's unwavering commitment and expertise ensure smooth operations within Mamas & Co., making her an invaluable asset to the team's productivity and success.
As an INFJ personality type, Therese navigates her role while embracing her introverted nature and brings a unique perspective to her work, fostering meaningful connections and providing valuable assistance to those she serves.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Therese finds joy in reading self-help books, she also enjoys engaging in discussions about mindset-related topics, and indulging in watercolor painting.
Meet our Web Page Designer, Abegail Taculod
Abegail joined Mamas & Co. in 2022 as our Tech VA and landing page designer. In this short time, she's been able to blossom and hone her skills and expertise. Her background as a graphic brand designer and experience in online marketing helps to keep the brand you know and love looking clean and fresh. Abegail's goal to become the go-to person for online entrepreneurs and course creators is certainly on it's way.
Outside of her online career, Abegail spends quality time watching movies with her sisters and friends, playing guitar, and living the life that she wants, fulfilling her purpose.