Meet Our Facilitators



Past Events


Grand Potential Podcast


Danielle Benzon


“This is a beautiful, powerful network. I’ve done so much networking in so many different spaces and I must say this is such a unique, welcoming and value-giving group. Nowhere else have I felt so seen and made such effortlessly organic and meaningful connections.”

– Danielle Benzon, Inspired Coaching


Richard Kaye



“Susan and Carolyn produce an outstanding event. Networking, business building, and community. Growing a business? Join this amazing community.”

– Richard Kaye, CEO Space


Suzannah Baum


“What an excellent group filled with talented, dynamic entrepreneurs. The sense of community and support is very strong, the meetings are focused and purposeful. I got a ton of value from attending just one meeting. Thanks to Carolyn and Susan, the founders and leaders of the group, who have built such a great resource for entrepreneurs.”

– Suzannah Baum, Ideal Communications


Brian Morrison



“I have been following and attended many of The Grand Connection Business Community Events over the last 12+ months …. and have no hesitation in recommending this to EVERYONE

– Brian Morrison, BizSocial Networking


Mike Stewart


“Being a part of The Grand Connection has been an amazing experience and the support I have received from this community has given me the ability to take my relationship coaching business to a new level!”

– Mike Stewart, Men Talk To Your Woman


Elizabeth Stefani


“Last year, as I pivoted my networking to the online sphere, It was difficult to find a networking group in which I could relate to the members. When I found The Grand Connection, I immediately felt like I was able to connect with like-minded individuals, wherever in the world they may be! Having been a part of the Meaningful Mastermind group, I have also benefited from the collective knowledge of the group. Through the weekly meetings and accountability sessions, I have had not only the information and feedback to change my business for the better, but also the support of my new friends to help me reach my goals. The Grand Connection Networking Group Mastermind have been invaluable to me as an entrepreneur.”

– Elizabeth Stefani, Trained Professional Organizer


Sheynal Saujani


The Grand Connection Masterminds with Carolyn have made a big impact for my business planning and growth. The goal setting and accountability pods have pushed me to initiate marketing initiatives that I had procrastinate on for over a year. I’m now a strong believer in the power of masterminds to provide clarity, new insights and fast track my sales goals.

~ Sheynal Saujani, President RSK Strata Advisors


Joel Zimelstern


Each meeting I am treated to outstanding presentations that deliver applicable ideas & practical tips to implement in my business. The value of the meetings don’t end there, I get to network and collaborate with growth minded entrepreneurs that stretch me professionally and personally.

~ Joel Zimelstern


Cheryl Brewster


Unique, fun, practical and powerful. This virtual networking platform delivers! Huge value in content. The mastermind groups support learning through practice, in a safe, friendly environment that supports learning, connection and heart-based business.

~ Cheryl Brewster


Gale Beck


It is wonderful to meet so many great entrepreneurs. The thing I like the best is the networking in the masterminds where good ideas are shared and lasting connections are made. Thank you for the opportunity to grow my business with a supportive group.

~ Gale Beck


Barb Ashcroft

Barb Ashcroft is an author, mentor and ‘Thought Leader’ who loves assisting others by supporting their health, wellness and lifestyle goals.


Permelia Parham

Permelia Parham is a teacher and practitioner of energy healing. She has studied and used this healing modality for over 20 years. Permelia is also a Certified Body Code & Emotion Code Practitioner, offering sessions to release unprocessed negative emotions for better health and success in life.


Oct 29 | GC Testimonial | Mike Stewart | Men Talk To Your Woman

Mike Stewart is a member of our Grand Connection community and a facilitator in our Mastermind breakout rooms at our Expert Speaker events. He is dedicated to supporting couples to bring the magic back into their marriage.