Help fund our new business!
The beauty is in the story...
January 2012, a monk had a meaningful conversation with Mikki, asking her for guidance in entering a highly competitive and saturated anti-aging skin care market. While developing her own business, Mikki’s two-week consulting gift extended into eighteen months of pro bono business development and marketing strategies—segueing into a divinely orchestrated partnership.
Welcome to I AM Grace™!
...a brand, a community, a company committed to supporting women in experiencing Life...and Business...a little differently! Connecting beyond social media, I AM GraceTM mindfully integrates women’s intrinsic values (inner beauty) with their extrinsic values (outer beauty). Through authentic sincere relationships and an abundant generosity of grace, we are a vibrant women’s community. Providing personal experiences—face-to-face, heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul, offering best in class: services, products, and opportunities. I AM GraceTM Authentically Beautiful…
There is a different way to live life…
As a society, we are often consumed in “being successful.” We forget the importance of being successful “human beings” of deeply listening and connecting spontaneously with whatever life is offering us in the moment. At I AM GraceTM, we believe there is no such thing as an ordinary moment. Each moment, experience and connection is extraordinary. We are dedicated to supporting women living lives of authenticity, meaning, and purpose—through gratitude and grace.
I AM Grace…authentically beautiful.
Being highly intentional, discerning and inspired, Mikki and her partners’ dynamic online women's community With Gratitude and Grace, LLC—fused with—Brother Dennis’ Carmel Laboratories, LLC...creating...I AM GraceTM.
Inwardly lead by non-judgmental compassionate awareness, kindness and grace, Mikki and the monk were concerned for more than the comfort of souls, but the survival of humanity.
I AM GraceTM is a socially conscious brand offering authentically beautiful and contemporary solutions for women’s body, mind, spirit and skin. In honoring women’s intrinsic values (inner beauty), we have been successful in inspiring thousands to live lives of meaning, purpose and grace, while aligning with their unique core values through social media platforms, retreats and events. In honoring women’s extrinsic values (outer beauty), our hero product-line is the powerful, proven and patented I AM GraceTM anti-aging skin care system.
Working in a pro bono capacity since 2011, we are entrepreneurial leaders with experience in management, business development, community building, and social-sales.
We are seeking kindness to support us in raising the initial $50,000 of the total amount of $750,000 to launch of our new brand, I AM GraceTM. The generosity of crowd funding will enable us to develop and create infrastructure. We will continue to build the I AM GraceTM community, while developing new market-place-presence and branding through packaging, graphics, and website design, etc.
ASK...Always Seeking Kindness!
We are turning to our community members and strongest supporters to ask for contributions. In exchange, we are offering some beautiful gifts: Easeamine products and transformational experiences to enhance and nourish your life...body, mind, spirit and skin. Your kindness and contribution will bring I AM GraceTM brand awareness to the market, encouraging more women to embrace their authentic beauty and share their gifts with the world.
How you can help!
1. Contribute to the campaign
2. Share this link with others
3. Join our community online
4. Listen and share our radio shows
With Gratitude and Grace: www.withgratitudeandgrace.com
Blogtalk Radio: www.blogtalkradio.com/withgratitudeandgrace
Mindful Moments: Mondays at 10 AM EST or later via the web
Blessing Circle: Fridays at 10 AM EST or later via the web
Twitter: Gratitude & Grace
The hero product-line offered is the I AM GraceTM Skin Care System. I AM GraceTM is divine intervention for your skin...with patented, proven and powerful Adenosine Skin Technology. Naturally found in the body, Adenosine increase blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These two important proteins are vital in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dryness that occur with aging.
When funded, our product launch includes: a cleanser, toner, day crème, night crème and eye crème. I AM GraceTM products are science and grace combined for beautiful skin and a beautiful world.
Mindful living, authentically...
I Am GraceTM will provide community experiences, transformational offerings to support women discovering and embracing their inner beauty. I AM GraceTM will provide impeccable service, sustainable visibility, and growth as we connect beyond social media through developing sincere and authentic—face-to-face, heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul connections.
Making a difference...
I Am GraceTM will offer a platform with a significant differentiation—a significant portion of our net-profits will plant seeds of hope for the next generation through educational initiatives. We are attracting many who share our core values and are inspired by our intentions.
A pause on purpose...
I Am GraceTM is a vibrant, organic, sustainable, sincere, cause driven community, which mindfully fuses and integrates women’s intrinsic values (inner beauty) with their extrinsic values (outer beauty) through an abundant generosity of grace. Women are longing for sincere authentic connections with communities who embrace them emotionally and spiritually. They will remain loyal to brands speak their language, understand them and sincerely engage their hearts and souls and connected to a cause in which they trust and believe.
Our leadership team
Michelle (Mikki) Lessard - CEO & Executive Sales Director
Creator/Founder of the With Gratitude & Grace woman's community, Inspirational Speaker, Leader, Manager and Entrepreneur, Mikki has 25 years of successfully developing and implementing Multi-channel Sales Strategies. Guided by her intrinsic values and intuitive business acumen she has demonstrated expertise - organizing and developing Sales Operations, Infrastructure to support Sales Targets, developing, training and inspiring organizations, while delivering organic, sustainable growth, retention and results.
As strategic thinker and successful entrepreneur, Mikki has developed I Am GraceTMinto an innovative business concept combining the best of her vast business knowledge. Mikki's Career highlights include: Tupperware franchise owner $2M, National Sales Trainer for Gillette/Jafra Skincare and Blythe/Partylite. She supported the development and launch of several start-up companies including Dove Chocolate Discoveries (Mar's first direct sales channel) and The Body Shop at home. Mikki is the Founder of With Gratitude and Grace, Radio Talk Show Host and contributing author to best-selling book series, Wake UP Women. Mikki has worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Carmel Laboratories, LLC without monetary compensation since January 2012.
Kath Schnorr - V.P. Business Development
As Owner/Founder of Core Communications and With Gratitude & Grace woman's community, Kath is a professional coach, trainer, speaker, and leader in applying strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. With 20 years of Program Management Experience, she was a contractor at MCI Worldcom developing Y2K Contingency Plans and the Control Center for all Front Office Business Programs. At Martin Marietta, Kath was responsible for several critical DoD 1M+ software development programs. Kath has worked for Carmel Laboratories, LLC part-time without monetary compensation since January 2013. Kath is also a radio talk show host and contributing author to best-selling book series, Wake UP Women.
Nancy Feth - V.P. Sales & Marketing
Co-Founder of With Gratitude & Grace woman's community; Founder of Inspire Connection Relationship Coaching, Nancy is a professional coach, trainer, speaker and talk show host with expertise in Social Media Marketing, Community & Relationship Building, Conflict Resolution, and on-line team development. She also has a professional background in Product Design & Development, Sales & Marketing and Development of Strategic Alliances in Consumer and Medical Products. Nancy has worked for Carmel Laboratories, LLC part-time without monetary compensation since November 2012. Nancy is also a contributing author to the best-selling book series, Wake UP Women.
Brother Dennis Wyrzykowski - CSO Chief Spiritual Officer
Spiritual Director of the non-profit Teresian Carmelites Inc, Brother Dennis re-established Teresian Carmelite Inc from a donation-sustained community to a self-sustaining model. Highly motivated to serve the needs of others, he developed a business structure having subsidiary for-profit companies: Teresian Carmelite Works, Inc, Teresian Carmelite Wind, LLC and Carmel Laboratories, LLC. With the guidance of two Boston law firms and a team of corporate and tax attorneys, he created a business infrastructure of accountability, responsibility and transparency. Brother Dennis’s Carmelite tradition spans 5000 years of spiritual and relational experience, guiding him in maintaining universal principles of compassion, understanding and no judgment. Dedicating his life to God and the services of others since 1980, Brother Dennis’ motto is “to be love”, “to love” and “to be loved” has gained respect, confidence and trust of individuals from celebrities, renown scientists, corporate executives, business owners—to formally incarcerated men from his prison ministry. Without intent, he has developed strategic pro bono service partners of law firms in Boston, Cambridge and Washington D.C. His compassion, understanding and non-judgmental approach to life, compels him to seek contemporary vehicles to bring “God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven”. His driving desire is to end the perpetuation of crime, prejudice and poverty—one child at a time—through education.
Paul Menard - CFO Chief Financial Officer
Graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management & Finance, entrepreneur and former business owner, Paul developed his family business to 400% growth, while doubling his company’s geographical size. Selling his business in 2011 to work alongside Brother Dennis Wyrzykowski, Paul became President of Teresian Carmelite Works, Inc. the for-profit subsidiary of Teresian Carmelite Inc. He has worked full-time for Teresian Carmelites Works, Inc. without monetary compensation since April 2011. Paul collaborated in the development of I AM Grace LLC, Teresian Carmelite Wind, LLC and Carmel Laboratories, LLC project. He is also the spiritual liaison between Teresian Carmelites, Inc. and its’ for-profit subsidiaries.