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Influential Women Collaborate to Bring Power Packed Soft Skills and Software Engineering Training to Haiti and Beyond

From the moment that Alice Bonhomme-Biais and Kristen Hertzog sat down for breakfast
together at the Haiti Tech Summit in Montrouis, Haiti, they knew they were on to something
innovative. Haiti Tech Summit attracts hundreds of international leaders, entrepreneurs,
marketers and creatives interested in transforming countries like Haiti through challenges in
innovation and sustainability.

Alice, a Software Engineering Coach with 12 years of software engineering as a team leader at
Google New York and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (France), Alice has also been involved in
the Haitian Tech community for over 10 years.

“I know how to help develop and build tech teams with a culture based on software
engineering best practices, collaboration, and innovation. But companies are also asking for
high level, soft skills training or empowerment seminars to complement the tech education and
create a more holistic approach. This is not my focus area.” explains Alice.

Enter: Kristen Hertzog, a dynamic business leader and award-winning speaker with a
Leadership Coaching Strategies certificate from Harvard University and 25 years of business
experience including 10 years in Haitian development partnerships, Kristen specializes in
customized soft skills workshops and one-on-one remote executive coaching.

“Soft skills are important attributes that enable someone to effectively work with other
people. My passion is to bring a greater sense of empowerment, problem-solving, with a goal
towards healthier work environments and more effective leadership. This brings sustainable
growth within the company.” says Kristen.

Together, these influential women are joining forces to combine great technical leadership as
well as soft skills training and executive leadership. They will travel to Haiti together in
January 2019 and are currently accepting inquiries for hourly, daily and weekly seminars and
workshops, based on location, company needs, and budget.

“Although our areas of expertise are very different, what we have in common is our desire to
support Haitian entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses. Our skills sets are so different,
yet so complimentary. Together, we can offer more to those interested in going to the next
level in their organizations.” explains Kristen.

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By Kristen

As a performance coach, I have helped bring clarity to C-level executives under pressure, analyzing their need and helping them craft solutions. I advised for-profit multi-million dollar companies and non-profit organizations in development, branding, and employment issues.

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