The I2L Team2019-09-18T11:12:19+00:00

Our Founders

Sarah Elliott - Intend2Lead - Empowering Intention...Empowering Possibilities

What excites me most about I2L: To witness the positive impact you will have in the world when you tap into your own power to create new possibilities!

My favorite quote: “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

What I do for I2L: Individual coaching, group coaching, speaking, training, facilitation, Innovation Labsconsulting

My bio: Sarah believes the future of the accounting profession depends on our capacity to love. Through one-to-one coaching, group learning and innovation labs, she helps CPAs access the possibility dimension: the place where fear is no longer the enemy.
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Brian Kush - Intend2Lead - Empowering Intention...Empowering Possibilities

Brian Kush, PCC, CPA

What excites me most about I2L: To see what leaders are capable of when they bring more intention to their life and the people they lead.

My favorite quote: “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” – Unknown

What I do for I2L:  Individual coaching, group coachingspeaking, training, facilitation, Innovation Labsconsulting

My bio: Brian spent the first 14 years of his career serving as a CPA and consultant at both Ernst and Young and AuditWatch. During that time he realized coaching was the best and most natural way he could support and challenge others.
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Carri Scuba

Carri Scuba

What excites me most about I2L: Seeing what is possible when an individual removes the blocks that have stopped them in the past and creates a future aligned with their passion and purpose.

My favorite quote: “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” – Goethe

What I do for I2L:Individual coaching, group coaching

My bio: Carri  is a certified professional coach who helps individuals produce extraordinary results in their professional and personal lives. Through an ongoing partnership, Carri helps her clients get out of their own way and into action. Read More »

Amber Setter, PCC

What excites me most about I2L: Being part of a community of like-minded CPAs who aim to transform the accounting profession through love and intention.

My favorite quote: “She designed a life she loved.” – Unknown (This quote – which works for men, too – reminds me that anything is possible once we decide what we truly want.)

What I do for I2L: Individual coaching, group coachingspeaking, training, facilitation

My bio: Amber Setter is a Professional Certified Coach who excels at transforming the lives of high-performers. Her areas of expertise include executive coaching, building coaching cultures and the design and delivery of leadership development programs.  

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Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA

What excites me most about I2L: I2L is literally changing the world in which I live and work in meaningful and positive ways…how could I not want to be a part of something so incredible?!

My favorite quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

What I do for I2L: Speaking, training, facilitation, consulting

My bio: Lindsay is the VP of Tax & Finance at 1st Financial Bank USA and the Founder and CEO of Origin Evolution LLC. Over the last 15 years, Lindsay has worked as an auditor and tax expert in public accounting as well as diving into tax and finance in an industry setting.
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Amalia Stein, CPA

What excites me most about I2L: Getting to “nerd out” with like-minded people who are passionate about transforming the industry’s approach to learning and people development.

My favorite quote: “Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

What I do for I2L: As the Director of Finance and Operations, I do a little bit of everything – from operations and finance to marketing and HR. I’m the team’s “ground support.” 

My bio: Amalia is a California native, recently relocated to Chicago to pursue a dual Masters Degree in Learning and Organizational Change and an Organizational Leadership Coaching Certification from Northwestern University.  

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