Join us once a month for Inspirational Mondays!

Get a serious boost of Monday motivation to keep you moving forward! Touching Heart’s Inspirational Mondays will bring you some of the most uplifting stories and career advice we can find. When times are tough, sometimes we need an encouraging voice or uplifting story to help us move forward or guide us on our path. Join us once a month for these free, virtual meetings – full of inspirational stories and encouraging advice!

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Chantell Cooley

Chantell Cooley is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author, and businesswoman with over 25 years of organizational leadership experience. She has successfully established and maintained lasting relationships with Fortune 500 companies and multinational organizations and is an avid believer in leaders with all experience levels.
As the co-founder of Columbia Southern University (CSU) and Senior Vice President and co-owner of Columbia Southern Education Group, she has delved deep into topics ranging from business and leadership to education, presenting to thousands of people conferences and seminars in the United States and abroad.
Chantell is a wife, a mother of two, and the daughter of a military veteran. She believes in empowering individuals to reach their ideal level of success by persevering through life’s obstacles and has always had a passion for motivating others.
Chantell said, “Seasons in our lives are always coming and going. Each season brings something new to view and learn. We must first learn how to enjoy each season and experience the full value that it offers us”.
Join Chantell as she shares her personal experiences of how she grew in the corporate world, starting from age 19. Her stories and experiences will motivate and inspire you.


Previous Speakers

 Helen Shin Yi

It only seems fitting to start “Inspirational Mondays” with the woman who co-founded Touching Heart and who is responsible for its success today, Helen Yi.
Today Touching Heart is a thriving non-profit that has impacted local, national, and international children. However, Touching Heart’s success was not accomplished overnight. It came in bits and pieces. Many times, Helen pushed with little results and even had thoughts of closing it down. But she did not stop. She kept going, influencing people until Touching Heart was a top-rated non-profit that has raised over 2 million dollars and impacted over 28,000 people from Northern Virginia to New York to Uganda!



Sherry Ramsey

Mrs. Sherry Ramsey, Esq. is a licensed attorney in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia and a nationally known animal rights attorney.
After graduating from college at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Mrs. Ramsey moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. She worked in plays and starred on daytime television for some years before deciding to change directions and go to law school. After law school, Sherry started her legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor in New Jersey and then moved into private practice, where she focused specifically on helping domestic violence victims and protecting animals from abuse.
Mrs. Ramsey has written various articles on prosecuting animal cruelty and the link to family violence for legal and justice publications nationwide. She has also been instrumental in drafting numerous laws to protect animals around the country. Ms. Ramsey also serves as an adjunct professor teaching Animal Law at New York Law School, CUNY Law School, and most recently at Seton Hall Law.