The Pat Collier Frank Leadership Institute is designed for women who want to enhance their capacity to lead, gain confidence and advance in their careers.

The Centre for Women proudly introduces leadership training at your fingertips. If you aspire to be a leader but lack the confidence, power skills and necessary resources, this seven-part virtual series is designed especially for you. Learn proven techniques and gain perspectives from accomplished leaders.

This training series is designed to meet you where you are. You can register for all seven sessions at one affordable price of $99. You will be able to interact and ask questions in each webinar. Or, get this effective training on demand since all webinars will be recorded. Learn at your own pace. 

So, register today and take a big step toward advancing your career.

Seven-Week Series –  $99

Each virtual workshop will include:

  • Real-time interaction with our Leadership expert.
  • An introduction to an essential topic for leaders
  • Transferrable strategies and ideas that you can implement immediately
  • Opportunities to cultivate connections with like-minded women.

* If you are unable to attend a workshop, a recording will be available.



Founder & CEO, Presenting Powerfully

The Power of Presenting & Living Your Personal Brand

Do you know your brand? Do you know that you have a brand? We all do, and being intentional with a brand assist us internally and externally, and how we make decisions and market ourselves. Exploring what a personal brand is, and developing it during the session will empower you to know the reason you say yes or no to an opportunity or challenge, and stay or go in a work environment or other relationship. Utilize the tools shared to further your self-confidence and positioning for what you are seeking and doing – personally, and professionally!

Debbie Lundberg believes “how you present is how you are remembered”! She is the 2006 founder & CEO of the Florida-based national firm, Presenting Powerfully. Debbie combined her 14 years of automotive leadership, her adjunct facilitation running simultaneously for 11 of those years, and her extensive schooling to embark on her business endeavor for passionately and purposefully enhancing 1) communication, behaviors & relationships, 2) leading & leadership, and 3) emotional intelligence & kindness through the following four offerings: Keynotes & Talks, Strategy & Facilitation, Teaming & Training, and Coaching & Consulting. To complement those engagements, she brings etiquette and leadership ideas together as a contributing columnist for Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine.

Her 2021 book, LIVING KINDLY, became an Amazon Bestseller in the first week it was published, and there, Debbie’s Living Kidney Donor,




Founder and CEO of

Crafting Success Through Grants: Passion, Maps and Folders

Dive into the art and science behind securing grants with Libby Hikind, the renowned “Queen of Grants,” Founder and CEO of, and author of the very popular new book, The Queen of Grants: From Teacher to Grant Writer to CEO. This webinar, “Crafting Success Through Grants: Passion Maps and Folders” offers a deep dive into the sophisticated world of grants, blending practical insights with inspiring stories from Libby’s journey from a passionate educator to a celebrated entrepreneur.

Libby Hikind is the Founder and CEO of, the leading grant funding search engine for nonprofits, businesses, and individuals. Libby holds a post master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision and is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. 

Libby is often referred to as the “Queen of Grants.” Libby opened GrantWatch in 2010 after retiring from her 29+ years as a teacher with the New York City Department of Education. While teaching, Libby wrote grants for her special education classroom, mainstream education and business careers, computers, and entrepreneurship classroom. For two years, Libby worked as a grant writer for an NYC Dept of Ed Brooklyn school district raising $11 million.

 After retiring from teaching, Libby moved to Florida and embraced the new Internet and computer technology. She designed and developed in 2010 with the knowledge of what grant funding information a grant writer or board member needs.  GrantWatch started providing the search capacity to the NYC area, NY State and continuing to the Tri-State area. The company later moved to represent the USA, Canada, Israel, and other International regions. is now the leading grant website in the funding industry. GrantWatch is the online resource for grants for nonprofits, government agencies, municipalities, foundations, corporations, small businesses, and individuals.




Managing Director – Interim Resources

Love what you do!  Aligning your career with your passions.

    Aligning your career with your passion is not just about finding a job—it’s about discovering and embracing the work that makes your heart sing. When we pursue careers that reflect our deepest interests and passions, we unlock a wellspring of energy and creativity. This alignment fosters greater satisfaction, inspires perseverance through challenges, and enhances our overall sense of well-being. Encouraging women to follow their passions in their careers not only empowers them to achieve their full potential but also paves the way for innovation and leadership in various fields. By loving what we do, we not only enrich our lives but also contribute positively to our communities and society at large.

    Tammy Davis has been a driving force behind the success of Steven Douglas’ Central Florida Project practice since 2009. In 2020, she extended her leadership to North Florida. With a specialized focus in accounting & finance, internal audit, and human resources, Tammy is widely recognized for her commitment to building strong client relationships and maintaining credibility through exceptional performance.

    Before joining Steven Douglas, Tammy made her mark by establishing and leading the Florida practice of a publicly held global professional services firm. Her consistently outstanding performance placed her among the firm’s top national producers. Tammy’s dedication to client service earned her the status of a trusted advisor to a Fortune 50 client, where she spearheaded an internal global team, collaborating with three sister organizations to deliver consulting, project, and staffing services.

    Tammy’s exceptional contributions have not gone unnoticed by both professional and civic organizations. She has received several prestigious honors, including the Business Woman of the Year award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Her commitment to community engagement is evident through her recognition as Board Member of the Year by the Florida Coalition for Children and Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay.

    In addition to her career accomplishments, Tammy is actively involved in numerous local professional organizations, including Chief, Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL), and the Orlando and Jacksonville  Florida Institute of CFOs (fiCFO) groups. During the height of the pandemic, Tammy created emPOWer, a female executive organization based in Central and North Florida. In 2021, Tammy was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to serve on the Florida Rehabilitation Council.

    APRIL 24


    Speaker, Change Artist and Author

    The Small Magic of Goal Setting

    These days, our lives are busier and busier and we often ignore our goals, even avoiding them altogether! This stops us from growing and moving to the next level. It can cost us our careers, our relationships, and even our happiness. That’s all going to change and “SMALL MAGIC” is the reason. Join Lisa Demmi as she shares her “SMALL MAGIC” process for creating goals that challenge and push you. AND then breaking each one into small manageable chunks that, when done daily, help you achieve them! Her training will empower you to break through the wall that’s been holding you back from attaining your career and personal goals. Ready to grow? This is only the beginning!

    Lisa L. Demmi – I’m a speaker, storyteller, Change Artist (More about that later) and master egg poacher. I’ve had a very diverse career path which has led me to where I am today. I can give you the TL:DR over an adult beverage sometime. Let’s just say I’m well rounded.

    Truth time? I hate change. Let me rephrase…I used to hate change. Too much negative is happening in the world today. Hate, violence, wars, and unfulfilled lives. It can make us feel helpless and insignificant. That, my friend, is where I come in and shout, “B.S.!” I may even throw a referee flag on the ground for extra impact.

    I’m a Change Artist because I love two things: art, and helping people navigate change in a way that doesn’t make them stress out or barf. Seriously, stress can make you sick, and change causes massive stress for a lot of people. I used to be one of them. I deliver my message while incorporating my art for an immersive, powerful and memorable experience.

    need change. You need change. We need change. This world really needs change.

    Let’s master the changes we face individually, so we all can be better together.  

    I speak to salespeople, C-suite, business owners, and anyone who wants to shift their way of thinking from being a victim of change to being a Change NINJA. Wanna be the boss of you? You’re in the right place. Wanna have a positive impact on your life, your business, your family, your world? You’re in the right place. If you want to be an impact maker, you’re in the right place.

    MAY 1


    Leadership Development Expert

    Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership

    Women still lag behind men in holding leadership positions. Women bring some unique strengths to the table that can enhance and propel our careers. In this dynamic talk, Dr. Mary Key shares best practices from her significant experience as the founder of the Key Women’s Leadership Forums and expertise compiled in her latest book, Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership. Learn more about what makes women successful in leading and how to avoid pitfalls that can prevent you from finding the fulfillment you deserve. You will find this talk helpful in counteracting bias and enhancing your leadership capabilities.

    Dr. Mary Key is an international consultant, author, speaker, and executive coach. She is President of Key Associates, Inc., an organizational transformation consulting firm committed to helping leaders and organizations grow.

    Mary has worked with Fortune 500 companies, Inc. 500 winners and government entities. and many not for profit and government agencies and boards. She helped Inc. Magazine set up CEO Roundtables around the country. 

    Key recently authored Seizing Success: A Woman’s Guide to Transformational Leadership and has written numerous blogs other books including CEO Road Rules: Right Focus, Right People, Right Execution and The Entrepreneurial Cat: 13 Ways to Transform Your Work Life

    MAY 8


    Director, The Centre for Inspired Communication

    Unlock Your Authentic Self: The More of Me Formula Workshop

    Are you tired of pushing against the currents of life? Do you yearn to connect deeply and authentically with others, inspiring them to embrace their true selves while aligning with your mission?

    Join us for an enlightening one-hour workshop with the esteemed master teacher of inspired communication, Larry Silverberg, as he unveils the transformative power of “The More of Me Formula: Reclaiming Your Most Authentic Self.”

    In this dynamic, interactive session, you’ll discover practical strategies to shift from resistance to flow, empowering you to navigate life’s challenges with grace and ease. Larry will share invaluable insights to help you connect authentically with your people, inspiring them to embrace their full potential while wholeheartedly supporting your vision.

    Here’s what you can expect to gain:

    Path to Engagement: Learn to be fully present in the moment, allowing you to articulate your vision with clarity and passion. Discover how authenticity not only draws people to your cause but also inspires them to reflect on their own potential.

    Embrace Vulnerability: Understand that vulnerability is not a weakness but a profound strength. Explore how embracing vulnerability in your interactions fosters genuine connections and builds trust within your community.

    Authentic Communication: Gain a fresh perspective on communication that nurtures authentic connections. Learn how to build a loyal community around your business who will advocate for your mission and support your growth.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your approach to communication and leadership. Join us for “The More of Me Formula Workshop” and reclaim your most authentic self!

    Larry Silverberg has also toured the world as a specialist in the Art of Inspired Communication, working with corporate leaders, founders, trial lawyers and whole teams of emerging leaders in his revolutionary techniques for greater authenticity, creativity, resiliency, innovation and humanity. Larry’s new book for corporate leaders, “Leaders On Mars: Inspired Leadership In the Age of AI” has just been released.

    Larry is also the foremost authority on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting and he is the world’s most published acting coach with 18 published books on the art and craft of acting. Midwest Books said, “Larry Silverberg is arguably the foremost master acting teacher of our time.” For the past 30 years, Larry has trained thousands of actors globally, in Hollywood and on the Broadway stage.

    MAY 15


    Counselor, The Centre for Women

    Self-Confidence: What is Standing in Your Way?

    Self-Confidence is a critical component of success. It may lead to enhanced relationships, self-esteem, and feelings of accomplishment. It can also help us thrive in a variety of contexts and may be achieved through hard work and perseverance. Barriers to self-confidence include implicit and explicit factors such as environmental influences, and personal traits or circumstances. Join us as we discuss the inner workings of self-confidence including what it means, why it is important, and how to identify potential barriers that often get in the way.

    Elodia Rappa M.S., PSY. Counselor is a counselor at The Centre For Women where she works with individuals and couples across the life span. Her specific areas of interest are interventions designed to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Elodia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychology. She is currently completing her final semester as a graduate student in the University of South Florida Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program. Elodia is currently involved in research pertaining to innovative designs to serve diverse populations in need of mental health support.