Stop Preparing. Start Doing.

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    Stop Preparing. Start Doing.

To hear words such as “this is the best Summer Conference ever” or “the presenter provided exactly what I needed” is affirming. It is apparent that you presenting atour Summer Conference provided an exceptional opportunity for teachers…”

— Delores P. Ali —

Education Consultant
NC Department of Public Instruction
Career & Technical Education Division

[Olenka] has a unique ability to gain trust and respect within a short amount of time… Forty-five days after the leadership camp was completed students continued to say, “she was the best speaker I have ever seen, bar none!” and “She helped me think positive for the entire weekend.”

— Mark Carpenter —

Rotary District 5490
Rotary Youth Leadership Award

This session was more than i expected. I left the training feeling completely excited and geeked up about the student success and achievement possibilities. Ms. Olenka Cullinan’s welcoming and positive spirit was infectious, and he passion for the content resonated troughout her presentation.

— Atiba D. Bethea, Sr. —

Marketing Teacher

Featured By:

Association for Career and Technical EducationArizona Girls Athletic FoundationArizona State UniversityBoys & Girls Club of AmericaInteract ClubJob Corps
Team mPhasisNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsNational Association of Student CouncilsRotary InternationalTedX Youth


Many Speakers Motivate

Olenka inspires into action

Having moved to the US with $450 in her pocket, Olenka has lived through about every “I-can-never-be-successful-because” excuse a human can make. She teaches youth and adult influencers to stop preparing for the perfect moment and start doing instead.  She ignites brands to be great innovators in the Millennial and GenZ marketplace.

She has the ability to inspire others to
stop preparing and start doing!

Popular Speaking Topics:

Build Your
“Success Backbone”
Yes, Olenka started Rising Tycoons to teach future leaders the “how-to” of success and that if skills are learnable, Success is learnable too!
Fail Your Way
to Success
If you don’t believe that we live in an anti-failure conditioned society, think of all the things you did not do in your life because you were afraid to fail!
Live Your Life
by Design
Fact: when you drive somewhere, you figure out your final destination first, then calculate the trip. Is that how you live your life?
Act Like a Woman,
STEM Like a Man
Stereotypes?! Discover how to empower young girls not to be “one of the guys” in STEM and what it takes to become a STEM role model for all students.

All Olenka’s Topics are customizable

This was pretty amazing to watch as [Olenka] successfully managed to cross both cultural and gender barriers with her presentation. She held the audience spellbound… Students wanted to learn and do more because they felt empowered, capable and motivated to make changes.

— Mick Chamberlain —

Principal, IntelliSchool, PV

I loved your passion and enthusiasm and had to email you immediately…which was 2 minutes after you finished! …I think it will be the difference between us being just having a good program and us having a great program that impacts young ladies where it changes the course of their lives.

— Mario Olsen —

Asst. Superintendent
Cumberland County Technical Education Center

I want you to know how amazing you are and how much I love the positive message you keep sending to us teens. Sometimes it feels like No one gets us or that we don’t have a voice, but I’m glad there is you out there…

— Lois Grace —

Freshman, H.S.

Olenka Has Worked With:

Association for Career and Technical EducationArizona Girls Athletic FoundationBoys & Girls Club of AmericaGateway Community CollegeGrand Canyon UniversityInteliSchoolInteract Club
Job CorpsTeam mPhasisNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsNational Association of Student CouncilsRotary InternationalTedX YouthTesseract School


#girlsinSTEM, #girlsinBiz
Olenka believes that “being a Passionista means to inspire people into action towards their dreams, to be the
‘hope and possibility agent.’ It is 100% about lives touched in a positive way, and spreading more Girl Power!

Do you need a real Passionista to inspire the next gen of #girlbosses into Action at your school, college or business?

Do you know a girl or a group of girls who need help with turning their dreams into a dream life?

Do you need the Millennial generation motivated in your business?

Are you looking to boost your young ladies’ self esteem?

Olenka has co-authored a best-selling book, Passionistas: Tips, Tales and Tweetables From Women Pursuing Their Dreams with incredible #girlbosses, including CEO’s, founders, influencers, entertainment giants, and more sharing their authentic stories.

Let’s chat now!

Let’s help your future Passionistas turn their dreams
into a dream business, attitude and lifestyle!

Inspiration, dedication, persistence towards a self-directed destination is the passion that secures results. Passionistas: Tips, Tales and Tweetables from Women Pursuing Their Dreams teaches that with joy and insight.

— Mark Victor Hansen, —

Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series,
author of The One Minute Millionaire,
The Aladdin Factor and more

Available on Amazon and featured on Huffington Post

Inspire a future Passionista in your life!
20% of all proceeds will bring more underprivileged youth into Rising Tycoons Programs!

Interested in Olenka and Passionistas to
inspire your #girlbosses and #ladybosses?!

#iStartFirst Bossbabes Summit

For Bossbabes Who Start:

#iStartFirst Bossbabes Summit is a sparkle-filled 1 day event of non-stop growth on April 21, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ for Millennial and passionate women who are ready to start!
iBS features interactive workshops, authentic speakers, high-level networking, glam moments, and the opportunity to be a part of the Sparkle Tribe! This is for any Bossbabe who is looking to be equipped with the CEO-skills, increase profitability & performance, and forge life-long connections and turn her dreams into a dream lifestyle!

What Bossbabes have to say:

Olenka’s expertise lay in her ability to simplify long-term, big picture plans into smaller, digestible steps to create a very clear roadmap to success. Her credibility, authenticity, and passion to help others is evident in all aspects of both her personality and work. I highly recommend working with Olenka, as her group and being a part of the Sparkle tribe has allowed me to achieve more personal and professional goals faster than I ever could have by myself!


CEO, Momillenial




Question is:
Are You Ready to Start & Sparkle Up?

Don’t miss the Summit and your opportunity to meet other Bossbabes, experts and influencers & become empowered to start anything you desire!

Cynthia Sassi is the President and Founder of, a local online lifestyle publication covering restaurants, resorts, spas, events, homes and more. Cynthia has been in online publishing for 11 years, working with some of the top digital publications and brands in the world. Her passion for helping local business owners and knowledge of online publishing is what led her to create Cynthia worked nearly full-time through most of high school and two jobs through most of college. She took the leap into self-employment in 2014 without a dime in savings or anyone to fall back on. It has been a challenging journey and she has learned a tremendous amount along the way. Mentoring other young women and sharing her struggles and lessons learned has become a new passion. She truly believes anything is possible if you are passionate.


    Gelie Akhenbit is most well known for the vision and execution of her unique networking platform, NetworkingPhoenix; which has revolutionized the landscape of networking. She currently has the largest local networking community of professionals in Phoenix with over 40K members.In addition to running NetworkingPhoenix, Gelie consults companies in helping them grow. Within the last 10 years, Gelie has been on many stages and media platforms speaking on the power of networking and connecting, including a TEDx talk. Following herownpersonaljourney to freedom, Gelie chose to end her 17-year relationship and embrace being a single woman for the first time in her adult life. She is currently documenting this “Life Pivot” in her personal blog.Although her favorite activity is spending time with her 5-year old daughter.


Catherine Lafee is a Consultant, Sales trader, Financial Advisor,  and a woman in finance. Catherine is the only woman in Arizona who has worked at both American and Canadian Wall Street. Catherineworked to rebuild & rebrand Regional Trading desks in both the US & Europe. She assisted with development of a trading and marketing strategy and redesign; led trading meetings & note development.






Rachael Woosley – is the founder and of The Grit & Grace, Co. and facilitator of the Female Empowered Networking (FEN), empowerment and performance coach to mompreneurs, master connector, speaker and trainer. Rachael has developed the P.A.S.S Performance Program to help mompreneurs get to the top of their game in life and business. Her work in health and nutrition, education, non-profit management and entrepreneurship as well has her own grit and grace style to life has lead Rachael to lead and train many women all over the world. When Rachael is not helping other women win at life she is camping with her family, on the ballfield with her children or she is snuggled up with a good book.



Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 5pm
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Register Now!



Need help with your passion path? Your brand’s identity?

Leadership skills? Speaking message?

Bootcamps – Trainings – 1 on 1 Coaching

Olenka’s experience with youth and millennials combined with her tested training and leadership skills as well as her keen eye for the “coolness factor” brings creativity and relevance to help you and your brand to level up in the market place.


Join Olenka for #istartfirst Bootcamp to discover

Business of income vs. business of impact

How your mentor circle affects your income (not that “the 5 closest people” old adage you already know!)

The reasons you need to stop preparing (and start living!)

Proof that your Brag equals your Impact

Don’t Miss Millennial #iStartFirst Bootcamp

November 7, 30 day Group Coaching ON-LINE
Location: Nationiwide
Price: $167

Register Now!

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