Launched in the fall of 2018 by Founder and Executive Director, Joan Johnson, Reset.Life is a nonprofit, 501(C)(3) organization designed to help "women in the middle" navigate personal and professional life transitions through the RISE programs: Reset Life Circles, Imagine Personalized Coaching, Spark Book Clubs, and Elevate Enrichment Workshops.
Located in Green Bay's historic Olde Main District, Reset.Life is powered by Sunrise on Main Boutique, a women’s resale shop where sales of fashionable, upscale clothing and accessories help fund the non-profit. Reset.Life is supported by a devoted volunteer team and a like-minded board of women directors who share our passion to help enrich the lives of women in our community.
Reset.Life helps women "in the middle" - those who don't qualify for government assistance but who may not be able to afford to hire professional services. Our programs are provided in a welcoming, accepting, positive environment that is forward-focused. We help women of all ages, ethnicities, and education levels. Reset.Life is housed in the Sunrise on Main Boutique building in Green Bay's historic Olde Main District.
Joan Johnson is the Founder and Executive Director of Reset.Life, a non-profit established in late 2018 to help women “press the reset button on life.” Joan launched a social business at the same time to support the non-profit. Sunrise on Main Boutique is an upscale women’s resale shop in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where new and donated fashionable clothing & accessories are sold in the Boutique to help fund Reset.Life, housed in the same building.
With an extensive background in the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors, including work as an educator and organizational development consultant, Joan is passionate about helping women navigate personal and professional change, with an emphasis on building interpersonal connection in the process.
Joan graced the cover of Green Bay's “You” magazine in 2016 for her work in women’s empowerment and received two awards in 2020: Management Women's Nancy A. Felhofer Leadership Award and the "Spirit of Main Street" Award given by Olde Main Street Inc. Joan has appeared on local media over a dozen times featuring coverage of the social business/nonprofit partnership she launched to serve the "women in the middle" of our community.
Known for her high energy, engaging leadership style, and compassionate heart, Joan is delighted to have found a way to marry her business experience with her desire to make a difference in the community by creating this unique social enterprise model.
Joan serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Green Bay’s Olde Main Street Inc., a non-profit representing the historic district where her venture is located.
She and her husband Denver have two adult children and live in Suamico, Wisconsin, with their English Cream Doodle, Kozmo!
Cathy Leicht is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), with a degree in Wellness & Health Promotion. Having completed training through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Humana, Cathy has been a Health & Wellness Coach since 2016 . She has experience coaching hundreds of people in many areas of health and wellness including weight management, stress management, life purpose, and work/life balance.
Cathy has a passion for health & wellness and enjoys listening and guiding clients through the process of change. Working as a partner with her clients, she creates a safe and supportive space for women to share their vision and goals while empowering and motivating them to take steps toward meaningful and lasting lifestyle change.
Dr. Insha Mir is a physician turned life coach who discovered through her medical practice that physical ailments often are manifestations of deeper, untapped issues in our lives. With a belief that real change occurs only from within, Insha is passionate about helping women understand and believe in themselves, live up to their full potential, and improve their quality of life.
Having delivered programs and workshops on both sides of the world serving individuals of various ethnicities, ages, and walks of life, Dr. Mir facilitates our Reset Life Circles program, a group life coaching experience held over eight weeks with 5-8 participants. Insha believes that the group format fosters connection and allows women to lift others while lifting themselves.
Insha received her life coaching certification from CTI and Infinite Possibilities and is committed to ongoing learning to better meet the needs of program participants. Insha’s authentic, engaging style creates energy and openness that leads to personal discovery, learning, and growth. She asks of group participants that they approach the Reset Life Circles experience simply with an open heart and an open mind. One of her favorite quotes is: “Give yourself permission to be a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously!”
Kavita Carlson has been a mental health provider in the Green Bay community for over 35 years. She served in a leadership role at a local non-profit counseling agency and today continues to provide therapy and leadership development at Prevea Health part-time. Kavita has also been a Certified Professional Coach since 2018, having received her training through the College of Executive Coaching. She has been providing coaching and consultation groups for women since 2004.
Kavita has a diverse personal background and has lived in several countries, which she believes has contributed greatly to her desire to empower women. Helping women through life’s challenges, changes, and transitions has always been Kavita’s main priority. She emphasizes authenticity and loves to create opportunities for frank and open conversation where people can tap into their own inner wisdom through mutual exploration, curiosity, and dialogue.
Reset.Life is pleased to refer our clients in need of career coaching to Paula Christensen, a Certified Professional Resume Writer and a Certified Employment Interview Consultant with Strategic Career Coaches, a company she founded in 2015. Paula helps clients by leveraging the real-world experience and candidate differentiation tools she gained while working for over a decade as a corporate recruiter. Clients describe her resume, LinkedIn, and interviewing advice as honest, tailored, and packed with practical tools that help them gain confidence and a competitive edge. She facilitates workshops and presents seminars on acing job interviews, modernizing resumes, and optimizing LinkedIn profiles. Paula holds five career management certifications and has earned two Taste of Resume Industry awards. She has had resume samples and career advice published in three resume writing and job search books.
Reset.Life’s RISE programs are designed to help the "women in the middle" of our community who are experiencing a personal or professional transition RISE through group life coaching, personalized coaching, book groups, and enrichment workshops!
Reset.Life is powered by Sunrise on Main Boutique, a charming women's resale shop where sales of fashionable and upscale clothing and accessories help fund our nonprofit. Ready to clean out your closets? Why not consider donating your gently used (or new) upscale clothing to Reset.life! Donations are tax-deductible.
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