BostonSpeaks Series

April 7th, 2017 – How To Be A Recognized Expert

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Our Expert Panelists

(April 2017)

How To Be A Recognized Expert


Kali Hawlk

Writer & Content Marketer

Kali Hawlk is a content marketer who helps business owners find their focus and share their unique value through compelling content. She teaches entrepreneurs how to tell their story in a way that resonates with the right people, and helps them manage the creative side of their business, create marketing strategies, and write great copy that converts. Kali is also a writer who shares ideas and stories on business, finance, entrepreneurship, and living mindfully and with intention.

She’s been featured as an expert for Millennials in many online publications including Forbes, Fast Company, US News, and Mashable and writes for brands like Wells Fargo, Shopify, Vistaprint, and Trulia. You can visit her at or connect with her on Twitter @KaliHawlk.


James Lopata

Executive Coach

James Lopata is an executive and entrepreneur coach and consultant and managing partner at InnerOvation.

With over two decades of executive management experience — including in digital media consulting in the music and entertainment industries, on Wall Street, and in journalism — he now provides leadership coaching to executives, teams and business owners who are creating game-changing innovation in the world. Some of his clients have included IBM and The New York Times.

He is also the author of The Secret to Career Happiness, and is an award-winning journalist published on Forbes, The Huffington Post,, in the Boston Globe and New York Times, and on NPR.


Eric Roberge

Founder, Beyond Your Hammock

Eric Roberge is a Certified Financial Planner™ and founder of Beyond Your Hammock, where he helps people in their 30s and 40s turn their income into financial freedom and peace of mind. His goal is to help you achieve financial clarity, make mindful and informed decisions, and use your money as a tool to design a life that you love now and in the future.

In 2016, InvestmentNews named Eric to their exclusive 40 Under 40 list, Wealth Management Magazine called him one of the top 10 CFPs under 36, and Financial Advisor Magazine said he was one of the top 10 Young Advisors to Watch. He has shared his innovative financial planning and money management techniques in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and USA Today, and writes articles for Forbes, The Huffington Post, and MONEY Magazine.

My Story, My Life, My Rules

Every month we give the spotlight to an incredible individual to help share their story.

Brent Harding

Brent Harding: As an accomplished small business owner, Ms. Harding managed a Mortgage Brokerage firm for 10 years. Her career path includes working for the National Park Service, the Federal Aviation Administration and serving as the Executive Director of S.O.M.W.B.A. for the state of Massachusetts. Brent earned her degree in Business Management from Fisher College and graduated from the Mike Maroney Aeronautical Center as a Certified Air Traffic Controller.

A global entrepreneur, speaker and author, Brent is the founder of the Wealth Warrior broadcast, a weekly Internet show, dedicated to helping people achieve financial freedom and generational prosperity through financial literacy and focused action.

Ms. Harding’s experience in the credit and mortgage industries procured her a role in the production of the Federal Bank of Boston publication, “Closing the Gap: A Guide to Equal Opportunity Lending.” She has been a featured speaker and panelist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Community Economic Development Association (CEDA). Brent has given testimony before the Massachusetts Congressional subcommittee on General Oversight and Investigation.

Brent has been featured in the Boston Business Journal, Women’s Business Journal and The Urban News magazine. She has written and published articles in Boston Business Journal, Banker and Tradesman and The Bay State Banner. Ms. Harding has been privileged to serve as a Massachusetts delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business.

Brent Harding is a TRUE TRAILBLAZER. You can connect with Brent Harding on Twitter @BrentSHarding.



My name is Kit and I’m the founder of BostonSpeaks. I’ve started this monthly breakfast series in order to build a community where entrepreneurs, business professionals, workaholics and individuals could come together to get motivated, learn the latest tips and discover new insights. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @kitpangx 

Bio: Kit Pang is a Speaker Coach, TEDx, Inbound & Keynote Speaker and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He is on a mission to help individuals fall in love with public speaking. Kit has worked with CEOs, popular authors, celebrities, TEDx speakers and entrepreneurs looking to bring their speaking and presentation skills to the next level. @boston_speaks |




APRIL 7th, 2017 | 8AM-10AM | Hatch Fenway, Landmark Center, 8th Fl, 401 Park Drive Boston, MA

Breakfast, Networking, Chit-Chat
Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements
Leadership and Communication Educational Session
My Story, My Life, My Rules
Panel Discussion
Closing, Shout-outs, Networking

What To Expect

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How Much Does This Event Cost?

Nada. It’s free!

How Long is the Event?

The event will be from 8am-10am. Seating will be first come, first serve. Be sure to arrive early as the room is usually packed. Feel free to leave at anytime. 

What Is This Event?

BostonSpeaks invites you to join our monthly panel breakfast series for the entrepreneurial community! Learn, network and get inspired every month as we invite some of the most exciting entrepreneurs and top thought leaders in Boston to discuss tricks-of-the-trade in their fields and the success principles they gained along the way! First Friday, Every Month!

How To Convince My Boss To Let Me Go

  1. Call in sick! (okay… just kidding but maybe not)
  2. The BostonSpeaks Series can be a great exposure for your organization. Would your boss (or even you!) like to speak at one of our upcoming events? Try this “Hey there, I just found out about this breakfast series that has the potential to offer valuable exposure for our organization and for you. I think it would be AMAZING if you were able to share your wisdom there.  It’s coming up this Friday, I would love to go and see if I can talk to the organizer about featuring you.” 
  3. Okay, if that doesn’t work…here’s an article.

What Is BostonSpeaks?

BostonSpeaks offers public speaking, presentation and communication training to help you get to the next level.

  • Do you want to become a more confident, engaging and inspiring speaker? 
  • Want to learn how to find speaking engagements and get paid to speak? Learn the business side of speaking.
  • Private coaching also available online and in-person.

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