Girl Boss Dream Team
Founder & President
Sandra Bean is a brilliant, energetic, and experienced educator, national speaker, writer, business and mindset mentor, curriculum developer, and mother of four (or three thousand plus, if you count every student she’s ever had and every Girl Boss in her group!).
Sandy loves education! Her undergraduate degree is in middle childhood language arts and science, and she holds Master’s Degrees from Penn State in creative writing and curriculum and instruction. She is gifted endorsed through the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.
For the past two decades, Sandy has been invloved with kids: she has taught middle and elementary school, lending specialized support to gifted students. She has developed programming, drama clubs, student council programs, science olympiad teams and district-wide best practices, and is also the author of multiple enrichment clubs, camps, and remediation support programs.
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Combining her magic in creating community and her strong background in education, Sandy created The Bean Center for Enrichment and Support in 2021 to provide empowering and enriching content for girls, 2e youth, and gifted & creative thinking children. Her major clients include Plato Academy & Shorecrest Preparatory School.
She is the recipient of the North Eastern Ohio Education Association Positive Image Award, The ETS Recognition of Excellence Award for her teacher licensure, and multiple excellence awards from her previous school districts. She has spoken both nationally and at the state level on topics relating to assessment, education, and differentiation, and has scored state teacher licensure exams, as well as taught and supervised pre-service teachers at the university level. She is a member of the Florida State Association for Gifted Children and the sponsorship board for ‘The G Word’ Film.
As her educational career evolves, Sandy uses her skills combined with her natural talents and maketing experience to help all varieties of talented folks create courses, design training, and write workshops (sometimes for the St. Pete Girl Bosses!).
She acts as a consultant to new and established business owners and finds tremendous joy in matching clients with their needs, as well as finding creative solutions. She also hosts exclusive, small group mentorship coaching programs to help her clients see their light in the world and get ready to conquer some barriers to their success.
Sandy specializes in community development & course curriculum creation, and has interests in manifestation, spiritual growth, literature, cooking, yoga, travel, petting dogs, and laughing at terrible puns.
She lives in St Pete with her daughters (her son lives in Salt Lake City) and dogs, where she is a stanuch advocate for mental health. She really likes to write, rearrange her house, hang out with her kids, and leave long voice memos for her friends.
Sandy believes in the inherent goodness of the world and loves to make friends with everyone she meets.
how St Pete Girl Bosses Began
Sandy loves connection. As her journey into entrepreneurship began, she was lonely, and sought to find her people through networking. She found some wonderful contacts, but also noticed a problem: the challenges that entrepreneurs face were often unaddressed or geared toward the general population rather than women specifically.
Enter St Pete Girl Bosses, a group she began very early one January morning (with an ironic name and a stock photo banner in Canva).
The group was her inspired answer to her desire for more: a work family. This would be a place where female entrepreneurs, like her, could feel empowered, uplifted, and supported through every step of their journey.
She encourage group members create, collaborate, volunteer and have fun together, two important aspects of life that are protective to entrepreneurs’ mental health.
Sandy, and now, her team, use their skills to create programming, opportunity, and connection within the group so that the Bosses can learn and grow both personally and professionally. Sandy believes that women have the unique spark of creation that the world desperately needs, and her goal is to help every woman who wishes to bring a business to life to better fulfill the ongoing curiosity and to feel the joy organic to that creation process.
Taylor’s favorite place to be is in uncharted territory (or a coffee shop, let’s be honest). Wherever there is an opportunity for her to learn something new or connect with new people, she doesn’t hesitate to put herself front and center. This has been highlighted in many ways such as being called to fill an empty Managerial position for an 11-time Champion college wood bat baseball league with no prior experience, moving up the ranks for a multi-million dollar professional MLB team within 6 months, after moving across the country to pursue something new, stepping into the nonprofit and child welfare world and going from no prior experience to hosting informational sessions and events, doing interviews, etc., and finally, putting herself out there to a Facebook group full of women entrepreneurs with the intention of building relationships, and instead of building an EMPIRE.
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Taylor is relentlessly creative and works hard to see that systems are followed with a creative spirit, and loves planning events and vendor markets.
She has been described as “a blend of sunshine, the perfect latte, and your girl-power jam, mixed with a massive heap of patience & creative weirdness sprinkled in.” She channels her quirkiness, empathy, fearlessness, and huge heart into one bundle of magic that she brings with her on every new endeavor, in an attempt to make the people and the world around her the best version possible.
Jennifer Schultz is an enthusiastic, passionate, and innovative leader, entrepreneur, educator, and mother of four (one human daughter and three miniature schnauzer dogs).
Jennifer is a serial entrepreneur who has opened four successful businesses in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida over the past four years. Her first business, The Merchant – Purveyor of Local Goods, is a gift shop and art gallery, carrying over 80 local artists, makers, and craftspeople, located on the 600 block of Central Avenue. Her second location, The Merchant Pier, is located at the new St Pete Pier. Her third business, The Crislip Cafe is an artsy coffeehouse with locally made baked goods located in the historic Crislip Arcade. Finally, her fourth business is the St. Pete Girl Boss & Global Girl Boss, launched in January of 2022.
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Jennifer is experienced in creating and conducting classes, workshops, and training for over 20 years nationwide. Additionally, Jennifer is certified as a Business Education and Social Sciences teacher in the State of Florida. She is experienced in course and curriculum development and launched the IB Business/Entrepreneurship Academy at Clearwater Central Catholic High School.
Jennifer is passionate about the entrepreneurial journey and uplifting girls and women through education, access to capital, and support networks to attain the necessary personal mastery and business skills required to launch and grow a successful and prosperous business to support their financial independence for themselves and their families.
Abigail is a passionate web designer, social media guru, and active community member. She joined St Pete Girl Bosses at the beginning of 2022 to support the expanding the mission-driven group in the digital realm.
When Abigail is not moving pixels around a screen, you will find her teaching yoga, modeling at a local fashion event, or paddle boarding with her pup.