Celeste’s passion in life is to live it to the fullest through teaching, empowering and motivating others to live in the same manner. In pursuit of these goals, Celeste is Founder and CEO of Life Empowered Consulting Services which specializes in corporate training, executive coaching, and motivational speaking. In 2017 she solidified her experience and became a certified coach, trainer, and speaker with the John Maxwell Leadership Team.
Throughout her career, Celeste has held several leadership roles in organizations such as Continental Savings Bank, Associated Bank, and Johnson Controls. In 2016, Celeste branched out full-time as CEO of Life Empowered to fully leverage her corporate experience in pursuit of helping people and corporations reach their full potential. As a result of this leap, she has been a consultant and speaker for Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee Urban League, Concordia University Wisconsin, and many others. In 2017, she published her fourth book entitled “The Risk to Be Great” and kicked off the Entrepreneur in You Conference conveying her can-do perspective through influential speakers, leaders, and philanthropists.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Celeste graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Management & Communication in 2007. Later, in 2012, she graduated with a double Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Management all from Concordia University Wisconsin. As a proud graduate of CUW, she went on to serve as an adjunct professor at that same alma mater in 2018.
In spite of all of her professional accomplishments, Celeste is most proud to be the wife, for over 25 years, of her childhood sweetheart, Sheldon, and the proud mother to two fabulous children, Alyssa (22), and Zachary (18).
2021 WLI National Conference Workshop:
Roses in Concrete
Roses are some of the most beautiful and fragrant flowers around, however when they are not in a desired location, they are considered a weed. During this session, we are going to discuss who we are as individuals, the courage that is required to answer our call, and how to overcome barriers to do so.