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“Transitions are challenging and test our inner strength. Working with Maureen and Anne helped me to take a deep breath and when I finally exhaled, I realized that I needed to focus on something that made me happy…work empowering other women.”

LR - Ypsilanti, Michigan

“My work with KICKSTART has had an immediate impact with positive, concrete results. I’ve experienced a complete about face, generating more recognition and interest in my work than I had accomplished in many years on my own. They are an invaluable resource and very client focused.”

P.R. – Boston, MA

Anne J. Bresnahan, co-founder and Managing Partner of Kickstart Your Transition, is a well-known business expert with broad national and international experience. In 1999, Anne’s risk taking style and passion for embracing change and cross cultural exploration brought her to West Africa where she put her entrepreneurial skills to work. Using her business savvy and political influence, she founded a telecommunications company and was instrumental in shaping government policy in Nigeria. She has been recognized for her outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship, resource development, strategic alliances/partnerships, start-up direction, revenue & profit growth, and mergers and acquisitions.

After returning to Boston, Massachusetts in 2007, Anne has consulted on multiple start-ups, guiding them through their development stages. She is a champion of change having initiated and successfully navigated several professional transitions. As a graduate of Northeastern University, Anne is committed to the co-op model of education, mentoring students and rising stars alike in their careers.


Maureen Weisner, M.Ed., PCC., co-founder and Managing Partner of Kickstart Your Transition, pushes the boundaries of ordinary to empower women. As a recognized facilitator of change, she focuses on client development through motivational strategies designed to expedite their process through challenging transitions. With more than 10 years of experience as a leading speaker and empowering icon, Maureen delivers cutting-edge services to clients. Her work is dedicated to women’s personal and professional fulfillment.

Introduced as a Top 10 Executive Coach by Women’s Business Boston and a featured columnist in the Boston Globe’s “Lola” magazine, she skillfully guides her audiences to create their roadmap to success. A cum laude graduate of Queens College, Maureen also completed an M.Ed. at Cambridge College. She is certified by the International Coaches Federation (ICF), and the CTI Leadership Institute and is also a Certified Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Maureen’s extensive business knowledge integrates a broad depth of experience drawn from corporate sales, training, education and small business ownership, which she brings to her client base.