The Joy of Connecting was launched in August, 2002. Designed to support the entrepreneurial woman, professional and business owner, Bonnie’s vision is to establish licensed locations nationwide where women can build relationships, learn about one another’s products/services and foster business growth.
Re-dedicated in 2013 as Xperience Connections, it continues to fulfill its mission with expanded resources, offerings and reach.
Having established strong alliances with The National Networking Company, The Women’s Information Network and The Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, Bonnie is leading the way for massive expansion where women are valued, appreciated and supported in whatever is the business endeavor of their choosing.
Chief Executive Officer
Carol Neal is a certified life coach, author, publisher and business owner. She was with Equifax for 25 years as a Senior Business Systems Analyst and award-winning Corporate Trainer. She started her own company, Let Your Light Shine, in 2004, which incorporates several direct sales companies, and in 2015 she and her business partner Tracee Randall formed Atlanta Business Spotlight, which has produced multiple events and collaborations including three book series. In 2016 she was named Atlanta Business Woman of the Year by Women On Fire.
Carol has been networking for over 15 years and became a Joy of Connecting Leader in 2010. She currently co-leads the Xperience Connections Alpharetta/Milton location with Joanne Newell. In March 2016 Atlanta Business Spotlight partnered with Xperience Connections and Carol became its CEO. She is passionate about connecting women and providing resources and inspiration for women to succeed.
Chief Motivational Officer
Tracee Randall is the Co-Founder of Atlanta Business Spotlight. She is a speaker, author and an advocate for women business owners, and has been a career entrepreneur for over 30 years. She is a success and wellness coach who is closely aligned with the American Anti-Cancer Institute, a non-profit that educates on the natural treatment of cancer and other diseases, and a spokeswoman for the Nspire Network. Known affectionately as the Soapbox Diva, she is on a mission to empower families to create a generational legacy for their families of health, wealth and faith.
She is the creator of the “Get MAD (Make a Decision) About Cancer” multi-media programs, and is working with Bob Wright, author of “Killing Cancer, Not People”, to develop the Southeast Division of the International Wellness & Research Center. She has built global teams in several direct sales companies, and has developed a series of workshops to teach leadership, team building, networking, goal-setting and learning to Make Up Your Mind. She is most known for her popular “H.A.T. Training”, which teaches How to Attract a Team by identifying and relating to different personality types.
Tracee is known for her passion and enthusiasm and was the natural selection for XC’s CMO, Chief Motivational Officer, when Atlanta Business Spotlight partnered with Xperience Connections in 2016.
Web Administrator/Creative Director
With over 30 years of small business and entrepreneurial success, Diana brings knowledge, grounded wisdom, enthusiasm, and a wealth of creative resources to everything she does.
Diana’s professional experience includes such ventures as: organizing and managing national trade shows and conferences, teaching personal marketing to Realtors©, owning and operating an advertising agency, managing a Web development company, and entrepreneurial adventures in graphic design, copywriting, and Web and database development.
As a business and life coach, workshop creator and facilitator, artist, web/database developer and successful entrepreneur, Diana assists her clients in combining creativity and practicality into a unique experience of success.
Diana is passionate about creating beauty, simplicity, usefulness, and fun in all of her endeavors.
Since 2008, Diana has maintained (and re-designed) the XC Web site, and is responsible for keeping the site up to date.