DSWA Coach Excellence School® Faculty


Nicki Keohohou

CEO & Co-Founder of The DSWA

Nicki brings unique coaching and direct selling knowledge to the Coach Excellence Faculty. She has built organizations and held executive positions in both party plan and network marketing companies. Her wealth of experience and broad understanding of the direct selling profession contributes to the strength of the Coach Excellence School.

  • WABC Certified Business Coach™ (CBC™)
  • DSWA Certified Coach & Trainer
  • BA in Education and Business
  • Graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago Network Marketing Certification Program
  • Best-Selling Author
  • Voted as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in America
Grace Keohohou

Grace Keohohou Hao

President & Co-Founder of The DSWA

Grace has been a direct selling leader, consultant, trainer, and coach to both network marketing and party plan leaders and executives.

  • WABC Certified Business Coach™ (CBC™)
  • DSWA Certified Coach & Trainer
  • Best-Selling Author
  • Voted one of the top 30 most influential people in the direct selling profession
  • Received the honor of National Advocate of the Year for Working Mothers


Nancy Korzyniewski

DSWA Certified Coach

Nancy has been a successful direct seller and held corporate positions in both training and management for the largest direct sales company in the world. For more than 20 years, she achieved national and worldwide recognition for her work. Today she is a transformational coach and trainer.

  • Associate Certified Coach (ICF)
  • DSWA Certified Coach

Natalie Jordan

DSWA Certified Trainer & Coach

As a top leader in her organization Natalie has worked directly with corporate leaders which has given her the unique ability to not only develop individual training techniques and programs, but also to aid in developing and achieving personalized organization-wide goals. In addition to her 20 years of field experience Natalie is a DSWA Certified Coach and Trainer. Training, education, and real world experience make her a powerful catalyst for taking you and your organization to the next level.

  • DSWA Certified Coach
  • DSWA Certified Trainer

Barbara Pellegrino

DSWA Certified Coach

Barbara brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the DSWA Coach Excellence School. She is a world-renowned trainer and author. Barbara is known for her expertise in creating and clarifying vision.

  • DSWA Certified Coach
  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner

Mary Ann O'Connell

Mary Ann O’Connell

DSWA Director of Training Programs

With over 15 years of experience in project management, Mary Ann joined the DSWA in 2012 and quickly established herself on the DSWA’s Management Team. She acquired a BS in Political Science (2001) and has an extensive background in both business and public administration that spans the Government, Corporate, and Non-profit sectors.

As Director of DSWA Training Programs, Mary Ann works closely with DSWA’s Corporate Clients and individual Hosts to establish public and private offerings of the DSWA’s premiere training programs around the globe. She oversees all aspects of the DSWA Coach Excellence® School and enjoys collaborating with the DSWA Executive Team to support professionals in the areas of Direct Sales, Education, Business Executives, and Ministry with applying the DSWA’s Principle Centered Coaching methodology to meet their goals.

To reach Mary Ann and learn more about DSWA Coach Excellence School or for information on becoming a DSWA Certified Coach please email her at ProgramsDirector@dswa.org.