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Cheryl Moore Brinkley
Committee Chair

"Empowering authentic business leadership and communication"

VASTA's Business and Corporate Consulting (BizCore) Interest Group is a community for anyone who either works in business and/or wants to see themselves as a business. Whether it’s a side-job or your whole job, you are welcome here!

  1. Creatively deliver these services while maintaining the integrity of our professions and upholding the overall mission of VASTA.
  2. Maintain an ongoing dialogue among the various business areas, the arts industry, and academia so we may be able to utilize empirical teaching methods with those who employ our services.

BizCore holds monthly training sessions which are open to all members of VASTA. For more information about the training sessions, please email the co-chairs.


Diane Robinson
Melissa Hurt

Board Liaison:

BizCore offers VASTA members an important resource to draw upon and develop their business and coaching practice:



Lighthouse sessions are 90-minute learning sessions held on Zoom and hosted by fellow VASTA members. They cover a wide variety of topics. From setting up as an independent practice, to translating your practice for the business world. Whether your clients are business people, artists, or other professional speakers, you can learn skills and share challenges in these wonderful vibrant sessions.


These events are open to all VASTA members and will be announced through the VASTA newsletter and e-blasts. If you would like to extend your involvement beyond participation in these events, you may offer to host your own Lighthouse Session in 2020.  Please email us!

We look forward to seeing you at one of the above events.


We are seeking a new BizCore Co-Chair to start ASAP!

BizCore is a very active committee and has a small group of members who also support the Co-Chairs in the running of the committee. You can find the job description here. Please contact us with why you would like to help Co-Chair BizCore in particular. After that Thea will set up a call with you to explore in more detail.

The deadline to be in touch is April 1. We really look forward to hearing from you!

Our truly tireless out-going co-chair, Cliff Miller, has stepped down as of February 1, after performing yeoman service.

Cliff has curated the BizCore’s very well-received Lighthouse events - securing hosts, posting the events to the VASTA webpage and facilitating the events on Zoom, including attending to troubleshoot and recording and posting the recordings on the VASTA webpage. Cliff has also been BizCore’s go-to person for maintaining BizCore’s presence in other ways on the VASTA wegpage, updating our interest group description and announcements and responding to emails about our events.

We shall always be grateful for your time here. It was a pleasure and a joy to work with you! From us all here in BizCore - THANK YOU!