Global Ambassadors

Katerina Kapellaki

Interior design is a thought-spirit ordering way of life for me. It's an art form. It is also the best way I can return to the world the beauty and warmness of heart it has shown me through coluor, harmony, order, and appeal. When I step inside a room, be it empty or furnished, the walls, the light, the size, the ideas, ultimately, they talk to me.

The number of days the state says we should work on a weekly basis is the same number of continents (5) I have worked projects on - residential and commercial alike. I am constantly up to date with products and resources globally. I have written for upmarket magazines on interior design and have been in over 100 media mediums internationally. I’ve held numerous masterclasses internationally, been on the HIA judging panel for the past 4 years and had my own pay per view TV show in the USA. I have previously also had my own radio show on interior design in the USA.

I’ve been designing high-end furniture for a while now and I’ve managed my own projects in the ELITE Emirates Hills in Dubai - where only the best are invited. I have created a global interior design mastery course, following the launch of my newly released book called Interior Design Decadence by Katerina Kapellaki.

I’ve helped hundreds of clients from all over the globe create more wealth and financial freedom. I have a passion for property fashion, and with over a decade of industry experience, I’m highly passionate about providing property owners, investors, builders and real-estate professionals with the best possible solutions.

"We are here to make a difference; that is why social change is moulded into our business model. Each profit experience is tied to a non-profit initiative".

I believe in turning passion to magic. I believe in giving back. My purpose is to take the world by storm, one room and one "Happy Home" at a time.

Step into my world, or let me step into yours and introduce you to a bit of decadence, my art form.

Marsh Engle

CEO of Marsh Engle Media and Founder of THE ONE MILLION CALLED TO LEAD®

Marsh Engle has spent 20 years leading a worldwide movement supporting women to build brands and projects, careers and businesses impacting millions. She started her entrepreneurial career, including multiple successful start-ups, as a single mother of two young sons.

Her work has been recognized with a United States Congressional Proclamation. On June 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. she served as a delegate at THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN, a program sanctioned by The White House and led by the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Best known as a multi-published author of the AMAZING WOMAN book series and as a highly inspired speaker and mentor to entrepreneurial women and career visionaries, Marsh also consults with major corporations and media studios on women’s brand initiatives.

She has served on the advisory board for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has produced media campaigns for Susan G. Komen Foundation and has been featured in a documentary produced by Produced events at The White House during the Clinton administration.

Later this year, with the release of her new book: THE CALL TO LEAD: WOMEN. PURPOSE. AND THE POWER TO SUCCEED, Marsh offers a rally call of inspired action, moving women to stand in their value, achieve their dreams and live higher success.

The Marsh Engle Radio Show broadcasts each week on VoiceAmerica Women, where she speaks to a global audience about what it takes to create lives of meaning, careers of passion, business with spirit, and the power of saying ‘yes’ to higher success!

Quote by Marsh: “All my life I’ve felt the pull to move women to a sacred space of leadership, to recognise our true power to create, to contribute. For as long as I can remember, my heart has longed to witness a day on which every woman will stand in her full value — uniquely, individually, brilliantly – today is that day!”

WE RISE-UP IN OUR CALL TO LEAD! – Marsh Engle is an inspirational woman and we are honored to have our first International Ambassador at AWN.


Carla Skapik Strnad

Carla Strnad is someone that likes to live life to the fullest and take many with her along the way! A motivated person with positivity, energy, and enthusiasm, her vision of stretching everyone to dream bigger and take advantage of opportunities, to walk through that door and also make the world a better place, is something always possible. Changing lives is exhilarating and fulfilling! Dreaming BIG and reaching for the stars is truly something that is real.

Carla feels that it is destiny that she reached out to Francesca Thorne for the past year as they grew their friendship and to be part of the AWN International Brand Ambassador, especially after getting to know Fran's magnificence, authenticity, influence and strength as a business leader, her vision and great heart to empower women around the globe.
With collaboration & enthusiastically between Carla & Francesca we as people graciously comment about the inspiration.
Business has changed Carla in her life in many ways and the relationships, friendship, teamwork and collaboration is priceless.

Carla has had a varied and successful background and is still active with many activities. She has been a licensed real estate professional, enjoyed a creative business (Fabric Expressions), for being a seamstress, sewing home accessories, alterations, embroidery and has had her custom purse creations in boutiques. Carla also enjoyed a trademarked "Around Town Totes" photo/tote bag business. She is well traveled, having lived in Germany and traveled to 19 countries. Carla speaks Czech (she is 100% descent as is her husband Greg), and German. Carla has won national photography contests within her CSA Fraternal Organisation, even a national gold medal doing gymnastics (at the age of 50!), with SOKOL, her Czech organization, of which her two baby granddaughters are 5th generation.

Carla has been awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award by her town's Downtown Washington, Inc., the Florence Carter Memorial Volunteer Award by Matthews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club (St. Louis), awarded the Woman of the Year Award for NAPW 2012-2013, and has been involved with Tapestry, a women's networking group, BNI, and also e-Women's Network.

She looks forward to meeting, sharing, teaching and supporting to help grow teams in Australia and beyond as she has in the USA.
Learning about cultures of women everywhere, their stories, dreams and aspirations, always shows the beautiful link of women globally!