Meet Our 2018 Speakers

Dr. Richard Blackaby

Website: www.RichardBlackaby.com

Meet the Speaker: Richard is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs, church, and family leaders.

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Richard served as a senior pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Winnipeg, and then as the president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta Canada for 13 years. He continues to serve as the seminary’s Chancellor.

Richard has written or co-authored over thirty books, including: The Seasons of God: How the Shifting Patterns of Your Life Reveal His Purposes for YouThe Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of InfluenceUnlimiting God: Increasing Your Capacity to Experience the DivinePutting a Face on Grace: Living a Life Worth Passing OnExperiencing God at Home, and Customized Parenting in a Trending World.

He has also co-authored many books with his father, Henry, including: Experiencing God: Revised EditionSpiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s AgendaExperiencing God: Day by DayHearing God’s VoiceCalled to Be God’s Leader: Lessons from the Life of JoshuaBeing Still With God: A 365 Daily DevotionalFresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Spiritual AwakeningGod in the Marketplace: 45 Questions Fortune 500 Executives Ask about Faith, Life, and Business and Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church. Richard’s latest books are Rebellious Parenting & Living Out of the Overflow, released in early 2017.

Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE

Website: www.WillieJolley.com

Meet the Speaker: There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

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Dr. Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God given potential! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on when they were on the brink of bankruptcy. His work helped Ford reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits!

No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio podcast to his SiriusXM Radio show, to his audiences like Walmart, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table, Dr. Jolley keeps it moving with high energy, high content and great enthusiasm. He delivers memorable nuggets and usable strategies on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time!

Dr. Jolley’s the author of several international best-selling books including: It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your LifeA Setback Is A Setup For A ComebackTurn Setbacks Into Greenbacks and An Attitude of Excellence, endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey.

He holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Faith-Driven Achievement from the California Graduate School of Theology, a Master’s Degree in Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from The American University.Dr. Jolley resides with his wife, Dee, in Washington, DC.

jeannE robertson, csp, cpae

Website: www.JeanneRobertson.com

Meet the Speaker: Jeanne Robertson reached her 6’2” stature at age thirteen. Perhaps it was an indication of a future speaking career that would soar to great heights. No, professional speaking might not have been predicted when Jeanne was in the seventh grade in Graham, North Carolina, when and where she would have been voted most likely to make the basketball team and least likely to be a contestant in the Miss America Pageant. She did make the team—averaging more than thirty points per game in her junior and senior years—but as Miss North Carolina 1963 she also competed in the Miss America Pageant where she was named Miss Congeniality.

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It was her participation in and perhaps even her losing of the Miss America title that turned Jeanne’s life into a succession of events which led her to be one of the funniest, busiest and most popular professional speakers in America today. Because she was asked to speak every day as Miss North Carolina, Jeanne traveled her native state for one year speaking at pageants and addressing civic clubs and corporations. When that time was over, she found that people were willing to pay her to come and address their groups and conventions and loving every laughing minute of it. They wanted Jeanne-not just a title holder-and they wanted her because she made them laugh.

At that point, Jeanne still viewed speaking as a way to make a little money while continuing her education. She received her degree at Auburn University and taught physical education in high school and college, a career she enjoyed for nine years. But throughout those years, the requests continued to pour in for her to speak. In 1976, she stopped teaching and entered professional speaking full time.

With the flexibility to speak more often, Jeanne’s rise in the speaking profession was nothing short of phenomenal. Clients and speakers alike were quick to recognize her ability. In addition to a full speaking schedule year after year, she has been awarded every top honor and designation in her profession including the Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) in 1980 and being inducted in the CPAE Speaker Hall Of Fame in 1981. A member of NSA/Carolinas, she served as President of the National Speakers Association in 1985. In 1989 she became the first woman to receive that association’s most cherished honor, the Cavett Award. The Cavett is awarded annually to one member “whose accomplishments, integrity and reputation are a credit to NSA and the speaking profession.”

Toastmasters International named Jeanne the recipient of its 1998 Golden Gavel Award, given annually to one individual for accomplishments in leadership and communications. She is the only female professional speaker who has received this honor. Other recipients include Lowell Thomas, Walter Cronkite, Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Tom Peters, Mark Russell, Ken Blanchard and Zig Ziglar.

In recognition of her professional expertise, experience, and competence, Jeanne was honored by the NCAA Southeastern Conference as Auburn University’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2000. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Elon University.

The North Carolina Press Association named Jeanne as its 2001 North Carolinian of the Year for “her popularity on the speaking circuit, her award-winning ways, and her representation of North Carolina.” Past recipients include Elizabeth Dole, Rev. Billy Graham, and Dean Smith.

The Miss North Carolina Organization named Jeanne as its 2003 Woman of Achievement. She was the first former Miss North Carolina to be so named.

The National Speakers Association named her its 2012 Master of Influence.

Jeanne has produced eight humor DVDs and CDs and written three books on humor – Humor: The Magic of Genie, Mayberry Humor Across the USA and Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away. These books are filled with reality-based stories, which illustrate her humor philosophy. She can be heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Family Comedy and Blue Collar Comedy channels.

While she enjoys making people laugh, Jeanne views the role of a humorist as more than eliciting laughter. As audiences are holding their sides and wiping tears from their faces, she makes her point clear. Perhaps that is why thousands of meeting planners make their point clear when they say… “The Meetin’ ain’t over ’til the tall lady speaks.”

myron golden

Website: www.myrongolden.com

Meet the Speaker: Myron understands how to overcome adversity. He contracted polio as an infant and has walked with a metal brace on his leg his entire life. In spite of the fact that he has a brace on his leg Myron used the discipline he learned from his parents to become a black belt in the martial arts.

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Myron is in high demand as a speaker and trainer in the areas of sales, marketing, business development and financial literacy with over 27 years of experience. He is also a best selling author, a songwriter and the owner of a record label.

Myron is the author of the international best selling book “From The Trash Man To The Cash Man, How Anyone Can Get Rich Starting From Anywhere”. He is also the author of the new book “Click And Order For Brick And Mortar, Online Strategies For Offline Market Domination”. He is an integrated marketing consultant who can help any business use technology to generate leads and then optimizing the conversion process of those leads offline.

If you are a business owner who is serious about growing your business exponentially, not incrementally Myron Golden is one of the few people who can assist you in that goal.

Myron has consulting clients whose businesses are doing 7 and 8 figures in revenue using the business optimization strategies.

Myron has students that are making tens of thousands of dollars per month. And he can show anyone how to turn his or her passion into profits. He teaches everyday people to become wealthy often using skills they already have.

Now he is ready to teach you how to duplicate his success.

Darnyelle Jervey Harmon

Website: www.UnlockSixFigureCashFlow.com

Meet the Speaker: Passion, Purpose, and Persistence are three words that thoroughly describe Darnyelle Jervey Harmon, MBA’s journey. Darnyelle is a business growth strategist. She helps uncompromising entrepreneurs become six or seven-figure CEOs in 12 months or less through her consulting firm, Incredible One Enterprises, LLC. Her company specializes in helping CEOs build a business to fund the life they crave.

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Darnyelle is the creator of Incredible Factor University®: Darnyelle is the creator of Incredible Factor University®: a Business School for Uncompromising Entrepreneurs, Breakthrough In Business TM, a mindset shift incubator for entrepreneurs who know that they are not building a business at their full potential, ProfitHERble® an inner circle mentorship program for women business owners and her Pillars of Business Optimization® are positioning her clients to profitably impact the world.

Darnyelle boldly declares herself a Belief Barrier Breaker ® and describes her life in acts – Act One: overcoming the adversity of her childhood to successfully become the first child in her family to graduate from high school and pursue higher education. Act Two: graduating from college with honors and starting her first career where through intentional success in Corporate America she progressed from a representative to a Vice President in three short years. Act Three: leaving her lucrative corporate career to start her own Mary Kay Cosmetics consultancy where in five months time she earned the prestigious Pink Cadillac, built a personal unit of more than 500 independent beauty consultants and claimed #1 in the State honors twice as an Executive Sales Director in Mary Kay Cosmetics. Act Four: Growing her own dream business to seven figures, writing books to empower others and traveling the world speaking to inspire and educate audiences. Today, Darnyelle is a tour de force – a captivating speaker, brilliant businesswoman, a gifted strategist, a best-selling author and she has mastered the power of motivation, empowerment, and transformation. She successfully imparts that knowledge to everyone with whom she comes into contact. In fact, if she touches your business, it will grow, period.

Darnyelle is the recipient of several awards, including Coach of the Year by Stiletto Woman Media, Small Business Influencer by Small Biz Trends, Woman of Color Excellence in Business by Women President’s Organization and the National Coalition of 100 Black Men Philly, and the Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Woman Magazine.

Darnyelle is the author of 7 books and 5 powerful business success systems. Her work has been featured in Success, O, Black Enterprise, Essence, and Delaware Today magazines. In 2015, she appeared as a regular guest on Virginia This Morning on CBS and has been showcased on Fox Business, ABC, The Word Network and a host of other on and offline media outlets. Darnyelle has a BA from the University of Delaware, An MBA from Goldey-Beacom College and an executive coaching certification from the Center of Executive Coaching. She is also a certified Kolbe A Consultant. Her mantra is “when I stand before God at the end of my life I hope not to have a single bit of talent left, saying I used everything He gave me.”

Dr. Nido Qubein, CSP, CPAE

Website: www.nidoqubein.com

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His journey has been an amazing success story. The Biography Channel and CNBC aired his life story titled “A Life of Success and Significance.”

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As an educator, he is president of High Point University, an undergraduate and graduate institution with 4,300 students from 40 countries. He has authored two dozen books and audio programs distributed worldwide.

As a business leader, he is chairman of the Great Harvest Bread Company with 220 stores in 43 states. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including BB&T (a Fortune 500 company with $185 billion in assets), the La-Z-Boy Corporation (one of the largest and most recognized furniture brands worldwide), and Dots Stores (a chain of fashion boutiques with more than 400 locations across the country).

As a professional speaker, Dr. Qubein has received many distinctions including the Golden Gavel Medal, induction into the International Speaker Hall of Fame, and as the founder of the NSA Foundation in Arizona.

He has been the recipient of many honors including The Ellis Island Medal of Honor (along with four U.S. presidents), The Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans (along with Oprah Winfrey and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas), the DAR Americanism Medal, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Sales and Marketing International’s Ambassador of Free Enterprise, Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award, and Citizen of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year in his home city of High Point, North Carolina.

Barry Banther, CMC, CSP

Website: www.BarryBanther.com

Meet the Speaker: Barry Banther has been a trusted advisor to businesses, nonprofit institutions, and organizations for over three decades. He has served over 400 clients such as: Rockwell, Bank of America, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Tampa Bay Steel Company, the McNichols Company, United Planet Fitness Partners, and Air Ambulance Worldwide.

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His work in Leadership Development and Strategic Planning has earned him the highest accreditation from the Institute of Management Consultants- CMC (Certified Management Consultant).

And his ability to facilitate improved communications within organizations has earned him the highest designation from the National Speakers Association – CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Barry has been a featured speaker in conferences in both the United States and Europe, as well as presenting to professional sports teams in both Major League Baseball and the NFL.
Less than 40 consultants hold both designations (CMC, CSP) simultaneously. Barry has written over 50 Leadership Development Programs used by companies worldwide. His latest book, A Leader’s Gift, How to Earn the Right to be Followed reached Best Seller status on Amazon the day of its release. Barry produces a weekly online Business Breakthrough video series and a weekly blog for managers, Manager’s memo.

In addition to his consulting practice, three governors of Florida asked Barry to serve in their administration overseeing private higher education. He was elected to an unprecedented three terms as Chairman of the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities.

In 2010, Barry was named Family Ambassador of the Year by Family First (the parent organization of All-Pro Dad and their spokesman, Coach Tony Dungy). Barry was inducted as a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the University of South Florida, and was inducted into the International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration
– Sigma Beta Delta by Hodges University.

The President of WTSP CBS-TV Tampa described Barry’s work this way, “If you are considering hiring Barry, it will be the smartest business decision you’ve ever made.”

Trevor Otts

Website: www.BlackCEO.com

Meet the Speaker: Every few decades, a legendary leader comes along and completely disrupts everything we thought we knew about business. And, just like that, our lives are forever changed. Napoleon Hill. Zig Zigler. Steve Jobs. The world is wondering who’s next. That man is Trevor Otts.

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He’s been called the Billion Dollar Brand Man, the Profit Pioneer and an Automation Apostle. He prefers Marketing God. You can take your pick.

As brazen as he is brilliant, Trevor is the automation and marketing mastermind behind some of the most remarkable sales, business and thought leaders in the world. With a revolutionary formula of cutting-edge technology, sales methodology and global reach, he has devised campaigns that have generated multiple millions of dollars for his clients. His 2015 roster already reads like the SUCCESS 25 or Forbes’ Top 100—and the year is still young.

If you give him a whiteboard and a pen, Trevor will erect an empire, map you from message to movement and catapult you into your expansive ocean of opportuni-ty—one overflowing with revenue, impact and power. You don’t come to Trevor for your business plan—you come for your legacy. You don’t come for your right-now-money—you come for your billions.

Trevor’s fascination with the flow of money started in the suburbs of Prince George’s County, Maryland. A get-under-the-hood kinda kid, he would pick big brands and businesses apart, brick by brick, dissecting them to find the gaps in their greatness and where they were leaving money on the table. You could say his destiny was always tied to the dollar.
It’s that destiny and his innovate-not-imitate mindset that led Trevor to co-create Peak Performers Institute, a state-of-the-art school and business development consultancy, for emerging thought leaders, coaches and speakers. Together with his powerhouse partner, Che Brown, Trevor launched the game- changing company in 2013 with three clients, a tiny shared space and two MacBooks; today they sit at the helm of a technology empire valued at $250 million and serve entrepreneurs from Baltimore to Bangladesh. Their Hyper Immersion Model, a revolutionary take on the traditional live empowerment conference, provides a platform for speakers to blast their message worldwide and instantly increase visibility from an average of 600 to 60,000 attendees with a few Ingenious keystrokes. Trevor and Che’s explosive trainings and power talks are broadcast weekly to 1.5 million viewers across the globe.

Trevor is the master of the next. He recently introduced his ground-breaking Evergreen Revenue Model to market, teaching business leaders how to join the ranks of renowned brands like Netflix and Apple with universal impact and wealth. The concept S positioned to take the business and technology world by storm and will undoubtedly be taught in industry texts and classrooms for centuries to come.

To do what Trevor does, in the way that he does it, takes more than know-how. It takes grit and guts. It takes a willingness to be forged in the fire.

It takes the heart to be first.

So what else is left for this man to do, you ask? Just watch.

Bob burg, csp, cpae

Website: www.thegogiver.com

Meet the Speaker: Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences on topics at the core of the Go-Giver books. A former television personality and top-producing salesperson, Bob has shared the platform with some of today’s top business leaders, broadcast personalities, coaches, athletes, and political leaders, including a former U.S. president.

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In addition to coauthoring the bestselling Go-Giver books with John David Mann, Bob has authored a number of popular books, including the critically acclaimed, Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales and Adversaries into Allies. His total book sales are well over a million copies.

The American Management Association named Bob one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders and he is one of Inc.’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers. Richtopia named him one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World.

Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the free enterprise system and believes that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people one serves. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and served on the board of directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida. For more information, articles and free resources, please visit www.burg.com.

Brenda blanchard-kooser

Website: www.BrendaBK.com/turbo-charge-your-sparkle

Meet the Speaker: As a former performer for companies such as Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Royal Caribbean and the USO and as an HR corporate executive for the past 10 years, Brenda is a highly sought-after speaker and performer who brings a unique perspective to the challenges of life and work as well as an entertainment component that is unlike any other. Based on personal experience she focuses on how people can go from stuck to sparkly and the wonderful ripple effect that can have on their lives as well as those around them.

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After two decades as an international entertainer, Brenda saw an opportunity for a second career in the corporate world and felt the responsible thing would be to take it. This action began her journey from living magically to feeling stuck. Through this experience she created the concept of “Living Sparkly” which is how she rediscovered the magic and incorporates it into her everyday life and is driven to share it with everyone. Currently, she inspires and educates people and corporations on how to find their sparkle or rediscover their magic and how doing so makes them a better employee, leader and person overall.  From the stage, Brenda delivers a compelling message by combining humor, vulnerability and a gift for storytelling that motivates her audiences to take immediate action to live, love and lead with more intention leaving a little bit of sparkle everywhere they go.

Brenda educates, inspires and entertains all at once. She doesn’t just speak, she puts on a show and leaves a lasting impression.

tricia brown

Website: www.TriciaBrown.co

Meet the Speaker: Tricia Brown, has graced this earth with her talent of cosmetology, passion for helping others and ambition to make a difference. After decades of writing her life experiences, hopes, and dreams, Brown decided to share her hidden treasures with the rest of the world. Referring to 2016 as, “The Year of the Beginning”.

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Her first national piece, Driven Individual Visionaries Accomplish Success (DIVAS), is co- authored with 11 other amazing women! Brown’s chapter, titled God Who Am I, reveals dark places that so many individuals are quietly living every day. It teaches us that strength comes from forgiveness and sometimes we must forgive without receiving anything in return. Please take this opportunity to become a part of this incredible journey of hope, inspiration, and overcoming. Through love and forgiveness, we are invincible. The hardship that don’t break us will build us. This too can be your beginning. Go get your happy!

Darin adams

Email: Darin.Adams@InfusionSoft.com

Meet the Speaker:  I help small businesses succeed by teaching entrepreneurs and small business owners the principles of marketing that will help them leads, sales and follow up. I speak at various events around the country empowering people from all types of businesses.

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Jack a daniels

Website: www.Expectancy.TV

Meet the Speaker: Jack A. Daniels also known as the King of Breakthroughs is the TV Host of A&E’s BlackLove, a psychotherapist and founder of The Breakthroughs Institute, a new twist on love, money and life. He is also one of the world’s leading authorities in overcoming fears and getting people unstuck.

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Jack is an international speaker who helps organizations increase their clarity and connectivity to their customers. He is a 5-time bestselling author of books like “Stay Out of Your Own Way” and “I Need a Wife – Where are the Real Women?” Popular media personality and the go-to-no-nonsense therapist for high-achieving– high-profile executives, athletes and entertainers.

Daniels is the creator of several award-winning programs including Healing 100 Hearts in 100 Days project for women, the Stay Out of Your Own Way tour, the Boys to Businessman Entrepreneurial Project, Expert’s Class & the extremely popular Mate AttractionTM, which has helped 100’s learn to attract the love they deserve!

Jack has also appeared in and on over 400 radio broadcasts, BBC, Fox News, FYI, WEtv, Bravo, TVone, A&E, Nightline, Lifetime, CBS, NBC, NPR, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cutting it in the ATL, Married to Medicine, Cosmopolitan, People, Rolling Out, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Essence, Deadline, Esquire, DateDaily and numerous others.

Jack is one of the most in demand, paid speakers in the country. He has spoken to over 100 schools and universities, and keynoted or conducted trainings for several fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Kraft Foods, State Farm, Coca Cola, Children’s Defense Fund, Verizon and The Salvation Army to name a few.

From one-on-one coaching, group training events to online seminars, video courses, and teleseminars, literally thousands have migrated through Jack’s programs, courses or purchased one of his bestselling books. Jack is the master at holding your hand, guiding you step-by-step to reduce fears, find love, reframe your stories, increase your profitability & grow your business dramatically. He welcomes the opportunity to help your organization or YOU to get unstuck and experience your next- level in Love, Money, or Life! To Get Unstuck Now with a Shot of Jack, visit www.JackADaniels.com

Marshawn evans daniels

Website: www.SheProfits.com

Meet the Speaker: Marshawn Evans Daniels is a Reinvention Strategist, Influence Expert and Best-Selling Author known as The Godfidence® Coach. A media maven and master in the art of manifestation, this former Georgetown Law Center Trained Sports Attorney, Miss America Finalist and Donald Trump Apprentice, turned her passion for people into a million-dollar enterprise helping women to Believe Bigger, Live Bigger and Profit Bigger.

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As the Chairwoman of the Godfidence Business School and Founder of SHE Profits®, her firm’s courses, events, and results-based coaching programs equip emerging and established influencers and entrepreneurs to monetize and market their message to the massess.

Featured regularly on CNN, Fox Business, and ESPN, her client roster includes HP, Home Depot, EY, Delta, Tiffany & Co., Nike, Rolls Royce and NFL & NBA Athletes.

Her signature programs include the Speak for Pay® Bootcamp, Brand Class® , Attract Sponsors, Find Your Purpose, and The Godfidence Women’s Summit.

Marshawn released her best-selling book, SKIRTS in the Boardroom, published by Wiley, the largest business book publisher in the world. It was the first time Wiley published a business book with an African-American female under the age of thirty! Her new book Believe Bigger® teaches 5 Keys to SHIFTING into Your Life Purpose. Join the movement at marshawn.com.

Her philosophy is – “If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.”

Here to show you how to elevate your influence, income and purpose, please welcome Reinvention Strategist, Marshawn Evans Daniels!

Phil van Hooser, csp, cpae

Website: www.LeadersOughtToKnow.com/leaders-journal/

Meet the Speaker: Equipping Emerging Leaders (and Those Who’ve Been Around Awhile) to Increase Performance Through People. Phillip Van Hooser understands the pressure on new and not-so-new leaders to perform — he’s lived it.

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Top U.S. companies including ExxonMobil, Reebok and AmeriGas and small-town organizations alike have embraced Phil’s approach to personal leadership, employee motivation, team building and communication.

Since 2014, Phil has volunteered as advisor, leadership instructor, mentor and coach through Vision 2050, a non-profit initiative he began for the development of rural-area millennial leaders.

Dr. Stacie NC Grant

Website: www.DestinyDesignersUniversity.com

Meet the Speaker: Privately, Dr. Stacie NC Grant often quotes this message from Ghandi “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This is how she has built a global platform of service. Dr. Grant has spent countless hours quietly volunteering her time and service in the community through her civic engagement and youth mentorship.

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From working closely with local elected officials to support community outreach, to volunteering her time speaking with students in her local schools, to serving on PTA Boards, Dr. Grant gets the greatest joy from serving others. Her body of work is punctuated by receiving the 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from our 44th President Barack Obama and appointment in 2017 as a Fellow of the Most Excellent Order of International Experts (FOIE).

Publicly, as an Empowerment Strategist for #Faithpreneurs (Faith Based Entrepreneurs), International Speaker, Best Selling Author, Trainer, and Celebrity Guest Host, Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant is living her divine calling to LEAD, TEACH and INSPIRE! Described as “God’s Designer Original”, she ignites her audiences with her captivating smile, intoxicating humor and boundless energy.

The strategic focus of Dr. Grant’s empowerment platform is executed through her Destiny Designers University®, “A CLASSROOM WITHOUT BORDERS; WHERE WE GRADUATE TO THE NEXT BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES BY TURNING INSPIRATION INTO RESULTS!” This multi-media training and development platform provides entrepreneur success-training curriculum in the areas Life Skills, Personal Growth & Development, Leadership and Presentation Skills. Corporate training curriculum focuses on workforce readiness, capacity building, diversity & inclusion, customer service, family engagement and team building,These result driven training curriculums create a measurable path to increased productivity and consistent long-term action. Additionally, Destiny Designers Teen Empowerment Series® provides soft skills and life skills training for High School Scholars that cultivate, independent critical thinking, positive self-esteem, clear, concise communication skills and a sense of community.

Destiny Designer’s University®, will present Faithpreneur® Weekend 2K18 at the New York Marriott Marquis, scheduled for August 16-18, 2018. From the stories to the systems delivering the solutions, Dr. Grant lays out the big ‘why’ faith-based entrepreneurs need this level of training. “Entrepreneurs, by and large, have not yet figured out the value, or roadmap, for operating their businesses in full alignment with their faith. Our event will catalyze that transformation,” says Dr. Grant. A new perspective, infused with timeless principles, this resource-packed, live event will attract Faithprepreneurs® far and wide for the Awards Gala, Conference, and VIP Prayer Breakfast.  What is a Faithpreneur®? An entrepreneur who grows their wealth-generating practices around an affinity to God and faith. They learn the processes and systems to structure for success while providing top-drawer solutions to their marketplace. They stand out as change agents, with fidelity to God in organizing, managing and owning a business. The goal of #FaithpreneurWeekend2K18™ is to create sustainable revenue, resources, and relationships necessary for long-term sustainability and legacy wealth.

This work is supported through her multi media platform, virtual classes, live trainings and recent book release: “Action Action Despite The Distraction…7 Life Lessons to Thrive & Live Your Destiny Now!”. She has hosted the popular Monday Mid-Day Motivation show entitled “Create Your Own Luck with Stacie NC Grant” and currently filming the TV Pilot (Destiny Designers University®) “DDU LIVE”. Additionally, Dr. Grant is a featured speaker for the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Summit, FraserNet Annual Networking Conference, NYC Department of Corrections, Bronx Community College, St. John’s University, Project Enterprise, Mary J. Blige FFAWN Foundation, Women’s Academy of Excellence, Medgar Evers College, The 1209 Affair Success Net Series, Peak Performance Institute, Women Doing It Big Foundation, MACY*S, WBLS, Women in The Black, AARP, The New York Urban League, The Eagle Academy Foundation, Celebrity Guest Host for The Network Journal and many more. Dr. Stacie NC Grant also has the distinction of being one of world renowned Les Brown’s notable Platinum Speakers, one of his Expert Trainers and the host of Les Brown Motivational Monday Night Calls.

As an Entrepreneur, Dr. Grant owns C&G Enterprises an event planning company that provides purpose driven event strategies for community based and not–for–profit organizations. C&G has been featured on Access Hollywood, Fox 5, Metro TV, and WE Television. The event strategies utilized focuses on producing successful outreach events that bring value to the participants and community at large. Annual clients include Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., Sister to Sister International, Inc., St. Paul Community Baptist Church, Inc., Own Your Power Communications, Inc., Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, Inc. and Inspired Girls, Inc. Under Ms. Grant’s leadership, C&G has received numerous awards, honors and citations from various organizations and government officials for outstanding commitment to excellence in service.

As a Philanthropist, Dr. Grant is the Co-Chair of the Queens NYC Affiliate of the National Cares Mentoring Movement (founded by Susan L. Taylor) whose mission is to recruit, connect and direct mentors to vulnerable young people. Additionally, she is the secretary of her Church Choir, past President of the St. John’s University Black Alumni Association, a Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Community Service Chair for Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Queens Chapter.

Dr. Grant currently resides in Queens, New York with her husband, Andrew, and 2 sons, Josiah and Jeremy. With God as her guide, our global community will be better for her service to humanity.

Cheryl wood

Website: www.CherylWoodEmpowers.com

Meet the Speaker: Cheryl Wood is an international motivational speaker, best-selling author, and advocate for the economic empowerment of women globally through entrepreneurship. Her company, Personal Power Enterprises, LLC, is committed to equipping women with the tools to use their unique gifts to transform lives, create a legacy, and create generational wealth.

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Wood has shared her message for women to boldly face their fears, interrupt their norm, and take big risks in over 30 domestic states and abroad as far as South Africa, India, London and the Bahamas.  Her transformative work has been featured on ABC, Radio One, Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, Essence, Black Enterprise, The Washington Informer, Good Morning Washington, Fox 5 News, The Baltimore Times and the Afro-American Newspaper, amongst many other media outlets.

Wood’s work has also impacted the corporate and non-profit sectors as she has delivered riveting keynote presentations and training sessions about the power of boldly pursuing your possibilities for both small and large organizations, including the FBI, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, The United Nations, Verizon Wireless, Small Business Administration, Federally Employed Women, Blacks In Government, National Association of Professional Women, Women’s Council of Realtors, Virginia Women In Public Finance and Women in eDiscovery, to name a few.

Becky mccrary, csp

Website: www.BeckyMcCrary.com

Meet the Speaker: Becky McCrary is called the Carol Burnett of Conventions, the Energizer Bunny in high-heeled shoes, a redhead Amy Poehler, and Southern Sass. She is a keynote speaker, trainer and facilitator who energizes and inspires agency, association and corporate audiences.

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Using personal experiences, hold-your-face humor, and unimaginable insight, she guides audiences to a profound belief in their own purpose, passion, and power. Participants consistently rave that her riveting stories are an inspiration to them. Executives, managers, staff, women’s groups and sales teams alike are pushed outside their comfort zones and into a world of the possible and probable.

Becky is the author of Relationship Networking “On Purpose!” helping you move from the comfort of the wall in to the power, action and business found in the center of the room. Her next book, “REAL Customer Service: Staying Relevant, Engaging, Authentic and Loyal in real world situations, is coming soon.

She has earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional credential, one of only 272 women in the world to hold this designation. The speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill, the CSP is conferred by the National Speakers Association only on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting five years of strict criteria.

Becky has taken her wit and wisdom to corporations and associations in 41 states, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, she was on a cruise ship. But she was speaking, so it still counts! She is fun, relevant, insightful and risk free. You are just going to love her!

kimberly flowers

Website: www.TheVisualBrandingExpert.com/IndustryExpert

Meet the Speaker: With over 9 years of technology experience and a undergraduate degree in broadcast production Kimberly flowers the visual branding expert industry known as the broadcastprenuer helps online business owners build influence and income through the power of optics. She has worked with some of the top brands from all over the world helping to bring them into visual alignment with their vision mission and messages.

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A born resident of San Antonio Texas, Kimberly has dedicated her career to serving and training business leaders to build more visually appealing and influential online platforms.

As a speaker and trainer Kimberly uses her online platform on and offline as a demonstration of the technology she teaches and inspires others to create a more polished video or online sales presentation that will help them attract the people they want to serve in deeper and more meaningful ways.

Her specialty is video production and live stream platform training. Her goal is to show business owners and leaders just how easy it can be to build a high end video presentation and platform that educates entertains and inspires others and creates global influence.

Kimberly has a particular soft spot for young adults. Her heart is to show the upcoming generations who have an affinity toward creative endeavors how they can use their gifts to serve and add value to others and make a great living doing so.

Ford saeks, csp

Website: www.PrimeConcepts.com

Meet the Speaker: Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Profit Innovator. With over 20 years’ experience (ranging from retail to wholesale), he has founded over ten companies, authored four books, secured three U.S. patents, and received numerous industry awards.

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Tenacity and innovation are what fuels this revenue-generating powerhouse. From grassroots to Google, Ford provides his clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to resolve marketing, operations, and growth challenges. As President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc., an integrated marketing services firm, Ford specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat buyers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity.

Ashley winston

Website: www.BreakFreeBeUnstoppable.com

Meet the Speaker: Ashley Winston is an entrepreneur, breakthrough strategist and speaker. She empowers people from all walks of life through her books, inspirational messages, training, coaching and online programs. Her approach, processes, and reflective exercises allow participants to identify and break down barriers, both internal and external.

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She enables participants to take ownership of their lives, by providing the necessary keys to unlock their peak performance. Participants in Ashley’s programs leave the experience with a shifted world view toward results and solutions to problems once considered insurmountable.

Ashley’s skill set and unique ability to engage learners of all levels has enabled her to work with a variety of organizations both here and abroad. Internationally, she has served on the mission field in Port Au Prince, Haiti and Hyderabad, India. Her endeavors in the U.S. include her working with more than 50 Chicago Public Schools, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Urban Gateways, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, The Progressive Arts Alliance of Cleveland, Game Changers International, Tacom and McDonald’s Corporation. She has touched the lives of youth, teachers, community leaders, entrepreneurs and high-level executives globally. Learners love her.

Through her warm nature, tough-love, high-energy and hilarious wit, she pursues the impossible and accomplishes the unthinkable. Faith in God, and the Word, are her foundation. It empowers her to make the world a better place by helping people unlock their potential and unleash their unstoppable. It is what God has done in and through her that brings freedom and breakthroughs.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Performance and a Master of Arts Management (MAM) in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management. She received both from Columbia College Chicago.

che brown

Website: www.BlackCEO.com

Meet the Speaker: He is knows as the Sales Cardiologist because of his powerful and unconventional sales strategies. He is the leader of a global sales training company, which teaches sales professionals how to make sales with less effort. Che shares winning sales strategies on how to close deals and put cash in your pocket by mastering the basics of selling, using sales scripts, and advanced sales techniques to increase sales and long-term profitability.

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With over 14 years of sales and marketing experience, Che has conducted workshops and seminars for major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Wachovia, Microsoft, Verizon, Chevy Chase Bank, and numerous network marketing organizations. He continues to host highly attended sales forums and conferences around the country.

Before starting his own company, Che was a sales and marketing manager at MCI, where he was responsible for creating effective marketing strategies and promotional programs for multi-unit products with over $12 billion in annual sales.

Che is a member of the Washington District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber received its biggest turnout ever for a seminar when Che hosted “The Mindset of Great Salespeople” earlier this year.

Che trained under national sales trainers Eric Lofholm and Hilton Johnson. He has been featured in several national radio programs and newspapers, discussing practical ideas and strategies to increase sales.

Che earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree in business administration from John Hopkins University. He has successfully completed the Dale Carnegie course from the Dale Carnegie Centers of Excellence.


Website: www.UpwardAction.com

Meet the Speaker: TC Cooper is an attorney, best-selling author and president of UpwardAction® – a digital marketing and online training company. As a social marketing advocate and innovative thinker, TC has become a recognized leader in social media marketing, online advertising and building influential digital brands. She is a teacher at heart who has taught thousands of professional service providers, business owners and leaders exactly how to leverage the power of social media to increase their impact, expand their influence and diversify their income.

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TC’s passion for her work led her to develop the CooperZone™ Virtual Learning Platform, which includes on-demand training academies for Twitter, LinkedIn, Live Streaming and Social Media Marketing. Her online communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube and LinkedIn exceeds 40,000 people who tune in for her actionable advice for attracting ideal clients by leveraging the power of social media. TC has been seen in publications that include Black Enterprise Magazine, Speaker Magazine, California Bar Journal, Washington Lawyer and on the cover of New Jersey’s InBiz Magazine.

She has been engaged for social media and digital brand building training for organizations and government agencies that include: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Wall Street Project Economic Summit, Rutgers University, Levin Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maryland Bar Association, DC Bar Association and numerous individual attorneys, consultants, and small firms. TC is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Hampton University. She was also trained and certified as a corporate coach at Coach U. To learn more about UpwardAction’s social media marketing programs and on-demand training academies, visit www.UpwardAction.com.

Pam perry

Website: www.PamPerryPR.com

Meet the Speaker: Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE. 

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After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications (including several covers), and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She also has a 20-year career expertise in marketing, public relations and journalism in Detroit; including work with The Detroit Free Press, WNIC, The Edge with Jeffrey Miller, Radio One, Michigan Chronicle, WNIC and TheHUB Detroit magazine.

Pam has worked with many nonprofit organizations, like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, developing their social media presence, online brand and digital marketing programs. She is also author of Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and  Brand Your Ministry.

Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry PR works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.

pastor mel keys

Website: www.IAmJoshuaGenerationTravel.com

Meet the Speaker: Born in Brooklyn, New York Mel, grew up in a loving household with his mother Patricia as well as his grandparents, Melford C. & Laura J. Keyes. At seventeen he entered in the United States Air Force where he spent ten years on active duty stationed in Texas where he met his lovely wife, Kendra F. Keyes, now married for 29 years. They have three children and two grandchildren and for the past thirteen of those years, Mel has continued to grow as pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, located in the heart of the west side of San Antonio.

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Mel has authored two books, “Hell To The Know” and “7 Keyes For The Best of Your Life,” both based on bible based principles pointed at personal development. As an entrepreneur Mel has created conferences, inspirational radio programming & even played a role in a personal development based reality TV show called “The Keynote.” He and Kendra enjoy building their business as work from home travel agents to create additional income for themselves and to fund their support of other their passion in orphan ministry and other kingdom causes.

As a community leader and an adaptive parent himself, Mel is a charter member & vice chairman of The Community Clergy Advisory Board (CCAB.) a state mandated group that promotes the adoption of and provision of services to minority children through consulting with churches and other civic organizations. He is also a founding board member of the student advisory council for The Baptist University of The Americas.

Mel’s studies include an associate degree from the United States Air Force in instruction methodologies, an Associate of Arts in Cross Cultural Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from The Baptist University of the Americas; as well as a Master’s of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from The Dallas Baptist University.

As a certified life coach with 48 Days and founder of “Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting,” Pastor Mel is focused on helping others unlock the vision inside of them in the three fold areas of:
Ministry, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

larita rice

Website: www.GlobalImpactNow.org

Meet the Speaker: Author. Entrepreneur. Life Coach. Pastor. Change Agent. Mentor. Mother. Friend. The embodiment of what it is to live a life poured out before God. Through her inspirational discourse, your way of thinking and speaking will be revolutionized. One moment in her presence and you will never be the same.

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Ms. Larita S. Rice is the world renowned author of “Trapped in the System,” a book designed to reveal the tricks of the enemy and the tactics he uses to bring about our destruction. After being a part of an unhealthy ministry for many years, where she found herself being misused for her gifts, talents, money, and time, but still remaining faithful to God’s people and calling, the Lord transitioned her higher and deeper into His purpose for her life. Now, as a powerful agent of change, through the authority of God, she travels about, helping others discover their identities, compelling them to maximize their potential, and equipping them to use their God-given talents to the Glory of the Most High.

Because of her natural ability to connect with people regardless of race, religion, creed, or socioeconomic status and her passion to see families and communities restored, awakened from the brokenness and abuse endured in her own life, she preaches a message of Empowerment and Relationship Restoration that is life altering and propels others into their destiny.

As a victor of rape and molestation, with former gang affiliation and alcohol abuse, she understands what it means to need a way of escape from difficult situations. In 2007, she founded Women of Excellence Midwest, an organization established as a safe haven for battered, abused, and rejected women to heal and be emboldened to move forward. Three years later, she established the non-profit

organization Living Life to the Fullest CDC, which provides workshops, seminars, and advocacy classes on self-empowerment. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Security Management from Saint Louis University, an Associate’s degree in Education, as well as several other licenses and certifications, and is a franchise owner of one of the nation’s largest commercial cleaning companies.

Larita Rice has solidified herself as a valued and incomparable member of, not only her local community, but also the global community. She has been featured on the Word Network, as well as several other radio and television shows. She serves as executive producer of “Power Moments to Live” TV talk show, and has appeared in HERS Magazine. She is a global leader and advisor for members of parliament in several countries, and has founded the Global Impact Leadership Alliance (GILA), an organization built on the commitment of meeting the needs of developing nations and providing a platform for cultural and economic exchange. She is the lead organizer of the annual RESET America RESET Africa Conference, a conference that brings together heads of state and key policy makers from across the globe and fosters creative dialogue for cooperation, while also participating in local government and receiving recognition for her work. She has been honored by Lisa Nicole Cloud for being a mastermind presenter at the 2017 WEN Conference, and is a recipient of the President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Services.

Apostle Larita, who is a native of the city of East Saint Louis, IL, serves as Senior Pastor of Empowerment of Grace and has been found to be, not only a faithful woman of God, but a prayer warrior, an enheartened spiritual leader and advisor, and an inspiration to every individual she meets.

amy baue

Website: www.AmyBaue.com

Meet the Speaker: Amy lives to push entrepreneurs off the cliff! Having worked as an entrepreneur for 3 decades, Amy Baue is described as the “missing action piece.” She is a Certified Startup Expert, Inspirational Speaker, Consultant and owner of Rock Your Mind, Design Your Life. Her diverse background includes the legal field, franchise ownership and author of a health guide for women. Amy is a teacher at heart who currently provides live and virtual group programs and private consulting for serviced-based entrepreneurs.

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Amy’s had intimate experience with fear, failure, success and stardom — ok, the stardom might be in her mind only. She helps entrepreneurs slay the mindset and disbelief dragons keeping them paralyzed by fear and self-doubt. Her unique ability to simplify complex ideas into tiny, digestible bites while teaching straight-forward and easy-to-implement business strategies mean that entrepreneurs learn the critical steps necessary to quickly build thriving businesses.

When the fear of “how” to build a thriving business keeps entrepreneurs running around like squirrels chasing shiny objects and buried in overwhelm from working alone, Amy helps them step boldly into their expertise with laser-focused clarity.

Amy is zealous about getting down to entrepreneurs’ core beliefs to help shift their thoughts to shift their energy and transform their focus, actions and strategies to rapidly produce the results they deeply desire for their business.

DeLores Pressley

Website: www.DeLoresPressley.com

Meet the Speaker: DeLores Pressley is a world-class Keynote Speaker, published Author and Life Coach with more than three decades of experience. She is the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and the Founder of She Elevates™ a nonprofit to help empower girls to become entrepreneurs.

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DeLores uses her voice as a platform to inspire and help motivate thousands to take inspired actions, be confident and live their most marvelous life. Her writing skills are notable, as she has published many articles on inspiration, confidence and empowerment. She is the author of “Clean Out the Closets of Your Life”, “Believe in the Power of You”, “Empower” and Co-Author of “Oh Yes You Can!” She is a contributing writer for Smart Business Magazine and the Spokesperson for Humanitarian Hands Charities.

DeLores has worked at various levels with numerous top-notch companies which include the likes of Coca-Cola, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Procter and Gamble (P&G), Union Pacific Railroad, Nationwide, American Heart Association, Timken, Kirby Vacuum and Bakersfield Women’s Conference. She has received many awards and recognition for her work including Top Ten Business Owners by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama.

DeLores received an honorary degree; Doctor of Divinity from Shekinah Glory School of Divinity and Badge of Chaplaincy from CIA International. She serves as a Member of The ABCD, Inc. Board of Directors, O’Jays Entertainers Scholarship Committee Board Member and Past President of the National Speakers Association’s Ohio Chapter.

Furthermore, her story has been touted in Speaker, Glamour, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Inside Business, Essence, Ebony and Marie Claire magazines. She is a frequent media guest and host of a new TV Show; A Purposeful Life. She has been interviewed on every major network including Entertainment Tonight and OPRAH.

rome madison

Website: www.RomeMadison.com

Meet the Speaker: Rome Madison is an author and expert on innovation. His consulting firm, The Superstar Academy, works with medical sales organizations to identify patterns of complacency that gradually result in loss of revenue and market share, and applies strategies to build a culture that promotes competition and sales excellence.

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Rome is a former SVP and life science industry pioneer who launched two of the most successful genomic sales companies in the world. He recruited and led superstar sales professionals to build elite sales and marketing teams that became the foundation of the precision medicine industry.

Drawing from life experiences with his mentally ill mother who battled homelessness, a failed pro football career, and unlikely journey from unemployed to becoming a genomic sales expert, Rome delivers principles to rethink how we approach our work, to breakthrough overwhelming barriers, and forge an innovative team culture that builds industry-leading companies.

maureen wielansky

Website: www.CookingHealthyAcademy.com

Meet the Speaker: Maureen Wielansky is the leader of the Cooking Healthy Academy an online community dedicated to using the act of cooking to jump off the DIEt bandwagon and rebel against restrictions and rules so they can create their own unique recipe for healing and health. Through Cooking Healthy Academy, Maureen virtually brings people together from all over to world to batch cook healthy food that is simple, healthy and delicious.

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Maureen also mentors people privately guiding them through her unique LEAN (Light, Energize and Aligned Nourishment) programs where they co-create their healing plans with food and their bodies and as result, the weight that has been weighing them down leaves them LEAN. Her dream is to leave a legacy so big that it puts her out of business.

Suzan hart

Website: www.FitFabAndFulfilled.com

Meet the Speaker: An inspirational speaker and master trainer, Suzan Hart has shared the stage with Jack Canfield, George Fraser, Dr. Venus Opal Reese and Lisa Nichols. The author of Leading with Character and co- author of MLM Woman, she has also trained on CDs with David Wood and Stephen Covey. She is the creator of the Fit, Fab and Fulfilled program.

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Suzan Hart went from physically exhausted and financially upside down to creating her financial freedom in the profession of Network Marketing. Suzan understands that Health + Wealth creates Freedom.

Through the development of wellness models, courses, masterminds and retreats, Suzan facilitates a powerful experiential learning process that encourages the development of the mindset, insights, habits, and personal systems that support the change and growth necessary to create massive results while maintaining optimal health, fitness and well-being. Ultimately supporting hardworking result driven entrepreneurs and business professionals to design the life they know they deserve.

Are you ready to live a Fit, Fab and Fulfilled life? Join the thousands of people who trust Suzan to help them create their access to health, wealth and freedom.

Tony Fonte

Website: www.TonyFonte.com

Meet the Speaker: Tony Fonte is a Speaker, Author, Coach, Teacher, and most importantly a dad. Dads hire him to show them how to feel as happy, powerful, and valuable on the inside as they appear on the outside.

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He takes them on a journey to find freedom in all areas of their lives (Emotionally, mentally, physically, relationally, spiritually, financially, socially), releasing their true identity so they show up authentically and confidently, and most importantly, build a deeply connected relationship with their daughters (and wives).

The tools and knowledge Tony shares with his clients allows them to shed cycles of generational pain and really take charge of their lives.  They realize they have the power to create the outcomes, the reality, and life they desire.

It’s diving deep into the depths of who they are and releasing all the blocks that have prevented them from fully moving forward in their lives.

By doing the inside work, these dads change the reality of their outside world.  Instead of being a victim of their lives, they now take control of their lives.

They find the missing piece to their lives, create happiness, and fulfillment.  They create a legacy.

The same tools Tony teaches, are the same tools he used to completely transform his life around after the loss of his wife and build an amazing relationship with his young daughter.

He has a gift of seeing someone’s true potential and being able to tap into their energy and discovering the hidden blocks that holding his clients back.  This allows Tony to get his clients results extraordinarily fast.

teresita glasgow

Website: www.TeresitaGlasgow.com

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Teresita has a wide range of professional experience which include
both the private and public sectors. She is best known for spending seventeen years navigating through the ranks of a male dominated financial services industry within corporate trust. Dr. Teresita successfully went from a single parent on welfare to a Wall Street career as a Vice president, Relationship Manager and Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS), the highest designation in the industry.

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Dr. Teresita uses her voice to help others through her writing, speaking and training. She is the President/CEO of In His Season, Inc. a Christian Training & Development Company and the Founder of Destiny Dreamer Coaching. Dr. Teresita has served in various leadership roles including Toastmasters, Wachovia Bank Capital Markets Diversity Counsel and is currently a Deacon at her church. She is a member of NAPW (National Association of Professional Women), Toastmasters International, WEN
(Women’s Empowerment Network), and Women’s Speakers Association.

She holds an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree From Trinity International University of Ambassadors and is a recipient of the President’s (Barack Obama) Lifetime
Achievement Award for Volunteer Service.

As a Professional Certified Coach, Dr. Teresita coaches professional women to soar past their fears, free up their time, rediscover their dreams, and reignite their passion to live the life they’ve always dreamed of. Women working with her experience transformation and elevation.

Keisha crawford

Website: www.instagram.com/lolsolutions_llc/

Meet the Speaker: Keisha Crawford is founder of Laugh Out Loud Solutions LLC, an organization where she uses humor and comedic skits to teach people that laughter can be used as a tool of learning, coping, healing, and bonding. Keisha has nearly two decades of experience in the healthcare field, with fourteen of those years being a Registered Nurse. In her years of serving, Keisha has mastered the art of “people skills” and has received praise from her staff and patients for the humor she brings to the atmosphere along with the love she displays in her work by unselfishly advocating for fair treatment of her staff and patients.

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In 2017, Laugh Out Loud Solutions was featured in VoyageATL magazine as one of the Greater ATL areas most inspiring entrepreneurs and independent businesses.

Keisha enjoys karaoke and game nights with family and friends.  Please email info@laughoutloudsolutions.com or call 404-948-7418 to contact Keisha or request more info.

Lauren Schieffer, CSP

Website: www.LaurenSchieffer.com

Meet the Speaker: Lauren is a Certified Speaking Professional through the NSA and The Global Speaker’s Federation. Able to relate to and energize everyone from the custodial staff to C-Level executives, Lauren is a master storyteller, delivering insightful, inspirational and relevant content that empowers people to absorb and act upon what they’ve heard – and she does so in an entertaining manner with a dry sense of humor that keeps them chuckling while they’re learning.

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As the daughter of a career Air Force officer, Lauren Schieffer grew up being uprooted and relocated every couple of years. This imbued her with a profound independence and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Lauren started her walk with Christ in her early twenties. Holding on to the Savior’s Hand has helped her navigate through some very dark and stormy times to victory against adversity. Now Lauren combines her faith and the lessons she learned from “The Colonel,” to help others improve the effectiveness of their communication and reduce unnecessary conflict, as well as understand the completely unique set of gifts God has given us, and how to utilize those gifts to benefit the kingdom, ourselves, or families and to build our businesses.

Her enthusiasm is infectious and her passion unmistakable.

Karen Fox

Website: www.KarenTheConnector.com/5Principles

Meet the Speaker: Karen Fox, better known as Karen THE Connector. Karen spent 27 years at a direct sales company educating thousands of leaders in the offline world on sales, marketing and leadership.

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She especially enjoys coaching the over 40 crowd in the joys of technology to achieve marketing success. She has an internal metronome that calibrates to the client’s needs so that they learn at their own speed. She is certified by John Maxwell on leadership and digital marketing as well as a Certified Market Domination Strategist. She opened her own company in 2009 and since then 85% of her new clients are referred by former clients.

Karen enjoys the company of and working with others. She is immersed in her church, she is on the board of The Tapestry Network, which is a Christian business woman’s association and she is on the board of Experts for Entrepreneurs, a for-profit corporation as well as VP of the Fenton Chamber of Commerce.

Karen shares the secrets of how to build relationships on line and off. She pulls the uniqueness and brilliance from her clients, mentors and holds them accountable. She will teach you or your teams how to use social media platforms but not without a strategy to enhance your business

Karen has won countless awards locally, regionally and nationally.  She was in the top 3% of her former company in sales and recruiting. She built one of the largest team in the company.

jackie trottman

Website: www.JackieTrottmann.com

Meet the Speaker: Jackie likes to say that she’s in her third act. Her first act was in advertising starting at a small agency then advancing to a large electronics chain with $82 million in sales. She handled placement of their national radio and television campaigns.
That position transitioned from the buying side of the desk to the selling side of the desk. She was hired into radio sales and spent 22 years ending her radio career as a General Sales Manager at Clear Channel Radio.

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Her second act was leaving radio to become an independent marketing consultant.

Now in her third act she helps others discover the power of being still, letting go and trusting God, others and themselves through her meditation CDs, and is an author of two books: God Notes – Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement, and The Freedom to Eat – 10 Secrets for Lasting Weight Loss and Inner Peace. She is a speaker that speaks on the importance of healing from the past, listening to your heart, and helping people live their lives with greater ease, joy and flow. Something she did not always do in her first and second acts!

catrice covin

Website: www.ReadingWinners.com

Meet the Speaker: Greeting to All Global Game Changers, I am excited to be among such as extraordinary gathering of global leaders and experts during this Audacious Faith Conference 2018.

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Cartrice Covin is an educator, children’s author, workshop facilitator, and a strategic tutorial specialist for (low preforming learners) in the Southwest GA area and other regions. Cartrice has a global passion to impact the two of seven mountains such as business and education. Cartrice have worked tirelessly over years to implement strategies and resources that will strengthen our educational system and the students.

Cartrice is a graduate from LaGrange College with a B.A in Organizational Leadership and received a Master’s Degree from Argosy University in Instructional Leadership (Instructional Teaching and Learning). Cartrice is teacher from the heart that loves to travel, to read and to encourage others.

You can email her at crown7jewel@gmail.com.

Anne McNeill

Website: www.AnnMcNeill.com/island2018/

Meet the Speaker: Ann McNeill speaks and coaches nationally, teaching work-life balance principles. She has impacted the lives of countless people with examples from her life experiences and encouraged to take up endeavors which would change their life by following basic principles, espoused by Think and Grow Rich.

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Ann McNeill is owner and president of one of South Florida’s few African American female-owned construction companies, and is a licensed General Contractor. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Memorial College and her Master’s in finance from Barry University.

She has held positions as Miami’s first female construction manager at Thacker Construction and Contract Administrator at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group. In the early 1980s she decided to strike out on her own and take advantage of the reconstruction opportunities after the Miami riots of 1980.
From this MCO Construction & Services, Inc. was born. In the 1990s MCO Construction began to accrue larger construction management contracts, taking on one of the largest construction projects in the City of West Palm Beach. In 1999, the company began work on the $200 million American Airlines Arena project in downtown Miami. In 2000, the company participated in the $700 million Miami International Airport South Terminal Project with a team of eight contractors. MCO provides general contracting services to different agencies: Army Corps of Engineers, FDOT, and many state and local agencies.

She is the Founder of National Association of Black Women in Construction, President of MCO Consulting, Inc., an outreach and monitoring consulting company.

Employing the MasterMind principles in her own life and faith in the Lord, she managed to be successful in the mostly male dominated construction industry. She has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, USA today and on ABC’s World News.

Donna gamache

Website: www.StLouisMetroTapestry.com

Meet the Speaker: I love helping women in business connect and succeed! Why? I think it is because I am a woman in business. As women, we need to support one another. I know that has not always been my situation and that is why it is so important for me to bring women together, so they can lift each other up as they climb to success.

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God has given me the opportunity to do many things in my life. From stay at home Mom with a starting a new company that trained a group of graphic designers at a local fortune 500 company to being an IT corporate consultant working with 3 of the largest companies in St. Louis to being the Executive Director for eWomenNetwork to being a co-owner of a women’s boutique; a representative for 2 lines of women’s designer clothing and one line of custom men’s clothing; and onto being a speaker, the author of “Flaws & All, You Are More Than Enough” to coaching women in faith and business. It has been so very rewarding.

And now I have the honor to serve as the Director for The Tapestry Network in the St. Louis Metro area. The Tapestry Network is a community, a unique Tapestry, of women woven together who love to serve God, each other and our communities. We are business-oriented women with a heart for God, building our businesses through networking, mastermind groups, monthly gatherings and education.

lakishia banister

Website: www.Created2Win.com

Meet the Speaker: Lakishia Banister is a person with integrity who believes in Jesus Christ and his power to redeem those who are lost. Lakishia is the Assistant Pastor of her local church, Foundation of Faith Worship Center. She joined the church in 2003 after her life hit rock bottom. She later flourished into a leader and began serving in ministry in 2007.

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Lakishia holds a Masters degree in Teaching from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Salisbury University, and an Associates of Arts degree in General Studies from Eastern Shore Community College.

Lakishia has served as an English teacher for the last three years and she is the author of four books: Overcome the Obstacle: Pursue the Dream, The Secrets They Kept: A Novel, Handle Your Day Like A Beast: eBook, and her latest book Created to Win: From Failure to Triumph.

She has three fabulous children who reside with her in Virginia.

Deneen troupe-buitrago

Website: www.DeneenTB.com

Meet the Speaker: Deneen is an Author, Speaker, & Clarity Specialist that wants to ignite your passion for what you do and help you do it better by understanding how God has equipped you to show up in your industry Whole, Holy, and Authentic. She wants to take your guilt away by teaching you to connect Faith & Business and serve God more through your work.

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She provides unique hands-on experiences for your Professional, Personal, and Spiritual growth through her new book, CLARIFY 12 Principles to Illuminate Your Calling to the Marketplace, workshops, online courses, retreats, and coaching. She has created the Calling Clarity Course to help you succeed at, and CLARIFY, how to live out God’s calling. Get acquainted with Deneen at www.deneentb.com and schedule your 30-minute Clarity Session under the ‘work with Deneen’ tab.

Roz Knighten-warfield

Website: www.StopItSmile.com

Meet the Speaker: Roz Knighten-Warfield, is affectionately known as the smiling prayer warrior. Roz has an amazing synergy that creates power connections for women who desire to lead lives full of zeal, clarity, empowerment and encouragement. Her first devotional, #StopIt! & SMILE, shares a divine manifestation of care and direction, know that #StopIt! Means stop the lower nature thinking that causes negativity and to SMILE, is an acronym for Simply Make Intentional Love Encounters ™, starting with relational currency for self, then man and then the world.

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She is a certified power coach through Coach Academy International, also an Amazon bestselling co-author of the book Soul Source and Sharing Our Prayers.

Roz was a featured guest on TBN Tulsa KDOR-17 with Pastor Marcus Howard. Her home base congregational setting is Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, leadership Drs. Tony and Lois Evans. Lastly but not least, she’s the apple of her husband’s eye, Vincent Warfield, he is her #1 cheerleader and promoter. They have 3 children and 2 grand children.

Christina Rampersad


Website: www.SuccessBeyondtheBrink.com

Meet the Speaker:  Christina Renee Rampersad is passionate about manifesting the Glory of God with His presence and power. For three decades, she has internationally served individuals, corporations, communities, governments, faith-based organizations and nations. Through the venues of prophetic ministry, professional speaking, consulting, coaching, outreach and media, Christina provides a diversified wealth of experience, training and personal development.


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In addition to traveling internationally, appearing on television and radio, Christina oversees two para ministries and a life empowerment corporation.  Also, she has co-authored Ushering in the Apostolic Anointingwith her husband, Robin Rampersad.  Her new releases Success Beyond the Brink™and Understanding Prophetic Ministryare scheduled to soon be released.

In 1990, Christina founded Shekinah Outreach International Ministries while living in Frankfurt, Germany. During this time, she also served as the Assistant Director for Prison Fellowship International (PFI).  Daily, the responsibilities involved meeting with international dignitaries and government officials for the purpose of establishing prison services while establishing the international headquarters and offices for PFI throughout Europe.

During 1998, Christina founded V.O.I.C.E. (victims – offenders – intervention – counseling and education), Community Development Corp in Orlando, FL.  The focus of V.O.I.C.E. has been to eliminate the barriers that keep individuals and families from being productive and holistically healthy.  The services have been targeted to domestic and human trafficking victims, victimized offenders, military members and their families, V.O.I.C.E. has partnered with the county’s and city’s major government, penal, educational and social agencies.  The corporation is dedicated to the education, emancipation and empowerment of the community.

As the Chief Visionary Officer and CEO of Success Beyond the Brink™ International, Christina provides Business Strategy and Leadership Development services globally for leaders and entrepreneurs.   Both personally and professionally, Christina remains committed to educating and empowering individuals and corporations to eliminate barriers that keep them from living the phenomenal life Beyond the Brink™.

Along with her husband Robin, Christina has founded Kingdom Changers Covenant Ministries (KCCM). KCCM provides training, leadership and business development along with spiritual and ethical accountability for five-fold ministers around the globe.  Christina is committed to raising up a prophetic company of leaders that will walk in boldness and remain pure before God and the people.

Arch-Bishop Ralph L Dennis, Presiding Prelate of Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries is Christina’s spiritual Father.  As a woman committed to the word of God, Christina believes in personal and corporate accountability.  It is her privilege to be a vessel for God where miracles have been manifested and verified around the world. Christina’s life mission is to travel the globe, impacting individuals, corporations and nations with revelation, prophetic impartation and life transformation by manifesting God’s glory and demonstrating His power.

Dr. Dee thompson

Website: www.deethompsonspeaks.com

Meet the Speaker: Dee is Chief Executive Manager of Dee Thompson, LLC & Purpose Never Dies, LLC., a Motivational Inspirational Empowerment Company where she trains, teaches, and coaches individuals to pursue their God-given gifts & talents as their profession, by utilizing their innate gifts, talents, and skill-sets. Dee is a highly sought after Professional Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Author, Certified Transformational Life & Relationship Coach, who has shared major stages with her Coach Mr. Les Brown, also Mr. Tony Gaskins, Dr. Jewel Tankard, Lisa Nicole Cloud, Marshawn Evans-Daniels, to name a few.

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Dee is a 2016 “President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient, and was honored to subsequently Sponsor and Host “The Barack Obama Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award” Ceremony in 2017, honoring 31 individuals in South Florida. Dee was honored in 2016 as 1 of 50 “Most Powerful & Influential Black Leaders in South Florida” by Legacy Magazine, a 2016 Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce “Woman of Distinction.”

Dee is well-known for her Trademarked Motivational Project entitled “Purpose Never Dies™”, which was a featured opening segment at the 2015 Jazz in The Gardens Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon, she was subsequently booked to Host the event in March of 2016 which boasts over 70,000 in attendance. Dee regularly hosts events & empowerment conferences like her “Coffee, Tea, and Dee” signature breakfast, “The Best Coaches in the U.S.” and “Purpose Never Dies” conferences. Dee’s Life-coaching classroom training “What’s in your DNA?” has helped to thrust many individuals, entrepreneurs, and spiritual leaders into their purpose with precision, she assists in the launching of businesses & products. Dee consistently hosts Relationship Events, and was recently featured at the “Teach me to Grow with You” Relationship Event aired on Bravo TV.

Dee has served her community via boards and volunteer organizations as a Motivator in the Broward County Schools, Juvenile Detention & Adult Prison Ministry, The Genesis Group where she taught on purpose and leadership placement in 24 churches throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties to name a few.

Dee Thompson has been a devoted wife to Mr. Loran Thompson for 29 years, a mother, grandmother, and minister, who humbly serves at The Faith Center Ministry (Bishop Henry & Pastor Carol Fernandez).
Dee is a native of Gary, Indiana, and currently resides in Sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Purpose Never Dies, LLC One Financial Plaza 100 SE Third Avenue 10th Floor Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394 Bus. 954.281.8670 Website: www.purposeneverdies.com Email: info@purposeneverdies.com

Reyna Banks

Website: www.2livvv.org/

Meet the Speaker: Reyna is currently an artist developer and business woman. While being born and raised in the church, Reyna understands the need for her presence and gift to be experienced beyond church services and ministry as we’ve commonly known it. With over 19 years of experience as a celebrity dancer, she noticed her life’s purpose was beyond the world of dance. Public speaking and preaching was a natural addition to her life. From conferences to dance tours, Grammy Stages, or music videos, Reyna has no limits.

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She has shared stages and has worked with legends such as Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, Dietrick Haddon, Usher Raymond and even Travis Green, to name a few. She doesn’t take lightly to the fact that she is trusted to work with artist who are changing the face of the music industry while she takes her place as a gatekeeper for what is happening next in art and entertainment.

Seeking not to make a name for herself, it’s “for his glory,” she moves and leads with grace and poise. Her presence and her ability to cultivate, create, catapult and connect artist is what sets her in high places amongst the great. Her journey helped birth her non-profit, 2LIVVV. Through this endeavor she can provide artist with a private developmental experience that will enable them to shine publicly.

She is a devoted kingdom builder, author, speaker, creative director, choreographer, host and business professional. Surrounded by a family and community of faith and love in Los Angeles, CA, Reyna seeks to help artist and every person she comes in contact with not to merely exist from day-to-day, but 2LIVVV on purpose.

Diann Swain

Website: www.StLouisMetroTapestry.com

Meet the Speaker: Diann empowers all those that are drawn to her to live life in their highest potential in the context of their creativity, so they may experience the contentment, love and joy God has called them to. Her passion is teaching clients to unlock their true potential, achieve outrageous success, and live a life they LOVE living, knowing that all good and perfect gifts come from God.

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Diann is an extreme creative, mentor, speaker and teacher. Diann has designed one of a kind wedding dresses for women throughout the United States. “I specialize in helping highly creative clients move into the mindset that the creative brain they cannot turn off is not a curse but a blessing.” Diann propels her clients from their place of time management and resource issues to establishing healthy priorities and safe boundaries.

Diann offers rich content and will not allow you to settle for less than a life that is in alignment with your highest calling and God’s purpose.

Ray East

Website: ConfidentWithClients.com

Meet the Speaker: Ray East is an internationally-recognized executive coach.

For over 20 years, he’s helped thousands of compassionate high-achievers discover how to stand in their personal authority and influence, so they could create the business opportunities they’d been rehearsing for.

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Ray’s also a former Fortune-500 executive (at MetLife) and international corporate attorney (at White & Case LLP).

Ray holds a J.D. from the Columbia University, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He received his life coach training from The Coaches Training Institute.

iLinda Reese

Website: www.ilinda.net

Meet the Speaker: iLinda has the passion to coach others to LIVE their best life. As the CHANGE ACCELERATOR and popular Transformation leader for 20+ years, Reese changes lives, presenting to Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit agencies. From being a regular guest on RADIO One WZAK 93.1, TV8 to her own TV Talk show, Reese demonstrated her ability to communicate and her quick wit. Whether sharing throughout the U.S and Europe, Reese inspires hope and healing.

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Author ilinda challenges you to Change your patterns and generate a mind shift to enhance your interactions. Her first book by 220Communications, “If I am looking for a Prince, Why am I Still Kissing Frogs” challenges you to Stop IT. Books include, “Til Death”, “Don’t Talk: Speak” and the newest work, “I Changed my Mind: It’s my Prerogative (text and workbook)”. Reese also contributed to the collaborative work, Permission to Speak”, an intergenerational conversation.

A graduate of Ursuline College, ilinda’s study of the psychology of Why we do What we do identifies root causes of gridlock and inertia. Reese’s practical approaches have proven to successfully create permanent change.

ilinda is a minister and member of Covenant Community Church (Worship leader, Administrator) and President since 2002 of A.S.I (Advance Speakers International) whose mission is the development/training of Speakers.

Havilah Malone

Website: www.havilahmalone.com

Meet the Speaker: Havilah Malone is A Woman with Vision who believes self-mastery and success begins from the inside out. This millennial powerhouse embraces her mission to inspire and equip female leaders with the strategies and tools to fearlessly and successfully pursue their life’s calling while consistently breaking through the barriers and limiting beliefs that get in their way. Havilah has been featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, the Huffington Post and more.

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Author ilinda challenges you to Change your patterns and generate a mind shift to enhance your interactions. Her first book by 220Communications, “If I am looking for a Prince, Why am I Still Kissing Frogs” challenges you to Stop IT. Books include, “Til Death”, “Don’t Talk: Speak” and the newest work, “I Changed my Mind: It’s my Prerogative (text and workbook)”. Reese also contributed to the collaborative work, Permission to Speak”, an intergenerational conversation.

A graduate of Ursuline College, ilinda’s study of the psychology of Why we do What we do identifies root causes of gridlock and inertia. Reese’s practical approaches have proven to successfully create permanent change.

ilinda is a minister and member of Covenant Community Church (Worship leader, Administrator) and President since 2002 of A.S.I (Advance Speakers International) whose mission is the development/training of Speakers.

Amy Nunn

Website: www.ElementChurch.com

Meet the Speaker: Amy Nunn loves to see people engaged and connected using their God-given gifts to help others grow and be in community. Amy started her career in the non-profit industry in 2001 as a Financial Administrator at a church. Since then she has worn many hats in several organization and is constantly striving to learn more. She is currently the Life Development Pastor at Element Church located in Wentzville, MO.

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At the age of 19, Havilah graduated from the University of New Orleans with degrees in Dramatic Arts & Communications and a minor in Psychology. By age 21 she went on to manage a $160 Million dollar
technology division for Hewlett Packard and served as their television spokesperson on QVC & HSN.

Currently Havilah is an International Inspirational Speaker and two-time #1 Best Selling Author of “How to Become a Publicity Magnet” and “The Amazing Adventures of Oliver Hill” based on Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich.

Additionally Ms. Malone has several professional accreditations including being a Certified Napoleon Hill Leader and Master Certified Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). She also serves as the Education Chair for the Louisiana Diversity Council and was selected as the 2017 SBA InnovateHER

Challenge Winner for her youth entrepreneurship project “Fueling The Future Now”. In 2015, Havilah’s non-profit foundation “Living Beyond the Box” was honored by the City of Kenner, proclaiming June 26th Everybody Loves Barbie Day, named after their premiere program that inspires women and youth to
break the silence of abuse and live more empowered & fulfilled lives.

The road to success was not an easy one for this inspirational thought-leader. After being sexually abused as a child, Havilah was crippled by feelings of low self-worth, shame, and a lack of belonging; which nearly lead to suicide. For years she played small in life and suppressed her voice of individuality while trying to please others and fit in. Severely depressed and at a cross roads in her life in 2012, Havilah embarked on a powerful journey of self-development and discovered the secrets to unleashing your gifts and harnessing the true power that lies within, which she now shares with audiences around the world. Havilah passionately encourages people to follow their dreams because anything is possible.

Recently Crowned Ms. Louisiana Universal 2018, Havilah’s nurturing spirit, inspirational voice and magnetizing personality are not only a unique representation of the state she calls home but also the future of our country.

Lloyd & Tina Abernathy

Website: www.Abernathy.Mainhomepage.com

Meet the Speaker: Minister Raymond Abernathy loves the Lord, and serves as an assistant to Pastor Darren K. Smotherson at the First Baptist Church of Meacham Park. Raymond earned a B.S. Degree in Computer Science, and has worked for several large companies and consulting firms as a Software Engineer. Raymond also holds an Honorary Doctorate from United Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies. Tina Abernathy has a B.A. degree in Business and Marketing, and also has earned an Honorary Doctorate in Religious Education.

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Raymond and Tina have been married twenty-five years, and they have three children. Raymond and Tina enjoy vacationing and building a legacy of faithful service to the Lord.

The Abernathy’s share a passion for teaching the word of God through practical application. They currently own a Financial Literacy and Leadership Coaching company and Raymond teaches at St. Louis University. They have been asked to speak and teach across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean on financial literacy and the entrepreneurial spirit.

dr. Thelma Wells

Website: www.ThelmaWells.com

Meet the Speaker: Known as “Mama T,” Thelma Wells is a feisty 75 year old who has been featured in D Magazine, Southern Living, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Significant Living and many more publications and TV shows including Dr. Phil, The Joanie Show, Life Today and the 700 Club.

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Traveling to 20+ conferences a year as a speaker, she’s sought after by corporations, women’s groups and governmental entities. She’s no stranger to the stage, having presented to over a million people in her 35 year career and spoken on the stage with the best including Zig Ziglar, Max Lucado, the late Rosa Parks, Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Serita Jakes and of course, her Women of Faith porch pals: Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Nicole Johnson and International Singer Sandy Patti.

In 2016, she spoke for Women of Faith on the Final “LOVED” tour — traveling to 22 cities and reaching a half a million women. Her passion is to tell everyone that they can “BEE” their best in Christ. A mission she’s carried out for 40 years.

In 2001, she received her Masters of Divinity from Masters International School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Then in 2006, she was ordained upon receiving an honorary Doctorate from St. Thomas Christian School and Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida.

And if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she tapes her TV show for the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Channel 378, which airs each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Central. This show offers a fresh perspective on today’s issues for women through dialogue and teaching. She’s written 40 plus books and training manuals including: Don’t Give In – God Wants YOU to Win!, Ready to Win over Depression, Mama T Says…Rise & Shine, God Give Me Victory Over Anger! and her latest book Listen Up Beloved (which you can find on Amazon.)

Thelma’s passion to inspire everyone to “BEE” the best never slows down. Her latest venture is leading That a Girl and Friends Speakers Agency (with her daughter Vikki) to motivate, inspire, and invest in the lives of others.

In 2016,Thelma has launched her “GENERATION LOVE:DIVINE EXPLOSION” conference tour. Her influence as a great grandmother is from the mantel she inherited from her great grandmother, Sarah Harrell. Thelma delights in seeing generations of women come together who stand for Christ. This conference will encourage women to bring their entire family from girls from age 10 on up. Now, her focus is back to her roots: WOMEN WINNING (see new programs under the Join Me page.)

Her greatest accomplishment has been her family. She’s been married to George, her childhood sweetheart for 55 years and her three children, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren look up to her as “Grammy – A Woman of God” who they can turn to for love, support and wise advice.

Cathy Sexton

Website: www.TheProductivityExperts.com

Meet the Speaker:Cathy Sexton has been a productivity strategist and coach since 2003. She owns and operates The Productivity Experts, offering organizing and productivity skill training to business leaders, individuals and work groups. Whether seeking to improve their work environment, grow their business, advance their career, spend more time with family and friends or just reduce daily pressures, The Productivity Experts help clients accomplish more with less effort and less stress, saving them time, money and energy.

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Cathy’s passion and desire to help others comes from her own personal experience of being a recovering workaholic forced to deal with a stress-induced, life-threatening illness. Knowing that she had to find a better way to work, Cathy is now devoted, passionate and committed to helping others have a more productive life without risking serious health issues, job burnout, toxic stress or missing out on time with family and friends.

Cathy is a co-author of 3 books “7 Points of Impact, “Focus, Organization and Productivity,” and “Exploring Productivity.” These books provide ideas and resources for improving success in the workplace.

Contact Cathy — 314-267-3969 or cathy@theproductivityexperts.com

For productivity speaking, coachingtraining and consulting, The Productivity Experts is your key!

Hanha Hobson

Website: www.ClearTransparency.com

Meet the Speaker: Hanha Hobson is the founder and writer behind Transparency Blog, a faith-based blog helping hundreds of women grow in their faith and uncover their identity in Christ. By sharing real stories and reminding them that they are not alone, Hanha is passionate about encouraging and loving people through written works and events. In her spare time, she loves connecting with friends on Instagram while watching Grey’s Anatomy and eating Chick-fil-A.

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About Hanha, Founder of Transparency Blog

My first year of college was probably one of the hardest years of my life. I had never felt so alone, and I questioned absolutely everything about my faith. I remember being on the phone with my mom confused about who I was as a person.

My mom encouraged me to read the Bible with her from the start of Genesis to the end of Revelation. We emailed scripture back and forth and wherever one stopped, the other would pick up until we had finished the entire Bible. It was through this experience and many others, that I began to understand who I was and how my identity was being molded into the identity of Christ.

Rededicating my Life

Growing up in the church, I always knew the bible stories, but I remember rereading about Moses and the children of Israel. It was the perfect illustration and parallel to my life. Before truly walking with God, I was broken, insecure, lost, empty, confused, and prideful. I was just like the children of Israel who were trapped in bondage under Pharaoh’s rule. But instead of a king, I was trapped by worldly chains like the opinions of others, idols of success, and the desire to be perfect.

But it’s almost as if God showed up and poured out His grace, love, and mercy all over me. I was overwhelmed by His faithfulness and how He chose to love me in spite of my brokenness. He pursued me when I didn’t want to be pursued and accepted me when I couldn’t even accept myself. So in October of 2012, I made the decision to rededicate my life to Christ and fully surrender myself to Him. I remember standing there sobbing because I finally felt whole and loved. It was my first step, and I was so determined to live solely for Him.

Growing in Faith

Just like in any relationship, it is so important to spend quality time with the person. I started to spend time with God and I made an effort to talk to Him every day. I didn’t know exactly what to do, what to say, how to study, or anything else. It’s why I used private blogs to write my prayers and thoughts because it was easier to write than speak to God out-loud.

That was in 2012, and I would like to say that I have grown so much since then. I don’t need blogs to pray, but there’s something about writing out my experiences and leaving all of my emotions in a post. I decided to cast my cares on God through writing so I could process how I felt and find peace through difficult situations.

Transparency Blog Goes Public

It wasn’t until 2014 that I believed my story and experiences could possibly encourage someone else. I wanted others to know that they weren’t alone. I wanted to be real and I wanted to be vulnerable because how could anyone really relate to a superficial conversation? How could I help anyone if I wasn’t willing to be open about my doubts, insecurities, or brokenness?

Originally, I was anxious and scared about making my blog public. I just couldn’t get past myself or the comparison. Why would mine matter? How would my blog be any different? Would people even read it? Then I was reminded, it’s not about me, it’s about God. I chose the name Transparency because I want people to see me for who I really am: a sinner saved by grace.

So thank you for being here. I’m excited to witness all that God does through you and through this blog. If you’re feeling up to it, come hang out with me on Instagram! I’d love for us to connect and chat. 🙂

Kiki Ramsey

Website: www.kikiramsey.com

Meet the Speaker: Kiki Ramsey is a certified life coach, motivational speaker and author dedicated to helping people find their true calling doing the work they love. For over 10 years she has studied, researched and coached hundreds of people to discover, live and prosper in their purpose by helping them overcome their mindset of fear and practicing resiliency so they can walk in their true calling.

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She is the author of Get Courageous Now: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Passions and Purpose in Life and The Get Courageous Now Journal both offering women a step by step guide to radically breakthrough the mindset of fear. She is a regular contributor on Forbes.com and has a Master’s in Positive Psychology Coaching and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Psychology.