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This event occurred on
April 8, 2023
Baltimore, Maryland
United States

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Arena Playhouse
801 McCulloh St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States
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Allyson Roberts

Allyson Roberts is a 4x international best-selling author, neuroscience expert, and speaker. She is committed to bringing awareness to personal healing by raising consciousness one mindset at a time. At the age of nineteen, she was homeless, living in her car, and pregnant. She uses her gained wisdom from that time to help people heal their emotional pain. Allyson’s extensive study of cognitive behavior along with her innate ability to see all sides of situations helps to get to the root causes of the stories we tell ourselves that lead to hatred, violence, and the thirst for power and control. She uses this knowledge to help those suffering break patterns of behavior by changing their mindset. Allyson is quoted, “Anyone has the power to change their mind. The question comes back to the person’s willingness to transform and their ability to surrender what they have always known.”

Barbara Demetrius-Powell

Barbara Demetrius-Powell is on a mission to dispel the myths that fatherless women cannot be confident or successful. Trained as a Health Educator, she has a unique 25 year background in communications, elegant spiritual and secular leadership. She has also worked in foster care and security services. Collectively she has been a speaker and teacher in the religious and secular setting for well over 30 years. She has a passion for lifelong learning and encouraging people in regards to mindset and confidence to unleash their fullest potential. In addition, she is an aspiring author. Barbara is relentlessly helpful in stirring the souls of anyone through her gift of singing. Today she is here to share from her heart.

Brisa Alfaro

Brisa Alfaro is an International Speaker, Author, and Coach that captivates audiences with her powerful story of surviving a pons stroke and a less than 1% chance of recovery by making “Pinky Moves,” small consistent actions that add up to life-changing results. Brisa works with individuals who are ready to unlock their limitless possibilities by guiding them in discovering how to break through their confining circumstances. Whether appearing on national television, presenting to audiences all over the world, or working with private clients, Brisa shares her story and powerful "Pinky Moves" with honesty, humility, and grace. You will love discovering how small moves can create BIG RESULTS.

Chantel Henry

Chantel Henry is the driving force behind The League of Experts, a platform through which she has guided over 1,300 individuals to authorship. A successful entrepreneur, Chantel's captivating style has led to a thriving six-figure coaching and speaking business. Her debut book, "On a Mission: 21 Secrets for College Success," is the first of many tools she provides to steer others towards achievement. Away from her professional endeavors, Chantel cherishes moments with her husband and two children, exploring new locales or savoring exotic Caribbean dishes, always eager for a new adventure.

Chantel O'Brian

Chantel O’Brian, Miss Bahamas Universe 2021, born and raised in humble beginnings became a history maker by becoming the first Bahamian woman to place at the Miss Universe competition within its 70th year existence and the third in Bahamian history to hold two of the country’s prestigious titles, also serving as Miss World Bahamas. Changing the face of Bahamian pageantry, she prides education in youth and holds a BA in Business Enterprise from Edinburgh Napier University. An entrepreneur, Chantel founded P.S. O’Brian Consulting which specializes in pageant, runway and etiquette training. With an unconventional and challenging journey, her mantra, “Perfection is a Myth” has helped her to relate to others and in turn she founded “The Final Crown”, an online platform dedicated to building the confidence of girls and women. She is the co-founder of the non-profit, The Leading Ladies Project as she is an avid youth advocate and certified youth leader in her country. Her purpose is to inspire, empower and motivate girls through her career in business, speaking, coaching and mentorship.

Claudette Miller

Claudette Miller is currently a doctoral student. In 2022, she graduated with a Master of Divinity and was Valedictorian for the graduating class. She also holds a Master of Education, a Bachelor of Adult Education, a Bachelor of Art, a Certificate in Human Resources Management, a Certificate in Adult Education & Staff Training, and a Diploma in Theology. Following a successful career in public sector management, Claudette is embracing destiny to pursue a new vocation. As a leader, she volunteered in the church, in the community, and in her workplace. Her tenacity to succeed against the odds is reflected in her personal mantra: salvation + education = success. She will release her first book, Faith Amid the COVID-19 Crisis: The effect of pandemics on the Church and Christian faith, later this year.

Deborah Bradley

Deborah Flemming Bradley is a public relations professional who encourages people to jump start their entrepreneurial spirit. From startups, existing or re-launching companies, she has successfully shown her clients how to win with their own God-given talents. In addition, Deborah is the Co-Chair of the PlanNet Cares Foundation, Inc. The foundation ensures homeless women and children living in shelters receive what they need during a very critical time in their lives. Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Marketing from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Spanish. She currently serves as a member of National Association of Black Journalists, ColorComm, and the Public Relations Society of America. Through continued education, Deborah received a certificate of completion for Crisis Management through the Public Relations Society of America and Lisa Nichols Certified Transformational Trainer Program.

Denise Grant

As a transformational Coach, leadership and public speaking coach, public servant, and best-selling author, Denise Grant is committed to making the world a better place to live. She has served more than 25 years as a professional in the legal industry. Denise grew up in the depth of poverty and experienced racism and discrimination throughout her life. She also lived a life of privilege while struggling with her identity. Her passion for law and advocacy is present both inside and outside of the office. On the Board of Directors of Second Chance Community Outreach Denise provides counseling and other support services to adults and youths who have lost hope, reliable connections and family. She enjoys delivering talks at women conferences to inspire women to pursue their dreams. During the Covid-19 pandemic, her passion to inspire transitioned into writing articles to empower her fellow public servants globally despite their present circumstances. She is a mother of three children and a step son residing in Canada with her family.

Diane Collins

Diane J. Collins is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She enjoys having sparking conversations with old and new friends. She is a member of the Elizabeth Nunez Writer’s Group. Her passion is writing life stories. She developed and taught Capture the Feeling and The Pandemic Writing Workshop where she led others in writing amazing life stories in order to better understand themselves and others. She has a MA in English from the University of Connecticut. She has published essays in Connecticut’s Northeast Magazine and Brooklyn’s Our Time Press. At every opportunity she speaks on the value of reading to children early and consistently. “Let your children catch you reading!”

Dr. Arusha Campbell - Chambers

Dr. Arusha Campbell-Chambers is a Dermatologist who trained at the University of the West-Indies, Mona and King’s College London. She founded the Dermatology Solutions Skin Clinics & Medical Spas in Montego Bay, Kingston, St. Vincent and Antigua. She is an international speaker and has authored scientific publications, newspaper articles and her first best-selling book: LAUGH LOVE GLOW. She also launched the KMK LAUGH LOVE GLOW clothing line, in collaboration with KMK Fashions, and the LAUGH LOVE GLOW skin care line. Driven to empower others, Dr. Campbell-Chambers co-founded the Arise & Blossom Women’s Organization, is a Women’s Ministry Leader and hosts the “Arise & Blossom with Dr. Arusha” online wellness talk-show. She is happily married and they have two daughters.

Dr. Cassandra Owens

Dr. Cassandra Owens is an educator with an extensive background in Higher Education. As a professor, she is responsible for transforming young minds by teaching critical thinking skills, requiring intellectual engagement, and thought- provoking discussions. It is always her pedagogical aim to give lectures and speeches that inspire. Owens is a one-of-a-kind dynamic speaker. She inspires her audiences with humor and hard facts while tackling issues that most people find controversial. Her views and acumen are secured in experience ranging from her environment, scholarly pursuits, and spirituality. Her desire to change the perception of black men motivated her research-based book GameChangers: The Truth About Black Men and Fraternities. She also co-authored the book The Time is Now: Developing Leaders for Organizations of Color.

Jackie Harden

Jackie Harden is a best-selling author, coach, and motivational speaker. She is also the owner and CEO of Life of Victory Enterprises (L.O.V.E), a coaching and consulting company. With more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resource Management, she is currently an Employee Relations Officer for the Newark Board of Education. Over the past 30+ years, Jackie has transformed her life from a struggling single mother to a six-figure professional and entrepreneur. Jackie is passionate about working with women and girls to help them transform internally so they can lead lives of integrity, authenticity, and unconditional love, thereby, positively impacting families, communities, and the world. Jackie is a woman of faith who loves listening to music, dancing, and spending time with family.

Kevin Goins

Kevin started his career as a pharmacist, back in 1995, where he was promoted throughout his career more times than he can remember due to his ability to communicate and connect. After discovering what he had through coaching and other personal development work, he later partnered with a speaking organization where he began facilitating speaking and connection techniques, both virtually and in-person, to leaders who were from all over the world. He also works with his own private clients online and through in-person immersions, helping others to release the fear of visibility and show up powerfully for themselves.

Kinsey Shae

Kinsey Shae, Certified Transformational Coach, Certified Heart Math Trauma-Sensitive Practitioner, Speaker and Registered Nurse. Specializing in Neuro-Transformation, heart coherence, & essential oils. Prior to her near-fatal car accident in 2018, requiring 22 surgeries, she was a Registered Cardiac & Post Anesthesia Nurse for 13 years. This experience led to her passion of helping people feed and seed their complete healing and go from DIS-EASE to EASE of Mind, Body and Spirit. In 2018, Kinsey was in a near fatal car accident that left her in a wheelchair and with a severely injured arm that was nearly amputated. During her years of recovery, 22+ surgeries, she realized her mindset, blind spots in her subconscious mind, unhealthy relationships/patterns, emotions and behavior attempted to derail her healing. By shifting her beliefs and approach to healing, she successfully healed from trauma and illness. To heal, she has created a healthy energetic relationship within. Powerless to empowered!

Moirar Leveille

Moirar Leveille is a 6 times international Best Selling author, International World Class Speaker and a LMHC. She is currently pursuing her PhD and Doctorate in Integrative Medicine. She is known as the Integrative Wellness Whisperer. She is committed to bring awareness about the healing power of the body One Human Being at a time to debunk the disease illusion.

Rakeina Neshay

Rakeina Neshay experienced the agony of mental health stigma and therapy when she battled depression and suicidal thoughts. She had to work through and overcome trauma. She found her calling when she discovered her voice and became a mental health advocate and speaker. She is also a mentor, mindset life coach, and creator and host of the mental health talk show Speak Life Into Me, which airs on a variety of television and podcast platforms. Rakeina Neshay's mission is to set and be a standard for mental health, give people the tools they need to push past their fears, releasing multiple versions of self in order to reach their higher self.

Richard Page

Richard H. Page Jr began his career in the Aerospace industry with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering. Richard’s expertise opened opportunities for him to serve as a flight performance engineer and as an instructor in flight operations engineering. His devotion to learning coupled with an extraordinary gift for teaching provided avenues for him as an author, speaker and teacher in areas as diverse as Christian studies, aircraft flight performance and S.T.E.M. He has provided speeches at conferences to aerospace professionals, leaders and students. Richard’s focus in life is simply to present the Truth in a way that it can be accepted to set people free.

Taron Ragan

Taron Ragan is a husband, brother, son, friend, and community leader. He was born and raised in middle Georgia. Originally from a small town called Fort Valley, GA, he has risen to success through a journey filled with adversity. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus in accounting from Kennesaw State University. Taron is a management consultant at Deloitte, and he has gained an array of experience developing corporate business strategies, technology strategies, and business process improvement strategies for some of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. He spends most of his time working with clients in the Technology, Media, and Entertainment industry. Taron is also a certified public accountant, best-selling author, and professional speaker focused on helping others overcome extreme adversity, build relationships on an executive level, teaching personal finance strategies, and teaching students how to land their dream jobs. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing golf, and fishing.

Tiffany Richardson

Tiffany Richardson resides in Jacksonville, Florida byway of Chicago, IL. She has been an advocate for self love, self help, and self awareness from a very young age. Being 1 of 16 she had plenty of life’s to impact and give her guidance when it was needed. While working in the food industry for 17 years, she interacted with people from all genres. That’s when she knew that helping people was not only something that she loved; it was her passion. She then changed job paths and found herself caring for the elderly. She found joy in helping with her clients everyday care, she also found joy with helping them release certain issues that they’ve held on to for years. The Covid Pandemic helped her switch gears and in 2020 she started her wellness business “Step Into Wholeness”. Step Into Wholeness curates a plan of action as well as exercises to help promote self awareness. Since she has started her business, Ms. Richardson has been featured on multiple podcast segments and Facebook events. She will continue to strive to help humanity evolve and assist with raising the frequency on the planet.

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