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Ondi Laure is best known for her tales of humanities’ savage past. She writes of untold history, wisdom and courage. For over a decade she has been helping others shape the world through crafting powerful books that become legacies. She has not only been featured in Forbes and Top Talent Magazine, but she is the #1 bestselling author of Morningstar, a historical Epic for young adults.
Her clients include Rhonda and Hanalei Swan, Susan and Jacob Browder, and Callie Katz. Ondi Laure has shared the stage with Isabel Donadio, Kathi Tait, Jodi Vetterl, Alison Lewis, Alex West and Kendra Davies. She has done everything from writing and publish books to mountaineering and backcountry guiding across the Continental Divide. When she isn’t writing and skiing with family or friends, she spends time playing her guitar or training horses with her husband, Matt.
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Yamilca Rodriguez is best known as a former brand leader at the most significant brand building company globally, the Procter & Gamble Company. For over decades, she has been helping brands, and individuals create unforgettable brand experiences. She has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Voice-Tribune, The Courier-Journal, Today’s Woman, and StyleBlueprint. She is a 3-time #1 bestselling author of Women Who BossUp, Ignite Entrepreneur, and Women Gone Wild. Her clients include the actor Sam Humphrey, and she has worked on billion-dollar brands like SKII, Olay, and Crest 3D White, DDF, to name a few.
Yamilca was a TEDx speaker and has spoken nationally and Internationally. She has been nominated for Most Admired Women in the beauty category for two years in a row. She was President of Prospanica. The National Society of Hispanic MBAs dedicated to increasing the number of Hispanics MBA. She has done everything from teaching yoga to teaching MBA students, Design Thinking. When she isn’t creating bespoke experiences, she travels the world, helping women grow their businesses in a sophisticated fashion. She loves spending time with her husband and stepson in their Kentucky home.
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Jodi Vetterl is an international speaker and best-selling author of Beyond the Banks: Success Strategies in Real Estate as a Private Lender. She created Beyond the Banks Academy, an 8-week guided transformational program that helps individuals with building wealth by utilizing the concepts and strategies from her book.
Jodi has a 20-year career in high-tech software sales working at Fortune 500 companies, and has won multiple sales achievement awards; closed 7-digit deals, and enjoyed several President’s Club trips around the world. Desiring financial independence from Corporate America, Jodi spent the last 17 years building up a real estate portfolio in both the US & Canada as a passive investor utilizing a variety of strategies. As a result, Jodi was able to retire from Corporate America in her mid-40’s and fulfill her passions around writing, speaking, consulting & helping others achieve financial success.
Additionally, Jodi was able to successfully raise over 6-figures to help fund her book, course, and business by establishing premium partners to collaborate within mutually beneficial relationships. From the success of this marketing strategy, she has designed an 8-week program that guides authors & entrepreneurs in raising the funds required to grow and prosper their businesses. The program is called Beyond the Book. Jodi is passionate about supporting other women who are transitioning from corporate & co-developed a Facebook group called The Hive Fempreneurs Collective: From Worker Bee to Queen Bee. The group is all about designing, building, and monetizing your Hive. Jodi became a first-time Mom in her mid-40’s and enjoys the precious moments in life with her young son helping him with kidpreneur projects and giving back to organizations such as the Vancouver Food Bank, Ocean’s Ambassadors Canada, Médecins Sans Frontières, WarChild Canada, Vancouver Children’s Hospital and other organizations that are dear to her. She enjoys educating others with the resources and knowledge that have helped her create financial success and a heartfelt life balance.
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Kathi Tait, the Baldwarrior, is an Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Transformative Coach & Management Accountant. As the founder of the Baldwarrior Movement, which spreads awareness of Alopecia and fights body image social norms, she inspires women globally to start believing in themselves, take back their power and live authentically by sharing her personal struggles of death, bullying, domestic violence, self-sabotage and single parenthood. Kathi is one of the hosts of the podcast Bald and Blonde – Mindset Evolution with another coach from Florida Keys and its debut has been a hit. They are now heard in 45 countries! Her first book Baldwarrior: My Journey from Self Sabotage to Self Love is pending publishing this year.
Kathi takes the stage as often as possible at schools and events to spread her message and loves to do guest appearances on podcasts as well. She is determined to impact the world and help others take their power back from social norms.
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Sandra Tremper O'Brien
A journey of radical self-discovery and self-empowerment after the end of her 25-year marriage led Sandra to a mission to coach other women in life transitions. She describes herself as a “knowledge broker” who shares the lessons, resources, experiences and insights she’s gathered along the way on her successful transformative path. Sandra helps women reclaim their personal power and transform their life by reconnecting them with aspects of themselves they may have forgotten, suppressed or neglected. She is the creator of the empowerment method, “Divine Feminine Warrior Goddess,” contributing author of the book “Women Gone Wild,” and author of her forthcoming book, “Reclaim Your Crown.” Sandra is a reformed litigation attorney and recovering country club housewife.
Her interest in women’s empowerment began in 1996, when she became the founder, organizer and chair of her city’s first Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She is currently a HeartMath Certified Trainer, a Certified Healer and Ritual Master within The Modern Mystery School lineage, a Reiki Master, and an official exhibiting artist at Burning Man. She has an irreverent sense of humor, and a passion for learning, travel, dark chocolate and the beach life at her home in San Diego,
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Alexa West is best known as the founder and creator of The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide, the #1 travel guidebook series for women, and Girls in Global, a collection of online girl gangs around the world where women fiercely support and empower each other. For over 10 years, Alexa has been changing the way that women travel the world, without boyfriends or big bank accounts. She’s been featured in publications such as Disrupt Magazine’s 8 Incredible Women Changing the Face of Business, on how-they-did-it podcasts like College Magazine, and has even had her books featured on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Alexa’s best-selling travel guidebook series is sold in the most influential marketplaces around the world such as Barnes & Noble, Target, Waterstones, Amazon, Goodreads and more, in over 25 countries and translated into three languages (so far). Alexa West entered one of the most competitive book niches in the world and has blown her competition out of the water overnight.
She has done everything from traveling broke and hungry to being flown to exotic countries to review new hotels and give breath to struggling tourism industries. When Alexa isn’t writing solo female travel guides, she’s working on her memoirs telling stories of prisons in Thailand and spearfishing sea urchins from the bottom of the oceans of The Philippines. Keep an eye out for her new upcoming memoir, How to Quit America.
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Isabel Donadio-Fagan is the Founder of Talent Support Services, LLC, DBA Top Talent Agency that includes TopTalentPublishing.com, TopTalentMag.com, TopTalentJV.com, TopTalentMembership.com, is the best selling author of Finishing is Happiness: 7 Ways Big Idea Entrepreneurs Can Become Big Business Finishers, Co-Author of Women Gone Wild: The Feminine Guide to Fearless Living and Becoming Significant: How to Invoke Sacred Words That Unlock Real Power, and the winner of the 2019 TWC Most Outstanding Rising Star Award.
She’s regularly featured in the media including everything from the Los Angeles Tribune, USA Today and Forbes. Her experience includes red-carpet interviewing, magazine publishing, best seller book publishing, and public speaking. Isabel specializes in content creation, authority marketing, and talent management.
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With over fifteen years of experience in technology sector, Kathy is an advocate and expert on pressing economic, social and technology issues. As a working mother of two children, Kathy has had the opportunity to pursue the true passions in her life – motherhood, operating her own successful business, and bridging the gap between incorporating her spiritual path with her professional life to enhance impact at scale.
She is the President and CEO of Catchy Consulting Inc. and the Sr. Project Manager/Consultant for HR Tech Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project, where one of the key legacies of the project will be the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Resource HUB – a free online site for Canada’s technology industry that houses more than 400+ DE&I resources and tools. Kathy’s key areas of focus remain around workforce development policies, inclusive of immigration, education and DE&I: diversity, equity and inclusion. As a two time winner of “Best Employer” awards as Director of HR, Kathy takes a unique approach to her work, allowing for her spiritual and holistic side to be incorporated into the way she delivers her expertise and knowledge.
Celinne Da Costa
Celinne Da Costa is an author, speaker, Story Alchemist, and Self-Actualization coach for high-achieving entrepreneurs and executives. She helps her clients become confident and fully-expressed leaders with transformational stories, influential brands, and a tribe of raving fans.
Since leaving corporate America in 2015, Celinne has visited 60+ countries, worked with clients from 30+ nationalities, and interviewed hundreds of people around the world about their story. She has thousands of hours of practitioner training in a variety of techniques including NeuroLinguistic Programming, Breathwork, Hypnotherapy, Emotional Intelligence, and Life Coaching. She uses her variety of tools to create customized breakthroughs for her clients.
Her work has been featured in top-tier international publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider. She has also delivered a TEDx speech on the power of human connection.
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A woman that has her hands in many different pots, Allison Lewis is a creative entrepreneur. Working for the University of Kentucky for over 14 years as a Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent, and completing her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, have served as educational platforms for her advocacy and business sense.
For over 6 years Allison has been an influencer and content creator for Absolutely Alli, a life and style blog. She used this passion to create a business called Absolutely Social, where she helps others cultivate digital lifestyles, by monetizing social media channels for businesses and individuals. Absolutely Social provides digital courses, live events, private consultations, coaching and social media management.
Allison has developed a book and masterclass called The Business of Blogging and Social Media Influencing. If that is not enough Allison is also the owner of YayMaker Louisville. YayMaker creates fun events with you in mind, bringing the Yay to the party. Allison curates artistic events to include Paint Nite, Plant Nite, Candle Nite, Mosaic Nite, and many more.
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Kendra Davies is a positive psychology coach, speaker, and author. She founded Stellar Life Coaching in 2013 with the mission to transform how we live love and do business using the powerful science of Positive Psychology. From corporate stages and international retreats and workshops, to online courses and coaching programs, she has helped thousands of clients identify, define and cultivate their own happiness and change their lives.
She has been a consultant, coach, and advisor to fortune 100 businesses and leaders for more than 15 years. She has been featured on Forbes, ThriveGlobal, FutureSharks, and Authority Magazine and is swiftly becoming one of the leading life and executive coaches in the US.
Lilith Moon is a shamanic healer & teacher, holistic business coach and the creator of Shamanic Yoga. She combines yoga, shamanism and business coaching to help aspiring, new and seasoned healers go all the way from accelerating their own healing journey and training as shamanic healers to creating their soulful, successful healing businesses.
She now lives her dream life in the Balinese jungle together with her son Lou, but building her 6 figure healing business in her 20s while being a single mom was not exactly a walk in the park, so she loves making this sacred journey easier and so much more enjoyable for other women on a mission.
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Bella Maree Lane
Bella Maree Lane is an Australian-born Heart Wound Healer now residing in Southern California. Bella’s unique skills offer her clients support in the areas of emotional freedom, relationship healing, and conscious intimacy. People come to heal their heart wounds both past and present. Non-judgment of self and others for ultimate peace and pristine self-love is her philosophy.
Over the past 2 decades, Bella has traveled the globe exploring her passion for spiritual & personal development. Her healing quest led her to many exotic, and some not so exotic locations. She spent many months in Indian ashrams studying meditation, primal painting, family constellation & tantra. She traveled extensively through Europe & the USA training with the Learning Love & Chandra Bindu Institutes to become one of their certified teachers.
Additionally, she studied the Yoga of Intimacy with world-class mentors such as David Deida, Margot Anand, John Wineland & Justin Patrick Pierce. As a result, she has many unique certifications & experiences. Today she is predominantly plant-based and has a little white furball named Tristan who stole her heart. LOVE is her mantra.
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Doria Cordova is best known for being the CEO and Owner of Excellerated Business Schools®, Money & You®, and other Excellerated Programs. For over 4 decades, her programs have been presented in English, Chinese and Japanese – expanding to Tamil, Hindi and other Indian languages – plus, Spanish, Bahasa and others to almost 200,000 graduates from over 85 countries.
She is the #1 bestselling author of Access to Cash: How to Create Resources and Relationships that Lead to Real Results You Can Leverage. Through these graduates, including her business partnership of 9 years in the 80’s and ’90’s with Robert T. Kiyosaki of Rich Dad/Poor Dad fame, Dame Cordova’s work has touched the lives of millions all over the world. The essence of her work is to not only focus on the bottom line and profits but also to offer products and services that add value to humanity. When she isn’t hosting www.FridaysWithDoria.com – a weekly global online event platform, she is a humanitarian, philanthropist, an author and has been in countless webinars, podcasts, films, book series and being featured in the media like Forbes.
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Allison Larsen is an international keynote speaker, mentor, TV host of the cable show Spotlight, Founder of The Speakers Coalition and author. She is the host of Spotlight: The Allison Larsen Show and she also does weekly soul activation calls with her clients. She is the #1 bestselling author of Soul Intuition: The Sacred Practice of Connecting to Your God Given Spiritual Gifts.
Allison has shared the stage with Les Brown, Ryan Long, David T. Fagan, James Dentley, and Gerald Rogers. She has done everything from being a mother of 4 with a reach of 2,000 to speaking on stages and host retreats gaining her a reach of over 2 million. When she isn’t hosting retreats in Utah, she can be seen traveling the world and spreading her message and light.
For over 25 years, Camille Robb has been CEO of Just Fabulous Care, JFC Global Concierge Service, JFC Global Academy, global speaker, mentor, entrepreneur and an advocate for children. She has a passion to help feed the disadvantage is exhibited in her community-based food pantry program that feeds hundreds of people in the community. In addition, she provides food, toys and clothes to underprivileged children around the world.
Camille has been on the board of Directors with Dr. Phillips Chamber, Member of WOAMTEC Group, African American Group, Project Feeding Kids, Embraced Families, and WWCA Florida Chapter. When she isn’t making new connections at networking events, Camille can be found operating a student exchange program that holds students from around the world such as China, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Australia, Japan, and many more countries using her skills to create a secure and nurturing environment while supporting each student to achieve their educational goals.
Katrina Sawa is best known for being called The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear. With 34 years’ experience in sales, business and marketing Katrina speaks to groups of all sizes. She lives in Northern California with her husband Jason, step-daughter Riley and their German Shepherd Willow.
She has been featured on the Oprah and Friends XMRadioNetwork, ABC and TheCW. She’s a featured contributor to the Women Speakers Association, Women’s Coaching Association, Women’s Prosperity Network, Polka Dot Powerhouse and the Public Speakers Association of which she was awarded the National Collaborator of the Year Award. She is a 7x International Best-Selling Author with 11 books including Love Yourself Successful, Jumpstart Your New Business Now, and Jumpstart Your _____ Vol I, II and Vol III. She is the creator of the JumpStart Your Marketing® System, Jumpstart Yourself as a Speaker System and Jumpstart Your Biz in 90 Days System. Katrina is also a two-time nominee for the Wise Woman Award with the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Annieca Acker is best known for being the Founder & CEO at Annieca Insurance. For over 20 years, she has been in the insurance industry. She is an award-winning and nationally recognized industry expert and the host of The Game Changers Podcast. Her upcoming book is called Born to Rise: The Path to Positive Transformation. Annieca has been a respected speaker and educator since 2011 and has training close to 10,000 CEO’s in the insurance industry alone.
She has been an example of success on every level from winning every award Allstate has to being a Tony Robbins Platinum Leadership graduate. She also has a passion for health and fitness as well and is regularly sought out for her results in the world of active living.
Loretta Wetzel is best known for her infectious smile that will brighten your day. For over 10 years, she has founded The Wetzel Group, INC with her first real estate deal receiving a net profit of over $80,000 and subsequent deals have been profitable based upon the real estate education utilized in her deals.
She has been featured in Top Real Estate Investors. Loretta received her MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has done everything from being an International Certified Coach for John C. Maxwell with the ability to speak and train using Maxwell curriculum and books to being a founder with her husband on an Advisory Board Members for Renatus, LLC, an education company for real estate investors. When she isn’t overseeing operations and defining key strategies for corporate profitability and development, she can be found hosting her real estate investing and financial literacy talk radio show on the Voice America business channel called Keepin’ It REAL with Lori Wetzel.