Speakers

This line-up of amazing women will leave you inspired, informed and ready to take action in your own life and business. Embracing the theme – From Ordinary to Extraordinary – each presenter will provide you with applicable tools and systems that you can implement immediately. Every person taking the platform has achieved significant success in both their life and business.

Mia Redrick, The Mom Strategist™, is a dynamic mentor, entrepreneur, lifestyle brand and a best-selling author of Time for Mom-Me:5 Essential Strategies for A Mother’s Self-Care and Time for Mom-Me: 365 Daily Strategies for a Mother’s Self-Care, empowers moms to live fully. She believes that you can achieve your goals in motherhood and teaches mothers her strategies and formulas to make it happen. A segment host for the 2013-2014 season on the Emmy nominated show America Now, Mia is an expert that teaches “How To” strategize the demands of motherhood and still “rock your life”. Mia has appeared on The Ricki Lake Show and Huffington Post Live. She is a Parenting Expert for ABC News 2 in Baltimore, MD and is a featured contributor on the popular Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, Yahoo!Shine.com, DrLaura.com, and Mamapedia.com. Redrick’s advice has also been featured in Essence and Woman’s World magazines, The Baltimore Business Journal, The Washington Post, The Vancouver Sun, and CNN.com. She has also been featured on National Public Radio Tell Me More with Michel Martin, and SKY Radio for both Delta and American Airlines.

Mia is the premier thought leader, change agent and sought after coach, who is shifting & influencing the conversation and relevancy about “happiness in motherhood”. Mia believes that when a mother is happy she adds value to her family, community and her life. Mia’s goal is to support millions of moms to live fully. Mia is a triathlete and the founder of the Iron Moms Triathlon Team. She resides in Baltimore, MD with her husband, three children and her lovable Shih Tzu dog, Mick Ray.

How To Take Your Ordinary to Extraordinary Kick-off
Friday, November 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 am
Learn how to identify, stand-on and use your gifts to develop a life you love.

Retreat Rules and Conditions Explained
Friday, November 11 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
As Moms, we often neglect our well being. Make a Commitment to Yourself – throughout the Retreat, you will participate in the “Self-Care Game” and will receive points by enjoying delicious, healthy meals, staying active in the Movement Classes, expanding your knowledge in the Core Business Classes and learning relevant tools in the Core Life Classes. The Mom who takes the best care of herself wins!

Coaching Conversations & Connections (VIP Only)
Friday, November 11 from 10:30 pm – 12:00 am
Ready to go deeper?  Join Mia Redrick, The Mom Strategist™ for this intimate coaching experience about how to amp up your life and business success and put the systems in place to live the life you deserve. Bring your burning questions regarding your business and learn the secrets that are worth millions…seriously millions. Get ready for skyline views and support at this closed, laser mentoring session with a Master Coach. (Bonus for VIP Tickets Only)

Core Business Class:  How to Earn Six-Figures Leveraging your Brilliance and Automating with Systems
Saturday, November 12 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Learn how you can create multiple six figure product revenue streams. You will not be able to write fast enough during this information packed session.

Core Life Class: How to Build A Life You Want to Return Home To
Saturday, November 12 from 3:30 – 4:15 pm
You don’t have to choose. You can have it all and build an amazing life that is time rich and on your own terms. Mia will help you develop a blueprint to learn how to show up big in life.

Core Life Class: What Your Children Really Think About You Rocking Your Life?
Sunday, November 13 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
During this lively, family panel, Mia will introduce you to her children. You will begin to understand the impact you have on your children by being a mom while realizing your dreams and loving on your family.  This session is guaranteed to deliver laughter, family secrets and to give you a fresh perspective of why your children benefit from your growth.

Closing Circle & Final Thoughts
Sunday, November 13 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Before we depart, we will come together for a profound session of sharing. You will experience the magic and truth behind going from ordinary to extraordinary. Stay until the end – you won’t regret it!  This is one of the most favorite and powerful experiences of the entire weekend. Bring your tissues.

Joyce Bone, MBA is an accomplished entrepreneur and author of Millionaire Moms-The Art of Raising a Business & a Family at The Same Time. She is recognized for her business acumen and ability to develop others. Featured on CNBC’s “The Squawk Box,” and in Kiplinger, Money, Woman’s Day, Forbes, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and CEO magazines she is who others turn to for sound business advice.

Joyce co-founded and led EarthCare, a non-hazardous liquid waste environmental company traded on NASDAQ (ECCO) ultimately achieving $125 million annual revenues.

Since that time, she has successfully scaled a variety of businesses from startup to millions including BLAMtastic, a retail consumer products goods company located in 25,000 stores and growing.

Joyce teaches entrepreneurship to undergraduates at Gwinnett Tech. She coaches and consults with individuals and organizations on refining their winning edge to reach unprecedented levels. Joyce believes the person you become as an entrepreneur is as valuable as the monetary gains. Her goal is to help others reach their full potential personally and financially.

Core Business Class: Transformation
Friday, November 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Bonus Q&A Session for VIP Ticket holders from 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Mary Jo Cranmore Stationed in Kennebunkport, Maine for Good Morning, America, it was the first Iraq War that came to call. The first soldier casualty in Iraq was from Skowhegan, Maine and Mary Jo prepared the interview to go live with Charlie Gibson. When the Kennedy family made news in South Florida with the rape trial of one of it’s own, Mary Jo was there to produce the coverage for Dateline NBC. From MLB’s Spring Training in South Florida to the music scene at Austin City Limits; from trials with national interest & import to the daily coverage of life, this producer creates compelling television.

After GMA, Mary Jo used her storytelling expertise for national brands such as Discovery Channel, Ann Taylor, Verizon, Ross Perot and Gillette to create compelling video storytelling and LIVE brand interactions nationally. Mary Jo also created her own TV programming: Destination Kennebunkport for local Maine affiliates and social media distribution; for NESN (Let’s Go Boating) and New England network affiliates with Yankee Magazine’s New England Gardener and more recently, Pioneer Magazine and Builders & Innovators — local magazine programming covering the business of Western Massachusetts.

At Message2Media, Mary Jo brings her keen awareness of what producers are looking for and what most interests audiences to combine for a powerful client media experience. Dedicated and focused on helping each client be great on air guests, the media and branding experience combine to make a powerful “one, two punch” for M2M clients.

Core Business Class: How to Become a Media Magnet: “Level up” by Creating More Visibility for your Business
Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bonus Q&A Session + Lunch for VIP Ticket holders from 12:15 – 1:00 pm

Marcella Nixon  In 2011, Marcella gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Shortly after, she found herself severely sick and was later diagnosed with having several autoimmune deficiencies. What was the most exciting moment in her life, turned out to be the pivotal point that changed her life as she knew it. Marcella wasn’t able to return to her corporate College President job and shortly found herself being placed on disability while being told she would not be able to function physically or mentally as before. While not being satisfied with her current state and circumstances, Marcella decided that she would start her own business to build her own wealth and legacy for her family despite doctor’s diagnosis. In 2011, Marcella became the CEO & Founder of Pure Business, PR & HR Solutions, LLC and The Business Blueprint Academy – designed to be your one-stop total business solutions firm. She brings over 16 years of proven business, human resources and public relations solutions that breed proven results to business owners, celebrity clients and major corporations in various industries, creating a flavorful harmony that rings success. Through solid business mentoring and consulting, Marcella empowers people to succeed through a variety of services which impacts your business and life as a whole.

Core Life Class: How To Create Passive Income & Recurring Revenue While Asleep
Friday, November 11 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Colleen Nadine Hawthorne M.D., is a best-selling author, speaker, psychiatric medicine physician and health and wellness coach and consultant. She has been named one of America’s Premier Experts in 2013, and honored by the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, as a Quilly Award recipient. She is also a winner of a coveted Celebrity Press Editor’s Choice Award for her contribution to the book, Dare to Succeed, featuring Jack Canfield, Co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and teacher in the highly acclaimed book and movie, The Secret.

Dr. Hawthorne has practiced psychiatric medicine for over twenty years, providing services to patients from all walks of life, from people in the most deprived inner city communities, to renowned leaders and celebrated elite. As a coach and consultant, her passion and focus is providing services to health professionals, executives, and religious leaders and their families. She has a heart for serving people whose lives involve leading and helping others. Dr. Hawthorne is often sought out by leaders, due to her keen understanding and sensitivity to leader’s needs, recognizing that leader’s sometimes need a safe emotional space where they too, can to be heard, affirmed, and supported.

In addition to providing services through her private business entities, Dr. Hawthorne provides psychiatric services in community mental health centers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Dr. Colleen Hawthorne has been a featured guest on various radio and television programs, providing expertise in the area of psychiatric medicine, mental and emotional health and wellness, and mental health and spirituality.

Core Business Class: Client Panel
Saturday, November 12 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Carol Hunter the Money Mender, is one of the nation’s leading Personal Finance Experts, and has utilized her expertise for over 20 years to help women and (a few men) achieve financial freedom and maximize their economic power. Carol is the Founder of Prosperity Unlimited (PUI), a coaching and empowerment entity focusing on financial education and money strategies for wealth accumulation. As a fierce woman pioneer in the Personal Finance industry, she is also the Founder of Carol Hunter University, which offers excellent Mastermind Coaching Programs that enable participants to take total control of their financial destiny.

A former Corporate Accountant, Carol is a very sought after Speaker and Facilitator. She travels extensively worldwide, to promote financial freedom and provide money strategies through education and coaching, to alleviate financial bondage and generational poverty. She is featured regularly on TBN, and Atlanta Live,along with frequent appearances on the FOX network. Born out of her own personal journey with childhood poverty and financial bondage, Carol created a dynamic personal Financial Management System designed to expedite the financial restoration process and eliminate a poverty mindset. She is also the Author of Debt Free Forever and Prosperity Confessions.

Through PUI, Carol develops partnerships with colleges, churches, community and financial organizations to provide education and financial strategies. Through her Personal Coaching Services, she offers unique insight from her expertise and decades of real life experiences.  Her presentations focus on a 3-step model called the E3 Process: EXECUTE, ELEVATE, EXCEL. A native of Tennessee, Carol completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is also a strong and compassionate advocate for underserved communities and currently serves as a volunteer Finance Coach for The United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Core Business Class: Client Panel
Saturday, November 12 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr. Yolanda Lenzy is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic skin and hair care for adults and children.  Her research and clinical practice focuses on hair and scalp disorders and skin disease in skin of color.  Dr. Lenzy also practices a full range of medical dermatology.

 

Core Business Class: Client Panel
Saturday, November 12 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr. Germaine Williams-Beckles more popularly known as Gee, is a renowned 32-year veteran, a qualified Cosmetologist, Trichologist and Nutritionist. This Trinidadian-born International Stylist commands attention whenever she takes the platform, whether in the Caribbean, North America or London, providing training to other hairdressers in her own capacity, in product knowledge, as well as in hair weaving and customized wig making. Germaine has assisted several major successful companies in the hair care industry. Through her vast experience, she encountered clients with a wide range of hair and scalp problems. Germaine recognized that in order to provide assistance to these persons, she needed to take her training to another level. As a result, 12 years ago she registered with the Trichology Institute in Alabama and was recently awarded her Doctorate of Trichology (D.T.). She has also qualified as a Certified Nutrition Counsellor, understanding that hair grows from the cellular level. As an educator, Germaine has been showcased on prime time television, numerous newspapers, and magazines. She remains an inspiration to many young Cosmetologists throughout the region, having tutored at seminars and workshops in Antigua, Barbados, St Vincent, Jamaica and here at home. She challenges all her trainees to strive for excellence, always. In the final stages of completing her Doctorate in Trichology, Gee has just launched her practice, through the introduction of Rayogee’s Wellness and Lifestyle, combining her vast knowledge of Cosmetology and Trichology with a more holistic approach to all-round beauty, nutrition and wellness.

Core Business Class: Client Panel
Saturday, November 12 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Movement Class Coaches

Carla Palmer is a 40+ single mom, health and fitness enthusiast with a professional career as a Career Development Manager for a non-profit organization serving current and former foster youth in LA county. Her hobbies include singing, being involved in community service events and anything related to being active. She takes advantage of every opportunity that will allow her to get her blood circulating and her heart pumping.

Think jumping rope is just for kids? Join Carla for this heart-pumping movement session and learn how you can stay active and get in shape while having some fun! During this session, you will learn how Carla rebuilt her body and lost over 40 lbs with the jump rope. You will learn her secrets on how to practice some basic jump roping moves to help you stay energized and fit. Do you want your sexy back? Come jump with us.

Movement Class
Saturday, November 12 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Carla

Zumba is my ministry and my passion. I love doing it, but I love teaching it even more! You can tell by the permanent smile I wear on my face and motivational cheering I do at every class. I am in my 40’s and have more than 20 years of teaching, coaching and industry experience. In those years, I’ve taken and taught a lot of classes, and I can sincerely say that Zumba has received me my most noticeable results in the shortest amount of time. Today I am excited and proud to say that I am best shape of my life! So, if you want to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, but you want to have fun doing it, and if you’re looking for an energetic, supportive instructor that enjoys helping people realize their fitness goals, ditch the workout, join the party and come Zumba with me!

Mia Lita Colfield

Mia Fitness Assassin Colfield

Instructor: Rashelle Celestin offers an upbeat beginner friendly dance class that teaches the fundamentals of belly dance and throws in a little African, hip hop, dancehall, jazz, modern, improv, so that you can belly dance with a twist!

Within an hour class, you can expect:
• 5 minutes – warm up
• 20 minutes – drills on shimmys, hips, chest, undulations
• 15 minutes- dancehall cardio, abs, booties, arms
• 15 minutes – choreography
• 5 minutes – cool down

Rashelle Celestin

Belly Dancer