Once an aspiring songwriter and choreographer, she used to help recording artist create crowd pleasing performances to rock the stage. Today she uses this skill to help women entrepreneurs rock their dreams (no matter what life throws their way).
Kenya Halliburton is an Online Content & Business Choreographer on a mission to help women entrepreneurs with BIG ambitions and complicated lives to create life-friendly businesses they love waking up to. She’s the founder of the Sheropreneur movement and creator of the Content, Clients & CashFlow System.
She also the mom of three boys who are already entrepreneurs at the age of 12, 11 and 8. Two of which are published authors. And, When she's not helping her kids and clients build their dream business, she can be found relaxing or watching Marvel movies. :)
Summit Topic: How to create passive and semi-passive income courses and membership programs.
Founder of LigiaLuc Leadership, Ligia Gutierrez (MBA with an emphasis in Management and Leadership) is an Executive Trainer with over twenty-five years experience presenting at local and national conferences on program development, developing employees, and empowering our future leaders. Ligia’s passion is in helping nonprofit leaders and small business owners reconnect with their organizations mission, serve more clients, and increase staff retention through The Simplify It Blueprint.
Summit Topic: "Your Work Does Not Need To Be So Complicated! How To Simplify and Be More Productive"
Kurt Black is the President of Glenwood Digital, a digital agency focused on lead generation and self publishing. He’s also the founder of Booked Selling, a proven system for generating a steady stream of new clients for consultants, coaches and professional services businesses.
The Booked Selling program focuses on creating a “lead gen” book and appointment funnel that attracts leads and works them through a customer journey that is highly effective because it’s been strategically designed to add increasing value while being natural and non-salesy.
Through his consulting, coaching and speaking, Kurt has helped thousands of innovative leaders grow and scale their businesses through digital transformation and process automation.
Summit Topic: "Design a Customer Journey That Naturally Attracts Your Ideal Clients"
LeeAnah James, MBA, is a Corporate Trainer & Coach, Homeschooling Mom of 4, and a dedicated church leader. She completed undergraduate work at Grambling State University and studied Emotional Intelligence in graduate school at Strayer University.
LeeAnah is well traveled using her love for international cultures to home educate her children ages 7, 6, 2, and a newborn! During her years of study she found the same concepts in the Bible had real world benefits in the workplace and authored her 1st book; “How to Lead with Emotional Intelligence: How to Handle Your Emotions According to God’s Word”. In addition to being an author of multiple books, she is also a dynamic speaker and a well sought after coach.
Summit Topic: "Protecting Your Family and Business"
Visual Communications - February 22 @ 10:00am cst
Kimberly C. Gaines is a visual artist, producer, and arts administrative professional, passionate about community, women, and girls thriving. The former 202 Creates Resident has served as lead designer on the "African American Civil War" Museum’s traveling exhibition and co-producer and creative director of the "Deanwood X Design Temporium", developed by community members for the community. Kimberly has also developed arts curriculum for nonprofits including "The Union for Contemporary Art" and "With Food in Mind", and is the creator of the forthcoming "Girl’s Guide to Self Empowerment" app and card deck for girls 13-24. She is a founding member of Parallel Film Collective - "Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY", Washington, DC distribution partner and most recently, has produced her first feature length film “Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment” out on video on demand now.
Summit Topic: "Sondai's Visual Content Hacks: What Your Brand Looks Like to the Outside World."
Business Workflow Systems - February 22 @ 12:00pm cst
In the last 12 years, Jessica has specialized in various areas in the tech industry. Her knowledge of hands-on builds combined with technical support experience has led her to seek out effective ways to help “non-technical”, and small to medium-size businesses enter the app world.
Build mobile apps with no coding knowledge.
Jessica has built mobile apps for creatives wanting to launch their products and ideas. Her knowledge has streamlined marketing and accessibility to customers. From fitness to directories, the possibilities are only limited by your creativity.
Jessica created the Code-Free Apps program to teach companies how to easily build code-free apps for their company that simplify, systematize and automate processes, saving time while growing into greater streams of income.
Summit Topic: How to Supercharge Your Workflow, Freeing up Time & Increasing Productivity with Systems
Porsche Pope, Detroit Native is a wife and mother of 2 who started blogging as a hobby to showcase her love for fashion and styling in 2016. With her style being influenced by her love of finding unique pieces from thrift shopping, use of bold colors, sophisticated lines, classic pieces, and bold patterns, Porsche branched her family and friends only hobby into into a lucrative brand, "Polished Pope". She now shares her love with others by providing Creative Direction, Image Consulting, Retail Therapy and Interior Decorating to those around the country.
Porsche can be found hosting networking events such as her monthly Retail Therapy Experiences occurring every First Saturday at the Goodwill location located in Rivergate. Because of her persistent love for fashion and sharing, she has volunteered and hosted endless collaborations with Goodwill of Middle TN. As a reflection of that in November 2017, Porsche was awarded Goodwill’s Impact Brand Ambassador of The Year.
Porsche continues to educate and provide her subscribers, followers, and loyal clientele with inspiration through her love for style and design. Her mission is to teach others how to feel confident in themselves and their space so that they are equipped to go out and positively impact their world.
Alexis Hughes-Williams is originally from Milwaukee, WI. She has always been involved in helping others, especially women. She started her first ‘organization’ at the age of 10, the 40th Street Boys & Girls Club and that graduated into who she is today. Alexis has served in many organizations such as Black Achievers of Milwaukee, Urban Underground, African American Children’s Theatre and Families United to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to name a few in leadership and mentoring capacities. Earning her degree from Tennessee State University in Marketing, Alexis has used her many talents and skills to start Something Sweet, LLC a virtual and pop up bakery here in Nashville, and program, Girl, unKnown.
Girl, unKnown began by Alexis volunteering her time at Job Corps of Wisconsin to empower, uplift and motivate young girls to adult women to be the best versions of themselves by introducing new books, resources, social and educational workshops and engagements. Now Girl, unKnown has blossomed into Girl, unKnown Inc. and has a created a community of women that connect and engage with each other to educate, inspire growth and learn to be tolerant of others across all socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, creeds and orientations. Alexis is a visionary and a forerunner for change in her community, as she continues to be an advocate for women and peace.
Robert Calhoun, B.BA, provides guidance to business executives that uncovers financial and operational performance trends, increases profit relationships through innovative tools and resources. Knowing that each executive leader needs a strong understanding of how cashflow truly works, he utilizes his 14 years experience in various Business Manager roles paired with his financial and economic acumen to expand our mental perspectives on just “WTF is Money?”
Jacqueline Merritt has been employed with the Small Business Administration, since November 1989. During her tenure with the federal government, Merritt served as a Business Opportunity Specialist for the 8(a) Business Development Division until February 2001. In Merritt’s former capacity, she serviced East TN and Middle Tennessee 8(a) Companies. Currently, Merritt’s an Economic Development Specialist and is charged with marketing the agency’s programs and services in the Middle and East TN areas.
Get Write With Tamika is the premiere author coaching service for aspiring & veteran authors. At Get Write With Tamika, we help ordinary people do extraordinary things with words. We believe every author is a business and every story is profitable.
Accounting - February 23 @ 2:00pm cst
Star Brumfield has a 22 year background in accounting with 16 years serving in the nonprofit sector. Star is on a mission to empower and transform emerging nonprofit organizations with intentional, accurate and simplified accounting practices.
Trained as an accountant and fully embracing her role as a Nonprofit Accounting Strategist, she has the unique experience of serving over 450 nonprofits in the area of accounting, membership support, volunteer management, event coordination, program development and grant writing. To date, she has balanced her love of accounting with securing over half-million dollars in funding to further the mission of two national youth-development organizations. She also serves on the Metro Head Start Policy Council and is a cheerful member of Toastmasters.
In her free time, Star enjoys live theater, gardening, sewing and enjoying time with her family of eleven. One of her favorite quotes is “Accounting IS the Language of Business,” (Warren Buffet).
Stephanie D. Moore is the owner of Moore Marketing and Communications. They help small business owners build their brands with excellence through graphic design, web design, public relations, advertising, marketing, and public relations. Stephanie specializes in creating unique strategic communication and marketing plans that help you to meet your business goals. Her expertise is in leveraging all forms of media: print, radio, television, and web; to create messaging campaigns that attract your target market.
Her experience has allowed her clients to connect with greats like Danny Glover, Lisa Nichols, Tisha Campbell, Tyler Perry, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant, Jasmine Guy and many more.
Stephanie has owned Moore Marketing and Communications for 10 years. She is the author of Branding is Strategic: Building Lifelong Business Relationships (the freebie you will receive today) and ten more books that vary from devotional, to coloring book and a self-help book for teens.
Stephanie is also the founder of teen leadership and etiquette classes for young ladies and young men ages 12 - 17. Finally and most importantly, she is a child of the Living God, the mother of 3 beautiful young women. She currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
Markeith knows and believes that his purpose is to empower, equip and inspire leaders and influencers to Lead & Succeed On Purpose. Whether speaking to children, teenagers, or adults it is without any doubt, Markeith is on a mission to transform lives and impact all whom he has the opportunity to speak and train.
Utilizing his years as a teacher and corporate trainer, Markeith creates a learning environment that is purposeful and inspiring. In his talks, Markeith provides humor, excitement and thought provoking experiences that audience members want and provides the substance that meeting planners value.
His mission is to inspire and empower individuals to live inside their purpose and fully realize their potential, so they manifest the success they desire and leave a legacy of greatness.