Past POWER Speakers

September 2022


Elizabeth Lavenue

"Sound Healing: Allow your voice to heal your Heart "

Talk Description:
In these times of deep uncertainty and loss, opening to the energy of our own voices can invite emotional shifts into greater clarity, acceptance of what is, and connection to your heart. Elizabeth will introduce us to the fundamentals of this practice, and we will have 5 minutes to explore together (you will be on mute, so no worries about how it sounds!), ending with a brief meditation.

As a sound and shamanic healer, and voice and meditation teacher, Elizabeth brings a powerfully unique blend of skill and passion to healing through sound. Drawing from 30 years of performance and voice teaching, a degree in Religious studies, certified as a Know Thyself meditation teacher, and a Reiki and shamanic practitioner, Elizabeth guides us to connect with our voice as an instrument for self-healing and planetary transformation.

As we center ourselves in our heart, we learn to trust and open into a deep, sometimes raw expression of sound that is authentic, non-judgemental and healing on many levels.


Melanie Marconi

"Maximizing Our Personal Superpowers by Melanie Marconi, Founder & CEO of VIDA"

Talk Description:
We all have unique traits, strengths, and experiences ~ our personal superpowers —that give us confidence and help take ourselves and our businesses to the next level. Melanie will help you identify your top three superpowers, and show you how to build a toolbox to help maximize them personally and professionally.

A longtime entrepreneur, executive, and passionate advocate for change, Melanie Marconi is committed to helping women achieve their most ambitious personal and professional goals. Melanie launched her first company, BDI Development Group, at the age of 23. This mission-driven company is a boutique consulting firm that provides fundraising, event planning, and strategy services to nonprofit organizations across the country. Since taking on the leadership role at BDI Events in 2004, Melanie achieved annual business growth of 10% to 30% while setting and achieving long-term strategic goals, developing nationwide partnerships, and managing day-to-day company operations. She and her partners also launched a spinoff business, Where Will They Stay?, to help clients find and secure custom hotel room blocks for their guests. In 2018, Melanie was seeking a space for her growing team and realized that there was nothing available to support the day-to-day needs of working women like her and her colleagues. The Vida Coworking community opened in Portland, Oregon on July 1, 2019 and provides workspace and tailored services to create balance, find joy and help members excel personally and professionally. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations, from the University of Oregon. She is also active in the nonprofit community, having served as a volunteer, donor, and board member for several different nonprofit organizations around the country. She has presented on productivity and work/life integration to a range of different audiences at workshops, conferences, and through podcasts and webinars. Since becoming a single mom eight years ago to her daughter, Ellie, Melanie has been searching for innovative ways to get the most out of each day. VIDA stemmed from her desire to have all of life’s daily needs in one beautiful space, surrounded by other inspiring women entrepreneurs.

August 2021


Sarah DeGrave

" Creative Mission to Creative Action "

Talk Description:
Having a personal or professional mission statement is a great way to stay focused on what you want to create in the world, but how do you craft a meaningful mission statement? And how do you translate that big vision into the actionable goals and steps that will get you there? In this talk, I'll share a simple 3 step framework for getting to the heart of your mission, as well as 4 key areas you can look at in order to identify specific goals and steps that will help you close the gap between where you are and where you'd like to be.

Sarah DeGrave is a Creative Clarity Coach, Nutritious Movement certified Restorative Exercise Specialist, and theatre artist. Across all platforms, her work seeks to support women in moving through the world with more freedom and confidence. As a coach, she specializes in helping theatre artists and other creatives cultivate lives and careers that honor their unique needs, values, and wellbeing.


Renee Spears

" Attraction Marketing: Use the Law of Attraction to Supercharge Your Marketing "

Talk Description:
Marketing is so much more than social media posts. The energy behind your marketing is what attracts clients. In this talk, you'll learn the importance of choosing the right marketing and how to supercharge your marketing by shifting from lack to abundance thinking.

Renee Spears is a Law of Attraction Mentor, Spiritual Advisor, and Host of The Abundology Podcast. Renee uses her high-vibing positive energy and messages from guides and the universe to help clients attract more money, love, time, and joy.

July 2021


Molly Mandelberg

" Peace with Money "

Talk Description:
Our capacity to receive has so much to do with our beliefs about money. How we make it, create it, receive it, spend it, avoid it, hate it, or delight in it can either bring more money into our lives, or make it feel like it's always out of reach. What would it take to embody the energy of peace with money? What if the changing the energy, on its own, could entirely change your reality with money?

Molly Mandelberg is the Founder of Wild Hearts Rise Up, Creator of “Magnetic Influencer Collective” and also the writer and illustrator of "The Wild Hearts Rise Up Oracle Deck". She is the host of both “Tactical Magic” Podcast and “Reveal the Game of Life” Podcast.

After spending years mastering content creation and online marketing, Molly finds her bliss in bridging the worlds of heart-centered healing and transformation, with the practical business strategies of leveraging a message into a global movement. She is a certified NLP Coach, an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, a Transformational Leadership Coach and a full time Nomad.

Molly works with coaches, healers, and conscious leaders to broadcast their messages with ease, so they can reach more people, and make more money with less time spent. She travels the world full-time and runs her 6-figure business out of her self-converted sprinter van tiny-home. Molly loves helping her clients to systemize their work and master the magnetics of marketing, so they can experience more freedom and make an even bigger difference.


Amanda Ferrat

Awakening Awareness: The Key to Unlocking Your Manifestation Magic "


Talk Description:
Want to learn how to tune in to that little voice inside? And then once you have tuned in, amplify that voice and let it guide you to obtaining all the things you desire? We have the amazing ability to unlock powerful and deep desires and then manifest those desires into the things we want in our lives. It starts by learning to listen and tune in to that inner voice while shutting out all the noise and chatter of the outside world. I look forward to teaching you how to tune in, turn up the volume, and make your wildest dreams come true!

Amanda strives to help other women make peace with their past, fall in love with their present, and get excited about their future. As a certified emotional wellness counselor, Advanced EFT Practitioner, and professional speaker she believes all women have to navigate difficulties and barriers in their lives and deserve to find safer, braver spaces that empower them to discover and embody their inner badass selves and exist in alignment with their core values and needs. Amanda utilized her education, experience, intuition, and passion to help women prepare for deep healing and growth that brings freedom to live unapologetic and fearlessly authentic lives. Amanda identifies as a fat, queer, disabled woman with chronic and mental illness and strives to be an advocate working to create a world more accessible, just, equitable, and compassionate for ALL.

June 2021


Shawna Fischer

"Making Magical Connections with animals "

Talk Description: What message has an animal been sending your way? Learn how to tap into those messages and receive wisdom that an animal is sharing with you. I'll provide guidance on the signs that animals from nature send us and how to see further into these signs.

Join me as we go on an exploration into the world of animal communication. I will take you on a journey with one of your animals to see what insights they have for you or something they may want you to know. I will also give a little brief introduction to animal communication and what it can help with.

If you want some more information into the world of animals and animal communication, I invite you to come and explore with us in June!

Shawna Fischer is a charismatic animal communicator based in Vancouver, Washington. Since a young age, she has had been communicating with animals and has always found comfort in their presence. She had no idea how deep that communication could be until a feisty wise yellow lab named Luna came into her life. Excited by the possibilities to use her innate gift to bring comfort to both animals and their people, Shawna started to read as much as she could on the subject. She took classes with Marta Williams in California and Amelia Kinkade in Federal Way, Washington, and started practicing animal communication on a more regular consistent basis. She has been practicing animal communication professionally for about 10 years. She has been interviewed on radio shows, hosted her own internet radio show, and was a co-host on another radio show. She has taught classes online and in person. She has helped countless animals and their people deepen their connection with their animals.


Tiffany Kilpatrick

Restoring curiosity – Moving beyond binary thinking to achieve connection."


Talk Description: In this talk, we’ll explore the ways we unconsciously fall into binary thinking, as people, as parents, and in all areas where we rely on quick judgment. We’ll do a fun exercise to check our own snap judgments and to demonstrate how our minds are predisposed to binary frameworks.
Binary thinking doesn’t really benefit us outside of life or death survival situations. Binary thinking reduces everything to an either/or scenario, good vs bad, us vs them, rich vs poor, left vs right, winning or failing. Yet life isn’t this way and no decision is as simple as two choices. Most situations are in the gray area or can even be two things at once. Binary thinking is quick, it’s based on an engrained response system developed by our family of origin and our life experiences.
The alternative is thinking on a spectrum – thinking with curiosity.

Imagine a situation where you see your life with curiosity, where opportunity for learning awaits every minute and possibilities become realities. When we slow down our natural tendency toward binary thinking, we open ourselves to living imaginatively, openly, and fluidly. We create a learning space and we remove away from shame and towards connection. We create learning moments that are no longer about winning vs failing but about what worked wonderfully and where we have a chance to improve.


Tiffany (she/her) is a hiker, organizer, Aries and her biggest passion is being a support to moms with young children. After ten years in the corporate world, she became a homeschool mom, foster parent, personal trainer and owned a motherhood fitness franchise. Using this variety of experience, training, and education, Tiffany created The Mom Toolkit, an online resource for moms who need help connecting to their joy while raising children.

May 2021


Mary Lou Rodriguez

"Feel Like an Unstoppable Entrepreneur  "

Mary Lou is going to share the characteristics of an Unstoppable Entrepreneur. She will share how driven entrepreneurs maximize and leverage the power of the brain to create the business they want.


Mary Lou Rodriquez is a passionate professional hypnotherapist. She is committed to healing our world, one person at a time. She thrives on being of service and making an impact. Unlike many other therapists, Mary Lou customizes personalized affirmations for each client. She even extends the effectiveness of the sessions by assigning “homework” exercises.

Mary Lou was a recipient of hypnosis and went off to thrive in life. It wasn’t until her mother fell ill and went into a coma for two years, that Mary Lou became interested in studying the benefits of hypnosis. Mary Lou attempted to communicate with her mother through her subconscious. This is when her passion for hypnosis blossomed. Mary Lou is proud of having cared selflessly for her mom and knows that it put her on this beautiful path of the healing work she loves. The experience was why she started Life Guidance Hypnosis.

Mary Lou is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, licensed with the National Guild of Hypnotists. Her advanced Hypnotherapy training incorporates brain based techniques, breathing tools, brain hacks and hypnosis to help reprogram the beautiful mind.


Laicy & Mary

"What Astrology Has To Say About Your Health"


Join us as we talk about two important health factors in an astrology chart. Your Rising sign (governs your physical body) and Mars ( the planet that tells us how your body prefers to use up it's physical energy). Learn methods to help validate and advise your health pursuits. ". If ladies wish to prep for this, we recommend looking up your chart ahead of time at


We are biz besties, Laicy and Mary, We specialize in creating a safe space to unpack the intimacies of one's astrological chart. We say "Hell yes! to the challenging aspects in our charts, and Hell Yes!! To the challenging tarot cards" We look our shadows in the eye, and own her ass!! I'll be facilitating this from Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Oh, the joys of being your own boss!

April 2021


Alexandra Loves

"Engaging With Racism As A Healing Process  "

Engaging with racism can be scary. It is understandable that anyone would feel fatigue and frustration with race and all the related subjects in the times we are living in. Yet, the world demands that we heal together; the subjects of race and all things related are not going away. What you may not know it but, engaging with racism can be a healing process. The discovery on how you can best be an ally in a way that makes sense for you can be empowering. Join Alexandra Loves in a healing space to talk about race; this will be a non-guilting and non-shaming zone.


Alexandra Loves supports people in their own unique antiracism journeys. Her philosophy is that your antiracism should be fueled from the spirit (meaning from within, or from who you really are.) “It is best for us to create unity, equity, compassionate humanity, and right wrongs in healing empowered spaces. This is why I create safe spaces meaning I do not use shaming, guilting, or oppressive tactics to help people on their journeys. We are quite literally all in this together and we need everyone to do their part in their own way” - Alexandra Loves



Marly Williams

"Magnetic Leadership™: How to cultivate unshakable confidence so you can increase your influence, amplify your impact and change more lives"


Are you ready to stop hiding and become the Magnetic Leader™ you were born to be? YES… THAT’S RIGHT. YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS. But so often we get stuck, stopped or feel that it is safer to hide and play small than it is to SHINE YOUR LIGHT and truly be seen as the magnificent leader and change-maker that I know you want to be and are capable of becoming.
You have a message to share with the world that is bigger than all your fears, all your doubts, all the unknowns. But it can be overwhelming and even intimidating to put yourself out there. It can feel exhausting to feel like you are shouting, “Here I am” on every social media platform out there and feel like no one is listening.

What if I told you that there is a pathway to help you go from having to say, “Here I Am!” everywhere all the time to people saying… “There She Is”.

If you want to awaken the Magnetic Leader™ within, get this: You don’t need to be perfect or have all the answers to share your message and lead a movement that can change people’s lives and even the world. What you do need is the mindset, energy, skills, tools and confidence to lead and speak in a way that others lean in and listen to every word you say.

Becoming a Magnetic Leader™ can ignite a tidal wave of inspiration, income and impact beyond what you may have previously thought possible. I have one question for you…

Are YOU ready to become a Magnetic Leader™?


Marli Williams is a master facilitator, leadership trainer, joy instigator and community strategist who first fell in love with transformational leadership as a camp counselor. Two degrees and 15 years of facilitation training later, Marli decided to give herself permission to be the “Professional Camp Counselor” she knew she was born to be.

She is the founder of The Magnetic Leader™ Collective, where she trains leaders and speakers to connect powerfully with their audience through creating EPIC and engaging meetings, workshops and events. Her mission is to empower, inspire and motivate leaders to cultivate confidence and create transformational experiences that change people's lives.


March 2021


Brenda Bryan

"Raise Your Voice – Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Powerful "

More than ever before in the herstory of women we need to Raise our Voice to create a conscious heart-felt change in the world. The majority of women business owners are sole entrepreneurs.

We start our businesses with limited budgets. Sometimes crafting a business out of what feels like thin air.
Let’s use that air to our advantage.

That air I speak of are the airwaves used when Speaking, as keynote speakers, introducing ourselves, working with Youtube, Facebook live, videos and so much more.

As the creator of the Raise Your Vice Speakers Club, I create a safe and sacred space for women to learn to craft their message to have greater impact and income.

During this presentation we will look at:
+ Your Story, it’s impact on reaching your ideal client.
+ Visibility - The Butter fly effect
+ Chi Ching - increase your ROI using speaking as a business strategy.
It's time to take a stand for the power of women’s voices.
Let’s be Bold, Brave and Powerful.


Brenda R. Bryan is a kick-ass Inspirational Speaker - The Diviner of Human Potential. As a Transformational Coach and Mastermind Facilitator, she supports Women to unmask and nurture their genius, empowering them to live in the strength of their passion. Teaching through -The Raise Your Voice Speakers Club, one-on-one coaching, workshops and stages around the country, she demonstrates authentic, warm-hearted humor with a deep wealth of knowledge of how important communication is to feminine power. Brenda began working in her passion of building community and supporting women in the early 1970s. Graduating with a degree in Communications, she became active in the Women’s Movement. Through her activism, Brenda acquired lasting skills in group processing, facilitation, and leadership. She facilitates rituals and teaches people sacred art through drum making and other creative works. For the past 45 years, she has continued to build her tool kit to support women’s empowerment.



Mary Williams

"Healing the roots of your business so that you can bloom with intention"


We are humans and we build legacies based on our emotions... but we work in a digital world now. Learn how to heal the roots of your approach to business so that you can set yourself up for a 2021 on your own terms. You'll walk away from this mini-talk with clarity & greater understanding of your own natural rhythms & seasons so that you can make peace with business systems & software, once and for all!


Mary is the Chief Technology Therapist at Sensible Woo, where she works with online business owners to make their data management and software systems flow with ease, so that their online businesses actually run online. By teaching her clients that they are their own best tech guru, she helps them discover how to make their business back end match their public-facing brand. Through a system she has developed called Digital Feng Shui, she helps clients master milestones so they have time and energy for more clients and more revenue.

Mary is an accredited librarian with her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information and started her career as the digital archivist for Disney Animation Studios. She has also worked with marketing agencies, entertainment technology companies, public libraries, fundraising organizations, and technology start-ups. She currently coaches over 500 students worldwide for her business mentor’s online course creator community alongside her own coaching practice.


February 2021


Jeni Wren Stottrup

"Using a Launch Plan to Free Your Creative Juices"


How we develop our brand is a balance between analytic strategy and creative play. Using a launch plan will help you stay in focus and connect to your creative well. All helping you reach your ideal audiences while staying consistent in your community engagement and growth.

Every day business owners are looking for new ways to connect with their audiences. There are many strategies to do this, whether it's a show or even launching a new sale. However, with all the elements needed for a business, people either only focus on the plan OR on letting creative cultivation go. What happens? They end up tuning out when things get stale or lose track when the plan falls apart. We’re using methods I’ve developed working with hundreds of podcasters and dozen of launches, studies in cognitive-behavioral therapies and lessons from my experiences as a Montessori teacher. I'll share with you the archetype guide I'm using with my podcasters and the exercises we use to develop our launches and content. These techniques and exercises are solutions based on how YOUR brains work best to keep you inspired and consistent. People will walk away with a clear path to balanced launches that will inspire your business and not burn you out.


Jeni Wren Stottrup is the founder of the new podcasting membership and course platform The Podcasters Forum.

Podcasting since 2012, through her production brand Gritty Birds Podcasting, she has produced her own content and also worked with hundreds of podcasters through workshops, private production clients, coaching, and speaking.

Active in the national podcasting scene since 2015, Jeni has is a former XRAY.FM producer and has worked with brands including Mackie, RME, iHeart Radio, Freshbooks, and spoken at conferences including She Podcasts Live, Podcasters Toolkit, Podcasters Summit, Podfest, Podcast Editors Conference, Indiepodcon, and more.

Her new platform helps bring diverse podcasters not only together, but together with the tools and accountability they need to grow and market through course access, speaker series and guest tutorials along with the framework of masterminds.


Erin Vanderkooy

"Become Your Own Health Detective "

In this 15-minute talk Erin will cover how you can become your own health detective by using a few simple tools. Perhaps you got used to experiencing symptoms like upset digestion, sleep challenges, skin issues, anxiety, or brain fog and can’t figure out what your body needs to improve. You've quietly accepted this is your new level of 'normal' as it 'runs in the family' or 'it's just who I am' or 'this is how I'm built'.

Erin will share how she navigated a lot of these symptoms as a result of irritable bowel syndrome, candida, and an autoimmune condition in the Lupus family and how she shifted her level of normal. She believes everyone deserves to have a long life, long healthspan and is going to show you methods to become your own body's interpreter.

Whether you have a diagnosis, current symptoms, or you are looking for the secret to living a long and healthy life you will walk away from this talk with a newfound connection to your inner self, tools to learn how to communicate with your own unique precious body, and hope for a new level of ‘normal’.


Erin is a Certified Health Coach at Erin Vanderkooy Wellness, Herbalist, Entrepreneur, Heart-Centered People Connector, and Facilitator. She is the Founder of P.O.W.E.R. – Portland Oregon Women Entrepreneur Roundtable and Co-Founder of women’s grief retreats called Pause Breathe Restore.

Her lifelong passion for food, integrative medicine and helping people has cultivated her entrepreneurial wellness spirit and avocation as a people connector tracing back to her ‘Dear Erin’ column in her school newspaper at the age of 8 to launching a successful recruitment company at the beginning of the 2008 recession in London, England.

Erin’s life experience with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), debilitating panic attacks, autoimmune, candida, and navigating the grief after the sudden loss of her Mom, led her to advocate for a new nutrition paradigm, an understanding of the grief process, and a coaching approach that is supportive yet direct and incredibly empowering through plants and natural remedies that make sustainable long term impact.

You can keep in touch with Erin through her websites or social media.
Facebook @erinvanderkooywellness
Instagram @erin_vanderkooy


January 2021


Amanda Ferrat

"Tap Into Your Best Self for 2021 "

I will cover the basics of using Emotional Freedom Techniques Tapping so we can all tap our way into 2021 with power! I will talk about when and how to use EFT Tapping to support desired outcomes, shift old thought patterns, and practice new affirmations to help you have the best year yet! I will show how EFT can be used for so much, from moods to manifestation!


Amanda Ferrat is the founder of Value Yourself Counseling and is a professional speaker, coach, educator, and EFT Practitioner. She focuses on helping clients get back into the driver’s seat of their life through emotional mastery and grief support, with radical self-care woven in.

Amanda takes an intuitive approach to the work she does with clients. She has a variety of methods she utilizes with clients, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping. From this work, clients can step into an authentic life that is in full alignment with their values and needs and therefore, experience more emotional balance, peace, and freedom.You can find out more at @valueyourselfcoach



Dr. Wendy Leigh White

" Psychology of Eating"


Helping patients find the right balance between what they ‘know’ they ‘should’ eat, what they actually eat, and how they feel after eating can be a key to increasing health and vitality. How can you be guided towards increased health and away from black and white, good and bad, shaming approaches to food choice? The psychology of eating is a complex topic that links everyday human experiences with motivation, faith, intuition, and, potentially, struggle. In this engaging presentation, I’ll encourage the participants to consider a variety of more holistic approaches (Mindful Eating, Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, Body Respect) to food and eating and body image. Then, we’ll explore your finding balance through flexible food choices for increasing overall health and wellbeing.


Dr WendyLeigh White has been a practicing, licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) and nutritionist for over 10 years. In her early twenties, she was intuitively drawn to the science of food and the role that our lifestyle choices play in supporting our vitality, or, conversely in contributing to chronic pain, discomfort and illness. She takes a “nature cure” approach to prevention and healing. Her aim is to empower every one of her patients, clients, and students to understand the interconnected systems of their body and its specific needs. In this way, you learn to tune in to the signals your body is telling you. Only then can you give it what it needs to heal, to thrive.

Building from a “nature cure” philosophy, she specializes in developing personalized treatment plans that align with your unique genetic makeup and lifestyle. Additionally, she enjoys helping people who are struggling with allergies, gastrointestinal issues, and their relationship with food. Treatments include nutrition, homeopathy, lifestyle recommendations, and botanical medicines. Her National University if Natural Medicine, NUNM, graduate classes include “The Psychology of Eating” and “Eating Disorders & Intuitive Eating.


December 2020


Sarah Love McCoy

"Love Activism ~ How can we BE the love (inside and out) that we truly wish to see in the world? "

Love Activism 101 ~ Each one of us has unique gifts to share at this pivotal time. What can happen when we tap in and activate our creativity? What can we create when we offer love to our own tender hearts? Let's talk about ways we can flex our love muscles to bring forward a more loving world, now and in the future. Loving ourselves can be a revolutionary act. So can divesting from industries that cause harm. With Love Activism we activate our hearts to guide the way forward.


Sarah Love McCoy is an artist, writer, and teacher working on expanding and awakening the power of love in herself and human hearts the world over. Creator of the “I Stand For Love” Calendar (in its 17th year in print!), Sarah's best known for her daily nuggets of inspiration. She's dedicated to delivering a message of love every day to help us remember the truly innate magic we hold while cultivating hope for the future. As the illustrator of the Mystics Oracle Deck, Sarah uses art to access intuition, guidance, and wisdom beyond rational thinking. Through decades of seeking, stumbling, digging in, and letting go, she's come to relish the space where creativity and self-love come together.

The space of deep mystery and connection with spirit, the space of inner child healing and whispers from the elders... that's where the magic happens! The belief that healing our inner wounds, learning to trust our hearts, moving energy through our hands (while getting out of our heads), and coming together in community as a path towards a more loving tomorrow is the philosophy behind Sarah's mission and purpose. You can find out more at



Nasreen Sheikh

" Turning Trauma Into Power"


When Covid-19 hit at the beginning of 2020 Nasreen was in a small village in Nepal where she ended up for the next 8 months. She will be sharing the experience of being an awakened woman in a very male-dominated society where 99% of the women there don't even understand what owning their power means to them. During the time she was there, Nasreen was able to change the narrative for 10 of these women villagers by teaching them how to make masks and become social entrepreneurs. They were then able to turn around and help feed their village during these challenging times.


Although only 10 years ago Nasreen could barely read or write, she now gives talks around the world about her life, the plight of child laborers, survivors of forced marriage, women’s empowerment, and the devastating effects of the fashion industry on the environment.

At age 9 or 10, Nasreen ate, slept, and toiled 12-15 hours a day in a cramped sweatshop, receiving less than $2 per shift. A serendipitous meeting with a kind stranger, who educated and encouraged her, allowed her to escape the sweatshop, and forced marriage her parents had arranged for her.

Around the age of 16, Nasreen founded Local Women's Handicrafts (LWH), a Fair Trade sewing collective in Kathmandu. LWH empowers disadvantaged women by providing paid training in clothing and jewelry design. Over 100 women have been trained, many of whom have escaped forced and abusive marriages. LWH women also provide health kits and medical help for rural women, distribute handmade backpacks with school supplies to impoverished children, make reusable shopping bags to reduce plastic, and provide disaster relief in times of crisis. In 2015,

Nasreen founded the Empowerment Collective, a 501c3 organization that empowers women to take control of their lives. Nasreen’s brand, Resilient Her: Turning Trauma into Power, embodies all of her core beliefs and objectives. Nasreen gives talks around the world, has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Cosmo, Both a book and a documentary about her life are currently in production.


November 2020


Jenelle Woodlief

"Understanding and Releasing Trauma Stored in the Body "

Trauma and emotional stress have significant and long-term physical impacts on the body. They create holding patterns, which have ripple effects through your entire body. Emotions and trauma therefore have the power to change your structural and postural balance. This often leads to chronic pain and tension, recurring injuries, and a disconnection with your body.

In my talk, I will share my perspective as a bodyworker on how trauma shows up and is stored in the body. I will present: tools for recognizing how this could apply to your own body and powerful ways of reconnecting to embrace true self-care. You will walk away with a better understanding of and tools for reconnecting with your body.


Jenelle Woodlief is a Transformational Bodyworker in Portland, Oregon. She empowers clients to feel good in and connect more deeply with their bodies. She guides clients through 9 weeks of transformational bodywork, a holistic approach to creating substantial and long-lasting change. Her work specifically focuses on releasing stored trauma in the body. Clients experience reduced pain and discomfort, fewer injuries, and a stronger connection between body, mind, and spirit. Jenelle is passionate about empowering women especially to invest in themselves. For more information, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation through her website: .



Phoenix Geritz

" Leverage Your Human Design Type to Thrive in Your Business and Life."


Human Design combines the principles of many different modalities into one: astrology, the Hindu chakras, the Chinese iChing, the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, and quantum physics. It’s a system that supports you to realign with your authenticity and understand your energetics. When you live in sync with your design, you can open up to greater acceptance, magnetism, and effortless flow. During this talk, I'll be sharing about the 5 Human Design types including an energetic overview, unique gifts, challenges, and your Strategy for navigating through your life and work. Before attending the talk, find out your Human Design type here:


Phoenix Geritz is a holistic business coach and intuitive guide. Her unique style weaves together a depth of experience within brand identity and business strategy, along with Human Design, Reiki energy healing and spiritual practices. Phoenix supports womxn all around the world in embracing their authenticity, rising into their power, and truly thriving.



Leah Bayles

"How to Dissent: Overcoming People Pleasing and Conflict Avoidance in your Business  "

When it comes to conversations that could create conflict or disagreement, do you find yourself running away, hiding or submitting to others? Do you try to avoid thinking or talking about things that could create conflict with the people in your life, even when they are important to you? Do you sometimes avoid saying what you mean because you don't want to offend anyone? The very same things that cause us to avoid conflict (our drive for love, safety, connection, belonging and service) can be the key to learning how to speak our truth when it matters most. Learn strategies and mindset reframes that will help you find the courage to advocate for yourself and others, ultimately creating a stronger collaborative bond within your business, your relationships and your world.


Kate Holly is a coach for visionary entrepreneurs and change-makers who are motivated by integrity and hope. She was a founding member of a collaborative non-profit theater company for 10 years (now Portland Experimental Theater Ensemble), and was the founder and director of the Portland-based yoga studio, Yoga Refuge, for 7 years. For the past two decades she has taught people of all ages the tools of theater, yoga and personal transformation. Her philosophy as an entrepreneur and coach is deeply inspired by the wisdom of creative and contemplative practices. She is also the mom of two young boys and a passionate advocate of social and environmental justice. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, a BFA in Theater and Filmmaking from The Evergreen State College, has over 1000 hours of training in yoga therapy and is an AYL certified Master Life Coach. You can find her writings, workshops, training programs, and coaching opportunities at


Kim Ludeman

"Stop Should-ing on Yourself."

You know Money, right? You know you need it, earn it and could ALWAYS use more! Join us to learn from Lisa Brumm, CEO/ FOUNDER of My Financial Girlfriend, where she will give you some everyday tricks to find more & save more. She's a Champion for Women to have more, so that Everyone wins; locally & globally! Learn how!


Lisa Brumm has been recognized by US News and Money for the 5th year in a row since 2015, as one of Portland’s Top 100 Advisors. She is one of KOIN TV'S "Women Crush Wednesday" community leaders and is often seen on Channel 2 AMNW speaking about Women & Money in real life terms. As a National Speaker, Lisa brings a fierce energy that empowers women to leap for their big life and has women trusting their innate financial intuition.

September 2020


Lea Bayles

"Unshakeable Safety  "

In these tumultuous times, you may sometimes feel more vulnerable, scattered, and uncertain than ever before. Choose to Live in Your Heart Power and you will feel grounded, strong, and centered while you are making the positive impact you were born to make.

In this lively, heartfelt, interactive presentation participants will discover:
** 3 Reasons heart-centered women may feel extra vulnerable
** 4 Keys to thriving in the deep safety of your Heart Power
** The #1 Life-Changing, World-Changing Force you can unleash today!


Lea Bayles, M.A, has been called “a secret weapon for life and business success,” “a voice for healing, empowerment, and love with a capital L” and “a marvelous magician who helps us transform into our most glorious and loving selves.”

Transformational speaker, holistic life coach, host of the We Are More podcast, and founder of The Miracle Maker's Pathway, Lea empowers big-hearted high achievers to thrive in body, mind, and soul so they can create the lives and the powerful impact they were born to create.

Recovering from a serious immune system crash in her early 30’s woke Lea up to the extraordinary healing power within each of us. This led to extensive studies in practical spirituality and healing arts, a master's degree in psychology, and a 20-year career in holistic wellness. She has served in many capacities including mind-body-spirit therapist at an integrative medical center, employee wellness coordinator for a large hospital system, facilitator of hospital patient groups, master teacher of yoga and chi kung, and program director for an international yoga therapy program.

Lea offers 1:1 coaching, retreats, workshops, and classes online, around the US, and at her home, Dreaming Forest Farm, in the Oregon foothills.



Charlotte Chipperfield

"How To Ignite Your Marketing, Holistically. "

Ignite your marketing holistically to reach more people so that you can create the freedom in your business you desire while having the impact on the world you want to have.

Imagine being able to create a sustainable marketing system. You'd have the clarity needed to reach the right people at the right time so you can focus on delivering what you do best.

In this talk, you’ll learn what Holistic Marketing is and how it connects to the multiple facets of the business from brand communications all the way through to the customer’s experience. You’ll learn how to take a 10,000-foot view of your marketing to not isolate activities such as a Facebook ad or email marketing, but instead getting crystal clear on how marketing impacts each area of your business and your customers.


Falling in love with stories from a young age, Charlotte Chipperfield gravitated towards a career in marketing where brand stories come alive. Having worked for both start-ups and national brands, Charlotte gained an in-depth understanding of digital marketing as a toolkit allowing any brand to engage directly with customers.

In 2014, Charlotte founded Chipperfield Media and is on a mission to empower purpose-led entrepreneurs and thought leaders to stay accountable to their mission and create an intentional marketing roadmap to be seen and heard in the digital space to positively impact the world.

Charlotte's vision is to detour entrepreneurs and thought leaders from "should-ing town” to instead make business and marketing decisions from a centered place rooted in purpose and intentionality. Charlotte is the creator of The Holistic Marketing System. She teaches conscious business leaders through her signature online course, The Holistic Marketing Roadmap, which blends mindful marketing with conscious business practices. She is an online contributor to SWAAY, the host of The Holistic Marketing Podcast, and a speaker. Charlotte is currently writing the book Holistic Marketing for the Conscious Business Leader.


July 2020


Sarah Yeoman

"Empowerment through visual storytelling  "

Stories are powerful. They have connected human beings for millennia. There’s nothing quite like sharing an engaging story with friends, family and even strangers. But when we add images into the mix, things can get complicated. Images have the ability to enhance our stories or eclipse them all together, and how we are portrayed matters in this modern world more than ever. In this talk I will walk audience members through my journey as a photographer and how I built my career around telling other people’s stories visually. From individual families who I only spend an hour with to high-profile subjects and long-term documentary projects, storytelling crosses so many boundaries and can form deep connections. Attendees will walk away ready to dig deep into their own stories--going beyond basic pretty pictures to connect with their audience and potential clients, whether they are snapping pics on their iPhone or hiring a professional.

They will also be slightly more aware about how media portrayals don’t necessarily tell the whole story (for the majority of media history, women’s stories have not been told by women) and what they can do to make sure they have power and control over the narratives that are released to the world.


Sarah Arnoff Yeoman is a Portland-based photographer specializing in editorial, families, food stories, and rugged travel. She began her career as a linguist and media producer for a nonprofit working with Indigenous communities throughout the Western United States and Central America, before jumping into freelance journalism and editorial photography. Sarah is passionate about representation in media imagery believing that everyone’s stories have more depth than is often portrayed. Her work has appeared in multiple local and regional publications including Portland Mercury, Bitterroot Magazine, Salt Lake City Weekly, and others.


Kim Ludeman

"Stop Should-ing on Yourself."

Stop Should-ing on yourself, sister!! The Shoulds are the stories and beliefs that you have about how you are supposed to show up in the world. These sneaky stories can hold you back and keep you from really embodying the self-confidence you want and deserve.
Pull out your notebook and pen because I am going to teach you how to be B.R.A.V.E so you can move through The Shoulds and start showing up more powerfully and bravely in your life and business! Don’t let one more Should stop you from being YOU bravely!


As a Confidence Coach, Kim Ludeman doesn't just help women feel good.
With more than 10 years of health & fitness experience, she's obsessed with creating lasting change. Kim gets her clients to stop hiding and live the life they WANT rather than one they think they SHOULD (she also created and hosts her own podcast, coordinates a private Facebook group, and offers individual and group coaching under her company Captivatingly Confident).
Kim utilizes a blend of Personal Styling, Nutrition Guidance, Mindset Coaching, and Personal Training to help women reveal their radiance.
Kim found a passion for helping women stop hiding after losing her mom to cancer when Kim was 19. Her message of body and self-acceptance has moved thousands of women into taking a more loving approach to their bodies and hearts.
She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Tim. Off-hours Kim can usually be found hiking with their 5-year-old Louis and obsessing over all varieties of mustard.

June 2020


Emmy Wuu

"The Trifecta Of Storytelling  "

How to create story-driven (video) content to maximize visibility and sales.Understand the psychology that impacts buyer decisions for your business. You’ll know which types of messaging works best to create connection with a cold audience, and increase sales and conversions with your current audience by having the RIGHT videos and message in place.


Emmy is a storyteller & strategist who helps visionary entrepreneurs launch their online programs with engagement-driven campaigns to captivate a new cold audience FAST. With almost 2 decades of experience in the film industry working with brands like Subaru, Real Housewives, MGM and Paramount Pictures, she brings Hollywood storytelling to create client results like $24k weekends, $100k in recurring income in less than one year, and a $800k launch with 40X ROI. At the heart of her work is the love for storytelling: to uncover what makes your brand remarkable and turn it into your secret weapon that builds your LEGACY.



Lael Petersen

"Creating Better Habits: How Easy Can it Be? "


We all know what we should be doing to take better care of ourselves, so why is it so hard?

Too many people are still relying on outdated methods like willpower and motivation when it comes to changing their habits. They don't understand how the brain creates new habits, so inevitably fail in their efforts to change. Lael will teach you why changing your habits feels hard, and how to make it easier. You'll learn practical and effective ways to drop your bad habits and start better ones. You'll leave with new tools and renewed inspiration to change your habits for good.


Lael Petersen is a therapist-turned-life coach with over 20 years of experience helping people thrive. Her personal healing journey through addiction and cancer combined with her professional expertise create workshops that are both practical and motivating. Lael is a mother, a yogi, and a lifelong learner who believes everyone is capable of making the changes they want in their lives.

May 2020


Leslie Sagalowicz Barber

"The Feelings You are Experiencing Are Grief. It’s Okay. "

In this captivating talk, Leslie Barber transforms grief from a taboo topic to a universal source of connection. This is an especially timely talk given the emotions felt by so many due to the global pandemic crisis. In her approachable and inspiring style, Leslie shares tactics she implemented to survive the death of her husband so that we can all get through this unprecedented time.


Leslie's husband, Steve, died of cancer on June 21, 2015 – the longest day of the year and the worst day of her life. Now Leslie is now channeling her own grief into something that helps others through the launch of Grief Warrior. Her mission is to bring recognition, respect and reconnection to the grieving through gift boxes, coaching and corporate workshops. Leslie has spent the last two decades either running her own business or supporting other entrepreneurs with running theirs. She has run community and innovation businesses for QuickBooks, been a public speaker and spokesperson, and written for She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, is a trained facilitator in Tara Mohr's Playing Big tools and is trained in coaching by the world-renowned Co-Active Training Institute. She is also a Head Coach for Girls on the Run, an Airbnb Super Host and mama to 11YO Emily.



Natalie Brite

"Using Instagram to Build Your Brand and Create Sustainability Within Your Business."


Learn a simple 4-step framework that'll help you to establish a powerful brand presence on Instagram. Bring more traffic into your business while equally making a powerful impact on those you are here to serve in a way that secures a sustainable future for you and your work.


Natalie is a Business Rewilding Coach and Educator on Alignment and Embodiment. She works heavily with Soulcentric Entrepreneurs, Start up and Seasoned Online Businesses, Conscious Creatives and heart centered change makers. Her work emphasizes walking the path of the wild unknown, where she takes clients and communities on an inner journey within so to support them in revolutionizing their path to developing a business and life of their own creation. Natalie is most well known for her ability to hold space for people as she guides them in clarifying and deeply grounding in their personal power, purpose and medicine. She specializes in being able to see individuals core gifts; teaching and coaching individuals on how to create aligned systems and strategies for sharing their authentic medicine with the world. She works heavily with personal branding, magnetic marketing, community building, Creator Profiling, Sacred Service Development, and Conscious Business Funnel Structuring.


April 2020


Renee Spears

"How to Recession-Proof

Your Business "

Learn how to recession-proof your business. Renee will share both action items and mindset shifts to make now that will make your business stronger and able to withstand the recession.


Founder of the award-winning Rose City Mortgage, Renee was voted a Portland Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year in 2005 and 2013. Rose City Mortgage was also previously named the #1 Company in Oregon, the #1 Green Company in Oregon and the #1 Family Friendly Workplace in the Nation. She sold Rose City Mortgage two years ago to follow her spiritual superpower of creating abundance.

Renee is a Business Mentor and Abundance Coach and helps people have more love, time, joy, and money in their lives. She is also host of The Abundology Podcast.



Cara James

"The Sky’s the Limit"


Don’t let this “cosmic storm” deny the world of your passion and talent. Practical solutions are great, but will only get you so far in this ever-changing landscape. Intuitive Astrologer, Cara James, will share powerful energetic techniques to expand your creative possibilities, and help you magnetize the resources and opportunities you need to thrive.


Cara James is an Intuitive Astrologer that inspires leaders to claim their brilliance. She motivates changemakers to rock their genius, amplify their message, and grow their impact. In addition to her expertise as an astrologer, clairvoyant, and coach, Cara James carries 15+ years of experience as a nonprofit executive, where she manifested millions of dollars (in some rather unconventional ways!) to expand the missions of local, national, and international charities.


March 2020


Dorianna Phillips

"Identify Your Saboteurs, Temper Imposter Syndrome, & Find Your Power"


Join Dorianna Phillips for an insightful discussion on how you can identify your self-sabotaging language or “Saboteur”, that voice in the back of your head who repeatedly beats you up for any mistake, belittles you, or fixates on what is wrong in your life. It is the internal enemy responsible for unhappiness, stress, jealousy, and it may be holding you back from living your best life. Your Saboteurs are directly tied to Imposter Syndrome, the internalized feeling that you are not skilled enough for the work you are doing. Everyone experiences Imposter Syndrome at some point in their life, but we simply do not talk openly about it. Come learn practicable and proven methods to understand Imposter Syndrome, accurately assess your own Saboteurs, and find your wise inner champion so you can get empowered to live your dreams. 

Where does inspiration come from? Inspiration starts at the very foundation of who we are as people. As children, our imaginations know no limits because we are encouraged to think outside the box. Somewhere along the way, the ability to find inspiration from our daily surroundings is muted and buried by the stress of life.

Dorianna’s mission is simple, to help I.N.SPIRE and empower you, and to help you find your passions again. Whether in your personal life or your professional life, Dorianna wants to meet you where you are at and walk through the journey with you. Too often we see our jobs and our passions as being separate from each other, but what if they could work together?

Dorianna has over 20 years of experience leading and training executive leadership, empowering teams of all sizes in corporate and non-profit industries, and as a motivational speaker. In her former roles as a Director of Talent Acquisition and Professional Development for two of the largest law firms in Oregon, Dorianna developed a keen eye for spotting people’s strengths and building upon them. Making room for people to embrace their passions is what Dorianna does best. As a Career Coach, Consultant, and Motivational Speaker, Dorianna understands the importance of helping people reach their full potential.



Ann Warnock

"Success and Serendipity: Activate the Momentum of Flow "


High achievers are amazing at getting things done and making it happen. But we know that constant drive and pushing doesn't scale and can led to burnout. Time to tap into something bigger!

In this lively and interactive presentation you will discover:

  • Fun and powerful ways to up-level your life, your impact and your success- without tension, struggle or wearing yourself out.

  • Why pushing and trying harder backfire - and what to do instead. 

  • Five keys you can use to tap into the magical flow of serendipity.

Lea Bayles, M.A,  has been called “a secret weapon for life and business success,”  “a voice for healing, empowerment and love with a capitol L” and “a marvelous magician who helps us transform into our most glorious and loving selves.” 

Transformational speaker, author, holistic life and success coach and radio show host, Lea empowers entrepreneurs, creatives and changemakers to create powerful positive impact without wearing themselves out.  

Recovering from a serious immune system crash in her early 30’s woke Lea up to the extraordinary healing power within each of us. This led to a 20 year career in holistic wellness which included positions as mind-body therapist at an integrative medical center, employee wellness coordinator for a large hospital system and program director for an international yoga therapy program. 

She offers 1:1 coaching, retreats, workshops and classes online, around the US, and at her home, Dreaming Forest Farm in the Oregon foothills.

February 2020


Cat Eckrode

"To The Mountain Via Molehills - Working Towards Giant Goals In Small Steps"

Cat Eckrode had an audacious goal to hike 93 miles on the Wonderland Trail. She will share how she went from novice hiker to experienced backpacker in order to complete the famed route around Mt. Rainier, and how you can break mountains down into conquerable molehills on the way to success.

When Cat Eckrode began exploring the outdoors, she was out of shape, felt out of place, lacked any outdoor skills, had no idea what gear she should have, plus she faced well-intended doubts from others as obstacles every time she set out for the trail. Today, she is not only confident in her own abilities as an outdoorswoman but in the ability of those who haven’t even started hiking yet! Through amazing first-hand experiences, a lot of research, and immense personal growth, she's learned how many great benefits can come from trail-based adventures.

Cat strongly believes that the skills and joys found in outdoor adventure spill over into everyday life, and that the outdoors are truly for everyone to enjoy. She pairs her passion for personal growth gained by exploring the outdoors with her professional background, including experience as a leader and a coach. When introducing others to hiking basics, she makes a point of sharing ethical and sustainable practices that respect nature and all others who enjoy the outdoors. Her primary mission is to introduce others to trail-based adventures by building a foundation of basic outdoors skills & knowledge, leaving each individual with a sense of self-confidence and empowerment to be carried both on and off the trail. Everyone can become The Outdoor Adventure Kind.



Ann Warnock

"Four Steps to Switch Your Inner
Voice from Critic to Mentor"


When we dare to step into more powerful and visible expressions of our genius and purpose, we face uncertainty, risk and emotional vulnerability. And the call of our soul is met with the voice of fear. The Inner Critic argues for us to hold back and play small, but ignoring or banishing that part of us is not the solution.

The liberating action is to make the Inner Critic your ally. It wants to fulfill its role of protector and it will keep talking until you listen. Ann will teach a simple process that will help you quickly switch from the limiting voice of Inner Critic to the capable voice of Inner Mentor, giving you the tools to develop an empowered relationship to self-doubt and risk.

Ann Warnock is on a mission to transform heart-centered women into Purpose-Driven Power Players™. She knows that women stepping into their Authentic Power will be the transformative force that reshapes business, government, education and communities to support all of life to thrive.

She has personally experienced, and witnessed in her clients over the past 15 years, how women hold themselves back, play small and dim their light. So she created LEAP: Lead from Embodied Authentic Power. The structural design of LEAP workshops and coaching catalyzes exponential personal and professional growth, and participants evolve into the leader who can actualize their big, bold vision.

Ann received her professional coach training from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and holds a B.S. in Business Management and a comprehensive minor in psychology.

January 2020


Mary Wagstaff

"How To Step More Fully Into Your Role As A Female Leader With Pride By Getting Alcohol Out Of The Way Without The Life Sentence Of Cold Turkey Abstinence"

Have you ever asked your self, or been asked the question, what’s possible for you? Most people grow up in a pretty linear way, far away from the land, rites of passage and knowing their fullest potential. 


In January 2018, Mary claimed it as her year of YES! Figuring out how to rebuild her community after years in real estate and having a baby. She also knew she wanted to take her path of teaching yoga and mindfulness on a new journey that would meet people at any stage of their life, help them find the solutions to their problems from the inside, and reach their unlimited potential through growing self-worth and the awareness that the future of infinite possibility lives in their mind. 


She also knew some things needed to change. She had, for almost 20 years, lived a parallel life with a love affair with both yoga, wellness, and alcohol.  Never fully creating community in the world of wellness she loved so much, and that was ultimately her saving grace, out of fear that her party lifestyle would be judged, she spent much of her social time with a shallow sphere of people who didn’t challenge, inspire or support her or themselves.  


With a lifetime of story leading her on this journey, from paternity fraud, to eating disorders to an undercover party girl lifestyle, today, she shares with you the practice she used to go from a foundering master of margaritas into a powerful boss witch. How to take your life from mundane to magic by way of the divine feminine and the practice of everyday ritual. It is how you use your biggest problems and challenges as tools for change. In a society of spiritual and cultural deficit, we long for more but have never even had the thoughts about impossibility to know that there is a flip side to that. We don't even question something more, or bigger. Mary's mission is to change this for all people, especially women during their transition from Maiden into Motherhood phase of their lives, (with or without children).



Sherri Curley

"No Fail Organizing: Even When No Joy Is Sparked"

Conquer fear of organizing because there is NO failure. Yep, that’s right, no failure, only steps that haven’t been groovy for you. Through hands-on techniques, games, and optimizing distractions, we will explore methods to organize, minimize, and strategize in harmony with your own brain. 


Sherri Curley, aka The Practical Sort, is a home organizer, speaker, and organization motivator who frequently draws upon her former career at the EPA to help others Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Reimagine. She adores working with clients and audiences to help them simplify life through personalized, practical, eco-friendly solutions. She crafts weekly productivity and time-saving tips at She also hosts a monthly blog, along with podcasts, videos, and community workshops.You can subscribe to her monthly newsletter at to keep up with her latest tips, musings, and observations. Sherri has appeared on KATU’s Afternoon Live, in local magazines, newsletters, and podcasts.


If you’re struggling with organizational challenges or host a group looking for a dynamic speaker, The Practical Sort is a practical solution.


December 2019


Vanessa Couto

"An Astrological Snapshot of 2020"

Vanessa will be giving a snapshot of the potent archetypal forces of change and rebirth from the lens of the Astrology of 2020.
To say that we are living in interesting times is an understatement. Everywhere we look structural shifts are happening ecologically, culturally, and politically around the world. This transformative chaos can feel both overwhelming and also creatively potent. Astrology can help us make sense of the times we are living in, especially when looking at it from the lens of archetypes and myths.
2020 is a benchmark year not only because it's an election year and the start of a new decade. It's a seminal year with potent astrological configurations that will inform the next several years.

Vanessa Couto, is an archetypal astrologer, teacher, and artist. Her focus is on helping clients gain clarity in the intersection of life and livelihood. Her clientele are purpose-driven entrepreneurs, creatives, and those who are on a quest for work that reflects their sense of meaning and aligned vocation. Her sessions are focused on helping entrepreneurs explore their business through the archetypal lens so that they may create a more resonant and aligned brand.

Vanessa Couto has a background in advertising, teaching, and counseling. She holds an MA in Teaching from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She's originally from Brazil, but for over decade she has called Portland her home, where she works with clients from around the world from her home office.


Vanessa Tharp

"Put Your Big Rocks First"

"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters." As 2019 comes to a close, let's pause to reflect on where you spent your time. Did it bring you happiness? Peace? Accomplishment? Or do you wish you had more time? Do you want to change how you manage your time to prioritize yourself and your goals?

Let's look towards 2020 and determine where you want to put your energy to create your most aligned life. In this talk, Vanessa will share how she coaches clients to prioritize their goals, making sure they focus time and energy on what really matters. Plan your big projects for 2020 (while keeping in mind the smaller everyday tasks that can take over) so you feel confident and in control of your life as you kick-off 2020! 

Vanessa Tharp is a multipotentialite, a Jill of all trades, and a Renaissance woman. She thrives as a community builder, works her magic to create clarity and action plans, and is a hyper-intentional connector. As an experienced designer, Vanessa creates amazing retreats, conferences, and other epic events — all with the intent of bringing people together and making a positive impact in their lives.

Using her superpowers of understanding and strategizing, Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, organizations, and small business owners to craft year-long — or beyond — master plans. In addition, Vanessa provides ongoing support with accountability coaching and project management to help clients level up both their lives and businesses.



November 2019


Starr Sheppard-Decker

"Bold Boundaries for Bold Leaders"

In order to enjoy a fulfilling life and run a sustainable business, you’ll need to learn the subtle art of Setting Bold Boundaries! Without them you may end up in traps of people-pleasing, overwhelm, and self-sabotage. Or experience cycles of high productivity followed by major burnout that takes you out of the game for days or even weeks. Plus, if you don’t trust in your ability to set & maintain Bold Boundaries, you could be shutting down your receptivity in order to “protect” yourself from over-giving. Ouch! In our time together, you’ll walk away with techniques, perspectives, and ideas you can apply to your life, work, and business immediately. To Boldly sharing your Leadership in a healthy, heartfelt, and sustainable way!

Starr Sheppard-Decker, is a spiritual and business coach, facilitator, speaker, activist, rebel, professional vocalist, wife, mother of three, and founder of Radical Revelations. She has been having controversial conversations online and in Portland for over 15 years, and has been passionate about the planet since she was a small child. From seeing clients for 10 years to facilitating live events and doing personal development for nearly 20, she offers her years of experience in various ways, including a weekly virtual Spiritual service, a monthly virtual support group, a monthly life event, and private and group coaching.

After being shamed in spiritual community for being a leader also dealing with chronic health issues and family estrangement, Starr walked away in 2015 and got the deeper healing she needed. She now supports other Coaches, Healers & Changemakers who are dealing with challenges like loss, injury, tragedy or transition. She helps them to build inner stability and business sustainability so these leaders can keep giving their best, even if they’re at their worst. Starr sees an unhealthy approach to leadership and personal transformation, and wishes to bring light to the dark places in her industry through love, awareness, and truth.


Heidi Krause

"The Power of Micro-Expressions and The 7 Universal Emotions"

I will share with you the 7 Universal Emotions, the POWER of micro-expressions, and YES a cliff hanger … if we have time, one body language must know how – BOOSTER! (Prepare for a selfie.) These three ingredients will increase your badass self and boost your confidence, so others will invest their time, energy, and money in YOU! You will learn how to:

  • Build healthier and stronger relations reducing the amount of energy spent repairing them.

  • Boost your confidence and decrease the amount of time you spend second guessing yourself.

  • Increase your savvy-knowledge saving you time and money.

Bio: I work with individuals and organizations to get to the heart of understanding their uniqueness. As well as how their mission, values, and principles can help them build healthier and happier organizations and build stronger relationships.

I’ve spent twenty years working in and outside of corporate America, developing my unique perspective on how to lead using the power of trust. In spite of recent breakthroughs that detail exactly how trust impacts our relationships, leaders (mom or business owner) of all types still suffer from the effects of their own weaknesses in the areas of truth and trust.

I use the power of micro-expression (yes, like the FBI uses to detect lies!) and my own leadership journey at corporations like Enron and American Express, along with my intensive apprenticeships with leadership guru Robin Sharma, body language expert Jeanine Driver, and classes at Harvard Kennedy School to analyze and repair trust problems for leaders of all types!


October 2019


Dr. Raquel Muller

Dr. Raquel Muller is a Mom Empowerment Coach and Speaker, as well as a trained psychologist. She is the creator of the Mom Empowerment Roadmap Program. As a professional woman, wife, and mother of two, Dr. Raquel knows first hand how unrealistic expectations, self-criticisms, and comparisons can cause moms to experience a disproportionate amount of guilt, stress, and burnout.  After struggling with these issues herself, she used the skills she had learned as a psychologist to become a more patient, confident, and loving mother.  She even found her own happiness along the way! Dr. Raquel now uses these same skills to empower moms and teach them ways to relieve the pressure, reconnect with the joys of being a mom, and become happy and fulfilled as women.

In this powerful presentation, "Busting the Myth of the Supermom" you will learn:

  • How the desire to be a “superwoman” can actually sabotage your success, and ONE simple shift to turn it around.

  • The MOST effective way to release perfectionism, and be more patient and present with yourself, your kids, and other important people in your life.

  • The 5 keys you need to banish burnout FOREVER and reconnect with your greatness as a mother and as a woman.

Joyful Imperfection Counseling


Julia Phoenix

Julia Phoenix is a relationship coach and transformational healer who helps women heal from their past traumas, and receive support and deep fulfillment in their relationships.

Since 2015, Julia has been helping women and couples resolve their past traumas and relationship challenges, break through their barriers to love, and achieve lasting success in their partnerships.

 Julia holds a Masters Degree in Human Development and has a long history of working in early childhood education. She applies her knowledge of child development in her work with adults in the form of inner child work, and specializes in helping adults heal attachment wounding and addressing developmental trauma so that they may enjoy happier, healthier relationships.

Julia also teaches boundaries, along with effective communication skills to resolve conflict, and create deep intimacy and trust in relationships of all kinds. 

Talk description: 

In this talk, Julia will share her experience of overcoming childhood abuse and addictions, and healing destructive relationship patterns in her adult life through the use of inner child work processes.

She’ll offer some insight as to how connecting with the inner child and processing unresolved trauma can help heal attachment wounding, and serve to strengthen our awareness of our boundaries, our connection to our bodies, and help us make empowered and aligned choices in relationships.

When we integrate our inner child, our vibrational point of attraction in relationships change. We no longer have to relive the same childhood patterns that keep playing out in our adult relationships like a skipping record. This talk will provide hope and a direction to heal those patterns for good, so that you can come home to the love that you deserve.

Facebook group - Julia’s Inner Child Playground and Healing Community

September 2019


Rebecca Hyman

Rebecca Hyman is a therapist in private practice.  She is writing a book on how to heal trauma that is rooted systemic oppression by re-creating meaning and engaging in social justice practice.  She also teaches at Lewis & Clark College in their doctoral program in Educational Leadership.  A former English and Women’s Studies Professor, she offers trainings on:

- Gender and power in the workplace

- Trauma and secondary trauma

- Identifying and overcoming oppression and whiteness in healthcare and other settings

What it means to substitute meaning and purpose for productivity and efficiency:

 When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind, and how does your body feel?  And at the day’s close, do you find you’ve checked lots of things off your list, but feel bored, irritable, and unfulfilled?  It’s easy to get seduced by the latest bullet journal or fancy new planner; the lure of the next productivity book.  But how do we find our meaning and purpose, when we devote so much time to efficiency and productivity?  What happens when we let years go by without feeling we’re making an impact on the world, or expressing our authentic selves?   And at the same time, how can we acknowledge and act on our biggest dreams, when we have so many responsibilities to ourselves and others, and when we feel so tired?  We’ll tackle how to keep our focus on our larger meaning, even when we have to pay the bills and take out the trash.


Sophia & Heather

Radical Pleasurist is Sophia and Heather's mission and co-creation of LOVE. They bring decades of combined experiences as therapist (Sophia), mom and health nut (Heather), coaches, facilitators, teachers, mentors, community organizers, serial entrepreneurs, intimacy junkies, and master communicators and relationship builders. They use relationships and intimacy as the pathways to awakening themselves and the world to LOVE. They teach, through their programs, the skills necessary to live a joyful and pleasurable life: multi-faceted intimacy, being in the body, and impeccable communication of desires and boundaries.

Their promise to courageous and highly sensitive humans: go from feeling exhausted, doing all the work in relationships, and avoiding intimacy to being playful, at ease, and feeling connected in all of your relationships, while experiencing more relaxation, more trust, and more pleasure in every part of your magnificent life.

How to Open to Pleasure without Guilt:

 Do you want more pleasure in your life?

Are you ready to open to pleasure without guilt and shame?

Do you want to know the super simple practices that will liberate you so you could receive more pleasure?

Cool! Heather and Sophia will present a new world of possibilities to you so you feel freer, braver, and more open to saying HELL YES to pleasure.

August 2019


Lyn Delmastro Thomson

Lyn Delmastro-Thomson is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, speaker, and author of the Amazon Best Seller, You Are Not Your Diagnosis. She holds a master’s degree in somatic psychology and has completed additional specialized training in biofeedback, therapeutic yoga, and Reiki.

After being misdiagnosed with leukemia at the age of 25, Lyn became passionate about sharing with the world her message that just because a doctor has said an illness is "chronic" or "incurable" doesn't mean that it has to be a life sentence, and that western medicine isn't the only approach to healing. When we explore other holistic options, true healing, rather than symptom management, can occur.

Lyn will be presenting on the topic "Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny." In this presentation, Lyn will share more about the power of our minds and our beliefs to either benefit our health or contribute to making us ill. Delving into the fascinating research on the placebo effect, Lyn will teach you how to harness your own thoughts to support your own health and well-being.

Lyn will also touch on the fascinating field of epigenetics, which is now revealing that only a very small portion of all disease is caused by your genes and much more of it is created by the environment (toxins, traumatic experiences, and more). This is exciting information because it means we have more control over our health than the old paradigm led us to believe.


Tiffany Marlink

After spending 15 years climbing the corporate ladder, Tiffany decided to follow that little whisper that said she was meant to do more. Her heart led her to the powerful work that she does now as a coach, healer and leader of the Spiritual Sisterhood. Tiffany is a strong believer that part of our journey as humans is uncovering and living our truth and she is passionate about empowering women to create a living doing what they love.

Learn to thrive in business through being your true self, taking inspired actions and building meaningful relationships. All of your life experiences and knowledge have created the unique being that is you. I’m inviting you to use your true self as your most powerful promotion tool. It’s time to break free from the weight of expectations and start listening to your heart for clarity and direction. Cultivate a referral rich business that is rooted in meaningful connections instead of spending your time trying to figure out the next social media algorithm.

July 2019


Jessica Williams

Founder and CEO of On The Rise Solutions (formally The Superwoman Project)

What will it take for women to collectively rise to a position of complete and total equity? With the gender pay gap, inequities in leadership and our rights being threatened at the highest levels of government… how will we ever get there? Join Jessica Williams, Founder and CEO of On The Rise Solutions (formally The Superwoman Project) to get a high-level view of the problem, the solution and what you can do about it. Jessica Williams is the CEO and Founder of On the Rise Solutions, an organization dedicated to empowering professional women, allies and organizations. Formally known as The Superwoman Project, On the Rise Solutions provides consulting, training, executive coaching and live events, like the Annual Superwoman Summit, to support the professional development of strong women leaders.


Mary Lou Rodriguez

Mary Lou Rodriguez is a trustworthy and passionate professional hypnotherapist. She is committed to healing our society, one client at a time. She thrives on being of service, giving her full and considerable attention to each person. Unlike many other therapists, Mary Lou customizes mantras and affirmations for each client. She even extends the effectiveness of the sessions by assigning “homework” exercises. Using a variety of techniques, including EFT and tapping, Mary Lou maximizes the impact of hypnosis.

Her early life as a first generation American of a Hispanic family was filled with love, but also many challenges, making her the resilient woman she is today. For over two years, Mary Lou cared tirelessly for her beloved mother when she fell ill and was in a coma. Studying the benefits of hypnosis, Mary Lou attempted to communicate with her mother through her sub-conscious. This is when her passion for hypnosis blossomed. Mary Lou is proud of having cared selflessly for her mom and feels strongly that it truly put her on this beautiful path of the healing work she loves. The experience was the impetus for starting Life Guidance Hypnosis.

Mary Lou has a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, which has helped her to be an inclusive person, able to recognize the value in diverse cultures. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, licensed with the National Guild Association. Her advanced Hypnotherapy training is referred to as 5-PATH.

When not working her hypnotic magic, Mary Lou can be found enjoying the outdoors in the lush Pacific NW. She especially loves hiking and meditating in nature. Her fascination with the human brain has her regularly studying neuro-science as a lifetime learner. Mary Lou intentionally surrounds herself with women who inspire her and share her vision of making our world a better, kinder place.

June 2019


Michelle Millis Chappel

"Rock Your Career by Owning Your Superpowers"

Twenty years ago, Michelle Chappel created a ROCKSTAR program that has helped thousands of women find their unique talents and passions and excel in work and life. In this talk, she will help you to:

• Identify the #1 issue that stops you from getting the life you want.

• Discover your special superpowers.

• Find the ovaries to answer your awesome calling.

By the end, you'll have basic tools to step into your power and take your career up to the next level.

Michelle has a PH.D. in psychology from Princeton and was voted "Most Inspirational Professor" at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught cognition and creativity. Despite being called "crazy" by a few colleagues, she ditched academics to follow her dream to be a rock star. Since then, her tunes have topped overseas and U.S. college radio charts and appeared in TV/film. She also rose in the ranks of the corporate world to VP of Consumer Insights and now runs her own consulting company working with clients such as Google and eBay.


Clarice Connolly

Clarice Connolly is going to share with us a little bit about her life experience of what it looks like to face your deepest shame and how we can all play a part in dismantling stigma. After a devastating diagnosis of Herpes, it turned her belief of what life "should" look like turned upside down. What most people feel is a shameful, stigmatic, and very concerning thing to have; has now become Clarice's passion project for life where she hopes to be a beacon of possibility for so many others.

After years of introspection and a large number of disclosures Clarice has discovered how the very act of being vulnerable with our loved ones and even strangers, gives us this incredible opportunity for a different kind of experience we may not have known possible.

When we share vulnerably, we give others the permission to see our raw selves. Which in turn gives them the opportunity to feel safe to share themselves too.

This generosity creates space for a deeper authentic connection between humans we may have once left for only our significant others. Have you ever felt so seen, as though you have been gotten by another even if their stories aren't exactly identical? The intimate connection leaves a lasting impression in your heart that may withstand time and leave you feeling full. What would be possible if we opened up just a little bit more a challenged the ways in which we connected with those around us? Clarice will share more about some of her experiences in hopes of inspiring what we may not have thought possible.