Your Schedule for the Week


Buckle Up, friend! 

We have a WONDERFUL week ahead of us. 

I know you are a MASTER of your schedule.  Take a look at the day-by-day schedule and speakers....and join us when you can. 

The buttons below will take you to the schedule for each day this week, followed by the topic descriptions and speaker bios. 

All of our sessions will be held in our Summit Zoom Room.  Click HERE to enter.   Your password is Leadership.  

You will also receive an email 15 minutes before each session begins. We want to make this as EASY for your busy schedule as we can. 

Monday Schedule and Speakers
Tuesday Schedule and Speakers
Wednesday Schedule and Speakers
Thursday Schedule and Speakers
Friday Schedule and Speakers
Pre-Recorded Speaker Sessions

Monday Schedule and Speakers

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All times below are Central Daylight Time. 

9:30 am - 10:00 am   Welcome and Networking:  Share your answer to "What inspired you to be here?"  

10:00 am - 11:30 am  Interactive Workshop:  A.L.P.H.A. Reimagined...The Art of Mastering Self-Leadership, with Gila Kurtz

11:30 am - 11:45 am    Networking Debrief. Share your Spark Reigniters in a small group conversation


11:45 am - 1:00 pm    BREAK


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  Being Unstoppable in Your Mission, with Sue Revell

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Small group Spark Reigniter sharing. 

2:00 - 2:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  Oh, There You Are: Knowing Yourself Again with the Enneagram, with Jenn Whitmer

2:45 - 3:00 pm  Small group Spark Reigniter sharing


3:00 - 4:00 pm  BREAK


4:00 - 4:15 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  Building Personal Empowerment by Breaking the Cycle of Self-Sacrifice, with Liza Blas

4:20 - 4:35 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  What Does Age Got To Do With It? With Latrese Kabuya

4:40 - 4:55 pm SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  How To Reclaim Your Personal Style and Make the Fashion Rules Work For You, with Elysha Lenkin

4:55 pm - 5:10 pm  Wrap up and chat box highlight sharing




Gila Kurtz is a #1 international best-selling author and serial entrepreneur who found her deepest passion working with dogs and their people. She is a co-founder of the award-winning lifestyle brand for dog lovers, Dog is Good. Recognized as one of the top 25 women of influence in the pet industry, she is also the author of Fur Covered Wisdom...A Dog Can Change the Way You See the World, and the creator of A.L.P.H.A. Reimagined, a transformational program for women. Her dog-centric approach to life and leadership is authentic and relatable. Gila utilizes her skills as a canine expert and compelling teacher to engage audiences and inspire people to “fetch a life worth barking about”.

A.L.P.H.A. Reimagined...The Art of Mastering Self-Leadership

Are you challenged trying to fetch the life of your dreams?

Do you ever feel like you’re just not really going all out or chasing a bigger dream because you lack confidence or lack a vision for your future?

Maybe you’re stuck chasing your tail and not achieving your goals - or dropping the ball on your career, with the ones you love, and maybe even yourself?

Imagine a life free of limitations. Imagine what it would feel like to be totally engaged in life and pursuing what you truly desire … with confidence … with clarity … with energy … and with total conviction? 

Imagine the possibilities of life unleashed.

How DO you close the gap between where you are and where you’d really rather be - where you know you CAN be?

You can do it … but you must first master YOU.

Using dogs as a metaphor for self-leadership, Gila will introduce you to the A.L.P.H.A. process to help reframe your perspective, ignite your passions, renew your sense of purpose, and fundamentally shift how you live each day.


Sue Revell Coach, Speaker and Writer, Sue Revell, is on a mission to STOP women playing small. With over 30 years of Coaching & Leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking and societal norms that hold women back from making the world a better place. Sue helps world-changing women get out of resistance and into flow so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading change.

Coaching internationally, Sue's clients include business and political leaders, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, clinical leaders, athletes and performers. She is a guest Lecturer on personal leadership, a regular media contributor and an experienced ‘Non-Executive’ Director. Sue is also a tennis fan, an accomplished soloist, and a butler to two felines.

Being Unstoppable in Your Mission

In a world that is increasingly about hustling, crushing it and smashing it, it's easy to be permanently focused on the things that we need to DO to be successful in our mission. For some of us, creating to-do lists, writing project plans and bringing to life our strategic vision can be really motivating, particularly when we are in the early stages of doing so. But, as time goes by, it can be increasingly exhausting, especially for some women. Yet, it doesn't have to be this way.  According to Sue, ‘when we understand that to be unstoppable – to be in flow - is a state of BE-ing, and not just of doing, so much more becomes possible.’ 

Sue’s interactive session is all about self-discovery. Using a set of Russian Dolls as teachers, Sue will guide us in exploring the six elements of mission mastery that help us to be in flow, lead with impact, feel fulfilled in our mission and like we are showing up as the very best version of ourselves. She has asked us to come with an example of when we were so engaged in an activity or a hobby that the rest of the world disappeared and you possessed a willingness to suspend all you think you know, and give yourself permission to get really curious!


Jenn Whitmer is a Leadership Speaker and Certified Enneagram Coach who helps teams and leaders solve conflict and personality clashes. She speaks, writes, and coaches about hard topics with infectious joy. Through working with Jenn, people improve communication, work through conflict, and build self-awareness using the Enneagram personality framework. She asks big questions that lead to big dreams and big ideas and big living and makes sure there’s a hearty amount of laughter along the way.

Jenn has graduate certificates in music education, theology, and leadership, along with a Master of Arts in communication and culture from Webster University and certification as an Enneagram coach. Jenn lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, Michael, their four kids, and a cat that puts up with them all.

Oh, There You Are: Knowing Yourself Again with the Enneagram 

Do ever feel like you miss who you used to be? Where did she go? Over time, you’ve slipped away or maybe a single event has shattered your sense of self. And, you know your fullest, truest self is there, just waiting for you to find her.

The Enneagram is a personality framework that shows us our motivations and drivers. It enables us to really tune into what we are truly afraid of and what we profoundly desire. Using the Enneagram, we can observe ourselves with honesty and compassion, finding deep self-acceptance and the opportunity to grow. The Enneagram helps us know ourselves and gives us the agency to live with peace, confidence, and joy. Jenn Whitmer will engage and delight you with an introduction to the wisdom of the Enneagram and help you find your way home.


Liza Blas is a Personal Transformation Coach, Speaker, and the Host of the Very Happy Stories Podcast through which she delivers inspiring stories and shares her best practices for healing. Her stories and her work are inspired by her personal experiences raising two children, both challenged with conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PANDAS and chronic Lyme disease.

Prior to launching her Podcast, Liza was a top commercial real estate broker and developed IVF medical facilities, autism schools and surgical centers in the Chicago area. In her free time Liza enjoys yoga, entertaining friends with yummy gluten free and dairy free dishes and spending time with her family.

Building Personal Empowerment by Breaking the Cycle of Self-Sacrifice

Self-sacrifice shows up when we give up a part of ourselves and put the needs of others before our own. Have you ever wanted to launch a new career, but stopped short for fear that your family just wouldn’t be able to handle it?

We enter into self-sacrifice from a place of deep love. But the truth is, it comes from fear. Even more, the ramifications may be long-lasting and harmful to your family. We fall victim to self-sacrifice when:

  • We train people to believe they need something from us.
  • We communicate to our family members that they are not capable of handling life circumstances.
  • We deny our children the space to be unhappy or uncomfortable.

In her talk, Liza Blas will shed light on the selfish truth of self-sacrifice and how to end this harmful cycle. She will explain how breaking the cycle of self-sacrifice gives way to a new cycle, enables people to become the most empowered version of themselves and is one of the greatest acts of love one can provide to their family. You will get:

  1. Awareness strategies to spot self-sacrifice
  2. A simple guide to end the cycle and gain freedom
  3. Building blocks to continue your empowerment journey


Latrese Kabuya is a Mental Health Advocate, and Television and Podcast Host whose work is driven by her passion to uplift and encourage women with a message that, "It Is Never Too Late To Do Purpose."  

Latrese hosts her own Internet YouTube/Podcast Series, “Insights with Latrese,” where she passionately empowers individuals to discover, connect, and express the best version of themselves. She was a “Fill In” TV Host on a local television show on KSHB TV41 and is currently a TV Segment Contributor on KCTV5 as a mental health advocate.

Latrese holds a BA in Organizational Leadership from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is currently working on her MSW at the University of Kansas. She is a wife and mother to five beautiful girls.

What Does Age Got To Do With It?

In her talk, Latrese will share the principles of operating in purpose and pursuing goals at any age. She will encourage women not to look at age as a hindrance but rather as a gift. She will also encourage and empower women to believe that they are never too old as long as they have the right mindset and breath in their body. You can do anything you put your mind and heart to.


Elysha Lenkin is a Personal Fashion Stylist who helps women look current, feel confident and stay true to themselves. For over 20 years, she’s worked with a wide variety of well-known brands, celebrities and publications including Carrie Underwood, Serena Williams, Tina Fey, and O, The Oprah magazine. Her weekly blog and video show provide inspired style tips and insider tricks that make fashion fun and approachable and help women look polished and feel put-together and confident. She loves vintage shopping and hanging out with her husband and 2 teenage kids in downtown Manhattan.

How to Reclaim Your Personal Style & Make the Fashion Rules Work for You 

Get style secrets from a 20+ year fashion insider that will help you update your style and feel more confident in your clothes, even if you don’t know how to dress, what to buy or where to start!

Join celebrity stylist, Elysha Lenkin, and discover the 3 shifts you can make to reclaim your style and make the fashion rules work for you. In this session, you'll discover the one fashion rule everyone needs to know, the stylist trick that ensures you’re dressed appropriately—for your age, your job, and your life, and the easy way to update your outfits so you feel current in what you wear.

This is a don’t-miss talk for you if you want to: always know you’re making a good 1st impression; be seen as stylish and relevant without looking like you're trying too hard; and inspire your entire day from the confidence you feel within yourself. Elysha’s friendly and approachable style shows how fashion isn’t just for the young, rich and thin. Everybody can look and feel like a superstar!

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Tuesday Schedule and Speakers

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All times below are Central Daylight Time. 

9:45 am - 10:00 am   Welcome to the Day 

10:00 am - 11:30 am  Interactive Workshop:  How To Create A Magnificent Next Chapter, with Rachel Lankester

11:30 am - 11:45 am    Networking Debrief. Share your Spark Reigniter in a small group conversation


11:45 am - 1:00 pm    BREAK


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  Shame Uncovered, with Dr. Shawn Horn

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Small group networking and Spark Reigniter sharing. 

2:00 - 2:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  Quitting to Win, with Crystal Waltman

2:45 - 3:00 pm  Small group networking and Spark Reigniter sharing


3:00 - 4:00 pm  BREAK


4:00 - 4:15 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  3 Secrets For Creating A Body You Love, with Kristen Coffield

4:20 - 4:35 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  Living with Special Needs & LOVING IT, with Rhianna Sanford

4:40 - 4:55 pm SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  How Reading Keeps Your Mind, Body and Soul Young Forever! With Parisa Mirza-Khan

4:55 pm - 5:10 pm  Wrap up and chat box highlight sharing




Rachel Lankester is a Midlife Mentor, Writer, Podcaster, and the Founder of the Magnificent Midlife Movement, which celebrates and empowers women 40+ to vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life. After a shocking early menopause at 41, she scratched her own itch and created what she wasn't able to find to help herself. The Magnificent Midlife world includes a personal mentoring program, educational resources, an inspiring podcast, and an online members club to help women refresh, re-energize and refocus. Rachel's own midlife reinvention came after a successful career in communications, when she decided she needed to live a life more aligned with the woman she was becoming. After years of trying, Rachel can now stand on her head and ran her first, and as yet only, half marathon to celebrate her 50th birthday.

How to Create a Magnificent Next Chapter  

Are you feeling that itch to live differently going forward? Are you wondering, ‘what next?’ Has that annoying niggle in the back of your head that there must be more to life become a stroppy roar? Has Covid made this even more of a priority than before?

Join Rachel for an exciting workshop that takes a deep dive into how to create a next chapter that inspires and fulfils you. During the workshop, Rachel will guide you in:

  1. Looking at who you are now and what motivates you
  2. Assessing your values and how well your life is currently aligned with who you are now and what motivates you.
  3. Taking stock of what you love to do and what you’re good at and where your innate strengths lie.
  4. Taking a look at how you want to feel day to day and what you need to be doing to make that a reality, taking inspiration from Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map
  5. Creating a ‘Chuck It’ list of what you never want to have to do ever again!
  6. A future you envisioning exercise to tap into your intuition and experience its powerful presence when you choose to relax and embrace your inner mentor.


Dr. Shawn Horn, a licensed Psychologist, Author and TEDx Speaker, is otherwise known as ‘The Shame Busting Psychologist!.’ Her mission is to bust through shame, ignite hope, and inspire wholehearted living. In addition to her private practice in Spokane, Washington, she serves as Faculty at the University of Washington's Medical School, is columnist for TOI magazine, and is Host of the Inspired Living Podcast. Dr. Horn’s newest venture is the creation of the Inspired Living School through which she provides online courses for exceptional living.

Shame Uncovered

In her talk, Dr. Horn will uncover the hidden obstacles of shame that are inhibiting us from reaching our maximum potential. She believes that shame is at the root of our emotional and psychological problems and is often called other names such as low self-esteem, self sabotage, limiting beliefs, fear of failure, self-doubt, and more. By uncovering its presence, we can begin to transcend its barriers and take courageously imperfect action toward our calling, purpose and dreams. In her talk, Dr. Shawn will help us identify the voice of toxic shame that is hindering our success and learn specific steps we can take for wholehearted living.


Crystal Waltman is an Athlete, Author, Speaker and Coach whose book, Quitting to Win, received the Health Book of the Year Award and is currently an Amazon Best Seller. Through her book and her other work, Crystal shares her message of faith over fear and knows the value of taking care of herself, so she can be of service to others. Recovering out loud, as she calls it, Crystal has been speaking for the past five years sharing her experience, strength and hope.

Crystal is a 4th generation Arizonian and a graduate of ASU. She achieved a collegiate softball scholarship and was part of a national championship team and is currently on the Board of the Sold Out Youth Foundation. You can find Crystal in the fresh air under the Arizona sun, either between the lines of a softball diamond or hiking a summit with her loving husband and daughter.

Quitting to Win: How to Let Go of the Things that are Hacking Your Success

Have you been hacked this year by the pandemic, politics, or human rights? 

What does hacked even mean? 

What is the cost?

According to author Crystal Waltman, being hacked means that something else has gained unauthorized access to our systems and our brain. What’s hacking us? Smart phones, multi-tasking, social media scrolling, just to name a few. The cost of being hacked is an inability to turn your dreams into action. Women who are hacked often become paralyzed.  During this session, Crystal will walk you through a step-by-step journey to:

  1. Connect with where you’ve been hacked.
  2. Understand the impact of being hacked.
  3. Identify the emotions that accompany the hack.
  4. Learn the benefits of getting into a flow state.
  5. Identify new habits that will allow you to close the gap between dreaming and doing.


Kristen Coffield is an Author, Educator and Culinary Disruptor. She makes it easy for women over forty to create a body they love that loves them back. As the founder of, she simplifies health into doable daily habits that hold the key to enhanced wellness, disease prevention and contribute to living younger, longer, and better. She helps her clients create intentional culinary habits that turn into superpowers for productive, purpose-driven women.

Kristen is the Author of How Healthy People Eat: An Eater's Guide To Healthy Habits. Her entry level coaching program is The 30-Day Detox & Reset for Women Over 40. Kristen also accepts highly motivated women for her private coaching programs.

Fun Fact: After a particularly indulgent GNO, drinking champagne and nibbling on caviar, Kristen entered a 5am gym plank competition. Not knowing how long one could hold a plank, she held hers for 8.5 minutes. Much to her surprise that turned out to be the longest plank held in the competition.

3 Powerful Habits for Creating a Body You Love

Learn to flip the switch on habits and create the body you deserve. As women we have built successful families, businesses, communities and brands. Now is the time to focus on the bodies we use every single day.

 Learn to:

  1. Harness hydration to curb cravings, banish belly bloat, and stress less.
  2. Use fiber, fat and protein to effectively balance sugar and hormones, and manage weight.
  3. Improve sleep to look and feel great, eliminate brain fog and increase energy levels.


Rhianna Sanford is an Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker whose journey of being mother to her amazing daughter, Kaiya, with severe special needs led her to a tangible knowledge of key Biblical truths, which she has written about in her book, This Special Life: Living With Special Needs & Loving It! Rhianna has been featured on many podcasts and speaks widely, inspiring other special needs moms and instilling in them transformative power to live their lives with perseverance and tenacity.

Rhianna is a woman of faith, wife of 21 years and mom to 3 teens. One fun fact about Rhianna is that though she's had many childhood fears follow her through adulthood, most know her today as FEARLESS. One of her favorite quotes in this “second act” of life is “Do it scared.”

Living with Special Needs & LOVING IT

Rhianna Sanford, caregiver to her teenage daughter living with Rett Syndrome, knows all too well the challenges of living with special needs, and the limiting beliefs within the special needs community, which can all too easily define how mothers of exceptional children show up for themselves, their families and the world at large. In this short yet powerful session, Rhianna will share three essential keys to living the phenomenal life you were created for amid life’s unexpected circumstances. These keys have equipped Rhianna to maximize her God-given abilities and walk out her Divine Purpose. Her passion is to pass along these impactful keys to other mamas who have a deep longing for more.


Parisa Mirza-Khan My dream is to be the coolest grandma for my grandkids. In essence, to leave a legacy for my kids, grandkids and extended family. It brings me excitement to live my dream as an social media influencer, book blogger and entrepreneur. My style is eccentric and avant-garde. I share thoughts on books on IG and TikTok using the latest trends. I also have a penchant for fashion and incorporate fashion with books using IGTV, IG Lives, Reels and current trends. I do weekly book reviews and Ig Lives. I empower my audience and enrich their lives by positivity. I am also the CEO/Founder of Enchant by Parisa. It is an online company that sells book novelty items. 

How Reading Keeps Your Mind, Body and Soul Young Forever!

If you're an avid reader, an author, writer, small business owner, who believes in women empowerment you do not want to miss this talk! In this talk I will navigate you through the passion of reading and using current channels on social media to express them.

Parisa Mirza-Khan is not the average book nerd. She is a very social media savvy book blogger, social media influencer and entrepreneur. I combine the literary world with social media trends and tie them into book blogging i.e. trendy reels, dancing, fashion. Stereotypical book readers are oblivious to the trends and fashion. I am really into that and I incorporate it all. I also collaborate and do IG lives to unify the entire bookstagram community.

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Wednesday Schedule and Speaker

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9:45 am - 10:00 am   Sign on and Welcome to the Day

10:00 am - 11:30 am  Interactive Workshop:  How To Raise Your Vibe and Thrive at Midlife, with Dr. Ellen Albertson

11:30 am - 11:45 am    Networking Debrief. Share your Spark Reigniters in a small group conversation


11:45 am - 1:00 pm    BREAK


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  Banish Your Imposter Thoughts for Good, with Dr. Patricia Thompson

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Small group networking and Spark Reigniters sharing. 

2:00 - 2:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  The Magic of Your Midlife Mindset, with Christy Largent

2:45 - 3:00 pm  Small group networking and Spark Reigniter sharing


3:00 - 4:00 pm  BREAK


4:00 - 4:15 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  How Pickleball Can Improve Your Health and Your Sex Life, with Michelle Weidenbenner

4:20 - 4:35 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  Kids....Adult Kids Say the Darndest Things! With Debra Cole

4:40 - 4:55 pm SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  How I Know the Midlife Crisis Things is a Myth (and what we can do about it), with Dara Goldberg

4:55 pm - 5:10 pm  Wrap up and chat box highlight sharing




Dr. Ellen Albertson is a Psychologist, Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. Also known as, The Midlife Whisperer™, Dr. Ellen empowers women to raise their vibration so they have the energy, clarity, and confidence to make their next chapter their best chapter.

An inspirational speaker, author, and expert on women’s wellbeing, Dr. Ellen has appeared on Extra, the Food Network and NBC World News and has been quoted in Psychology Today, Eating Well and USA Today. She lives on the Champlain Islands of Vermont with her high-tech, raw-food loving fiancee, Kundalini Ken, and her tree climbing Border Collie, Rosie.

How to Raise Your Vibe and Thrive at Midlife  

Living a high vibe life is the secret to health and happiness and being a woman who sparks. Keeping energy high consistently can be challenging, yet it is very important because the vibes you put out determine what you attract and manifest.

All of us have areas that we excel in and areas that need work.

Here’s the thing: At midlife you’re gifted with an entire second adulthood. You have the experience behind you and know what’s up. This workshop will reveal your strongest attraction factor (where in your life you’re at a high vibe) and your attention factor (what you can fix to raise your vibe) and empower you to use your wisdom and inspire you to take action so you can make your next chapter your best chapter.

You will learn:

  1. Where you are on track toward understanding how your body, mind, heart, spirit, and relationships are working to keep your vibe high.
  2. What areas you need to focus on to raise your energy and live a high vibe life.
  3. Specific shifts you can make and steps you can take to raise your vibe so you thrive, rather than survive


Christy Largent is a Professional Speaker and Author who helps midlife women discover, design and live out their Dream Midlife Roadmap© so that they can live a happier and more fulfilling life. Christy has a diverse background and likes to say she has made a career out of shopping and talking through 14 years as an Interior Designer and now over 20 years as a professional speaker backs up this claim!

She has a B.S. in Political Science and Communications and a Certificate in Positive Psychology Studies from UPenn/Coursera. She is the author of the bestselling book, 31 Positive Communication Skills for Women, and host of the Encouraging Words for Working Moms Podcast. Christy lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with her husband and two teenagers.

The Magic of Your Midlife Mindset

Have you ever struggled with feeling like you don’t have a purpose anymore at this stage of life? Or, like you have poured yourself into everyone else, but you haven’t cultivated a life of your own? Or, are you discouraged because you’ve planned and worked, but life looks nothing like what you imagined it would?

If you can relate to any or all of these, you should definitely join us for this workshop. By the end of our time together you will be equipped to:

1. Identify your Midlife Mindset
2. Strategize your next steps to get you living with passion on purpose
3. Eliminate the things that are holding you back from making your midlife your happiest life.


Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Author. The founder of Silver Lining Psychology, Dr. Thompson’s passion is to help others fulfill their potential in their personal and professional lives. On the way to earning her PhD in Psychology, she was educated at the University of Toronto, Georgia State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Emory University. She has worked with a wide range of clients, from college students to CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. A sought-after expert, her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, INC, and many other outlets.

Banish Your Imposter Thoughts for Good

Feeling Like an Imposter? How to get out of your own way to achieve the success you deserve

Have you ever been in a situation in which the people around you were telling you that you were achieving at a high level at something, but you just couldn’t see what they saw? If you find yourself feeling that way, you could be struggling with the Imposter phenomenon. Someone experiences the Imposter phenomenon when he or she feels inadequate or self-doubt, regardless of how much he or she achieves. As a result, imposters are often unable to internalize or truly enjoy their success and may consistently worry that they’ll be found out as “frauds.”

In her talk, Dr. Thompson will explore research related to the Imposter phenomenon, along with the individual and societal factors that can cause us to struggle with these thoughts. As a “recovered imposter,” she will also share her own journey, and provide practical strategies that can help you to overcome these feelings, so that you can not only accomplish your goals, but also fully enjoy your success.


Michelle Weidenbenner is a best-selling, award-winning Author, Speaker, Podcaster and Coach for Moms of Addicted Loved Ones. Her goal is to empower one million of these moms to LET GO  of the shame and guilt, LOVE herself and her child well, and LIVE FULLY by recapturing her identity and purpose. 

When she’s not serving moms, you can find Michelle serving wiffle balls on the pickleball court. She wants to be known as the “Dinking Diva” (FYI...DINKING is different than DRINKING)

How Pickleball Can Improve Your Health and Your Sex Life

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America.

Do you know what it is, how to play, and why it’s growing?

If not, tune into Michelle’s talk because, according to her, playing this game could improve your overall health and sex life. If you already play Pickleball, then perhaps you know what a blast the sport can be. In addition to sharing her love for the sport and its positive effects, Michelle will also invite you to share what you love about the game, how it's improved your overall health and, as she puts it, ’if you're brave enough, how it's improved your sex life!’


Debra Cole, better known as Queen Cole, is a Motivational Speaker and Coach targeting self care and work life management.  She specializes in using the vision board creation process to help women envision their dreams and provides Accountability Coaching to help women make their dreams a reality.

Queen Cole is the Community Engagement Director for Advising Generation Z, Digital Marketing and Branding Strategist for We Are Survivors and also lends her skills to many other community activities as well. Queen Cole is the host of the podcast, Light The Path, and Co-Host of Royal Tea TV. She is a devoted mother of two young adult college students.

Kids....Adult Kids Say The Darndest Things!  

Let’s face it: As parents, we do and say things to our adult children that they wish we wouldn’t. The challenge? We have no idea what these things are, and our adult children simply won’t tell us. In this session, Debra Cole is here to spill the beans. She is going to share with you—baby boomer and older Gen X parents—the words of your Gen Z offspring.

You’ll emerge with a list of start doing, stop doing and—oh by the way, yes—keep doing, and you will be positioned to build stronger relationships with your adult children.


Dara Goldberg is a Life Transitions Expert dedicated to helping women in midlife manage the emotions that naturally arise during life transitions, use this period as a time for immense growth, and design a next chapter that brings them a renewed sense of purpose, value and fulfillment.

Dara holds an MSW in Social Welfare Policy, spent over 15 years advising and raising millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations and charitable foundations as a founding partner in a consulting firm and has since helped thousands of women through coaching, courses, writing and public speaking since launching her own business in 2012. She is a frequent contributor to HuffPost, Thrive Global and Forbes. She lives in Philadelphia with 1 husband, 2 stepdaughters, 2 cats, and a super silly dog named Chumley.

How I Know the Midlife Crisis Thing is a Myth (and what we can do about it)

Have you ever experienced a transitional period in your life that made you question your value, purpose and sense of identity? Did it make you feel like you were having what society calls a ‘midlife crisis’, like it was somehow a flaw within you?

In her TED-style talk, midlife transitions expert, Dara Goldberg, will use her own experience of getting ‘lost in transition’ in her 40s, and a hearty dose of passion and humor to help us understand why it’s not a breakdown or a flaw within us when we feel out of touch with who we are and what ignites us, and provide us with some simple steps we can take to manage and find growth in our own midlife transitions and kick the midlife crisis myth to the curb once and for all.

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Thursday Schedule and Speakers

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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  Small Isn't Your Size Anyway, with Dr. Maggie Landes

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Small group networking and Spark Reigniter sharing. 

2:00 - 2:45 pm    SPEAKER SESSION:  3 C's to Command Any Room, with Karen Laos

2:45 - 3:00 pm  Small group networking and Spark Reigniter sharing


3:00 - 4:00 pm  BREAK


4:00 - 4:15 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  Get Out of Your Head: The Art of Journaling, with Kate Volman

4:20 - 4:35 pm  SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  Women in Charge: Taking Control of Your Home Renovation, with Mona Ying Reeves

4:40 - 4:55 pm SPOTLIGHT SESSION:  Cultivate Confidence and Discover Sparks in Your Ordinary Day, with Aleta Norris

4:55 pm - 5:10 pm  Wrap up and chat box highlight sharing




Dr. Maggie Landes is a Board-Certified Physician, Public Health Nutritionist, and Anti-Diet Wellness Expert. Her signature weight-inclusive group coaching program helps women who are exasperated with chronic dieting learn how to live a healthy and unrestricted life without the distraction of rigid eating behavior. She is also the host of “The Eatfluencer Podcast'' where she teaches people how the wisdom of the human body and the power of positive thinking are the gateway to healing our relationship with food. She's the kind of woman who wore cowboy boots with her wedding dress, always has a "real" camera for the big things, and never met a food that couldn't handle a little melted cheese!

Small Isn't Your Size Anyway

Dieting is optional. Living your life is not. 

Every woman has a unique story and a valuable voice that deserves to be heard right now, just as you are. Women living without the shackles of chronic dieting are the changemakers, the tree shakers, and the thought leaders that will move our world. Our diet culture’s message of pursuing smallness is keeping women stuck and distracted, and it is extinguishing our spark. Let’s come together to understand how we got here and how we can get out!

In her talk, Maggie will support, empower and challenge us to take the steps necessary for us to let go of the ‘eat small, play small, and be small in the world’ diet culture that we have been taught to believe in and which is literally damaging our health. To use her words, ‘small isn’t your size anyway.’


Karen Laos is a Communication Expert and Keynote Speaker. She's passionate about coaching women leaders to speak with confidence, clarity and credibility. Karen's on a mission to eradicate self-doubt. She has served leaders and spoken globally at Facebook, Google, Netflix, Apple, Uber, Sephora, NASA, Sony, Microsoft, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Trip Advisor, Bacardi, Levi, and Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. She also hosts the Ignite Your Confidence podcast.

To follow her dream of living in Manhattan, she rented an apartment for the month of October to celebrate her 50th birthday in 2017. She loves Lake Harriet in Minneapolis and is a little obsessed with the color pink.

3 C's to Command Any Room  


...walking into a room feeling like you could conquer the world, free of self-doubt

​...standing out as an influential leader who others want to follow.

​...being so confident that nothing could shake you.

In this talk, you will learn how to speak with confidence. Specifically:

  1. The #1 tool that’s underutilized by women, tanking our credibility (yet totally within our control to change!). We all have this power tool, but most women don’t use it to its full advantage. With a few tweaks, you can catapult your credibility!
  2. How to stop rambling and get your point across clearly and succinctly. Leave with sentence prompts and a formula to help you stay focused.
  3. The tool to stop giving away your power and step into the woman you were destined to be. You'll be invited to increase your awareness of those areas where you may sabotage yourself without even realizing it. Most importantly, how to change it!


Kate Volman is CEO of Floyd Consulting, an Executive Coach and a Certified Dream Manager who helps professionals do more of what they love in business and life. Kate has empowered hundreds of women through her program, Inspired Action, a monthly coaching experience designed to help women stop overthinking and making excuses and start pursuing their passions. All of Kate’s work is centered around helping people grow.

Kate is also the co-host of Create for No Reason, a podcast inspiring people to embrace their creativity.  Connect with her at

Get Out of Your Head: The Art of Journaling

Journaling is a powerful practice. It allows us to get all of our random thoughts out of our head. Journaling isn't about creating beautiful writing. It's about giving ourselves permission to be imperfect and get to the root of our emotions. The daily practice of journaling helps us explore our creativity, reduce stress & anxiety, discover solutions to challenges, and so much more.  

Come prepared with a notebook, an open mind, and the willingness to not take yourself too seriously. It's going to be fun!


Mona Ying Reeves is a Renovator, Architect, Interior Designer, and a Behind-the-Scenes Consultant to various HGTV shows. After years of being a Design Leader in male-dominated industries, she founded Kickstart House to support everyday women in becoming empowered in their remodel and construction journeys. Kickstart House helps homeowners navigate the building process via Free Resources, a Roadmap, Coaching, and a private Community. Mona is currently transforming her own mid-century fixer-upper into a modern wonder and is ready to turn your house into your dream home, too.

Women in Charge: Taking Control of Your Home Renovation

Renovating a home can be complicated and affect both your physical and mental well-being. Women initiate 80% of home improvement projects, yet the construction industry is over 90% male. This inherent disconnect often brings about added stress and miscommunication.

In her talk, Mona will share what it means to take on the role of a female 'patron' in the home renovation sphere today, and what empowered women need to know to start any building-related project off right and set it up for success.

She will share the top 3 mistakes women make when beginning a remodel or renovation and teach us her Kickstart House Technique, which is designed to help you avoid these common pitfalls and confidently navigate your building journey. You will leave the session with a fresh perspective to tackle your next remodel or renovation, along with a valuable free download exclusive only to Women Who Spark attendees.


Aleta Norris, best-selling author of Women Who Spark and Women Who Spark After 50, loves helping women live their best lives, in spite of the daily overwhelming challenges and uncertainties.

Aleta is especially passionate about helping mid-life women lean into their amazing future selves with commitments to day-to-day extraordinary decisions, goals and habits, designed to help them live a long life of happiness, confidence and purpose. 

As a certified Life Purpose® coach, she has been supporting and coaching women for nearly 20 years. She is also the co-founder of Living As A Leader, a national leadership training, coaching and consulting firm. 

Cultivate Confidence and Discover Sparks in Your Ordinary Day

What can you do to gain control of the day-to-day whirlwind of your life, and regain the confidence—and the sparks—that have slipped away? 

Join as us our Summit host, Aleta Norris, equips us with real-life advice, born out of her experiences as a 30-year entrepreneur. She lived almost twenty of those years as a single-mom busy professional, and she cracked a code along the way. She will share strategies for living with happiness and confidence, regardless of what other women around us are doing…and in spite of any of our own setbacks along the way.

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Friday Schedule and Speakers

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All times below are Central Daylight Time. 

9:45 am - 10:00 am   Welcome and Networking:

10:00 am - 10:45 am  Speaker Session:  Elevate Your Style, Elevate Your Life, with Traci Jeske

10:45 am - 11:00 am Small group networking and "SPARK" sharing

11:00 am - 11:45 am   How To Enhance Your V.I.B.E. in Midlife, with Lynnis Woods-Mullins


11:45 am - 12:15 pm    Conclusion and final REIGNITE YOUR LIFE Sparks



Traci Jeske is an international personal stylist who has been working in the fashion industry for more than 30 years. She is the founder of En Vogue Stylist-Unapologetically 50. Traci was born and raised in Canada before moving to Italy where she established her stylish, stiletto-sharp brand and has been living for the past 22 years.

Recently tuning 50 herself, Traci knows a thing or two about style and the many challenges women face regarding their wardrobes and style. She helps women find their unique style, be bold, stand out in a crowd and look and feel absolutely fabulous while doing so. She loves to have all women sparkle and shine and feel good in their own skin. 

Elevate Your Style, Elevate Your Life  

Do you dread that moment when you have to get dressed? You might have a closet full of clothing, new  or old, gifted or borrowed, but have no idea how to match them or if they represent the woman you are in this season of your life. Do you feel like your style confidence has gone South and your wardrobe is stuck in a time capsule? Do you want to refresh, revamp and reignite your look but you don’t hnow how? 

In her talk, Traci will discuss the struggles women have when it comes to our wardrobes and what to wear or not to wear in this season of our lives. She will help us understand why our individual style is so important and affects ALL areas of our life. She will share the style rules that she says every 50+ woman must break, and the steps we need to take to start creating the wardrobe of our dreams, the one that will empower us and help us become the woman we would love to meet walking down the street.


Lynnis Woods-Mullins is a Certified Holistic Living and Wellness Expert for women over 40. She is the Founder of PraiseWorks Health and Wellness, which is a mind, body, spirit wellness company. For the past 12 years, Lynnis has worked with women through coaching programs, online classes, webinars, a digital magazine, podcasts, retreats.

Lynnis focuses on holistic practices, fitness, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, and spiritual renewal. She is also the creator of the Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond brand, and V.I.B.E. Living; the Co-Author of “Power Up Super Woman”; Publisher of Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond E-Magazine, and host of V.I.B.E. Living Podcast. Lynnis has been dancing for over 50 years and still performs.

How to Enhance Your V.I.B.E. in Midlife

Midlife doesn't mean "no life" - it means just the opposite.  Midlife is an opportunity to pursue your dreams, to do those things you may have put off in the past that you really want to do RIGHT NOW.  Midlife is all about the V.I.B.E. - being vibrant, intuitive, beautiful, and emerged.  Midlife is a wonderful journey that is meant to be cherished and enjoyed. 

What can also happen in midlife are a few challenges when it comes to the transitions our mind, body, and spirit go through. The wellness part of the midlife journey can be just wonderful and joyous as long as we are aware of the things we need to do to stay energized, healthy, and spiritually connected.

In her talk, Lynnis will explain what enhancing our V.I.B.E. is all about and offer tips, tools, and techniques for improving the wellness of your mind, body and spirit.

She will empower you to make your wellness a priority, enhance your V.I.B.E. and focus on doing the things you love while maintaining a wellness regime that will keep you active and showing up in your life EVERY DAY.

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Pre-Recorded Sessions


We had such an overwhelming response from speakers who were interested in inspiring you toward action, we could not fit everyone on our schedule.
Pre-recorded sessions are available in your Summit Library as part of your VIP Upgrade.
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  • One month FREE in the Women Who Spark "Accountability and Friendship for Success" Membership Community. 
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Rhonda Noordyk, Founder & CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, is Host of the Podcast, Divorce Conversations for Women, a Public Speaker and a CDFA-credentialed Financial Expert, who understands that divorce can be a complicated and a painful journey. This is what drove Rhonda to leave the financial industry in 2014 to pursue her passion of helping women achieve financial justice and financial wellness in their divorce. She refers to her work with women as ‘a different kind of divorce experience, one that leads to empowering moments and living a happy and fulfilled life, post-divorce.’ Fun fact: Rhonda has been a public speaker since the age of 11!

Let's Bust the 5 Financial Myths about Women & Divorce  

According to Rhonda, ‘if you're contemplating, or going through a divorce, this talk is for you.’ In it, Rhonda will identify the five financial messes that keep women disempowered during the divorce process and equip you with:

  1. A strategy for successful negotiating
  2. A formula for financial confidence
  3. A method to identify your financial personality
  4. How to design your dream team


Christa Pepper is a Women’s Empowerment Coach whose passion for empowering women to become the best versions of themselves can be traced back to her own struggles as a woman facing one hundred extra pounds hanging onto her body, suffering from postpartum depression, and feeling lost as to what her personal worth was in the world. This is where Christa began to spend significant time working on doing the hard work- the heart work.

Christa specializes in online personal training and habit-based life transformations. She likes long walks on the beach, except there really aren't any beaches in Nevada, and candlelit dinners, if only she knew where to find the candles.

How to Ditch the Monday Mentality, and Start Living Your Best Life Today!

If you are anything like me, you start every Monday the same way: with an extensive list of to-dos that you just KNOW will change your life. " I am going to get up at 5am. I am going to do all the things! I am going to not eat the carbs. I am going to work out. I am going to make those calls. I am going to build that program..." Monday shows up, and you start off with gusto and confidence, springing out of bed like you're on fire, checking the boxes off with finesse only to burn out by mid-week: "What was I thinking?! Maybe, next Monday." It's a good thing we have an infinite amount of next Mondays, right?!

And that's where I come in: How about we get off this exhausting and destructive Monday rollercoaster together? It's your turn to learn proven habit-based techniques so you can create lasting results in all facets of your life. Today, not Monday. I want you to walk away not only with confidence and motivation to step into your best life but having developed an effective strategy and roadmap to start living that life, right now.


Susan Alker is an attorney with nearly 25 years of experience. She helps entrepreneurs and small businesses with legal matters, including reviewing and negotiating contracts. She has an MBA, and a JD and is licensed to practice law in California and New York. She spent more than 20 years in the “big law” and corporate world before becoming an entrepreneur and opening up her own law firm. Susan is a wife, mom of twins, and breast cancer survivor who loves to mentor and help other women.

Say Hello to Your New Life!  

Sometimes a challenging and unexpected experience opens the door to a new life. Each of us will face difficult times in life. For some, it’s a cancer diagnosis. For others, a divorce. Perhaps a death in the family. When something like this happens, part of you will want to crawl in a cave and never come out. 

Sue’s battle with cancer hit her really hard. She was exhausted and depleted from the treatments. She worried that her life would end before she was ready. Realizing that life was short, she found that she wanted to do more with the time she had left, so she started to make changes. First, with her job – leaving the corporate world to start her own small business. Then, by adopting an exercise plan and making some changes to her diet. And, by spending more time with her family. Once she got going, she says, she never looked back.

Maybe life will be short – but we can make the most of it! Come to this session to learn how you can take steps to say hello to your own new life following an unexpected and difficult season.


Prissy Elrod is a Columnist, Speaker, and Published Author of two books: Far Outside the Ordinary and Chasing Ordinary, both popular with books clubs around the country. Her column, Panhandling, appears in 2020’s Best Florida Life-Style Magazine, Flamingo Magazine.

Prissy uses the metaphor of the epic caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis to portray her incredible journey of transformation following the death of her husband. As she so eloquently puts it, ‘just when the caterpillar thought the world ended, it became a butterfly.’ Her goal is to help the next person sabotaged by the unexpected in life. She is known as The Butterfly Girl, as her story inspires others to believe in themselves and achieve the extraordinary. She lives in Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of Florida.

How Embracing Loss Can Lead to Eternal Happiness

The only way to effectively express the power of Prissy’s talk is to use her words: “When a brain tumor stole my husband, it also stole my identity. I was faced with an unfamiliar, colorless landscape, but I chose to believe when one person dies, two people shouldn’t. With this belief, I began an excavation of self to find my new purpose in life. I did so by reimaging, recreating, and resurrecting the untapped talent which lay dormant inside me for decades.”

In her talk, Prissy will use her butterfly metaphor to share her incredible journey of transformation and how she challenged herself to step out of her comfort zone and move from the shadows into the spotlight and how it led to a new career and a new identity. She is committed to using her story to inspire others to believe in themselves and achieve their extraordinary.


Wendy Rimmelspacher is a Public Speaker who is passionate about encouraging women to move beyond their fears and evolve into who they dream to become. The feeling of fear is real, but the power behind the fear often is not. Wendy believes we can all learn to move beyond the feeling of fear and self-doubt and achieve our goals.  She centers her work around helping women learn to embrace their energy, take bold steps towards achieving their goals and live the life they dream of for themselves.

Wendy is not new to setting big goals and powering through the scary steps it takes to achieve them.  She is a graduate from Oregon State University in Accounting and has passed the CPA exam, and not on her first attempt.  She swallowed plenty of pride and used her determination to conquer this goal.  Wendy is an avid runner and prefers to be outdoors enjoying some form of exercise.  She also set a goal at her golf course and now holds two Club Champion titles.  Wendy has most recently launched her Public Speaking business because she knows so many women need help to move beyond their fears. 

Move Beyond Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams!

Have you had a dream that you are setting aside for "someday?” You will be nudged to make “someday” be today that you embrace the notion that you were meant for more and move your dreams forward. She will help you to recognize that you may not be operating at your highest potential. You will be prompted to make a commitment with yourself to be atypical, go FULL OUT, and work on achieving your dreams. You know you were meant for more and that’s why you are here today. You will learn some strategies that you can begin doing right away that will empower you to work on your goals and create the life you deserve.  Start performing at your capacity and begin enjoying the spark from implementing your passion. She will talk about the importance of your “Girl Gang” and how to make new connections to support and energize you along the way.

You will hear about some life-changing tools and stories that will fulfill your expectations in attending the Women Who Spark After 50 Summit. She is committed to helping you “Reignite Your Spark” so you can begin your empowering journey.


Tania Dalton is a Healthy Ageing Coach and Personal Trainer with a special interest in helping women thrive in menopause.

Losing her 47-year-old father to a sudden heart attack prompted Tania to get qualified as a Fitness Trainer in 1994, and she’s been doing this work and loving it ever since. She firmly believes that fitness and a healthy lifestyle can not only allow us to live longer but also age better.

Although fit and healthy, Tania says she was unprepared for the menopause transition. After developing a simple but effective way of managing her own menopause symptoms, and becoming her healthiest and happiest self, Tania is passionate about sharing her knowledge and toolkit with other women, so that they too can embrace this stage of life. Tania is proud to be 52 years old.

Natural Bio Hacks for Thriving in Menopause  

Tania’s approach to health, wellbeing and menopause is devoid of fads, extremes or restrictive practices. She 'cuts through the crap’, as she refers to it, and provides simple natural solutions designed to help us look and feel fabulous.

Menopause can be a challenging but also liberating and exciting time of life. As our hormones ‘flatline’, symptoms of menopause can create severe disruption to our body, mind and health – physically and physiologically. In her talk, Tania will explain how a proactive approach to our nutrition, exercise and lifestyle will help us feel and perform at our best, improving our overall health as we age. Tania will also share her top natural bio hacks to help you thrive in menopause.


Kimberly Adams Kim is a manifestor of magic in her own life and passionate about inspiring others to go after their dreams by tapping into and trusting their intuition, practicing self-care, and being heart-led.

Kim's new book called The Corporate Hippie about utilizing these non-traditional methods in corporate America where she helped grow a team of badass women that built up a struggling $700K business to a $30MM where every one of the team was tapping into their own magic and thriving.    She's helping corporations build Corporate Hippie movements.

Kim lives in Orange County with her partner and love of her life as well as her bonus kids and puppies!   Where she's manifesting the sh*t out of her life!

Manifest the Sh*t Out of Your Life! 

Practicing radical self love and self care is the key to transformation and you can change your life in an instant.  You just have to decide!  What did your soul come here to do?

Join Kim to learn manifesting techniques and life changing practices that will propel your life forward. It starts with you: believe, trust and align.   The universe is always conspiring on your behalf, so it's time to break through your self limiting beliefs and Imposter Syndrome to practice stillness, listen deeply to your inner guru, visualize, embody and believe you are a powerful magical creator. 
You have the answers inside....let's start creating!

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  • Access recordings of pre-recorded sessions.
  • One month FREE in the Women Who Spark "Accountability and Friendship for Success" Membership Community. 
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