Find out the real-life stories behind 40 successful entrepreneurs who have focused on their strengths to create inspired action and upward spirals in their life and business and how you can too!
  • Do you feel like you criticize yourself more than you honor yourself?

  • Do you feel like the habits you have sabotage your efforts to succeed?

  • Do you wonder what it might be like to appreciate and focus on your strengths?

Then we invite you to experience something new…

The thing is our brains are mostly patterned to search for things are “wrong”, the “negative”, the “problems”, what is not working instead of what is working. This is simply a habit pattern.

This telesummit is different…
it’s just the beginning…
it’s a paradigm shift…

This telesummit is the beginning to being involved in an “Appreciative Inquiry” community. It was my intention to bring together my mentors and colleagues that I respect who have supported my own personal journey to move from being burnt-out and broken down to living a life and business full of Grace and fulfillment… to bring each of the 40 qualities that are embodied by each entrepreneur’s work. Each of these entrepreneurs chose to live by their Divine Life Purpose and monetize their mission along the way so that they could serve more people. My intention is for YOU to experience a transformation and create upward spirals in every area of your life and business… Embarking on this path is a journey, not a destination…so this is just the beginning….

  • Have you felt undervalued, under-appreciated and like no one validates your worth?
  • Are a lone wolf and prefer to work alone most of the time?
  • Have you been dealing with a significant personal issue while trying to build a business?
  • Do you feel lost on some level with EXACTLY what to do every day in your business?
  • Do you have a very sensitive heart?
  • Have you put up a lot of walls and fortresses around yourself to protect yourself?
  • It is time to break open and break free!
  • What if there was a way to honor yourself + your talents + your gifts in order to grow your strengths and grow your business?

Introducing…

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  • creates positive energy in the group

  • is an intentional process of asking positive questions

  • is an alignment of strengths to make the weaknesses irrelevant

The questions we ask determine what we believe.

What we believe creates our future reality.

Our image of the future influences our current actions.

It’s time to break free from the fictitious restrictions that you have in your mind about what is possible to achieve.

In these interviews you are going to be hearing the honest, behind-the-scenes truth regarding the journey that these entrepreneurs took, the tools and techniques that have supported them and how they created inspired action and upward spirals in their life and business.

And, the “Appreciative Inquiry” community of mentors believe in inspiring and supporting women and men around the world to have great success with Boldness, Prosperity, Success, Wealth, Joy, Creativity, Evolution, Authenticity, Happiness, YoUniqueness, Vision, Inspiration, Money, Alignment, Calm, Courage, Playfulness, Clarity, Strength, Leadership, Commitment, Freedom, Love, Engaging, Abundance, Presence, Unstoppable, Permission to Receive, Collaboration, Truth, Confidence, Self-Esteem, Health, Attitude, Quality, Openness, Perseverance, Story, Allowing and Transformation!

You’re going to discover the Transformation that takes place when you focus on what is working and Create Upward Spirals in your life and business, in a way that is inspiring to YOU.

Here’s the line up of speakers that will be sharing with you:


If it needs to be organized, systemized, and monetized, Nikkea is your “go to” resource for proven, effective systems to get clear, get “unstuck”, get going, and get results. She’s the undisputed expert on accelerated results because she’s blended best practices in business with the latest discoveries in science, spirituality, and psychology to create breakthrough systems so you can become an unstoppable manifesting machine. She’s is gifted at identifying the root cause of a problem and the right system to create the fastest path to lasting, sustainable results.

Maribel Jimenez is an international speaker, bestselling author, and marketing mentor. After leaving her 6-figure job to become an entrepreneur, she quickly realized there was a lot to learn. She experienced what it was like to invest thousands of dollars and hours trying to figure out how to create a 6-figure business as a solopreneur and soon became exhausted and overwhelmed. She realized a huge “aha” when she stopped trying so hard, used what she knew about business/marketing and saw the money start flowing in.

Daniella Rubinovitz is known as the Visual Dialogue Mentor. She has a particular vision for enabling souls to visually express themselves from the inside out. This enables us to gain confidence in our own creativity. When creative flow is activated our minds easily manifest our desires for flourishing business and personal results. Daniella offers, in person and online and creative courses. Daniella is the owner of Atelier Molenpad, the center for visual expression painting in Amsterdam. Her online program, UnleashAVision, is available from the comfort of your home. Daniella has had several lives, both in corporate world, as a creative engineer, as an international fine artist, and as an art therapist.


Kimber Britner is a possibillionaire and she can’t help, but make other women possibillionaires too! – At the age of twelve she uncovered her creative knack, whether through art, poetry, song writing, jewelry/metal fabrication, or life-redesign, Kimber is known for her unique way of seeing things that creates an atmosphere for transformation. As a speaker, author, artist, and professional life coach, Kimber leads women into the expanse of what’s available with an untamed heart.


Valerie Sorretnino offers several levels of personalized clearing services. A very atypical approach to personal clarity. Her specialty is in Mind Body, Environmental & Spiritual Awareness for Ultimate Well Being. In short, she has developed a 3 step process for gaining clarity, structuring vision and watching it bloom into 3D life. The Simple Art of Manifesting system is a major tool in relieving stress, pain, fatigue and mental chatter. Relaxation as a lifestyle is the first step into the bigger picture of Impeccable Self Care, which opens the doorway to limitless, soft power. Her heart and passion are embedded in the awakening of happiness and contentment found within each of us. Life in harmony is a beautiful place to be.


Tina Scheiner is known as the Business Success Mentor and founder of Rapid Business Building. She is the go-to person for heart-centered entrepreneurs, coaches, authors and experts to ramp up income fast and grow super-successful businesses using their own special talents and expertise. Tina specializes in helping experts create great Signature Programs and Information Products, simplify Marketing to bring in a rush of new clients, AND set up Autopilot Marketing & Business Systems that liberates time to live the good life of a prosperous entrepreneur.


Laura Pedro helps entrepreneurs master the business part of their business. Working with small business owners, she helps them navigate the choppy waters of cash flow, establish a winning team, and make their businesses more profitable. In short, her clients step into the role of the Entrepreneurial CEO and confidently plan and execute the strategies that grow their businesses and reach more people. For over twenty-five years, Laura Pedro has immersed herself in the world of the CEO and executive team as a consultant to mostly Fortune 500 companies. She is also a successful entrepreneur. Beginning with an unknown startup consulting company, she and her partners built that business to become part of a $9 bn. firm, where she was Vice President.


Deborah Pruitt, Ph.D. inspires and guides leaders and groups to create a strong culture of collaboration proven to establish more productive and enriching ways of working together. Believing that every group is capable of greatness, she delivers practical and profound strategies for converting the untapped capabilities in any group or alliance into dramatic results. Participants in her programs describe life-changing experiences and sea-changes in their businesses and relationships. They gain momentum for their missions through more open and honest communication, they resolve old barriers to excellence and create a whole new vision for their work together as the result of establishing the habits of collaboration that Deborah calls “group alchemy®.”


Karin Volo, an expert in engagement, career, personal and organizational development, is known as a Evolution Expert. With over 15 years experience working with international Fortune 500 companies on two continents, she has gained insights on business building, cultural transformation, and high performance. Karin has worked with executive search, leadership mentoring as well as professional inspirational speaking. She is a co-author of Engage!, a book specializing in Employee Engagement (releasing fall 2013) and also the author of the Bringing Joy children’s series. She uses her professional skills and draws from her personal experiences to help individuals and companies thrive through difficult transitions.


Deborah Lindholm, MACP, is a Money Success Mentor. As an entrepreneur for 25+ years, Deborah has extensive business and money skills. She has built, merged and sold a half dozen 5-6-7 figure businesses. When health issues and a personal money challenge hit her hard, she moved through the blind spots and developed a higher relationship with money. Believing that your relationship with money can hurt or help you, Deborah wrote The Money Manifesto© as a guide for creating a healthy and beneficial relationship with money. Through her company, Money Success Source, she guides powerful, self-aware women to make and manage money gracefully.


Cindy Powers Prosor, The Intuitive Heart Mentor and the Founder of Opening Doors Within has been professionally helping people drop out of their heads and into their hearts – transforming fear, doubt and struggle into confidence, trust and love – for over 10 years. Cindy has been intuitively creating her own love-filled life from a young age. As the “black sheep” in her family, at age 17 Cindy followed her dreams and moved to Lake Tahoe where she created the life and community she dreamt about as a child. Cindy’s personal story of conscious transformation began when she was introduced to Deepak Chopra’s book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success in the early 80s where she gained clarity around what she had been intuitively doing for years.


Lesley Edwards is a relationship & dating coach committed to empowering & enabling people to create the relationship they’ve always wanted, with vivid clarity, new found confidence & gender intelligence. Influenced by many love experts, Lesley originally trained with Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus author, John Gray. Lesley’s mission is that dating is fun & easy, and relationships work instead of being work.


Rebecca Skeele is known as an expert in teaching the inner spiritual tools to initiate a major life shift in consciousness. She is gifted at being clear, focused, and on the mark in guiding a clear path into the quantum realities so her students can reveal to themselves their connection to their Divine Reality. Her clients say she is brilliant, powerfully loving and unshakable in her commitment to mirror the truth so that others may set themselves free of self imposed limitations. Her passion is demonstrating the power of each person to access their divine reality and cocreate their personal heaven on earth.


Joan McLeod, founder of conflictnavigator.com and author of The Conflict Toolbox: Do We Need a Bigger Hammer or a Better Mousetrap? has 35 years of experience winning multiple project, training and performance awards, including 3 gold watches – and 2 chickens! She’s received kudos for doubling team performance results, shifting warzone work environments, and making quick, significant change in teams and at workplaces across North America. She teaches conflict navigators throughout organizations to create and sustain conflict navigation so issues don’t cost them people, profit or performance. Her work in some of the most challenging workplaces has led to dramatic shifts in employee satisfaction and retention turnaround, using tools that contribute to fixes in just hours or minutes instead of weeks, months or years. Her clients get thank you notes from employees after they’ve been fired!


Kit Furey, JD, CHt, CEHP, has a background in science and law, with extensive training and certifications in energy psychology modalities. Her background, coupled with her ability to hold high vibrational states of consciousness, enable her to distill transformational methods to their very essence and create simple, effective systems for aligning the conscious and subconscious minds with higher states of consciousness. As a result, she helps people get instant breakthroughs to freedom from limiting thoughts and painful memories in ways that are easy, fast, gentle and lasting.


Sean Carroll is known by many as “The Solopreneur’s Sales Mentor”. He is passionate about helping his fellow solopreneurs to create powerful, and effective sales conversations in their own, authentic voice.After serving as a high school music teacher for 7 years, Sean went out on his own and started a real estate business in 2004. Unfortunately, Sean quickly realized how little he knew about sales and went bankrupt less than 18 months after starting his business. Faced with over $150,000 in credit card debt, Sean got highly motivated, and sought out successful mentors and studied what they did. By quickly implementing what he learned, Sean built an award winning, 6 figure sales business during the worst recession in 70 years.


Melissa Evans, MHA, PMP, is a successful entrepreneur who realized her dream of becoming a self-made millionaire by age 31. A seasoned business professional with 20 years of experience in a variety of fields, she holds a Master of Science degree in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics in Atlanta. Melissa is a master business coach, trainer and consultant whose international company, The Broshe Group, is changing the lives of business people worldwide. Her practical, proven system for success is helping large companies like Microsoft, Motorola and ESPN, as well as small start-ups and individuals, to accomplish their business goals. Known as The Guru of Implementation™, Melissa is passionate about helping motivated business owners, executives, managers and entrepreneurs become more effective, profitable and successful while increasing their free time.

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Meghan Kerner is a guide for people who want to learn how to connect with God (Source/the Universe) and how to live inspired by their intuition and Divine Guidance. She is a multi-entrepreneur and mother. Meghan is an advocate for more Being and less Doing. Her work is about letting go of all the stuff you think you have to do and starting to live the life that you really want to live. For many years, instead of taking action to do what she felt called to do, she worried that she was too young/too inexperienced/not worthy of what she was inspired to do. She also worried a lot about what people would think of her when she started to shed labels, stories, and the collective beliefs about what she should be doing with her life. Now Meghan is more aware than ever that what she wants to do is likely what she is meant to do. Can it be any other way? Follow your bliss.


Sandra De Freitas is a top tech coach, speaker, trainer, author and expert in internet technology. She is the founder of two successful coaching, consulting and training firms. In 2008 she authored the book “ Does This Blogsite Make My Wallet Look Fat? How to use a WordPress Blogsite to make money, attract clients and gain expert celebrity status”. Sandra specializes in WordPress blogsites and extending their functionality with exceptional WordPress plugins such as WishList Member. Sandra is WishList Member Certified. Her technology expertise is second only to her wicked sense of humour and contagious enthusiasm. Have you ever attended an event with Sandra? If so, then it won’t surprise you why Sandra likes to think of herself as a professional class clown. Her clients include coaches, consultants, lawyers, finance experts, health care professionals and online business owners.


Scarlit Bloome earned her degree with honors in Graphic & Packaging Design at the world-renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She has worked for small boutique design studios, medium size companies and global corporations such as Nokia and Vertu where she honed and cultivated her design and creative expertise for consumers. Scarlit was also the Executive Personal Design Assistant for Frank Nuovo, the Vice President and Chief of Design for Nokia, and the Founder, Creative Director and Principal Designer for Vertu, a luxury mobile device corporation. In 2008 she and her husband started their own company {yep yup}. They started a trend of premium lifestyle pet product collections for the home. They created, designed and manufactured over 84 products within a year. Scarlit was responsible for developing the brand image, designing all the collections, sales and collateral materials. The {yep yup} products were featured in the O List for the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Rachael Ray and The Nate Berkus Show to name a few.


Rae Luskin was a reluctant leader. She allowed her life’s story be written by family, society, and the media; “don’t aim too high, be happy you have a job, can’t be too thin, don’t tell anyone you were abused, you have the perfect life, why aren’t you happy.” But the good news is, a story is only as good as its ending. All of our lives are filled with stories of beauty and wisdom, as well as struggle and heartache. Her work will take you on an a daring journey to embrace your vulnerabilities and perceived imperfections, so that you can step up and be a leader at home, at work and in the community, (even if you never thought of yourself as a leader). It is the same process that led her to go from ‘stuck to unstoppable’: be an advocate at school for her son who had been bullied, become an independent and happy single woman, learn how to navigate the health care system for her ailing mother, stand up and speak out against child sexual abuse, and start a new business at 62. She will personally show you the path that she (and countless others she has worked with over 15 years) to be transformed from a reluctant, struggling leader into a successful, sassy, and oh’ so fulfilled leader both in her personal and professional life. Become the star of your EPIC adventure.


Dr. Summer Knight is an innovation catalyst expert successfully founding, rapidly scaling and profitably selling companies in health, IT, education, international security, and real estate. She is an experienced national medical Executive and innovation Expert at a Fortune 200 Health and Wellness integration company on a customer-centric mission. Knight leads the DSKCos brand suite including Firecracker Innovation, a company focused on catalyzing innovation in companies and the people who are part of them and DrSummerKnight serving individuals who wish to make a positive impact in the World. Dr. Knight was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit organization representing women who have led successful high-growth businesses and who have collectively raised $5 billion in equity financing, and originator of their CXXO.co project, an expert panel of CEO’s and powerful entrepreneurs who facilitate the rapid growth of scalable businesses. She is an advisory Board member of Belle Capital and a founding board member of StartUp America PA. She is a best-selling author and frequent speaker. Summer loves to have fun, inspire people to succeed, and facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.


Martha Austin is a maverick leader. Her clients, especially those inside kludgy bureaucracies, come to her specifically for her pioneering ideas, irreverent professionalism, and entrepreneurial mindset. She is a trainer, speaker, and coach on a mission to restore passion, purpose, and positive impact to government service. With more than 23 years experience as a federal employee, first as an active duty Army officer and later a Foreign Service officer, staff leadership instructor and professional coach, Martha understands what it means to simultaneously feel inspired by the desire to serve and restricted by the “needs of the service.” She recognizes that government employees came into their service to make a difference in the world and often get bogged down in the system to the point that their “government service” feels more like “government servitude”. Her favorite clients are those burned out employees for whom “going through the motions for a paycheck” just isn’t good enough. They want to make a difference.


Lisa Rehurek is a business mentor, speaker and best-selling author helping entrepreneurs turn their vision into sustainable results. She provides strategies for execution and partners with her clients for mentoring and accountability. Lisa has a very diverse background. She spent over twenty years in the corporate environment, where she held positions that encompassed project and event management, strategic planning, business development strategy, and operations. She has founded/co- founded five businesses and has been instrumental in rescuing several troubled businesses. She has a distinctive ability to systemize and operationalize, while still being highly effective at the strategic level. Lisa has a passion for helping women entrepreneurs live their lives THEIR way.


Rochele Lawson is a Registered Nurse, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Holistic Health and Wellness Consultant, Best Selling Author and Speaker. Rochele is the President of The Health, Healing & Wellness Company founded to bring holistic health and wellness into the lives of individuals seeking a natural path to wellness. Rochele’s energy, guidance and enthusiasm have helped thousands of people improve their health and wellbeing, holistically and naturally. She is a successful entrepreneur and is the author of the book “Intro To Holistic Health, Ayurveda Style.” She has her own blog and is a guest writer for Supermomceo.com blog and has her own weekly syndicated radio show “Blissful Living.” Rochele has spent over 20 years assisting people to achieve optimal health and wellness so that they can live the life of their dreams with more energy, vitality, mental clarity, alertness and mental focus while reversing the aging process.


Tonya Davidson, “The Idea Catalyst”, is a lover, nurturer, and cheerleader of the risk-taking, heart-centered Profit Seeker (ie. the successful entrepreneur). She has a deep desire to help you find your soul’s superpower, brand it and market it with strategic and savvy technology that converts! Through Tonya’s Well Branded You Program: STANDout™, the Profitable Product Launch System™, Foundations for Artful Success™ and Building Profits for Artful Success ™ she empowers you to step out into the spotlight so your business can Be Seen, Be Heard and Be Remembered™. Her brilliant team of in-house automated marketing consultants, artists, web designer, and developer stand ready to polish your online presence. She has over 17 years of experience creating, building and managing both brick-and-mortar storefront businesses as well as an online storefront, that did nearly $10 million in 10 years. She is also a bestselling anthology co-author, speaker, and mentor. She loves art, technology, football, furry souls, is a blessed bride and proud mother.


Christine Alejandro is a nutritional psychotherapist who founded Healthy Life Solutions, an organization dedicated to helping people achieve their healthiest potential in body, mind and spirit. Christine works with people who are tired of not feeling their best, who are ready for a change and want to live a healthy, well-balanced life. She invested years in training, research and studying with top doctors and experts in holistic health to discover many of the secrets of what makes us sick and how to heal naturally. Christine has experience working in the corporate environment, hospitals, schools and with individuals. Christine uses the unique combination of being a psychotherapist and a nutritionist to bring health and wellness into her clients’ lives holistically. She utilizes the principles of ancient knowledge, traditional wisdom, and the latest research from science, spirituality and psychology to create breakthrough systems that result in her clients’ success.


Kimle Nailer is committed to teaching women the importance of experiencing their inner qualities and essence of beauty. The message of self-esteem is very dear to Ms. Nailer as she struggled with low self-esteem from childhood into her mid-30s, living in the shadows and void of any self-expression, until receiving coaching to uncover her inner beauty, brilliance, love and compassion. Today she is a coach, speaker, mentor and author, passionate about supporting women as a result of the challenges she experienced in her life from low self-esteem. After working 12 years as a marketing professional, and seeing the media’s impact on the self-image of women and girls, Ms. Nailer became a facilitator for the Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, to teach young girls their value and self-worth, and the importance of expressing their inner qualities. Being a dark-skinned little girl in the 1960s left her feeling hopeless, ashamed and worthless, as a result of being annihilated from social activities, and having very few friends. Ms. Nailer’s personal transformation from the dark, smart nerd is what fuels her passion of helping women and teens with their self-esteem so they live powerfully in the world, and pursue their dreams.


Adele Michal helps Women Entrepreneurs become more profitable doing the work they love and are great at. For over 20 years she has facilitated fast and lasting change with her clients so that they attract more clients and better cash flow in their service-based business. Clients report that after working with Adele, they know their value, are confident asking for what they want, and are comfortable getting it.


Johanna McClain, known as the Business Yogini, and is founder of Yoga Off the Mat: applying ancient principles to modern business. Johanna’s mission is “To help people create the business they want from the business they have”. She does this by teaching clients how to build their business on a foundation of principles that will support their vision, mission and core values. Johanna is a certified business coach, a certified brand strategist, a 30-year veteran of advertising and marketing and a registered yoga teacher. She has taken her two passions; business and yoga and created Yoga Off the Mat: applying ancient principles to modern business, a unique system designed to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs build strong, vibrant and sustainable businesses firmly grounded on a foundation of principles and deeply rooted in the fundamentals of business practices and alignment. She was recently voted The Best Yoga Instructor in Reno.


Josie Tytus is committed to move people through inspired, challenging or confusing times by turning them into one of the best opportunities they’ve ever known and creating a life beyond their greatest vision for themselves. That’s what happened to her. Unexpectedly, her 20+ year marriage ended rather abruptly with no hope of reconciliation. Facing an uncertain future, she felt lost, confused, scared and very, very alone. Turning 50, with no full time work, living out in the country, with a child to raise, it seemed like she had stepped out of her life and into a really bizarre movie. She was left with a shattered world that she no longer recognized and a divorce that would take two years to settle. It was time to create a new vision for her life. The time had come to unlock her passions, re-define her Self and develop the work to allow others to shine their light before their world turns upside down. She has walked the journey and now shares the insights and revelations with people ready to take their life to the next level. Josie’s mission is to provide opportunities to others to find their Truth, recognize their passions and use them to create a fulfilling life greater than their most extraordinary dreams.


Cyndi Fine is a successful entrepreneur, professional speaker, BodyMind coach, CranioSacral therapist, and most of all, a Creative Instigator. She has been in business for herself for the last 33 years. She has a vibrant, energetic presence that’s highly contagious. A creative spirit to the core, she’s an entrepreneur whose passion is helping you make the most of your God-given gifts. When she’s not creating big ideas and moving clients from being stuck to unstoppable, she refers to herself as a “student of life”, is a voracious reader, loves to paint, is a closet “fashionista”, and currently loving the challenge of learning to tap dance.


Sandra Millers Younger, Award-winning magazine journalist, is founder and master story strategist at Strategic Story Solutions, an international leadership and marketing consultancy that helps entrepreneurs make a difference by discovering the power of their own stories. Sandra is also the author of the new book, “The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California’s Epic Cedar Fire.” Sandra’s writing credits range from academic journals to Seventeen magazine. She is a Phi Beta Kappa journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and also holds a master’s degree in magazine journalism at Syracuse University, where she studied on a Syracuse Graduate Fellowship. Sandra and her husband, Bob, moved to San Diego in 1982. For the past ten years, they have lived with their giant Newfoundland dogs in Wildcat Canyon, the area worst hit by the Cedar Fire.


Sue Paananen helps heart centered women entrepreneurs create an online foundation of an automated marketing funnel to find the hottest leads and secure VIP clients, greatly increasing cash flow and stabilizing monthly income. Sue’s passion is to help women entrepreneurs share their blessing with the world without hassling with the techie part. Sue mentors women who want to become more savvy and strategized in their online foundation and online presence activities. Having been an Infusionsoft certified consultant for 2 years, Sue is an expert at helping people transition over to Infusionsoft, and using their Infusionsoft applications much more effectively. Sue’s background is with computers, and in the corporate world she was a Software Engineer for over a decade specializing in software quality assurance. She has a BA and MS in Computer Science. Sue is a co-author of the book, “The Live Sassy Formula” with Lisa Sasevich.


Michèle Gunderson inspires her students to discover and delight in their own innate creativity. She is the founder of The Language of Yoga, a company that helps both new and experienced writers stop the inner chatter, end procrastination and negative self-talk, and win the inner game of writing. An Iyengar yoga teacher and former university professor, Michèle draws on the ancient wisdom of yoga and on cutting-edge writing techniques to allow her students’ writing to flourish in completely new ways. Her mission is to inspire millions to allow their writing to flow with ease, so they can discover their own authentic voice and powerfully share their stories with the world.


Liza Davis is a Success, Relationship, Career, and Executive Coach and Trainer. She helps professionals, executives, and business owners to achieve their goals and dreams in both professional and personal lives.She was certified as Success and Life Coach by Mars Venus Success Coaching and trained personally by John Gray, the author of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, recognized as #1 relationship expert in the world. Liza received her Career Coaching Certification from The Five O’Clock Club, a national Career Coaching and Outplacement firm. She is also an Executive Coach with a Talent Management Consulting firm, where she provides leadership coaching to executives from the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. One of her specialties is coaching international clients. Before her coaching career, Liza was Vice President of Diversity Recruiting at Wachovia bank and throughout her HR journey she has interviewed and coached hundreds of professionals from different industries. Liza started her career as a Multilingual Interpreter with European Union International Consulting firm. She speaks English, Spanish, Russian, French and Italian.


Karen Leckie is a Breakthrough Coach who specializes in breaking through any “fictitious restrictions” in your mind about what is possible to achieve.  While Karen has overcome major obstacles in her life, she continues to be a visionary in leading and inspiring those around her.
Karen lives by the motto:
“Learn how to turn your greatest weakness into your greatest strength.”
Karen is a best-selling author in the book “Succeeding Against All Odds” with Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork. Karen is published in “Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination” with Jane Magruder Watkins, Bernard J. Mohr and Ralph Kelly. She co-authored “The New Superwoman” The Path to more Peace, Playfulness and Prosperity in Business and Life” with Maribel Jimenez, Bestselling Author & Marketing Consultant.


Featuring Celebrity Guest John Williams


John Williams is a World Champion Motorcycle Hillclimber, five time American grand national champion, ten time Canadian champion and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. In addition to the five world championship titles that John won, he and his bike were voted the best motorcycle and rider by the American Hillclimbers Association. At Newry, Pennsylvania, John was the first to ever climb the hill which had defeated all comers for the preceding ten years. Two of John’s hill record times remain unbroken after more than 20 years. Motorcycle hillclimbing is one of the most visceral and dramatic sports ever invented. There’s no time for contemplation as you aim a bucking and screaming multi-cylinder machine burning an explosive brew of nitromethane up a hill side that’s almost too steep to walk, hoping to leap 400 feet to the top in a scant six seconds. That’s the sort of gentle pursuit at which John Williams excelled for more than 35 years. John is the only Canadian ever to win a world championship in any form of motorsport, succeeding on five occasions between 1972 and 1981. He also prompted a revolution in hillclimb machine technology. His adoption of Honda four-cylinder power and extraordinarily long-travel, swingarm, rear suspension ended the era of rigid frames. John was sponsored by STP along with Mario Andretti and Richard Petty.

The Art of Appreciative Inquiry copy

“When you focus on what works and you dream of the possibilities, it’s very inspiring to people.”

Appreciative Inquiry brings the BEST of the PAST forward, while creating a

NEW vision for the FUTURE by the 4-D technique:

1) Discover the “best of what is” – identify where the processes work perfectly

2) Dream “what might be” – envision processes that would work perfectly all the time

3) Design “what should be” – define and prioritize elements of perfect processes

4) Create a Destiny based on “what will be” – participate in the creation of the design

Constructionist Principle copy

- that what we believe to be real in the world is created through our social discourse, through the conversations we have with each other that lead to agreement about how we will see the world, how we will behave, what we will accept as reality.

 

Poetic Principle copy

- valuing story telling as a way of gathering holistic information that includes not only facts, but also the feelings and effect that people experience

- belief that an organization is an open book with stories waiting to be told

Positive Principle copy

- a belief that a positive approach to any issue is just as valid as a basis for learning and that it is just as contagious as a negative approach – makes taking the positive stance an antidote to cynicism

 

Principle of Simultaneity copy

- a realization that inquiry is change; that the first question we ask is fateful

- the organization will turn its energy in the direction of the first question, whether positive or negative – seeds of change are then embedded (e.g., glass of water and thermometer)

Anticipatory Principle copy

- belief in the impact of anticipatory images – understanding that behaviour and decisions about actions that are based not only on what we were born with or learned from our environment, but also on what we anticipate – what we think or imagine will happen in the future (e.g., heliotropic – sunflower grows toward direction of the light)

- the organization will grow towards to the most positive images that are held

Wholeness Principle copy

- bringing all stakeholders together in a large group format, it is clear that everyone has a voice (an insight) in the creation of the outcome.

- using a whole systems approach stimulates creativity and builds individual, organizational and multi-organizational capacity.

Conversations and Social Constructivism:

As we start to socially construct our reality, we start by being positive, go into the complexity and walk across the bridge of what we are becoming. The power of conversations create the image and reality of being life-giving and moving forward.

Positive emotions:

Hope, faith, inspiration and joy catalyze optimal functioning. As we incorporate more positive emotions, our intelligence and creative perception increases.

1) Positive emotions increase our capacities.

2) Positive emotions can undo damage to your health and reverse the effects of negative emotions like a giant “Undo” or “Delete” button.

3) Positive emotions foster resiliency (the stored up capacity for the future) and create upward spirals.

Why is the positive so important in human change?

Positive emotions lead to transformation. Strengths transform! It is important to create a positive inner dialogue in our mind at all times.

You can’t create something new if you are dependent on someone to tell you the answer.

Why does A.I work?

We have all the answers inside of us!

“The 20th century was about Problem-Solving and the 21st century is about creating possibilities.” ~Kobus Neethling

“First we shape our structure and then our structures shape us.” ~Winston Churchill

“The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.” ~Muriel Rukeyser

“The world we have made as a result of the thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which created them.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If you want to build a ship, then don’t drum up men to gather wood, give orders and divide the work. Rather, teach them to yearn for the far and endless sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths, making our weaknesses irrelevant.” ~Peter Drucker

This event is full of valuable tools and strategies that you can apply to YOUR life and business to create authentic and immense success. Be ready to be transformed and ask questions of yourself to create Inspired Action!

I look forward to hearing you on the calls. Until then I am wishing you success, transformation and inspired action!

Love,

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Karen is an Appreciative Inquiry Coach who specializes in dissolving limiting beliefs about what is possible to achieve in your business, career and life.

Karen lives by the motto:
“Learn how to turn your greatest weakness into your greatest strength.”

Appreciative Inquiry is about the co-evolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential. It centrally involves the mobilization of inquiry through the crafting of the “unconditional positive question” often-involving hundreds or sometimes thousands of people.

Karen holds Bachelors degrees in both ceramic engineering and education and received her Masters of Science in Organization Development from American University in Washington D.C. She is personally trained in Appreciative Inquiry by Jane Magruder Watkins, Ralph Kelly and Maureen McKenna. Karen co-founded an innovative program called jPod with her principal, Nancy Nightingale, in a local Toronto high school. She is a certified Mars Venus Coach, personally trained by John Gray and Barbara Annis as a Professional Gender Intelligence Associate. Karen continues to be part of the international network of Mars Venus coaches. Karen was trained and mentored by Lisa Sasevich and continues to be part of the Sassy Mastermind community of heart-centered entrepreneurs across the globe. Karen was personally trained and mentored by Maribel Jimenez (Your Dream Launch), Founder of the New Superwoman Community for Peace, Playfulness and Prosperity while launching 6 & 7 figure products, programs and events.  Karen was personally trained by Paul Tobey of Training Business Pros and frequently updates her Digital Marketing Mastery, Agents of Change and Speak for Profit certifications with TBP. Karen was personally mentored by Meriflor Toneatto, Prosperity Expert and Wealth Catalyst, in Meriflor’s Wealth Acceleration Program, discovering her Sacred Money Archetypes and her Divine Financial Life Purpose. Karen is a motivational speaker, best selling author in “Succeeding Against All Odds” and hosts events, training and summits for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Karen is a best-selling author in the book “Succeeding Against All Odds” with Sandra Yancey, Founder and CEO, eWomenNetwork, Inc., International Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Bestselling Author and Movie Producer.  The book is an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Motivation & Self-improvement, Work-life Balance & Business Life, #3 Bestseller in Movers & Shakers, Business & Investing.

Karen is published in “Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination” with Jane Magruder Watkins, Bernard J. Mohr and Ralph Kelly in Case Study: Building Momentum for Sustainable Changes in Education by Sue Derby, Maureen McKenna, Karen Leckie and Nancy Nightingale in a chapter about jPod, a facilitated learning program based on Appreciative Inquiry that she co-founded with her then principal in a local Toronto high school.

Karen co-authored “The New Superwoman” The Path to more Peace, Playfulness and Prosperity in Business and Life” with Maribel Jimenez, Bestselling Author & Marketing Consultant.

 

Learn how to turn your greatest weakness into your greatest strength.

Connect with Karen at www.VisionaryBusinessCoaching.com.

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