BIRMINGHAM, AL

HOSTESS 

MADISON GUTHRIE

Miss Alabama USA

 

Madison is the youngest daughter of David and Ginger Guthrie. She is currently studying Interior Design at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, but plans on finishing her degree at the University of Alabama. Along with furthering her education, Madison has been working as a model and actress for the last two years. She has had the opportunity to appear in ESPN’s “Who’s IN?” commercial, “Grace Unplugged,” and Hank Williams Jr. and Kid Rock’s ‘Redneck Paradise’ music video.

 

Madison has also graced the cover of Southern Bride Magazine and modeled for companies such as MAC and IZOD. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, photography and church activities. You can also find her outdoors hunting, fishing, and playing with her dog Piper.

 

As Miss Alabama USA 2015, Madison wants to empower others and become a true inspiration and role model for women and girls of all ages. Miss Alabama USA was her first pageant and she encourages young women to always go for their dreams. Madison is already giving back to the community and plans to continue to do so. She wants to share her testimony and spread the love of Christ across Alabama.

 

Madison’s year as Miss Alabama USA is already filling up! She will attend the Battle For Atlantis Basketball Tournament in Nassau, Bahamas over Thanksgiving, cheering on the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She will spend her year making appearances across her home state; speaking at local events and attending charity functions. Madison will also prepare to compete for the title of Miss USA next summer.

 

DR. TRUDY SIMMONS

Speaker

 

Since 2001, Trudy Simmons has mentored and counseled women and married couples. She has a Ph.D. from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and is a licensed pastoral counselor and ordained minister. In addition, Trudy has worked over 15 years in the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer and writer for Women’s Health and Fitness magazine helping people achieve their personal fitness goals and establish an overall healthy lifestyle.

 

Bringing these attributes and skills together, Trudy is uniquely qualified to train women body, soul and spirit. In addition to her regular speaking engagements, Trudy is a frequent guest on the Dottie Coffman radio show, has spoken nationally at the Pure women’s conferences and has been a guest on the Friends and Neighbors TV show.' - trudysimmons.net.
 

ALLISON T. MOORE

Speaker

 

Allison T. Moore risen from being labeled a habitual offender to prominence deems her an expert on personal success. Born to teenage parents and ending up being adopted, she lived a life plagued with abuse, addiction and crime. With a criminal history, low self esteem and no one to guide her, she went to prison and developed her own method of recovery by redefining success.

 

Through persistence and determination, Allison refused to allow her ex-offender status to define her. It drove her to rediscovering the extraordinary woman within. Using her past to fuel her passions, she became a published author, speaker and entrepreneur. The development of The Prison Break Success System©, which shows women how to get out of 'prison', came from her very own personal prison break. She works with professional women who struggle with life's setbacks and help them break free from their mental prison, so they can experience true freedom, spiritually, relationally, professionally and emotionally.


She started Pamper Perfect Mobile Spawww.pamperperfectmobilespa.com which now operates in 11 markets in the US. Allison is also the founder of Kids Mean Business, an entrepreneurial camp for at risk youth increasing their chances of staying in school, graduating and allow them the opportunity to succeed regardless of their background.

 

This extraordinary woman currently resides in Bear Delaware. She has 3 children, Kahlil, Jayda and Taahir who are the "Y" she does what she does. "If at first you don't succeed...redefine success"
 

TAYLOR RYAN ELLIOT

MISS ALABAMA TEEN USA

Speaker

 

Taylor is the daughter of Marianne and Brian Elliott and the oldest of four children. She is a seventeen-year old senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, AL. She is ranked 16th in her class with a 4.2 GPA. Taylor Ryan ran as the number three varsity girl on the cross-country team this year and is very active in many other school-related activities and organizations.

 

She is the event chair for The Service Association, was on the Senior Homecoming Court and a member of the National Honor Society and the Engineering Academy. She plans to attend The University of South Alabama next fall and pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering and later obtain an advanced degree in Forensic Engineering.

 

Taylor Ryan has traveled to several other countries including Panama, Ukraine and Uganda on mission trips. She is also active in her local community and her church. She has recently modeled for the Pants Store, a local retailer, and the Alabama Wedding Magazine. Taylor Ryan’s hobbies include make-up artistry, running, and caring for her two pet peacocks!

 

Taylor Ryan has adopted the motto “to live in the moment.” She wants to enjoy every second of her year as Miss Alabama Teen USA and encourage other teens to have confidence in themselves and to never give up in pursuit of their dreams.

NANCY NICHOLS

Speaker

 

Nancy Nichols is a best-selling self-help dating and relationship author, empowerment speaker, notorious "Know-It-All Nancy" Blogger, and TV and radio talk show personality.

 

Nancy’s lifetime of relationship failures, divorce and heartbreak inspired her writing career. Her life's quest has been to understand the attitudes and behavior which create personal happiness and relationship stability. Her lifelong journey gained her unique introspect into the dysfunctional behavior and low self-esteem issues which plaque women. 

 

Know-It-All Nancy states, "There are two kinds of mistakes: The ones we keep making and suffer from; and the ones we learn from and avoid." Her passion is contagious. Her wit is engaging. Her uncensored candor empowers women with relationship understanding, positive thought and a “can-do” attitude. Nancy's books include "Secrets of the Ultimate Husband Hunter" and "Never Date a Dead Animal". Her third sequel book "God, Please Fix Me!" is scheduled for release Spring 2015.

 

For more information visit Nancy's website www.KnowItAllNancy.com. 
 

FAYE KITARIEV

Speaker

 

Faye is an author of the Bestselling book Choreography of Awakening, inspirational speaker, and performance mastery coach. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Psychology, and certifications in hypnotherapy and yoga.

 

Faye is also a National/International figure skating coach and choreographer. During the span of her 20 plus year-long professional career in the sport, she coached and choreographed for numerous national and international skaters, among them such athletes as U.S. National champion and an Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen and World bronze medalist Johnny Weir. She is a member of Toastmasters International, and recently was chosen for a Member Moment among 313,000 members in 126 countries.

 

Faye is the owner and the president of the international coaching firm: Make the Impossible Possible. She works with individuals, groups, and companies, helping them to unleash their inner potential and live successful, fulfilled lives.  

 

DALLAS TEAGUE SNIDER

Speaker

 

Rev. Dallas is the executive producer and host of Everyday Heroes as seen on ABC 33/40. She is the founder of Make Your Best Impression, a professional training and development organization offering keynotes, seminars, workshops and personal one-on-one coaching.

 

The survival skills she has learned have positioned her to be a leader in the business community with a heart that desires to help others overcome their past and look forward to their future by finding their Inner F.R.O.G.™
  

 

 

F - Forgiveness: Unlock the door to healing.
R - Receive: You are not alone.

O - Overcome: You can break the patterns of codependency, self-hatred, and self-doubt.
G - God: Grow in your relationship with the only One who can bring a peace beyond understanding.

  

Her passion is to share her message of inspiration and hope. We can have joy in this life. You can get your personal copy of her new memoir Finding Dallas, A Spiritual Journey through Childhood Abuse to the Glory of God’s Plan about her personal story of overcoming.  Dallas’ writes a weekly column called The Freedom Café for the CHNI Aegis News as well as a weekly inspirational video message for those that are members of the on-line community.

 

The goal is to provide a resource for personal, professional and spiritual growth.  With a passion to help others as an executive and life coach, the Lord inspired Dallas to launch a place where we can celebrate our journey together. We are body, mind and spirit- let’s Find Our Inner FROG and claim our place in the Kingdom.

 

www.dallasteague.com

http://www.dallasteague.com/store/

 

BRENDAL BASS DAVIS

Speaker

 

Brendal is a trainer/certified facilitator, personal coach, inspirational speaker and ordained minister, is often referred to as “an on-purpose woman of excellence.”  Passionate about her calling to be a creator of success,  she is inspired to inspire people to be who they were born to be; and to do what they were created to do, with a spirit of excellence, so they can have success with excellence - biblically known as abundant life.   

 

Prior to retirement, Brendal enjoyed a 40-year career in Human Resources Management/Administration in the public sector as a specialist, supervisor and manager.  She has served in many leadership positions during her career and in the faith community.    Brendal's focus on success with excellence and her natural ability to demonstrate she cares affords her tremendous success when speaking to individuals from all walks of life.  

 

Brendal’s journey continues as a student at Luther Rice Seminary and University, as  the founder and leader of Spirit of Excellence Ministry, Inc., a 501(c)3,  the Willie E. (Dave) Davis (WEDD) Scholarship Program and the Building United Strong Relationships Program that focuses on building strong families. 

 

As a speaker, Brendal has inspired the spirit of excellence and encouraged life on purpose in many venues – Federal agencies, women and children shelters, half way houses, transition facilities, women/church retreats - as a life coach and inspirational speaker.  

 

Among the many seminars/programs she has designed, developed and facilitated Brendal's primary focus is on:

  • Change:  The Pathway of Success.  This change model was designed to inspire individuals to rethink change as the "Pathway of Success" byfocusing on deployment of, or bringing into action, a 5 step process that facilitates success within and beyond organizational change into every area of life - personal, family and work.
  • Intercultural Sensitivity.  This seminar was designed and developed to facilitate an inclusive conversation about understanding; and the power of implementing the "Platinum Rule." Golden is great, Platinum is remarkable.
  • The Power of You:  Knowing You; Growing You; Being You.  This powerful personal development program was designed for women in pursuit of success with excellence. However, it is also appropriate for a mixed audience and for middle/high school students

Building United Strong Relationships, a program that focuses on building strong families.

  

Brendal’s personal confession is,“ I am a child of God, who finds great joy in my roles as a  minister, wife, mother, sister, auntie, niece, friend, coach, and inspirational speaker.   As an imperfect being, I aspire to be like Jesus.  He has inspired me to inspire people to be who they were born to be, to do what they were created to do and to have what He purposed for them to have – abundant life

 

Brendal brings to every engagement (speaking/training/facilitating/coaching) lessons from her journey as a Federally Employed Woman moving from the clerical ranks to the supervisory/management ranks; a life time of ministry to people with diverse backgrounds, a wealth of training; and valuable life lessons.  
 

JEFF NISCHWITZ

Speaker

 

Recently called the “Wayne Dyer of business, Jeff Nischwitz is a force of nature and is waking up business and association audiences across the country with his messages about conscious leadership, a new way of being (personally and professionally), and his courageous injection of authenticity, vulnerability and intimate relationships into the business world.

 

Big in stature and bigger in heart, Jeff Nischwitz is leading audiences on a magical journey of self awareness and discovery that is transforming organizations, leaders, teams, and people!

 

Jeff energizes and captivates audiences on a wide range of topics including: Conscious Leadership, Revenue Acceleration, Accountable High Performing Teams, Relationship Building and Business Development, Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs and Personal Transformation. Inviting Jeff to wake up your audience is an invitation to acceleration, disruptive thinking, and inspired perspectives on the impact of stories in their business and their life, an experience that others have called Getting Jeffed!
 

DELMAR JOHNSON

Speaker 

 

Delmar knows about transition and reinventing yourself.  Through multiple layoffs, life challenges that literally brought her to her knees, and after losing everything, she chose to take those lessons learned along the way and make them work for her, by looking at all of it from a different perspective and choosing to live an unmasked and authentic life. 

 

Understanding the power of being resilient and tenacious in the face of such disappointments, positioned her to have the courage to begin rediscovering the power of who she is within.  Using those past experiences to ignite her, she became a published author, speaker, educator and entrepreneur.

 

Delmar has an unconditional passion for women and work with those who struggle with life curve balls, and feel they have lost themselves and feel stuck; she helps them refocus, reconnect, and be bold so they are free to live their lives more authentically.

She is the author of the newly released book "Seasons of My Soul: A Life Journey Through Lessons Learned in a Dry Place" and co-author of "The Power of Collaboration in Business". She's been a guest speaker at several conferences and empowerment events including the Stiletto Thrive, HERGroove Women's Empowerment, Design Your Destiny, and Spark and Hustle Entrepreneurs Conferences.

 

She has also been featured in the Working Mother, Connected Woman and The Little Pink Book Magazines; and featured on Black Butterfly Media TV, several Blog Talk Radio shows and is a proud graduate of Leadership Memphis. Lastly, Delmar loves to curl up with a thought provoking book, watch a good movie, have engaging conversations, and every once in awhile ride a knee-knocking roller coaster.
 

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