NASHVILLE, TN

HOSTESS

BRENNA MADER

former Miss Tennesee USA


Since winning the title of Miss Tennessee USA 2013, Brenna Mader has appeared as the social media correspondent for CMT's "My Big Fat Redneck Vacation Aftershow" alongside Tom Arnold, and as the Nashville Correspondent for MTV's "O Music Awards." She also hosts the Country Music Association's "CMA 360" on abc.com. 

 

She can be seen in music videos from Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Josh Turner, and Katie Arminger, plus as the lead role in numerous national commercials for brands like Tic Tac, Papa Johns, and The US Military. 

A Belmont University Broadcast Journalism graduate, Brenna's focus in on both TV and writing. In 2013 she started a blog (www.wanderlustandglitterdust.com) where she chronicled her adventures as Miss Tennessee USA, and currently covers her work as a television host and model, in addition writing about nutrition, fashion, and travel.

 

Brenna sits on the board of directors for the Healing NET Foundation, a new nonprofit committed to bringing awareness about Neuroendocrine Cancer and raising money to bring the best care and technology to the US. Brenna continues to book work as a tv host, actress, speaker, hair and makeup artist, stylist, model, and hopes to eventually turn her blog into a book and/or tv show.
 

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. 
 

KIM HODOUS

Speaker

 

Kim Hodous knows about success. She took a kitchen table hobby and turned it into a seven figure business-depsite being a former high-school history teach with zero business experience. She combines the lessons she learned along the way with a fresh perspective on life to give an original and inspirational slant on success, happiness, health and staying motivated so you can live life to the fullest. 


To put Kim in a box is impossible. But to try and sum her up here goes: She inspires thousands of people each year. She speaks for hundreds of organizations and companies annually. She's spoken to just about every major industry.

 

She is requested by Fortune 100 Companies. She's nationally known on the topics of work/life balance, leadership for women, communication, networking (the old fashioned way - face to face), productivity and getting more of what you want out of life.

 

She's also a Best-Selling Author, an award-winning business woman, yoga instructor, the mother of five, and a Sushi Fanatic! People 'get' Kim and Kim 'gets' people. Bottom line: Get ready! Kim is a fearless, no-nonsense speaker with a unique perspective and strategies that actually work in the real world.
 

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.
 

TONI PREYER

Speaker

 

A native of Houston, TX, Toni has always been an excelled overachiever. She completed high school at in 3 years at age 16, completed her bachelor’s degree program also in 3 years at  age 19 and graduated with a Bachelors in Business
Administration & Entrepreneurship.
 
Through volunteering in student ministry and outreach, in the course of 2 years
Toni became the Youth Pastor of one of the fastest growing ministries in Georgia;
Oasis Family Life Church, became an ordained Minister, began speaking to
thousands of students across Georgia and eventually elevated into a new role as the
Creative Marketing Director with an emphasis on Social Media Marketing.
Today, Toni has infiltrated the world—with an emphasis on girls, teens and
women—through her positive message of driving passion to success. She has
launched a successful career in; motivational speaking, hosting events, creative
consulting, mentoring as well as ministering in the areas of; leadership, strategy
and operations. At 24 years old, Toni is on fire and ready to help others get
connected to their fullest potential!
 
Look out for Toni on her new show—Mom-Preneur on DreamNationTV Network
via dreamnationtv.com !

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"

 

ALISON FELICIANO

Speaker

 

Alison Feliciano is a CEO, Speaker, Author but most importantly a wife and mother of 2 children which are her priority. She calls it the Inner Circle. “If you protect and teach the Inner Circle outside of it you are unstoppable!” Alison will soon be published in her 4th book with a group of authors and has her solo project coming soon.

 

Alison has been in the Finance, Mortgage and Real Estate industries in different capacities for just over 25 years. Although she is passionate about educating people in the areas of credit and debt, above it all it’s her calling to help people to DREAM BIG!

 

A native New Yorker since moving to the Atlanta area Alison has been able to begin to speak to various groups in the area but has a passion of bringing her message to the body of Christ. Alison Feliciano’s straight-from-the-heart, high-energy, passionate message motivates and engages all audiences to step into their greatness, providing them with the motivation to take the next step toward living their dream.

BENECIA PONDER

Speaker

 

Benecia Ponder is a highly sought after speaker, coach, and the top-selling author of Prosper In Your Purpose and Prepare To Receive MORE. Benecia specializes in helping women of faith activate the power of their fullest, God-given potential to achieve their biggest boldest dreams. As the founder of the Unstoppable You Revolution, Benecia empowers and equips women to break through the obstacles and barriers that have been keeping them stuck so that they can live with an abundance of passion, purpose, power, and prosperity. With a true love for teaching and coaching, Benecia shares spiritual and practical principles that can be implemented for continued, lifelong success.
 
Since 2006, Benecia Ponder has excelled as at helping entrepreneurs, small business owners, and non-profit organizations develop profitable business entities. With a combination of business and legal expertise, Benecia uses a thought-provoking, results-oriented style and her drive for the extraordinary to transform her clients’ most challenging limitations into true, authentic power. 

Non-profit and community organizations look to Benecia for guidance in organizational development and fundraising efforts. Benecia uses her organizational and analytical skills to find the best funding solutions for her clients. With creativity and passion, she writes funding proposals that help organizations meet their goals of serving others more effectively. Since February 2007, Benecia has prepared and submitted grant proposals; receiving federal and corporate funds of approximately $4.2 million. 

Benecia’s coaching focuses on sustainable results that can be replicated over a lifetime. She empowers and equips her clients to align their businesses with their core vision, develop strategies for attaining greater levels of success, while providing the practical resources and tools they need to stay motivated. In addition to operating at peak performance, her clients gain the emotional intelligence and spiritual fortitude they need to enjoy their success. 

In 2013, Benecia Ponder authored the top-selling book Prosper In Your Purpose. This step by step guide to growing a thriving profitable business reached #4 in the Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development category in the Amazon Kindle store. 

Utilizing a unique blend of humor, stories, theory, research and interactive exercises, Benecia Ponder creates an environment of high energy designed to encourage your audience to tap into their inherent potential for success while simultaneously learning the important principles of personal growth and professional development. Benecia’s enthusiastic and dynamic communication style make her a uniquely qualified speaker and trainer on a host of intriguing topics at the forefront of business and life. 

Benecia has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. In 2006, Benecia earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. Benecia is an active member of the Georgia Bar Association.
 

DENISE DeSIMONE

Speaker

 

Survivor of stage IV throat and neck cancer, Denise DeSimone is a walking, talking, singing, speaking miracle.
 Denise DeSimone is an ordained Interfaith minister, and a sought after, rare keynote speaker who can reach any audience. From women's conferences, corporate conferences and retreats, as she has 30 years of corporate experience, to cancer support groups, spiritual centers and churches, to addressing inmates in a prison.

 

Her message resonates with all who hear her speak and sing. She embodies hope and promise, reminding us that every day is a gift from God. Opening this gift with a heart filled with gratitude opens our gateway to grace. Denise offers lessons of personal growth and life management that can be applied to living a richer, more meaningful life at home, at work, and in your community. She has appeared on Inside Edition, FOX News: The Buckley Report, NBC's Daytime Show along with extensive international radio appearances and sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, not just once but twice. 

 

In 2005, just days after riding her bicycle 87 miles in one day, as part of the Pan Mass Challenge, to raise money for children's cancer research, Denise was diagnosed with Stage IV throat and neck cancer. She was given three months to live. Doctors warned, should she live, she may never be able to sing again. Twenty-two months post diagnosis was when Denise stood at home plate at Boston's Fenway Park, and sang the National Anthem, for the first time, to a sell-out crowd of 37,000 Boston Red Sox fans. 



 

Denise’s approach in dealing with a death sentence was very different than most. She chose to BEFRIEND, not BATTLE cancer. The rich life lessons of inspiration and usefulness to many are the reasons why she chose to author her book entitled, FROM STAGE IV TO CENTER STAGE. Denise weaves these lessons into her dynamic and heart-felt speeches, leaving people with rock-solid steps in how to live more fully in the moment, how to overcome adversity and how to reach deep inside to experience a deeper level of self love. 

She also offers a workshop entitled "The Sound of Your Dreams." This workshop blends her 17 years of experience as a sound healer, the power of sound healing, both personal toning and instrumentation along with the power of a vision workshop to assist people in discovering that their dream is calling their name.

 

People have experienced quantum leaps in this interactive workshop that assists participants in shaking loose and releasing the old, outmoded patterns embedded within their bodies, so they may open themselves to experiencing more light, love and peace.
 

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!
 

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