Having developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, Katie Zeppieri is proud to be the Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer of Make Your Mark, a social enterprise that provides leadership development training to youth and is also the Founder of GIRL TALK Empowerment Day, a one-day pep rally dedicated to motivating girls to become leaders of positive change.
Katie’s outspoken voice on important issues has led her to travel across Canada and abroad to speak about issues that matter. She is a Blogger for The Huffington Post, an on-air radio panelist Monday mornings on NEWSTALK 1010, a motivational speaker who has spoken on many platforms, including on the TED Worldwide Stage, and a nationally-published writer who has had her work featured in such outlets as Forbes.com.
Katie is a champion for human rights and gained her passion for speaking out after both witnessing and experiencing many forms of bullying during her school years. Her active involvement and leadership has led her to the career path she has chosen today and provided her with opportunities for national recognition.
John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneur on Fire, a daily podcast where he interviews today's top entrepreneurs. He's interviewed +1200 entrepreneurs and receives over 1,000,000 downloads per month. Purchase your copy of John's new book at TheFreedomJournal.com
Altrichia is the founder of Allusions by A.Lekay, a swimwear line she created to cover abdominal imperfections and empower women to look fierce and feel fabulous. Allusions by A.Lekay has been featured at New York Fashion Week and Miami International Fashion Week. Her work has been featured all over the media including: Cosmopolitan, Essence Magazine, Daily Mail, MTV Style, ET online, People Magazine and Yahoo.com to name a few.
Branded a “Moxie Maven” by the White House for her unique and effective approach to developing rising female leaders, Alexia Vernon has become a go-to thought leader, speaker, coach and trainer for executives, entrepreneurs and rising leaders. Specializing in women’s communication and leadership development (and embraced by men as well as women because of her powerful storytelling, infectious humor and no nonsense solutions), Alexia is the Founder of Influencer Academy. A skill-based women’s leadership development program (offered in Las Vegas and available on site for companies across the U.S. and Canada), Influencer Academy provides hands-on coaching and training in such critical leadership areas as public speaking, persuasion, negotiation, coaching, facilitation and thought leadership. The co-host of Las Vegas’ TEDxWomen event, Alexia is also the creator of Your Spotlight Talk, a virtual training program that teaches participants how to create, book and perform a TED-style talk. Alexia also leads Your Spotlight Workshop, an 8-week group coaching program where entrepreneurs, educators and thought leaders learn how to monetize their expertise through developing and facilitating one-of-a-kind workshops. Whether she’s dishing advice with media such as CNN, NBC, the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Women’s Health Magazine and Forbes—or keynoting a professional conference, entrepreneurial summit or corporate event—Alexia is unparalleled in her ability to move audiences to identify and slay their limiting beliefs, reflect and reframe thinking and behavior, and take aggressive and achievable action. Alexia is the author of the ATD Press book, 90 Days 90 Ways: Onboard Young Professionals to Peak Performance.
2016 is the year of the BIG BREAK and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the year than having Sharon Stokes share her story. Sharon had teh ultimate big break moment at the end of 2015 when she left her career as a television producer to pursue being a life coach full-time (she studiend at The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). She has also worked as a coach at Matthew Hussey’s 5 day Lifestyle Retreats, where she helped transform the lives of countless women and been voted as one of the top trainers. Sharon is also a Certified Fitness Instructor, currently teaching BodyJam and Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred program. As a TV producer, Sharon worked in the media for over 10 years as a Segment Producer for Entertainment and Lifestyle TV. Through her media career she has had the opportunity to interview A-list celebrities and coach lifestyle experts to peak performance levels for television.