SHELLEY ADELLE, Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Enthusiast, Experimental Human:
WENDY BAIRD is president and creative director of Insight180, a branding agency for B2B advisory businesses — those that “sell the invisible” and nonprofits. She has been advising companies on positioning strategy, name development, brand identity, and messaging, design and marketing for more than 25 years. Wendy serves on the Leadership Team of Conscious Capitalism of Central Maryland and recently served on the boards or advisory committees of Howard Tech Council, National Family Resiliency Center, Leadership Howard County Steering Committee, and Ignite Howard County. Wendy writes and speaks about naming, positioning strategy, brand differentiation, and the power of purpose in developing a brand. She has facilitated brand and positioning workshops for dozens of coaches/solopreneurs; small, medium and large businesses and organizations, including a division of the World Bank Group. A big picture thinker who thrives on collaboration, Wendy has a talent for drawing out the creative side of even the most left-brained folks. A reiki master, vocal coach, singer and actress in her spare time, she is known to break into song unexpectedly.
WORKSHOP: JUST BE YOU. BEING YOUR BRAND
Your authentic, unique self is always better than trying to be like someone else. What are your unique brand traits, what’s different about you and why does it matter? Like many here, you are ready to make an impact on the world! ...but like the cobbler, perhaps, you're so busy trying to help others you either don’t take the time to figure out your own unique business and brand, don’t know how or don’t have the objectivity to do it. It’s important to clarify your brand, define what’s different and communicate why that matters. In this hands-on Branding Workshop we’ll do just that — define and embrace your brand personality, begin working on key brand messaging language that works and provide guidance on developing a brand style board.
SUZETTE BLAKEMORE has spent over 20 years in the corporate world, moving from a top producing sales person to executive team member. Suzette has led both Learning Development and Business Development divisions. She has worked with thousands of businesses including Fortune 500 companies and small business owners in the U.S., Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Japan and the UK. In 2012, Suzette joined FranklinCovey as a Regional Productivity Practice leader where she brought concrete understanding about the challenges facing work forces today. In 2015, Suzette was promoted to Managing Director, and now leads teams in California and Hawaii. Suzette spends most of her time working with clients to develop long-term training and performance development strategies. In addition, she delivers keynotes on topics ranging from Leadership to individual contribution and self- motivation. She is Co-Author of the Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager
WORKSHOP: LIFE IS A PROJECT
No matter who you are or what you do, chances are, your life is filled with projects. In fact, every idea and every big decision can be made more effectively with the application of a simple project management framework. In this work session you will learn how to initate, plan, execute, monitor and close your most important projects. You'll also learn how to maximize both people and processes for real success. If you’re struggling to get your projects started or keep your projects organized, this workshop is for you.
WILLIAM BROWN has spent over 20 years in the Audiovisual and IT Industry serving in a variety of roles such as a technician, coordinator, project manager, sales professional and general manager. he has also worked in a variety of vertical markets such as; Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Education (K-12 and Higher Education), and Non-Profit Organizations. Working in these various markets and roles gave me the opportunity to become versed in essential business and personal performance practices. He has integrated his awareness and experience into his coaching practice. His unique ability to discover gaps, and his willingness to follow his curiosity, is an essential part of the Shattering the Box style of coaching.
BREAKOUT: BEYOND OUR LABELS
How we show up in the world appears to be getting more and more important. Being around people who love, honors and appreciates us is now a number one priority. But who are you? Are you who you think you are? or Are you who others think you are? In this session we will have a conversation about the Labels that define us and the Labels that confine us in our work life, our personal life and in our private life so we can regain our power of choice.
ANGIE COLE is a magic maker. Her style of coaching blends the best of nitty-gritty life coaching, badass business consulting, and soulful intuitive healing. She too has been on the journey of returning to her fierce feminine power and wisdom. Angie has been a coach since the days when no one knew what that meant, and a full-time entrepreneur since 2013.
WORKSHOP: WHEN FEMININE IS FIERCE: Using Flow to Grow Your Business
We see ‘the rise of the feminine’ all around us, but in many ways, we’re still missing the mark. In this session, we’ll explore how to truly engage your feminine instincts, and balance them with your masculine drive, to create the impact you dream of having in your business, and on the world. The world needs what you have, and right now, you're working harder than you need to be. Second guessing yourself is wearing you out, and something has to change. You're closer than you realize; it's just a matter of balancing the energetic equation.
DIMPLE DHABALIA is a leadership + well-being coach with a 20-year history of working in public service and the humanitarian sector, focusing on asylum and refugee related policies and operations.
Dimple is a native of Denver, but has also called California, Greece, India, and DC home. She is an accredited coach with an ACC certification from the International Coaching
Federation and a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP). Dimple’s coaching focuses on leadership and well-being using principles of positive psychology to help clients leverage their strengths and connect to their purpose to find greater work/life harmony through mindfulness, resilience building, and wholehearted living.
In addition to being a member of the “will travel for food” club, Dimple has lived and worked in over 40 countries and has had her writing and photography featured in publications, exhibits and galleries in the DC metro area and abroad. Additionally,
Dimple is working on a podcast about savoring and is the founder of Roots in the Clouds, an online well-being platform focused on helping humanitarians move past burnout so they can continue to serve, connect and thrive.
WORKSHOP: FINDING TRUE NORTH
True North is the universal zero degree compass point that travelers use to find their way - the unwavering constant in a traveler’s journey and is essential for accurate navigation. Each of us has a True North - an internal compass that guides us towards living, loving, and leading a life of meaning, purpose, and authenticity. Your True North is unique to you and represents who you are at your deepest core. In this workshop we will explore different tools and strategies for unraveling the old beliefs and negative thought patterns that keep you from living your best life, and lead you towards experiencing the joy that comes from identifying connecting your passions with your life's purpose.
HARMONY LEANNA EICHSTEADT is the Chief Community Officer at Worth The Journey where she coaches heart-centered entrepreneurs in business and marketing. Prior to her role at Worth The Journey she was the Head of Community at Good Life Project, where among other things she helped produce Camp GLP. She has spoken at conferences, retreats, and gatherings around the world, most recently at SXSW in Austin. Harmony holds a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies from UT Austin, where she was also awarded the Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. After spending several years as a digital nomad, Harmony settled in Seattle, where she currently lives in an intentional community with an adorable 2 year old, a precocious 12 year old, their parents, and an elderly dog.
EMILY FELT is a science writer, coach and positive psychology practitioner who creates science-based tools and programs to support health and happiness. Her goal is to share the science of positive psychology with others to inspire curiosity, reflection and rejuvenation and ultimately help improve people’s everyday lives. She has worked in public health in the U.S., Latin America and Europe for over a decade managing research and training health professionals in the application of scientific results to public health programs. She's passionate about helping purpose-driven people fill their own pitchers so they can fulfill their mission to serve others and the world. She's passionate about food, family and savoring life.
BREAKOUT: ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR CREATIVES
In this session we will review tools from positive psychology that we can put to use to help keep our energy up, stay in the creative space, and build the habits and practices that help us follow through on our projects even when we're not in the zone anymore. Participants will leave with their own "energy plan" and a better understanding of the intersection between self-awareness, self-care, energy levels and creative power.
CINDY GOLDFIELD is a multi-passionate artist and businesswoman who has spent her life in pursuit of authentic expression in many ways. A professional award-winning actor and director, Cindy has over 25 years experience in Event Concept Design, Production and Management. In alignment with her work with actors and singers, she offers Performance Coaching services both for performers, entrepreneurs and media presenters. Cindy also leads Empowered Sexuality for Teens workshops and retreats, offering unbiased, nonjudgmental sexuality information to young people, as well as Empowered Sexuality retreats, personal and group coaching for women of pre- and post-menopause age. Cindy also offers one-on-one, and group Authenticity Coaching for those who are searching to get closer to living an authentic, aligned, creative life. Committed to equality, gender-equity, trans-rights, child-led learning and empowerment. Believer in good laughs, daily meditation, intuition and earth-based spirituality.
BREAKOUT: Your Authentic Voice: Performance Coaching for Social Media Presenters, Entrepreneurs and Public Speakers
Often times it takes a glass of wine for adults to “wax loquacious” when what we’re after is the ease in communication that a little kid has when he’s pretending to be a pirate. The commitment to telling the story so deeply that all sense of self-confidence flows naturally. Many analysts rank public speaking as one of the highest human fear yet, in our current world we need to do it over and over and over again. Our businesses depend upon it. Without comfort in public speaking, we come off stilted, awkward and ultimately untrustworthy. Let's break through that veneer of awkwardness and find natural ease and confidence through games and exercises designed to bring us back to child-like ease, with a sense of open-minded curiosity and vulnerability. Using techniques to build comfort and connection, we will work as a group as well as individual coaching (masterclass format) to illustrate and embrace a more authentic way of connecting through our presentations.
KRISTEN IUPPENLATZ GRECH creates an encouraging and playful environment to access and explore the body, mind and spirit through laughter, play and song. With a lifetime of experience as a singer, actor, director and teacher of improv theatre and Pilates she brings her infectiously exuberant love of movement and performance to her workshops and online courses. She has a BA in drama and extensive credentials to teach Pilates, movement and musical theatre to a wide ranging population. She is the owner of Pilates Home Practice. Kristen loves to sing and dance, stand up paddle board and ski. Keeping up with her active kids and reliving her younger self’s joyful experience is her great motivator.
BREAKOUT #1: PLAYING WITH SAFETY AND RISK
TAKE THE LEAP! JUMP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR! WHAT IF I FALL? OH, BUT WHAT IF YOU FLY?
We’ve all heard these platitudes and felt the sticky sweat dripping down our collars as we try to convince ourselves to ‘just do it’! Being an entrepreneur means taking calculated risks but we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting on our butts making decisions without having our minds and bodies in harmonious agreement about the actual danger we’re in. What fun is being a human without testing our limits and reaching new heights? Get your body on board and you can really take off! Let’s play again! Let’s explore the kinds of games we played as kids to train our body’s response to real or imagined danger. Our Vagus Nerve is the longest nerve in our body, it connects the brain to the gut, regulates many of our body’s systems and controls our fight or flight response. Get your nervous system in synch with your bold entrepreneurial choices and watch out world! The body doesn’t make a distinction between real and imagined danger and a parasympathetic nervous system that overreacts can wreak havoc on our best laid plans. Get out in front of your fear! Practice responding to wildly dangerous situations; dragons, hot lava, sudden cliff drop offs. In no time, releasing a new blogpost will seem like child’s play!
BREAKOUT #2: PLAY LIKE YOU MEAN IT
When we're kids we play to connect, explore, learn and grow. Must we let go of all that potential good stuff to become serious adults? I don't think so. Step back into the world of play. Let go of expectations and do it for the sheer joy of it. We'll start with laughter, which breaks down our walls of posturing and brings us back to our truest selves. Once we're laughing it's easy to drop the pretense and just play. I'll create structure to help us all relax into it. There's no winning or losing, we're all in it together. We'll explore movement, sound and fun scenarios to create exhilarating improvisational experiences. Just like we did as kids. Get curious - you'll surprise yourself! My bet is that your inner kid is longing to step back into the world of play. Let's do it.
Author and certified coach CYNTHIA MORRIS helps writers, artists and entrepreneurs focus, follow through, and finish their creative work. In 1999, she founded Original Impulse to help people become the writers they’ve always wanted to be. Cynthia has published seven non-fiction books and a Paris historical novel. Her most recent book is The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book. She speaks globally on writing and the creative process and leads retreats. In her online workshops, she guides writers to get their words out, stay committed to their projects, and cross the creative finish line triumphantly. Resources and information about how to create your writer’s life are at www.originalimpulse.com
NIKKI GROOM is a business coach & strategist who is on a mission to help you own your voice and use it to grow your business and make a bigger impact. She is the host of Movement Makers, a podcast featuring in-depth conversations and unfiltered stories from business leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a difference on the planet, and founder of The 100 Stories Worth Telling Project, which seeks to amplify the voices of underrepresented entrepreneurs all over the world. Nikki is passionate about the power of storytelling as a way for thought leaders to humanize their businesses, build relationships with the people they most want to serve, and inspire readers into action. She is also a firm believer that all businesses should lead with empathy. Nikki has been hailed as “a force of nature”, “a rising superstar” and “one of the best” in her field. She appears in the book Winning the Battle for Attention by Stuart Atkins, was a contributing writer for the book End Sex Trafficking by Erin Giles, and has been featured by over 40 online publications and podcasts. You can find her @NikkiGroom just about everywhere.
WORKSHOP: How to build your business and your brand from the inside out
When you’re bootstrapping a business from the ground up as a solopreneur, it’s easy to be distracted by bright shiny objects, or overwhelmed by “all the things” you need to do to move your business forward. But when you slow down enough to tune into what’s true for you and the people you most want to serve, you’ll discover new ways to create a successful, sustainable business - one that allows you to show up wholeheartedly and use your immeasurable power for good.
ROBYN IVY is a professional photographer, visual brand strategist, creative director, speaker, and coach with 20 years of experience helping businesses and individual clients transform themselves by shifting their focus and learning to see their world through a new lens. Her desire to look at things from multiple perspectives has given her the ability to see possibilities, truths, and solutions that remain invisible to others. She brings a deep understanding of what holds people back and brings it into the light so it can be seen and overcome. In 2016 Robyn created PROJECT 3.8, a compelling campaign to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, after a close friend lost her 8 year old son Dorian to rhabdomyosarcoma. She produced a traveling gallery show of 20 large scale portraits of local children who were either active cancer fighters or survivors. Her mission was to teach people how to “see” childhood cancer differently and the impact it has on so many families. Prior to making photography her career, Robyn was a avid world traveler. As a teenager she was an exchange student in Germany for a year then later worked with baby chimpanzees in Africa, led German tourists on adventure camping trips in Alaska and beyond, taught English to German students and worked for a year with an anti-hunger coalition in Vermont. In 2001 she became a mom and began the journey of raising her two boys. Robyn shoots for a wide range of commercial, corporate, and editorial clients as well as entrepreneurs and individuals who want to change the world. Passionate about personal growth, she teaches workshops that bridge the gap between photography and personal transformation through shifting perspectives on our lives. She lives in RI with her two sons.
WORKSHOP: SHIFT YOUR FOCUS: Personal Transformation Through a New Lens
What if I told you that learning to see differently can change your life? Trust me, it can. And in this workshop I am going to show you how. Have you ever stopped to consider that the way we look at and experience our world is often done by default? Did you know that our vision can be strengthened, like a muscle, and when we exercise it, it transforms, changing the way we view our world and ourselves? Each of us perceives our experience through our own unique lens, from our personal vantage point, but did you know that lens can be swapped out for others in our arsenal that would drastically changed the results? Knowing how to see through a new “lens” is a life skill that can help you get unstuck, remove obstacles and get you moving forward again towards more of what you really want. Shifting our focus has the power to help us change the way we see, think, and feel but we have to know how to use this tool to do so.
In this workshop, you will learn: • How to exercise your “seeing” muscle and cultivate your unique viewpoint while also improving your photography skills • Why seeing on purpose can give you the power to change your life • How to turn a simple photo (noticing) walk into an instrument for inner transformation • Ways to cultivate mindfulness and deepen your connection to your world using your camera/iPhone • Unique ways to get unstuck with an unexpected problem-solving tool
CHARLES and LINDA GUPTON produce short films and still photographs to help businesses tell their stories on the web. They share their 115-acre farm near Raleigh/Durham, NC, with their Australian shepherd, Sadie, and a flock of laying hens. Their newest venture, ReLaunch Your Life, provides resources and support for people who want to relaunch their lives and careers in a more meaningful, purposeful direction.
WORKSHOP: GROWING TOGETHER – Keeping Your Relationships Healthy During Times of Personal Growth
What happens when you’re on fire about a new direction in your life or work – but your spouse or partner isn’t on the same page?
Or maybe that significant person in your life is up for a new venture, but figuring out the path the two of you will take to get there is proving more uncertain and challenging than you expected.
Charles and Linda Gupton have been marriage – and business – partners for 40 years. They’ve navigated their way through several major shifts in their lives and careers over the years – and will share with you some of what they’ve learned about how to keep your closest relationships healthy, especially during times of change and growth.
KIM REID serves in a variety of roles. When she isn’t performing her mid-level management duties from 8-5, she immerses herself in her wellness passions serving as a Yoga teacher, Reiki master, self-care advocate, and new author of her book, Root Down & Rise Up: Turn your setback into your comeback. Kim currently lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with her two boys and her snowshoe cat named Bentley.
BREAKOUT: RESTORATIVE YOGA AND REIKI
Take a break from play and allow your body, mind, and spirit to be restored by relaxing into restorative yoga poses along with receiving hands-on or off Reiki energy during this breakout session.
CRIS SGROTT, professional organizer, speaker and author,CPO®, CPO-CD® came to productivity consulting by accident when she was downsized by the economy ten years ago. Searching for an outlet to foster her intuitive nature, embrace her desire to help people and her natural ability to help clients with brain based challenges, she founded Organizing Maniacs in 2007. In addition to holding the CPO®, CPO-CD® credentials, Cris has her Master Trainer certification from ICD. She is a member of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals), IOCDF (International OCD Foundation), a subscriber with ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization), NASMM (Senior Move Management) and was selected to do after- care for the TV show, Hoarders, on A&E.
BREAKOUT: DO MORE WORK IN LESS TIME
Time Management is very difficult for most people. I am going to give you 3 strategies to help you be more productive. When most of our clients ask for better Time Management tools, what they are really asking for is Attention and Energy Management tools. The key to understanding your most productive time is understanding your body and brain energy. Have you ever heard of Chronotypes? We will talk about them, and how to figure yours out during this session. Understanding your Chronotype will change the way you look at your productivity, and understanding them it will help you get more work done in less time.
JOANNA SPRTEL WALTERS is a 1994 graduate of the US Naval Academy. She was a Division I swimmer for Navy. Upon graduation, she went on to become one of the first women serving aboard combatants as a Surface Warfare Officer. After getting out of the Navy and completing her MBA in 2001, she has enjoyed a very diverse career ranging from Procter & Gamble, Real Estate Investing, REI Course writing, Casino owner/COO and eventually CEO, Principal of a Private Equity Firm–Meridian 105, author of Girl At Sea, Motivational Speaker and e-commerce entrepreneur/coach.
Joanna spends her downtime enjoying the mountains with her family and can often be found climbing the cliffs of North Table Mountain, running or riding the trails, hiking to the top of 14ers and playing in the snow. What she treasures most are the adventures she shares with her family!
BREAKOUT: TAP INTO THE WARRIOR WITHIN
I believe that we are so much stronger and more capable than we give ourselves credit for... and that there is beauty and strength even in your vulnerability and asking for help when you need it most. Through this workshop, I will help people to get back in touch with that part of themselves.
JENNIFER WHITE is a clarity coach and mastermind facilitator. Through her system of decision making, goal setting, and focused coaching, Jennifer helps her clients leave the thrash of indecision, make choices they feel good about, and achieve their dreams. Jennifer has over two decades of experience as a teacher, over 1,000 followers on Facebook, and is currently writing a book on how leading decision makers do what they do. Jennifer has helped clients find their dream job, finish a book, begin a new business, expand their income, take a chance on a new relationship, and even move countries! Jennifer speaks and teaches on clarity, decision making, and overcoming overwhelm.
WORKSHOP: OVERCOMING OVERWHELM
Overwhelm seems to be the “new normal” in our modern lives, and as a business owner the challenge is double. Small things feel unmanageable, big things feel insurmountable, and at its worst, you feel paralyzed; unable to do the very things you know will move your business forward and make you feel good again. This workshop provides tools to get clear of overwhelm and a framework to prevent becoming overwhelmed in the future.