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March 31, 2023

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Personal Growth

Dr. Kathleen Hall


Own Your Happiness: Four Essential Virtues Happy People Know — Learn how to tackle one of the hardest parts of the working person’s life: finding balance and real happiness. Discover how to find the time you need to run your business and create happiness and balance in your busy family life.
Living a Life in Balance: The Roots of True Happiness — Based on Dr. Hall’s book A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness, winner of The Nautilus Book Award. Discover the building blocks for mental and physical health that will reduce stress and create a life of health, happiness and balance. Learn about serenity, exercise, love and food, or S.E.L.F.™
Live an Intentional Life™: Discovering Authentic Work-Life Balance — Based on Dr. Hall’s book, Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed? Learn the foundations for living a mindful and rewarding life by using her ACE technique: Awareness, Choice and Energy. Dr. Hall teaches how to go through your busy day with greater awareness, productivity and energy. As you wake up, shower, commute, work and eat dinner, you discover a new energetic life of happiness and balance.
Diversity in the Global Workplace — Our new religious diversity affects the workplace more every day because of mainstream ignorance of other cultures and religions. Research tells us much of the aggression, anger and bullying in the workplace comes from our misunderstanding and ignorance of other cultures and religions. Education is the key to the accommodation of many religions in the workplace. This course enhances tolerance, respect and knowledge in the workplace.
Living an Intentional Life™: Opportunity Knocks — Learn how to focus on goals and a new lifestyle of intentional living. Energize people and help them feel optimistic about the future.


Dr. Kathleen Hall, world-renowned stress and work-life balance expert is the founder and CEO of The Stress Institute and Alter Your Life. During times of stress and crisis: West Virginia coal miner tragedy, Hurricane Katrina aftermath, Canadian Air France crash, London terrorist bombing, and the Runaway Bride, national television, print and radio media consistently seek her authoritative knowledge, information and direction.

Dr. Hall’s advice has been featured by national media, including The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Paula Zahn Now, CNN Headline News, CNN International, ABC, CBS, FOX, MSNBC,, Good Morning America Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, Body + Soul, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple, Working Woman, Woman’s Day, and Parade.

Dr. Hall regularly contributes to PINK and Balance Magazine; is the Global Ambassador for Unilever’s Knorr Soup Campaign – Eat Soup, Live Healthy; World thought leader to Fortune 500 Corporations; Electronic Arts spokesperson (; Microsoft MSN spokesperson; and, stress and work/life balance expert for iVillage, and Martha Stewart Publications coined her as the “Stress Queen.”


To keep your business growing, you need to nourish the roots.
What has become of our lives? In America, we have become mere zombies in a factory, punching the clock, mismanaging our time and our employees, losing the vitality and creativity that keeps business evolving and expanding. We have left behind our family obligations, stopped taking care of ourselves, and in many cases, forgotten how to live. People literally work themselves to death to stay ahead of the competition, provide for their families and keep from being laid off.

We are stressed out beyond belief. In order for our business to grow, as well as remain stable, we need to take care of ourselves and our staff at the very core. Dr. Kathleen Hall, national stress expert, inspires you and your employees to do just that – lead a healthier life and manage stress. Your employees are your business after all, and without them your business wouldn’t survive. Give them a day with Dr. Hall and help your business bloom.

Give your employees some sunshine.
Dr. Hall is not just a speaker. She’s been there – stressed out, overbooked, overworked and overwhelmed. And that’s why she is so impassioned to help others. Her life is what makes her such a down-to-earth, authentic person. She energizes her audience and inspires them. Take a look at the included DVD to see for yourself. She breaks everything down to a simple level through her interesting courses. And in the process, she touches her audience’s lives and leaves them with something that no company picnic can do – a sense of peace.

Have we planted a seed yet?
We hope so. You owe it to you and your company to invest in a keynote, seminar or customized event with Dr. Kathleen Hall. For more information, visit

Rave Reviews

“I know your work well and so admire you. You have a kind and caring soul and you can see that in your eyes. Thank you for your contribution for making this world a more peaceful place to be.”
–Richard Simmons

“Kathleen Hall is one of the best speakers I have ever witnessed. Her stories come from her head and her heart and the audience responds with love and admiration.”
–Cathy Bonner
Founder, The Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX

“Dr. Hall, it was a true pleasure hearing you speak at the MomCorps event last week. Your speech and flow of thoughts immediately made me take stock of how I approach my life on a daily basis. Your guidelines and research are already helping me make adjustments and tune in to the type of days I want to create for myself and my family every day. I feel invigorated, inspired and excited as a result of seeing you at the MomCorps conference. Thank you so much! Fondly, Jennifer L. Silver – working mother of one, wife, daughter and longtime diaphragmatic breather – thanks for the reminder on that!”
–Jennifer L. Silver – Star 94 Radio, One of Atlanta’s top morning radio shows

“It was a pleasure having Dr. Hall on the show. She was very knowledgeable and gave our listeners and callers such useful insight on stress and how to manage it. Career Coach & Host of Martha Stewart’s Radio, Making a Living with Maggie on Sirius 112.”
–Maggie Mistal

“Amazing…Dr. Hall’s direct, no-nonsense approach for living a less stressful life, including how the mind/body connection affects us, is awesome. Anyone and everyone who’s receptive to strategies for living a fuller, healthier life should hear Dr. Hall speak. Her positive energy is contagious!”
–Carla DeRasmo – IBM


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Dr. Niama L. Williams


Affirming the Fully Imagined Life: Blow Up Your Barriers and Live Free!
Blowing Up Barriers Take One: Hey, Why Can’t I?
The Inner Self & The Outer Self: Two Workshops To Put You on the Path to a Fully Imagined Life
The Nine Steps to Living Well BEFORE You Lose the Weight
The Four Boyfriends: How To Design Your Life Spiritually


Dr. Niama L. J. Williams believes that dreams deserved to be lived, and thus has committed herself and her company to liberating those who dream of a different life each day but cannot seem to actively step into that life. After 17+ years as a part-time professor of literature and composition, Dr. Ni experienced homelessness and that revolutionized her self-concept and commitment to others. Now Dr. Ni knows for sure that those who serve the indigent and the indigent themselves are some of the hardest working and most stressed people in our society. Her company, Blowing Up Barriers Enterprises, seeks to alleviate that stress by educating companies, non-profits, and social services agencies—employees and clients—about the acquisition of spiritual grit such that one is unafraid to reach for a life that one has imagined but feared to claim.

Dr. Niama L. Williams is the author of ten books, co-author of three. Each title describes her survival of trauma and celebrates those who have assisted her as she’s walked her path.

Dr. Ni also facilitates two workshop series, “Affirming the Fully Imagined Life” and “It’s Okay To Want: Eroticism and the Survival of Sexual Trauma.” Review her credentials, publications and workshop descriptions at her website: ; listen to her audiobooks at; or read the latest of her personal story on her blog at



Nineteen years of public speaking that began with little lunchtime gatherings in the university library at which I worked as a library assistant. The University Librarian attended and my department chair approved the room; my old high school speech and debate coach took a day off from School Board presidenting to hear my nascent prose and poetry.

I learned to welcome the silence following my words; my insecurity washed away by those who walked up afterwards, telling me that they had not clapped because they were still mulling over the startling things I had said.

People who grew up hating poetry love my lines; people who thought they were not supposed to engage with ideas find themselves discussing my metaphors and symbolism. I am the academic poet who reaches Willie Bobo on the street.

I bring to the speakers platform the understanding Sheniqua has of the world, and all that is arrayed against her. Yes, I have Ph.D. in hand, but I have used whatever resources at my disposal to GET that Ph.D.; thus I can touch the women who waste their afternoons in DPA offices across the country and around the world. I know how they are treated and I know how they chafe at that treatment.

I am also a poet and academic in love with the word. Humble and easily smitten, I wrap my arms around T. S. Eliot and Toni Cade Bambara with equivalent glee; I joke about Eliot’s relentlessly paralyzed super-intellectual as easily as I recognize the boy men begging for money from their women in the grocery store that Bambara describes in THE SALT EATERS.

My mission one to share that joy in the word, to reveal the freedom within expressing your own brilliance, the liberation available via pen, paper, and a quiet afternoon.

Rave Reviews

My speaking engagements go back to 1989, and thus I will not list them here. Ms. Maleka Fruean (, formerly of Big Blue Marble Bookstore and Mr. Dan Gasiewski ( of First Person Arts can attest to the versatility, wit and agile mind at work when I stand in front of an audience.

Mr. Gregory Frost (, prize-winning science fiction author, can discuss my instructive abilities and the many ways in which I can entice comments from the most resistant and terrified undergraduate audiences. Mr. Aaron Lazar can attest to the fairness and agility of my many Amazon book reviews.



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Jean Chatzky


Make Money, Not Excuses
Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day
Money and Happiness
The Secrets of Successful Women Investors


Jean Chatzky, award-winning journalist, best-selling author and motivational speaker, has created a global platform that is making significant strides to help millions of men and women battle an epidemic with a devastating impact – debt. Jean is the financial editor for NBC’s Today, a contributing editor for Money, a columnist for The New York Daily News, a contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show and a featured money coach on Oprah’s “Debt Diet” series. She also hosts a daily show on the Oprah & Friends channel, exclusively on XM Radio.

She is the author of four books, including Pay It Down: From Debt to Wealth on $10 A Day, a New York Times and Business Week best seller. Her latest book, Make Money, Not Excuses is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times Bestseller.

Jean has been recognized as an exceptional journalist. She received the Clarion Award for magazine columns from the Association of Woman in Communications, her radio show received a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television, she has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards and was named one of the country’s best magazine columnists by the Chicago Tribune.

In addition to her professional work, Jean is on the March of Dimes advisory council, lends her support and expertise to women’s services groups and is on the board of the Nora Magid Mentorship prize at the University of Pennsylvania, which helps journalism students get a head-start in the field. She is also on the Communications Committee for University of Pennsylvania.

Jean lives with her family in Westchester, New York.


Savvy Finances from A to Z: An expert on everything from debt elimination and retirement planning to mortgage options and long-term care insurance, Jean Chatzky takes the complicated world of personal finance and makes it accessible to all. In doing so, she details a variety of wise investment strategies — giving you options no matter how much money you have.


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Kathy Perry


A Women’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
The Mirror Factor, a Reflection into You
Releasing Stress & Increasing Creativity with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Reality TV & You – 8 Secrets to being the Director in Your Life’s Reality TV Show Using the Law of Attraction
The Life/Work Balance Tree


Kathy Perry is a Speaker, Author and Social Media Specialist who inspires and motivates people to live an empowered life. She guides her clients through the what, why and how to simplify and quickly discover a way to grow their business, without any fear of getting left behind in today’s Social Media maze.

Kathy is the Founder of a social networking site for women at, and is a co-author with Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield & Dr. Denis Waitley in Stepping Stones to Success.

Personally, Kathy is known for her high ethics, caring about people, inspiring confidence in others to achieve their goals, utilizing creative and innovative ideas in business and community.


My presentations are motivational and educational and they inspire solutions for Peak Performance in individuals and organizations. I am multi-faceted and offer a diverse view to my audiences, as I impart my knowledge and experience. My career experience spans the corporate boardrooms of Time, Inc. and General Motors to the small independently owned business.

My personal development work has taken me from being an overworked corporate executive to being the author of a self-help book on how to change your life. I inspire and motivate my audiences because I openly share stories about my life and career. My genuine and authentic message touches lives in a profound way.

Each of us has our own journey and the way a person learns and grows is unique. We all ask the questions, “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” “What is my life all about?” It’s a journey. I didn’t find directions for “my journey” in one book or one seminar or in one tape or CD. There is no “magic pill”. I gained insight by reading one book, which led to another book, which led to a seminar, then to a CD, all joining to create a huge jigsaw puzzle. As each piece of the puzzle fits into place, you soon begin to see a bigger picture. My life purpose is to Inspire, Motivate and Empower people to achieve their Unlimited Potential.

I recently spoke at a local Chamber of Commerce “Women Leaders in Business” luncheon. My topic was “Your Marketing Tree Matrix – Does it need Pruned or Nurtured”. The members found the presentation so valuable that 25% requested my follow up assistance. My presentations are very interactive and easy to understand. Attendees leave with a valuable tool that helps them with their life and business.

Rave Reviews

“I thoroughly enjoyed your motivation, energy and enthusiasm.”
-College Senior

“I really enjoyed all of your creative ideas and positive advice.”
-College Senior

“I found your ideas both exciting and relevant. The energy and passion you have is wonderful, you kept the class on the edge of their seats.”
-College Junior

“Thank you for the dazzling presentations…I have been overwhelmed by students expressing enthusiasm… the descriptives they used included ‘the utmost professional’, ‘so enthusiastic’, and ‘the best speaker and greatest person’. You are an inspirational speaker.”
-Professor, University of South Florida

“Many entrepreneurs talk the talk, however not many walk the walk. Ms. Perry walks the walk and will show your group how to as well.”
-Joanne Weiland, CEO/CPCM, Commanding View

“I cannot think of another person I know who more fully demonstrates such an intense desire for learning and an unquenchable thirst for contributing to the well being of others.”
-Nancy Laine

“Kathy knows her stuff. Her experience and passion to help people spills over in every contact she makes. I’m excited that she has finally put together this book/workbook that will allow you to get to know yourself and her better. You’ll find answers that have been hidden and brought out only due to Kathy’s talent. Enjoy!”
-CSP Sheryl Nicholson

“A wealth of information on marketing our businesses, thank you! Plenty of needed information was given and will be implemented. I’ll be weeding out/thinning out the branch of our Marketing Tree that is top heavy.”
-Kathy M, Travel Industry

“Informative presentation and Kathy comes across as one who knows what she’s speaking about. It was well prepared. I intend to attach $$ values on my Marketing Tree to see where time and energy is spent vs. my return on investment.”
-Judi F, Service Business


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Kenya Nelson


“Shaped toward a Higher Purpose”
“The Decision to Change”
“The Power of the Spoken Word”
“Qualities of Leadership”
“Finding Your Way Back”


Kenya Nelson is the founder and CEO of Kenya Nelson Interiors, an interior design firm that specializes in soft modern & classic contemporary design. She is the principal designer responsible for the overall vision and management of all design projects and places distinct emphasis on her passion for technology and a better quality of life. Her casual sense of style in design evokes warmth and an inviting place for you be refreshed, relaxed and renewed.

As a speaker, Kenya takes that same concept into the speaking arena and is quickly becoming one of the next rising stars in motivational speaking today. She has always studied great leaders from around the nation and is very passionate about leadership, professional development and personal growth. She truly believes that in order for people to thrive in life they must always pursue the innate purpose that lies within. She has an authentic way of making her audience feel comfortable while challenging them to overcoming their weaknesses and developing their greatest strengths. She insures that her audience leaves with a plan and is inspired by recognizing potential that they never knew they had.

Prior to pursuing her own true passion, Ms. Nelson spent her career working at some of the top Fortune 100 companies in America before settling on Microsoft Corporation where she worked as a Technical Account Manager for over 6 years.

Kenya has a degree in Information Systems & Analysis from Howard University, School of Business and originally pursued Computer Systems Engineering at Howard until she felt compelled to pursue business & leadership.


“You will never LIVE any better than you BELIEVE. So live the life you have always imagined…”

Kenya Nelson has over 15 years in the corporate arena and spent over 6 years with one of the largest companies in the world – Microsoft Corporation. She has a true sense of what it takes to become a great leader in today’s society and to learn how to succeed despite all of life’s obstacles. Her true desire is developing people and she will motivate you to take action and transform your life. She has a wonderful sense of humor and can relate to all audiences from executives to individual contributors to working mothers. Her talks have been considered life changing and she enjoys relishing in the fact that she can help other people reach their dreams and create the life they have always imagined.

With her first book “Shaped Towards a Higher Purpose” due out in Summer 2008, there’s no doubt that you will truly want this powerhouse to speak to your organization to help drive success.

Kenya has a degree in Information Systems & Analysis from Howard University, School of Business and originally pursued Computer Systems Engineering at Howard until she felt compelled to pursue business & leadership.

Rave Reviews

“You are so inspiring”

“Your such a gift to my life”


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Kristina Leonardi


Women & Diversity: Identity, Inclusion and Empowerment
Pink Slips: Learning from Life’s Disappointments
Who Are You & What Are You Supposed to Be Doing With Your Life?
Spring Cleaning for the Soul
Use Your Freedom to Create the Life of Your Dreams!


Kristina Leonardi is the Founder and Executive Director of The Women’s Mosaic, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and motivation for women to express their full power and potential in the world. As a speaker and seminar leader, she provides a practical framework for each attendee to make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, connect to, and fulfill their role in the world at large. Kristina has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Boston University, and has taught extensively for New York University’s Center for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and the Center for Career, Education and Life Planning and was recently featured as a guest on the all-women owned radio network, Greenstone Media. She was listed as one of Hispanic Magazines Top Latinas of 2004 and is currently the Tango Diva 2007 Diva Visionary Award winner.

Rave Reviews

Kristina is an amazing inspiration to women in NYC and all over the world. She brings together such a diverse group of women for her programs and events and inspires all who meet her to be their best always. – Melanie McEvoy, President of National Association of Women Business Owners NYC

Kristina has worked tirelessly to create a community of women in New York City who support each other, learn from each other, and challenge each other to create better lives for our selves and our world. – Patti Binder, former Director of YWCA Center for Girls

….she is not only a visionary, but also an empathetic and able practitioner of her vision. She believes in the creative and collective power of women, so she devotes her time to facilitating just that. – Rebecca Cathcart, Journalist

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this topic couldn’t have come at a more perfect time in my life. I found Kristina’s points to be very clear and direct. Not “over my head” and filled with textbook phrases. I feel very motivated and excited to take what I learned into my life. – Cindy D., Workshop Attendee

I feel that Kristina’s workshops are incredibly helpful. She teaches people how to view life’s disappointments in a more compassionate light. These challenges can indeed become significant learning experiences. Kristina is an inspirational example of taking a personal setback and using it to empower herself. Most importantly, she cares about the healing process and will share her resources for healing. I totally connect with her because her delivery is so down-to-earth, warm, and intuitive. I’m still reaping the benefits of her wisdom and guidance! Thank you Kristina! – Larie Hwang

After attending Using Your Freedom to Create the Life of Your Dreams] I gained a new realization and appreciation for my pure potential and resources.
– Ruth


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