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*** Meet the 2016 Mastermind Members ***
Amber Berry | FeelGoodFinances.com
Amber is a millennial on a mission to help others heal their negative relationships with money through encouragement, education and empathy. She found her love for personal finance during her journey to get her own finances in order after she graduated college. This journey also taught her the importance of personal development in regards to money management. Developing a positive self image and healing from past experiences is pivotal to making steps toward a successful financial future and a healthier, happier you.
She started her personal finance blog with the intent of creating a positive & proactive dialogue around money challenges people face. It is her vision to help people learn to forgive themselves for mistakes, overcome their fears of the unknown, expand their financial knowledge and accept failure in a constructive way that will help them climb over the hurdles to begin to build a better financial future, for themselves and their families.
In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with loved ones watching movies, eating yummy food and learning to make her way around the kitchen. Whenever she can get away, she loves extreme sports like wakeboarding, snowboarding, ziplining and parasailing!
Heidi Harris | CurateYourDreams.com
Heidi H. Harris, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, is a self-proclaimed cheerleader for all things positive. Her greatest attributes are her approachable nature, her listening ear and the ability to smile and laugh easily.
She is a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and of Strayer University earning a Master’s of Business with a concentration in Management. Having worked in the corporate world for several years the areas of Finance and Insurance, she always felt as if there was something else she was destined to achieve.
A few years ago, she was introduced to the book called “The Secret” which opened a whole new pathway to achieving her dreams. After which, she started doing more research on The Law of Attraction, collected books, joined a couple of meetups and practiced some of the techniques. What she noticed is that it works and that there only seemed to be a few people “in the know” about this powerful information. Thus, Curate Your Dreams was born out the idea that everyone has the ability to live the life they aspire to have.
She invites you to join her on this journey to curate her ideal life as well as help other women activate their “super powers” and create a new reality. She will accomplish this by providing resources to rescue their forsaken dreams using the principles within the Law of Attraction. It’s going to be a compelling ride. Heidi believes EVERYONE has this gift; it just takes a little nudge to get started. That’s why she calls herself The Dream Superhero!
Heidi’s pastimes include listening to music, especially Prince, attending cultural events, traveling and reading. She can’t wait to meet you!
Kimberly Dunlap | astoldbykim.com
Dr. Kimberly K. Dunlap is a speaker, author, trainer and consultant. Dr. Kimberly has a passion for people especially the educated black woman. This passion along with her holding multiple positions in several Fortune 500 Companies has planted Dr. Kimberly here today. The passion has turned into the desire to help others avoid wasting precious time in their lives, and teaching them to be fully engaged in their current reality to avoid traveling down a road of hopelessness and worthlessness.
After many years, many degrees and many tears, Dr. Kimberly decided to start walking in her true purpose. This included establishing boundaries for others in her life and to stop apologizing for her truths. This time taught her that walking around simply existing and disengaged was no life at ALL.
This ignited a fire in Dr. Kimberly to not only start to live, but to LIVE YOUR VERY BEST LIFE. Her passion, coupled with her drive, education and personal journey birthed a movement to not only change lives but motivate others to PLUG-IN TO ENGAGEMENT. Black women are not only brilliant but resilient. I am here to remind them of just that.
Dr. Kimberly K. Dunlap is the founder and CEO of K. Dunlap Consulting, a Doctor of Education and a certified professional life coach living in the Tampa Bay area; specializing in engagement and healthy relationship leadership. She is in the finishing phases of her doctorate in Education specializing in Organizational Leadership, Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Professional Management with a minor Psychology. As a corporate training in her previous employment role, Dr. Kimberly now assists educated black women in actively engaging in their lives, motivating them to Build and Maintain Healthy Relationships and motivating everyone to live a life rich in gratitude and joy!
Monica A. Clark | perceptionpractice.com
Monica Clark launched the Perception Practice to empower professional women to work confidently and authentically. She has over 15 years of experience working in international affairs, nonprofit management and public relations.
Monica offers practical training, resources and support for those who struggle with internal and external perceptions in their work lives. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University and Masters Degrees in Public Administration and International Relations from Syracuse University. She is also a contributing writer for www.SheKnowsNow.com.
When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her family, traveling, eating great food or lost in a book.
Kendra Woods | kendrakaywoods.com
Kendra Kay Woods is the founder of Kendra Kay Woods Speaks, LLC. Kendra holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Kendra worked in the corporate world for over 10 years and during this time she helped many women refocus themselves so that they could find their purposeful path in life.
Kendra finally launched her own business where she can encourage, inspire and empower women from all over the world to transform their minds and lives by breaking through limiting believes and fully accepting their worth. Kendra believes that women have to break free from the bondage of their mind in order to pursue the life that they desire and deserve. Through her speaking engagements and coaching Kendra is able to help women achieve a new reality for themselves. She understands that sometimes we can be our own worst enemy when we choose to think about ourselves negatively. Where the mind goes the heart follows and because of this truth Kendra has dedicated her life to helping women shift their mindset by providing instruction through her public speaking and coaching platform.
Kendra’s work is very personal to her because she too had to get to a place of fully accepting her worth and breaking through her own limiting beliefs. She understands the challenges that women face today when trying to create a live they love. Kendra is the creator of the “7-Step Morning Manifestation guide” which she used personally to help her find her purpose and create the best version of herself.
Kendra’s life motto is: Be brave, be courageous and be authentically you. She enjoys being a mommy to her beautiful 4 year old daughter, spending time with her husband, reading an uplifting book, quiet time at the beach and a glass of her favorite red wine.
Deronda Terrell provides travel club memberships for people who love to travel with family, friends, or solo so they can experience 4 or 5 star vacations at wholesale pricing! All planning and reservations are taken care of by WorldVentures. The company offers over 15,000 trips this year and 25,000 trips are planned for next year. Deronda is an independent representative for WorldVentures an online travel company. She continues to grow personally and professionally by attending major corporate training events and workshops on a regular basis. She has dedicated her life to teaching people to improve their own lives, build wealth, improve their finances, and build relationships.
Deronda is a senior litigation paralegal at DLA Piper LLP (US) in Chicago, Illinois.She received her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University in Indianapolis,Indiana and went on to receive an American Bar Association approved Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University in Chicago. In her over twenty-year career as a paralegal she has worked on high profiled Corporate, Pro Bono, Intellectual Property, and Litigation cases and projects for big law firms in New York and Chicago. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Ayanna N. Swain | theSBAcircle.com
I am a researcher, an evaluator, and a data visualization enthusiast. Simply put, I am a storyteller. As a young child growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, I always loved a good story, whether it was found in a book or overheard while sitting quietly listening to grownups talk. This love for stories, particularly those centered on African descent people, has manifested in many ways throughout my life, including my dissertation research and my most recent life’s work.
I am the founder of The SBA Circle, LLC, a culturally responsive education, research, and evaluation consulting firm, where I serve as principal consultant. SBA [say-buh] is an ancient Kemetic term interpreted to mean teaching, learning, wisdom, and study or collectively, deep thought. I believe the work of SBA is achieved within the circle of community, hence the name, SBA Circle. My focus at The SBA Circle is to help organizations make sense of their data, so they can make informed decisions about the services they provide and tell compelling stories about the clients they serve.
In addition to using data to tell captivating stories, I enjoy dancing, traveling, exploring the arts, and sharing amazing experiences with close family and friends.
Renee Lamb | reneemlamb.com
Renee’s passion for life coaching stems from one simple rule: In order to have true peace in life, we must discover our passion and live out our purpose every day. No exceptions. Because of this rule, she has spent much of her own life enhancing the person God has created her to be, and sharing her wisdom with women in need. She has been described as being highly relatable, passionate, and innovative.
When Renee is not transforming women’s lives, she enjoys giving back to the community and taking advantage of everything the present has to offer.
Aisha L. Moore | SelfCareByAisha.com
Since 2014, Aisha has provided self-care development programs for nonprofits, businesses, associations, foundations, young professionals groups, colleges, universities and civic groups. She has worked in public health as a consultant and health educator for 15 years. She is the creator of the “Self-care Planning in 10 Steps” workbook and the “Self-care Bill of Rights.” Aisha has been featured on Beth Kanter’s Nonprofit Blog, MeditateThis! Podcast and the Get Your Mind Right Radio Show. Some of her past clients include the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Association of Black Psychologist.
Kimberly Thomas | KimberlyThomasCoaching.com
Kimberly Thomas is a Life Coach and Speaker that helps women to overcome fears and pursue their goals to live life with purpose and passion.
Kimberly has over 12 years of experience motivating and inspiring others. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management with a minor in Leadership and her Master’s Degree in Business Education and Special Education from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Certified to teach English Language Learner and a Certified Tax Preparer.
Kimberly started her own business after receiving feedback from family, friends, and colleagues that she would be an awesome Life Coach or Motivational Speaker. She inspires women by empowering them and encouraging them to change their lives by being Bold and Brave enough to go for their own personal and professional happiness. She shows them how to do this with quick Reflex in their everyday lives, make it their normal Routine, and with no Regrets. Her motto for women is: If I can do it, You can too! She has the wisdom to know where her blessings come from. In her free time she enjoys being a single mother to her 13 and 18 year old sons. She enjoys reading motivational books and she considers herself a wine connoisseur with her favorite wine being Cup Cake Moscato.
Charlene Dior | fromcaterpillarstobutterflies.com
Charlene Dior is the founder of fromcaterpillarstobutterflies.com, a site dedicated to self-development and transformation. Charlene is an award winning speaker, trainer and coach based in Houston, TX. She holds certifications in coaching and self-hypnosis and mindfulness meditation.
Charlene is known for being a woman of big vision that influences those around her to expand their vision as well. She speaks and trains on expanding your vision to expand your life or business. Charlene also provides transformational coaching for women who feel they are living below their potential so that they can live the highest vision they have for themselves and their families.
In addition to her transformation work, Charlene also dabbles in real estate investing. She is an avid traveler having visited London, Paris, Rome, Brazil, Thailand, and Honduras to name a few. Charlene is passionate about building wealth and experiences and helping others to do the same.
“Be Really You” is her personal motto. Not just a little bit of you. Not just some of the time. All of you, all of the time. Charlene believes that when you embrace the real you and strive toward your highest vision, you will transform your life from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
Ayofemi Kirby | codeprglobal.com
Ayofemi is the founder and CEO of CODE Public Relations Global, a boutique PR firm that provides communications strategy and resources for clients who want reach, engage and empower African-American and multicultural communities worldwide. Her firm specializes in developing and executing social impact, political and cultural campaigns.
With more than 10 years of experience developing online communications and managing corporate communications in the financial sector, to creating award-winning programs that empowered Millennials across the country to be leaders in their communities and more active in our democracy, to leading communications for the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill, and creating buzz and shaping community conversations about film and cultural projects among key influencers on the ground and online, Ayofemi is passionate about helping individuals, multicultural communities and organizations across the public, private and nonprofit sectors tell powerful stories and build the relationships necessary to achieve meaningful and positive results.
Kim Davis | KimDavisForTheOne.com
Kim Davis, Christian Inspirational Speaker, Coach & Founder of KimDavisForTheOne.com. Kim Davis is for the One God and the one person who wants to come closer to Him. Kim works with spiritual women who are ready to overcome fear and walk in their God given purpose but don’t know how. She is a strong believer that you must know God first before you can know your God given purpose. She is passionate about helping women develop their own unique personal relationship with God instead of memorizing additional rules and regulations given through “religion”. Kim’s ability to improve the lives of women has been crafted over the years through her God, life & professional experiences. Kim is down to Earth and loves to spend her free time enjoying her family, eating good food & wearing sequin.
June White | afrikancentered.com
My name is June White and I am on a path to an Afrikan-centered life.
I did not begin my life’s journey with an Afrikan-centered mentality. I don’t even recall the words “Afrikan” and “centered” being used in the same sentence in my household as a child.
My wake-up call came when a white male I was dating, knew more about my history than I did. There was this intense feeling of shame screaming out “how is it that I, a black female knew nothing of my true history?” After that realization, I began searching and came across the following quote from Marcus Garvey: “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” This quote led me to begin doing extensive research about my true history. With that being said, I know now that I am truly walking in my purpose. I cannot say that I have all of the answers, but I know I am on the right path.
The path that the creator has set before me and my newfound duty is to educate my people. I have chosen to take my charge a step further and focus exclusively on Afrikan women in search of answers leading to a more purposeful path. “Each One Teach One.”
Kimberly Harden | kdharden.com
Meet Kimberly Harden, Image Architect & Lifestyle Concierge. Kimberly provides personalized image consulting, life mapping workshops,training, mentoring, coaching, practical tips, and simple fundamentals for people that have found themselves redefining the lives that they have, verse the ones that once envisioned.
Kimberly’s life-long commitment to “living life to the full,until it overflows” has afforded her the opportunity to counsel hundreds of people to think-outside of the box, color outside of the lines, jump-off the highdiving board, enjoy the rain, find their voice, discover their value, self-worth,inner and outer beauty.
Inspirational and fun-loving, initially was an inborn trait, but eventually the need for her to truly walk the walk and talk the talk was personified when what looked as if life gave her lemons, was what became lemon meringue pie; tart, yet sweeter, more flavorful, fluffy and even more satisfying.
Her architectural design/creative background, coupled with her passion for fashion, inner healing, mental clarity, and outer imaging culminated and broke all boundaries and compelled her to help other on their journey.
Emerging from yet another downsizing from corporate America,Kimberly found herself without a plan B. Being unemployed and/or underemployed for well over a year, Kimberly was able to flourish, motive, and continually inspire those around her to create their vision, build a solid foundation, and construction their best life – out loud and in true color.
However, this native of Atlanta, analytic thinker, engineer, project coordinator interior designer, projectmanager of construction, event planner, conservative – free thinker, collideswith the fun-loving an ever aspiring, international, super model (on the inside,lol) of a perfectly poised and packaged in 5’-2”, plus size model frame.
She enjoys easy living, luxury accommodations, fireflywatching in the summer, sparkles, buildings (yes, buildings excite her!),fantastic food and drinks, phenomenal people, fashion with a passion, and sheis I a true connoisseur of parmesan, truffle fries.
Dafina Lovelace | EmbraceChangeYoga.com
Dafina “The Angel Of Change” Lovelace is the Founder and CEO of Embrace Change Yoga, a yoga and wellness training and coaching company. She help corporations, organizations, and professionals decrease the manifestations of stress, increase creativity, and decrease health-care costs. Through training, coaching, speaking, and writing, Dafina inspires professionals to incorporate health, wealth and happiness into the lives they are working so hard to create.
The main reason Dafina is so effective with high achieving professional is because she is one herself. A self-professed over-achiever (learning to be lazy), driven, Type-A (actually ENTJ) professional, Dafina struggled to find balance between her future career and personal goals, her commitment to the community, and her desire to be something greater in life. As a software program Dafina was under a lot of stress due to the demands of her job in the financial services industry, which required sitting at her desk, staring at her computer screen with bad posture, for long hours (probably like you are right now!). Yoga, affirmations, and lifestyle changes turned out to be just the remedy for her over-active-ever-working-mind (monkey-mind anyone?), shoulder pain, anxiety and other manifestations of stress. She leverages the strategies she used to save her life so other professionals can experience the same growth.
Dafina is a certified 500 hour yoga instructor, hold a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of Staten Island, and a M.B.A from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
Dafina has over 14 years of professional experience in software development, product development, and marketing in the financial services and science and technology industry. She has held roles of increasing responsibility and uses yoga, wellness, and lifestyle change management strategies to create a thriving business and personal life. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of yoga and wellness, career development, and business and technology with professionals that understand that doing good, is good for business.
An avid reader, with a love of learning and entrepreneurship, Dafina also enjoys eating seafood, watching movies, and traveling around the world, especially the beach. Her favorite holiday is Christmas Eve, when her friends and family gather for food, folks, and fun as a 15+ year tradition continues.
Regine Monestime | RegineTheTravelQueen.com
I am a heart centered entrepreneur and lawyer. I am passionate about travel and its ability to transform lives by introducing people to the vastness, beauty and richness of the world. I believe that exploring different cultures cultivates appreciation and reverence for each other.
I have visited five continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America); over 20 counties including Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada(British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec), Columbia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Saint Martin, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Trinidad; and 25 states in the U.S., including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
I am also a self-described “foodie” and enjoy trying novel and innovative cuisine. I share my travel experiences on Instagram and FB to encourage and inspire others to travel as well.
As part of my soul centered lifestyle, I regularly attend meditation and wellness retreats and find that people of color are often underrepresented. These retreats have been such a gift to me and I am on a mission to share that gift with others.
My vision is to develop an ecosystem for fun, off the beaten path, enriching luxury group retreat experiences for people of color who need to disconnect from their hectic lives and reconnect with their authentic selves so they will return home feeling rejuvenated and transformed. They will also learn tools and techniques to empower them to live healthier, more self-aware and centered lives.
Angie has invested over twenty years of her professional life as a School Counselor dedicated to helping urban children learn to effectively navigate the challenges of childhood and adolescence. It is in this role that she initiated Young LADIES of Promise, a mentoring program for adolescent girls.
Most recently, Angie pursued her passion for empowering women by founding PEARLS4LIFE, LLC, an organization dedicated to helping women embrace wellness and wholeness in womanhood using a holistic approach of mind, body, soul and spirit. Angie is committed to vitalizing women to pursue the discovery and fulfillment of their divine destiny and purpose as they walk their life’s journey.
Angie and her husband are co-founders of Brighter Horizons Educational Consultants, LLC and reside in New Jersey with their four daughters.
Rebecca Thompson | RebeccaMThompson.com
Rebecca Thompson is a nationally renowned speaker, trainer and candidacy coach; a former candidate for state representative, and the creator of the Launch Your Campaign Bootcamp.
Rebecca is the CEO & Founder of Rebecca Thompson International and her mission (and life’s work) is to inform, inspire, and support black women candidates to run for elected office at the local level so they can fulfill their purpose and change the world.
She has traveled the world training candidates to run for office and is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, EMILY’S List, The White House Project and numerous other candidate leadership programs. Rebecca is a trainer for VoteRunLead and ElectHer, which trains young women to run and also serves on the National Leadership Team of Political Parity, a bipartisan group of national women’s organizations dedicated to getting more women elected to office.
Rebecca was inspired to create the Launch Your Campaign Bootcamp after losing her election for state representative by just 6 votes on Election Day. She wants to teach black women candidates everything she learned the hard way so they can run and win the first time. In her spare time she loves binge watching Netflix, traveling, frozen margaritas, and cuddling with her puppies Donny Hathaway and Doyle (inspired by the Spike Lee film 25th Hour). She currently lives in Detroit.
Sandra French is the Founder and CEO of “Beacon of Light.” She specializes in helping sexually abused survivors reclaim their lives, strength and dignity with tools that rebuild self-worth & self-confidence! She is a native Houstonian who thrives on making others smile. She loves her family and enjoys traveling, listening to live music, bowling and giving back to the community.