Speakers

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Lisa Marie Robinson

Lisa Marie Robinson is the Sassy Wealth Coach with more than 20 years in accounting. Her passion is helping women entrepreneurs manage their money with confidence so they feel empowered in their lives and businesses. After surviving a tumultuous childhood filled with addiction, theft, and violence, she is on a mission to help women break free from poverty, struggle, and pain. She teaches her clients how to take control of their finances and make mindful decisions that fuel growth and prosperity. When she is not coaching or working with her amazing clients, she can usually be found hanging out with her two incredible daughters. She was born and raised in South Carolina, and loves the warm weather and good old-fashioned sweet tea on the front porch. 

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Amy Proffitt is a Michigan native. She has spent most of her 25-year career in healthcare marketing, and is the Director of Marketing and Communications for a healthcare system in Bangor, Maine, where she travels monthly. Amy is also an Entrepreneur and owner of Come to Your Effin Senses, a snarky candle company and family business she and her husband built during COVID. After a year in business, their products can now be found in 20 retail locations, are featured in Inked Magazine’s online store, and they proudly serve customers in 38 states and 50 cities. Amy is a passionate healthcare advocate as a BRCA-1 previvor, and is a published author and speaker on her health journey. She is also an ordained minister, and is actively involved in Michigan Tribe, a non-profit for female entrepreneurs, where she established a yearly grant for entrepreneurs getting started on their journey. As the proud wife of a Navy Veteran, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, their six children and grandson. She also loves spending time with on their mini farm, riding bikes, skateboarding and roller skating.

Amy Proffitt

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Robin McCoy

Robin McCoy has years of experience in sales and learning the needs of the customer and finding the service or product to best meet those needs. For the last 14 years, she has used that experience as a Realtor® in the DFW area. She is the Lead Realtor and Coach at the Robin McCoy Realty Group. In 2014, she joined the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). Since starting, she has been a Chapter Board member; received the Protege Award, which is an award given to a new member that shows eagerness, incentive, and an overall enjoyment of joining the ABWA Chapter; and was awarded a place within the Top Ten American Business Women of ABWA in 2019. That same year, Robin embarked on a bucket list journey to walk the Camino de Santiago. Taking only what she could carry on her back, Robin flew to Spain and spent the next 7 days walking along the ancient path. This journey opened her mind and calmed her soul. Though an injury forced her to cut the walk short it inspired her to tell her story in an upcoming book (to be named later). 

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Lorie owns a Dallas law firm that primarily focuses on estate planning,  including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and probate. Burch Law has been awarded 2 years in a row as one of the 500 fastest growing small law firms in the country, which is a testament to our team and how we’ve been able to help more families and individuals with this vital planning. Lorie has engaged in many civic and community organizations and  advocacy. In 2018, she ran for United States Congress for the 3rd District of  Texas. Lorie recently served on the Lambda Legal Dallas Leadership Committee. From 2014-2016, Lorie served on the Black Tie Dinner Board. Lorie served as the 2013-2014 National President for the Board of Directors of the American Business Women’s Association. She is also the past Chairwoman of the Board for the North Texas LGBT Chamber and was formally the Co-Chair of the DFW Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee. In 2021, for the third year in a row, Lorie was voted as Dallas’ Best Civil/Family Law Attorney by readers of the Dallas Voice. Additionally, Lorie was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as a 2013 Women in Business. She was recognized as one of the 2010 Top Ten Business Women for the  American Business Women’s Association. In 2007, Lorie was awarded the  North Texas LGBT Chamber Business Person of the Year.

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Nzynga Hendricks

Nzynga Hendricks is a social media enthusiast and marketing professional. She uses her love for creating in her bold social media presence and as a certified  marketing project manager. The balance of social media authenticity and career goals are a constant juggle. She wants to share her story on the journey to finding and creating that balance.

Maru Iabichela

Maru Iabichela is a dynamic speaker who inspires, motivates and empowers people to step into their power and create the life of their dreams. With 9 years of corporate experience and 9 years of full-time entrepreneurial experience, both have shaped her in transformative and amazing ways. Her coaching business skyrocketed to success with her flagship program, Infinite Receiving™, which addressed prosperity and success blocks that keep so many brilliant people stuck. Most recently, she ventured into roofing and construction with her partner of 5 years. She often shares wisdom and inspiration from her journey, and is proud to say, “I am not who I used to be 10 years ago; I am different. And being able to pivot with grace and embrace change are my superpowers. Be willing to give yourself permission to change the rules that you yourself created. Continue to evolve even if it requires letting go.”

 

Maru has been featured in Telemundo, The Huffington Post, The Financial Times, YFS Magazine, and SHIFT Magazine and has spoken to people all around the world, including Dubai, Canada, Europe, Mexico, the US and Brazil.

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Kristin Maurer

Kristin Maurer is a professionally certified Transformational Life Coach, Vision Board Facilitator and Speaker under the name Sunflower Connections. Kristin loves inspiring, supporting and guiding people in her Coaching sessions, Vision Board Workshops or Masterclasses to find their passion, step onto their unique path and show up in their life powerfully and authentically.     

Follow Kristin @SunflowerConnections on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

Paige Dixon

Coming from humble beginnings in a small Georgia town, Paige overcame poverty and homelessness to enter into the Army, serving two tours of combat duty in Iraq, and then graduated from Dallas Baptist University. Throughout her time in the Army, Paige learned what it truly means to put the welfare of others before herself. Since her honorable discharge, she has derived great joy and purpose from continuing to serve in her community. 

Paige has been a candidate for Texas House District 65 and The LISD Board of Trustees. Paige has served as the President of the Young Democrats of Denton County, as a State Lead for Moms Demand Action, and as the Advocacy Chair for the Lewisville Council of PTAs.

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Kimberly Truax

Kimberly Truax found her passion 28 years ago for the quality care of seniors as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and quickly saw the need to make a difference in their lives. She created Kind Companions, a licensed Home Care Agency, and proudly leads a team of caregivers that is committed to creating a higher quality of living for seniors in Denton, Collin, and Dallas counties. She expanded her team and built Bellaire Residential Assisted Living and Memory Care in Denton, and her mission is to change the lives of her clients and their families through providing unmatched care. She is a state Certified Assisted Living Manager (CALM), a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and a Vibrational Sound Practitioner (VSP) that promotes healing and wellness of the mind, body, heart and soul.

 

She has been a Denton resident since 1993 and resides with her son, Billy, her dog, Charlie, and her cat, Lilly. She proudly serves on the Denton Animal Support Foundation as vice-chair, and has been a member for 10 years. She has been a member of the National Association of Professional Women and the American Business Women’s Association She enjoys cooking, entertaining, traveling, dancing and advocating for seniors and working to protect animals.

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Sherri Elliott-Yeary

Sherri Elliott-Yeary is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the work-
place. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, she imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Sherri and her consulting firm, Generational Guru, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, as well as major professional associations, for over 15 years. Quoted by the Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com and US News & World Report, she has been heard on ABC Talk Live, iHeart Radio, NPR and profiled on Conde’ Nast’s Portfolio.com. Sherri has become known as the ‘Go To’ expert for all things generational. Being a Gen Xer herself but living more like a Baby Boomer, Sherri began researching small and large businesses to debunk generational myths and discover the most effective ways to solve multi-generational clashes. Sherri’s clients consistently report that her research makes her programs relevant and her presentation style makes them interesting and fun.

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Janene Cates Putman

Janene Cates Putman grew up the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She says, “After 20 years of raising kids and failing miserably to measure up to the
ideal woman of Proverbs 31, I stepped out of the conservative box and into the person God created me to be.” She enrolled in Bible college in her forties and began to rewrite her life. She enthusiastically describes how life has changed:

 

“I now live my dream, writing about faith and feminism on a little slice of heaven in the east Tennessee mountains I share with my ‘Hot’ Husband.”

 

Follow her on
Twitter @jdixie0105

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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