Melissa Burch is a bestselling author, teacher and speaker who inspires men and women to develop their own spiritual practice rooted in the teachings of the heroine’s journey. Prior to doing this work, Burch was a filmmaker, producer and former war journalist for the BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and a story about her in Afghanistan was featured in The New York Times. She was in her twenties when she traveled with the mujahedeen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000 foot mountains in the Hindu Kush.
A little about Ericka Thornton, aka Ms E: I was born and primarily raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to helping people to get their houses and offices organized (Ms. E’s Home Re-Organization) and baking cinnamon raisin bread,(Ms. E’s Glory Loaves), I obtained certification through the AACC – American Association for Christian Counselors. I also completed their certification as a Relationship, Premarital and Marriage Coach in 2013. I’m also certified as a facilitator for the Prepare-Enrich program as of October 2013.
Cheranissa Roach is President and Chief Executive Officer of CDR Consulting, LLC. She is an International Author, Speaker and Coach. She conducts seminars and workshops for corporations and individuals. The seminars and workshops include Diversity and Multiculturalism, Women’s Issues and Women’s Journey to Wellness, Mind, Body and Spirit. Ms. Roach is a certified Diversity Trainer and a Certified Wellness Trainer with the Professional Woman Network. She is also a Certified Christian Life Coach through New Life Coach Inc.
Priyanka Gupta completed her schooling from Dubai (UAE) and recently finished her graduation with Honors in Economics from Miranda House- University of Delhi. At a young age of 21 years she has authored two books on Women Entrepreneurs – ‘Unraveling the MYTH’ and ‘Women Who Ventured’ during her internship with Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore). Her internship experience was published on the blog of Internshala – one of the biggest web ventures that provide internship resources and career services to students. She is an active member of the ‘Women International Networking (WIN)’ and participated in the ‘Harvard US- India Conference’ held in Mumbai.
Sheronda L. Barksdale is The Vision Specialist™. She is the co-founder of Unlimited Love and Life Coaching, LLC., where they are taking a holistic approach to breaking the barriers of love and life. She is also a Life Empowerment Coach, Author, and Professional Speaker, as well as the co-host of the Blog Talk Radio Show, Love Unlimited: Relationship Coaching with Kim and Sheronda. Sheronda specializes in, stress management, time management, relationship coaching, motivation, and spiritual and personal growth. website http://unlimitedloveandlife.com
Kelly McNelis is the Founder of Women for One, a destination for women ready and willing to make life happen. She travels the world as a speaker, teacher, and facilitator of workshops, helping others tap into lives powered by truth. With over 20 years experience as a nonprofit and small business consultant, Kelly is excited to be one of the voices behind Women for One, empowering generations of women around the world to build relationships, community, and the support structure they need to achieve their wildest dreams. She finds her own daily inspiration in spending time with her husband and children in their home outside of Seattle and is currently writing her first book.
Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World is an Indie alt-folk-rock band from Asheville, NC whose music is born from Matt’s distinctive voice and world-weary, insightful lyrics. The band formed in 2014 with the creation of singer/songwriter Matt Townsend’s debut LP “Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World” featuring Producer/multi-instrumentalist Jamie Bright and a group of excellent studio musicians.