Ariel-Nicole is a facilitator, counselor, and coach. Through her work, she has developed dynamic educational experiences. 2015-02-18 10.19.19These experiences have earned her several invitations to facilitate workshops for small and large groups in the community, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, private functions, and corporate training. Ariel has partnered with local, national, and international organizations to educate individuals on various topics related to sexuality, human development, relationships, and leadership. This savvy communicator brings a fresh, evidenced based approach to facilitation, counseling, and writing. She is currently developing a ‘healthy relationship and sexuality’ curriculum to educate youth about sex-positive, healthy behaviors, and makes decisions to be implemented in several agencies and schools in the North Florida region. Ariel provides corporate training, workshops, one-on-one coaching and other educational events. Visit Ariel’s site, or contact her at

Carina D Brooks-King is a licensed full specialist, certified eyelash extension specialist, makeup artist and nail photo_1technician, based in Apopka, Florida. She specializes in ethnic skincare and eyelash extensions. As a former educator who taught about nails and nail care, she strives to educate her clients as well as provide them with five star services. Her main interests are all things spa and beauty, Chihuahuas, fashion, Soca music and family.



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Felicia S.W. Thomas is an attorney and published author. As she
likes to say, a lawyer to meet her financial needs and a writer to fulfill her passion. She is the author of 80 Proof Lives, Double D Death and Double D Death 2. She cites Maya Angelou as her source of inspiration. Her favorite quote: If you’re going to pray, don’t worry. If you’re going to worry, don’t pray.

L. Denise Jackson, America’s Leadership Solutionist, is a speaker, published author and syndicated columnist, and founder of 2020Foresight™ and Manage Like You Own It®. Her umbrella company LDJ SolutFinally I have a picture I am going to master this thing yet I need to find the IM again I lost itions, LLC, a business development and personal and professional solutions company, is also joined with certifications as Social and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and Trainer, Emerging Leadership Trainer, and Personal Branding Analyst. “Your success is my business,” has been a mantra for the last 20 years and has been the foundational mindset of her success. Her personal source of inspiration is the desire to leave a legacy where people can learn from her long after she is gone. She is the author of The 7 Steps to Releasing Your Inner Greatness and is releasing The Glue and Manage Like You Own It® in Fall 2015. You can reach her for questions at and go to her website for more information. Connect with her on Facebook @L. Denise, Google @L. Denise Jackson, Instagram @ldenisejackson, LinkedIn @L. D. Jackson, Twitter @ideationexpert, and YouTube @IntrapreneurExpert.


Katina (Kat) Amoah is the founder of You, Can Women in Business, an entrepreneur and a certified professional life coach. Kat created the Transformational Awe-thenticity Coaching™ method and is the creator of the BOLDA$$ Woman Movement™. She is committed to helping as many women as she can, to transform their lives from the inside out, and live authentically.

As a certified Coach, she uses her background and coaching skills to help women meet their particular ‘challenge to change process’ liberating themselves into wholesome, enjoyable and confident lifestyles. Kat uses what she has coined the “BOLDA$$ Coach Approach™” to help the women that she coaches know that they can be bold, even in the face of fear. That they can leave doubt behind, and courageously take ownership of their lives, stepping into the goals that are important to them.

Kat is also a proud mother of five amazing children. In her spare time she enjoys handcrafting organic skin care products, working out, and binge watching zombie movies and spending time with her children.

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Michelle Maxwell received her B.S. in dietetics and M.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from The Florida State University. FullSizeRender (1)Originally on a pre-med track, she switched into this field after realizing how big of a role nutrition played in health, especially in preventing disease. Michelle’s heart is in public health because she knows how much of an impact education has on health outcomes, and this is why her current passion lies in improving health outcomes in the African American community, especially among our women and children. Ms. Maxwell’s goal is to teach everyone how to make small changes that can lead to big results.



Raven A. Davis is a foodie, avid cook and professional baker. She has catered cakes and desserts for special events and weddings for over 10 years. Ms. Davis enjoys the spirit of fellowship good food can create as well as the care it can convey.

Sherrell Moore-Tucker is a registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance, group fitness instrSherrelluctor certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), writer, dancer, and speaker. In 2013 she created Fit & Flow Yoga with Sherrell to provide Christ–center yoga and fitness classes for those seeking a mind-body-soul connection that complements their faith. Sherrell’s business motto is: Surrender to your Strength and Embrace your Flow. You can find out more about Fit & Flow Yoga with Sherrell at: 


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