Presentation Information

Presentation Information


Design (and Build) Your Life

Soyeon Shim

Information coming soon!


Disrupt the Status Quo

Laura Gmeinder & Coreyne Woodman Holoubek

Women often hesitate to assert themselves as change agents due to a lack of confidence in their own ability or external pressures. But what does it take to push boundaries and disrupt the status quo? We are able to inspire change when we harness our inner leader and take purposeful action, ready-or-not. During this high energy presentation, participants will be introduced to strategies to gain the confidence that leads to a truer you, identify and breakdown barriers to create the right environment for disruptive thinking and discover their motivation to override doubt and take calculated risks to push the limits. Laura Gmeinder and Coreyne Woodman- Holoubek will share the shift that’s possible when you live your truth, embrace inspired change and disrupt the status quo.

Be Money Confident and Reimagine Life

Amy Crowe

Every day, our money choices either move us closer or farther away from our goals and dreams. We will lead you through exercises that you can use to identify habits, emotions and relationships that are holding you back from who you really are and what you really want to do. Leave inspired to re‐define your money and your life.

From Pain to Power

Sagashus Levingston

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Assertive Communications for Professional Women

Natalie DeMaioribus

Chimera® Self-Defense Designed for Women, a program of the Rape Crisis Center, unlocks the bold, balanced, confident, strong and healthy woman in all of us. In this workshop we will acquire and refine tools for effective interaction with our colleagues, supervisors, clients… and more! This program is useful in everyday life and has the added benefit of preparing us for how to respond when confronted with a potentially dangerous situation.

Assertive communication is a cornerstone concept of the program, and our instructor will teach concrete, specific techniques, both verbal and non-verbal.
Participants will leave with increased confidence in their voice, their presence, and their ability to set boundaries.

Nature as Our Teacher

Sarah Young

We’ve all heard the term “force of nature.” The thing is, each of us is a force of nature – but rarely do we truly hear the lessons that nature has for us, or boldly claim them out in our worlds. During this interactive and thought-provoking session, we’ll explore the ways we can tune in, open up, and integrate the many lessons nature has for us. We’ll discover ways we can lean into nature to become more confident, to find our voices, and to more powerfully step into our leadership and our joy. We’ll explore the power of the divine feminine, of mother earth, the moon, and within ourselves. And we’ll examine lessons from ancient wisdom and how we can apply it to our modern world and everyday lives.

Awaken Your Potential

Megan Watt

We all having a calling, and our real job in life is to figure it out. Whether you feel certain about your purpose or completely lost, together we will uncover our true potential and learn how to take the next right move toward achieving it. How many times have you been asked, what do you do? But when is the last you asked or answered, WHY you do what you do? Each of us has unique ways of bringing value to the world and in this session you’ll learn strategies to help you DISCOVER your PURPOSE and IGNITE IT. Oprah once said, “There’s no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling.” The time is now to focus on YOU and your journey!


Effective Strategic Planning

Melanie Schmidt

Successful strategy is an organization’s guiding light. It starts with an understanding of aim and frames your readiness for action. The more practical your strategy, the more powerful it becomes for your organization. This interactive session provides you with ways to advance the conversation, parameters for grounding your strategy in purpose, and techniques for bringing strategy to life in service of your mission.

B.O.S.S. – Believer of Serving Selflessly

Laneice McGee

We look for the light at the end of the tunnel, not realizing we are light for the tunnel. Servant leadership is about being confident in your ability to lead and share that leadership with others. Leadership is more about sharing the vision and less about directing it.

Strengths-Based Performance Feedback

Melanie Schneider

Performance feedback, if done right, has the potential to benefit employees in terms of individual and team performance. Utilizing a more constructive approach has the potential to enhance employee engagement, motivation, and job satisfaction. You will leave with nine research-based recommendations on how to deliver effective performance feedback employing a strengths-based method.


Brand Strategy on a Budget

Amber Swenor

Every business has the potential of becoming a brand, no matter your budget. In this interactive workshop we’ll cover what it means to transition from business to brand, and you’ll learn the top techniques that you can implement to build your brand, for little to no cost. Tactics include public relations techniques, building your brand as a thought-leader, social media and more. The workshop is designed for business owners and marketers at all stages who want to become empowered in marketing and learn how to more effectively market, with little to no budget. The workshop teaches the practical steps for implementing marketing strategies through real life examples, collaboration and a take home workbook so that participants can start taking action immediately.

How to Activate Your Brand and Grow

Jocelyn Vande Velde

For the solo-preneur, small business owner, retailer or corporate player, brand activation strategy is all the same–just scaled different. You don’t need mega bucks to make big impact in converting marketing tactics to sales. Let me show you a path that includes how to 1) be discovered, 2) build community, 3) leverage your expertise and 4) grow sales through service. All of this should lead to the very best and most cost effective marketing–word of mouth. Many tactics are extremely low cost and fun, but they require a plan. You will walk away with a road map and numerous, actionable ideas to explore in your own endeavors and build the ultimate consumer experience. Join me to learn how to get started or tweak your current plan!

Entrepreneurial Start-Up Panel

Summit Credit Union

Information coming soon!


Morning Meditation

Betsy Delzer

Information coming soon!

Let’s Try Knot-Working


30 minutes of fun and games so you can meet, greet, laugh, and learn while you build connections and community! Let THE JILLS OF ALL TRADES co-founders, Megan A.C. Boswell and Corinne Neil, lead you through five quick activities that make networking feel like ‘know-working’ – their catch-phrase for creating ties that lift and link women in an atmosphere of community, collaboration and connection.

Professional Headshot Mini-Session

Shanna Wolf

Professional head shot mini sessions available during the THRIVE conference include:

  • Ten minute session shot on location at the Edgewater Hotel
  • Private preview album emailed to you for review
  • Select your favorite image and receive a high resolution fully edited jpeg (additional images may be purchased for a small charge)

Session Cost: $35

Secure your session time early by emailing or book the day of the conference.