Run Women's Conference

keynote speakers

Dr. Cassandra Bradford


Founder of the Run Women's Conference and CEO of Genesis Preferred Solutions.  Exquisite niche consulting firm specializing in M/WBE and Veteran Certifications and multi-million dollar contracts.  Speaker, Author, Humanitarian world-wide.

Dr. Cass is a living example of "Relational Currency".  This fireball loves the entrepreneurial spirit...and of course, C-A-K-E!

Shellie Hunt


President of Women of Global Change.  International motivational speaker, trauma expert, and author of Success by Design series and TV executive producer.  Millions have seen her on CBS, ABC, USA Today and CBS Money Watch.

Les Brown


Philanthropist, Feminist, Published Author and Blogger. Super over achiever.

As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients. 




The man behind “Say Increase!” - Johnny Wimbrey is a speaker,

author, trainer, and motivator, working with sales teams, high-profile

athletes, politicians and personalities around the world.

After leaving behind a world of drugs and crime at 18, Johnny redirected his

entire life and began a professional career in insurance and motivational

speaking. He has since launched three companies (Wimbrey Training Systems,

Wimbrey Global, and Royal Success Club International) and heads a sales team of

thousands in more than 30 countries, overseeing an active customer database of half a

million families.

Johnny continues to traverse the globe, sharing his powerful message through speaking

engagements and products. His incredible rags-to-riches story has resonated with

audiences all over the world, from Africa to Australia, India to Italy, Sweden to Spain. His

unique high-energy style has made him an incredibly sought-after speaker, and he has

shared the stage with legendary personal development gurus such as Les Brown and

the late greats Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar, just to name a few. His blunt honesty motivates

people to stop thinking and start doing.

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“I am more fearful of the shackles

of poverty than I am of the

freedom of taking risks.”

-Johnny Wimbrey




Motivational Speaker, Transformational Coach, Author, Trainer, and an exceptional wife.   

Coaching and speaking are Naomi’s passion. She believes that we should all strive to be transformational leaders from within.  As leaders, we can enjoy building our legacy now and be effective in changing the lives of others. 

Faye Kitariev


 Faye Kitariev is the Founder, CEO, and Creator of i’MAGiNT LiFE™. She is a bestselling author, international speaker, Certified High Performance Coach, and former Olympic figure skating coach     

Faye decided to dedicate her life to studying, implementing, and developing tools for life mastery and to empower, inspire, and teach people these tools so that they can enjoy fulfilling, meaningful lives, realize their dreams, inspire others, and contribute to the evolution of the universal consciousness. 


Teresa Campos is a highly accomplished speaker, entrepreneur, coach and mentor to all those seeking

 Teresa Campos is a highly accomplished speaker, entrepreneur, coach and mentor to all those seeking a more fulfilled life. Her cutting edge program, Your Life’s Design ™, provides participants with insights into the deep rooted impulses that negatively impede their desires.  

 Teresa’s ability to focus her skill as an empath has become very acute over the years – so much so, that reading the language of the human body’s energy system has become second nature. She has learned to identify an individual’s biography stored in the cellular memory of their body and has masterfully combined this skill with astrology, to further deepen an understanding of the reasons for the unfolding of their story    I

Dr. April J. Lisbon



Dr. April J. Lisbon is a family coach and empowerment speaker who helps motivate and equip families of children with exceptional needs with knowledge on how to purposefully develop and practice self-care skills while passionately living a healthier lifestyle in their careers, relationships, and health/wellness. She has authored two books, "Stretched Thin: Finding Balance Working and Parenting Children with Special Needs" and “Autism in April: A Mother’s Journey During the Tween Years”. Each book is a reflection of her own lived experiences raising a child with exceptional needs. 



 The only thing Bridgett Renay loves doing more than serving her fellow Veterans is writing. If you let her tell it, the first spoken words from the quiet but observant multiple-time bestselling author were, “I should really write this down” 

As a speaker and coach, Bridgett's acclaimed master class:  "Time Management for the Cubicle Slave" will empower you to maximize what you can accomplish in one hour per day.

Sherri leopold


She currently leads a team of almost 5000 promoters in Le-Vel. She provides a leadership training every week for her growing personal team. 

She is a current contributing editor for Exposure Magazine (since 2017). She contributes for the online, digital, and print formats.

From Grief to Grind is Sherri’s first collaborative book, due out in August of 2018. The book describes how grief impacts our journey to success, and how it can impact our purpose. She is currently at work on her first personal book, which will focus on how important it is to be aware of how we talk to ourselves, and how powerful our own words are.    

dr. natalie forest


CEO, International Executive Consultant, Transformational Business and Life Coach, Keynote Speaker & International Best Selling Author, and Mentor. 

Natalie, America’s Leading Expert in Personal Performance, is Founder of Success Revolutions and Revolutionize Your Potential, a series of educational trainings for individuals and corporations across the globe. Natalie engages leaders, corporate teams, and entrepreneurs to identify consistencies for their success. Her engaging methods and techniques address Human Capital, Leadership, Diversity, and Change Management in business and personal situations leading to increases productivity, teamwork, retention, resulting in higher profitability, authentic fulfillment, and less stress. 



Ms. Lia Abney is a veteran and federally employed with over 20 years of government service.   She is the owner of Lia Abney, LLC which empowers women to pursue their destiny through mentoring and self-assessment service offerings.  She  offers workshops designed and tailored for adults and small businesses through a community collaborated workshop known as “Winning in Augusta” as well as the Winning in Augusta Annual Community Health Fair 

Patrick Sgt. Pushup Parker


Patrick Parker also known as Sgt. Pushup™ is a decorated war veteran, working to make a difference across the United States, and, eventually globally by using physical activity, self-produced educational materials, and community outreach events to increase awareness in the areas of childhood hunger and bullying.   Through his Push-up Campaign challenges Mr. Parker has done over 500,000 push-ups which benefited organizations such as Run Women's Conference, fraternities, sororities, schools, and organizations world-wide.


Mr. Parker has also written and produced “Stop, I Count Sgt. Pushup Unity Jam” a song that is used as a tool to help unite our nation with his message that all count. 

wendy talley


 Wendy Thelese Talley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the last 18 years in Los Angeles, CA.  She uses her expertise in behavioral health to help people live out their destiny on purpose    

 Wendy also, has her own consulting firm, Thelese Consulting Group, LLC in El Segundo, CA.   Currently, Wendy Talley is the corporate trainer and clinical supervisor for postgraduates for SCHARP Behavioral Health.  As a Thought Consultant, she can be found speaking, coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs to develop effective SMART Goals and SMART Time Management skills to achieve the success they so desire.  She is the Author of SMART Goal-... Time Managment Workbook which can be found on Amazon. 

Tuere Harrold Armstrong


As a licensed Real Estate Agent and Escrow Officer I help you to  know the importance of home buying.  I am thrilled to education and continue to educate our clients throughout the closing process and aftercare education. The importance of friendship building is key for all of our relationships and our clients are excited and motivated to reach their home purchasing goals. Our company is built on a foundation of positive morals and integrity. We are educators and ensure our clients are no longer dream chasers and that's not changing !

Tuere helps others understand the power of real estate and how it can leave a legacy for you and your family.  Owning a piece of real estate is like owning a piece of the world.  Invest wisely.  Invest in your future.

sakinah bunch


Featured on ABC and Boss Lady Coaching, Sakinah Bunch, is the CEO of Cleangoodeats, a #1 Bestselling Author, Wellness Ambassador, Relationship Health and Wellness Coach, Mentor, Army Veteran, Army spouse for more than two decades and home educating mother of three.

She created Cleangoodeats, which reconnects families by teaching healthful cooking and holistic wellness by showing people how to make allergy-friendly, gluten-free and specialized meals.  Sakinah learned over the years that balancing work, maintaining a happy, healthy marriage and raising a family with allergies was not an easy feat, so she wrote the book, Wife to Be: A Survivor’s Guide for the New & Not-So Newlywed, which shares her nuggets of wisdom about how she “manages to keep her marriage thriving and family healthy with style, much humor and plenty of Cleangoodeats!”

michelle dawson


 As Founder and President of Catalyst Enterprises International, Dr. Michelle Dawson’s mission is to “help organizations and individuals turn potential into performance.” As an Organizational Strategist with nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle has help hundreds of organizational leaders to discover growth opportunities, increase productivity and implement action plans to achieve measurable and sustainable results. Michelle works closely with clients to develop Purpose-Filled People, Prioritized Plans and Pertinent Processes to yield Peak Performance far beyond their expectations 


As a result, clients are experiencing sustained measurable growth in their businesses that align with their vision, values and desired lifestyle.

Michelle is also co-author of two books, “A VIEW FROM THE TOP: Exceptional Leadership Strategies for Women” and The Female CEO: Pearls, Power & Passion. These books are for the woman who wants to unapologetically stand in the power of their femininity, share the brilliance and uniqueness of their talents with the world, and get paid what they are worth.



"SAVE YOUR MONEY...SPEND YOUR DINERO". Shikilia Caro is a money expert in her field. Mrs. Caro has proven her ability to manage a diverse portfolio of clients. Her belief that knowledge is the key to a successful financial future has equipped her as a leader, trainer, educator, facilitator, coach, Licensed Real Estate Advisor, and Certified Probate Specialist. She has shared her knowledge and experience with others as a mentor and counselor for the National Association for Black Accountants (NABA), a mentor for Junior Achievement, as well as the VP of Public Relations with Toastmasters. She has also served as Vice Chair on the Ambassador Team for The Arlington Chamber and on the Steering Committee for the Arlington Women's Alliance. Additionally, she’s facilitated financial workshops for General Motors and Dr. R.W.G Stem Academy, to name a few. She continues her service to the community as a Rotarian, as a member of the Phased-In Foster Care Project, and as a member of the Board of Directors for RUN Women Cares

Jennifer Mairo


 Jennifer is a multi-award winning TV Producer,  Published Author,  Philanthropist & overt Feminist who uses her work to express her passion for women & girls, as well as lend a voice to women in the community.
Whether she is supporting single moms & divorcees with her non-profit the Pamela Erere Foundation (@pefhelp), or directing & producing The Real Naija Ladies of Dallas- the first ever Reality Series showing the lives of African women in the United States - Jennifer continues to show that today’s woman can thrive both in her career and in family life. In 2018 with no film background Jennifer and her team won the title of Best Series at the African Film Festival. Since 2011, she has worked tirelessly in her home country Nigeria to bring succor to single moms, divorced women and widows by helping to provide education, financial aid and supplies to the rural areas of Nigeria. Jennifer and the cast of Real Naija Ladies of Dallas in October 2018 will embark on a high school tour in Nigeria to lecture students on the power of leveraging their secondary education with technology and social media. She says she is just getting started and we believe her. Jennifer is nothing short of a Black Girl with a lot of Magic✨. 

Smiley Elmore, Jr.


Guest Star on the American Gladiators show The Power Team & Strength Team.   Smiley Elmore Jr, PhD, had traveled the world doing amazing feats of strength with the world renown Power Team as well as special guest on the hit television series, The American Gladiators.    

As a World Record holder for the “Most Weight Hammer-Curled in 1 Minute of 4,000 lbs, Smiley hold the college football record at the University of Missouri, 187 yds on 18 carries (5th best in school’s history).   

A proud husband of 26 years to his lovely bride, Angela, they have 4 wonderful children where they reside in Oklahoma. With incredible Christian values, Dr. Smiley is an ordained minister and has earned three (3) academic degrees including a PhD in Christian Education.

Shonda Amie



Shonda Amie has been a personal trainer and nutrition consultant for more

than 7 years. She has a deep desire to help people achieve their 

individual fitness goals, regardless of experience or current level of fitness. 

She especially enjoys helping those who are coming back from illness or injury.  Her ultimate goal is in assisting people achieve a more positive, active lifestyle. 


Shonda believes that your ultimate health and wellness is determined not only by your physical fitness and environment, but also in how you view yourself. She has a committed belief that our bodies tell a story about how well we are doing as a whole and knows that she can help others achieve their goals by outlining a plan that will help them reach the level of fitness or strength that they wish to achieve. 

murriel watson



  Tired of Wasting Time Procrastinating and Losing Personal and Business Opportunities?


Get focused, be more productive and accomplish your goals. Learn simple, repeatable tricks and tips that will help you learn to decrease “the wandering mind” syndrome, re-focus your mind to the task at hand and achieve the goals you fear you cannot!


Murriel’s  will show you how to:

■Figure out why you procrastinate ■Get past the fear ■Get refocused ■Be more disciplined as an entrepreneur ■Improve business and personal relationships ■Increase productivity  


mitchell levy

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Mitchell Levy is the AHA Guy & CEO at AHAthat who empowers thought leaders to share their genius. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mitchell is a TEDx speaker and international bestselling author with sixty one business books. He’s provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, has advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company.




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Rickie Clark


Rickie Clark currently serves as a Consultant for the My Brother’s Keeper Program in the Fort Worth Independent School District. This initiative was created by former United States President Barrack Obama, as its aim to mentor young men of color as they transition from one life stage to another. Mr. Clark has a career spanning over 30 years affecting real change in the lives of youth. 

He is an Educational Consultant and Advocate for the Tarrant County Advocacy Program, a motivational speaker, Certified Violence Intervention and Prevention Trainer of Trainers, Youth 

Entrepreneurship Trainer of Trainers, Rites of Passage Trainer of Trainers and author of the book, “What My Daddy Should Have Told Me, Life Lessons for the African-American Male.” 

Rickie Clark, is a 1983 Graduate of Jarvis Christian College. Mr. Clark is also the Former Assistant Principal and Motivational Coordinator for the first community based alternative middle and high schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District, Former Program Director for the Fort Worth Housing Authorities, Neighbors Against Drugs Program (NAD), and Former President of the Jarvis Christian College Alumni Association of Fort Worth. These combined experiences have given him deep knowledge, insight, and understanding of issues effecting youth of today. 

What is MBK

MBK-MY BROTHERS KEEPER was founded by our President of the United States-Barak Obama to mentor young men of color as they transition from youth to men.  These young men are upstanding, accountable, and leaders of today and tomorrow.

Come learn more about this phenomenal program.