Keynote Speaker

LINDSEY ELLISON

Brave Warrior; Narcissist Buster; Comedian

Relationship Coach & Speaker – LindseyEllison.com

Podcast @ Start Over, Find Happiness


Our luncheon keynote, the dynamic (and funny) Lindsey Ellison, will share with us her journey from surviving a painful divorce rooted in the grips of narcissism, to becoming a recognized expert in starting over and finding happiness. Lindsey’s work has been featured in publications such as Huff Post, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal and Dr. Laura. She has also been a guest of many television, radio and podcast shows, including her own, Start Over, Find Happiness.

Speakers

MEGAN GORDON-HALL

Healer; Tougher than nails chick; Creator of beautiful things

Registered Nurse, Acupuncturist (East-West Healing Arts) and Freelance Artist


Megan will share with us her experience of surviving a multitude of rapid-fire losses and trauma in an extraordinarily short amount of time. Life often throws us an unexpected blow from time to time, but in Megan’s case, they just kept coming. In all seriousness, how this incredibly brave, strong, humble and resilient woman still thrives, loves and continues to heal others every day, is truly inspiring. 

CARRESSA CHRISTIAN

Powerhouse; Queen of dance moves; Pure inspiration

Program Director/ Director of intensive outpatient program & supportive housing - Chrysalis House, Inc.


Carressa will share with us her journey from arriving at Chrysalis House as a Heroin/Cocaine addict in shackles to becoming its current Program Director, a recipient of the AA County Chamber Women in Leadership award, and now, a college student pursuing her bachelors degree in Psychology. This powerhouse will make you wipe the street off your feet and will love you until you learn to love yourself!!

TAMMY STUDEBAKER

Dragon slayer; Lyme disease fighter; Realtor extraordinaire

Real Estate Agent, Montague Properties/Keller Williams and published author


Tammy will share with us how hope, tenacity, and sheer grit got her through some incredibly dark times after her entire family was diagnosed with and hit hard by life altering illnesses. Putting back the pieces of their lives required her to go deep within, reinvent and envision a new and healthier reality for her and her family.

SUSAN HAHN

Beacon of light; Executive/Physician Coach; Hobble-jogger

Founder & President, Swan Consulting Group and the HobbleJog Foundation.


Susan will share with us her road to recovery following a near death experience that left her with multiple broken bones and traumatic brain injury. Turning this tragedy into something positive, Susan went on to start a non-profit which supports teens and young adults recovering from neurological trauma.

SHARON CRAIG

Courageous woman; Wise sage; Pillar of strength

CEO, Max Score Credit


Sharon will share with us her experiences of suddenly losing her beloved husband in 2016 and choosing to carry out his dream by continuing the business that he had started. Today, the company continues to thrive and carries on her husband’s dream of empowering men and women through financial stability.

SHARON NEW BLUGIS

(Facilitator)  Health advocate; Out of the box thinker; Community organizer


 Sharon re-careered in her late 30’s transitioning from the paralegal field to public health earning a Masters of Science in health science and is a public health educator.   Sharon is also a Thyroid Cancer survivor and teaches thyroid and adrenal workshops throughout the mid-Atlantic. 

Sharon will share with us tools and tips about how to best manage our stress and protect against adrenal fatigue when in a constant state of fight or flight.  

JEN STERLING

Creative Genius; Motivational Maven; Proud Ginger 

Artist @ JenSterling.com and Chief Red Head/Partner @ Red Thinking


Jen will share with us her journey of reinvention, resilience, single parenting, rebuilding trust and how she now uses her art as a way to empower the viewer to do something BOLD! 

ELIZABETH LIECHTY

Spartan warrior;  Global change-maker; Financial guru

Senior Partner, Charter Financial Group & Founder of the Blue Elephant Canvas Project.


Elizabeth will share with us the motivation and inspiration behind her decision to write the acclaimed book and animated film ‘The Blue Elephant’, as well as offer some empowering advice on how to best navigate the financial impacts of change. 

BETH HALL

Wonder Woman; Master juggler; Industry disruptor

Owner, Tag and Title Service of Maryland & Silver Star Service Center, Inc. 


Beth will share with us how she juggles two businesses, single parenting, and starting over after a divorce. Oh, and earned another college degree in her spare time!!