Get to Know Our Speakers

Sarah J. Bohnenkamp

Sarah J. Bohnenkamp is a Chief Trailblazer of epic conversations. Her Twitter profile says “Momma of two little love muffins. Wife. Singer (and bad guitar player). Leadership Coach. Developer. Dreamer. Horse lover.” 

For 20+ years she’s been a hope dealer and developer of leaders. Sarah specializes in: 

  • Cultivating anti-average leadership with professionals and bold organizations who want to make an epic impact.
  • Creating and maximizing sustainable business systems with adventurous entrepreneurs and best-in-class organizations.
  • Cultivating curiosity and clear communication skills (in person and online).

Sarah attributes much of her success to lessons she's learned from horses, including her first horse "Buck" who taught her volumes about leadership, never saying a word. 

Today, she combines leadership lessons from horses like Buck, with a dash of juicy pop-culture situations, paired with powerful, real-world business experience in the financial and agriculture sectors, so she can deliver unforgettable experiences for clients around the world. She serves through her leadership coaching and consulting business, and through speaking and facilitating workshops, leveraging the communication skills she started cultivating as a young rodeo queen in Idaho. 

Follow Sarah on Instagram at @sarahjbohnenkamp or visit

Speaking to us on The Anti-Average Business – Cultivating Epic Impact!

Jill Cruz

Jill Cruz, MS, CNS is an advocate for working WITH your nature for better health and performance. She calls herself “The Healthy Hedonist”, which means practicing radical self-acceptance, tapping into body wisdom, and taking pleasure in the health-building process. Jill helps people understand that the current health and weight loss standards are causing a lot of unnecessary suffering. Her "take-action" talks inspire and educate in a compassionate and relatable way. Jill brings science-backed strategies and a very extensive tool-box to the table. But she also brings compassion. Because she knows what it's like! Jill suffered from a 15-year long nighttime disordered eating habit, but she found a way to enjoy her life AND be at her best and she loves showing others that they can too! Jill has a Master of Science in Human Nutrition, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, and is an expert in healthy, sustainable, and pleasurable weight loss. She emphasizes that the process of health-building is about the mind, body, and spirit using evidence-based nutrition science, biochemistry, psychology, behavioral science, and neuroscience.

Speaking to us on how You Don't Have to be Perfect, but You Do Have to be Present!


Briana Dai

Briana Dai is an International brand makeover expert and social media branding phenom.

As the Creative Director at eWomenNetwork, Briana’s ideas are fresh, inspiring, and impactful and has helped thousands of women elevate their brand image and social media strategy.

She is a creative power strategist who enhances and elevates everything she touches. Her unique eye for design combined with a vast range of skills is as varied as her client list which includes Mariah Carey, Leanne Rimes, Martina Navratilova, Dell, Famous Footwear, James Avery, ESPN, New York Fashion Week, and more.

She is directing the creative future of marketing, branding, and communication for eWomenNetwork and the exciting Celebrity Science Division clients of the company.

Speaking to us on the Celebrity Science and building your brand online!



Laurina Esposito

Laurina Esposito is the mastermind, the heart, and the soul, behind Women in Porsche - she is also the owner of @EspoResto. #womencantoo is not just words to her, this woman can quite literally do it all!

Women in Porsche, Inc. was created to tell the stories of and connect the women who love Porsche Cars, drive them, work on them, and know every nuance, nut, and bolt of them - both literally and figuratively. Our dream is that these new communities of WiPsters will continue to break down the outdated standards that still exist and encourage younger generations to pursue their love for motorsports, joining forces with newfound friends for rallies, drives, dinners, car shows, events, retreats and so much more.

Speaking to us on Empowered Women Empowering Women!


Paula Friedland 

Paula Friedland, LCSW, CPCC has been a counselor and certified coach for 19 years, including 7 years as a coach for the Tony Robbins organization. She is also a corporate trainer, and has delivered hundreds of trainings to a multitude of companies over the past 20 years.

Paula is a true LIFE COACH--coaching people toward the lives they deeply long for. Her philosophy is to coach the person, not the circumstances, because when people feel more personally empowered, they see the circumstances in all areas of their lives change. One of Paula’s deep gifts is her uncanny ability to see people’s unique beauty and strength beneath the challenges they present, allowing them to feel truly seen and heard. She is very passionate about what she does, and in addition to her comprehensive coaching toolbox, she brings humor, expertise, accountability, and non-judgment to every session.

Paula is also the co-founder of a powerful approach to public speaking called, “Soul Speaks” as one of her specialty areas is to help people break free from their fears around public speaking, find their true voices, and become authentic, confident speakers. She has helped hundreds of people  increase their self-esteem and self confidence in front of groups and in every area of their lives. She is creating a movement for greater, deeper, freer self-expression, one client at a time.

Before working in the helping profession, Paula worked extensively in the theatre, in NYC and abroad, and brings the creativity from her artistic background and experience, to all her endeavors with clients today. 

Speaking to us on how to Speak from Your Soul!


Chelle Johnson

Chelle Johnson is a first-generation college graduate that grew up with limiting beliefs, fear, and dysfunction. Through faith, resilience, grit and determination, she held executive leadership roles in Talent Acquisition and HR at Fortune 50 companies such as: Comcast, Lockheed Martin, Quest Diagnostics and Honeywell. She lived and worked in Asia, Latin America, has a MBA, and speaks Spanish and English. She now helps high achievers and diversity allies amplify their awesome and have abundance in their career and life.

Chelle is a career ally, change maker, and positive mental fitness authority that helps people be their best. She loves helping people get crystal clear on who they are and what they want, and building courage and confidence so that they can live abundantly. She is known for coaching and guiding people to listen to their inner wisdom, take risks, build their bravery and have the courage to seek their best life.

Speaking to us on Raise up your Mental Fitness Game!




Christine Laria

Christine Laria is a classically trained musician and energy healer with 13 years of university teaching experience and over 20 years in the field of energy medicine. Through presence, insight, energy and sound, she guides, uplifts, and inspires those who are ready to live as the full power, freedom, and love that they are. She lives on the big island of Hawaii and is the owner of Laria Crystal Sound where she connects people with their crystalline bowlmates. In her many lifetimes and in this one, she has played the roles of daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, dancer and dance teacher, classical soprano, vocal music professor, choral and orchestral conductor, Carnegie Hall soloist, author, featured guest and speaker, nationally televised CBS Special music director, energy healer, channel, life coach, photographer, and mermaid.

Speaking to us on the Crystalline Sound for Activating the Power of Your Soul Voice!



Donna Mazzitelli

Donna Mazzitelli believes that finding our voices is critical to living authentic lives. As founder of Writing With Donna and Merry Dissonance Press, Donna is an award-winning writing coach, editor, and publisher. She helps writers connect to their unique core voice so they can share messages crafted with heart. Donna’s life experiences, which include two cancer diagnoses and significant personal family loss, have helped grow her heart and compassion, as well as her intuition, which she offers her clients through the writing and editing process.

Donna recognizes that everyone has stories to tell. The more we share our stories from our hearts—whether fiction or nonfiction—the more our readers will connect with us and be transformed. This is how we heal ourselves and our world.

Donna continues to work on her own writing. To date, she has written and published three children’s books: Warm Toes, The Great Stirring, and The Recycling Project. Her first memoir, Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life, will be published in February 2022. And she has already begun work on her next memoir, Madonna Blue Heart, which she intends to release in less than a decade!

Speaking to us on Writing Your Soul Book!




Charisse Sisou

Charisse Sisou is on a mission to inspire leaders and changemakers to unleash their message and impact by reclaiming the wisdom of the body, the power of story and the intuitive flow of feminine leadership.

As speaker and bestselling author of Shameless: Unleash Your Message, Impact & Power, Charisse taps 10+ years as a nationally award-winning bellydancer, reconnecting you with hidden reserves of energy, intelligence and healing that reside in your brilliant body, and revealing its direct and timeless link to owning your message, worth, and sovereignty.

As Chief Executive Priestess of the Claim Your Message Copy and Content Agency, she supports leaders in telling their stories, sharing their gifts, and marketing with love to attract the clients, community and opportunities they desire—in order to create the change they want to see in the world. Feminine leadership mentor, messaging expert, bellydancer and author, Charisse brings revolutionary tools to break through barriers, amplify your impact, and transform your business and life. Learn more at

Speaking to us on how “She” Lights the Way: Bringing Your WHOLE Self as a Woman Who Leads!



Tricia Turpenoff

Tricia Turpenoff: Expand your confidence, elevate your visibility and grow your revenue!

The Benefit: There is no question when I get you in front of my camera you will gain, cash, clients and clout!

Beginning: I received a 126 Kodak Instamatic film camera as a gift from my aunt and uncle when I was five years old. Although I was young, this mature gift suited me just right. A childhood trip to Washington D.C. was my photography debut, and caused my parents to comment admiringly on my natural ability for what was later to become my passion and calling.

Passion and purpose: My mission in photography is to capture a slice of your essence. I have spent over 25 years listening, loving and branding my clients. The difference you will feel when you work with me is that you will feel seen, heard and feel beautiful! My passion for photography extends far beyond having you in front of my lens.

Speaking to us on How Brand Photography will grow your cash, clients and clout!




Jennifer Urezzio

Jennifer Urezzio is the founder of Soul Language – a paradigm that puts tangibility to Soul so a conscious connection can be established to enable crystal clear decisions for success. Jennifer is also a master intuitive and the author of two best-selling books. Currently, she has trained over 30 practitioners worldwide in Soul Language. At this time there are over 5,000 individuals all over the world connecting to their Soul Languages.

Speaking to us on The Business of Soul - Listening to your Soul to expand your business and receive!