Meet our Voices of the 21st Century – Women Empowered Through Passion and Purpose

Gail WatsonGail Watson is president and founder of Women Speakers Association (WSA), the go-to place for innovative leaders, change-agents, and women with a message to connect, collaborate, and grow their visibility worldwide in order to fulfill their mission. As the first-ever global community for women speakers, WSA provides a platform for women to get seen, booked, and paid AND be part of a growing network reaching women in 120 countries.

Host of the popular Save Your Sanity podcast, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler helps clients worldwide to recognize, release, and recover from toxic relationships and emotional abuse. She is the author of seventeen books, including Escaping the Hijackal Trap and Kaizen for Couples.

Seeing her now, you would never guess what bestselling author, speaker, and business consultant Lynn Abaté-Johnson experienced in her past. Often, shadow gives way to light, revealing our own magnificence. Lynn unravels her lived experiences in service of others out of love, passion, and purpose. Her words bring vulnerability, community, resonance, and peace for the soul.
Dr. Lia Abney, author, speaker, and life coach, empowers clients to achieve goals and create balance. She has been featured on Meet the Elite Podcast, VoyageATL, and Black Wealth Magazine, and she won the 2019 Shero Award. Inspiring positive change, she encourages boldness, dream pursuit, and impactful action.

Judy E AdamsJudy E. Adams is a personal growth coach and healthy workplace advocate, focusing on conscious leadership development and big-picture strategy. Using her experience and intuitive skills, she supports visionary leaders to discover their true potential. To support her own journey of discovery, Judy is now a certified Happy for No Reason trainer.

Combining her multi-award-winning copywriting skills with lived experience, Karen Anderson shines a fresh perspective on the challenges facing victims of domestic violence. Her frank and down-to-earth approach encourages all of us to better understand their challenges, while her foundation collaborates with others to support victims of domestic violence.

Lee Atherton is a trauma survivor who rose from the ashes to become a first responder chaplain and end-of-life coach. Her mission is to positively impact the lives of at least one hundred thousand people through helping them “live a good dying” and help their loved ones navigate grief.

Dr. Teresa Barnes owns a group private practice in Colorado and Illinois. With thirty years of experience treating trauma and other psychological disorders, she integrates psychotherapy with nutritional and body-centered interventions to help treat other providers. As a consultant and international speaker, she promotes wellness in mind and body.

Dr. Renae Bjorg holds a PhD in teacher education at the University of North Dakota. An author, speaker, and coach, her passion is to ignite the heart of humanity through love and creative self-expression. She is a pioneer in helping people unravel limiting beliefs and embrace their exquisite beauty.

Glendoria Phillips Boyd is a poet, motivational speaker and author of From Black and Blue to Christ, Glendoria’s Creations, Wounded Lambs, and Church House Poetry. She is a graduate of Dallas Bible Theology Institute, the Children’s Ministry Institute, and holds a master teacher’s certificate. Boyd is a member of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Inc.

Aileen Boyle is a visionary on a mission to transform ambitious business, pioneering global market strategies. With unrivaled expertise, she enthuses founding teams with potent growth plans, propelling their commercial triumphs beyond pure profits. A dynamic speaker for entrepreneurial organizations and leading business schools, Aileen is devoted to empowering women in business.

Laura Camphuis is an executive assistant working in the disability industry. A true people’s person with a passion for helping others, she has more than ten years’ experience in customer service, with a proven record of building relationships. She is a wife, daughter, sister, world traveler, volunteer, and Rotarian at the Castlehill Rotary Club.

Abundance Child is a trailblazer in every class, program, group, and institution she has been a part of. She is a professional mother, venture culturist, lover of Ifa, and a fighter for whoever wants it. Abundance Child’s mission is to use food to advocate for social change. Her vision is to be that change.

Christine L. Conroy believes that life is too short to be anything but happy. Happy people are healthier, more successful, and live longer. A qualified coach, positive psychology practitioner, public speaker, and YouTube host of Happy Stuff and Fluff, Christine helps women to think their way to happiness.

A gold-medal paralympian and author, Carol Cooke, AM PLY, is an accomplished motivational speaker, known for her insightful talks and inspiring books that touch upon topics of determination, overcoming adversity, and leadership to provide audiences with the tools they need to overcome their own obstacles and find tangible solutions to complex problems.

Tasha (TC) Cooper is an executive coach, attorney, speaker, and business mentor. She is passionate about teaching executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs how to sustain high performance through alignment, effective communication, and personal branding. Coach TC’s online coaching workshops help business owners build purposeful and profitable businesses online.

Sarah Eddie is an autism mother, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and business mentor. Twice nominated for the Women’s Business Awards and a featured guest in female business magazines and podcasts, she specializes in enabling business owners to improve business performance so they can lead more fulfilling lives without sacrificing their well-being or profits.

Tracey Ehman is an organic marketing strategist who helps female entrepreneurs get their message out into the world and be found online to increase their reach and their income. She is also a bestselling author and podcast host.

Meet Joy Freeman, a transformational speaker, coach, and trainer passionate about inspiring growth and promoting holistic well-being. In an effort to create safe spaces for empowering women and equipping organizations, she brings her positive energy, dynamic personality, and inclusive delivery style to instill confidence, courage, and a conqueror mindset in life and leadership.

Charmaine HammondCharmaine Hammond, CSP, resilience and collaboration expert, is a highly sought-after speaker who teaches the importance of developing trust, healthy relationships, and collaboration in the workplace. She has helped clients build resilient teams and solve the issues that impact success and is the executive producer of the award-winning animated movie Back Home Again.

Zaneta Varnado Johns is a four-time bestselling author of Poetic Forecast, After the Rainbow, Voices of the 21st Century (2021, 2022, 2023), What Matters Journal, and Encore. She’s also co-editor of the Social Justice Inks anthology and an editor of the Fine Lines Journal. Her expressions appear in numerous literary publications.

Conscious Justice is a spiritual advocate to Conscious Co-Creators International Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit. Conscious Co-Creators is a resource for individuals seeking a holistic approach in their healing journey—physically, spiritually, and mentally.
Conscious Justice is a Certified Sound Healing Therapist and a grounding and meditation advocate to assist others in reaching their higher selves.

Paula M. KramerPaula M. Kramer is an international bestselling author, professional speaker, TV producer, and soft skills mastermind. Paula changes the world by attracting unimagined success and sharing with others the strategies that allowed her to do so since she was eleven years old. Her greatest successes have come after age seventy.

Marsha Lake is a visual presentation and transcription expert with forty-one years’ experience operating a successful secretarial and administrative business. Her natural, honest, down-to-earth, hardworking, confidential, and professional approach has gained repeated trust and friendships from clients she has had the privilege of working with over the years.

LaTanya Logan, MSOL, is an author, motivational speaker, and expert storyteller who candidly shares her life with others to encourage them to find their missing exclamation mark. A survivor of gun violence and breast cancer and a mental health advocate, LaTanya is available for speaking engagements and workshops.

Angelica G. Miller, international bestselling author and CEO of AGM Virtual Services, offers online business management for women-owned businesses that want to expand their online presence and reach more clients. She is passionate about amplifying women’s voices to capture the hearts of the people they serve.

Catherine Moore, LCSW, is an international speaker, mental health therapist, and first-generation college graduate. Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) and a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach. Learn more about how to work with Catherine by visiting her website.

ARhonda Osborne, MSN, RN, plans to launch AO Ministries in 2024. She has an outreach ministry to distribute toys to children on Christmas Day who live in motels for displaced families. ARhonda has a monthly Zoom ministry to demolish racism in the body of Christ. She also mentors novice nurses.

Kashaun Parker is a dynamic transformational speaker and coach known for her inspiring presentations and empowering coaching style. With her blend of personal development expertise and real-life experiences, Kashaun helps individuals and organizations unlock their potential, overcome obstacles, and achieve transformative results.

Sally Pederson is an international advocate, entrepreneur, award-winning writer, and empowering speaker, always offering fresh perspectives. The founder of Global Citizen Life, she empowers entrepreneurs, assisting them to reduce taxes, gain citizenships, and maximize profits for a global lifestyle. Her book International Money Mastery mirrors her expertise and life.

Lorene Phillips has an extensive background in management, financial services, corporate consulting, and professional training. She is a former international (re)insurance underwriting executive and founder of Clarendon Wallace, a boutique firm that provides executive coaching and leadership consulting services. A sought-after speaker, she is the author of two books.

Candace Plattor, M.A.Candace Plattor, MA, is an addictions therapist in private practice practice, specializing in working with families of those who are struggling with addiction. With more than 35 years clean and sober, Candace teaches families that enabled addicts do not recover and need to be loved with boundaries instead.

Valerie Priester is a Master Business Mindset Coach, Sacred Money Archetype™ Coach, Les Brown Coach-Trainer-Speaker, Christian life coach, and motivational speaker. She is the founder of Victorious Life Coaching LLC, where she assists her clients in overcoming confusion, frustration, and overwhelm so they can build profitable businesses and live victorious lives.

Maryann Rivera-Dannert is a certified life coach who holds several degrees and is also an MBTI® Certified Practitioner. An eleven-times published author and seven-times bestselling author, she has been featured in various publications and is also the host and creator of the Fearless Fridays with Maryann podcast.

Laura Rochelle is a certified life coach with a practice focused on holistic self-care and wellness. Recognized as a Top 15 Denver Coach in 2022 by Influence Digest, she empowers overwhelmed professionals to achieve balance and success. She cherishes life with her partner, Allan, and is a proud mom of four adult children.

Deborah Marcia Rubin, a yogi with comedic flare, innovative entrepreneur, passionate presenter, change artist, and insightful author, brings lightheartedness to her clients. Her Clarity Process holistically empowers women to transform change into personal growth, while aligning with their inner voice through the spiritual practices of yoga, breath, and meditation.

Laura Rubinstein is an award-winning marketing strategist, hypnotherapist, bestselling author of Social Media Myths Busted, and creator of Feminine Power Cards and companion book Journey to Feminine Power. She has consulted with more than fifteen hundred entrepreneurs to magnetize clients, grow their businesses, and transform their relationships. Laura serves on the Women Speakers Association Leadership Team and hosts the WSA-TV Premier Women Show.

Carolyn E. Sawyeris a native of Colorado, a recent retiree, and a mother of three. Carolyn looks forward to the next chapter in her life as an aspiring writer and author, with the goal of inspiring and encouraging others through love, honesty, and compassion.

Brigitte Stills, LREA, JP,
is the owner of the independent boutique real estate agency, Stills Properties. She has forty-four years of experience and is an established leader in her field. An amazing communicator and mentor, she coaches property management teams and has received several high-achievement awards during her career.

Corinna Stoeffl, a life coach and photographer, is a lifelong learner who shares her knowledge about rites of passage and her desire to go ever deeper into the mystery of life through speaking, writing, podcasting, workshops, and group and individual work.

Creator of Permission Granted to S.T.A.Y. #StartThinkingAboutYOU®, Kelli Y. Stonework is a com­munication strategist and award-winning author. She is passionate about providing strategies to enhance speaking and listening skills. Kelli is a firm believer that how YOU speak impacts how I listen, and how I listen impacts how YOU speak.

Ame-Lia Tamburrini MSc, is the CEO of Hum Consulting. A master facilitator and speaker, she moves organizations and communities beyond diversity, equity, and inclusion into cultures of kindness and belonging. With engaging talks and programs, Ame-Lia wakes up the leader in you to resolve the world’s biggest challenges from the inside out.

Margaret Swift Thompson believes in possibility over pathology, and this philosophy led her to create Embrace Family Recovery, LLC. As a certified coach, family members work alongside Margaret to develop healthier coping strategies and thrive despite addiction. Margaret’s passion project is The Embrace Family Recovery Podcast.

Andrea TompkinsAndrea Tompkins is an Integral Master Coach™, co-author of the bestselling book Voices of the 21st Century: Women Transforming the World, and recovery speaker. Andrea shares her experience, strength, and hope and coaches motivated clients to move toward their goals. She is available online globally and in person on the beautiful island of Bermuda.

Ngoc T. TranNgoc T. Tran is a Certified Public Accountant, debt and wealth coach, Global Business Connector, impact speaker, two-time international bestselling author, and host of The Paradigm Shifters Show on Boss Ladies TV Network. As CEO and founder of JJ Capital Partners, Ngoc helps people understand the value of time and money, shares strategies on creating multiple streams of residual incomes, and provides solutions to shifting people’s financial paradigms.

Natasha E. Williams is a girl boss trailblazer, speaker, coach, international bestselling author, and media mogul spearheading a global TV network that amplifies the voices of fierce female speakers, coaches, authors, and entrepreneurs across the globe, powering change and shattering norms in the business landscape.