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2023 SPEAKERS

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PhD, CTNHolistic Wellness Expert, Anxiety & Stress Specialist, Certified Enneagram Coach& Corporate Trainer

Dr. Leslie Glenn Evans

n 2008, Dr. Leslie Glenn Evans opened her holistic practice with the express purpose of helping people feel better—physically and emotionally—by embracing a gentle, natural approach to self-care. After a 16-year-career educating at-risk adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, and depression, Dr. Leslie blended her degrees in Education and Professional Counseling with her love of natural health care to enlighten others about the benefits of a holistic lifestyle. Dr. Leslie earned her PhD in Natural Health Sciences with extensive study and dissertation on the gut/brain connection. She is a certified Enneagram Coach, Life Strategies Coach, a Holistic Wellness Coach, and is trained in Hemispheric Integration, a form of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She has additional training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and is a HeartMath Practitioner. Dr. Leslie is DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education) certified and is also certified as a nutritional consultant and yoga instructor. Her most recent training in Mind Body Spirit Release ™ allows her to help clients identify specific blocks and limiting beliefs that may be preventing them from achieving their life goals whether personal, health or business related.Dr. Leslie’s vast, comprehensive expertise in education, nutrition, and coaching provides a unique approach to guiding others toward total body wellness. She is passionate about assisting those struggling with unwanted, unexplained, and debilitating anxiety and health challenges. Her primary focus is with those struggling with Anxiety. She also offers natural solutions for intestinal health, brain function, allergies, stress management, and adrenal fatigue. Dr. Leslie’s own personal journey gives her a unique perspective and understanding of her clients’ challenges and frustrations. She is excited to help her clients become the best version of themselves—to live well and be well.Dr. Leslie is partnered with Down to Earth Counseling & Wellness of Tuscaloosa, AL and sees clients on an individual basis while offering Telehealth consultations for those living out of the area. She serves her community by offering local wellness and yoga classes, and she is available for corporate training, conferences, retreats and other speaking events.

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Author & Podcast Host

Jacquie J

I am a wife, mother, business owner, author, and a forever military brat. Growing up in a military family afforded me the luxury of living all over the United States and abroad, that life shaped me into the well-rounded, do-it-afraid person I am today.

My husband and I have 3 children, and we enjoying traveling and sitting around the dinner table laughing and having a good time. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and watching movies with my family. My favorite book, “The Bottom of the Pool” by Andy Phillips, is the book that encouraged me to write

my book and pursue my passion of helping others.

 

The most important thing I want you to know about me is that I firmly believe that when you begin to have a relationship with God, know the sound of His voice, and begin to see yourself as God sees you, you can begin to live a peaceful and joyful life. 

 

My purpose in life is to be a helpful resource to all. I believe that with God I can help people live a stress-free and blessed life. How? By reminding everyone, every chance I get “No Regrets…Just Lessons Learned.”

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Team Leader/CEO

Delana Roe

Delana Roe is currently the Team Leader/CEO of Keller Williams Tuscaloosa where she focuses on company growth and consulting top agents in their businesses. KW Tuscaloosa is #1 in market share and agent count in the West Alabama market. 

 

During her previous position she was the Director of Operations for The Gray Group. The Gray Group is the #1 Keller Williams sales group in the state of Alabama and #2 in the Southeast region. The team closed 466 transactions in 2020, and 602 transactions in 2021 prior to her moving into her current leadership role.

 

Prior to joining KW, Delana had a decade of commercial property management, and operations experience. Her primary focus was creating efficient systems and processes to increase profitability. 

 

In addition to real estate, Delana is passionate about education. She has previously served as Administrator for the real estate department at Stillman College. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Alabama, and masters from The University of Alabama in communications. She holds an associate brokers license, is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, serves as a member of the West Alabama MLS Board of Directors, and is a real estate instructor. She is married to Josh Roe, mother to daughter Charlie Beth, and the world's cutest pups, Max and Maverick.

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Financial Planner

Megan Spain, CFP®

Megan graduated from Auburn University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing in 2008. In 2016, she obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification (CFP® certification) from The American College. Megan is Series 7, 66 registered and insurance licensed in multiple states across the country.

Megan has been doing planning for small business owners and other professionals for the past 10 years. Her team of advisors work diligently to create financial plans to help their clients accumulate wealth, reduce taxes, and continue a legacy for their families. Through comprehensive financial planning, she focuses on the needs of her clients’ to create a unique plan to help meet their specific goals and objectives. Her goal is to establish long lasting relationships with her clients and their families. These long-term relationships help to provide clients a sense of security for their future and the future of their family and operation.

Megan has always dreamed of owning a ranch, her love of horses and the outdoors is in her blood. Her dreams and farm experience have fueled her passion for helping agribusiness owners and multi-generational farming operations address their concerns over growing their operations, retirement planning, and succession and estate planning.

In addition to her work with business owner and professionals, Megan supports several non-profit organizations such as Special Equestrians, National MS Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and the YWCA.

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Keynote, Executive Leadership Coach, Leadership and Organizational Development Strategist and Women's Empowerment Advocate

Ashley Wheeler

With over 25 years of experience in learning, leadership, and organizational development, I am a certified executive coach and consultant who helps individuals, teams, and organizations achieve extraordinary results. I have a proven track record of designing and delivering impactful talent management, performance improvement, and cultural transformation programs for diverse and global clients, including Caterpillar and Hunt Refining Company.

My passion is to ignite the spark within people and organizations to discover and fulfill their purpose, maximize their potential, and continuously improve their performance. I leverage my expertise in Extended DISC, Marshall Goldsmith Executive & Team Stakeholder Centered Coaching, John Maxwell Leadership, and FranklinCovey Leadership to provide customized coaching, training, and speaking services on topics such as leadership, women's empowerment, and organizational development. I hold a master's degree and 60/60 hours of PhD coursework in education from Auburn University, and I am a Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society member and a 2022-2023 Graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa.

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Team Leader/CEO

Mildred Black

Mildred Black is a People+Culture Advisor, an expert at the intersection of people and culture. She is an entrepreneur, transformation coach, speaker, lecturer, and storyteller who has addressed audiences nationally and internationally. Her mission is to develop people and remove barriers to human greatness.

Through The Being My Best Academy, she coaches leaders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs to transform, thrive, and make an impact in the world around them.

 

Through her consulting practice, People Optimum Consulting, she partners with organizations Fortune 100 companies like Amazon and Mercedes-Benz to improve retention and engagement in the workplace culture by implementing innovative people solutions. Through her People+CultureTM System, she engages leaders and teams in assessing people and the workplace culture to implement strategies that improve outcomes.

 

Drawing from over two decades of experience as a senior HR leader, she specializes in people+culture transformations through coaching, facilitated learning experiences, management consulting, and community partnerships. She has helped thousands of leaders experience breakthroughs with strategy, labor law, diversity equity & inclusion, leadership, and workplace nuances. Her roles as a top Human Resources executive have included large, public, and private sectors. She has led organizational initiatives to enhance employee experience, communications, technology, organizational development, and operational performance.

 

Mildred is a media contributor. The Wall Street Journal recognized Mildred as a Diversity+Business expert. Mildred has appeared as a contributor in The Wall Street Journal, and she has been a featured guest on ABC and Fox News. She launched the People+Culture Vodcast to stimulate meaningful conversations for today’s workplace, and she is the creator of the People+Culture Newsletter on LinkedIn. She earned her Executive MBA in Business Leadership from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of Alabama. Mildred has studied business practices in Shanghai and Beijing China. In addition, Mildred has studied Strategy at Harvard Extension School. Mildred is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute.

Mildred is passionate about creating pathways to growth, development and healing from the negative impacts of systemic trauma and poverty. Her volunteerism and leadership in the community has focused on amplifying opportunities for individuals and businesses from underrepresented backgrounds and being of service to those in need. Mildred believes in the power of education, creativity, and synergy to facilitate positive change in people and cultures.

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