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Aruba Connection Getaway

For Men & Women

FEBRUARY 5-11, 2023

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Renew. Restore.

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OVERVIEW
ABOUT THE RETREAT
WHO THIS IS FOR
THE BENEFITS
THE DETAILS
LEADERS

It’s been too many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and perhaps years since you’ve last put away your troubles and set off for a week away with your most beloved spouse, and friends. It’s time to reunite, reminisce, and make new memories together that will last a lifetime for no reason at all. Taking a trip with your spouse, and friends simply defines the word joy. A getaway to Aruba will deliver plenty of priceless moments, too.

When you touch Aruba, it touches you back. It returns the love with warmth and kindness, natural treasures, and surprises. The island of Aruba is life. Its vibrant palette of brilliant azure seas, deep green aloe plants, and rich orange earth has sustained our people and visitors for centuries.

  • Sharing, caring, and loving one another
  • This is a transformational event for everyone around the world.
  • Allow your soul to soar and be renewed.
  • We Would Love to Meet You Before the Getaway and would Love You to Meet Us:
    Please Let’s do a Zoom Connection Let’s Schedule a Zoom Meet-up to Connect
    Please contact us at 847-917-9693 or email us at www.braveheartworkshops.com to set that up now! We are so excited you want to attend

The Hope. Health. Healing. Aruba Getaway

  • Begin each morning by getting all your Vitamin D in the sand with the sun rising. Start the day with stretching and movement, and a nutritious breakfast
  • Begin each morning with praise and worship and an opening prayer
  • Develop a strong personal support system using your core values and proven Hope. Health. & Healing principles
  • Recognize the signs of personal busyness, being overwhelmed, isolated, and loneliness
  • We Would Love to Meet You Before the Getaway and would Love You to Meet Us:
    Please Let’s do a Zoom Connection Let’s Schedule a Zoom Meet-up to Connect
    Please contact us at 847-917-9693 or email us at www.braveheartworkshops.com to set that up now! We are so excited you want to attend

For Men & Women who want to Connect and Getaway.

What’s a Connection Getaway?

When two or more people spend a week together away from their home, which is free from responsibilities and agendas to a warm & sunny destination by the ocean in Aruba, they can relax, recharge, and rejuvenate their friendship. Why go on a Connection getaway trip?

You Should Take a Connection Getaway Trip:
Research supports that taking a trip with your friends can improve your mental health and long-term happiness, and we know mental wellness is so important for overall health

Whether you’re traveling with your spouse, new acquaintances, or a group of friends, nothing beats a getaway with others for fun, photogenic views, and lots of quality connection time.

For anyone who wants to grow, connect, laugh, play, and experience more Hope. Health. & Healing in their life.

Join us and hear these stories that will:

  • Improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Reduce your depression and anxiety.
  • Reduce your stress
  • Hope. Health. Healing. Aruba
  • Couples, Men & Women’s Getaway

Are you overworked?
Do you feel stressed out or exhausted?
Have you been working long hours and your life is filled with busyness?
Is it time for a break and to spoil yourself?
Imagine releasing anxiety, recharging, and rejuvenating yourself!
Join us February 5-11, 2023 for 6 nights/7 days to a beautiful island getaway that is centered to promote peace from within and a return to well-being.
Put your toes in the sugar white sand on the pristine beaches in Aruba
Go snorkeling in the turquoise waters.
Quiet your mind, escape everyday craziness, and lean into different experiences.
Allow the breath of nature to fill your soul.
Participate in a life-expanding group immersion to balance, reconnect, reset, and reboot yourself!
Join a group of awesome people for a week on the beach.
Gift yourself a fantastic getaway to the Caribbean.
Soak in the best moments on the beach or with a relaxing massage.
Get a taste of fabulous dining experiences at the best local beachfront restaurants.
Leave your stress and worries behind.
Learn tools and techniques to achieve Hope. Health. Healing.

Join us and hear these stories that will:

  • Improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Reduce your depression and anxiety.
  • Reduce your stress

We Would Love to Meet You Before the Getaway and would Love You to Meet Us:
Please Let’s do a Zoom Connection Let’s Schedule a Zoom Meet-up to Connect
Please contact us at 847-917-9693 or email us at www.braveheartworkshops.com to set that up now! We are so excited you want to attend

The Benefit

  • Connection with your spouse, men & other women filled with love, laughter, and play.
  • Improved Mental and Physical Wellness
  • Offering space to create intention and have more clarity of what Hope. Health. and Healing means in your life

Hope. Health. Healing. Aruba Connection Getaway on February 5-11, 2023

  • Are you overworked?
  • Do you feel stressed out or exhausted?
  • Have you been working long hours and your life is filled with busyness?
  • Is it time for a break and to spoil yourself?
  • Imagine releasing anxiety, recharging, and rejuvenating yourself!
  • Getaway for 6 nights/7 days to a beautiful island getaway that is centered to promote peace from within and a return to well-being.
  • Put your toes in the sugar white sand on the pristine beaches in Aruba
  • Go snorkeling in the turquoise waters.
  • Quiet your mind, escape everyday craziness, and lean into different experiences.
  • Allow the breath of nature to fill your soul.
  • Participate in a life expanding group immersion to balance, reconnect, reset, and reboot you!
  • Join a group of awesome people for a week on the beach.
  • Gift yourself a fantastic getaway to the Caribbean.
  • Soak in the best moments on the beach or with a relaxing massage.
  • Get a taste of fabulous dining experiences at the best local beachfront restaurants.
  • Leave your stress and worries behind.
  • Learn tools and techniques to achieve
  • Hope. Health. Healing.
  • We Would Love to Meet You Before the Getaway and would Love You to Meet Us:
    Please Let’s do a Zoom Connection Let’s Schedule a Zoom Meet-up to Connect
    Please contact us at 847-917-9693 or email us at www.braveheartworkshops.com to set that up now! We are so excited you want to attend

  • Jill Reynolds has 41 years of recovery from Drugs and Alcoholism, 31 years from Codependency, and 7 years from eating disorders that include anorexia, restrictive/avoidance disorder, and binge eating. She is also recovered from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and PTSD. She is a true overcomer with years of healing which led her to receive true Hope. Health. Healing. in her life. She offers Transformational coaching, Improv, and Storytelling to help others heal and be set free from burdens in their life.
  • We all need wellness and connection and a great healing getaway filled with Love, Joy, Peace, and gobs of laughter and play.
  • The rooms are soothing and comfortable and just outside is a beautiful ocean breeze to help you relax and restore your soul. And you can’t beat the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
  • We Would Love to Meet You Before the Getaway and would Love You to Meet Us:
    Please Let’s do a Zoom Connection Let’s Schedule a Zoom Meet-up to Connect
    Please contact us at 847-917-9693 or email us at www.braveheartworkshops.com to set that up now! We are so excited you want to attend

  • Brave Heart Workshops was founded by Larry in 2016. He believes in helping others discover their true authentic self, live life more completely, and identify and fulfill their life purpose.
  • Larry received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana in Business Administration and Management and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Business Administration and Management.
  • Larry had been a volunteer at a large mega-church serving on their insurance committee, leading Small Groups, and hosting international pastors from all over the world to help offset their travel costs at a local Global Leadership Summit.
  • Larry has broad in-depth experience in management, marketing, and sales. Larry has conferred with major companies to increase sales, improve profitability, and strengthen customer service.
  • Larry brings much value to the Brave Heart Workshops with his Vision Setting, Leadership, and Management skills.
  • His compassion and empathy make every attendee feel welcome. His leadership skills keep the event flowing with ease.

6 Nights/7 Days Getaway

Join us for 6 Nights/7-Days Aruba Connection Getaway for Men & Women and surround yourself with connection to God, nature, and splendor in the Caribbean. Aruba is best known for its dazzling white beaches. One of the main reasons why people are drawn to this small Southern Caribbean island is the people.

February 5-11, 2023

he 6 Nights/7-Days Aruba Connection Getaway for Men & Women is in February 2023. It is no secret that many people travel to Aruba to escape the cold rainy days they have back home. The island is known to have great weather, but did you know Aruba has the most sunny days of any island in the entire Caribbean?

Aruba

In Aruba, they have been blessed with the perfect combination of the radiant sun and the famous trade winds, which help keep you feeling cool year-round. Aruba’s pristine white sand beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches not just in the Caribbean, but in the entire world.

Event Speakers & Leaders

Our Event Brings together Connection with Leaders & an Environment to Make Great Friendships
Simply Click on the Speakers Below to Read Their Full Bios

Jill Reynolds

CEO OF BRAVE HEART WORKSHOPS

CEO of Brave Heart Workshops, Connection Show Podcast Host, Speaker, Recovery Warrior, #1 International Best-selling Author, & Transformational Coach

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Larry Reynolds

CFO OF BRAVE HEART WORKSHOPS

CFO of Brave Heart Workshops, Management, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Speaker, Biblical Teaching, Small Group Leader, & Hospitality Host

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Event Registration

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Pay by Cash: Double Room Occupancy

Best Savings Share a Room Connect With Others
Pay by Cash

$1,599

Per Person

6 Nights/7 Days Lodging: February 5-11, 2023

Breakfast Daily

Lunch Daily

Nutritious Snacks Daily

Beverages

Outings to Pristine White Sandy Beaches, & Area Attractions

Shopping Excursions

Connection Circles, Friendship, & Laughter

Transformational Coaching

Pick-Up & Drop-Off at Aruba Airport (Ground Transportation)

No Credit Card Processing Fees

Aruba getaway is non-refundable & non-cancellable
Payment plans are available.
You can either pay in full or make three payments.
Ask me how! Pay by cash and save $100.00

Pay by Credit: Double Room /shared Bath

Share a Room, and Connect With Others
Pay by Credit

$1,799

Per Person

6 Nights/7 Days Lodging: February 5-11, 2023

Breakfast Daily

Lunch Daily

Nutritious Snacks Daily

Beverages

Outings to Pristine White Sandy Beaches, & Area Attractions

Shopping Excursions

Connection Circles, Friendship, & Laughter

Transformational Coaching

Pick-Up & Drop-Off at Aruba Airport (Ground Transportation)

Includes Credit Card Processing Fees

Aruba Getaway is Non-refundable & Non-cancellable
Payment Plans Are Available
You Can Either Pay in Full or Make Three Payments;
Ask Me How! Pay by Credit

Pay by Cash: Single Room Occupancy/bath

Single Rooms Are Limited Book Now! Private Room/bath

$1,799

Per Person

6 Nights/7 Days Lodging: February 5-11, 2023

Breakfast Daily

Lunch Daily

Nutritious Snacks Daily

Beverages

Outings to Pristine White Sandy Beaches, & Area Attractions

Shopping Excursions

Connection Circles, Friendship, & Laughter

Transformational Coaching

Pick-Up & Drop-Off at Aruba Airport (Ground Transportation)

No Credit Card Processing Fees

Aruba Getaway is Non-refundable & Non-cancellable
Payment Plans Are Available.
You Can Either Pay in Full or Make Three Payments. Pay by Cash Now and Save $100

Pay by Credit: Single Room Occupancy/bath

Single Rooms Are Limited Book Now! Private Room/bath

$1,999

Per Person

6 Nights/7 Days Lodging: February 5-11, 2023

Breakfast Daily

Lunch Daily

Nutritious Snacks Daily

Beverages

Outings to Pristine White Sandy Beaches, & Area Attractions

Shopping Excursions

Connection Circles, Friendship, & Laughter

Transformational Coaching

Pick-Up & Drop-Off at Aruba Airport (Ground Transportation)

Includes Credit Card Processing Fees

Aruba Getaway is Non-refundable & Non-cancellable
Payment Plans Are Available
You Can Either Pay in Full or Make Three Payments
Pay by Credit: Register Now!

Pay Cash: Double Occupancy/Couples

Private Room With One Bed for Couples With a Private Bath

$2,499

Per Couple

6 Nights/7 Days Lodging: February 5-11, 2023

Breakfast Daily

Lunch Daily

Nutritious Snacks Daily

Beverages

Outings to Pristine White Sandy Beaches, & Area Attractions

Shopping Excursions

Connection Circles, Friendship, & Laughter

Transformational Coaching

Pick-Up & Drop-Off at Aruba Airport (Ground Transportation)

No Credit Card Processing Fees

Aruba Getaway is Non-refundable & Non-cancellable
Payment Plans Are Available.
You Can Either Pay in Full or Make Three Payments. Pay by Cash & Save: Register Now!

Pay Credit: Double Occupancy/Couples

Private Room With One Bed for Couples With a Private Bath

$2,699

Per Couple

6 Nights/7 Days Lodging: February 5-11, 2023

Breakfast Daily

Lunch Daily

Nutritious Snacks Daily

Beverages

Outings to Pristine White Sandy Beaches, & Area Attractions

Shopping Excursions

Connection Circles, Friendship, & Laughter

Transformational Coaching

Pick-Up & Drop-Off at Aruba Airport (Ground Transportation)

Includes Credit Card Processing Fees

Aruba Getaway is Non-refundable & Non-cancellable
Payment Plans Are Available
You Can Either Pay in Full or Make Three Payments Pay by Credit: Register Now!

About The Island

Why Aruba

Aruba consistently ranks as having the least amount of rainfall in the Southern Caribbean. The calming trade winds will keep you cool in the pleasant 82-degree weather. The location is outside the hurricane belt, so you can expect reliably great weather throughout the year.

The island of Aruba is also alive with sights, sounds, and culinary delights found on no other Caribbean Island. With friendly people eager to welcome and embrace you. With surprising natural wonders to explore, and countless ways to relax.
These are some of the many reasons you will discover why Aruba is called One Happy Island.

The island of Aruba is life. When you touch Aruba, it touches you back. It returns the love with warmth and kindness, natural treasures, and surprises.

Its vibrant palette of brilliant azure seas, deep green aloe plants, and rich orange earth has sustained our people and visitors for centuries. It’s why they protect and preserve the flora and fauna, treasure the reefs and sea life that surrounds them, and value the rich history that defines Aruba. And it’s why they are so proud and excited to share it all with you. With open arms, we invite you to join us and embrace this Women’s Getaway to “Our Happy Island.”

Warm and Welcoming: The wonderful locals in Aruba are dedicated to hospitality – to making “Our Happy Island home feel like your happy island escape. They welcome travelers in four languages, represent over 90 unique nationalities, and love swapping old stories with new friends.

Beyond their beautiful alabaster coasts, picture-perfect weather, and crystal-clear waters teeming with aquatic life, Aruba is an island as diverse as its people. A beautiful, sustainable spectrum of dry desert, limestone coves, and picturesque pastel architecture ripe for exploration.

Take the time to RENEW and GETAWAY!

DAY 1 - Sunday February 5, 2023
Day 2 - Monday February 6, 2023
Day 3 - Tuesday February 7, 2023
Day 4- Wednesday February 8, 2023
Day-5 Thursday February 9, 2023
Day-6 Friday February10, 2023
Day-7 Saturday February 11, 2023

Day 1
Sunday February 5, 2023
Welcome to the Beauty of Aruba and the Caribbean
ARRIVE

Leave from your city or origin

  • Pick-up at the Airport
  • 3:00 PM+ Arrival & Check-In
  • Afternoon Connections
  • Water Aerobics and Unwind
  • Beach Relaxation and Connection
  • Dinner
  • Relax and Watch Sunset on Beach
  • Welcome and Connection
  • Evening Movement and Meditation
  • Relax and sleep after a long day of traveling

Day 2
Monday February 6, 2023
A Positive Mindset Brings Positive Things
RELAX

  • Sunrise Meditation and Breath Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
  • Morning Chair Yoga and Beach Meditation
  • Nutritious breakfast on the patio
  • Go to Beach with Optional Snorkeling
  •  Fun and Fitness in the Sun on the Beach
  • Lunch on the Patio or at the Beach
  • Time to chill back at the property on the beach or take a nap or do Water Aerobics
  • Discussions on our Story and sharing and connection
  • Go to Dinner at an amazing Restaurant
  •  Session 2 Meditation to unwind and go to sleep
  •  Free time and bedtime

Day 3
Tuesday February 7, 2023
Live. Laugh. Love. Transformation & Renewal
RECHARGE & REBOOT

  • Experience the Sunrise: Receive all your vitamin D today Sunrise Meditation and Breath Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
  • Morning Chair Yoga and Beach Meditation
  • Nutritious breakfast on the patio
  • Relaxing on the beach
  • Nutritional Lunch
    Afternoon Touring of the Island: Time exploring Aruba
  • Time to chill back at the property on the beach or take a nap or do Water Aerobics
  • Discussions on how to manage daily stress and deal with busyness in our lives
  • Go to Dinner at an amazing Restaurant
  • Meditation to unwind and go to sleep
  • Free time and bedtime

Day 4
Wednesday February 8, 2023
When was the Last Time you Woke up and Realized that Today could be the Best Day of your Life?
RENEW

  • 6:30 AM • Amazing Grace watch the sunrise: Sunrise Meditation and Breath Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
  • 7:00 AM Session 1 of Morning Chair Yoga and Beach Meditation
  • 7: 45 AM Nutritious breakfast on the patio
  • 9:30 AM Leaders will be available all morning to do one on one sessions with all attendees that might desire individual connections

During this time attendees are encouraged to journal, connect with others, rest, sunbathe etc.

  • 11:30 AM Lunch at property
  • Beach and shopping excursions
  • 12:15 PM If anyone wants to do an excursion now is the time to do one

(Natural Pool is a 4-hour excursion from 1:00-4:00 PM)

  • 5:00 PM Rest or Water Aerobics
  • 6:45 PM Dinner outing
  • 8:45 PM Connection and Story Group and Improv
  • 9:30 PM Free time and bedtime

Day 5
Thursday February 9, 2023
Be of Courage and Pursue Your Dreams
RECONNECT

  • 6:30 AM Joy in another Sunrise Meditation and Breath Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
  • 7:00 AM Session 1 of Morning Chair Yoga and Beach Meditation
  • 7: 45 AM Nutritious breakfast on the patio
  • 9:30 AM Staff will be available all morning to do one on one sessions with all attendees.
  • If you selected the 4 Nights/5 Days package you would be checking out today!

During this time attendees are encouraged to journal, connect with others, rest, sunbathe etc.

  • 11:30 AM Lunch at property
  • 1:00 PM Nutrition and Wellness Class
  • 2:00 PM Aruba Outing
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:45 PM Connection and Story Groups and Improv for anyone interested
  • 10:00 PM Session 2 Mediation to unwind and go to sleep

Day 6
Friday February 10, 2023
Our Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health Require Rest!
REJUVENATE

  • 6:30 AM Soak up the Sunshine at a Sunrise Meditation and Breath Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
  • 7:00 AM Session 1 of Morning Chair Yoga and Beach Meditation
  • 7: 45 AM Nutritious breakfast on the patio
  • 9:30 AM Staff will be available all morning to do one on one sessions with any attendees if you have an interest or need

During this time attendees are encouraged to journal, connect with others, rest, sunbathe etc.

  • 11:30 AM Lunch at property
  • 2:00 PM Water Aerobics or we can all do an optional outing (group choice) or you can get a massage.
  • 6:30 PM Dinner at an amazing restaurant
  • 7:30 PM If anyone wants to go out on the town dancing, to casinos, we can take you, or you can choose to relax at the property.
  • 10:00 PM Session 2 Mediation to unwind
  • 10: 45 Pack for departure tomorrow and get a good night’s sleep…oh that ocean breeze

Day 7
Saturday February 11, 2023

If You’re Brave Enough to Say Goodbye, Life Will Reward You with a New Hello.
RESTORE

  • 6:30 AM Here comes the Sun Sunrise Meditation and Breath Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
  • 7:00 AM Session 1 of Morning Chair Yoga and Beach Meditation
  • 7: 45 AM Nutritious breakfast on the patio
  • 8:15 AM Transportation to airport for departures or whenever you need to go…We have the place till Noon …
Lodging
Things To Do In Aruba
Points of Interest
Concierge
Directions
Weather

Indulge in pure luxury at oceana bungalow, a villa that truly lives up to its name. Retreat to elegant rooms that come fully equipped with lavish amenities; sure to please any judicious traveler.

The experience here serene with beautiful coral reefs, beachfront property and stunning white sand. The property is within close proximity to oranjestad international airport and aruba downtown. Make this a vacation that you will not forget.

All Singles have a double or queen bed with a private bath and the doubles have two double beds with a private bath. The home has a private pool  and is beachfront.

Here is a recent July 2022 review:

This property was absolutely STUNNING! Looking for the best snorkeling on the island? Go out back-it’s right there! Very clean and spacious. Location is about 15-20 mins from Oranjestad . So this property is great if you like serenity  then this place is definitely for you. Mangal Halto beach is just down the street and it’s beautiful! George the manager is beyond helpful and friendly. This place is a gem and I highly recommend it!

Indulge in pure luxury at oceana bungalow, a villa that truly lives up to its name. Retreat to elegant rooms that come fully equipped with lavish amenities; sure to please any judicious traveler.

The experience here serene with beautiful coral reefs, beachfront property and stunning white sand. The property is within close proximity to oranjestad international airport and aruba downtown. Make this a vacation that you will not forget.

All Singles have a double or queen bed with a private bath and the doubles have two double beds with a private bath. The home has a private pool and is beachfront.

Here is a recent July 2022 review:

This property was absolutely STUNNING! Looking for the best snorkeling on the island? Go out back-it’s right there! Very clean and spacious. Location is about 15-20 mins from Oranjestad . So this property is great if you like serenity then this place is definitely for you. Mangal Halto beach is just down the street and it’s beautiful! George the manager is beyond helpful and friendly. This place is a gem and I highly recommend it!

Beaches
Aruba’s Beaches & Coves

Where pristine white sand meets the turquoise sea, Aruba is the happy home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Our island paradise is blessed with a bounty of nature and variety of wonders found nowhere else.

The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean Sea embraces our happy island like a hug. As warm and beautiful as the Aruban air above, it bursts with life and activity. Its crystal-clear depths home to vibrant reefs and wrecks just waiting to be explored by snorkelers and scuba divers. Kite and windsurfers harness world-class winds off Malmok Beach, while snorkelers, water skiers, and swimmers enjoy the protected shoals to the south and west. Off our eastern shores, crashing waves sculpt craggy cliff faces, leaving their mark on a happy island defined by the beautiful sea.

Eagle Beach

Voted third best beach in the world and I can definitely see why! Home to Aruba’s famous fofoti trees and the widest white sandy beach of the island, Eagle Beach is a must visit and a favorite of many. This gem is located just south of the hotel area (Palm Beach) and offers the perfect site for a nice, chill beach day.

Rodger’s Beach

Immediately west of famous Baby Beach, you can escape the crowds at Rodger’s Beach.

This beach offers a very relaxing, almost private vibe. For some, the view of the oil refinery might be a turnoff but for me personally, I think it only adds to the whole scenery and surroundings of Rodger’s Beach. This small beach contains a lot of unique picturesque places and beautiful aesthetics.

Baby Beach

Take in spectacular ocean views and indulge in shallow, crystal clear water at this magnificent paradise, Baby Beach. Famous Baby Beach in the southern part of Aruba, close to San Nicolas, is a true Caribbean beach paradise. This gorgeous half-moon sandy expanse in a calm lagoon is ideal for families with small kids. The shallow waters make it a prime beach destination for swimmers who like to wade out for a long distance and still touch the sea bottom. Where the bay opens out to the ocean, Baby Beach also offers the perfect location for snorkeling; for your safety, please stay within the marked snorkel area.

Aruba is home to the best snorkeling in the Caribbean, with 6 fantastic destinations that are easily accessible and exceptionally beautiful. If you’re a fan of the liberating feeling you get when exploring the underwater world with your mask and fins, then it’s time to explore Aruba’s incredible snorkeling opportunities. Our excellent weather, crystal-clear waters and fantastic sea life make Aruba one of the best islands to go snorkeling on in the entire Caribbean region.

Snorkeling in Aruba doesn’t get much better than this! Located on the northern coast of the island – Arashi beach is the perfect snorkeling beach for beginners due to its shallow water and sandy bottoms. There are no snorkel rental vendors nearby, so do bring your own gear. The fish at Arashi Beach are small and colorful, with a few larger ones in between. You’ll see a lot of palometas roaming near the shores, as well as cute bottom feeders.

Another excellent Caribbean snorkeling experience can be experienced at Boca Catalina, which is a popular stop for snorkeling tours because of the variety of sea life located here, including palometas swimming near the shores, trunkfish and sergeant majors. When you venture a bit deeper into the sea you will see some big colorful fishes and corals, and don’t be surprised if you spot a turtle at Boca Catalina swimming in front of you. Boca Catalina in Aruba is a small, secluded bay in the Malmok Beach area. The white sandy beach is accessible by steps and ample parking space is available alongside the main road.

Not far from the last hotel near the high-rise area is a long stretch of beach called Malmok, which offers some of the best snorkeling in Aruba. Malmok features numerous coves and plenty of fish – perfect for snorkeling! Around Malmok beach you’ll find fish like sergeant majors, bluehead wrasse’s, banded butterfly fish, trunkfish, and French angelfish to name a few. Be careful when entering the water, due to a lot of sharp rocks near the shores. Malmok beach also has a lot of sea urchins, so be sure to watch your step if you plan to stand in the water without fins.

 

Mangel Halto is located near the city of Savaneta, the oldest town of Aruba and the former capital as well. It’s not one of Aruba’s most well-known snorkeling beaches, but it’s one of the most beautiful places on our island, and entirely worth visiting. It is a perfect sunning and snorkeling spot in Aruba, with calm, shallow waters and rich sea life supported by an ecosystem of mangroves. Sharp rocks at the seashore can make entering this beach a little difficult, but as soon as you pass the rocky area, you’re bound to discover a beautiful, incredible, underwater world. You’ll see parrotfishes, squid, butterfly fish, yellowtail snappers, sergeant majors, blue tangs, sand divers, and even stingrays, deep water gorgonians, sponges and anemones if you go into the deep blue. The reef plunges to depths of 110’ where octopi, morays, and barracuda abound. Just be sure to watch out for strong currents at Mangel Halto, as this one of Aruba’s beaches that the sea can get rough! Think twice about snorkeling at Mangel Halto if you’re not a good swimmer, but if you are, then make sure that you’ve got this spot on your list of the top destinations because it’s a beauty

Shopping

Aruba also provides ample opportunity to lighten your wallet.

If you’re looking for some serious retail therapy, Renaissance Mall is a collection of upscale, luxury brands — with names like Gucci and Louis Vuitton — in downtown Oranjestad. More than 60 stores, as well as restaurants and cafés, fill the mall in the heart of the town, directly across from its marina. The shopping mecca is easily accessible to the high-rise hotel section and makes for a great day trip when you need a break from the sun.

If you’re in the market for more authentic Aruban shopping, stalls line the seaside next to the marina with handmade Aruban goods, a must-stop for souvenirs and trinkets. And make sure to check out the tiny shops and restaurants tucked on the winding streets behind the mall complex for a fun taste of Aruban flavor.

 

Experience true adventure at Aruba’s most remote, yet also most popular nature attraction, the famous Natural Pool. In a unique rock formation, volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating a tranquil pool: Aruba’s Natural Pool. On a deserted stretch of coastline, dramatic shows of water spraying over the rock occurs on a regular basis as the tide rushes to shore. The unique natural pool is also known as ‘Conchi’ (bowl) or ‘Cura di Tortuga’ (Turtles Cove) and located inside Aruba’s national park Arikok. The location of the Pool is surrounded by some of Aruba’s most rugged terrain, so a visitor truly gets the feeling of having “discovered” something when they reach the site, by either foot, horseback or 4×4 vehicle. Because of the nature of the environment in this secluded area, the site is inaccessible by a regular car. Inexperienced drivers are encouraged to visit the pool on a Jeep Safari.

In Arikok National Park, our beautiful Caribbean beaches give way to rugged deserts, towering green cacti, and limestone cliffs pounded smooth by waves and trade winds. It’s where you’ll find Fontein Caves and the Natural Pool – two of our most unspoiled and unforgettable wonders.

Arikok National Park is one of the island’s most popular tourist sites, covering nearly 20 percent of Aruba. Visitors can hop in guide-driven jeeps and ATVs or rent their own off-roading vehicles to traverse the rocky roads of the park. And when I say rocky, I truly mean hold-onto-your-hat-and-the-handle-and-anything-else-you-can-find rocky

Wild goats roam the park, and you can also spot rare birds and snakes as you traverse the hills, from the tops of which you will find spectacular, panoramic views of the island. The park is home to several caves that carry drawings and inscriptions dating back thousands of years. Watch your head when you enter, though, as bats now call the caves home. The Natural Pool at the base of one side is must-see. Visitors must descend about 100 steps to reach the entrance to the pool, a near-circular swimming area into which the daring can catapult from the top of the natural rock formations and the less-daring can snorkel for stunningly colorful views of fish and coral.

The lighthouse was originally named for the steamship California, which wrecked nearby in 1891. After that wreck the lighthouse was constructed in order to prevent future wrecks from occurring. Today you can visit the lighthouse and even eat lunch at an adjacent restaurant.

Flamingo Beach is a private island with several beaches and a spa. Flamingo Beach is the most popular beach, named for the pink flamingos that can be found here.

The pink flamingos in Aruba inhabit a private island. There is a $125 fee for access to the island for the day. It includes the boat transfer, lunch on the island, and a drink.

Aruba’s casinos are an excellent place for those who want to experience the excitement of gaming. All major resorts have their own casino and they are generally open from noon to just before sunrise, although some casinos are open twenty-four hours a day for slots play.

From traditional Dutch to Asian, African, and Spanish, dining options are as diverse and welcoming as our people.

You can eat fresh fish straight from the sea, share a glass of wine at sunset with your toes in the sand, or indulge in classic Italian in the shadow of a century-old lighthouse. Aruba’s vibrant restaurant scene is your happy opportunity to sample delicious cuisine inspired by over 90 unique nationalities. To sit at our tables, savor the rich flavors of our keshi yena, and taste an authentic side of Aruba prepared with love. Indulge in romance at Papiamento, Aruba’s most upscale restaurant located inside a historical Aruban cunucu house. The Ellis family welcomes you to their 175-year-old authentic Aruban manor house for an exquisite dining experience in lush tropical gardens, by the pool or in elegant, air-conditioned dining rooms.

FLYING FISHBONE

Flying Fishbone is #8 of the 21 Best Beach Restaurants Around the World

The moment we sat down we were absolutely blown away. The ambiance, the food, the drinks, and the amazing service made our entire experience truly wonderful. Imagine dining right on the beach, toes in the sand, under swaying palm fronds along a perfect little crescent bay in Savaneta, Aruba’s charming fisherman’s town. Add a fine selection of delicious fresh seafood and steak creations made unforgettable by artistic plate presentations, and we think you’ll agree – it truly doesn’t get any better than this.

For over 20 years Faro Blanco Restaurant brings the best of Italy’s cuisine to Aruba. Traditional Italian recipes paired with over 100 wine selections from around the world will surely make your dining experience one to remember. Tucked away at Aruba’s most northern coast, atop of the hill of Hudishibana at the foot of the California Lighthouse Landmark, you will find our hidden gem.

Queen Beatrix International Airport, colloquially known as Aruba Airport, is an international airport located in Oranjestad, Aruba
(Airport Code: AUA)

Airlines in/out of this airport
American

Southwest

JetBlue

United

Delta

We will pick you up and drive you around Aruba, so NO NEED to get a rental car or be concerned with directions. Just show up and relax and allow us to pamper you and cater to your needs. You are so welcome and our honored guests.

Please contact me before booking your flights so we can help you choose the best timeframe for pick up and drop off at airport and special rates too. My number is 847-917-9693

February Weather in Oranjestad Aruba

February, the last month of the winter in Oranjestad, is another hot month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 24.7°C (76.5°F) and 30.4°C (86.7°F).
An excellent water temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F) and only 5 rainfall days, with 20.6mm (0.81″) of accumulated rainfall, makes February a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Is Aruba hot in February?
February Weather in Oranjestad Aruba. Daily high temperatures are around 86°F, rarely falling below 84°F or exceeding 88°F. Daily low temperatures are around 77°F, rarely falling below 75°F or exceeding 79°F. 

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We still have limited space available for the February 5-11, 2023 Getaway.

What People Are Saying

Dr. Laura Wood
Jill is a passionate advocate of mental health and wellness. She has years of experience in event planning and has decided to use her skills towards creating her own boutique company, Brave Hearts Workshops. As a clinician, I love doing workshops and retreats, but do not enjoy doing the planning outside of the clinical content. This is where Jill’s skills set is so unbelievably valuable. Partnering will Brave Hearts allows me to do what I love and do best and allows Jill to do the same. If you have a strong following but need support with event site planning, ...
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Dr. Laura Wood
Assistant Professor at Lesley University & Drama Therapist
Jill is a passionate advocate of mental health and wellness. She has years of experience in event planning and has decided to use her skills towards creating her own boutique company, Brave Hearts Workshops. As a clinician, I love doing workshops and retreats, but do not enjoy doing the planning outside of the clinical content. This is where Jill’s skills set is so unbelievably valuable. Partnering will Brave Hearts allows me to do what I love and do best and allows Jill to do the same. If you have a strong following but need support with event site planning, food, etc. I recommend partnering with Brave Hearts. Dr. Laura Wood Assistant Professor at Lesley University & Drama Therapist
Dr. Laura Wood
Assistant Professor at Lesley University & Drama Therapist
Karen Z
When Jill first encouraged me to attend a Brave Heart retreat my automatic response was that of anxiety and the belief this concept was not in the parameters of my comfort zone. As I witnessed Jill‘s passion and anticipation of the upcoming retreat and more information was presented I reconsidered. Maybe that is what I must do- step outside the parameters of my comfort zone. I began to feel that was exactly what I needed to do in order to pursue a different avenue of healing trauma - one I hadn’t explored before- drama therapy. The idea of ...
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Karen Z
Women's Connection Group
When Jill first encouraged me to attend a Brave Heart retreat my automatic response was that of anxiety and the belief this concept was not in the parameters of my comfort zone. As I witnessed Jill‘s passion and anticipation of the upcoming retreat and more information was presented I reconsidered. Maybe that is what I must do- step outside the parameters of my comfort zone. I began to feel that was exactly what I needed to do in order to pursue a different avenue of healing trauma - one I hadn’t explored before- drama therapy. The idea of getting up in front of a group of people and working through my issues was frightening at first. Immediately there was a camaraderie with the other women. I felt completely safe and comfortable to share parts of my story. I was so moved by the kindness, compassion, and support that my inhibition dissipated being in such accepting environment. I had a sense of belonging and felt a freedom to open up in ways I have never imagined before. The atmosphere was so comfortable relaxed and welcoming. I felt such a privilege to have Dr. Laura Wood as facilitator. Both Dr. Wood and Jill are gifted communicators with an extraordinary level of compassion and intuitive caring that provided me a process to move toward healing while also feeling safe. That experience was profound for me. The next year there was no hesitation to sign up. I was excited about continuing unraveling the the layers of trauma. Being at the retreat enabled me to take my health and wellness to a higher level and equip me to empower myself to make some powerful changes in my life. I totally endorse the professionalism and integrity of Jill Reynolds. With her depth of concern and care for others wellness she brings a high level of experience to succeed in the event she plans. Karen Z Women's Connection Group
Karen Z
Women's Connection Group
Jeremy S.
Brave Heart Workshops showed up at such a crucial time in my life and made an incredible impact I will never forget. Jill puts together a wonderful program. I cannot say enough. Jeremy S. Occupational Therapist
Jeremy S.
Occupational Therapist
Brave Heart Workshops showed up at such a crucial time in my life and made an incredible impact I will never forget. Jill puts together a wonderful program. I cannot say enough. Jeremy S. Occupational Therapist
Jeremy S.
Occupational Therapist
Dorothy Y
Both Brave Heart Workshops I attended were great experiences for me, opening a door to some issues from my past I was unaware of before. It was challenging, but one of the most enlightening opportunities of my life! I discovered the root of my trauma and was able to take home what I learned in the workshop and fully heal, conquer my fears, and confront major obstacles in my life. I learned about my strength, my desires, my needs, and my true authentic self. I am now a social worker and therapist practicing from a place of solidarity, clarity, and ...
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Dorothy Y
Professional Therapist
Both Brave Heart Workshops I attended were great experiences for me, opening a door to some issues from my past I was unaware of before. It was challenging, but one of the most enlightening opportunities of my life! I discovered the root of my trauma and was able to take home what I learned in the workshop and fully heal, conquer my fears, and confront major obstacles in my life. I learned about my strength, my desires, my needs, and my true authentic self. I am now a social worker and therapist practicing from a place of solidarity, clarity, and a grounded foundation. I found my voice and my freedom. I feel so blessed, grateful, inspired, and hopeful that others can do the same through Jill’s workshops. Dorothy Y Professional Therapist
Dorothy Y
Professional Therapist
Lonnie S
Freeing…..I have attended two Brave Heart Workshops — an incredible experience both times. Jill has so much experience with different modalities of personal wellness, which makes her retreats so successful. I have personally enjoyed the drama therapy workshop weekends- which have brought much clarity and freedom to my own journey. Jill has a heart and a passion for wellness in body, mind, and spirit, coupled with the skills to make these workshops run efficiently. She balances therapeutic story and body-work with time and space for effective rest, reflection, and rejuvenation. Lonnie S Wellness Coach/Story Leader
Lonnie S
Wellness Coach/Story Leader
Freeing…..I have attended two Brave Heart Workshops — an incredible experience both times. Jill has so much experience with different modalities of personal wellness, which makes her retreats so successful. I have personally enjoyed the drama therapy workshop weekends- which have brought much clarity and freedom to my own journey. Jill has a heart and a passion for wellness in body, mind, and spirit, coupled with the skills to make these workshops run efficiently. She balances therapeutic story and body-work with time and space for effective rest, reflection, and rejuvenation. Lonnie S Wellness Coach/Story Leader
Lonnie S
Wellness Coach/Story Leader
Ada W
Last July, I had the pleasure of attending one of the Brave Heart Workshop retreats held in Nashville, Tennessee. The organizer was Jill Reynolds. The facilitator was Dr. Laura Wood. It was a great experience. I got to experience Drama Therapy. It was an unforgettable experience, truly. Not only did I get a chance to visit Nashville, the city of music, but also, and more importantly, I got to experience Drama Therapy and heal my childhood traumas. Jill was super responsible and caring. She helped to arrange hotels, flights, transportation, meals and took us to concerts. She had an eye ...
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Ada W
From China an exchange Student with Masters Degree in Therapy
Last July, I had the pleasure of attending one of the Brave Heart Workshop retreats held in Nashville, Tennessee. The organizer was Jill Reynolds. The facilitator was Dr. Laura Wood. It was a great experience. I got to experience Drama Therapy. It was an unforgettable experience, truly. Not only did I get a chance to visit Nashville, the city of music, but also, and more importantly, I got to experience Drama Therapy and heal my childhood traumas. Jill was super responsible and caring. She helped to arrange hotels, flights, transportation, meals and took us to concerts. She had an eye to discover talents. Because Dr. Wood was one of the most intuitive and skilled therapists as I discovered over the course of the weekend. The healing work was transformative and fun at the same time. The combination of performance and healing really made it much less intimidating and more spontaneous. I truly enjoyed the workshop and recommends it to anyone who has an interest in personal healing or psychology in general.   Ada W From China an exchange Student with Masters Degree in Therapy
Ada W
From China an exchange Student with Masters Degree in Therapy
Colleen O'Brien
Brave Heart Workshops. Jill kept encouraging me to attend a weekend retreat. I had some trepidation, not fully knowing what it was about. In addition, I was not in a place where I had enough money to go. Jill provided me a partial scholarship that allowed me to go. The weekend was such a breakthrough - truly Life Changing! For all ages - I am in my 50’s, and my healing journey catapulted onto an entirely new & powerful path. Colleen O'Brien Benefits Administrator at Halifax Regional Municipality
Colleen O'Brien
Benefits Administrator at Halifax Regional Municipality
Brave Heart Workshops. Jill kept encouraging me to attend a weekend retreat. I had some trepidation, not fully knowing what it was about. In addition, I was not in a place where I had enough money to go. Jill provided me a partial scholarship that allowed me to go. The weekend was such a breakthrough - truly Life Changing! For all ages - I am in my 50’s, and my healing journey catapulted onto an entirely new & powerful path. Colleen O'Brien Benefits Administrator at Halifax Regional Municipality
Colleen O'Brien
Benefits Administrator at Halifax Regional Municipality
Dr. Michaela Turner
The event, Creating Hope. Health. & Healing in 2021 was outstanding and majestical. The music interludes helped integrate the experience. Breakout rooms were flash communities: professional, at the same time personal. I was able to heal a memory that happened when I was 9 years old. Very uplifting to forgive forward, backward, and inside. Really good job, Jill. Dr. Michaela Turner Organizational Psychologist & Mindfulness Whisperer
Dr. Michaela Turner
Organizational Psychologist & Mindfulness Whisperer
The event, Creating Hope. Health. & Healing in 2021 was outstanding and majestical. The music interludes helped integrate the experience. Breakout rooms were flash communities: professional, at the same time personal. I was able to heal a memory that happened when I was 9 years old. Very uplifting to forgive forward, backward, and inside. Really good job, Jill. Dr. Michaela Turner Organizational Psychologist & Mindfulness Whisperer
Dr. Michaela Turner
Organizational Psychologist & Mindfulness Whisperer
Crissy Butler
I had the privilege to join the Hope, Health & Healing online webinar on Friday, March 12th. Wow! I was so touched by each of the speaker’s stories that they shared in the webinar. Hearing their stories of adversity in their lives and how they overcame these trials was just inspiring for me. I was ready to give in to the struggles that I have been dealing with in my life until I heard the wisdom of these wonderful women who shared how they overcame their obstacles in life. They talked about never giving up on your dreams because ...
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Crissy Butler
Attendee
I had the privilege to join the Hope, Health & Healing online webinar on Friday, March 12th. Wow! I was so touched by each of the speaker’s stories that they shared in the webinar. Hearing their stories of adversity in their lives and how they overcame these trials was just inspiring for me. I was ready to give in to the struggles that I have been dealing with in my life until I heard the wisdom of these wonderful women who shared how they overcame their obstacles in life. They talked about never giving up on your dreams because someday you will achieve them by pressing forward. Their words have helped me to press on in my own journey. Thank you, Jill Jacobs Reynolds, for putting this wonderful webinar together and for inviting me to join and listen to stories of hope and faith! I look forward to attending many more future events that you will offer. Crissy Butler Attendee  
Crissy Butler
Attendee
Wendy Bjork
Jill is an amazing leader and the HOPE.HEALTH. & HEALING virtual event I attended in March 2021 was so inspiring. Her own story is incredible as well as the other speakers that also shared their personal stories. Everyone that spoke was real, raw and from the heart. It is so awesome as well as heartwarming to be connected to so many faith-based thought leaders, to affirm that I am on the right path in sharing my own message. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your wonderful group! Wendy Bjork CEO of MS Warrior Queens
Wendy Bjork
CEO of MS Warrior Queens
Jill is an amazing leader and the HOPE.HEALTH. & HEALING virtual event I attended in March 2021 was so inspiring. Her own story is incredible as well as the other speakers that also shared their personal stories. Everyone that spoke was real, raw and from the heart. It is so awesome as well as heartwarming to be connected to so many faith-based thought leaders, to affirm that I am on the right path in sharing my own message. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your wonderful group! Wendy Bjork CEO of MS Warrior Queens
Wendy Bjork
CEO of MS Warrior Queens

Velton Showell III

Velton is a dynamic internationally recognized speaker, trainer, published author, and business consultant. He speaks to, teaches, and trains clients all over the World encouraging them to transform their thinking to move their professional and personal performance from good to great! Affectionately known as the Leadershipologist The author of the book "Leadership Dynamics, the Principles of Leadership" Velton is a student of what he calls it Leadershipology, the study of Leadership. He has researched and studied Leadership skills and principles over the last 30 years. He has studied and studies numerous individuals in leadership positions. How they interact, impact, and effect the individuals in their circle of influence. He studies and works with individuals seeking the responsibility and recognition of being placed in leadership rolls from the supervisory positions all the way to the C-suite.

Trey Griggs

Trey began his career as a high school physics teacher & coach, also spending much of his time working with students as a youth pastor. In 2010, Trey transitioned to a career in sales and marketing, cutting his teeth in door-to-door office supply sales for 15 months before accepting an opportunity with a tech company in transportation & logistics. In his first year, Trey earned Sales Rep of the Year and was quickly promoted to Enterprise Sales where he led the team in revenue-generation each of the following three years. In subsequent roles, Trey not only exceeded his sales targets, but he also became the face and the voice of the companies he represented, building a personal brand on social media to create familiarity and trust among prospects, clients and partners. Trey enjoys coaching executives and their teams to be excellent, as well as speaking on leadership & organizational structure. He also spends time as a branding consultant working with CMOs, CROs, CSOs, CEOs and other sales & marketing leaders within organizations. Trey also loves podcasting, focusing on moderating panels and interviewing guests. He hosts three weekly podcasts, including The Word on the Street, Iron Minds with Hayden Allred & The Full Send Podcast with PGA Tour Player Jared Wolfe, as well as a daily video podcast, Standing Out. When he’s not helping companies build their brands, you can find Trey spending time with his wife of 17 years, Tammy, and their two beautiful daughters, Hannah (14) & Naomi (12), traveling together by plane, train or RV, renovating their home, playing golf, working out, reading, and writing & playing music.

Tracie Randolph

Tracie Randolph is a mom, breast cancer survivor, certified health coach, certified life coach, personal trainer, bestselling international author, and speaker. Her passion for health, nutrition, fitness, and overall holistic wellness was born from her own struggles with breast cancer. She perceives having cancer as one of the most amazing events that happened in her life; leading her to a life of purpose to point others towards optimal health. As a health coach her mission is to help women leaders become lean, fit, and forever feeling sexy by resetting the mindset to transform the body. She motivates her clients to cultivate positive health choices. She understands how intimately challenging yet how satisfying it can be to make sustainable lifestyle changes that have a lasting impact on overall health and wellness. Tracie enjoys touring the globe to educate, and inspire families andcommunities to live well, by fostering healthy sustainable lifestyles. She is a leader in corporate wellness; helping women leaders prioritize their own well-being by managing stress, eating healthy, exercising, increasing energy, implementing self-care, and balancing work and home life. She also conducts live workout classes around the globe with her team of phenomenal instructors to combine fun with fitness. In addition, Tracie is bringing health and wellness to millions of homes across the globe through her show, The Whole Living Show. The Whole Living Show also provides businesses, focused on an area of wellness, the opportunity to showcase their passion and mission. Tracie received her health coaching certification from Health Coach Institute, whose program is accredited by the International Coach Federation. In addition to her health coaching certification, Tracie has a life coaching certification from Women Empowered International’s Breakthru University. She is a four time author having co-authored; the bestseller Women Empowering Women; Break the Mold and Make a Difference, Level Up; The Handbook to Unleash Your Greatness, Spiritual Fitness Survivor; How to Turn Your Struggles into Strengths 2nd Edition and The Handbook to Developing Human Equity: World Civility – The Missing Element. Tracie is also pursuing her life’s passion by aligning with organizations that are focused on enhancing and enriching lives. Tracie is the Owner and CEO of The Reset Coach LLC, The Reset Global Group LLC, and two television shows on demand, The Whole Living Show and FEM Talk on e360tv Network. Tracie is a member of Women Empowered International where she also serves as a member of the planning committee. She is also a volunteer for the Power of WE Symposium, Gabes’ Heart Foundation and ATBA Impact Group. Being the mom of a smart, inquisitive, and loving son, is a major part of her life’s joy. Because of her son, Tracie approaches her clients with curiosity and care in a Reset frame of mind. Her program, “The 90 Day Mind Body Reset” a Whole Living model, was born out of her desire to effect sustainable lifestyle changes that promotes a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and health coach full time, Tracie was a corporate executive in the financial services industry having worked for three major global investment banks. During her tenure in financial services, she managed multiple teams in the United States, India, and China. She managed over $50 billion in assets under management for several major private equity clients. Although she is no longer working in financial services, she credits her experience in the industry as one of the driving forces in her desire to help woman leaders be at their best and healthiest. The optimal version of a woman creates healthier families and communities which Tracie will continue to foster, support, and encourage.

Tommy Morgan

Tommy Morgan was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois and raised in University Park. Straight out of High School he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a parachute packing specialist and decided to make it a career. He retired from United States Air Force after serving 20 amazing years on September 1st 2021. While serving, Tommy found his passion in fitness through seeing how much influence he’s had on bettering the lives of others through training and encouragement. Tommy is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist with a Master Life Coach Certification. He’s participated in 6 fitness competitions, which culminated in him winning the Men's Physique Overall Award at The NPC Midwest Naturals August 2020 Bodybuilding competition. He’s played numerous sports such as Football, Baseball, and Basketball. All of Tommy’s past experiences proved that he has an unmatched talent in leadership, and helping to bring out the best in people. He truly believes that we are all unique individuals and that we each have a unique talent inside of us. He stands firm in knowing that each experience we encounter, good or bad, can help us identify, activate and tap into those unique talents.

Stacey Le Bon

Stacey Le Bon is a transformational strategist, intuitive energy worker, singer-songwriter and speaker. As owner and master designer of her business, Le Bon Life by Design, Stacey travels deep into the energetic patterns of her clients and crafts a strategy on assisting them to living their best life! Her platform is focused on the 5 key values of Le Bon and what living THE GOOD LIFE can help to unlock. 1. Love First, Love Always 2. Energize your Mind, Body and Spirit 3. Believe in Yourself and Be Present 4. Overcome and Organize Obstacles 5. Never Give Up. Be Unstoppable As a speaker, Stacey takes your audience on her personal journey through her own patterns of unworthiness, abandonment, and struggle and into a place of Grace, Freedom, and Peace. Stacey has developed a system that breaks apart subconscious patterns and strategically transforms them into a place of victory and freedom. Inspiring change and healing on a massive scale, Stacey has a deep conviction to speak to the hearts of anyone looking for support along their healing journey. Stacey believes that we are powerful co-creators of our life, and we can truly create “The Good Life”, by design.

Sheri Berger

Sheri Berger, founder of Here to There Consulting, is a Process and Procedure Architect. She will expertly help your company manifest your vision by creating uniquely designed tools that will transform your business. She finds that transforming your business will often also transform your life. With over 20 years of experience leading, consulting, training, and mentoring companies from small businesses to large corporations, and being a business owner herself for over 20 years, she knows how to balance all business functions. The result is all of your business functions work harmoniously. Her clients call her the Process Whisperer because she knows what it takes to create bottom-line success. She is passionate about discovering the individual challenges her clients face and creating productive and profitable tools for their businesses. She tames chaotic, overwhelming situations by implementing individualized processes and procedures unique to each individual and their business. Sheri holds memberships in the American Club Association, Toastmasters International, and several local Kansas City business organizations. She volunteers her leadership skills to multiple groups and organizations. She also offers speaking, workshops, mastermind groups, coaching, networking, and e-summits. Sheri has a YouTube show, Conversations With Sheri and TerryAnn, a live podcast; that streams weekly on Facebook, all with TerryAnn. Whatever forum is your "cup of coffee", Sheri has it! Links to all these offerings can be found on her website. For her volunteering and small business support during the pandemic in 2021, Sheri was honored with the 'Kansas Women Business Advocate Award' from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and The Kansas Department of Commerce's Office of Minority and Women Business Development. For her involvement in mentoring, leading, and serving in Toastmasters International, she has received Toastmasters' highest award: 'The Distinguished Toastmaster'. When Sheri is not growing businesses, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether at the pool, the lake, or traveling. She likes having friends and family over to play cards or games and hang out at her backyard fire pit.

Sara Minges

Sara Minges, M.S., is 2019’s Best Poet of Kansas City Nominee, former play therapist and panelist for Lady Gaga’s Foundation, Born This Way. She’s also author of three full length collections of poetry and describes herself as a confessional spoken word poet and much sought after global motivational speaker and storyteller. Her life coaching company, Wonder Woman Rising, LLC, helps women unleash their “inner goddess” by loving their life stories.

Regina Platt

Regina Platt, often referred to as the "Stepologist," is a messenger of hope. She is a community leader who empowers individuals to take the steps forward to obtain their desired outcomes. Regina is a trained Restorative Practitioner, Public Speaker, and One on One Coaching with education in Business Administration. Regina has a unique background working with individuals with mild to severe disabilities, primarily in therapeutic, corrections, and educational environments. She currently teaches Advocacy 101 to incarcerated students, delivering to them a message that “being locked up in jails or prisons does not have to lock you out of future opportunities to step into you own destinies.” Regina serves as a Facilitator for Topeka United’s 1st Mosaic Partner Pairs. She believes that it is each of our differences that make the difference as we work together to restore, revive and unite communities. Regina's love for people and passion for healing has motivated her for the past 20 years to serve and help others discover their own potential, including her current employment at Lawrence-Gar.

Kevin Wilson

Kevin S. Wilson was born and lives in Kansas. He is a loving husband to his wife Lida, and loving father to his two children Kalvin and Klara. Kevin earned his Business Administration Degree from the University of Washburn in 2000. He is a business owner and Instructor in the Martial Arts. He has authored and co-authored three books. Kevin is a self-made millionaire and is passionate about sharing wealth building strategies to individuals, groups, schools and companies. Kevin is a 6th degree black belt in the Dillman Karate Method. He has received multiple competition awards both locally and nationally. He was also honored with the "Instructor of the Year" award from the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2006, and “Shorinryu Master of the Year” in 2014. Kevin is committed to the improvement of individual excellence.

John E Avocado

John E Avocado learned early that if he did not purpose his passion; his passion would purpose him. As Air National Guard Vet he returned to a life that felt surreal and inconsequential. Over the next few years he reexamined his life and the life that he wanted for himself. Shortly after beginning his journey of self-discovery he would share his thoughts with his friends and family, now he shares these same unique insights through private sessions and his monthly networking events.John is active in the community assisting with a local BSA Troop and acting as Vice President of the Inventor’s Club of Kansas City. www.inventorscenterof Kansascity.org

Jennifer Lauren

Jen Wade

Jennifer is a Veteran with over thirty years of service to the United States Military. After leaving the military she worked for the Missouri's Department of Labor's Workforce Development Veterans' Employment Program. Her experience in human resource, operational management, and leadership development propelled her to start a consulting business. Jennifer is the founder of Jen Wade Consulting, focused on helping leaders build a participating all-encompassing workplace culture of equality and engagement. She accentuates commitment to a communication process of employee awareness, and a safe work environment built on trust and clarity. Her strategy targets organizational strengths and works with individuals to build strong habits and bonds. She helps cultivate resiliency, integrity, and teamwork through leadership. Her passion for workplace culture creating a place where people want to work drives her commitment to Empower, Inspire, Succeed. Jennifer holds a Masters' Degree from the University of Louisville, School of Education in Human Resources and Organizational Development. In addition, she received her Bachelors' Degree in Sociology from Saint Leo University. While in the military she completed multiple levels or Leadership Development Training.

Jeff Anderson

James Love

James “Love Larger” Griffin is an author, empowerment coach, transformational speaker, Internet podcast host, energy worker and a professional catalyst of change. He is the founder and owner of Love Larger LLC whose mission is to empower heart led leaders to increase their love awareness so they can go from living in fear to blissful freedom. He speaks on how to radically change your life by first shifting how you perceive yourselves and the world around you through his time proven Love Larger Method. He talks on the importance of connecting to your inner power, living from the heart and how those actions will serve as the foundation that will allow one to truly flourish and become the best versions of themselves. James’s life mission is to serve the world by showing humanity what it looks like when one loves themselves unconditionally and fully embraces their gifts and talents for the betterment of society. When we move from fear to freedom we give ourselves permission to truly be ourselves unconditionally and help others do the same.

Isabel Luz Camacho-Black

Isabel Luz Camacho-Black aka Izzy, the Intentional Healer. Owner of Gigi’s Natural Hippi Essentials, Speaker on Intentional Living, and Founder of the Grace Yatom Foundation Izzy Challenges YOU to B•E the Change in Your Life; Regardless! Whether you are seeking relief from Physical Pain, Emotional Pain or Spiritual Pain. Izzy Gots You! Better yet, YOU gots YOU! All it takes is: 1.) B•elieve Change is Possible! 2.) E•ngage or take the first/next best step. *REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES OR PAST!! Follow me on Facebook, Instagram & TikTok where I share my Journey of Intentional Healing. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel “Isabel Luz Camacho-Black” and join the conversation of Intentional Living and what that means to You. Gain insight on how You too can Live an Intentional Life of Ultimate Purpose, with less Pain and more Joy by attending one of my many upcoming events.

Dr. Ruben West

Dr. Ruben West is a successful entrepreneur who, along with the help of several colleagues, erected multiple companies to the tune of millions of dollars, including a martial arts school, a medical staffing company, a surgical staffing company and more.

Dr. Michelle Mras

Michelle Mras is an award-winning, internationally recognized inspirational speaker, published # 1 Best Selling Author, intuitive leader, wife, and mother who has been stirring audiences and individuals to action through her compelling message of self-leadership, resilience, and living a life of intention. Michelle's infectious presentations and coaching inspire her clients to rise above negative self-talk to reclaim their inner grit. Michelle encourages you to be your best version every day and live unapologetically. Her fiery spirit and passion drive her to candidly share the key moments that transformed her into the irresistible force she is today. Michelle is a survivor of multiple life challenges to include a Traumatic Brain Injury and Breast Cancer. She guides others to recognize their innate gifts, stop apologizing for what they aren't and step into who they truly are... Unapologetically. Introduction bio: Michelle Mras is an award-winning, internationally recognized inspirational speaker, published # 1 Best Selling Author, intuitive leader, wife, and mother who has been stirring audiences and individuals to action through her compelling message of self-leadership, resilience, and living a life of intention. Michelle's infectious presentations and coaching inspire her clients to rise above negative self-talk to reclaim their inner grit. Michelle encourages you to be your best version every day and live unapologetically. Her fiery spirit and passion drive her to candidly share the key moments that transformed her into the irresistible force she is today.

Dr. Loren Michaels Harris

Dr. Loren Michaels Harris strives to motivate, inspire, and uplift every person that crosses his path. Loren is the host of the daily interview talk show, Bathrobe Moments, and is featured on the e360TV Network, where Loren serves also as an Executive Producer. As a Mentor, Purpose Discovery Coach, Author, and TV Presenter, Loren has been heard on Larry King Live and NPR Radio, seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and FOX. Loren has been featured on the covers of SHIFT Magazine, the first openly gay service member and first African American Man to grace this magazines cover; Heart of Hollywood Magazine; The Global Achievers Magazine;Courageous Men Magazine and PEOPLE Magazine. He is the founder of The Power of We Symposium which celebrates underserved kids of color. Loren works with an elite group of coaching clients in honing their Divine Purpose and then taking that purpose into the world. Slam The Hammer Mastermind, The LMH Coaching Rockstars, and his Elevate Masterclass, are all paths where Loren utilizes his gifts through a paying it forward" mindset. Loren's motto is: 'You do the work, and I will provide the stages!' Loren recently wrapped up the filming the movie Heathen, a made for television movie which airs on the Peacock Network winter of 2022. Loren's Goalcast video can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHeQafrmpG8

Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells

Dr. JoWanda Rollins-Fells is a highly respected inspirational keynote speaker, ordained minister, and skilled consultant. She is affectionately known as Dr. Real Talk and her mission is to help people around the world through the framework of Reframing reality; Empowering vision; Activating faith; and Liberating legacy. She wears many professional hats as she leverages her experience and expertise across the fields of education, public speaking, and media production. Her journey of empowering others began in the hallways of k-12 public education as a noted and highly credentialed teacher and leader for 15 years. She ran for public office and began her term on the local School Board in 2014. In 2020, Dr. Rollins-Fells was elected to serve as the Eastern Region Chair representing 15 school boards in Virginia. This experience is evidence of her champion spirit and commitment to issues facing children, families, teachers, and communities. As an educational consultant, Dr. Rollins-Fells trains and empowers school divisions and social service agencies across the United States of America as they interface with at-promise populations. Her training topics include: A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, and Emotional Poverty. As an inspirational speaker, Dr. Rollins-Fells is a passionate presenter who builds the case for walking in Unencumbered Freedom through the R.E.A.L. framework previously mentioned. She is the award-winning author of “Stuck Is Not Your Story; Change is Possible” which was featured in New York Times Square and “Employee to Empire”, “Marketing and Branding”, and “Affirmations of a CEO on the Move”. She is the CEO of Spirit of Excellence LLC where she provides coaching and a full suite of marketing platforms to authors, speakers, coaches, and ministers who are serious about the work of empowering others and want to increase their reach and visibility. Spirit of Excellence Media, Power of One Ministries, Power of One Magazine, and Power of One Radio are all part of the suite of media solutions that Dr. Rollins-Fells leverages in support of her mission. She is a proud graduate of Hampton University and Capella University where she has been equipped with multiple degrees, including a Ph.D., that have provided her an understanding of people, processes, motivation, and transformation. Dr. Rollins-Fells is a wife, mother and minister who humbly thanks God for giving her the wisdom and strength for the legacy she is living and the legacy she is building to extend for generations.

Chuck Doyle

Hello, My name is Chuck Doyle (aka Coffee Cup Chuck). I am the co-owner of Lumenus Technologies (a Lenexa, KS Based Electrical/Lighting Company), the founder of T.A.M.I.C (The American Mastermind Investment Club) and the host of "positive talks" podcast segment and Monday-Friday blog called "The First Cup KC." I have an associates degree in Business and Science marketing (Everest University), an ATM certificate at Toastmasters International (Professional Speech School), and am currently striving to be a motivational public and social media speaker. I enjoy bringing people together for the common good of humanity by ways of motivating and inspiring others. I love networking with people for the sole purpose of creating usable services and the continuation of self educating myself and others passed traditional schooling. I have 30 plus years in sales, more than 20 years of electrical servicing, and 5 plus years in management. I absolutely love people.

Charles Prizen

Charles Prinzen (aka Coach Chuck) grew up in Long Beach, California where he received his diploma from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1974. Coach Chuck is the Founder of ME.INC NOW Consulting (Me Expressing I Need Change Now). Some of his achievements include representing the state of California as the ambassador for the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (NAASCA), a keynote speaker for Los Angeles and Vacaville Unified School Districts in California, main stage Emcee at the Power of We Symposium in Atlanta Georgia and being a top 25 finalist in the inaugural season of the Next Impactor. Chuck is a published author in Foster Focus Magazine, “Coming Up in the Golden Age” and in the Next Global Impactor “Our Legacy”. He also writes several blogs that deal with child abuse, family dysfunctionality and PTSD as suffered at the hands of an abuser. As a campus supervisor, Coach Chuck saw a need for someone to be an advocate for youth, someone to help them see their own past clearly. In response, he started a public speaking and mentoring entity known as ME.INC.NOW. (Me Expressing I Need Change Now). It is his principal goal to help instill self-worth, self-esteem and self-respect in todays youth.

Charlette White

Charlette has been inspiring others for over a decade plus now. Known in the creative space as Charlette The Challenger, Challenging others to win in life has positioned her as a top Transformative Speaker in the Education arena. She has made it her life work to help others transition so that they can be a Real Life Changer in their communities. Today Charlette is a successful Business woman, an Author of 2 self-help books and a Mother of 3 young men.

Andrew Nam

During my second year of college, I decided to drop out of college to pursue my dream of entrepreneurship. I started my first business pursing my passion of the ‘fast and furious’, selling automotive parts out of my bedroom in my parents townhome. Fast forward 5 years, my business became a 5000 sq ft full service facility and was known to be the best in trade. At the turn of the century, my wife and I decided to turn a new leaf, sold our business and moved to another country to start a new life, where we started another automotive business, this time on wholesale rather than retail. Although the business was successful, I realize that my health is declining quickly. Partly due to my traumatic accident in my teens and partly due to the hard work and long days at the garage. In my early 30’s I started having problems doing simple daily tasks. It was difficult to even just get out of bed or to sit or stand for long periods of time, I had digestive issues and severe brain fog. I visited many medical specialists. I tried multiple prescription drugs and pain medicine. But all they did was help mask my symptoms. No one was addressing the root cause. By age 43, I decided that I wasn’t going to just accept the fact that my health was going to decline further. I knew I had to make a change. I decided I needed to take back charge of my health in my own hands. I studied functional nutrition under many functional doctors, scientist and specialists over the years and I became certified as a functional nutrition practitioner, personal trainer and a bio-hacker. Not only was I able to restore my own health, I am also helping others get back their health also. Over the last 9 years, I have been inspiring and teaching others how their body has the natural ability to heal themselves when it is given what it needs to thrive and survive. Everyone is a bio-individual and, given what their body needs, they can achieve optimal health. I want to inspire people that if I can recover my health, so can you. To stop using your age as an excuse. If you give your body what it needs, not only can you prevent chronic health conditions, you may even reverse chronic health conditions that you already have. Remember that age is just a number and should not determine how you look, move ,feel or act. At the age of 52, I feel younger and more energetic now then when I was in my 30’s. Love what you live, and live what you love.

Abdul Muhammad II

Abdul Muhammad II brings over 20 years of experience as a Brand Growth Strategist, Digital Marketer, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Mindfulness Facilitator. As MDM Ventures’ Founder and Chief Growth Officer, he specializes in business and personal growth. MDM's “People, Brand, and Tech” focuses on SMB’s dedicated to social impact within the health and wellness, travel and tourism, entertainment, and financial technology industries. Previously as Partner and Chief Digital Officer for rbb Communications and Director of Social Marketing for Zimmerman Advertising, Abdul directed client accounts for Apple Leisure Group, Brown & Brown Insurance, DHL Express, Facebook, White Castle, Pep Boys, Saks 5th Avenue, and Party City. His team continually produced nationally recognized, award-winning digital marketing campaigns. For nearly 30 years, Abdul has championed the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, an organization that provides at-risk children with the tools they need to make a difference in Arts, Character, and Education (ACE); with new and expanded programs for community engagement including mental health and wellness, entrepreneurship and workforce development make up the 3-tiers of QLC’s mission. Over the last decade, Abdul intertwined his dedication to mindset, community, and consciousness into his daily lifestyle. As a certified “Breathwork Coach”, martial artist, and yogi, he delivers a unique Mind Development Mastery practice that provides a transformative lifestyle resource for those seeking personal and professional growth via mindfulness. He is a partner and Chief Growth Officer for RefreshMEN.co leading advocacy and the delivery of mental health and wellness services led by melanated people. Creatively integrating his passion for music and social activism, he co-founded ReadyMade Entertainment (RME), a tech company and lifestyle brand that leverages Blockchain technology as exclusive NFT accessed experiences. RME is committed to teaching youth about mindfulness, financial literacy, and building generational wealth as access to freedom. A portion of all they make go to the nonprofit, Quality Life Center, to educate the youth and reduce violence, and drug dealing.

Tam Lawrence

Tam Lawrence is a brilliant visionary for national and international brands. Originally from Milwaukee, Tam graduated from Marquette University with a double major in Psychology, and Communications. Aside from raising two remarkable children, she also managed a real estate investment company, a daycare center, and two upscale clothing boutiques while she was in college. Tam moved to Atlanta where she earned the respect of celebrities, professional athletes, and film producers. She launched Exposure Magazine as s side business in 2013. Today over 87,000 people subscribe to her magazine, a premium print and digital publication. Currently readers will find interest-based essays that expose readers to empirical evidence backed by research and factual data. Tam has also launched a minority-owned streaming app accessible to 168 million homes worldwide. The Exposure Network TV is on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Android TV. She also released an industry publication for professional speakers, Keynote Magazine in addition to the streaming television app. A vivacious woman who is changing the course of history. Tam is a remarkable mix of ambition, resilience, and activism. By embracing automation who has helped companies and brands drive more revenue and raise awareness while accessing more leads. Exposure TV Plus will be available in 2023 with a focus on generating guaranteed results for clients while increasing conversion rates of online sales. Tam is a survivor of human trafficking.
Bill leads our team by offering workshops in stress management and practice building as well as facilitating of our groups. He is passionate about supporting clinicians, leading our retreat program and workshops at our retreat center, Villa Serena. He also thrives on leading our team and in creating success for health and wellness providers. Bill originally founded Practice Success as an effort to introduce integrative coaching and consulting to clinicians. He believed that the time had come to ‘reinvent’ the health industry by creating networks of likeminded, forward-thinking individuals – starting in greater DC and NYC. As they began to work together, these interdisciplinary, collaborative groups began to expand the perspectives of its members. This offshoot project eventually evolved into a thriving program, now known as Metro Collaborative. It has attracted various health professionals looking for new techniques to expand their businesses and connect with other innovators. Observing the notable progress members were making within these forums, it quickly became clear that business acceleration groups were on the cutting edge for problem-solving, as well as professional solidarity and connectivity. Indeed, these groups provide ways for business owners, physicians, dentists and practitioners of all disciplines to learn, connect and collaborate to create cross-referral opportunities. The Path to Metro Collaborative Bill’s background is extensive and spans several decades. In New York City, he worked as a psychotherapist and stress management consultant, coaching executives, physicians, and dentists on maintaining work/life balance. He extended this practice into coaching physicians on improving their business models by focusing on integrative methods for success, such as ‘client-centered communication.’ Completing a degree in psychology and humanities at Carnegie Mellon University, Bill worked as a biofeedback therapist, meditation teacher and coordinator of services at The Combined Therapy Program of The Himalayan Institute. He then completed a Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Bill moved to Greenwich Village to open The Center for Holistic Medicine in 1978 with Rudolph Ballentine, MD, practicing psychotherapy and stress management consulting. After starting a family there, he began modernizing dental and medical offices throughout the North East through the introduction of technology. Over the last few decades, he has evolved his contribution to the healthcare community, always maintaining his focus on leadership, technology, and team building. In the intervening years, he served at the Seltzer Institute, Coaching Solutions, among others. He founded Coaching Solutions (2000-2009), a collaborative practice management firm that implemented transformation with a broad team-based approach to complex business issues. He has taught at The NJ AGD and has lectured at The Academy of General Dentistry, the Tufts and NYU Dental Schools, and numerous study clubs around the country. From participating at Shalom Mountain Retreats, serving as President of The Center for Conscious Living and the Team Management and Leadership Program at Landmark Education, he has learned to envision and generate transformation. Last year, he lectured on leadership at the Cleveland Dental Society. Bill and his wife live their passion by leading retreats, wellness programs, and workshops in Bethesda, MD and at their retreat facility, Villa Serena (Dominican Republic). He splits most of his time between New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland, and enjoys skiing, yoga, and spending quality time with his sons and stepsons. For information on workshops, leadership programs, & executive coaching, contact bill@metrocollaborative.com

Jenny Grisham

Loudmouth Prayer is a prayer organization called to educate, equip, and lead people in prayer. God has given Loudmouth Prayer an assignment to restore and rebuild cities through daily united prayer with as many people as possible. We all have a voice — a voice that God hears and answers. We need to join our voices in lifting up our city every day. Let’s rebuild our communities together. Keeping prayer simple and keeping it organized for you on a daily basis is our main goal with Loudmouth Prayer. We want to offer you many avenues of social media and other platforms where you can join us with a spirit-led daily prayer. 5 minutes a day is all it takes for you to do your part! We encourage you to join Loudmouth Prayer each and every day. Learn with us, get empowered and equipped with us, and we will reclaim Tulsa back into the fullness of God’s plan. We have 3 major focuses of prayer: 
  1. Pray for our leaders
  2. Pray for the laborers
  3. Pray for the latter rain
As we pray for these main prayer points, we will mix each prayer heavily with the precious and powerful Word of God. Nothing is more powerful than bringing God’s own Word back to Him in prayer.    

Kim Singletary

Kim Singletary is a businessperson, speaker, and part-time author who is married to Mike Singletary, an NFL Hall-of-Fame football player and former coach. They married in 1984 and have seven children and eleven grandchildren (and counting). She believes the rough terrain that brought them to 38 years of marriage plus 6 years of dating was a journey the Lord navigated for them to reach back to help those coming behind traverse. Kim considers herself to be the 'chief facilitator of Mike's dreams and visions, as their personalities and giftings are quite different. He is a big-picture visionary, and she is the supervisor responsible for all of them arriving anywhere in one piece and on time. Today, Mike and Kim have co-founded a non-profit called Changing Our Perspective, whose aim is to provide access in under-resourced areas to education enhancement, health and mental wellness, and quality food options in food deserts. Established as a visionary organization and pioneered by NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary and his wife Kim, “Changing Our Perspective's” primary goal is to help tackle the educational and healthcare disparities in our nation's most vulnerable communities with change in mind. Their resolute team are committed to helping create sustainable economic change. Its mission is to equip disadvantaged adolescents with resources and tools that can empower them to create and build a more vibrant and healthier future.

Dr. Michele L. Neil-Sherwood

Michele L. Neil-Sherwood, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), has had a successful private practice since 2002. In her and Dr. Mark’s private practice at the Functional Medical Institute, she adopts a whole-person approach, which is outcome-based looking at everyone’s unique needs. Her aim is to obtain the highest level of function and maintain it through a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach. Dr. Michele has been certified and trained through Cenegenics, BioTE Medical, Metagenics, Helm’s Medical Institute, and AMMG and provides the following medical services: Age Management Medicine, Naturopathic and Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, First Line Therapy, Lifestyle Coaching, certified in the Kettlebell Functional Movement Systems, and provides soft tissue modalities of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Dr. Michele understands the importance of nutrition, medical food & supplementation, exercise prescription, rest, stress management, hormone balance, and Functional Movement. Dr. Michele has an extensive fitness and athletic background: Martial Arts (brown belt- Judo, Black belt Tae-Kwon-Do), Strength Training/Bodybuilding (multiple state and national titles), Russian Kettlebell System (RKC Certified, CK-FMS Certified, Primal Move Certified) and Iyengar Yoga Methods.

Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith is an intelligent, grounded, and talented woman who believes in leading by example. When speaking at the State Capital in Michigan, she presented as a calming conservative of voice of reason, who leads and unites by example. She is a committed, productive, and a hardworking leader, that helps mend division. As a State Committee woman for the 2nd district in Michigan, Bernadette fulfilled everything she ran on and more, and is now doing the same as an Ethnic Vice Chair focusing on what unites the people in Michigan and rising above what divides them. She is working to help educated and liberate citizens from policies that have not helped them. She attracts people of every race, creed, color, and nationality. Bernadette stands on upholding the U.S. Constitution, she carries a Biblical and Moral view, and believes all people are created equal and she represents all cultures with her deep understanding of the issues that challenge us today. She carries a relational personality that draws you into truth and is a bridge builder. Bernadette is committed to visiting every county across the State of Michigan, and meeting with every community to bring a message of unity, hope, and healing. Bernadette is also a pastor whose passion is that everyone comes to know, intimately, the heartbeat of our Heavenly Father. She enjoys teaching and demonstrating to others how to Trust God and Rest amid every storm.

Joy Thayer

Joy Thayer fell in love with Jesus and entertainment when she was five years old in Maui Hawaii on a YWAM base my parents helped start. Joy met her husband, Matthew Thayer, in 2007 and we combined their love for family and visual storytelling. We started our own film company in 2009. Over the next 13 years, we built Speropictures into a multi-award-winning company—winning 14 Telly Awards, Best Director at AOF, & Best Documentary at the Catalina Film Festival, to name only a few. Speropictures has produced 1000’s corporate & commercial projects, and documentaries, and has been a part of theatrical release feature films such as I Can Only Imagine, Unplanned, Heaven Quest, & BBC Top Gear (a world-class television show). We have been recognized for our unique storytelling abilities and powerfully transformative content. Speropictures has worked on projects for BBC, Verizon, Cisco, HP, UC Davis Medical Center, CNN, and so many more. Our short film, Lemonade has over 8,000,000 views on YouTube.

Emily Peterson

Emily Peterson is known by many as one of the Mama Bears who helped spark the mama bear revolution after her daughter was abused by the mask mandates. Emily fought the system and won for her state with the help of many Iowans and champion legislators we became the first state to ban mask mandates as a law in schools. Her fight has just begun! She was selected as the Iowa liaison for Moms for America.  She helped found a grassroots organization with 8,000 and growing in Iowa fighting for freedom and the next generation. Emily is a woman of faith who believes that moms have been raised up for “Such a time as this”! It is time to rise in the Spirit of God and be fearless! It’s time to save our children from the agenda set upon us to destroy the hearts, minds, and souls of the next generation!

Stacy Whited

Stacy Whited and her husband David in January 2021 decided they would put their business of 25 years on the back burner and devote all their energy and resources to saving America! Stacy and David have always been entrepreneurs. They grew up in Kansas in farm country with very conservative values. At 23 years old they started a successful online product brokerage company that gave them the freedom and flexibility to travel. They experienced the coastal values which only gave them a deeper appreciation for the Flyover Values they had grown up with as “Normal”. Stacy, David, and their kids have made it their goal is to provide hope and actionable steps that EVERY American can begin applying today. Stacy and David are the Founders and the CEOs of Flyover Conservatives. Their motto is WAKE UP • SPEAK UP • SHOW UP. With over 25 years of experience organizing large groups of people to do simple tasks, they have made it their mission to inspire the American people to action. They know what is really needed in our county is to have 80 million people doing 1 thing every day to save their country!

Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams loves the body of Christ Jesus and is dedicated to helping us grow up to full stature and understanding our Authority in Him. Called to preach at the age of 9, filled with the Holy Ghost at 12, she loved Jesus throughout her life. However, after a bitter divorce she felt condemned by the Church and drifted into drugs and depression.  After 2 years of confusion, she ended up sitting down with her father’s shotgun, stock on the floor, toe on the trigger and the muzzle against her throat. But the Lord intervened. He said, “What if there is a heaven and there is a hell?” This thought arrested her. She took her toe off the trigger and answered Him with her first clear thought in weeks. “I’ve been too wicked. There is no way you could still love Me.” Instantly, the loud, commanding audible voice of God demanded, “Go get your Bible!” She thought, “I don’t know where my Bible is.” Immediately she had a vision of it on the spare bedroom closet shelf under some blankets. In amazement, she found her Bible exactly where she had “seen” it. Laying the shotgun aside, she sat down and opened the Bible. “Oh, great,” she thought when it fell open to Deuteronomy. “What could possibly be there?” She had never understood the Old Testament and had no use for it, so she reached out to turn the page. Before she could, the same loud, audible voice commanded, “READ! For the next 27 years she has operated as a Prophet of God with the title of an International Evangelist traveling the Nations, as General Church Evangelist in the US and as Senior Pastor in Oklahoma, because the denomination to which God called her only gave lip service to the Prophetic call. In 2010, she became a nurse, and went from ministering to thousands to one at a time. In 2016, Michael Jones entered her life. After many confirmations, they determined it was the will of God and they married in January 2018. For a while they traveled in an RV around the Midwest until God called her to retire from nursing in 2020. The Lord said, “Start a YouTube Channel,” and of course, the rest is history. Deborah holds an Associate Degree Nursing as an RN from Beaufort County Community College, Washington, NC, and a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies at Lee University, Cleveland, TN. Michael is a US Army Veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies at Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Tania Joy Gibson

Tania Joy Gibson, the host of Beauty for Ashes was Miss Illinois in 1996 and competed at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. She was also Miss Illinois Teen and Miss America Teen at the age of 16. Tania graduated with a Bachelor of Business Finance and worked in corporate America for over 10 years. Recently God has directed her into ministry. She has been singing since she was 3 and has performed on numerous stages across the country as an actress/singer/performer. She has had many deep & rich encounters with the Lord and is an anointed prophetic worshipper. She has walked through the deep valley and has seen how the Lord takes the ashes of our lives and turns them into something beautiful. Her desire is to see the Lord use her story to encourage others to trust that God is “Always Good”.

Imaobong Smart

Imaobong Smart is a nurse a transformational speaker and is mental health certified with North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA). She has her degree in theology and is currently working towards her master’s degree She is an author of “STAY your life is precious” a book focused on helping people overcome suicidal thoughts. She is also a movie producer/director and is currently working on the production of her feature film STAY; adapted from the book “STAY; your life is precious”. Ima is the purpose strategist and house speaker at her Nonprofit, Purpose house foundation (TPH). TPH is focused on helping women and youth discover, develop, and deploy their purpose. TPH organizes suicide awareness events, annual conferences for women and summer youth conferences, skills acquisition for youth, and much more. She is married to Temi Smart and together they pastor Kingdom Life Ministry Global in Carrollton TX, and they have 2 children together.

Derral L. Reynolds

Derral L. Reynolds is a soldier for Christ. His evangelist organization “God’s Disciples” follows the mandates given to us in the bible. We serve others! As an international evangelist and the host of “The Truth Today”; Mr. Derral’s television show streamed weekly into 83 different countries and 236 million homes around the world, and he is not afraid to discuss the tough topics and bring forth the truth. Pretty simply if it’s not in the bible it’s not true. If we cannot be true to God, and stand for the truth, why would we expect Jesus to stand for us on Judgment Day? Preaching at rallies, on the streets, and at universities, Derral does not back down when BLM and Antifa attack – He stands his ground. He does more than talk, he walks the walk. Believing what we are told in the Bible about doing Works. The bible is our instruction for Life. Our roadmap to Eternity. In all the things Derral has a passion for, he promotes Christ and helps the Least of These. Every Christian needs to end being politically correct (PC). We need to be God Correct (GC). Are you with me? If God is for us, who can be against us!

Dr. Johannes J. Christian

Dr. Johannes J. Christian was the founding Pastor of The Adoration and Peace Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Christian is now Pastor Emeritus of Adoration and Peace Baptist Church and CEO of Face of Forgiveness LLC. The Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian who was severely injured in a rock-throwing incident by a troubled youth has developed a tenacity and passion to nullify bullying behaviors in our communities with the emphasis focused on the youth. Through Dr. Christian’s personal conviction to forgive, the anti-bullying program has gained much momentum and forgiveness is its central focus. On a dark Ohio interstate in the waning hours of July 9, 2001, Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian’s life changed forever. One moment he is checking his watch, counting the minutes until he arrives home. The next moment, the 50-year-old pastor is clinging to life after being struck in the face by a 7-pound rock thrown from an overpass by a troubled youth. The accident left him blinded, permanently disfigured, and in constant pain. Dr. Christian believes he has been blessed by being a blessing to others. Surviving the Rock throwing incident in 2001, gave him the desire to give back to others through humanitarian and spiritual initiatives. The mission fields have been a place he loves to share and express his love for God and humanity. Dr. Christian’s book, “The Face of Forgiveness” is a personal, honest, riveting account of one man’s struggle for survival. It is an inspirational story of physical and spiritual healing, and of faith and forgiveness, and of the power of the human spirit to transform tragedy into a mission to serve mankind as a witness of the power, mercy, and love of God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Shirley Luu

Shirley Luu is an Award-winning financial advisor, hands-on trainer, author, national speaker on financial literacy, and renowned wealth guru. Her 25 years of expertise in the financial services field sets her apart as one of the industry’s most notable connoisseurs. An Executive Field Chairman for First Financial Security, Shirley informs, educates, and empowers individuals and small and large business owners on lifetime income and retirement. “Shirley Luu & Associates, LLC.”, and her team of licensed professionals serve her clients’ specific financial security needs. Her personal journey, as a widowed mother of three, has allowed her to recognize the unique challenges that exist for women, front and center. She actively empowers women across the globe to “know their money” through various educational and enrichment programs, including the LiSA Initiative. Shirley appears on various TV programs such as local news networks; Channel 5 Fox WTTG, Channel 9 New WUSA, and Channel 7 WJLA. Shirley is in a TV pilot scheduled for the Summer of 2021 along with her w book launch. Amid Shirley’s profusion of recognitions, many of her awards and achievements highlight her support for countless nonprofit and philanthropic causes.

Karen Fox

Karen Fox has been called dynamite in a small package. Since 2009, Karen has been bringing her award-winning expertise in Sales, Marketing, and Leadership to now encompass the role of dynamic Speaker, Coach, and Digital Strategist. She has helped clients increase their income by up to 700%. Besides her years of experience running two companies, some of her certifications include NLP Practitioner, Domination Market Strategist, and John Maxwell’s speaker and trainer. She specializes in helping clients discover the power in developing their business strategies and how to market to the right audience with their unique message through her Extraordinary Success sales and marketing process. She helps her clients increase their influence, impact, and income. Karen Fox is better known as Karen THE Connector.

Definitely Holly

Definitely Holly was speaking to “audiences,” captivating the attention of those around her as early as three years old. As a child, Holly earned the nickname “Ms. Bossy Boots,” never afraid to voice her opinion. She is often referred to as a trailblazer, spitfire, and unapologetically outspoken. Originally from Missouri, Holly’s gypsy spirit relocated her to many locations throughout Tennessee for nearly 9 years. She currently resides in Missouri. Holly left the corporate world in early 2019 and using her skillset and background from her bachelor’s and master’s, she forged her own path and became an entrepreneur. She is the owner and founder of Definitely Holly — public speaker, Conservative Libertarian, Christian warrior, social media and digital marketing expert, shooter, and gun rights advocate. Many recognize Definitely Holly for her humorous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez impersonations, strong convictions, and common sense. Holly has made appearances on NRATV, The Blaze, local news stations, numerous well-known Conservative podcasts and talk radio shows, and has even assisted in producing and acting in Spectrum commercials. Holly holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a master’s degree in Communications and Marketing from Lindenwood University. She has over 9 years of experience, and her specialties include social media, digital marketing, media production, writing/editing, promotions, branding, acting, on-camera and on-air talent.

Mistie Layne

Mistie Layne went from being a Texas beauty queen at the brink of becoming a surgeon to facing a forty-year prison sentence behind killing someone. Cocaine and domestic abuse robbed her of ten years of her life and led to a horrific rock bottom she courageously describes in her best-selling book, “What Goes Up.” Mistie teaches her 4 steps C.O. P. E. = HOPE method which walks you through steps to release TOXIC shame and guilt, allowing forgiveness and love to emerge as a key to true inner peace and joy. After hiding her dark ugly secrets for years, she now STEPS UP AND SPEAKS OUT with passion and transparency about how to overcome your worst to live your best. She founded the #BethatONE movement which encourages us to STEP UP AND SPEAK OUT to educate and bring awareness so we can JUDGE less and MENTOR more. Mistie transforms lives by helping release toxic beliefs through transparency to overcome any adversity with confidence and resilience. Her talk show, Dare 2 Share with Mistie Layne, provides a platform for TRANSPARENCY to evolve and freedom to emerge. She also hosts Write 2 Ignite Women’s Empowerment Retreats. Mistie practices Nuclear Medicine full-time serves as the VP on Chemobuddies 4 Life board and is a contributing journalist for several international magazines.

Teresa Snider

Teresa Snider’s passion is being a Global Mastermind Leader. It allows her to work with like-minded people with a good heart and soul. She collaborates on a variety of business ideas and helps groups as a whole solve current concerns or problems they are facing. Teresa worked for Interim Healthcare for four years. The company was adding home hospice to their already successful home health division and needed someone with compassion, knowledge, and a wide variety of contacts in the medical community. She has helped change the perception of home hospice and demonstrated to medical professionals, families, and patients the benefits of hospice for those in need. While she worked at Pfizer, she completed many levels of professional training, launched several new products, served as a guest trainer for new hires, mentored many new hires and college students completing an internship, etc. Thersa has won several sales awards, has been a team leader at a local and area level and initiated new ideas and concepts at sales meetings. Her goal is to look for opportunities in the ever-changing job market. Theresa is known amongst fellow sales representatives for her creativity.

Harriett L. Ford

Harriett L. Ford is a member of Faith Writers, a three-times first-place award-winning author in both regional and national fiction categories. She is a veteran reporter/journalist/humor columnist, a regional Stonecroft Ministries speaker, and a board member of Dr. Marla’s ministry in Branson, Missouri. Her sometimes humorous exploration of faith-based supernatural drama has been compared to best-selling authors, Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, both authors of biblically sound faith-based thrillers. As a journalist, she has interviewed persons whose ideologies are like those of certain fictional characters in the book. If you have family members who are hooked on Harry Potter, her supernatural adventures in the Kaytie Flame series have a message: There is a far greater Power than Witchcraft. Her meditations on the healing in God’s word are now in book form titled “FAITH SAYS WHAT GOD SAYS”. Each short medication is what the Holy Spirit downloaded to her during her husband’s battle with cancer. She lives in Saddlebrooke with her family and two dogs, both of which are Christians. She knows this because they obey Jesus and eat the crumbs under their master’s table.

Anita French-Kidd Stahl

Anita French-Kidd Stahl is an anointed Singer/Songwriter, Motivational Speaker, and Evangelist. Daughter of an ordained father and mother in Ministry, Anita is now following in the steps of her parents, singing, and ministering the Lord’s praises. As a multi-award-winning artist, her most recent accolades were the Silver Heart Award International Full Time Female Vocalist of the year 2016 and Female artist with International Country Gospel Music Association. Anita has just released her 4th CD and recently married William J. Stahl, also a minister of the gospel. Anita sings and ministers in Cowboy Churches, and many other churches, and does Women Ministries, Retreats, Camp meetings, and Cook-outs.

Shelby Carney

Shelby Carney is the owner and designer behind SHE WHO IS. She launched her brand in the Spring of 2019 with the goal to empower women through what they wear. Shelby has always wanted to design clothing, but it took her a long time and a lot of trial and error to realize how she wanted to use her talent for God. Through every trial and every downfall, God showed her along the way. The best outfit you can put on is one that makes you feel fantastic! s. When she graduated high school, she enrolled in the fashion design program at Missouri State University and was set on designing Bridal Gowns. Shelby did everything to work towards that goal. She interned for wedding gown designer, Hayley Paige, and did FOUR other internships in addition to that one. She knew that the wedding industry is where she wanted to be. But she was pursuing two degrees, and though she had completed her design degree, she still had a year left for her merchandising degree. So, what pulled Shelby away from what she fully believed she was meant to do? She had a spiritual experience and knew; she was supposed to use her talent for God. And now she has a full clothing brand, SHE WHO IS.

Dr. Felicity Joy Solomon

Felicity Joy Solomon, PhD, has been a Dream Strategist since 2012. This career found her after over 20 years as a stage and screen performer and director. As she coaches people, her passion is encouraging them to strengthen their strengths and, as soon as possible, outsource their weaknesses. She holds people accountable to their own values, not hers, which allows them to shine the way they were created to. She recently starred in her first movie, Reflections, a short film about the power of prayer. She has made her own dream of being a talk show host come true and now stars in 3 talk shows: “Simply Felicity”, about transformational Christianity; “The Dag Show”, where she trades wits with her “Odd Couple” style co-host Darren Dag, and the most successful, “Black. Conservative. Female.” If you are looking to sharpen your vision for your life, follow her Facebook page, Virtual Vision U.

Haven Howard

Haven Howard started her musical career at the age of 4 and carried that through college where she met her husband, Ron. After they were married in 1970, they formed a duo, Ron & Haven, and music ministry became their work and passion. Life takes different turns and after moving to Branson, MO, Haven also became a consultant with Arbonne International where she helps others find better health. This company was the answer to my prayers for financial freedom and helping others. She is also the Area Director for SW Missouri for Concerned Women for America of Missouri. Haven and Ron have two adopted sons and she will share their adoption story of facing the pain of infertility and then the blessings of letting God write the story of their family.

Rosie Robinson

The Lord gave Stan and Rosie Robinson a vision to open a drug and alcohol center in 2007. While praying and meditating on God’s Word, the name for the center was revealed. The Brook name came from 1 Kings 17:4. Elijah was at the brook and the ravens fed him there. The Brook would be a place where people would find hope and love. Stan and Rosie were to teach those in need, that by the Word of God, their minds would be renewed, and their lives transformed (Romans 12:2). They opened The Brook on June 4, 2018, and now have 2 locations in Branson and Branson West to be able to help even more people in our community. Rosie’s heart is for those who are struggling with a substance use disorder, and trauma whether young or old, to be set free from their bondage and live a healthy life. Stan and Rosie have been married for 20 years and have 5 children. For all they have accomplished so far, they give the Lord the glory because if it wasn’t for Him, they could never have taken that leap of faith. Amen!

Christy Crenshaw

Christy Crenshaw is a Certified Health Coach, Certified WholyFit Instructor, Certified in Aromatherapy, and an Ordained Minister, specializing in rescuing the Body of Christ from a lifestyle of sickness and disease. Christy is the Founder of Kingdom Health Builder where she coaches fellow Christians to lose weight and restore a healthy body. The ultimate dream for this calling and vision from the Lord is to establish God’s Kingdom here on earth by empowering 10,000 Christians to choose to honor the LORD with their health and weight so they will have a greater ability to focus on building His Kingdom. She is a wife and mother of two teenage boys. The bible tells us that our bodies are the Temple of The Holy Spirit and to take care of them is our reasonable act of service unto The Lord. Christy has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years and has personally seen the devastating consequences that come for people of faith who do not take care of their bodies. She has also studied many aspects of natural health including, nutrition, herbalism, aromatherapy, and detoxification techniques along with faith healing. Christy is a product of what she has learned and now she teaches this to others. She has personally lost over 100 pounds and has kept if off for over 4 years while dramatically improving her health and fitness. She also has helped numerous clients to improve their health and lose weight as well.

Hillary Gooden

Hillary Gooden is an Author, Public Speaker, VibrantLife Health Coach, a Certified Lymphology Expert, and a Pastor. Hillary attended the International Academy of Lymphology. She empowers people, especially busy women leaders with strategies to reduce stress, anxiety, and inflammation. She uses tools & techniques to activate and maintain a healthy lymphatic system, and to transform their health and peace the way God intended, which is easy, natural, and drug-free. As a result, her clients experience increased energy, clarity of mind, better sleep, better health, boosted immunity and vitality. She is the author of You Got the Power! 7 Ways to Transform Your Health and Peace. Hillary became an ordained Pastor in 1999. In 2015 she founded Hillary Gooden LLC. Hillary absolutely believes “You Got the Power!” to Help Your Body Help You Live a More Vibrant Life! Hillary is the Podcast Host of The Vibrant Good Health Show and Let’s Get Acquainted! FaceBook show. She also Co-Hosts, News You Can Use with Lotus Riche’, another Facebook page.