Speakers

Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Keynote Speaker

Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the
BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

Her books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest
Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel
GUTS!, BOOM! (7-­timeless choices for inspiring leadership and
accountability). NANOVATION (a how to on innovation) and Do Something Now and Be a Person of Impact, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life.

and most recently, CAUSE A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Companies that define themselves as cause-­oriented stand out! They have better employee engagement, customer loyalty, stronger profitability and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE! Available at Freibergs.com or Amazon.com. Jackie is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-­after female business speakers in the nation.

Jackie is an executive leadership coach. She teaches graduate classes at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership & Education Sciences and she also writes and speaks on the SheEconomy a $20 Trillion female
strength to know.

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Meet Denise Arand

arand_0092xWEBDenise believes that everyone is entitled to send their kids to college, retire with dignity, and save a pile of money for the future. She is passionate about making proven financial solutions available in an easy to understand way that brings hope to women, the middle-class, and those without nine-figure portfolios.  She is leveling the playing field, when it comes to wealth building strategies, by serving the under-served – women and the rapidly shrinking middle-class of America.

With nearly 20 years experience in financial services, Denise brings a special blend of experience as a mother, wife and successful financial services professional, that makes her uniquely qualified to lead the charge to empower women and Middle America in their quest for financial freedom.

Denise will tell you she never intended to have a career in finance. When she realized just how much she could help people in an area that made such a difference – with their money – a light switch flipped on as she saw all the possibilities the world of finance and wealth acquisition could provide to those who really needed it most.

She found a way to make learning about money and building wealth fun and sexy by creating Wine, Women and Wealth – a series of educational and networking events that have grown into a national phenomenon. It’s no surprise why Wine, Women and Wealth has become so popular. Women get together to network with each other over a glass of wine and yummy pairings, while they learn about how to save more, spend wisely, and plan for their future of financial freedom. These gatherings have become so popular that they have spread across the nation. Women know a good deal when they find it. And Denise is showing them how to make friends and have some fun while empowering them to be smart about their money.

When Denise isn’t educating and empowering women and middle-class Americans about their financial futures, she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, and her two daughters and their families, and being “Mimi” to her amazing grandchildren.

Meet Mara

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Mara is changing the money conversation for good! Armed with a feisty attitude and a no-nonsense approach to finances this cool, quirky and colorful blond brings a fresh approach to the oh-so-taboo subject of money. She is on a mission to empower women and entrepreneurs to gain financial literacy, confront their fears, eliminate the guilt and move forward in life with a plan that works.

Mara’s talks motivate her audience because she has lived the highs and lows of our cyclical economy. By the time she was 23 she had saved $80k and then had the joy of losing $84k two years later when the economy went south.

Resonating with the message and mission of Five Rings Financial she joined the team and in two short years she became the youngest Executive Vice President. As founder of Life Made to Order Financial, Mara is passionate about empowering women and entrepreneurs to find create their financial Life Made to Order and financial freedom on their terms. She now presents nationwide to women and entrepreneurs every single month on the power of money and rewriting their money soundtrack. Hang on to your hat, not hers, as Mara shares how you can tune in and tune up your money soundtrack to propel you toward the wealth and lifestyle you deserve.

To learn more about Mara and her company, please visit: http://lmtofinancial.com

Meet Dana Bristol-Smith

Business BrandingIn 2008 Dana started Leap to Success to help domestic violence victims rediscover their voice, their value, and their confidence. Because of the success of the program and the thrill of seeing women transform their lives, Dana has made it her mission to build Leap to Success to empower women who have overcome adversity to reach their potential. What started as a volunteer project with six women has now served more than 400 San Diego women who have overcome domestic violence, homelessness, and other major life challenges.

As an executive speech coach, Dana founded Speak for Success in 2001 and has worked with some of Southern California’s top companies. It was from her work with executives that she saw how important public speaking skills were to build confidence for women who had risen to leadership positions.

Delivering programs for students and teachers, Dana got her public speaking start in 1992 and has spoken to more than 100,000 people. Teaching public speaking, she has been on the faculties of UCSD Extension, Cal State San Marcos, and San Diego State University. In 2003 she wrote Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking, a powerful guide to successfully speaking to groups.

Dana has received many awards including the Women in Leadership Award from the East County Chamber of Commerce, the TWIN award from the YWCA of San Diego County, and the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptimists International Oceanside Carlsbad. In 2012 she was the 1st prize $25,000 winner of the Advance San Diego Quick Pitch Competition out of 85 non-profit organizations. Dana has been interviewed and quoted in O the Oprah Magazine, The San Diego Business Journal, The Union Tribune, and on several local TV news programs. Leap to Success has been recognized twice with a Proclamation from San Diego City Council.

Dana is most proud of the courageous women that Leap to Success serves.

 

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