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AUG 16 - 17 

Purpose Pitch Tour
Aug 16, 2024 (6pm - 8:30pm)


Doors open to Public


Business Networking

7:00pm -8:00pm

Purpose Pitch Tour 


Business Networking



Embracing YOU Conference
Aug 17, 2024 (9am - 5:30pm)

9:00am - 10:00am

Event Doors Open

10:00am - 10:30am

Official Welcome & Opening Perfomances 

10:30am - 10:50am

General Address - Andrena Sawyer (Founder - MCWEN)

11:00am - 11:40am    Breakout Session 1

Speaker 1: Ucheonye Maple (Win Clients & Influence Prospects)

This session will focus on how your services and products will help solve your prospects' problems that will enable you to WIN them as clients. In this session, I will share the framework that has provided me the winning formula to WIN clients and keep them coming back for the services I provide. If you can stir up an eager want in a prospect, your clients will be endless.

Speaker 2: Elisha Lee

(Navigating the Intersection of Mental Health & Entrepreneurship)

As an entrepreneur, you're used to wearing multiple hats and juggling countless responsibilities. You're driven by passion and determination, but the constant pressure to succeed can take a toll on your mental health. In this workshop, we'll explore the intersection of mental health and entrepreneurship and equip you with the tools you need to navigate this intersection with confidence.

11:50am - 12:30pm    Breakout Session 2

Speaker 1: Tonda Bean

(Parenting Strategist & Career Oracle for Students)

Tonda Taylor Bean speaks on strategic parenting and proactive career exploration for students. She has spoken and presented workshops for school groups, church groups, and community organizations such as the Girl Scouts, the Reginald Lewis Museum, and the Business and Professional Women of Montgomery county. Through her speaking, workshops, and consulting, she has reached over a thousand parents and students.

Speaker 2: Gabriella Payne

(Power Branding: Four Critical Fundamentals Behind Famous Brands) 

Branding is one of the most underrated methods to increase visibility and emotional connection to your marketing strategy. It allows your department the space to pivot and grow as needed without losing the valuable customers you've acquired along the way. With an ever-changing market, branding is a must for long-term business viability. It's the most effective way to attract the right partnerships, grow your team, and develop a lifelong bond with your customers that gives you insight into their needs as they shift.

12:30pm - 1:15pm


1:15pm - 1:30pm

General Session

1:30pm - 2:10pm    Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Kevin Suber (Kingdom Business)

In today's culture, running a business with Christian principles has become increasingly difficult. You must confront not only traditional pressures but also principalities in heavenly places. Ultimately, as a Christian entrepreneur, you must balance the gift of your business with the mission of the Kingdom of God. Join Global Entrepreneur and Speaker, Kevin Suber, as he presents the 4 pillars and the 3 imperatives to build a successful Kingdom Business.

2:20pm - 3:00pm    Breakout Session 3

Speaker 1: Hope Brown (How to Love Your Business Taxes & Finances)

It’s true that both taxes and finances are not favorite topics for most solopreneurs and business owners. In the “How to Love and Not Hate Your Business Taxes & Financials” workshop, Hope Brown of The Tax Minded Bookkeeper will share proactive action steps you can take now before the end of the year. She will discuss simple methods you can implement immediately to organize your business finances, be ready for the tax season and change your finances!

Speaker 2: Adaku Ikotun (Social Media Marketing)

3:10pm - 3:50pm    Breakout Session 4

Speaker 1: Dr. Oyindamola Okenla (Overcoming the Messy Middle)

Embark on a journey of transformation and empowerment as we guide you through the pivotal phase known as the "Messy Middle." Join Dr. Damola Okenla, an award-winning Author, Board Certified Master Mental Health Coach, and a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer, in this immersive workshop designed to help you overcome uncertainties, ignite your creativity, and fuel unwavering motivation.

Speaker 2: Lynsai Green (Creating Authentic Sisterhood)

4:00pm - 4:40pm    Breakout Session 5

Speaker 1: Emmasara McMillion

(The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Overcoming Pressure & Embracing Purpose)

As an entrepreneur, you face countless challenges and obstacles on your journey to success. Whether it's meeting deadlines, raising capital, or navigating the competitive landscape, the pressure to perform can be overwhelming. But is succumbing to this pressure the only way to succeed? In this inspiring and thought-provoking talk, EmmaSara McMillion will explore the pressure versus purpose in entrepreneurship. Drawing on her experience as a successful entrepreneur, EmmaSara McMillion will share insights and strategies for navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship with a clear sense of purpose and direction.

Speaker 2: Carolyn Donaldson  (Leveraging Personal and Business Credit)

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Closing Ceremony

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