FEATURED EMPOWERMENT SPEAKERS
Sharise L. Erby-Castle
PWEN Founder/Experience Host
For 27 years Sharise L. Erby-Castle has been coaching, leading, teaching, ministering, and speaking into the lives of women and a "few good men" in her community, her church, at conferences, on her job, in a parking lot, or wherever she feels the tugging of her spirit. Her mission is to speak next level success into the lives of those within her sphere of influence. Sharise is an author, the visionary founder of Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network Inc. with chapters in Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. She has been recognized as a "Woman Rising Up" by Women on a Mission,the recipient of the 2016 Black Wall Street's Community Leadership Award, and RSG's 2019 Business Woman of the Year. Sharise has been seen and heard on KGUN, TV7, RightThisMinute, Carrying the Message Talk Show, Good Day Tulsa, Channel 8, Cz the Day w/ Susan F. Moody, and a host of prominent radio shows.
Motivating the Masses
Lisa Nichols is one of the world’s most requested seasoned keynote speaker and business leader. She has over 20 years’ experience delivering dynamic, interactive keynotes to a wide range of organizations. She has appeared on Oprah, Larry King, The Wendy Williams Show among others, and has served as a resident coach for The Today Show, Dr. Phil Steve Harvey and others.
Lisa is the Author of 7 New York Times Best Selling Books and she knows how to truly accelerate personal achievement and life fulfillment of individuals and organizations all over the world. She has created methods that help people create breakthrough results in everything they do in life. Her testament to her ability to energize, inspire, motivate and transform people and businesses is in the success of the thousands of people she has coached to master their speaking skills; and in the nearly 30 million people around the world she has empowered to live a happier, healthier life filled with purpose, meaning, passion and true fulfillment personally and professionally.
Lisa’s company, Motivating the Masses, Inc., delivers reliable, high-quality, high-yielding resources for speaking coaching, and personal development, on both a local and international scale. Lisa delivers Keynotes, Empowerment and Speaking Workshops to large corporations, business owners, managers, executives, entrepreneurs, actors, speakers and direct sales companies all over the world.
Extraordinary Thoughts for the Ordinary Mind.
His story is no different than many youths, born in a metropolitan area riddled with drugs, crime, and plagued with addiction. Demetrius, the middle child of three siblings was raised by a single mother due to the absence of his father. Demetrius had to experience at an early age just how detrimental addiction was and the damage it can do to a family. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, drugs, crime, addiction, and violence were the norm; and it was a life expected for most. With the lack of jobs and the poverty this city had to offer; Demetrius’s mother did the best she could in raising her two young children all on her own. With the loss of her job combined with the recession, the trajectory of their lives would shift from barely getting by to barely being able to keep the lights on. By the time Demetrius was graduating high school, majority of the kids he grew up with had already begun to employ the lessons our environment had taught them; and many had already received the outcome. Demetrius was faced with the cruel realization about his future and what he could get out of this city. Eventually, this led him to make a tough decision at the tender age of 18; join the United States Marine Corps upon graduating high school.
The time came and he enlisted in 2009. Demetrius has served 10 faithful years. Throughout his service he has faced obstacles and overcame adversity; he also deployed to different countries in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force. These tours along with many other challenges would go on to transform him into the man he is today. A Sergeant and Martial Arts Instructor Trainer within the United States Marine Corps, Demetrius has had the privilege to train, lead, guide, and mentor fellow Marines.
As a Character Development Specialist and Martial Arts Instructor Trainer. Utilizing the informal lecture method, and aided by media. Demetrius conducts leadership enhancement courses, that develops leadership traits and principles. Demetrius teaches realistic scenario based training, that develops service members physical bodies, strengthens their mental fortitude, and calibrates their moral compass. This training encompass warrior case studies, martial cultures and character development lessons.
LaCinda is an inspirational leader who mentors and speaks to women all over the world. She will empower you to embrace your beauty, power, femininity, and faith, and equip you to have and be all that God created you for. You deserve to live with confidence, have amazing relationships, and lasting powerful attraction.
LaCinda withstood a disfiguring and life-threatening illness that left her weighing just 81 lbs, enduring the loss of her hair and facing multiple surgeries. She learned the powerful lessons of applying her faith and not giving up on her dreams. LaCinda is living proof that nothing is impossible with God! Today, she is teaching and inspiring women to do the same for their lives and helping them rise up to a new level of hope and possibility. She has authored several books including, "Creative Expression" (Discovering Your God-Given Divine Expression, complete with a personal gifts test) and "Let's Get A Ring On It" (helping women to maximize their femininity and discover their unique beauty and powerful attraction, as well as understanding how a man responds and thinks).
Soaring Eagles Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Premadonna Braddick is a Life coach, ordained minister, motivational speaker, author, enjoys acting, and is a prime example of overcoming less than desirable circumstances. She was born and raised in the foster care system in East Oakland, California from age two to eighteen. She spent the early years of her life dealing with depression, low self-esteem, and a poor self-image. Despite this, she was surrounded by mentors who offered guidance, wisdom, and inspired her to pursue her purpose in life, and therefore understands the importance of mentor-ship. Instead of using her past as an excuse, Premadonna turned her obstacles into stepping stones to achieve her own goals, and help other young women and teenage girls do the same.
Mrs. Braddick was featured in Tulsa People Magazine, she also has appeared on Tulsa TBN Praise the Lord, several other community radio and television talk shows, Mrs. Braddick received the award from YWCA and Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women the 2018 Woman of the Year Pinnacle award, and was selected to receive the Oklahoma For Excellence award for her outstanding mentorship work with teen girls and families in the community.
Reaching teens and women is a passion as it is what helped her to finish college and go on to create Soaring Eagle’s Youth and Family Services Inc. Soaring Eagle’s Youth and Family Services is a nonprofit where their mission is to help individual and families re-write their stories to help them live a self-sufficient, holistic, and rewarding life. Her organization addresses troubled teens and family issues with counseling, mentorship, an Annual Girls’ Teen Summits, follow up, health and fitness workshops, and community service.
Helping others renew their minds and adjust their thinking is one of several ways that this passionate woman encourages others to keep going, no matter what. Leading by example, her goal is empower teens and women to enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling life. Her motto that drives her is “When you have a set-back don’t take a step-back because God is already preparing your come back!”
Erica Renee Moore
Woman 2 Woman
Erica Renée Moore wears many hats by way of family, ministry, and career and wears them well. Erica is the founder of Woman2Woman, a growing women’s ministry at her church and the W2W book club with the mission of Empowering Women to be Their Best. Erica’s sincere hope is that her debut book will resonate with you in such a way that your mind is filled with possibilities and emptied of all limitations. In her debut book, Erica writes from a place of transparency and takes you through the necessary journey that even she had to encounter and confront on the inside, going from a barren place to an oasis of beauty within by tackling her own Either/Or thoughts.
Erica Renée was born to be a writer. In fact, her mom named her this as she knew the call on her daughter’s life. God confirmed to Erica what He spoke to her mom about her purpose in one sentence… to write and speak. Erica graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Communications. Listening to Erica’s teaching, you can’t help but be impacted by her life-enhancing truths delivered with humor and simplicity!
Erica is also a licensed and ordained minister and she, alongside her husband, Sean R. Moore pastor a thriving church in Phoenix, AZ, Faith Christian Center. Together they have four beautiful children.
May 9th, 2020
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