Andrea is the author of the Amazon best-seller Shopping for the Real You:Ten Essential Steps to a Perfect Wardrobe for Every Woman: Fashionistas, Fashion-phobes, and the Over 50 and She’s Got Good Jeans – a guide for how to shop for and where to find the perfect jeans for your body and budget.
She does in-person and online consultations for women around the globe and blogs at Shopping for the Real You. For an online or in-person wardrobe consultation, contact Andrea via email at: [email protected]
Her free course, The Lazy Person’s Guide to a Perfect Wardrobe is available on GoHighbrow. Andrea hosts two Youtube series: Vital Vivacious and Visible after 50 and Shopping for the Real You: Expert Edition.
As President – National Business,Anne Chow leads over 12,000 business professionals who support 95 percent of AT&T’s business customers nationwide. Across numerous AT&T Business segments, she oversees customer experience, management of direct and indirect sales channels, the B2B Sales Development Program, call center support, and DIRECTV FOR BUSINESSSM. She also owns the P&L for the small and medium-sized business market which includes all of AT&T’s B2B services including wireless, networking, and application solutions, covering over $13B in revenues.
Anne-Sophie Blin is a travel and cuisine writer and educator. She hails from Normandy, France. She studied at the University of Caen-Basse-Normandie, the University of Texas at Austin, and California State University. Anne-Sophie spent 18 years in the San Francisco Bay area where she explored and thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the gorgeous National and State parks in California and neighboring states. She has been living in Germany since 2017. She has extensively traveled in Western Europe and the Near East, most recently in France, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, China, and Israel.
Dr. Bethany Johnson
Dr. Bethany Johnson a professor of sociology with 20 years teaching in the classroom and online. Previous to teaching, she worked in social services helping single mothers on assistance. She has a B.S. and Master’s degree in sociology, as well as, an Ed.D in Workforce Education. While teaching is her profession, her passion lies in motivating and encouraging women to have a positive and self-rising mindset in today’s busy world.
She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and son. When not teaching, she can be found reading a good book, spending time with family and friends, as well as, traveling. She absolutely adores being anywhere on a beach!
Bette Price is a former television and newspaper journalist. She was a columnist and feature writer for The Kansas City Star and was part of the team that covered the Hyatt hotel skywalk collapse, which earned the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of four books and her True Leaders book is published in seven languages. She has ghost written eight books for business leaders, including an Amazon Best Seller. Bette has been quoted in such major publications as USA Today, Harvard Management Update, Investors Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal. Rather than retire she continues to serve select clients and ghost writes books for business leaders with unique philosophies or stories to tell. Read Bette’s full story in her forthcoming book, “Duplicity: A True Story of Deceit, Betrayal and Death.” To be advised of its release, email your contact information to [email protected].
Catherine Fallis, Master Sommolier
Nationally known wine expert Catherine Fallis, the 5th woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, is a warm, engaging author, speaker, and wine advisor through her firm Planet Grape® LLC and Tasting Panel Lead/Publisher at Planet Grape Wine Review.
Catherine created her alter-ego, grape goddess®, to help bring wine down to earth after enduring snobbism on her path to a career in wine. She is the only person in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and Advanced Certified Wine Professional credentials, and is a professional Champagne sabreuse, using her sword to open Champagne with panache and flair. Catherine was recently inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier International and is a Board Member of The American Institute of Wine & Food. She is the in-house Master Sommelier for Global Gourmet Catering, and a wine buyer for Universal Wine Alliance. As an author, she has 77,000 unique readers.
Cheryl Suchors is the author of 48 PEAKS, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains, published by She Writes Press in September, 2018.
Kirkus Reviews called 48 PEAKS “An inspiring yet relatable true story with exciting scenes and plenty of heart.” BookBub included it as one of “10 Life Changing Memoirs To Pick Up This Fall.” The Culturalist listed it as one of the “Top Ten Travel and Adventure Memoirs That Will Leave You Inspired”, and PopSugar chose the book as one of “7 New Nonfiction Books for People Who Don’t Like Nonfiction.”
Cheryl lives in MA with her husband and plants, wishing their grown daughter lived nearby.
Cristy graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in fashion, business and marketing. She worked in high end retails for over 25 years. Currently she is a luxury consultant and lives in Lake Highlands, Texas with her husband and son.
Cynthia Williams Young
Cynthia’s passion is serving others and developing and equipping people for Servant Leadership. Cynthia is Assistant Vice President for University Hospitals Executive Administration at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is also a UT Southwestern-certified executive coach, serving physicians and researchers interested in becoming highly effective leaders. Cynthia is a voracious reader and always looks forward to the next trip to Hawaii or the Pacific Northwest (home to her) with her husband, Sam.
Danielle Dayries is the founder and Career Consultant for DMD & Associates, Inc. Danielle is a branding expert that works with professionals experiencing a transition- whether a voluntary career shift, those impacted by a company reorganization or clients strategically seeking scaled-back careers. The first 15 years of her career she was a brand manager for global organizations including Sara Lee, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and McDonald’s. She then took this love of branding and decided to open a Self-Brand/Career Consulting Firm that empowers professionals to determine and market their own brand during a job search or as part of long-term career planning.
She facilitates self-branding workshops for Fortune 200 organizations throughout the US, has facilitated Equal Pay Day workshops for the American Women’s Business Association New Orleans Chapter, served as a panelist for a Women’s Diversity Equal Pay Day event, is on the Loyola Alumni Association Board of Directors and has served on several Society of Human Resource (SHRM) Boards.
As a means to ensure the next generation of leaders are prepared for success, she actively mentors young professionals entering the workforce when managing a Communications Internship program for several universities. You can contact her through her website.
Fitness expert, author and professional speaker Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS is the host of The Flipping 50 Show podcast and Flipping 50 TV show as seen on Flippingfifty.com. With more than 30 years experience in the fitness industry, she is also America’s Boomer Babe Fitness Expert. Her most recent book, You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women, and her keynotes focus on how to win the war on energy and optimal weight at every age, while having a ball doing it. She will highly recommend a midlife crisis to stop settling and start living and laughing more. Visit her at FlippingFifty.com
Debbie is a native Nebraskan whose career started with AT&T/Lucent Technologies, ending as a Vice President. Then she became a consultant helping businesses grow and be strategic as they give back to their communities. She has written articles for many publications and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.
Debra Hunter Johnson
Debra Hunter Johnson is an attorney, speaker, trainer & consultant who offers actionable tips to organizations, teams and individuals to Accelerate Your Wisdom Curve® through strategic narratives about the obstacles & opportunities that professionals face today at work and in their personal lives.
Her areas of focus include leadership/career development, conflict resolution and negotiations, 21st century inclusion/diversity and legal issues related to workplace management. To learn more about Debra, go to her website at http://debrahj.com/
Debbie Slade Smith
Debbie Slade Smith is certified in Fitness for Midlife Women through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She is a wellness advocate, educator, speaker, co-author, wife, and mom. She began her wellness journey in her late 50’s after losing her mom to heart disease. She teaches Zumba and other group fitness classes and was chosen for the first national team of Real Women Go Red, the American Heart Association’s initiative to empower women to take charge of their health.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Elizabeth has studied and applied a wide variety of makeup for the past decade.
She loves beauty makeup but is also professionally trained in special FX, bodypaint, and hairstyling. She loves the challenges and freedom that art gives her through makeup. Her experience with fashion shoots, headshots, and making private clients look their best requires that she be informed about the latest advancements in makeup and application today. See more of her work on her website: Elizabeth Rist Makeup Artistry
After graduating with high honors from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Giella began her career in the fashion and beauty business. Launching her own cosmetics line at Henri Bendel’s, Giella developed her custom items through years of working with the color and image conscious clientele at exclusive salons throughout the U.S. Giella has become synonymous with expert custom blending solutions. She stands behind her products as being the finest in quality, texture and shade selections. All GIELLA products are non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and allergy-free, and no animal testing.
As a color and makeup advisor, she looks at each individual objectively, recognizing that each woman is uniquely different. She does not propose to limit a customer’s choices, but rather, to aid her in creating customized palettes based on her personal traits
In addition to her work, Giella has completed her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Jackie Plimmer Bayer is a retired counselor and the former Global Director of Executive Coaching for Ernst and Young. She now divides her time between two homes. Spring and Summer find her in a rustic timber frame house a mile from Lake Geneva Wisconsin. Jackie migrates to Chandler Arizona for the Fall and Winter where she teaches storytelling classes to the over-55 crowd at a local community college. Constants in her life are her family, fitness, painting and sharing stories of her own misadventures in her blog Crows Feet Chronicles.
Jan Sharry has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, as a leading corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. Outside of Haynes & Boone, Jan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, is the Chair of the Dallas chapter of the International Women’s Forum, and serves on the Board of Trustees at Knox College. Jan is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post on leadership issues.
Just your average mother of six wild and crazy kids and living on Long Island with the love of my life. My passions are good food, yoga and (when I can) writing.
Owners Johnny & Kate Rodriguez, and Partners Lily & Patrick Steffes understand that the beauty salon experience is about more than a great cut and color. It’s about the relationship each client has with his or her stylist and making every client feel as good as they look. Johnny Rodriguez provides his clients with the highest level of customer service in addition to offering the latest in hair and beauty. See more at JohnnyRodriguezSalon.com
Leigh has spent her educational and professional career learning human behavior. Her focus shifted in 2002, to understanding the role the brain plays in human behavior, and how behavior can be modified with the use of neurofeedback and biofeedback. Leigh holds a Master of Science in Counselling from the University of North Texas and is working to integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into the treatment programs for many clients.
Leigh completed her didactic training for neurofeedback at the University of North Texas. She completed her internship with a nationally recognized neurologist and pioneer in the field of Neurotherapy, Dr. Jonathan Walker, M.D., who has studied, researched and taught for 35 years. In 2004, while working with Dr. Walker as a neurotherapist, Leigh received her BCIA, EEG board certification. In April 2009, Leigh opened The Brain Performance Center, adding the BCIA Biofeedback board certification, and Wellness Coaching board certification to the practice. The center added cognitive behavioural therapy in 2014.
An overcomer in business and life, Linda brings a unique perspective to both her business and personal relationships. An only girl raised by her father along with her four brothers, from an early age her modus operandi has been one of boldness and joyful trailblazing.
Navigating tumultuous waters and emerging resilient has become second nature to her over the course of 20+ years in progressive leadership roles in the male-dominated automotive space. Born from a personal quest for greater balance, health and joy, she left corporate automotive in 2007 to launch her first start-up, a boutique wellness resort where she and her team helped clients transform their health and rejuvenate their lives by providing a cutting-edge, holistic program well before it’s time.
Her passions include fun with friends, coastal and global travel, food & wine, golf, tennis and fitness of any kind along with her mission of empowering executives to become their best selves through integrative wellness retreats at her 2nd start-up, Inspired Leadership Group. Having triumphed over many adversities, Linda takes a special interest in equipping women to overcome their past, realize their true value and help pave the way to reach their full potential. You can learn more at www.InspiredLeadershipGroup.com.
Linda Teliha holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Science and a Master’s in Special Education. A former track and cross country athlete, she now shares her experience through occasional coaching, but is a frequent soccer player, bike rider, runner, walker, paddle boarder and hiker. Linda is a mother of four grown daughters and is the partner in a property management company with her husband.
Lisa Johnson Jones
Lisa Johnson Jones is constantly on a mission gathering bits and pieces for her next story! She is a mother, grandmother, writer and creative artist. She displays excitement in her never-ending pursuit of giving back and volunteering her time in various roles in the community. Lisa enjoys writing, mentoring young girls, listening to music, creating mixed media art and spending time with her grandchildren.
Her past and present role as an Executive Assistant has created many opportunities for her to interact with many people of diverse backgrounds who are always eager to share stories. These experiences have helped influence her greater passion for writing. She currently resides in Duluth, Georgia.
President and Owner of PeopleBiz Inc., Margery helps people think! She works with people who are ready to get out of the box and lead more productive, purposeful, meaningful lives. Margery is a seasoned business veteran, having owned and managed a manufacturer’s rep agency for 29 years before selling it to her employees and putting her focus on PeopleBiz, which was a side business during her rep years. She helps people understand how to master the business of life.
In 2014 she launched Great Girls Network to enable women to make more meaningful connections and be able to access their inner voices and authentic selves. After growing GGN into a membership organization, she has put her focus on its development. Margery recently published Confessions of a Recovering Helpaholic, the first of the Great Girls Network Series of books.
Michelle Spadafora has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. In 2009 she created Faithful Workouts; an online community that provides workouts for all fitness levels, recipes and spiritual encouragement to people all over the world. Over the past 10 years, she has created a massive library of resources to help people grow stronger physically and spiritually. Workouts in locations around the world from Portugal to Florida to Utah to Colorado. Her cooking show “The Fresh Table” along with her workouts “Faithful Workouts” can also be accessed on direct TV.
Within the FW community, she says “we workout hard but we also value kicking our feet up to rest in the joy of fellowship. We cook healthy recipes but give ourselves permission to enjoy a glass of wine or piece of chocolate. We accept each other’s flaws and imperfections while encouraging each other to pursue growth. No matter where you are right now on your health journey, we hope you will find this community fun and welcoming.” – Michelle
Michelle lives in Evergreen Colorado with her Husband, three children and pups: Mojo & Leo.
Nancy Weiss has been married for 39 years and while living in the Midwest she and her husband raised four children, and have five grandchildren. After working almost 20 years in the hospitality industry hosting charity golf events she retired and started writing a blog. Her blog, www.atwodrinkminimum.com, shares her favorite ideas on fashion, beauty, recipes, and activities with grandchildren. Nancy hopes to help change the perception that defines midlife women by instilling confidence and attitude in a women’s individual style. You can also connect with Nancy on Instagram @a.two.drink.minimum and on Facebook.
Neesha Zollinger owns and is principal teacher of Akasha Yoga Studio in Jackson Hole Wyoming. She brings 25 years of movement teaching to every class where she links tools from many modalities into her sessions. In addition to yoga asana, expect to experience corrective exercises from various traditions, a strong understanding of anatomy, yoga philosophy/psychology/energetics and exercise science. Her guidance is suited for all levels, from beginners to life-long yogis. She leads people deep into their form, an embodied understanding of themselves. It is through the mindful and intelligent movement that each student is encouraged to locate their own wisdom, joy and intuition. In addition to being based in Wyoming, Neesha has toured European and Caribbean studios many times offering workshops, intensives and teacher trainings. Learn more about Neesha at NeeshaZollingerYoga.com
Robin Anne Griffiths has spent a lifetime working with a variety of personalities and business organizations across the United States and internationally which has included leadership positions with several companies in the field of newspapers, magazines and broadcasting. Robin is a published author with two books; a memoir of her mother’s extraordinary life and the other a collection of thoughts on life skills and personal development. She also writes for a variety of blogs and publications.
Robin is a certified master development coach, personal trainer and behavior change specialist. She also is a movement instructor for senior populations and specializes in helping people on a journey for change. She works with groups and individuals on life transitions to create personal balance – physically and mentally.
Dr. Roslyn Kunin
Roslyn Kunin is a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and professional economist. She has served on and chaired many boards in different industries and in the public sector. Well past the traditional retirement age, Dr. Kunin runs marathons and does yoga headstands. She is available for economic research projects and presentations.
Shannon Perry is the media & marketing director for genneve, a personalized digital health platform for women in midlife. She is dedicated to bringing as many voices as possible to the conversation around women’s midlife health to ensure women have the information and resources they need to lead their best, most vibrant lives.
Shannon lives in Seattle with her cat, dog, and boyfriend – in that order.
Tammy L. Grace
Tammy L. Grace is an award-winning author who entertains readers with perfect escapes in women’s fiction and clever whodunit mysteries. Her works in women’s fiction include her best-selling Hometown Harbor Series and her latest release, Beach Haven, the first in her new Glass Beach Cottage Series.
She also writes the Cooper Harrington Detective Series, featuring a quirky private detective and his faithful golden retriever. She has two emotional novels that will be releasing in 2020 under her pen name, Casey Wilson, for Bookouture. She is a fan of dogs and includes furry companions in all her books.
I’m a San Diego native living in North Dallas where I proudly hold the titles of wife, mom and transformation queen. Looking back, my story has always been sprinkled with style. From my roots in hair and makeup artistry to competing in the pageant world for two decades, I’ve surrounded myself with style and image for as long as I can remember. I’ve worn crowns for Mrs. Alabama, Mrs. USA Petite, and Mrs. Elite Texas, and these experiences have made me the master of stage presence and communication. I came to realize that along with appearance, those were the golden nuggets of a confident image.
When those three elements were mastered, success would be inevitable. I had already trained with the best in image consulting, personal styling and professional development at the world-renowned London Image Institute. Beyond image consulting, I became certified in strategic communications and corporate consultancy. Over the years, this business owner and entrepreneur slash pageant queen image diva developed the knowledge, training and grit to coach clients on making powerful connections and developing a clear and powerful personal brand. It became my passion to help clients create a style they love, be an effective communicator and gush confidence in a rock solid image.
I believe in self-care, personal growth and FUN! I love tennis, travel and pageantry. Giving back is important to me, so I volunteer with WINGS a program that empowers women through business and financial education, as well as “Look Good Feel Better,” a program that assists cancer patients with appearance and self-esteem during treatment and post-operation recovery.
The Dating Goddess
The Dating Goddess is a bestselling author of workplace effectiveness books, a speaker and management consultant. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio and USA Today as well as international media.
The Dating Goddess’ writing is intended to not only be useful to others and cathartic for her, but is the genesis of a series of books (13 so far!) and a topic for fun, thought-provoking speeches. She calls herself a dating philosopher and gives date-a-vational speeches. Connect with her on her site: The Dating Goddess
Tracy March is a certified health and life coach, bestselling author and unapologetic pizza lover. She helps women create joyful lives that are rich with clarity, wellness and purpose.
She is also the creator of Mind + Body Fixer Upper—a life renovation program for women over 50, where positivity is required, but shiplap is optional!
Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. Visit her online at www.TracyMarch.com.
Tricia Conover, DWS, CSS
Tricia Conover, DipWSET, CSS, Wine and Travel Writer, is the Wine Editor for PRiME Magazine and freelance writer for JustLuxe.com, LuxeGetaways.com, The SommJournal, The Clever Root, and FWT Magazine.
She is a WSET® Diploma of Wine Level 4, Certified Advanced Sommelier wine professional, and a CSS, Certified Spirits Specialist from the Society of Wine Educators. Tricia holds a B.S. in Environmental Health from Purdue University. She is a C.W.P. Certified Wine Professional and studied at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley and at the UC Davis Viticulture Extension program.
She has written extensively about her travels to the wine regions of the US, Italy, Greece, France and Spain. See more of her work on her website, GrapeStone Concepts and follow her on Twitter: @WineGrapeStone
As one of the beauty industry’s most respected hairdressers, Wendy Iles works around the world on the highest level in her field of hairdressing. Chosen for her immense experience, her dedication and passion toward each project, her client and celebrity list includes Marion Cotillard, Heidi Klum, Keira Knightley, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek and Cate Blanchett.
In 2016 Wendy received the Hollywood Beauty Awards Oscar for hair. This award delivered by the film industries elite is an absolute tribute to her professionalism, creativity, dedication and passion for hair.
At the pinnacle of her career she launched Iles Formula, her luxury, haute performance hair care + repair range.