Benecia Ponder is the Book Writing and Publishing Coach for Inspirational Authors. She has been helping thought leaders and mission focused creators publish books they're proud of since 2017. Benecia loves to speak, teach and motivate people to write, publish, and leverage a book to impact more lives and create amazing income!
Lisa Oddo is a lifelong learner, educator, motivational speaker, and commercial
property owner/landlord. She is a volunteer and board member in her
community, attends in-person and virtual summits, conferences, and classes that
help her grow in these various roles.
The Body Positive Fairy Godmother, Tish Lee, encourages women of all sizes to take up space confidently and comfortably with no apology. She knows if you don't take your space in the world, no one else can and that would be a damn shame.
Tish became a diet school dropout in 2018, after being stuck in a revolving door of yo-yo dieting since the 5th grade, realizing that restrictive diets and intense exercise regimens were not sustainable or healthy for her body and mental well-being. It was then that she leaned into the importance of self-love, body positivity, and accepting oneself as they are.
Since then she's been on a mission to help women break free from societal beauty standards and instead embrace their own beauty and worth because every woman deserves to feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable in their skin.
Today, Tish is FAT and FREE living a life beyond her wildest dreams. She doesn't let size stop her and takes up space boldly and confidently in a world that criticizes big bodies. She uses her size to show others that they can do what society says "fat girls shouldn't!" like hiking, dancing, modeling, and more.
Sandra Manning learned to heal her inner spirit, mind, and body with her faith through journaling, prayer, and meditation after experiencing a midlife spiritual health transformation. Sandra is a retired Navy Veteran and Health and Wellness Coach from Virginia. Her education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Leadership Studies and Christian Ministries from Regent University, Health Coaching training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. She is pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching to launch a new career path emphasizing Spiritual Wellness, assisting others in connecting to their inner spirit, and discovering joy and purpose.Traveling, volunteering, experimenting with essential oils, spending time with family and friends, and being outside in nature are all things she enjoys.
Gilles Gentley, born in Newport, Vermont, has a heart for redemption and a passion for seeing people grow in their calling. For seventeen years, Gilles has been working in the field of faith-based recovery from addiction, earning him a reputation as a respected voice in that field. He is currently the lead pastor, and occasional bass player, at Catalyst Church in Jericho, Vermont. Gilles is married to his bride, Sarah, and between the two of them, they have six children and one grandchild. Gilles is also a terrible golfer, a lover of the Montreal Canadians, and enjoys fantasy football.
Kathy Haynie is a mother, grandmother of nine, and a widow. I never thought that her life would be this full, but God had other plans when her husband passed away. She knew God still had plans for a good life for her, even though she was grieving. Since then, she has had many struggles, and her journey has not been what she expected. Now, with her fiftieth birthday approaching, she can see God’s handprints all over her life. He was there the whole time, orchestrating things behind the scenes. She has a heart for people to know and love Jesus. Her desire is to see them grow into who God has called them to be. For them to walk in their purpose and their authority in Christ Jesus.