Welcome to the
“Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” Event Greetings,
It’s Gonna Be Fabulous!
I am so pleased that you will participate in this life changing event. I know that you will have a BLAST! Give yourself a shout out for taking time to celebrate yourself and the other women in the room. We are women and women generally like fashion, “girly” things like cosmetics and fragrances and those things that make us feel “beautiful”. I hope that we all want to look and feel our best, but I also hope that we want to BE our best---“Inside and Out.” This event brings the right ingredients together to improve on your life with a focus on both your “outer” and “inner” appearance. There is no one definition of beauty--it is not a certain weight, a style, a haircut or other superficial attributes. I believe that all women are or have the potential to be beautiful! There is a glow that comes with self confidence, with empowerment and with a “knowing” that you are moving in your purpose; that is true beauty. Look around the room; you see the beauty of womanhood. It is my goal that you feel and look your best and that you leave energized and committed to a healthier life. It is also my goal that you laugh, have fun and give yourself a great big HUG! I also want you to Win, Win, and Win! Make sure that you check out “The Vault” and our general raffle items. I’ve dedicated my life to empowering people, particularly women, and trying to push them to the next level without being “preachy” or boring. I pray that this will be a blessing to your life. You’re the BEST so I want to bring you the BEST! Enjoy this day and enjoy LIVING!
With Much Love,
A Day That Will ChangeYour Life Morning Activities 8:00 am......................................................................................... Registration The Promenade Beverage & Refreshment Centers open for the duration of the day Vendors Open Author’s Corner Photo Shoot (DIVA Registrants Only) Walking Fashion Show.....................................................................................Elle VJ Boutique (Registrants are able to checkin throughout the day but must have registration band before entering the sessions)
8:15 am.......................................................................... Sumptuous Breakfast Grand Ballroom C &D Musical Prelude Morning WakeUp with “Rod of God” Comedy Get It Started: Zumba with Syreeta
Introduction of the Experts
MacArthur James: “The Motivator” Robert Ferguson: “The People’s Fat Loss Coach” Monica Barnett: “The Finishers” Michael Perkinson: “The Finishers” Germaine Williams: “The Rejuvinator” Kym Lee: “The Artist Extraordinaire” Keith R. Harley, Jr: “The Keeper of the Crown” Dr. Victoria H. Barbosa: “The Nation’s Expert Dermatologist” Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey: “The Physician/The Health Educator/The Host”
Greetings & Overview of the Day 9:00 am..............Defining, Attaining and Maintaining Inner & Outer Beauty Grand Ballroom C & D It May Not Be What You Think
Panel discussion with the experts from all fields Question & Answer Moderator: Victoria Barbosa, MD, MPH, MBA Inner/Outer Beauty Jeopardy Three volunteers will be selected to participate in this fun filled event. LISTEN closely to the experts! The winner will receive a FABULOUS gift.
10: 00 am.............................................MASTER Classes & Intimate Sessions Ballroom A & B Conference Rooms The Experts teach their “Master Class” , give invaluable advice and answer your questions. 10:00am........................................................................................(A) Victoria H. Barbosa, MD The Nation’s Leading Expert Dermatologist 10:30 am................................. (B) Germaine Williams, Aesthetician & Massage Therapist The Rejuvenator 11:00 am..................................................................... (A) Kym Lee, Celebrity Makeup Artist The Artist Extraordinaire 11:30 am...................................................................................(B) Robert Ferguson, CN MS The People’s Fat Loss Coach 12:00 pm........................................(A) Keith Harley, Celebrity Hair Stylist & Trichologist The Protector of the Crown 12:30 pm......................................................(B) MacArthur (Mac) James, Personal Trainer The Motivator
Intimate Sessions (Conference Rooms) All experts will have their own private areas to conduct small group discussions, one on one demos and other unique interactions. If the experts are not conducting their Master Class, you can find them in their intimate sessions. Intimate Sessions will occur in the following rooms: Glam Squad (Trade)..............................................................Kym Lee & Germaine Williams Work It Out (Sharon)................................................ MacArthur James & Robert Ferguson Fashionistas (Harris).................................................. Michael Perkinson & Monica Barnett The Doctors Are In (Independence).........................................................Victoria H. Barbosa, MD Keith R. Harley & Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD
Afternoon Activities 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm.......................SIGNATURE LUXURIOUS LUNCHEON Grand Ballroom C & D The Beauty in Laughter........................................................................ “Rod of God Comedy” Introduction of the Experts, Special Guests & Acknowledgements...................Sandra Gibson Motivational Speaker, Recording Artist and Mrs. Black North Carolina 2011 Walking Fashion Show.....................................................................................Elle VJ Boutique “What Not to Wear” ............................. The Finishers: Michael Perkinson, Fashion Stylist Monica Barnett, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant
The Vault Opens
3:00 pm................................................MASTER Classes & Intimate Sessions Ballrooms A & B The Experts teach their “Master Class”, give invaluable advice and answer your questions. 3:00 pm.......................................................................... (A) Let’s Talk about Sex & Sexuality Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD, The Physician/ The Health Educator/The Host 3:45 pm ......................................................................(B) Michael Perkinson, Fashion Stylist Monica Barnett, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant The Finishers
Intimate Sessions (Conference Rooms) All experts will have their own private areas to conduct small group discussions, one on one demos and other unique interactions. If the experts are not conducting their Master Class, you can find them in their intimate sessions. Intimate Sessions will occur in the following rooms: Glam Squad (Trade)..............................................................Kym Lee & Germaine Williams Work It Out (Sharon)................................................ MacArthur James & Robert Ferguson Fashionistas (Harris).................................................. Michael Perkinson & Monica Barnett The Doctors Are In (Independence)..............................................Victoria H. Barbosa, MD Keith R. Harley & Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD
Grand Finale 4:15 pm Ballroom C The Experts’ Parting Words of Wisdom Acknowledgements Empty the Vault 7
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Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD
The Physician/The Health Educator/The Host Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD is an energetic and engaging speaker, author, health educator/ physician and health strategist/consultant. Dr. Allison-Ottey serves as Executive Director and Director of Health and Community Initiatives of The COSHAR Foundation. The foundation is a 501 c 3 organization focused on impacting the health of the world, one community at a time. Under her leadership, the foundation has expanded its presence and impact with innovative programs that have touched millions of lives. Dr. AllisonOttey completed a three year residency program in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine) at Union Memorial Hospital. It was during her residency training that she developed a keen interest in the elderly and subsequently completed an additional two year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (Adults over 65) at the same institution. She received her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. Dr. Allison-Ottey is a proud alumna of North Carolina Central University where she earned dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry with minors in Physics, African American History and English with honors. Dr. Allison-Ottey is an avid medical researcher with numerous publications and presentations. She was named the American Geriatric Society’s 1999 Investigator of the Year in recognition of her pioneering work in AIDS in the Elderly and was one of the first in the world to publish on this topic. Throughout her career she’s been involved actively with biomedical research and has served as a Scientific Consultant in Neurobehavioral Toxicology to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, she has been engaged in several research collaborations that include the John Hopkins Urban Health Institute, the Gallup Organization and other academic, private, and public organizations. Her current research interests include Health Literacy, Patient/Physician Communication, the Role of Spirituality in Medical Outcomes, Direct to Consumer Marketing’s effect on Physicians and Patients, and Patient Adherence/Compliance with Medical Treatment. Dr. Allison-Ottey is a nationally recognized lecturer/speaker for healthcare professionals. She addresses various topics which include but are not limited to: health literacy, women’s health, health disparities and cultural competency, the role of faith based organizations in healthcare, direct to consumer advertisements and health in an aging population. She provides invaluable insight and guidance to the numerous commissions, advisory boards and committees on which she serves. She is a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies and is also frequently invited to give expert testimony/advice to government and other organizations. Dr. Allison-Ottey is recognized for her unique and articulate views on public health policy. She is an advocate for improved healthcare for all and for the elimination of health disparities based on gender, race and/or socioeconomic status. Further, she’s viewed by many as a tireless champion for expanded access to healthcare for the elderly. In recognition for her commitment to health education and reduction in health disparities among minority populations and women; she was honored by Aetna Inc. and featured in the 25th Anniversary Edition of its African American History Calendar. Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey is active with numerous medical, political and civic organizations. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association (NMA) and as Chair of the Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians. She was a founding board member of the Partnership for Clear Health Communications which focused on improving health literacy in the United States. Dr. Allison-Ottey’s professional affiliations include the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Geriatric Society, International AIDS Society and numerous other organizations. Dr. Allison-Ottey has received many awards and citations from organizations and the community; however one of the most notable is being the youngest to ever receive the Scroll of Merit of the NMA in 2002. This award is the highest award of the association and Dr. Allison-Ottey was cited for her service to the organization, research and commitment to the health education of the nation. Additionally, she is the first female to be awarded the title Chairman Emeritus of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). . In 2006 she received the Council Award from the Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians in recognition for her significant achievements in medicine and contributions to issues of women’s health. Dr. AllisonOttey has been further humbled by the National Library of Medicine/ American Medical Woman’s Association’s designation as a Local Legend in Medicine and her inclusion in the national exhibit entitled: Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. She continues to receive national and state recognition for her work and passion and in 2010, 2008 and 2004; Dr. Allison-Ottey was named to the Top 100 Women in Maryland. In 2011, she received the additional honor of being named to the Top 100 Women in Maryland’s Circle of Excellence in recognition of her consistent strides in her profession and her commitment to mentoring. Dr. Allison-Ottey has appeared on Black Entertainment Television (BET) as well as other local and national television programs. She co-hosted a popular radio program for several years and is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated as well as regional/local radio programs across the country. Dr. Allison-Ottey is the monthly writer of Gospel Today magazine’s, Health in Action column. She’s been quoted and interviewed by several print publications including Redbook, Essence, Heart and Soul, Jet, Ebony, USA Today, Black Enterprise, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other media outlets. Because of the colorful and “down to earth” manner in which she addresses health, relationships and offers motivation; Dr. Allison-Ottey is a well-recognized and requested speaker for conferences, universities/schools, churches, corporations, community groups and a host of other outlets. One of Dr. Allison-Ottey’s passions is writing and she introduced a new genre to the world of fiction, “fiction with a purpose” with her first novel, “All I Ever Did Was Love a Man” with the sequel, “My Breaking Heart” to be released in 2011. She also wrote a nonfiction/self-help book entitled; “Is That Fried Chicken Wing Worth It?” which was released in 2009. Additionally, in 2009, the full greeting card line, “Cards by Dr. Sharon” was launched; they are indeed “Cards with a Purpose.”
The Entertainers and Special Guests Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy) Whether he’s performing hilarious stand-up comedy, playing the trumpet or giving motivational speeches to national and international audiences, Comedian/Singer/Trumpeteer Rod Allison (aka Rod of God Comedy) is truly committed to presenting positive entertainment. His career has been highlighted by performances ranging from large national stages to smaller, more intimate venues including: •
PerformanceswithLegendaryRecordingArtistssuchas:KirkFranklin;YolandaAdams;CeCeWinans;Kelly Price; Vickie Winans; Martha Munizzi; Byron Cage; Karen Clark Sheard; Kim Burrell; Richard Smallwood & Vision; Tramaine Hawkins; The Mighty Clouds of Joy; Shirley Murdock; etc. For several corporations and organizations such as: Pfizer Inc.; Novartis, Inc.; Radio One Inc.; The National Medical Association; Christian Connection Network, Inc.; Urban Sports & Entertainment Group; etc. Performances in diverse settings for audiences of all ages, races and backgrounds including: The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.); CIAA Basketball Tournament Soulabration; Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference (Phoenix, AZ); 100.3 FM “The Beat”(Los Angeles); numerous churches (various denominations); colleges; and organizations
The many faces of this phenomenal entertainer include that of a gifted trumpeteer and singer. Rod was a featured trumpet soloist for the highly acclaimed NCCU Jazz Band which performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Brandford Marsalis and other notable musicians. Further, he is a powerful motivational speaker and emcee with a unique ability to captivate his audience. In response to requests from fans nationwide, Rod released his first video, “The Best of Rod of God Comedy”, featuring a compilation of his signature comedy material in 2006. In 2008 Rod recorded his first Live DVD, “Rod of God Comedy Live…Laughter Is Legal”, which features a full-length comedy, singing and trumpet-playing performance. Rod is known as the “Attorney by Day and Comedian by Night Entertainer” because… believe it or not, this entertainer is also a lawyer! When he’s not performing, Rod can be found providing legal services at his private law practice in North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina Central University in 1995 as class valedictorian and earned his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998. Rod inspires audiences, young and old, to not only dream big… but to then go and grab their dreams! Simply put, Rod is living proof that there is still a place for Good Clean Comedy! - www.rodofgodcomedy.com
Motivational Speaker, Recording Artist & Mrs. Black North Carolina 2011 Sandra Dubose-Gibson is a true testament to the power of faith and the infinite potential of the human spirit in everyone. Diagnosed at 25, she was faced with Alopecia Universalis, an incurable auto immune disease that resulted in her complete hair loss. Forced into a compelling journey of self discovery and self acceptance, she has emerged a living example that true beauty comes from within. She is the founder of the Alopecia Community of the Triangle support group in Raleigh N.C. A songstress and professional entertainer, she has transformed her pain into passion with the creation of Dubose Entertainment. On March 26, 2011, Sandra also was crowned 2011 Mrs. Black North Carolina. She is North Carolina’s first bald beauty queen ever, enabling her to travel across the state promoting Alopecia Areata awareness and healthy self esteem in girls and women of all ages.
Syrreta Smith Zumba Fitness
Syreeta Smith, a married mom of four, dance has always been my passion. From taking tap and jazz dance classes as a youth to being a background dancer for main stream artists, dance has always been both exciting and enjoyable to Syreeta. Zumba Fitness is a perfect combination for her and she loves teaching it ! Syreeta says that when she discovered that she could dance, have fun AND stay in shape too, she KNEW this was for her. She is the co-author of the book, “Real Relationship Devotionals” which she wrote with her husband and another couple.
The Experts This team of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields provides a diverse wealth of information, wrapped in dynamic presentation skills and flair. They are the “think tank” of “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” and participants will gain invaluable information and skills as a result of their years of experience and commitment to excellence.
Victoria Holloway Barbosa, MD, MPH, MBA The Nation’s Expert Dermatologist
Dr. Victoria Holloway Barbosa is a board-certified physician, researcher and educator with a unique set of experiences and talents that bridge the fields of dermatology, science and the cosmetics industry. Through Dermal Insights, Dr. Barbosa has advised several cosmetics companies and suppliers in the areas of business strategy, research and development, and market trends. This work stems naturally from her seven years as a cosmetics industry executive. As a former Vice President in Research & Development at L’Oreal, Dr. Barbosa built and directed the L’Oreal Institute for Ethnic Hair & Skin Research. In this one-of-a-kind facility, she led a team of physicists, chemists and biologists conducting basic science research to discover the distinguishing properties of the hair and skin of people of African descent. Dr. Barbosa received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and her medical degree cum laude from Yale University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a dermatology residency at Yale, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Barbosa then attended Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where she received a Master of Public Health degree, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Most recently, she completed her Master of Business Administration degree in Kellogg’s executive MBA program. Dr. Barbosa’s work in the cosmetics industry is built on her foundation as a dermatologist. Millennium Park Dermatology is a cutting edge, innovative dermatology practice where Dr. Victoria Holloway Barbosa provides state of the art care to her private patients and is the physician/ owner. She is an Assistant Professor in the Rush University Department of Dermatology, where she sees patients and teaches residents and medical students. Dr. Barbosa enjoys treating diseases of the hair, skin and nails in patients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. In addition to general dermatology, her areas of expertise include hair disorders and managing disease in skin of color. She is a founding board member of the Skin of Color Society and a frequent lecturer at dermatology meetings in the U.S. and around the world, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the European Association of Dermatology and Venereology, and the National Medical Association Dermatology Section. She has published in the areas of ethnic hair and skin characterization, cosmetic products and clinical practice guidelines. Dedicated to promoting education, science and health, Dr. Barbosa serves on the Board of Trustees of Dillard University, on the Board of Directors of National Medical Fellowships, and as an External Advisory Board member to Delaware State University’s HBCU-UP program. She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Committee on Opportunities in Science and is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Disparities. She has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, an organization that supports dermatological research. As both a respected authority and a gifted communicator, Dr. Barbosa has appeared on numerous local and national radio and television broadcasts. She has also been quoted in dozens of magazines and newspapers in the United States and around the world, including multiple quotes in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times and Essence Magazine, to name a few. She is a frequently requested keynote speaker at industry meetings and on university campuses. Dr. Barbosa has repeatedly been honored for her work in science. She has been named a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, a Trailblazer by Science Spectrum Magazine, and received the Savoy Professional Publisher’s Award as well as the Women of Color in Health, Science and Technology’s Professional Achievement Award. Dr. Barbosa received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and her medical degree cum laude from Yale University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a dermatology residency at Yale, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Barbosa then attended Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where she received a Master of Public Health degree, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Most recently, she completed her Master of Business Administration degree in Kellogg’s executive MBA program. Dr. Barbosa is a native of White Plains, NY, and currently resides in Chicago, IL with her husband, Valdir Barbosa, their daughter and their standard poodle. http://dermalinsights.com/index.html
Kym Lee, Celebrity Makeup Artist The Artist Extraordinaire
Kym Lee is a native Washingtonian who graduated from Bowie State University with honors. Upon graduation, Kym attended Georgetown Law School in hopes of being a top entertainment lawyer. While in law school, she worked at her family owned salon in her spare time. It was there that she discovered her passion was not law, but beauty. While in pursuit of her dream she landed a makeup position at B.E.T. where she’s been for the past 15 years. Kym’s makeup artistry has graced the pages of Essence, Black Enterprise, People, Glamour, and Sister 2 Sister Magazines. She is also one of the Lead Makeup Artist for the Tom Joyner Sky Show, BET HONORS, BET’s CENTRIC (Soul Train Awards), the annual BET Awards, and the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. In addition, she is the co-owner of Outer Skinz Image Group and some of her brushes with fame include actors, Angela Bassett, Kerri Washington, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd, Tasha Smith, Loretta Divine, Meagan Good, Mo’Nique, Omarosa, Danny Glover, Idris Elba, Hill Harper, Terrance Howard, Mike Epps, Pooch Hall (The Game), and Romeo. Recording artists, Yolonda Adams, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Fantasia, Jill Scott, Corrine Bailey-Rae, Fergie, and Opera Singer Denyce Graves. Male recording artists, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Lil Wayne, John Legend and Wyclef Jean. Political Leaders, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton and Maxine Waters. Sports figures, Venus and Serena Williams, Michael Vick, Dominique Dawes, Jason Campbell, Santana Moss, Lavar Arrington, and Darrell Green. COO & President of BET, Debra Lee and CEO and President of Radio One, Cathy Hughes. She is also a former co- host on WPGC’s Gospel station an Infinity Broadcasting affiliate, where you would hear her giving makeup and beauty tips. However, make up is not all she’s made of acknowledging that her work is more than skin deep. “My makeup case is my pulpit, and it opens the door for me to encourage people spiritually,” she says. “It isn’t just about meeting the stars and making them beautiful, it’s about making a difference!” As Kym happily admits, her passion has finally met her purpose now that she is a graduate of Calvary Bible Institute and a licensed Minister. Min. Kym is an active member of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church where her pastors are Bishop Alfred & Co-Pastor Susie Owens. Helping youth and young adults is her mission as she volunteers at Covenant House and Hanna’s House on a consistent basis. Min. Kym’s favorite scripture is Philippians 1:6, Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. She always tells people, never stop dreaming.... You can do anything with Christ on your side
Keith R. Harley, Jr - Celebrity Hair Stylist / Trichologist The Protector of the Crown
Keith R. Harley, Jr is a style icon! With a 25 year multifaceted career in the beauty industry he is one of the country’s leading experts in the care and treatment of hair. He is the owner and operator of the Keith Harley Hair and Scalp Clinic. A highly skilled and trained trichologist, he brings a great depth of knowledge to the preservation and nurturing of hair while also being a master stylist. Often termed the “Hair Doctor”, Keith R. Harley has created an organization that is committed to the treatment of the hair and disorders of the scalp as well as keeping clients knowledgeable of maintaining their hair and scalp on a daily basis. Not only does Keith Harley treat hair and scalp disorders, the clinic also functions as a traditional hair salon incorporating conventional styling techniques in creating contemporary hair styles that relate to a client’s professional and/or personal lifestyle. The Keith Harley Hair & Scalp Clinic staff is composed of licensed Hair & Scalp Specialists, Treatment Specialists, and Cosmetologists, each of whom have been personally trained by the owner in an extensive training program composed of customer service, Trichology, hair and scalp treatments, and hair finishing. “It is often said, your hair is your crown and glory, but I say, your hair and crown is a direct reflection of who you are and with that should speak a silent GLORY!” Keith R. Harley, Jr.
Germaine Williams, Aesthetician / Massage Therapist The Rejuvenator
Germaine Williams is highly respected celebrity makeup artist and aesthetician with over 17 years in clinical skincare. She is the CEO and owner of The Red Bloom Wellness Spa located in Bethesda, Maryland. Germaine has a passion for wellness and the connection between internal nourishment and its influence on the skin. She is committed to the health of the skin and assuring that it is treated as the valuable, but often temperamental organ that it is. She offers her clients a comprehensive approach which combines nutritional advice, dietary recommendations and personalized results oriented treatments. Her clients will attest that her approach results in flawless skin. Germaine has been featured in Essence, Glamour, Allure, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and NBC Today Show. A few of her clients include, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Colin Powell, Sherri Shepherd, Terrence Howard, Ray Lewis, Angela Basset, Venus Williams, Condoleezza Rice, and many more national and local celebrities. A nurturing, creative and committed professional; she is truly the “Rejuvenator”.
Robert Ferguson, MS, CN
The People’s Fat Loss Coach Robert Ferguson, MS, CN is a nationally recognized voice of weight loss through healthy living, a motivational speaker, and physical conditioning and nutrition specialist who’s been recognized as The People’s Fat Loss Coach. A doctoral candidate in sports psychology, he holds certifications in personal training and performance nutrition. In addition to his work with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, he has been the top fat loss, nutritionist and conditioning coach for professional boxers on Showtime, HBO, ESPN, and “The Contender.” Currently Robert’s newest book DIET-FREE FOR LIFE is nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional. He has been featured on radio, in magazines such as First for Women, Ebony, Star, Esquire, and Women’s World, and on TV programs including Access Hollywood, The 700 Club, The Mo’Nique Show, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, FOX Network, and BBC Worldwide. He is the author of the new book Diet-Free for Life and also the creator of the 6 Day Detox Drop, The Ultimate Fat Loss MOTIVATION Program and he is co-developer and face of the Food Lovers Fat Loss System®, a home weight loss program that has been sold via infomercial. Robert is a consultant to elite spas, church ministries, parent organizations, wellness companies, and Gold’s Gym, the world’s largest co-ed health club as well as being interviewed by actress, author and talk show host Ricki Lake as a leading nutritionist and parent coach for her book Too Small To Be Big, which is dedicated to ending childhood obesity. He is the founder and CEO of Diet Free Life, LLC and the DIET-FREE FOR LIFE NATIONAL CHALLENGE. Robert is focused on spreading an effective, easy to use and practical message of living life “diet free”.
MacArthur (Mac) James, Certified Personal Trainer The Motivator
Mac Arthur James, “Mac”, is committed to meeting his clients where they are and pushing them to their next level of fitness. Mac works with clients from all walks of life. He trains numerous NFL and NBA athletes like Brian Westbrook, San Fransico 49ers, Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals, Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens, Visanthe Shaincoe Minnesota Vikings, but is just as passionate about his everyday clients. He has one goal in mind with each and every one of his clients, working with them to achieve and maintain THEIR optimum fitness. He focuses on training that is safe, healthy, and maintainable; without the use of “quick fixes” and gimmicks. Mac is the owner and head trainer of Future of Fitness training facility out of Crofton, Md. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also holds certifications through American Fitness Professional Association, in Pre & Postnatal Training, Advanced Personal Training, and Group Fitness instructor. He is one of only 3 trainers in the state of Maryland certified as a Stretch Therapist. He’s ready to work WITH YOU to achieve your fitness goals as you honor God and the Temple that He has given YOU! Mac lives and trains by the philosophy of “Don’t settle for Mediocrity, strive for Excellence.”
Monica Barnett, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant The Finishers
The Image Curator Monica Barnett is dedicated to helping individuals find and develop their personal style true north. Growing up in a stylish environment with family that was fully absorbed in everything fashionable, Monica acquired her passion and skill for detecting style at an early age. With over seven years of formal personal styling and image consulting experience, she has advised DC politicos, styled Chicago executives, worked with Miami professional athletes, and curated New York entrepreneurs. As founder/editor-in-chief of Blueprint for Style, Monica knows how to develop the right style – the conscious selectivity of elements that work in concert to create a curated image.
Michael D. Perkinson, Fashion Stylist The Finishers
The passion for fashion, attention to detail and a Masters in Business Administration all are the keys to Michael Perkinson’s success in assuring that his clients look their very best, no matter what the occassion. Michael D. Perkinson, MBA is the CEO/Sr. Wardrobe Stylist for Greater Image, LLC. Greater Image, LLC is a wardrobe consulting firm specializing in wardrobe planning/management, personal shopping, and closet audit/organization. This Maryland based company is committed to developing wardrobe plans for women and men that enhance their appearance, while keeping their personal and professional goals in mind. It is our personal goal to work within your budget to produce a unique and individual look, while giving you a second chance to make a first impression. Michael’s skill is to pull it all together, with input into the hair, makeup, the clothing, the accessories and assured that the “finished” project will turn heads.
Acknowledgements We want to thank our generous sponsors who support this concept of women being “Beautiful Inside and Out” with their financial support.
We also thank our civic, faith based, media and organizational partners:
Media Partners Radio One www.BlackDoctor.org Heart & Soul Magazine
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Christian Faith Center Christ Family Church The Auxiliary to the National Medical Association
In Kind Donations & Special Promotions for “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” (At the time of printing)
Allergan (Latisse) Aveda Avlon Cards by Dr. Sharon Chico’s Concord Mills Mall
The COSHAR Foundation Dressler’s Restaurant Eileen Fisher Ella’s VJ Boutique Food Lion Key Gallery
Glory Foods New Life Medical Radio One San Antonio’s Restaurant Starbucks (Numi Teas) The Westin Hotel
*Other coupons and promotions are in registration bags and at beautifulwomaninsideandout.com
Special Thanks The “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” event is a HUGE undertaking as we strive to make it a memorable day for each of You. The COSHAR Foundation and the host, Dr. Sharon, would like to personally thank each and every one of our registrants, vendors, partners, sponsors, and supporters. Daphne “Angel” Benbow, Event Planner Sherri Warren, Executive and Personal Assistant to Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey Xina Eiland and Michael Jones, Media and Publicity Wyllissa Bennett, Publicist for Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey Mindy Proctor, Administrative Assistant Kimberly Yarborough, Administrative Assistant William Ridley, Production Coordinator Dominic Randolph, Assistant to Dr. Sharon Designs by Rachelle, Graphic Artist Southcoast Marketing “Legs on the Run” Car Service The Staff of the Westin Hotel and particularly Brian Moran and Kati Reandeau
Thank you to our Fabulous Group of Experts, Special Guests and Entertainers!
“As a NC girl, I want to personally thank each of you for coming out to this event. I want to thank my family and friends for their support. A special THANK YOU and I love you to my parents, Thomas & Guerleane Allison. I still LOVE calling NC HOME!”
A portion of all proceeds from the Beautiful Woman Inside and Out events will be donated to a nonprofit organization focused on the fight against breast cancer and domestic violence.
Signature Luxurious Luncheon
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Fresh breakfast juices - orange, grapefruit, apple & tomato Seasonal sliced fruit and berries Muffins, buttery croissants and breakfast breads; served withassorted preserves, and sweet butter Assorted flavored yogurts Assorted whole bagels with cream cheeses Scrambled eggs with aged cheddar cheese Crispy sugar cured bacon Herb roasted baby yukon potatoes Belgium waffles served with mixed fruit compote and maple syrup Starbucks regular & decaffeinated coffee and assorted hot teas
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Baby Spinach and endive salad with candied walnuts, seasonal pear, stilton blue cheese, port honey dressing. Entrée- Roast chicken breast and herb marinated salmon with herb risotto, sautéed broccolini and lemon basil beurre blanc Freshly baked rolls with sweet butter Praline chocolate torte with butterscotch mousse and chocolate caramel sauce Starbucks regular & decaffeinated coffee and assorted hot teas Iced Tea
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