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Meet our Speakers Tami West began her career with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and spent the next ten years working in hospitals, physician’s offices, and research labs. Tami changed careers in 1995, becoming a public school teacher, and in 1999 she obtained her Master’s degree in education. In 2005 Tami left teaching to focus on helping women deal with worry, fear, stress, and anxiety. She published her book Life Without the Monsters the next year. Her more recent publications include, Balancing Your Career and Your Life, Discovering Happiness in a Stressful World, and Learning to Sleep. Tami recently completed her research for her PhD in Human Development. Because her passion is to help people understand the reasons behind their stress, fears and anxieties, her research is centered on those very issues. She speaks to groups across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Ally Lopreet has become a nationally recognized personality through her widely popular internet radio show, THIS LITTLE PARENT STAYED HOME, where she is diligently chipping away at her mission to help 1 million parents bring their personal careers home. It is on her weekly live show that she is able to help challenged career parents deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of starting a new business while still running a household, and creating a haven in which parents across the nation will continue to thrive and get the support they need in their personal journeys. Known as the Work/Life Balance Parenting expert, Ally Loprete’s career began when she founded the widely popular, an online search directory that lists the products and services of thousands of self-employed parents in more than 120 cities across the country. In addition to inspiring a movement of work-at-home moms and dads who support each other with their own purchasing power, Ally has created an abundance of opportunity for parents who are seeking alternatives to expensive daycares and long hours away from home. Mike Coleman is a web consultant, professional speaker, and writer located in Nashville, Tennessee. He works with business owners and professionals who want to increase revenue and be more effective in their marketing. His diverse client list includes authors, speakers, musicians, music industry professionals, CEOs, associations, sales professionals, insurance agents, financial advisors, and other professional service providers. As a writer, he has authored several audio products and written a book on small business marketing. Mike has been the featured speaker for chambers of commerce and associations, and was a guest speaker at the regional conference for the PGA in Franklin, Tennessee. He has presented public seminars on topics, such as email marketing, internet marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and traditional marketing strategies. He also recently partnered with Constant Contact as an Authorized Local Expert. You can visit his website at

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Patricia Leonard is a dreamer living the song in her heart verse by verse and lyric by lyric…and is a cheerleader for those who dare to dream…and pursue their dreams! She is an inspirational speaker, performer, seminar leader and success coach. She enjoys inspiring and guiding others to discover their goals and motivating them to keep reaching for the stars. Her book and one-woman show titled “Wearing High Heels in a flip flop World” is focused on coaching and encouraging readers and audiences to get out of their flip flop lives and start living. Patricia says, she is a woman living her best authentic self and encouraging others to discover and embrace the person they are and desire to become. She speaks on various subjects such as personal branding, leadership, personal choice and passion and purpose. Her career background is in human resource management, talent development and corporate training. She has consulted with companies in the service, banking, manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, retail and financial industries; and taught classes as a university adjunct professor. Patricia has a degree in Human Resource Management, is certified as a Career Coach and Consulting Hypnotist and is MBTI qualified. Her desire is to play a key role in shifting her clients personal and professional lives to one full of hope, fulfilled dreams and inspired living. Her motto for living is: Life is a gift, the way we wrap it is our choice. She believes that life is too special to live half-fulfilled. Joanne Eckton is a Business Performance Architect, helping business owners design their business to put the right people in the right jobs and make sure the work flows smoothly throughout the organization. She is the founder and CEO of Nashville Success Summit, a local mastermind community providing small business owners with team building and leadership training along with peer-to-peer advisory groups. Joanne spent more than 24 years in Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon and IBM, where she led large, complex projects with team members from all around the world. She now shares her knowledge and skills with small to mid-sized business owners, providing them with simple strategies to get results faster and more efficiently. She is a professional speaker and author of “Make Your Job Great: How to Step Up, Own Your Space and Get Your Boss off Your Back”. Joanne resides in Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter, Alexis. Her son, Anthony, is a sophomore at FSU. Donna Drehmann is a Customer Experience leader across multiple industries including Telecommunication and Insurance. She combines her customer experience expertise with a specialty in Net Promoter Score™ and survey design. She is a Certified Net Promoter Score Associate™ (2008) and has been applying that methodology to the customer experience and customer survey design for several years. Throughout her career, Donna has achieved proven success in increasing CSAT and Net Promoter scores, developing initiatives that drive reduction in customer complaints, and utilizing proactive methodologies and analytics to determine what is best for the customer. These skills and a sincere passion for the customer will be brought to you each time you agree to let Listen, Learn, Live LLC work for you.

Aimee Jackson Fortney is, “Not the Perfect Cook” - appearing on WSMV Channel 4 News, Mondays and Fridays at 4:30 and often on More at Midday. Aimee is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food writer and motivational speaker. Aimee’s goal is to keep families out of the drive thru and cooking easy, healthy meals at home, on a budget, convincing everyone that if, “Not the Perfect Cook” can do it, so can you! Aimee married her best friend Michael and they have a precious daughter, Michala.

Rachel Albertson, a wine loving California native, is the owner of Southern Social Media. The company merged with an online information powerhouse (InfoRule) in March to provide social media services to a larger amount of small business owners. InfoRuleSM will be a white label social media service provider. One of the areas Rachel most enjoys is working with small business owners to find success through social media. Rachel, her husband, and 3 children moved to Murfreesboro 7 years ago. In that time, Rachel graduated from the University of Phoenix with an IT Degree (2011), ran the marketing department of a tire and auto repair company, and started her own business. Past clients include Nascar great Sterling Marlin, the Williamson Herald, software company E-Solution Professionals, and local organic retailer Nature’s Greenlife,LLC. She has also worked with several start up projects within Middle Tennessee. Rachel and her husband do in home wine tasting events on the weekends. When not working, Rachel volunteers her time to help raise money for children with cancer and their siblings go to Camp Horizon; just outside of Kingston Springs, TN. The camp has previously been funded through the American Cancer Society but is now an independent non-profit.

Stella Parton - There are times in life when you know you have met an intrinsically spiritual person who simply lights up a room. Anyone who has had the opportunity to see a Stella concert will agree that her allure and her passionate voice will make you think an angel has descended. Stella learned her first song when she was only five and made her radio and television debut when she was nine. It is from such an early age that she realized how much she loved to entertain an audience. What makes Stella’s performance so intriguing is her interpretation of lyrics. Stella explains this by saying “When I sing a song I am an interpreter of feelings and nothing moves me as much as seeing a person in the audience being touched by something that I have sung or said.” Stella explains performing for a live audience as “being able to tell a great story and have it ride on a melody is like taking an audience on a magic carpet ride.” Her voice is authentic and unadulterated yet dynamic and compelling. Stella herself is a contrast of sensibilities. Although tiny and petite, her enduring voice will take you from that of a little girl to that of a secure woman and have you jumping in your seat for more. Stella has chosen to live a creative life full of imagination, hope and possibility. This was evident when she began writing songs as a little girl and has since written hundreds of songs and traveled and performed internationally. Stella’s current project is her new CD, “Testimony” and Stella says “this is some of the best material I have written in a while.” Testimony includes everything from country to pop to rock. The first song “Virtuous Woman” has a nice upbeat, toe tapping sound with an inspiring quality that only Stella could conceive. Stella’s angelic voice, charm and “shoot from the hip” humor make her a must see for audiences around the globe. Stella says “Every time I walk on stage I look at it as if it is the first and the last opportunity I will have to make a difference in the life of someone in the audience.”

Roundt able Discussions

Patrenna Singletary Women’s Empowerment: Moving Beyond the Obstacles in Life! Business Over Coffee Nashville Presents: Saturdays with Singletary - patrenna-singletary Phyllis Nichols

Grow your Sales Confidence

Donna Drehmann Listening, Learning and Living...the steps to a great customer experience.

Patricia Leonard “Evaluating Your Business Endings... Necessary for New Beginnings” Inspirational Speaker, Coach, Trainer, Actress Patricia Leonard & Associates

Joanne Eckton Taking Care of Business – While Still Taking Care of Yourself Nashville Success Summit

Nicole Harrison Building your Business with Fire Resistant Materials. Harrison’s Innovative Promotions (H.I.P.S)

Kristi Rhodes Delivering reliable and secure payment solutions to help businesses succeed! Payment Solutions Consultant U.S. Bank Payment Solutions | Elavon

Douglas Jahner Small Business Lending Small Business Specialist U.S. Bank

Thank you to our Small Business Conference Platinum & Gold Sponsors! Thank you to our silver sponsors!

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Coffee Break Sponsors

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Giveaway Sponsors

Tory Johnson - Spark & Hustle - Southern Women’s Show Nashville - David Dutton - Nashpreneur Patricia Leonard - Tami West - Nashville Wraps - Coach Jenn Lee - Ally Loprette - Nashville Wraps Romantic Homes Magazine Stampington & Co Dove Chocolate Discoveries - Lia Sophia - Team Beach Body Prayer Notes by Cynthia - Pampered Chef - Teresa’s Country Treasures - Bizarre Marketing - Coles and Colomy - Angel Heart Designs - Rose Blossom Cottage

Meet our Vendors

Rodan & Fields Dermatologists - Stella & Dot Independent Stylist - Dove Chocolate Discoveries - Batter of Joy - Clever Container - Princess House - Pretty Discoveries - Jamberry Nails - Flash & Trash and a little bit of Sass! Origami Owl - The Blue Heron Studios - It Works Global - Grace Adele - MICHE - Lu Lu Avenue Jewelry - Protecting Yourself and More Avon - Scentsy Thirty One - Slim Down Diva - Our vendors are a huge part of this conference! They are a large contribution to our sponsorship. Great appreciation goes out to them! Please visit with our vendors in person today & online! Visit our vendor shows in 2013 to see these vendors & more!

Shabby Lane Shops Vendor Shows We host fabulous vendor shows in the Nashville area! We promote our shows on TV!

Upcoming shows for 2013 Mothers & Daughters Cupcakes and Tea - May 11, 2013 The Factory at Franklin - Franklin, TN Back to School at Cool Springs Galleria Mall- 3 DAY EVENT! July 19-21, 2013 Franklin, TN Holiday Splendor at the Factory - November 23, 2013- Franklin, TN Holiday Splendor Trunk Show 2013 - December 7, 2013 - Murfreesboro, TN Lane Agri Park Community Center

Contact: Catherine Monceaux 615 305 5954 To watch our TV segment: Follow us on Facebook

Our Holiday TV Promo on WSMV TV More at Midday with Stella Parton & Santa!

We would love for you to be a part of our fabulous shows!

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Sincere thanks to all that made this conference possible! Our sponsors, large & small, speakers, roundtable facilitators, vendors, and advertisers! Your support has been incredible! You are amazing! I celebrate YOU! With much heartfelt thanks! Catherine Monceaux

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