“She speaks to me fondly of passions and talents,
guitars and stars,
then stops short
and apologizes for speaking at all.

All because somewhere in her life,
someone she loved broke her heart
by ignoring her beautiful words
and telling her to
shut up,
keep it down,
nobody cares.

People aren’t born sad.
We make them that way.

— Nikita Gill, The Girl Who Was Afraid to Be


Thrilled to present our 2019 Speakers, who are not afraid to speak up share their passions with us: (post-conference note: THEY. WERE. FABULOUS. Highly recommend connecting with them.)

Patty Rankin

Patty Rankin, Social Media Maven & Style Coach | Talk: Transforming your Style

Patty’s the leading learner in all things social and style. She has coached women for 11 years by refining, defining, and embracing their true style within their budget, body shape, and season of life. Her passion is for the EVERYDAY woman and bringing out their power through style and mindset transformation! She is a sought after Style Coach and keynote speaker in Oklahoma and Texas. 
When she’s not serving on the board as the Peer Circle Chair for the San Antonio Women in Digital Chapter, or buzzing around town making appearances as a Micro-Influencer in the fashion and style community, or traveling the U.S. as a buyer for Spruced Cooperative Boutique, or exploring the latest spaces and places with her high school sweetheart in SATX and OKC, you can find her relaxing at home with her two dogs. She’s a mother of two, a podcast junkie, and she hasn’t ever met a latte she didn’t like.  
Malena Lott Putnam

Malena Lott Putnam, Author & Brand Strategist | Talk: Transforming Your Personal Brand Power (& Avoiding Poison Arrows) | Book signing

An award-winning storyteller and brand strategist, Malena helps people and brands develop their authentic story and platforms to connect with their audience. She’s a life-long sorority girl focused on leadership, sisterhood and service, a die-hard college football fan (OU & OSU), and happy bookworm.  Malena’s greatest loves are travel, hiking, Pilates, her silver fox, and her three kids, who can’t really be called kids anymore.

She’s written twelve novels and novellas, and is currently working on her next novella, The Mermaid Manifesto, and a personal brand power book, No Crown. No Cape. No Problem. She’s the co-founder of Chicks in Charge, a social events group for women in Oklahoma and is active in both the collegiate and alumni chapters of Alpha Chi Omega. The former OKC Biz 40 Under 40 recipient is over 40 and loving it!

IG: @malenaputnam

FB: /malenalottbooks

Web: malenalott.com

Kelley McGuire


Kelley McGuire, Accountability Coach / Talk: SHE Leads: Making Your Dreams a Reality

Kelley helps people get results in their lives, wherever transformation matters, by creating a customized step-by-step strategy with personal support through every piece of the solution.

Before starting her accountability coaching practice, Kelley worked for non-profits and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class 27 and a recipient of the Journal Record Achievers Under 40 and the OKC Biz 40 Under 40.

Kelley’s mission is to give back to her community with her talents, whether it’s planning a fundraising event or connecting people. She and her husband Matt love traveling, trying new recipes, reading and watching standup comedy. They have two grown children who are great at making fun of them when necessary.

IG: @kelleydmcguire

FB: /kelleymcguirecoaching

Web: kelleymcguire.com

Shelby Simpson


Shelby Simpson, Professional Writer | Talk: Relationship to Desire & Sex | Book signing

Shelby Simpson is a professional writer born and raised in Enid, OK. While attending college in Arizona, Shelby took out a loan to study in Spain—a decision that would launch a ten-year travel career and ultimately change her life. To count, she’s visited forty-five countries and lived in seven.

Shelby recently returned to Oklahoma and has since completed a masters in professional writing at the University of Oklahoma, publishing two narrative nonfiction books, and turning her second book, We’re All Bad in Bed, into a stage show that sold out 6 performances at Tower Theatre last August. This year, Bad in Bed Live will tour to Colorado, Arkansas, and Texas.

Shelby’s third book will also launch in 2019. Beyond writing, her passions are adventure, nature, and serious dance sessions (to throwback hip-hop jams) on any LED dance floor. She is currently working on fitting five lifetimes into one.

TW: /s_simpsonauthor

FB: /shelbysimpsonauthor

Web: shelbysimpson.com

Hilarie Blaney

Hilarie Blaney, Sr. VP, BancFirst | Talk: Relationship to Money & Success

Hilarie is a Senior Vice President with BancFirst and has been banking for 41 years specializing in educating women about their finances. “I want both professional women and stay-at-home moms to understand tax returns, financial statements, trusts, retirement plans and all forms of debt. In my lifetime, women could not get a credit card or a home loan without a husband.”

Her clients include high net worth individuals, businesses, commercial and consumer real estate. Her expertise includes advising medical students, seasoned physicians, small businesses and large corporations in all facets of money management.

In addition to her banking expertise, Hilarie is a certified etiquette and Protocol expert. She is an award-winning civic volunteer receiving the Paragon Award from Leadership OKC, Sustainer of the Year from Junior League of OKC, and Pi Beta Phi Crest Award. Hilarie is a founding member of Impact Oklahoma, Inc.

E-mail: Hilarie.Blaney@BancFirst.Bank

Web: HilarieBlaney.com

Elizabeth Cordes, DO

Elizabeth Cordes, DO, Psychiatrist | Talk: Mental Health and Wellness Transformation

Elizabeth is a psychiatrist who practices medicine and sees health differently than a lot of doctors. She has a thriving outpatient private practice in Edmond, Oklahoma focusing on Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry.  Passionate about Mind-Body Medicine, she has pursued extensive training in Integrative Medicine becoming one of the first graduates of the NMWI Women’s Functional & Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program with Aviva Romm, MD.

A member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, she speaks regionally on Pharmacogenomic testing, trains and handles therapy dogs, and is completing a 200-hour yoga teacher certification. She’s a wife, mom of boys, and passionate about promoting wellness.

IG: @drelizabethcordes 

web: www.cordespsychiatry.com

blog: www.drelizabethcordes.com

Shonda Spencer

Shonda Spencer, Certified Health Coach & Realtor | Talk:  Body Health and Wellness Transformation

Shonda is a multi-business owner who is passionate about helping people with their health and wellness and their real estate needs. She’s spent the last decade helping women find their own path to health and wellness through fitness, nutrition, supplementation, and self-love. A certified health coach and nutritionist, she helps clients on their wellness journey using products from The Health and Happiness Company, Plexus Worldwide and is an instructor at Sling Bungee in Edmond, where she gets to help people fall in love with this fun, low-impact workout that improves strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Shonda is also a licensed Realtor at Homestead & Co Realty helping people find a house that feels like home. The busy mom of three in Edmond has been married to her best friend for 20 years, so she understands the challenges of balancing family, friendships, and still making time for oneself.

IG: @shondaspencer

FB: /shondasellshomes


Beth Hill

Beth Hill, Travel Agent & Adventure Enthusiast | Talk: Explore and Expand: Transformational Travel & Leading a More Adventurous Life 

Dream. Explore. Discover. Beth is an experienced travel specialist and adventure enthusiast at Mangata Travel. Mangata Travel exists to bring client’s travel vision to life with inspired, custom travel around the world with a personal touch.
Beth is a former finance exec who turned her passion for adventure and travel into a career helping travelers experience the world. She’s experienced living abroad in Spain, Norway and Costa Rica and specializes in custom concierge travel abroad. Beth uses her first-hand destination knowledge of over 80 countries and 7 continents to create a customized lifetime memory for Mangata Travelers.
Every detail is covered to ensure the best get-away possible giving travelers the reassurance and confidence to explore and enjoy. No cookie cutter travel. She approaches each client experience for what it should be: a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with traveler’s unique tastes and needs in mind.
Annette White-Klososky, Speaker, Consultant, Business Owner | Talk: Explore & Expand: Emotional Intelligence 
Annette White-Klososky
Annette is a sought-after consultant and executive coach in all facets of organizational culture and leadership development. She focuses on aligning the strategic direction of the organization to the strategic development of its people. With an ability to diagnose the issues within an organization, align the people and processes, and help initiate the results needed to meet the strategic objectives of the organization, she is known for helping organizations cut through the issues and learn to communicate effectively within teams.
Annette is the owner of the Women’s Executive Board, a leading peer advisory groups for executive women. Her forums include female executive members representing companies with over 40,000 employees and $23 billion in total annual revenues.
She was recognized by The Journal Record as 2017 Woman of the Year, and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Mandi Briggs

Mandi Briggs, Life Coach & Yoga Instructor | Talk: Mandi Briggs, Mindset for Love in Relationships

Mandi Briggs is a life coach, but her specialty is really living a bold, brave and authentic life. After 13+ years in corporate America doing all things marketing, communications and event-related, she set off on a brave adventure to transform her own life. The adventure found her divorcing her husband, quitting her cushy job, and selling every possession to travel solo around the world. As a coach trained by Martha Beck, she now helps other women who feel stuck and overwhelmed transform their lives by identifying limiting beliefs, letting go of fears and stepping outside their comfort zones. Helping clients find more joy and peace while realizing all that is possible lights her up inside.
Stacy Bozarth

Stacy BozarthSpeaker, Coach & Trainer |  Talk: Motherhood & Ready for Anything

Stacy helps others tune into their heart of helpfulness, a commitment to excellence, an awareness of the need for connection over interaction, and a strong desire to influence the cultures within relationship strengthening communities and beyond in positive and loving ways. 
“In my heart of hearts, I have always wanted the best for people I meet and know. I literally see pure potential in others. I know that although I often don’t recognize it in myself (it’s sort of how I was made!), I am called to join forces with women to better our lives, the lives of our loved ones, and help others experience the full beauty of this dance we call life!”
For the last 20+ years, she has helped women be their best physical, mental, spiritual and emotional selves through Jazzercise. She has taught at national conventions, spoken to large groups of instructors at regional meetings, and trained new instructors across the country while also teaching local classes many times per week.
As a mom herself, Stacy looks forward to exploring what it means to be a mother in modern times with the pressures of our fast-paced culture.