“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
keep it down,
People aren’t born sad.
We make them that way.
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, Social Media Maven & Style Coach | Talk: Transforming your Style
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beth Hill, Travel Agent & Adventure Enthusiast | Talk: Explore and Expand: Transformational Travel & Leading a More Adventurous Life
Mandi Briggs, Life Coach & Yoga Instructor | Talk: Mandi Briggs, Mindset for Love in Relationships
Stacy Bozarth, Speaker, Coach & Trainer | Talk: Motherhood & Ready for Anything