Pat Gillum

Mindset for Success

Pat Gillum, Mindset & Empowerment Coach
In this workshop, you will be able to identify what holds you back from achieving your goals. You will be able to finally understand why you know what you should do but don't take the action needed to get what you want. Pat shares her most powerful tools and techniques that will help you overcome limiting beliefs, fears, self-esteem issues, and sabotaging behavior to achieve their goals.

Pat Gillum is the CEO of Pat Gillum Consulting a successful personal and professional development coaching firm. She is an award-winning international speaker, author, and certified mindset & empowerment coach. She is known for helping women gain clarity, increase their confidence and improve self-esteem to start businesses, grow businesses, write books, improve relationships, and get healthy. She gives women the keys to Success.

Kelli Randon

Black Educators and Mental Health

Kelli Randon, MEd, MAPC, LPC
In this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the unique mental health struggles of black educators in America today.  Additionally, you will gain an increased awareness as to your own mental health status, and the steps you may need to take to ensure you remain healthy.  The discussion will definitely be a part of this session, as you will begin to unpack your own experiences related to your career as an education professional.

Kelli Randon is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, and owner of Lenity Art and Wellness, a counseling private practice centered on creative therapies to help people heal.  Kelli is also the clinical director at Agape Love Community Center, an outpatient treatment facility for substance abuse and other mental health issues.  Before becoming a therapist approximately 6 years ago, Kelli was an educator for 7 years in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.  Kelli taught primarily black high school students in the subjects of science and music.  Through this experience and others, Kelli discovered the correlation between good mental health and successful educational outcomes.  Kelli is passionate about practicing creative therapies through a trauma-focused lens, in order to help others find purpose, hope, and fulfillment despite what they’ve been through or currently facing.  Additionally, Kelli is a singer/songwriter and general creative that cares deeply for her loved ones, good soul music, a good coffee, and hiking when it’s not hot.

Adam NeVille

Retirement and Financial Wellness Education

Adam NeVille
In this session you will learn about 403(b) and 457(b) supplemental retirement plans which allow educators to contribute some of their salary to one or both plans. These plans are valuable sources of additional income to help educators bridge the "Retirement Income Gap" between their state pension and the income needed to cover expenses during retirement.

Adam NeVille is the area manager for Teachers Pension.  He has been in the finance industry since 2016 and takes great pride in helping people prepare for retirement.  Although Adam specializes in helping educators, he also helps non-educators plan for the future as well. Prior to starting in 2016, he worked as a project manager building new residential homes and worked for the University of Phoenix. Which is where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Management. Adam is the oldest of 6 boys and when he is not helping his clients protect and grow their wealth, he spends time with his wife Kari.  Adam, in his spare time volunteers running a local non-profit youth football league that currently has over 1,000 kids participating in playing flag and tackle football.

Dr. Will Moreland

You Are The Difference

Dr. Will Moreland
Dr. Will's life was greatly impacted by the words of his 12th grade teacher, Ms. Furlow. Ms. Furlow was a 5'2, afro puff wearing dynamite. She refused to let any of her students play small. In this presentation, Dr. Will encourages Teachers not to forget that their words make a difference.

Dr. Will is a Military Veteran turned entrepreneur. As the founder of several successful companies, he has traveled the world to impact, inspire and influence Leaders at all levels. As a Professional Speaker and Business Coach, Dr. Will has been named a Top Speaker in America and named Business Person of the Year by community organizations five times. Most recently, he has been named a Top 100 CEO in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a respected global leader and author of over 50 books. Dr. Will has worked with organizations, associations, and governments in over 50 countries on five continents. As the founder of Genius Speakers Academy, he supports hundreds of Speakers each year to build their brand, business, and bank account. His passion to see individuals excel and succeed in life and business is unmatched.

America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer

Helping Educators Build Wealth Through Homeownership

Julie Robbins and Kofi Okyere

Wherever you are on the home ownership pendulum, the process can feel overwhelming. The goal of this session is to demystify the home buying and selling process and help participants understand their readiness and next steps. This session will provide the information needed to be prepared in the current housing market.  Participant questions will guide this interactive session. During this session, the home buying process will be broken down into 3 categories: 1. Why would I want to buy? 2. How do I prepare financially to be ready to buy? 3. What does the buying process look like? At the conclusion of the sessions, participants will have an opportunity to complete contact cards if they have a desire to meet individually with Julie Robbins or Kofi Okyere to explore a more individualized plan, at a later date.

Julie Robbins

Julie Robbins
Licensed Real Estate Agent & REALTOR®
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Choosing a real estate agent who is willing to take the time to understand your needs is vital to having a successful experience when buying or selling a home.  This is true whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced investor.  Julie Robbins will take the time and effort to discover your unique needs.  Julie is a licensed Realtor® with HomeSmart.  She relocated to Phoenix from Pittsburgh in 2005.  Julie received her bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and she earned her master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her high level of integrity and passion for meeting the needs and goals of her clients comes from her professional background in public education.  This experience also makes her a strong advocate for her clients.  She is especially passionate about educating prospective first-time homeowners about the home ownership process.  Please reach out to Julie Robbins if you'd like assistance in achieving your real estate goals.

Kofi Okyere

Kofi Okyere
Mortgage Broker

Homeownership has always been one of the best avenues to building wealth and obtaining financial security. Kofi O. Okyere, a licensed mortgage professional, has made it a priority to educate and guide new and existing homeowners, along with seasoned investors, as they work to meet their financial goals. Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Kofi Moved to Phoenix, AZ, in 1996 where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Economics and Finance at Arizona State University. Kofi went on to work in the mortgage industry excelling in various positions which led him to open O Capital Group in 2018. O Capital Group, is an Arizona mortgage brokerage dedicated to making a difference in the community. O Capital Group works with multiple wholesale lenders to provided options for a wide array of mortgage needs and make the home buying or refinance process as simple as it should be for families and individuals. Kofi is always available to answer questions about homeownership and all things home loan related.

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