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Chelsea Grinstead

Chelsea holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Florida. While living for a year and a half in Charleston, South Carolina, she led a small group of College of Charleston students and was involved in outreach for Journey, a worshipping community for college students. She wants modern 20-somethings to understand Jesus is alive and relevant in their everyday lives. She has devoted her life to reflecting the truths of Jesus.

Barbara Gustavson

Barbara is a Life Coach, Speaker, International Trainer and Founder of Discover Next Step. She has been married to her husband for 25 years and they have 2 sons. The women she works with are hungry to find new meaning in their life and willing to grow and live boldly regardless of their past, responsibilities, or challenges. She equips them to draw out the best in themselves while finding fulfillment and peace in their journey.

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Jeane Hendrix

Jeane Hendrix is a Registered Nurse, a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Speaker, and Trainer, and Co-Founder of Hendrix Coaching & Consulting. Jeane is passionate about helping women live exquisite lives of whole health and well-being. Jeane is the author of Simply Detox, as well as the creator of “The Simple Health Detox” and “Falling Awake: 30 Days of Mindfulness.”

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Alyssa Crystal Martens

Alyssa is a blogger, college student and Director in the children's ministry at her church. Alyssa has a passion for missions and has traveled to Haiti and Guatemala thus far. The oldest of 6 siblings, she enjoys mentoring her younger family members. Her life mission is instill the love of God and His principles in children.

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Debi Markland

Debi Markland is an author, a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team. She has a passion to empower, enrich, and add value to those around her. She is wife to her husband Michael of 16 years and mother to their three amazing children – an adopted daughter and special needs boy/girl twins. She enjoys ministering alongside her husband to families in the body of Christ.

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Michele Sfakianos

Michele Sfakianos is a Registered Nurse, Certified John Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer, Speaker and Award-winning Author. Michele believes that we are all a “work-in-progress” and the day we stop learning is the day we stop living. Her desire is to help women unlock their full potential and live a passion-focused life.

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Karen Zeigler

Karen is the founder of NACWL. She holds a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University, is a certified Life Coach of CoachU, speaker and author of Freedom from Worry and the NACWL manifesto, Created to Lead. She has been married to the love of her life for 32 years and has one beautiful daughter and handsome son-in-law.

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