Our 2016 Keynote Speaker

Brenda Cooper

Emmy Award Winning Stylist for the TV series “The Nanny” Co-Host of E!’s TV show Fashion Emergency www.BrendaCooper.Com

Keynote presentation:
The Extra….Ordinary Importance of First Impressions!

Brenda Cooper and Fran DrescherBrenda Cooper is an Emmy Award winning Fashion Stylist and Personal Color Expert. She won her Emmy for creating the costumes for the iconic TV series the Nanny starring Fran Drescher. As the Co Host of E!’s hit TV show Fashion Emergency, she took people from frumpy to fabulous.

Her mission is to unravel the mystery of fashion and make it available to anybody on any budget whether they are size 2 or 22. Brenda dresses the Hollywood elite and is now bringing her award-winning style and secrets to everyone. Let Brenda’s sense of style, wit and humor, combined with her encyclopedic knowledge of clothes, transform your life and give you your own award-winning style. Brenda has just returned from Asia where she visited 4 country and 6 cities in 30 days creating great style for 4 industry icons, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw, Henry Winkler and William Shater, for NBC’s new show, Better Late Than Never.

Main Stage Speakers

Even more talent to be announced soon.

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Plus, you will choose your mastermind session classes at the summit. Select any two classes to attend on Sunday taught by our Keynote Speaker, Main Stage Speakers or Mastermind Teachers of your choice and you will do the same on Monday. It’s all included with your ticket and vendor purchases.

This education by the experts could change your life & business results forever!!

Be a BOSS: How to be and industry POWER PLAYER!

Becky A. Davis

Chief BOSSpreneruer

Becky A. Davis, also know as the “Chief BOSSpreneur™” for her ability to help women transition from employee to entrepreneur, has been called the “Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon” for her straight-forward coaching skills that develops women into well-rounded business owners. Becky also helps women entrepreneurs Crack Their Business Boss Code™ to unlock the flow of clients and cash flow.

Her life changed courses from a near death experience and set her on a course to a new life. After a surgical procedure almost took her life in 2012, she made it her business to get down to business and pursue her purpose and passion of helping others to accelerate and grow. Leaving a career as a regional vice president and 15 years of service with a fortune 500 company and a 25 year career in upper retail management in July of 2012, she launched her consulting and coaching firm, MVPwork LLC January 2013. She hosts, workshops, teleseminars, webinars, masterminds, and private coaching to women entrepreneurs all over the world. She is a national speaker and best selling author.

She has been featured in a number of publications for her contributions to women and entrepreneurs including Essence. Black Enterprise, and The Network Journal. She has been seen on ABC, FOX and TVOne. She has received awards for 25 Women Who Inspire, Women of Excellence, a Woman of Influence along with Actress Jasmine Guy, Journalist Soledad O’Brian and Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

“Celebritize Yourself” Think being Quoted in Forbes Magazine is unthinkable? Think Again!!

Marsha Friedman

CEO EMSI Public Relations

How to define your unique message and use Marsha’s 3 Step Method to cultivate your brand as the Go-To Expert for the media.

Marsha Friedman is a public relations expert with more than 25 years’ experience developing publicity strategies for celebrities, corporations and media newcomers alike. Using the proprietary system she created as founder and CEO of EMSI Public Relations an award-winning national agency, she secures thousands of top-tier media placements annually for her clients.

The former senior vice president for marketing at the American Economic Council, Marsha is a sought-after advisor on PR issues and strategies. She shares her knowledge in her Amazon best-selling book, Celebritize Yourself, and as a popular speaker at organizations around the country.

EMSI customizes its clients’ PR campaigns to focus on specific objectives and we only work with quality media to ensure the results meet our clients’ needs and expectations. EMSI Public Relations was a pioneer in the field of public relations, offering pay-for-performance PR long before being joined by other agencies. Today, EMSI Public Relations represents all its clients on a performance and project basis. EMSI is an official sponsor and PR manager of the 2016 Live Your Legacy Summit.

Entrepreneurs discover your PPL. More Profits in your Pocket – “Legally”

Dawn Brolin CPA, MSA

Powerful Accounting

“Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” As seen on MSNBC’s Your Business segments. What’s black and white with a scoop of hilarity and a dash of rockstar energy? Moi (the hilarity and rockstar) crunching your numbers (the black and white) to make your business a fine-tuned, money-making machine. You won’t find that stereotypical, boring accounting process with this gal. I was born with this innate ability to make accounting fun, useful, and rewarding – just ask my mom. She said I popped out with an abacus and a laugh track – I made that ER a cash cow by the time I was 5 hours old! I find that when speaking in front of accountants, business owners, managers, etc., I have an ability to entertain while educating. This is one of my greatest speaking characteristics and features. It’s important to make topics interesting whether it is about accounting, growing a business, or a simple success story. Of all the gin joints – why did I choose QuickBooks and number crunching? Can you believe that I’m an accountant AND I love being with people? I know, I know, crazy combo, but here’s why… Because of the great lessons imparted by my parents, one of my core value beliefs is to leave people better than I found them.

When I come across people while in the business world who are “out for themselves”, “out to only make money”, or simply don’t treat people with mutual respect, I intentionally separate myself from them. I’ve worked hard to get here so I might was well share!

The Powerful Accounting, LLC team is the official accounting firm for The McGarry Group LLC – Live Your Legacy Summits. They take a collaborative and FUN approach to individual, corporate, partnership, and non-profit organization tax preparation.

Achieve your Legacy Life Transformation!

Aurea McGarry

Founder of Legacy Maker ® Business Academy
Educating entrepreneurs how they can live a great legacy and fund their million dollar dreams.

An Emmy award winning TV show host and producer, Author, Speaker, Direct Sales & Entrepreneur Master Coach, President of the Live Your Legacy Summit event series. Aurea who is better known as the Legacy Maker® was personally trained by some of the best in the world. Mary Kay Ash, Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Jairek Robbins, Tory Johnson and Mark Victor Hanson to name a few.

As a top 1% national seller and recruiter for several home based businesses over the past 25 years, Aurea’s tried and true success tools and techniques for extraordinary sales, team building, marketing, and business management are some of the most sought after in the country. Her Legacy Maker® Business Academy sessions, incorporate strategic action plans for entrepreneurs in all industries, direct sellers, and corporations, with her focus on helping women achieve their greatest successes without sacrificing precious time and memories with their family and children on their way up the ladder.

A producer and TV host with three international Telly TV Awards and two Davey TV Awards. She has been featured on over 400 radio shows and on international and national television such as: PBS, ION TV, The 700 Club, NBC, Fox News, Daytime NBC, CBS, Atlanta Live, Atlanta & Company and many more with audiences in the millions.

A special moment with Melissa Monday on the main stage – Don’t miss this!! Trust me!

Melissa Mansfield Baker


Melissa and her 14 year old son Jack, are the founders of JAM on TOAST. Creating unique designs and feeding hungry children with a portion of the profit. A widow, a survivor of child sexual abuse, raised in Domestic Violence and living an inspiring legacy all while daily grieving the loss of a child. Melissa is not only a single mother living and working here in the Atlanta area, she’s also a successful entrepreneur, a creator of change and a woman of great positivity and power!

Her story will grip your heart, make you stand up and cheer and empower you that the strength and faith YOU need IS already inside you!

Mastermind Teachers

More talented teachers will join our line up soon. Stay tuned.

Brenda Cooper

Emmy Award Winning Stylist

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: LIGHTS – CAMERA – FASHION!!

Monday Mastermind Sessions: LIGHTS – CAMERA – FASHION!!

Becky A. Davis

Chief BOSSpreneruer

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Cracking Your Business BOSS Code: Gain clarity, increase your clients and BOOST your CASH-FLOW

Marsha Friedman

CEO EMSI Public Relations

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: The TOP 5 Do’s & DON’TS when pitching the media. Plus, how to give a great interview, just like a celebrity, so the media invites you back over and over again.

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Go from Media Zero to Media Hero. Learn why you don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity to be CELEBRITIZED!! Plus, discover the secret sauce to being featured in the media as an expert in your field.


Powerful Accounting

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Increase Your Financial Worth & Discover ALL Your Tax Advantages

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Increase Your Financial Worth & Discover ALL Your Tax Advantages

Aurea McGarry

Founder of Legacy Maker ® Business Academy
Educating entrepreneurs how they can live a great legacy and fund their million dollar dreams.

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Passion to Profits – How you can create your 6 figure business while not losing yourself and everyone you love in the process. Earn More ~ Live More ~ Lead More & THRIVE!

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Discover how to turn your BIG dreams into goals with strategies that work!

Dame Shellie Hunt

Founder & CEO of Success is by Design
2016 Live Your Legacy Summit Honoree

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: VIP Success is by Design exclusive

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Success is by Design exclusive

Shellie Hunt is Founder and CEO of Success is by Design, ReMake MY Life LLC, The Women of Global Change, and other multiple companies. Shellie has shared the stage with some of the top human potential and business speakers in the world and is a lead mentor in the Billionaire Adventure Club. She has appeared on national talk and radio shows with audiences in the millions and has been mentioned in Forbes.com. Shellie is a Global Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, International Motivational Speaker, Trauma Expert, Author of the “Success is by Design” Series and TV executive producer. Her appearances are numerous from CBS, ABC, USA Today, CBS MoneyWatch, Beyond the Dow, HLN and many others.

Dannella Burnette

Oakwood Occasions Event Management

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: How Highly Profitable businesses and Entrepreneurs Select, Maximize and Profit Greatly From Participating in the Right Vendor Booth Shows.

Monday Mastermind Sessions: How To Make Great Money Hosting Your Own Events, Workshops & Conferences. Plus, 3 sure fire ways to fail if you make these common mistakes.

Dannella Burnett is the owner of Oakwood Occasions, a full service Event and Hospitality Company. They work with Personal and Professional Clients to produce weddings, expos, marketplaces, workshops, seminars, employee appreciation events and grand galas to create the Win-Win-Win of Vision, Profitability and Execution.

Through Custom Proposals, Creative Partnerships and Training, Oakwood Occasions services Event Hosts, Vendors, Corporations and Networking Associations ~ Because Everyone Needs Help ~ ON OCCASIONS!

Recognized as North Georgia’s Best Event Planner for 2016 among many other accolades and awards.

C. Nicole Henderson

Non-profit Consultant and Strategy Expert

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Dispelling Myths of Starting and Sustaining a Non-profit Organization
Who should attend: Organizations with less than 250K in revenue and those seeking their 501c3 tax exempt status.
What Makes a Non-profit Great! 6 Must Know Steps to a Successful Start-up – Best Practices and Systems to avoid common pitfalls
Board Leadership: Difference between living the mission and helping others – Social Media Noise: How to Rise above It – Brand Equity & Marketing

Monday Mastermind Session: Become a Higher-Impact Non-profit Organization
Who should attend: Audited Organizations with over 300K in Revenue
Discover how to become a greater influence in the world – Building trust among community and donors for faster growth –
Expanding the vital roles of your volunteers to increase your results and your bottom line.

Nicole Henderson is the Solutionist for Executive, Ministry, and Non-profit Consulting with WSG Consulting, Inc. where we advise solutions “just right” for nonprofit organizations or businesses. Ms. Henderson has over 25 years of experience with domestic and international nonprofit organizations and NGOs’ within all cycles of the organization from initial start up to mature sustainable organization. After working with WSG, nonprofits have working capital and operate more efficiently with our Development Plans and Best Practice System. The benefit for corporate partners is positioning as leaders in the community for charitable giving.

Natalie Forest

CEO, International Executive Consultant, Best Selling Author & Keynote Speaker. America’s Leading Expert in Personal Performance NatalieForest.com

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Revolutionize Your Best Potential and Build Your Greatest Legacy! Understand your highest potential and LIVE IT NOW! Increase your productivity, teamwork relations & retention, resulting in higher profitability, authentic fulfillment, and less stress.

Monday Mastermind Session: Revolutionize: How to “bust through” plateaus. Identify a plateau, understand why you may be on one, realize that you might still be climbing, and then discover individual ways in which you can quickly “bust through” to take flight and soar even higher towards your greatest success levels and best legacy!

Paula Gwynn Grant

Emmy Award Winner

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Get Visible and Get Results! “Cutting Through Social Media Confusion by using Social Media Marketing Secrets that WORK!”

Discover the industries hottest secrets to knowing what kind of post get the most engagement and ROI plus the best times of day to post them? (Yes, time matters!) Which are the very best social media sites for business and how to utilize them to get big results for your business or non profit organizations! Must know techniques on crafting the right message that engages the right audience and increases your customer base. Plus learn about the NEWEST platforms that can give you an even bigger online voice and presence.

Paula Gwynn Grant is a top-notch consultant specializing in corporate, non-profit, and small business marketing communication with expertise in mass media and effective live events. A former Miss Black America and Emmy Award-winning television producer, Paula is a real pro with over 25 years of experience in marketing and public relations for clients in entertainment, education, government, healthcare and the faith-based community.

If you’re planning an event of any kind that needs a professional red carpet host, on stage emcee or keynote speaker, Paula is the partner you need to make your event the talk of the year.