Our 2017 Keynote Speakers

Kim Coles

Comedian/Author/Actress/Speaker/Success Coach

Best known for her five-season turn as the unforgettable “Synclaire” on FOX’s ground- breaking comedy series, Living Single, Kim Coles has starred on numerous hit television programs including Frasier, Six Feet Under, In Living Color, One on One, and the uproarious TBS comedy series 10 Items Or Less as the villainous “Mercy P. Jones”. She was the co-host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show, In the Loop with I Village and has been a guest co-host for various shows, including The View and Good Day Live.

In her latest venture, Kim Coles is combining comedy and inspiration to empower others with her unique program called Open the G.I.F.T.S.” Through speaking engagements, live events, workshops and products, the program inspires others to discover their own true “gifts” so that they may share them with the world. Her 3rd book “Open Your G.I.F.T.S” is an Amazon Bestseller.

Kim Coles is also known to reality audiences for having appeared on The Mole, VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and Coming to the Stage, BET’s search for “the next superstar of funny.” Kim recently became the first female primetime game show host in history headlining BET’s inspirational game show Pay It O!.” Currently, Kim serves as a co-host on BET’s highly successful talk show My Black is Beautiful, an energetic, interactive and informative series that celebrates the unique and dynamic qualities of the African-American woman. She delights audiences all over the world and is a sought after coach and online academy teacher, Kim also guides women on the incredible healing journey of telling and leveraging their own authentic stories to inspire others to learn, laugh and leave their own powerful legacy.

Dame Shellie Hunt

Global Speaker/Philanthropist/Author
Founder of SuccessIsByDesign.Com
Legacy Award Honoree 2016

Shellie Hunt is Founder and CEO of The Women Of Global Change, Success is by Design LLC, ReMake MY Life LLC, and other multiple companies. A Global Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, International Speaker, and author of the “Success is by Design” Series, and TV executive producer. She is recipient of 2013 Humanitarian Award in Congress. As the First Lady of Entrepreneurs, she has served well over tens of thousands of women and children worldwide in communities and outreach programs. Shellie served on the national board of NWPC, and hosted the 2014 EMMA Awards.

Shellie has shared the stage with some of the top human potential and business speakers in the world and served as a lead mentor in the Billionaire Adventure Club. She has also appeared on national talk and radio shows with audiences in the millions and has been mentioned in Forbes.com. Her other appearances are numerous and include CBS, ABC, USA Today, CBS MoneyWatch, Beyond the Dow, HLN and many others.

Shellie has been described in the international press as “One of the best orators and coaches of human potential available for public speaking and a master of business structure and multiple sources of income.” Her speaking skills and courses cover the full spectrum. She has focused her life’s work in the realm of human potential and business success. Shellie has presented to and coached well over ten thousand individuals from all walks of life. These include CEO’s, business owners, inventors, authors, managers, Supreme Court judge, blue-collar industries, teen trainings, as well as the general public. Learn more about her business here: www.ShellieHunt.com

Jeffrey Umberger

Founder of The Umberger Talent Agency
Legacy Summit Luminary Award Winner 2016

Owner & founder of the Umberger Agency, his talent list includes actresses Jasmine Guy and Dee Wallace, TV icon Tony Dow of Leave It To Beaver, CNN Anchor Martin Savidge, and Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame with his voice of 10,000 sound effects. Jeffrey’s background in entertainment stretches back 35 years.

An accomplished musician, he enjoyed a long career as a society pianist in Beverly Hills and Atlanta, most notably performing Jazz and Classical at the legendary flagship hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.

Jeffrey was a Casting Producer on DIY Network’s ‘MEGA DENS’. Formerly a scout for the TV series ‘COLLECTOR INSPECTOR’ and ‘BREATHING ROOM’, he later worked in commercial casting, then became a talent agent. Jeffrey now owns Umberger Agency, with one of the most highly respected Voice-Over talent rosters in the country. Jeffrey was a recent pageant judge for Miss Georgia and Miss Tennessee, and is a successful TV and Film actor as well. His latest short films both had their premiere screenings at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

In 2014, Jeffrey was presented with the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ by the Georgia Entertainment Gala.

He was presented with the Legacy Luminary Award at the 2016 Live Your Legacy Summit.


Global Brand Expert
Founder of Right-Think.Com

Founder of Right Think, a company dedicated to helping small businesses access the secrets of branding that have traditionally been only available to big brands with big marketing budgets. In order for small businesses to gain ground and grow in today’s overcrowded marketplace, it is imperative that business owners receive a sound branding education and apply branding principles to their businesses.

With 20 years of design and branding experience, working with brands like Reebok, Nordic Track, Harry Potter, Jelly Belly and the NBA, and building my own brand from scratch, our company can bring extraordinary value to your business by helping you understand that a brand is much more than a logo, and how creating a brand strategy based on our 4 Pillars of Branding, will advance your brand visually, drive effective, targeted marketing plans and guide important business decisions throughout the life of your brand.

Amy Walker

Business Strategist/Leadership Expert

Amy Walker is an International Speaker, Executive Business Coach, Radio Host, and Author. If you are looking for someone to tell you business is easy and that you can create a 7 figure business in the next 90 days, Amy is not your girl! Amy is committed to the process it takes to grow successful companies. Over the past 4 years she has coached thousands of entrepreneurs in sales, marketing, leadership and scalability.

Amy’s NO FLUFF approach to business will leave you feeling like you have had a full course meal in business education. Amy is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create a business model that works, makes money, and doesn’t take over their lives. She believes that business can be a platform for creating global impact. Amy has been featured in Fast Company, US News and World Report, and CEO World Magazine. Amy is a mom to 5 boys, living in a town of 400 people in NE Georgia running a million dollar company.

If you want to build a strong foundation to get your product, service, or message to the market, Amy is definitely your girl.

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.

Mastermind Teachers

Kim Coles

Comedian/Author/Actress/Speaker/Success Coach

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Speak Easy – Proven techniques to rock your on stage speeches to attract paying gigs and clients

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Secrets to Connecting and Captivating an Audience From The Stage

Dame Shellie Hunt

Global Speaker/Philanthropist/Author
Founder of SuccessIsByDesign.Com
Legacy Award Honoree 2016

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: VIP Success is by Design exclusive

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Success is by Design exclusive


Global Brand Expert
Founder of Right-Think.Com

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Create Your Brand Identity! Attract your ideal clients anywhere in the world, grow your following, drive revenue, and STAND OUT in the market place!! It’s time to get clarity, direction, and strategy behind your brand from the man who did it for JELLY BELLY and others! (part 1)

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Create Your Brand Identity! Attract your ideal clients anywhere in the world, grow your following, drive revenue, and STAND OUT in the market place!! It’s time to get clarity, direction, and strategy behind your brand from the man who did it for JELLY BELLY and others! (part 2)

Amy Walker

Business Strategist/Leadership Expert

Monday Mastermind Sessions: CEOwnership: Be the CEO of your small business. How do you take a company from start up to a one million dollar company? Amy will share her tried and true success formula for sustainable significant annual growth and help you understand your role as a CEO.

Jeffrey Umberger

The Umberger Voiceover Talent Agency

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Turn Your Dream and Your Passion Into Your Very Own Company

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Discover How To Turn Your Talent Into a Thriving Company with YOUR Name on it!

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!

Nicky Pink

Creative Brand Strategist, Founder of Nicky Pink & Co. and Pink Box Media

Sunday Mastermind Sessions: Are you delivering a Blue Box Experience? Pt. 1 >> Everyone knows the phrase, Little Blue Box, right? But do you know what it takes to create the instant recognition and invoke the instant emotion with your business? Join Nicky Pink to learn the top 4 questions you need to ask your self to create your own Blue Box Experience.

Monday Mastermind Sessions: Are you delivering a Blue Box Experience? Pt. 2 >> Everyone knows the phrase, Little Blue Box, right? But do you know what it takes to create the instant recognition and invoke the instant emotion with your business? Join Nicky Pink to learn the top 4 actionable steps you can take today to create your own Blue Box Experience.

Nicky Pink
Starting her career in small business print design over 17 years ago, today Nicky is a Creative Brand Strategist, Visual Identity Designer, and Website Designer and Developer. Along with being certified in life coaching and event planning, her skills and the love for her clients makes Nicky a truly talented and heart-centered expert in the branding field.

Nicky has helped a small yarn retailer get the attention of Google, who featured her client in one of their Google Plus promotional videos. She also helped a wellness studio bring their revenue into the black for the first time in five years after a re-brand and a six-month marketing campaign.

Raised a Yooper in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Nicky lived in New York for 20 years before landing in the Atlanta area. Currently, she is launching several new programs including a branding masterclass and writing a book between speaking engagements. When not in the onlilne world, Nicky enjoys movies, road trips with her teenage daughter, Eva, and hiking with her Goldendoodle, Kevin. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest (@nickypinkandco) and her own website, NickyPink.com

Mission: “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you, I didn’t give up.” ~ Nicky’s favorite Instagram quote.

Celeste Giordano

Master Sales Strategist and Mentor
Celeste Giordano Consulting

Sunday Mastermind Session: Ultimate Lead Generation: A Proven Formula for Powerfully Attracting Your
Ideal Clients in the New Connection Economy

Monday Mastermind Session: The Legacy Business Blueprint: How To Build a Profitable and Sustainable Business That Serves Your Highest Core Purpose

Celeste Giordano is a professional business growth specialist, a master sales strategist, speaker, and consultant with over 36 years of experience in direct sales and managing high-performing teams. Delving into direct sales in her twenties, Celeste quickly climbed the success ladder working for a nationally known direct sales company. After consistently breaking sales records year after year, she eventually challenged herself with a move to management where she devoted herself to the science of helping others dramatically exceed their highest sales goals. Celeste’s career achievements include:

• The “Miracle of Inventory” award for having over 600 units purchased and paid for in less than 12 months
• The “One Journey To The Top Hummer Campaign” for surpassing sales goals
• The President’s Award Rolex Ring for 100+ and 200+ sales in a month
• The “Best Month in Business” award for reaching 214 sales in a month
• The “Highest Award for Achievement” in a Dale Carnegie course on “Effective Speaking and Human

Celeste’s mission is to help business owners develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to “double-plus” their income and become effective and inspirational leaders in their fields. Whether you’re looking to take your successful business to the next level or are just starting a new venture, she will teach you the skills and strategies that you need to enroll more quality prospects, build a rock-solid team, and break through obstacles to achieve real and lasting success.

Tamay Shannon

W2S Marketing

Sunday Mastermind Session – LINKEDIN for success! The Essential Principals to Networking like a Pro on LinkedIn
Monday Mastermind Session – 3 Ways You’re Not Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
Tamay Shannon loves to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Her agency, Where 2 Start Marketing, helps entrepreneurs who don’t have the time for social media to have a thriving and active social media community that supports their business. She is an experienced social media strategist, who has helped numerous entrepreneurs and small businesses develop and execute strategic marketing plans. Her super power is coming up with unique ways that businesses can use social media without having a Coca-Cola budget. 

Melissa Mansfield Baker

CEO/Founder The Purple Factor LLC
The Purple Factor on Facebook

Sunday Mastermind Session – Facebook Ads THAT WORK! How to choose your target audience, get great results and create professional looking ads that get approved. Bring your tablet and build your ad during the Sunday session!

Monday Mastermind Session – Facebook Ads THAT WORK Part 2! Bring your tablet and learn how to create ads that get approved and get you results!

Like many of you I currently fill my days and my bank account using a different skill while I continue building my dream and empire. I am a social media strategist that helps small and medium sized businesses navigate how to grow their own customer base using social platforms. I have 8 years social media experience at the Pin Dot Media Agency.

Taurea Avant

Speaker, Author, Business Accelerator and International Speaker TaureaAvant.Com

Sunday Mastermind Session: How to Write a Book in 30 Days and double your income.

Monday Mastermind Session: How to Discover the Book Inside You – Write it and Start Selling it in 30 Days!

Taurea is a Business “stand-out” and resource educator. She is the founder of Show Your Success Co where she travels the US educating business owners on tools and techniques designed to help entrepreneurs increase their “coins & contacts”. She has more than 250 students apart of her online university S.Y.S.T.E.M. Mastery where she has many different courses available to entrepreneurs. One of her courses is all about how to write a book for business while building multiple streams of income from it. Her goal is to not just teach you how to write a book but truly how to leverage it. Her mission in life is to impact the lives of 10,000,000 men and women in business. Taurea offers timeless tips that support in real world interactions and discoveries on what it takes to be successful in today’s entrepreneurial world. She is a living example of creating a lifetime career and wants to help you get prepared for the journey.

“People don’t remember you for the clothes you wore, the jewelry you owned or the cars you drove. People remember you for the impact you had on their lives” ~ Taurea Vision Avant

Jim DeBetta

President of Debetta Enterprises
Consulting for inventors as seen on SHARK TANK

Sunday Mastermind Session: Get Retail Ready! Learn how to get your product idea ready to sell to the world’s most popular retailers!

Monday Mastermind Session: Crowdfunding – The BEST way to raise money for your new business! Learn why millions of people are turning to Crowdfunding to get the funds they need to start their entrepreneurial journey!

Founder and President of DeBetta Enterprises and WeKnowBusiness. His companies specialize in consulting for inventors and consumer products start-up companies They specialize in finding factories to produce products, licensing, marketing and public relations, and selling products to major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Home Shopping Network, and many others. Jim’s social media presence consists of thousands of followers and fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Jim is a highly sought-after retail product expert who regularly writes for such well-known websites such as StartupNation and has been a featured speaker at nationally renowned events such as Tory Johnson’s Spark & Hustle, Ladies Who Launch, SHINE, and the nation’s largest invention trade show INPEX.

Prior to forming DeBetta Enterprises, Jim was part of a highly successful start up company. He led the company to nearly 50 million dollars in sales in under 8 years. Jim worked with Kevin Harrington from the ABC hit show Shark Tank as VP of Product Commercialization where he helped place products from the hit show into many of the top retailers in the US and Canada. Jim recently appeared as an investor on the new reality TV show Make Me A Millionaire Inventor that aired on CNBC.

Nadia Plunkett

Business Coach specializing in Internet Sales and Social Media Campaigns

Sunday Mastermind Session: Setting Up Professional Systems to Sell Your Digital Products and Courses Online

Monday Mastermind Session: Simplifying Systems and Sales Funnels for Your Business to Sell Worldwide

Nadia has been coaching for over 20 years, with a proven track record for helping her clients achieve personal success in various areas of life Nadia’s raw & authentic approach to ministry has also brought about major breakthroughs in her life as well as those who she has ministered to and mentored  for over 10 years. Her heart is truly in serving others. 

Nadia’s cutting edge coaching & speaking style ignites a passion within the spirit of all who encounter her.  She leaves no room for excuses , famous for saying “you are entering a No Excuse Zone” , you walk away with not only the motivation to move forward but empowered with the tools to help you develop, grow and release your awesome!

 Nadia holds degrees in Paralegal Studies, Sociology and Business. She is also Certified in Professional Coaching. She is a proud member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for Excellence in Leadership and Academics. 

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.

Tracee Randall

Speaker, Author, Publisher, Business Trainer and Success Coach

Sunday Mastermind Session:  H.A.T. Training (How To Attract Your Team) Part 1
Increase your sales and team building with this proven method. Discover how to identify key personality types, including your own, and learn how YOU communicate with others! Become a MASTER at attracting LEADERS to your team and increasing your sales. in half the of time!

Monday Mastermind Session:  H.A.T. Training (How To Attract Your Team) Part 2
Identify your best potential customers within 3 minutes of meeting them by asking them 3 key questions! Close more sales and attract skilled leaders to your team each and every week using this proven system.

Tracee Randall has been a career entrepreneur for over 30 years. Specializing in corporate relocation and property management, she and her husband Bobby founded WIN Marketing, Inc, in 1990 which grew to a $4 Million business, and they have built successful global teams in three separate direct sales companies. Tracee uses her knowledge and expertise to assemble dynamic workshops that take the entrepreneur’s business to new levels. Whether she’s speaking at conventions for the direct sales industry, or working within corporations to increase profit and productivity, Tracee leaves her audiences changed and challenged. Most importantly, her workshops and seminars produce results. Her clients reach new levels, increase profits, and build larger, stronger and more diverse teams after attending her programs. Jim Britt, named one of the top 20 business coaches living today, has introduced Tracee as “the most powerful and dynamic success coach in the Southeast”. Tracee and her husband are currently forming an exciting new program, “The MillionHEIR Academy” which will impact a million families in their faith, health and wealth.

Dannella Burnett

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.

DR. Natalie Forest PH.D

Best Selling Author & Keynote Speaker
America’s Leading Expert in Personal Performance

Sunday Mastermind Session: 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!

Founder of Success Revolutions and Revolutionize Your Potential, a series of educational trainings for individuals and corporations across the globe. Natalie engages leaders, corporate teams, and entrepreneurs to identify consistencies for their success. Her engaging methods and techniques increase productivity, teamwork, retention, resulting in higher profitability, authentic fulfillment, and less stress.

After Natalie studied at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, she completed her PHD at Hamburg University, Germany. She has been honored with the Franklin award 3 years in a row for outstanding dedication, initiative, and pioneering approaches and techniques in mentoring.

In 2013, Natalie received the Entrepreneur Award at the CCBC Women’s Expo. Natalie’s commitment to community service and leadership is consistently recognized by local and national politicians and leaders. With Natalie, you will revolutionize your life creating the most from your potential and opening the doors to opportunity of the amazing life that awaits you.

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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!!