Women’s Transformation Networking Luncheon - October 17th, 2015

About Anita

Anita Ross is on a mission to empower millions of women to love themselves fully and to equip them with the tools for making choices that serve their highest good. Anita’s life path has taken her through unique experiences that have allowed her to discover her purpose early in life. She knows firsthand the struggles that women face with low self-esteem, gender discrimination, body image pressures and domestic violence.

She teaches women the breakthrough principles and practices that she used to rescue herself from the quicksand of low self-esteem and victim mentality to skyrocket herself to the mountaintop of total self-acceptance and unconditional love. Her background as an engineer in she brings to her workshops, coaching clients and retreats.

Currently, Anita serves women from all walks of life including, but not limited to, those of Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE, Inc.), My Sisterʼs House, La Casa De Las Madres, Stockton County Foster Education Program, San Mateo Human Services Agency, Solano College Umoja Program Scholars and Susan G. Komen. She is the author of Mean Time Love: A Woman’s Journey From Self-Loathe to Self-Love a self-help book for women and is touring the country with her A Deeper Kind of Love workshops. These experiential workshops support women with identifying the gaps that they have in self-love and offers them a robust pathway to healing and freedom. Anita also hosted a radio show called “Letʼs Talk Dating & Relationships” where she taught the distinctions and principles for attaining healthy, thriving relationships. Anita earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Stony Brook University in New York. She also holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan at Dearborn. Her professional work includes holding key leadership, project management, strategic planning, operations, design, analytical and advisory positions over her ten year career for various Fortune 500 companies in Corporate America.

From 2002 to 2006, Anita embarked upon her entrepreneurial career and co-founded a consulting firm called Stock The Mind, LLC. The firm serviced small and mid-sized businesses, supporting them with creating systems for growth and efficiency. While, Anita currently uses these skills as an independent consultant for businesses across the nation, it was during this period that she realized how significant it would be to apply her unique business skill set and her lifeʼs experiences to her hearts passion of empowering women and teen girls.

Anita is married to author, radio personality, inspirational speaker and ordained minister, Kevin Kitrell Ross. Together they reside in Sacramento, California with their two daughters and a son. The couple is committed to identifying, awakening, and developing the next generation of global leaders through their not-for-profit organization, Teen Dream Camp.

About Sheila

Sheila Gautreaux, recently Licensed Unity Minister, on the Ministry Team of Unity of Walnut Creek as. She is also a Licensed Unity Teacher, Radical Forgiveness Coach & Teacher, published Author, Retired Opera Singer, mother and grandmother. For the past 17 years, she has been presenting the esoteric teachings of the Bible, along with tools for understanding and deepening the experience of prayer, meditation and forgiveness, in classes and workshops throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. She is the founder of Spiritual DIVAS, Divinely Inspired Visionaries . . . Awakened, a motivational and empowerment program for women and Spirit Awakened World Forgiveness Ministry, designed to bring peace to the planet through forgiveness. She is the author of Praying Through A Storm: How Prayer Works, How to Make it Work For You, a book on the power and practice of prayer, and has now been released as a Second Edition. Her powerful metaphysical column, Message for the Miracle-Minded, appeared monthly in the Spiritual Potential segment of empowermag.com for four years and, ultimately, became her second book Messages: Essays on a Spiritual Journey.. She also has released a Meditation CD entitled Light.

Rev. Sheila is currently writing a new book, The Long Journey Home, and also preparing to record a CD of original New Thought Chants.
She is an exciting, highly-praised and sought-after speaker on a wide range of both spiritual and secular topics that inspire, motivate, transform and empower. Her workshops are stimulating, innovative and transformational.

Her Educational Background: Spelman College; Texas Southern University; The Julliard School of Music; and International Institute for Vocal Arts (Chiari, Italy). Focus: Vocal Performance, Opera and English. Her Passions: Prayer, Forgiveness and Women’s Empowerment.

About Susan

Reverend Susan Tracy is an Interfaith Minister who’s personal Vow is “Seeing the face of the Divine” in everyone! This personal vow has led her into ministering to inmates at Solano State Prison, via AVP (the Alternative to Violence Project http://www.avpcalifornia.org/ ). Facilitating & working with the various inmates over the past 4 years, brings her joy beyond measure and makes her heart sing! Being a part of these men’s discovery of how the principals of “Transforming Power” can lead to inner peace makes her light up after every 3 day weekend she spends in Prison. Reverend Susan never dreamed she would ever take delight in saying “I’m going to prison this weekend”.


Aside from her prison ministry, Rev. Susan continues to facilitate the “Four Agreements Wisdom Circle” at Unity of Sacramento (UOS) over the last 9 years, as well as directing the Meditation Leader Team at UOS for the last 3 years, utilizing her Certified Meditation Teacher skills, along with being a part of the Platform Assistants Team. Volunteering at her beloved spiritual community of Unity of Sacramento also brings her great joy!


To balance the energy of prison ministry, Rev. Susan also is an Associate Minister with “Vows & Kisses”, along with “Graceful Mornings”, an Interfaith wedding ministry & life Celebrations group (www.vowsandkisses.com and www.gracefulmournings.com).

About Lynnis Woods-Mullin

Lynnis Woods-Mullins a Wellness Expert, Talk Show Host,Editor/Publisher and the CEO/Founder of PraiseWorks Health and Wellness, a faith based mind, body, spirit wellness company that specializes in educating women 40 and over about total wellness for their mind, body and spirit. Lynnis is host and producer of a featured program on BlogTalk “The Wellness Journey-LIVE!” and “Our Journey to Wellness Moments”. Her shows are heard on I-Heart Radio, Itunes,PodBean, Spreaker and Living Well Talk Radio Network. Lynnis is the Publisher and Editor-n-Chief of the digital magazine “Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond, Different Background…Same Journey” and co-author of the e-book “DeStress The Mess-Minimizing the Impact of Stress on Your Body, Maximizing the Joy in Your Life” and produced and direct a low-impact fitness DVD. Lynnis has been recognized nationally as a Health Advocate for women and was recently a finalist for WEGO Health Advocacy Award and received Visionary Business of The Year by the National Association of Women Owned Businesses. Over the last five years she has done countless radio shows, and appeared in print media throughout the United States. At the age of 58, Lynnis still loves dance and is a professional Praise Dancer.

About Shanna Daniels

Shanna Daniels is a wife and mother of 8 who enjoys sharing God and her Mary Kay business with women. She began her Mary Kay journey in January of 2012 as an Independent Beauty Consultant and just one short year later, she became a Independent Sales Director and earned her ;rst FREE car. She is now a Senior Sales Director driving her second FREE car while working to earn the prestigious Pink Cadillac by December of this year. She absolutley loves what she does! Mary Kay is her calling and she gets to become better as she helps other women be the best them that they can be. She believe that iron sharpens iron and she ;nd that her cup is ;lled each time she is given the opportunity to help others through her Mary Kay business

About Cynthia Bazin

As the president of SmartChic, Cynthia Bazin provides keynote motivational speaking and premier mentoring. Cynthia’s expertise is to help people step into their personal and professional greatness by providing kick-butt motivation, laser-focused strategies and smart tips! She has more than 20 years of high level leadership experience in the investigations/security industry and has a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Cynthia is a blogger for SUCCESS magazine and is passionate about building authentic connections on social media. Learn more about Cynthia and her services at http://www.smartchic.me/ and www.cynthiabazin.com

About Erica Ambrin

Erica Ambrin is a singer/ songwriter from Southern California who is captivating people with her soulful voice, and dynamic style. She was born Erica Ambrin Burnett on April 2nd of 1986 in Compton Ca. She began her journey in music at a very young age. Searching for her voice she began writing music at age 12, and began rapping when she was just 13. Growing up in a family with a musical background, she knew it was her destiny.
After so much time and dedication she is ;nally releasing her debut EP called Suga, which gives you a glimpse of her journey through love, and life. There is much more coming from this budding star, and it gives us hope for the music industry.

About Katrina Sawa

Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear. Katrina is the author of Love Yourself Successful and the creator of the JumpStart Your Marketing® & Sales System of which she holds live events on every year. Katrina helps you move faster and more a”ordably towards your ultimate revenue and professional goals using online and o$ine relationship marketing strategies, leveraged business models plus she kicks you in the butt to implement it all too! Katrina is an energetic speaker and award-winning coach who has been featured on the Oprah and Friends XMRadioNetwork, Good Day Sacramento, Sacramento & Company, Comstocks Magazine and she’s also a contributor for numerous women’s business organizations and websites such as the Women Speakers Association and Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine. Katrina was also awarded the National Collaborator of the Year Award by the Public Speakers Association this year.

About Sasha Sabbeth

Sasha Sabbeth is internationally recognized as a Soul Purpose expert, Master Sound and Energy healer, public speaker, and the Entrepreneur’s Intuition And Purpose Soul Coach. Her clients and audiences are Spirit inspired, Soul Purpose guided business centric individuals. With 29 years’ experience, her mentoring services and products are dedicated to “teaching YOU a customized self-empowerment toolkit to build your business, heighten your Intuition, harness the force of your Soul Purpose, and learning how to direct your Aura Energy Field for success.” She works with Spirit Driven, highly intuitive entrepreneurs who want to heal themselves of the limitations from traumas and unwanted behaviors, identify their Soul Purpose, and focus their Soul Purpose Essence, Message, Transformation, and Mission through their business. Sasha uses offline and online state of the art business, spiritual and personal change development techniques for high end results. Sasha’s impact and influence will help you establish a core center of confidence, clarity, inner peace, inspiration, creative genius, and freedom. Her message: Succeed In Sync With Your Soul™. Her mission is to heal the heart of Humanity through mentoring Soul Purpose guided business owners and through the reverent honoring of our animal brethren.
Sasha is trained as a Reiki Master, Soma PiTradeMarkGraphic Energy Broadcast Healer, Hypnotherapist, Neuro-Linguistic Programmer, Certified PrintTradeMarkGraphic Personality Profile Coach, True PurposeTradeMarkGraphic Coach, Passion TestTradeMarkGraphic Facilitator combined with various forms of intuition and success coaching systems.
She facilitates her clients in removing blocks to their success, accelerating intuition access, launching a deeper embodiment of their Soul Purpose expression, and by igniting their creative genius for greater business and personal success. She does this by implementing her Divine Triad Toolkit: a customized personal and business mentoring system where she mentors based upon her 8 Pillars of Entrepreneur Soul Purpose Success System. She activates broadcasted Divine energy called The Transmissions Of Grace, Celestial Toning sound healing, and Intuitive Energy Scan Readings. The results are that her clients, students, and audiences move forward with an unstoppable confidence, Soul Radiance, courage, and clarity of their life’s direction with marketing strategies to bring their unique transformation to their Soul Purpose niche of customers.

Merly Shwetzer (Dimaculangan) was born and partially raised in the Philippines and moved to theUnited States when she was fifteen. She has been blessed with many facets of gift of healing.
Although she has studied many different massage techniques, at this point in her life she mainlyjust let the Spirits (the All Knowing/Source Centered) guide her in what needs to be done,
combining all of her trainings and background. These angelic spirits assist her in clearing negative forces in people by invoking high vibration energies. Merly is a spiritual intuitive who loves bringing people back to their path by releasing trauma that blocks them from their highest potential. She offers her clients unconditional love, spiritual nourishment and a sense of hope.The spirits guides her in what needs to be done by raising vibration frequencies.
Over the years, she has learned different energy techniques that allowed her to gain access to the energy system of the body. Body Talk is something she used often, but over time developed her own style for gaining this information
Merly has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1994 from Florida and now a Certified Massage Therapist in California. She practiced many different massage modalities: Aromatherapy,
Bio Cranial, BodyTalk, Cranial/ Structural Soft Tissue Releases, Cranio Sacral, Hot Stone Massage, Matrix Energetics, Osteopathy Technique, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Su Jok Therapy, Thai
Massage (certified instructor from Thailand) and other deep tissue techniques.
With over 21 years of experience in the holistic field, she successfully treats imbalances and disorders of the body by integrating different massage techniques/modalities and may include
energetic techniques that comes to her intuitively such as Matrix Energetics, Attunement, Pranic healing, Qi Gong Acupuncture (no needle), Reiki and etc. Merly was also a massage instructor in
Florida and California.

About Jaya King


Jaya King is a professional artist and California native based out of Sacramento who has been showing, teaching, and demonstrating her work since 2003.Her dynamic encaustic abstracts marry both balance of technique and personal connection to the viewer. Her love affair with encaustic (painting with hot wax) extends far beyond the gallery wall.Jaya regularly lectures for local art organizations across the BayArea with an emphasis on technique, personal growth and explorationthrough painting. Some venues (among others) include University ArtCenter, the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, and the Los GatosArt Association.Her popular hands-on painting workshops give students the opportunityto grow as artists, face their fears and express their individuality.“Kick-Start Your Creativity”, “Mud to Miracles”, and “Hot Mess toSuccess” are amon the most influential, technique-driven andintrospective workshops that Jaya offers. Her enthusiasm for paintingis infectious and it propels her and her students down a path ofinspiration and understanding through creation.Her current project is developing an encaustic scholarship program,which gives high school students the opportunity to explore thisamazing medium. Recently she was featured in Sacramento’s InsidePublications magazine. Her work has been published in Splash 11: NewDirections and Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media. At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University and is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.

About Caterina Rando

Caterina’s mission is to support women to thrive through entrepreneurship. She is founder of the Thriving Women in Business Magazine, TWIB Radio, TWIB Giving Circle and the TWIB Community. Caterina has been serving women entrepreneurs for over 25 years as a master certified coach, consultant, event producer and publisher. More than 400 women entrepreneurs have been published in Thrive Publishing business books. Caterina hosts over 70 days of events and trainings for women in business, including The Breakthrough Luxury Retreat for Women Entrepreneurs.Publisher Caterina Rando has been the featured or keynote speaker at over 2,000 live events in the United States and abroad. She is an award-winning and always top-rated presenter. She is known for providing massive value in her interactive, uplifting and business breakthrough prompting programs.

About Georgiana Kovell


Georgiana Kovell is a Sacramento Native, Speaker, Author, Health nut, Performance Strategist and Coach. She blends 30+ years of study, training and work in the fields of Personal and Professional Development, Business and Management, Sales, Leadership, Coaching and Health and Fitness.She is the Founder and CEO of Georgiana Kovell Coaching,Femgagement and Women Connecting,and an expert in empowering women. She works with women to create a strong connection to their Feminine Power to increase their effectiveness and performance to build the life they really want with increased Health, Happiness and Success.Georgiana has proven ability to elicit leadership at all levels and has trained thousands of business professionals, business owners, and women who want more and delivered workshops to thousands of people in communications, leadership, and performance. She combines a diverse and successful business background with extensive coaching, communication, and facilitation experience. She respects and acknowledges the many vital aspects that make up our lives and takes a “whole you” approach to her work. Georgiana brings to her coaching a unique combination of skills, experience, and “know how.”

About Dr. Marcus Lorenzo Penn


Dr. Marcus Lorenzo Penn, M.D., C.Y.T. brings over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations and age groups as a health and wellness consultant. He has a strong passion for informing people about holistic and medical modalities that support living a healthier life. In this role Dr. Penn helps populations become informed of their own health and empowers them to adopt healthy behaviors that lead to their healing. His healthcare background has focused on public and community health. His community health experience includes: reviewing community health and medical grants for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; working with the UCSF Radiation Oncology Department as Coordinator of Community Outreach; consulting with the Ethnic Health Institute of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA; and serving as a project coordinator for a Heart Health Study looking at the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids in African Americans. His local community involvement has ranged from organizing and facilitating Men’s Health & Prostate Cancer Screening Events and Seminars to providing health education for faith-based organizations to participant recruitment for preventive health studies. Dr. Penn continues to promote conscious healthy living practices on local, internet, and national television and radio. Dr. Penn is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) in the Raja and Hatha yoga styles receiving training through a two-year Integral Health Fellowship with the Niroga Institute in Berkeley, CA. He teaches weekly yoga classes in his native San Francisco Bay Area. As the founder and CEO of Self Care Reform Wellness Consultancy, he focuses on providing tools and strategies for self-awareness, personal transformation, stress reduction and lifestyle change for individual, group and organizational clients. Dr. Penn is a native of San Francisco and currently lives in Oakland. Harnessing his many talents as a community health physician, photographic artist, yoga teacher, wellness consultant, workshop facilitator, poet, author, and speaker, Dr. Penn is passionate about living, seeing and moving through life fully and helping others do the same. His travels have taken him to six continents and in 2012, he released his first book on healing photography, Sunset Therapy: A Prescription for Healing. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in German Studies from Morehouse College in Atlanta, with honors, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Penn received his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and then went on to continue his medical training at Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital in Oakland.

About Sacramento Black Art of Dance

Sacramento/Black Art of Dance is a modern dance company that has been carrying on the tradition of Black Concert dance in America since 1992. Following in the footsteps of Katherine Dunham, S/BAD explores the movement culture of the African and African-American diaspora with the concepts of modern dance. Our mission is to perform, educate, and instruct within various communities: academic, public and private collectively giving back to our society at large.

About Cynthia Bazin

As the president of SmartChic, Cynthia Bazin provides keynote motivational speaking and premier mentoring. Cynthia’s expertise is to help people step into their personal and professional greatness by providing kick-butt motivation, laser-focused strategies and smart tips! She has more than 20 years of high level leadership experience in the investigations/security industry and has a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Cynthia is a blogger for SUCCESS magazine and is passionate about building authentic connections on social media

About Brenda Thibodeaux Harris

Brenda Thibodeaux-Harris, born in Lake Charles Louisiana.Established residence in California in 1973.Spent most of her young adult and early adult years in San Francisco, CA.Attended San Jose State University.Worked in the Sales industry for 20 + years before landing with the California State Assembly.Received numerous sales awards.Having studied for over 30 years the wellness of mind, body and spirit.Brenda is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Health and Wellness Coach. Brenda facilitates meditation to groups and individuals. She is also a Member of the American Council of Hypnotherapists Examiners

About Jennifer Baker

A local SBDC, Business Start-up expert and Digital Marketing speaker, Jennifer Baker is a fierce Small Business supporter and champion.

Jennifer was honored to be selected as a co-author with Jack Canfield and became an overnight Best-Selling Author, Jennifer is an Internationally recognized Speaker, a Master Certified Expert for Digital Marketing as a business and political consultant.

Jennifer has been selected as one of America’s Premier Experts™, and internationally recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People from Influence Magazine. Jennifer spends her time speaking to, training, and supporting tens of thousands of companies that range from start-up ‘Solopreneurs’ and home based businesses to Fortune 100 companies

If it is in your face, it is in your space….She is dedicated to helping others create a positive life of balance and create a positive impact. Jennifer shows her clients how to increase success through ethics, values and socially conscious efforts.

Jennifer believes helping small businesses and Entrepreneurs create a positive ripple effect in business and professional climate is the best support for our nation’s economic and family stability.

About Lane Therrell

Lane Therrell, FNP-BC, RN, HTCP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and holistic/integrative health empowerment coach. She helps people who are seeking optimal wellness discover the techniques and treatments that are in their best health interest. Lane is committed to whole-person wellness and brings a unique blend of intuition, insight, science, and medical knowledge into every session with every client.
Lane is currently growing her integrative wellness coaching practice and forming an online community at www.BestHealthInterest.com, while teaching advanced practice nursing at Samuel Merritt University. Before she became a family nurse practitioner, Lane enjoyed a 20-year career in agricultural public relations and worked as a freelance writer specializing in the outdoor market. She loves nature, animals (especially mules), and art, and her ideal vacation would include horsepacking in a remote wilderness area. Lane lives with her husband in Napa, California

About Jenenne Macklin

As a Transformational Speaker, Wealth Guide & Catalyst, and best selling Author Jenenne Macklin is passionate about moving women into the most prosperous and abundant aspect of their lives.  As a catalyst Jenenne has guided her clients into seven-figure success, greater self-confidence & value, wealth and happiness through her coaching & mentoring programs where she teaches powerful proven principles, strategies & practices to leverage the universe, attract wealth, and move you from your head, to your heart, to your power for greater success & fulfillment.  She is the author of Let’s Get You Happy First, and host a yearly Choose You First luxury retreat

About Rhonda Liebig

Rhonda Liebig, Author, Energy Revitalize will present, “Developing Your Healthy Success Mindset: Stop Being Your Own Saboteur!”

Rhonda Liebig, Energy Revitalize Coach’s Bio Something happened one morning… “You are a fraud!” Rhonda said looking at her reflection. “You have been helping others and you have never really stepped into taking care of yourself. You are seeing everybody else get results. What’s your excuse?” She was surprised to be feeling this way; medicine for 20 years with hypothyroidism but still the chronic diseases symptoms were still there. She never really stepped into using her own tools. She finally did! That’s why Rhonda is fiercely committed to supporting busy professionals and entrepreneurs to their accelerated connection to infinite energy through her over 15 years being in the health industry. Rhonda specializes in breaking through their biggest road blocks and sabotages using her Top 10 Sabotage List to discover what is holding them back from living a tenacious life. Rhonda will inspire to go deeper and face areas of self-limiting beliefs to build momentum to an area that can be so confusing for so many, self-care. As a leader she is passionate in what she does and has built her business on a strong foundation as an AADP Certified Health Coach. Author “The FITT Solution”, and Podcaster “Freedom, Play & Fun”. You may have also seen Rhonda through the media platform on Fox News, Good Day Sacramento, and other media. Her Energy ReVitalize Coaching has supported clients located in the US and abroad.

About Manas Kshirsagar

Manas comes from a Rig Vedic Bramhin tradition with an extensive Ayurvedic background and is an acclaimed health care professional. Providing a holistic approach to medicine, his philosophy of healing revolves around Diet, Yoga, Meditation, Detoxification, Nutrition & effective Stress Management.

About Darlene Tellis

Darlene Kimberly Tellis is a gifted vocalist, recording artist, actress, writer, inspirational speaker, and designer. Born in Detroit Michigan, Motown Darlene was exposed to many talented and inspirational artists. Her debut cd, “Twas the Night,” has entertained many during the Winter Solstice and Christmas Holiday season. Darlene is proud to announce her new project which she is planning to release by February 2017. Darlene believes that the universe is here for us to learn the love walk, and that we are all connected. Once we have understood and accepted this, we may ascend.