Since Tyece began documenting her twenty-something journey, Twenties Unscripted has appeared in media outlets such as USA Today and xoJane. After being named by Clutch Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Most Underrated Blogs You Should Read”, Twenties Unscripted went on to win Best Personal Blog in the 2013 Black Weblog Awards. The blog later received the 2015 Black Weblog Award for Best Writing in a Blog. Tyece was dubbed “The One Who Keeps It Real” on My Creative Connection’s second annual list of “45 Millennials of Color Who Are Blazing Their Own Paths.” She has also contributed to many online publications including xoNecole, For Harriet, Brown Girl Bloggers, The Frenemy and Thought Catalog.
Tyece also shares her journey as a speaker and spoken word artist. She has spoken at Southern Illinois University as well as D.C. Blogger Week and other local venues. Her spoken word has been spotlighted by Busboys and Poets as well as WRTR Real Talk Radio. Each year she curates and directs a one-night showcase entitled, “See. Speak. Feel.” where she brings together local artists and performers across the D.C. metro area to share their work with an intimate audience. “See. Speak. Feel.” has been featured in media outlets such as The Washington Afro American and East of the River magazine.
Tyece earned a bachelor’s in communications from the University of Maryland. She resides in the D.C. metro area.
Breakout Session Speakers
Lisa Beth Adams
Senior Program Manager, Google
Mofoluwaso (Fofo) Ilevbare
Confidence Coach for Career Women
She recently received the Global Champion for Women Empowerment Award from the Centre for Economic Leadership and Development, Nigeria, as well as the United States Commendation Award from the state of Georgia for her work with women. If you are ready to stop short changing yourself and want to be authentic, confident, and happier, Mofoluwaso is a great success partner to work with. If you need to re-energize your team to re-focus and deliver, you can count on her to help you accomplish that goal as well.
Author; Consultant, Grandeur Touch, LLC
K. Scott and Associates
Kathie applies a holistic and pragmatic approach to connect people, systems and processes to the strategy, mission and values of the organization. Highly skilled and experienced at assessing and diagnosing organizational needs, she collaborates with clients to determine and deliver customized high impact people solutions that build organization, team, and individual leader capabilities to meet the business goals. Why high impact people solutions? Because businesses don’t get results, people do.
Kathie has broad expertise and experience in Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development and Talent Management. Two of her hallmarks are change management through change leadership and leadership development. Kathie has led and/or consulted on a wide variety of organizational change initiatives from the integration of new systems to the culture integration after a reorganization or acquisition. In order to create sustainable change, she focuses on both sides of change; the business side and the people side.
Kathie has also created and delivered customized training to develop and enhance the leaders’ change capabilities and to grow their change leadership skills. Kathie has partnered with executive teams to establish enterprise leadership development strategies and competencies that supported business needs and were integrated throughout the organization. She has a genuine passion and strong track record for developing individual leaders and in particular, women leaders, to achieve higher levels of performance, engagement and results. When providing executive coaching, she uses a wide variety of methodologies and assessments to foster self-discovery and ensure alignment to the organization’s strategy and values. Kathie has also designed and delivered leadership development programs for groups of high potential leaders.
Kathie is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and completed a Certification Program for Leadership and Organization Development through Linkage, Inc. and DePaul University. She is also certified in numerous assessment tools such as MBTI, DiSC and CCL’s 360 Instruments and is certified to deliver leadership training by AchieveGlobal, DDI and ELI, Inc. She is a member of the Midlands Chapter of ATD. Kathie was a guest speaker at the Carolina Bankers Association’s Women in Leadership Symposium in April 2015 and spoke on the “Yin and Yang of Change.” In 2011 and 2015, Kathie was invited to join the faculty of Linkage Inc. as a Learning Team Leader for their Women in Leadership Institute. Committed to “paying it forward,” she volunteers with the South Carolina Girl Scouts of the Midlands and Upstate as a member of their Gold Award Committee and serves as a Mentor at Columbia College, Columbia S.C.
K. Scott and Associates has been engaged with a diverse group of businesses and non-profit organizations including but not limited to The South State Bank, The South Carolina Aquarium, Columbia College, Delta Zeta Sorority and Dilmar Oil. You will find Kathie to be a credible, authentic and collaborative business partner, a trusted advisor, and an engaging facilitator.
VP of Operations, Advantage Media Group
Certified Life and Health Coach
Nspired Networking Enterprises
Founder, OraOxygen; Author; Speaker
Suzanne is the Founder of the Award Winning Spa – OraOxygen. The first oxygen wellness airport spa in the world. Suzanne has also co-authored three books: Adventures in Manifesting Health & Happiness, The Unstoppable Women’s Guide to Emotional Well-being and Empowered Women of Social Media. But it is in the main message of her two times Award Winning book – SOAR with Vulnerability — 11 Insights to the Full Enjoyment of Your Life, which defines her work today. Suzanne is set to create a SOAR Movement that will have a ripple effect on how we live our lives and engage with who we are. Her forthcoming book is entitled: Be Selfish. Start giving.
She works with women and entrepreneurs who feel stuck or disconnected from their purpose or their vision. She helps them to realign with their passions and the true meaning of their lives and business, so they can have more focused energy, faster growth and more fulfilling relationship. Suzanne Letourneau is energetic, passionate, and has a contagious joie de vivre. Powerful speaker, Suzanne takes her audience on a flight towards living freely. Using her own story of personal challenges, she went from being invincible to being real, from being unreachable to being authentic and from being in fear to being in love.
She will definitely inspire you to step into the uniqueness of who you are. How to embrace your Vulnerability and live a life of Authenticity. Her motto: Get Curious. Be Outrageous.
Owner, Post No Bills; Speaker
Post No Bills generates buzz, solves problems and invents unique ways of grabbing attention no matter the company, product, service or event. For decades, Post No Bills has shaped corporate identities, designed large-scale events, developed imaginative merchandise and driven powerful media relations campaigns.
Clients come to Post No Bills for fresh creative, resonant language, inventive packaging and campaigns with impact and longevity. Post No Bills services clients in multiple industries including: entertainment, sports, corporate, tourism, real estate and education. Clients include ESPN, Paramount Pictures International, Disney, DreamWorks, Colonial Life, the Columbia Visitors Bureau and the University of South Carolina. Ms. Sullivan recently relocated her headquarters to Charleston, SC and launched her public speaking site doreensullivaninc.com. She is also currently in the process of restructuring her business.
Helen ‘Cokie’ Berenyi
CEO, Founder - Alphavest; Red Triangle, LLC
Owner, Chelsea Demarest Consulting
Shiny. Happy. Human.
Best Kept Self
John W. Zinsser
Pacifica Human Communications
Twenty-five years ago he co-founded Pacifica Human Communications, LLC, which specializes in the areas of conflict management, organizational effectiveness and intercultural communication. Corporate clients headquartered in Asia, Europe and the U.S. have hired Pacifica to design, execute and assess leading-edge change interventions.
Coaching senior executives and facilitating teams to successfully overcome barriers of culture, structure, and conflict, John helps clients to identify clear, measurable objectives and take needed actions. He has also mediated issues between managers and employees to beneficial conclusions. Through speaking, writing and lecturing, he raises awareness and understanding of how to make our work places collaborative and inclusive environments that support individual engagement and enduring organizational agility.
Particular topics that clients focus on with John include: • Message Development • Relationship Management (Up|Down) • Intercultural Communication • Developing Resiliency • Negotiation • Leadership Enhancement • Team Effectiveness • Intentional Change
A cum laude graduate of Kenyon College, John also holds a master’s of conflict management from the MacGregor School of Antioch University. He is also certified by the Harvard Law School for Interest Based Negotiation, The Department of Justice for Mediation, and The Center for Conflict Dynamics at Eckard College for the Conflict Dynamics Profile Instrument. John’s personal enthusiasms — sailboat racing and music— as well years living and working in different countries, also inform his coaching work. To learn more about John’s work, please visit PacificaHumanCommunications.com or his Linked-in profile, which includes his TEDxCharleston talk, Navigating from Storm to Agreement.