SPEAKERS

Dr. Ranjana Chawla, Ay.D

Dr. Ranjana Chawla, Ay.D

The Ayur Ayurveda and Yoga Practice, LLC

 
Dr. Ranjana Chawla, Ay.D is a Doctor of Ayurveda, certified from California College of Ayurveda, and a world leader in Ayurvedic education. She is a certified yoga teacher and trained in Yoga Nidra, and is proud to serve as a supervisor for the Ayurvedic Doctor interns for the California College of Ayurveda.

Before her career in Ayurveda and yoga, Dr. Ranjana Chawla was a certified HR professional (PHR) and has worked as an HR professional for Fortune 100 companies. She is a native of India and has a master’s degree in Indian history from Delhi University, India.

Monique DeMonaco

Monique DeMonaco

Coach Monique & Associates

 
Monique is a Change Management Expert and professional speaker. During her 17-years experience as a coach, Monique has worked with C-Suite executives, she has developed and implemented a behavior-centered assessment, as well as trademarked techniques based on Brain-Science, Social and Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Psychology of Happiness.

She has successfully coached C-Level, mid-management, and celebrity-turned-branded business leaders in the following enterprise sectors: corporate, privately-held companies, nonprofit organizations, and million-dollar technology startups.

Through her work with leaders, Monique has gained keen insight into the executive world. As a coach with longevity in the leadership arena, Monique has witnessed the negative impact that high turnover, low morale, constant conflict, and the communication gap has on her clients’ success. She coaches leaders with fractured teams, blurred boundaries, and inconsistent allegiance.

Monique helps brilliant thinkers develop effective communication skills to become intentional leaders who initiate powerful organizational standards, build cohesive teams, and a collaborative workplace. Through her methodological coaching process, these executives evolve into well-respected, highly effective, and culturally-driven strategists. She meets her clients where they are and takes them to where they need to be.

Clients say Monique is personable, intuitive, and approachable. Leaders find her conversational coaching style complements her passion for change management. Utilizing an Emotional Intelligence Profile, GE Executive Assessment, and her A→B→CC Conceptual Model™ as part of her strategically-proven coaching tools, Monique’s clients drive innovation for their teams, increase productivity and profitability.

She coaches clients to discover their untapped leadership potential to become high-performing executives. Her C-Level clients develop lateral thinking, encourage intergenerational communication, and cultivate skills necessary to anticipate future change while acquiring stronger leadership competencies.

Dr. Dennis Faludi, MD

Dr. Dennis Faludi, MD

Aesthetic Medical Center

 
Dr. Dennis Faludi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. A native of northern New Jersey, Dr. Faludi graduated Albany Medical College in Albany, NY with an M.D. degree, followed by an orthopedic surgery residency. He completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University, where he trained further in reconstructive arthritis, hand, plastic and microscopic surgery. After finishing the San Francisco Hand Surgery Fellowship, he settled in Northern Virginia to practice reconstructive orthopedic, hand, and microsurgery. He pioneered the intraoperative use of lasers in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Faludi’s expertise in the delicate techniques required for working with small vessels and nerves, soft tissue, skin, and bone flow naturally into Aesthetic Medicine. He now uses his surgical skills to perform minimally invasive cosmetic treatments for a variety of conditions over the face, hands, and body. To ensure the highest quality of care Dr. Faludi works personally with each patient from your initial consultation through treatments and follow-up visits.

Mina Fies

Mina Fies

CEO

 
After over a decade as the CEO of Synergy Design & Construction, Adamina found herself feeling lost, frustrated and uninspired in her personal and professional life. Desperately looking for answers, she took off for two months and drove across the country by herself in hopes of discovering what was next.

The road trip was full of unexpected (and often hilarious) twists and turns, however, the most profound moments included visits to places which held childhood traumas she thought she had buried long ago. The ability to release those hurts once-and-for-all created an opening and pathway towards the healing and awakening she had always longed for.

That awakening revealed that hiding her spiritual insights and channeling gifts was at the heart of her discontentment.

She realized she had spent the last 25 years in spiritual transformation work and yet she didn’t share her gifts with even her closest friends. Hiding behind the professional persona of her design and remodeling company had become unbearable and she realized it was time to stop fearing what others would think of her. It was time to fully step into her power.

Adamina now boldly shares her unique channeling and intuitive gifts with individuals and executives through private channeled sessions, workshops and retreats. Often incorporating her expertise in Feng Shui, she helps others learn to tap into their innate ability to ask for, and receive, the guidance so readily available to them.

Elaine Gibson

Elaine Gibson

Renewed Living

 
Elaine Gibson is the founder of Renewed Living and creator of the Extraordinary Living Made Easy method.

Cited as one of the world’s top ten natural cancer survivors by Extreme Health Radio (#4), having beaten Stage IV Cancer without traditional protocols, Elaine shares her hard-won lessons for living an Extraordinary life. She works from the principle that it is possible, through natural clean living, to counteract the stressful and health-damaging effects that modern living has on the body, mind, and relationships.

Women have been turning to Elaine for years to help them embrace new lifestyle patterns and habits to enjoy vitality and wellness as an everyday occurrence.…. without giving up chocolate! Along the way she lost 28 pounds.

By implementing actionable information into their busy lives, the women she works become the strongest healthiest person they can and love feeling better than ever.

Wendy Hart

Wendy Hart

Wendy Hart Coaching

 
Wendy Hart is an International Speaker and Coach and the creator of “The Procrastination and Overwhelm Cure: A Complete System that Compels You to Follow Through (and if you have a business, make more money!)”

Wendy’s promise is to “increase your follow-through by 3 times or more, in 3 months or less, using less than half of the effort you were using before!”

Wendy has coached thousands of clients worldwide, everyone from Pro Golfers to Work at Home Mom’s, and has helped them to reduce anxiety and overwhelm, increase their sales or performance, and get past whatever barriers were causing them to be drained or stuck.

When they learn how to get out of the “freeze or dread response” and follow through without effort or will power, success becomes easy.

On the business side, Wendy’s entrepreneurial clients have seen their business activity increase by as much as 300% to 1000%, in as little as 90 days.

Wendy uses a combination of 18 different psychological, neuroscience and energy modalities in her work with private and small group coaching clients.

Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

ArmorUP for LIFE

 
Loriana’s unique broadcasting talent has taken her across the country from CNN Headline News to local stations in California and throughout Texas (Dallas/Austin). Hard news has always been Loriana’s primary post, however her most passionate assignments have centered on the transformational power of health, fitness, and nutrition. Loriana’s health and fitness stories have aired on FOX News stations and she was recognized by Austin Fit Magazine and Austin MD Magazine as a “Top 20 woman who has shaped the city’s health and wellness.”

It wasn’t until Loriana’s own cancer diagnosis (AML Leukemia) and fierce one-year battle that she uncovered the biggest story of her career. It was then that she discovered the true medical advantages of leading a healty life – her doctors told her that the more fit she was, the more aggressively they could treat her and the better her chances of survival. Inspired by this, Loriana founded ArmorUp for LIFE with the core message of PREhabilitation tm, meeting the medicine halfway, showing up fit for the fight and becoming an equal partner in your own success.

Loriana’s ArmorUp for LIFE story, mission, and message are resonating on a national stage through several media platforms. Loriana has graced the cover of magazines Health Monitor and CANCER Today, appeared on national/local TV and radio networks to discuss break-through treatments and research, been profiled in ASCO’s Cancer.Net Blog (American Society of Clinical Oncology), addressed the FDA about fast tracking the latest treatment in cancer, and often serves as a keynote speaker, conference host and/or moderator in and out of the cancer space.

TRANSPARENT. BOLD. HONEST. Those words are often used to describe Loriana’s delivery and impact when she’s on stage sharing her story and inspiring her audience about finding work-life balance. She sheds light on the real impact of cancer, the potential consequences of not recharging and why the time is now to make a change in your own life and become your own HERO.

Dr. Susan Lovelle, MD, MACM

Dr. Susan Lovelle, MD, MACM

Premiere Wellness

 
Dr. Susan Lovelle, The Thrive Architect, helps busy professional and business women who are just surviving on caffeine and willpower design their own unique blueprint to the energy, power, and balance they want in their lives.

She’s the creator of Premiere Wellness, a comprehensive holistic health company based in Raleigh, NC, serving clients globally with customized wellness solutions for weight, energy, and hormones.

Having been a professional ballet dancer for 17 years and then an award-winning plastic surgeon for over two decades, Dr. Susan knows what it’s like to beat your body and your mind into submission to achieve a certain look or vision.

In fact, the physical, mental, and emotional abuse she heaped on her own body during those years led to the life-threatening health issues she later developed and it was only through a personalized, holistic approach that she healed herself.

Now, Dr. Susan uses that additional expertise in Functional Medicine to help
others heal from the inside out, leading to lasting, powerful change.

Dr. Susan has been featured on The Doctors, Lifetime TV, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Good Morning Washington, and Good Day Charlotte.

Dr. Misty Paul

Dr. Misty Paul

Basics First Chiropractic

 
Dr. Paul studied Pre-med, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Union College, after which she attended Logan University for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Paul has over thirty years of experience as a chiropractic physician. She opened Basics First Chiropractic ten years ago in Leesburg, Virginia and was awarded Best Chiropractor of Loudoun County in 2015. Dr. Paul teaches her patients simple basic steps to better health which include the importance of good posture, proper nutrition, sleep and exercise.
Cyndy Porter

Cyndy Porter

Success thru Style

 
Cyndy Porter is an personal branding, image and style expert. Her company Success thru Style with Cyndy Porter has one mission: to transform women’s lives by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence that they are presenting the best version of themselves to the world. This is achieved through hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching/consulting, and live events and presentations.

Your image is powerful. Creating and showcasing your personal style is a building block for professional success. Cyndy’s personal branding expertise, fashion and style guidance will lead you to a better understanding of your strengths and best features. Cyndy brings fashion and function together, a vital combination for every woman everywhere. With Cyndy Porter’s expertise, there are no flaws, only a flawless personal brand that is reflected from head to toe while radiating from within.

Cyndy began her career in sales and marketing and became a divisional vice president at a media conglomerate. Today, Success thru Style builds on that business knowledge and experience, providing personal branding, image and style services locally in Metro D.C., Maryland and Northern VA, as well as globally.

You are art in motion. Success thru Style provides a variety of programs to teach individuals, groups, companies and large audiences how to create a personal brand and apply art principles to how they dress–the same principles used to create beautiful portraiture or art of any kind. Success thru Style teaches how to see oneself in artful terms and how to express oneself through image, style, and photography.

Professional success is a combination of hard work, dedication and confidence in yourself. Your personal brand should reflect this, as well as your unique style. With Cyndy and her understanding of business, photography, and branding, you are given the tools to achieve Success thru Style.

Rose Price CFP® AIF®

Rose Price CFP® AIF®

VLP Financial Advisors

 
Rose Price CFP® AIF®, is a partner at VLP Financial Advisors, a firm focused on holistic financial planning. As an experienced female financial advisor in a traditionally male dominated field, Rose is in the unique position to identify the areas where women have been underserved in the past and passionately works to ensure that her clients get the information and coaching they need to make smart financial decisions.

As the sole breadwinner of her family, Rose fully understands the financial complexities and unique circumstances that women and their families face. She helps her clients plan and navigate their financial future, and strives to provide financial confidence, allowing them to focus on what they enjoy most, rather than their finances.

Rose also serves on the board of the local chapter of the Financial Planning Association; an organization dedicated to high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure.

In 2015 Rose was recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” in the financial service industry by Investment News and is also consistently named in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Financial Advisors” as well as Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Top Financial Professionals.”

Rose Price is a Registered Representative of and offers Securities and Advisory Services through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.

Rita C. Ricks

Rita C. Ricks

Speak to Your Spirit

 
Rita Caldwell Ricks is unlike any other person on the speaking circuit because she coaches everyone in her view. Her wisdom, wit, energy, and encouragement are the catalysts to inspire her listeners to renew the person within. She speaks to your spirit by sharing her own life experiences. She is a Spiritual Coach, Business Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Award-winning Entrepreneur and the author of two books – PERMISSION GRANTED! A JOURNAL OF SPIRITUAL EPIPHANIES and #JUSTFORTODAY, offering 365 specific actions and behaviors to incorporate into your daily life.

Rita began her career as a middle school teacher and her gifts have led her to be a successful entrepreneur for 35 years – first as a partner in a fashion boutique, then the founder and CEO of Mirror Enterprise INC. (MEI) a professional and personal development training company. MEI provided training in areas of Leadership, Diversity, Customer Service, Team building and soft skills for over 20 years.

Rita completed the RUAH School of Spiritual Direction where she was trained in the ministry of Spiritual Direction in the context of Contemporary Urban Christian Spirituality. Several of the assignments required her to Be silent for 24 hours where she learned how to Listen to the Silence, and it ultimately changed the trajectory of her life. She morphed into a Spiritual Coach and launched Rita Ricks LLC. She practices Listening, daily, to maintain her passion, embrace her G I F T S, and follow her purpose. Rita coaches her clients to move from Confusion to Clarity…from a life of feeling stressed out, frustrated and stuck, to one of total joy and fulfillment. Her purpose is to show her clients how to remove the barriers preventing them from creating the life they were born to live and enjoy a more fulfilled life of Purpose, Peace, and Passion. She offers Laser (one on one) and Group Coaching. She offers a monthly retreat called LISTENING TO THE SILENCE and facilitates a monthly TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE group call. Rita recently launched her podcast – Spirit Mastermind. She hosts a virtual monthly session called ABC(Anything But Covid) Conversations on her website and Rita Ricks Youtube.

Since 2017, Rita facilitates SCALING4GROWTH offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia in partnership with INTERISE, to small, women and minority business owners. It is a six-month program designed to be a practical, case based, peer learning focused program. Focus areas are Business and Leadership(Strategic Assessment), Financial Management(balancing cash flow), Marketing and Sales(Building Profitable Sales) and Resource Management(Getting what you need to scale). This course allows Rita, as a Spiritual Business Coach, to coach the business owner in recognizing the benefits of slowing down to assess where she/he is personally and professionally. She coaches them to write their vision, mission and values statements in order to establish direction. She reminds them to constantly revisit their Why! In 2019, she received the LIFT Award (Leadership in Facilitation and Training) for her outstanding facilitating of Interise’s award winning model.

Dr. Reepa Shah

Dr. Reepa Shah

Center for Vein Restoration

 
Dr. Reepa Shah completed her undergraduate and medical school training at Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude from their prestigious 7-year combined degree program. She was then accepted into the NIH’s competitive Graduate Research Fellowship program, where she was instrumental in completing and publishing several outstanding studies. She then went on to complete her gyn surgical residency at George Washington School of Medicine. She has been board-certified since 2007 and maintains her surgical privileges at Virginia Hospital Center.

Prior to joining Center for Vein Restoration in 2019, Dr. Shah has been practicing medicine in the Arlington county and Reston/Loudoun communities since 2005, where her excellent care has earned her much respect and accolades from her patients and peers. She was voted a “Top Doc” in Northern Virginia magazine several times and was voted a “Doctor Most Recommended by their Peers” in The Washingtonian Magazine in both 2018 and 2019.

When not working hard and caring for her wonderful patients, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children and extended family. She also enjoys skiing, reading, and traveling.

Dr. Ria Shirsolkar

Dr. Ria Shirsolkar

StoneSprings Hospital Center

 
Compassionate Family Physician with 12+ Years of Experience.

Dr. Ria believes in the power of personalized care and compassion for accelerating the healing process. She works closely with patients and builds a personal bond with their families to provide qualitative care that focuses on preventive lifestyle modifications for overall well-being.

Believing in collaborative care, she makes sure to involve patients in healthcare decisions. A thoughtful listener and a caring soul, her calm demeanor and lively nature make patients comfortable around her, who ends up enjoying long-lasting relationships that span across years.

Completing her family medicine residency from Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic, she practiced with renowned hospital organizations like Valley Health, Inova, & Novant UVA Health Systems before on-boarding Stone Ridge Family Medicine. A board-certified and NCQA-recognized in providing high quality diabetic care, she specializes in chronic disease managements like diabetic care, heart conditions, musculoskeletal pains, and women’s health. Dr. Ria is also a certified Aviation Medical Examiner.

When not busy caring for her patients, she loves to spend quiet hours with her family, cook elaborate meals, or gardening- activities that she feels are therapeutic in nature.

Dr. Sangeeta Sinha, MD

Dr. Sangeeta Sinha, MD

StoneSprings Hospital Center

 
Dr. Sangeeta Sinha offers over 15 years of service excellence and progressive experience as an obstetrics and gynecology provider and surgeon. She completed medical school at Rajendra Medical College Hospital in Ranchi Bihar, India, before moving to the United States in 1999. She completed her internship in General Surgery at North Shore University in Long Island, NY, and completed her internship in family medicine and her residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danielle, PA. While completing her residency, Dr. Sinha received several awards and designations including best 2nd Year Teaching Resident, Outstanding Resident Surgeon awarded by Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and served as the Chief Resident for OB- Gyn in 2003-2004. She is also board-certified by the American College of Gynecology.

After completing her residency, Dr. Sinha moved to Michigan, where she served as a physician ob-gyn and the Women’s Health Medical Director at the Center for Family Health in Jackson. She has conducted surgical procedures using the da Vinci robot, and has specialized expertise in conducting complex laparoscopic surgeries and urogynecology procedures. In 2012, she was honored with a distinguished service award from Michigan’s Primary Care Association. Before moving to Virginia, Dr. Sinha was the Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Family Health in Jackson Michigan.

Dr. Sinha is dedicated to providing the best quality of care experience for her patients. She participated in several research studies and clinical trials that were presented to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Patient safety and quality of care are extremely important to Dr. Sinha. She served as the liaison between providers and hospital administration to develop improved processes and programs to eliminate variations across patient experiences and create alignment among providers. Dr. Sinha is proud to have spearheaded the development and implementation of programs that allowed her providers to achieve patient satisfaction scores in the 99th percentile.

Dr. Sinha is also actively involved in her community as well as participates on several professional boards. She is a board member of the international non-profit organization, Service Beyond Borders. In 2014, as part of Service Beyond Borders, Dr. Sinha led a team of volunteers to work in India and provide medical care for underserved communities.

Dr. Sinha is married with two children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, sewing, traveling, and volunteering in the community. She is looking forward to meeting new patients and serving her new community. Dr. Sinha is currently accepting new patients.

Elena Sonnino

Elena Sonnino

Elena Sonnino Life Coaching

 
Elena Sonnino is a life coach and speaker. But what most people say about Elena is that she brings delightful sparks of energy to everything she does. Elena is on a mission to help YOU be the Sunrise In YOUR Pocket and be the one you’ve been waiting for. She believes it is time to replace survival mode with thriving as your truest self with more clarity, purpose, and delight. You can find her leading virtual retreats, guiding individuals and groups to thrive, or taking Monday morning adventures with her Labradoodle, Jupiter.

Her work has been featured by Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort and Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, Tiny Buddha, and the Chopra Center. Learn more about Elena at www.elenasonnino.com or by listening to her Sunrise in Your Pocket podcast.

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