Morning keynote: Lori Palm

Keynote: Finding your words: profits of passion

Lori Palm is the CEO of Core Passion Inc and a modern-day muse inspiring passion, purpose and possibilities. A life-long entrepreneur, she sees the unseen personal/business opportunities everywhere. She is the creator of the Core Passion® Assessment, a unique validated, on-line self-assessment that discovers the inner forces that drive what we do and converts that discovery into measurable results. Lori guides people and businesses to discover and ignite their passion and develop plans that turn burning desire into gold. She is recognized as a global thought leader in the measurement and application of passion to life and business.

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Afternoon keynote: Jasmine Stringer

Keynote: Seize your life

Jasmine Brett Stringer is principal of JB Stringer LLC and founder of the internationally recognized lifestyle brand Carpe Diem with Jasmine. She inspires and empowers audiences to identify their goals and achieve their own definition of success through workshops and seminars focused on how to seize one’s life.

Jasmine is also a best-selling, award-winning author. Her book, Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day, is described as “sparkling with enthusiasm and inspiration for life and is a treasure chest of positive suggestions for seizing the power of each day of your life” by New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss. As an internationally recognized and sought-after lifestyle expert, Jasmine has been featured on a variety of media outlets and is the lifestyle contributor for CBS affiliated television station WCCO-TV. Jasmine empowers others to seize their life on her weekly podcast and lifestyle blog entitled, Carpe Diem with Jasmine.

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Yoga instructor: Jennifer Grubba

Session: Afternoon yoga and meditation

Jennifer Grubba is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor and teaches yoga in corporate settings, fitness centers, studios and events such as the Minnesota State Fair and the Minneapolis Yoga Conference. Jennifer is the founder of MN Yoga + Life Magazine and also hosts yoga retreats as the founder of Blue Lotus Yoga Retreats. You can find her writings in MN YOGA + Life Magazine and her personal blog MNyogalife108.

Jennifer is also a proud mother, holds graduate degrees in psychology and education and practices as a school psychologist. She is passionate about making yoga and wellness more accessible to others. (93/150 words)

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Session speaker: Amy Holewa

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Session: Divorce options: Where do we go from here?

With over 20 years of financial services expertise, Amy is excited to work with clients in the areas of retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning, and wealth transfer strategies. In addition to being a certified financial planner, she have also obtained certification as a certified divorce financial analyst, allowing her to partner with clients during unique financial situations. Amy’s goal is to work closely with clients to develop an outline that aligns with their goals while maximizing their financial position.

Through an initial consultation and careful consideration of monetary objectives, Amy is able to walk clients through the steps necessary to achieve their financial targets. Amy’s clients know that she will be with them from start to finish – something that can make a significant impact for the long term. If you are experiencing a financial challenge or simply want to review your financial situation, please contact Amy.

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Session speaker: Debe Marofsky

Debe MarofskySession: Unraveling the confusing world of insurance

Even though Debe has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years, she can truthfully say that she is still excited to be part of this very challenging and rewarding industry. In addition to managing her independent insurance agency, Affiliated Insurance Services, LLC, she is on the advisory board of NSI, a division of West Bend Mutual, for the childcare program. She was the expert insurance consultant for the Red Leaf Press publication of the Family Childcare Legal and Insurance Guide and is a past president of the Minnesota Professional Insurance Agents Association. Additionally, Debe holds a certified professional insurance agent accreditation.

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Session speaker: Jennifer Beckman

Session: Divorce options: Where do we go from here?

Jennifer A. Beckman is a partner at Beckman Steen & Lungstrom, P.A. Ms. Beckman has practiced in the family law area since 1987. Her family law practice includes simple divorces, custody/parenting time issues, complex financial and business issues, child and spousal support, paternity matters and post-decree issues. Jennifer guides her clients to work toward a cooperative resolution while educating them about the intricacies of the law. If there is an issue that needs court involvement she will discuss that option as well.

Jennifer has been selected as a “Superlawyer” for many years. She is a volunteer attorney for both Tubman/Chrysalis and Volunteer Lawyers Network and a volunteer guardian for incompetent adults through Hennepin County. She also volunteers at Second Hand Hounds and has a great love for her dogs. She has two grown daughters who she enjoys spending her free time and traveling with.

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Session speaker: Megan Fenyoe

Session: You are enough: 5 steps to move from struggle to strength

Megan R. Fenyoe is a veteran, licensed clinical social worker, transformational mindset coach, best-selling author, professional speaker and host of “The Blonde Bombshell Podcast.” She is a contributing writer for Thrive Global and also owns her own health food franchise through the Juice Plus+ Company.

Megan is an Amazon best-selling author and recently released her book called “You Are Enough: 5 Steps To Move From Struggle To Strength.” As a transformational mindset coach, Megan will transform your negative self-talk into positive self-empowerment believing you are enough! How does she do this? Megan takes you through her proven five-step program that will move you from struggle to strength.

With over 15 years of experience in the coaching arena, Megan has helped hundreds of people accurately assess their challenges and identify ways they can change, capitalizing on the strengths they already have while building new ones.

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Session speaker: Michele Rae

headshot of Michele RaeSession: Rewriting your story: Creating a life you love

Michele Rae provides holistic coaching for personal, professional and organizational transformation and is the founder of The Center Within, LLC. While coaching with Michele, clients become more confident and engaged as they enhance their gifts, talents, wisdom and passions and expose and unblock limiting beliefs, stuck patterns and fears. She is also the author of “Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming.”

You can reach Michele at or 612-465-9775 and learn more about her and the workshops she offers at her website,

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Session speaker: Nancy Maxfield-Wilson

Session: Resilience is your superpower: Thriving through change and adversity

Nancy Maxfield-Wilson is founder of Max Performance, LLC, a resilience-building company. She has a uniquely blended background in science, organizational change leadership and high performance athletics. She works with professionals across industries including legal, financial, healthcare, government, medical device, law enforcement and entrepreneurs to prevent burnout, maximize productivity and well-being and improve retention.

A chronically injured competitive athlete who had to learn resilience herself, she helps busy, stressed clients learn to access their mind-body system through a science-based approach. She worked as a scientist, leader and consultant in the medical device and biotech industries. Max Performance focuses on personal change management to build resilient leaders‐organizational change from the bottom up, one leader at a time.

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Session speaker: Porsche Peak

Session: Self-DARE: How to get back on the market post-parting

Porsche Peak is a licensed associate marriage and family therapist and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor who specializes in treating substance use disorders, empowering survivors of domestic violence and helping couples improve relationship satisfaction. Porsche is the founder of Peak Therapy Institute, a mental health clinic that takes a holistic approach to mental wellness. Porsche prides herself on her laid back approach and ability to heal through the use of humor in and outside of the therapy room.

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Session speaker: Sandy Thibault

Session: 7 ways to build inner resilience

Sandy Thibault began her career as a social worker and is trained as a therapeutic life coach. She writes frequently for local newspapers and owns Sandy Thibault Life Coaching. She is the author of “Selma’s Spirit: A Story of Love and Forgiveness” that relates her personal experience of healing from childhood abuse. Her second book, “Change Your Perspective – Change Your Life, 52 Inspiring ways for YOU to Take Action” was published in 2018. As a frequent speaker for groups and organizations, Sandy shares her own healing and wisdom in a way that inspires hope and growth.

With wisdom and compassion, Sandy guides people from wherever they are in their journey to moving along a path toward the life they want—helping them recognize the core issues that are limiting their lives. Identifying personal goals and specific strategies to achieve those goals are essential to her insightful coaching process.

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Session speaker: Sonja Bjork

Session: Poise = peace + power; Power up your finances

Sonja Bjork has been working in the financial services business for 24+ years and offers women navigating the divorce process a comprehensive financial planning process and the tools to implement the plan.

Sonja is a graduate of Iowa State University College of Business and of two decades of increasingly responsible positions working with advisors and their clients across the country, within The Hartford Financial and Prudential, prior to co-founding Highview Advisors, LLC. When she is not working she spends time with her husband, daughter, friends and extended family. She lives into her commitment to wellness, cooks, camps, hikes and studies life, no fooling – through study of mind, body, spirit; the nature and sciences.

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