On July 27th, we will bring to the Hampton Roads area a powerful energetic panel. Get to know each panelist below:
BEAUTY TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOP
Makeup and Clothing Revamp- tips on basic makeup techniques, and a few makeup hacks. Participants will also learn quick fashion hacks to help create new looks with clothes they have in their closet.
Owner of Nirvana Hair Studio
Beauty Transformation Workshop
Raised in Newark, NJ and Newport News, VA, Master Stylist/MUA, MaReeAntonette, has enjoyed over 25 years in the field of cosmetology. As a hair stylist, make-up artist, and educator, MaRee Antonette is the personification of professionalism and entrepreneurship.
An alumna of Dudley University, MaRee is a self-motivated entrepreneur. Her motivation led to the opening of her salon, Nirvana Hair Studio formerly known as Studio 2:38 Hair Graphics, on May 15, 2000, a 1600 square feet full service salon specializing in nonsurgical hair replacements.
Master Stylist MaRee uses her background in retail and customer service to help shape the vision of success. In 2005, MaRee Antonette founded the non-profit organization BNCUTE, Inc. which is acronyms for Barbers, Nail technicians and Cosmetologists to Unite Together in Excellence within in the community. Theorganization was designed to serve and foster at-risk youths and their families through fundraisers, workshops and projects geared to help them achieve stability and obtain the highest levels of personal achievement.
In 2006, MaRee Antonette launched MaRee Antonette Cosmetics. This make-up line is about the consumer. It provides them with all the products they need to achieve their desired look. We are a leader in the beauty industry with everything the consumer needs, from professional color to mineral make-up. Whatever the need, we can supply. M.A. supports the consumer with cutting edge seasonal launches comprised of new color trends and fashion innovations. We understand that offering newness is important to our customers therefore we also offer educational training to give them the confidence and expertise they need.
MaRee Antonette’s years of experience and accomplishments includes:Essence Magazine, Jet Magazine, Sophisticates Magazine, BET, VH-1, HWOA, Love and Hip-Hop, Local News, Hampton Roads Show…just to name a few.
2000-:Nirvana Hair Studio
2005-: Founded BNCUTE a nonprofit organization
2006-: Created MaRee Antonette Cosmetics
2007-: Educator for Bronner Brothers
2008-2010: Educator for Patric Bradley
2009: Appeared in the documentary “Good Hair”
2010-2013: Educator for Kevin Kirk
2012-2015: Stylist/MUA for BET’s Executive Office
2015-: Educator for Mentorship Miami
Rashita L. Swann
Owner of RLS Image Consulting
Beauty Transformation Workshop
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Rashita L. Swann Virginia her home after serving 15 Honorable years in the U.S. Navy. Now a Veteran, Rashita works as anAccountant/Auditor for the Department of the Army. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. Rashita has two amazing young adult children, one in the Army, Marquis and Kienna, a senior at Virginia State University.
Rashita is anointed and gifted in many areas but possesses a unique gift to encourage and inspire woman and teen girls to excel and be comfortable in their own skin.
Rashita has always loved fashion and had a desire to help women look and feel their best, so in 2008 she founded RLS Image Consulting, LLC. RLS Image is a company designed to help women of all ages find the right look for every occasion by using fashion as a tool. RLS offers one-on-one fashion consultations and provides styling advice to an array of clientele. RLS Image Consulting specializes in finding clothes that fit the right body type and offers color analysis to find the perfect color for every beautiful skin tone. RLS offers closet analysis by making over their clients’ closet, discarding outdated pieces to update it with versatile, classic and trendy pieces. As Chief consultant, Rashita has worked with the Department of the Navy’s Transitional Assistance Program, teaching women how to transition from military to civilian life by showing them what to wear in the workplace. She speaks and conducts workshops to business organizations, churches, small groups, and several small business owners, teaching women techniques on style, fashion, accessorizing, color coordination and workplace fashion.
RLS Image Consulting is committed to serving the community and giving back by doing Prom Makeovers for young ladies that need assistance with their prom. RLS along with some key sponsors provide young ladies with prom dresses, shoes, accessories, hair and makeup to make their prom night one of a kind. To date RLS Image has assisted more than 15 young women with prom makeovers since this outreach started three years ago.
BEHIND THE SCENES WORKSHOP
Entertainment - In an effort to provide attendees with intermediate- and advanced-level discussions about today’s entertainment business. Q/A session.
Behind The Scenes Workshop
To be successful in the music business, one must balance a strong passion for music, possess an extraordinary imagination and be a vivid dreamer. These are all qualities and characteristics to accurately describe businesswoman, mother and entrepreneur Gabrielle Sands Jones, one of the music industry’s most sought after visionaries.
Jones recalls her love for music is what birthed her childhood dream of working in the music industry. It also provided the fuel that guides her passion for her career today and is something that has helped her keep that passion alive for the last decade. A self-described servant by nature, Jones has been motivated throughout her career by putting others first and delights in her dream job of taking an artist in his or her perspective craft then honing in on their strengths and developing them into something much greater.
Jones’ hard work and expertise has afforded her the opportunity to serve as marketing manager for RCA Inspiration at Sony Music, where she handled all marketing and branding for artists. Jones has coordinated music videos, photo shoots and created album packaging during her tenure at Entertainment One as marketing coordinator. For seven years, Jones formerly served as both road manager and business partner for SangGirl, Inc. along with six-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Kelly Price. Jones has also worked with other industry titans such as multiple Grammy, NAACP Image & Stellar Award-winning artists like Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell (of MaryMary) and Le’Andria Johnson, in addition to Tweet, Michelle Williams, Kenny Lattimore and newcomer Mack Wilds.
Equally committed to her dual roles as a single mother and businesswoman, Jones says her faith in God is what drives her toward remaining successful in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. Managing and balancing the enormous amount of travel it takes while being away from her family, Jones stays driven by her career goals and strategic intellect.
“My experience has shown me that working closely with artists, labels and promoters that there is a need for a liaison that knows each side in order to bring balance to this intersection,” says Jones. “My ultimate goal is for the artist to feel like a partner.” Jones says her skillsets and exciting new business endeavors are set forth to bring not only the fans a great experience, but an extraordinary outlook on the brand, all genres of music and knowing that all business aspects have been handled behind the scenes for the artist as well.
“I want to make a difference in music by bringing integrity, cohesiveness and structure back to the forefront.” Jones is poised to do just that and so much more in the years to come.
MIND OVER MATTER WORKSHOP
Strengthen your mind takes a bit of commitment, but it is also one of the most effective and rewarding to yourself.
Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Increase the strength of your focus gradually. Create a distraction to-do list. Build your willpower. Meditate. Practice mindfulness throughout the day. Exercise prayer.
Sharon L. Sykes
Mind Over Matter Workshop
Blessed to grow up with both parents and to be raised in the church, Sharon is a family-oriented, hard working, praying woman with an ordinarily exceptional life who prefers spirituality over religion. A sought after motivational speaker, she yet envisions a future of marital bliss, but has discovered just the right balance of expectancy coupled with contentment which brings her great satisfaction in her singleness. In the meantime, she is as much a crusader for Black men as she is an advocate for women. Those who know her can attest to the fact that she has wisdom beyond her years and unmatched tenacity, (pulling her Masters in Professional Counseling with a 3.55 gpa). Sharon is an educator at heart with a focus on relationships.
In addition, she has an extensive background in media that ranges from program director to producer to hosting a national radio show which covered 33 states and parts of Europe. At home on either side of the camera, (from model to entertainment correspondent), her real calling is teaching women simple insights that can bring the peace so many of us desperately seek. While keeping many plates spinning, she makes time to workout, ensures that those around her join her in eating healthy, and mentors the youth in her village. Whether it is in the classroom, on the red carpet or behind a microphone, her knowledge of her worth and her position enables her to never lose focus of her calling. Her desire is to help you do what, in some cases, she learned to do the hard way.
Having been through a ‘surface’ relationship that turned out to be less than advertised, she now shares with others how to avoid the emotional pitfalls which can lead down the road to intimidation and domination. Her story will help you see why a growing savings account, rising credit score, well executed budget, and impressive retirement account still equals emptiness. She will take you back to your childhood and help you discover the ‘why’ of your fears and the ‘how’ of overcoming your triggers. She will then lead you step by step to align your gifts with your purpose in order to find a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Pastor Shavon Sellers
Founder of Shavon Sellers Ministries
Mind Over Matter Workshop
Pastor Shavon Sellers, a native of Norfolk, Virginia is a mighty woman of God who demonstrates Gods love to others. Her commitment to helping others is evident through her lifestyle of service.
In 2012 Pastor Sellers founded Shavon Sellers Ministries and her full time mission is to ignite a renewed passion for God in the hearts of men and women everywhere. Shavon hosts “Prayer at Noon” weekly which is open to all and she receives calls from all over the United States. Sought after nationally to Minister God’s Word in conferences and retreats, she has also authored two powerful books, You are the Prize and Empowering Moments 21 Day Devotional. Pastor Sellers has started her musical journey with the release of her new single “Supreme God”.
In 2015 Pastor Sellers also founded The Prize Foundation, an organization supporting communities in different areas such as “Restoration Initiative” which focuses on human trafficking, “Little Princess” which focuses on developing girls, and “Empowering Moments” which focuses on of developing the total woman. Her desire is to teach life skills, job readiness and ultimately spiritual awareness and to assist in the holistic recovery of those who have been hurt and abused. Shavon Sellers is a business visionary and entrepreneurial trailblazer.
In May 2016 after the leading of the Lord Pastor Shavon Sellers launched The Life Center in Chesapeake, VA “Where New Life Begins”. The vision of The Life Center is to be the voice and hand on the earth that will help people find their way back to God and begin a new life through Him. It is her desire to revive believers, reach lost souls and connect people with the Savior.
Shavon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Norfolk State University. Professionally she has impacted the lives of children as a teacher in the Norfolk and Newport News Public School systems. Above all her accomplishments, she considers raising Godly children her primary purpose. As a mother of two sons and a daughter, she firmly believes that the best way to raise successful children is to actively model what it means to walk in love and integrity.
INVESTING YOUR TIME AND MONEY WORKSHOP
Budgeting, investing, and couponing- discuss the basics of investing and stocks, budgeting, useful money apps, and couponing basics.
Co-Founder Victory Allegiance Realty
Investing Your Time and Money Workshop
Domenick was raised in the “back” of Saratoga in a three-bedroom apartment which at one time housed his mother, 3 brothers and 9 other relatives. Domenick grew up in adversity, in a crime infested area, but always stood out among his peers as a leader. Domenick was one that grind and didn’t mind asking anyone to purchase from him. Whether it was selling candy, or selling single cigarettes to his friends mom, Domenick would hustle. At the age of 17, he stopped selling weed after almost getting caught at school when the school had a K-9 dogs check the lockers and his shifted to learning how to make money with his music. After studying and reading many books, he received his first city business license as he started business Double “I” Entertainment. As a go-getter Domenick traveled on Greyhounds buses to New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and California by himself at the age of 19 selling his artist music and making connections with
radio music directors and djs. While operating his record company, Domenick became a club promoter and made another stream of income by hosting events such as concerts, parties and battles. This all happened till April 29, 2004.
NEW LIFE — 2004
After attending a Women’s Conference with a female friend, Domenick received JESUS as his LORD & SAVIOR. After this encounter, Domenick scheduled a meeting with his artist and staff and informed them that his new relationship with GOD has called him to do what “Mase” did and leave the music industry. Domenick reached out to the SCC and closed down the business and in the summer of August 2004 enrolled in Seminary School as he focused on Ministry. In the year of 2006 Domenick was called back to the music industry, but this time started at record company titled “Team Jesus Music Group”. In the year of 2008 Domenick became a licensed minister.
Domenick became a athletic coach, community advocate and true giver at heart in which was displayed by donating his kidney to a stranger. For his work in the community Domenick has been recognized by the CBN’s The 700 Club, a front page article by The Virginia Pilot and have received several awards.
In March of 2014 Domenick received his real estate license and found another way to be a blessing to the community by educating in homeownership, credit and budgeting and finance. Domenick is now the Principal Broker and Co-Owner of Victory Allegiance Realty Inc., MIBI International LLC which is a real estate investing firm and member of F.R.O.M Inc which is a non-profit organization that mentors young men.
Domenick is a humble servant that enjoys giving back and helping all to eat that desire to sit at the table. He is a family man that enjoys spending time with wife and daughters and is the Teens After GOD director at Covenant Community Church under the spiritual direction of Pastor Harold V. McPherson.
Creators of Financial Literacy Is Power
Investing Your Time and Money Workshop
Ian Oakley, Clarence Sellers, Jaden Perkins, Kori Riddick, Darren Lilly
Of Nansemond River High School (Suffolk, VA.)
Skills to create a budget
Learning to track spending
Saving to create financial stability
Multiple Streams Of Income
F.L.I.P. Financial was birthed out of a vision to help individuals to develop and enhance their mental and financial skills. Founder Ian Oakley and Co-Founders Jaden Perkins, Clarence Sellers, Kori Riddick, and Darrin Lilly came together as a group eager to learn about finance and the aspects of the economic world to be financially free young adults.
They began just studying and reading together the basics of stocks and economics. As time went on they began meeting professionals ranging from Real Estate agents to Stock Brokers to learn, develop, and perfect their own mental and financial skills. As the group gained notoriety and momentum from them sharing their excitement and knowledge it became apparent that other young adults wanted and needed to know how to be mentally and financially free. So, the creators began to host masterminds to share their knowledge and opportunities with their members.
As a result F.L.I.P. Financial was created to help others achieve financial freedom. Inspired by a drive to learn more.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT WORKSHOP
Meal prep and quick snacks- a dietician will walk participants through a meal prepping process that will work with both their budget and schedule. They will also provide recipes for quick and easy snacks with food demonstrations.
Britney B. Moye
Owner of Bodies By Britney
You Are What You Eat Workshop
My name is Britney B Moye ,Owner of Bodies By Britney. A little about myself ,I am a mother of a beautiful little girl . I’m a owner of 2 other business also (A’s Daycare and A’s Party In A Box )I have played sports since I was in the 6th grade, such as volleyball, softball,basketball, and track.I am a OCB all natural Figure bodybuilding competitor. I have kick box for 3 years and boxing for 5 years . So as you can tell I have always had a passion for fitness and staying in good health. In the past year I have helped over 100s woman with their fitness goals . I have group training at Hi Definition Fit Club Location In Virginia Beach Virginia.Also I offer One On One Training to get your in the best shape of your life .