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If you are ready for SUCCESS then you need to join us at EDUFEST! Virtual EduFEST serves as an exciting and dynamic platform to allow leading industries, organizations and small business owners the opportunity to interact with everyone on a virtual platform to discuss specific areas of interest.

In addition, there will be a series of webinars with different topics featured each Saturday on our website's EduFEST page. Please click on the registration button below to signup for this webinar and you will be sent the ZOOM meeting information to join this iconic event on Saturday, April 18th, to kick-off our 6th Annual EduFEST Conference and Expo online!



Lisette Cumberland

Lisette Cumberland

Entrenadora | Oradora | Líder | Maestra
Lisette Cumberland es entrenadora, oradora, líder y maestra. Ella fue criada en la base naval de Guantanamo, Cuba, y su padre fue su modelo cómo líder en la comunidad y orador motivacional. Ella se involucró en las competencias forenses (discurso y drama) en la secundaria y en sus primeros dos años de universidad. Se graduó de la Universidad Old Dominion con una licenciatura en estudios internacionales y vivió dos años en International Hall. Estas experiencias abrieron las puertas a una multitud de culturas, religiones y costumbres del mundo. Lisette se unió a Toastmasters en junio del 2009 para honrar la memoria de su padre que falleció en 2008. Especialmente desde que se le negó la membresía en la década de 1960. Desde entonces, ha competido regularmente en discursos humorísticos, temas de mesa, evaluaciones, cuentos y concursos internacionales de discursos obteniendo premios en los niveles de club, área, división y distritos. Mientras fortalecía a los clubes, Lisette también había logrado el éxito en el liderazgo al ser nominada como Gobernadora de Área del Año 2010-2011 y Gobernadora de División del Año 2011-2012. Lisette cuenta con el apoyo de sus mentores y los socios de Toastmasters para mantenerse comprometida y motivada para ayudar a otros a lograr todo su potencial. A nivel profesional, Lisette capacita al personal de negocios en la sede corporativa de una empresa de gestión para una comunidad residencial de ancianos en su papel cómo asistente de capacitación corporativa desde marzo de 2012. Ella es voluntaria en su iglesia y participa en la formación de fé de los estudiantes de secundaria. En las clases semanales, los prepara para la transición a ser adultos atraves de su confirmaciٔón religiosa. También empodera las mujeres en su educación a través de clases semanales en los retiros de la iglesia. Lisette la han convertido en una experta en varios temas. TEMAS · Perseverancia · Ventaja competitiva · Sentido del propósito · Empoderamiento femenino · Liderazgo efectivo · Hablando desde el corazón · La Fé · Excelencia en la comunicación · Servicio al cliente excepcional · Orientación de metas · Ser inventiva
Trudy Brocke

Trudy Brocke

Speaker | Mentor | Leader
She is a college graduate and an entrepreneur with businesses located in the Dallas Metroplex area. Ms. Brocke grew up in a family that encouraged higher learning and instilled in her a strong work ethic, and community partnership. Her late father was a deacon at New Light Fellowship Church in West Palm Beach, FL until his passing in 2017. He always encouraged public speaking, higher education and communication. Her father believed that it was our duty as members of our community to be a voice for the voiceless. As a result, she spent her life devoted to giving back to the community. Ms. Brocke has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and a Bachelor’s in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and attended Texas A&M Commerce for MBA. She has served previously as a Stephen Minister, a volunteer teacher at LIFT, she is also affiliated with Brook Cherith prison Ministries and currently she is a CASA Advocate (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children. Ms. Brocke has previously held positions in many organizations with roles in training, coaching, and mentoring. She also has a background in conflict management, problem solving and leadership skills. Ms. Brocke has performed training and presentations on these topics: · Conflict Resolution · Time Management · Knowing Your Worth · Negotiation · Decision Making · Critical Thinking · Peer Counseling
Christopher Myrben

Christopher Myrben

DeVryWorks Center Dean – Irving, TX Campus
Christopher Myrben is passionate about helping those who want to change the trajectory of their lives. Specializations: Talent development Building organizational partnerships Data sciences Motto Person-Focused and Data-Driven Education PsyD-ABD Educational Leadership PsyD-ABD Evaluation, Research, and Measurement MBA, Big Data and Analytics – Expected Completion April 2021 M.A. Psychology B. A. Organizational Management, Mathematics Specialization
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Sascha Chatman

Chatman Realty Group
Sascha Chatman is a REALTOR located in Fort Worth, TX serving all of DFW. Sascha has been in the real estate business for 8 years and serving here in Fort Worth Texas since 2017 when he and his wife started Chatman Realty Group which is brokered by eXp REALTY. Chatman Realty Group serves clients all over DFW, specializes in Greater Fort Worth. As a buyer's agent, Sascha has built a strong platform to help consumers buy and sell at the same time, guide first time home buyers and serve to aid those who want to buy a New Construction home. As a listing agent, Sascha will highlight your home with a unique and effective marketing strategy on social media to bring you many buyers wanting to buy your home. Sascha is a Certified Mentor with eXp and teaches and coaches many new agents on how to start and run their business. He's an active member of the North Fort Worth community, serves as a youth sports coach, board member for the East Side YMCA, and faithful member of the Men's ministry at the Potter's House of Fort Worth, member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®

Gary Walters

Senior Mortgage Consultant on the Community Lending team for Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC.
Gary Walters is a Fort Worth Texas native who has over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. He has worked in positions ranging from VP, regional and management to marketing, processing, auditor and for most of his career has worked as a loan originator. In his current position as a Senior Mortgage Consultant on the Community Lending team for Prosperity Home Mortgage, his primary duty consists of offering affordable lending solutions, programs, and products to help borrowers purchase property or refinance their current mortgage. He conducts meetings with real estate partners and professionals, facilitates lunch and learns, homebuying seminars, wealth building, credit and mortgage classes. He has a proven track record of educating customers, realtors, industry professionals and partners. Gary proudly served in the United States Army and currently serves as the President of the Veteran Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP). The mission for VAREP DFW Chapter is to increase homeownership sustainability, financial literacy education and VA loan awareness for the active-military and veteran communities. Gary is identified as a leader in the DFW metroplex and is a member of several other non-profit organizations that cater to the community. He currently serves as the Ministry Leader for IronMen Men’s Ministry at The Potter’s House of Fort Worth and is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). He believes in teamwork, good communication and that the highest level of success is achieved when industry professionals work together.

Collette Portis, M.Ed.

COO and Managing Partner at RED Development Group
Collette Portis, M.Ed. has proven to be a serial entrepreneur and profound speaker. She also founded Collette Portis & Co. and Destined Designs proving that the entrepreneurial spirit of her parents and grandparents certainly rubbed off on her. With 20+ years of experience as a master business coach and strategist, she has helped business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives through the process of developing their roadmap to business expansion, growth and sustainability ultimately leading to a lasting legacy. Known by most as a connector, Collette prides herself in saying "I know someone who can" as opposed to "I don't know." In line with her business accomplishments, she has earned 6 degrees including a Bachelor's in Business Management, Masters in Adult Education, and completing her Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Collette is the author of G.O.A.L.I.E., a business strategy planning guide and The G.O.A.L.I.E. Tactical Planner, which has helped clients double their revenue in as little as 10 months. Collette is the host of REAL-Eyez Destiny Radio and a contributing writer and influencer for Prime Women Magazine. With all that she has and will accomplish, Collette contends that her greatest accomplishment is being the mother of soon to be lawyer and entrepreneur Thomas Brown Jr.
Leadership Coach/Professional Speaker
Being a curious and creative learner has set Valerie apart in becoming an accomplished leadership coach and professional speaker. Her winning combination features engaging with individuals and groups to empower them to discover, develop and contribute their talents to the planet. For more than 20 years, Valerie has worked for the international leadership program, Up With People, the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and Hyatt Corporation in roles focused on public relations, training, recruitment, and leadership development. In 2018, she cartwheeled into the world of entrepreneurship as the CEO of her company, Connect to Joy, LLC. Her clients comprise organizations such as: Headington Companies, Mujeres de HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement,) Enaxis Digital Consulting, Women's Hospitality Network, The Bank & Trust, Bed Bath and Beyond and Southwest Airlines. Valerie received her executive coaching certification from U.C. Berkeley and holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Spanish from the University of Alabama. She is a native Spanish-speaker from the Republic of Panama. She loves Latin dancing, playing tennis, and she claims Dallas as her home. She has the cowboy boots to prove it.

Monique Winfree

Introducing Monique Winfree, a Workplace Solutions Officer in the Northwest Fort Worth area for BBVA Bank. BBVA (formerly BBVA Compass) provides an excellent suite of banking benefits tailored to your financial needs and designed to save you time and money. With 20 years of experience in working with business and retail clients, Monique has the skills and know-how to provide exceptional banking services for your financial journey. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Monique came to Texas in 2010 and continued leading branches in the financial industry for the next 7 years. In 2018, she joined BBVA so that she could pursue her passion. What is her passion? “My passion is to educate the communities we live in and serve and let them know they can do it. The goal is to encourage them towards financial freedom one day at a time! I look forward to the opportunity to serve you.”

Tina Merie Martinez

Thank you for your interest in Workplace Solutions from BBVA. I’m Tina Merie Martinez, a Workplace Solutions Officer in the Texas Fort Worth area. With years of experience in working with business owners like you, I have the skills and know-how to provide exceptional banking services for your business. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you. At BBVA we have an excellent package of banking benefits designed to save your employees money. And you don’t have to spend a dime. Our goal is to make it extremely convenient for you to maximize employee retention, boost productivity and create a more rewarding work environment.
Master Trainer | Professional Speaker | Life Coach
Venezolano, de profesión Arquitecto, pero hoy por hoy ayuda a Diseñar Vidas. Posee una Maestría en Orientación de la Conducta; Diplomados en Psicología de Grupos y en Psicología Infantil. En su natal país fue Profesor Universitario con más de 12 años de experiencia en Procesos de Enseñanza - Aprendizaje, dentro y fuera del Aula de clase. Director de Campamento Certificado por la International Camping Fellowship - ICF y por la Asociación Venezolana de Campamentos - AsoVenCamp. Con 27 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de Actividades bajo la metodología del “Aprender Experiencial” y del “Reto por Opción”. Certificado a nivel Internacional como Life Coach y Speaker (avalado por Colombia, México y Venezuela), con más de 9000 horas de experiencia como Inspirador, Motivador y Formador de Líderes. Master Speaker de la Cámara Internacional de Conferencistas. Coach, Maestro y Conferencista Certificado por John Maxwell Team. Actualmente en formación con el Instituto de Líderes Cristianos para Optar al título de Ministro. Se desenvuelve como Líder del Servicio en Español de la Iglesia “La Casa del Alfarero” en Fort Worth. Fundador de Grupo HOMA... Caminos de Excelencia. Marcos Morales es un Transformador Integral del SER Humano, con un estilo único, personal, ameno, divertido, de gran liderazgo, reflexivo y liberador del Potencial Humano hacia la Plenitud del SER; donde mezcla el Desarrollo Personal con su experiencia en la Recreación.

Peter Culver

Co-Founder of the Family Legacy Council
Peter Culver is a co-founder of the Family Legacy Council, which is dedicated to educating families and advisors about family governance issues and working with family members to address their specific situations. With his partner Tom Rogerson, also a co-founder of the Family Legacy Council, they have made numerous presentations about family governance to individuals, family offices, entrepreneurs and their advisors. Their past engagements include The Young Presidents Organization, the World Presidents Organization, Vistage, Harvard Business School, Lions Street, Yale University, Lincoln Center, Dallas Theological Seminary, The Museum of Modern Art, The Nature Conservancy, New York Botanical Garden, Dallas Foundation and many other organizations. They have also led family meetings for 200 families. Peter and Tom have worked with YPO and WPO for over 20 years, both in the US and abroad. Their presentations have consistently been ranked among the top-rated presentations for this audience. Peter graduated from Yale University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. After practicing law for 12 years, he was the founder and CEO of a private trust company and later served as President of State Street Bank & Trust Company of CT and Senior Wealth Director at BNY Mellon. He currently serves as Managing Member of the Family Legacy Council and CEO of IWM Advisors.
Tom Rogerson

Tom Rogerson

GenLeg Co., Inc.
Tom is a recognized leader and pioneer in family governance and legacy planning. He had the privilege of meeting Jay Hughes 25 years ago who inspired him to transform his practice from “Preparing the Money for the Family” to “Preparing the Family for the Money.” Using his Six Steps to Healthy Family Governance, Tom has worked with over 250 families facilitating transparent communication, entrepreneurial motivation, philanthropic vision, legacy planning, succession development and then endowing the process for the future, all to create a life-long bond to last generationally. Recently Tom teamed up with his wife, a certified relationship coach, and started GenLeg Co., Inc. Together they provide guidance and education to families and their advisors, helping them transition significant capital, both financial (tangible) and human (intangible), from one generation to the next. Prior to starting a private practice, Tom was with Wilmington Trust, bringing his family governance and wealth management expertise as both a speaker and motivator to not only families but to Wilmington’s client facing teams, helping them integrate Family Governance into the fabric of the client relationship. Previously, Tom was Managing Director of Family Wealth Services for BNY Mellon, National Director of Estate Tax Planning with State Street Global Advisors, and Director of Financial and Estate Tax Planning with Coopers and Lybrand. He holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Ithaca College.
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Greisy Villamizar

Chef International | Health Coach | Professional Speaker
Greisy Venezolana, Arquitecta, Chef y Health Coach certificada, madre y esposa, hija y hermana, apasionada por los viajes y amante de la buena comida. Desde joven siempre se sintio influenciada por el tema de la apariencia, de niña le marco ser la más delgada y ya cuando fue creciendo y estando en la universidad y el estrés que conlleva el estudio, su peso comenzó a afectarla, en especial su Autoestima. Por lo que paso por las diferentes dietas que se pueden conocer, pero sin estudiar a profundidad lo verdaderamente importante LA SALUD. Después de terminar estudios como arquitecto y por razones de interés profesional, toma clases para ser Chef, ¿qué cambio verdad? Aunque si lo vemos desde el punto de vista artístico, diseñar platos, crear recetas de una u otra manera, está ligada con el arte mismo. Vivió ese proceso sublime y a plenitud, la combinación de sabores, la mezcla y equilibrio de los platos y la puesta en escena sobre la mesa, la llevo a querer investigar más. Decidió entonces, adentrarse al mundo de la nutrición y dietética e ir más allá que solo crear “una dieta”, es entonces cuando decide junto a su amor Marcos diseñar un “Programa de Salud Integral”, donde convergen el cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu en equilibrio, para permitirnos Vernos y Sentirnos bien. La certificación como Health Coach llega para darle un aspecto más formal a su formación y le permite darse cuenta, que esto es solo el comienzo. Este taller y su guía nacen con el deseo de compartir lo aprendido y prepararlos, para afrontar el maravilloso proceso de aceptación y cambio que cada uno desea en su vida, en especial en lo físico, pero indiscutiblemente en lo emocional. CAMBIAR de manera definitiva y por el resto de tu vida, vivir con Calidad y sintiendo FELIZ y DICHOSO, Disfrutando la VIDA. Esto es solo un abreboca el plato principal está disponible solo si LO DECIDES...