Our Hosts and Featured Speakers

Excelerate Experience 2017 is a one-day event for entrepreneus and small business owners who want to increase their skills, build their business confidence, network with like-minded people, and have a ton of FUN in the process!

Leslie Flowers

Leslie Flowers - Excelerate Experience 17Leslie Flowers, speaker, twice Amazon bestselling author, is a Trailblazer for Women in Business. She has discovered how to usher women into the 21st century with confidence and empowerment like never before, based on 12,000 hours teaching women the timeless principles of success and universal law required to match 21st century business success. Leslie has 'cracked the nut' on unbridled success, by teaching women how to build confidence, harness the power of positive belief, and take inspired, structured, and consistent action.

Leslie's 2016 Dream came true last year at Excelerate Experience 2016 ... a sold-out event, providing women the knowledge and motivation to "ask for what they deserve, and be paid!"

Leslie is a seasoned presenter (majoring in Drama at San Francisco State in the 60's) and leader, moving women for decades to find their unique purpose and voice and how to use it to influence results.

Web: www.leslie-flowers.com

Diana M. Needham

Diana M Needham - Excelerate Experience 17Diana M. Needham, two-time Amazon bestselling author, speaker, journalist, and marketing mentor, works with authors, speakers, and consultants to monetize their message, get it out in a big way, and position themselves as the authority in their field. This enables them to increase their visibility, stop competing based on price, attract higher paying clients, and explode their business growth.

“Diana M.Needham has served as a keynote speaker for our last 2 Small Business Success Summits. She delivered both inspiration and valuable guidance to our attendees and received top evaluations at both events. Diana is a STAR!” Earl Hadden, International Business Consultant, Founder of the Small Business Success Project

Web: www.dianamneedham.com

Pamela Bruner
Keynote Speaker

Pamela Bruner - Excelerate Experience 17

Pamela Bruner is a business coach, author, and speaker, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) expert. After removing her own fears around marketing and sales, Pamela built her business from $375/month to $1,000,000 in less than 3 years. She specializes in working with conscious entrepreneurs to build six and seven-figure businesses by combining effective strategies with cutting-edge mindset tools.

Pamela is the co-author of ‘Tapping into Ultimate Success,’ a book and DVD program that she wrote with Jack Canfield, the creator of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul.’ Pamela also heads ‘Real Social Media Success’, a digital marketing agency specializing in Facebook advertising for the transformational community.

Lee Aldridge

Lee Aldridge - Excelerate Experience 17Lee Aldridge is a conscious kick-ass woman entrepreneur making a huge impact. Having captured the soul of her subjects through photography for over 40 years, Lee reinvented her genius into Soul Story Creative, a full-service brand creation house with a twist. She noticed that in brands both big and small, harmony between the images and the brand message was non-existent. Her new path as a Soul Storyteller and Personal Brand Strategist was born.

With her savvy intuition, her creative eye for "sexy with substance" born of years behind the camera, and her sharp online marketing ingenuity, Lee is the life force behind making brands that stand true and stand out. Her genius is in expressing your vision and work through you personally--it's the Holy Grail of personal branding and it is her passion. Her #1 goal is creating an online brand presence that builds revenue and uniquely reflects who you are through the next five years of your business plan.

In addition to working with clients, she finds joy is sharing a rich life of music and nature with her partner, Jeff, playing with her ‘cat’ companion Trixie, and traveling out of her comfort zone to spark new creativity, confidence and adventure!

Helen Moses

Helen Moses - Excelerate Experience 17Helen Moses is a voice, speech, and communication specialist, and the owner of Command Communication, PLLC.

She started her business because she knows first hand what it's like to not feel valuable and to want to hide her voice from the world, and she knows the freedom of stepping into her value and speaking from her heart. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs and business owners who are life-long learners and self-improvers and who desire to increase their impact, influence,and income through speaking with confidence, freely share their stories and messages with the world.

Helen believes that every voice deserves to be heard and understood, and each of us therefore must speak up while we can. Through speaking, holding workshops, and building strong relationships with individual clients, she is committed to providing voice and speech coaching and training that is customized, safe, engaging, high-energy, results-oriented, and fun! Helen has a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and a master’s degree in speech language pathology, is a Distinguished Toastmaster and state leader in Toastmasters International, and was the speaker coach for TEDx Raleigh 2017. She will help you Make Your Voice Mean Business!​™

Jessica K. Hairston, MD

Jessica Hairston - Excelerate Experience 17Jessica K. Hairston, MD FAPA (Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association) is a doctor who enjoys helping people improve their health in a holistic way.

Dr. Hairston is the owner and founder of 360 Degree Health, PLLC a mental health center located in Hillsborough, NC, that helps people improve their health, mind, body, and soul. She has been vegetarian and practicing devotional (bhakti) yoga for over 20 years. A North Carolina native, she is an alumna of the NC School of Science and Math, Durham NC.  With the love and support of her family, she received her BS in Chemistry from Duke University in 1997, and her medical degree from UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill in 2002.

Dr. Hairston is the medical director at NC Recovery Support Services in Raleigh, NC and practices infant, child, adolescent and adult psychiatry across the state of NC. She specializes in treating survivors of trauma, people with mood disorders, and people with ADHD of all ages. She is currently authoring her first book which explains how to heal the traumatic experiences of your past and move forward in life.

Wendy Gates Corbett

Wendy Gates - Excelerate Experience 17Wendy Gates Corbett is an author, speaker, and escaped global training executive. She is a presentation consultant who serves professional speakers and professionals who speak helping them craft and deliver vivid, inspiring, and unforgettable presentations. Wendy is on a mission to rid the world of bad presentations and bad presenters. She’s a certified designer who has created and delivered over 1300 presentations in her career, including serving as the Slide Designer for TEDxRaleigh 2016. Her company, Refresher Training, provides presentation consulting and training services to individuals and businesses.

She is on a mission to rid the world of painful presentation experiences (for both audiences and presenters) by transforming them into powerful visual reflections that support the presenter and his/her message. Wendy’s company, Refresher Training, LLC redesigns presentations for clients and provides training for those who want to learn how to visualize their own slides. If you’re reading this bio, you’re being recruited to assist on her mission of ridding the world of bad presentations. Are you ready to join the team?

Regina Loveless

Regina Loveless - Excelerate Experience 17Regina Loveless is an intuitive business coach for entrepreneurial women around the globe. For those seeking to up their game, she provides training on the deeper ingredients of a successful business. She helps awaken women to the more profound work they are here to do and tap into the higher resources available. She is helping to redefine the very nature of business.

Regina runs programs that drill down to the core issues by identifying the self-sabotaging tendencies that block the path forward. Utilizing techniques and tools for attracting ideal clients, divine projects or the perfect job, she helps clients upgrade their lives and their businesses. With her training and coaching methods, she maps out a personalized plan for success.

Throughout her education and training she has received many awards for excellence and leadership. Regina graduated with a B.S. in education and then went into teaching. She later ran a small business before becoming a Certified SimplyHealed Practitioner. She has completed certification programs and received numerous hours of credited training from some of the most highly respected masters and practitioners in healing and business coaching.

Katherine Dean

Regina Loveless - Excelerate Experience 17Katherine Dean, Personal Finance Expert and Speaker, is known as the “Financial Empowerment” woman because her experience in the financial industry has helped hundreds of business owners, individuals, couples and women create their path to Wealth.

She’s the founder of Living Your Worth, Inc. and the Wealth-To- Freedom Formula program. Katherine has her MBA and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. She has spent 19 years guiding people with their financial goals on their financial freedom path. She has her own on-target retirement plan and even receives passive income from investment real estate.

She will enlighten you to use your vision for the future along with where you are right now to be empowered in your career, finances and gain the financial confidence & independence you dream about.

Katherine lives in New York in the “happiest town in America” along with her spouse and two daughters & two dogs, Baxter & Roscoe.

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