Life Development Workshop Sessions


You only get one life. How do you make it amazing? Take lessons from our thoughtful, accomplished speakers and make your life everything you want it to be.

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12:00 – 1:00 pm Jon Acuff: The 3 Stages of Every Awesome Idea

At the heart of every blog post, book, tweet, video or any other piece of content hides one thing – creativity.

It’s the lifeblood of what we do, but so often we treat it like it’s magic. A mystery to be acknowledged but not dissected. But what if there was a way to harness your creativity? To amplify it to prevent those moments of writer’s block? What if there were actually three steps that guided every successful creative endeavor? Can you imagine how productive (and fun) that would be? Find out the three simple steps to every creative idea with author Jon Acuff in this enlightening, hands on breakout session.

2:30 – 3:30 pm Lisa Leonard: Telling Your Story:  Authentically and Without Apology

Everyone has a story to tell—and telling your story is one of the easiest and most effective ways to connect with your community. We’ll look at the parts of a story, creative ways to tell your story and we’ll identify what makes your story uniquely yours! Come with an open mind and leave feeling inspired! YOU have a story to tell!

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Tami Heim: take five: how to gather and get your momentum

It is oh-so-easy to let the momentum of life catch you in its current. Redirecting your drift requires an intentional and courageous pause. In this session learn the fundamental way to throw out the anchor, recalculate your destination, and deliberately start moving in the direction of you were uniquely created to go.


11:30 am – 12:30 pm CC Chapman: Living An Amazing Life

What does it mean to live an amazing life? Even if you know what it means to you how do you make it happen? Author C.C. Chapman will discuss this topic in detail and provide his personal insight on the mantras and mind sets you must adopt to achieve it.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sheila Marcelo: Redefining Success

As women become more empowered in their careers, why do we still let outdated ideas of what success is define us?

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of, talks about the need to Redefine Success to suit who you are and shares her insights on what success looks like to her and the journey that inspired her to set her own rules.