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Teresa is the founder of Truth2RenewHearts Enterprises LLC, a personal development and educational firm which prepares women to live authentically and love abundantly. In March of 2015 she released a book for singles titled Positioned to Be Found: How to Prepare Yourself for Marriage Right Now, which became an Amazon # 1 Best Seller and it remains in the top 50 books of its category today. In June 2017, she launched Truth2RenewHearts Publishing, a one-stop publishing company created to empower and equip women and brave men to share their story so they can transform and empower lives globally!
Teresa Renee is happily married to her husband Dr. Julian E. Hunt and she is the proud mother of their son Jason Elijah. She holds advanced degrees and certifications in Education, School Administration, and Christian Leadership from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Geneva College Center for Urban Biblical Ministries. She is currently pursing a second Master's degree in Pastoral Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage & Family counseling.
From one-on-one coaching, training, virtual classes, and books- lives across the globe are being transformed, people are empowered to walk in their purpose, and women are challenged to live authentically and prepared to love abundantly.
The message she firmly shares is- “The foundation of your life’s fulfillment is built upon a renewed mind. When you renew your mind, you transform your life, and your dreams become your reality!”
TOPIC: The Powerful Life: Transforming Your Passion and Pain into a Publication
Teresa Renee Hunt is an Educator, Minister, and Entrepreneur who unites her expertise in these fields to empower people, educate youth, and equip women to experience freedom, fulfillment, and success in their personal lives and relationships.
Known as a Life-Makeover Strategist, Teresa Renee is a transformational speaker and coach who challenges her audience to live with intention, make purposeful decisions, and overcome personal hindrances so they can experience the reality of their dreams! In 2016, she was recognized by the New Pittsburgh Courier as one of Pittsburgh’s Fab40 under 40 and in the Spring of 2017, she was a feature and contributing writer in the book YNGBLKPGH by Brian Burley.
Teresa Renee Hunt
TOPIC: Building Your Brand Online: Standing Out On Social Media
Donna Baxter Porcher, CEO/Founder of Soul Pitt Media, spends her time promoting the Soulful side of Western PA and empowering minority entrepreneurs with technology and encouraging people to "Get Online or Get Left Behind!"
Additionally, Donna serves as a business speaker and digital consultant and is on a mission to educate Minority and women business owners on the power of the Internet. Donna helps businesses look good by creating eye-catching advertisements, websites, logos and other branding tools.
Out of her passion for Pittsburgh, this former rap artist turned internet Tech Diva has gone from “Rhymer to Digital Designer” and transformed a hobby into a six-figure business which includes an award winning community website, print magazine, and internet podcast radio show that attracts many corporate and small business advertisers.
Originally from Johnstown PA, Donna holds a BA degree in Media Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology. She is also the Immediate Past President for the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Visit the website that started it all at TheSoulPitt.com.
Nicole Narvaez Manns
TOPIC: Beautiful Balance: Building Your Dream While on the 9-5 Scene
A native of Philadelphia, Nicole attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Business and Communications. Currently, she works for BNY Mellon, as the VP/Manager of Affirmative Action Compliance. She is responsible for the strategy and direction of BNY Mellon’s Affirmative Action Compliance for 30,000+ U.S. employees.
In addition to being a busy mother of two and grandmother of one, Nicole is also an inventor who is currently marketing her cosmetic tool called Nikki’s Magic Wand. The “Wand” is carried in many retail and online stores and Nicole has appeared on air, on QVC, multiple times.
In 2015, Nicole released her first book, focused on career success, entitled, “Here’s Your Script-Keep Your Foot out of Your Mouth and Your Butt Employed.” Her mission is to spread employment etiquette to the masses through the book, as well as through speaking engagements. Nicole’s book and speaking engagements feature her approachable style and flair for telling a story with humor and candor.
Nicole is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Nicole is a huge proponent of the idea of paying it forward and has actively supported various local and national causes. Having lost her mother to Leukemia at age 10, Nicole consistently supports The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by fundraising and volunteering.
TOPIC: Fabulous Finances for the Fearless!
Shinora Grayson-Johnson, a native of Salisbury North Carolina and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has translated a natural gift of understanding economics into a set of diverse skills she shares with others. What many struggle to grasp about matters of money and budgeting, Shinora sees clearly.
Her company Disciplined Dollars has developed an identity built upon independence, flexibility, self-worth, and a personal accountability that reflects a thoughtful set of goals.
Johnson believes that healthy financial habits are generated from having real and honest conversations that consider one’s hopes, fears, challenges, and opportunities.
Shinora wants to show her clients how to seize control of their financial futures by asking the tough questions, believing in one’s own potential, and committing to executing a plan to live with financial freedom. In this manner, Shinora is preparing her clients to set the stage that allows future generations to be well-positioned to thrive. Shinora is a proven entrepreneur where she has a Financial Coaching Firm called Disciplined Dollars, LLC and is also Owner and Operator of On The Go, LLC., where she specializes in growing her numerous business services including personal fitness services for girls and women, travel/concierge services, and real estate property management. Shinora has dual degrees from Winston-Salem State University in Finance and Business Management.