This conference will provide a platform to discuss, bring clarity, and resolution to some of the serious challenges that blended families have, while providing tools to educate,bring unity, effective communication through the power of love to the blended family.
If you are you are a bio parent, co-parenting, a stepmom, stepdad, feel that you cannot get along with the parents involved with your children , whether it is the bio parent or stepparent, if you are the primary or non-custodial parent that is dealing with a high conflict co-parent, if you entering into a relationship with someone who has children that are from a previous relationship, or you have children from a previous relationship, going through a divorce or have been divorced for some time and cannot seem to manage boundaries, custody challenges, and co-parenting?
Please join us at the Step Family Blended with Love Conference on June 1, 2019!
This conference is designed to help empower step families. Our desire is to provide a platform to discuss, bring clarity, and resolution to some of the serious challenges that blended families have, while providing tools to educate, bring unity, effective communication through the power of love to the step family.
The conference will be held on June 1, 2019 from 9am-5pm at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road Woodbridge, Virginia 22191. We will have several speakers that will discuss effective communication, budgeting/finances within a blended family, co-parenting, custody, managing schedules, treating children equally, couple time, and time to self. There will be a paint and sip with non-alcoholic beverages, panel discussions, raffles, games, prizes and vendors.
Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served.
Couples tickets are $45.00 and single tickets are $35.00. Tickets may be picked up at Will Call on June 1,2019. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For group rates (20 or more) email [email protected].
Treating Children Equally
Time to Self
Host& Speaker: Sharon Kelly CPC (Certified Life Coach), Motivational Speaker, Founder of PowerMax Company and PowerMax Enterprises LLC :
Virtuous Spirit-filled wife, mother of 6, CPC, finance professional, and orator, Sharon Kelly, candidly presents lessons learned on her experiences of life's journey, in an effort to educate, heal and empower others. Speaking on topics including: healing from brokenness, freedom through forgiveness, overcoming sexual abuse, child rearing, and blended family life; Sharon imparts life-changing wisdom, insights, and principles to her audience. Her belief in a higher calling has brought her healing and forgiveness for those who hurt her in the past. Sharon's YouTube videos and inspirational post on social media provide examples that illustrate her zeal for, and commitment to, helping others by allowing them to glean from her real life experiences. God birthed in her the vision for the blended family through her own experiences. Sharon was married for 16 years, and has 4 children in her previous marriage. She is now remarried with a total of 6 children (5 biological children, and 1 bonus child). While trying to navigate the challenges and structure s of the blended family, and embracing the joy of having more people to love, Sharon has a better understanding of the different dynamics that blended families can encounter. She feels that it is her duty to help empower other families to grow into strong families, standing together for a lifetime while breaking the cycle of divorce and brokenness. Sharon believes that couples should remain united as they work together to determine how their blended family will operate, and she believes that all parents primary , non-custodial parents, and bonus parents should work together to do what is in the best interest of the child. Sharon’s mission for the Blended with Love Blended Family Conference is to provide a platform to discuss, bring clarity, and resolution to some of the serious challenges that blended families have, while providing tools to educate, bring unity, effective communication through the power of love to the blended family.
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Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. LeRoy Thompson Jr., he has a heart for outreach and taking the message of the gospel outside the church walls. This has led to him performing jail and prison ministry, coaching collegiate sports, serving as a Fairfax County Community Chaplin, and teaching parenting and fatherhood classes. He is an instructor for the Virginia State Court’s “Co-Parenting:Two Parents, Two Homes”. He is a certified Master Trainer for the National Partnership for Community Leadership’s “Fatherhood Development Curriculum”. LeRoy also conducts the Fairfax County Public Schools Family And School Partnership’s “Dads Matter Class” and is a parenting program instructor for the County’s Department of Family Services. He is certified in Critical Incidence Stress Management and Pastoral Counseling Intervention. LeRoy is a much sought-after national and international conference speaker, award-winning author, radio, and television personality. He and Rita host the popular “Going Deep” radio program broadcast on WAVA in Washington, DC. His book, Mastering the Challenges of Change, published by the American Management Association, received a Newberry Book Award and Messages From The Mercy was published in 2012. LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. LeRoy received his Doctor of Divinity from Master’s International School of Divinity and his PhD in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. He has done Talmudic studies at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Israel).
Guest Speaker: Deana Arnett joined Rosenthal Wealth Management Group in 2004, as a Financial Planning Consultant. The firm’s philosophy that everyone deserves proper financial planning, no matter their amount of assets, made Rosenthal Wealth Management Group the perfect fit for Deana. She focuses her work on retirees and federal employees, as well as female investors. Her passion lies in helping women professionals, divorcees or widows navigate the financial planning process. Deana’s insight on investment and financial planning strategies is sought out by media outlets across the nation. Her commentary has appeared in a number of leading print and online publications, including Forbes,Better Homes & Gardens, LearnVest.com, SmartMoney.com, FoxBusiness.com and Bankrate.com. She is also called on by local public and private organizations as a guest lecturer, lending her in depth knowledge on financial and retirement issues. Deana has over 20 years of industry experience, beginning her career at American Express Financial Advisors in 1998, then joining Morgan Stanley in 2002. She earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification at Georgetown University completing this education while balancing a full time career and family and has also earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor ℠ designation. A Tennessee native, Deana and her family call Northern Virginia their home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, singing and traveling.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Duane Mangum, I am a 25 year retired Air Force veteran, as well as a retired Federal Government Civilian Employee. I’ve also have been blessed to earn his Associates Degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Education and Training Management from the Community College of the Air Force as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Concordia University and completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary. As of January 2016, Dr. Mangum became a certified SYMBIS (Save your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitator, as well as an “Active” Presidential Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and a Silver Member of the Black Speakers Network. As a Blended Family Workshop Facilitator, I provide a workshop that offers those that are a part of the blended family system, tools to equip them from a practical, therapeutic and spiritual perspective to assist them in navigating through some of the complex challenges often faced during the integration process. I offer strategies that assist those that are contemplating going into this family system through remarriage, as well as those that are dating individuals that have children from previous relationships (out of wedlock) and those that don’t have children but are dating those that have. I have authored two books, Blending To Make It: Ingredients For A Successful Blended Family, From The Incubator To The Kingdom: The Story Of A Young Man’s Journey To Fulfill His God Given Purpose As an Ordained Preacher of the Gospel, I have had the privilege of sharing God’s Word for over 35 years and currently, I serve as the senior pastor of the Imagine Me Family Worship Center in Waldorf, Maryland. As a Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist and Youth Leader he has been afforded the opportunity to minister for a plethora of religious denominations and faith based organizations.
Guest Speaker: Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach
Claudette Chenevert, known as The Stepmom Coach works with stepmoms who are struggling to create a cohesive family life. Claudette, a Master Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach helps stepmoms build and create strong and healthy stepfamilies by helping stepmoms focus on what they want as a woman, a partner and a parent.Claudette has over 29 years of experience as a stepmom and 35 years as a mother. She understands what it’s like to be in your shoes and teaches the best strategies to make life as a stepmom more harmonious.Claudette offers online support groups, self-study stepmom programs, and one-on-one coaching. Claudette also writes for Stepmom Magazine, has a blog and speaks on parenting platforms.Her book The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries: How and Where to Draw the Line --for a Happier, Healthier Stepfamily? is available on Amazon.
For more information of programs and services, go to https://www.stepmomcoach.com
Guest Speaker: Tuniscia Okeke
Tuniscia Okeke is the Founder of Blending Our Love, Inc., and author of “Empowered Stepmother Grow, Glow and Thrive Harmoniously In Your Blended Family.” In this book, she invites stepmothers on a transformational journey of self-empowerment to regain their voices and discover their identity in a blended family dynamic. The family vlog “Tea with Tuniscia O” shows a candid look inside the love and connection shared between her and her stepson Ike. Journaling their families victories and strategies to co-parent successfully with Ike’s biological mother. She’s an avid reader whose most creative thoughts occur while in “couch potato mode.” As a wife and mother of three children, two of whom are adults, Tuniscia’s most cherished moments are family time together at home or on vacation, a hot pepper eating contest, making up a new funny song or movie night. Spending quality time with her deliciously handsome husband is by far her favorite extracurricular activity.
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