share what it takes to create


and PAIN into POWER



    share what it takes to create

    A LIFE you LOVE

    and PAIN into POWER


      Top Three Reasons to Join Take A Stand

      It’s 100% FREE!

      It’s 100% FREE!

      Consider this a gift to you, the woman who knows there’s something bigger in life that you’ve yet to tap into. The intention for this event is that it reaches as many women as possible who’ve experienced personal adversity because the information inside is priceless and oh, so game changing.

      It’s About Community

      It’s About Community

      This is not your average interview series. We’re up to something big with Take A Stand. It’s our intention to build a global community around this conversation. You’ll get to be a part of our growing virtual community, start your own local micro-community and even be a part of the street team (all optional).

      It’s About Transformation

      It’s About Transformation

      This is your opportunity to powerfully shift who you are as a woman. It’s the secrets and shame women hide that become the insidious and often hard to uncover blocks to what’s possible in life. Through these conversations, you will find a power within that breaks free any shackles holding you back from your fullest Self.

      I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.

      ~ Carl Jung



      All of these brilliant and brave speakers have experienced or witnessed domestic violence, sexual assault or rape firsthand.
      They’ve said YES to Taking A Stand in support of you. It’s bearing witness to others bravery and courage that we can find our own.

      Alexia Vernon

      Branded a “Moxie Maven” by the White House, Alexia supports visionary leaders and entrepreneurs to use transformational public speaking and live events to spread their ideas, grow their tribes, and add meaningful revenue to their businesses. A contributor to media such as CNN, NBC, Forbes, Inc. and Women’s Health, Alexia is the creator of Your Spotlight Workshop, Your Spotlight Talk, and the founder of the women's leadership program, Influencer Academy. A self-described sexual abuse thriver, Alexia is passionate about changing the script around childhood sexual abuse and advocates for treatment and policies that promote healing and transparent communication versus shame and blame.

      Ann Peck

      Ann Peck is world class inspirational keynote speaker, host of Straight Talk for a Curvy World™, writer and Women’s Empowerment Leader. Ann has shared her story of Courage at a Crossroads around the world. She was named a Family Catalyst by the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health and is featured in “Silence Speaks” and “Stories of Survival.” Ann mentors women around the world through her online mastermind program, live events and exclusive retreats. Ann’s mission is to ignite the spark of hope within all women living Life at a Crossroads, so they too, can take back their lives, rewrite their script and begin living the life they always dreamed of!

      Annie Lalla

      A thought leader, speaker & teacher, Annie is known as the “Cartographer of Love”. She’s spent her life mapping the subtle complexities of communication in romantic relationships. Annie has created a suite of practical tools to help her clients resolve toxic patterns, increase romantic esteem, diffuse conflict, assuage shame/ blame and cultivate deep, resilient relationships that last a lifetime. Specializing in love, sex and conflict resolution, Annie shares her signature method: ‘The Art of Fighting’. She sees conflict as a crucial part of developing intimacy. All these realms converge in her unique Relationship Coaching practice where she helps individuals build extraordinary connections that maximize freedom and minimize shame.

      Daniel Gutierrez

      Daniel Gutierrez is an international business consultant, radio personality and renowned motivational speaker who has inspired people to make positive changes that lead to success. When Daniel shares his real-life stories that come from the heart, his appeal breaks the boundaries of many professions, ages and cultures. People identify with the pitfalls and celebrations, the tragedies and the successes, the heartaches and the search for inner peace. Daniel has been the cover story in Latin Business Magazine and listed in its “Top 100 Hispanics”. Daniel has also been the cover story of Cypen Magazine and was featured in the documentary film Luminous WorldViews as one of eighteen world renowned thought leaders in the area of transformation and leadership. Daniel has served as President of PRIMER, a prestigious national leadership organization based in New York City.Mr. Gutierrez is also an advisor to the Department of White House Personnel for the Obama Administration.

      David Neagle

      David Neagle, Master Income Acceleration Mentor and author of The Millions Within, teaches entrepreneurs and commission-based sales professionals how to quantum leap their current incomes past the 7-figure income level, often in less than 12 months. As a world-class speaker, sales trainer, and success-mindset mentor to some of the globe’s top CEOs, David also has privately mentored some of the most successful solopreneurs of the last decade, including: Suzanne Evans, Fabienne Fredrickson, Kendall Summerhawk, RJon Robins & Angelique Rewers.

      Deborah Kagan

      Speaker/Author/Entrepreneur Deborah Kagan, helps women conquer self-doubt and indecision to step into their full power, love who they are and live a turned ON life. From this place, women gain increased enthusiasm for life allowing for great self-confidence resulting in the ability to earn more money, reduce stress and create thriving relationships (personally and professionally). She is the creator of the Rock Your Mojo™ programs and the author of Find Your ME Spot: 52 Ways to Reclaim Your Confidence, Feel Good in Your Own Skin and Live a Turned On Life. Her methods combine over 20 years of information and experience in the fields of holistic health and human sexuality. For 12 of those years, she has been “Healing the Planet – One Space at a Time™” through her career as a high-end Feng Shui consultant for clients including NBC, Disney, Bellagio Hotel, CAA and William Morris Agency.

      Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

      Eldonna, a retired Air Force veteran with 23 years of honorable military service, is the CEO of Dynamic Vision International Inc a training and consulting firm. She specializes in training people how to become THINK Masters in negotiation, leadership and speaking by creating win win results and understanding the pitfalls to avoid.   She has authored 2 books including Think Like A Negotiator: 50 ways to create win-win results by understanding the pitfalls to avoid, has co-authored the award-winning Heart of a Military Woman book and is a contributing author in 4 books including the Heart of a Toastmaster. In August 2016, Eldonna became the 68th speaker to receive the Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker designation. A designation held by less than .02 of the Toastmasters membership.  www.ThinkLikeANegotiator.com

      Ester Miller

      A survivor of clergy sexual abuse, Esther Hatfield Miller transformed from victim, to survivor and emerged as a thriver, uses a 5-step self-healing system; moving from CHAOS to CALM. Esther mentors others how to do "whoopass healing" on their Sexual Abuse & Trauma to live a powerful, calm & drama-free life!

      Fran Derscher

      Fran Drescher has a reputation for passion and commitment. She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as the lovable "Miss Fine" on CBS’s hit series The Nanny, which she both created & executive produced. A 14-year uterine cancer survivor, Fran turns lemons into lemonade and pain into purpose through her leadership as a cancer advocate. Her mission is to shift America’s focus toward proactive health care and healthy, toxin-free living. She believes that that the best cure for cancer is not getting it in the first place. As Founder, President & Visionary of the non-profit Cancer Schmancer Movement, she focuses on three prongs to fight the disease: Early Detection, Prevention, and Advocacy.

      Laura Fenamore

      Body Image Expert Laura Fenamore is on a mission to help women around the world end the constant battle with food & their bodies, and start adoring who they see in the mirror. Her approach unlocks the secrets to a lifetime of great health, and walks her students & readers through the heartfelt journey to self-love at any size or age. For the past 12 years, Laura has worked alongside hundreds of women in her Body Image Mastery programs, and her global OnePinky.com community has inspired thousands more to release excess pounds, reclaim their self-esteem, and live bold, beautiful lives. Everything Laura teaches has roots in her own experience. After overcoming a lifelong battle with addiction, obesity, and eating disorders, Laura released 100 pounds for good 27 years ago – a journey she chronicles in her part-memoir, part-self-help book, Skinny, Fat, Perfect– Love Who You See in the Mirror. Learn more about Laura’s programs, or invite her to speak by visiting SkinnyFatPerfect.com.

      Laura Gisbourne

      Laura Gisborne is a highly successful business expert with over 20 years experience. From structuring and selling small boutique businesses to owning a multi-million dollar wine and real estate empire, Laura has owned nine businesses, her first when she was only 23 years old.Laura is an Internationally recognized speaker and serves as a business consultant for business owners and entrepreneurs in diversified industries. She is the author of the book, “Stop the Spinning – Move from Surviving to Thriving” and has been featured as a guest expert on both CBS and ABC, as well as on the national hit show, “The List.”

      Lewis Howes

      LEWIS HOWES is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. His most recent book, The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper and Leaving a Legacy (Rodale Books), available October 27, 2015, outlines the eight principles to help readers achieve their own greatness. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete. Lewis hosts The School of Greatness podcast, which has received millions of downloads since it launched in 2013. He was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Lewis is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur and Yahoo.com and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Men's Health, The Today Show and other major media outlets. Learn more at LewisHowes.com.

      Linda Hollander

      Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorship. She is the author of Corporate Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps, the CEO of Sponsor Concierge. Her sponsors include Microsoft, Fed Ex, Staples, Epson,Bank of America, Marriott, Health Net, Wal Mart and IBM.

      Lindsey Horvath

      Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. She previously served as a Councilmember for two years from 2009- 2011. Mayor Horvath has a long history of civic and social justice advocacy. She has spearheaded policies to make West Hollywood an “Age-Friendly Community” to better serve residents of all ages. She also led the City to become the first in the nation to impose financial sanctions on Arizona for its discriminatory, anti- immigration SB- 1070 law. Mayor Horvath created the firstever West Hollywood Community Response Team to Domestic Violence. She has worked on a broad range of transportation and mobility issues. She served as a Transportation Commissioner from 2011-2015 and has brought forward policies to reduce traffic and parking problems, and to make West Hollywood more bike and pedestrian friendly.

      Meg Haworth

      A survivor over a dozen illnesses and traumas including fibromyalgia, childhood sexual abuse, and being struck by lightning, Dr. Meg Haworth now helps people with chronic illness and trauma heal themselves with food and the power of the mind and heart in her coaching program, Get Well Soon. She is a holistic psychologist, celebrity nutritional chef, author and speaker who believes that with loving help, we can overcome anything.

      Megwyn White

      Megwyn White is an Embodied Technologist specializing in tools that help unleash the voice from traumatic blocks and unlock it's truest potential. She has worked with actors, singers, CEOs, leaders, and people who have unique stories to share at bridging the power of their voice with their emotional truth. Her work focuses on imparting simple and powerful techniques that speak to the bodies vocal support structure, and help unleash the powerful dynamics of one's emotional truth. She is also the founder of the Embodied Art Project a community of artists that is curated through the internet to help catalyze intimacy and true connection through embodied art.

      Melanie Vesey

      Melanie Vesey is an accomplished actress, filmmaker and public relations consultant with her own company, Promotional Rescue. As an artist her self and former Vice President of PR at a boutique record label in LA, Melanie brings her years of experience from all sides of promotion to her clients through 1:1 coaching and workshops. She's committed to helping indie artists and small business owners get their projects out into the world and feel AWESOME doing it!

      Melissa Binkley

      Melissa Binkley is the CEO and Founder of MSB Wellness and Pure BodyLove Events. Known as the BodyLove Warrior, she is also a Certified Master Transformation Specialist and Holistic Health Coach, and a dynamic Inspirational Speaker. She is the the master of magic mindset, soul guided living and bodylove. She empowers women to break through limiting self-beliefs, Perfectionist Paralysis and love their bodies, businesses and live. Known for her ability to transcend limiting beliefs, she uses several techniques that fuse science, whole brain learning, personal development, and the quantum field. Melissa is a graduate of The Ohio State University, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has a Holistic MBA. Her website was ranked one of the top 50 Health Coach Sites for 2013 by the Institute for Psychology of Eating. She has been featured nationwide on several radio shows and is a WEGO Health Activist Nominee and Runner-up. She is a leader in her community and an active volunteer in several organizations.

      Rachel Resnick

      Rachel Resnick, Los Angeles Times bestselling author, Signature Story Sleuth + Message/Book Wrangler, creator of Writers On Fire, is the straight-talking expert on the power + profitability of personal story. Since 1995, she's worked with hundreds of writers and entrepreneurs to hel them access their unique voices, tap into their signature stories, and become more visible and influential. Having gone from broke-ass writer to surpassing the six-figure mark herself in less than a year, she coaches, consults and teaches entrepreneurs how to double, triple and quadruple their investments.

      Rainbeau Mars

      Ever since her birth in a teepee under a double rainbow, Rainbeau Mars has helped inspire others on their journey to a greener, healthier way of life. The renowned yogi (and former face of adidas) has sold more than 2 million yoga DVD’s worldwide. Her new book The 21 Day Superstar Cleanse outlines her signature zero-calorie-restriction vegan cleanse, taking readers on an adventure of food, fun, fitness, and personal awakening! Featuring more than 75 recipes, positive affirmations, yoga poses, and a foreword by Woody Harrelson, the tome has already been endorsed by celebrities including Josie Maran & James Cameron. Mars has also previously shared her unique health insights on top tier press outlets including Good Morning America, E! News, and more.

      Sally Armstrong

      Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world. From Bosnia and Somalia to the Middle East, Rwanda, Congo and Afghanistan, her eye witness reports have earned her awards including the Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters. She received the Amnesty International Media Award in 2000, 2002 and again in 2011. She was a member of the International Women’s Commission a UN body that consists of 20 Palestinian women, 20 Israeli women and 12 internationals whose mandate is assisting with the path to peace in the Middle East.

      Dr. Sue Morter

      International speaker, Master of Bio-Energetic Medicine, and Quantum Field visionary, Dr. Sue redirects the flow of energy patterns in the body to activate full human potential. Through her seminars, retreats and presentations, she illuminates the relationships of quantum science and energy medicine, as well as the elevation of human consciousness and life mastery.

      Victor Rivas Rivers

      Victor Rivas Rivers - actor, athlete, activist and author - has been the national spokesperson for the National Network To End Domestic Violence since 1999. A veteran actor of more than two dozen movies, numerous television credits and commercials. Victor is also the author of the acclaimed bestselling memoir - A PRIVATE FAMILY MATTER.


      Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.

      ~ Brene Brown


      Once in a Lifetime Group of Speakers

      These are not the speakers you see on all the other events, talking about the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. ALL these speakers were handpicked by me because they inspire me, have taught me or have helped transform what’s possible in my world. MOST of these speakers don’t do events like this, but have agreed to make an exception. They believe in the greater message happening with this event. And even though they don’t know you, they believe in you. This diverse and unique group of speakers have come together for this once in a lifetime event.

      Rarely Talked About and Hugely Important Topic

      When was the last time you sat in a room of people who have gone through some of the toughest things people can go through and the conversation is profoundly empowering? We all know women (and men) are violated every single day. But who’s talking about the real deal of how they turned their life around? Where’s the conversation about how they became a person of substance and dropped the victim blame and shame? It’s not something in most communities—and it needs to be. Changing and opening up the conversation around the epidemic of domestic violence, sexual assault and rape must happen. That is what we’re up to with Take A Stand.

      Flexible Global Schedule

      All 22+ interviews will be accessible to you during the month of October 24/7 so no matter where you are in the world or what time zone you’re in, you’ll have the opportunity to tune into the interviews you’d like or every single one of them!

      No Travel Required

      One of the reasons we find this type of virtual platform so appealing is that you can participate from anywhere in the world because we bring the event to you. If you’ve got internet connection, you’ve got access! Hanging at the pool? Logging café hours? Hanging out at home? Commuting via car/bus/subway/bike/walking? Great! Join in for the Take A Stand event. All you need is you and some wifi.

      Opportunity for Global Transformation through Self-Transformation

      We’re big believers in creating a success library. This is the kind of library that’s packed with books, audios, programs and materials that are evergreen and support your development as a woman. It’s your self-transformation that precludes the larger life transformations. You’ll have the opportunity to own the entire Take A Stand series and an insanely valuable pack of bonuses from our speakers to add to (or start) your success library. The even better news about this is that all the proceeds will be donated to the VDAY Global Organization, which is dedicated to ending violence to women and girls worldwide.


      Speaker/Author/Entrepreneur Deborah Kagan, helps women conquer self-doubt and indecision to step into their full power, love who they are and live a turned ON life. From this place, women gain increased enthusiasm for life allowing for great self-confidence resulting in the ability to earn more money, reduce stress and create thriving relationships (personally and professionally).

      She is the creator of the Rock Your Mojo™ programs and the author of Find Your ME Spot: 52 Ways to Reclaim Your Confidence, Feel Good in Your Own Skin and Live a Turned On Life. Her methods combine over 20 years of information and experience in the fields of holistic health and human sexuality. For 12 of those years, she has been “Healing the Planet – One Space at a Time™” through her career as a high-end Feng Shui consultant for clients including NBC, Disney, Bellagio Hotel, CAA and William Morris Agency.

      Deborah is a popular guest speaker on the topic of women’s empowerment and how to transform all areas of your life – personal, business and spiritual – into one of creativity, passion and wealth.
      As a philanthropist and community activist, Deborah is founder of VDAY Santa Monica, a benefit raising awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls and she sits on the Advisory Board of Peace Over Violence.

      For this event, Deborah has brought together some of the most powerful transformation agents to step out on the edge and have conversations to radically support women’s lives worldwide. She believes when you powerfully TAKE A STAND for yourself, you can create the life you’ve always wanted.

      The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

      ~ Rumi


      Get access to these 22+ powerful speakers to help you create something NEW in your life.





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