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We often hold back from sharing what's truly on our minds and hearts for fear that it won't be agreeable with others. Our life coach columnist shares how one pivot can unleash your true potential.

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and you speak your truth, only to get a reaction that it was not well received? You desperately wish you would have kept that inside, but now it’s out in the open. Yikes! Most often, we pivot in that moment to make things more agreeable.

Isn’t it interesting as women, how we want to make our voices be heard but at the same time we are limiting our authentic selves for the sake of others? And yet there will still be those who criticize and judge you for your actions.

What I mean by speaking your truth is saying what you really feel and mean. Being able to express yourself in a manner that is received by others in love and light and not in disapproval or disbelief.

Recognizing what you speak about creates the future, by aligning your truth with what you desire and how you want to feel, and you share that in conversation. Others may react in a manner of giving a look of surprise, be shocked, or even appalled that you would even think what you said is possible. 

Anytime you find yourself in a conversation that you speak your truth of how you want to live your life, what you want to have,or what you believe and cherish, and someone gives you that look, don’t take it personal. Oftentimes it’s just a reflection of their own insecurities and only wish they could have the courage to speak their truth.

You may be inclined to want to apologize or make excuses for what you shared based on their reaction, but don’t.  Smile knowing their reaction is evidence they are dealing with their own insecurities and admire you for speaking confidently about yourself and your life.

Keep shining your light, my friend. Keep speaking your truth and know you are safe in creating your life by design. Oh, and don’t be surprised if others fall away who aren’t in favor of your up-leveling.  Know this is how you make room for new supporting and appreciative individuals who show up to support you fully without judgement, fear, or criticism. 

Sending Love & Light,

Melissa

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Abby Lou Illustrations: Have a favorite place you want to remember forever? Have @abbylouillustrations capture the beauty and love for you! She creates line drawings of your favorite places or things just for you! Check out her page to see all the beautiful past creations and click the link in their bio to head over to their website and get your order started today!

Pretty Petals Co: Step up your accessory game with @prettypetalsco beautiful earrings! So simple yes bold and guaranteed to make a statement! Each earring handmade right here in Cincinnati! Get your hands on these beautiful creations by clicking on the link in their bio and get your order started today!

Cultivar: Calling all my plant lovers! How beautiful are these plant babies from @cultivarcincinnati😍 Get your hands on these beauties coming up! They will be at @the86uptown 8/28-8/29 so mark your calendars! Friday will be from 2-5 and Saturday 11-2!

Corkpolis: Guess what day it is… Wine Wednesday! Looking to try out some new wines to celebrate your #winewednesday tonight? Check out @corkopoliscincy !! They have a variety of all different wines so you are guaranteed to find one perfect for your tasting!

Witchy Woman Boutique: “Witchy Women Boutique is about encouraging women to continue to seek their inner powers and strength.” Feel empowered and confident when shopping with @witchywomanboutique!! They have beautiful clothing, jewelry, accessories, and so much more! PLUS: their currently having a bag sale! Head over to their website to receive 20% off all their bags!

Good Plates Eatery: My mouth is watering just looking at these delicious creations 😍 @goodplateseatery is NOW OPEN serving up all their yummy food for you! Stop in for dinner or enjoy their food to-go with carry out! Open: Tuesday-Saturday 11-8

Two Twenty Two Market: Anyone else not able to function before coffee?🙋‍♀️ Then you’ll definitely need to get your hands on this adorable Coffee First sweatshirt! @twotwentytwomarket is a boutique bringing you all the latest trends and more! Check out their page for all their adorable goodies today! And make sure to click the link in their bio to get your shopping on!

Dead Low Brewing: Happy Friday everyone!! Relax this evening and get your #happyhour on with @deadlowbrewing ! PLUS: starting today, teachers have been added to their Beer It Forward program! See more details below!
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We’ve had several teachers pop into the brewery this week and it got us thinking…..what we can do to thank them? Starting this weekend, Friday August 21 till Sept 30 We are adding the essential teacher to the Dead Low Brew BEER IT FORWARD program! Pre-Purchase a pint of beer or a growler to go And we will get it into the hands of a local teacher. TEACHERS: Stop in any time with the school ID for a Beer It Forward from a grateful guest! And as always, our First Responders, Police, Fire, EMT, Active and Retired Military will always have a Beer it Forward at Dead Low!

LouLou’s Boutique: SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER! @shoploulous is going LIVE on Facebook today with @cincychicmag to reveal all their new fall arrivals! Starting at noon today so make sure to check it out…you’re not going to want to miss this! After the takeover find them at the link below to get your hands on all their amazing new goodies! This is one of the only women’s boutiques on the west side of Cincinnati. They carry national brands you love as well as several locally-based designers like @fennofashion! 💕http://bit.ly/orderloulous

Frenchie Fresh Burger Bar: Happy Saturday and Cincinnati Burger week! Burger week ends this weekend so make sure to get your ya dis on these amazing deals before they’re gone! Try out some of @frenchiefresh delicious burgers like these for just $6! PLUS: don’t forget your drink! Check out their $4 Braxton beer special with any burger!

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge: NOW OPEN! @nostalgiaotr has opened their doors for you to enjoy! Stop in for their fun atmosphere and sip on some wine tonight! They have over 30 selections of wine and 85% are either owned or produced by women or minorities 🤩

Fleet Feet Cincy: Where are all my runners at?? @fleetfeetcincy is here to bring you all things running that you need! From shoes to gear to training equipment they have it all!! PLUS: looking for an amazing and supportive group to run with? See how you can join their running club on their website! Just click the link in their bio!

 

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A new local company just launched to put yummy food in bellies and smiles on faces despite trying times.

This year has been all about enjoying the simple joys at home. That’s the idea behind a new locally-based business, Britton Boards.

Launched July 23, 2020, Britton Boards “creates custom cheese boards, candy boards, dessert boards and theme boards for any occasion,” says Stephanie Sheakley, Owner of Britton Boards. 

The inspiration behind the business came from her education. “I went to school for Interior Design, so I have always been interested in making things look pretty, which includes making food look pretty,” she says. The Britton part comes from her name. “Britton is my middle name that comes from my dad’s side of the family,” Sheakley says. “I thought it sounded catchy!”

Britton Boards provides a variety of different food boards, according to how many people there are. There are cheese and charcuterie boards, candy boards and theme boards. “I can create them with any special requests or color themes, etc.,” she says.

Sheakley got her experience for making food boards from hanging out with her family. “I have been making cheese boards for family get togethers for several years and people always complimented them, so I thought it would be a fun business,” she says. 

This business venture is unique in the Cincinnati area. “I have turned the standard cheese and charcuterie board into a whole fun experience through themes, color schemes and all sorts of goodies that many people may not think to use,” Sheakley says.

The business is important for the community. “I bring people together, whether it’s two people or several people,” she says. Her favorite part of her job is “creating new and fun ideas that make people smile,” she says.

Sheakley’s most memorable moment of Britton Boards so far is being recognized for her business. “Honestly, it all has been so amazing in this brief period of time, but being asked to be in an article has been a really amazing moment for me,” she says.

If you want to keep up with what’s going on with Britton Boards, follow the business on Facebook and Instagram. You can also contact them through email at: brittonboards@gmail.com

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Read about a new limited-time exhibition that touches on humor, fear, friendship, and protest.

Cincy Chic: What is The Masks We Wear?
Sara Vance-Waddell, Contributor to The Masks We Wear: The Masks We Wear is a first-of-its-kind exhibition examining the symbolism of face coverings amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is now on view at Pendleton Street Photography. 

The exhibit is a mix of protest, humor, fear, friendship and sometimes even creative whimsy designed to explore the multitude of feelings and experiences that the world is rapidly barrelling through. Submissions from artists around the world mixed with local art speak to both the similarity and the complexity of this time across ethnicity, gender and age.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Vance-Waddell: In the weeks and months since shelter-in-place orders by government and public health officials were lifted, face masks have become politicized. This has occurred despite recommendations to continue their use when entering public spaces, rapidly transitioning from a Westernized stigma of illness or frailty to political affiliations or assumed personal beliefs. The designation of Wuhan, China as the point of origin for the virus brought disdain and hostility toward Asian populations, who had been wearing masks for decades. Additionally, African-Americans, long under the duress of police scrutiny, fear both for their health and personal safety if masked. Even the way a mask is constructed became an issue of personal privilege and financial ability.

Curator Ena Nearon said her personal inspiration was, “to curate the exhibit came as a result of having seen how artists responded positively to an increasingly foreboding future. They found a way to shine in the midst of the fear and encouraged others to see life through a different lens. I wanted to be a part of that. Sara’s generosity made that possible for me.”

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Vance-Waddell: The exhibition is curated by Ena Nearon, features the contemporary mask collection of Sara M. Vance Waddell, cast face masks by artist Leslie Daly, and is hosted at the gallery of Jens Rosenkrantz Jr. The Masks We Wear also features two of the gallery’s Bridges Not Walls artists from Cuba, Osy Milian’s large acrylic paintings and Zarza’s series of lithographs featuring African witch doctor masks.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers view The Masks We Wear Exhibition?
Vance-Waddell: Pendleton Street Photography is located at 1310 Pendleton Street in Cincinnati. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5pm, and the exhibit is on view through September 10.

Cincy Chic: What makes this project unique?
Vance-Waddell: This is truly a first-of-its-kind exhibition putting the pandemic on display in a new creative way as we continue to adjust to a “new normal” in an uncertain time. 

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Vance-Waddell: Readers can learn more about the show by visiting, and following Pendleton Street Photography’s Facebook page

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We‘re all in need of seeing beyond our current circumstances and moving into something better, but it begins from within. Our life coach columnist offers advice.

Well the moment we’ve been waiting for, drumroll please, will schools stay open or shut down? Will students attend in person, virtual, or continue to be homeschooled? It is evident that our educational system has been forced to take on new strategies for educating our children, and parents are faced with big decisions.

My heart goes out to those students and kids who are having to navigate an unforeseen, and unpractical, and just an unfortunate way of spending their time in or away from school, and the parents who are having to make big decisions and major shifts.

If you’ve been following me you know my go-to line in times of not knowing the answers or having a solution is “All is well. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe.” It’s a mantra I learned from Louise Hay.

What can you do in this moment to be helpful not only for yourself, but for those around you, and those who are stepping into a new beginning?

The saying goes never to judge someone unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. And until you are in their situation you can’t say how you would feel or react. Take control of your opinion of others and stay in your lane. 

In addition, if you are a bystander, you work in the educational system, or you have children that you’re concerned about, or other things that have you on edge, allow your thoughts to run rampant, for just a moment, and then call them back in and reframe the story.

Recognize what stories you are telling yourself, or stories that you are hearing, and decide with an educated mindset if these stories are true for you!

Oftentimes you are given a story and you hold it to be true without doing any type of research, without going to the person directly, or without really processing the understanding that there is always two sides to every story and then there’s the truth in the middle.

So, whatever this looks like for you know that you control your thoughts and the manner that you perceive circumstances. Meaning, you will only get what you have the mindset to change and the capacity to understand and recognize your part in all of it.

Be a “good finder” (always looking for the good in a situation)  and seek out ways to be encouraging and supportive to others. We are all in need of seeing beyond our current circumstances and moving into something better, and it begins from within.

Sending Love and Light,

Melissa

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Strings Attached 216: Calling all my plant lovers! How cute are these succulent and Ohio inspired string art pieces! @strings_attached_216 creates beautiful string art of all kinds to make the perfect home decor! Check out their page to see all their amazing pieces! Head to their website and DM/email to purchase!

The Kidd Coffee Co: Did you know today was national s’mores day? Celebrate today with @thekiddcoffeecos’mores latte! This latte is filled with flavors of chocolate, graham, and marshmallow to bring your Monday right to a campfire!

Stop in the shop to get your hands on one of their delicious creations! You can also shop online! PLUS: their having 15% off storewide!

Handzy Shop: How adorable are these face masks 🤩 With schools and campuses opening up so soon make sure to stock up! @handzyshopstudiohas these amazing masks and so much more for you! Bffs Brittney and Suzy opened their shop to bring you clothing, accessories, gifts, and more! PLUS: they just announced that they will be opening a new location!

Shop online or visit their shop to get your shopping on!

The Empanada’s Box: Everyone has those days where they just don’t feel like cooking! Having one of those days? Discovery the world through empanadas! Try out @theempanadasbox empanada box filled with flavors from all over the world!

Check their page for where to find them! You can also contact them via phone or email!
– 909 670 8108
Info@theempanadasbox.com

Meranda-Nixon Winery: It’s Wednesday which means.… wine time! @merandanixonwinery is a family run vineyard offering a variety of delicious wines for all wine lovers! Head over to their website for more details on how you can enjoy a beautiful and delicious wine tasting with them!

The Learning Kitchen: How fun does this sound…a cooking class with your kids! @thelearningkitchen is hosting a parent child date night cooking class coming up! Discover your inner chef while getting hands on and learning how to make the perfect steak and more!

Head to their website for a full class schedule and to sign up! PLUS: check out their other classes, camps, and more offered!

Sarah Scripts: Covid is definitely a perfect example of a time that we all need to “just keep swimming!” Sarah Droder, owner and artist of @sarahs.scripts , creates these beautiful custom lettering for you! Looking for the perfect gift, a sign for your home, weddings, and so much more these are perfect!

PLUS: everything is custom! From the frame, color, background, sizing, it’s all made just to your liking! DM for more details and make sure to check out her website linked in bio!

Wing Champ: Wings, drinks, and cheesecake…doesn’t get much better than that🤩! You need to get your hands on @originalwingchamp mouth watering wings and more! PLUS: they’re more than just a restaurant! They’re a juke joint! So stop in and not just enjoy amazing food, but amazing music as well!

The City Flea: Looking for a fun Saturday activity this weekend? Head over to @thecityflea TOMORROW! Support local artist, foodies, and so much more! Make sure to grab your mask and support local from 10-4 in Washington Park! Check out their page for more details!

Gomez Salsa: Drinks, turtle shells, homemade salsa… @gomezsalsa has your Friday night plans covered! Get your hands on their famous turtle shells and don’t forget a signature cocktail to go with! PLUS: take the party home with a marg-to-go!

Click the link in their bio to get your order started or head over to one of their locations!

Comeback Photo: Have an old photograph that need repaired? @comeback_photo has you covered! Just look how amazing it is that they can make old photos come back to life! Petra Semikova, creator of come back photo, uses a customized approach to each document to bring them looking their best! Head over to their website for more details on how you can enjoy these amazing services today!

The 86 Coffee Bar Uptown: Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Looking for some delicious Sunday pick-me-up coffee today? @the86uptown has you covered! Coffees, teas, baked goods, and more they have it all for you! Stop by today!

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7-6
Saturday: 8-6
Sunday: 2-6

Storyteller Stylist: Find yourself confused and feeling “lost” when it comes to fashion? @storytellerstylist is your fairy godmother here to help! Carrie Hagee is passionate about “helping women build confidence and self acceptance through style education!” She is here to help you not only look your best, but feel your best! Click the link in their bio to see all the services offered and check out their blog posts!

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Cincy Chic and Cbus Chic are teaming up to host Ohio Fashion Night, a virtual art experience featuring Ohio-based designers. Click for a sneak peek inside.

This Tonē Bekka clutch and mask set is one of the looks featured in the upcoming Ohio Fashion Night event

Cincy Chic is teaming up with sister publication Cbus Chic to bring you an art, fashion, and fun-filled virtual experience with the first-ever Ohio Fashion Night on August 15 from 7-8:30pm. 

One of the Degroot Handbags featured in the Ohio Fashion Night virtual fashion show

This exclusive event features three independent designers from across Ohio in a dynamically digital fashion show series, with virtual pop-up shops of several local boutiques and businesses, and an incredible online auction benefiting ArtWorks.

Ticket includes access to event experience, virtual swag bag, charity donation, and first dibs in the online auction before bidding is opened to the public. Auction items include a Degroot Handbag clutch, Vera Bradley tote, spa packages and a variety of hand-crafted face masks by local artists and mask-inspired art — sneak peek below!

 

When: Saturday August 15, 7-8:30

RSVP: https://cincy.live/events/ohiofashion

Fashion Show Sponsors: Malvar = Stewart, DeGroot Handbags, Tonē Bekka

Supporting Sponsor: The Christ Hospital Healthcare Network, Lexus RiverCenter, Ron Erdmann at Guaranteed Rate, 1-Tom-Plumber

Vendors: Slate + Vine, Chapeau Couture Hats and Outerwear, Mary Kay with Tiffany McMillon, Paparazzi with Bonita Harrison, Ann Phillips Color Street, Pharm CBD, Rapid Results Cryo, Stella & Dot with Alice Lin, Hamall Oils and Wellness

Hosted by: Cincy Chic and Cbus Chic

 

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Learn about a local organization leveraging volunteer tutors to help students stay on track in the new educational environment.

There is a company in the Cincinnati area that wants to provide help to K-12 students with help in the midst of the pandemic we are in. Tutor Teens “are volunteer high school tutors helping to keep greater Cincinnati students K-12 engaged and learning,” says Erin Finn, Tutor Teens Coordinator and Sophomore at The Seven Hills Upper School. Starting late March of 2020, Tutor Teens has 40 tutors, but are expanding all around the Greater Cincinnati area. 

The inspiration behind starting the company was Aidan Finn, Tutor Teens Coordinator and Senior at Saint Xavier High School, and Erin’s cousin asking for help with math. “On top of this, we had also been hearing stories on Facebook about parents who were struggling to teach their kids and work from home during school shutdown,” Erin says. 

The business offers three different services and they are:

▪ Subject Tutoring: “We help students with specific school subjects (think traditional tutoring),” Erin Finn says.
▪ Homework Buddies: “We help the students stay focused on their homework/packet by working alongside them to help motivate,” she says.
▪ Big Sibling: “We keep students engaged (read, play games, etc.) and provide them more social connection,” Erin says. 

Success with Tutor Teens is defined by helping as many families as they can in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is unique because it’s free of charge, virtual and led by students. “We are also local, which helps us better connect with our students and other tutors and allows our tutors to help in their community,” Erin says. 

Tutor Teens is important for the community because it helps students stay on track in school. “We help students stay ahead in their learning and help take some of the work and stress off the parents,” she says. “We also provide a source of connection and community for our teen tutors.”

Aidan and Erin love their jobs. Aidan loves to joke around with the students. “I love making my students laugh at some bad joke, which they think was some masterful wordplay,” he says. “In general, I love making my students smile and helping them learn something new.”

Erin loves connecting with the students. “I love the connections I make with the students I’m tutoring,” she says. “You know you’re doing something right when they are sad to see you go.”

To keep up with what Tutor Teens in doing, follow them on FacebookInstagramTwitter and their website.

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See how a local children’s theater is launching several virtual programs to keep kids engaged, inspired and educated in the arts.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) has been creating lifelong memories for families and school audiences since 1919. TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. 

Located right in the heart of Cincinnati, TCT continually engages and supports the community by offering many different activities – such as TCT Academy Classes, Summer Camp, and TCT Everywhere. In 2017, 1,200 were enrolled in TCT Academy and that number continues to grow as the arts inspire the next generation. TCT Academy offers performing arts instruction from a professional theatre company, introducing children to all elements of live theater while instilling confidence and life skills along the way. The Educational Team that teach the classes feature national and world-renowned educators and Broadway and Hollywood performers. 

Due to COVID-19, the show must go on! The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will only be offering online classes for the Fall Session. There are many class offerings that each focus on a different form of theatre. 

Musical Theatre Medley, a 7-week course meeting weekly on Zoom. Throughout this course, students will engage with live training in theatre, dance and music, as well as explore a specific show based on their age group. At the end of the course, the students will perform a section of their selected show for their whole family!

Musical Theatre Dance, a 7-week course meeting weekly on Zoom. In this course, students will explore musical and theatre dance pieces and learn a new 30-second combo each week. At the end of the course, students will have a strengthened knowledge of dance and choreography memorization skills that can be found in a variety of styles of dance. 

Drama Club, a 7-week course meeting weekly on Zoom. Throughout this course, students will rehearse a script that can be performed virtually, along with basic acting techniques and a warmup every class. At the end of this course, students will learn how to build characters and create scenes that they can perform for their families! 

Living Room Musicals, 4 videos total, delivered bi-weekly, allowing flexibility for when the student attends class. In this course, students will be taught the fundamentals of musical theatre from the comfort of their own home. Each video will include 30-seconds of a song to learn, a 30- second dance combination, monologue and a printable activity. Registration is now open for TCT Academy’s fall classes, starting the week of September 8th.For more information on TCT Academy, visit https://thechildrenstheatre.com/tct-academy-classes/

TCT will also host Summer Camp online. This will be made up of 3 hours of activities daily Monday-Friday, a bag of supplies and activities, live theatre arts training from TCT Professionals, pre-recorded tutorials and a whole lot of FUN! 

For more information on Summer Camp, visit https://thechildrenstheatre.com/camps/. TCT continues to make an impact in the community, even while at home, through TCT Everywhere. TCT Everywhere is composed of entire shows and clips, activities, Tik Tok’s, and many crafts. 

Fun for the whole family is only a click away by visiting https://thechildrenstheatre.com/tct-everywhere/. You can stay connected with TCT on their website and Facebook

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Wish you could hit a reset button on 2020? Learn about an upcoming virtual conference that offers the reset, motivation inspiration you need to get back to fulfilling your dreams.

Cincy Chic: What is the Reset Conference?
Kendra Ramirez, Founder of Reset Conference: At the Reset Conference, we are helping each other move from fear and anxiety to joy and gratitude through conversation and resources and tools provided by our certified coaches. Your mind stops you from fulfilling your dreams. When we are in a good headspace, all things start to fall into place.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Ramirez: The inspiration for the Reset community comes from my own life journey and work. I feel like I have found a secret sauce to living a full life and I want to share it with others. Thirteen years ago I was coming out of divorce and depression. Also, in the beginning stages of my first business in the midst of all of it. Good timing. It was a long road. I now live everyday with gratitude and joy. I have spent a lot of money and time navigating this journey and want to share it with others and hopefully they can figure it out quicker than I did.

Cincy Chic: When is the next Reset Conference?
Ramirez: The next Reset Virtual Conference is on October 1 from 9-12. Yes, this is through zoom but it won’t be talking heads. Myself and the speakers will be coming to you live from a production studio. We are creating a top notch interactive virtual experience. As always our events are never just “sit and get.” It is interactive and a wonderful opportunity to connect with others. We can all use a little more connection in a disconnected world right now.

Cincy Chic: What can attendees expect at the event?
Ramirez: Our attendees can expect the same high energy, inspiring stories and mindset exercises to implement after the event. Attendees have shared that they leave Reset feeling motivated to take next step, renewed sense of purpose, learn mindset exercises to unlock limiting beliefs, feel connected to others, found new friendships, feel that they are not alone, overcome negative self-talk, inspired to dream again, and encouraged to take time for themselves. We love hearing months after the events that people are still using tools that were given to them at Reset. 

Cincy Chic: Who should attend the Reset Conference?
Ramirez: The dreamers; Want to be Entrepreneurs and Side Hustlers; Entrepreneurs and Business Owners; Stuck in your career due to staying in your comfort zone; Getting passed over for promotions; Not sure you trust your own voice anymore; Gain back your confidence; Want to make a shift in your life but not sure where to start. All are welcome. This is a co-ed event.

Cincy Chic: Why are you going virtual for this event?
Ramirez: This was a hard decision to make for us as we love seeing and hugging our friends. We have decided to make this event virtual so we can honor health regulations and help others beyond our amazing Cincinnati community. 

Cincy Chic: Who are the speakers participating? 
Ramirez: We have three incredible speakers lined up for you. 

Danyetta Najoli grew up in Harlem, New York City. She and her two older sisters were raised by her grandfather and uncle, after her parents tragically passed away, a year apart when she was just five years old. Although her childhood had the absence of her mother and father, Danyetta was loved and cared for by her close-knit family and special family friends.

She self studied coaching at the Graduate School of Coaching – Coachville and Harvard Business School. Along the way, Danyetta became the dean of an international coach training school where she worked with coach trainers from around the world to pair them with coaching students in their countries.

Danyetta has written Unstoppable Confidence: Sustaining a Posture of Success and was the editor and a collaborative author of, It Takes Money Honey, a book with proven strategies on Wealth Creation, Financial Freedom, and Developing Faith. She created a gift card set called 40 Keys to Excellence-Based Living which compliments one of her signature coaching experiences. Currently, she launched Maisha Bora, a publishing company for local authors who write or want to write on personal growth and empowerment topics.

Topic: Reset. Allow. Attract. Act.

Mary Miller is an International Motivational Speaker and CEO of JANCOA, Cincinnati’s largest family-owned & operated commercial cleaning company. Mary has a passion to encourage people to move in the direction of their dreams. Author of Changing Direction: Ten Choices that Impact Your Dreams, Mary outlines steps anyone can take to achieve their wildest dreams.

In addition to running a business with almost 500 full-time employees, Mary has been an Associate Coach at Strategic Coach (the premier coaching program for entrepreneurs) in Chicago for 19 years. She is a popular keynote speaker for audiences around that world that want to focus on a vision of a bigger future.

Mary’s forward-thinking and caring entrepreneurial spirit is evident in all aspects of her life. An energetic and enthusiastic business leader, she is notorious for her positivity and desire to help others realize their uniqueness and personal power.

Mary’s life-changing work has earned her numerous accolades including the local 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award & a Doctorate of Humane Letters from College of Mount Saint Joseph. Yes, Mary is indeed the Doctor of Dreams!

Topic: Changing Direction-Transform the pains of the past into fuel for the future

LaMarque Ward

LaMarque Ward spent 9 years teaching and leading in Job Corps, but over time, he realized that the young people he served needed more than just academic instruction. They needed life coaching, someone to help them identify their personal goals and dreams, so they could build plans for their success. That’s when the idea for Dream Builders was born!

LaMarqué founded Dream Builders University in 2009. His vision was straightforward: to educate people with relevant life-changing information, to challenge old ideas, and to inspire people in organizations and schools to deliver their highest potential to humanity.

Topic: Dream Builders

Cincy Chic: What makes you most excited about the upcoming event? 
Ramirez: Over the last six months, I have talked with over 400 people who are struggling with uncertainty, trusting themselves and putting their dreams on hold. The timing of Reset couldn’t be more appropriate. We booked this date in January not knowing what would unfold. We are grateful to bring this enriching experience and highly sought after speakers to Reset. Each speaker will help you get unstuck no matter where we are in your journey. We also started a Reset shop where you can buy “Keep your fork” gear.  Why Keep Your Fork? Keep York Fork and Expect Good Things. This is a mindset for life. Our grandparents always told us to keep our fork for dessert. We keep our fork after dinner because we know something good is coming. https://shop.spreadshirt.com/reset-co/

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more, purchase tickets, etc.?
Ramirez: You can learn more or purchase tickets at https://thereset.co/ or on Eventbrite. Can’t make the event but would like more information on mindset coaching, let us know. We would love to help. This event wouldn’t be possible without US Bank’s unwavering and continued support.

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