Dedicated to advocating a new perspective for people, and offering them the necessary tools to create an authentic, fabulous life – Ashley Berges, syndicated talk show host of Live Your True Life PERSPECTIVES, creator, and host of The Celebrity PERSPECTIVE (a new web series), is also renowned life coach, in-demand keynote speaker, contemporary philosopher, acclaimed author and clinical psychologist. With over 100k followers on social media and a show that airs six days a week, both nationally and internationally on multiple platforms & networks including iTunes, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, Radio Monterey, KLIF 570 News, and Identify Radio UK. Ashley, often called “The Man Whisperer,” champions her knowledge and experience to coach people on how to: expose dating, sex and relationship pitfalls, deftly navigate through divorce, face the challenges of the family afterward, cultivate influential leadership skills, and champion your true life. She has authored the celebrated book “Live Your True Life” and her latest “The 10 Day Challenge to Live Your True Life,” the guidebook for busy people who want to make valuable changes to their life.
Kiana Clay is a full time college student with a passion for extreme sports such as competitive motocross, snowboarding, and skateboarding. During a practice run for a key motorcross race, Kiana suffered an injury that threatened to end her racing career. However, her strong will to succeed, determination and support of her family, Kiana not only made a comeback, but has led the way in helping other injured athletes find ways to adapt and get back in the game. When she is not searching for an adrenaline rush, she enjoys photography and art. Kiana aspires to travel the world, have a family, and own a successful photography business, all while sharing her story to inspire others to live their life to the fullest.
Nakia Douglas earned his B. A. in Elementary Education from Livingstone College and a Master’s in Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. He has served as an Elementary Teacher (K, 1st & 2nd) and Administrator (Elementary, Middle and High School) for the last nineteen years. Nakia was the Founding Principal of the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at B.F. Darrell in Dallas ISD. He now serves as the Executive Director of the South Oak Cliff Feeder Pattern.
In June of 2010, Nakia was charged with opening BOMLA. The all – male magnet campus focuses on Leadership Development with Accelerated Math and Science courses. Students receive instruction within a non-traditional technology infused setting inclusive of Extended School Days, Saturday Academies, Summer Camps and Non – traditional sports: Lacrosse, Rowing, Golf and foreign languages such as Latin, Spanish and Mandarin.
Leticia Ferrer is an Umbraphile, a Total Solar Eclipse chaser. She’s traveled all over the world chasing Total Solar Eclipses, viewing her 15th eclipse in Palu, Indonesia, earlier this year. During her eclipse chasing, she’s stepped on six continents, and flew over the 7th, Antarctica.
To maintain this hobby, she works as a Program Manager for an international telecommunications company. When not chasing eclipses, she’s active in Toastmasters, an avid yoga practitioner, sci-fi geek and recumbent biker.
Debra Gloria is a Dallas-based advertising, commercial and therapeutic photographer and videographer. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Debra’s love of photography became evident when she chose her elective classes in college. Photography quickly became the only subject she was interested in studying. Debra began her photography career in Dallas in 1988. She has been a freelance photographer for 28 years. Debra shot advertising photography in New York for Fortune 500 companies, then came back to Dallas where she calls home. Debra’s background in photography ranges from shooting for advertising agencies, catalogs, on location, individuals and Fortune 500 companies. Debra is active in shooting for charitable causes, “Sharing my talent is what I feel is my biggest calling, I love watching people look at my interpretation of the beauty I see in them. It’s a God given talent, I’m just pushing the button.”
Judy Hoberman, President of Selling In A Skirt- International Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Mentor. Her 30 years in sales has given her both the knowledge and sense of humor about how men and women sell, work and live differently will enlighten you in learning how both genders can support each other’s successes in a more productive way.
Her audiences, from 10 to 10,000 are engaged with details wrapped in memorable stories that are easily implemented that same day.
Judy’s mission…to help her clients live the S.K.I.R.T. philosophy-Standing Out, Keys to Success, Inspiring Others, Results Oriented and Time Management…while having fun.
Carmin holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in St. David’s, PA and a Bachelors Degree in Religious Education from Tyndale University College in Toronto. Carmin also holds an Executive Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Trinity Western University and a Certificate in Developing Healthy Communities from Tufts University.
She has served as the Regional Program Manager for World Vision Canada, and with Canadian Baptist Ministries as Global Programs Manager. As Executive Director of the Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield, Texas, Carmin leads a team who serves to “empower people on their journey towards self-sufficiency & wholeness.” Carmin also currently serves as an adjunct professor at University of Texas at Arlington teaching classes in the Non Profit Management Certification program.
Sherry Lee White
Founder and CEO of Trulee Foods, Sherry Lee White speaks, blogs and contributes to national publications on the topics of mind-body and food-mood relationships as well as other aspects of wellness. Sherry’s lifelong fascination with the power of the mind to create physical transformation found real-life application when she was diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune disease and clinical depression. With extreme gratitude for finding her own path back to health and happiness, she is passionate about sharing what she has learned. The only thing she is more passionate about is being mother to her four amazing children.
Judge Tonya Parker
Judge Tonya Parker was first elected in 2010 to the 116th Civil District Court of Texas. Upon assuming office, she discovered a huge backlog of cases in her court. She immediately created, and executed, a plan to clear them out, and now is recognized for running one of the most efficient Civil District Courts. Consistently recognized for her exemplary performance and temperament on the bench, Judge Parker’s ratings from the Dallas Bar Association have been among the highest at over 90 percent. In November 2015, the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates named Judge Parker “Trial Judge of the Year.” She is the current Presiding Judge over the Dallas Civil District Courts and a former president of the Texas Association of District Judges.
Judge Parker is reportedly the first openly gay judge elected in Dallas County and the first openly gay African-American elected to any office in the State of Texas. She serves as a mentor and role model to the LGBT and African-American communities. She also works to inspire young girls and women to run for office, among her other community involvement.
Judge Parker is committed to increasing civility and professionalism in the bar. Her mantra is “Shrink from no sacrifice in one’s service of God, family, and community.”