Celebrating You
Judy McNiff Judy McNiff,Financial Advisor
Speaking Topic: Beauty and the Bank
Stranded in a foreign country with her 14-month-old baby daughter, Judy learned quickly how to handle herself, money and financial future. For the last 26 years, she has turned her personal ordeal into a platform to help other women do the same by helping them navigate through financial landmines to financial independence. She is the recipient of multiple industry awards, including recognition in Chicago Magazine as one of the 2010 recipients of the elite Five Star Wealth Managers Award. Judy will speak on the topic of Beauty and the Bank, with a smart, educated woman as “Beauty” and money as the “Beast.” You don’t want to miss this engaging speaking session.
Susan Day Susan Day, Life Coach
Speaking Topic: Motivational and Self-Empowering
As a passionate life coach with a straightforward style, Susan provides the tools and insight needed to help you determine if you’re living a life of authenticity or living according to the blueprint that no longer reflects your heart’s desire. After careful and deep listening, she reflects back on what she hears to help you get very clear on what you were not able to see. The coaching process energizes you with training, focus and accountability to achieve the results you demand. Just as a personal fitness trainer helps you raise the bar for accelerated results in your body, Susan challenges and supports you in attaining the results you desire and deserve in your life.
Kevin Darne Kevin Darné, Relationship Expert
Speaking Topic: The Recipe for Relationship Happiness
Kevin is the president and CEO of Conation Enterprises, a company that helps people facilitate change within in order to bring about change without. He is also a Chicago Dating Advice Examiner for Examiner.com, and he contributes articles to Hubpages and Yahoo Shine. In 2012, Kevin published the book My Cat Won’t Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany). The objective of the book is for readers to determine why they chose their mate. He reminds us that the choices we make about friends, lovers and spouses are, in fact, ours. The goal is to approach relationships with complete awareness using self-empowerment techniques and having realistic expectations.
Christina Anderson-Heller Christina Anderson-Heller, Lynfred Winery Marketing Director
Speaking Topic: How to Taste Wine and Pair Food and Wine
Lynfred Winery was established by Fred Koehler, often referred to as the father of the Illinois wine industry. Today, Lynfred Winery produces almost 100,000 gallons of wine each year, with more than 80 varieties. Winemaking is done by a world-class Chilean winemaker who follows a truly authentic process. Aside from the popular Roselle winery, other Lynfred Winery locations include Tasting deVine, a satellite store in Wheaton; Tasting deVine Cellars in Naperville; and a Lynfred Winery tasting room in Whealing. In addition to speaking at the SW Celebrating You event, the Lynfred Winery staff will be pouring complimentary wine samples throughout the day.
Peggy Balboa Peggy Balboa, RD, LDN, Mariano’s Dietitian
Speaking Topic: Avoid the Holiday Calorie Crunch
With Thanksgiving and Christmas following SW Celebrating You, Registered Dietitians Peggy and Colette will be educating us on the typical holiday feast, and how we can create healthier, simple dishes that offer the same great flavors with fewer calories. Mariano’s has eight Chicago area locations and growing. Patrons enjoy shopping at these unique, upmarket stores for their fabulous selections and high-quality products. The locations include sushi bars, homemade pastries and cakes, fresh deli offerings, cheeses from across the world and much more. Mariano’s will also be on site throughout the event serving a delicious variety of top-notch food samples.
Christine Rerucha Christine Rerucha, Certified CPR Instructor
Speaking Topic: Free CPR Certification
CPR Certification is great for families, teens and anyone who may want to save a life, such as babysitters. The class is free. It’s just $3 for your certification card.
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