Saturday, August 12, 2023
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 2023 PINE BELT WOMEN’S EXPO!
Thank you so much for attending the Pine Belt Women’s Expo! We greatly appreciate each of you that attended this year!
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WHAT CAN YOU DO AT THE EXPO?
- Visit our amazing exhibitors and sponsors! Visit their stores, websites, social media pages before and after the Expo and tell them you heard about them from the Women’s Expo!
- Gather information, shop, attend seminars, get professional headshots made, participate in our blood drive, learn about local nonprofits, enter to win prizes, purchase delicious food from our food vendors, and more!
- You will leave the Expo with information, products, or services that you did not know about!
- Are you a woman business owner? Consider joining our inaugural Women Business Owner Summit the two days prior to the Expo!
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Garden Room
The “Secret” to Behavior Change – Building Better Habits
Dr. Lindsey Lewis
iNGAGE Talent Development MS, LLC
Our success in any endeavor is rarely related to one singular action, but the output of a system of behaviors. Our daily behaviors or “habits” are the key to getting different outcomes. If you can change your habits, you can change your life. In his breakthrough book, Atomic Habits, James Clear provides a comprehensive guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day. In this session, Lindsey Lewis will help to take these proven techniques and apply them to your personal and professional goals.
Dr. Lindsey Lewis is an Instructor of Speech at Pearl River Community College and the owner of iNGAGE Talent Development, LLC. In her role, she helps organizations maximize their greatest resource- their people, through customized training and employee development interventions.
Over the past 18 years, Lindsey has designed, facilitated, and, delivered training and presentations across a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education. Lindsey believes in the transformative power of education and always aims to make learning relevant, engaging, and FUN!
ABOUT DR. LINDSEY LEWIS
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications, a Master’s degree in Workforce Training and Development, and a Ph.D. in Human Capital Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Lewis is a Certified Training Professional from the University of Southern Mississippi and a DiSC Workplace Personality Trainer and Authorized Partner. She is also a Certified “Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team” facilitator. Additional certifications include: Virtual Dementia Tour facilitator, Positive Approach to Care (PAC) Trainer and PAC coach. She was a member of the 2009 Leadership Pinebelt class and then served on the steering committee for several years.
She and her husband live in Hattiesburg with their two children.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Executive Conference Room
Keep Waking Up in the Mourning
Author & Speaker
Jasmine Cochran was living on the other side of the world when she learned her father had cancer, one of several illnesses that would plague him over the next year. The poster child for daddy’s girls, she hopped a plane as quickly as she could during the pandemic to come home to Mississippi to help take care of him.
During those months of illness, Jasmine interviewed her father to gather material to write a book about his eclectic life. During the process, he succumbed to his illnesses. Grief took over. The book had to wait.
Looking for anything therapeutic to pull her from the pit of grief, Jasmine picked up the book again. She would learn that continuing the story without her dad was like dealing with the pain of losing him: brutal, but not impossible.
In this session, the author of the memoir Keep Waking Up in the Mourning will share life lessons, tools, and raw insights that are helping navigate her way through grief and return to a life that would do justice to her father’s teachings.
Join Jasmine for this first event of the book’s release.
ABOUT JASMINE COCHRAN
International speaker and inaugural Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus Poet Laureate, Jasmine Cochran is a forever daddy’s girl who finds every opportunity to win a competition, talk about religion and politics, or take a nap. Her family of four keeps each other busy with the events on their multi-colored schedules, hence her desire to take naps. After helping more than 20 authors birth their literary dreams, Jasmine is finally giving life to her own. Visit jasminecochran.com for all the ways to like and follow her around the internet.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Garden Room
Mid-Day Yoga and Mindfulness
Join Amanda Morris, E-RYT200, for a 30-minute gentle yoga session with 15 minutes of guided mindfulness meditation. Bring a yoga mat! (Previous yoga experience not required.)
ABOUT AMANDA MORRIS
Hey! I’m Amanda Morris, founder of Balanced Body Yoga, Health & Wellness. I am a holistic wellness service provider offering yoga, lifestyle coaching and healthy living education. My experience in the health/wellness field began with yoga teacher training in 2005 as a college student. In my studies, I focused on learning human development and psychology earning a BS in Child and Family Studies and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from USM. My mental health background helps me bring a deeper understanding of mindset and stress management to my yoga and coaching work! If you need help feeling more balance in your body/mind connection, that’s what I love to teach! I offer private sessions and small group classes at my studio space in Petal, MS as well as online coaching programs. Check out balancedbodyam.com to learn more!
1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Executive Conference Room
Learn How You can be the Change for a Mississippi Foster Child
Tana Walker, LSW
Southern Christian Services
for Children and Youth, Inc.
Learn ways you can support and help foster kids and foster/adoptive families. Join Tana Walker for a presentation about foster care, adoption and Southern Christian Services with Q & A following.
ABOUT TANA WALKER, LSW
She is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Mississippi. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi. As a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, Tana trains foster and adoptive parents and assists with support groups. Tana has been trained to conduct both SAFE and MDCPS home studies for foster and 0adoptive parents. Tana has over 36 years of experience in the child welfare field. She retired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services and began working with Southern Christian Services Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption in 2011. She was honored as one of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s 2017 Angels in Adoption honorees.
Tana is a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she is active in Ladies’ Auxiliary and teaches children in VBS, Sunday School and Ebenezer Kid’s Club. She and her husband of 36 years, John, live in Wiggins, MS and enjoy spending time with their son and daughter-in-law. Tana also enjoys crafting and decorating.
Contact Tana for more information: 601-528-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org