SUE Talks Presenters | Los Angeles 2022

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Jamie Lynn Kiles

Jamie Lynn Kiles is a Professional Life Coach, Speaker and Published Author. She partners with women to overcome barriers preventing them from living peacefully and authentically in their personal and professional lives.

Her career spans over two decades as a Corporate Trainer and Leadership Development Professional for several Fortune 500 companies. As an ASTD Master Certified Trainer, she’s worked with thousands of adults from all backgrounds.

She helps others get “unstuck”, reinvent themselves, and achieve their dreams in her role as a Master Certified Life Coach and the founder of Jamie Lynn Empowerment, LLC. Jamie continues to be a voice for victims of abuse in her role as a motivational speaker and author of Comfort in Chaos. Her current projects include coauthoring her second book, Married to Chaos, with her husband, Richard while working towards her M.S. degree in Business Psychology at Franklin University.

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Denise Olsen

Denise Olsen is a transformational guide. She assists others in reframing grief and trauma so they may create a life they enjoy living again.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and has been licensed for over 25 years. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing honor society and the American Holistic Nurses Association. Through nursing, Denise acquired trauma experience and an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

After suffering the loss of her husband on 9/11, Denise used her yoga practice to heal. In 2011, she received her 200hr Yoga Alliance certification in Soul Sweat Asana under the tutelage of Wendy Gross-­Pinto. She is also certified in the Yoga Warrior Method® of Yoga specifically designed to help military members suffering from PTSD and has studied under many different yoga teachers. She believes we are all multidimensional, energetic bodies that heal by connecting the breath, the body and the spirit through movement, mindfulness and different breathing techniques. Denise has also lectured at various Veterans’ Outreach programs, Adelphi University Graduate Social Work Program, been interviewed on NPR radio and written numerous blogs on the benefits of yoga for PTSD, Overcoming Grief and her 9/11 experience.

Denise is a Reiki II practitioner and a certified Master Healer. She studied energy and plant medicine extensively under shaman/medicine woman and LAc, Tiffany Carole. Denise believes that in order for us to fully experience life we must all live with our soul on the outside. She is the creator of Strong and Soulful Yoga and previously owned Strong and Soulful Holistic Health Community located in Sea Girt, NJ.

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Wayne Slavitt

Wayne Slavitt is an expert in maximizing business value. Over the past 40 plus years, Wayne Slavitt has been involved in a variety of entrepreneurial projects in both principal and advisor capacities. Mr. Slavitt’s broad involvement on both sides of the aisle ranges from executive positions as CEO, CFO, and corporate controller, to advisory roles as an investment banker, specialized business consultant, and business founder.

With extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions early in his career, Mr. Slavitt formed the boutique investment banking firm of The Slavitt Ellington Group (now Acuity Advisors), serving the private middle market, providing merger and acquisition, business valuation, and workout and turnaround services. In 1998, Mr. Slavitt sold his interest in the firm to his partners and pursued similar opportunities in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Over the next two years, Mr. Slavitt sold six companies, including privately held companies to publicly traded firms, as part of various industry roll-ups.

Among the many ventures Mr. Slavitt has been involved with are the retail expansion of Cal Spas in the late 1980s, the formation of an e-commerce and brick-and-mortar platform for International E-Z UP, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of instant shelters, the expansion of a successful real estate investment and management firm, the creation and eventual sale of an innovative patent portfolio, and the development, roll-out and eventual sale of Mobül: the mobility store, the most innovative retail concept in the burgeoning senior market.

Mr. Slavitt has extensive public speaking experience, having been a frequent lecture for Vistage and its predecessor company, The Executive Committee, as well as keynote speaker at the ECRM Conference and a featured lecturer at Medtrade. Mr. Slavitt has also authored numerous business articles on a variety of topics.

Mr. Slavitt, a magna cum laude graduate of Claremont McKenna College, served as President of the CMC Alumni Association, was Alumni-mentor for the Entrepreneurial Studies course at CMC and was a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Claremont Colleges. Mr. Slavitt is also a member of the Long Beach Rotary and served on the Board of Directors and President of the Small Business Council of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Slavitt was also named a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses scholar and has earned his designation as a Certified Exit Planning Advisor by the Exit Planning Institute.

Recently, Mr. Slavitt wrote his first book “Run It Like You’ll Sell It: Adopting the Seller’s Mindset to Maximize the Value of Your Business”, a compendium of his decades of experience in helping business owners maximize the value of their companies in preparation for an eventual sale.

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Abigail Kelly

Abigail Kelly is 17 years old and lives in Antelope Valley, California. She is an equestrian, an entrepreneur, and a leader. She is a Gold Award Girl Scout. She is currently dual enrolled in high school and college with a projected graduation in 2023 with an Associate’s degree! She hopes to be able to spread joy, positivity, and empowerment to anyone she meet, especially young girls, all while staying true to who she is and who she wants to be.

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Mia Wilson

Mia Wilson is a junior at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, CA where her favorite subjects are math, English and psychology. She is the creator and host of The D-Word Podcast where she speaks with mental health experts, researchers, educators, and students to gain various perspectives surrounding teen mental health and well-being as she strives to answer one question: “How can teens live mentally healthier lives?” Mia’s favorite way to de-stress is to throw a barbell around at the gym where she trains as a competitive Weightlifter. Some additional hobbies include photography (hello sunrises and sunsets!), eating açaí bowls, listening to music, and spending time with animals, friends, and family.

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