Saturday Morning
October 19, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am

The Money Standard

Bilal Little
Vice President, an Independent Channel Market Leader at BlackRock and Speaker

THE MONEY STANDARD was founded with the purpose of helping to bridge the financial literacy gap in society. The company was built on the tenants of information, integrity, insight and inspiration.

We dedicate ourselves to creating an avenue of transparency and empowerment to financial freedom through education. Our passion is to treat information and access as liberating gateways to success.

Pivot Making the Shift to Private Practice Panel

Marck K. Joseph, Esq.
Founder and Owner of The Joseph Firm
Sir Charles Hill
Principal and CEO, LionsEdge Consulting
Kevin V. Michael
Managing Partner, Invizio
Dr. Abraham Hollist
CEO of Optimal Health Medical Center
Dr. Kristen Hollist
CFO of Optimal Health Medical Center

During this session, hear from various licensed career professionals who made the decision to pivot and shift to starting their own business within their career. Learn when to make the change, how to best prepare and what to expect in your first three years.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Communihate or Communilove: Understanding the Conflict in Communication and Your Conflict Resolution Style

Adrian Carter
Speaker and Author

Effective communication is often said to be one of the most important factors of personal and professional relationships. Here’s the catch. Most conflict stems from our communication. What we have determined to be so critically important is also the thing many of us think we do well, but do not. Our communication often carries threats, criticism, and argumentative posturing that undermines the attempt to connect and be effective. This workshop will identify your conflict resolution style and discuss research-based approaches to developing the effectiveness of your communication.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Tapping into Flow State to Unlock Genius

Ebony Smith
Executive Leadership Coach

Resilient, progressive, and strategic change management skills can be taught, sharpened, and exercised to equip you to manage the change that comes your way. Career, family, health, self-care, self-doubt and financial uncertainty -- these are just a few of the changes professionals can face during their lifetime. At times, the amount of change feels overwhelming, and you feel under-prepared. While change is inevitable, it takes a mentally flexible individual to embrace the challenges of change and help others adjust to the change within your life.
Learning Objectives:
1. Employ design thinking to identify which V.U.C.A. (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) environment is in play and then develop an action plan to move forward.
2. Use your unique perspective as the catalyst to build a toolbox that nurtures the self-discovery process and powers your transformation.
3. Identify your mindset and understand how to shift your emotional and mental state to better handle change.

Saturday Afternoon
October 19, 2019

Total Care Panel

Dr. Inaki Bent
Primary Care Physician
Dr. Michelle C. Powell
Dr. Michelle C. Powell, D.O., M.P.H.
Ashley Carter
Registered Dietitian and co-Founder of EatWell Exchange
Dr. Delvena Thomas
Psychiatrist and CEO of DRT Behavioral Services
Dr. Yvette
Fitness Educator, Author, Professor
Dr. Bernard Ashby
Cardiologist, Entrepreneur, and Humanitarian

Your career and business can't go the journey until you take care of yourself but it is more than daycations and massages. Total Care discusses various health tactics professionals can incorporate to live a holistic and balanced life. You'll learn the importance of fitness and provide insight into how the ‘busy’ professional can incorporate small lifestyle changes to make a big impact in a reasonable amount of time. This session features medical experts, mental health professionals, and nutritionists making this conversation valuable to anyone on a wellness journey.

The 7 Strategies to Maximize Your Paycheck

Lakitsia Gaines
Independent Owner of State Farm Agency
Roshell Rinkins
Member of the Silicon Valley venture capital cohort, Pipeline Angels
Marcus Moon
Financial Advisor
Claudienne Hibbert-Smith
Real Estate Broker

This panel provides attendees the opportunity to learn about the various ways to power their salary into other revenue streams to increase their yearly net worth. Topics will include how to invest in real estate, stocks, businesses, peer lending, and more.

Election 2020: Activating Political Power

Darvin Williams
Darvin Williams, Esq, CEO of Med Optimization
Jason T. Smith
Politicial Community Advocate
Cassandra Arnold, Ed.
Political Community Advocate

With so much at stake in 2020, get an easy to understand crash course on what issues are at the forefront and how to get involved.

Students Saturday
October 19, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Auditorium 120

I am College Material

Zachary Rinkins
Speaker and Author

Life does not come with a how-to manual. Neither did college. Until now. During his time as a college administrator, Zach Rinkins grew tired of seeing students enter college and graduate with debilitating debt. It also concerned him when some students ignored campus resources designed to help them accomplish their goals. These factors, combined with his own experience as a student, caused Zach to have an epiphany: College is not an experience you go through. It is an experience you grow through!

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Auditorium 120

Ballin Backwards

Brittany Greene
Financial Literacy Coach for Students

Too many times we as a community focus on having the luxury car, big house, high fashion clothing once we get our first big check or big break. However, we forget the things that really matter such as having great credit, 3-6 months of emergency money saved, diversified income, buying power and creating a legacy. The major problem in our community is we don't have the proper education in our own homes or in the educational system. Because of this lack of education, we begin to obtain liabilities before we focus on asset and wealth building. The purpose of this workshop is to stop bad habits right in its tracks and create a strategy you WON'T want to live without.

The Summit is put on by the Black Professionals Netwok (BPN) a 501C3 social learning organization focused on furthering the goals of our professionals. Our mission is simple – reduce the career achievemnet gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success.