Illuminate SpeakersSparking inspiration in every session
Amber is the owner of Amber Foster Smith Photography based in Holly Springs and specializing in weddings and full service portraits. She is passionate about telling her client’s stories through beautiful imagery and creating heirloom pieces of artwork for families to cherish. Amber is also the heart behind The Studio : A Coworking Space for Creatives where she focuses on empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners through education with a space to grow their business.
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Kristen Bagwell is a mom of two, a long-time corporate director, and a Vend Raleigh leader. She also has a Plan B :side gig” and since it’s a Direct Sales business, Kristen was eager to learn from others. She helps to run our Vend Raleigh Direct Sales group on Facebook, and loves to interact and discuss the opportunities and challenges unique to this profession. Kristen also loves to support other working moms and provide perspective via business coaching, putting her 15+ years in management to good use!
Tiffani is the owner of Raleigh Moms Blog, a local parenting website written by a collective voice of local moms connecting women in Raleigh and all over the Triangle.
In 2015 Tiffani took a leap and jumped into the world of blogging. She started her own blog, All Inspired Mom, where she could write about the things that kept her inspired & joyful in her parenting journey. Through blogging, she found the supportive network of Vend Raleigh and became the owner of Social Butterflies NC which recently merged into Raleigh Moms Blog. Her excitement to work with other small business owners and her growing interest in social media brought her to lead Vend Raleigh’s New Media group.
Tiffani enjoys learning the ins & outs of social media and how small business owners can tap into these growing platforms. These opportunities continue to ignite her passion for helping other Mompreneurs navigate through their social media platforms. You can find her leading the Vend Raleigh New Media Facebook Group.
Camy Kennedy is a Diet Recovery Expert, Fitness Coach, Writer, and Network Marketing Pro integrating Fitness & Faith into her lifestyle programs and confidence coaching. As a recovering perfectionist, a born-again morning person, tomboy and #rulebreakerforlife, Camy helps women on their health journey by releasing them from expectations of perfection and allowing them to embrace a non-dieting lifestyle. She is passionate about designing a life you love and took the leap from the corporate world in 2015 on faith that the people, resources and opportunities would present themselves as she pursued her highest calling.
Camy’s alpha-ness and faith allowed her to take big risks with grace and confidence, despite many voices telling her that there was a safer route. Now, Camy uses her experience with extreme dieting, body image issues and negative self talk to coach women through their transformations by giving them what they think they want, and guiding them towards what they really need.
Camy Kennedy, BSc, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, INBFC Nutrition Coach, Diet Recovery Expert, Writer, Network Marketer, Rulebreaker
Jennifer Martin is the executive Director of Shop Local Raleigh and Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting business and community while encouraging consumers to support their small business community. The organization has over 500 members, owns and manages the Raleigh Christmas Parade and Brewgaloo, the state’s largest craft beer festival.
Before moving to Raleigh, Jennifer attended the University of South Florida, earning her degree in Communications. She then left Florida to start her career with the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America and five years later was hired as the Executive Director for the Central Florida chapter of Susan G Komen for the Cure.
Jennifer has received awards including the TBJ Top Women in Business, Cary Magazine Movers and Shakers and Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40. She’s a graduate of Leadership Raleigh Class 31, sits on several non-profit boards, serves on multiple task forces and volunteers for various other community organizations.
Sarah Schall is first and foremost a wife and mother to her 4 beautiful children (15, 13, 10, 7). She is a former college athlete and health teacher, a current volleyball coach and health coach. She works for Journey 2 Health (www.journey2health.com), a preventive and proactive health care company where serves as a health coach to their clients. Sarah is also the creator and developer of Inside-Out Strong, a program for teen/tween girls to learn how to be strong in heart, mind and body.
The roles in Sarah’s life have provided valuable experience and many blessings. As a teacher, she likes to educate and inform others of what healthy principles are and look like. As a coach, she will show you how healthy principles become healthy habits. As a mother and leader, she continually wants to motivate and inspire her own family and others who may be watching or listening.
Sarah desires to teach, inspire and model a healthy lifestyle while making it simple and realistic. As a busy mom of 4 kids, she understands what it takes to keep health simple and achievable, yet effective and life changing!