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Illuminate Conference | We’re Looking for a Better Way

“But this is the way we’ve always done it.” 

Have you ever been on the receiving end of those words? I have. And that phrase rang in my ears like nails on a chalk board. Those eight words struck me as wrong, stale and almost unjust. 

I now know I hated those words because of my entrepreneurial spirit. It goes against who I am to use “we’ve always done it this way” as justifiable reasoning. And, if you’re a business owner, you likely know exactly what I mean!

That’s why I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Illuminate planning committee – we’re looking for a better way. A refreshed presence. A level up. Because we know that’s what each of you want for your businesses, too. 

If you’ve never attended Illuminate, here’s the one reason why you should: In a room full of women with differing opinions, faiths, business philosophies and lifestyles – the thread of entrepreneurialism and community wins. People who attend Illuminate aren’t “we’ve always done it like this” people. They’re “let’s try it this way – together” people. It’s a room of starters. Doers. Innovators. Change agents. And we want you to join us.

This year’s speakers are engaging, passionate leaders with go-get-em ideas and skills that they intend to transfer to you. They’ll address topics like, knowing your worth, starting and growing your business, automation, collaboration, customer service AND how to eliminate distractions so you can do the things you’ve always wanted to do. 

Don’t settle for the complacency of not showing up for this. Upend the status quo and level up by registering today. You’re worth it, and so is your business.


Illuminate is Thursday, October 10.
Do your business a favor and register here.


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Restored purposefully equips professional moms for life at home and at work by creating welcoming, engaging, Christ-centered environments.

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