2018 Education Conference Speakers


Mary Cravets | Simply Get Clients

Mary Cravets is a highly-sought after Business Development Expert and International Speaker. Mary teaches busy entrepreneurs how to attract more high-end clients so they can significantly grow their business – without working 24/7. Using her methods, the majority of her clients quickly increase their income 50-100%.

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Wendy Rivera Wendy Rivera | Emotional Connections
Do You Speak Bride?

Wendy Rivera – performer; educator; innovator; bride linguist; customer service guru; international speaker; bridal boutique coach; bridal stylist trainer; relational expert; communication student for life; fun-loving; connection aficionado; wife to Gabe; mom to Gabriel and Ava; friend to everyone she meets.

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Ron RuthRon Ruth | Imagination Station: Creativity Lab for using creative thinking to look for at your business in a new way.
The Ron Ruth Experience

Ron has enjoyed over 27-years on the front lines of wedding celebrations as the owner of a successful wedding entertainment business. He is also that unique entrepreneur who possesses “big picture” vision and demonstrates his knowledge through the lens of “how can i use what I’ve learned to help others?” You’ll love his inspiring, informative and entertaining presentation style.

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Eric Lofholm Eric Lofholm | Closing the Sale
Eric Lofholm International

Eric Lofholm is a master sales trainer who has helped over 10,000 students make more sales. Trained by bestselling sales expert Dr. Donald Moine, Eric has helped generate nearly $500 million in revenue in the last two decades. Eric honed his skills as a trainer for Tony Robbins from 1997 to 1999 before founding his own company, Eric Lofholm International. Eric is a naturally gifted teacher. For over 19 years, Eric has been sharing his proven sales increasing ideas with people all over the world. He offers expert training for both corporate sales departments and for individuals who want to improve their sales skills. Eric has trained people from over 500 different companies including: Aflac, Century 21, Prudential, Morgan Stanley, World Financial Group, Sebastiani Vineyards and Hilton just to name a few. Eric is the author of 10 books including the Amazon Best Seller, The System.

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Deborah Moody Deborah Moody | To Refer or Not to Refer?
Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants

Deborah began her wedding planning career in 1995, after completing her training through the ACPWC. She joined the Association and took over as director in 2009. Deborah has represented the ACPWC at trade shows and conferences throughout the world. Deborah has just completed her book, “Persevere Through The Fear”: A Collaboration of 7 women sharing their stories about life’s journey.

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Kimberly Vaughan Kimberly Vaughan | LGBT Weddings

Kimberly Vaughan, CEO & Founder of LGBTWeddings.com has made it her mission to connect the wedding industry and LGBT Community through a website designed for engaged couples to plan in a safe and joyous place. Her background in human resources, training and education, event planning, publishing, and trade show production lent the perfect combination of experience to launch LGBTWeddings.com. For the last 10 years, Kimberly has served as the Executive Producer for the International Wedding Festival, a wedding planning expo with humble beginnings in a gymnasium in Modesto, California that grew to the title of third largest wedding expo in Northern California. The title is a large accomplishment for an event produced in a C market with just over 100,000 residents. Kimberly also served as the Associate Publisher of Beautiful Bride Magazine, a quarterly, national print publication serving brides and grooms planning a wedding. Kimberly enjoys contributing in environments where diversity, equality and inclusive practices thrive, where people express creativity and where individuals are encouraged to be their true, authentic self. It is in these rich environments of creativity and expression that we find the most dedicated and productive teams.

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Rick CooperRick Cooper | How to Use Instagram and Facebook for Marketing
Social Media Outcomes

Rick Cooper is an Online Marketing Expert. He is author of Seize your Opportunities, Marketing Magic, and Extreme Excellence. Rick works with small business owners who want to generate more leads online and increase sales on the internet. Rick is a national speaker on Online Marketing. He was featured in Comstocks magazine and has been interviewed by The National Networker, AllBusiness.com and the East Bay Times Business Journal.

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Jennifer Dunham Jennifer Dunham | Get Results from Email
Time, Money & Happiness Matters with Jennifer Dunham

Jennifer Dunham is on a mission to help driven professionals change their overwhelming and unfulfilling zombie-like lives into exciting lives they love! She teaches from experience, as she is the owner of three successful businesses – including The Memory Journalists, wedding photography.

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Jennifer HollyJennifer Holly | So You Want To Draft a Contract….. & 10 Ways Your Small Business May Be Breaking Employment

Jennifer Holly is an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in the Employment and Litigation Practices. She is an experienced litigator and counselor, providing clients with solutions in all aspects of employment relations, including litigation and preventative counseling and guidance.

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Erin Summ Erin Summ | Creating Your Vision to Propel your Business Success
Erin Summ Confidence Coaching

Erin went from shy woman to Confidence Coach, her vision always bigger than her fears. She is a sought after speaker, author, and hosts regular Visioning Workshops helping people dream bigger, overcome limiting beliefs and fears, to reach their vision and make more money.

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