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Valerie Bertinelli

An adored Golden Globe award-winning actress and best-selling author, Valerie Bertinelli’s long and celebrated career has expanded to include equally beloved spokesperson, Emmy Award winning host, business entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent cookbooks include best-sellers “One Dish At A Time” and “Valerie’s Home Cooking.”

Bertinelli stars in her own show on Food Network entitled “Valerie’s Home Cooking,” where she shares her passion for preparing delicious meals for her friends and family. Bertinelli won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Program and Outstanding Culinary Host for “Valerie’s Home Cooking.” She also stars in “Kids Baking Championship” alongside Duff Goldman, to find the most impressive and creative young baker in the country.

 A two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Bertinelli first became a household name for her role as Barbara on CBS’ long-running series “One Day at a Time.” For six seasons, she starred as Melanie Moretti in TV Land’s acclaimed sitcom “Hot in Cleveland.” In August 2012, Bertinelli received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 In January 2020, Bertinelli became a Special Correspondent for ‘Start TODAY with Valerie Bertinelli’ on the Today Show. To kick off the new year, Valerie began a journey to find personal joy both inside and out, including making healthy choices with food and changing the way of thinking about her body.


Taking it One Day at a Time

An award-winning actress and TV host as well as a best-selling author, Valerie Bertinelli has had a long and celebrated career in the public eye. Discover what has a lifetime of being on-camera and in the spotlight has taught Valerie, and how her journey to find joy and self-love can inspire you. Valerie joins us virtually to share her insight and participate in Q&A, answering questions directly from conference attendees.



For more than 25 years, Amanda Gore has been one of America’s and Australia’s most admired experiential speakers. She uses the principles of emotional intelligence to transform the spirit of people and cultures by changing perceptions, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation, and team dynamics.

Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings – the way we feel about a product, organization or person influences how we behave and informs our decisions about how we spend or who we conduct business with. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda’s presentations changes perceptions… And feelings.

Author of five books and several video and audio training programs, Amanda is also the CEO of the JOY Project and has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, stress management, group dynamics, neurolinguistics, neuroscience, and occupational health.


Re-Set: How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World

Amanda Gore, one of the Business Women’s Forum’s most-loved and engaging speakers, joins us in 2020 from the land down under – Australia! –  to deliver this never-before-seen presentation. How can we deal with the fear and frustration of these uncertain times at home, in the office, or wherever we are? Amanda will give us practical strategies to rewire our brains and reactivate our human potential so that we can stay sane in the crazy world we’re facing personally and professionally. With a larger-than-life sense of humor and high-value content for your life and business, experience the power of joy as only Amanda can deliver it!


Leading Edge Coaching and Development

Leading Edge Coaching and Development

Cindy Maher and Jamie Guite

Stress, Resilience, & Change

“Why can’t things stay the way they were?” Whether you are experiencing a job change, new manager, or process overhaul, you’re dealing with stress. Rolling deadlines, changes in expectations and difficult people can really take a toll of effectiveness.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the impact of constant stress and change – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional
  • Identify what’s in or out of their control
  • Achieve a personal vision that will enable them to reach goals and maintain sanity
  • Commit to seeking and offering support from and to others
  • Identify and receive coaching on other causes of stress in their life
Debbie Fay

Debbie Fay

President, bespeak presentation solutions, llc

Changing Communication in Changing Times

Since the pandemic began we have all had to change the ways we communicate. Mostly, we’re communicating via a remote platform like Zoom, Webex, Google Hangouts, etc. Whether we are in a meeting, giving a presentation or being interviewed, we want to be looking, sounding and being our best. In this breakout session, public speaking coach and presentations consultant Debbie Fay gives us tips and tools to do just that.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • How to look your best on screen (lighting, camera position, background)
  • How to conduct yourself in a meeting
  • How to lead a meeting
  • How to create and deliver an engaging effective presentation