Keynote Speaker: Patty Lennon of Mom Gets a Life
Patty Lennon is the CEO and Founder of Mom Gets a Life. She is a mom advocate, coach, writer and speaker. She believes in the power of intuition, taking action and a world where women can be successful mothers and successful individuals at the same time. Visit http://www.momgetsalife.com if you are ready to move yourself up on your priority list. Find Mom Gets a Life on Facebook and Twitter.
From Mom Gets a Life:
As moms, we are often driven to pursue definitions of what a good mother looks like to the point that we completely lose ourselves in the process. At least that is what happened to me. One day I woke up and realized I hadn’t been deeply happy in a long time.
I thought being a good mother meant I stopped caring for my needs when I started caring for my children’s needs. … And it is now my mission to support every mom who is ready to journey back to herself. … I founded Mom Gets A Life to bring high end coaching to all moms at mom-friendly prices.
Allison McConnell, Stylist, of Analogue Chic
Allie is a Connecticut native with a cosmopolitan streak. She loves travel, the arts, and irreverent fun. Blessed with a mom and grandma who are die-hard sewists, she’s been stitching and playing with fabric since grade school.
Allie has a B.A. in International Affairs and Anthropology from The George Washington University, and worked as a legal assistant and social work case manager for refugees and survivors of labor trafficking for 5 years before re-committing to the art, craft and politics of fashion and style.
Allie started a fashion blog, AnalogueChic.com, in 2008, and opened a shop on Etsy.com selling vintage clothes and original, upcycled handbags. Later, she added personal styling and wardrobe consulting to her service offerings, with the goal of supporting women’s self esteem and career fulfillment. In 2011, she returned to school as a full time student at Parsons School of Fashion in New York to learn the business and craft of fashion design–she will graduate in May 2013.
In addition to working with private clients and maintaining an e-commerce shop, Allie has designed window displays for the Salvation Army Store; styled fashion photo shoots for emerging photographers; worked on several runway shows, including New York Fashion Week; and appeared on German television as a style commentator.
Allie’s style philosophy is founded on a sense of humor, functionality, color, environmental sustainability, and women’s health and self-esteem.
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Robin Goldberg, Parenting and Academic Consultant
Robin Goldberg has made it her mission to help parents help their children succeed in school. Knowing your child is your greatest strength, and Robin has helped parents see where their child is and work with the child’s personality to bring out his or her best. Robin can detect and nurture a child’s gifts.
Many mothers expect to see “Suzy is a delight to have in class” on report cards. Instead, some see reports like, “doesn’t pay attention in class”, “he could do so much better if he would just…”, or “we need to set up a time for a meeting”. Robin has received those notes and was worried for son.
After an extensive period of research and dedication, Robin learned techniques that helped her child become a school success. He is thriving in his current school environment, appreciated by his teachers and peers. Robin was delighted to hear her son state, with great pride, that he was the most organized boy in 9th grade. What Robin learned when helping her own child has also helped other parents facing a variety of challenges with their children.
Robin believes the source of a child’s difficulties is also the source of their greatest strength. There are a lot of smart kids for whom school is a challenge. Now that her son is a school success, Robin is taking what she has learned to help other families go from struggle to success and from success to satisfaction. Every child has great potential, and with Robin’s support, every parent has the ability to help their child realize that potential.