RISE

Connecting Nashville Speakers to New Opportunities

We are proud to present the first installment of a new series: RISE: A Nashville Networking Event Celebrating Keynote Speakers. This event is designed to connect Nashville-based professionals in the PR, events, and programming space, while showcasing the brilliance and expertise of local keynote speakers.

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Meet The Speakers

Our speakers showcase a range of topics and subject matter expertise to offer a variety of options for your upcoming programming. Keep them in mind and reach out directly as you are planning your:

  • Keynotes
  • Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Panels
  • Coaching Sessions / Strategic Planning
  • Retreats
  • Featured Guests (Podcasts, Interviews, Editorials, etc.)

March 2024

Harry Allen

Co-Founder + CRO, Studio Bank

Harry L. Allen is the Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer of Studio Bank. Mr. Allen is well known for his passion for leadership and learning and is a frequent guest on podcasts and in publications focused on entrepreneurship and leadership. He is a proven leader and entrepreneur who is able to build coalitions for impact and change. He is a gifted communicator, and his natural curiosity pushes organizations to think differently and challenge the status quo.

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Elle Benson

Founder, Nonprofit Leadership, LLC

Benson is a renowned national consultant who specializes in helping organizations transition to greater impact and build capacity. With a remarkable career in the nonprofit sector, she has gained extensive expertise in various areas, including organizational development and change, executive transition consultancy, strategic planning, leadership development, and board governance. She is the author of two books that focus on mindfulness and happiness.

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July 2023

Anna-Vija McClain

Founder + CEO, Piccolo Solutions

Anna-Vija McClain is an expert in small business efficiency and growth. She is the Founder and CEO of Piccolo Solutions, a development firm that provides businesses with numerous ways to scale, from marketing to workflow solutions. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, and is active in the Nashville community through numerous charities, Boards, and volunteer efforts, including serving as the host of the SCORE Connect television show on News Channel 5+!

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Elle Benson

Founder, Nonprofit Leadership, LLC

Benson is a renowned national consultant who specializes in helping organizations transition to greater impact and build capacity. With a remarkable career in the nonprofit sector, she has gained extensive expertise in various areas, including organizational development and change, executive transition consultancy, strategic planning, leadership development, and board governance. She is the author of two books that focus on mindfulness and happiness.

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Rosa Castano

CEO & FOUNDER, Well-Being with Rosa

Rosa Castano has had a  15+ yrs corporate career, in all types of settings from small businesses, freshly minted startups, and large, diverse non-profit corporations. She was forced to pivot to a new path after the pandemic put a halt to her career, allowing her to take the time to re-evaluate her career aspirations. As a certified Meditation, Mindfulness, and Movement leader, she decided to combine her passion for Well-Being and experience in the Corporate world to create Stress Management Workshops and talks. 

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Jennifer Faught

SCALING UP COACH, Avanthos Coaching

Jennifer has coached over 400 businesses totalling $835 million in collective revenue in developing and executing their strategic plans — so it isn’t just on the CEO and their team. Jennifer is no stranger to scaling a business. Prior to her 10 years in coaching, she built two businesses, sold one, and coached countless others in growth strategy. She has served on the leadership teams for several scale up companies.

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Brenton Harrison

FOUNDER & FINANCIAL ADVISOR, New Money, New Problems

Brenton Harrison has spent over a decade empowering people to take control of their money. He teaches strategies for overcoming the burden of debt, juggling family and money, and establishing a financial foothold for those who were never taught the principles of financial literacy. He has been featured in publications such as Business Insider, USA Today, CNBC and Forbes. Brenton is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Student Loan Advisor, and is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator.

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Aireka Harvell

FOUNDER, Nodat, Inc.

Aireka Harvell is a visionary entrepreneur, public speaker, and coach, known for her expertise in the realms of digital marketing, consumer influence, and business strategy. As the Founder of Nodat Inc, a leading tech company specializing in online reputation management and customer engagement, Aireka has revolutionized the way businesses navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the internet.

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Steve Woodruff

PRESIDENT, ClarityFuel

Steve Woodruff is known as the King of Clarity. His books and workshops are designed to equip professionals with the simple, actionable practices that will immediately put them in the Winner’s Circle of effective communicators.

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