Fierce, Feminine, Fearless and Fabulous Women’s Retreat


Our distinguished panel of speakers for this event do not speak from theory, they speak from education, trial and error, life experiences and hard learned lessons.  Each is deeply passionate about their subject areas.

Allow us to present your speakers for the Retreat.

Kamara Coaxum

Kamara Coaxum is a Life Empowerment coach who focuses on debt reduction, motivational speaking, one-on-one coaching and financial literacy. Drawing upon her background in education and 17 years of experience, Kamara has a unique appreciation of mindset and the power it has to change lives. She enjoys helping clients develop new skills that will allow them to access available resources that support them in their financial choices in the future. She delights in working with adults, families and children.

Kamara received her coaching training and certification from Magnum Opus Coaching Institute. She received her B.A. in Early childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University and her M.A. in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Personally, Kamara pulled herself out of tens of thousands of dollars of debt and actively restructured her life to be a life she wanted to live, not the one she was given.  She excels at coaching those looking for constructive debt reduction strategies, motivational speaking and financial literacy.

Ms. Coaxum has been an avid traveler her whole life. She has traveled to over 40 countries and has lived in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Beijing, China. She is currently learning Arabic and aspires to become a member of the Traveler’s Century Club within the next five years. Kamara lives with her fur baby Cinnamon in New York City and can be reached at .

Sonjia ‘Lioness’ Mackey

If ever there was someone who can help you ‘GET YOUR LIFE’ it is our international adventurer Sonjia “Lioness” Mackey.  She’s called Lioness for a reason. A motivational speaker and professional coach in Lifestyle Redesign, Business Transformation and Women’s Empowerment, She is the “Queen” (i.e. Founder) of the “Bucket List Beasts” – a lifestyle movement initiated to help people remove mental blocks and barriers; step outside their comfort zones; conquer their fears; and pursue their best, happiest, most passionate and fulfilling lives.

Sonjia has traveled to over 35 states and more than 65 countries across all 7 continents while passionately and relentlessly checking items off her beloved bucket list. She lives adventures most people only dream about or watch on television: wrestling 10-foot alligators; plunging into frigid, Antarctic waters; relaxing under a live snake massage; getting baptized in the Jordan River; and spending the night alone in the African bush.

Sonjia received her B.S. in Finance and MBA in Marketing and Management from Louisiana State University; her certificate of E-Commerce from the University of Virginia; and her coaching certifications from Magnum Opus Coaching Institute in Georgia. She has 25 years of contracting and procurement experience in the oil and gas industry, but her greatest fulfillment now comes from helping people identify their passions and purpose so they can create and live the life of their dreams. Her inspiration can be found at, the travel, adventure and coaching segment of her company, (Im)Possible Living (a name chosen to show nothing is impossible when you believe “I’m Possible”)!

Sonjia currently resides in Houston, Texas and can be reached at

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson is the epitome of integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every way.  At an early age Stephanie began to finesse the art of sales and recognize the power of money as a top salesperson for the Girl Scouts. She began her real estate career over 13 years ago as a mortgage broker, specializing in the complexities of government and conventional loan products, and transitioned to a successful career in real estate as a broker in North and South Carolina.  She has worked in every aspect of the residential and commercial real estate industry including certified buyers’ representative, sellers’ agent, investor, and holds a Prudential Fine Homes Specialist Multi-million Dollar Producer award. Now, back in the mortgage arena at one of the largest banks in the country, Ms. Richardson is using her extensive knowledge of the mortgage industry to help individuals achieve their dreams of home ownership by showing them the strategies banks do not openly divulge.

As a leader in her field, Stephanie is focused on helping women become leaders to advance their business and make a greater impact in their communities and around the world.  She connects them to social and financial capital resources they need to maximize their potential. Stephanie is a certified coach in Lifestyle Redesign, Women’s Empowerment, and Business Transformation and holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Rutgers University.

Stephanie is a mother of three and has been the sole caregiver for her mother, Mary Ann. In October 2005, Mary Ann suffered a brain aneurysm which changed both their lives drastically. She readily provides guidance and counsel to those of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – taking care of your children and aging parents at the same time. Stephanie spends her free time participating in international mission trips, and traveling for exotic spa experiences.  Stephanie can be reached at

Dr. K. Nannette West

Serial entrepreneur, restauranteur, management/business development consultant, technology architect, Wall Street veteran and Internet marketer; Dr. K. Nannette West has had several successful careers and avocations in her life.  Affectionately known as Dr. K! to some, she started her first business at the tender age of 14 and has not stopped since!  Her passion is learning and using that knowledge to empower other entrepreneurs with the skills and strategies they need to start and grow their businesses.  ‘Can’t’ is not part of her vocabulary but ‘I wonder what would happen if…’ is.

After suffering several losses by not correctly managing her own money over 15 years ago, Dr. K! set out on a mission to make money work for her, not the other way around.  She counsels others on building true wealth instead of trying to become rich.

Dr. K! is the owner of several online businesses and two consulting firms.  Additionally, she is a Certified Master Life Coach, Bankruptcy Recovery Coach and Sex and Relationship Coach.  Her mission is to help others realize their wildest life dreams can come true and give them the tools and support to make them happen.  In her leisure time, K. Nannette West is an organic farmer and travels the world looking for decadent culinary and oneophillic delights.  Dr.K! can be reached at