Meet The Authors

Rosie Battista

Rosie Battista’s been passionately driven for decades to enhance others lives & businesses.

Believing we are each a unique reflection of God, waiting to reveal what we’re designed for, her mission is best summed up as: Wake Up, Uncover Your Gift, Present it to the World.

Rosie’s principles come from her life journey - uncovering & breaking out of her own limiting beliefs, until she felt the freedom to share more & more of her own inner gifts with the world.

The first dramatic break out was entering a body building competition at 50 then building the “Sleeping Naked After 40” franchise of three books, documentary, coaching classes, retreats & card deck.

Continuing to “wake up” after 40, she shares her growing intuitive wisdom with clients; helping strip away their limiting beliefs that kept them feeling small, off balance & disconnected from what they are uniquely designed to do.

These principles are shared as a box of gems she calls “Self Love You-Tensils & Spiritual Essentials.” These tools help you remember who you truly are - freeing you to create the life & business you desire.

With her new nickname as “The Queen of Card Decks”, she teaches & empowers people & businesses to share their gift & message as “bite sized, digestible nuggets of wisdom.” Her students create gorgeous decks that grow their biz, enhance client growth & increase revenue.

Rosie lives by the ideas that miracles happen everyday and anything is possible. Her courses, programs & retreats offer inspiration & insight for stepping onto the miraculous path of creativity, fun & happiness.

Melissa Brown

“Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.”

Dr. Melissa Brown began her career as a pediatrician, building a large private practice in suburban New Jersey. She was recognized as one of New Jersey’s Doctors Favorite Doctors during her time in practice.

Unfortunately, stress and physical burn-out forced her to retire early from medical practice.

Melissa’s journey of reinventing herself after leaving clinical medicine included life coach certification and then building an online healthy lifestyle business. When she learned about done-for-you content and reconnected with a long-forgotten love of writing, she combined many passions into her present online business, Coach Ready Content.

Melissa believes creating great content and sharing it with the world is the best way to make a positive difference in others’ lives. She now helps educate, equip, and empower entrepreneurs to create great content that impacts people and helps change the world. One piece of content at a time.

Who says you can’t reinvent yourself?

Lynette Chandler

Lynette Chandler is a self-taught programmer. She also has a not-so-secret talent for design.

After a stressful period in both her personal and business life, she had to re-think her business. Since then, Lynette has pivoted from software to planner and journal design. A move that brings her tremendous joy.

Lynette hails from Malaysia and now lives in North Carolina with her husband, and three teens. She invites you to pick up one of her beautiful free planner templates at Thrive Anywhere.

Nicole Dean

Business Consultant / Mentor and All Around Awesome Human, Nicole Dean (that's me) educates and empowers entrepreneurs to create kick ass businesses so they can live life with no regrets.

In the business world, I've sold millions of dollars online. (Both for myself and my clients.)

I help un-trap entrepreneurs who are stuck in their businesses to rediscover how to make running their business fun, easy and profitable. The utmost goal is to have fun and earn a lot of money while making the web and the world a better place.

Endlessly curious, always exploring and learning, I am beyond thankful that I was brave enough to start my business way back in 2004.

I live for my family. Beyond that, I love reading, writing, cooking (lots of veggies), getting fresh air (paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, biking, spelunking), traveling, seeing theatre (usually musicals), gardening (specifically growing stuff I can eat like herbs), animal rescue, orphan (kids) rescue, home decor / reno, doing yoga WHILE traveling, going to museums, looking at the stars (Orion and Crux make me swoon), and learning all the things.

Life is so magical and short and full of beauty and wonder. Why on earth wouldn’t you create a business that allows you to live it to the fullest? That is my wish for you.

Michelle D. Garrett

Michelle D. Garrett lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband and their two youngest children. She strives to equip women in business with the tools and resources to show up confidently and consistently online and off. In her work as a business and accountability coach for female entrepreneurs, Michelle is passionate about teaching her clients the importance of setting actionable goals and making time off for self-care, rest, personal growth and time with loved ones a priority.

Michelle offers resources that help women grow their home-based and small businesses. As a well-respected online community builder, Michelle has mentored and assisted many online influencers and businesswomen with expanding their own communities through social media and email marketing.

After being diagnosed with major depression and anxiety during the summer of 2019, Michelle began using her story of healing and triumph to encourage and motivate others to make their mental health a priority. She shares her journey on her social media platforms and through in-person conversations with others.

As a wife and the mom of a college sophomore, 7th grader and 3rd grader, Michelle strives to enjoy the precious moments while sharing ways to balance it all with her community.

Pam Hamilton

I am an attorney and business coach, who is passionate about helping small business owners and aspiring business owners, get pass their “stuff” and build amazing businesses that they love.

I have been a business lawyer for the past 26 years and a business coach for the past 8.

But . . . “The most important thing I can say about myself, is that I used to be invisible, now I’m not. And becoming visible changed my life forever. “

Building visibility for myself and for, and in my business has allowed me to create the business and lifestyle I have always dreamed of. And, more importantly, I can help YOU become visible too. I can help you take the God given unique talents you possess inside you and use it to build the business of your dreams.

I would love to welcome you into my Facebook community of business builders, full of folks that started out just like you, and now are pushing forward to build their ideal businesses. You can request to join at:

I will have a special gift waiting there for you: “Three Simple Exercises You Can Do Right Now to Help Boost Your Visibility and Self-Esteem.”

Tishia Lee

A diet school dropout, blogger and podcaster Tishia (Tish) Lee has embraced her body and went from self-hate to body positive plus-size model. She no longer hides because of her weight and takes up space boldly, loudly, and happily in a world that often criticizes big bodies. She believes all bodies are beautiful and uses her size to show others that they can do what society says "fat girls shouldn't!" like hiking, dancing, modeling, and more.

She encourages women of all sizes to take up space confidently and comfortably with no apology! She's on a mission to help hurting women catch a glimpse of their true shining selves so they can live their best lives and never settle for less.

Her podcast, The Your Shining Self Podcast, shines a light on amazing women who have stories of hope, love, and transformation to share. You’ll hear conversations about women overcoming addiction, fertility issues, depression, and more!

Tish lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her boyfriend and their goofy furry four-legged, cross-eyed, underbite, 70+ lb. pup Gary Lazereyes. She’s also mom to one kiddo, soon to be 22 year old Caleb.

A few fun, random facts about Tish: she loves pink, glitter, and all things sparkly :-)

Dr. Melissa Peet

Melissa R. Peet MSW, PhD  is the Executive Director of the Generative Knowledge Institute, which was formed in order to disseminate her research to higher education, non-profit and business organizations. Through her research, Dr. Peet has created a series of integrative learning and generative (resource-creating) methods and tools that support people in discovering, building upon, and demonstrating the vast hidden forms of knowledge, strength and intelligence they already have, but do not know they possess.

She works with leaders, entrepreneurs, medical workers, educators, students and parents to help them identify and build upon their vast hidden resources.  Her primary focus is working with people who have been traumatized as well as those who’ve been historically marginalized and oppressed.  Dr. Peet’s methods have been adopted by colleges, universities and non-profit organizations throughout the US, Europe and Australia. 

Lady Rayven Monique

Lady Rayven Monique is a doer in life - she does things in life that others can't, or won't. A true original, she's manifested incredible adventures ranging from living for 6-years with her family in an RV touring the country, to meeting her soul-mate, to delivering 9 babies as a surrogate mother.

Rayven believes that happiness is our natural state of being, and guides others to manifesting their own dreams. She helps those struggling with creating what they want in life to get clear, take action, and step into a new future with ease.

Maruxa Murphy

Maruxa “Muh-roo-shah” ;) Murphy, mom of 3 young girls and the wife to a great guy is also a mission-driven entrepreneur, author and consultant.

She has built and ran multiple 6 and 7 figure companies through creating highly engaged communities and tribes over the last 10 years. Her goal is to always invite brands to create experiences for their customers that make customers feel like they're part of a a family they're actually excited about be part of!

Maruxa consults with brands and entrepreneurs to truly craft community-based business models that increase revenue streams, create great customer experiences for clients/customers while also bringing so much fun and joy to the company itself!

Get to know more about Maruxa’s latest venture through Perky Perky, a coffee brand that invites women to step into their power from the first cup of the day and onward! If you’re more interested in learning how to create profitable communities, sell your programs/services with ease and impact more lives, check out Maruxa’s work.

Nadine Rodriguez

Nadine Rodriguez is a Master Success & Mindset Coach, Master NLP Practitioner & Hypnotherapist who works with female entrepreneurs that want consistent clients, cash, freedom & fulfillment.

Nadine knows that the way to success and fulfillment is to have the right mindset and banish all limiting beliefs. After years of struggling to grow her business, she realized she was focused on her external environment, always trying to do the latest marketing tactic. When she stopped looking outward and went within using meditation, journaling, and NLP techniques, she was able to clear all the blocks holding her back. Her business started to grow with such ease and joy.

It’s her mission to help as many female entrepreneurs overcome any limiting beliefs to have their dream life and business.

Nadine is a certified Master Neuro-Linguistic (NLP) Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Master Time Technique Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, and a Master Success & Mindset Coach.

Nadine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the New York Institute of Technology."

Hazel Palache

Hazel Palache is a respected and trusted guide who holds certifications as a Success Coach, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Stress Management Counselor. Additionally she is an Amazon best-selling Author and motivational speaker.

For nearly 30 years she has been an expert in helping people to change the way they think so that they create positive mindsets. For the past 15 years, Hazel has been working with women over 40 who are going through some kind of transition in life. She specializes in women going through a divorce so they move forward with more clarity and focus on how they want to recreate their lives. Most everything a client has or is going through she has been through herself so not only does she have vast amounts of training, she also has vast amounts of life experience.

Hazel says; “I love working with women who have the courage to push the bar and in doing so, not only do they change their life financially, professionally and personally, they also make the world a better place. Her philosophy is never give up and you are never too old, you can achieve anything if you believe in yourself.

For more information about Hazel, coaching and/or hypnotherapy, please visit:

Benecia Ponder

Benecia Ponder is a multiple bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and award-winning entrepreneur. As founder of ILLUMINATION Press, Benecia helps purpose-driven indivuals and service-based entrepreneurs turn their God-given gifts and life-changing experiences into powerful messages that make a big difference and a big profit.

Karen Robinson

Karen is a service driven social worker specializing in trauma recovery, holistic care, and transformation. A licensed clinical social worker in the State of Virginia with 22 years of experience, Karen works full time as a supervisory social worker with the Department of Defense. Her expertise includes working with patients post suicide attempts, trauma survivors (combat and/or interpersonal trauma), and in cognitive behavioral as well as solution focused therapy. Karen started a “Heal Thrive Dream, LLC” with her daughters, to create more impact for trauma survivors globally. Her daughters help design journals, edit blog posts, assist with photography, and social media. Karen provides coaching and counseling services to primarily trauma survivors. Other services include courses, masterminds, and virtual memberships.

Karen earned both her Bachelor’s (1996) and Master’s (1998) Degrees in Clinical Social Work at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. She served in community mental health in Washington, DC; as a school social worker; adoption services (primarily home studies); personal therapist, and a federal government social worker (16 years).

Karen’s home of origin is Northern Maine, but she also grew up in Rowena, New Brunswick, Canada. Karen is a trauma survivor and thus has both the personal and professional experience needed to build authentic, genuine, connections with clients during the hardest times in their lives. Karen loves reading, personal development, spending time with her spouse Tony, and her three precious children (Lena, Grace, & Gideon).

Val Selby

Having gone through multiple major changes in her forties, Val Selby learned that embracing her true personality was the key to being truly happy. In under a three year time span she lost two parents, the kids both graduated high school and she went through surgically induced menopause. It was at this low that she created steps to figure out who she was and what she wanted to do next.

She now coaches women over 40 that it’s time to take their turn. Through workshops, summits, a podcast and personal coaching she shares her experiences and the lesson of finding the confidence within yourself. Coach Val takes you through the steps she uses to continually evaluate her boundaries and find new things to try. All with the goal of creating Your Bold Life.

Janna Lynn Skroch

Janna Lynn Skroch has for the past seven years been a yearly seven-figure seller in eCommerce. However, what had started as a hobby had turned into a jobby.

Knowing this wasn’t following her true passion for personal growth Janna Lynn has now created and is the founder of I Create My Life Today™.

I Create My Life Today™ is based on taking one hundred percent responsibility for your life, knowing your life purpose, and, clearing the mental roadblocks that sabotage your dream goals using a technique Janna Lynn has created after many years of research.

Janna Lynn is excitedly creating an interactive workshop to teach others how to retrain their inner critic so they too can achieve their health, wealth, and dream goals.

Lane Therrell

Lane Therrell wants to live in a world where everyone is inspired and empowered to heal completely-- in body mind and spirit. And she’s doing her part to bring that heartfelt desire into reality.

Lane is a holistically focused board-certified family nurse practitioner with a background in integral coaching. She’s certified in Healing Touch and reads Akashic Records.

Lane’s abilities and expertise with energy healing and other holistic and integrative techniques are especially helpful for those who are putting their lives together in the aftermath of a disruptive life event or trauma. If you’ve survived something (including life itself), and wish to restore your best health, put your mind at ease, and live a life in balance filled with everyday blessings and miracles, Lane can guide you on your journey.

In the aftermath of surviving domestic violence, Lane said YES to her own health and happiness. Now she helps others do the same. You’re always welcome in Lane’s world.

Kirsten Womack

I am the hustle behind the muscle at Move With Mack.

My passion for health and fitness was birthed from my own health struggles which resulted in me enrolling in the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute where I earned my certification as a Master Health Coach.

In 2016, I joined forces with my husband Clarence “Mack” (the Muscle) to bring a full spectrum of fitness training, health coaching and positive living education to our company, Move with Mack.

My credentials include:

  • Master Certified Health Coach
  • Certificate in Lifestyle and Weight Management
  • Certificate in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle Issues
  • B.S. in Human Resource Management

I am living in my purpose… serving as a guide to women of a “certain age” as they embark on their journey to shed the physical and mental weight that has kept them from living their best healthy life.

Rachel Marie Martin (Foreword)

Rachel believes in the power of the human spirit to overcome, to thrive and to find deep joy and because of that she pours out her heart via these platforms: she is the writer behind the site and author of The Brave Art of Motherhood. Her articles have been translated into over 25 languages, her site reaches millions of visitors per month and she has a robust, engaged Facebook community.

Her content has been featured in The Huffington Post, iVillage, The Today Show, Star Tribune, iVillage, Stuff New Zealand, PopSugar, Motherly, Parents, What to Expect, NBC Parents, IJR, Dr. Greene, Power of Positivity, CafeMom, and many more. She speaks worldwide encouraging moms and entrepreneurs to live each day with purpose and drive. Beyond that, she’s a single mom to seven, and calls Nashville, Tennessee, her home.

Therese Sparkins (What Now?)

An Executive coach and Radical Leadership workshop facilitator, Therese Sparkins is a stand for your life to be filled with love, joy, surprise, and delight on a daily basis.