Collin Chambers leads those seeking personal transformation on enchanted journeys through a magical union of Walking as a Sacred Practice, Rituals & Ceremony, and Self-Empowering Backpacking programs in amazing places all over the world.
Her own journey has taken her from hiking 2,180 miles on the Appalachian Trail to mystical sojourns throughout Peru, Nepal, Thailand, Europe, and India. Her world travels became a profound opening into the realm of energy and mystical work. Collin is a certified Yoga and Mystical Dance Instructor, Reiki Master, and Shamanic Energy Healer, as well as a passionate advocate of the exploration of wild places.
Her passion for teaching self-confidence in nature led her to open a hiking and backpacking gear shop, facilitating hiking workshops and gear demonstrations, and leading group hikes and overnight backpacking trips throughout the Southeast. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder, Backcountry Survival Instructor, and a "Leave No Trace" Trainer. She teaches these and other skills through experiential one-on-one custom-created programs.
Regina Reiter is a hiking coach whose warm, gentle, and authentic heart create a safe space for women to love themselves, their bodies, and their lives just as they are and take the next step that is just right for them. In 2007, at the age of 53, when her youngest son turned 18, Regina walked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia in a 7-month journey. That journey confirmed Regina’s passion for walking in nature as a transformational path for herself.
During her walk, through that summer and into winter, Regina clarified her own life’s purpose, her priorities for a fulfilling relationship, and her recognition of the value of using the tools of Radical Forgiveness to see challenges, setbacks, and obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow. Then, she kept walking, and has now logged over 10,000 miles on long trails, including a second pass of the Appalachian Trail and several other long trails in the US. As she finished the 2,550-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2008, Regina declared that she would earn her living hiking! The following year, she created Forgiveness Walks to share everything she had learned about transformational walking with other courageous women.
Why is she talking with you about resilience? Like anyone, she has been disappointed countless times in daily life. She has also recovered from some pivotal crises. She was fired from her dream job. She divorced her husband of 34 years, and when she was 25, she was raped by a home intruder. She is here today to share how you, like she, can turn all of these crises into blessings. How? By awakening to the nourishing qualities of the natural world with all your senses and by using the easy and practical tools of Radical Forgiveness to open your heart and mind to the creative power of Spirit.
In everything she does, Regina guides others to love themselves, their bodies, and their lives just as they are then to take their next easy step into a new story of acceptance, joy, and fulfillment. She will do that with you in her presentation.
Regina is available as a hiking coach and guide for private and group journeys. Regina also facilitates any of the nourishing menu of Radical Forgiveness tools including the Satori Board Game, 13-Steps to Radical Forgiveness, worksheets, Circle Ceremony, and book study groups.
Linda Chinn, D. Min., is a highly regarded and respected minister of the Word of God who teaches and preaches to audiences throughout the United States on a regular basis. As founder of Linda Chinn Ministries-Institute of Biblical Studies, LLC, Dr. Chinn teaches Bible study techniques using recognized learner and teacher laws, theological classes such as Soteriology (the study of Salvation), Pneumatology (the study of the Holy Spirit) as well as practical topics like including but not limited to Caring Enough to Confront, Deleting Deadly Distractions and more.
Dr. Chinn received her Master of Theology & Divinity degrees from Christian Life School of Theology in 2004 and 2005 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Beacon University Institute of Ministry in 2006. She has formerly served as Dean of Christian Life School of Theology at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs, Georgia; and, held several leadership positions at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Austell, Georgia. A native of New London, CT, Dr. Chinn currently resides in Douglasville, GA with her husband of 32 years, Michael Chinn. Dr. Chinn’s personal mission – and that of the Institute - is to Enlighten, Renew and Transform minds that lead to fruitful living
Jaha Zainabu is a poet based in Los Angeles, California. She has been working as a professional poet since 1992 and has traveled throughout the United States performing her poetry and reading her published work in colleges, prisons, churches, businesses and theaters. She has taught poetry and fiction for the past six years for a Los Angeles community program at USC as well as leading her own poetry workshops. She is a member of the renowned Anansi Writers Workshop at The World Stage in Los Angeles. Jaha was co author in Eve Ensler's three woman play DANCING ON HURT FEET and also performed in Ensler's production V DAY. She has published five collections of poetry. She directed and produced RED STORIES, a storytelling series which ran for five years in Los Angeles. Her one woman poetic production, JOURNEY ran for seven years in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. She created three poetry cds and an audiobook with her poetry. She has often been featured on television and radio shows. She currently works as a one
on one poetry instructor to others in the process of developing poetry and fiction books. In addition to poetry Jaha Zainabu is a painter and muralist. She has designed book covers for several writers and currently has several murals up in Los Angeles. Aside from art, Jaha Zainabu works tirelessly to promote care and awareness for the menatlly ill. She has shared her own experiences living with bipolar 1 throughout her blog JahasWorld that she created in 2009. She is a social activist and uses her voice and talent to promote justice for Black lives, LGBTQ, women, children and others. She also currently serves as the artist-in-residence for WomanPreach, Inc and has served with them for the past ten years. To see her work please visit her blogs at www.jahasworld.blogspot.com and www.patreon.com/jahazainabu.
Cheryl “Chirl Girl” Patterson loves to talk! But, things didn’t start that way for this North Carolina native. In fact, this little girl from Salisbury, didn’t say her first words until she was almost 2 years old, when she told her sister, who was teasing her, to “Leave me ‘lone!” And pretty much since that day, Chirl Girl has not shut her mouth and will talk to any and everybody! Fortunately, that’s what she gets paid to do on radio, television, and through hosting various events!
Her love of radio began at the tender age of 9, when a revival preacher heard her announce the “Junior Church Report” and asked her to read the ‘sick and shut-in” list on his radio show! Now, with over 20 years of radio under her belt, ChirlGirl has co-hosted and produced morning shows for Kevin “Cooling” Foxx, The Breakfast Brotha’s, Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey. ChirlGirl was also the first African-American to host a show on Charlotte’s #1 Country music station, WSOC.
She has spent the last 8 years hosting and producing her own show on Charlotte's WBAV. She was instrumental in moving WBAV to the highest-ranking Urban Adult Contemporary radio station in the Queen City for many years. ChirlGirl is also known for broadcasting live from "The Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards" in Las Vegas, as well as “The Soul Beach Music Festival” in Aruba and the “Turks and Caicos Music and Cultural Festival!”
ChirlGirl has been recognized for her work by the NABFEM, The Eastern Stars and BET recognized her with a certificate of achievement for being a positive role model and a “Black Girl Who Rocks!” She is a proud alumnus of the NC School of the Arts and UNC- Chapel Hill so while she may have started out with nothing to say, Chirl Girl has got a lot to talk about now!
Twelve years ago, I was in a head-on collision with a pick-up truck. As a result of the accident, I sustained Traumatically Brain injury and was in a coma.Unfortunately, it was due to distracted driving. I had a 50-50 chance to live and had to re-learn everything. I had to under go years of physical,occupational and speech therapy at Shepherd Center. I was a Junior at Auburn University when the accident occurred. It took me an extra 3 years, but I finally graduated! I was fortunate enough to receive help from NuTEQ Solutions to create a
PSA on the dangers of distracted driving.. I also started my own non-profit motivational speaking company called A Second Later. All in effort to promote the message about the dangers of distracted driving. To this day I have no use of my right arm, limited use of my right leg and a quiet voice.For that reason, I have dedicated my life to end distracted driving. I spoke to the Ga legislators prior to the adoption a hands free law. Also,I spoke at several mock traffic crashes given to high school students and various other schools. I have spoken to Rotary Clubs. the Medical Association of Georgia and have been on TEDxEmory! One of my PSA's was nominated for the Southeast Emmy's My hope is to save many lives!.