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Holistic Moms Mental Health Summit 2020 Sept. 14-18

Empowering Mamas who Struggle Prioritizing Themselves to Ignite Healing through Holistic Mental Health

Stressed beyond belief about COVID-19 and finding a new "normal"? 

Can't seem to find time to yourself, especially in quarantine? 

Feeling like no amount of yoga or mediation that can make you feel better or prepped for virtual schooling AGAIN?

What better way to help navigate the stressful times we are in than this Free Summit?!

Join your Host, Cassandra Quick, Holistic Psychotherapist & Trauma Transformation Coach and 20+ other leading experts in holistic mental health topics, as they explore and deliver actionable, science-based strategies to help facilitate healing of mind, body and soul.

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Summit Speakers

Learn All About Our Leading Experts in Holistic Health

Cassandra Quick, MA LPC NCC:

Holistic Healing for Trauma & Divorce

Hi there! I'm excited to be hosting this life-changing event!  I have gathered leading experts in the field of holistic healing to provide you a stunning lineup of STRONG, gifted and inspiring women!  I can't want to show off their talents!  

Who am I?  As a Trauma Transformation Coach, I specialize in empowering Moms who've experienced trauma to design the life of their dreams using my Illuminate Blueprint to master mindful mindset, ignite self-love, embrace trauma empowerment and magnetize manifesting. 

I'm also a Holistic Psychotherapist specializing in counseling women pre-post divorce using my Divorce Recovery method to help ditch self-sabotage, find your true authentic you, heal trauma using somatic therapy and mindfulness and nurture holistic health.

As a Mama to a teenager and a women who has healed from PTSD using holistic approaches, I get it professionally and personally. 


Melissa Boleslawski, Nutritionist, CPT, PNLP:  Managing Emotions to Heal Overeating

Melissa has been in the Wellness Industry for 11 years and is dedicated to helping women get in control of their life by stopping outdated automatic behaviors. She began her career as a Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer helping women lose weight and gain back their confidence through Strength Training for Women. This path eventually led her to specialize in helping women Overcome Emotional Eating. Once Melissa recognized this need within her personal training clients, it was a no brainer to evolve her services. After all, this topic was close to home since Melissa too experienced Emotional Eating for 10 years. Melissa loves providing hope for women who feel lost in the world of food & their bodies. Every day, she is honored to be the vessel in helping her clients create massive life transformation. Melissa continues to master her expertise through continued education in psychology, human behavior, and trauma informed coaching as well as certifications like NLP {Neuro-Linguistics Programming}.

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Theresa Sell, FIC, CLTC :

Financial Fitness for Moms

Theresa has been in the financial services industry for more than 18 years.  As a financial advisor, she holds certifications as a Fraternal Insurance Counselor and in Long-term Care.  She holds degrees and licenses including, two state investment law licenses (series 65 and 63), a Federal Securities Series 7 license, as well as life and health licenses.  Theresa specializes in working with individuals on retirement distribution tax strategy analysis and working with entrepreneurs.  She has dedicated her career to helping people and doing the right thing.


Amy Kaiser, LMT, LPN, CMTP, RM:

Trauma Healing through the Womb Space

After working in the field of health care since 1997 as a CNA and then LPN, Amy decided to make the transition into a more natural form of healing as she felt she could better help people. First becoming a Reiki Master and then a Massage Therapist and in April of 1918 added training and certification to her practice to offer Women’s Pelvic Visceral Therapy. Visceral manipulation can help with infertility, endometriosis, PCOS, incontinence, prolapse, painful periods, pain with sex, sexual trauma, c-section recovery and more. 
As a business owner and mother of three beautiful and busy children, Amy understands the stress and balancing act life can be. This is a huge part of what led her to start her own business of helping people heal. Amy knows that stress and worry can have a major impact on your body. Amy believes we need to heal more than the physical body and desires to help people to find other options for healing - more holistic therapies that can help when medicine isn’t working. As a result, she has made sure that Soul Healing Bodywork & Wellness Center is a place of place of love, healing, comfort and tranquility. A space where you can relax and empty your mind of worry. Amy is passionate about assisting you to the healthiest version of yourself.


Mary Peterson Cook, Parenting Coach:

Why Putting Yourself First is Best for Your Family

Mary is the travel loving momma to one earth side 3 year old and two fur babies whose goal is to see the world with her family by RV, horse, and sailboat! She is a former art and homeroom teacher with almost 20 years of working with children in various capacities. She now serves as a parenting and confidence coach, walking alongside mommas of littles as they break cycles of anger and guilt so they can parent with joy and confidence. Mary’s own journey from pro-spanking and punishment to respectful parenting and motherhood advocate inspires the work she’s doing now as she helps moms stay true to their own family visions and values, eliminate motherhood martyrdom, and build strong foundations for their children that will help them throughout their lives.

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Jane Gammage, Lifestyle Coach & Wellness Practitioner:

Heal Your Soul, Heal Your Health

Jane is a qualified life and wellness coach, a kinesiologist, aromatherapist, hypnotherapist, and NLP practitioner. Additionally, she is also a certified meditation leader, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction coach and has trained in Reiki, timeline paradigms, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, as well as using the principles of solution-based brief therapy in her work. All of these skills, plus many years of personal experience, are incorporated into her coaching practice to offer a well-rounded approach to lifestyle development.

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Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH

Heal Yourself, Empower Others and Create Multiple Streams of Income Through the Power of Book Writing 

Dr. Jasmine Zapata is an award winning author, speaker, physician, and book writing coach. She is a board certified medical doctor in the field of pediatrics as well as the field of preventive medicine and public health. She is also the founder of Motivational M.D. Publishing and helps individuals birth their books into the world so that they can create a legacy, empower others, and create multiple streams of income! Her books have been translated into Swahili and Korean and have empowered young women around the globe. Her books and curriculums have also been adopted by school systems and community restorative courts to empower youth and young adults. In 2019, she completed a national girls empowerment book tour which impacted the lives of thousands. Dr. Zapata is truly dynamic and her advocacy and community work has been featured on live national TV outlets, such as the Today Show. She was recently awarded the 2020 Superhero of Medicine Award from the WI Medical Society Foundation. Her "nemesis" is the premature death of people, hopes, and dreams. Her ultimate mission in life is to heal, uplift and inspire while empowering others to do the same!


Monika Whitmore, MSW

Spiritual Mentor

My Mental Health Journey – A Story of Personal Empowerment

Monika is a spiritual mentor based in the Kansas City area. She shares life with her partner, Alfred, two children (Reilly – 16 and Mason – 12), and her super cute pup, Mocha. With a background in psychology, nonprofit administration, and clinical social work, She has always had a passion for service. As a spiritual mentor she holds sacred healing circles centered around authentic connection and works with clients to uncover their soul mission.

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Brenda Jones, MA, MNLP, MHt

TIME Techniques: How the subconscious mind works & how to reduce judgement of ourselves

Brenda is a Board-Certified Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnosis, TIME Techniques™, Energy Tapping (EFT), Life Coaching, and Reiki, author, and international speaker/trainer who coaches overwhelmed entrepreneurs to release the mindset blocks that hold them back with her signature BELIEF COaching™ Method + Certification Program.  Drawing on her expertise and extensive background in autism intervention, psychology, and applied behavior analysis, she shows her clients and students how to activate their inner superpowers so they can maximize their impact and influence to manifest their kickass vision board lives. While some of her students apply their learning to their personal lives, many go on to build successful coaching and training companies, some of whom have built multi-million dollar coaching companies, impacting thousands of lives. Brenda lives in Southern California with her husband and homeschools their two daughters
around their competitive dance and theater schedules…all while putting the “ME” back in


Chassidy Camp, Divorce Financial Consultant

Financial Abuse & Divorce: A Candid Conversation

Chassidy believes that everyone has the power to rewrite their own financial story. Dedicated to empowering and inspiring women through financial education and professional insight, Chassidy helps her clients imagine where they want to be post-divorce and implement strategic steps for how they can set their intention and act upon it.
As a former financial services professional, Chassidy has seen firsthand the implications that women face when they are not “in the know.” It is her mission to offer support to women who are going through the devastating effects of divorce while providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions necessary to live the life they deserve.
By implementing financial strategies, Chassidy believes that there can be calm, clarity, and confidence within divorce. Committed to the financial and emotional wellness of her clients, Chassidy helps build a new future post-divorce; one filled with hope and enthusiasm for the next chapter.


Rhonda Noordyk, CDFA®

Financial Abuse & Divorce: A Candid Conversation

Understanding that divorce can be a complicated and painful journey, Rhonda left the financial industry in 2014 to pursue her passion of helping women achieve financial justice in their divorce. She hoped to offer a different kind of divorce experience; one that leads to empowering moments and living a happy and fulfilled life, post-divorce.

Cue the Women's Financial Wellness Center! Designed to help women find a better way to maintain financial wellness throughout and after a woman’s divorce, Rhonda uses her knowledge, passion, and experience to build leading-edge strategies that help her clients stay three steps ahead at all times. With the intention to create a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, their voices, and the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations, Rhonda works to change the narrative of her clients’ divorce experiences.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed and lost in the process, Rhonda works to develop strategies that help women move through and out of their marriage into a new life filled with endless possibilities. With a vision to open WFWC branches throughout the country, Rhonda hopes to help even more women figure out what is best for themselves and their families. In April 2020, Rhonda and her team opened a second location in Madison, WI.  Since starting the WFWC, Rhonda has successfully alleviated financial vulnerability for thousands of women.

Rhonda also hosts a podcast called Divorce Conversations for Women. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.


Alicia Oczus, MS LPC

Boundaries Are Your BFF 

Alicia is the owner of Blackbird Psychotherapy, LLC. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families and has been serving this population for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 and her Masters of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2012. She completed a fellowship in 2020 with the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone program through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health. 

 Alicia sits on the Executive Committee for the State of Wisconsin’s Office of Children’s Mental health. She also served as a trustee and Board President for the Children’s Museum of Rock County from 2015-2019. Alicia’s family includes her husband, 6-year-old son, their dog, Lucy, and cat, Huxley. Alicia lives in the Stateline area and is an award-winning fiber artist, using needle felting and floor loom weaving as her primary mediums.


Michelle Vande Hey, Certified Holistic Life Coach

The Forgiveness Factor: Releasing the Stronghold of Resentment

Michelle is a one-of-a-kind certified holistic life coach for bereaved mothers finding meaning. She has studied nutritional healing since 2010 to help people optimize their physical health. After losing her son in 2018 and becoming a bereaved mother herself Michelle knows firsthand how it feels to be stuck, lost, unhealthy and unmotivated to move forward in life. In 2020 Michelle received her certification in holistic life coaching. Her unique perspective and professional knowledge and training helps her clients embrace their new identity after loss. Michelle provides specialized group coaching and one-on-one coaching.


Makayla Wood, Touch For Health Certified, Certified Transformation Coach

How to Heal Trauma Using Specialized Kinesiology

Makayla is  a Specialized Kinesiologist who helps women to uncover, release and balance repressed emotions so that they can release physical pain and reach optimal holistic health using their body's natural biofeedback system.
She chose this as her career path due to her own life being threatened by repressed emotions she understands how it feels to go through life feeling unbalanced and in pain. She also knows what a blessing it is to relieve and heal that pain naturally. 
The body is one of the most amazing creations and Makayla is here to assist you in enhancing and maximizing your energy level using natural alternative techniques. o uncover, release and balance our emotions and how we can do this naturally.


Diana Torres, BA, Accountant & Founder of Strategic Bookkeeping

Develop Your Pandemic Spending Plan

A little about me I am an amazing wife and mom of 3 (14[girl], 8, 3[boys]) have my BA in Accounting where upon graduation I landed an internship with a tax firm and worked for almost two years. Due to a medical condition preventing me to drive I took over all things back office for my husband's new electrical company at home. This is where I realized that the lack of bookkeeping and budgeting could seriously leave us bankrupt due to not paying correct income taxes and way too much unnecessary expenses. This led me to really learn my numbers and grow a huge passion for bookkeeping. I discovered the online world and the need for bookkeepers and with the help of my sister's we created Strategic Bookkeeping, LLC.  I have helped so many small business owners gain clarity of their numbers and transformed their chaos into cash through bookkeeping. I also have a small community I created on Facebook to help women stop DIHacking their books. This is a community to get clarity, simple to understand information where you will learn bookkeeping, finances, taxes money mindset and my version of the budget, which Iike to call "The SpendingPlan."


Pam Moskwa, Human Design Expert, Abundance Coach, International Best-Selling Author

Empowered Parenting Using Human Design 

Pam Moskwa is a Money Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Certified Life Coach, Human Design Expert, and an international best-selling author of three books including, "The Forever Love Attraction Formula: 9 Steps to Find the Love You've Waited For". She is passionate about helping women who are trying to do, be, and have it all to create lives of ease, flow, and abundance in all areas of their lives. She uses Human Design as a tool to help women understand who they are designed to be so that they can let go of all of society's shoulds and deeply embrace their unique selves. Through hypnosis, Pam helps women let go of what does not serve them and manifest the highest, best possible version of their lives. Pam was a dance minor in college and still finds that one of the easiest ways to experience bliss is on the dance floor - even if that dance floor is just her living room floor. She has two children, two grandsons, and is over-the-moon excited that her first grand-daughter is on the way.


Lauren Doffont, Certified in Fundamental Astrology, Reiki II, and Crystal Healing

Matter for Your Mind: 5 Must Have Crystals to Support and Strengthen Your Emotional Well Being

Lauren is a creatrix and witchpreneur of Lauren Ann Alchemy.  She is a self taught intuitive tarot healer, astrologer with certification from Kepler College in Fundamental Astrology and Level 2 reiki attuned and crystal healer certified. Lauren is passionate about sharing knowledge and magic and uses her empathic gifts to provide comfort and spiritual support.


Jaime Mamerow, Certified Health Coach & Master Transformation Coach 

Making Time Count: Why “too busy” is a Myth​

Jamie is a Health & Wellness Coach for Moms who is passionate about self-care and helping clients establish healthy habits that last. As a coach, she teaches busy moms how to manage their time and develop a healthy mindset, so they can prioritize their own self-care and avoid burnout while being an amazing caregiver. As a mom of three, she gets that it can be a challenge to carve out "me time". She's found that the best way to look after your family and those you care about is to look after yourself, too. Her goal, as a coach, is to help you become the healthiest, happiest you!


Ashika Lessani, Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Certified Personal Coach

How to Increase Your Energy & Beat Adrenal Fatigue

Ashika received the Registered Holistic Nutrition and Holistic Culinary Certification (Whole and Natural Food Preparations) from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. In addition, she received training from the Certified Coaches Federation to become a Certified Coach Practitioner. 

As a nutritionist, she guides clients through understanding the importance of optimal nutrition and breaking free of the diet mentally, one size fits all. She looks at each client from several aspects including but not limited to their health history, current diet, lifestyle habits, stress, sleeping habits, and exercise. Educating and motivating from a place of empathy and leadership is key for her. She has a clear understanding around  the complexity of human behaviour and the division between what drives us internally and externally. 

She provides support with self-awareness and understanding around the symptoms of anxiety, depression and the role nutrition plays to enhance other areas of life.  Together her and clients work through relationship trauma, detachment, self-judgement and self-acceptance while providing a safe space that allows for vulnerability and honesty. When my clients allow this beautiful process in, we are able to unravel and develop clarity, values, and standards within themselves and in their personal relationships.

Being a mom to a 9-year-old boy also keeps her on her toes. They enjoy time together doing activities such as soccer, tennis, reading and cooking. Her personal time is spent hiking with close friends, outdoor running, reading and dancing to my favourite tunes! 


Megan Schilt, LPC NCC

Healing Attachment Wounds and Breaking Cycles of Generational Trauma

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin, Nationally Certified Counselor, and in the process of becoming a Board Certified Coach. She is the founder of a private group practice in rural Southern Wisconsin and recently started a coaching business where she guides *surviving* professional working moms through their self-excavation so that they can show up with purpose and presence to *thrive* in every area of their life while restoring balance. Megan's work with children, families, and women in a therapeutic setting, as well as her own personal experiences as a mother of four young children and working professional, informs her approach to joining with women in reconnecting to their authentic selves, freeing themselves from the generational and societal narratives around martyrdom, and stepping in to their power.


Sarah Perez, Reiki Master-Teacher

Reiki for Mental Wellness

Sarah Perez is a Reiki Master-Teacher with a quirky sense of humor. She loves helping budding female entrepreneurs, that also work 9-5, to release their anxiety and build up their inner power so they can serve others without resentment or guilt.

As a former corporate engineer with a health coaching business, and a family to take care of, Sarah is no stranger to overwhelm. She knew the stress-reducing techniques, but never made time to DO them. This led to burnout and a chronic illness. Reiki has transformed her life, and she is on a mission to help women cultivate the courage and freedom to have a meaningful business that brings them joy and abundance.

When Sarah is not leading workshops or working with clients, she loves playing piano, learning foreign languages, and having dance parties with her kids.

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Lindsey Marsh, LMFT, LPC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Women Throughout History Who Helped Establish Holistic Mental Health

Lindsey is a current sitting member on the WI MPSW Examining Board.  She's taught numerous masters level courses including Ethics, Introduction to Systems Theory and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. She will be speaking about the role of women in history when developing today’s psychotherapy practice of holistic approaches. She currently offers supervision to therapists and supervisors in training as well as taking clients.

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