Behind every smile and success, there is a story and a journey. Ferial Youakim, internationally known as an image consultant, reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that shaped her life. Born in a refugee camp, she would overcome a lack of education, poor self-esteem, and a crippling fear of public speaking, and create a global company. Her spirit and passion to help people, the love and support of her family, and her unending faith have all been her driving force. Ferial believes that beauty goes beyond more than a word, it’s a way of living the life one deserves. ‘I don’t make people beautiful because I am an image consultant, I remind them of their beauty!’
Dr. Linell King
Amazon best-selling author, physician, international speaker, health recovery and weight loss specialist Dr. Linell King combines science, behavioral health, and spirituality to transform your life. He believes the solution to preventing illness is empowering each of us to take responsibility for our own health. A renowned internist featured on ABC, NBC, and FOX, Dr. King received his medical degree from the University Of Wisconsin School of medicine and completed his residency at Johns Hopkins University and Sinai Hospital in 2000. With awards such as “Most Wellness Focuses Physician” and an Expy Writers award for his #1 Best Selling Mastering Vitality, Dr. King speaks to audiences on using the combination of both traditional and alternative practices to reach optimal health. For over fifteen years working as an internal medicine physician, Dr. King treated thousands of patients suffering from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and cancer. After experiencing the heartbreaking consequences of disease in his own family and discovering life-saving information for preventing these diseases, Dr. King left his practice and embarked on a personal quest determined to help his patients and clients successfully and sustainability implement the information he was learning in their own lives.
Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others. A lifelong Democrat, she has advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools and a clean, sustainable environment. Donna was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Her grandparents were migrants from Lebanon and moved to the United States to pursue the American Dream. Donna understands first-hand the hard work and dedication that defines the lives of immigrants trying to provide a better life for their family, as her grandparents and parents did for her and her twin sister. Donna received her degree in history from Western College for Women and earned her Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Dr. Julian Moore
Dr. Anna Sottile
I want the shopper to wake up feeling sexy and confident, allowing my designs to empower their inner self”. Designer, Yasel Fleitas, is a Cuban American who cultivated his roots within Miami and its culture. Identifying with unique and unconventional elements, since he can remember. Participating in many fashion shows in Puerto Rico, as both a stylist and creative director, Yasel was able to land his work in several publications; earning him recognition and thirst to learn more. With an eye for unique and bold elements, he wants to translate this for the modern man. Today, Yasel is currently a student furthering his studies to learn the business from the ground up. However, his creativity is already being unveiled while working on his own line.
Marla Cartin is an entrepreneur, stylist, and designer who lives by the philosophy that every woman’s body deserves to be adorned, cherished, respected and celebrated.
Before starting her own company, she worked as a fashion copywriter, restaurant owner, and a stylist for Glamour.com’s Ask A Stylist App.
After being featured in Vogue.com and Refinery29.com for personal styling, she decided to branch out. Marla created Blue Velvet Curtain, a personal fashion consulting company which curates select samples and one-of-a-kind finds from both high-end fashion houses and unique global designers, offering them to her clients at a discount.