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The THRIVE Digital Conference will be a two-day online event focused on educating young Black and other racialized communities about the role that wellness and self-care can play in cultivating a successful life.

In addition to hearing from successful Black and other racialized leaders across a wide range of industries, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 'wellness breakout' sessions, where they will experience different forms of wellness, understand the benefits of practicing them, and learn simple & practical ways to incorporate these activities into their daily lives. 

We all have a story as it pertains to mental health, and through this event, we hope to send the message to Black and racialized communities that self-care can lead to self-awareness, which can in turn help us to create the life that we want and truly thrive. 

Schedule

· Stage
Welcome to THRIVE!
Anona Wellness Founder and Thrive Conference Organizer Chongo Bwalya welcomes attendees and provides a brief overview of the conference.
Chongo Bwalya
· Stage
Bridging the Gap Between Ambition & Wellbeing
This interactive, workshop-style session will provide ambitious achievers with the tools needed to strive for success while minimizing exhaustion.
Chivon John
· Stage
How Wellness Shaped My Journey to Becoming a CEO
Follow Dr. Ken's journey to becoming the 12th CEO of the National Business League and how wellness helped him along his journey.
· Networking
Networking & Break
Take a much needed break, OR head to the 'Networking' section for the opportunity to be paired with other like-minded attendees for a 1 on 1 conversation!
· Stage
Self Love & Healthy Boundaries
Join Monroe Howard for a powerful presentation about the importance of self-love and setting healthy boundaries.
Monroe Howard
· Stage
Mental Health & Invisible Illness
In this session, Invisible Illness Advocate Clary Chambers speaks about her experience with mental health and discusses the tools that have helped her to cope.
Clary @sparkclarity Chambers
· Stage
Turning Your Voice Into Your Superpower
During this session, Jam Gamble will discuss how to find your voice and the reasons why it’s important for us to stop minimizing our own lived experiences.
JAM GAMBLE @IAMJAMGAMBLE
· Sessions
Breakout Session: Mindfulness & Meditation
This workshop-style session will provide attendees with the benefits & practical applications of mindfulness & meditation.
Alpha Estifanos
· Sessions
Breakout Session: Manifestation & Reiki
Join Courtney for a session focused on Manifestation & Reiki Healing, the benefits of practicing them, and practical tips for incorporating them into our lives.
Courtney Cobbs
· Sessions
Breakout Session: Financial Wellness
Join Kiyana for a workshop-style session that will provide attendees with the benefits & practical applications of financial wellness.
Kiyana Duplantier
· Stage
The Hidden Cost of the 'Work Hard' Mentality
Our discussion with Alex will focus on his own mental health journey & the impact of living with a ‘work hard at all costs’ mentality.
Alexander Procope
· Stage
The Link Between Food and Self-Care
Chef Crystal discusses her journey towards becoming a Private Celebrity Chef, as well as how she uses her work to give back to the community.
Crystal Blanchette
· Stage
Day 2 Intro
Chongo introduces everyone to Day 2 of the THRIVE Conference.
· Stage
Self Care for Black Folx
During this session, MayaSpoken provides tools for prioritizing self-care within the Black community.
Maya Basudde
· Sessions
Panel Discussion - The Mental Health Stigma
Join a group of 5 BIPOC wellness practitioners for a discussion about the barriers to mental health within BIPOC communities and what we can do about it.
Elaisha  Green Meghan Wills Jessica Moy Rebecca Kuhns Alyse Bone
· Networking
Networking & Break
Take a much needed break, OR head to the 'Networking' section for the opportunity to be paired with other like-minded attendees for a 1 on 1 conversation!
· Stage
Mental Health & Influencing
In this session, we are joined by Youtuber & Influencer Taty Cokley to discuss her experience with mental health & anxiety.
Taty Cokley
· Sessions
Cultural Barriers to Mental Health
This interactive session will tackle cultural barriers to mental health, and will include a presentation from Chongo Bwalya and group discussion with attendees.
Chongo Bwalya
· Sessions
Breakout Session - Botanics & Plant Healing
This workshop-style session will provide attendees with the benefits & practical applications of botanics & plant healing.
Lashawna Phillips
· Sessions
Breakout Session: Financial Wellness
Join Ciera for a session focused on financial wellness. During this session, she'll be talking about how our financial mindset can contribute to our wellbeing.
Ciera Wilson
· Sessions
Breakout Session: Yoga
This workshop-style session will provide attendees with the benefits & practical applications of yoga.
Anna Wong
· Stage
Reclaiming Your Voice
This session will focus on Jungle Flower’s personal journey to healing following her escape from a psychologically abusive relationship.
Jungle Flower

Speakers

Elaisha Green

Dynamic Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher

Crystal Blanchette

Private Chef

Crystal Blanchette

Private Chef

Clary @sparkclarity Chambers

Accessibility Advisor, Invisible Illnesses Advocate, & CEO of Spark Clarity

Meghan Wills

Mindfulness Coach

Dr. Kenneth Harris, Ph.D.

CEO of National Business League

Taty Cokley

Entrepreneur, Beauty Guru, and Influencer

Alpha Estifanos

Artist, Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher, and Wisdom Bearer

Jessica Moy

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Holistic Leadership Coach

Ciera Wilson

Certified Financial Coach & CEO of Faith & Finance

Jungle Flower

Founder of Reclaim Your Voice

Courtney Cobbs

Manifestation Coach & Reiki Master Teacher

JAM GAMBLE @IAMJAMGAMBLE

CEO & Founder of the Slay The Mic Program & Slay The Mic Jr.

Anna Wong

Yoga, Meditation, & Stand Up Paddle Teacher

Chongo Bwalya

Founder of Anona Wellness

Lashawna Phillips

Founder of Nurture with Botanics

Maya Basudde

Multi-disciplinary Artist, Speaker, Educator, and Activist

Monroe Howard

Life Coach, Media Personality, and Motivational Speaker

Alyse Bone

Licensed Professional Counsellor & Yoga Instructor

Alexander Procope

Health Law, Estate, and Civil Rights Lawyer

Rebecca Kuhns

Psychiatrist

Kiyana Duplantier

Financial Coach

Chivon John

Wellness Educator, Speaker, & Global Wellness Specialist at Shopify

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Hosted by

Anona Wellness

Anona Wellness is an initiative that strives to reduce cultural barriers to wellness within Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities.