Our program’s mission is to enable marginalized and underserved women to build successful businesses through state and federal government contracting. We have a passion for economic advancement, equity and inclusivity for all people. Our focus is to shine a light on the importance of bridging the gap in generational wealth disparities amongst these Historically Underutilized Businesses. We do this by providing a nurturing environment enabling them to help build a stronger local economy that positively affects their families and communities. We‘ve partnered with successful CEOs and Industry leaders to develop specific strategies with creativity, openness, resilience, and empathy to overcome the inevitable hurdles and persevere on their journeys to breaking the proverbial “Glass Ceiling“.
Many women go throughout their lives as products of their environments, yielding to the dreaded feeling of hopelessness, rejection, poverty and even abuse. Often never believing that their dreams would ever materialize. But what if they could? What if someone cared enough to give them a second chance? What if they had direction? What if they had a plan? What if they had the resources to launch that plan?
We have consistently grown in such a short time, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community! Help us continue to provide the essential resources needed to put their plans into action.
Sandy is one of the first 80 people in the world with a Master’s of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sandy founded Positive Shift Coaching in 2014 to help people shift towards an authentic and positive future. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, and C-IQ Enhanced Skills Practitioner.
She has also contributed to several books, most recently “Character Strengths Matter - How to Live a Full Life” and “Making Hope Happen - Create The Future You Want for Yourself and Others”.
"Whether the work I do is coaching, consulting, conducting assessments, speaking or training – it comes down to the magic of unlocking the potential you already have: the possibility that exists within you if only someone would listen and help you channel it. In this special work, I love being a part of helping you finally find that possibility and seeing what you accomplish with it."
Krista is the Founder and CEO of K. Coaching and author of "Race To Amazing".
Krista co-authored “Roadmap to Success “in 2007, with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard and is a regular contributor to Independent Dealer Magazine. Her articles have also been featured in OnPoint, Office Products International, NOPA, and Dealer Network magazine.
Now, following her passion for developing sales leadership in organizations, Krista has helped hundreds of companies and individuals breakthrough to whole new levels of amazing success through her programs, consulting, and coaching.
Krista resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and their three daughters. She enjoys relaxing at their river house, entertaining family and friends, playing golf, and igniting the potential in others!
Dr. Joy Lough is a Business Startup and Success Strategist, #1 Bestselling Author and Speaker.
Dr. Joy has a Ph.D. in Organization Management, an Executive MBA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience in business, leadership, management, and human resources, Dr. Joy is the CEO of Joy Lough Enterprises, Dr. Joy Lough, assists entrepreneurs and small business owners with startup and development of their ventures. She offers consultations, training, and workshops to help with business growth.
Dr. Joy is the author of 5 books and her most recent book 7 Steps to Success is a #1 Bestseller! The book provides the reader with tools and tips for their business success journey.
With a commitment and desire to help individuals as well - she has started personal development seminars/lectures in resume writing, interview etiquette, leadership, communication, and motivation. Dr. Joy is passionate about helping build and foster productive and prosperous members of society.
Yoana Nin is a top producer real estate broker and a Certified International Property Specialist. She is the founder of The Prosperous Agency. As a former Romanian actress, Yoana moved to LA alongside her husband in 2005, and rapidly built a 5 star shipping company. She also worked as Madonna’s stand in and was featured in several music videos and movies with stars such as Cristina Aguilera, Kumi Koda and many others. Yoana and her company received many accolades locally while assisting hundreds with relocation from all over the world.
Christine Edwards is a civic firebrand that has immersed herself in the art of helping urban communities reach their highest levels of growth, empowerment, and success.
A community leader by profession and entrepreneur by passion, Christine’s work involves using her voice to foster civically engaged communities through collaboration, partnership, and digital communication.
She founded Amplify Consulting in 2018, which delivers community engagement outreach services, civic education workshops, and resources for small businesses pursuing local government contracts. In her spare time, Christine volunteers, travels, enjoy good southern food and loves seeing urban policy theory play out in everyday life. Public service is her jam.
When God gives you a vision and you dare to have the faith to believe in it, nothing is impossible! Kingdom Wealth Forum would like to thank all of you so very much for sharing our vision. We are so completely grateful, for all the support and love from each and everyone of you.
When I began my walk into self discovery, I was pulled into so many different directions. I knew exactly why I was there. It was my purpose and definitely my calling. But this was just the beginning! Just like everyone of us, I went through a series of highs and lows and yes, some in-between. There were moments of abundance and most definitely, those of scarcity. Desperation and desire seemed to always knock at my door. I know exactly how it feels to want something so big for yourself and your family, but feeling completely stuck in a place of constant frustration. When your heart is so big, but yet, you feel so small, sometimes even the little things make you feel like breaking down. What may be small to one, might mean the world to another. Choosing to see life with a new set of eyes made me appreciate the truly important things, just a bit more. I was HER, I am HER, just like so many other amazing women out there waiting to be Launched.
I can’t wait to see what happens next..
Financial Services Professional
With a Bachelors in Theology and over 10 years as A Franklin County School teacher, Apostle Shelby Kent Dunston brings a wealth of wisdom and love to the Program and we are so happy to have her share in the success of these amazing women.
Apostle Shelby Kent Dunston
Faith Healing and Deliverance Global Outreach Ministry
Morgan is a graduating senior at NC State University and public relations manager for our program.
Morgan will be graduating with her bachelor's degree in communications, and upon graduation she will be pursuing her Master’s of Science in communications.
She is a member of the PRSSA-NC State chapter, National honor & leadership society, and has earned certifications in Google Analytics, Google Campaign Manager, Google Marketing, and Hubspot social media and content marketing.
With a passion for communication, Morgan excels at implementing strategic planning, content creation, and campaign management.
Morgan is motivated to better prepare businesses with communication planning, design specialized campaigns for promotion, and increase engagement with the public.
Morgan is passionate about working with LaunchHER "Hack The SheSuite". "By having the chance to reach so many women, I get to help them achieve their dreams. It's a crucial point in time for women, we are capable of anything with the right tools and support, which is what this is all about.”