Recent Speakers & Guests
Dr. Sunyatta Amen
Dr. Chris T. Pernell
Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.
Jennifer Jones Austin
Carla Hall first won over audiences when she competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All-Stars” and shared her philosophy to always cook with love. She believes food connects us all, and she strives to communicate this through her work, her cooking, and in her daily interactions with others.
Carla spent 7 years co-hosting ABC’s Emmy award-winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew”, and she currently brightens the mornings of millions as a Culinary Contributor to “Good Morning America”. Carla is featured on Food Network shows such as “BakeAway Camp” (judge) “Thanksgiving Baking Championship” (host), “Holiday Baking Championship” (judge), and “Worst Cooks in America”. She was also a judge on “Crazy Delicious” (Netflix). Carla hosts a Podcast on the Wondery Platform called “Say Yes with Carla Hall”, focused on interviews with successful people to explore how they overcame challenges and found ways to flourish. Her latest cookbook, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration, was published in 2018, landing on annual "Best Cookbook" lists across the country and receiving an NAACP Image Awards nomination.
Lindsey Suzanne Smith
Karen Taylor Bass
Award-winning PR expert, storyteller, speaker, and media coach.Karen Taylor Bass is the Founder and Media Strategist for TaylorMade Media, LLC. She has created strategic public relations, branding, and marketing campaigns for nonprofits, schools, corporations, luxury brands, celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs. Her talent is crafting engaging branding campaigns while simultaneously securing top-notch media placements. Karen’s placements range from the Associated Press, NY Daily News, New York Times, NPR, WBLS-FM (NY), Hot97-FM (NYC), ABC News, Washington Post, USA Today, Yahoo News, Oprah, AOL Parenting, Forbes to Entrepreneur magazine. Taylor Bass brings determination and courage to each campaign, project, client and mentee she works with. Bass has authored two best-selling books on public relations and branding.
Angela E. Matthews
Dr. Greg Carr
Dr. Herve Damas
Dr. Nana Yaw Adu Sarkodie
Healthy Wealthy Wise is more than a retreat.
It’s a Movement.
It is a chance to Re-MEMBER… It is a coming together of like-minded people for a life-changing and life-affirming weekend. Healthy, Wealthy, Wise brings together hundreds of diverse consumers from across the country to learn strategies and skills to live their best life..
Karen Hunter, host of the Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM, created a family through her millions of listeners and through Knarrative, the largest Africana Studies classroom in the world, which boasts as many as 50,000 students a week. It is a connection like no other.
Healthy, Wealthy, Wise is a chance for this family to connect in-person.
And it all begins with the three pillars to the retreat:
Healthy – “Your health is an investment, not an expense.”~Unknown.
Good health practices, both physical and mental, will be the foundation of this retreat.
Wealthy – “The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.”~Unknown
Wealth isn’t just money, it’s relationship, it’s the currency of access and choices. The tools to saving and investing and growing will be the focus, as well as developing a healthy relationship with money.
Wise – Free your mind, and the rest shall follow. “In Class with Carr,” has become a destination for those seeking insight and knowledge. We will stream a live class at the retreat.