What is THRIVE!

Get Ready to Transform at THRIVE 01.11.2020

New decade, new YOU!

I know what you are thinking but listen. This is not a traditional conference! If you are ready to take 2020 by storm, then THRIVE is the event for you!

THRIVE is a one-day, interactive experience that connects aspiring people just like you with mastermind experts who can help you to realize your dreams.

Act now! Seats are limited to the first 150 registrants, because THRIVE gives you direct, personal access to mastermind experts.

THRIVE participants will receive game-changing, next steps from mastermind experts in entrepreneurship, financial planning, education, wellness, and more!

Our mastermind experts will empower you to…

• Start or grow your business

• Take control of your financial future

• Enhance your wellness

• Advance in your career

• Finish your college degree

• Become an author or effectively market your book

• Publish your content online

• Get booked as an artist (dance, fashion, etc.)

• Write a strategic plan for your life

Are you ready to take your life to the next level? Now is the time!

Purchase your ticket today and get ready to THRIVE!

Interested in one of our generous sponsorship packages? Contact Mildred Black Hooks at [email protected] or 205.201.0040 for more information.

THRIVE is brought to you by People Optimum Consulting, LLC.

Mastermind Experts


Entrepreneurial Coach

Over 22 years of quality entrepreneurship and business development experience across multiple industries including franchising, retail, small business consulting and entrepreneur training and development. 


Entrepreneurial Coach

Business Man. Best-selling Author. Educator. Family Man. Greatness in any of the above four areas often requires sacrifice in the other three. However, these four identities uniquely come together once one makes the acquaintance of Jerome Edmondson. 


Creative Coach

Alvin Garrett is about as multi-dimensional as they come, so it's hard to define him by any one title. As a songwriter, Garrett's incomparable penmanship can be found on R&B songs by Joe, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Noel Gourdin, Jordan Knight, Jarvis and more.

Daryl Foster


The Creative Component is my take on how integrating creativity into your life, career, and purpose can optimize success, and ultimate happiness. Unfortunately, many of us were educated in schools where the arts were removed do to budgetary constraints, or by school systems and governments that do not value the arts.  I will show you quick ways that you can incorporate the creative component into your daily routine for a sustainable increase in quality of life. I am also available to teach and coach in-depth strategies geared toward increasing spontaneous joy, creative approaches to problem solving, improvisational structures for creating new ideas, and more! 

Dan Sorrell

Digital Content Coach

Dan Sorrell, is a Business Technology Consultant and Instructor. He is passionate about empowering creativity, collaboration, and communication by breaking down technical ideas, making them simple, manageable and fun.  As a trained Audio Engineer Dan Sorrell is particularly passionate about the Power of Podcasting, and how it can help your business grow. That is why he is on a mission to share his excitement and expertise so you too can join the Podcast Revolution!

Kimberly Marable

Mental Wellness

Kimberly Marable is experienced in working with adolescents and adults, and her areas of expertise include addiction, depression, anxiety, stress management, communication skills, anger management, marital/relationship conflict, and critical incident stress management.

Monty Morrow

Investment Coach

Jessica Dunnigan

Wellness & Nutrition Coach

Fena Pope

Wellness & Nutrition Coach


Best-Selling Book Coach

Dr. Larthenia Howard is a neuro-leadership strategist, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author and
Publisher, and creator of How to Write a Book in 31 Days: From a Book to a Business - a
step-by-step system that shows Authors how to reach #1 Bestseller on Amazon, create
multiple streams of income from a book, and grow a business Beyond the Pages©.

Larthenia has been featured on TBN Network, The Lee Pitts Show, National Association of
Secondary School Principals periodical, Professional Women Network platform, and national
and local syndicated radio programs. She is the host of the Dr. Empowerment Blog Talk Radio
Show and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. Prior to
becoming an author and entrepreneur, she served as an Appointee in Washington, D.C, on the
National No Child Left Behind Task Force where she was instrumental in legislative
recommendations to impact changes in educational reform.

Five Fun Facts about Larthenia:
 A skateboarder, or as she says, “A lover of Land Yachts”
 Enjoys exploration in caves around the world
 Favorite pastime is strolling through botanical gardens
 Collects rocks from places she visits
 A nature observer and connoisseur

Mildred Black-Hooks


Mildred Is The Founder And Principal Consultant Of People Optimum Consulting, LLC.  She Is “America’s #1 People Optimizer™.”  She Launched The Company In 2019 With One Mission In Mind - Partnering With Individuals And Businesses To Help Them Optimize Resources To Realize Exceptional Results


Get Ready to Transform at THRIVE 01.11.2020

8:00AM – 5PM

Bryant Conference Center

$100 – Early Bird

$125 - After Jan 4th

Ticket Price

THRIVE! Admission


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Committee Members


Tracy Jemison

Project Manager


Kivetta Peoples

Graphic Design Lead


Danielle Eaton

Media Coordinator


Kiara Anntionette

Admin Coordinator