Meet Brenda

Licensed Food For Life Instructor,
Empowerment Speaker, Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet Enthusiast and Inspirational Blogger

Several years ago, I read a book (given to me by a college professor) that helped me create a mission statement for my life.

It was very eye-opening and empowering. I believe I was created to motivate, encourage, and compel people (mostly women) to make positive changes in their lives. When I’ve done this in the past, it is my happy place. It lights a fire under me. This is truly what I was created to do.

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Hi, I’m Brenda, the wife of Mark for over 40 years (we married as kids). I'm a mom to 4 grown children (Jennifer, Ben, Danielle, & Will) and a “grandmama” of 10 grandchildren (Havah, Micah, Sonya, Tracy, Elliot, Athena, Harper, Owen, Sawyer, and Porter). When we all get together, it is a loud, crazy, and fun time!

My entire adult life has presented opportunities for me to speak to groups. It’s been my pleasure to encourage, motivate, and compel adults to make positive changes in their lives for the past 40+ years. Although I’ve spoken to groups of both men & women, I love speaking to groups of women best. I’ve learned some important lessons in my lifetime and I love to encourage women, as they go through some of these same stages that I’ve been through. Lord knows we all need encouragement, right?

Some of my favorite places to speak are women’s church conferences, women’s business conferences, women's retreats, colleges, wellness events and professional training meetings. I can speak on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, the topics listed below.

Some of My Favorite Topics: 

  • Living Intentionally-Making Goals Become Reality

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Eating- Making it a Lifestyle

  • Leading Your Team to Live Intentionally by Creating a Community of Practice

  • Stop Procrastinating & Just Do It

  • Where There is No Vision Women Get Depressed

  • Prayer Journaling: Start Your Day With a Happy Heart

  • Growth Mindset

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Food For Life Courses (with cooking demonstrations)


  • Masters in Education, Bluefield University

  • Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies & E-Cornell

  • Licensed Food for Life Instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine