The Incredible Speakers

Meet the many fabulous speakers of Aim High 2021

Amy Robinette

 

Amy Robinette is an Author, Entrepreneur and Founder of Women Helping Women 2 Network. She is also known as The Gold Buying Girl and The Goal Getter.  As the Gold Buying Girl she had 150 women working for her
throughout the US and Canada. And collectively they bought over $15 million worth of gold, silver and platinum. 

As “The Goal Getter”, Amy has received many Top Producer awards during her career in the personnel staffing industry and believes that The Fortune Is In The Follow-Up.

In 2014 Amy was not getting what she wanted from the networking groups she attended so she started her own.   Women Helping Women 2 Network is the largest and fastest growing premier networking organization for women entrepreneurs in Texas with 400 members in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and is now taking it to the national level by hosting virtual events.

Amy believes there is enough abundance for everyone and by building relationships you will build your business Later this year she will be launching her new book ‘There's Always a Plan B’. 

Today she will be showing us that The Fortune Really is In The Follow-Up. If you are not following up, then you’re giving up and leaving potential income on the table. She has developed The ‘Close’ Factor to teach others how to follow up and increase their bottom line.

Idolina Walker

Idolina Walker is the owner and digital marketing strategist for Tiny Sparrow Marketing.

Tiny Sparrow is a marketing, social media agency that specializes in video. Tiny Sparrow has worked on video projects with Facebook, Apple Music, and an Olympian, as well as with local small businesses and solopreneurs.

Ido loves all things video! She is actually a certified meteorologist with 4 years of on-air experience. As the daughter of an immigrant single mom, Ido grew up knowing she had to graduate high school and get a job. That’s it. She never thought about what she would be when she grew up, until the college brochures came. She wanted to do it all! That’s why broadcast journalism was her calling. She could be an expert in any field for the day! 

In college, she was hired by a news station to work the cameras and boards in the control room. She also worked extra hours editing videos and did sales for a radio station. 

She started to hone her storytelling skills when she was promoted to newscast producer before graduating college. She then rose through the management ranks as assignment editor, managing editor, and digital content director.

But Ido loves to talk — and she loves science. So when the station had an opening for a weather forecaster, she mustered up the courage, recorded her demo reel, and applied. She was given the gig on the spot!

Now, Ido takes her 13 years of TV experience to help her client overcome their fear of the camera, construct their messaging, and coaches them into improving their delivery.

Today, she will be going over some of the biggest hurdles her clients face and how to overcome them so you can start recording videos, particularly Tik Tok and Reels.

Jennifer Perez Medina

Jennifer Perez Medina is a social media strategist with a background in news writing, editing and public relations. She spent twelve years in the private and education sectors building her career in communications, copywriting, public relations, and digital media.

In 2018, she founded The Socially Connected, a social media agency focused on strategic content for women entrepreneurs, combining traditional PR methods with modern digital marketing strategies to provide social media strategy and content creation services and education.

Jennifer is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is the founder of the ARRIVE Digital Marketing Virtual Conference, Socially Connected Academy, an online course, and Career Closet HTX, an initiative to mentor Juniors and Seniors with the transition of life after graduation in partnership with the non-profit, Communities in Schools.

She proudly gives back to her alma mater, the University of Houston, by mentoring and awarding internships to business and marketing students each summer.

On her time off, she loves spending time with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include trying new Houston restaurants, reading, taking her daughter to gymnastics, and cheering for her son at his baseball games.

Learn more about Jennifer at theSociallyConnected.com.

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Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC

Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC is a psychotherapist specializing in intimacy, sex and relationships. She lives in Houston, Texas and maintains a private practice as a relationship, intimacy/sex psychotherapist.

Rapini is a renowned lecturer, author and television personality. Currently, you can find Mary Jo on Fox 26 Houston with her segment on healthy relationships on Mondays and “Ask Mary Jo” on Thursdays. She has been a contributor on air for CNN’s Prime News and has been on CBS Up to the Minute, Fox National Morning News, Montel, Steve Harvey, the Today Show and Dateline. Rapini was also featured in TLC’s Big Medicine which ran two seasons and Discovery Health Channel about her near-death experience which aired Jan 4, 2010. Rapini was seen on the Dr. Oz show November 2, 2018 talking about what happens to us when we die.

Rapini contributes and writes a love/relationship expert page for Your Tango. She also contributes to magazines including Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Playboy, First, Seventeen, Teen, Redbook and Self. She has written for Huffington Post and the New York Times.

Rapini is a popular keynote speaker nationwide. Her dynamic style is particularly engaging for those dealing with sensitive intimacy issues and relationship challenges, including weight loss surgery and the transition to a healthier lifestyle, or those with unasked questions about intimacy and sex in relationships. She also excels at speaking to groups of young girls dealing with body image issues and delivers a message that is geared to helping girls become strong women.

Rapini is the author of Is God Pink? Dying to Heal, and a co-author of Start Talking: A Girl’s Guide for You and Your Mom about Health, Sex or Whatever and Re-Coupling; a Couple’s 4 Step Guide to Greater Intimacy and Better Sex.

Cindy Hide, Houston Family Law Attorney and Founder of Love, Money and the Law

Cindy Hide has over 30 years of combined experience as a lawyer, public servant, businesswoman, and divorced single mom. She’ll  share fascinating trends and statistics about relationships, marriage and divorce and answer your questions about family law matters concerning prenuptial agreements. She believes that understanding is everything for a successful marriage or partnership. Sometimes that takes a little homework.  Knowledge results in new points of view. To learn more about Cindy, please
visit www.HoustonPrenupAttorney.com and www.LoveMoneyLaw.com.

Cindy Childress

Dr. Cindy, The Expert’s Ghostwriter, is a ghostwriter and author coach for trailblazers and leaders that want to write books that make money and make an impact. Her business, Childress Business Communication, took bronze for Most Innovative Company of the Year for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2020. Her clients go on to achieve bestseller status, give TEDx Talks, and win book awards. She holds a Ph. D. in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Laura Bytheway

Laura Bytheway is a life coach specializing in helping people pleasers, those recovering from narcissists, and anyone who struggles with their sense of self to confidently set boundaries with love so they ultimately become emotionally invincible. She is passionate about helping her clients repair their dysfunctional relationships through private and group coaching on fun retreats. Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Life Coach Certification and an expertise based on years of her own personal experience with recovery and coaching her clients. Laura is originally from New Orleans and has lived here in Houston for four years. She has three children with her husband of 11 years. She loves trying new restaurants, is a travel junkie, and dreams of having a large family on a farm with chickens, goats and a garden. 

Janet Pfeifer, Co-Founder

Janet Pfeifer is an author, as well as a co-editor and contributor to Our Silent Voice. A former corporate manager, she built her career by working with corporate leaders of client companies to plan the development of strategic skill sets that benefited both external and internal customers, while achieving financial and operational objectives. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband.

Marie Posthumus, Co-Founder

Marie Posthumus is a writer as well as a  co-editor and contributor to Our Silent Voice. Poet, entrepreneur and business woman, Marie has studied Mental Health First Aid and is a member of NAMI Houston. She has used her writing to foster understanding and compassion for people suffering from the tangled diagnosis of mental illness, trauma and substance use disorder.

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